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Dave Begel

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With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as OnMilwaukee.com keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.



Recent Articles
 
 Bars & Clubs - February 26, 2015
 City leans toward settlement in Silk lawsuit over Downtown strip club
 After losing a half-million-dollar judgement, the City of Milwaukee is looking at ways to avoid paying the money. One of the solutions being explored is granting Silk a license in exchange for dropping the lawsuit.
 
 Movies & TV - February 24, 2015
 The 14 greatest sports movies of all time
 Sports movies are among the greatest films ever made, so what better time to list the top 14 sports movies of all time than right after the Oscars?
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 20, 2015
 Off the Wall's "God of Carnage" plagued by faulty memories and overacting
 "God of Carnage" is a biting comedy about two couples who turn from civilized to animals before our very eyes. But when two of the actors can't remember their lines, the evening turns out to be a real dud.
 
 Bars & Clubs - February 19, 2015
 Silk strip club owners win big against the city
 The owners Silk Exotic today won a big victory in federal court as a jury awarded them a judgement of almost half a million dollars for revenue lost because the city would not grant them a license for a Downtown strip club.
 
 Kids & Family - February 19, 2015
 Sojourner Family Peace Center works front lines of domestic violence
 Domestic violence is something that most of us think doesn't touch those close to us. But in fact this familial violence cuts across all economic, social, geographic and ethnic boundaries.
 
 Sports - February 17, 2015
 Like Sinatra, Bo Ryan does it his way
 Bo Ryan has been coaching for 30 years in Wisconsin and he's had success wherever he's been. What's more, he's done it with a unique coaching style that features a deliberate offense and a tenacious defense that has the Badgers ranked among the best teams in the country.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 15, 2015
 "Bare: A Pop Opera" doesn't have the kind of urgency we'd expect
 "Bare: A Pop Opera" is a play that seems to have some potential. But when you actually see it, the story seems so dated that it's hard to grab onto the message.
 
 Arts & Entertainment - February 14, 2015
 "The Amish Project" makes you wonder if you are as good as you can be
 "The Amish Project" is a play about a murderous shooting in a one-room schoolhouse that took place in 2006. The message behind the play is the incredible sense of forgiveness of the community that had been so victimized. It makes you wonder how each of us would react.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - February 12, 2015
 Adelson is pulling the strings on Walker's Kenosha casino decisions
 Scott Walker is busy running for president and that campaign means he's got to curry favor with rich guys. Sheldon Adelson, the casino emperor, is a rich guy who hates the idea of a casino in Kenosha. And Governor Walker is trying to keep this guy happy.
 
 Sports - February 10, 2015
 Put a fork in him! Tiger's toast
 He's 39 years old and shot an 82 just a week ago. Tiger Woods seems worn out, by injury, the spotlight, the scandals and the constant coaching changes that resulted in swing changes. It may well be that we have just about seen the last of him.
 


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