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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In May, the minor league Calgary Vipers, of the inde pendent Golden Baseball League, traded pitcher John Odom to the Laredo Broncos of the independent United League. Originally, the trade was sup posed to bring another player, but the Broncos’ player balked at leaving the United States for a Canadian team...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
In March, Milwaukee made its mark on the international world of Irish dance competition when two students from the Milwaukee area competed in the 38th annual World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Maggie Dunn, 19, of Whitefish Bay and 15-year-old Riley Seiler from Greenfield...
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...

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