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a.MKE: Mitten Fest, Richard III's skeleton found, free nation-wide WIFI and Secret Soundtrack 2.4.13

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As reported by the Washington Post, the federal government wants to create a super WiFi networks across the nation that are so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the internet without paying a monthly cell phone bill. The $178 billion wireless industry has launched a fierce lobbying effort to persuade policymakers to reconsider the idea.

A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in England has been identified as the remains of King Richard III. He died over 500 years ago in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. DNA taken from the skeleton matched a sample taken from a distant living relative of Richard's sister.

Gas prices have risen sharply in Milwaukee due to rising crude oil prices and less output at refineries. There's been at $.41 cent increase per gallon since last month.

Mitten Fest, a wintry outdoor street party, takes place at Burnhearts this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be live music from Jaill and Call Me Lightening, local crafters selling new mittens hats and scarves and a food and clothing drive for the Hunger Task Force. Info on our Facebook page.

 

SECRET SOUNDTRACK:

1. Nat King Cole: Almost Like Being In Love

1993 Comedy

 

2. Frankie Yankovic: Pennsylvania Polka

Quote: "Don't mess with me, Porkchop!"

 

3. Sonny and Cher: I Got You Babe

Gobblers Knob

ANSWER??? Why, it's Groundhog Day!!