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UW-Madison ending licensing agreement with Nike, Madison school board cuts $6 million from budget, Madison Common Council commits city to support fair trade

Wednesday, 4.7

St. Paul's University Catholic Center unveils plans to replace its current center on the UW Library Mall with a 14-story building to include a chapel, student center and residential learning center. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz says he's "open to it," but others say the new building is too big for its surroundings.

The Dane County Deputy Sheriff's Association files its campaign finance reports, but County Clerk Bob Ohlsen says it should have done so before the April 6 election. The association claims the oversight was inadvertent, but others question this. The matter is under review by the Dane County District Attorney's Office.

Thursday, 4.8

A federal grand jury indictment is released showing that Sun Prairie tax preparer Gail Mendez, Madison banker Amy Strait and real estate agent Carlos Solis allegedly wrote more than 50 fraudulent loans worth $8 million.

Circuit Judge William Hanrahan sentences Marcell Hudson, 22, to five years in prison and five years extended supervision for providing the heroin that killed Kara Czerwonka in an overdose on Sept. 1. Hudson was convicted in January.

Friday, 4.9

UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin announces that the university is ending its licensing agreement with Nike over concerns regarding workers' rights at the company's factories in Honduras.

A 61-year-old motorist hits a 67-year-old crossing guard at Monroe and Glenway streets. The guard is treated for non-life-threatening injuries; the driver gets a ticket.

Monday, 4.12

The Madison school board cuts $6 million from its budget as it looks to plug a $30 million hole. Many of the cuts are administrative and do not affect students directly, but the board does raise program fees for youths by 10% and eliminates Camp Summit, a summer camp.

The trial of Raul Romero-Ortega and Joshua Carrasquillo, accused of killing German Gonzalez in 2004, begins. The prosecution says two other men at the scene will testify against Romero-Ortega and Carrasquillo.

Tuesday, 4.13

Sean Nemitz is charged with using doctored permit applications to allegedly embezzle $212,000 from Roberts Construction, where he worked, between 2006 and 2009.

Madison Common Council passes a resolution committing the city to support fair trade practices.

Wednesday, 4.14

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray introduces two new K9s - Josh and Slim - to the west district station. The dogs are named after Army Sgt. Josh Brennan, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007, and a pet owned by the late Lori Rappe, a founding board member of Capital K9s, which raises money for the police dogs.

Chicago police reportedly apprehend a Madison man in connection with the shooting deaths there of a woman, a 7-month-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl, who was 4 months pregnant. Two other adults were wounded and taken to a hospital. A 12-year-old boy who survived the shooting called police.

Compiled (in part) from local media

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