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a.MKE: Goodbye, Ed Koch, Bucks throwback jersey, U.S. Embassy bombing and Wesley Willis as a superhero 2.1.13

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Edward Koch, former U.S. congressman and New York mayor passed away from congestive heart failure this morning in a New York hospital. In three terms as mayor of New York from 1978 through 1989, he reduced the $1 billion deficit and by 1983, had a surplus of $500 million, expanded public housing, encouraged real estate development and restored services that had deteriorated and rebuilt civic pride.

The Milwaukee Bucks have joined the NBA's 2013 Harwood Classics initiative by introducing a new version of the jersey used in their 1995-96 season. The forest green jersey has purple and white accents, and features an action-styled deer head covering much of the front. This league wide initiative celebrates the unique uniform designs of the 90's.

A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital today. Police are reporting at least two people are dead. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing yet.

 

As reported by the website Comic's Alliance, DC Comic's issue of Wonder Women #15 introduces Wonder Woman's half-brother Milan, a son of Zeus. The character "Milan" bears a strong resemblance to the late, great underground music icon, Wesley Willis. There are panels showing him head butting people as a greeting, going on joyrides and saying "rock on".