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Sweeping up after Moving Days 2007 in Madison

The open lawn in the future home of Madison's Central Park at the corner of Main and Ingersoll streets was bustling on Tuesday evening, a steady stream of people stocking up on fresh vegetables, cheeses and other foods at the Eastside Farmers' Market. This wasn't the only place to shop at this space by the train tracks on Tuesday, though. The Madison Free Store was back and in action... sort of. >More
 Aggressive vines strangle southern Wisconsin!

The University of Wisconsin-Extension has issued a bulletin announcing the latest threat to area gardens and native flora. The name of this threat, according to the press release, is "Black Swallow-wort, a twining vine with dark purple star-shaped flowers." >More
 Madison surveys its urban forest

Chad Shipley is glad that it's cloudy; this makes it easier to look up into the sky. "It's a good day for this," he says as he heads down Ingersoll Street on Madison's east side. "When it's sunny... ." He finishes his sentence but I don't write it down. I've gazed into blinding sunlight. I know what he means. >More
 The Digital Outpost is collecting computers for Madison Moving Days

"St. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill are collecting things, but there's nothing being done to collect computers and electronics, and I thought it made sense to focus on that," he says. "Not to take anything away from what they're doing, but the charities don't want the computer equipment. Not much of it is reusable." >More
 'The right choice for our city'

Early Monday afternoon, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced that he will no longer be pursuing a streetcar plan for Madison. The announcement represents the abandonment of one of the mayor's signature issues and significantly affects the fate of the Regional Transit Authority. Several local leaders and members of the Madison Common Council and Dane County Board of Supervisors shared their reactions with The Daily Page Monday afternoon. >More
 Mayor Dave dropping Madison streetcar plan

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday that he would no longer be pushing for a streetcar system in Madison. "There's an old saying in politics: when you've dug yourself into a hole, the first thing you do is drop the shovel," says Cieslewicz. "So I have decided that I will not continue to pursue the issue of streetcars in Madison. The issue is off the table." >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- Aug. 13 - 17

Since last Wednesday night's listening session at St. Maria Goretti, which drew an over-capacity crowd of 600 - 700 residents, several local reporters have amplified a shot taken at the mayor by a resident who said public safety, not trolleys, should be his priority. The Wisconsin State Journal's Susan Lampert Smith picked up the jab in her column Sunday, writing that many people think their city government is preoccupied by transportation issues while "ignoring" crime. >More
 Prestigious award for UW limnologist

The International Society of Limnology has announced it will bestow its Naumann-Thienemann medal on UW-Madison limnology Prof. Stephen Carpenter. As medals go, this is as prestigious as it gets for people who study lakes. It is the highest recognition in limnology, and rewards outstanding work across a career. >More
 Madison resident has star turn in Sicko

When Becky Malke of Madison heard that Michael Moore was making a new film, about the nation's health insurance industry, she was excited. She visited his website to learn more, and saw that he was asking members of the public to share their experiences. The rest is history. >More
 Enough to make her Sicko

It's one of the most powerful moments in one of the most talked-about movies of recent years. Early on in Michael Moore's Sicko, a health-insurance saleswoman named Becky Malke tells of taking an application from one couple who believed that they would finally be getting coverage. >More
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