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Goodman Pool offering discounts

Goodman Pool is offering a discount on admission on Friday.

Adults, youth and seniors will receive a $1 off the daily admission price, thanks to Madison Parks Foundation.

"The Madison Parks Foundation is proud to sponsor this day at Goodman Pool," said Foundation president Grant Frautschi. "The Madison Parks Foundation has been a founding supporter of the Goodman Pool, host, coordinator and fund raiser for the scholarship fund, and feels it important to help out all families as they try to keep cool during this extended heat wave."

Goodman Pool is located on Olin Ave. and will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 to 8 p.m.

With the discount, admission will be $3.50 for adults, $2 for youth and $2.25 for seniors.

Police: Man arrested for exposure at Madison beach

A Madison man was arrested Wednesday for exposure after a city lifeguard said he masturbated at a city beach, Madison police said.

Edward Helman, 50, was arrested, according to Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Police said the 21-year-old female lifeguard at Olin Park beach was very disturbed when she saw the man plop down in shallow water and masturbate while staring at her about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A family walked past the man while he was committing the act, according to a police incident report.

After about three minutes, Helman left the water and stood behind the lifeguard smoking a cigarette, police said.

The lifeguard, a city of Madison employee, reported the incident to her supervisor, who then called police.

The suspect, who was riding a bike and towing a trailer full of garbage, was stopped a short distance from the beach and arrested, police said.��

Madison school district names Belmore interim superintendent

Edgewood College Dean of Education Jane Belmore has been announced by the Madison Metropolitan School District as the district's new interim school superintendent.

Belmore will leave her current job as dean when she takes over the Madison school district.�

Present superintendent Dan Nerad has announced plans to take a new job in Birmingham, Mich., later this year.

"Jane is the right person to lead our district through an important time," Board President James Howard said. "Not only is she a respected leader in the field of education, but she also brings expertise in our district and our community."

The school board plans to appoint Belmore for the 2012-2013 school year. The board wants to have a permanent replacement in place to start on July 1, 2013.

School district closing summer programs due to heat

The weather is having an effect on school programs, even when schools aren't in session for the summer.

The Madison Metropolitan School District is shutting down all its summer programs Thursday and Friday due to the excessive heat.

The school district said it had to make the decision due to a lack of consistent air conditioning in buildings that house summer programs.

Aquatic programs and swim programs through MSCR will continue, but all other youth and adult programs through MSCR are canceled as well.

Because school programs are closed, there also will be no breakfast or lunch food services provided for the rest of the week.

Police: Fourth man arrested in 3 days for driving while on heroin

A 20-year-old Madison man is facing numerous charges, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated after police said they found him on the city's south side unconscious in his car with heroin inside the vehicle.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Monday in the 3200 block of Kingsley Way.

According to police, an officer on routine patrol found Garrett Gunderson of Madison asleep or unconscious in his car. Police found him behind the wheel of his car with his seat belt on. The car was running while the lights and radio were on and parked near a business.

The officer woke up Gundersen, and found heroin in the car shortly afterwards, police said.�

This marks the fourth time in three days that Madison police have arrested someone on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with heroin being involved.

Madison to keep cooling centers open

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said the city will keep two cooling centers open to help residents with the heat.

The city decided late Monday to open up Monona Terrace and the Warner Park recreation center overnight to help residents in need of relief from the heat. The Red Cross provided staff, water and beds for the overnight cooling shelters.

Soglin said the Warner Park recreation center will remain open as a cooling center through Saturday morning.

The mayor said Monona Terrace will remain open as a cooling center through Thursday morning.

Temperatures are expected to remain near 100 degrees around Madison for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Madison area until Friday night.�

Cooling centers to be open for heat relief Monday night

The city of Madison is opening some cooling centers for Monday night to help people struggling with the heat.

Mayor Paul Soglin announced that beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center (main level ballroom) and Warner Park Recreation Center will remain open overnight to those in need of relief from the high temperatures.

The Red Cross is providing staff, water and cots. People should bring any necessary medication and medical equipment. Pets will not be allowed.

These facilities are only scheduled to be open tonight, Monday.

On Tuesday, the city of Madison will review weather conditions and make decisions as to which buildings to use if necessary for the rest of the week.