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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, Libyan Prime Minsiter, Menominee Indian Tribe, Amani neighbors and H2Oscore 10.10.13

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Just hours after gunmen kidnapped the Libyan Prime Minister from a luxury hotel, he was released unharmed, a government official said. The Operations Room of Libya's Revolutionaries, the militia that took him, said it merely detained him over financial and administrative corruption charges. However, the justice ministry said there was no arrest warrant issued for the Prime Minister, calling the move a kidnapping.


Residents who support saving historic homes, neighbors who want more jobs and resources for the troubled Amani neighborhood and sanitation workers pushing for more pay and benefits dominated the public hearing Wednesday night on Mayor Tom Barrett's proposed 2014 budget. About 50 residents and city workers spoke inside the Common Council chambers, facing the 15 members of the council, Barrett and other elected city officials.


The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will partner with Hard Rock Cafe International Inc as the developer and manager of the tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. Hard Rock is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and had developed casino-hotels in California, Las Vegas and Florida. An official announcement on the Kenosha casino is expected later today.


Milwaukee startup H2Oscore is bringing its online water usage data tracker to Milwaukee-area residents in a partnership with Milwaukee Water Works, the city's drinking water utility. H2Oscore's software lets homeowners track their water usage and earn credits for conserving water that can be redeemed for discounts at participating restaurants and other businesses.



1. Originally called Derryfield, it has 900 acres of parks & playgrounds.

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2. The Hacienda, originally opened in 1982 and financed by the folks from Factory Records and New Order, became the U.K.'s center of House Music and Rave scene in the late 80's.

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3. The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs. This city has two premier futbol teams: City and United.

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