UP: City of Madison. Despite tough economic times, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz includes funding for a new $37 million Central Library and $2 million police training facility in his 2010 capital budget. Also a new roof for the Brittingham Park shelter, 50 new beach chairs for the Goodman Pool, a new ambulance for the west side and cake for everyone!
DOWN: Wisconsin. A grim milestone is marked this week as Sgt. Earl D. Werner of Mondovi dies in an insurgent attack in Iraq, thus becoming the 100th serviceperson from Wisconsin to die in Iraq or Afghanistan since late 2001.