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On the Agenda: Dane County leaders accused of meeting secretly to kill ordinance

On Sunday, former County Board Supv. Ashok Kumar sent out an angry press release accusing Chair Scott McDonell and Supv. Brett Hulsey of meeting "behind closed doors" on the Poverty Exemption Ordinance. The pair, says Kumar, decided that the ordinance should be referred back to the Public Protection and Judiciary Committee, which had already passed it. >More
 Supermax: Psychiatrist alleges Dept. of Corrections retaliation

A veteran state psychiatrist testified in court last year that he was asked to change the diagnosis of a state prison inmate and fired because he refused. He stated that in mid-2004, he was asked by his boss, Dr. Kevin Kallas, to agree that Brian Locke did not have a bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness, "so he could be sent successfully to Boscobel." >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: What's this chief designer business?

No offense to the politicians in the crowd, but few (if any) of them are architects, artists or designers. They're policy wonks and authors of legislation. In some cases, they might even be visionaries. >More
 On the Agenda: Dane County supes meet again to hash out 911 controversy

Still ticked off about the Dane County 911 Center's failure to respond when it received a call from Brittany Zimmermann's cell phone on the day she was murdered? Want director Joe Norwick's head on a platter? Now's your chance to speak out. >More
 UW-Madison chancellor finalists meet the press

As UW-Madison's academic year comes to a close, its future leadership is the focus of a Chancellor search that has been underway since February. The UW Board of Regents will pick a replacement for UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley, who is leaving in September, at its meeting early next month in Milwaukee. On consecutive days this week, the final four candidates -- out of more than 50 applicants -- took part in meet-and-greets at Memorial Union. >More
 Madison CDA takes over troubled Lake Point development

The Madison Community Development Authority and the Milwaukee-based developer of a pivotal but floundering south-side Madison housing project have reached a deal wherein the CDA will take over. Percy Brown, city staff to the CDA, notified Lake Point Condo owners Friday morning that "we were informed [May 15] by the Rodmans that they are walking away from the project and handing the keys over to the Community Development Authority immediately. They are done. The CDA will be assuming management obligations. We will be getting back to you shortly with more details." >More
 A 'signature injury' ignored

Joan and Doug McDonald of Neenah expected their 24-year-old son, James, to come home last Thanksgiving. And he did - in a body bag. >More
 On the Agenda: Madison bus routes on the chopping block

The Madison Transit & Parking commission will approve final changes to Madison Metro bus routes, to be implemented this August. Among the cuts: The last bus for Allied Drive would leave the Capitol Square at 10:15, not 10:45, thereby screwing anyone from the troubled neighborhood who has to work late downtown. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Not quite Conan

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, who has his own show, The Mayor's Report, on Madison City Channel 12, will appear with host Stu Levitan on Access: City Hall Wednesday night. In a thread on Forum, Levitan encourages people to phone the show to quiz Mayor Dave, live. The number is 261-9114 and the show runs from 7 - 8 pm. >More
 Critics say recruiters have too much access

Robert Kimbrough, a longtime local peace activist, clearly remembers the last time Madison Veterans for Peace was allowed inside a Madison high school during a military recruitment event. >More
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