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Chance to win free theater tickets

October 18, 2012
Answering a trivia question may earn you a free pair of tickets to an upcoming show at the Young Auditorium in Whitewater. ReelLifeTV, The Regional News' online video guide on where to stay, eat and play, is offering the tickets through its Facebook page. The tickets are for "Cyrano de Bergerac" performed by the Aquila Theatre group. The show is Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
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Political games played by both sides over August emails

October 18, 2012
Political games played by both sides over August emails One of the quotes I recall during my hippie days was one from Thomas Mann. "Everything is politics," he said.

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