yes, I attended the meeting tonight at West Allis Central regarding Daniel Acker. I was quite impressed regarding the turnout of city officials from the West Allis Recreation Department to the Superintendent of the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district.
Ariel, Bruno, Brownie and several other adorable, sweet puppies are looking for homes at the Wisconsin Humane Society! All dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. All adopters also go home with an adoption handbook to help their companions make a smooth transition. Interested in adopting a puppy? We also offer several excellent training classes and seminars based on positive reinforcement.
Not ready to keep up with the energy of a young pup? Meet Bella, a sweet 4-year-old Beagle who has eyes that melt your heart, or Zoe, a 6-year-old Chihuahua who would love to curl up on the couch with you and a good movie. There are also other wonderful adult dogs, cats and small animals looking for great homes.
Have you all seen the article by Mark Schaaf about WAPDs plan to bust underage drinking parties? The program was introduced Tuesday, April 2 at the Spring Into Action event. I missed the event, so my information comes soley from Schaaf's article. If any of you attended, I'd love to hear your opinions about the program.
While I applaud the effort to keep underage drinking parties under control, it saddens me that the police end up trying to control something that parents should be handling. Maybe it was because I wasn't part of the cool crowd in high school, but my parents taught me right from wrong and put house rules in place that, if violated, at least cost us our freedom for a few weeks. I understand times were different 25 years ago when I was 15, but why does it have to be? Why can't the values we were raised with be taught to our children? Were our parents' ways really that bad? When you think about all the teens who die in car wrecks caused by alcohol, the school shootings, the gang crimes...I don't remember having near the problems with these things when we were kids. Police didn't need to "have a presence" at our school and the worst school violence we saw was a fist fight. The "bad" kids were out smoking behind the building, not killing each other because they disagreed.
Just about any sports photo will look better the lower you, as the photographer, are to the ground. It's all about perspective. Any vertical movement by an athlete will be accentuated the lower your camera is to the ground. A good sprinter's feet will both be off the ground at the same time during his stride, but from eye height that's just not visible. The sprinter's feet are only a couple of inches off the running deck and from eye level that's just not readily visible, but with the camera on the ground/floor that little two inches of flight looks much more pronounced. Add in a determined and straining game face and it's makes for a dramatic photograph.
Usually I try to avoid watching commercials on TV but there are times that I get caught up in them. It amazes me how little kids are often presented. Kids are either very obnoxious or sweet, sometimes saccharine sweet. The only commercial that I've seen a few times that presents the kid as normal is the one showing the little boy talking to his bloodhound and telling the dog that he's not going to lie anymore for the dog's mishap.
There's a commercial showing now by a fish stick sponsor in which the little girl is sassy, demanding and obnoxious. It seems to me that a child watching it will get ideas in their head that its ok to talk to mom that way cause you get what you want that way. Not a good thought for a small child to have. Granted it's JUST a commercial, but small children do watch them. There is no way any of my kids would even think they could talk that way to me and get away with it. If they get away with it when young, imagine what they will try as teenagers?
The Park People Spring Weed Out focuses on the removal of Garlic Mustard, an especially aggressive weed that is native to Europe. Since its introduction into our ecosystem, Garlic Mustard has spread at an alarming rate and has been displacing native woodland vegetation. It is imperative that Garlic Mustard is controlled in the Milwaukee County Parks before it causes long term degradation to our public green spaces.
Below are the specific dates and locations.