“Extract” Pungent with Laughs – 2 & ½ popcorns

There is a nutty conviviality, a between-you-and-me familiarity that buoys writer-director Mike Judge’s inventively penned “Extract” above its just so-so direction. While thank goodness we don’t know these particular crazies, they are close enough in modus operandi to remind us of the loonies we do know. They range from irksome to dangerous.

Local Business Makes Donation

LINDEN—Linden Fire Chief Joe Rizzo thanks Michael Karlovich, manager of Strategic Communication for Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery in Linden, for the donation of a 40 Hour Rope & Confined Space Rescue Course and all applicable equipment.

The Secret Cancer

MADISON, Wis.—A young mother wants other women to be aware of a little-known, but aggressive, form of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer.

“I never heard of it. I was shocked at the diagnosis,” said 29-year-old Melanie Decker of Waupun, Wisconsin.