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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, Comcast, Dryhootch, Fossils and ACA 2.13.14

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Comcast Corp. has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, a deal that will combine the nation's top two cable TV companies. Comcast says that because the two companies don't serve overlapping markets, their combination won't reduce competition for consumers. AT&T and Verizon are rivals that compete with the cable operators to provide both pay TV services and Internet hookups.

Two Iraq war veterans are back home after their 2,400 mile trek from Milwaukee to California that began last August. Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss traveled cross-country by foot to raise money and awareness for Dryhootch Inc, a Milwaukee based nonprofit organization that serves veterans. To date, they raised $80,000, and collectively went through 10 pairs of shoes and lost 95 pounds. Info found online.According to figures released by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, 16,000 Wisconsin residents signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace between late December and February 1st. The deadline for people to get coverage for 2014 is March 31st.

Thousands of fossils have been found in Canada's Kootenay National Park, a discovery that may contain more species than any fossil site in the world. Researchers report the prehistoric data found within the "Marble Canyon" fossil bed includes some species never seen before. Other fossils represent more than 50 different species, including many arthropods, the animal group that includes spiders and lobsters.  

According to figures released by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, 16,000 Wisconsin residents signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace between late December and February 1st. The deadline for people to get coverage for 2014 is March 31st. 

THREE OF A KIND - BEATLES

1. February 9th, 1964

SONG: Aretha Franklin "Eleanor Rigby"

 

2. A record setting 73 million people tund in that evenign 

SONG: The Breeders "Happiness is a Warm Gun"

 

3. There were several requests for an Ed Sullivan appearance, but manager Brian Epstein decided when they has a #1 song on the U.S. charts, they would lock in the date.

SONG: Siouxsie & The Banshees "Dear Prudence"