The local conservation group Wild Warner releases a report offering alternatives to killing geese at Warner Park, including developing a comprehensive goose management plan and buying the latest avian radar detection technology.
County Supv. Dave de Felice introduces a resolution with 16 co-sponsors calling for a subcommittee to review the county's new website, which de Felice thinks is too focused on County Executive Kathleen Falk. "It seems to be all about...one person's exploits and biography and initiatives," de Felice tells the State Journal.
Five members of Wisconsin Carry, openly packing firearms, visit Culver's Restaurant near East Towne Mall to enjoy a meal and conversation. A nervous 62-year-old woman calls police, who arrest two of the gun toters when they refuse to show IDs. One of the men, 33-year-old Shawn Winrich, says he began carrying a firearm four months ago for safety reasons. That's ironic, since Culver's was almost certainly a safer place without him.
The State Journal reports on a controversial exhibit opening at Hilldale Shopping Center on Oct. 9. The exhibit, billed as a "celebration of the wonder of the human form," features preserved cadavers and body parts from China. Critics say there is no documentation that the people consented to having their bodies used and that some of them might have been executed prisoners.
Part-time teachers sue Madison Area Technical College, claiming the college underpaid them by $17,000 in the fall of 2008.
The UW-Madison announces that President Obama will visit the university next Tuesday; it would be the first campus visit by a president since Harry Truman in 1950 and Obama's second Madison visit in a year.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission files a lawsuit against Woodman's Food Markets Inc. for firing Arianna Goodwin in January 2008 from one of its Madison stores because she was pregnant. The manager allegedly told her she could quit and reapply after giving birth. A Woodman's representative declines comment.
A 45-year-old man doing home renovations at 214 S. Marquette St. is injured when chemicals ignite, causing an explosion.
One Wisconsin Now accuses the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin and Tea Party groups with plotting a "voter caging" effort to disqualify minority and student voters. Voter caging involves sending a postcard to a voter's address and, if it is returned to sender, attempting to disqualify the voter.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports that the state's first case of West Nile Virus of the year was found in Washington County.
Compiled (in part) from local media