Movies continue to be a popular form of entertainment.
We can view movies at home via television or computer, but for the newest movie releases, a larger picture, great sound and picture quality, it would be hard to beat the big screens and digital sound systems of modern movie theaters. 3-D films have been quite the rage lately, too.
Two people were honored at New Berlin City Hall on May 11 for their unselfish dedication, efforts, and community service: Randy Bubolz received the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award. Zachary Harmon, an 11 year old boy who attends Orchard Lane Elementary School, received a Certificate of Recognition and T-Shirt from the City for all his volunteerism.
Randy Bubolz’s award states:
Vern Bentley’s misleading letter (printed in New Berlin NOW, May 6 ) about Moody's Investors Service recently assigning the City of New Berlin a Aaa bond rating, elicted two response letters that were published in the May 20 issue of the NOW newspaper.
To view Mayor Jack Chiovatero’ s response letter, click here.
New Berlin NOW reports, “Horrified by potential cuts of two guidance counselors, the New Berlin West High School band director and 26 other teacher layoffs next year, nearly 100 parents, students and taxpayers packed Monday's New Berlin School Board meeting to plead with the board not to make the cuts.”
Indeed, School Board President John Kegel announced at the meeting that he’d received about 20 requests from people who wanted to speak in Privilege of the Floor, the public comment period. But did all 20 get to speak? No. Why not? Well, because Kegel cut off Privilege of the Floor after 30 minutes, denying nine people (according to Kegel) the opportunity to speak that night.
WTMJ reports that a vehicle collided with two motorcycles Saturday afternoon in the intersection of National Avenue and Beloit Road. One motorcyclist died and two others were injured. The vehicle’s driver was also hurt.
According to MotorcycleSafetyInfo.com, most accidents happen because a driver of a car didn't see the motorcyclist.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, commemorates all men and women who have died while in military service for the United States.
On its Web site, AMVETS posted a stirring Memorial Day message that begins with this passage (click here for the rest of the message)---
Last month, some New Berlin West freshmen students were caught drinking on a Milwaukee County Zoo field trip. We learned that a 14-year old who had become unresponsive in the school bus on the way back to New Berlin, was taken to the hospital for intoxication. Reportedly, the boy's blood-alcohol content was 0.23 and he was cited by New Berlin police for underage drinking.
New Berlin NOW disclosed that per the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office report: After the field trip was over, chaperons removed between 10 to 12 students suspected of drinking from school buses. Those students all took Breathalyzer tests, which showed that three had consumed alcohol. The three also admitted to police that they had been drinking. They also had a water bottle containing vodka in their possession. Sheriff's deputies cited three students for underage drinking.