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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind! Name that Jaguar! NKOTB are ba-ack! Airline merger and Family Justice Center 2.14.13

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Gov. Scott Walker announced plans yesterday for a proposed Family Justice Center to be built in Milwaukee to serve families and victims dealing with domestic violence. Children's Hospital and Sojourner Family Peace Center are partnering to build the project  at 619 W. Walnut St. The state will match private donations to raise the $21.25 million needed, with construction to begin in 2014.

American Airlines and US Airways are formally announcing today their merger, leaving travelers only four major airlines to choose from. The merger will be the world's biggest and will keep American Airlines name but will be run by U.S. Airlines.

In December, the Milwaukee County Zoo announced the birth of two jaguar cubs. The last time the Zoo had jaguar cubs was 40 years ago in 1975. The birth was significant in that the cubs' father, Pat is a rescued, wild-born animal bringing in new genes to a captive jaguar population. Now the Zoo is asking for help naming the cubs as they ask that you only submit names that reflect the heritage or history of jaguars.

Big music announcement for the Ladies.  Summerfest announced New Kids on the Block will perform at this year's festival, along with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men on July 2nd at the Marcus Amphitheater. 

3 of a Kind


A.  "Hit Em Up Style" by Carolina Chocolate Drops
It is a natural form if anti-depressant. It produces serotonin –a chemical that elevates the mood. It is also referred to as the "happy chemical." 
B. " Chocolate Chip" Isaac Hayes
It was used to depict blood in the iconic shower scene of Hitchcock's film, "Psycho."
C.  " You Sexy Thing" Hot Chocolate
Every Russian and American space voyage has included a pack of these.
ANSWER? Chocolate, of course!