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Best Restaurants in Milw to be at Feasting for Fido

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The Wisconsin Humane Society is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Feasting for Fido, a tasting of Milwaukee’s best vegetarian food.
July 14, 2011 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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Free "Summer's Best" Concerts in the Parks

Here they are.  These concerts are free in your very own Milwaukee County Parks.  Please attend with that special someone, family members or friends.  Bring your favorite blanket or chair and something to eat and drink if you so choose.

Boerner Botanical Gardens- Concerts in the Gardens (all at 6:30pm-8:30pm)

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Mequon's Highland House enhances patio, adds garden

Outdoor dining, Green dining, Local foods

Highland House is embracing the great outdoors.

The restaurant, at 12741 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon, has just remodeled its deck. And it’s joined the ranks of restaurants with gardens — it recently began harvesting herbs from its all-natural garden nearby.

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See wild babies on Saturday 10-5.

Come and join us for our Wildlife Baby Shower! You'll get the opportunity to watch our staff and volunteers in action, feeding and caring for our orphaned babies in the busy nursery.  You can also learn about the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and visit our many displays which include information on how to keep wildlife outside and keep baby animals from becoming orphaned. Purchase delicious goodies at our bake sale, courtesy of our talented volunteers. All proceeds benefit the orphans in our care.

No need to let us know you're coming!  Everyone is invited to our shower.  Gifts are encouraged! See the specific items the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center needs.

Bay sectional final postponed to Saturday

The rainy weather conditions Friday morning have prompted a slew of scheduling changes in the WIAA sectional baseball sectional, including at the Whitefish Bay sectional, where the sectional final was postponed until noon Saturday.

Port Washington and Whitefish Bay were under way in the first semifinal, which began at 1 p.m., and Homestead and Cedarburg were scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Winners of those games will retun to Bay tomorrow.

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Mascots, hard work and a key returnee all led to Bay's state trip

Baseball players are a superstitious lot. Always have been, always will be.

Like veteran catcher Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) said to young pitcher Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) in "Bull Durham," an American classic movie: "Don't mess with a streak."

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With the recall elections of several Republican State Senators just around the corner, it’s worth examining the rationale behind the action. These Republican State Senators voted in the majority with all the other Republican State Senators to support Governor Scott Walker’s agenda to pass a budget repair bill along with a separate bill to reduce the collective bargaining scope of public employee unions. The results appear to be the elimination of the State’s substantial debt deficit; an increase in Wisconsin jobs; encouragement of business to move into the State or expand if already here; additional contributions to pension and health care from public employees with concomitant positive effects on municipal and educational budgets. So where’s the beef?

Public unions may lose members and dues from which the public unions use funds to elect people who will increase public employment, increase wages and benefits leading to increase union dues from which the public unions can use to increase support to elect people who will continue to increase public employment – a never-ending circle. An even bigger picture involves all the public and private unions in the country. If Governor Walker’s program succeeds, it will put in jeopardy the ability of unions to influence their ability to affect elections of their supporters throughout the land. You can paint the picture of this scenario and why it is driving union leaders to panic. Is it any wonder they mounted recall actions against certain Republican State Senators who were eligible as deemed most vulnerable? Union money is flowing into Wisconsin in quantity, in the hopes of convincing voters to knock off certain Republican State Senators as a message: "Don’t oppose unions and the use of dues to elect union supporters."

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Some of you may remember several years back a fad which grew into a hoax which blossomed into a full-blown religion – known as anthropogenic global warming. It was the notion that somehow, the miniscule amount of CO2 produced by man in the atmosphere, which itself is a miniscule greenhouse gas, was responsible for changing the climate of the entire planet, and a companion theory that somehow this temperature change was bad – even catastrophic – to life on earth. It sounds preposterous now, but not too long ago, people began to change their lives thinking they were saving Earth, and companies began offering carbon offsets and "green" products.

In 2006, a former vice-president named Al Gore produced a political propaganda film entitled "An Inconvenient Truth" which was based on factual and scientific errors such as the sea will rise six meters, the Pacific Islands are "drowning", polar bears were losing their homes, the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro were melting, and CO2 was driving temperature increases. The film even blamed Hurricane Katrina on man and featured a now-discredited "hockey stick" graph that falsely attempted to abolish the Medieval Warm Period. But millions believed it. Hollywood movies were based on it. And American industries and businesses were targeted and blamed for it. It was a dark period in American political and scientific history.

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