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Hundreds Come Out For 'Lily's Luau'

Hundreds came out Saturday night in support of finding a cure for epilepsy.

The fundraising event Lily’s Luau was held this weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Union.

Organizers said efforts to fight the disease are underfunded while the need remains great, with one in 26 people at risk to experience a seizure or develop epilepsy.

"We have about 500 people joining us tonight for our fourth annual Lily's Luau,” said organizer Dave Giroux. "All of the money raised tonight will support research right here at the UW-Madison."

The event was hosted by WISC-TV's Sarah Carlson and Charlotte Deleste.

For more information, go to the Lily's Fund

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Der Rathskeller Reopening Celebration Set For Jan. 23

Der Rathskeller Reopening Celebration Set For Jan. 23

Help celebrate Der Rathskeller’s Reopening on Monday, Jan. 23. The hot spot on campus has been modified over the winter break. The menu was improved along with the order and pick-up system. The space has also been revitalized.

Be one of the first to try the new menu that includes classic pub food with some Deutsche accents. The first 1,000 Customers receive a $3 coupon for their next visit.

For more information, go to www.union.wisc.edu/dine-rathskeller.htm.

Edgerton Man Faces OWI Charge After Being Pulled Over In Downtown Madison

Edgerton Man Faces OWI Charge After Being Pulled Over In Downtown Madison

An Edgerton man was arrested on a fourth offense drunken driving charge after an officer spotted him driving the wrong way on North Broom Street at about 1:50 a.m. on Friday, according to the Madison Police Department.

The officer said the driver, Phillip Collas, 50, said he did not know why he was being pulled over.

The officer told him that he was going the wrong way down a one-way street.

Collas also had an open can of beer in his car, police said.

Collas told police that he had been drinking at a downtown bar and was on his way home to Rock County.

Madison To Declare Snow Emergency

Madison To Declare Snow Emergency

The city of Madison is declaring a snow emergency for Friday night and Saturday night, according to the city's website.

All people who park on the street throughout the entire city must abide by the alternate-side parking regulations.This includes the downtown Isthmus area where the snow emergency will be in effect. The parking restrictions will be 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. on both nights, city officials said.

Crews will continue to plow and sand the main arterials, the main connector streets, streets around the hospitals and schools and Madison Metro Bus Routes throughout the rest of the day and all evening.

The main routes have been sanding and plowed since the storm started early this morning, city officials said. Crews have been on the 30 main routes since 8 a.m. on Friday.

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Free Voter IDs Available To UW Students

Free Voter IDs Available To UW Students

Starting Monday, students who need a photo ID to can obtain a free University of Wisconsin-Madison voter ID card at the Wiscard office in Union South. Recent changes in state law make it necessary for all Wisconsin voters to present a photo ID at the polls.

Regular hours for the Wiscard office are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will have extended on the first day of spring semester classes, Monday, Jan. 23, and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Students must present their current Wiscard to receive the supplemental card.

The UW-Madison voter ID card will be clearly marked "VOTER IDENTIFICATION." The IDs include the student's signature and expire two years from the issuance date in compliance with a new state voting law. The UW-Madison voter ID cards will not be valid for any other purpose or service on the campus.

MMSD To Cancel After School Activities Outside Of Dane County

MMSD To Cancel After School Activities Outside Of Dane County

The Madison Metropolitan School District will cancel after school and evening activities outside of Dane County Friday due to inclement weather.

Other activities within Dane County, including events, athletics, MSCR activities and practices, will go on as scheduled, unless canceled by the event organizer, officials said.

MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

Enjoy an evening of recreational skiing on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Tyrol Basin in Mount Horeb. The proceeds support the purchase of adapted equipment and scholarships for people with disabilities through the Madison School & Recreation Program.

The MSCR event costs $20. That covers the ski or snowboard rental, helmets and lift ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales on site. Register online at www.mscr.org. Call 608-204-3000 for more information.

MSCR also offers affordable downhill and ski lessons please go to www.mscr.org.