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Sunday, January 26, 2014

- Associated Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014
Purdue pays tribute to shooting victim at game

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue held a moment of silence before the Boilermakers' basketball game against No. 9 Wisconsin to honor a student killed in Tuesday's campus shooting.

Signs reading "Boiler Strong" appeared in front of each of Mackey Arena's two student sections during Saturday afternoon's moment of silence for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt.

Saturday's game was the first major athletic event at the West Lafayette campus since Boldt was killed Tuesday in Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building. Court documents say the West Bend, Wis., man suffered gunshot and knife wounds and several people in the classroom witnessed a fellow student allegedly carry out the attack.

The Boilermakers on Saturday also honored Tom Reiter, a longtime athletic department official who died Friday night after a long battle with cancer.

Both Reiter and Boldt were Wisconsin natives.


3 men die after SUV goes overturns in Wis. creek

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) - Three men are dead after a sports utility vehicle went into a ditch and overturned in a creek in northern Wisconsin.

According to the Langlade County sheriff's department, someone called 911 at about 9 p.m. Friday and when deputies arrived they found the vehicle overturned and partially submerged in the icy waters of Pickerel Creek.

Three men were inside. They were identified as 69-year old Gerald Randerson of Appleton, 50-year old John Cohen of Combined Locks and 65-year old Daniel Krubek of Appleton.

Deputies say initial investigation indicates the vehicle was west on Pickerel Creek Road when it went into the ditch and down the embankment.

The sheriff's department is still investigating.


Probiotics company is growing in central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A probiotics company plans to triple the size of its building and add an undisclosed number of jobs in central Wisconsin.

UAS LifeSciences is expanding from 15,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet in Wausau, according to Daily Herald Media ( ). UAS Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Greg Leyer said work is expected to be finished by April.

"It gave us some really nice new warehousing, loading docks, finished product storage areas and expansion possibilities for new packaging lines or operational suites," Leyer said. "It was needed."

Probiotics are the good bacteria that help maintain microorganisms that live in the intestines and allow digestion. The company creates, tests and packages probiotics, one of the few facilities of its type in the world. The powder is made into tablets, put into capsules or sold in bulk.

UAS employs about 36 workers. Leyer didn't offer a number of jobs to be created, but said the company is looking to add positions in quality control and operations.

Samantha Miller, a pharmacist at Young's Long Term Care Pharmacy in Wausau, said she's seen an increase in demand for probiotics during the last five years.

"Mostly in regard to a lot of patients who are taking antibiotics, elderly patients who might have some digestive issues," Miller said.


President Obama to visit Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) - President Barack Obama has a visit planned to Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) it's on Thursday as part of his itinerary after his State of the Union speech.

In a mass email message, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Tuesday's speech will focus on the president's economic agenda.

The president also plans stops in Maryland and the Pittsburgh area Wednesday and the Nashville area Thursday.

The White House provided no other details Saturday.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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