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BC-WI–Wisconsin News Digest, 1:30 pm, WI

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or James MacPherson is on the desk.

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JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville dentist Tom Haye still remembers his first-ever patient by name, occupation and tooth. Haye said it was the late Charles Ferguson, a Janesville bridge builder who showed up with a broken tooth. An incisor. It was the week of Oct. 6, 1969. At the end of that week —Haye’s first full week running his then brand-new dental clinic in Janesville — Haye had $14 in a cigar box he once used as the clinic till. He remembers how much his one-man practice cleared that first week because his spouse called him at work to ask if he’d take her on a weekend trip to the couple’s hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. This year, Haye Dental Group is celebrating Haye’s 50th year as a practicing dentist in Janesville. Haye, who is 83, said he’s celebrating the 50-year milestone by continuing to do what he’s done in Janesville for half a century. By Neil Johnson, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 931 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis. — The sound of boxing gloves hitting a punching bag, like loud snaps, can be heard from the end of the winding driveway at Andrea Nelson’s home on Madison’s west side. In a converted shed is a home gym that has everything a boxer needs to train: punching bags, weights, benches and an area for sparring. Briana Che is the source of the percussive snaps. Quick and powerful, she hammers the bag with a flurry of punches as Nelson looks on. At least twice a week, Nelson, 53, can be found in her home gym training boxers like Che, a Golden Gloves national champion. On other days, she’s ringside at Ford’s Gym on Winnebago Street, teaching boxing techniques to aspiring professional fighters, after-work warriors trying to get in shape or total novices, some as young as 13. And as president of the Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation, she works to promote amateur boxing and raise money to buy equipment, pay for gym fees and help athletes like Che travel to tournaments. At every level of the sport in Madison, Nelson is at the center. By Nicholas Garton, The Capital Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,633 words, photos.




SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a matchup for first-place teams that could impact seeding in the NFC playoffs. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 5:20 p.m. PST


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