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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Madison, Wisconsin Mph time volume 128 Wisconsin May want Piir rat medium or Well done by Joe Schoenmann the capital times a University of Wisconsin Madison professor Hopes to help make rat meat As abundant in Africa As beef is Tom associate Dean of the school of veterinary is work ing with african biologists on ways to efficiently grow and Harvest the 3to 4pound giant rats of my interest is aimed at trying to develop Small animals that Are easily maintained in the household and ones that Are ecologically Yuill they can eat waste products and things that dont compete with considered a delicacy in parts of the 35to 40inch critters could also become a viable income for some poverty stricken Yuill and his african colleagues Are awaiting word on a Grant from the Agency for International devel a us professor is awaiting word on a Grant that would enable him to study the efficiency of growing a Zaire rats measuring 35 to 40 inches in harvesting giant Ozment to study the giant Over a three year they want to investigate the rats its Breeding and How villagers could grow them establishing viable rat farms in county holding bag million owed by tax delinquents Byj impugn several Large property owners said they have waited for deals to go through and delayed paying the capita times As of Dane county was holding the bag on million in delinquent property taxes largely because some of the areas biggest developers and others pay in the top 25 tax deadbeats in Dane county dominated by Large land interests each owe or More in property taxes for 1989 and according to records and dozens of interviews conducted by the capital times since mid failing to pay property taxes is not a but can Lead to tax foreclosure by the county after three deferring tax payments at 18 percent interest is easier than borrowing at lower interest most interviewed the top or less than 1 percent of Delin quent owed at least million of the delinquent the which covers the delinquencies for municipalities and listed million in delinquent 1989 taxes and million for 1988 and there were a total of delinquent lots with roughly 98 percent of taxes owe Don parcels in the county is paid on said county treasurer James county officials expect delinquent taxes owed to decrease to million to million after the july 31 tax the major delinquents Are familiar Amundson that 25 Doest change very dramatic Al Amundson there just habitual that How they do continued on Page 12a Africa is the ultimate Yuill who has travelled the not acres and acres of the Way has dined on the finest rodents of latin chickens Are done in the United America the 200pound capybara of he but mostly a Small household South America Between integrated into family farm continued on Back Page Brothers charged in bilking of widow by Matthew Dietrich the capital times in Early March an East Side then 82 years than set aside for the rest of her eighteen months of her savings was Jay Frohwirth Meg Theno the capital times Hotelier Darrell wild bemoans High his concourse hotel in downtown Madison looms Over the county As the 1 property tax it was the state depart ment of Justice by two men who preyed on the woman Trust and emptied her checking account and insurance annuity with wildly overpriced Home the woman now lives on so Cial and worries about paying for Basic needs such As this poor when she is is just said the woman who discovered her great aunts rav aged Bank accounts in late charges were filed thursday against Jay a 31 year old insurance agent from Menomonee and his Broth Scott in Section with the woman a criminal complaint accuses the two of performing a dozen renovations at the woman Small Eastside Home and charging her More than three professionals appraised the done on a House valued at continued on Back Page harm management pushing drug legalization dome by Jeff Richgels the capital times Eric Sterling has climbed the matter a daunting but Al most nothing compared with his Sterling is working to drastically change United states drug his a which he Calls harm manage is that drugs ought to be our current approach is a profound Folly that will not work and can Only be changed by a political Ster president of the nonprofit criminal Justice policy said in a phone interview like Many similar thinking people in Law enforcement and Public Ster Ling came to his views while working on the front rewriting the Federal criminal code As a High ranking congressional aide from Sterling left that position because of the enormous conflict Between his views and the policies being the voices of reason were being overwhelmed v lecturer will attend conference Here by the hysteria and political posturing going he Sterling added that Many in govern ment believe current policies Are but dont advocate other views they Are either hemmed in by dont or Are using the drug Issue for other such As civil Sterling will be Here this weekend to at tend a major National conference at the University Wisconsin titled War on drugs lessons in history and Public poli two special Public talks will be Given at the Wisconsin Center at 8 David Musto of Yale University will speak Survey doubles number of cocaine users in Story on on the spirit of Temperance in the evolution of american drug and at 8 saturday Raphael Perl from the congressional research service will talk on the role of Congress in formulating drug a professorial lecturer at the american University in Washington said his purpose this weekend is to have the Opportunity to meet these people and let them know of the work that i am that Worl i focuses on the failures of the five elements the governments War on drugs stopping crops in source interdiction of drugs coming into the United criminal prosecution of seizure of traffickers and lowering continued on Back Page special 1d late news update Thompson de she even lawmakers can change minds state Cathy Zeuske turned Down John Gard four years ago when he sought a Job As an but when now a state representative recently asked Zeuske to marry she said and have scheduled their wedding july 27 in Zeuske announced earlier this week she will not run for reelection to the Assembly this she said she is pondering a Possi ble run for Wisconsin Secretary of gop targets 9th republicans Eye the 9th District As the key target in the sen ate in which to expand their Bill the who now represents is running for attorney general rather than another term in the upper on abortion Tommy Thor Ripson today admitted that he once supported the human which is far More restrictive than his current abortion Posi but denied charges that he has flip flopped on the at a morning news Thompson said the accusation made by his democratic oppo nent Tom Loftus is absolutely confronted by reporters outside his made his present position on abortion Clear basically i do not support abortion except in cases of incest and where the life of the Mother is at Lawrent housing units remain empty Lorraine Meythaler and Lillian Schroedl didst want to leave the Capitol Avenue apartment they had shared for 22 but they City bought the building for a new Public housing program on Madison West eighteen months the apartments Are 3a the City moved the occupants of these two apartment buildings to make room for Low income wholesale prices drop during april another drop in vegetable prices helped push wholesale prices Down percent in the government said it was the third consecutive moderate report after a severe cold snap sent prices spiralling percent in a 15year for the first four months of the wholesale inflation was running at a percent annual Down percent for All of 7b inside a main news and names Dane Ellen b data c c photo c dealt class lifestyle Rob dear Roger to weather mostly sunny rain developing late and again on Satur Low around High saturday details on

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