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a.MKE: Open doors, local nominations and hunger strikes 9.18.12

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This weekend, Historic Milwaukee's 2nd annual Doors Open Milwaukee tour will give people access to more than 125 architecturally significant sites in the downtown area, free of charge. Included in the event, Actor, Producer and Director Penny Marshall will be signing copies of her memoir, My Mother was Nuts in City Hall at 4pm on Saturday. 

UWM Vice Chancellor Joan Prince has been nominated by President Obama to serve at the United Nations as an ambassador. She will be sworn in as a U.S. diplomatic representative in on September 18th.

Students at Mukwonago High School went on "strike" yesterday, protesting the new federal school lunch rules. Schools across the nation have revamped their menus to meet new requirements to serve a maximum of 850 calories per meal, including more whole grains, only low-fat or non-fat milk and more fruits and veggies. Atheletes that need to sustain a higher calorie count during the day are now bringing their own lunches from home.