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James Meade April 4, 2013 at 01:49 am
Myself, my twin brother, Gary Hida, John Rickert (now a PhD in Math) Jay Koenitzer, Dale Nitschke,Read More Jim McCormick (who went onto to actuarial studies), and a dozen other students I can name all came to admire and respect Mr Fitz. Our calculus classes were filled with basketball, bone crushing handshakes, and a lot of very good math. I probably owe him thousands of dollars for being able to test into 3rd semester calculus at Madison. He is one of the teachers we all remember, admired, and will miss. Thank you Mr Fitz for all you did.
Kathy Johanknecht April 5, 2013 at 05:36 am
I absolutely adored Fitz! I was already good in math, but his influence made me love it. I had himRead More for Calculus and because of his great teaching, I didn't have to take the first 2 semesters of calculus in college. I wast the only student at Drake that was able to test out of both. This is a testament to his amazing teaching. My heart is heavy as I write this. You were the best that West had to offer, and there were so many super teachers there. I went on to major in Math and Statistics and to this day, I continue to take graduate math classes. You helped so many people and were loved by so many more. Thank you with all my heat. My condolences to his family and I'm sure you already know what a great man, teacher and friend he was. Kathy Johankencht Tosa '85
Big Pete April 7, 2013 at 06:12 pm
In Wisconsin, we like to call teachers like Tom, greedy and selfish. When in fact after their goneRead More we all truly understand that it really always was about the kids. We as Wisconsinites should hang our heads in shame.
The Anti-Alinsky October 26, 2012 at 09:38 pm
Shripathi Kamath wrote: "...Oh wait, what you meant to say was the rapist and the victim bothRead More exercised their free wills, and the rape was their unanimous choice?..." Not at all. Unfortunately atheists like to blame GOD for the evil that men. GOD would love to prevent a rape from happening, but to interfere would be to take away the free will HE gave all men. To take it away from one would be to take it away from all. Instead, HE will reserve his judgement and action until the time of HIS choosing, ie. when the rapist dies and stand in front of GOD for judgement. To illustrate, the rapist is violating the victims free will (choice if you will) not to be raped. In return, the Judicial System will, justifiable, "violate" the rapists free will of not being sent to prison. In other words, we as men will deliver our judgement on the rapist, but GOD will deliver a far worse judgement later. If you are indeed an atheist, then since you don't believe in GOD or HIS gift of free will, your argument is moot. It's just another way for you to try and convince Christians, Jews, Muslims and other Monotheists how intelligent you are by disproving GOD exists. But it doesn't matter. GOD will continue to exist with or without your approval!
mhazzard October 27, 2012 at 12:34 am
800 rape supporters, feel the rush!!!...
Colter95 October 27, 2012 at 05:34 pm
Consider these facts before you vote: 1. Is the economy better off now than it was four yearsRead More ago? Based on the evidence, I'd have to say no. Wages are down, the the prices of everything we buy is up. The price of gas has doubled. Good jobs are scarce. 2. Are the slight "up tics" in the economy a solid trend in the right direction? I don't think so. First, the gains are very slight. Second, I believe they are the result in the temporary stimulus by the Federal Reserve, in which they printed a lot of new money. It provides a slight bump now, but the cost will come later - after the election. Ben Bernanke is trying to save Obama's job, along with his own. 3. The continual misrepresentation of Romney on the auto bailout by the Obama administration. Obama appears to be taking complete credit for the bailout, while simultaneously saying that Romney was for liquidation of the auto industry. This is an absolute falsehood. It was Bush who initiated the bailout and TARP. Obama continued it and then expanded it, to his credit. However, Romney was one of the first to say that the industry needed to go through bankruptcy reorganization, and eventually they did exactly that. He also said that any needed loans should come from the private sector. He never said that the industry should be liquidated, or that he would deny federal funds if he were president, and private sector funds were not available. Obama lies! 4. The Benghazi coverup and lies.
Spencer A Hoyt September 19, 2012 at 03:43 am
To the Birk family: "Our heartfelt deepest sympathies on your loss"...
Tina Holst September 19, 2012 at 08:12 pm
What an angel you had! She is now with God, no pain, happy and watching down on you all! God blessRead More you and keep you during your time of grief. Love, Tina
Tina Holst September 19, 2012 at 08:14 pm
Your Angel is with God now. May He keep you during this time of grief. Tina Holst
Pete Donegan September 15, 2012 at 06:29 pm
John Pokrandt, you badly misrepresent the facts. (But I guess that's allowed for people running forRead More public office). 1) As regards Tosa employee union's disposition towards concessions prior to ACT 10: As of the first week of Feb. 2011, we had failed to accomplish a settlement with any of our unions. We had been negotiating since the prior Sept. and the contracts had expired the prior December. In fact, the City's proposals asked for less concession than Act 10 and they were rejected. The key issue of pension-contribution remained completely off the table. The willingness to concede to the Act 10 levels was not expressed until after Act 10 was announced. 2) Delaying acceptance of the concessions until Act 10 was effected did indeed cost us in 2011 but the amount was recovered in 2012 via additional reductions in the health care benefit that would not have been available had we entered into the 2 year contract in 2011. So, it was a wash to the Tosa taxpayers.
Jim Price September 17, 2012 at 03:03 am
CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Attempts were made before publication of this story to reach Democrat JohnRead More Pokrandt's Republican opponent in the 13th Assembly District for contrasting comment. He could not be reached. The standard "Pokrandt's Republican opponent, Rob Hutton of Brookfield, could not be reached for comment" was inadvertently omitted. It has been inserted.
Joseph Robert September 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Attention Wauwatosa Seniors on Medicare and All Others Using Government Assistance!!! This is whatRead More Mitt Romney thinks of you and ALL OF AMERICANS dependent on government support: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them.” “..my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives” Mitt Romney, speaking at fund-raising dinner, Spring 2012 Watch the video at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/post/mitt-romney-trashes-the-47-percent/2012/09/17/f3ef2b6e-0116-11e2-9367-4e1bafb958db_blog.html Mitt Romney: He thinks you act like a VICTIM!
Jessica McBride June 14, 2012 at 01:33 am
Thank you for your nice comments. She sounded like a very inspiring woman.
unclejeffie June 15, 2012 at 12:25 am
Thank you all for telling your stories about Jocelyn, and for the Wauwatosa Patch letting the storyRead More of how Jocelyn "lived" be told. Her life was so mraningful to so many. I attended her wake today to say good-bye. I and all at ABN love you Jocelyn and miss you.
Doug Stillman June 15, 2012 at 12:36 am
She was amazing. She was a beautiful soul. The world is worse off without her.
Josie April 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Well, I voted too but I voted for Pete Donegan. We've had enough female Mayors, and none of theRead More last four were very impressive. Donegan's resume outstrips Ehley's, and I have to believe his success in business assumes a collaborative approach, see his website and endorsement by former employees www.petedonegan.com.
Exrepublican April 4, 2012 at 01:18 am
I voted for Ehley. I want the city to head in the right direction.
Random Blog Commenter April 4, 2012 at 06:42 pm
I questioned Mr. Price about why he only quoted a voter who shared the same views he did (read hisRead More Patch bio) and not one representing both candidates....I said that he should basically quote from both sides or none at all.........and that comment was censored. Why is that Mr. Price?
MaryBeth Kirby March 9, 2012 at 03:14 pm
I enrolled my daughter at the Wauwatosa Mary Linsmeier School / Childrens EduCare (MLS) in OctoberRead More 2008 when she was almost 3. Happily, she has thrived under their excellent care & I strongly recommend this center to anyone. From learning her ABC’s, her colors in Spanish, counting to 100 & even adding, she was very well prepared when she started 5K this year. Katherine has also benefited from the small & friendly group of kids. She mixes well with all ages & shifts back & forth between the roles of being teacher/leader/older kid in a group to having fun being the little sister/daughter/student in imaginative play with older kids. I considered an in-home daycare however as a single mom, I couldn't risk being w/out daycare if the provider was sick. Since 2008, I’ve always been able to rely on MLS teachers being there. Additionally, Katherine has been very healthy at MLS & we haven’t had tons of health warnings come home (common at large centers.) We love the MLS teachers & have even formed friendships with several. Overall, I've been very pleased w/Wauwatosa MLS. The facility is always neat & clean & kept at a comfy temp. Toys are cleaned often & new themes of books & toys are rotated in on a regular basis to keep things fresh & interesting. The food is wholesome, nutritious & prepared on-site daily. The teachers are kind, caring, compassionate, concerned & friendly. I trust MLS daily with my precious daughter. I highly endorse the Wauwatosa MLS for anyone.
Liz Snyder March 9, 2012 at 03:53 pm
Thank you MaryBeth! This is a beautiful testimonial. We are really delighted we have Katherine atRead More our school :)
MaryBeth Kirby March 9, 2012 at 04:39 pm
I forgot to say, too, that it is in a very convenient location - Hwy 100 & Capitol Drive. IfRead More you're looking for a daycare center, be sure to check them out.
Ian February 5, 2012 at 02:12 pm
If the city council doesn't engage the business owner to assist in payments, the business owner isRead More loosing money month after month. At the end of the day the land owner just wants to make money. Cohen probably would have been open to finding something that the city would have preferred, especially if some assistance in making those payments was involved. Talk about doing "great" things is just that.. talk.
Karri February 6, 2012 at 03:23 pm
Mr. Cohen was opposed and unwilling to look at bringing any other business into this building. --Read More even other businesses that he represents, like Chipotle or Bruggers.
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