Program To Expand in New Year
Beginning December 1st, 2010 law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin will have the authority to stop drivers suspected of texting while driving. The law prohibits a person from driving any motor vehicle while composing or sending an electronic text message or an electronic mail message.
The law does not apply to any of the following:
An acknowledged policy.
Do we know what the goals of the present Chinese government are in relation to the United States or in relation to North Korea? What are our goals toward these countries?
It’s that time of year again in Shorewood, WI. Shorter days, colder weather, snow and ice.
The holiday season is in full swing. To keep it from becoming a time of tragedy, Bayside Police Department along with law enforcement throughout Wisconsin will once again participate in the "Booze and Belts Mobilization".
Beginning December 10th and running through December 18th law enforcement will be out in force watching for impaired drivers and occupants of vehicles not wearing seat belts. Our goal is to continuously reduce the number of drunken drivers and accidents caused by drunken drivers.
Do you intentionally get lost while driving home for the holidays? When you get home, does your family lock you out? Or do you lock them out if they visit you? Do you even bother going home for the holidays?
There are the relatives who had one too many glasses of wine (mom, one is the limit from now on). There are the relatives that make stupid statements. For example, following that extra glass of wine is the annual statement made by my Mother, “this was the best holiday dinner you’ve ever made”. So mom, you are really telling me that last year’s meal was CRAP! And then there are the wonderful gifts that you receive; gifts that will last a lifetime – like a potato masher. Yes, I said a potato masher. Thanks mom! Ahhh . . . the joys of getting together with family around the holidays.
According to WI Law, any elected official may be confronted with a Recall after their first year in office.
Scott Walker will be inaugurated on Jan 3, 2011 --- so earliest is January of 2012.
A New Perspective.
One of the perspectives that we should develop regarding Shorewood's storm sewer system is that money put toward its improvement is a long term capital investment in our infrastructure, not merely an expenditure.
It's all about the students. That realization triggered a friendship between my husband Adolph and Jo Pulver which lasted over 40 years until she died last Friday. Adolph taught art at UWM, and Jo was the advisor for Fine Arts students. Whenever a student had a problem, with another faculty member, with grades, with scheduling, or perhaps with more personal issues, Adolph could depend on Jo to be the perfect intermediary.
And after she retired from a job she loved, Jo retained her ebullient spirit, even when she tread the winter sidewalks of Shorewood, well into her 80's, walking her lively little dog, Gypsy. In fact, as I read the letter I just received from the Dean's office about Jo, I'm suddenly aware of the appropriateness of that name, a Gypsy walking Gypsy. Here's the letter, which will give you a sense of why so many cared:
This morning I went to the Post Office downtown.
Supposedly, today is the busiest day of the year. There was one person working, with a line out the door and another line at the automated station. Every time I go to the Post Office to send a package, someone - usually the Postal worker there, says "Well, if you'd only packaged it [add here: in a flat rate box, as a shoe, in a plain package, in other packaging] you would have saved yourself some real money." Every year, I have done something invariably wrong despite my frequent checking on the website, my trying to calculate the assumed weight and dimension crossed with the distance and delivery goal, and ... today was no exception. Even though I was in a nice chatty line for the automated process, the woman two people back from me, who was wearing not one but two seasonal hats (one of a snowman, and a hat on top of the snowman as if she'd decorated the head sitting on top of her head), could not resist. She let me know that if I'da a just packed that small package in a small flat rate box, I'da saved four bucks. THANK YOU ma'am, that allows me to check that off my list. Duly chastised at the PO, Check! Let it be Christmas!
Program To Expand in New Year
Let's get this straight.
Defining the problem is part of the solution.
Our present sewer system, here in Shorewood seems to handle our sanitary sewage pretty well with a minimal amount of maintenance. Yet this his is only half of the function of a complete system.