Milwaukee celebrates Opening Day by refusing to lose some weight
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked throughout the weekend.
• After a not-so-spectacular series against the Cincinnati Reds (they swept us), our very own Milwaukee Brewers play their first home game this afternoon. OnMilwaukee.com has a short primer on Brewers Opening Day, while the Journal Sentinel takes a look at the 10-year-old (!) Miller Park.
• In yet another highly scientific study, the quickie-list mavens at The Daily Beast have put Milwaukee at #15 on their list of “Weight Gain Cities.” The site lists the percentage of residents that have gained weight (54.8), and the average pounds gained per person (7.26).
• Legendary Milwaukee DJ Maurice “Doc B” Beckley was injured in a shooting last week. According to OnMilwaukee.com’s JC Poppe, the shooting was not a direct attack on Beckley, but instead a case of “being at the wrong place, at the wrong time.” Beckley is currently recovering at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. Police are still looking for a suspect in the shooting, and anyone with information is urged to call 414-935-7360.
• 88.9 Radio Milwaukee talked to filmmaker and Riverwest Film And Video-proprietor Xav Leplae about Rasmalai Dreams, a 3-D film he shot in India.
• Last week, Decibully announced that it would be going on indefinite hiatus following its show at the Cactus Club Saturday night. The Shepherd Express has a review of the final gig. But all is not lost: A new self-titled album will be released online tomorrow. Make sure to check The A.V. Club tomorrow morning for information on the album, and for some parting thoughts from band co-founder Ryan Weber.