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									                                       What’s Happening
                                    Wisconsin State Capitol
                            Wisconsin Department of Administration
                            Division of Buildings and Police Services

                                June 1, 2003 through June 7, 2003

Capitol Observation Deck and Museum Area: The museum and observation deck will open for
the season as of Saturday, May 24, 2003. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm;
Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm; and Sunday, noon to 4 pm.

Capitol Park Bronze Cleaning: Venus Bronze will be working around the Capitol Park early this
week finishing the cleaning the bronze urns, light fixtures and wing end railings. If you have any
questions or concerns, please contact Building Management at (608) 266-1485.

Capitol Tours: The spring tour season is in full swing. Capitol tours is accommodating up to
three tours (a maximum of 195 people) an hour six times a day. That’s over 1000 people a day!
Unfortunately, we still cannot accommodate everyone who wants to visit us. We do offer those
who we cannot give guided tours the option to do a self-guided tour from Noon to 1 PM (when
we are not giving tours). Of course we cannot stop any unscheduled groups from coming into
the capitol anytime they like, as this is a public building. Often these groups will contact their
Legislator or one of their staff to see if they can take them around the building. In the last few
weeks, we have had many occasions where the tour guide could not get into areas because a
group led by a Legislator or staff was in the room. This is unfair to the groups who scheduled in
advance with us. We are requesting if you are going to take a group around while we are
conducting tours, that you inform us (608/266-0382). That way we can hopefully work you into
the tour route so you are working with the guides instead of hindering them. The goal is to make
all our visitors happy. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Claire Franz,
Capitol Tours Supervisor at (608) 264-8254.

Tour Orientation Room Opened: The Tours Orientation room is located below the southeast
entrance and features a multimedia theater equipped with assisted listening devices. In addition
to videotape 60+ visitors can view dvd, community-access television and PowerPoint
presentations or listen to audio feeds from the legislature. Capitol Tours intends to utilize this
room to show “Treasures Beneath the Dome” when we are very busy and have only a few rooms
available to our visitors due to meetings, session, etc. There is also an antechamber for storage
of sack lunches and coats available to our visitors.

Basement Rotunda Lunchroom Opened: Building Management has opened the basement
rotunda lunchroom so it is available to visitors to eat their sack lunches. The area seats
approximately 140 people and is available on a first come first serve basis. You can access this
area by both the South wing (ADA accessible) and North wing.

Coffee for Sale in Vending Area: Oak Grove Vending will add fresh coffee to be sold in the
vending area as of Wednesday, April 2, 2003. Coffee will be available from 8 AM to 11 AM
Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or concerns about the vending area, please
contact Darrell with Oak Grove Vending at (608) 213-5085.
Message from Capitol Police Regarding Building Security: During this time of Threat Advisory
Orange (High), as established by the US Department of Homeland Security, we ask that all
Legislative, Executive, Court, and other employees in the Capitol Building assist us with keeping
the building secure. Please leave ground floor and first floor windows closed at all times. When
entering and exiting the building, make sure that doors close securely behind you. Do not allow
others to enter the building unless you know them as an employee authorized to be in the
building. Contact the Capitol Police or Building Management if you have problems with any
doors or windows. Lastly, contact the Capitol Police at (608) 266-7700 if you observe anything

Energy Conservation: With summer approaching, Building Management would like to take this
opportunity to ask you to conserve energy whenever possible, especially since we have budget
constraints and we all need to do our part in controlling spending. Department of Administration
Energy Guidelines recommend thermostats be set at 76 degrees minimum in the summer.
Thermostats in the Capitol can be adjusted by the tenant +/- 5 degrees. Keep the windows
closed. Opening them lets humid air in, which is detrimental to the building and throws the
cooling system out of balance. Please close your blinds when the sun shines through them. At
other times, adjust the shades to maximize natural daylighting. Turn off any unnecessary lights
or office machines. We appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter. If you have any
questions or concerns, please contact Building Management at (608) 266-1485.

                                        SPECIAL EVENTS

The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Madison is sponsoring a rally for race unity on Sunday,
June 1, 2003 from 1 PM to 4 PM on the State Street steps.

To kick off the Wisconsin Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on
Thursday, June 5, 2003 starting on East Washington Avenue at 6 AM.

The City of Madison will sponsor a musical performance on Thursday, June 5, 2003 from Noon
until 1 PM on the King Street sidewalk.

Womonsong will sing and distribute literature on Saturday, June 7, 2003 from 9 to 10:30 AM on
the King Street sidewalk.

The Dane County Farmer’s Market runs on Saturday, May 17, 2003 from 6 AM until 2 PM on the
Capitol Square.
                                       SCHEDULED TOURS

Capitol Tours is proud to announce that you can now book tours over the Internet. Please visit
our site at www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_capitol_tour.html. Feel free to share our
website address with your constituents. We are counting on you to help spread the word about
our site. Please call us at (608) 266-0382 to let us know what you think of the reservation

Note: The following information is necessary when scheduling a tour: tour date and time, total
number of people in tour, contact person name, organization’s name, address including zip
code, phone number with area code, and group type i.e.: adults, seniors, elementary, etc.
The confirmation letter will be sent directly to the organization. If the legislative office wants a
copy of the letter or has any other instructions, please note them either in the tour comment
section or special needs section. We will no longer book tours with the legislator’s office as the
contact as this distorts our data for reports. Your assistance in this matter is greatly
appreciated. Please contact Capitol Tours at (608) 266-0382 if you have any questions or

                                       Monday, June 2, 2003

9:00      Hawthorn Elementary                              17 elementary students
          MADISON, WI 53704                                Vincent Borleske (608) 267-2359

          Winneconne Middle School                         130 middle school students
          WINNECONNE, WI 54986                             John Sandberg (920) 582-5800

10:00     Wrightstown Elementary                           75 elementary students
          WRIGHTSTOWN, WI 54180                            Shannon Skaletski (920) 532-4818 x2670

11:00     Pleasant View Elementary                         55 elementary students
          FRANKLIN, WI 53132                               Christina Dresel (414) 423-4650

          St. Paul Parochial Grade School                  50 elementary students
          MOSINEE, WI 54455                                Lucille Przybylski (715) 693-2675

          St. Vianney Grade School                         56 elementary students
          BROOKFIELD, WI 53045                             Sue Schmitt (262) 796-3942

1:00      Raymond Elementary                               55 elementary students
          FRANKSVILLE, WI 53126                            Linda Grise (262) 835-2929

          Roosevelt Elementary                             64 elementary students
          PLOVER, WI 54467                                 Fay Miller (715) 345-5425

          Saint John’s Lutheran Elementary                 30 elementary students
          RACINE, WI 53402                                 Janet Pesch (262) 633-2758

2:00      St. Paul Lutheran School                         60 elementary students
          GRAFTON, WI 53024                                Donna Thiede (262) 377-4659 x202

          Mosinee Middle School                            110 elementary students
          MOSINEE, WI 54455                                Toni Bagby (715) 693-3660
                               SCHEDULED TOURS continued

                               Monday, June 2, 2003 continued

3:00    Southwestern Wisconsin Elementary              41 elementary students
        HAZEL GREEN, WI 53811                          Tina Hass (608) 854-2144 x168

        St. Paul’s Lutheran School                     30 elementary students
        MANAWA, WI 54949                               Kris Heinz (920) 596-2815

        Up North Model A Club                          14 adults
        CONOVER, WI 54519                              Carla Hibbard (715) 479-4739

                                     Tuesday, June 3, 2003

9:00    St. Joseph Grade School                        30 elementary students
        FORT ATKINSON, WI 53538                        Pat Bries (920) 563-5148

        St. Therese School                             20 middle school students
        KENOSHA, WI 53143                              Nancy Niemietz (262) 694-8080

10:00   Dr. Jones Elementary                           80 elementary students
        RACINE, WI 53403                               Connie Richards (262) 664-8050

11:00   Spence Elementary                              80 elementary students
        LA CROSSE, WI 54601                            Betty Barstad (608) 789-7773

1:00    Milwaukee Jewish Day School                    60 elementary students
        MILWAUKEE, WI 53217                            Tracey Schley (414) 964-1499

        Koszciucko Elementary                          45 elementary students
        CUDAHY, WI 53110                               Debra Abelson (414) 294-7231

2:00    Barton Elementary                              75 elementary students
        WEST BEND, WI 53090                            Denise Lawson (262) 335-5510

3:00    Webster Elementary                             70 elementary students
        WEBSTER, WI 54893                              Terry Day (715) 866-8211

4:00    UW – Library School                            25 adults
        MADISON, WI 53706                              Debra Shapiro (608) 262-9195

                                  Wednesday, June 4, 2003

9:00    Big Bend Elementary                            90 elementary students
        BIG BEND, WI 53103                             Joan Baylerian (262) 662-4401

10:00   Bethesda Elementary                            75 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53188                             Gayle Nicol (262) 970-1364
                              SCHEDULED TOURS continued

                          Wednesday, June 4, 2003 continued

11:00   Dean Elementary                             50 elementary students
        BROWN DEER, WI 53223                        Barbara Mitten (414) 371-6800

        Allenton Elementary                         60 elementary students
        ALLENTON, WI 53086                          Susan Gumm (262) 629-5546

1:00    Lowell Elementary                           75 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53188                          Deborah Struck (262) 970-1952

2:00    MacArthur Elementary                        80 elementary students
        GERMANTOWN, WI 53022                        Barb Dunk (262) 253-3468

3:00    Birnamwood Elementary                       55 elementary students
        BIRNAMWOOD, WI 54414                        Jean Bardelmeier (715) 449-2576

                                  Thursday, June 5, 2003

9:00    Monticello Elementary                       32 elementary students
        MONTICELLO, WI 53570                        Jules Cappelle (608) 938-4194

        Lake Country School                         60 elementary students
        HARTLAND, WI 53029                          Robin Peterson (262) 367-3606 x243

10:00   Parkview Elementary                         50 elementary students
        CUDAHY, WI 53110                            Teri Cianciola (414) 769-7250

        Cushing Elementary                          53 elementary students
        DELAFIELD, WI 53018                         Susie Barnhart (262) 646-6731

11:00   Rose Glen Elementary                        35 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53189                          Deb Johnson (262) 970-2468

        Howards Grove Middle School                 65 middle school students
        HOWARDS GROVE, WI 53083                     Marnie Holmes (920) 565-4452

1:00    Rose Glen Elementary                        35 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53189                          Deb Johnson (262) 970-2468

        Elder Hostel-Geneva Bay                     45 senior citizens
        LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147                       Laura Lombardo (262) 248-3600

2:00    Rose Glen Elementary                        35 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53189                          Deb Johnson (262) 970-2468

        Oostburg Christian School                   45 middle school students
        OOSTBURG, WI 53070                          Cindy Edwards (920) 564-2664
                                SCHEDULED TOURS continued

                             Thursday, June 5, 2003 continued

3:00    Senaca Junior High School                     29 middle school students
        SENECA, WI 54654                              Diane Yaeger (608) 734-3411

        Nasonville Elementary                         54 elementary studnets
        MARSHFIELD, WI 54449                          Lois Anderson (715) 676-3611

4:00    M&I Prestige                                  40 senior citizens
        GREENDALE, WI 53129                           Kristine Baird (414) 817-5644

                                    Friday, June 6, 2003

9:00    Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School     110 elementary students
        MILWAUKEE, WI 53204                           Laura Wiedenhoeft (414) 902-8100

        Swallow School                                46 elementary students
        HARTLAND, WI 53029                            Jane Kearney (262) 367-2000 x308

10:00   Glen Park Elementary                          50 elementary students
        NEW BERLIN, WI 53151                          Dawn Hipp (262) 789-6570

        Lakeview Elementary                           50 elementary students
        WHITEWATER, WI 53190                          Jodi Fanning (262) 472-8427

        Lincoln Elementary                            42 elementary students
        WAUWATOSA, WI 53213                           Mary Fravert (414) 773-1373

11:00   Yahara Elementary                             35 elementary students
        EDGERTON, WI 53534                            Chris Kranz (608) 884-4931 x230

        Dean Elementary                               50 elementary students
        BROWN DEER, WI 53223                          Barbara Mitten (414) 371-6800

        Pittsville Elementary                         60 elementary students
        PITTSVILLE, WI 54466                          Doug Downing (715) 884-2517

1:00    Hadfield School                               60 elementary students
        WAUKESHA, WI 53186                            Mary Hazelberg (414) 970-1500 x1577

        Lincoln Elementary                            80 elementary students
        PORT WASHINGTON, WI 53074                     Judy Tuttle (262) 268-5800

2:00    Washington Caldwell Elementary                25 elementary students
        WATERFORD, WI 53185                           Mary Rohner (262) 662-3466

        Rudolph Elementary                            70 elementary students
        RUDOLPH, WI 54475                             Steve Slattery (715) 435-3340

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