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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
If you think that commuting to work is becoming too costly, consider what truck drivers are facing with $4-plus gas and diesel. “We’re just hanging on; it’s a struggle,” said Kathy Paul, office manager at Badger Freight Service Inc., which operates 12 refrigerator trailers out of Milwaukee. “It’s costing the guys a dollar...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Harley Museum Honors Biker History

In 2006 Harley-Davidson delivered the kind of strapping spectacle only Milwaukee’s motor company could muster: It broke ground on the site of its new museum using a sportster motor bike mounted by a track-racing champion. That knack for flair culminates on July 12, when the finished museum opens its doors to the public in time for Harley’s 105th anniversary bash in August.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Milwaukee’s hard-working, hard-networking alternative-pop duo Fever Marlene does an 8 p.m. performance at the U.S. Cellular Arena tonight. Fever Marlene’s last album, Civil War, earned considerable local airplay on FM 102.1 for the single “Red Fire,” and their latest, White China...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A South Side adventure

When you’re deciding where to eat, are you in the routine of choosing from the same five restau rants? Many of us are creatures of habit, relying on the convenience and comfort of knowing what to expect. But what about adventure—where does that fit in? With a visit to a new, unique restaurant, an ordinary...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Smooth Summer

Shorewood’s Cafe Nation Smoothie Nation (1926 E. Capitol Drive) is a small, unique place to grab a cup of coffee or a dessert smoothie. The latter comes in many flavors. One favorite is the orange dreamsicle, so sweet and creamy that your taste buds will jump with pleasure. Also, try their super fruit smoothie...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Balzac’s maturing menu

Nearly every restaurant on Brady Street offers outdoor seating. Most of the seats are very much amid the hustle and bustle, as diners share the sidewalk with pedestrians. But there is one place, Balzac, that provides tables with more privacy.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Same-sex marriages performed in California could mean trouble

Last month, the California Supreme Court struck down Proposition 22, a ballot referendum in which 61% of the state’s residents voted that the word “marriage” should only pertain to a union between a man and a woman. Since then, hundreds of same-sex couples from across the country have flocked to California to say “I do.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The smear campaign against Obama continues

Precisely on schedule, the usual assortment of right wing operatives is preparing its expected assault on the Democratic presidential nominee. While this unwholesome phase of the election cycle is known universally as“Swift boating”—named after the defamatory media blitz against John Kerry four years ago —the style and some of the personnel date back at least two decades...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Alkaline Trio, O.A.R., Crystal Method, Coheed and Cambria

Punk fans are notoriously fickle about bands selling out, but Alkaline Trio’s ascension from small-time macabre punk band to Killers-sized modern-rock band was so gradual and so natural that many fans might not even have noticed that their favorite group is now appearing on “The Hills.” The...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Large, urban schools are more likely to be cited

Does the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law unfairly grade urban schools while giving smaller schools a pass? The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district has been a “district identified for improvement” for two years running, based on MPS students’ scores on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam...

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