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Little Miracles

A fetal surgery can strengthen the blood bond between twins, and save their lives.

Game Plans

recent survey by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine found that only about half of the state’s high school coaches have received CPR training, an important figure considering another of the survey’s findings: Those very coaches serve as primary responders in about 78 percent of player “collapses.” In cases of sudden cardiac arrest, each minute spent waiting for CPR reduces the likelihood of survival by about 10 percent, according to Matthew Harer, a pediatrics fellow at the University of Virginia and one of the study’s authors. The survey found that in most sports, only a minority of schools staff…

Home Repair

The mayor and the Common Council strike a compromise to provide loans to Milwaukee homeowners who are here for the long haul.

The Riot Act

We scoured the state for bizarre yet completely legitimate laws.

The Leading Edge

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin’s approach to caring for HIV patients has made it a national model.

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Meteor Shower

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Reviews: September

Edited by Ann Christenson Garden State  Franco-Fiction  New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland, born in Racine, didn’t find literary inspiration until 1971, when she took a tour of the Louvre and promised to devote herself to the study of art. Since, Vreeland, who showed a fondness for Dutch painter Vermeer in 1999’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue, has offered written hymns in the form of novels imbued with art history. Her latest, Lisette’s list (Random House), describes prim Lisette’s hunt for post-impressionist and modernist paintings set against the backdrop of 1940s Provence, often in the shadow of World War II.…