Busy day on AMKE today. In the news we covered, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's health update. She was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot near her brain and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery. Clinton,was at New York-Presbyterian Hospital under treatment for a blood clot behind her right ear that stemmed from a concussion she suffered in mid-December.
Also today in Washington,the new Congress will be sworn-in, including Wisconsin’s new Senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin has asked her Republican counterpart to escort her - Senator Ron Johnson. He has only two years under his belt, representing Wisconsin.
Mortgage foreclosure filings in southeastern Wisconsin decreased for the third consecutive year in 2012. Court records show there were 10,475 foreclosure filings last year in southeastern Wisconsin counties. That's down about 2.2% from 10,709 in 2011. Combined with strong sales and the bottoming out of prices in 2012, the slight fall in foreclosure filings last year appears to offer further evidence of a continuing but unhurried housing recovery in the area
And in Music News, Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview the diagnosis comes after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he's worked with. It's the latest health problem for the 68-year-old singer, who's also been fighting cancer and other maladies.
We also had our Secret Soundtrack segment today. Every Thursday it's 3 songs, that all share on theme.
Today's songs and clues went like this...
6:00am: Bill Withers "Wintertime"
Our first clue...
We usually see millions of these things each year, and the Guinness Book of World Records states that a giant one was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887. It was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
7:00am : Modern English "I Melt With You"
Our second clue...
Complex structure of crystals results in countless tiny surfaces from which visible light is efficiently reflected. What little sunlight is absorbed by it is absorbed uniformly over the wavelengths of visible light thus giving a white appearance.
8:00am : The Stills "Snow In California"
Our final clue...
We see it every year here in Milwaukee. But in Mount Baker, in the North Cascades of Washington State, holds this amazing world record, a reported 1,140 inches accumulated during the 1998-99 winter season.
Congrats to today's winner Dirk A in Milwaukee.