...AREAS OF FROST EXPECTED LATER THIS EVENING UNTIL LATE
LIGHT WINDS AND CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS EVENING WILL
ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL RAPIDLY INTO THE 30S. THIS WILL ALLOW
AREAS OF FROST TO DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
WISCONSIN BETWEEN 10 PM AND 3 AM CDT.
INCREASING LOW LEVEL WINDS AND HIGH CLOUDS LATER TONIGHT WILL
CAUSE THE TEMPERATURE TO LEVEL OFF, AND BEGIN TO RISE A FEW
DEGREES, REDUCING THE FROST THREAT.
NEVER THE LESS, ANY REMAINING SENSITIVE OUTDOOR VEGETATION SHOULD
BE PROTECTED, ESPECIALLY WELL AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN.
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Photos: Remembering the UW-Madison Sterling Hall bombing 49 years ago
Early in the morning of Aug. 24, 1970, four anti-Vietnam War radicals — Karleton Armstrong, his brother Dwight Armstrong, David Fine and Leo Burt — used a van filled with almost a ton of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil to bomb UW-Madison's Sterling Hall, killing researcher Robert Fassnacht and injuring three others.
The target of the blast was the Army Mathematics Research Center, which only suffered minor damage in the bombing, while the most damage was to the university's physics department, where Fassnacht was working.
The blast was so powerful that it was heard in Belleville, 30 miles from the heart of campus. Pieces of the stolen 1967 Ford Deluxe Club Wagon that had held the bomb were found on top of an eight-story building three blocks away. It was considered the worst act of domestic terrorism until the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995. The UW-Madison campus was a center of anti-war protests in the 1960s and 1970s.
Teryl Franklin is the senior editor for audience development for the Wisconsin State Journal. She has worked at the paper since 1996 in a variety of roles, including business editor, city editor and managing editor.