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Former City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz

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Getting Pinned Down

January 11, 2009 9:10 AM

Saturday was the annual city employees bowling tournament. The event has been organized for the last 25 years by City Hall veterans (recently retired) Bill and Pat Kreitzman. They do a great job to put together a fun event enjoyed by hundreds of city employees who get a chance to enjoy each others company in a relaxed setting.

It was also an opportunity to carry on the bowling grudge match between the Mayors Office and the City Council. This year the Council put up alders Larry Palm (actually bowls in a league, but his numbers don't show it), Brian Solomon (the strongest member of the Council team and just a tad bit competitive, I noticed), Mark Clear (had the shirt, didn't have the game), and Julia Kerr (bowls like the Red Sox fan she is. Do they bowl in Boston? Apparently not.).

On the side of truth and justice we had Joel Plant (the linebacker of the lanes), Rachel Strauch-Nelson (gutters or strikes, nothing in between), Andrew Statz (the turkey is done), Connie Phair (the queen of consistency and she had the right shirt) and yours truly (I kept it under 300). It's also possible that a couple of unauthorized players may have snuck into the lineup. I'm officially appalled if that happened.

The official word from the Mayors Office is that we crushed 'em. Score sheets can be obtained after an open records request and even then, I'm not sure, they may have been misplaced.


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