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a.MKE: 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Affordable Care Act, Con artist in New Berlin and Typhoon in Japan 10.16.13

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New Berlin police said a con artist ripped off a World War II veteran and they want to get the word out before someone else becomes a victim. A man driving a truck from a legitimate tree-cutting service took thousands of dollars to cut down the 88-year olds trees, but never completed the job.

Dozens of people gathered at the Washington Park Senior Center Tuesday evening for a public meeting about the Affordable Care Act, hosted by Congresswoman Gwen Moore's staff and Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Falk. Another public meeting will be held today at Kosciuszko (Kho-shuuush-kho) Community Center on South 7th St. from 5-7pm.

The strongest typhoon in 10 years passed near Tokyo Wednesday, bringing strong winds and nearly 5 inches of rainfall in just one hour. The storm sent large volumes of earth down mountainsides and caused rivers to burst their banks. At least 17 people have been killed and 50 remain unaccounted for as houses were buried in mudslides. Flights, train services and schools have been suspended.

In music news, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates and the Replacements are among a group of first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More than 600 voters will choose from 16 nominees awarding 5 to 7 spots to the class of 2014 Hall of Fame. Results will be announced in December, followed by a ceremony next April in New York.