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Greg Peck

Greg Peck: Are police too militarized?
- I have mixed feelings about the drama playing out in Ferguson, Missouri. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Would Janesville support downtown indoor market?
- Madison is exploring an indoor public market. Could Janesville support one downtown? Read more >>
Greg Peck: What's future of high school football?
- I'm only a casual fan of high school football. In this era of concern over concussions, the future of high school football might affect the sport in colleges and the pros. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Hard lesson for longtime motorcyclist
- The Gazette's Mark Helmer, 46, started riding motorcycles at age 5. But that experience didn't help him avoid a deer in the early-morning hours Aug. 1. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Was 'Oz' your favorite childhood film?
- It's not hard for me to remember my favorite childhood movie, and it just marked its 75th anniversary. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Must we do more to control phosphorus?
- The problem of runoff pollution filled with phosphorus has been in the news since algae poisoned the water supply in Toledo, Ohio. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Are drunks or cellphone users more dangerous?
- It could be argued that distracted cellphone users are as big a menace on highways as drunken drivers. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Where did the mosquitoes go?
- Swarms of mosquitoes greeted me during two trips up north in June. Not so last weekend. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Do your civic duty, vote today
- Have you voted yet? It's primary election day in Wisconsin. I was No. 93 in Ward 14 around 9:45 a.m. Read more >>
Greg Peck: A GOP voting dilemma Tuesday
- Rock County's traditionally Republican voters will face a dilemma when they go to the polls Tuesday. Read more >>
Greg Peck: An avalanche of political letters to the editor
- The Gazette provides generous space for election-related letters. Handling them all can be daunting. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Watch your Interstate speed
- Wisconsin had a good report on fatal traffic accidents in July. August is a deadly month, however, so the State Patrol started it by beefing up patrols. I noticed. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Ontario fishing builds friendships
- I spent another satisfying vacation last week at an Ontario fishing camp owned by a Janesville couple. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Endl made ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago
- An email came from Arizona this week alerting me to the fact that one of Janesville's war heroes made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago this month. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Parking problems at 4-H fair
- One complaint about the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds is that the area lacks sufficient parking. Here are a few parking hints for those heading to the fair. Read more >>
Greg Peck: What national parks in Wisconsin?
- A report released Friday suggests 320,000 people visited Wisconsin's national parks in 2013. Which led me to one key question. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Pavement problems plague Janesville
- Whole streets in need of repairs aren't the only pavement problems in Janesville. You can spot small pockets of deterioration in lots of locations. Read more >>
Greg Peck: A “baby in a basket” story right here in Wisconsin
- Perhaps you read in Sunday's Gazette the story out of Michigan about a baby left on a porch in 1946. A similar story played out in Wisconsin. Read more >>
Greg Peck: It's the season for fresh fruit
- Experts say we're supposed to eat multiple servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This time of year, that's not hard for me. Read more >>
Greg Peck: How well does your teen handle money?
- It shouldn't be surprising that American teenagers lack knowledge about handling money. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Rabbits run rampant in Janesville
- If something has been nibbling on your garden in Janesville, my bet is bunnies are behind it. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Why I enjoy pedaling to work
- Could you join the growing group of people bicycling to work? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Flying frustrations are in the bag
- If you're like me, the way airlines handle baggage and related fees is annoying. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Do you skip some vacation time?
- A report suggests almost 40 percent of Americans don't use all their vacation time. Are you among them? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Will soccer interest lead to more concussions?
- Soccer has caught the attention of Americans perhaps like never before. As more youngsters pour onto soccer fields, expect more problems with concussions. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Soaking in beauty of southwestern Wisconsin
- During a drive Saturday, my wife and I were reminded of what makes southwestern Wisconsin so special. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Try this patriotic pop quiz
- Can you name your First Amendment freedoms? Do you even know how many there are? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Big Court Street homes need buyers
- Architectural gems sits atop Janesville's Courthouse Hill. On East Court Street, seven homes in a three-block stretch are for sale. They need the right kinds of buyers. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Does weather radio protect your family?
- My son dropped off a belated Father's Day gift for me Sunday. It was an emergency weather radio. Read more >>
Greg Peck: How young is too young to roam neighborhood?
- Would you let your kid go play at a park at age 6 or 7 unsupervised? Would you expect a parent who does so to be arrested for child neglect? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Options for fun pack holiday punch
- With the Fourth of July next Friday, lots of options for summer fun pack the next nine days. Which will you and your family choose? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Cooper's hawk haunts my neighborhood
- Summary: Lots of nature lovers stock birdfeeders in my neighborhood. Some, however, are unwittingly setting the table for a predator, the Cooper's hawk. Read more >>
Greg Peck: A pleasant night in Portage
- I spoke about my book last night in Portage. It turned out to be a productive and gratifying evening. Read more >>