March 18 2013
The Milwaukee Police Harbor Patrol rescued a dog on the KK River near Becher Street on Sunday evening from an eight-foot piece of floating ice. The tan pit bull/Mastiff mix had no identification and no microchip and was taken by MADACC to a vet facility where it will be cared for. The vet caring for the dog said based on the dog's mannerisms and the way it reacted to humans, it is likely the dog has owners somewhere.
As reported by the Milwaukee Business Journal, the WI Department of Workforce Development said Friday it has approved an expansion of Second Chance Partners for Education that will allow the program to operate as a statewide youth apprenticeship and work directly with schools throughout Wisconsin. Second Chance Partners offers work-based learning for students with mechanical aptitude and an interest in manufacturing.
The same eastern WI fuel pipeline that ruptured last July and spilled gasoline in the town of Jackson needs repairs at multiple locations where it crosses wetlands in the Jackson Marsh Wildlife area. Nine sections of pipe are degraded and need metal sleeves welded onto the outside of the pipes or sections of the line must be completely replaced to prevent a spill in the publicly owned recreation and hunting land.
Prince closed out SXSW's weeklong music showcase by performing for only 300 people for 2 1/2 hours on a small stage with a 12-piece brass band. Prince never played guitar during the set nor did he play his new single "Screwdriver", opting instead for funk covers of Curtis Mayfield's "We're a Winner" and Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Until You Get Enough".
Secret Soundtrack: GO
1. Tagline from this 1999 movie: "A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend" or "Life begins at 3am".
SONG: Air "Talisman"
2. FUN FACT: The director picked the grocery store that the movie was filmed in because of its "run-down, big city" quality. When the producers paid the owner for permission to film, the owners took some of the money to repaint and repair the store, making the producers unhappy that the store no longer looked run-down. After getting consent from the store-owners, a crew was hired to bring the store back to its original state for filming.
SONG: Len "Steal My Sunshine"
3. Actors: Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Desmond Askew, Scott Wolf, Jay Mohr, Timothy Olyphant.
SONG: Massive Attack "Angel"