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a.MKE: Three of a Kind, Soul Train Line Dance, $50K Mayor's Challenge grant from BMI, Chinese cyber spies and mining legislation 2.21.13

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is asking for votes to support the city's bid to land a $50,000 grant from IBM as it competes to win the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Milwaukee proposed a program to use foreclosed housing sites for urban agriculture. It's among 20 competing in the Mayor's Challenge, which offers a $5 million grant to the winning city. IBM is offering a $50,000 grant to the city that gets the most online votes. Check out our website for your link for more info and how to support our city.

Potawatomi Bingo and Casino will attempt to set a world record for the longest "Soul Train Dance Line" today at 1pm. The event was originally scheduled as a morale building exercise for employees to celebrate African-American achievements  during February. Members of the public are invited to participate. The current Guinness world record is held by a group of 291 dancers in Philadelphia last year. Info on how you can participate is on Facebook.

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee takes up the Republican-backed mining bill on Monday at 1pm. It's the next stage in the controversial legislation that's pitted pro-mining against environmental groups. The Senate could vote on the bill later next week.

As reported by the Washing Post, Security experts say that cyberspies from China have hacked most of Washington, targeting law firms, Capitol offices, news organization, nonprofits and embassies. The rising wave of cyber-espionage has produced diplomatic backlash and talk of action against the Chinese, who have denied involvement.

THREE OF A KIND

1. A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

The Fratellis: Chelsea Dagger

 

2. In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping an evil villain. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

Duran Duran: Girls on Film

 

3. A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory.

Veruca Salt: Seether

 

ANSWER: Bands named after movie characters