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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, Water Tech Cert from MATC, CIA sends weapons to Syria, IL companies move to WI and cheesy winter roads 9.12.13

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As reported by the MBJ, MATC will offer a new Water Technician Certificate to serve increased demand for water industry professionals. The program was developed in partnership with Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment board and The Water Council. The Water Council is working to establish the Milwaukee region as the world hub for freshwater research, economic development and education.

An Illinois lighting company with 400 employees plans to move across the state line to Kenosha- the second manufacturer in a week to say it will leave northern Illinois for Wisconsin. Kenosha County will provide $1 million from a special economic development fund to incentivize the move. Another $250,000 from the fund was used earlier this week to bring 100 manufacturing jobs from Libertyville, IL to Pleasant Prairie. 

CIA-funded weapons have begun flowing to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official told CNN, but opposition groups say they have yet to receive any. The weapons, which include anti-tank weapons and ammunition, are not America-made, but are funded and organized by the CIA.

This winter, Milwaukee's Department of Public Works will begin exploring new ways to keep our roadways free of ice.  Rocksalt, although effective and inexpensive, has a long-term impact on roads and the environment. The city hopes to add cheese brine, a liquid waste product left over from cheese-making, to rocksalt. WI's Polk County has been using cheese brine on their streets since 2009.


1. Originally, it was eaten. African tribes mixed the berries with fat, which formed edible energy balls.

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2. In 1675, the King of England banned these type of houses, claiming they were places where people met to conspire against him.

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3. Legend has it...Ethiopian shepherds first notice the effects of caffeine it when they saw their goats 

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