It’s hump day and it’s beautiful outside. But just so you’ve got something to talk about while patio-drinking, here are our newsy links for the day.
- Rickie Weeks awoke from a season-long slumber to power the Brewers past the Pirates, 12-8. The Journal Sentinel’s beat writers have the game story.
- In area business news, on Tuesday the union workers at Caterpillar Inc.’s South Milwaukee factory rejected a proposed six-year labor contract, though a strike is not planned. The Milwaukee Business Journal has that story.
- Not long ago, prescription pills for ADD and ADHD were fairly accessible to library-consumed college students. But now new campus rules, including formal contracts that mandate drug testing and other stipulations, are making it harder to get – and share – medication. Here’s The New York Times’ story.
- Think our uncompromising Congress is bad? Over in Venezuela, lawmakers were kicking, punching and shoving one another over a post-election conflict between the heirs and enemies of deceased President Hugo Chavez, according to The Globe and Mail.