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Fire on Allied Drive and Wisconsin Supreme Court delays vote on Mark Green

Thursday 10.26

The Coalition for America's Families, based in Middleton and headed by former state Republican Party chair Steve King, donates $385,000 to 'Vote Yes for Marriage,' an advocacy group backing a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.

The 4th District Court of Appeals throws out a lawsuit by two UW-Madison students who claimed Madison bars fixed prices by banning drink specials on weekends. The court rules that the bars did not violate antitrust laws because they were responding to pressure from the city.

Heather Bartosch, 29, is sentenced to two years' probation after she pleads no contest to a felony charge of second-degree sexual assault. Bartosch admitted having sex with an inmate in December 2004 while she was a guard at Oakhill Correctional Institution in Fitchburg.

Friday 10.27

The city of Madison releases a report on why Well 29, which serves the far east side, was not treated with chlorine for 38 days. The investigation found that automated meters regulating chlorine treatment had stopped working sometime in August and that alarms for the metering equipment were shut off. The city says no one became ill from the untreated water.

Saturday 10.28

A dozen Madison residents are displaced after a fire causes $135,000 of damage to their Allied Drive apartment complex.

Sunday 10.29

Darrell McCann, 24, of Madison is found dead in the swimming pool at Double Tree Hotel. Police say McCann's drowning was accidental and that alcohol may have been involved. McCann had been visiting guests at the hotel.

Members of the Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton break ground on a new, $5.5 million facility to replace the 132-year-old church that burned down last year.

Monday 10.30

Madison's Board of Estimates adds $921,000 in spending to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's 2007 operating budget. This includes $200,000 to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, $76,000 to train firefighters as paramedics, and $37,500 for childcare programs at neighborhood centers. The full council will vote on the budget Nov. 14.

Tuesday 10.31

The Wisconsin Supreme Court votes 4-3 to delay a ruling on whether gubernatorial candidate Mark Green can use $468,000 in campaign donations. The State Elections Board had ordered Green to relinquish the money, because it came from political action committees not registered in Wisconsin. The Supreme Court's decision is expected after the election; for now, the money will remain in a separate account.

Compiled from local media

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