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Greg Peck

Greg Peck: Are dying ash trees waste or lumber?
- Do all those dying ash trees around Janesville need to wind up in our landfill? Maybe not. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Living in this "City of Vultures"
- I've been wondering how many turkey vultures hang out on Janesville's east side. This morning, I got a good idea. Read more >>
Greg Peck: In credit cards, do you still trust?
- First Target, now Home Depot. Do you fear identity theft? Are you about ready to cut up your credit cards? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Dogs can have disgusting habits
- Did you catch last week's news about the Great Dane in Portland, Oregon, who had a bad habit of wolfing down socks? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Is "life uncontrollable"?
- Last week, I overheard a colleague proclaim that “life is uncontrollable.” Is it really? Read more >>
Greg Peck: Should Camp Randall sell beer?
- UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has said he'd never allow widespread beer sales at Camp Randall Stadium. More college stadiums do, however. Should he relent? Read more >>
Greg Peck: I'm ready for Packer football
- Here are two predictions as the Green Bay Packers open another season by facing the Super Bowl champion Seahawks in Seattle tonight. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Beloit Farmers Market bans dogs, too
- Dog lovers have complained that the Janesville Farmers Market bans dogs while Beloit's downtown market does not. That, however, has changed—in Beloit. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Considering cancer and ALS
- While ALS is raising boatloads of cash through its “Ice Bucket Challenge,” cancer seems to be affecting more and more people I know these days. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Spammers irritating, relentless
- Those email spammers are nothing if not persistent. They consume part of my every work day. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Video reflects on Canadian fishing trip
- For this summer's Ontario trip, I packed something more than my 35 mm camera—a small video recorder. Check out the results. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Are police too militarized?
- I have mixed feelings about the drama playing out in Ferguson, Missouri. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Would Janesville support downtown indoor market?
- Madison is exploring an indoor public market. Could Janesville support one downtown? Read more >>
Greg Peck: What's future of high school football?
- I'm only a casual fan of high school football. In this era of concern over concussions, the future of high school football might affect the sport in colleges and the pros. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Hard lesson for longtime motorcyclist
- The Gazette's Mark Helmer, 46, started riding motorcycles at age 5. But that experience didn't help him avoid a deer in the early-morning hours Aug. 1. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Was 'Oz' your favorite childhood film?
- It's not hard for me to remember my favorite childhood movie, and it just marked its 75th anniversary. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Must we do more to control phosphorus?
- The problem of runoff pollution filled with phosphorus has been in the news since algae poisoned the water supply in Toledo, Ohio. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Are drunks or cellphone users more dangerous?
- It could be argued that distracted cellphone users are as big a menace on highways as drunken drivers. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Where did the mosquitoes go?
- Swarms of mosquitoes greeted me during two trips up north in June. Not so last weekend. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Do your civic duty, vote today
- Have you voted yet? It's primary election day in Wisconsin. I was No. 93 in Ward 14 around 9:45 a.m. Read more >>
Greg Peck: A GOP voting dilemma Tuesday
- Rock County's traditionally Republican voters will face a dilemma when they go to the polls Tuesday. Read more >>
Greg Peck: An avalanche of political letters to the editor
- The Gazette provides generous space for election-related letters. Handling them all can be daunting. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Watch your Interstate speed
- Wisconsin had a good report on fatal traffic accidents in July. August is a deadly month, however, so the State Patrol started it by beefing up patrols. I noticed. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Ontario fishing builds friendships
- I spent another satisfying vacation last week at an Ontario fishing camp owned by a Janesville couple. Read more >>
Greg Peck: Endl made ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago
- An email came from Arizona this week alerting me to the fact that one of Janesville's war heroes made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago this month. Read more >>