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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Cardinals Are The Champions!

Kevin Januchowski, Cardinals, softball

Coach Kevin Januchowski, in red jacket, with his South Milwaukee Cardinals softball team, which clenched the league championship last night.

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Blast! of Our Past

Blast! Fitness, Ballys Fitness, YMCA

We sure gave it a go, but as Blast! Fitness cut or started charging extra for certain service, we finally gave up and Blast! is now in our past.

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Unexpected, But Much Appreciated

Mike Szymanski, Facebook, O.J. Simpson, Jerrianne Hayslett, Anatomy of a Trial

 My good friend Michael Szymanski posted this on Facebook today:

Today is the day of the 20th anniversary of the murders committed by OJ Simpson...one of the best books about the trial coverage and media mess is by my longtime friend and journalist, Jerrianne Hayslett, so if you haven't read it, please consider it, it's fascinating for all the right reasons!http://www.anatomyofatrial.com/

Have a Blast! While It Lasts

Blast! Fitness, Cudahy, Bally Total Fitness, gym, close

Death by a thousand cuts seems to be the business plan of Blast! Fitness in Cudahy. In the two years since Blast! took over Bally Total Fitness on Layton Avenue (previously a Vic Tanny's gym), Blast! bean counters have shut down the steam room, closed the tanning facility, let broken weight machines languish, cut hot water so that showers sometimes are barely luke warm, and now they have closed the pool area. No swimming pool. No whirlpool.

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Kmart's March of Dimes Take -- Watch Out!

Kmart, March of Dimes, donation, "No Thanks!"

 I hope Kmart does not got out of business, but I do wonder if they really want people to shop at their store. At least the one in Cudahy. After yesterday, I might not and if I do, I will certainly be very careful when I check out..

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