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The Milwaukee Archdiocese has agreed to a $21  million settlement with victims of clergy abuse.  The tentative deal is the first step toward ending the Archdiocese's bankruptcy case.  

The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in January of 2011.  Nearly 600 men and women then filed sexual abuse claims.  

Archbishop Jerome Listecki announced Tuesday that 330 of them would share the $21 million settlement.  In addition, $500,000 would be set aside for victims to access therapy.  

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The annual doctor's issue of Milwaukee Magazine is out this month, featuring over 500 doctors in the metro area evaluated and rated by their peers. The issue includes doctor rating as well as growing medical trends.

A few trends to watch are:

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Keith Hayes was among the first to recognize the potential of a former rail corridor, where Milwaukee's Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods intersect. The space, now called the artery, stretches from W. Keefe Avenue up to W. Capitol Drive.

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Lauren Fox's third novel, Days of Awe, is a first person narrative that sends it's protagonist, Isabel, on a very difficult journey.

Throughout the course of a year, the character loses her best friend and her marriage. Isabel also metaphorically loses her daughter, a fairly typical teenager with the mood swings.

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The airing of a Precious Lives story about the success of Minneapolis’ youth violence prevention program has had Milwaukee leaders talking.

Precious Lives executive producer Brad Lichtenstein sat down with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker to discuss what needs to be done to end youth gun violence in our city.

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As summer winds down, practice may be far removed from the minds of music students. But practice does make perfect, and it is the art of repetition and fine-tuning a sound that adds up to a great musician.

Cellist Robert Cohen says, "Feeling of having done more than you've expected to do...you somehow are able to be more expressive than the effort you're putting in to it. It just seems to pour out of you."

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Anticipation is building among Republican activists and voters. This week, Fox News will host the first 2016 presidential debate featuring GOP candidates.

 As of Monday, there are 17, but the network plans to include only the ten with the highest polling numbers. Gov. Walker has consistently ranked as a top tier candidate, so he is assured a spot on the stage.

Ex Fabula: Game On!

Aug 1, 2015
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Hello August! Can you believe it? Only one month until our first Ex Fabula Story Slam of Season Seven. That’s right, this year we’ve added a seventh StorySlam in September. Lucky Number 7 indeed!

The weekend tournament at Milwaukee County's Brown Deer Golf Course includes Carly Werwie, Gabby Curtis and Jessie Gerry. While they may have the benefit of family and friends attending the event, Gerry always has a piece of home with her - her dad Dave serves as her caddy, cheerleader and unofficial coach.

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Starting next week, Milwaukee will be host city to the 33rd JCC Maccabi Games - one of the largest youth athletic competitions in the world. The competition will have roughly 1,000 Jewish youth from around the world competing in over 15 various sporting events over five days.

"It’s about an exciting, engaging event for five days, with kids from all over the world," says director of the Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games, Jesse Rosen.

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