Thursday, October 2, 2014

La Crosse County: Public Library Circulation and Program Attendance, 1996-2013


2010 population:  114,638

Public libraries in La Crosse County



                  % change (1996-2013)
                  • Circulation:  54.6%
                  • Program attendance:  31.9% 

                    Line graphs data sourceWisconsin Public Library Service Data

                    Related posts: (with 1996-2013 % changes)

                    Adams County.  (9/1/2014)
                    • Circulation:  320%
                    • Program attendance:  132%
                    Ashland County (9/2/2014)
                    • Circulation:  13.5%
                    • Program attendance:  116%
                    Barron County  (9/3/2014)
                    • Circulation:  32.1%
                    • Program attendance:   237%
                    Bayfield County (9/4/2014)
                    • Circulation:  127%
                    • Program attendance:   (7.2%)
                    Brown County (9/5/2014)
                    • Circulation:  35.2%
                    • Program attendance:   (22.3%)
                    Buffalo County (9/6/2014)
                    • Circulation:  1.9%
                    • Program attendance:  812%
                    Burnett County (9/7/2014)
                    • Circulation:  104%
                    • Program attendance  466%
                    Calumet County (9/8/2014)
                    • Circulation: (32.7%)
                    • Program attendance  20.0%
                    Chippewa County (9/9/2014)
                    • Circulation: 24.6%
                    • Program attendance  28.8%
                    Clark County (9/10/2014)
                    • Circulation: 21.6%
                    • Program attendance  86.5%
                    Columbia County (9/11/2014)
                    • Circulation: 40.5%
                    • Program attendance  84.2%
                    Crawford  County (9/12/2014)
                    • Circulation: 58.1%
                    • Program attendance  (28.3%)
                    Dane County (9/13/2014)
                    • Circulation: 83.0%
                    • Program attendance  246%
                    Dodge County (9/14/2014)
                    • Circulation: 53.9%
                    • Program attendance  186%
                    Door County (9/15/2014)
                    • Circulation: 23.2%
                    • Program attendance  (7.1%)
                    Douglas County (9/16/2014)
                    • Circulation: 81.1%
                    • Program attendance:  33.9% 
                    Dunn County (9/17/2014)
                    • Circulation: 14.2%
                    • Program attendance:  178% 
                    Eau Claire County (9/18/2014)
                    • Circulation: 23.7%
                    • Program attendance:  86.6% 
                    Florence County (9/19/2014)
                    • Circulation: 251%
                    • Program attendance:  195% 
                    Fond du Lac County (9/20/2014)
                    • Circulation: 24.2%
                    • Program attendance:  72.6% 
                    Forest County (9/21/2014)
                    • Circulation: 68.4%
                    • Program attendance:  261% 
                    Grant County (9/22/2014)
                    • Circulation: 44.3%
                    • Program attendance:  87.9%
                    Green County (9/23/2014)
                    • Circulation:  14.4%
                    • Program attendance:  111% 
                    Green Lake County (9/24/2014)
                    • Circulation:  33.8%
                    • Program attendance:  125%
                    Iowa County (9/25/2014)
                    • Circulation:  39.8%
                    • Program attendance:  122% 
                    Iron County (9/26/2014)
                    • Circulation:  5.4%
                    • Program attendance:  121% 
                    Jackson County (9/27/2014)
                    • Circulation:  57.3%
                    • Program attendance:  52.3%
                    Jefferson County (9/28/2014)
                    • Circulation:  19.9%
                    • Program attendance:  68.3% 
                    Juneau County (9/29/2014)
                    • Circulation:  41.9%
                    • Program attendance:  166% 
                    Kenosha Public Library (9/30/2014)
                    • Circulation:  10.7%
                    • Program attendance:  62.5% 
                    Kewaunee County (10/1/2014)
                    • Circulation:  (3.4%)
                    • Program attendance:  186%

                    Wisconsin Fall Election Preview: Assembly District 47

                    Democratic incumbent vs. Libertarian challenger


                    Robb Kahl, Democratic incumbent

                    Phillip Anderson, Libertarian challenger

                    47th Assembly District
                    (Includes all of McFarland and Monona, part of the cities of Fitchburg and Madison, and all of the Town of Dunn and parts of the towns of Cottage Grove, Blooming Grove, and Madison.)

                    Public libraries in the 47th District
                    E. D. Locke Public Library, McFarland
                    Fitchburg Public Library
                    Madison Public Library (service area)
                    Monona Public Library

                    Related posts and notes:

                    1st Senate District  (9/6/2014)

                    2nd Senate District.  7-term Republican Rob Cowles (Green Bay) is not up for re-election this year.   Cowles also served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1987.

                    3rd Senate District:  3-term Democrat Tim Carpenter (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.

                    4th Senate District.  Three-term Democrat Lena Taylor (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.

                    5th Senate District (9/8/2014)

                    6th Senate District.  Freshman Democrat Nikiya Harris Dodd (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
                    • 16th Assembly District.  11-term Democrat Leon Young (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
                    • 17th Assembly District (sorry, somehow got lost in the shuffle; need to re-do)
                    • 18th Assembly District.  Freshman Democrat Evan Goyke (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.

                    7th Senate District.  (9/9/2014)

                    8th Senate District.  6-term Republican Alberta Darling (River Hills) is not up for re-election this year.   Darling also served 2 1/2 years in the Assembly (May 1990-January 1993)

                    9th Senate District.  (9/15/2014)

                    10th Senate District.  4-term Republican Sheila Harsdorf (River Falls) is not up for re-election this year.  Harsdorf also served 12 years in the Assembly (1989-2001)

                    11th Senate District.  (9/22/2014)

                    12th Senate District.  First-term Republican Tom Tiffany (Town  of Little Rice) is not up for re-election this year.  (Tiffany also served in the Assembly for 2 years -- 2011-2013.)

                    13th Senate District.  (9/23/2014)

                    14th Senate District.  3-term Republican Luther Olsen (Ripon) is not up for re-election this year.  (Olsen also served 10 years in the Assembly, first elected in 1994.)

                    15th Senate District.  (9/29/2014) 
                    • 43rd Assembly District (9/30/2014)
                    • 44th Assembly Distsict (10/1/2014)
                    • 45th Assembly District.  Democratic candidate Mark Spreitzer (Beloit) is running unopposed. 
                    16th Senate District.  3-term Democrat Mark Miller (Monona) is not up for re-election this year.  (Miller also served 6 years in the Assembly -- 1999-2005.) 

                    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

                    2014 Ties Best Year for "Splash Hits" at San Francisco's AT&T Park

                    Source:  ESPN

                    Many Strikeouts, Fewer Runs as Pitchers Take Control.  (The New York Times, 9/30/2014)

                    I'd fire your research assistant, John.
                    A few years ago, balls flew into McCovey Cove frequently. These days, each splashdown feels like a surprise. The baseball gods are not as giving. 

                    “It’s like going fishing for a week and not getting one nibble,” Dirt said. “It’s like fishing in the desert.”

                    The most recent splash hit occurred on September 25, 2014.

                    No Decline in Offense in Last Night's Playoff Game at Kauffman Stadium


                    Many Strikeouts, Fewer Runs as Pitchers Take Control.  (The New York Times, 9/30/2014)

                    Welcome to Baseball Anomaly.
                    Fans can expect offense to decline further in the postseason, which began Tuesday with the American League wild-card game. Last year, teams averaged 4.17 runs per game in the regular season, but just 3.55 in the playoffs.

                    Drawing the Battle Lines Against the Asian Long-Horned Beetle

                    From 2007



                    This week

                    Once Considered Won, Battle Against Invasive Beetles Is Renewed.  (The New York Times, 9/29/2014)

                    Next stop, the Hamptons.
                    Indeed, Mr. Crimi’s discovery alerted officials that the beetle had migrated to a new part of Long Island and had spread to hundreds of trees. Instead of declaring the bug “eradicated” as planned, they doubled to 50 square miles the amount of land labeled quarantined where trees would have to be inspected. 
                    The United States Department of Agriculture and the state’s Agriculture Department have boosted staffing to 119 people to track, kill and eradicate the beetle from its remaining strongholds in Brooklyn, in Queens and on Long Island.

                    Additional information.

                    United States Department of AgricultureAsian long-horned beetle.

                    United States Department of Agriculture.  Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceAsian long-horned beetle:  Questions and answers.

                    Ohio Department of Agriculture.    Discovered in Clermont County in June 2011.