By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM

There's never a shortage of new people, events, decisions and ideas in Milwaukee, some moving the city forward and some holding it back. In this subjective and light-hearted article, we take Milwaukee's temperature for the start of October, 2009.

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Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder -- Broke Brewers' records left and right.
MPD -- Worked with other agencies to catch their serial killer.


Milwaukee Wave -- Rising from the ashes in '09.
Free flu vaccinations from the City -- Won't prevent Swine Flu, but it's a start.
Fall TV season -- New "Curb," "Office" and "Mad Men," but why must we wait until May for "LOST?"
Stephanie Sutton on the radio -- Filling in on Bob and Brian and D-List.

Privatizing the Zoo -- Not a bad idea, we guess, but is the zoo the County's biggest problem?
Milwaukee Bucks -- Reason to be optimistic as training camp opens.
Mark Tauscher's cell phone -- Starting to ring.
UWM off-campus dorms -- Phase two of the North Ave. river project underway and will freshen up the area.


Brewers Manager Ken Macha -- Cool and steady attitude, but skippered an underachieving team.
Packers' O-Line -- Give A-Rodg a fighting chance, guys.

Construction on I-94 South -- Who decided that this project was necessary?
Closed Lowe's at Midtown -- The old Capitol Court location seemed so promising ...

Brett Favre  -- MVP now stands for Most Villified Player. You should've stayed on your tractor, Brent.