This romantic melodrama, casting Josh Brolin as an
escaped convict and Kate Winslet as depressed single mom Adele, cooks up the
right chemistry. Brolin’s Frank demands refuge in widow Adele’s unkempt home
State Rep. Mike Sheridan of Janesville was elected speaker of the state Assembly last Wednesday by the Democratic caucus, now in the majority. But just one week before the speaker’s election, three Milwaukee representatives— Pedro Colon, Fred Kessler and Jon Richards—were running against Sheridan.
With the top of the Nov. 4 ticket—Barack Obama vs. John McCain—currently leaning Obama’s way in Wisconsin and the Republicans at all levels suffering from the historically low approval ratings of their president, one of the big questions is what will happen to the state Senate, where the Democrats currently have an 18 to 15 majority.