May 30 2013
The Transportation Security Administration says it has met a June 1st deadline to remove all 250 body scanners from U.S. airports that critics referred to as "virtual strip searches". Travelers will still go through other full-body scans that rely on a system that uses radio waves and produces less detailed body imaging.
St. Charles Youth & Family Services has received a $1 million federal grant to help 225 delinquent youths and young adults in Milwaukee. The two-year grant called Project JUMP START, aimed at cities with high poverty and crime rates, will provide work experience and educational assistance among other services for our cities youth.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on a plan to upgrade Amtrak's Empire Builder route that connects Milwaukee with the Twin Cities. A draft plan will be complete by summer of 2014 that would upgrade the tracks allowing Amtrak to increase travel speeds from 79 to 110 miles per hour and add 6 to 8 round trips per day.
The Patrick Cudahy meatpacking plant has Milwaukee ties going back to the 19th century, but may soon be owned by the Chinese. The plant is part of a proposed $4.72 billion deal that would be the biggest purchase ever of a U.S. company by interests in China.
THREE OF A KIND = VOWELS
1. SBTRKT "Hold On"
Spellers beware of the schwa! That’s the word for this phonetic symbol: /ə/, the sound that we may hear in America, belief and history.
2. MSTRKRFT "Heartbreaker"
It is a voiced breath modified by a configuration of the super-glottal passages, without audible friction"
3. MGMT "Electric Feel"
And Sometimes Y