UW athletic director Barry Alvarez and football coach Bret Bielema email all student season ticket holders asking them to refrain from using obscenities in cheers: "We think you are more creative than this." WTF?
The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission fails to reach a super-majority that would have allowed Verona to expand by 265 acres.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a little-known law temporarily exempts incumbents from contribution limits in recall elections.
Sylvester Phillips, a newspaper carrier for the State Journal, helps save the lives of two elderly siblings on the city's east side, after he notices several days' worth of newspapers piled up and their door open. After he notifies authorities, the two are found on the floor with medical problems and are taken to the hospital. See, newspapers aren't obsolete.
Rahn Gearhart, 53, allegedly robs a bank in Janesville and then walks to the Janesville Gazette, where he asks the receptionist to call police. The paper's advertising manager, Tom Bradley, says Gearhart tells him he's homeless and needed a place to stay. "By taking these actions, he knew where he would be. He'd have a place to stay, a warm meal and clothes to wear."
UW-Madison officials defend their admissions policies - which have been criticized by the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity as favoring blacks and Latinos over whites and Asians - at a state legislative session. The center's president, Roger Clegg, says voters should decide the matter in a referendum.
The state Assembly votes to end the unpopular earn-a-buck program, which requires hunters to kill a doe before being able to shoot a buck. It now heads to Gov. Scott Walker, who supported ending the program during his campaign.
Madison Common Council approves the redevelopment plan for the old Royster Clark fertilizer plant. Developer Carl Ruedebusch plans to demolish the plant off Cottage Grove Road and build 50 single-family homes, 80 multi-tenant apartment units, and as much as 160,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Seth Kugel, who writes for The New York Times as the Frugal Traveler, tweets that he'll be heading to Madison soon for a column. The visit is part of a contest in which readers pick his destination.
The State Journal reports that Bud Selig will settle in Madison after he retires as commissioner of Major League Baseball, a position he's held since 1992. A UW-Madison alumnus, generous UW donor and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Selig will keep an office in the Humanities Building and work on his memoir. His papers will be donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Compiled (in part) from local media.