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.
Michael Jackson's fame is certainly transcends generations. Seven- and 8-year-old boys at a Parks and Recreaction Department track-and-field day at South Milwaukee High School on Friday excitedly related the news to each other that Michael Jackson had died as if they had just heard it. Then they got into a debate about the exact time of death. Then it was time for their next event -- the soccer-ball kick.