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President Obama speaks to over 30,000 people are Bascom Hill; Physicians Plus and UW-Madison doctors end lawsuit; UW Memorial Union Theater damaged by fire

Thursday, 10.4

President Obama speaks to more than 30,000 people at the UW-Madison's Bascom Hill, a day after his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Milwaukee County clerk of courts is notified that Gov. Walker has been subpoenaed to testify on Oct. 16 in the trial of one of his former aides, Kelly Rindfleisch, who is accused of illegally doing campaign work during her job with the Milwaukee County executive's office.

Friday, 10.5

UW-Madison releases details of its contract with Obama's campaign, revealing that it is paying the university $15,000 for the president's rally. The contract allows the university to bill more for damage and other costs, such as covering an entire side of Chadbourne Hall with tarp.

Physicians Plus and UW-Madison doctors end their lawsuit and sign a contract through the end of 2015.

Gov. Walker names Ed Wall corrections secretary for Wisconsin. Wall, administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation, will replace Gary Hamblin, who is retiring, on Oct. 27.

One Wisconsin Now, a liberal government watchdog group, unveils a new website, Our Dumb Senator, a blog tracking the actions of Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

Monday, 10.8

A construction worker accidentally ignites a fire with his cutting tool at the UW Memorial Union while working on renovations inside the Union Theater. The fire causes an estimated $10,000 of damage, but no structural damage. The damage is minimal because the theater had been cleared of most items, including seats.

A motorist allegedly falls asleep at the wheel and hits and kills bicyclist Carrie J. Pete, 37, on County Road M. It's the second cyclist killed by a motorist in less than a week.

Wednesday, 10.10

Milwaukee County prosecutors release details of a plea agreement with Kelly Rindfleisch, the former Walker aide accused of misconduct, making a trial unnecessary. Rindfleisch, 43, has agreed to accept probation in exchange for pleading guilty or no contest to one count of felony misconduct. Rindfleisch has also agreed to be a witness in other cases. She faced up to 14 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. Milwaukee County Judge David Hansher must approve the agreement. A plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Compiled, in part, from local media.

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