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The beards (and moustaches) of Dane County

What's with all the weird beards and woolly 'staches? I wander the Dane County Farmers' Market for some down-to-earth examples, and comb the virtual world for more answers. >More
 The Week on Forum: Bea Arthur, jaywalking, East Johnson, and a career in music

Amidst the mountains of cynicism abounding this week, Forons waxed poetic about their hopes for the environment, the economy, as well as pondered east side living and the grind of a musical life. >More
 The Week on Forum: Self-respecting Madisonians, open carry, and air pollution

With the exception of a planning for a jaunt to Atlantic City, the forum stuck to the local scene this week. While some bitched about city policy, gun laws and sky-high insurance, others found solace in pizza, Bloody Marys, and the promise of an 80 degree day. >More
 The Week on Forum: Tea-baggers, socialists, pirates, and Vicki McKenna

Forons were all a-twitter about politics this week, lambasting Presidents and ripping into political media. Leave it to tea bag jokes to cut the tension. >More
 The Week on Forum: District 2, restaurants worth saving, and the Brewers

In between all the bitching and moaning about local politics and shoddy operating systems, optimistic forons waxed poetic about great food, better political policy and Milwaukee's best: the Brewers. >More
 The loons among us: They're flocking to Lake Monona

There's a loon convention at Monona Terrace. Not the people kind, the bird kind. Last Saturday, April 4, I counter more than 30 loons from the bike path along John Nolen Drive. Why so many when past years produced just a handful of migrants? >More
 The Week on Forum: Bishop Morlino, teenagers, the auto industry, and Mike Verveer

Forons were on high alert this week for all things ridiculous or just plain wrong. From the Madison Catholic Diocese to international protests, the community was abuzz with commentary from all sides. >More
 The Week on Forum: Speed dating, the stimulus, fluoridation, and X-Box repair

Despite the recent AIG debacle and a controversial stimulus package, many forons lightened the mood this week with the perks of speed dating, outlandish advertising and the promise of bike-worthy weather. >More
 1959: A bad year for Madison cops

At around 11 p.m. on Jan. 8, 1959, Madison Police Chief Bruce Weatherly rammed a tanker truck at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Stoughton Road. >More
 1959 Dateline in Madison

Jan. 20: UW Regents endorse new athletic department policy of refusing to play teams or in locations that require racial segregation. >More
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