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Tuesday, Sep, 9 2014

     Samantha Schroth of Greenville was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 during a
ceremony in August in Long Beach, California.   It's a crown she wears proudly as an
advocate for the 56 million people living with a disability.
     Samantha suffered a paralyzing injury in May, 2013, shortly after graduating from the
University of Minnesota with a degree in animal science.   A large tree branch fell on her
during an outing with friends at a cottage in northwestern Minnesota.
     Samantha's story is one of hope and determination, for herself and others.  In her words:
Life is what you make it.  She plans to make life awesome from a "seated position."
     Samantha, most people call her Sam, was on a career path to become a
veterinarian.  After suffering a paralyzing injury, Sam is changing course.  She is applying
to medical schools and wants to work with patients who suffer spinal cord injuries.
     You can hear Sam's inspiring story on our website,, under Audio Vault
and Assignment Fox Cities.

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Thursday, Sep, 4 2014

     September has been designated National Emergency Preparedness
month, a month set aside to remind residents of personal responsibility
in the event of an emergency.   Those emergencies could include
severe weather, summer or winter,  fires or hazardous material spills,
forcing people from their homes or businesses.
     Outagamie county Emergency Management Interim Director
Christina Muller recommends residents develop plans of action in
case a plan has to be implemented.
     That includes communication among family members, emergency kits
of personal necessities, and what to do if an emergency strikes.
     Muller discusses plans in an Assignment Fox Cities, in the process
of being produced.  Although September is designated as a preparedness
month, the same rationale applies year-round.

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Thursday, Aug, 28 2014

     Toward the end of last year's Green Bay Packers season, I produced an
Assignment Fox Cities on Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins
being a member of the "chain gang." 
     Well, the judge is at it again, I believe for his 14th season, when the
Packers take-on the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field tonight.
     If you heard the story online in January, you may have found it interesting,
humorous, and perhaps would like to hear it again.  If you haven't  heard
the judge's account of what it's like working the sidelines of Packers'
home games, it's posted on our website,, under Audio Vault
and Assignment Fox Cities.
     The judge is short in stature.  What's it like standing among the
"giants" of the NFL?    Get the inside story from the judge.

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Tuesday, Aug, 19 2014

   All of us are or should be aware of Amber Alert, issued when a child is
missing or abducted.  Now we have Silver Alert, activated when an adult
wanders off.
   The Wisconsin legislature approved the Silver Alert program in April,
Governor Scott Walker signed the measure on August 1st.
   In our current Assignment Fox Cities program, Kim Kinner, executive
director of the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Wisconsin Chapter,
details the Silver Alert program.   For one thing, have a current photo
of your loved one so police and others, searching, can identify them
if they wander off.
    You'll find the program on our website,, under Audio Vault.
It's good information in case you need it.

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Sunday, Aug, 10 2014

     Dozens of cities across America are planning to hold Walk Like MADD
events in late September.  Among them is Appleton, the first time the event
will be held here.
     This 5K walk is  a  fund-raiser so Mothers Against Drunk Driving in
Wisconsin can continue its work.  
     Andrew and Melissa Collins of Appleton are helping to organize the
event, held at Fox Cities Stadium.   Andrew has a vested interest in making
sure the walk is a success;  he was hit by a drunken driver in 2007 while
living in Delaware.
     Walk Like MADD Appleton 2014 is the subject of an Assignment Fox
Cities, heard on WHBY Tuesday, August 12th, at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
and 5:45 p.m.   It will appear on our website too,, under Audio
Vault and Assignment Fox Cities.
     You can enter the walk online at Walk Like MADD/Appleton.

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