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a.MKE: Secret Soundtrack, Ways to Work, Barrett hospitalized, Winter roads and Mandela's Memorial Service 12.9.13

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Mayor Tom Barrett remained hospitalized on Sunday for exhaustion after completing a 20-kilometer run indoors earlier in the day at the Pettit National Ice Center. Barrett, who celebrated his 60th birthday on Sunday, is a regular runner and finished in third place for his age group.

More than 90 heads of state are on their way to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's memorial service.  President Barack Obama will be joined by former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton along with more than two dozen U.S. lawmakers. This will be the largest gathering of world leaders in Africa's history.

For the first time this winter, the City of Milwaukee has put the 4-inch parking rule into effect as of 8pm Sunday night. Milwaukee is clearing streets after snowfall of up to half a foot led to hundreds of crashes in Southeastern Wisconsin with dozens of cars involved in pileups. Three people died in those crashes.

The YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin launched the new "Ways to Work" program for low-to-moderate-income residents in Milwaukee in need of reliable transportation to work. Ways to Work offers families access to low-cost loans to purchase or repair a pre-owned vehicle needed to make job demands while raising children. Info found here.

SECRET SOUNDTRACK - BAD SANTA

1. Tagline for this 2003 comedy "He doesn't care if you're naughty or nice."

SONG: Dean Martin "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow."

 

2. QUOTE: "Should I fix you some sandwiches?"

SONG: Xavier Cugat "Papa Loves Mambo"

 

3. Billy Bob Thornton admitted that he was genuinely intoxicated during the filming and this was John Ritter's final acting appearance in a movie.

SONG: Bobby Sherman "Jingle Bell Rock"