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12:17 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Milwaukee's Roller Derby Scene Is a Hit

The Shevil Knevils is just one of several roller derby teams with the Brew City Bruisers.
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Tomorrow evening at Milwaukee’s US Cellular Arena, the Brew City Bruisers will take to the rink for their last home roller derby bout of the season.

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Regional
12:12 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

What Do Your Mother's Day Flowers Mean?

One of world renowned floral designer Michael Gaffney's designs
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Floriography is the language of flowers. Blossoms can have multiple or varied meanings, but some represent prevalent customs.

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Regional
12:09 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Gardeners Rejoice! This Cool Weather Is Great for Grass

So it felt like Spring for a while there, didn’t it?  Our run of nice, warm weather was a welcome one, especially on the heels of what had been a very cool, very wet start to the season.

The gardeners among us may have been tempted by the reprieve in the deluge to go out and get some planting and pruning done.  But was that a wise move?  And what has this soggy season meant to our lawns?

Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers says don't worry.

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Health & Science
12:01 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Program Targets Milwaukee Kids Not Screened for Developmental Issues

Not all kids are being screened for certain important developmental milestones.
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When you’re the parent of a small child, there are certain milestones in the physical and mental development you tend to look out for.  But beyond the obvious one – things like walking and talking – are some more subtle markers of a child’s development.

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Politics & Government
10:55 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Milwaukee's Streetcar Project Suffers Setback at Hands of Joint Finance

The Joint Finance committee Thursday essentially killed plans to run a streetcar through downtown Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee’s proposed streetcar project has hit a bump in the road. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Thursday approved a provision in the Public Service Commission’s budget, that would shift any related costs for the streetcar from utility ratepayers to the city.

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Politics & Government
10:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Walker Gives WEDC Vote of Confidence in Light of Criticism

Gov. Scott Walker says his job creation agency overall is doing good work
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Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday presided over an emergency meeting of the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, or WEDC.

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Education
5:04 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Raspberry Pi Could Open Doors to Computer Science

Raspberry Pi is a small computer creating a lot of buzz

Have you heard of Raspberry Pi?

Not the dessert, but rather a small computer that’s been on the market a few years.

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Economy & Business
4:51 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Management Tends to Have Upper Hand in Negotiations

Caterpillar and USW Local 1343 are involved in tough negotiations

Caterpillar and its South Milwaukee Union are engaged in tough talks.

Last week, the United Steelworkers Local 1343 voted down a contract that called for allowing the company to temporarily close the plant if needed during downturns, along with wage freezes.

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Economy & Business
3:53 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Commentary: Wisconsin's "Insular Smugness" Doesn't Foster Growth

Where are you from?  Ask that to the next person you meet on the street in Milwaukee, and they’ll probably look at you funny.  So, instead, take our word for it – the answer is probably someplace local.

Writer and Lake Effect essayist Avi Lank says where we are from says a great deal about where we are going:

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Manual Controller's Electronic Sound Mashes Microwaves

Electronic band Manual Controller's new album is called "Salutations.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews musician Paul Schwarzkopf.

It’s been a while since the name Paul Schwarzkopf showed up in the Lake Effect credits.  But he's back, using audio waves in a whole new way.

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