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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grilled Lobster Special

Everybody likes a good deal. How about a Maine lobster dinner for $12.95? This is the Wednesday evening special at Karen Jean’s Oyster Bar and Grill, which is located in the Milwaukee Public Market next to the St. Paul Fish Co. Seating is casual—just a stainless steel counter with a few seats.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Asian fusion with a twist

In 2007, Michael Polaski purchased two restaurants that went by the name Monsoon and featured Asian fusion cuisine. He planned to close them both and reopen the restaurants under different names. The first to reopen became Mi-Key’s, located along Cathedral Square.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Wizard of Waukesha Returns

In 1954 at a meeting of the Audio Engineering Society in New York, Les Paul proposed the ideal device for music listeners. He recalls his words as if the meeting had been held last week: “Ideally, it would be something you could carry in your pocket that had no moving parts and held every song you ever wanted to hear.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Money Illusion

When people are misled by inflation into thinking that they are getting richer, when in fact the value of their money is declining. Whether, and how much, people are fooled by inflation is much debated by economists. (Source: Economist.com)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
If millions of people are truly outraged over sexism in politics following the defeat of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, it’s obvious what the next target should be: the brazen denigration of another accomplished woman in public life—Michelle Obama.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He’d have advantage in town halls with McCain

To his credit, John McCain has invited Barack Obama to join him in a national “town hall” tour over the coming months, without the unneeded intrusion of celebrity journalists, network extravaganzas and all of their irrelevant impertinence. The Republican senator insists that he wants a serious debate over the competing...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Insurers can deny coverage and hurt consumers

“WE HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT PROTECT US FROM DISCRIMINATION— UNTIL YOU GET SICK,” KAGAN SAID. “IF YOU GET SICK, THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU BASED ON A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.”
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mark Weisbrot on the U.S. media’s misleading reporting on

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., is considered to be one of the leading experts on the Venezuelan economy and the reforms of President Hugo Chavez. Weisbrot was in Milwaukee last week to discuss American media’s coverage of progressive changes in Latin America, coverage that Weisbrot claims is misleading.
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.

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