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Candidates in Upcoming Elections

Candidates for U.S. SENATE (entire state): D – Russ Feingold, inc.; R – Russ Darrow, auto dealer; Robert Lorge, attorney; Tim Michels, construction executive; Robert Welch, current State Senator. Candidates for STATE SENATE, District #4 (Riverwest & Harambee – Gwen Moore’s current seat): D – Johnnie Morris-Tatum, current State Rep; Lena Taylor, current State Rep; […]

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“Rich” Condo Owners

I make it a point to visit the Fuel Cafe once a week to remind myself of what I once was. Young. The only substantive difference between those of us in downtown condos and patrons of the Fuel Cafe is age. When I was young, I also sat in cafes and listened to tunes and talked smart and questioned authority and talked about the “man.” Granted, I listened to Pink Floyd instead of Pink, but you get the idea. Oh, yeah, one other difference — I didn’t smoke because I wanted to age…

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Riverwest Neighborhood Association Report — July 2004 Meeting

Presentations Carrie Lewis, Superintendent, Department of Water Works, provided an update on the Reservoir. Currently there are two studies in process: one is research on ways to “mitigate the curve” on North Avenue, for which there is at least $300,000 in federal money available. Engineers are also developing a 3-D display and perspective drawings of […]

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Diversity is Our Alibi

Recently I heard this revision of the popular “Diversity is Our Strength” slogan that is featured on yard signs all over Riverwest: “Diversity is Our Alibi.” I assume the intended point is that there’s a lot of white liberal backslapping about living in an area with an unusually high level of non-white minorities. On the […]

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Further Down Stream August 2004

The Academy of Unconventional Art (3172 N. Bremen St.) is offering a one-month workshop on the basics of oil painting. The nine classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Greg Jacobon and Shawn Gurath will conduct the classes. Gurath describes the classes as “classical in foundation, but branching off into contemporary concepts” with a focus […]