The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin on August 5, 1992 · 6
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The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin · 6

Madison, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, August 5, 1992
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6A The Capital Times Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1992 POLICE REPORT Businesswoman faces medical fraud charges A 59-year-old Madison woman was charged today with 10 counts of medical assistance fraud in the operation of a business that transports the disabled to medical appointments. Dorothy Richardson, 5136 Hilltop Dr., faces up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines for $6,043 in false claims allegedly filed through her company, Richards Totum, 4110 Paunack Ave. A complaint based on an investigation by the state Justice Departments Medicaid Fraud Unit alleges that Richardsons company filed false claims on 68 incidents in 1990 and 1991. Under state law, medical-vehicle services are not reimbursable unless prescribed by a physician. Richardson was released on a $5,000 signature bond. Teen eludes cops after car crashes A Madison man eluded police for about two hours Tuesday after he survived his car being torn apart in an alleged drunken driving crash. Aaron F. Olson, 18, of 4501 School Rd., was tentatively charged with drunken driving and failure to notify the owner of property damage after police caught up to him at Meriter Hos-pitalPark about 2:30 a.m. According to police reports, officers were called to the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Harrison Street about 12:30 a.m. after a driver lost control of his car, went over the curb and ran into a utility pole. The car was almost ripped in half, with the passenger side sheared back by the pole, the reports state. A citizen told police he found the driver standing outside the car in a dazed state, and then chased him when he fled on foot. Witnesses later identified Olson as the driver from pictures in his wallet left at the scene, the reports state. Police called his mother, who later called them back to report that Olsons brother had picked him up at University Avenue and Whitney Way and taken him to Meriter. Olson showed evidence of intoxication, police reported, and voluntarily submitted to a blood test, the results of which werent available today. Woman charged with sex assault A Madison woman has been charged with allowing a 10-year-old boy to sexually fondle her at her northeast-side apartment last Thursday. Sherry M. Davenport, 30, of 622 Vera Court, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. Davenport also uses the name Cherie Buttke, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint states that Davenport told police the boy had caressed her thigh and buttocks, pinched her in the buttocks and fondled her breasts over her clothes. Another child, 11, told police he saw the boy fondle Davenports exposed breasts, the complaint states. Man kills self at Odana Golf Course A 39-year-old Arizona man shot himself to death in the parking lot of Odana Hills Golf Course Tuesday afternoon, the Dane County coroners office reported. The man, who shot himself about 1:30 p.m., had recently moved here and was living by himself, said Deputy Coroner John Stanley. No one else was injured, Stanley said. Council nixes bridge proposals for Jenifer St. New 900 rules in effect By Joanne M. Haas The Capital Times The City Council said no, again, to the Jenifer Street pedestrian bridge Tuesday night. But the issue is not dead. Supporters, including Mayor Paul Soglin, said they would be back with another plan to replace the deteriorated foot bridge in the historic Marquette neighborhood. Soglin; former council President Henry Lufler, District 16; and former Vice President Ken Golden, District 10, sponsored two substitute versions of how to build a more aesthetically pleasing bridge for the neighborhood. The vote was 15-5, but 17 votes were needed for approval. At issue is whether to spend $125,000 this year to replace the deteriorated bridge that resi dents say is vital to pedestrian safety, or to spend $225,000 possibly next year to construct a more attractive bridge. Supporters say the extra money should be spent since it is an investment in the city and its image. Opponents say the money is not there in a city budget already stretched to the limit. Also at Tuesday nights meeting, the council made history by confirming the citys first municipal judge. The city has just literally approved the first black judge ever to serve in Madison, Paul Higginbotham said of his appointment. This is a very historic step for the city. Higginbotham declined an offer from council President David Wallner, District 2, to voice an opinion on the controversial proposal to implement photo radar. Lineup starts for U2 tickets The Capital Times A few people were already setting up house today at Camp Randall Stadium to buy U2 tickets, which will go on sale Saturday morning. The athletic ticket office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will sell its allotment of tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. In the meantime, eager buyers will be lined up in the tunnel leading to the ticket office. The concert by the popular Irish rock band is scheduled Sept. 13. A ticket seller said the first person was waiting in line when she got to work at 8 a.m. today. One guy has a chair there and a cooler. They are kind of prepared for a long stay, she said. The athletic ticket office is Summer- May Linger, But These Special Savings Wont the only place in town where the tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticketmaster outlets, which are the other places the tickets will be sold, will sell their tickets on a lottery basis, the ticket seller said. She said each outlet was randomly given a certain number of tickets from Frank Productions, which is bringing the concert to Madison. I would assume every location would have some on the floor and some on the stands, she said. Deciding where to purchase tickets will depend on how people want to buy them, she said. People can stand in line and be assured of a ticket if they get in line quick enough at the stadium. Or they can go to Ticketmaster outlets Saturday morning and take their chances on a lottery, she said. The ticket seller said her office called a Ticketmaster outlet and was told its lottery will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. State regulations took effect last week governing 900 numbers available to Wisconsin residents. Now such numbers or services must: Clearly disclose the cost of the call by having a preamble at the start of the phone message. Include the name of the 900 service provider and a description of the information, product or service the caller will receive. Provide callers a chance to hang up before getting charged for the call. Instruct callers under the age of 18 to hang up unless they have parental permission to place the call. Pay-per-call services that Ringling Theater director named BARABOO Larry McCoy of Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been hired as the managing director of the historic A1 Ringling Theater here. McCoy, an Iowa native, has been serving as executive director of the Steamboat Springs Art Council for several years. He has directed activities there that included live performances, gallery exhibitions, and administration of national arts grants, while providing technical assistance to local art groups, colleges and individual artists. He also served on state art boards. Joan Fordham, president of the ART Friends, said McCoys skills are well rounded and compatible with our vision to preserve the historic nature of the A1 Ringling Theater while encouraging the development of community cultural opportunities. McCoy, who started in late July, will coordinate a major capital campaign to restore the facility along with directing the upcoming season of performing arts and films. Information about the theater is available by calling 356- 8864. charge a flat rate of $2 or less are exempt from the preamble requirements. However, the law prohibits all pay-per-call services from using deceptive or misleading representations and must inform consumers of their right to review and dispute credit reports. Credit services organizations must provide customers with a written contract that includes a five-day right to cancel. The attorney generals office has fact sheets available to explain the new laws. For free copies contact: Attorney Generals Office of Consumer Protection, PO Box 7856, Madison, WI 53707-7856, or call 266-1852. City man seeking state court position Madison attorney Tony Brewster has announced he has applied for appointment to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He was one of two applicants who used a new state law to shield their identity when applying. Brewster said he withheld his name until he could tell clients and business associates about his decision to seek the high court post. He has served as chairman of the University of Wisconsin Board of Visitors and has been active in civic affairs. Baum campaign fund-raiser Saturday Friends of Mary Kay Baum will gather from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson St., for a fund-raising event. The public and supporters are invited to the festivities, which will include Mexican and Southwestern style hors doeuvres and Latin music for a suggested $5 donation. Proceeds will support Baums campaign for the 78th Assembly District seat. For information, call 258-1550 or 258-9137. Enjoy kmg lazy afternoons cradled in thomasville comfort. Its destined to be one of the summers premier events. The Thomasville Summer Sale. 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