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Questions while Wausau Thaws

by on February 7th, 2009

1.    This week, 21 teachers from the Merrill School District were laid off.  Until now, education, while hurting, has not yet seen some of the troubles experienced in the private sector.  What are your thoughts about this?  Should teachers be the last to go, or should they be subject to the same ups and downs the rest of the economy faces?

2.    Speaking of education, Rasmussen College presented their plan to expand into Wausau.  With them, they will bring jobs and the opportunity to earn a Bachelors Degree in Wausau.  We currently support two other colleges in our community.  Do we have room for more?  What are your thoughts?

3.    For as long as I can remember, the Badger State Games have taken place here in Wausau, yet I’ve never seen them.  Have you?  What keeps you away, or draws you in?

4.    Next weekend is Valentine’s Day.  Based on your experiences here in Wausau, what is the most ideally romantic night you can put together, using Wausau locations?

5.    Finally, just because it’s been bothering me…I’ve been thinking about whether it’s possible for a band to get better when it loses key members.  The only ones I can think of that I can make an argument for are:  Van Halen (Roth to Hagar, and it’s arguable) & Sabbath (Dio to Ozzy).  I’m sure there are more, but most likely, the band ambles towards obscurity (see: Styx and Journey).

6.    And now, an encore question.  What is the best encore you have ever seen at a music show?  I think mine was the encore from the Elton John/ Billy Joel show I saw in Milwaukee County Stadium in August of 1994.

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