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Carol Deptolla's 2014 Top 30 list sees big turnover thanks to bounty of restaurant openings

jsonline.com — "Hmm," I sometimes think when I leave a new restaurant after a few visits, "this one could be a contender for Top 30." I thought that a lot in the past year, struck so often by a restaurant crew's forward thinking and devotion to their craft.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @antltoe: Top 30 #MKE area restaurants for 2014 via @mkediner. Love this list. I consult it all year long. jsonl.in/2NN15z

Sep 19, 2014

Top 30 #MKE area restaurants for 2014 via @mkediner. Love this list. I consult it all year long. jsonl.in/2NN15z

Sep 19, 2014

RT @mkediner: Read all about it! This year's Top 30. Now with more new faces. jsonl.in/2NN15z

Social media accounts of (almost) every film or filmmaker at Milwaukee Film Festival

jsonline.com — We are innundated by television ads for Hollywood movies. But smaller films with low or no marketing budgets can create interest in their offerings on the internet and can use social media acounts like Twitter and Facebook to connect with potential consumers.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @cforan12: From @TheDudekAbides: Social media accounts of (almost) every film or filmmaker at Milwaukee Film Festival - JSOnline jsonline.com/blogs/entertai…

Sep 19, 2014

Social media for (almost) every film or filmmaker @mkefilm fest starting with opening night director @jhamilton71 jsonline.com/blogs/entertai…

282,000 cards stolen in Wisconsin Home Depot breach now for sale online

jsonline.com — More than 282,000 credit and debit card numbers stolen from Wisconsin stores during the recent Home Depot data breach have been offered for sale on the black market, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation has found. The company said Thursday that the data breach had exposed an estimated 56 million payment cards.
Sep 19, 2014

Stunning. You may need new cards again: 282,000 cards stolen at ALL Home Depot WI stores now for sale online buff.ly/1uhtBSL

Sep 19, 2014

Fraud for Sale: Almost 300K credit card numbers from Home Depot breach in #Wisconsin for sale online - buff.ly/1ugcaCf @GitteLaasbyM…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @GitteLaasbyMJS: PI investigation shows 282,000 cards stolen in #Wisconsin @HomeDepot breach for sale online. Average price: $28.90 buff.ly/1u4WGoe

Sep 19, 2014

PI investigation shows 282,000 cards stolen in #Wisconsin @HomeDepot breach for sale online. Average price: $28.90 buff.ly/1u4WGoe

Sep 19, 2014

Massive credit card data breach discovered at all #homedepot locations in #Wisconsin @js_newswatch reports. tinyurl.com/l8nq8lf

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Pity the vanishing bobolink

jsonline.com — "Bobolink bobolink spink spank spink; call is a metallic pink." This is how my "Birds of Illinois" guide describes the bubbly, musical "voice" of Dolichonyx oryzivorus, known to the ornithologically minded as the bobolink.
Sep 19, 2014

My latest column in @journalsentinel uncovers the environmental lessons from the missing bobolink: ow.ly/BGz8y #sustainability

Child welfare bureau turnover, backlog fuel concerns about safety

jsonline.com — When Mary Wolf left the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare this year, she wrote a pained letter to the agency's leadership in both Milwaukee and Madison: "The decision to leave the BMCW broke my heart," she wrote.
Sep 19, 2014

JS WATCHDOG: Child welfare bureau turnover, backlog fuel concerns about safety buff.ly/1ugKe15

Sep 19, 2014

Is Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare in disarray, leaving scores of children at risk? buff.ly/XsYGIm @crocker_mjs

Sep 19, 2014

Is Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare in disarray, leaving scores of children at risk? m.jsonline.com/watchdog/child…

Kupferschmidt kept alive the stories of Jones Island and the Kaszube

jsonline.com — When he was a boy, James Kupferschmidt would listen to the tales of village life on Jones Island, told and retold by his grandmother, Rose Dettlaff. She was Kaszube - people of Polish and German descent who came to Wisconsin from the Baltic coast of what is now Poland, and made a living fishing on the island.

Mary Burke accused of copying portions of jobs plan from other Democrats

jsonline.com — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is being accused of swiping significant sections of her jobs plan from earlier propsals published by three Democratic candidates who ran for governor elsewhere. BuzzFeed reported late Thursday that Burke's plan, called "Invest for Success," includes nearly verbatim passages from the economic development plans put forward by Delaware Gov.
Sep 19, 2014

Mary Burke trumpets depth of her jobs plan; she copied big parts from other Democrats - buff.ly/Xsgu6o @DanielBice @js_watchdog

Sep 19, 2014

Burke accused of copying portions of jobs plan from other Democrats jsonline.com/blogs/news/275…

Forget the jobs talk: Is that really Lambeau Field in Scott Walker's ad?

jsonline.com — Lambeau Field has never looked so, well, maroon. In his current 60-second TV ad, Gov. Scott Walker talks up how many jobs he has created since taking office in 2011. Yes, he says, he promised to create 250,000 jobs during his first term. So far, the ad says, the GOP governor has helped many find work.
Sep 18, 2014

Faux Lambeau? Mystery stadium plays Packers home in campaign ad for Wis. Gov. Walker: @DanielBice. on.jsonl.in/1ATgOZb

Sep 18, 2014

Forget the jobs talk: Is that really Lambeau Field in Scott Walker's ad? - JSOnline jsonline.com/blogs/news/275…

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UW-Milwaukee fraternity probed over drugs slipped into party drinks

jsonline.com — A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is under investigation for members slipping drugs into alcoholic drinks at a party last weekend. UW-Milwaukee police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon frat house, 3321 N. Oakland Ave., after party last Friday left several people severely intoxicated, with at least two taken to the hospital.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @emrichards: Is the @UWM fraternity TKE slipping drugs into party drinks? Police are trying to find out: jsonl.in/BFgzK

Sep 18, 2014

UW-Milwaukee fraternity probed over drugs slipped into party drinks jsonline.com/news/crime/uw-…

Sep 18, 2014

Is the @UWM fraternity TKE slipping drugs into party drinks? Police are trying to find out: jsonl.in/BFgzK

Brewers announce affiliation with Class AAA Colorado Springs

jsonline.com — The Brewers announced Thursday what had become inevitable due to events in recent days: they will be affiliated with Class AAA Colorado Springs. The Brewers agreed to a two-year player development contract with Colorado Springs, the only remaining Class AAA franchise without an affiliation.
Sep 18, 2014

Brewers officially announce affiliation with AAA Colorado Springs. jsonline.com/blogs/sports/2…