UP: Homelessness. The Community Development Block Grant office says more homeless children (1,310) were served by local shelters in 2008 than anytime in 10 years, and nearly half of those seeking shelter were turned away. Overall, there were an estimated 7,529 area homeless people last year, the most since 2003, with children and parents making up the majority.
DOWN: Linda Bunnell. The UW-Stevens Point chancellor recently received a 15-0 "no confidence" vote from her campus' student senate after a Feb. 17 incident in which she drove her state car into a parked car in Madison, then fled the scene. Now she's admitted having ordered three drinks at an event beforehand, but claims she only drank one of them. What?! She let good alcohol go to waste?! Where's the tar and feathers?!