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aMKE: Secret Soundtrack, Danica Patrick, County Board primaries and new tech for DOT and voters 2.18.13

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Seven candidates will compete for two vacancies on the Milwaukee County Board in Tuesday's primary. Two candidates are competing for a spot in District 17 and four will seek to fill a vacancy in District 2. Four of the six candidates said they would serve even if the current pay of $51,000 was lowered to $24,000, an issue that's come to the forefront of the elections. More info on the candidates can be found here.

Danica Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole Sunday, becoming the first women to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit. It's by far the biggest achievement of her stock-car career. Only four-time cup champion Jeff Gordon even came close to beating her, as the only other driver that topped 196 mph in qualifying.

The Wisconsin DOT is hopeful new technology will help ease the flow of traffic on Highway 100. Starting Tuesday, Feb 19th, this new adaptive system will be put into action on six traffic lights on Mayfair Road between Burleigh and Walnut. Video will monitor intersection and side streets-helping to determine the amount of vehicles on the road and who has been waiting the longest. DOT officials say this is the first time this technology is being used in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin election officials are testing new electronic vote counting machines that could be used in future elections. The new machines won't change the way voters mark their paper ballots, but the new software should make it easier for clerks to process results. The government accountability board will decide next month if they will make the switch to the new machines that would show up in the 2014 Spring Elections.


Secret Soundtrack

1. This is a 1999 Action/Comedy/Fantasy

SONG: Taste of Honey "Boogie Oogie Oogie"

2. QUOTE: "After all, I am a ticking time bomb of fury." and "To learn my teachings, I must first teach you how to learn."

SONG: Anita Ward "Ring My Bell"

3. The Blue Raja, The Bowler, Sphinx, Mr. Furious, The Shoveler, Casanova Frankenstein, Spleen

SONG: The Trammps "Disco Inferno"

ANSWER? Mystery Men