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Estabrook Dam Decision to Be Revealed
The decision was the latest move in a yearslong dispute between those who want to repair the dam and retain that portion of the Milwaukee River’s lake-like environment and those who want to remove the dam and improve the natural flow of water.
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Lehman doesn’t think so. “I think that the margin of victory is such that we will prevail in a recount,” Lehman said. “With the use of voting machines and the care that we think the clerks have taken, we just don’t think that the votes are going to be there for him.
Page 8 - no comments - 150 views Did Young Romney Impersonate a Police Officer?
When Mitt Romney was a college freshman, he told fellow residents of his Stanford University dormitory that he sometimes disguised himself as a police officer—a crime in many states, including Michigan and California, where he then lived. And he had the uniform on display as proof.
Page 10 - no comments - 208 views Thou Shalt Not Murder People
These simple-minded statutes are known as “stand your ground” or “(a man’s home is his) castle” laws. Usually such trite gibberish only offends the sensibilities of intelligent people. But when it’s actual law passed on behalf of the gun lobby, it can be a lot more deadly.
Page 12 - no comments - 178 views Issue of the Week
The Milwaukee’s Future Foundation, the Shepherd Express.
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Oftentimes, city kids’ only opportunity for outside recreation occurs at recess or on the play set at the local park. The Urban Ecology Center (UEC) is dedicated to fostering “ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Page 13 - no comments - 150 views Explore the Menu at Singha Thai
Appetizers include items such as chicken satay ($7.95), egg rolls ($3.95) and the tid bit combination ($7.95), which is a heaping plate of assorted appetizers and vegetable tempura. All of these items are deep-fried. Perhaps the best is the shrimp rolls ($5.
Page 14 - no comments - 178 views Glendale’s Spot for Gourmet Sandwiches
“Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy” is the motto at Dr. Dawg (6969 N. Port Washington Road), located in Glendale Market. This fast-food gourmet sandwich restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, goes out of its way to be inventive.
Page 16 - no comments - 162 views Garlic Fest Celebrates All Things Garlic
Garlic may not have the glamorous cachet of strawberries or chocolate, both of which have inspired their own southeastern Wisconsin festivals, but it has its share of fanatics, which makes the food a worthy if eccentric theme for Braise’s first street festival.
Page 17 - no comments - 201 views Flying Saucers Over Milwaukee!
Hundreds of reports of unidentifiable aircraft flooded government and police offices in every corner of the nation, including several near Milwaukee. All at once, it seemed that the skies above the Cream City were full of strange lights, dashing orbs and hovering discs.
Page 18 - no comments - 178 views Outcast Children Rule ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
Their escape was carefully plotted via the U.S. Mail. Sam will be on the island for the annual Scout camp and will slip out from under the watchful eyes of the officious yet hapless Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton); meanwhile, Suzy will skedaddle from...
Page 20 - no comments - 224 views Film Clips
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER R Adapted from the imaginative 2010 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, this story purports to reveal Abe Lincoln’s secret journals. The tale begins when young Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) learns that a vampire killed his mother.
Page 21 - no comments - 179 views THIS WEEK IN MILWAUKEE
With the help of some enthusiastic praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Washington, D.C., pop-rock songwriter Eric Hutchinson rebounded from an unproductive stint on Madonna’s Maverick Records, which shut down before he could release an album, and built an audience as an independent artist.
Page 22 - no comments - 152 views ‘The Nerd’ Arrives at Peninsula Players
Will’s life was saved in Vietnam by Rick Steadman, a man who shows up and asks for some company at the least opportune time. Things gradually get more and more complicated and, before long, it becomes apparent that Steadman must leave. In fact, Will is willing to do anything in his power to get rid of him.
Page 24 - no comments - 130 views THEATRE HAPPENINGS
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)..
Page 24 - no comments - 125 views Michels Living ‘Large’ at Folliard Gallery
"Life Lived Large,” through June 30 at Tory Folliard Gallery in the Third Ward, features a feast of paintings and sculptures by Wisconsin’s Lon Michels, who arrived June 2, supported by a pre-exhibition documentary film detailing his search for spirituality.
Page 26 - no comments - 182 views Southeastern Wisconsin’s Summer Art Fairs
Summer in Milwaukee means lakeshore festivals filled with food and music. It also means many chances to experience prestigious fine art fairs within 100 miles of Downtown. The following list is but a small sample of the wide variety of Midwest art on display this summer.
Page 26 - no comments - 148 views BOOK HAPPENING
Beloit College professor Fran- cesca Abbate’s recently published poetry book, Troy, Unincorporated,.
Page 28 - no comments - 175 views Matthew Flynn’s Fast, Funny ‘Pryme Knumber’
Local author Matthew Flynn pits Milwaukee versus Washington in the fast-paced, funny novel Pryme Knumber. Fifteen-year-old Bernie Weber is just an ordinary high-school student until he is discovered by the CIA, Washington and Yale for his extraordinary ability to factor prime numbers.
Page 28 - no comments - 156 views Buddy Guy’s Dazzling ‘My Story’
Buddy Guy and co-author David Ritz have come up with a dazzling book, rife with details about people, guitars and historically significant musical events. (Da Capo) will enthrall Guy’s fans as well as guitar aficionados and cultural historians. It’s a lively and informative book placing one of the last, living blues greats in proper perspective.
Page 28 - no comments - 145 views ‘Wild Night’ ‘Celebrates 25 Years of Wild Space
It is to the lasting credit of founding choreographer Debra Loewen and the artists and community members who have worked with her or otherwise given their support that her Wild Space Dance Company has made it through 25 seasons.
Page 29 - no comments - 169 views Patrick Watson’s Traveling Chamber Pop
competition is fierce. Artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Jónsi, Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird and Efterklang intrigue audiences not only with mere sounds, but also with sheer musical chops and spectacle, replacing typical pop instruments with a swirl of strings, trumpets and other instrumentation.
Page 30 - no comments - 160 views Lorn Makes His Ninja Tune Debut
“With Brainfeeder, it was pretty much, ‘Just give us a record and we’ll take it from here,’” he explains. “With Ninja Tune, though, it’s a big operation. They’re organizing music streams and remixes and videos, and getting my music posted in video games and British television shows.
Page 32 - no comments - 184 views Night Flight @ Quarters Rock ’n’ Roll Palace
A perfectly talented solo artist in her own right, Milwaukee’s Stacian (aka Dania Luck) has been expanding as of late. You can still periodically find her on stage, coaxing serenely strange sounds from a battery of synths and drum machines, but she’s also stepped into her own as a presenter and programmer.
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Sunday, June 24 Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant,.
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Throughout, Cleary comes on like a chicken-fried Van Morrison, with subtle croon, economical chops, little acrobatics, lots of finger-snap and hand-clap percussion, tasty guest turns (Mac Rebennack himself) and an unerring reverence for Allen Toussaint’s humid, bass-heavy grooves.
Page 34 - no comments - 159 views LINDA BURG’S LITTLE READ BOOK
My first career was as a mother. My mom died in 1978 and a few years later I went through a divorce. I had inherited money from my mother and [the decision] came after much soul searching. I didn’t want to just invest [the money], because that wasn’t what she was about.
Page 35 - no comments - 265 views Rough Road From Start to Fermisht
The Brewers, though battered and bruised, left town last week with a good shot at climbing back into contention in the National League Central. A winning homestand had followed an energizing four-game sweep in Los Angeles, and interleague success beckoned in Kansas City and Minnesota.
Page 36 - no comments - 153 views News of the Weird
Collections of comically poor translations are legion. The Beijing municipal government, in sympathy with English-speaking restaurant-goers, recently published a helpful guidebook of what some restaurateurs were trying to say.
Page 40 - no comments - 156 views Freewill Astrology
You didn’t actually use those words, but I’m pretty sure that’s what you meant. Anyway, I want to thank you! It helped me start working up the courage to burst out of my protective and imprisoning little shell. Today I gave myself permission to learn the unknowable, figure out the inscrutable and dream the inconceivable.
Page 40 - no comments - 139 views License to Swill
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I don’t want to say this heat’s getting to me, but yesterday afternoon I found myself wearing nothing but a dinky loincloth whilst speaking some kind of click language as I dug for grub worms in the neighbor’s yard so I’d have something for dinner, what the fock.
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