UP: Bill Malone. Madison's resident country music historian busts Bob Dylan for juvenile plagiarism. Reading a news item about the auction of a poem purportedly written by the great bard at age 16, Malone recognized it as an old ditty by country singer Hank Snow. Apprised of this discovery, the director of the summer camp that's auctioning this item recovered nicely, telling The Wisconsin State Journal's Doug Moe that collectors are still thrilled to bid on this memento of Dylan's "early influences."
DOWN: Dane County 911 Call Center. An internal investigation found that one of the center's employees was "complacent" and didn't show "the appropriate...concern" when taking a call about an idling truck on Cumberland Lane on the city's east side in March. When the caller asked if it was legal to idle for so long, the 911 operator responded, "yeah, sure," the State Journal reported. Police later found 32-year-old Farrell Kurlish dead in the truck, which had a faulty exhaust system.