Zemeckis was a spunky fellow when he was making films like I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Romancing the Stone and Who Framed Roger Rabbit; too bad in his post Gump phase he approaches the audience as if he were a pollster. If the heart of Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind was its hallowing of homegrown UFO believers, the folks who yearn to reach out and touch an alien in Contact are overgrown collegiate types, bland (well, in one case, blind) technocrats, or the wacky group on the outskirts of the tracking base. In the climax, the alien home that’s right next door to Heaven resembles one of those mall like faux beaches so popular in Japan.
It seems to work the best in people with high cholesterol. It might also work for people with normal cholesterol levels. It’s unclear if taking flaxseed improves triglyceride levels. Update on airport test results for PFAS were released last week. Read more about the levels of PFAS in surface groundwater (not water from deep aquifers) and soil at the two burn pits where fire fighting foam was used here. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has determined that the City, County, and Wisconsin Air National Guard share responsibility for the sites as historic owners or users of the sites.
Getting into orbit around Mars is less complicated, but still no easy matter, with about a dozen spacecraft falling short. Mars fly bys were the rage in the 1960s and most failed; NASA’s Mariner 4 was the first to succeed in 1965. The UAE hopes to make it seven with its $200 plus million mission.
DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: As currently written, on any parcel zoned in the Campus Institutional (CI) District without a campus master plan, primary and secondary uses are allowed subject to conditional use requirements only upon the construction of a building that creates greater than 4,000 square feet of floor area, which the Zoning Code defines as “area under the roof of a building.” Primary and secondary uses that do not require the construction of a building are, thus, permitted without conditional use review. Secondary uses in the CI District that may not require the construction of a building (including outdoor sports and recreational facilities, surface parking, utilities and transportation facilities, other uses related to the institution’s primary mission, open stadiums, auditoriums and arenas, and agricultural uses) often require conditional use review in other city zoning districts, including residential and mixed use and commercial districts, regardless of whether they involve the construction of a building. The purpose of this ordinance is therefore to treat the secondary uses in a CI District similarly to the same or similar uses in other zoning districts.