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  • VOL. 122, NO. 51 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 SINGLE COPY PRICE: $1.25


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    Clarinetist Joe Morris, above, will perform with the Middleton Community Orchestra Monday night at theMiddleton Performing Arts Center.

    MCO holiday concertto feature Joe Morris

    The Middleton Community Or-chestras holiday concert will takeplace Monday, December 22 at 7:30p.m. at the Middleton PerformingArts Center, 2100 Bristol St.

    The concert features Joe Morris,the principal clarinetist of the Madi-son Symphony since 2013, in a per-formance of the Clarinet Concerto byGerald Finzi.

    Joe Morris won the principal clar-inet position in the Madison Sym-phony in 2013 competing against 60or so other clarinetists who wantedthe job, commented MiddletonCommunity Orchestra (MCO) co-founder Mindy Taranto. The realwinners are all of us in Madison whoget to hear him play with the sym-

    phony.Finzis Clarinet Concerto is a beau-

    tiful yet infrequently performed work.It is also an opportunity to hear itmagnificently executed.

    Morris has a beautiful tone andlyricism, which makes him one ofMadisons most gifted musicians.

    Joes playing is infused with lyri-cism and joy, no matter what he isplaying, said Taranto. He is a reallygifted artist and the Middleton Com-munity Orchestra is really enjoying

    its collaboration with him. His play-ing of the Finzi Clarinet Concerto ispoignant and beautiful.

    The concert will begin with thetuneful Academic Overture byBrahms and conclude with the rous-ing Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven.Who knows, there may even be a hol-iday piece for you to sing along orwhistle to as you leave.

    Morris, 24, is an emerging clar-inetist equally at home as soloist,chamber musician and orchestral per-former.

    The 2013-14 season saw Morrisperforming alongside Jean-YvesThibaudet in concert with the ColburnChamber Music Society, with pianistChristopher Taylor in a live broadcaston Wisconsin Public Radio, and ap-pearing as soloist with the Downey

    Christmas festivalcomes to the PAC

    Maestro Productions presentsaMadison Area Community ChristmasFestival, featuring over eighty localperformers, at the Middleton Perform-ing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street, onSaturday, December 20, with shows at2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December21, with one matinee show at 2 p.m.

    The first half of the program is acommunity showcase of local musicensembles performing Christmas fa-vorites including:The Ringing Badg-ers Handbell Ensemble, Choral ArtsSociety Chorale, and Mad City Brass(UW Madison Graduate Brass Quin-tet). The second half of the concertwill feature the Christmas FestivalChoir & Orchestra, under the directionof Mark Bloedow, presenting a variedprogram including a festive orchestraloverture, A Christmas Portrait, the

    fully orchestrated choral celebrationCanticle of Joy by Joseph Martin,And the Glory of the Lord and theHallelujah Chorus from Messiah (G.F. Handel), and a closing audienceCarol sing. Tickets for the event ($16Adult, $12 Senior, $8 Child/Student)are available from Willy Street Co-opStores (East and West Locations),Ward Brodt Music, and Orange TreeImports; online at http://maestropro-ductions.brownpapertickets.com,andat the door.Group sales are wel-come and available by contactingMaestro Productions.More informa-tion is available at the Maestro web-site:www.maestroproductions.org,Facebook, or calling 608-845-3952.

    All are welcome to this special com-munity celebration of the season.

    Residentslaud townprivateschool

    A private school has gone frombeing reviled to being revered withinthree years of opening along AirportRoad at Ellington Way in the Town ofMiddleton.

    Initially, some of its neighbors op-posed the construction of MadisonCommunity Montessori School citingtraffic impact, noise emanating from a

    See tOWn, page 12See MCO, page 2

    by Matt GeiGerTimes-Tribune

    by Kevin MurphyTimes-Tribune

    Tickets are $10 and areavailable at the door and atWilly St. Coop West. Stu-dents are admitted free ofcharge and can get ticketsat the door.

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    Sunday nights rehearsal for Maestro Productions Madison Area Com-munity Christmas Festival.

  • Berkeley, CA, Dr. Gloria Brar,Mid-dleton High School graduate, now As-sistantProfessor in Molecular and CellBiology at University of California atBerkeley was honored as one of the top40 Scientists under 40 (in BiologicalSciences) around the globe by the pres-tigious scientific journal Cell.

    Gloria is recognized for her graduatework at Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology and her recent discoveriesas postdoctoral researcher at Universityof California, San Francisco. Gloriahas researched the complex and highlyregulated process of meiosis (resultingin the formation of gametes, including

    sperm and eggs in humans) for the past11 years. She stumbled upon some sur-prising observations about the contentsof meiotic cells, using the model or-ganism, budding yeast. These cellssynthesize many previously identifiednormal proteins and, using a newmethod to visualize protein synthesisin living cells, she has identified evi-

    dence that they also make thousands ofnew, smaller proteins.

    Her research group at University ofCalifornia at Berkeley is now workingto identify the roles and biological sig-nificance of these small proteins, withthe hope of better understanding thecomplex and unexpected ways that in-formation is encoded in genomes.


    Photo by Jeff Martin

    Enjoying a story jamLocal children enjoyed a Story Jams event at Hubbard Art Center, sponsored by Middleton Recreation Dept. and the Middleton Public Library,

    on Friday, Dec. 12. In the photo, Linda Caprariello leads the group of youngsters in song. Caprariello is with Family Music Makers in Middleton andis working with the Middleton Recreation Dept. to promote music and movement classes for families with children between 11 months and 5 years ofage. The Middleton Rec. Dept. has wide range of programs scheduled for this winter and next spring and these include numerous Music Makerclasses for children. To learn more about the programs and to register online, go to: www.ci.middleton.wi.us; or you can call 608-821-8360

    Local officials promote AffordableCare Act enrollment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02),U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin,Dane County Executive JoeParisi and Region V HHS Direc-tor Kathleen Falk encouragedWisconsinites to sign-up for new,affordable health care plans orrenew their existing plans duringthe Affordable Care Acts openenrollment period. Open enroll-ment for 2015 began on Novem-ber 15 and runs throughFebruary 15, but individuals whowant their coverage to begin onJanuary 1 must sign up by De-cember 15.

    More information on HealthInsurance Marketplace enroll-ment and local resources areavailable online.

    The Affordable Care Act isworking. It is expanding accessto health care, lowering the costof health insurance plans, andimproving quality of care forWisconsinites. said Rep. MarkPocan. This year, there aremany new, affordable options inthe Health Insurance Market-place for Wisconsin. If you al-ready have coverage from theMarketplace, make sure you aregetting the best deal, by going towww.healthcare.gov and check-ing out the new options. Withmore plans to choose from thisyear, you may find a new planthat saves you more moneythrough tax credits, offers moreservices, or includes more doc-tors.

    The Affordable Care Act isworking for Wisconsin thanks tothe reforms we put in place fouryears ago. Nearly 140,000 Wis-consinites signed up for privatehealth insurance coveragethrough the marketplace as ofMay. The first year of enrollmentexceeded expectations and morepeople in Wisconsin now havehealth insurance coverage be-cause of the Affordable Care Act.

    Brar honored for research

    See aCa, page 11

    Dr. Gloria Brar, a Middleton High School grad, named one of top scientists under 40

  • Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic,and with the Colburn Orchestra in aperformance of John Adams GnarlyButtons directed by the composer aspart of the LA Philharmonics Mini-malism Festival.

    Morris has been the Principal Clar-inet of the Madison Symphony Or-chestra since 2013 and joins theSarasota Opera as Principal Clarinetbeginning this season. Joseph has ap-peared as Guest Principal Clarinet of

    the Boise Philharmonic and has per-

    formed with the Grand Rapids Sym-phony, Santa Barbara Symphony, andNew World Symphony. He has partic-ipated in festivals including the TokenCreek Chamber Music Festival, AspenMusic Festival and School, MusicAcademy of the West, National Or-chestral Institute and the NationalRepertory Orchestra.

    A laureate of numerous competi-tions, Morris has been awarded firstprize in the Pasadena Showcase Housefor the Arts Competition, the Hen-nings-Fischer Foundation Competi-tion, the Downey Symphony Young

    Artist Competition, the MusicTeachers National Association SoloCompetition and concerto competi-tions at the Music Academy of theWest, the Thornton School of Musicand the National Repertory Orchestra.He was a semifinalist in the Fifth CarlNielsen International Competition inOdense, Denmark in 2013.

    He performs as part of the ColburnChamber Music Society through whichhe has collaborated with musicians in-cluding John Perry, Andrew Bain,Richard Beene and Jean-YvesThibaudet. As part of the Accord

    Quintet, Morris was awarded the Hon-orable Mention Prize in the finals ofthe 2012 Coleman National ChamberMusic Competition. Dedicated tomusic education, he received a Teach-ing Fellowship from the Colburn Con-servatory of Music. Mr. Morris iscurrently the Clarinet Faculty and headof Woodwind Chamber Music at theLuzerne Music Center where he alsoperforms in the Luzerne ChamberMusic Festival and the Faculty ArtistSeries.

    He received a Professional Studies

    Certificate from The Colburn Conser-vatory of Music in 2014 where he stud-ied with the renowned professorYehuda Gilad. He graduated from theUSC Thornton School of Music inMay 2012 where he received the pres-tigious Presidential Scholarship.

    Morris has performed in master-classes for Martin Frst and has stud-ied extensively with Yehuda Gilad,Richie Hawley, Bil Jackson, MarkBrandenburg, and Fred Rast.


    Brewery, city open festival zone and arcade marketCapital Brewery Company, Inc. and

    the City of Middleton have announcedthe grand opening of the Terrace Av-enue Festival Zone and Market Arcade.

    The Festival Zone delineates a sec-tion of Terrace Avenue adjacent toCapital Brewery and the Market Ar-cade includes a portion of the CapitalBeer Garden parking lot.

    Both areas were part of the recon-struction work on Terrace Avenue fromParmenter Street to High Point Avenuethat commenced in June of 2014.

    The street project included total re-placement of sewer, water, gas andelectrical service in the area. The Fes-tival Zone includes decorative concreteinstead of asphalt and the Market Ar-cade includes 15 covered parking stallsand a sidewalk section. The Zone canbe used for major events such as thepopular Festival of the Forks that usedto be held on Terrace Avenue. Otherfeatures include ornamental lighting,decorative plantings, an electric vehi-cle charging station, and numerous bi-cycle racks. The project was designed

    by Vandewalle and Associates andStrand Associates, while RaymondCattell, Inc. served as the general con-tractor.

    The Market Arcade can be utilizedfor unique events such as the Down-town Middleton Farmers Market andother community themed activities aswell as Capital Brewery Bier Gartenfunctions. 72 solar electric panels, eachrated at 275 Watts, were installed onthe section covering the sidewalk andare connected to the City of Middletonmunicipal power grid. The Arcade in-cludes lighting and electrical outlets foruse by vendors.

    The completion of Terrace Avenuereconstruction will transform the areainto an even better entertainment centerfor Middleton, said mayor Kurt Son-nentag. The market arcade pavilionwill provide a new focal point at Capi-tal Brewery for a variety of communityevents, and the solar power generatedfrom it will energize the street lightsand the EV station across the street.This project is a prime example of a

    sustainable community initiative.We are pleased that the City of

    Middleton has invested significanttime and effort in this dynamic and for-ward thinking project, stated ScottWiener, Capital Brewery president.Major construction occurred duringthe busiest months for our Bier Gartenand we are appreciative that our cus-tomers stayed with us. In fact we en-joyed one of our most successfulseasons ever and look forward to see-ing more visitors next year in Middle-tons Backyard he added.

    In honor of the grand opening Cap-ital announced the tapping of TerraceAvenue Lager and served it at a partyheld in the Bier Stube on December18th in honor of the project comple-tion. Governmental officials, localpress, neighbors and members of thedesign and construction team were inattendance. A larger community cele-bration is planned for Spring, 2015.

    Founded on March 14, 1984, Capitalbrewed its first batch of beer in thespring of 1986. The company has re-

    ceived over 200 major awards in bothdomestic and international competi-tions in over 15 categories, and thebeer has been available in cans since

    1997. Capital was named Grand Na-tional Champion in the 2013 US OpenBeer Championship, winning sixmedals.


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    The Terrace Avenue Festival Zone and Market Arcade during construc-tion.

    utiLity continued from page 1

  • Georgia K. Larson, age 83 of Mid-dleton, passed away peacefully on De-cember 12, 2014, at Meriter Hospitalof a related heart complication. Shewas born July 8, 1931, in Madison, toSimon and Fern Kenyon. Georgiagraduated from the former WisconsinHigh School in 1949. In 1951 she metand married the love of her life of 63years Allan Larson. Everyone who metGeorgia fell in love with her positiveenergy and great sense of humor. Shetouched many lives and helped count-less with her kindness and giving. Itwas Georgias passion to make sureeveryone enjoyed life, especially hervery close friends and family. Her lovefor her family went beyond words.After raising a family of four children,she worked as the school secretary forSauk Trail Elementary School in Mid-dleton. There Georgia shared her lovefor children which many of themstillremember to this day. In 1984 shejoined the family business which be-came her passion up to the time of her

    death. Throughout Georgias life shealways had dogs and loved them dearlyas special members of the family, shar-ing their unconditional love, spoilingthem with special meals, treats and thebest care and life. Her bond with dogswas very unique. They will greatlymiss her not coming home. Georgiawas a loving wife, amazing mother anda super grandma. She was very de-voted to her faith, and as we feel theloss of her, we know heaven has wel-comed her to join her Heavenly family.Georgias memory will always be witheveryone who knew and loved her. Shewas one of kind and we were blessedto have her all these years. She is sur-vived by her husband, Allan Larson;sons, Douglas Larson and Mark(Brenda) Larson; daughter, Kathy(Ken ) Regenauer; brother, Lloyd(JoAnn) Kenyon; grandchildren,Jenny, Christopher, Becky, Ashlee,April, Amber, Joshua, Jordan andAlyssa. All whom were a very specialpart of her life; along with her sixgreat-grandchildren. All of the kidswanted to be around Grandma toenjoy her laughter and loving kindness.Georgia was preceded in death by herfather and mother; and daughter, Deb-bie Hameister.

    Funeral services were scheduled forST. LUKES LUTHERAN CHURCH,7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, at 11a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.Visitation was set for GUNDERSONWEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 Uni-versity Ave., Middleton, from 4 p.m.until 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 16,2014, and at the church from 10 a.m.until the time of the service onWednesday.

    The family would like to thank thefollowing doctors for their loving care.Dr. John Ewalt, Dr. Jaya Krishnce, Dr.John Schilling and Dr. TakushiKohmato. A special thank you to thedoctors, nurses and staff in the ICU atMeriter who took such kind and lovingcare of her during her last days. Onlinecondolences may be made atwww.gundersonfh.com.

    Gunderson WestFuneral & Cremation Care7435 University Avenue



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    Gunderson gives toVFW memorial fund

    On December 11, VFW Post 8216 representatives Duane Kleven (left) and Doug Zwank (right) received a$10,000 donation from the Gunderson Funeral Home in Middleton. The donation, which will help fund the cre-ation of a Lakeview Park memorial for veterans next year, was presented by Pete Gunderson (center). Werevery excited about it and things are moving closer to our goal, said Zwank.


  • The Middleton-Cross Plains AreaSchool District Board of Educationmet last week with Wisconsin Associ-ation of School Boards attorney BobButler to discuss what the process andparameters of the compensation com-mittee will be. The board previouslyapproved the creation of the committeebut has yet finalize how the committeewill operate and what decisions it willinfluence.

    A compensation committee is thenext step in moving away from a col-lective bargaining agreement negoti-ated by a teachers union. The changewas brought on by Wisconsins Act 10,passed in 2011. The law prohibits mostpublic unions from collective bargain-ing for anything other than base wages,which are limited to increases in theConsumer Price Index.

    Middleton Education Associationdid not file for recertification, whichrequires a 51 percent majority of allemployees to vote in favor of everyyear under Act 10. Middleton teachersstill recognize MEA as their union,though they are no longer recognizedby the state and can no longer collectdues.

    The Board of Education has ac-knowledged the teachers desire towork with their union and recognizethe organizing that it offers. The boardfirst established an employee hand-book committee and gave seats tounion representatives that were em-ployed by the district. The compensa-tion committee will remain consistentin that respect, though under Act 10 theschool board has unilateral control ofwage increases.

    Attorney Bob Butler has been work-ing with districts throughout the stateto develop handbook and compensa-tion committees and explore new com-pensation models. Butler said it is veryimportant that you build a pay systemlocally and not implement somethingjust because another district did it.

    Butler said the committee discus-sions should not be strictly about salarybut involve talk about the features andbenefits that are unique to the district.He also suggested the committee workon a model that is simple. He saidmany teachers are not aware if howtheir current systems actually work.

    Butler said the committee shouldfocus on what they want out of com-pensation system, whether that be to at-tract and retain staff, motivate staff topursue professional development, orbuild public support for education.

    He also pointed out the pay systemshould not be looked at as a way topunish people because the board nowhas the ability to release any employeesthey feel are incompetent.

    He suggested surveying staffthroughout the process of switching toa new model. He notes the importanceof getting it right the first time other-wise staff will get disenchanted if anew system is replaced after a fewyears because it isnt sustainable.

    A few board members stressed thatthe compensation committee will havevery little to work with if state fundingincreases remain stagnant.

    Board President Bob Green ex-plained the what the total possible rev-enue source would be for thecommittee to make requests from. Hesaid the district could possibly receivea .75 to 1.5 percent increase from thestate, plus increases for enrollmentgrowth, which is currently about 1 to1.5 percent.

    The reality is you are looking at a1.5 to 2.5 percent increase each yearand obviously other things are going tohave to come out of that, Green stated.

    I dont think we can count on in-creases from the state and how do wenot put people at risk of not having thesame salary. how do we guarantee anykind of increase, cost of living increaseeven just that, when we dont look likewere going to be getting anythingfrom the state from everything Iveheard? asked board member EllenLindgren rhetorically. So how do webuild a system that has incentives in itwhen we dont have money to pay forthe incentives? I think that is some-thing the board really has to face.

    Green responded that it is not onlyMiddleton but every district in the statethat has to deal with this issue. He saysthe district can learn from its neigh-bors.

    We dont live in a vacuum, saidGreen. The problem she discussedwill be the exact same problem everyother district will be facing in thisstate. Some will try to keep their sys-tems in place, then year after year, at acertain point they are laying off teach-



    Photo contributed

    New and improved ChauetteChauette unveiled its remodel and new project, Chauette Home with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November

    14. Pictured from left: Chamber Ambassador Ashley Brodd, North Central Group, Chauettes Susan Bakke, TammyGrunow, Pam Bisek, and Samantha Annen and Chamber Ambassador Mary Ann Wipperfurth, State Bank of CrossPlains.

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    Asbury Church remodeledAsbury Church celebrated their newly remodeled fellowship area with a Ribbon Cutting on December 2. Pictured

    from left: Chamber Ambassador Janelle Higgins, Neckerman Insurance, Robin Roberts, Roberts Construction, TedKoch, Don Wallace, Sherry Hershberger, Harold Zimmick, Chamber President-Elect, Bob VandenBurgt, YaharaSoftware, Van Nutt, Middleton Chamber Executive Director, Chamber Board Member Curt Fuszard, Merrill Lynch,and Chamber Ambassador Gene Sarmento, LegalShield.

    Work on district compensation committee continuesby CaMerOn BrenTimes-Tribune

    See SChOOLBOarD, page 12


    Bishops Bay phase heads back to city committee

    T. Wall Enterprises presented a planfor phase three and four of the backnine residences of the emerging Bish-ops Bay Community. The plan con-sists of about 75 single-family lots withsizes that range from 10,400 squarefeet to 23,600 square feet. The single-family homes will occupy about 80acres north of Bishops Bay GolfCourse.

    The overall Bishops Bay Commu-

    nity plan labeled the back nine resi-dences as the estates portion of theproject with single and two-storyhouses. The first phases of the projecthave yet to be hashed out. T. Wall as-sociates and representatives suggesteda 390 units of apartment buildingsalongside the 80 acres single familyhomes. The Plan Commission recom-mended redesigning and scaling back.

    City staff pointed out that the currentwater system can only support about1000 people, so the third and fourthphase of the back nine are not possi-ble without adding a water main loop.

    The City is currently consideringtaking on an even larger infrastructureproject that would provide water toBishops Bay and even further for fu-ture developments. T. Wall Enterpriseswould partially finance the projectsince their development needs the in-frastructure yet not the scale the city isconsidering.

    The preliminary plat map and spe-cific implementation plan for phasethree and four of Bishops Bay BackNine Neighborhood was referred to theCitys Water Resources ManagementCommission, the Park, Recreation and

    Forestry Commission, and the PublicWorks Committee. The Plan Commis-sion also requested that the developerprovide a letter agreeing to additionaltime for review of the preliminary plat.

    The Plan Commission also approveda recommendation for repavingRohlich Court while making improve-ments on Parmenter St.

    Assistant Planning Director MarkOpitz recommended the allocation of$35,000 in Tax Increment District #3(TID #3) funds for design and con-struction. He said the funding could becovered by TIF because the street pro-

    vides access to workforce housing. Opitz explained the city would not

    underground the utilities, but wouldstrictly mill and resurface the street andleave the sidewalks intact. City Engi-neer Shawn Stauske estimated the con-struction costs to be about $25,000 to$30,000. Opitz estimated design workwould be no more than $5,000.

    Commission member Duane Bar-more asked Opitz if the proposal wasjust temporary solution to a largerproblem. Opitz replied that in this caseStauske felt a resurface was appropri-ate.

    by CaMerOn BrenTimes-Tribune

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    Kiwanis welcomes WilkeThe Middleton Kiwanis welcomed their newest member on Thursday of last week. Pictured from left to

    right are new member Julie Wilke, sponsor Ellen Lindgren and Club President Kathy Nieber-Lathrop. Mid-dleton Kiwanis meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM at Sofra Family Bistro andsponsor youth related activities.

    Library will offer series on travelogues

    In January and February of 2015, theMiddleton Public Library will host aseries of travel presentations entitledThe Armchair Traveler.

    The series will begin on January15th with a virtual tour of Germanyand continue with travelogues aboutIndia (January 29th), Peru (February12th) and Thailand (February 26th).All presentations will begin at 7:00 PMin the Archer Room on the libraryslower level. Presenter Carol Phelpshas been traveling the world since theage of three and has visited over 40countries. She has given numerous

    presentations about her travels toschools, clubs, and other organizations.The library is excited to welcome herfor this series. For more informationor to register for any of these programs,visit midlibrary.org/events, [email protected], or call 608-827-7403.

    As always, the library wishes tothank the Friends of the MiddletonPublic Library for funding our pro-grams.

    Library board seeks inputon future of the building

    Members of the public are invited tohelp re-imagine the Middleton PublicLibrary at two listening sessions onMonday, January 19th from 4-6 PMand Tuesday, January 27th from 5-7p.m.

    The library board has scheduledthese sessions with architects from Di-mension IV as part of a building feasi-bility study to determine the future ofthe library. The feasibility study willlook at various options for the librarys

    physical space, such as remodeling/ex-panding the existing building or con-structing a new branch facility. Thepurpose of these sessions is to captureall ideas, large and small.

    Everyone is encouraged to attendand share their vision for the librarysfuture. Both sessions will be held atthe Middleton Public Library, 7425Hubbard Avenue. Refreshments willbe served.


    I recently had the opportunity to at-tend a Family Business Network con-ference in Dubai, United ArabEmirates (U.A.E.), in the heart of theMiddle East (on the Persian Gulf)where I learned from first hand experi-ence that much of the Middle Eaststory is not at all what we hear from themass media.

    Every day we hear about ISIS andwar in the Middle East, but the real anduntold story is about the incredibleprogress, liberty, and tolerance that hasquietly developed across much of theMiddle East in a new generation ofyoung people, in particular many GulfCoast Countries, like U.A.E., Kuwait,Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, andyes, even Egypt (not a GCC), hasstarted to settle down.

    The story of Dubai and its incredibleeconomic and social success starts withthe pearl trade and the lack of oil in theU.A.E. A few decades ago sevensmall, independent kingdoms united toform U.A.E. and then began to investin and develop their economic zones.In a short 25 years, Dubai (and otherzones) have gone from a desert plain ofsand to a regional, economic powerhouse; its like Manhattan, PalmSprings and Phoenix all rolled into one.

    This city-state is corruption-free,clean, extremely safe, and incrediblybeautiful with hundreds of modernskyscrapers designed by creative archi-tects with stunning facades and theworlds tallest building, Burj Khalifa,rising 822 meters. Yes, the city is builton the desert, just like Phoenix, but italso has Caribbean clear and clean Per-sian Gulf sea water and white sandbeaches. Theres even a giant islandshaped like a palm tree that has an At-

    lantis resort and a development densitythat would rival a modestly-sizedAmerican city. And if you are uncer-tain about safety, American aircraftcarriers dock there on-leave.

    At the conference, attended by 640participants from 40 countries aroundthe world and almost every Gulf CoastCountry, families that own businessesdiscussed the challenges and opportu-nities of running a business and a fam-ily in todays fast paced globaleconomy. (Family businesses employmany multiple millions of workers; farmore than publicly listed corporationsworldwide.) Regular families likeyours and mine, from Kuwait, U.A.E.,Oman, Qatar, and more, shared theirexperiences, and over lunch I had theopportunity to listen to them discussthe economic and political climate intheir home countries. All of thembrought along their next generation,who spoke fluent and flawless English,

    dressed just like you and me, had thesame concerns and challenges as anyof us, and even repeatedly checkedtheir iPhones for their emails and textmessages. They are as normal asanybody can claim to be, but with theirown national identity and culture (nodifferent than when I bring out my Irishheritage); except they frequently listento American music and buy a lot ofAmerican brands.

    In fact, the Middle Easterners that Iencountered love America and Ameri-cans and went out of their way to makeus feel comfortable and welcome.These are hard working families whoare making contributions to their com-munities and their economies, fre-quently employing hundreds or eventens of thousands of workers each.Somehow they have managed to thriveand prosper and while doing so, createa society that is stable, safe and grow-ing.

    If they can do that and contribute to-wards peace and stability in their owncountries, why cant the same be truesome day in the other parts of the Mid-dle East that are presently in conflict?Maybe a better answer to Washingtonspointless, goal-less, un-strategy strat-egy is to take a hint from the successfulgulf nations and start applying theirlessons. Start with rewarding the ruleof law, property rights, creating jobs,

    and economic contribution. Team upwith family run businesses and helpthese nations prosper and trade with theU.S.

    If you still arent convinced its safein most parts of the Middle East, keepin mind that our United Airlines flightflew over Iranian airspace (so the twonations must have been able to at leastnegotiate that) and the pre-flight secu-rity process at the Dubai airport is farmore rigorous than our own, with fourcheck-points and not only an x-ray ofyour carry-on baggage, but a thoroughhand search of each and every bag aswell. And unlike the cold reception ofmany of our own Homeland Securitypersonnel, the officer at passport con-trol was really friendly, engaging, andpersonable.

    After my travels it became clear tome that not only is a lot of what weread in the media totally false, but thestory of the Middle East that the mediaomits is one of success, safety and abright future. Yes, it may take time forthe other nations to follow, but trustme, the next generation is not going towait. In the meantime, you can enjoyDubai and all it has to offer.

    This is a monthly column written byTerrence Wall and reflects his viewsand opinions, not necessarily those ofthe Middleton Times-Tribune.

    The December 4 issue featured anarticle titled Did city goof on stormwater board? What an unfortunatechoice of words! If you read only theheadline, but not the entire article,you would think that the city councilhad used poor judgment in designingthe composition of the utility board.

    In fact, they used sound judgment,creating a seven-member board withpotentially up to six citizen membersdepending on committee recommen-dations. The board will include atleast one alder, providing input oncity operations and budgeting.

    The committees that will nominate

    members include Water Resources(3); Conservancy Lands (1); Parks,Recreation and Forestry (1); and Pub-lic Works (1). The potential predom-inance of citizen representation iscommendable. Many qualified citi-zens serve on these committees.These members are obviously com-

    mitted to citizen participation, andthere is every reason to believe thatthey will nominate knowledgeable,accountable individuals to representcitizen interests on the utility board.

    Friend of Pheasant Branch Con-servancy, Stormwater Utility Cam-

    paign Committee (Bob Hoot, BruceFroehlke, Lloyd Eagan, Jim Bach-

    huber, Herb Garn, Emil Haney,Lyman Wible, Tom Crozier, Stefanie


    Goof was unfortunate choice of words

    There is more to Middle East than media showsby terrenCe WaLLGuest Column

    Winter WonderlandEven though winter doesnt offi-

    cially begin until December 21st, theflurries and icy roads have been a re-minder of whats to come. So beforeyou dig out your snow pants, woolsocks, and thermal underwear, pre-pare for the approaching winterweather by checking out some goodbooks to cuddle up with on thosechilly nights. Here are some sugges-tions to get you started

    Winter Bees & Other Poems of theCold by award winning poet JoyceSidman is an outstanding collectionof poetry celebrating natures beautyand power. Youll find poems aboutspecific animals and nature along-side fascinating facts. Discover howthousands of garter snakes hibernateby coiling together and staying warmin underground tunnels or how tun-dra swans migrate thousands of

    miles to warmer climates flying to-gether 5,000 feet in the air. The stun-ning illustrations by Rick Allen are aperfect complement to these enjoy-able winter poems that would be agreat share for the entire family.

    Gorgeous collage art highlightsmaple-sugaring season and otherwintery delights in this perfect win-ter themed book Sugar White Snowand Evergreens: a winter wonder-land of color by author Felicia San-zari Cherensky and illustrator SusanSwan. Many colors are introducedin familiar wintery scenes such asnoticing the bright red cardinal, theorange carrot nose on the snowman,and the fields of glittering whitesnow. Then after a morning full ofcolor, the family share some pan-cakes and maple syrup in their farm-house! This delightful story withrhythmic text is perfect to share withkids 7 and under.

    Keep warm with Humphrey,everyones favorite classroom pethamster, in the Winter According toHumphrey by Betty G. Birney.Humphrey is so excited about theupcoming holidays. He loves hear-ing how his student friends will cel-ebrate and even squeaks along withthem when theyre learning songsfor the winter pageant. With somuch to do though, some of the stu-dents start to worry about whethereverything will go according to plan.Luckily the students have Humphreyaround to help! This is a fun storythats perfect to share with readersage 7 and up.

    Gold Metal Winter by Donna Fre-itas is a story about Esperanza Flo-res, an ice skater whose dreams ofskating in the Olympics are about tocome true because a spot on theOlympic skating team has becomeavailable at the expense of an injuredskater. Facing the pressure of sud-den fame, Esperanza has to deal withconstant attention from reports andautograph seekers as well as the re-sentment of her new teammates.Can Esperanza stay focused in orderto succeed? Readers 10 and upshould check out this quick read tofind out!

    by Amy PerryMiddleton Public Library

  • Adametz, Patricia A, 66, Middleton, WI53562, 12/08/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Adami, Jill Renee, 65, Lodi, WI 53555,12/16/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $98.80

    Aguilar Mendez, Jose, 25, Middleton, WI53562, 12/10/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Dri-vers License, $124.00

    Aguilar Mendez, Jose, 25, Middleton, WI53562, 12/10/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Aguilar Mendez, Jose, 25, Middleton, WI53562, 12/10/2013, Display UnauthorizedRegistration Plates/Tags, $0.00

    Aguilar Mendez, Jose, 25, Middleton, WI53562, 12/10/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $124.00

    Arvold, Kevin J, 55, Waunakee, WI53597, 12/05/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Barber, Janelle M, 39, Waunakee, WI53597, 11/27/2013, Non Registration, $88.80

    Bartol-Byers, Cierra Loreen, 20, Baraboo,WI 53913, 12/07/2013, Speeding 55 MPHZone, $98.80

    Becker, Robert John, 61, Madison, WI53717, 12/15/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Bernsten, Trudy S, 69, Middleton, WI53562, 12/01/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Birrenkott, Scott M, 26, Mc Farland, WI53558, 12/08/2013, Failure to Keep VehicleUnder Control, $136.60

    Blakeslee, Katheleen M, 53, Middleton,WI 53562, 12/13/2013, Exceeding Zonesand Posted Limits, $98.80

    Bradford, Eric Kyle, 37, Verona, WI53593, 12/06/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Bradley, Cody, 23, Edgerton, WI 53534,11/26/2013, Speeding 55 MPH Zone, $114.00

    Bradley, Cody, 23, Edgerton, WI 53534,11/26/2013, Operating while Suspended,$114.00

    Bridges, Sir Isaac, 28, Madison, WI53704, 12/04/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Bridges, Sir Isaac, 28, Madison, WI53704, 12/04/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Bridges, Sir Isaac, 28, Madison, WI53704, 12/04/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Buckner, Michael C, 53, Madison, WI53711, 12/14/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Buckner, Michael C, 53, Madison, WI53711, 12/14/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Callahan, Lori Ann, 44, Middleton, WI53562, 11/24/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Chalone, Rhonda Christine, 45, Verona,WI 53593, 11/11/2013, Exceeding Zones and

    Posted Limits, $88.80Cho, Younggyun, 31, Madison, WI 53726,

    12/25/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $98.80

    Christian, Carlos L, 29, Middleton, WI53562, 12/01/2013, Vehicle Registration Re-voked/Suspended/Cancel, $0.00

    Christian, Carlos L, 29, Middleton, WI53562, 12/01/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Clayton, Lachina A, 23, Verona, WI53593, 12/06/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $124.00

    Clayton, Lachina A, 23, Verona, WI53593, 12/06/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $124.00

    Cohen, Mitchell D, 66, Verona, WI 53593,12/01/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $88.80

    Coleman, Timothy Carey, 24, Madison, WI53719, 12/05/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Dri-vers License, $124.00

    Coleman, Timothy Carey, 24, Madison, WI53719, 12/05/2013, Operating Left of CenterLine, $136.60

    Collins, Kelley M, 27, Madison, WI 53719,12/04/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $114.00

    Collins, Kelley M, 27, Madison, WI 53719,12/04/2013, Operating while Suspended,$114.00

    Coppola, Matthew S, 24, Madison, WI53704, 12/15/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $124.00

    Couper, Joshua D, 31, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Couper, Joshua D, 31, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Couper, Joshua D, 31, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Possession of ControlledSubstance, $523.50

    Couper, Joshua D, 31, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Possession of Drug Para-phernalia, $177.00

    Dahl, Kathy Jo, 63, Fitchburg, WI 53711,12/17/2013, Auto Following Too Closely,$111.40

    De Keyser, Joseph E, 45, Middleton, WI53562, 12/04/2013, Prohibited Noise Distur-bance Construction, $88.80

    Debrauske, John J, 22, Madison, WI53719, 11/28/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Denson, Ronald S, 57, Middleton, WI53562, 12/11/2013, Non Registration, $98.80

    Dickson, Laurence J, 20, Mount Horeb,WI 53572, 11/24/2013, Disorderly Conduct,$114.00

    Diemer, Douglas E, 47, Waunakee, WI53597, 12/07/2013, FTS/Improper Stop atStop Sign, $98.80

    Dobrovinskaya, Marina M, 74, Madison,WI 53717, 12/02/2013, Exceeding Zones

    and Posted Limits, $88.80Dobrovinskaya, Marina M, 74, Madison,

    WI 53717, 12/02/2013, Motor vehicle liabilityinsurance required, $0.00

    Dorais, Mary C, 91, Madison, WI 53717,12/07/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $124.00

    Echols, Jawana Sharell, 34, Madison, WI53704, 11/24/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Egan, Joel E, 67, Middleton, WI 53562,12/26/2013, Obstructing Traffic, $98.80

    Farritor, Micah Clark, 34, Madison, WI53719, 12/01/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Fernandez Trinidad, Manuel Alejan-dro, 27, Fitchburg, WI 53711, 11/22/2013,Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control,$126.60

    Fernandez Trinidad, Manuel Alejan-dro, 27, Fitchburg, WI 53711, 11/22/2013,Operating vehicle without insurance, $114.00

    Fernandez Trinidad, Manuel Alejan-dro, 27, Fitchburg, WI 53711, 11/22/2013,Operating while Suspended, $114.00

    Fuchs, John Michael, 27, Madison, WI53717, 12/23/2013, Unlawful U Turn at Con-trolled Intersection, $98.80

    Fuchs, John Michael, 27, Madison, WI53717, 12/23/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $124.00

    Gamhiouen, Mohammed, 26, Madison,WI 53704, 12/10/2013, Exceeding Zonesand Posted Limits, $98.80

    Gehin, Bryan C, 40, Middleton, WI 53562,12/17/2013, Operating after revocation,$124.00

    Gehin, Bryan C, 40, Middleton, WI 53562,12/17/2013, Driving Too Fast for Conditions,$136.60

    Goode, Lucky Sade, 23, Middleton, WI53562, 12/04/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Green, Joseph Franklin, 32, Boscobel, WI53805, 11/22/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Greer, Bruce A, 54, Madison, WI 53711,11/29/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $88.80

    Gregorio Alvarez, Gil, 23, Madison, WI53719, 12/06/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $124.00

    Hansen, Russell A JR, 28, Deerfield, WI53531, 11/01/2013, Failure to Keep VehicleUnder Control, $126.60

    Hansen, Russell A JR, 28, Deerfield, WI53531, 11/01/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Hansen, Russell A JR, 28, Deerfield, WI53531, 11/01/2013, Unsafe Lane Deviation,$0.00

    Haug, Cory Douglas, 18, Rio, WI 53960,11/20/2013, Possession of Drug Parapherna-lia, $177.00

    Hay, Ronald P, 56, Madison, WI 53717,

    11/27/2013, Non Registration, $88.80Hill, Matthew J, 26, Madison, WI 53704,

    12/17/2013, Vehicle RegistrationRevoked/Suspended/Cancel, $98.80

    Hoekstra, John Wayne, 70, Sun Prairie,WI 53590, 11/07/2013, Method of Giving Sig-nals, $88.80

    Holler, Allyson M, 33, Madison, WI 53719,12/06/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $98.80

    Iordachescu, Andrew S, 29, Middleton, WI53562, 12/08/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $149.20

    Jackson, Charity L, 33, Madison, WI53719, 11/26/2013, Vehicle Registration Re-voked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80

    Jackson, Charity L, 33, Madison, WI53719, 11/26/2013, Non Registration, $88.80

    Jackson, Charity L, 33, Madison, WI53719, 11/26/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Johnson, Karissa Lynn, 23, Janesville, WI53548, 12/07/2013, Speeding 55 MPH Zone,$124.00

    Kalscheuer, Rebecca Sue, 39, Baraboo,WI 53913, 12/03/2013, Traffic Control SignalViolation red, $88.80

    Krasauskaite, Justina, 19, Fitchburg, WI53719, 12/06/2013, Non Registration, $98.80

    Kuehn, Ralph T, 76, Menomonee Falls,WI 53051, 12/15/2013, FTS/Improper Stopat Stop Sign, $98.80

    Kurtz, Kristin B, 35, Waunakee, WI53597, 11/22/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Kutter, Thomas R, 30, Middleton, WI53562, 12/14/2013, Possession of ControlledSubstance, $281.50

    Lagrimini, Emma Beatrice, 20, Madison,WI 53703, 12/06/2013, FYR while MakingLeft Turn, $98.80

    Langston, Samuel, 51, Middleton, WI53562, 11/25/2013, Method of Giving Signals,$76.20

    Lauenstein, Ian W, 18, Middleton, WI53562, 12/09/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Lauenstein, Ian W, 18, Middleton, WI53562, 12/09/2013, Vehicle Registration Re-voked/Suspended/Cancel, $98.80

    Lauenstein, Ian W, 18, Middleton, WI53562, 12/09/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $0.00

    Lauretano, Bethany Amelia, 32, Madison,WI 53705, 12/04/2013, Exceeding Zonesand Posted Limits, $88.80

    Lepinski, Susan Marie, 58, Middleton, WI53562, 12/03/2013, Method of Giving Signals,$88.80

    Lesniewski, Eric M, 42, Madison, WI53713 3378, 11/22/2013, Exceeding Zonesand Posted Limits, $114.00

    Lesniewski, Eric M, 42, Madison, WI53713 3378, 11/22/2013, Possession ofDrug Paraphernalia, $177.00

    Letheby, Marilyn K, 64, Madison, WI

    53711, 12/16/2013, Obstructing Traffic,$98.80

    Lewis, Misty M, 39, Waunakee, WI53597, 11/19/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Lindsey, Marketta A, 24, Madison, WI53704, 12/13/2013, Non Registration, $98.80

    Luciano, Matthew John, 30, Madison, WI53719, 12/08/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Lunder, Steven J, 60, Waunakee, WI53597, 11/25/2013, Auto Following TooClosely, $101.40

    Lunyova, Victoriya, 39, Madison, WI53705, 12/19/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Macias, Oscar, 18, Middleton, WI 53562,12/15/2013, Operating after revocation,$124.00

    Macias, Oscar, 18, Middleton, WI 53562,12/15/2013, Operating vehicle without insur-ance, $124.00

    Maier, Ellen Marie, 40, Madison, WI53704, 12/01/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Maier, Ellen Marie, 40, Madison, WI53704, 12/01/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Marineau, Lindsay Marie, 22, Middleton,WI 53562, 12/02/2013, FTS/Improper Stopat Stop Sign, $98.80

    Marquardt, Thomas Jaye, 26, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/20/2013, Battery, $681.00

    Martin, Genevieve, 42, Middleton, WI53562, 12/04/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Maurer, Mary C, 63, Verona, WI 53593,12/03/2013, Traffic Control Signal Violationred, $88.80

    Mc Closkey, Geoffrey M, 48, Sun Prairie,WI 53590, 11/27/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Mc Cusky, Dean E, 48, Deerfield, WI53531, 11/25/2013, Non Registration, $88.80

    Mc Guffin, Neal L, 77, Madison, WI53705, 12/05/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Mc Leod, Eric M, 47, Madison, WI 53704,11/15/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $88.80

    Mendoza Cruz, Francisco, 61, Madison,WI 53713, 11/10/2013, FYR while MakingLeft Turn, $0.00

    Mendoza Cruz, Francisco, 61, Madison,WI 53713, 11/10/2013, Operating While In-toxicated, $851.00

    Miles, Linda Tijuna, 39, Middleton, WI53562, 12/27/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Dri-vers License, $124.00

    Moore, Barney H, 43, Shorewood, WI53211, 10/30/2013, Owners Liability/IllegalPass of School Bus, $0.00

    Morales-Valerio, Dominga, 22, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/28/2013, Operating w/o a ValidDrivers License, $114.00

    Morales-Valerio, Dominga, 22, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/28/2013, Operating vehiclewithout insurance, $114.00

    Morales-Valerio, Dominga, 22, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/28/2013, Improper Right Turn,$88.80

    Morales-Valerio, Dominga, 22, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/28/2013, Viol of child safety re-straint requirements, $63.60

    Neujahr, Hildegard I, 66, Madison, WI53726, 11/22/2013, Theft, $681.00

    Newton, Dana M, 38, Reedsburg, WI53959, 12/13/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $124.00

    Noughani-Moghaddam, Hamid, 54, Madi-son, WI 53719, 12/05/2013, ExceedingZones and Posted Limits, $124.00

    Nowik, Christopher Austin, 21, CrossPlains, WI 53528, 12/03/2013, Method ofGiving Signals, $88.80

    Pease, Amy M, 26, Middleton, WI 53562,11/24/2013, Operating while Suspended,$114.00

    Perez-Olivos, Antonio, 49, Middleton, WI53562, 11/11/2013, Disorderly Conduct,$250.00

    Peters, Charles J, 22, Madison, WI53713, 12/11/2013, Auto Following TooClosely, $124.00

    Pieters, Grant William, 35, Middleton, WI53562, 12/07/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Piskun, Caroline Mae, 27, Madison, WI53705, 11/11/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Plumley, Justin Daniel, 23, Madison, WI53713 3849, 12/01/2013, Non Registration,$88.80

    Preston, Diane M, 46, Madison, WI53717, 12/05/2013, Meeting of Vehicle-Wrong Side, $111.40

    Rader, Alyssa Y, 46, Middleton, WI53562, 12/07/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $124.00

    Ramirez, Miriam Garcia, 70, Madison, WI53713, 11/28/2013, Deviate from lane of traf-fic, $88.60

    Richard, Ryan C, 34, North Freedom, WI53951, 12/09/2013, Driving Too Fast for Con-ditions, $136.60

    Richards, Isiah L, 22, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Unlawful u/y turn-erectedsigns, $98.80

    Richards, Isiah L, 22, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Operating w/o a Valid Dri-vers License, $124.00

    Rios, Carlos Humberto, 23, Madison, WI53704, 11/26/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Rios, Carlos Humberto, 23, Madison, WI53704, 11/26/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $114.00

    Rosemeyer, Brigitte M, 80, Middleton, WI



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    6th Grade Recognition Awards

    (1st Quarter)The sixth grade teachers at Glacier

    Creek Middle School use StandardsBased Grading. The sixth grade recog-nition awards are determined by excel-lence in academics and/or excellencein habits of learning. The followingstudents have demonstrated profi-ciency or advancement in all academicareas and/or proficiency or advance-ment with their habits of learning. Anasterisk (*) denotes students who havedemonstrated proficiency or advance-ment in both categories.

    Abozeid, Lauryn EAccola, Melanie J *Acker, Brianna K *Ahuja, VashimaAndler, Jacob NBakken, Jonathan FBallweg, Colin PBarrett, Allison JBasel, Alexander LBelgiano, Jonathon TBernd, Emily GBiessman, Natalie MBogner, Ian SBohachek, Ian D *Bohl, Samuel JBolden, PiperBrandon, Lucas ABukhman, Eugenia A *Burkard, Samantha K *Button, Alexander KCaldwell, Erin JCasper, Ainsley MChang, Kevin GChiaverini, Michael E *Christensen, William D *Colwell, Bennet TCrump, Bruno VCulver, Leo CDahmen, Quint ADavis, Kobi-Ann O *De Young, Michael PDehuma Dehuma, Jose RubenDettman, Jordan RDjamali, Aria MDOrazio, Ella EDresen, Lauryn MDubas, Surina E *Duecker, Anna G *Dunn, Nolan PEngelien, Mason FEngelkes, Taylor JFaessler, Malia R *Faust, Brynn BFisher, Fiona M *Friedle, Ava EFrinzi, Leona R *Gadalla, Yosef H *Gassen, Calvin JGiefer, Rose D *Go, Maria R *Go, Michael EGonzalez, Saffron LGrosspietsch III, Carl WGustafson, Michael AGuzman-Ramirez Jr., Juan DHale, Aris SHebert, Olivia R *Heise, Nicholas WHelmers, Anezka L *Henke, Sara EHidrogo-Romero, JessicaHolahan, Bridget N *Hornung, Ashley AHoward, Zoe S *Hunt, Johanna JHurd, David R *Jasinski, Matthew DJohns, McKenzie JJoswiak, Casey RKalscheur, Grace AKalscheur, Spencer ZKarls Niehaus, Ciana R

    Keohane, Mei Mei KKrantz, Karlene ELaCour, Alexander JMadaus, Mason AMahoney, Morgan FMartin, Norah IMartin, Taylor JMartinez-Cruz, Luis AMcNerney, Joseph JMohrbacher, Kaitlyn LMolander, Mackenzie RMulligan, John DMurray, Jackson DNelson, Christopher JNewman, Claire TNie, Zinnia ZNoak, Lily EOHandley, Katherine ROMalley, Timothy POzers, Andrew LPadilla Garcia, Oscar UParente, Michael A *Passini, McKenna LPatterson, Elleanor EPertzborn, Garrett JPertzborn, Jackson JPertzborn, Sawyer J *Phaneuf, Madeline MPinder, Emma VPoehling, Lauren E *Prabahara Sundar, PoojhaPrichard, Zachary TPritchard, Lily KProhaska, Ava MProhaska, Isabel MPugliese, Luigi TQuartaro, Vincent JRapacz, Olivia MReinke, Emma TRenfert, Koby HRogeberg, Coleton DRopa, Darshana J *Roquitte, Maxwell C *Sabol, Morgan MSax, Charlotte LSchollmeyer, Ryan C *Schreier-Jacobson, Sadie MSchutte, Jack TShimniok, Abigail HSlinde, Calvin HSmith, Benjamin B *Smith, Phileas ESprecher, Rachel G *Squire, Ian MStoecker, Kayla M *Sutcliffe, Lucas DSvendsen, Samuel WTang, Suabcua KTheis, Tyler AThomley, Allison LThompson, Aden PThor, Blake AVeit, Dylan TVogel, Isabel PVosburgh, Sophia EWeiler, Kate EWhitehead, Callista G *Wilson, Karson VWinkler, Parker T *Wissink, Olivia JWolle, Bertram PYang, ChetraYosick, Sydney A *Yosick, Zachary T *Zacatzontetl Huitzil, Luis FZeimentz, Michael JZhang, Edwin T *Zhang, Julia L

    7th Grade Honor Roll* denotes 4.0

    Acker, Lauren R *Ahuja, Aniket *Anagnostopoulos, Alexandra A *Anderson, Julia G *Ballamudi, Apurupa LBauerle, Megan J *Bebermeier, Cailin M

    Biwott, Ashley JBodenstein, Cheyanne MBoehnen, Elizabeth M *Bovy, Jessica S *Bursac, Karina *Carlson, Cian RCoffini, Alexander JDe Oliveira, Sophia C *DeJarlais, Daniel LDeptula, Cole M *Ehrhardt, Noah S *Eimermann, Kathryn HFargen, Jacob DFolsom, Elizabeth MFrusciante, Brian AGattenby, Tanner JGehrke Kallstromer, Alicia N *Gehrke Kallstromer, Emelie S *Gilles, Braedon D *Ginsberg, Kyra B *Godishala, ShreyaHartung, Henry J *Hellenbrand, Jordan J *Helt, Sydney L *Hinz, Nicholas SHodson, Makenzie L *Hoferle, Peter JHuff, Tyler WHylbert, Julia LIsaacs, Sam GIsmail Ali, MoyraaJackson, Joelle NJafari, AmiraliJasinski, Micheline P *Jens, Bryn E *Johnson, Ashton S *Johnson, Brandon I *Johnson, Paxton JJones, Cecelia MJoslyn, Katherine M *Kalscheur, Blake SKarbusicky, Andrew PKelliher, Mason RKjentvet, Jack CKnight, Kaitlin MKriewaldt, Thomas MLaBoda, Lane P *Larsen, Samuel RLawrence, Madelyn RLemirande, Josie LLeRoy, Jackson T *Lindblom, Cecilie V *Livelli, Victoria MLuetscher, Seth MMaas, Katelyn MMacLean, Brad M *Mallannagari, Sai Likhith RMcGill, Megan C *McLain, Natalie AMichaels, Allison LMoore, Aedan GOstlie, Anna M *Oza, Param HPao-Huang, Yao-Tian P *Parthasarathy, Shruti *Patterson, Katherine A *Phaneuf, Ashlyn KPientka, Jessica L *Reed, Payton MRenfert, Karsey PRevord, Nathaniel JRoach, Logan MRoesch, Amanda A *Rogers, Ella RRudolph, Samuel PSchwartz, Megan J *Sommers, Grace CSoni, AbhavSrinivas, AnakaStafford, Ethan JSteiner, Lauren E *Steinmetz, Grace EStublaski, Zachary MTanin, Sitori I *Thomas, Jada K *Valtierra, Aviana GVeidel, Claire E *Westerlund, Julian R *Whritenour, Ryan MWilson, Tyler G *

    Ystenes, Roman E *

    7th Grade Honorable Mention

    Agapov, Nicole MButler, Graham DDavis, Ross IFritz, Amber LHanson, Kaitlyn GHillebrand, Lexi MHoffmann, Madelyn RHolland, Stephen DHovind, Alexander JLenz, Andrew WMalcheski, Madelyn HMoore, Cade TNeedham, Abigail JPavelski, Jacob WReed, Ashton ESchultz, Logan TTischer, Ashleigh MTrinkl, Joseph TUtter, Cory JVan Gilder, Hayden R

    8th Grade Honor Roll* denotes 4.0

    Aegerter, Hannah S *Albert, Ava HAllen, Andrew R *Ballweg, Allison RBallweg, Austin SBarbian, Jennifer JBarrett, Alexis L *Bavishi, Sophia M *Bender, Zakary JBertz, Braeden N *Bliss, Lydia S *Bogner, Alexandra LBookstaff, Isaac RBoras, Jenna RBote, Sophia M *Bruhn, Jamison WCarr, Julia MCarrington, Dylan MCasper, Ian TChafe, Andrew SChandler, Megan EClose, Samuel ADatta, Meghna *Dermody, Shea MDiMiceli, Sarah NDjamali, Sawm G *Drake, Lauren MDraves, Nicolas D *Ducke, Keegan NDunn, Charlotte R *Engelien, Madeline F *Ernst, Hannah Y *Faust, Colette EFermanich, Julia M *Frinzi, Keller LGarver, Cole AGattenby, Tayla JGaxha, Gino LGessler, Samuel RGold, Ryan D *Grelle, Kevin WHanson, Jessica THellenbrand, Connor C *Hidrogo-Romero, MirnaHinz, Emma M *Holewinski, Cooper WHornung, Kelsey CHorst, Lauren N *Houghton, Allison KHunt, James RHuntington, Madison LJagoe, Abigail MJensen, Lauren K *Joswiak, Vincent HKalsbeek, Colin NKalscheur, Dylan DKalscheur, Tyler *Keebler, Anna M *Keebler, Emily S *Keenan, Kyra R *Keith, Moira R *Knoke, Elizabeth N

    Kochan, Reed MKostas, Georgios *Kowalski, Hailey AKruchten, Shae-Lynn RKuhn, Nina-Soleil C *Kurr, Veronica LLaBoda, Grace F *Laufenberg, Hannah ELeach, Hannah KLeonard, Avery ELepage, Matthew TLicking, Makenna MLivelli, Olivia VLund, Andrew FMack, Cora RMadoch, Michael WMaier, Eric M *Martin, Andrew J *Martin, Sophia L *May, Mallory MMcEllistrem, Aidan P *Meicher, Kevin F *Metzger, Catherine KMolina, Eric RMondi, Jack C *Mueller, Jeffrey ANeuser, Kyle R *Newman, Ellie LOlson, Paige E *Owens, Caitlynn RPansegrau, Elizabeth L *Pierantozzi, Alexander J *Pritchard, William BRawling, Gillian SRoberson, Rachel I *Roberts, Rachael CRoenneburg, Owen LRogers, Margaret FRoll, Jon HRough, Taylor R *Sabol, Karina RSanchez Guevara, Joanelle DSchlicht, Kyra A *Schollmeyer, Allison MSchwartz, David R *Serra, Collin JSingh, Shailaja C *Sisk, Simon PSpahn, Courtney NStahnke, Alexis CStewart, Erik RStewart, Laura E *Stoppleworth, Colten AThomley, Anna L *Timm, Zachary STonnesen, Brittany AWaldsmith, David OWensing, Hannah K *Woldt, Samantha CWood, Sarah KYang, Jason C *Zander, Victoria AZuengler, Hannah G *

    8th Grade Honorable Mention

    Ballweg, Connor JBliss, Abigail DBurkard, Nathaniel JByington, Taylor LChrisler, Ashley MColon, Michelle LDubas, Apsara RFagre, Benjamin AGrim, Amber MHart, MaKayla LHebert, Broderick MHeidenreich, Luke AHoferle, William JKozitzky, Mia RLewis, Caroline EMcLain, Daniel WNewman, Noah TPasquan, Dalton DStetzenbach, Grahm EThompson, Emma RWilliams, Nozomay SZimmerman, Jakob A.

    Glacier Creek Middle School announces honors students

  • 53562, 12/05/2013, Non Registration, $98.80Salas, Teofilo Martin, 30, Madison, WI

    53704, 12/03/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Sandbergh, Randall Ryan, 18, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/22/2013, FYR while MakingLeft Turn, $88.80

    Sandbergh, Randall Ryan, 18, Middleton,WI 53562, 11/22/2013, Operating vehiclewithout insurance, $114.00

    Sanders, Emily J, 36, Waunakee, WI53597, 12/14/2013, Non Registration, $98.80

    Schatzeder, Lauren K, 30, Middleton, WI53562, 12/05/2013, Failure to Obey Sign/Sig-

    nal, $98.80Schenck, Brienna Marie, 24, Cross Plains,

    WI 53528, 12/06/2013, Auto Following TooClosely, $111.40

    Shanesy, John Andrew, 53, Madison, WI53711, 10/16/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $124.00

    Skaife, Penny P, 50, Cross Plains, WI53528, 11/28/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Skoronski, Stephen M, 54, Kohler, WI53044, 12/06/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Smith, Gerald R, 66, Madison, WI 53714,

    12/17/2013, Unlawful U Turn at ControlledIntersection, $98.80

    Smith, Logan J, 18, Madison, WI 53717,12/04/2013, Non Registration, $88.80

    Snowton, Keiana Marie, 20, Madison, WI53719, 11/29/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Snowton, Keiana Marie, 20, Madison, WI53719, 11/29/2013, Motor vehicle liability in-surance required, $10.00

    Taylor, Margie R, 46, Madison, WI 53715,12/16/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $98.80

    Taylor, Nicholas Lee, 20, Middleton, WI

    53562, 12/15/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $124.00

    Taylor, Nicholas Lee, 20, Middleton, WI53562, 12/15/2013, Non Registration, $98.80

    Taylor, Nicholas Lee, 20, Middleton, WI53562, 12/15/2013, Vehicle Registration Re-voked/Suspended/Cancel, $98.80

    Taylor, Nicholas Lee, 20, Middleton, WI53562, 12/15/2013, Operating vehicle withoutinsurance, $124.00

    Thomas, Jordyn Ashleigh, 23, Fitchburg,WI 53719, 12/03/2013, Display UnauthorizedRegistration Plates/Tags, $151.80

    Turke, Mary C, 43, Middleton, WI 53562,12/06/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $98.80

    Vargo, Pamela J, 48, Madison, WI 53705,12/05/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Vargo, Pamela J, 48, Madison, WI 53705,12/05/2013, Motor vehicle liability insurancerequired, $0.00

    Wang, Meng-Feng, 40, Kent, WA 98031,12/04/2013, Traffic Control Signal Violationred, $88.80

    Weber, Anthony W, 22, Madison, WI53715, 12/08/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $98.80

    Wells, Donald E, 78, Madison, WI 53705,12/04/2013, Operating while Suspended,$114.00

    Werdan, Ellen Elisabeth, 60, Middleton,WI 53562, 12/20/2013, Auto Following TooClosely, $111.40

    Wharton, Rachelle Siobhan, 22, Madison,WI 53704, 12/04/2013, Vehicle Registration

    Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, $88.80Wharton, Rachelle Siobhan, 22, Madison,

    WI 53704, 12/04/2013, Non Registration,$88.80

    Wharton, Rachelle Siobhan, 22, Madison,WI 53704, 12/04/2013, Operating while Sus-pended, $114.00

    Wharton, Rachelle Siobhan, 22, Madison,WI 53704, 12/04/2013, Operating vehiclewithout insurance, $114.00

    Williams, Erina Daniela, 27, Madison, WI53704, 11/19/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Williams, Jonathan R, 28, Morrisonville,WI 53571, 12/03/2013, Non Registration,$0.00

    Williams, Kelly Ann, 36, De Forest, WI53532, 10/09/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $139.20

    Williams, Kelly Ann, 36, De Forest, WI53532, 10/09/2013, Non Registration, $0.00

    Wilson, Elaine M, 52, Friendship, WI53934, 10/22/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $114.00

    Wolf, Joan M, 58, Middleton, WI 53562,12/13/2013, Exceeding Zones and PostedLimits, $124.00

    Woodward, Jeffrey R, 36, Belleville, WI53508, 12/05/2013, Operating after revoca-tion, $124.00

    Yang, Chia Neng, 46, Madison, WI53713, 11/30/2013, Exceeding Zones andPosted Limits, $88.80

    Yanna, Breanne A, 27, Oregon, WI53575., 11/26/2013, Non Registration, $88.80


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  • We now have an opportunity to buildon that success, U.S. Senator TammyBaldwin said. We know that somepoliticians will carry on their calls forrepealing the Affordable Care Act be-cause they want the health care law tofail. But we arent going to repealhealth insurance for 140,000 Wiscon-sinites and we are not going back to thedays when insurance companies coulddrop your coverage because you getsick, get older, or have a baby. Wearent going back to the days when in-surance companies were chargingwhatever they want when you get sickand jacking up premiums and de-ductibles because of a preexisting con-dition. We are going to move heathcare reform forward because the Amer-ican people deserve to know their cov-erage will be there when they need itmost.

    My goal is that all Dane Countyresidents without exception havequality, affordable health care, DaneCounty Executive Joe Parisi said. Iam grateful to our staff and volunteerswho are helping people sign up forhealth insurance coverage at locationsthroughout Dane County, including ourDane County Job Center. I urge ourcommunity to help spread the wordthat now is the time to sign up forhealth insurance during open enroll-ment under the Affordable Care Act.

    Great Progress that about 10 mil-lion more people have insurance nowthan a year ago, said Region V HHSDirector Kathleen Falk. But there arestill many uninsured in the DaneCounty area. Surveys show a majorityof the uninsured do not know there isthis important opportunity for them toobtain affordable, quality health carefrom now until February 15 with theneed to purchase by December 15 forcoverage to start January 1. And we en-courage people who enrolled last yearto shop again this year because thereare even more insurers to choose fromin Wisconsin.

    The Affordable Care Act hasgreatly improved my life. My besthealth care insurance option used to bealmost twice what my premium isnow, said Oma Vic McMurray, aMadison resident and child careprovider. The problem was that Icould not afford to see a doctor usingmy previous health care plan becausemy deductible was so high. Basically,I was betting I might need catastrophichealth care someday more than Ineeded to see a doctor when I was sick.Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Inow have a health care plan that is trulyaffordable. With my current plan, notonly do I get to see a doctor when Ineed to, but my prescriptions are af-fordable too. I also get a reimburse-ment from my health care provider asa benefit for participating in a Well-ness program.

    The Affordable Care Act is not justimproving my access to health care, ithas made my life much more humane,

    continued Oma Vic McMurray. Feel-ing well does bring a greater sense ofjoy in my life, which is important in the


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  • business operating within an otherwiseresidential neighborhood, and stormwater runoff.

    However, not a discouraging wordwas heard Monday during a well-at-tended public hearing before the townboard on the schools request to expandits 160-student enrollment cap to 215.

    Several residents said they hadmoved to the Middleton area so itwould be more convenient for theirkids could attend the school that serveschildren from age 1 to 14. Others saidtheir original concerns about traffic andnoise never materialized since theschool opened in 2012.

    Still, concerns about traffic recentlybacking up on Ellington Way, andwanting to avoid backups on AirportRd., the town board agreed only to liftthe cap to 190 next year. The trafficfrom the increased enrollment wouldbe monitored and if backups can beavoided, the school can request an en-rollment of 215 when needed. The

    buildings capacity is 320.To get to 215 prove 190 is work-

    ing, said Board Supervisor Bill Kolarwho proposed giving the school half ofits requested increase.

    Things are not going to get better,along Airport Rd., he added.

    MCMS has grown faster after itsmove from Madison to the town thanorganizers anticipated. Beginning with117 students in September 2012, en-rollment increased to 127 students byJune 2013, 145 in September 2013 andits now at the 160 enrollment limitwith a wait list of 15, said ErinFreiburg, president of MCMSs boardof directors.

    The school wants to enroll siblingsof students already attending and chil-dren of school staff which would notadd to traffic the school already gener-ates, Freiburg said.

    Enrollment is projected to reach 175next fall and 199 in 2016, our mostaggressive estimate, she said.

    MCMS hired KL Engineering toperform a traffic study and its reportprojected that increased enrollmentwould result in brief time periodswhere traffic would line up on Elling-ton Way waiting to turn onto AirportRd.

    KLs Mary Greuel observed drivershad short wait times on Ellington Wayon two consecutive Tuesday morningsin October. The school then asked par-ents not to drop off their children be-fore 8 a.m. and staff greets arrivingstudents to speed their entry intoschool. The wait times associated withmorning traffic have not reoccurred,said Vickie McCarthy, Head of School.

    By the end of a two-hour discussionthe board voted unanimously to mod-ify the schools conditional use permitto increase the enrollment cap to 190but if traffic backups or accidents oc-curred near the school, the schoolwould have 30 days to mitigate the sit-uation. If unsuccessful, the board could

    conduct a study and lengthen the Air-port Rd. turn off lane at the schools ex-pense.

    Freiburg agreed to the cost aspectsof improving traffic conditions if prob-lems arose, however, she said not lift-ing the cap to 215 now makes futureenrollment planning more difficult.

    The board also approved a maxi-mum of 32 weekend days for events atthe school. The initial CUP restrictedthe schools use of its building to week-days. McCarthy said clubs want tomeet at the school during weekends, anannual auction and other events wouldalso add to the educational opportuni-ties the school could provide.

    The Dane County Board of Supervi-sors must approve the amended CUPbefore the school can add more stu-dents and conduct weekend activities.

    The board denied a CUP request byJohn and Eileen Pray to convert a1880s barn on their Tumbledown Trl.property to a wedding venue.

    The Prays want to hold a limitednumber of weddings with 150 guestmaximum on their 5.22 acre lot at 7664Tumbledown Trl., according to infor-mation their presented to the board.

    Their former dairy barn has beenrewired and the floor has been re-placed. They hosted six weddings thisyear and want to rent it to individualsfor weddings and receptions.

    The board asked the Prays to returnwith more information on how the barnwould be made ADA compliant, howoccupancy numbers would be moni-tored so as not to exceed the fire code,assurance that the bartenders are li-censed and music stops by 10 p.m., ad-dress the lack of paved walks andproviding portable toilets, said TownAdministrator David Shaw.

    The board thinks its a good loca-tion, they just want all the ducks put ina row, Shaw said.


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    SChOOLBOarD continued from page 5ers, increasing class sizes, and peoplearent able to move forward. We needa compensation model that fits the re-sources.

    Director of Employee ServicesTabatha Gundrum pointed out thatthere are several existing inequalitiesin teacher pay that the board should ad-dress. Gundrum explained many newhires are demanding a hire startingsalary, putting them above others of thesame qualifications. She said thoseteachers may need to be red circled andtold they may get no or only a minimalincreases for years to come.

    Green asked that the school board to

    determine beforehand what they couldcommit to doing or not doing. Super-intendent Don Johnson said he stronglyadvised against giving any pay cuts.Butler said that was only the case inabout five percent of districts so far andresults were not so great for teachermorale.

    The Board voted unanimously thatit doesnt want to consider models thatwould cut the current salary of anystaff member. They also agreed thatthey would not consider a new pay sys-tem that was based on test scores.
















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