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Economic Development Heads Back To Madison

The city of Madison is starting to see a lot of economic proposals come for approval, and Mayor Paul Soglin said it's happening because the city is taking a new tact on development.

Soglin is working to overcome the impression Madison doesn't want to build anything new.

"We're going to let our actions speak for themselves, and eventually somebody will pay attention," said Soglin. "We are going to be reasonable in our expectations and we're going to be prompt and decisive in our responses. I wanted us to be in a position to strike when the economy improved ."

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Campus Blood Drive Held In Memory Of Pedestrian Hit By Bus

University of Wisconsin-Madison colleagues participated in the campus' annual blood drive Thursday to honor the memory of Maureen Grant, the victim of a bus-pedestrian crash in Madison last June.

Blood drives are an annual event for the staff at UW-Madison's Memorial Library. But the drive on Thursday was to remember one of their own.

Grant, a UW Libraries employee of 26 years, died after being struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue in June 2011.

"Maureen was a regular blood donor," said UW-Madison Libraries Interim Director Ed Van Gemert. "She gave blood not only at the university drives, but also in her hometown in New Glarus."

Colleagues said they remember her as a vibrant, passionate and inquisitive individual with contagious optimism.

"She would always make you laugh," said friend and colleague Heather Weltin. "She always had a smile."

Presents To Detail New Parkinson's Disease Research

Presents To Detail New Parkinson's Disease Research

A presentation titled Moving Forward - Learning More About Movement Disorders will be held on Tuesday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the UW Health Yahara Clinic located at 1050 East Broadway in Monona.

Presenters include Marina Emborg, MD, PhD and Corrinna Burger, PhD.

The will discuss new research on Parkinson’s Disease which is being conducted at the UW. Folks are invited to join the two scientists as they share the latest information on gene therapy and translate the research findings into solutions for movement disorders.

Presentations are open to all patients, family members or anyone wanting to advance their knowledge about these medical conditions.

No registration is required and light refreshments will be provided.

Contact the UW Health Movement Disorders Clinic at 608-262-0550 with questions.

Unique Painting Tells Emotional Story At Central District's Briefing Room

Unique Painting Tells Emotional Story At Central District's Briefing Room

Contributed by Joel DeSpain, Madison Police Public Information Officer

It will never be confused with a fine arts gallery, although there are a lot of portraits on the walls: mug shots and police sketches for the most part. They are among the things officers must study during daily visits to the Central District’s briefing room.

It could have aptly been described as a bit cold and sterile, but that recently changed, at least in one small part of the room, with an acquisition of what many here consider a real masterpiece.

It is a vibrant oil painting of colorful flowers and it hangs next to a poster stating MPD’s Core Values, which is perhaps apropos.

For at the top of the Core Values list is Human Dignity. It is Core Value No. 1: “We acknowledge the value of all people and carry out our duties with dignity, respect, and fairness to all.”

Achievement Gap Plan Front And Center At School Board Candidate Forum

Achievement Gap Plan Front And Center At School Board Candidate Forum

About 20 people attended a 2012 School Board candidate forum, co-sponsored by the Northside Planning Council (NPC) and the East Attendance Area PTO Coalition (EAAPTOC), held at Warner Park Community Recreation Center on March 1.

Community members were introduced to the four candidates running for two available seats on the School Board.

The candidates, who include incumbent, Arlene Silveira, vice president of education and learning at Urban League of Greater Madison, Nichelle Nichols, former Commerce Secretary, Mary Burke, and firefighter, Michael Flores, gave brief introductory statements and then answered questions posed by the NPC and the EAAPTOC.

Nichols will take on Silveira, and Burke and Flores will face each other at the polls on April 3.

Campus Blood Drive To Be Held In Memory Of Pedestrian Hit By Bus

Campus Blood Drive To Be Held In Memory Of Pedestrian Hit By Bus

On Thursday, the University of Wisconsin-Madison community will have the opportunity to honor the memory of Maureen Grant, a former UW Libraries employee of 26 years, by taking part in the campus' annual blood drive.

Grant tragically died after being struck by a bus while walking across University Avenue in June 2011.

This winter, eligible blood donors are encouraged to pay tribute to Grant by donating blood through the American Red Cross.

The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. in the UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 116 The library is located at 728 State St.

Grant was a longtime Red Cross blood donor, frequently donating at the UW Libraries blood drives or in her hometown of New Glarus.

Colleagues remember her as a vibrant, passionate and inquisitive individual with contagious optimism.

Obama Strategists To Meet With UW Students

Strategists with President Barack Obama's reelection campaign plan to meet with University of Wisconsin students in Madison on Wednesday.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Obama's national field director Jeremy Bird were to host the student summit. It is part of Obama's re-election effort to mobilize young people to support him.

College-age voters were a big reason for Obama's victory in 2008. Obama won Wisconsin by 14 points, but since then Republicans have taken control of the Legislature and governor's office from Democrats and also now hold a majority of the state's congressional seats.

Gibbs is a longtime Obama adviser, dating back to his 2004 Senate race. He served as White House press secretary from 2009 until February 2011.