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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Biography of Roald Amundsen, Hero of the Arctic

Stephen Bown’s The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen (Da Capo) illustrates how Roald Amundsen took the reigns as one of the most crucial figures during the heroic age of Arctic exploration, standing far above any of his contemporaries and... 
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Plus Event of the Week and Les Paul Memorial

Among many well-wishers from across the country, President Barack Obama called Mayor Tom Barrett to commend him for his bravery. The Shepherd Express also wants to recognize Tom Barrett the private citizen for his heroism this past weekend. It would have been easier and safer for Barrett to walk the other...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

If you were standing on the sidewalk, minding your own business, and two cars collided in front of you, flying up onto the sidewalk and seriously injuring you, should you be forced to pay for your high medical bills if one of the drivers doesn’t have insurance coverage? That’s the heart of the...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Milwaukeeans are familiar with All Children Matter as a pro-voucher educational reform group. But the Michigan-based organization— with heavy financial backing from Milwaukeeans George and Susan Mitchell, the Wal-Mart heirs and Dick DeVos, of the Amway- Blackwater dynasty—is airing race-baiting...