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Accusations Fly as Court of Appeals Campaign Heats Up

Appellate Judge Charles Schudson accuses Shepherd Express of printing an error-riddled, disinformation and attack article to support Schudson’s campaign opponent, Joan Kessler. Kessler’s husband is a close personal friend of Shepherd publisher, Louis Fortis. Fortis insists, “Other than the small items we corrected, that article is 100 percent factually correct.” Another recent article in the Shepherd falsely charged that mayoral candidate Sandy Folaron had overdue property taxes in excess of $7000. Fortis was on hand at the Folaron campaign on election night to express his apologies.

Posted inNeighborhood News

Folaron Demands Shepherd Express Correct Slander

February 5, 2004–At a 3:00 p.m. news conference at City Hall, Mayoral Candidate Sandy Folaron demanded that the Shepherd Express explain the egregious error in a recent article that stated Folaron did not pay her taxes on time. This appeared in a story written by Doug Hissom in the latest issue of the newspaper on Wednesday, February 4th. Today Folaron confirmed with the City Treasurer that Hissom did not check the matter with them and that there were no requests for any of the candidates’ tax information.

Posted inMusic & Events

Upcoming Programs on School of the Americas

Two programs coming up about the formerly named School of the Americas (S.O.A.) in Ft. Benning, Ga., which trains mainly Latin Americans in terrorist type tactics that have been used by graduates who have tortured, raped, and killed nuns & priests, labor unionists, and other human rights activists in Central & South America for decades…

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2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERT & 9-11 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:30-9:00 PM in Gordon Park (Humboldt & Locust).

FEATURING: Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans

At 7:45 p.m., a special Candlelight Vigil will take place. Riverwest youth, who represent the future of the community and the world, will help distribute 500 candles to all concert-goers. The vigil will be led by Riverwest resident George Martin of Peace Action Wisconsin.