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Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

Published March 27, 2015

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.

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Report: Miller High Life Guy actor Windell Middlebrooks dies at 36

Published March 10, 2015

TMZ is reporting that actor Windell Middlebrooks died today. The actor was most famous for his recurring ad campaign role as the Miller High Life Guy, a straight-talking delivery man who preached the values of the true "high life" and would revoke the beer in situations deemed unworthy.

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Remembering R&B/soul legend Bobby Womack

Published July 1, 2014

A true R&B and soul legend, Bobby Womack died last week at the age of 70. Womack played African World Festival here in Milwaukee maybe 18 years ago. It was a hot muggy night, not unlike tonight.

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Five "very Milwaukee" ways to kick the bucket

Published Nov. 26, 2012

I was born in Milwaukee. Chances are, I will die in Milwaukee. And in between these two events I've developed a rather dark sense of humor - which has led me to write this blog.

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Remembering Terry today

Published Aug. 9, 2012

Today is the one year anniversary of the saddest day of my life. It was one year ago that I learnwd that Terry Evans, a dear, dear friend and a well-known judge on the United States District Court of Appeals was going to die in just a few hours.

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