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ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 4, 2006) -- Hundreds of lawyers, physicists,
engineers, professors, politicians, journalists and citizens from across
the country and Europe convened to demand a renewed look at the
about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World
Trade Center. Sponsored by
three-day event was ignored by local media although the New York Times
sent a reporter from its metropolitan Desk. The biggest questions on the
minds of those who attended were what caused a third tower, known as
although it was not hit, and why was there a pool of molten iron at the
scene when fuel from an airplane allegedly cannot burn hot enough to melt
iron. Many in attendance said they now thought the United States
Government was behind the terror attack and are circulating
petitions to demand full disclosure of
all evidence. Literature passed out at the event included the
following:1) 9/11Was An Inside Job,
2) 9/11 Evidence Destruction,
3) A Summer of Fear or Truth
The Psychology Behind Mass Subservience to Tyranny.
'As the crow flies' could be a wet trip for Wisconsinites heading to school in Michigan, and vice versa
It’s in the air . . . the end of summer and the start of the Fall Semester.
For the 274 Wisconsin residents who travel to UM Ann Arbor next month, getting past the 1.3 quadrillion-gallon water hazard that is Lake Michigan is the first test of the school year.
And it’s a multiple-choice test -- car, plane, train, bus or car-ferry? MORE
Amid the public relations din, a patriotic voice
Feingold: acting like a patriot as senate tackles the Patriot Act
There’s a good reason for Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold’s courageous stand against secrecy in the Senate’s consideration of renewal of portions of the PATRIOT Act: the government has disregarded limits on federal police action in the War on Terror and arrogantly refuses to discuss it in congressional hearings or before the United States Supreme Court. More
Supreme Court asked to decide whether attorney general illegally changed IRS regulations to allow federal police powers Congress meant to curb
By GEOFF DAVIDIAN
Reviews of books
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
'And we wonder why terrorists attack us?' asks author John Perkins
By GEOFF DAVIDIAN
Perkins portrays a world where a few are kept permanently happy on the one simple condition that millions of souls lead lives of economic misery and exploitation, through a system in which religious groups, corporations and U.S. policy converge wherever poor nations have resources we want. More
Organize, then agitate
Journal Communications: Downtown and Uppity
New North Shore Herald is a marketer's dream and resident's nightmare
They are not selling the paper to you -- they are selling you to the advertisers
Thanks so much (Not) to Journal Communications, or whoever the corporate parent entity they own is that repackaged Shorewood news into a North Shore Herald. Not only has the horizontally and vertically monopolistic organization forced Shorewood advertisers to now spend more to reach people in Brown Deer and Fox Point who will never patronize them, but readers have to scratch around for news they care about through the otherwise irrelevant items about the inner workings of other municipalities.
While it is the trend nationally for newspapers to merge, consolidate staffs and raise advertising costs after falsifying circulation figures, the joining of suburban Herald's into one mega-neighborhood advertising circular only tightens Journal Communication's grip on the information it thinks it can trust us with without us acting up and rebelling.
There is a way to strike back, however. The Herald is offering four free weeks to try to get you hooked on their revamped marketing product.
We suggest you call (262) 317-4254 and take advantage of the free offer, but clearly insist that the trial end with the fourth issue.
After that, you can read the three Shorewood stories or so for free at Walgreen's, Pic N Save or the gas station in less than five minutes.
Our hearts go out to Bridget Fryman and the other writers who aspire to journalism but are chained to the inverted pyramid of corporate domination. RIP.
Shorewood officials named in money-transfer scheme
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Clare L. Fiorenza
SHOREWOOD, Wis. (Jan, 2, 2004) -- Rodney Dow, the former Village president, apparently opposes openness in government.
In two essays in the
Shorewood Herald he refers to correct action by conscientious
trustees as "leaks" by "moles." See
Pearls before hogs
Bikers blow off Harley-Davidson's entertainment choice at 100th birthday party
Thousands walk out on Sir Elton John
MILWAUKEE, WI. (AUGUST 31, 2003) -- Thousands of Harley-Davidson riders attending what the company called the biggest party ever walked out of the free event when the "big surprise" performer turned out to be not The Rolling Stones, not The Allman Brothers, not U-2, not Canned Heat, not Bruce Springsteen, but Elton John. The fizzled star attraction might have been more welcome to a less road-weary audience, many of whom had flown from Asia and Europe for the event before waiting hours in the 40-acre park jammed with nearly 150,000 bikers who had been sucking down Milwaukee's favorite beverage for eight hours or so. Much of that wait time had been an agonizing and shameless tribute by Harley-Davidson to itself, with corporate officials praising their entity. Chief praiser was Dan Aykroyd, who pitched the company's wares like a Fuller Brush Man on No-Doz. Corporate PR types had teased the crowd by not announcing who the entertainment would be, and built the suspense by unveiling the opening acts one by one -- The Doobie Brothers, Tim McGraw and Kid Rock. Yet even the entertainment could not divert Harley from getting in everyone's face. As the Doobie Brothers played their encore number, more than a dozen Harley employees rode the company's products across the stage. The cheap marketing efforts did not dampen the audience's sense of humor, though. When the first notes of Elton John's performance -- an electronic keyboard sounding like a harpsichord -- rang through the venue, one partier blurted, "It's Mozart."
Parking, noise and ethics laws take the back seat for Harley's 100th birthday
Government joins bikers in Harley corporate adoration
MILWAUKEE, WI. (August 28, 2003) -- Like bees at a picnic, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders from all parts of the world buzzed into town this week for what the corporate Public Relations image-builders tout as the biggest party in the history of the world, perhaps losing sight of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of World Wars I and II and the bash Richard Burton threw for Elizabeth Taylor's birthday .
For the past two weeks, local media have been throwing out stories like projectile vomit in anticipation of the arrival of a quarter million motorcycles in celebration of the company's 100th birthday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had reporters and photographers riding with herds of bikers streaming into the state from all corners of the continent, while television stations interviewed riders and their "bitches" like long-lost relatives, forgetting such minor incidents like the recent trials of 13 Outlaws
On the political front, never mind ethics and the prohibition against public officials taking anything of value from constituents. Mayor John Norquist, penis in holster after his anal-sex scandal with an employee, says Harley just gave him a motorcycle to use so he could ride during the extravaganza, according to Shepherd Express, the politician-loving alternative news weekly that thinks any officeholder is a celebrity.
But meanwhile, like a rival gang, bands of Harley-riding out-of-state cops rode through Downtown on Wednesday, flying their own colors and switching on their sirens although their only apparent emergency was testosterone poisoning. A police motorcycle drill team from Indianapolis was splashed across the Journal-Sentinel's front page Thursday, and you just have to ask whether tax-payers really should have paid several hundred thousand dollars to buy the equipment if it can be spared for a week by the cops who are supposed to be watching that city's traffic. Let's keep an eye on next year's police budget.
Canned Heat was good enough to play for Harley executives in Indianapolis on Monday, but you won't be seeing them at Harley-Davidson's 100 Birthday celebration. On the other hand, the Madison Blues Festival served up this band of veterans to the rank-and-file on August 24, 2003, and the crowd's enthusiasm reportedly prompted Luther's Blues to bring them back to Madison Oct. 2.
Wisconsin court has jurisdiction over Tennessee officials, lawyers who hacked Shorewood Web Site critical of them, Judge Dominic Amato says -- Hearing transcript
City Manager Jimmy Dale Shipley, City Attorney T. Michael O'Mara, Cookeville's Computer Manager Steve Corder and the city's insurance lawyer, John C. Duffy, of the Knoxville firm Watson & Hollow, which defends city officials through the Tennessee Municipal League's Risk Management scheme.
The city was in the national spotlight since a Cookeville Police Officer blew a family dog's head off with a shotgun during an erroneous traffic stop on Interstate 40 the evening of Jan. 1, 2003. The incident, which was captured on video, was not reported truthfully by the police officer, according to the Nashville Tennessean.
In denying the Defendants' motion, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Dominic Amato said many telephone calls are bounced off satellites, but pointed out that you don't have to go to outer space to sue someone who cheats you by phone from another state. Likewise, he reasoned, if Tennessee officials reach out through the Internet to destroy Wisconsin property, those officials can be sued in Wisconsin regardless of where the host server is located. Pleadings -- Read the hearing transcript
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (OCTOBER 17, 2002) -- Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann this afternoon filed a 20-count criminal complaint against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala. The charges include extortion, misconduct in public office, illegal campaign contributions, conspiracy to make illegal campaign contributions, and filing false reports with the State Elections Board.
Senator Feingold, the way the federal courts interact with the public is a great problem.
Kremers says privacy rights trump his own court's order
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Aug. 28, 2002) -- Kathy A.
Stover received at least a temporary
reprieve from a Milwaukee judge Tuesday in a contemptuous battle with a
musician over the contents of her computer.
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Schoemperlen beating in 1981 was a wake-up call for Milwaukee's old-school cops -- Story
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Association demeans the department and all deputies by demanding praise
for random accidents
MILWAUKEE (Aug. 1, 2002) -- Anyone who wonders why unions in this country don’t get no respect no more needs to look only to the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, which on Monday criticized Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for failing to publicly praise a deputy injured while responding to a car crash. -- Column
MILWAUKEE (July 31, 2002) --
On July 31, 1967, John Oraa Tucker loaded up
his .12 gauge shotgun and stood at the window of his home at 134 W. Center
St. By the time he put it down, Patrolman Bryan Mosche, 24, and widowed
77-year-old invalid Ann Mosley were dead. Det. Capt. Ken Hagopian was
taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where
126 pieces of lead from his face;
Det. Kenneth Henning was
at St. Mary’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest; Patrolman Thomas
Borzych was taken to County General Hospital with a gunshot wound in the
upper left side; Det. Leroy Jones was treated at County for a
gunshot wound to the right arm and released; Patrolman David Kunde was
treated at County emergency for a gunshot would to the left arm, and
released; and Detective Harry J. Daniels was released after treatment at
County emergency for a cut above his eye from the windshield that
John O. Norquist depositions -- Documents
|Annual financial disclosure reports for United States district judges in the Eastern District of Wisconsin -- Download PDF files|
How much should drugs cost in jail?
Milwaukee County ready to flush local pharmacy in effort to cut $500,000 from annual jail medical costs -- Story
Selig a racketeer?
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, others named in federal racketeering case over allegedly defrauding Canadian investors in scheme to eliminate Expos franchise -- Complaint
Journal Sentinel mum on gag order
Former employees who sued the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel say they are forbidden by a gag order from discussing anything about the class-action lawsuit that ended by settlement July 1 - three years, two dozen briefs, 20 motion hearings and dozens of motions, affidavits and depositions after it was filed. Story
|Journal Sentinel pulls Business section critical of Commissioner Selig from it's All-Star promo copies. Story|
|"House call" could have a whole new meaning for inmates in the custody of Milwaukee County. Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. says inmates with health insurance or cash at the County Jail and House of Correction should be able to call their own doctors, dentists, chiropractors or other licensed professionals under a pay-as-you-go reform. Story|
Milwaukee, the city with the worst case of water-borne illness in U.S. history, loses control at its purification plants. Story
Fox Point therapist Don Platner fights restitution to client he admits sexually abusing for a decade. Story
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