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AMKE: The List 9-8-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

Are you ready for some football?...and perhaps a jobs speech? Well, you can get both tonight. President Obama is going to give his “jobs speech plan” to Congress tonight at 6:00. Obama plans to stress stimulus spending, job creation, infrastructure investment, and assistance to those hit hardest by the housing crisis. And for you loyal football fans, pregame coverage starts at 3 for the Packers versus Saints game. President Obama will be finished with his speech before the 7:30 kick off. Also, check out who's going to be on a special edition Wheaties box...click here.

White House and U.S. Department of Education Officials are coming to Milwaukee today to speak with parents and community residents on ways to improve Hispanic education.  There's a session from 4-6 p.m. at South Division High School. It's considered one in a series of listening sessions being held across the country.

The New York Simulation Center for Health Sciences just opened its doors. It’s a high-tech site where emergency personnel train for just about any situation, including terrorist attacks, accidents, natural disasters, and it houses some of the most sophisticated mannequins in the world. We’re talking mannequins that cost $75,000 and are able to sweat, cry, cough, or vomit. The center took a decade of planning and was created as a response to the September 11th attacks. Think of a form of training with mock emergency medicine.

The wildfires in Texas are some of the most destructive in state history. Thankfully the fires are slowing down, partly because of the calming winds, but firefighters are still working on getting control of the blaze. The fire has killed four people, destroyed more than 1,000 homes and caused thousands of evacuations across the state. Texas is now experiencing one of its most severe dry spells.

Near the end of this month, the U.S. Postal Service will be on the edge of defaulting on its employee pension obligations. It won’t be able to borrow more money and will have just enough cash to cover operations for a week. There are some potential changes that the postal service could do to reinvent itself, which includes ending Saturday mail deliver, restructure health and pension systems and change delivery schedules and work hours.

Netflix users, skeptics, fanatics! You can no longer stream more than one movie at a time with Netflix. It’s part of the new price hike. So if you want to watch a movie on your laptop while your family watches a movie on the Xbox, it’s not possible. This was just enforced on September 1st. Users will be blocked if they attempt to launch two movie streams at once.