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[Editor's note: Since this list was first published, the work on replacing the Orpheum sign has been completed.
The original text of our homage to the sign appears below, but the picture above shows the refurbished sign.]Give this sign some time.
A California company is conducting clinical trials involving stem cells in patients with eye disorders. Maybe this accounts for some of the reason police have issued 267,256 alternate-side parking tickets over the last 10 winters.
Dozens of UW-Madison researchers are using stem cells to better understand biology and disease. Alternate-side parking was launched in 1980 as a way to ensure city plows are able to get at both sides of the street during and after snowstorms between Nov. Outside the Isthmus, that means residents who park on the street have to park on the odd-numbered side of the street on the odd-numbered days of the month and the even-numbered side of the street on the even-numbered days of the month, regardless of what the weather is like. Due to a shortage of on-street parking, those who live on the Isthmus — roughly between Park and Proudfit streets on the west and south and the Yahara River to the north — get a break: They only have to follow the odd/even rules when the city declares a snow emergency, or when at least 3 inches of snow has fallen. It’s not as simple as it sounds because the rule applies from 1 to 7 a.m., so if you’re parking your car for the night at, say, 8 p.m. -6-Some of the most compelling moments of any University of Wisconsin football season come in the moments following the annual border battle between the Badgers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
For longtime residents, these things remind us of home. The chairs fill with friends old and young, drinking, chatting, grooving to the bands that play on the lakeshore stage. The Terrace has always been Madison on its best behavior and at its most picturesque. You don’t need to swipe a card or pass through security to sit lakeside and catch the dreamy vibe. Saturdays on the Terrace come with the sounds of crowds and bands and football from nearby Camp Randall Stadium. Soglin might have the strongest case for having lucky facial hair, and that may be why he has never shaved it clean.
For newcomers, we hope they'll serve as a sort of Cliff's Notes to getting to know the city better. The chairs act as paradise’s furniture, a symbol of that feeling you get sitting for hours without worries as the summer sun heats the world and sets nightly over the lake. It’s been there each of the 10 times he’s been elected to a seat in Madison’s city hall — seven times as mayor and three times as an alderman.
29 at Camp Randall Stadium, it will have been 3,675 days since the Gophers last touched the Axe.
Victory celebrations always feature the winning team pretending to chop down the goal posts, a time-honored tradition that led to a standoff between the teams following UW’s 20-7 victory last season in Minneapolis when Minnesota protected the goal post in front of its band and refused to budge.
Nonetheless, the result of that game was added to the others on the Axe’s handle, which is 6 feet long.
Madison-based Cellular Dynamics, co-founded by Thomson, is selling vials of specialized stem cells worldwide. Since 1948, the winner of the most-played rivalry in college football’s top level has been awarded possession of the Paul Bunyan Axe, a prize that can bring 300-pound linemen to tears and make them act, well, silly.
Like the biography of a baby, the stem cell story might be just beginning to unfold. But unlike Thanksgiving turkey, snow and “stockings hung by the chimney with care,” it’s the gift nobody wants. Badgers and Golden Gophers have been spotted riding the Axe as if it were a horse.