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December 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A former aide to Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist filed a sexual harassment complaint with the state, denying that their sexual relationship was consensual, her lawyer said. Attorney Victor Arellano read a statement from Marilyn Figueroa, who claims that relentless pursuit by "a powerful individual over me" created an "environment of submission" that "eventually led to a health-related breakdown." Figueroa, 41, left her $55,000-a-year job as a key aide to Norquist in January.
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December 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A former aide to Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist filed a sexual harassment complaint with the state, denying that their sexual relationship was consensual, her lawyer said. Attorney Victor Arellano read a statement from Marilyn Figueroa, who claims that relentless pursuit by "a powerful individual over me" created an "environment of submission" that "eventually led to a health-related breakdown." Figueroa, 41, left her $55,000-a-year job as a key aide to Norquist in January.
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June 30, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a town where beer is champagne and bratwurst is caviar, the plump, German luncheon link has become embroiled in a bizarre racial dispute that is sizzling hotter this summer than a backyard barbecue. The City Council Friday voted to censure Michael McGee, a flamboyant black alderman who has previously threatened urban guerrilla violence against whites, for his part in a product tampering scare last weekend.
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April 6, 1988 | Associated Press
Wisconsin state Sen. John Norquist was elected mayor here Tuesday, defeating former acting Gov. Martin Schreiber in the nonpartisan race to succeed Mayor Henry Maier, who is retiring at age 70 after holding the office since 1960.
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October 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A sexual harassment complaint filed against Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist by a former aide can go forward, a state administrative law judge ruled. Judge Allen Lawent ruled there was probable cause the city may have violated state sexual harassment and discrimination laws. ". . . The case will go our way, and I'm not worried about it," Norquist told reporters at City Hall.
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April 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of Milwaukee must continue boiling drinking water until at least Wednesday because of a parasite that got into city water mains and sickened thousands, Mayor John Norquist said. He said test results have confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium at the city's two purification plants. The plants draw water from Lake Michigan and serve 800,000 residents in Milwaukee and 10 suburbs. Thousands have developed symptoms that include vomiting and diarrhea in the past two weeks.
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December 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Three teen-age girls and a boy were shot to death Saturday and a fifth teen was critically wounded in a house that neighbors said had become a drug-dealing den after young strangers moved in a few days earlier. Mayor John O. Norquist said it was "a gangland-type, organized-crime-type, execution-style killing." Officials had no suspects and were investigating to determine a more specific motive.
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April 8, 1993 | From Associated Press
The mayor Wednesday urged residents to boil their drinking water after tests found an organism in eight water samples in this city where a mysterious digestive illness has sickened thousands of people. The organism found in the water so far hasn't been linked to the illness, which has closed some schools. But Mayor John Norquist said that as a precaution people should boil any city water used for drinking or washing food.
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April 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Voters on Tuesday will choose a fresh face to occupy the mayor's office in a closely contested race that marks the end of incumbent Mayor Henry Maier's reign of nearly three decades. Maier has held his office since 1960, longer than any other big-city mayor in the country. The 70-year-old Maier cited his age as reason for not running for another term. The two contenders vying for his job are state Sen. John Norquist, 38, and former acting Gov. Martin Schreiber, 48.
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March 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Mayor John Norquist enlisted the ADA Gremlins, a rap group from Milwaukee, to urge city residents to take part in the U.S. Census. A "posse" of about 90 fourth- and fifth-graders performed backup for the song "In for the Count" and wore T-shirts with that slogan at a downtown mall Wednesday. The ADA Gremlins, whose name stands for Anti-Drug Alliance, wrote the rap after doing some research on the census, group leader Randy Dulaney said.
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April 15, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 800,000 Milwaukee-area residents were told that they no longer have to boil water that had been contaminated with a parasite blamed for an outbreak of intestinal sickness. Mayor John O. Norquist said he waited for results of final water samples before lifting the week-old advisory that people boil tap water before using it for drinking or cleaning food.
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