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a.MKE: DOT public meeting, "Victims of Government", Summerfest Music news and VITA program at 16th St Community Center 4.8.13

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A public meeting to discuss specific plans for the three-year, $278 million project to rehab the I-794 Lake Freeway and Hoan Bridge will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday at the Public Market. The meeting runs from 4 to 7pm, with an open house-style format with exhibits showing the planned construction and the project team on hand to provide input and answer questions.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson launched a series of web videos in an attempt to market the ideas of small- government conservatives to the public. "Victims of Government" is a documentary project featuring stories about people he says have been harmed by regulation, red tape or some other act of the state. The first video, about an Iowa landowner's dispute with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was put together by Senate staff and is narrated by Johnson.DOT 

In Music news, more than 60 bands will perform at Harley Davidson's 110th Anniversary celebration Labor Day Weekend on the Summerfest Grounds. ZZ Top, Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers, Dropkick Murphys, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Doobie Brothers, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Gaslight Anthem and Sublime are just some of the acts that have been announced. Only one headliner, Kid Rock, has been announced. The other two will be revealed this month.

As reported by the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, for the first time this year, South Side residents served by the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers can get free income tax filing services along with their check-ups, pre-natal care or behavioral health services. The health center on Cesar E Chavez Dr. is a new site for The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is staffed by volunteer employees from Northwestern Mutual. The VITA program is in its 12th year of operations.


Secret Soundtrack: Mask

1. Tagline for this 1985 biography/drama: Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes.

SONG: Steely Dan - "Do it Again"


2. QUOTE: "What's the matter, never seen anyone from the planet Vulcan before?"

SONG:  The Beatles - "Girl"


3. Characters: Gar, Diana Adams, Florence "Rusty" Dennis and Roy "Rocky" Dennis.

SONG: Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"