Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A roundup of the latest from the Shorewood police log.
After being pulled over for speeding Monday morning on the Estabrook Parkway, police say a male driver with two children in his car sped off in an effort to evade authorities, reaching speeds of 80 MPH while weaving through traffic. At 7:45 a.m. police say they stopped the man for driving 64 MPH in a 25-MPH zone in the 4200 block of the Estabrook Parkway. After the driver presented an officer with his state ID card during the traffic stop, police learned there was a felony warrant for him. When another squad arrived at the scene, after an officer called for back-up, the suspect took off toward East Capitol Drive, and turned west onto Capitol at estimated speeds of 80 MPH. An investigation is ongoing. Also in the police report:
Police say in one incident, a resident confronted a suspect after observing him illegal enter several cars on a Shorewood block.
Three cars were targeted in break-ins last week. On May 16, a resident confronted a suspect after he saw him illegally entering cars in the 4400 block of North Frederick Avenue. Police were phoned, but the suspect fled before they arrived. Later that night between 7:30 and 9, an unlocked car parked in the 1900 East Kensington Boulevard was entered and a prescription pill bottle containing a generic brand of Adderall was stolen. And sometime overnight on May 16, several items including cash and credit cards were taken from an unlocked car in the 2700 block of East Menlo Boulevard. The car was unlocked and the windows were rolled down at the time of the break-in.
Our sister Patch in West Des Moines, Iowa, reports that a Scott Walker “Truth Squad” plans to rally ahead of Wisconsin governor’s appearance before Republican activists.
West Des Moines, Iowa — Advocacy groups for progressives in Iowa and Wisconsin are holding “Scott Walker Truth Squad” in advance of the Wisconsin governor’s appearance Thursday at a Polk County Republican Fundraiser, one of several of appearances before GOP activists that point to a possible presidential run in 2016. Advisers to Walker say he’s returning a favor to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who hosted a fundraiser in Dubuque, Iowa, for the embattled Wisconsin governor during his 2012 recall election, the Washington Post reported. Even if Walker’s advisers are telling it like it is, and that Walker’s appearance with Branstad is just a little quid pro quo among political friends, the pre-banquet rally by Progress Iowa and One Wisconsin Now …
Monday, May 27 is the time to honor our patriots and welcome the summer.
Memorial Day is a time to commemorate those who have fallen in service to the United States. The official celebration of these heroes began in the 1860s after the Civil War, when wreaths were laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. The practice was fully recognized throughout the existing states by 1890. So, what is the best way to honor the holiday? Shorewood will pay tribute to military veterans with its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday. The North Shore American Legion Post #331 and the Shorewood Men's Club are sponsoring the 14th annual event slated to start at 4 p.m. at Atwater Park. The program will include patriotic music played by the Shorewood High School Band, remarks by public officials such as County …
Who’s NOT planning a barbeque this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some great ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of "Barbeque America" on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
For Republican lieutenant governor, the biggest battle isn't in the state Capitol - it's dealing with the every day challenges that come with being a parent.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Rebecca Kleefisch is the highest ranking woman in Wisconsin politics today, having been elected twice to the office of lieutenant governor. She is Gov. Scott Walker's point person business creation in the state and is a sought after speaker on conservative values. She has also battled colon cancer during her first run for office and is an advocate for early screenings, like the one that made her fight against the disease easier to overcome. But it is not the political campaign or the fight over cancer that …
Police say a Shorewood home was burglarized, with entry gained through a rear window, and TVs, laptops and other electronics stolen.
More than $1,700 in property was stolen from a Shorewood home during a daytime burglary on Friday. Police say there were signs of forced entry to a locked rear window of the house in the 2200 block of East Beverly Road. The burglary occurred sometime between 8:10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. An $800 TV, $500 laptop and $150 iPod were among a list of items taken, totaling $1,780. Nobody was home at the time of the burglary and police have no suspects.
Shorewood schools art students combined creative forces Monday to craft murals to be auctioned at the Shorewood Men's Club annual BBQ next month.
Young Shorewood artists combined creative forces Monday to craft murals to be auctioned at the Shorewood Men's Club annual BBQ next month. The students conceived the concept for the mural's design and then paired up with an older student with similar interests. Shorewood High School freshman Celeste Carroll, for example, teamed up with Atwater Elementary School fifth grader Juliet Loomis to paint a mural on travel. “We’re trying to incorporate the theme of travel and incorporate all of the images together,” Carroll said. Loomis said, “I like how we get to paint and express ourselves,” Loomis said. The conference, which lasted throughout the day, was held in the SHS North Gym and was organized by all of the district’s art teachers. The …
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …