On Janesville church to build 60-foot cross
First off, I am not an "anti-Christian zealot". I am very active and involved in my church. I just don't feel the need to erect a 60 foot cross on my lawn to prove it.Second, maybe the sign ordinances don't apply, but the city has basically taken a hands off view of this as stated in the article (which you can read this part yourself on the front page picture over on the right):"Gale Price of the city community development department said the church does not need a permit for the cross because the city’s attorney concluded the project is protected under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.The federal law “prohibits zoning and land marking laws that substantially burden the religious exercise of churches” according to the U.S. Department of Justice website."There was a similar uproar about a church just the other side of the interstate putting up a lighted digital sign. That church did not need to comply with local ordinances, but they did anyway. Because that is what good community members do. So my question, restated for clarity, is would this 60 foot cross be allowed under normal circumstances under current city ordinance if the federal law did not exist? Would the church normally have to apply for a permit?
Two thoughts come to mind...1. Would this normally be allowed under the city's sign ordinances? If yes, then what's the fuss? If no, see #2.2. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
On Robotics team takes seventh competition in Milwaukee
Actually they made it to the semi finals where they lost to the team that took second. Results are at http://www2.usfirst.org/2013comp/events/.... They were in the Red Alliance in Semi 1-1 and 1-2. They were 8-2 going into the elimination matches. They swept in the quarter final and lost in the semi.Watching the matches was amazing. Think of about 15 seconds of the robots shooting frisbees at a target ON THEIR OWN. Followed by 2 minutes of remote control driving trying to gather frisbees, shoot them into the targets and even climbing a monkee bars pyramid. May not have won first place, but they did AMAZING! Congrats to all involved!
On Kenny Loggins to headline Walworth County Fair
F-GL has had 5 songs in the Top 40 Country in the last year and 2 were Top 10 with 1 being #1. The other Top 10 is still climbing. They won Top New Vocal Duo at the ACMA where they were also nominated for Top New Artist and Top Vocal Duo.As for Trace Adkins, he has been recording since 1996. He has had three #1 songs [Ladies Love Country Boys, You're Gonna Miss This, and (This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing] with another 10 songs [including Hot Mama, Songs About Me, Honky Tonk Badonkadonk] reaching Top 10. He was at the Rock County Fair in 2005 and it was one of the highest attendances on record. He was nominated for 4 Grammys, won 3 ACM awards and 2 CMT awards. He is also currently on Celebrity Apprentice.
What do you mean Dwight? He had a top 40 song 25 years ago and he also had a song in that pooh movie! That's gotta be a barrel floater!And WOW! The Beach Boys are going to be at Walworth County fair?!! Well... Love and Johnston will be there using that name because Love holds the rights to it. Wilson, Jardin, and Marks are touring separately this summer.So let's see...Kenny Loggins and a couple of the Beach Boys vs. Florida-Georgia Line and Trace Adkins (plus the still unannounced Thursday act). I'm gonna put my money on the Rock County Fair this year!
On Lawmakers propose making no-call list permanent
Remove the exemption for political calls and you will have my full support!
On Flu shot did poor job against worst bug in seniors
"Overall, the vaccine’s effectiveness is a moderate 56 percent, which means those who got a shot have a 56 percent lower chance of winding up at the doctor with the flu." In my 40+ years I have had the flu many times and never went to the doctor for it. even though I have almost never gotten this drug.
On Local landlords pan plan
If this is such a great plan, why not inspect ALL properties in the city, regardless of who lives there? "Residents would potentially pay an extra $2.50 per month to guarantee that every property is safe and sanitary, and more importantly that every property isn't a blight, nuisance, or downright danger that will cost the city hundreds of times that much to deal with later (and bring down the value of the entire neighborhood).""I fail to see why honest, hard-working landowners that keep good properties should have any problem with inspections."See those statements work for owner occupied homes as well as rental property!
On Janesville School Board primary vote to cut field by 1
This primary is a waste of time and money and is not required by law. The city council has had similar candidate numbers and decided not to hold a primary. Just goes to show how wasteful the school board is.
On City staff: New rules would likely improve rental properties
So what about those renters that have good relationships with their landlord? Because they are renters that means their privacy doesn't matter and the city can just come in and snoop around because they *MIGHT* find a code violation?How about *ALL* residential properties be inspected? After all, I am sure that rentals do not have the monopoly on code violations. I am sure that there are plenty of owner occupied homes that have problems.
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