The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), the regional planning agency for the seven county greater Milwaukee Area has an immediate opening for a Land Survey Assistant.  The successful candidate will assist land surveyors in the recovery, perpetuation, monumenting and referencing of U.S. Public Land Survey corners and other related surveying activities.

Responsibilities would also include preparing maps and drawings from survey field data.  Proficient in CADD based software is preferred along with an interest in GIS and remote sensing technologies.  An understanding of geospatial concepts and GPS surveying is desired.

Requires a High School Diploma and one year of land surveying or related experience or an Associate Degree from an accredited college.  Possess knowledge of land surveying, including equipment, practices, and procedures.  A valid driver’s license is required.

The Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 10, 2015 to:

Ms. Elizabeth A. Larsen, Assistant Director-Administration

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

PO Box 1607

Waukesha, WI  53187-1607

Phone:  (262)547-6721

Fax:  (262)547-1103



The City of Oak Creek is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. Interested applicants should refer to the Career Opportunities link on the Police Department’s webpage,, for more information.  EOE


Full-Time & Part-Time

The City of Oak Creek is establishing an eligibility list for the positions of full-time and part-time Emergency Services Dispatcher. Interested applicants should refer to the Career Opportunities link on the Police Department’s webpage,, for more information. EOE


Teaching Coordinator (100%)


The Milwaukee County Nutrition Education Program is a major effort within Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs.   Enhance the quality of family and community decisions that affect the family and to increase the abilities of families to adapt to and effect change.   Work closely with the County WNEP Administrator and the nutrition educators to plan and conduct high quality learner-centered nutrition education for low-income residents (especially people who are eligible to receive SNAP/food stamps or FoodShare).

Application deadline: April 21, 2015

For details on how to apply visit: 


Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are studying the best way to treat brain injuries.

This notice is to inform you of a research study of a traumatic brain injury that will begin in southeast Wisconsin in May, 2015 by the Medical College of Wisconsin. This national study will compare a new medicine, Tranexamic Acid (TXA), for a traumatic brain injury to regular medical care with no TXA. This new treatment could save lives and reduce brain damage after serious brain injuries.

What happens when someone has a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries, such as brain injuries suffered in a car accident or fall, are the leading cause of death for young adults.  Every year, more than 1.6 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury resulting in 80,000 people with permanent brain damage and 52,000 deaths. When patients experience a serious traumatic brain injury, there is often bleeding in and around the brain as well as brain swelling. The bleeding and the swelling are caused by injuries to the brain and may cause people to die or have severe brain damage after an injury.

Why do we need to do this research?

Right now, there is no known medicine that will stop the bleeding and keep the brain from swelling. Researchers have found that an approved medicine for bleeding called Tranexamic acid (TXA) may decrease bleeding in the head and swelling of the brain. TXA is a medicine commonly given to control bleeding. This research is comparing TXA to regular medical care with no TXA to find out whether TXA can reduce brain damage and death in patients with traumatic brain injury. Adults are randomly chosen (like flipping a coin) to get TXA (2 different doses) or no medicine. The TXA or a fluid without TXA (for the people receiving no medicine) will run for 8 hours. All patients will receive all other standard treatments for traumatic brain injury.

Are there risks to this research?

All research has risks. Rarely, overdoses of TXA may cause eyesight problems, nausea, vomiting, and seizure. If given too quickly, TXA may cause low blood pressure. In patients with head injury, low blood pressure may make a brain injury worse and possibly increase risk of death. TXA is given carefully in this study to prevent low blood pressure. Other risks are: blood clots, skin irritation, or rash due to a minor allergic reaction, and severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction which can result in decreased blood pressure, airway swelling, or death). These potential risks are not expected to be worse in the people that receive TXA because it has been used safely in many hospitals to treat bleeding problems. However, researchers will watch for this and stop the study if there are safety concerns. There may also be some unknown risks because the medicine used in this study is new for treating brain injury. Every precaution will be taken to assure personal safety. All information obtained from this study will be kept private. The findings from this study will be shared at meetings and in scientific journals to help others, but information that could identify a person will not be used.

What is the benefit of this research?

This study may help others in the future. Because TXA treatment may lead to less bleeding and swelling, there is a potential benefit. TXA could reduce brain damage caused by brain injury and lead to improved brain function. This benefit is not guaranteed.  People will not receive money for being in this research study and it will not cost a person anything.

If you are a young adult over 18 years of age and live in Southeast Wisconsin, you may be in this study.

Adults in Southeast Wisconsin that have a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, are at least 18 years old, and are served by Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or Flight for Life can be in this study. The paramedics will need to be able to start the study medicine within 2 hours of an injury to have potential to work. Treatment of a traumatic brain injury is an emergency and the paramedics have to act quickly to treat a person. This means that there is no time to get permission. People with traumatic brain injury are unconscious and cannot agree to join. In studies like this, a person’s consent is not possible. This is called an exception from informed consent for emergency circumstances. That means, if you do not want to be in this study, you must request that you not be included. You will be given a bracelet or necklace to wear that tells emergency services that you are not part of the study. You will still receive regular treatment if needed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that researchers notify communities in cases when consent is not possible due to an emergency (FDA Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Section 50.24). We are notifying you before the study begins in May 2015. This study will continue for approximately 1 year.

Opting out of this study

Anyone who does not wish to be enrolled in this study may opt-out by wearing an opt-out bracelet or necklace. The paramedics are trained to not enroll anyone who is wearing this bracelet or necklace. An opt-out bracelet or necklace may be requested free of charge by either calling the Resuscitation Research Center at (414) 805-6493 or email at

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns

If you have questions or concerns about twwhis study or you do not want to participate, please contact Dr. M. Riccardo Colella, either by phone (414-805-6493), mail (Department of Emergency Medicine, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Froedtert Hospital East, PV1, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226 or email (, or visit the web site at ( Feedback from the community may be used to change the study.

Jesus said that he wanted his joy to be in others. (John 15.11) Can we “give” experiences of joy to people, or, can anyone cause another to become joyful? While we might not literally be able to take our joy and directly initiate the same response in someone else, true joy is positively infectious. That is, when we spontaneously manifest an experience of joy in the presence of people who are aware of the circumstances to which we are responding, they are quite liable to become joyful themselves.

When we desire to share joy, not as a projection of control, we certainly cannot cause harm, whether or not anyone actually resonates with the positive energy that moves within and beyond us. Joy is an honest and whole-hearted response to external and internal perceptions of reality. Joy is of God. We cannot directly cause it even for ourselves, but our attitude of openness, and even our expectation of God’s goodness to us, has much to do with how often and to what degree we experience joy. And if we are joyful persons, we want others to share in the goodness that is not under our control to either receive or to give.

God not only made us capable of experiencing joy, but also arranged that our bodies, minds and spirits would, unless we deliberately restrain ourselves, give witness to the movement of grace within us that we call joy. The flow of the living water from the gift we have received readily irrigates nearby hearts that are receptive. We do not have make a special effort to inform people that our joy overflows, though we surely might give voice to our experience, and freely express it in some of the many ways that we communicate with one another.

When Jesus remarked that he wanted to share his joy, what might that mean for us? Clearly, he must be experiencing joy, much joy, if he desires that we have the same gracious movement of the Spirit within us. We could imagine that one source of continuing joy would be his relationship with “Abba” as he called God the Father, in which the ongoing communion is so personal as to be identified as the Holy Spirit. We cannot exactly share in that particular joy, since we are not God. But Jesus also takes great joy in every least bit of trust and love that we have for him and for one another. To share his joy would be for us to consciously engage in thoughts, words and actions of trust and love.

If we cannot create joy directly, we certainly can make decisions that are within our present capabilities of trusting God’s love for us. We can reflect on the daily small and occasionally great gifts of God’s love at work in us, and open ourselves to the “ordinary mysticism” of inspirations that move us in creative love for others.

The words of Jesus about sharing his joy become real and effective in us the more we accept the reality of his love directed towards as if we were dearly important to him – which we are.

Sturgis, South Dakota, Harley-Davidson and Sturgis city officials announced that The Motor Company will build a permanent year-round space for riders at the corner of Main St. and Harley-Davidson Way (formerly 2nd St.). Called the Harley-Davidson Rally Point, it will include a stage for events, concerts and weddings. Plans also call for an elevated area that will allow riders to take pictures of their motorcycles with the Sturgis sign serving as a backdrop.

“Sturgis is a mecca for riders around the world. The Harley-Davidson Rally Point establishes a new site in downtown Sturgis for people to gather year round,” said Bill Davidson, great-grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson and vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “The renaming of 2nd Street to Harley-Davidson Way honors the legacy of our company’s founders along with all the extraordinary men and women who ride our motorcycles.”

Riders on three Harley-Davidsons: a 1978 Super Glide with a Shovelhead engine, a 2015 Street 750, and a Project LiveWire broke ground today on the new space, which will be open in time for the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which starts August 1.

Officials from Sturgis and employees from Harley-Davidson worked with FourFront Design, Inc. of Rapid City to develop the final design and renderings. “Breaking ground on The Rally Point solidifies Harley-Davidson’s presence in Sturgis,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.

“The Rally Point will be a hub for riders during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and it will serve as a gathering point for the citizens of Sturgis throughout the year.”

Fun fact: To ensure the new multi-purpose space builds on the legacy of Harley-Davidson, 74 bricks from the company’s Milwaukee headquarters—a building that once housed the company’s factory dating back more than 100 years—and one brick from the Harley-Davidson Museum will be integrated into The Rally Point’s final construction.

For the ceremonial groundbreaking, the bricks traveled 900 miles from Milwaukee on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and were delivered to Mayor Carstensen by members of the Harley Owners Group. Motocross star Carey Hart, the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Sturgis City of Riders Mayor’s Ride, received the bricks along with Carstensen.

When you have a rented car and the weekend off during March Madness season, there is only one logical option for what you will do with that weekend. University of Kentucky, looking to become the first team to go undefeated since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, was playing Cincinnati at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

First, I would have to drive the 7.5 hours (with construction) down to Louisville and sit through the first game stinker that was UAB vs UCLA to get to watch Kentucky. 14 seed UAB was trying to keep its Cinderella season going by knocking off 11 seed UCLA but simply did not have an answer for Bruin big man Tony Parker. Parker finished 11-14 for 28 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks, and could have done a lot more damage if it were needed. Even with the winner headed to the Sweet 16, it did not feel like a game that belonged in the NCAA tournament. Neither team has played particularly well this season and many expected neither team to make it a week before selection Sunday. UCLA won 92-75 to advance in the tournament.

The real reason for going was the Kentucky game, and the fans started filing in at the beginning of the second half of the UCLA game. Even though Cincinnati is only about 20 miles further from Louisville than the University of Kentucky campus is, the crowd was at least 90% blue. BLUE! WHITE! Those were the only two words you could hear from the moment the Kentucky players hit the floor. I am not sure if Cincinnati expected such a pro-Kentucky crowd, but they certainly didn’t seem stunned in the first ten minutes as their defense forced Kentucky into unusual mistakes. The rest of the game was all Kentucky though, as they made quick work of the Cincinnati squad. Kentucky looked efficient, calculating, and cerebral. While shuffling out of the Yum!, my friend and I overheard one Kentucky fan say “The crowd wasn’t even that pro-Kentucky, I am kind of surprised. The crowd couldn’t have been worth more than 3-4 points.” My friend and I glanced at each other as we shook our heads, not able to believe that we had just heard that after seeing a crowd that wouldn’t have been out of place in the Rupp Arena.

The drive to Louisville had been quite an adventure in its own right. Staying up 21 hours straight after working all day so that you can drive to Kentucky is just not a good idea. Windows down, music blaring, and the rumble strips were the only things keeping me awake. People, if you are falling asleep at the wheel please pull over and take a nap, nothing is worth endangering your life and the lives of others.

After arriving at 3:30 am, my friend and I groggily made our way through the maze of a hotel to our room. When I pushed the button for the fifth floor the elevator brought us to the sixth and I couldn’t have been more confused. This same issue happened the next day when I pushed the same button and I ended up getting off on the ninth floor.

Louisville, a Kentucky city that is close enough to Indiana that when I booked my hotel for the two nights it was considered “Louisville North” even though it was in Clarksville, Indiana, is a city that passionately hates the University of Kentucky. Lexington and Louisville are about as close as Milwaukee and Chicago, but with significantly more animosity than the Packers-Bears rivalry. The city that is usually painted red and black was blue and white for the night, and some city dwellers were none too pleased. My friend and I found a bar flying flags from every team playing in Louisville that week except the UK flag, so we decided to make a pit stop. The bartender, Ricky, wore a Louisville jersey and professed to be a UW-Madison alum so, naturally, we hit it off right away. Ricky also refused to serve the patrons wearing blue, which was just fine with me. After a few beverages, my friend and I went outside to meet our Uber, but found ourselves lost within a sea of blue that was still hanging out hours after the game. This, in particular, stunned me because there is no drinking allowed at March Madness games, so why not drive back to Lexington to party with your own rather than staying in Louisville when you haven’t even had anything to drink yet? Either way, we made it back to our hotel and had just missed out on the prime rib buffet served there. We had been intrigued by the $12.95 price tag one waitress had told us at breakfast that morning, though we later saw signs claiming it to cost $18.95.

Upon walking up to our hotel room, we were greeted with a door that would not accept our key cards. My friend sat down against the wall while I called the front desk and asked them to send someone up to let us in. 15 minutes passed and nary a hotel employee arrived so I began to dial again. It was at this moment that “Tony” arrived, saying he was there to lock us out of the room. I was staring at him with a puzzled and angry expression when the front desk picked up again.

“Hi, Roberto here in room A514, I called you saying I was locked out of my room and you sent this nice gentleman, Tony, to lock me out further?” I asked in an angry tone.

“Oh I am sorry sir, there had been a mix up earlier in the day and we gave your room to somebody else. Luckily they told us your bags were there so we set them up with another room. Tony should be able to let you in.” The front desk clerk said with a cheery tone.

I hung up the phone and Tony proceeded to let us in. I hate Indiana.

Ciudad de México.- En el América cerraron filas, el técnico Gustavo Matosas recibió el espaldarazo de la directiva y el equipo busca reinventarse aprovechando el receso por la Fecha FIFA.

Ricardo Peláez, presidente deportivo de las Águilas, admitió que las dos goleadas que recibieron a manos del Herediano y Veracruz son muy dolorosas, pero la palabra fracaso todavía no tiene cabida en el grupo.

“Nosotros no tomamos decisiones en caliente, hemos venido construyendo una muy buena amistad aparte de la relación laboral y Gustavo está sólido, apoyamos su continuidad, así como la apoyan los jugadores”, señaló.

El timonel uruguayo reculó luego de un acercamiento que tuvieron los jugadores con él y señaló que no se tomarán medidas contra nadie.

Tanto Matosas como Peláez ya comenzaron a trabajar en el tema de la disciplina, porque no quieren que el equipo vuelva a sufrir expulsiones.

El entrenador del América afirmó que no va a cambiar su estilo, pues por eso lo contrataron en este equipo.

“En ese aspecto no voy a cambiar nada, por eso me trajeron”, mencionó.

“Es mentira empezar de cero, lo que está ya está, lo que procede es reinventarse, hacer nuevas cosas que beneficien al equipo y no debe haber temor de decir lo que siente el corazón”.

El uruguayo reconoció que el sufrimiento que han vivido los ha ayudado para unirse y fortalecer al grupo.

Peláez recalcó que hay que tener paciencia, porque con Miguel Herrera tardaron tres torneos para ser campeones y con Antonio Mohamed dos.