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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
 Housing: Help out of the subprime crisis

Alicia Emerson always dreamed about owning her own home. But what she bought was a house of cards. >More
 Housing: The hurt is on

The official word from the Madison real estate community is that houses are still selling and the deleterious effects of the national housing slump have largely passed us by. The truth is that the local market is hurting, and there's a deep and growing anxiety that things will get worse. >More
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