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a.MKE: Secret Soundtrack, ice flow, Academy Awards, Ukraine and Casino extension 3.3.14

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As reported by WUWM, the Wisconsin DNR warns this year's spring thaw could produce hazardous conditions on some WI waterways. If warmer temps mix with strong rain, the combination could crack loose large slabs of ice that could jam into each other as they move down rivers, forming dams. Watershed scientists are monitoring state and local rivers. More online here.

"Gravity" was the big winner at last nights' 86th Academy Awards, taking home seven Oscars, including best Director. "12 Years a Slave" was named best picture and Mequon native John Ridley won for best adapted screenplay, "Dallas Buyers Club" won three awards, including two in acting categories for Matthew McConaughey and Jered Leto. Cate Blanchett won best actress for her portrayal of Blanch DuBois in Blue Jasmine. "Let it Go" from the animated film "Frozen" won best song.

President Obama has rallied allies and approved a series of diplomatic and economic moves intended to isolate Moscow and prevent it from seizing more Ukrainian territory. A link to more on this story found here.

WI Gov. Scott Walker joined with the Menominee Indian Tribe of WI to request a 180-day extension to the deadline for making a decision on the proposed Menominee Hard Rock Casino at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha. The additional time would be used to obtain a thorough, independent economic analysis on how the project would affect the two other tribes that run casinos in Wisconsin. The regular deadline for decision is August 23rd.


1. Tagline from this 1993 comedy "Young Ones! Parental units! We summon you!"

SONG: Paul Simon "Kodachrome"


2. QUOTE: "What choice do I have? It is as if you have grabbed me by the base of my snarglies!"

SONG: Soft Cell "Tainted Love"


3. Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin

SONG: Morton Harket "Can't take my eyes off of you"