Local • 2A, 3A

UW Extension role is changing

Nick Baker’s official job title is agriculture agent for UW Extension’s Rock County office. But his role has expanded due to the overall UW System merger, a restructuring plan approved by the Board of Regents in November and still being implemented. Under the merger, UW-Madison will absorb the UW Extension program. Baker said he isn’t quite sure what that will look like because it does not take effect until July.

Film features ‘Bray Road Beast’

Rumors of a werewolf-like creature known as the Beast of Bray Road have swirled for years in Walworth County. The monster has been the subject of newspaper articles and a book, and now it will appear in a documentary, “The Bray Road Beast,” which is set to release this fall, said Seth Breedlove, the director of the film and head of the production company making it.

nation/world • 8B-9B

Battles over baby powder

In the early 1970s, a Johnson & Johnson official posed a question that haunts the company today. If Johnson’s Baby Powder contained asbestos at a level of, say, 1 percent, how much of the cancer-causing substance would a baby inhale when dusted with the powder? The company continues to face legal trouble over its baby powder with a new trial set to begin Monday.

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