August 6 2012
On Sunday at 10:30am, an unidentified gunman opened fire at the Sikh (Seek) Temple in Oak Creek. The FBI is currently investigating this tragedy and more details will be released today in a 10am press conference. President Obama says his administration will provide whatever support is necessary to investigate the shooing.
A new band shell in Cathedral Square, along with restored grass, more seating and permanent restrooms are just a few of the projects that could be possible if the Common Council and Mayor Tom Barrett approve the creation of a neighborhood improvement group for Downtown's East Side. A new, additional tax paid only by residents and business operators in the area would be used to fund improvements in this park with additional work being done in Juneau Park.
Tonight, the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Cooperation, WWBIC, holds a free seminar to examine the feasibility of your business idea, exploring ways to market your product or service and help identify resources to aid in starting your business. Held at the Central Library, 814 W Wisconsin Avenue, information found online at wwbic.com.
The American Red Cross presents National Night Out, a national day designed to heighten crime prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, will be observed locally on tomorrow, August 7th. Participating neighborhoods and more info available here.
This day in HER-STORY!!
On this day in 1926, on her second attempt, 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the 21 miles from Dover, England to Cape Griz-Nez across the English Channel which separates the Great Britain from the northwestern tip of France.
On this day in 1911, Lucille Desiree Ball, one of America’s most famous redheads and beloved comic actresses, is born near Jamestown, New York.