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Franklin Pierce Elementary sheds name of pro-slavery president, reinvents itself as Riverwest Elementary

by Melanie Lawder For years, teachers and staff at Franklin Pierce Elementary School had pondered why their school name celebrated an anti-abolitionist president who continually bowed to pro-slavery interests in the years leading up the American Civil War. A one-term Democrat from New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce is often considered to be one of the least […]

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Atheist Blows Up Baby Jesus

Walking through sleepy Christmas Eve Milwaukee, Go by house where no one’s home but Outdoor life-size inflatable Nativity Scene is illuminated, Inflated Mary & Joseph, inflated Wise Men and inflated gifts, Inflated shepherds, farm animals and stable, Inflated angels with inflated wings and halos, Inflated Star of Bethlehem, inflated manger But baby Jesus is deflated! […]

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December Calendar December 2018

1 SATURDAY 2018 SANTA CYCLE RAMPAGE, Cranky Al’s, 6901 W North Av, Day-of-Registration: 7am – 9am at BelAir Cantina Tosa, 6817 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. 9:30 am – Ride leaves from Cranky Al’s at 69th and North Ave. 10:30 am – Ride ends at Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N Commerce St. CIRCLE A Alive At Eight: […]