Indulge me one more time. That's my dad Hobart Rowen, second to end, far right, applauding at Ben Bradlee's retirement. Call it throwback Wednesday. Thank you, cousin Carol, for pointing it out.
In July 1991, Ben Bradlee, not quite 70, retired as executive editor of The Post amid an outpouring of emotion. Staff writer Nora Boustany, in a telegram from Beirut, called him “the grand, brave man of the news.” (The Washington Post)
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
The right, suburbanites say "No light rail for Milwaukee."
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James Rowen, a writer and consultant, has worked for newspapers, and as the senior Mayoral staffer, in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007. Posts run also at various news sites, including The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Purple Wisconsin."