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   Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - June 12, 1998, Madison, Wisconsin                                DANE COUNTYS AFTERNOON NEWSPAPER I WISCONSIN HOME FINAL JUNE 1998 50 cents Barry lead cheers for Tommy MILWAUKEE SMALL TOWNS and big money were the themes Thursday as three of Wisconsins most recognizable celebrities Tommy Packers quarter back Brett Favre and UW football coach Barry Alvarez came together onstage in Milwaukee in a lovefest that raised around for Thompsons 1998 gubernatorial cam Close to people paid each some double that to eat a catered lunch at the Wisconsin Center and listen as the stars heaped praise on one another especially Thompson and Were both from small and we both like to Thompson said of the HE TALK 0 Hes one of us a regular Favre said of the Bob Thompsons campaign man ager and choreographer of the watched from the back with a Why not The Thompson campaign had more than million on hand to start the year and had raised around prior to Thursdays cash Wood had come to Milwaukee on Wednesday night for setup and was back at the Wisconsin Center the old Milwaukee adjacent to the Bradley Center early Amazing what you can do with a decrepit old isnt it Wood Two huge TV screens behind the a blowup of a Wisconsin license plate emblazoned with light and sound systems it might have been a rock In a it Wood would be well but not before getting an earful from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Steve Walters on media arrangements that kept reporters up in the arena seats and away from the stage and I Alvarez Favre thought we would have floor Walters Wood said security for Favre was part of the reason for the limited See Page 2A Parents dont want switch Madison schools snubbed By Paul Along Under a property of town of Middleton residents could be released by the MiddletonCross Plains School District and taken over by the Madison Metropolitan School where taxes would be The Capital Times The Madison School Board held its firstever talk time but most of the people who showed up werent from the school On town of Middleton residents swarmed the meeting to tell School Board mem bers they dont want to be part of the Madison Metropolitan School Under a property of town resi dents could be released by the MiddletonCross Plains School District and taken over by the Madison Metropolitan School where taxes would be According to the a jagged boundary would be formed between the two school districts in the Mineral Point Road area on Madisons west Some town of Middleton residents who would be affected by the boundary shift vowed to fight the citys school district all the way to if If residents said they would stay loyal to their district and flee from Madisons In a Id sell my house and move farther out into the MiddletonCross Plains dis resident Josh Pellett More than half of the 15 people who showed up for the talk time were from the town of The most frequent complaint they reg istered was that transferring to the Madison school district would raise their Madison School Board members argued that they werent being greedy by wanting to stretch the district into the The district has to expand to they Taking over new members See Page 9A Row after row after ASSOCIATKD IHESS Deane Jaeger of Milwaukee looks at some of the thousands of HarleyDavldson motorcycles parked Thursday at State Fair Park in West They were there for Harleys weeklong 95th anniversary Cambridge shifts on janitors After Rush inmates unlikely to work in schools By Karyn Saemann The Capital Times CAMBRIDGE After making both CNN news and Rush Umbaughs a plan to use prison inmates as elemen tary school janitors has become just too the School Board presi dent Its gotten so hard to talk about the issue without people getting Its been distorted so badly that its just not worth pursuing Cambridge School Board President Mark Sewell said My guess is that the school board is just going to rescind and find to cut elsewhere in the The board will hold a special meeting at 7 Monday to reconsider its April decision to hire Employing up to three inmates at an hour was to have saved the district in Inmates would come from the Thompson Correctional a minimum security facility in eastern Dane A story on the published last month in The Capital was picked up by the Associated It was ulti mately broadcast by both CNN and Rush the widely syndicated conservative radio talk show Since the debate has spiraled out of Sewell It got picked up and it just snow balled because it was a great sound bite kids and prisoners in our Sewell It has sounded like dangerous and violent criminals would be displacing daytime That was not ever the Sewell said the was to use inmates after 7 and for them to be meticulously screened and continual ly supervised by a Thompson security guard and a fulltime See Back Page March seeks justice for young black men By Chuck Nowlen The Capital Times With the shooting death of 21yearold Dennis Richmond fresh in their three black community leaders are plan ning a symbolic funeral march Monday for the thousands of young black men who die violently every Former city Affirmative Action Officer Eugene the Madison Urban Leagues Stanley Woodard and business man Richard Hegwood have not formally solicited participation in the which will pass the corner of Fisher and Center where Richmonds body was found early Saturday they hope Richmonds death and other recent incidents near South Park Street will prompt spontaneous neighborhood with the marchs silence speaking The message of silence You better wake said whose com Rich Recovery offers employ selfesteem and entrepreneurial pro grams for Were sure a lot of people share our con If this were happen Parks ing to any other ethnic group in the coun wed be burning down To it all boils down to geno The the law enforcement offi the whole really the blood of all these young people is on their Hegwood called for public youth pro gram funding on a par with that now being spent on prison The funeral march will begin at 6 at 1616 Beld continuing along Fisher Street and finally to South Park Said known for his fiery oratory on local race matters There will be no Its just a simple not just because this young black man Richmond was killed but because the whole situation is worse than a This is just a simple expression to touch the citys Who knows Maybe itll just be the three of The march will come three days after Richmonds which was this morn ing at Mount Zion Baptist 2019 Fisher David director of the South Madison Neighborhood The centers street property boundary is less than 10 feet from where Richmonds body was found with at least one gunshot wound to the Since Richmonds which is believed related to an increase in gang and drug activity near South Park Street in recent his family has been keeping a nightly vigil at the nowinfamous inter A homemade shrine of balloon bouquets and personal items remained on the corner as of early this Sec Back Page GOOD in todays paper LOCAL FIRM 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