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No biobull

Phil Lewis, UW emeritus professsor of landscape architecture and main force behind the Nine Springs Greenway, will be honored next week by budding bioneers. >More
 What's in a name?

The Madison Parks Division has a new name - sort of. "For marketing/logo purposes," says spokeswoman Laura Whitmore, "we are referring to ourselves as Madison Parks." >More
 A "community builder" at Capital Newspapers

Even Chris Juzwik has to chuckle a bit about his new job title: community builder. "It does sound like I have a tool belt on and construct houses." >More
 Backyard workshop is said to violate Madison zoning laws

Dan Hefty didn't think he had anything to hide. After all, he says, "the city granted me permits to build what I described as 'a high-tech workshop'" -- a garage-like structure behind his home on Madison's east side. And he built it to code. And so when city zoning inspectors showed up on Oct. 9 and asked to look around, Hefty let them in. Big mistake. >More
 North bike path still possible -- no bologna

Madison officials have long hoped to build a bike path connecting the city's north side to the downtown. A segment was added two years ago, along the Yahara River to East Johnson, but plans to extend it further have been stymied. >More
 MPD tries new ways to curb bad behavior at Olin-Turville

On March 27, in the early afternoon, a mother and her daughter were having lunch while parked at Olin-Turville Park, off John Nolen Drive in Madison. Their experience was less than pleasant. >More
 UW gets pass on sheep deaths

Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard has concluded that the UW-Madison is breaking the law every time it kills sheep through experiments involving decompression, just as local activists have charged. The bad news, from their point of view, is that he's not going to do anything about it. >More
 WKOW: 'Health Connections' promotion has no connection to news

Tom Allen, general manager of WKOW-TV, says his recent letter to local medical professionals seeking "potential partners to educate the community on health issues related to your specialty and others" was never meant to blur the lines between news and advertising: "It's a sales and marketing initiative that's Internet-based." >More
 Capital Newspapers archives are lost -- and found

For Molly Warren, like many other people, the decision of Capital Newspapers to shrink its searchable online archive of Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times stories came as a shock: "We had no idea they were going to change it." >More
 UW responds to Dane County DA on sheep decompression experiments

The UW-Madison has responded to Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard's request for more information on allegations that it is violating state law by using sheep in sometimes fatal decompression experiments. >More
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