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November 27, 2015

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DID YOU KNOW? • If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn pale. • Colors fade in the sun because, over time, molecules are being ripped apart by sunlight's high-energy ultraviolet light. – Source: MARK BELLING Count free speech as dead on campus Page 8 UW-La Crosse overreaction to flag is part of toxic trend 2015 HOLIDAY PARADE USHERS IN WINTER IN CITY'S DOWNTOWN – PAGE 15 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE Wisconsin beat Northwestern, plain and simple Page 11 Incompletion ruling is wrong and rule needs changing MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER NOVEMBER 27, 2015 Local news at your fingertips Visit By DAN MUCKELBAUER Post Editor MILWAUKEE — The commissioning of the USS Milwaukee drew thou- sands Saturday in a record snowfall at Veterans Park on the shore of Lake Michigan. While some question the utility of the $400 mil- lion littoral combat ship built in Marinette, its defenders in the military say the utility of the high- ly maneuverable 40-foot craft with a shallow draft is essential for costal, or littoral, missions. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat and a strong supporter of the LCS pro- gram, said it created 2,000 direct jobs in the state alone and 93 Wisconsin companies supplied part s to build the ships, which number three, at Marinette Marine. The project united state politicians on both sides of the aisle. Republican Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement for the ceremony, "This is the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Milwaukee, but the first USS Milwaukee to be built in our great state." The first dated back to the Civil War. Mayor Tom Barrett called it a wonderful day for the city, Navy and nation. Also attending the cere- mony were the 54 crew members assigned to the ship, which is headed to her home port in San Diego. With 6.1 inches of snow falling Saturday, the ship and its crew wore a coat of white. Commander Ken Bridgewater thanked the people of Milwaukee for their support and interest. "Your warmth and hos- pitality will be carried onboard for as long as she sails in support of free- dom around the world," he said after the ceremony. The third ship in the Freedom variation, it can handle a variety of mis- sion packages, for which it must be refitted on shore. About 23 assignment-spe- cific sailors and equip- ment can handle surface, anti-submarine or mine countermeasures warfare as well as take on an avia- tion detachment with a Seahawk helicopter. USS Milwaukee receives snowy ceremonial sendoff Photo by Robert Borkowski The USS Milwaukee at its commissioning ceremony Saturday in Milwaukee. For more photos, see page 24. PACKARD PLAZA MALL 5656 S. Packard • 414-897-7737 Just Bring In This Ad Coloring Books 25¢ 150pk Sandwich Bags $1.00 Christmas Trays 25¢ Eye Glass Repair Kit $1.00 Butane Match 90¢ Votive Candles 6 Scents 25¢ 40 sq ft Xmas Gift Wrap $1.00 20pk Plastic Shot Glasses $1.00 Magnifier Glass with 6 LED Lights $4.00 Precious Moments Dolls $15.00 3pk Ash Trays 90¢ 100 Bandages $1.00 Just Bring In This Ad. While Supplies Last. FREE Santa Figurine Hours: Tues -Fri•9am-6pm | Saturday•9-5pm SALE ENDS 12-4-15 SALE ENDS 12-4-15 With Any Purchases Now Hiring 3 Pack (500 inches ea.) Transparent Tape 75¢ 30 Xmas Treat Bags $ 1.00 2pc Scissor Set 6" and 8" $ 1.00 Christmas Window Cling 90¢ Medium Size Xmas Bags 60¢ Foldable Headphones $ 7.00 247329052 Venta ahora 247329036

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