Catch 22 MKE Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:02:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catch 22 MKE 32 32 Bucks rookie Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBA Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:02:58 +0000 MILWAUKEE (AP) — There was a period of homelessness growing up. A constant passage from one high school to another. The cancellation of a draft NBA training program due to the pandemic. A year to prove himself with a G League development team.

MarJon Beauchamp’s journey to the NBA was strewn with pitfalls, he wondered if he would even have the opportunity to get here. At one point, after missing the training schedule, Beauchamp faced depression and felt his chances were exhausted.

“There was a time when I didn’t really believe in myself,” Beauchamp told the media on Tuesday. “I had no opportunities and I wanted to be in the league so badly.”

He cried on draft night when the Milwaukee Bucks took him with the 24th overall pick and received welcome text messages from Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. But it wasn’t until he arrived in Milwaukee this week, saw his picture on a billboard and met with coaches and team staff that he finally knew. that “it becomes real”.

“I think all the adversity has prepared me for this moment,” Beauchamp said. “The obstacles I had to go through to get here were a little different from everyone. Going through adversity made me who I am today and made me more grateful for my opportunities. I don’t want to lose this opportunity.”

General manager Jon Horst said he was glad Beauchamp stayed on the board when the Bucks’ pick came up.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for us when you look at the player and the person…and the things he’s overcome in his life to get to where he is,” Horst said. “We think he’ll be someone who is a perfect fit for us, both basketball-wise and personality-wise and character-wise.”

Beauchamp’s humility impressed Mike Budenholzer, but the Bucks coach stressed Beauchamp will need to earn a roster spot and playing time with a team that won the NBA title in 2021, its first in 50 years.

40th and Burleigh Homicide; Milwaukee man charged Mon, 27 Jun 2022 22:29:19 +0000

An 18-year-old Milwaukee man is charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred near 40th and Burleigh on Thursday, June 9. The accused is Quaveion Stanley – and he faces the following criminal charges:

  • First degree reckless homicide
  • Jump bail (misdemeanor), two counts

According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were dispatched to a shooting inside a store near 40th and Burleigh on June 9. The victim, identified as 18-year-old Tamaris Smith, was found in the store after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared deceased.

Officers at the scene recovered a total of four fired .40 caliber cartridge casings – and one bullet fired near the victim’s body, the complaint states.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from inside and outside the store. The complaint states that “the video shows the victim entering the store and going to the back of the store where he can be seen trying on a new t-shirt.” A few minutes later, another person (the accused) enters the store – the complaint states that the police know Stanley from a previous arrest and his association with a gang. The video shows the defendant approaching and “appearing to say something to the victim. Next, the video shows the defendant raising a gun and shooting the victim,” the complaint states. The accused then fled from the store “while continuing to shoot the victim with his firearm”.

Fatal shooting near 40th and Burleigh, Milwaukee

On Tuesday, June 21, investigators received reports that the accused was in the 19th and Atkinson area. They conducted surveillance there. Shortly after, the complaint states that Stanley “looked directly at the unmarked police vehicle, then removed a previously concealed black handgun from his right belt, then threw the handgun under the food truck.” The defendant was taken into custody.

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During a search in Stanley, the complaint says officers found marijuana. They also recovered the firearm that had been thrown under the food truck. It was determined to be a Glock 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic weapon.

Stanley made his first appearance in Milwaukee County Court on Sunday, June 26. Cash bail was set at $200,000. Stanley is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on July 6.

]]> Strangulation Cases Reported in Wisconsin – The Horse Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:04:52 +0000

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Consumer Protection reported four new cases of strangulation in the state.

A 13-year-old Brown County mare presented with lymphadenopathy (swollen or abscessed lymph nodes under the jaw) and fever. Three horses were exposed at the boarding school, which is now in voluntary quarantine.

A Racine County horse presented with a runny nose. The 15-year-old Belgian gelding was reportedly purchased at an auction in Illinois in late May, and the facility where he currently resides is under voluntary quarantine.

Two horses from Sheboygan County tested positive at a boarding school where three horses were suspected positive and 27 were exposed. A miniature gelding horse presented with a unilateral runny nose on June 8 and was confirmed positive on June 11. The property’s Warmblood filly also had a fever and a 22-year-old Paint mare had an abscess and a draining lymph node, but tests did not confirm their diagnosis. The property is in voluntary quarantine.

Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma | Milwaukee Brewers Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:13:10 +0000

By ERIC OLSON – AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to enter the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing.

Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in an eighth inning three-run, and the Rebels captured their first baseball national title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series Finals with a 4-2 win. sunday.

The Rebels (42-23) became the eighth national champion since 2009 to emerge from the Southeastern Conference and the third in a row, and the trophy will stay in Magnolia State for another year. Mississippi State won last year.

“There’s so much to say about everything we’ve overcome this year, how much we’ve had to fight, how much we’ve had to pick ourselves up and never let ourselves down,” said team captain Tim Elko . “The story of our season is going to be told for years and years to come.”

Ole Miss benefited from a runner interference call that won Oklahoma (45-24) in the sixth inning. The Rebels also overcame a spectacular pitching performance from Cade Horton, who set a CWS Finals record with 13 strikeouts.

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Brandon Johnson hit the team in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to spark a celebration on the field and in the stands where the majority of the 25,972 were Rebels fans dressed in powder blue Ole Miss. Receiver Hayden Dunhurst ran to the mound to hug and then tackle Johnson after Sebastian Orduno swung and missed the final pitch.

It’s been an unlikely trip for the Rebels and 22nd-year coach Mike Bianco, who came under fire when his team was 22-17 overall and 7-14 in the SEC on May 1.

“I think they showed a lot of people that you can fall and stumble and fail, but that doesn’t mean you’re a failure,” Bianco said. “If you keep working hard, you keep pushing and you keep believing, you can accomplish anything. This is not a poster or a tweet to get you motivated. We’ve all heard that. These guys have been through this this season.

Ole Miss beat North Carolina State for the final overall bid and had to hit the road for Regionals and Super Regionals. The Rebels finished the season with a 20-6 record, including 10-1 in the national tournament.

Their only CWS loss was 3-2 to Arkansas on Wednesday. The next day, Dylan DeLucia threw a four-hit shutout to beat the Razorbacks and send the Rebels to the Finals. DeLucia was named the CWS’ Most Outstanding Player after allowing one earned run, striking out 17 and walking none in 16 2/3 innings.

Ole Miss, who won the opener of the CWS Finals 10-3, lost 2-1 going into the eighth inning on Sunday. Trevin Michael relieved Horton with one out, and Jacob Gonzalez scored from the right side to drive in the tying run.

“We kind of knew we were going to start scoring eighth or ninth,” said Gonzalez, 3-for-23 in the CWS before scoring twice and homering on Sunday. “That’s how we are. We’re going to put the pressure on. We’re not going to knock and sit down. Fortunately, I had a hit and was finally able to help the team this week.

Michael (4-2) then uncorked wild pitches that brought Justin Bench for the go-ahead and another to bring Gonzalez. On the first, receiver Jimmy Crooks was crossed on a breaking ball. On the second, Michael’s serious tone went under Crooks’ glove.

“I wouldn’t want anyone behind the plate other than Jimmy Crooks or Trevin to shut the game down,” OU coach Skip Johnson said.

Ole Miss starter Hunter Elliott scattered three hits while allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Mason Nichols and John Gaddis (4-2) gave Johnson the game in ninth.

Horton allowed four hits and none in a stellar 107-pitch performance.

“We’ve been successful here and we’ve accomplished a lot this year,” said Horton, a first-round pick slated for next month in the Major League Baseball draft. “But we will be back. I know because this team laid the foundation for the future of Oklahoma baseball.

Oklahoma appeared to have taken a 1-0 lead at sixth base, but the run was called off when John Spikerman, who had a tight bunt, was called for runner interference for hindering Elko at first base while that he was trying to catch Elliott’s pitch.

Jackson Nicklaus had been hit by Elliott early in the inning and was third after a sacrifice and wild pitch. He came home on Spikerman’s bunt, but Bianco requested a video review when Spikerman was first called to safety.

Bianco said he rarely watches replays on the scoreboard, but did this time. He said he thought Spikerman was out of the way and came to the field to request the video review.

“The credit goes to the dash guy,” Bianco said.

Spikerman knocked off Elko’s glove as he crossed first, the ball ending up in foul territory. The call was overturned as Spikerman ruled he was inside the baseline as he crossed the sack, forcing Nicklaus back to third base.

Johnson asked if Bianco made his request within 30 seconds of the end of the game, as required by the rules. He did not challenge the final decision. He just didn’t like how it happened.

“If we disrupt the fabric of the game by bringing in computer referees,” he said, “I think I’ll just go fishing.”

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Wisconsin Democrats focus attacks on Sen. Ron Johnson in uphill battle – NBC Chicago Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:18:43 +0000

Wisconsin Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him on Sunday, not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention that was held six weeks before the primary.

Democratic Senate candidates blasted Johnson for his attempt to deliver fake Republican Electoral College ballots to then-Vice President Mike Pence on January 6, 2021, his skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines , his vote for a tax law that benefited him, and his support for the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The race in Wisconsin, which Donald Trump won in 2016 but President Joe Biden won in 2020, could determine which party controls the Senate. Polls show a tight Democratic primary between Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Alex Lasry, who is on leave from his executive job for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Barnes pointed to his upbringing in a “hard-working union home” in Milwaukee and compared him to Johnson, who is a millionaire and former plastics company owner.

“It looks like the game is stacked against us,” Barnes said during the convention at La Crosse. “We don’t want a helping hand, we just want a fair shot. And we know we’ll never get that chance as long as Ron Johnson is in the Senate.

Lasry, a millionaire, has touted his union support, his work to build the Fiserv Forum where the Bucks play, and his role in getting the Democratic National Convention to Milwaukee in 2020. He also opposed Johnson and criticized him so as not to fight to persuade. Oshkosh Defense to locate 1,000 jobs in Wisconsin rather than South Carolina.

“He attacked organized labor,” Lasry said. “Spread lies about COVID. I tried to overthrow the government. And he even advocates shipping jobs from Wisconsin to South Carolina.

Other candidates include state treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Outagamie County executive Tom Nelson, political organizer Steven Olikara, restaurant owner Kou Lee, state emergency management administrator Darrell Williams and attorney Peter Peckarsky.

Godlewski, the only woman in the race, said she would work to pass a law legalizing abortion now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.

“If we had more Democratic women at this US Senate table, we would have done this a long time ago,” Godlewski said.

Nelson, who attempted to run a humorous folksy campaign similar to former Senator Russ Feingold’s first candidacy 30 years ago, had some of the strongest words for Johnson, calling him a “liar, loving of betrayal, woman-hating, Putin’s lackey.

He compared his own candidacy to a “strong Wisconsin beer”, holding a bottle of Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Co. and compared the other Democratic candidates to a bottle of Bud Light.

Olikara, who was campaigning for the first time, highlighted his work leading the Millennial Action Project, which lobbied Congress to enact bipartisan legislation. He said the best ideas in Congress should come from ordinary people, “not from the special interests of the big bucks.”

The candidate was broadly united on the issues, voicing support not for abortion rights but also for gun control, ending Senate filibuster, expanding voter rights and fighting climate change .

The winner of the August 9 primary will advance to face Johnson, who is seeking a third term after promising not to run again. Johnson is also one of Trump’s most vocal supporters and has been endorsed by the former president. He espoused conspiracy theories related to the Jan. 6 uprising and tried to blame what happened on Trump supporters.

Milwaukee joins cities nationwide to measure ‘urban heat island’ effect of climate change Sun, 26 Jun 2022 10:00:51 +0000

On a 90-degree day this summer, volunteer citizen scientists with vehicle-attached weather sensors will spread across Milwaukee to measure air temperatures in the morning, afternoon and night.

“We’re going to look at the weather to try to find a good day to do the study,” Tim Halbach, National Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist, told Sullivan.

“A hot, dry, sunny day is best. The study will take place in July, which is climatologically our hottest time of the year.

The information collected will be used to develop strategies to cool the air in the city and mitigate the health effects of extreme heat events.

“We want to know how ambient air temperatures are distributed across the city of Milwaukee and that’s information that currently doesn’t exist,” said Dan Buckler, an urban forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, who helps to coordinate the sampling day in Milwaukee.

“We can understand, based on satellite imagery, where surface temperatures are highest, but not how air temperatures are distributed,” Buckler said.

Buckler said that while there can be a strong correlation between air and surface temperatures and measuring the heat of a road can be important information, surface temperature will not be an indication of this. that people feel in the air when they walk around on a hot summer day.

The information can be used to determine where to plant more trees and create more green infrastructure, lighten the color of impervious surfaces like roads and buildings to reflect heat or where to better locate cooling centers in Milwaukee, said Buckle.

“We expect higher temperatures where there are higher concentrations of asphalt, concrete and bitumen, those impermeable surfaces,” he said, adding, “we also expect higher temperatures. cooler where there are more trees and vegetation”.

Among the organizations working on the study this summer are the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District and the Milwaukee Health Department.

Groundwork Milwaukee, an agency that supports approximately 85 community gardens, promotes green infrastructure jobs, and works to promote climate-safe neighborhoods in Milwaukee, is also involved in collecting heat information.

Jess Haven, director of outreach and organizing for Groundwork Milwaukee, said the disproportionate impacts of searing heat on people are of interest to the organization.

“Who has to deal with the heat the most and what are the implications of that which are very different from other people who don’t have to deal with the heat,” she said. “It can be five, 10 or 20 degrees warmer in one block of Milwaukee than another.”

Haven said Groundwork Milwaukee hopes to use the findings to influence policy changes for residents vulnerable to extreme heat.

“A lot of homeowners have no incentive to insulate homes better to keep people cool. A lot of low-income people can’t afford air conditioning,” she said.

“There are cooling centers all over Milwaukee, but are they located close enough to where people live?” she asked.

“It will get worse as temperatures rise with climate change”

Extreme heat has been the deadliest weather-related death in the United States in decades. A Milwaukee primary care physician who is a member of Wisconsin Health Professionals For Climate Action, or WHPCA, said the extreme heat is especially difficult for people with pre-existing health conditions.

“Being in significant heat puts enough stress on your body that you’re much more likely to reach a tipping point where you go from being okay with your chronic medical condition to suddenly not being okay with it. agree,” said Dr Victoria Gillet. “Part of that is just the strain it puts on your body as your body has to adapt to the (heat) demands.”

The WHPCA is not involved in this summer’s air temperature study, but Gillet said she welcomes the results and any changes that will result in a reduction in extreme heat events in Milwaukee.

“Of any environmental exposure, it’s (extreme heat) the thing that’s most likely to kill you,” Gillet said. “Whatever is most likely to kill you in any setting is a matter of public health. This will get worse as temperatures rise with climate change.

During a few scorching days in mid-July 1995, dozens of Milwaukee residents and others in south-central Wisconsin died from the heat. The historic heat wave has been the subject of health studies by federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“That’s what I point out when I want to talk to people about a lack of preparation. These weren’t temperatures that Milwaukee had really experienced before and so people didn’t know the importance of staying cool, moving less and keeping medications in the refrigerator,” Gillet said.

“Another reason deaths were worse in Milwaukee than in outlying suburbs is the urban heat island effect. There’s so much heat-absorbing infrastructure that we’re trapping heat,” she said. added.

Milwaukee joins a growing list of cities across the country to measure the impact of extreme heat on urban areas. Over the past five years, 35 US cities have conducted similar studies to map urban heat islands. 14 other cities will study the heat this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has partnered with CAPA Strategies, which analyzes the data and prepares a report for each city.

“In Honolulu, the resilience manager used the results of the campaign to develop a social vulnerability analysis and to inform tree planting. It’s been used by science museums in Boston and Richmond to develop public information events, and they’ve been used by schools in Virginia to educate students,” said Hunter Jones, risk program manager for extreme heat for the NOAA Climate Program Office.

“There are a number of different ways to apply the campaigns, but they’re really important for raising awareness and educating people about the risks of extreme heat,” Jones said.

DNR’s Buckler said the study will also help measure Lake Michigan’s impact on extreme heat in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin’s Tony Evers Seeks Abortion Anger Boost – Twin Cities Sun, 26 Jun 2022 00:29:11 +0000

MADISON, Wis. –Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers hopes to translate anger over the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. convicted doctor and failing to appoint prosecutors who would enforce the ban.

Evers, who won election in the battleground state four years ago by just over a percentage point, told The Associated Press ahead of his Saturday appearance at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention. that abortion will inspire major independent voters to back him and other Democrats.

“Anytime you take half the people of Wisconsin and make them second-class citizens, I have to believe there’s going to be a reaction to that,” Evers said.

At a gathering Saturday before the convention, Evers said, “I have seven granddaughters who are girls or young women. Yesterday they became second-class citizens, and that’s b——–.

Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race is expected to be one of the most contested in the country this year. It’s a priority for Democrats given the importance of the swing state in the 2024 presidential election. Evers is also the only thing standing in the way of the Republican-controlled legislature. During his first term, he issued more vetoes than any other governor in modern history.

Democrats running to face Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson will also speak at the convention in La Crosse on Sunday. Five Republicans are running for a chance to face Evers. Wisconsin’s primary is Aug. 9.

About 1,000 people attended the convention, which kicked off on Saturday evening.

Evers told the AP he’s confident abortion will be a winning issue for his party, as polls have consistently shown about 60% of Wisconsin residents support it being legal in most or all all cases.

“You can’t ignore the fact that we now have politicians making decisions for women and their health care,” Evers said. “So we’ll talk about it a lot.”

Evers vowed to do everything he could to evade the state abortion ban that was passed in 1849 but has not been in effect since Roe v. Wade of 1973. This includes supporting lawsuits to overturn it, not appointing district attorneys who would enforce it, and offering clemency to doctors convicted under it.

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul, who is also up for re-election in November, reiterated at the convention on Saturday that he would not investigate or prosecute anyone under what he called “the ban on 19th century reverse abortion” from Wisconsin.

Most of the lawsuits would come from county district attorneys, but abortion providers stopped scheduling abortions after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling.

Evers, in his address to the convention, referenced the Legislature’s refusal this week to overturn the state’s abortion ban, which he said contains a “narrow and confusing exception for life of a mother”.

“I don’t think a law that was written before the Civil War, or before women got the right to vote, should be used to dictate these intimate decisions about reproductive health, period,” said Evers to applause.

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Paul Farrow said Evers’ stance on abortion only appealed to “his activist base and went against the will of the people.” He downplayed the court’s decision on the election.

“All they really did yesterday was 50 years ago a bench of activists took a decision that was unconstitutional and put it on the line, so they’re correcting that” , Farrow said. “Does this change the political landscape? There is a standard that people have. Republicans know we’re pro-life.

In addition to abortion, Evers said his re-election campaign and his message to Democrats will focus on first-term successes, including using federal money to fix roads and support small businesses. Evers said he will also highlight the issues if the Republicans win, “including voter suppression and voting rights.”

Evers is a supporter of the bipartisan Wisconsin commission that oversees elections, but all of his Republican opponents want to get rid of it. Evers also vetoed a series of bills that would make it harder to vote by mail in the state.

President Joe Biden won Wisconsin by about 21,000 votes, a result some Republicans refused to accept even as he withstood two recounts, multiple lawsuits, an independent audit and even a review by a conservative group.

Republicans hope to exploit discontent over gas prices, inflation and crime to bring down Evers.

No governor from the same party as the incumbent president has won an election in Wisconsin since 1990. A Marquette University Law School poll this week showed Evers slightly ahead of his Republican opponents, while Johnson was roughly tied with every Democrat running against him.