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AMKE: The List 10-17-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

Sad to say that the Brewers season came to an end last night after they lost Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. Milwaukee’s post-season run is over and they lost their chance to return to the World Series for the first time since 1982. Instead, St. Louis will face the Texas Rangers in the world series on Wednesday.

The Occupy Wall Street movement hit Milwaukee over the weekend. The event attracted thousands of protesters to Ziedler Park where they held a rally then hit the streets, protesting past JP Morgan Chase Bank to the M&I Bank building. Several chants included "this is what democracy looks like" and "we are the 99%". Demonstrators say the protest was aimed at corporate greed, wealth and political power that's in the hands of the rich and large banks.

Today is the groundbreaking ceremony for “The Brewhouse Inn and Suites”. It’s a 90 room, extended stay hotel that’s going to be created within the former Pabst Brew and Mill House. The $15 million project is expected to take about 14 months to finish.

Yesterday thousands gathered in the nation's capital to dedicate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. This is the first monument on the National Mall and nearby parks to honor an African American. There were speeches by civil rights leaders and songs by performers like Aretha Franklin and President Obama gave a message as well.

Wisconsin Officials are saying that the next set of recall elections could set a new spending record which would mean it would be even higher than the record of $44 million which was estimated for the round of senate recall elections this summer. With Governor Walker and more senators eligible for recall, it means larger donations and raising unlimited campaign contributions.

Today MPS will open its first “Team Up College Access Center”. It offers resources and services to prep students in grades 6 through 12 for college. They’ll help with applications, admissions, financial aid and scholarships. You can find the location on west Fond du Lac Avenue and a second location is expected to open up soon.