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Ike nips Lady Popes, 43-41

Feb. 15, 2013 9:51 p.m. |  Senior Jenny Weiland put the Lions in a position to win the game and freshman Chelsea Brackmann scored the winning basket giving New Berlin Eisenhower a 43-41 victory at Pius XI to virtually tie for the Woodland Conference - West Division Championship.

With the Lady Popes leading 41-37, their largest lead of the night with 3:22 remaining, Weiland drove the lane and scored to cut the lead to 41-39. After Vivevca Nwagbaraocha missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 1:43 left, Weiland scored on another drive to tie the score.

Then Aliyah Ramirez missed a shot and Katie Lang grabbed the rebound and Ike ran the clock down to 9.7 seconds when coach Gary Schmidt called timeout.

When both teams came back on the court, Pius coach Scott Herrick called time out when he saw how the Lions lined up.

Sam Kozlowski then drove the lane as the clock ticked down, missed the shot, but the 6-2 freshman Brackmann grabbed the rebound and tossed the ball off the backboard and through the basket for the score. She was fouled, missed the shot with 1.2 seconds left, but Erin Ganske grabbed the rebound as time ran out.

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City, Waukesha County close to deal on recycling

Feb. 12, 2013 5:52 p.m. | After several years of study, the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County are close to agreement on a plan to jointly operate a recycling program.

Mayor Tom Barrett, who worked with Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas on the proposal, called it a perfect example of a blue city (Democratic) working with a red county (Republican).

"We have worked together and we are pleased with this," Barrett said Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Common Council's Public Works Committee will consider a resolution that would set in motion a plan to enter into a contract for the processing of recyclables under a single-stream system. In a single-stream system, residents put their recyclables into one container; the materials are separated at a facility.

Waukesha County approved the collaboration last November.

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Salentine Buick in Muskego closes

Feb. 12, 2013 5:02 p.m. | After nearly 90 years in the automotive business, Salentine Buick in Muskego has closed, the third-generation family owners of the business said Tuesday.

The dealership, at 14444 W. Janesville Road, was selected as a franchise that GM sought to drop in 2009 after the automaker had to be bailed out by the federal government.

But vocal support from Muskego residents, customers and even a local priest prompted GM to change its mind. Some longtime customers wrote directly to GM executives and also contacted members of Congress urging reinstatement of the dealership.

But Salentine couldn't survive the elimination of the Pontiac brand and exist as a small suburban dealership with one brand, Buick.

"Being a stand-alone Buick dealer is difficult," said Sue Sorensen, general manager and one of the family owners.

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Fire department scammer reaches into New Berlin

Feb. 11, 2013 2:04 p.m. | New Berlin police have put out an alert that a scammer is calling people asking for donations to the New Berlin Fire Department.

Neither the New Berlin Fire nor Police Department is soliciting donations by phone, police said.

Anyone with information, such as name or phone number of the caller, is asked to call the New Berlin Police Department, (262) 782-6640.

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