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Sunday, June 15, 2008

His extreme right-wing proposals will create more problems

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has put together a “Roadmap for America’s Future” that addresses the pressing issues facing the United States. The Journal Sentinel applauded it and reported that Republican insiders say it “represents the kind of fresh thinking the party needs.”
Friday, June 13, 2008

Frank Alioto

When Brady Street resident Frank Alioto became a fireman 25 years ago, he fulfilled his boyhood dream. When he published his first book earlier this year, he realized one of his greatest adult aspirations: to chronicle the history of his neighborhood. Milwaukee’s Brady Street Neighborhood, published as part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, is an engaging visual survey of the area and its people from the mid-19th century through today. It also serves as an excellent primer to the changing face of Brady Street.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sandy Pasch’s campaign slogan is “Fighting for the health of our community for over 20 years.” And that was before Pasch, nursing instructor and mental health advocate, fractured the socket part of her hip from a fall while campaigning door to door for the 22nd Assembly District.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
In what would be a modern record for the lapse of time between a death and its notice, neighbors found the mummified body of a Croatian woman in her Zagreb apartment in May, and police said no one remembered seeing her alive after 1973. (A Croatian news organization said the last sighting was in 1967.)
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

MadiSalsa @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Although their appearance will do little to satisfy the jazz purists who grumble about the lack of pure, traditional jazz at Jazz in the Park, Madison’s logically named 10-piece ensemble MadiSalsa will certainly please the masses who just want to rumba...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Well, at least it wasn’t snow. Last weekend’s furious rainfall and dangerous aftermath serve as a reminder that we’re all in this together. The record levels of water didn’t discriminate, flooding wealthy and not-so- wealthy areas, rural and urban, vacation paradises and freeway intersections. The rain has stopped for now, but danger remains. The rush of water in rivers and ditches should always be avoided, and parents and teachers must remind curious kids that they should stay away. Floodwater often harbors dangers bacteria, and mold can form in damp areas, so anything that can’t be dried and disinfected must be thrown away.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
About a year ago, on one of those television panel shows where we all pretend to know everything, I was railing about the shortsightedness of the U.S. auto industry in cranking out huge SUVs that could be seen from space at a time of rising gas prices.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

VP selection should be thoughtful yet bold

The selection of a vice president is not only an exercise in political handicapping, but also a national rite of statecraft. Candidates, advisers, pundits and assorted experts try to calculate the ethnic, geographic, gender and ideological chara...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Local and state checks can lead to fewer homicides and suicides

In the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in U.S. history, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people with guns he purchased from licensed dealers. Under federal law, Cho should have been forbidden to purchase firearms since a judge had deemed him to be mentally ill, but the National...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Claim Jumper’s hearty spoils

The fact that restaurant serving sizes have grown dramatically in the last few decades is no secret; it’s as plain to see as the nation’s expanding waistline. Yet despite the steady chastisement from doctors, dietitians and documentarians, the American public doesn’t seem quite ready to relinquish its grasp on the momentously overladen dining plate.

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