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Dec. 16, 2010
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Reader submitted blog Revisit the Kooky Cooky House on YouTube
When winter comes around, I like to refresh my Kooky Cooky House web site.If you were a kid in Milwaukee in the 60s and 70s, you might remember seeing Santa at Capitol Court mall and eating a gingerbread cookie.This year, the additions to the site are spectacular.  Gino Salomone sent along a...
Posted by jfoust at 8:34 a.m. | Talkbacks
Category: Buzz
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Oct. 8, 2007
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Reader submitted blog Concern for the environment takes many forms
You may have heard about Rep. Jim Ott's talk on global warming titled "How Much of Global Warming is Hot Air," held in Fond du Lac and sponsored by the local Republican Party. There's another opportunity to hear interesting speakers on the larger topic of the environment. The Edgerton B...
Posted by jfoust at 12:32 p.m. | Talkbacks
Category: Arts & Entertainment
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April 24, 2007
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Reader submitted blog Something special about the Milwaukee cruller
Ask for a cruller, and you never know what you'll get.In Milwaukee, it's a long dark cake-like fried doughnut.  Anywhere else, you might get a wispy pâte à choux like a cream puff in a ring, or a knotted or twisted bready doughnut, or a boomerang, or something that looks...
Posted by jfoust at 5:36 p.m. | Talkbacks
Category: Buzz
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April 2, 2007
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Reader submitted blog Video and cable debate heats up in Madison
On March 27, 2007, a joint hearing took place at the Capitol to discuss a proposed "Video Competition" bill AB-207/SB-107. The hearing room overflowed with citizens deeply concerned about the threats posed by this bill. Most were associated with small-town "public access-government...
Posted by jfoust at 3:17 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Jan. 30, 2007
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Reader submitted blog Busting Heads for Character Ed?
Does your school district have a Character Education program?Five school districts in the Jefferson County area - Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Palmyra, Milton and Whitewater – planned to hold school assemblies on March 23 and 24. The students were to watch "The Power Team," a group o...
Posted by jfoust at 3:11 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Dec. 6, 2006
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Reader submitted blog Sheboygan? Nah. On the web, brats center on Jefferson
I live in Jefferson, pop. 7,800. When you’re traveling along I-94 from Milwaukee to Madison, we’re five miles south of the Johnson Creek outlet mall you encounter about fifty miles west of Milwaukee. We’re in the bare spot between the sprawl creeping out from Waukesha and Madiso...
Posted by jfoust at 1:35 p.m. | Talkbacks
Category: Dining
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Dec. 5, 2006
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Reader submitted blog Japanese know Milwaukee not for beer, but a raccoon?
Step aside, Gertie the Duck.  Did you know that a generation of Japanese might know Wisconsin and Milwaukee not for beer, but for a raccoon? If you attended grade school in Wisconsin decades ago, a teacher might've guided you to the charming story of Rascal, a pet raccoon. The boo...
Posted by jfoust at 8:55 a.m. | Talkbacks
Category: Buzz
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Dec. 4, 2006
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Reader submitted blog Kooky Cooky House memory web site
A few years ago, spurred by Jim Stingl's column in the Milwaukee Journal, I created a site about the Kooky Cooky House.  Once a highlight for kids at Capitol Court at Christmas, my web site at www.kookycookyhouse.com now tells about what happened to the pieces of the House.  It also...
Posted by jfoust at 2:57 p.m. | Talkbacks
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