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News Briefs for the week of July 3

UW students and faculty have the opportunity to play an extra

in an upcoming Hollywood movie

Attention all baseball fans. Touchstone Pictures is looking for


extras July 18 and 19 to shoot crowd scenes at Milwaukee’s Miller

Park for the movie "Mr. 3,000" starring Bernie Mac.

The movie began shooting on May 21 in New Orleans and moved up

to Milwaukee on June 28 for six weeks of filming. All UW-Madison

students, employees as well as their family and friends are invited

to be a part of the crowd shots.

Those who sign up will be given a souvenir program and a

concession coupon for a free lunch. Participants will also be

eligible for door prizes to be given out every 15 minutes and the

grand prize, a brand new car.

"Mr. 3,000" stars Mac and Angela Bassett in the story

of a famed Milwaukee Brewers baseball player, Stan Ross, who

retires with 3,000 hits – only to attempt a comeback years

later when it’s discovered he’s three shy of that illustrious


Participants must be 18 years or older, children 13 to 17 years

old may attend if accompanied by an adult.

To sign up as an individual or a group visit

and follow the instructions. UW-Madison’s four-digit code is 1001

and must be included on the sign-up form to be valid.

State Senate votes yes to .08 drunk driving limit

The State Senate voted 22-11 Tuesday to lower the drunk driving

limit from .1 to .08 percent so as to comply with federal standards

and keep nearly $3 million in highway funds.

Originally, the Senate had recessed for the summer without

bringing this bill up for a vote; however, Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Mary Panzer, R-West Bend, called a special session this week

to address it before the July 15th deadline, despite her

misgivings about the bill.

"I don’t think it is anyone’s favorite bill; it certainly

isn’t mine," Panzer told the Associated Press. "But the

reality is there is a lot of money on the table Wisconsin


Wisconsin stood to lose an additional $154 million between 2004

and 2008 if it didn’t change the .1 percent limit by July 15.

Wisconsin receives about $500 million each year in federal highway


In addition, while the state Assembly passed the bill 72-23 in

May it will have to meet again to vote on changes the State Senate

made to the bill such as an easing of penalties for first-time

offenders caught with a blood-alcohol concentration between .08 and

.099 percent.

Gov. Doyle has said he will sign the legislation.

UW opens Office of Corporate Relations

UW-Madison announced Tuesday the opening of its newest

initiative, the Office of Corporate Relations – a venture

that is meant to help build relations with businesses and other

industries in Wisconsin.

Charles Hoslet a former special assistant to Chancellor Wiley

for state government relations will be heading the office. Hoslet

will still report to Wiley in his new position.

"The initiative by the university is designed] to better

serve the increasingly complex needs of the business community and

help build a stronger Wisconsin economy n the 21st

century," Wiley said in a UW communications press release.

Hoslet said the office’s primary task would be to listen to the

needs of the business community and help companies access the wide

range of resources and expertise available to them on campus. The

office is funded completely from private dollars.

In addition, the office’s Web site links people to a vast array

of information and resources that the university provides for


For more information about the new office visit

U.S. places $25 million bounty on Saddam Hussein

The United States announced today it has placed a $25 million

bounty on the head of Saddam Hussein. Paul Bremer, U.S.

administrator for Iraq, also noted a $15 million bounty has been

placed on the heads of Uday and Qusay, for any information leading

to the capture of his two sons.  Bremer called the Hussein

trio three "among the most evil men the world has


Deck Collapse Kills 12, Injures Dozens in Chicago

(Reuters) – A Chicago balcony crammed with party-goers collapsed

early on Sunday, sending bodies and splintered wood plummeting

three stories into a tangled mass that killed 12 and injured

dozens, authorities said.

Some witnesses reported hearing a creaking sound as the

overloaded top floor of the wooden structure gave way, crushing

people on lower floors and trapping them at the basement level.

Others were left dangling from the ruined structure.

Other guests at the party, which appeared to involve more than

one apartment in the six-unit building, described the swiftness of

the collapse as the heads of their friends dropped from sight when

the top deck gave way.

The accident occurred behind an apartment building in the

upscale North Side neighborhood near DePaul University, a popular

area dotted with numerous nightclubs and bars.

Survivors tried to pull friends from the mass of bodies and

shattered wood and neighbors used torn bedsheets and ice from a

nearby tavern to pack wounds until paramedics arrived.

Fire Department rescuers used chain saws to cut through to

victims trapped at the basement level.

The city’s building department recently sent out a warning to

inspect the structures with the arrival of summer. "Porches

are not designed for large parties," the press release


"Common sense should prevail at some point," Trotter

said when asked if there were official capacity guidelines.

-compiled by staff reports


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