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AMKE: The List 10-18-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

September existing home sales rose 17.7% statewide last month, compared to September of 2010. And the median sale price went down 1.5% last month.

Tonight is your chance to take part in the lakefront planning committee. There’s a proposal to create more development near O’Donnell Park, including possibly demolishing the downtown transit center, building better walking connections from downtown to the lakefront, and adding a bike lane on the Hoan Bridge. Any recommendations are welcome starting at 5 tonight at the Harbor Lights Room in the transit center.

It’s campus sustainability day at UW-Milwaukee. It’s a chance for students, faculty and the general public to learn about its green features along with how reducing use around campus has an effective impact. This morning there’s an organic pancake breakfast and this afternoon the library’s new green roof will be unveiled.

Yesterday the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board decided to keep its youth admission policy, which was put in place last summer before the opening night violence. The policy states that anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them in order to get into the fair after 5 p.m. If you're over the age of 18, then a valid driver's license must be shown. The policy started on August 5th.

A recent statistic shows that African Americans represent 38% of the 6,200 people in Wisconsin living with AIDS. To help educate the effects off HIVS and AIDS, the All Saints Catholic Church is holding a conference on November 5th. The goal is to reach beyond the African American community and to offer not just information but also programming and help for patients and families.

Homeless is Not My Name” is an exhibit running through Saturday which aims to personalize the issue of homelessness through portraits and first person audio while also educating the public about homelessness in Milwaukee. Fuel Milwaukee put together a partnership between Everest College, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Redline Milwaukee, and a group of volunteer photographers and sound technicians.