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Terrace chairs mark spring's arrival at Memorial Union

Those in doubt about the arrival of spring can take heart in Wednesday?s arrival of the terrace tables and chairs at Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin campus.

The tables and chairs were unloaded from a truck at 9:30 a.m. after spending winter in an undisclosed location off campus.

The well-known chairs are a symbol of the Memorial Union Terrace.

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Group wants to petition against Judge Doyle Square development

A group is making a new push to stop the development of Judge Doyle Square.

Citizens Against Subsidized Hotels said it wants to start a petition to keep the city of Madison from subsidizing the development.

Members said they want the city to start putting issues like this up for a vote if Madison gives loans for more than $10 million or land giveaways.

The said it is risky, unfair and wasteful spending.

?It?s unfair for many reasons, one is that we already have plenty of hotels in town that are operating in town with subsidy and then their city is subsidizing a competitor against them,? Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said. ?I think there?s a real key issue here underlying what they are saying. And it?s really an insult to the people of the city with their long legacy of participation and activism. It?s an insult to the common council, which is so hard.?

Crazylegs will close, delay many downtown streets

The Crazylegs Classic Run/Walk will close many downtown streets this Saturday morning, city officials said.

Traffic will not be able to cross Wisconsin Avenue or State Street at any intersection from 9:45-11:15 a.m., according to a release. Major streets that will also be affected include Gorham, Johnson and Dayton streets.

City officials have mapped out traffic routes that through traffic should follow.

Officials encourage people traveling downtown before noon to allow extra time.

Help name the #UWFoxes living on campus

A group of foxes has made its home on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and now campus officials are asking for help in naming them, according to an article posted by the university.

The foxes have been seen lounging on the Capitol, at the MG&E lot on East Main Street and walking down State Street over the last several months, according to the article.

The UW?s School of Human Ecology is asking for the public?s help in naming the foxes on Facebook and Twitter.

The foxes are content playing out in the open, and as long as people maintain a respectful distance they are likely to stay, a UW researcher said. But the male fox was hit and killed by a car on Friday night about four miles west of campus.

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Swiss sublease inquiry comes with fake check

Someone claiming to be a student in Switzerland sent a fake check to a Madison woman who was looking to sublet her apartment this summer, according to a release from Madison police.

The 19-year-old downtown resident told police she was using Craiglist to sublet her apartment in the 200 block of West Lakelawn Place and got an offer from someone named "Alexa Adams," who said she was moving to Madison to conduct medical research.

The scammer told her that her boss would pay the entire cost of the rent and utilities in one check, but that the check also included the money she needed to for her flight, police said. She was instructed to cash the check and wire the money for the flight to Switzerland.

The woman?s bank told her the check was fake.

Police: Craiglist seller exchanges computer for counterfeit cash

A Madison woman found a buyer on Craigslist for her computer, but was paid with counterfeit cash, according to a release from Madison police.

The 19-year-old told police a woman contacted her after she listed her 13-inch MacBook Pro for sale on Craigslist. The buyer agreed to pay $700 and meet the seller at a parking lot in the 100 block of North Broom Street Tuesday night.

The woman said she tried to explain the nuances of the computer but the buyer showed little interest and a man arrived with the buyer but kept his distance.

The seller gave the buyer a stack of $20 bills adding up to $700, but when the seller got back to her apartment she realized the bills were fake, police said.

Police said the bills had smeared ink and crooked print.

The buyer is described as Hispanic, in her mid-20s, 5 feet tall, weighing 130 to 140 pounds, with a chunky build, dark complexion, long black braided hair and thick accent. She was wearing all black clothing.

Meandering downtown donkeys promote new social app

A local social media company introduced its new app with a launch buildup featuring two donkeys meandering around Madison over the past couple of days.

Bad Donkey Social unveiled its first app, buzzMSG, Tuesday. The app lets users create and insert their own customer pictures and images inline with their text messages, according to a release.

The app was created by a small start-up comprised of people who share a desire to revolutionize mobile connectivity and strong University of Wisconsin-Madison ties, which is why the developers are inviting UW-Madison students and the Madison community to try the app first, according to the release.

?Forget the bogus ?trends start on the coasts stuff,? buzzMSG is pure Badger ingenuity,? the release said.