Ed Peterson, the Madison renter whose landlord cleaned out his pad by mistake ("Dude, Where's Everything I Own?," 3/5/09), is still wrangling over the recompense.
His attorney got him out of his lease without penalty and asked for about $85,000 in damages, including $50,000 for non-property claims. The landlord's insurer recently offered $14,000, which Peterson rejected. We'll keep you posted.
Miles Kristan, the young man ticketed for writing on State Street with chalk ("Peace Activist Fined $675 for Chalking!," 5/1/09), as city ordinances allow, got word last week that the matter was dismissed.
"This affirms that chalk is legal," says Kristan. "Hopefully the police will never mess with anyone for chalking again."