Madison police arrest a 16-year-old La Follette High football player after he allegedly threatens a teammate with a kitchen knife. The teen is charged with disorderly conduct while armed and for having a dangerous weapon on school premises.
Dane County zoning administrator Pete Conrad resigns after allegations that photographs of male genitalia were found on a county camera he used. He will leave his post Oct. 31. Republican State Attorney General candidate J.B. Van Hollen later rips his rival, Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, for allowing Conrad to stay on the payroll until the end of the month.
County Exec Falk releases her $447.9 million budget for 2007, which includes an $11 million increase for the Sheriff's Office, $1.5 million for a new conservation fund to buy land, and $28 million for a new Badger Prairie Nursing Home. The budget would raise taxes $15 on the average Madison home, valued at $239,000.
Madison lawyer Gregory J. Paradise is appointed to the state Elections Board to replace Republican Patrick Hodan, who resigned because his law firm represents Mark Green. The Elections Board will vote soon on whether Green should return $775,000 in campaign donations. Democrats say Paradise's appointment is a conflict of interest because he donated $500 to Green's campaign in May.
Joseph Kauffman, former UW-Madison dean of student affairs, dies at the age of 84. Kauffman was one of the architects of the Peace Corps and served as the Corps' first director of volunteer training.
The city notifies Li Zhang, owner of a two-story apartment building on West Badger Road, that it is taking court action to potentially seize the property. The city says Zhang's building has been the site of ongoing drug sales and prostitution.
On the first day of sales, the city of Madison sells 321 tickets ' out of 80,000 printed ' for Halloween on State Street. The tickets are available on Library Mall and at the Madison Municipal Building.
The city of Madison announces that the new Goodman Pool had a $140,000 operating loss, despite drawing large crowds this summer. The city had expected the pool, with its $340,000 operating budget, to break even.
UW unveils a plan to convert many of its limited-term employees to full-time workers, with benefits, over the next six years. Limited-term employees generally receive low pay and no benefits, despite doing the same tasks as full-time workers.
Gov. Jim Doyle and his Republican rival Mark Green appear at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner. The audience of 1,200 business leaders applauds Doyle when he opposes a proposed ban on gay marriage and civil unions. Green discusses the state's high tax burden and the need for medical malpractice liability limits.
Compiled from local media