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a.MKE: Secret Soundtrack, Sunday storms, 7th Annual Holiday Donation Drive and Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival 11.18.13

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Deadly storms struck the midwest yesterday as 81 tornadoes were reported in Illinois and Indiana. Washington County in Illinois was the hit the hardest, as an EF4 tornado sent dozens of people to the hospital and destroyed at least 70 homes.

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Thursday that will partially reimburse tuition costs for apprenticeship programs. Under the new law, the WI Department of Workforce Development will reimburse an employer up to $1,000 for each apprentice hired.

County Executive Chris Abele and Mayor Tom Barrett will kick off the 7th Annual Holiday Donation Drive today at the Courthouse. This year's drive will benefit the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. Suggested donations of basic household items like toothpaste, dental floss, dish soap and toilet paper are recommended. Info on how you can help found here.

The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival kicks off the beginning of the holiday season Thursday at Pere Marquete Park. Highlights for the evening include a fireworks show synchronized to holiday music, dance performances, a live band, ice sculpting and a visit from Santa. 


1. Tagline from this 2000 film "Get Some Action"

SONG: Marvin Gaye "Got to Give it Up (Part 1)"


2. An extremely profane argument between actor Bill Murray & actress Lucy Liu shut down filming for a day.

SONG: Heart "Barracuda"


3. QUOTE: "Good Morning, Angles!"

SONG: Destiny's Child "Independent Woman Part 1"