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AMKE: The List 10-10-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

The Brewers managed to pull through and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, winning the division title. Yesterday they had home field advantage as they started the National League Championship Series. They had quite the victory over the Cardinals, snagging game one in the series.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced a new fatherhood initiative. The new program will get more than $5 million in funding and it will focus on helping fathers develop employment and life skills. Right now nearly half of Milwaukee County's children are being raised without a father and this program will help educate those fathers in need.

Although this weekend didn't feel like it, fall is here which means leaf pick up is here too. Residents can simply rake their leaves into the street near the curbside for collection. Crews will be hitting the streets to clean up the piles through November 15th. There's some "do's and don’ts" when it comes to debris, brush and storm drains so click here to learn more.

It’s National School Lunch week in Wisconsin. The week is dedicated to recognizing the importance of a nutritious and well-balanced school lunch and it's also all about teaching health education to students. Over 55,000 school lunches are served at MPS Schools each day.

Another note when it comes to sustainable, healthy food…the Victory Garden Initiative recently launched its second annual "Fruity Nutty Campaign". It's a project dedicated to creating an edible forest in Milwaukee by encouraging people to plant fruit and nut trees throughout the city. To learn more, there will be a fruity nutty affair event on November 11th.

And for Weezer fans out there, former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh died in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday. There's no word on how Welsh died. Welsh left the band in 2001 after suffering a nervous breakdown. Then he took a break from music and established himself as a painter.