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Murder on West Doty St.; Mayor Dave gives

4.2 Wednesday

Brittany Zimmermann, 21, is found murdered in her West Doty Street apartment. Police aren't saying how the UW student was killed, though sources close to the investigation say she was stabbed. There are no suspects yet in her killing, which police say appears to be a random act.

Karen Rozic, 33, is charged with fraud for allegedly rigging a Capital Newspapers contest so that her family members could win. Rozic, who was fired from the company in January, allegedly helped family members win $22,374 in prizes, including a PT Cruiser.

4.3 Thursday

City crews cut down a 104-year-old American elm tree on West Gorham Street, which was infected with Dutch elm disease (see "Requiem for a Tree," 8/3/07).

4.4 Friday

The Madison Diocese announces that it has put plans to rebuild St. Raphael Cathedral downtown on hold for at least a year. The church says a poor economy would affect its ability to raise money for the project. The old church burned down in 2005.

4.7 Monday

A re-count of the race between Dane County Board Supv. Jack Martz and his challenger, Cynda Solberg, reaffirms that Martz won in Dist. 33 - by 19 votes.

An Arkansas pathologist says Adam Nickel, 27, a UW graduate student, had an undetected heart condition that caused him to die minutes after finishing a marathon in Little Rock last month.

Abraham Miranda-Arreola, 31, of Waunakee, is charged with a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed John Kauffman, 40, of Pardeeville last month. Authorities are still looking for Miranda-Arreola.

4.8 Tuesday

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz delivers his "state of the city" speech. He says public safety is a top concern, although the city is generally very safe. He also proposes a regional approach to the affordable housing crunch, including merging the city's public housing authority with Dane County's and allowing communities outside Madison to tap the city's $4 million Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Developer Terrence Wall proposes building a new $45 million, nine-story structure on the site of the downtown library. The building would include a three-story library, ground-floor retail and private offices. Wall will bring his proposal to the Library Board later this month.

Two members of the new Government Accountability Board resign after state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issues an opinion that they were serving illegally. David Deininger and James Mohr both retired as judges before their terms were officially over. Van Hollen says judges are not allowed to serve in other positions until after their terms expire, no matter when they retire.

The Madison Common Council unanimously approves an ordinance requiring landlords to provide photographic evidence of damage before deducting the cost from a tenant's security deposit.

Compiled from local media

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