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a.MKE: Three of a Kind, Midtown Center, carbon footprint calculator, "Airplane!" star in WI tourism commercial 3.21.13

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Two rockets from Gaza slammed into southern Israel Thursday morning during President Obama's visit of Jeruselum. Israeli police say no casualties were reported. Obama is on a four-day trip to Israel and the West Bank, his first since taking office.

The David Zucker and Robert Hays, director and star of the 1980 comedy hit "Airplane!" will be in Madison on Monday to unveil a new TV spot promoting Wisconsin as a tourism destination. The commercial was filmed last summer on Plum Lake in Sayner and is due to begin running in May in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, eastern Iowa and Milwaukee. Their appearance coincides with a statewide conference on tourism.

The city of Milwaukee is considering a $3.5 million tax financing package to boost Midtown Center on the city's northwest side. The fund would provide money for developer incentives and center improvements on the 56-acre site at 60th and Capital Drive.  Midtown is the largest shopping center in the city of Milwaukee, but has faced some vacancies during the recession.

From the pages of Good: Almost everything you do impacts your carbon footprint, from what you eat for breakfast to where you go on vacation. Each of us contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. The Nature Conservancy's carbon footprint calculator estimates how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses our choices create each year. For a link to the calculator and ideas how you can reduce your footprint, head over to our Facebook page. 

3 OF A KIND: LONDON

 

 
A.  "West End Girls"  Pet Shop Boys
Home to the oldest underground railway network in the world.
 
B. "House Of Fun " by Madness
The first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
 
 
C.  "Chelsea Dagger" The Fratellis