Local • 3A, 6A
Building’s future debated
Church members and others attending a meeting about the future of St. Patrick Catholic School on Wednesday night were excited and upbeat. Suggestions included a Fourth Ward community center, a site for adult education and child care, and partnerships with a variety of community organizations. The church announced last month that the school will close at the end of the school year.
State • 2A
Juvenile prison bill advances
The state Assembly passed a sweeping bipartisan overhaul of Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system Wednesday, approving a bill that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021. Gov. Scott Walker supports the measure, but it’s unclear whether it can clear the Senate. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has refused to commit to the measure, saying passing it would be a “heavy lift.”
Nation/World • 5B-6B
Evangelist Graham dies at 99
The Rev. Billy Graham, dubbed “America’s Pastor” and the “Protestant Pope,” died Wednesday at his North Carolina home at age 99 after achieving a level of influence and reach no other evangelist is likely ever to match. The North Carolina-born Graham transformed the tent revival into an event that filled football arenas, and reached the masses by making pioneering use of television in prosperous postwar America.