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World's Largest Brat Fest claims trademark infringement by veggie alternative

The World's Largest Bratfest, the Madison event which last weekend set a new world record for the most brats sold, at 191,712, is taking a tough tack toward an alternative event that annually gives away about 600 brats. >More
 Pinzgauer owner: Dude, where's my registration?

At a gas station in South Dakota, while on a family vacation in the mid-1990s, Paul Underwood met a fellow traveler driving a Pinzgauer, an antique Austrian-built light truck. Fascinated, he struck up a conversation. In 2002, he bought one himself, from a company called Cold War Remarketing in Littleton, Colo. >More
 Condo residents to CDA: Help!

Marcie Malszycki is conflicted. She doesn't want to badmouth Lake Point Condominiums, where she bought a home last year. But she also doesn't want things to continue as they've been. >More
 Danger in our midst

Emily Webb probably wouldn't strike anybody as a threat to national security - except, perhaps, the people charged with protecting the nation's security. >More
 The end of playground camp

For Marie Jacobson, it was the essence of summer. When she was a little girl in Madison, the program was there for her. It's been around for her kids too. For a couple of months each summer, they could go to their neighborhood park for loosely structured play activities, like baseball and checkers and sidewalk chalk art. >More
 Who would Jesus evict?

Last Dec. 9, Lucy Nehrenz had a birthday. Not just any birthday, mind you, but her 103rd. There was a story in The Capital Times. The people at Meadow Grove Apartments, where she's lived since 1989, threw her a party. Shortly afterwards, Meadow Grove notified Nehrenz by letter that her lease would not be renewed, past the end of February. >More
 Raped, then thrown in jail

Lorraine Cook knew right away she'd be in trouble. When she made it back home, crying, after being brutally raped, she told her girlfriend, "I'm probably going to jail." She was right. >More
 CUNA Mutual plans draw flak

CUNA Mutual Group is planning a major mixed-use project on and around its west-side Madison campus, reopening old wounds over how some of this land was acquired. >More
 The danger of teaching democracy

Kate Lyman, who teaches second- and third-grade students at Hawthorne Elementary, saw it as a learning opportunity. The Madison school district saw it as an abuse, for which Lyman was reprimanded and threatened with termination. >More
 When families have no redress

Erin Rice was 20 years old when she died on April 19, 1999. The Middleton High graduate had sought medical attention two weeks before, for shortness of breath, a bad cough and an upset stomach. Her condition was diagnosed, incorrectly, as bacterial pneumonia. She actually had viral cardiomyopathy -- an enlarged heart caused by a virus. >More
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