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The EAA Eagle Hangar

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By Nathan Wolff The Eagle Hangar, located within the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, is an exhibit themed in the style of a WWII US military hangar and serves as means to display the museum’s collection of WWII era artifacts. The exhibit attempts to immerse the visitor in the period including small details such as playing popular music of the early ... Read More »

Home Water Management Using Rain Barrels

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BY DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever thought about how you might personally help reduce residential water runoff to storm sewers or to recharge our ground water aquifer and improve water quality of streams and lakes?  It is easy and fun to do using rain barrels. There are many benefits from harvesting rain water.  It is relatively clean and chemical free, ... Read More »

Recidivism….More Than Meets The Eye: ONE REGIONAL GROUP CONFRONTS THIS PROBLEM HEAD ON

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By Danel Burchby Were you aware…that in Wisconsin, there are over 21,000 incarcerated offenders? In addition, there are over 68,000 offenders OUT of prison serving their sentence in the community on extended supervision…in our neighborhoods.  Every year about 8,000 offenders are released from prison back into our communities.  Some might view this as a scary statistic or a Corrections problem ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Dave Garcia

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By Ron LaPoint Some of the happiest times in my life were in Oshkosh,” was the opening line in a telephone conversation a few years ago with Dave Garcia, a conversation that lasted for well over an hour. For those of you who were born after 1950, Dave Garcia was the player/manager of the Oshkosh Giants when the city had ... Read More »

Chris Terry on Net Neutrality

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By Tony Palmeri On May 15th the Federal Communications Commission issued a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) regarding “net neutrality.” Go to freepress.net for specifics on how to get involved. Net neutrality is a complex issue. For enlightenment, Media Rants turns to Dr. Chris Terry, Lecturer in Media Law and Regulatory Policy at the UW Milwaukee Department of Journalism, Advertising, ... Read More »

Myths Versus Truth In Refugee Resettlement

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BY JANINE WRIGHT I Imagine waking up one day and your country has turned against you. Imagine continually running for your life – always wondering if your family will be safe. For Zaid Al Samrie, this was reality.  “I helped the American Army when they first came and then had terrorists trying to kill me. I went to Turkey for ... Read More »

What’s the Good Word? SERENDIPITY

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By Scherryl Antoniadis It was New Year’s Eve, San Francisco, 1978.  My roommate, Lynne, and I were going to join a group of friends for a quick drink, followed by a late-night dinner to ring in the new year. We agreed to meet at a neighborhood hangout called the ‘Final, Final’ -- aptly named as it is the last bar ... Read More »

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