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Walker touts job creation in address Governor says Wis. headed in right direction in State of the State speech Mike Kujak State Legislative Editor Gov. Scott Walker delivered his State of the State address Wednesday night, emphasizing his efforts to create jobs and balance the state’s budget during his tenure as governor. Upon entering the Assembly, legislatuors on the Assembly floor and observers in the gallery greeted Walker with a mix of boos and cheers. Periodically throughout the 45-minute long speech, police escorted five people out of

the gallery for shouting antiWalker phrases during the speech. Walker began the speech saying his administration had created thousands of new jobs, balanced the state budget without raising taxes or “budget tricks” and put more than $12 billion of new state money into state Medicaid programs. The first area of the state economy Walker addressed was job creation. He said after three years of losing 150,000 jobs, Wisconsin actually added thousands of new jobs in 2011. He also said the state’s unemployment rate is down from a year ago. “Today, 94 percent of our job creators believe Wisconsin is headed in the right direction,” Walker said. “That compares to just 10

percent who thought the same thing just two years ago, and a majority of these employers say they’re going to grow in 2012.” Walker also spoke about his efforts to balance the budget, which he said could be addressed by cutting through the red tape of government to help businesses. During the speech, Walker announced his plans to add new members to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board that will work with government agencies to remove unnecessary regulations that pose a threat to creating jobs. Walker also announced his plan for the Waste, Fraud and Abuse Elimination Task Force, which he said will focus Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

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The governor delivered his address Wednesday evening and shared plans to study waste to save taxpayers money and initiatives to continue job creation.

Board granted extension to review recall petitions Sean Kirkby State Politics Editor State elections officials received a 30-day extension on the amount of time they will have to verify and validate more than 1 million reported signatures for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker and separate petitions for

four Republican senators. In a Wednesday hearing before Dane County Judge Richard Niess, the Government Accountability Board received an extension of 30 days to validate recall signatures, Reid Magney, GAB spokesperson said. This gives the GAB 61 days to review and validate the

signatures beginning Jan. 17. The efforts against four of the Republican senators facing recall — Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, Sen. Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, Sen. Terry Moulton, R-Chippewa Falls, and Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine — also received a

10-day extension to review signatures for a possible court challenge. The Republican senators now have 20 days to review the petitions from when they received them last Friday, Magney said. The board granted Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch 30 days to review

petitions from the date they received them, Magney said. The GAB plans to send scanned copies of the petitions to Walker by Friday and to Kleefisch sometime next week. While the board can return to the court to ask for more time in reviewing the signatures, officials do not

know at this time if they will be requesting additional time or not, Magney said. While Walker’s campaign now has 30 days to review and challenge signatures, they have to do the review within the 61 days the GAB has, Ciara Matthews,

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Nuisance Party Ordinance gets approval from city committee Policy aimed at curbing alcohol violations headed to City Council Leah Linschied City Life Reporter

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Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, announced he would challenge the governor in a recall election with the message that he desires to work across the aisle.

Sen. Tim Cullen tackles recall to fix state political ‘collapse’ Sean Kirkby State Politics Editor Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, is one of two Democrats to have announced a run against Gov. Scott Walker in a possible recall election. Cullen served as Senate Majority Leader in the 1980s and as former Gov. Tommy Thompson’s secretary of health and human services. He came out of retirement in 2010 to run for the Senate again. The Badger Herald sat down with Cullen to discuss his gubernatorial aspirations. The Badger Herald: Why did you file to run for governor? Sen. Tim Cullen: It was

very clear to me early that with the energy of 30,000 people out gathering signatures, there was going to be the signatures, there was going to be an election. So I looked at who was considering running and I thought, well, you know, why not me? Why don’t I have something to offer? And so I decided to get in the race and see what happens … I haven’t been in politics all my life. I spent half of my life in the public sector and half in the private sector. So I thought I offered something different. I understand business. I understand government. BH: How has the Senate changed since you last served

Madison’s Alcohol License Review Committee approved the Nuisance Party Ordinance at a meeting Wednesday, which opponents say could negatively affect landlord-tenant relations and unfairly target studenthosted parties.

as Majority Leader? TC: Well, in just about every way except the chamber is still in the same place. What’s really happening in Wisconsin politics and in the state Senate is what I would call the collapse of the political center ... The desire to work across the aisle in a bipartisan way is almost gone. That’s really kind of the biggest change. BH: If you did receive the Democratic nomination and won a recall election, what would be your main goals as governor? TC: I think the first thing I would try to do as governor is to reduce, as best I can, the

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before the ordinance goes to the Public Safety Review Committee. Both tenants and landlords attended the ALRC meeting to discuss the ordinance with committee members. ASM member Andrew Mackens said the Nuisance Party Ordinance would negatively affect the landlord-tenant relationship. He said fines given to small landlords through the ordinance could result in the passing of these fines down to tenants, which could potentially destroy

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Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, was the only ALRC member to vote against the ordinance, citing ambiguous language as his main reason for his opposition. “I believe the current proposal before us this evening was overly broad and I can’t support it until modifications are made,” Verveer said. Verveer and Ald. Paul Skidmore, District 9, agreed to hold a meeting between the Associated Students of Madison, Apartment Association and Tenant Resource Center, along with relevant city officials,

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Few students drawn to session on ‘new ASM’ Members were on hand to answer questions, discuss at town hall meeting Katie Caron Higher Education Editor The first of 10 information sessions to create a new student government constitution, organized by a group of students, drew a sparse crowd Wednesday night. In last night’s town hall meeting, which was open to anyone interested in discussing the proposed restructuring of the student government, the Associated Students of Madison Constitutional Committee (ACC) presented its new ASM constitution to two attendees. Sarah Neibart, a Greek representative on the committee and the Student Services Finance Committee Chair, said the new constitution aims to get rid of ASM deadlock and that now is the time for students to provide input and get involved. “We have a document we think is pretty great and we spent hours of heated debate on it,” Neibart said. “Right now we want students to tell us

what they want and what they want changed.” The proposed constitution would create an executive branch with a president, vice president and cabinet of directors in addition to setting up a Senate and an appropriations branch with new funding streams. Alex Brousseau, ACC Chair and The Badger Herald Editorial Board Chair, said the committee would ideally like to present a final constitution to Student Council before the spring ballots go out. She said ultimate implementation of the constitution would be gradual. At last night’s meeting, Zachary DeQuattro, an attendee and Graduate School representative on Student Council, said he felt the timeline the committee has set is too short for enough students to get involved. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Government President Ron Crandall, who also sits on the Student Services Finance Committee and the ACC, said he felt the timeline was well thought out, and the committee is open to any feedback and opinions. “Everything is up for debate — the point is to make a better ASM,”

Crandall said. Thom Duncan, who is also a Graduate School representative on Student Council, said he can see the need for change in Student Government, but he feels the process by which the committee created the constitution was too secretive. Daily Cardinal Editorial Board member Matt Beaty said it would have been impossible to have every student on campus participate in the drafting of the initial constitution and that the current draft is meant to be open to changes. Neibart said the committee intends to get students involved and the point of the new constitution is to improve Student Government and its ability to represent students. “This is not about us, and not about politicking,” Neibart said. “We’re trying to be as transparent as possible.” In terms of outreach, the committee will hold nine more town hall meetings which all students are welcome to attend to ask questions and to provide any input, including amendments, to the constitution. The group will present to ASM Student Council next Wednesday.

A recent poll suggests although Gov. Scott Walker leads his Democratic contenders in a possible recall election, Wisconsin citizens remain polarized on the recall effort and on recent legislative actions now being implemented. A Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker leading six to 10 percentage points over four possible candidates in the potential gubernatorial recall election. Walker leads over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, former Congressman David Obey and Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, according to the poll. So far, only Falk and Cullen have announced plans to run against Walker. Walker seems sure of his lead and potential for success against those running against him, Ciara Matthews, spokesperson for the Friends of Scott Walker Campaign, said in a statement. She said a majority of Wisconsin voters elected Walker and approved of his campaign promise to fix a budget deficit without raising taxes, cutting essential services or laying off public employees. “Gov. Walker has kept those promises and we are confident that because the positive effects of his reforms continue to create more jobs and keep more money in the pockets of taxpayers, voters will reaffirm the decision they made a year ago,” Matthews said. Despite Walker’s currently-projected advantage, the size of the lead he holds against his opposing candidates is within the poll’s seven percent margin of error, with the exception of his lead over Cullen. Since Democrats have not selected a candidate to challenge Walker, Democratic respondents in this poll may be divided, Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, said. He said

once Democrats unite behind a candidate, the race for the gubernatorial seat would be much closer in the polls. Still, the possible Democratic candidates remain less widely recognized than Walker. When asked to form a favorable or unfavorable opinion on Walker, 95 percent of the respondents could do so, according the poll. However, 61 percent could form an opinion of Barrett, and 18 percent for Cullen. Forty-four percent had a decided opinion for Falk. “It looks like the Democrats have some work to do in terms of making the public familiar with their candidates,” Barry Burden, a University of Wisconsin political science professor, said in an email to The Badger Herald. “Everyone in Wisconsin has an opinion about Walker, but for three of the four Democrats asked about in the survey, more than half of respondents said they weren’t familiar with the person.” The poll also noted a strong polarization between the opinion of Republicans and Democrats on Walker’s performance as governor. Republicans reported an 87 percent approval rating for Walker as governor, while 82 percent of Democrats said they disapproved of the job Walker is doing. There was an almost even split between those who favored and opposed the limits placed on collective bargaining rights for state unions. The poll found 48 percent of respondents in favor of limiting collective bargaining rights with 47 percent standing in opposition. The poll also showed a similar division on the recently passed concealed carry law. Forty-six percent favored this new law, while 51 percent were opposed. “[The public] are almost equally divided when it comes to Walker and his policies,” Burden said. “Other attitudes will change as the recall campaign and U.S. Senate campaigns heat up.”

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A young woman was cited with her second offense of operating while under the influence Tuesday afternoon when she fell unconscious at a stop light and, upon waking, accelerated into an intersection and hit a traffic pole. According to a Madison police report, 26-year-old Amanda Sainsbury of Cottage Grove was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries. Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said Sainsbury admitted to using heroin prior to her accident. DeSpain said

Sainsbury has made attempts to recover from a heroin addiction, similar to other drug addicts he has spoken with in connection to incidents with MPD. “A lot of these people involved in overdoses really want to get out of this addiction, but it’s sometimes hard for them to get the assistance they need,” DeSpain said. “This is not an epidemic that the police department can handle alone. It will be community-wide, and we all need to come together to address it.” EAST DAYTON STREET Battery A young man was punched

in the face by a stranger as he walked down East Dayton Street Friday afternoon, a Madison police report said. The 28-year-old man suffered a bloody nose and a swollen eye, and his $400 glasses were broken. The suspect has not been identified and is still at large. EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE Robbery

A woman exiting her car outside of an east side Walgreens was robbed Saturday evening, according to a Madison police report. The suspect pushed the 51-year-old woman and grabbed her purse, which contained money and some per-

sonal items. The woman and a male onlooker attempted to chase the subject down but failed. DeSpain said the suspect has not been identified and is still at large. The woman was shaken from the incident, but she was not hurt. “To be not only robbed but grabbed [by a stranger,] it’s a very terrifying thing for people,” DeSpain said. “It really violates your feeling of being safe and secure.” WEST TOWNE MALL Battery Shoplifters attempting to flee a Sears store at West Towne Mall hit a security

officer in the face on Monday, an MPD report said. Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect on charges of battery and retail theft after she and a 15-yearold male ran from the store. Both suspects were arrested near the intersection of South Gammon Road and Seybold Road. DeSpain said shoplifters often turn to violence, increasing the counts against them. “We’ve seen several of these types of cases with shoplifters who’ve turned violent to bystanders and officers,” DeSpain said. “It becomes more than just a retail theft; it becomes battery.” DeSpain said the 31-year-old female security officer was not seriously hurt.

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ASM council votes to oppose party ordinance Group expresses concerns over lack of specificity in pending city proposal, presents on new plan for effectiveness Danielle Miller Reporter The Associated Students of Madison’s Coordinating Council approved a motion Wednesday to oppose a nuisance party ordinance currently making its way through the city’s legislative process. Over the last several months, some student leaders have said they fear the proposal is too ambiguous and lacks appropriate oversight from landlords. Much of the Council was opposed the ordinance and criticized its ambiguity. Some characterized the ordinance as an attempt to promote greater involvement by absent landlords with their tenants.

Freshman Student Council Representative Maria Giannopoulos said the ordinance would “cause anonymity between students and landlords.” This would be accomplished through a fine given to landlords whose tenants’ parties are deemed a nuisance party, according to Giannopoulos. She also said a tenant’s party would have to participate in a minimum of two qualifications from a list of nine items if it were to be considered a nuisance. The list would include items such as the playing of loud music to a variety of alcohol-related practices. “My concern with this is that landlords won’t let students know what they can

and can’t be doing,” Student Council Chair Allie Gardner said. “I’m more concerned that there’s not going to be oversight of the landlords.” The Council endorsed a letter from ASM’s Legislative Affairs Committee detailing reasons for opposing the ordinance and asked that members vote against the proposal. The letter included concerns for the rights of student tenants that have recently been limited by recent legislation. The letter also mentioned landlords may be able to find loopholes through which to pass the fines on to tenants, making it harder for students to pay off the fines given by the police for their actions as well as the charge from their landlord.

“I’m worried that the intent may have been good by the city but the effects won’t be positive,” council member Niko Magallon said. ASM Chief of Staff David Gardner also presented the Strategic Planning Committee’s template of making ASM more efficient and effective. He said the plan would have a semester-long timeline and incorporate committees’ goals to reflect ASM’s efforts as a whole. “Obviously each committee has its own goals and we want to bring these goals forward so that we can look at the end of the semester and say ‘look at all these students we reached,’” David Gardner said. The committee generated

a template of the efficiency plan over winter break, but would not release details of the template in the council meeting. David Gardner said they will be releasing a statement on this template sometime next week. In addition to recruiting volunteers to register students and work tables, members reported the Legislative Affairs Committee is in the process of planning and finalizing details of its kickoff for student voter registration, set for Feb. 9. The Coordinating Council will discuss further voter education and collaborative action to be taken up by the Legislative Affairs Committee in its upcoming meetings.


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City set to study moped parking Campus transportation officials also say rules for permits on campus could change Cogan Schneier Herald Contributor

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Local residents opposed to the proposal rallied at the Capitol Wednesday. Members of a community where a mine could extend to Blue Mounds State Park said the law would destroy wetlands in the area.

Mining bill draws protesters On eve of Assembly’s vote on legislation, citizens say mines are unsafe for environment Adrianna Viswanatha City Hall Editor A rally outside the Capitol Wednesday night drew activists and citizens to protest proposed mining legislation which would limit regulations and streamline the process for building sand mines in the state. There was also a strong presence at the rally from several Native American tribes from Wisconsin, including the Bad River Band and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Sakaogon Mole Lake Community. Bad River tribe member Joe Rose spoke at the protest, giving a history of the Native American population in Wisconsin and saying the legislation threatens the natural environment of the state. “[At one time] native leaders were considered servants of the people,

rather than absolute monarchs, and if they voted against the wishes of the people, then they could be recalled,” Rose said. Rose said the resources his people discovered hundreds of years ago would be threatened by the mine in the Penokee Hills, and that it simply could not happen. Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette also spoke against the bill at the event, as well as the consequences that arose from past mining projects in the state. La Follette, who is the founder of the environmental advocacy group Clean Wisconsin, said the currently abandoned mine in Ladysmith, Wis., a project originally started in the 1990s, is now polluting the water in the Ladysmith area. “The state of our state is not good,” La Follette said.

“One of the reasons for that is the assault on our environment, of which this mining proposal is one of the biggest.” George Meyer, former director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the current mining law in Wisconsin would not have allowed a company to mine in the Penokee Range, due to the surrounding waters, Indian reservation and state park. “This bill totally violates our state constitution, and it’s going to harm our waterways,” Meyer said. Glenn Reynolds, attorney for the Sakaogon Chippewa Community, said mining companies in Wisconsin often try to argue for the economic benefits of opening mines. He said many mining companies argue they create jobs and boost the economy in areas that need the assistance. Many mines are not safe,

MPD chief calls detox cuts unsafe Noble Wray says cutbacks to beds in county budget are ‘necessarily endangering’ lives Caroline Wittenberg Reporter With cutbacks to the number of beds available at the Dane County detox center to take effect soon, Madison’s chief of police recently sent a letter to the county saying the new model is unnecessarily endangering the lives of citizens and calling for an immediate return to the prior levels of staffing. In a letter sent from MPD Chief Noble Wray to Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Wray said members of MPD believe the county has not addressed their objections to the planned changes to Dane County detox adequately. This year, the county plans to reduce maximum capacity at detox to 19 patients when fully staffed on weekends. The letter said changes to the detox center would force police to administer protective custody to intoxicated individuals at their hospital beds or take them to jail, rather than the historical approach of sending them directly to a detox facility. As a result of the new plan, the Madison detox facility would no longer be open 24/7 to Dane County residents as it has been in the past. It would instead sit open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and closed Sunday night through Thursday evening, the letter said. In the letter, Wray said he would like an executive order issued to return the county detox levels to what they were in January 2011 before the changes were enacted. Wray said the hours in which the current detox facility is now open provides minimal help for those suffering from alcoholism. MPD officials contacted would not comment on the impending changes to the detox facility beyond the

letter from Wray. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said the changes are generally due to tightening budgets and monetary concerns. As a result of the 2012 Dane County Human Services Budget, the county has reduced the amount of services provided at the detox facility in lieu of higher priorities the city finds more important, Verveer said. “MPD’s main concern is the negative impact that this will have on police services in the city of Madison and the additional resources that they believe the cutbacks will cause for the police,” Verveer said. Verveer said under the new plan, police officers will be forced to stand guard with the intoxicated individuals at a Dane County hospital — a measure he said he believed would take officers off the street. According to Verveer, the detox facility is “desperately needed” for young people and University of Wisconsin students. He also said the medical facility is a necessity that assists both the community and students who have had too much to drink. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said the foremost component of the new plan that raises concern is liability because emergencies services will not be provided at all times. Resnick also said the issue should have been resolved when the budget was first drafted, but that the problem appears to have been overlooked. He added MPD and citizens are only now beginning to feel the effects of the cutbacks. “I really hope the city and the county can come together to find an alternative solution,because currently how it’s outlined in the budget is not an acceptable resolution,” Resnick said.

with 94 percent causing pollution, despite mining companies promising they would not, Reynolds said. Reynolds said the mine proposed for the Penokee Hills would be 1,000 to 1,500 feet deep, and would extend up to Blue Mound State Park. “Once that hole is dug, and once those wetlands are gone, and the streams are running backwards into a cesspool of pollution, there’s no way to reverse it,” Reynolds said. The turnout at the rally extended to citizens and students as well as those directly involved with the mining bill. University of Wisconsin student Girard Gorelick said he came to the rally because he believes it is extremely important to protect the environment. “I think it goes beyond political boundaries, and it’s a human issue and a world issue,” Gorelick said.

STATE, from 1 on finding more savings for taxpayers. The governor concluded the address by talking about education reform and thanked the teachers and public servants of Wisconsin. Walker added he was glad Wisconsin avoided the massive layoffs that government employees experienced in other states. Walker also highlighted his “Read to Lead” plan, which aims to improve reading skills early on in the education system, citing a report in April that showed that students are four times more likely to drop out of school if they are not reading at a grade level by the time they leave third grade. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Madison Democart and a current candidate for Congress, issued a statement rebuking Walker’s claims of job creation in the state. “The Governor used the word ‘jobs’ 32 times in his speech this evening,

GAB, from 1 a spokesperson for the Friends of Scott Walker Committee, said. Marathon County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Johnson, a candidate running in the Senate race against Galloway, said he thinks regardless of the amount of time Galloway asks for, the number of signatures will still be there. He said the Democratic

CULLEN, from 1 level of anger and division that exists in this state. This governor has angrily divided the state in a way I’ve never seen in my adult lifetime, and I don’t think he can ever reunite the state. I would get the focus back on jobs. I would get the focus back on respecting the University System, the students of the university, the public education system, the K-12

City officials are currently in the process of creating a committee to discuss moped parking in response to recent problems across the city. After a recent change made by the Wisconsin Legislature, bicycles and mopeds are now considered separate transportation categories, and the city can issue ordinances for more direct parking regulations for mopeds. Mayor Paul Soglin has proposed a task force that will focus on how the city will use the new state laws to enforce parking regulations and add clarity to those existing designations. “These types of rules will have a greater impact on where on State Street would be appropriate moped parking. Some buildings have designation and some don’t,” Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said. Resnick said the mayor’s office is planning to include on its committee two University of Wisconsin students with mopeds, members of the UW Transportation Committee and various Madison property managers. The City Council has not yet approved this committee, Nick Zavos, a legislative analyst for Soglin, said. He said the committee is still in the creation process, but the mayor’s office is working to address the issue. “Dealing with this is a very discreet problem,” Zavos said. “The idea is that people are involved in the problem and the solution.” University of Wisconsin Transportation Director Patrick Kass said in an email to The Badger Herald that a permit is required to park a moped anywhere on campus. Permits can be obtained online for $57 for the 2011-

which is more jobs than he’s created in the last six months,” Pocan said. “The fact that Wisconsin has the worst record on job growth in the nation in the last six months, with six consecutive months of job loss, is a sad testimonial to Walker’s record.” The United Council of UW Students also released a statement responding to Walker’s speech and said for the second year in a row, Walker failed to address or even mention higher education in Wisconsin in his speech. In the statement, United Council Government Relations Director Analiese Eicher, who also serves as a Dane County supervisor in District 5, said students were optimistic at this time last year. She said with the massive budget cuts leading to classes, programs and student services being cut on University of Wisconsin campuses, that optimism has been hard to retain. “It is hard for students to believe that the governor’s reforms are working when

2012 academic year. Kass said students can park between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in designated areas if they have purchased a permit. However, UW Transportation Services are looking to change the current policy for next year. “We are looking at making some changes to moped parking for next fall. We are in the process of scheduling open forums next month to present ideas and obtain feedback,” Kass said. In the current proposal, students would be required to choose a specific lot in which to park in addition to purchasing a permit, Chase Wilson, chair of the Associated Students of Madison’s Student Transportation Board, said. Currently, businesses and public buildings around the city do not always have specified parking areas for moped users. The parking rules also fluctuate based on who owns the building and where it is located. Zavos said it is also difficult to enforce these rules because there is such a large gray area in moped parking laws. “There are concerns about competition between bikes and mopeds at bike racks,” Zavos said. “There are also concerns about blocking the sidewalk and there are access issues for the disabled.” In the past, state legislation grouped mopeds and bicycles in the same transportation category as bicycles, creating no distinctions between the two in terms of parking law. City parking enforcement currently does not issue moped parking permits, but instead relies on designated areas for parking. Soglin and his office currently are investigating parking elements, including how the weather affects parking situations.

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Republican lawmakers give Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address a standing ovation as Democrats remain seated. The governor talked about his balancing the state budget without ‘tricks’. it is taking them longer to graduate, when they are graduating with more debt, and when they do graduate, facing a job market that has been in decline for six straight months,” Eicher said. In an email to The Badger Herald, UW political science professor Barry Burden said he found the atmosphere in the Assembly to be uncomfortable, with

Walker and Democratic lawmakers barely making eye contact with one another and several protesters disrupting the event. He added it was also notable Walker did not mention collective bargaining or his goal of 250,00 jobs, because both of these items will be a significant part of the recall election.

challenging recall petitions. Zielinski said Walker wants the election to happen, but also wants to control the timeline of when it happens. “The governor himself wants the election,” Zielinski said. “He could, with a wave of a wand, make this happen.” The Democratic Party also maintains the GAB should count to a valid 540,208 signatures and then hold a recall election,

which Zielinski said is the process for all other signature collecting in the state. However, Magney said the law requires the GAB to examine all petitions and to come back with the total number of valid signatures. Magney said all the petitions are scanned in, but the GAB still must verify the scans and make sure the petitions did not receive marks during the scanning process.

something about tuition. system, teachers. We need to make it We are now in something like the fifth easier for consecutive people year of five or to vote, “The desire to more percent not more work across increase in difficult. tuition. For The flow of the aisle in a my part, I history is bipartisan way is would support to expand almost gone.” a law and the right of sign a law as Americans Sen.Tim Cullen governor that have to D-Janesville caps tuition vote. And increases at two now this percent or the consumer governor has reversed that. And we need to do price index.

BH: How would you work with a Republican Assembly and Senate to accomplish your goals? TC. I have a willingness to work across the aisle ... I try to work with [Republican legislators] when I can. We’re going to have disagreements. There’s a reason I’m a Democrat and they’re Republicans. But I have a reputation and it is sort of in my DNA to work with people to reach a compromise.

Party already has spent time checking and rechecking the signatures on the petitions to recall Galloway to make sure there are no duplicated or fraudulent signatures. Graeme Zielinski, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson, accused Walker and the Republican Party of stalling the recall election. He said the Republican Party likely plans to spend millions of dollars


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UW ranks 3rd in nation for Peace Corps volunteers Group says figure shows strength of program as total recruits reach 3,000 Jane Milne Herald Contributor The Peace Corps recently announced the University of Wisconsin produced the third highest number of alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers for the year among large universities, adding to a historically high number of volunteers since the government first launched the program more

than 50 years ago. UW had a total of 107 volunteers, just five below the top spot. UW also has produced more than 3,000 alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since John F. Kennedy created the agency in 1961, a statement from UW said. The only school to produce more is University of California-Berkeley, with 3,497 volunteers. On campus, the Division of International Studies works with the Peace Corps. Division of International Studies Dean Gilles Bousquet said UW’s international programs tie in well with the Peace Corps’ mission. “The strong interest in

the Peace Corps on campus demonstrates that UW students have a strong commitment to public service and a passion for working to make our world a better place,” Bousquet said. “They represent the values at the core of the Wisconsin Idea.” UW’s total 107 Peace Corps volunteers falls only five less than the University of Colorado-Boulder, which holds the top spot in the past year, and 16 above UW’s own number last year, the statement said. This is the 12th year in a row UW has ranked highly on the Peace Corps’ Top Colleges and Universities list, including six years in the

No. 1 spot. In the agency’s history, over 5,000 Wisconsin residents have volunteered, with 229 currently in field. Christine Torres, a Peace Corps representative at the regional office in Chicago, said in an email to The Badger Herald that UW has historically had a good relationship with the Peace Corps and has the potential to get back to the No. 1 spot in 2013. Torres said the relationship between the university and the Peace Corp is strong due to its long-term campus recruiting office, huge number of alum volunteers and faculty support throughout campus.

“The relationship between UW-Madison and Peace Corps is one of the strongest among all universities in the country,” Torres said. “Underlying it all is the university’s strong service, humanities and citizenship philosophy that has married … with the Peace Corps mission.” Torres added nearly 40 percent of Peace Corps volunteers serve in Africa. She said UW’s top African Studies Program encourages a robust international and cultural studies program, matching the Peace Corps’ mission of global friendship and cooperation. Bousquet said UW

prepares students to go into the Peace Corps because of the emphasis on exposure and connection with the world at large in education. There is a strong international focus in many of UW’s academic programs, she said. Bousquet added each year more than 2,000 students study abroad while 4,000 international students study at UW. Current Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, who received his MBA from UW, served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic in the late 1960s. Last March he marked the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps.

Controversial sand mine proposed for Dane County Citizens talk down plan as debate on environmental effect continues statewide Andrew Haffner Reporter Amid controversy surrounding a mining bill in the current legislative session, one Wisconsin mining company is currently looking into constructing a sand mine in Dane County, despite being rejected by landowners in the area. The Wisconsin Industrial Sand Company recently

approached farmers in the Town of Berry to inquire whether they would be willing to sell their land in hopes of building a sand mine, one of the controversial mines included in the legislation. All but one of the landowners denied the company’s offer. Town Chair Anthony Varda said although the town is not inherently opposed to a sand mine, several town citizens feel a mine would negatively affect the rural area surrounding Berry. “We need to look into sand mining more thoroughly before considering granting any

company a conditional use permit,” Varda said. “Standards for quarries are already pretty well set forth by Dane County ordinances. Am I averse to this? Not necessarily. We just need to see how any such propositions hold up against our criteria.” The practice of fracsand mining could serve to reshape the topography of Dane County, Tom Stolp, field director for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, said. Sand mines have recently sprung up in Wisconsin to serve the natural gas industry, which uses the sand in a process called hydraulic fracturing,

or hydrofracking. Hydrofracking involves the use of sand, along with water and an assortment of chemicals, to break cracks in rocks containing the valuable natural gas. The best sand for hydrofracking is fine and composed of round quartz crystals. Coincidentally, Wisconsin is home to shallow, easily mined deposits of this very sand, Stolp said. Sand mining is a process that has come into the spotlight only recently as the natural gas industry has risen. As a result, the demand for frac sand has jumped drastically over

the last few years. The interest in a mine in Dane County is a small part of what is becoming a growing industry in central and western-central Wisconsin. Stolp said there are worries that health risks may stem from the mining operations and there are inherent environmental concerns that are not being addressed. “The dust produced by sand mining probably poses the biggest health risk in the process,” Stolp said. “Specifically the crystalline silicate dust; when it builds in the lungs, it can cause silicosis [a type of lung disease], and recent studies

have indicated that particle buildup in the body can lead to stroke.” Aside from health risks, Stolp said some citizens are worried that the demand for frac sand may be inhibiting the necessary research to ensure the mining process is done as safely as possible. Stolp also said sand mining causes irreversible environmental damage to the landscape where the mine is located. “We’re talking about upsetting thousands of acres of mostly agricultural soil,” Stolp said. “Any geologist would agree that you just can’t restore that land back to its original quality.”

NASA names new satellite after longtime campus professor Newly-launched orbiting body honors visionary researcher in meteorology Julia Skulstad Herald Contributor A satellite has been renamed in honor of former University of Wisconsin meteorology professor and co-founder of the Madisonbased Space Science and Engineering Center, Verner Suomi. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the newly-named Suomi National Polarorbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) into orbit Oct. 28, 2011. Present on the satellite is a sounder created by current UW-Madison SSEC director Hank Revercomb and the late Suomi that will advance systems of weather forecasting across many fronts. Suomi worked with this data since he started SSEC and his involvement is present not only in the organization, but on Suomi NPP itself, Revercomb said. Jordan Gerth from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies said this attention to Suomi shows UW is a leader

ORDINANCE, from 1 already weak landlord-tenant relationships. “These relationships, some of which are currently nonexistent, will become increasingly negative or continue to be nonexistent,” Mackens said. Legislative Affairs Chair Hannah Somers also addressed the relationship between tenants and landlords and questioned whether tenants’ security deposits would have money deducted or removed altogether in response to hosting a “nuisance” party. “The biggest concern is this relationship that will be affected,” Somers said. “It’s already hard enough to have a good relationship with your landlord. We’re worried this ordinance will make it worse.” Skidmore, the main sponsor of the proposal, said police officers require the discretion to address different types of parties that could be considered a nuisance. “There seems to be a misconception that this will be applied broadly to anything that involves alcohol,” Skidmore said. “That’s not the case. This is

in weather research and, on behalf of his department and the SSEC, promised they were working hard to fulfill Suomi’s legacy. Suomi died of heart failure in 1995 at the age of 79. Joining UW’s faculty in 1948, Suomi came to be known as the “father of satellite meteorology.” Gerth believes Suomi would be humbled by this honor if he were still alive today. Supervisory Physical Scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jeff Key described Suomi’s revolutionary technology of satellite imaging and the study of climate and atmospheric phenomena as significant to the study of atmospheric science at UW. For UW as a whole, Key believes external recognition for UW’s work will substantially improve by changing the name of the satellite to Suomi NPP. “People will ask, ‘who is Suomi?’ and it will lead them to UW,” Key said. Key believes that with the integration of Suomi’s name, people will be drawn to UW, as much of the general public does not know much about the extensive existing studies of space science at the university. “UW is very strong and there is so much going on here that people don’t

geared toward the very large parties that have a lot of behavior issues.” Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, also expressed concern the ordinance would effectively end the Mifflin Street Block Party. Lt. Sue Williams of the Madison Police Department disagreed and said while large, uncontrolled parties on Mifflin Street may be affected, the block party would not be wholly eradicated. Mark Woulf, Madison’s alcohol policy coordinator, responded to concerns of ambiguous language in the ordinance and said police officers need the discretion to decide what is and is not a nuisance party. “We have to allow the ordinance to be enforceable by the police department, and that’s why you see greater flexibility in the ordinance,” Woulf said. “Bottom line, I think this is a necessary tool.” The ordinance will now be taken up by the Housing Committee and Public Safety Review Committee in the coming months before it reaches the City Council. Verveer said the ordinance could be enacted at the end of February if it passes.

realize,” Key said. UW atmospheric science professor Grant Petty said Suomi was a success and a visionary with skills of persuasion he utilized to get the attention of national agencies, like NASA, to invest in his then-unproven technology. Petty attributed

responsibility to Suomi for the international prominence he brought to UW in the field of meteorology. Petty added his contributions to the field of climatic research continue to play a role in modern weather forecasting in research and is broadcasted in satellite imaging on television.

“It is a tremendous honor for UW-Madison to be the campus where Vern Suomi was able to realize his visions,” Petty said. Revercomb worked with Suomi for more than 20 years and said he was always encouraging his students and colleagues to think big about what could be done.

Suomi would have been pleased to know his work was being recognized, Revercomb said, adding UW and the state of Wisconsin should be proud of what UW has contributed to weather institutions on an international scale. “Everyone listened to him,” Revercomb said. “He was inventive and inspirational.”


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Mining bill needs to consider environment Joe Timmerman Staff Writer The word “jobs” is now being used as justification for just about everything. The latest abuse of the innocent-sounding “jobs” is its use as a rationale for passing a bill that would restructure the mining permit approval process in Wisconsin. Part of the reason for the attention surrounding this bill is that Gogebic Taconite, a mining firm, has put a $1.5 billion mining project in Iron and Ashwood counties on hold until the current mining regulations are changed. By shortening the permit application process and weakening the appeals procedure, this bill poses a very serious threat to the environment and those who depend on the land and water for their livelihood.

In public policy, there is often a trade-off between economic growth — “jobs” — and protecting the environment. For example, the simple act of constructing a store or house, which surely isn’t controversial, is clearly allowing economic growth to take precedence over the environment. On the other hand, the jury is still out on whether the benefits of nuclear energy outweigh the potential environmental costs. So let’s take a look at the new mining bill within this context. There’s no debate as to whether the mine will immediately create jobs. A mine without miners isn’t much use to anybody. So it’s a no-brainer, right? Let’s give Gogebic Taconite what its wants, streamline the mining permit process, and create jobs!

Or not. Sure, it would create jobs. But there’s more to life than jobs. How much is one job really worth? Is it worth tearing up land? Is it worth polluting water sources? Or threatening the livelihood of indigenous people? In some cases, the answer is “yes” to most people. It’s pretty naïve to say that mines should never be built. After all, where would civilization be without mines? But in this case, I would argue that the benefits aren’t worth the costs. By cutting the permit review period from a minimum of two and a half years to a mere 360 days, the bill would make it much more difficult for regulators to do a thorough job of investigating the possible consequences of a mine. Additionally, the bill would remove the hearing process, which is used if

a challenger contests the permit. As if this weren’t enough, it will also ease restrictions on mining in wetlands. Besides the environmental impact, it’s also worth looking at how useful mining actually is in terms of economic growth. As is the case with any extractive industry, there’s only so much you can take before it runs out. A mine will create some jobs now, which is a good thing, especially when unemployment is high, but those jobs won’t last forever. So while opening more mines will provide some short-term economic growth, anyone that tells you harvesting natural resources is a recipe for long-term growth is lying. Upon further research, it’s not entirely surprising that the legislation is so favorable

to mining companies like Gogebic Taconite. The five Republican legislators who wrote most of the bill consulted with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, a business lobbying group, as well as Gogebic Taconite itself. On its own, that isn’t a bad thing. It’s impossible for lawmakers to be experts on every subject, so it makes sense to get input from experts when crafting legislation. However, notably absent from the process were any environmental or conservation groups, which suggests that the bill may put the interests of mining firms above the interests of the environment. In hard economic times, it’s tempting to throw the environment out the window and just try to spur economic growth. But where

should the line be drawn? We could just go ahead and eliminate all environmental regulations. Business would boom! Until all the clean air and water ran out. As the Cree proverb says: “Only after the last tree has been cut down; only after the last fish has been caught; only after the last river has been poisoned; only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten.” When making a public policy decision, especially one involving the environment, it is imperative that the decision be analyzed from a cost-benefit perspective. In the case of this mining bill and Gogebic Taconite’s proposed mine, the costs outweigh the benefits. Joe Timmerman ( jptimmerman@wisc.edu) is a freshman intending to major in math and economics.

Blind justice perverted by our sports obsession Spencer Lindsay Staff Writer On Tuesday night, the University of Wisconsin released a report detailing allegations of sexual assault against former Senior Associate Athletic Director John Chadima. An unidentified male student claims that Chadima sexually assaulted him at a party in the run up to the Rose Bowl. It is important to say that we do not know for certain if these allegations are true, and Chadima should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. This being said, if the allegations are true, this story is yet another chapter in the disgusting relationship within our society between sports and justice. There was no mention of this incident to the press when it happened in order not to distract from the Rose Bowl. Our school waited one month to come forward with these allegations in order to avoid bad press. That’s just plain wrong.. Unfortunately, this is not the only instance in which our society has let our obsession with sports blur the line between right and wrong. By now we are all aware of the situation at Penn State in which an accused child rapist was not reported to police by the university, staining the late Joe

Paterno’s otherwise immaculate legacy. If the allegations against Jerry Sandusky are true, it is abominable that the university allowed such a heinous act to go unreported. There is no bigger lover of sports than I, who watched hundreds of hours of football between college and the National Football League this season. I have been in love with the game of basketball since I was a second grader, and am a lifelong Los Angeles Angels fan. Yet the recent surfacing of sexual abuse allegations within college athletics troubles me very deeply. Unfortunately, I do not trust that athletes and people associated with sports get the same treatment as everyone else. We say that justice is blind; however, it is likely that there is a murderer starting in the NFL. There have been multiple star athletes accused of rape, but these accusations have never seen the court room and have had little effect on their careers. This is simply wrong. There is no way to justify leniency for athletes. Those who kill, rape or steal should be held responsible for their actions, period. People connected to sports are above the law, and this should not be. In 2007, then Falcon quarterback Michael Vick was indicted for dog fighting and served a year-and-a-half in jail. He came back to the NFL and told children not to do what he had done. Though Vick’s actions were reprehensible, he handled

the situation correctly by pleading guilty instead of perverting justice, apologized for what he had done and very publicly expressed his regret. I wish more people in sports would handle serious wrongs like Vick did. But the reality is that most don’t. Most try to buy their way out of being held accountable for their actions with money and star-power, and the legal system and league allow it to happen. Recently we have seen some victims fearing coming forward because they think they may jeopardize a sports program. A lack of accountability also can be found within programs in order to avoid bad press. I hope that UW was not involved in this kind of perversion of justice and truth. People close to sports will continue to commit wrongdoings. In the future, I hope that violations are handled better, and justice is not perverted. One way to do this is to implement league sanctions on players. Those who commit vile crimes can be banned from the sport even if a court of justice cannot prove that they are guilty. This will at least be a small form of justice, though admittedly nowhere close to where it should be. Overall, our society must change so that our obsession with athletics does not cloud our sense of right and wrong. Spencer Lindsay (sclindsay@wisc.edu) is a freshman majoring in political science.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “During the past year, we added thousands of new jobs. And we balanced the state budget. We balanced it — without raising taxes; without massive layoffs; and without budget tricks” -Gov. Scott Walker Yes, Gov. Walker, your administration added thousands of jobs. But you also caused thousands to be cut, and forgot to mention that Wisconsin has lost jobs for the past 6 months straight. Not to mention that your union reforms have reduced the quality of public sector jobs. Yes, governor, your administration didn’t raise taxes, and as a result the upper class didn’t have to bear a proportionately equal part of the deficit as the middle and lower class. And yes, your administration didn’t use budget tricks. Because they don’t understand them.

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The wood from the recently-cut-down tree at the Memorial Union Terrace will be stored and dried, though its use has not been determined. The tree was cut down after succumbing to disease, paving the way for a Union redevelopment.

UW continues tradition of controversial architecture John Feith Guest Columnist On Jan. 10, without notice, the 150-year old oak tree next to the Union Theater was removed. The tree, as well as the glass box theater addition and the ultimate financing of the entire renovation, have stirred a year-long debate. Looking back at the Memorial Union building’s 84-year-long history, the fuss is nothing new. The building opened in 1928. During its construction, hundreds of unionized construction workers picketed the site and even violently destroyed the non-union workers’ sleeping shanty. One cause for the disputes was that by law, state construction jobs had to go to the lowest bidder. A limestone terrace behind the Rathskeller was later added on the lakeshore side. It then became known as the Terrace and is still unquestionably the most popular outdoor lounge in Madison. Every decade or so since then, the Union has embarked on a new expansion project. The first major addition was the construction of the theater in 1939, but the Brutalist exterior of the theater was too modern for many. The 1939 expansion also included the Hoofer clubhouse and Play Circle Theater, and in 1963, the Regents approved a plan to remove the Terrace flagstones. The “Save the Stones” campaign was born, and a plan mixing concrete and stone was later approved. A few years later, the shoreline was paved with steps. By 1986, the entire Terrace was paved. In the 1970s, Union South was constructed, once more along with many complaints about the architecture —

Brutalist. There were overspending issues, and according to the first Union Director Porter Butts, it “in turn created some of the financial crises for the Union. It diverted Union resources away from the expansion and improvement of the main Union, and this, in turn, required a new intensive effort to raise gift funds for this purpose. The debt service on this expanded facility was such that the Union ran serious operating deficits for several years.

In early 2011, plans were first shown to the public of a large glass addition, similar in size to the lakefront ballroom proposed in 2002. The group “Save the Terrace” criticized the plan as too invasive of outdoor terrace space and argued that it looks like a banquet hall, not a student lounge space. All the people in the administration who were going to see to it that the fee was increased to cover what was needed had disappeared from the campus.” History will repeat itself. Perhaps owing to the financial stress from the ‘70s, there has since been an effort to make the Union more businesslike and efficient. A recent example is the addition of a Peet’s Coffee Shop inside Memorial Union — the first outside-restaurant branding contract introduced to the building. In 2002, a master plan was commissioned for the 75th year anniversary

of the Memorial Union to again examine construction expansion. It included seven renovation options for the building, including not doing anything. Director Mark Guthier presented the possibility of “adding space on the north side to support receptions and catering, or a ballroom with a wonderful view of the lake, in addition to a new entrance on the south side.” A few years later, in 2005, a student referendum to approve improving Union South and Memorial Union failed, The following year, another referendum failed again. On the third attempt, with very low turnout, the paper ballot referendum passed with plans to completely rebuild Union South. Out of about 40,000 students, 1,691 students voted in favor and 915 opposed. These student voters decided the fate of approximately $230 million in student money over the next 30 years. In early 2011, plans were first shown to the public of a large glass addition, similar in size to the lakefront ballroom proposed in 2002. The group “Save the Terrace” criticized the plan as too invasive of outdoor terrace space and argued that it looks like a banquet hall, not a student lounge space. But the design committee did not alter the floorplans until, in October, a student referendum to approve the lobby expansion design did not pass. The removal of a 150-yearold oak tree was also criticized, but saving the tree was not a priority, especially after debatable questions about its longevity were raised. And thus another chapter in the project ends. John Feith is a UW graduate living in Madison.

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shirt and red shorts at the SERF that I kept making eye contact with on Thursday. You were running around the track. I was doing abs & stretching. You smiled at me. I smiled at you. You disappeared before I had a chance to say hello. Next time come say hi. SC to the kid in old school Green Bay Packers sweatshirt at the Vintage around 945 monday. You were hot, sorry for staring. Love, a cute Badger girl. SC to the guy with the Volkswagen across the street. I might have help jump your car last week, but you turned me on. SC to the guy I met at BV on Saturday night. You are fantastic at slow dancing to country. Let’s meet again

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SC to the guy who I had an awkward “Bob & Weave” SC to the guys I kept runmishap moment with this ning into at CVS tonight. morning in Humanities ASO to being too shy to talk while walking past each to you, one guy in parother. You were so cute and ticular.. Hope I run into you you made me smile. Hope again soon so we can get to see you again... -The together and kick it someblonde girl with the brown time :) coat SC to the blonde badger girl working out at the running track at the serf. You looked fabulous wearing your white shirt and black shirt doing crunches. Sincerely, the guy wearing a white shirt and red shorts who couldn’t stop staring at you as he made each lap. Will you be my valentine? SC to the attractive fellow I saw biking up State Street this past Thursday around 2. We made eye contact and you have a great smile. Here’s to hoping I run into you again soon :)

2nd chance to the girl in the tie-dye shirt and spandex at Avicii: we hit it off and lost each other in the crowd. -Bandanna man SC to the blonde guy i ran into at the Bookstore today around 1, you were hands down the best looking guy ive met on campus. can we meet at the bookstore again? from the blonde girl at the folders SC to Carol. You have been the biggest “what-if” scenario of my collegiate career. Should have, would have, could have. 2nd Chance to the gorgeous Starbucks barista who never gets a shoutout. There may or may not be a song written about you. SC to AF who works at Extreme Engineering. You are the finest girl that has ever worked here. Please be single. I would love to test your body with “extreme” conditions ;) SC to you. I want to write “I miss you” on a rock and throw it at your face so that you know how much it hurts to miss you.


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The Badger Herald | Arts | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thatcher film piece of scrap

Meryl Streep magnetic as always, but ‘Iron Lady’ disjointed beyond salvage Tim Hadick ArtsEtc. Writer

Photo courtesy of Relativity Media

Director Steven Soderbergh’s new film, centered around an assassination attempt, pairs relative newcomer Gina Carano with established actors like Michael Douglas and Ewan McGregor.

‘Haywire’ kicks ass, misses lines Action flick suffers drain from lead actress’ uncharismatic performance but still manages to entertain Katie Foran-McHale ArtsEtc. Staff Writer On the heels of the successful American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Hollywood shows once again that damsels aren’t always in distress. Some cause it. In “Haywire,” the latest thriller from director Steven Soderbergh (“Contagion”), a highly skilled operative (Gina Carano, “Blood and Bone”) seeks revenge after her employer and ex-lover (Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) tries to have her killed. Mallory Kane (Carano) is on the run after Kenneth (McGregor) sends her on what he describes as a “two-day vacation” in Ireland. What starts as a cocktail party with an MI6 agent ends with a murder attempt as the agent assaults Kane. Kane defeats him after a physical struggle then realizes her boss had set her up to be executed. Kane cooperates with a government agent (Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”), investigating the validity of a rescue mission a week earlier in Barcelona that ensues in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Kenneth. In the film’s initial

flashback to that supposed rescue mission in Barcelona, Kane unnecessarily kills the kidnapper of a journalist held captive. When a fellow operative asks why, she replies, “I don’t like to leave loose ends.” And throughout “Haywire,” she, Kenneth and Soderbergh himself leave no business unfinished. The appeal of “Haywire” lies first and foremost with the mesmerizing moves of its protagonist. Mixed Martial Arts master Carano — also known as “Crush” on “American Gladiators” — literally rolls with the punches, defeating a series of male antagonists with grace and ease through incredible physical prowess and martial arts ability. And in the Ireland chase scene, she makes buildings, pipes and streets elements of her personal urban jungle gym. But, since this is a movie and not a fighting arena, it’s disappointing when her charisma crumbles as she stumbles through simple, mundane lines of dialogue. Although her emotionless, monotonous tone gives her personality an icy edge, it’s mostly a distraction from the narrative; most of her scenes with betterseasoned actors like McGregor are aesthetically and conversationally disjointed. On a similar note,

some elements of the film don’t go above or beyond audience expectations for today’s action movies — fast editing sequences, slow motion and chase scenes run rampant throughout — but Soderbergh manages to add a glossy finish with beautiful landscape and city shots, impressive use of stunt work, interesting camera placement during fight scenes and an alluring score. From an aural perspective, silence seems to play almost as big of a role as David Holmes’ score. The pairing of Kane’s stoic demeanor with silence is discomforting, creating anticipation and dread for trouble around the corner, which, awkwardly, doesn’t always come. But in flashbacks and some action-packed scenes, Holmes’ score, with a funky beat and sexy horn section, evokes the glamour of a ’70s spy movie. The plot also takes an interesting angle, and its political implications are unclear. In many spy movies like these, agents go rogue and/or off the grid after an employerled betrayal — typically after a conspiracy by the government or police. Here, though, the bad guys are in the private sector and the government actually helps her. But

although Kane doesn’t have to be alone in the fight against Kenneth, she chooses to be. Carano’s Kane at times pales in comparison to the color added by actors in supporting roles. Most notably, Bill Paxton (“Big Love”) makes an appearance as Kane’s adorably concerned father who tries not to interfere as she hides in his house. And Douglas shines as a smooth-talking agent who is much less slimey than many of his roles. Soderbergh slathers on an abundance of eye candy in “Haywire” with breathtaking cinematography, the always dreamy McGregor and exquisitely badass Carano. These elements, plus the way the film world’s chronology is manipulated throughout, makes the story somewhat compelling, and for those who enjoy moderate amounts of physical violence and fighting, moderately entertaining. It’s a fun ride, but without more charisma from Carano, it’s like one on a mechanical bull — dangerous, with plenty of action, but easy to get thrown off.

HAYWIRE Steven Soderbergh

Meryl Streep does what she can with a poorly constructed overview of the highlights of Margaret Thatcher’s career as the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom in director Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady.” Margaret Thatcher (Streep, “It’s Complicated”) is losing her mind to dementia. Her dead husband (Jim Broadbent, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”) continues to pester her, Thatcher’s daughter and staff are becoming a nuisance to her, and the only comfort she finds is in doing things herself despite being told she can’t. Trying to maintain her independence, Thatcher begins remembering her life as a strong-willed Conservative prime minister who stood strong against those who didn’t share her beliefs. She often talks as if she is still premier but knows deep down she’s now viewed as a helpless old woman. However, she is not angry to be in such a state; rather, she is just trying to hang on to her old self, but she knows deep down she is a defeated woman. Streep plays Thatcher as one of the most powerful and driven women on the planet. Streep’s booming voice and proud stature brings out the strength of Thatcher as a politician as she rails on the opposing Labour Party and boldly commands those around her. The writing of her character, however, cripples the role, posing Thatcher as nothing but a screaming head against everyone not supporting her. While scenes of a younger Thatcher running for lower office try to show her roots as a motivated grocer’s daughter, the attempts to add depth fall flat as the film changes gears on a whim. One minute it’s trying to portray Thatcher as an absent mother, the other a successful politician, and then back again. The film devotes no time to securing who exactly Thatcher is, instead relying completely on Streep’s acting to anchor down a solid character. While Streep does her best, poor dialogue and flow impede her ability to shine. The biggest problem with the film is that it can’t make up its mind whether it’s a docudrama or character study. Scenes of Thatcher’s career are too disconnected for it to be a proper recounting of her time in office alone. Yet there is little to show for Thatcher’s

character as a whole besides the disconnected storyline of her descent into dementia. Cutaways to Thatcher’s memories have very little rhyme or reason, often throwing the audience between present day and the past. Historical events seem to be in order but are completely unexplained, as shown in scenes of Thatcher standing strong against protesters who are angry at her for untold reasons. This may be an attempt to appeal to an older audience who remembers her time in office, but the disorganization cripples the entire narrative structure. Supporting characters may as well be non-existent alongside Streep and Broadbent. Their presence and dialogue do nothing but extend the film’s length and try to build Thatcher’s character, adding nothing themselves. Nicholas Farrell (“Late Bloomers”) does a fine job with his short-lived role as an advisor to Thatcher, but no other characters, from Thatcher’s cabinet members to her daughter, feel real or important. The fast-paced music throughout the film keeps the audience awake during dull scenes and is often used over shots of Thatcher walking boldly through the Palace of Westminster. The mood of the film has a surprising lack of urgency regarding political tensions at the time. Almost nothing about the Cold War nor the UK’s international relationships is mentioned, save an out of place scene where Streep’s head has been digitally put on Thatcher’s body in her famous dance with former President Reagan. The overall message of the film is introduced completely out of left field at the end of the movie, painting Thatcher as a heartless woman who is now completely inept, her mind decaying along with her purpose in life. The rest of the film tries to be a tribute to Thatcher and instead throws dirt in her face in a last-ditch effort to add depth. Lack of focus, purpose and organization drive “The Iron Lady” into a wall of disappointing loose ends and a pitiful message. The shallowness of the film is a massive let down after the promise of a brilliant performance by Streep. It sounds oddly like another film from the Weinstein Company just months ago.

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THE IRON LADY Phyllida Lloyd

THE BADGER HERALD PRESENTS PAPER RADIO

For struggling artists, Spotify does more harm than good Regen McCracken Paper Radio Columnist In the ongoing war on music piracy, music labels have taken another step in the form of streaming music services. The question is: Is it a step too far? Aside from the threat of piracy, labels have been drawn to streaming music services by people’s embrace of digital music acquisition and the decline of CD sales. Streaming music is by no means a new concept, but it has recently taken off with Spotify, a popular streaming service, leading the charge. Spotify’s recent collaboration and integration with Facebook only strengthens its

position. It seems safe to say that streaming music is the way of the future. Spotify is a service that offers three different packages for streaming: free streaming of unlimited music at low quality, a fivedollar monthly fee for the same service as the free but without the annoyance of ads, and finally, the tendollar monthly fee allows the user all of the features of the lesser packages plus high quality, the ability to play music offline and on mobile devices, and “exclusive content,” which Spotify defines as early listening parties for unreleased albums and contests for concert tickets. Sounds great, huh? It actually is for the consumer in the short-term. The problem comes in the longterm and with the effect Spotify and its ilk have on the music industry. Today, ten dollars is the average price for a CD,

which is still the main source of music purchases, and artists that don’t fall into the mainstream are still having trouble making a living on their craft. With Spotify, though the consumer can listen to infinite albums for ten dollars per month (which compares to one album per month), the artist only gets $0.00029 per play (Source: informationisbeautiful.net). This is opposed to $1.00 per retail album sold and $0.94 per each iTunes album download. The less money artists make, the less time they will be able to devote to crafting more music; some artists may even have to stop making and performing music altogether due to a lack of time and funds. It is obvious why this is negative for the industry, the artist and the consumer. Besides these clear detrimental effects, it is simply insulting that these streaming music

services (and even the retail albums sales and iTunes) pay the artists so little for the painstaking work, energy and money they put into creating music for the consumption of the masses. Essentially, the music industry is a service industry. Artists create music for the enjoyment of all people, just like movie stars cater to their audiences, chefs cook/ bake for their patrons and athletes compete for their fans’ satisfaction. Why should musicians be any different? Some argue musicians — and indeed all artists of any persuasion — have not been paid well in times past, but the fact is that times have changed. Today is a time when people appreciate art and pay handsomely for it. As previously stated, athletes and actors are paid exorbitant amounts of money for their work while their musician counterparts

share the poor lifestyles of days past. It seems as though every service and entertainment industry has advanced to the point that its performers and artists are compensated for their contributions to the industry and society — except the music industry. Spotify and its competitors, while possibly a good deterrent (or alternative) to piracy, are a step in the wrong direction. All hope for music isn’t lost, as many independent labels have pulled out of Spotify, namely metal labels Century Media and Metal Blade and a whopping 200+ labels under the umbrella label STHoldings, which focuses mainly on electronic and dance music. Still, the future looks grim for music if the Spotify model remains in full swing. In order for artists to continue creating music for all to enjoy, they need the means to do so. The love of

music is certainly enough of an incentive for most, but the problem comes in actually having the time and money to follow through with that passion, especially when the craft does not get artists the earnings they need (meaning they must then devote a portion of their time to a side job). The entire music industry needs to take a long, hard look at the musicians that they are shorting, back out of streaming music and give a fair shake to those who put forth the material that puts food on their table. Ultimately, the consumers must decide what the soundtrack to their lives is worth, because without their purchases, music’s swan song remains the same. Regen McCracken is a junior intending to major in journalism. Send questions and comments to rmccracken@ wisc.edu.


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The Badger Herald | Sports | Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forwards plowing road for Badgers Healthy or not, 1st line leading UW past toughest of WCHA rivals Nathan Palm Extra Points Editor To be the best you have to beat the best, and that’s exactly what UW women’s hockey has done this season. Recently completing one of their toughest stretches of schedule this season, the Badgers (222-2) drudged through some serious competition, facing No. 2 Minnesota, No. 6 North Dakota and No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth all in consecutive series. While the Badgers played both Minnesota and North Dakota away from the friendly confines of the Kohl Center, the team amassed an impressive 3-1-

“...We have all the tools to win those games, but mentally we’re going to have to get that edge.” Brooke Ammerman Forward

2 record over its last three opponents, helping the team hold on tight to its No.1 ranking. But the motor behind Wisconsin’s solid drive through its recent WCHA series was the play and leadership of its forwards. Wisconsin’s first line, including forwards Brianna Decker, Brooke Ammerman, and Carolyne Prevost enjoyed plenty of early season success, but ran into adversity Nov. 25 when Prevost went down with a knee injury against St. Cloud State. Ammerman and Decker have been dynamic throughout the season, as the duo helped shoulder the load during Prevost’s absence. Both have been

ROCHEL, from 12 different from high school and playing almost every game, all game and starting since I was in seventh grade,” Rochel said. “And now I just got my first start my sophomore year in college.” “I had to learn how to just deal with my emotions, not get frustrated day after day and game after game with not playing as much as I wanted or starting or anything like that and just kind of channel that into practice and take my anger out there.” Earning her first career start in a quality win over Northwestern Sunday, head coach Bobbie Kelsey has seen growth in the sophomore forward but notes Rochel must carry over her impressive performances in

KORGER, from 12 It seems abundantly clear that the Colts will draft a quarterback, likely Stanford’s Andrew Luck, with the first overall pick in the draft. The Colts also have a new GM who fired head coach Jim Caldwell and a large part of his staff, much to Manning’s dismay. So what are the Colts’ options? A Green Bay Packer formula where Peyton Manning is the starter and Andrew Luck sits behind him for a few years, learning on the go while Peyton Manning knows he is ultimately training his successor and his replacement? That could work, if Manning wasn’t one of the most competitive athletes on the planet. Even though Peyton’s father, former Saints quarterback Archie Manning, took back his comments on the fact

the models of consistency and durability, playing in all 26 games this season and combining for 49 goals. The duo also leads Wisconsin with over 50 points each, including a team best 32 assists apiece. “The line’s been good all year, so when we were missing Carolyne obviously goal production and power plays were a little different when she wasn’t on the ice,” head coach Mark Johnson said. Back at full strength upon Prevost’s return from injury on Jan. 6 , the Badgers’ first line picked up where it left off, combining for an impressive 16 goals and 21 assists in UW’s past three series. On an individual level, Prevost has recorded five goals and eight assists, indicating the cohesiveness that exists between the three forwards. “I think we’ve done well,” Prevost said. “Three tough series so far since we’ve been back from break. It’s been a grind. It’s been kind of like October at the start of the year. We seem to always get everyone’s best game, ever since I’ve been a freshman. So I think it helps you prepare for each team.” As a senior, Ammerman knows the importance of remaining focused throughout the entire season, especially when facing obstacles like the injury to Prevost. The senior forward emphasized retaining that mental toughness for the duration of the season. “I think our toughest challenge will be mentally focusing in,” Ammerman said. “I think we have all the tools to win those games, but mentally we’re going to have to get that edge.” Johnson also stressed the importance of being mentally focused but emphasized the importance of staying healthy for the rest of the season. The Badgers hope to avoid any injuries in the coming weeks, as a late-season injury to any player would be devastating with the post-season looming on the

horizon. “This time in the season you want to stay healthy, shorten up practice a little bit and try to keep kids energetic as far as coming to the rink,” Johnson said.

“They need to keep doing the little things that have made them successful up to this point and not lose track or focus.” Prevost got lucky with the timing of her injury,

as the forward benefited from the extra time off over winter break to rehab and get back into shape. While the senior missed some time on the ice, it seems as if Prevost never left, as the

Badgers’ first line continues to look as dominant as ever. “[Our line’s] just been clicking,” Prevost said. “It’s like I never left. We seem to find each other on the ice to make our line successful.”

practice onto the Kohl Center floor. Averaging 14.5 minutes per game (up from 6.5 last year) as an often reserve for Covington and Thomas, teammates and coaches alike feel perfectly confident putting the ball in Rochel’s hands. But she admits that for no identifiable reason, she has trouble carrying over her tenacity and confidence in practice when an opponent lines up on the other side of the court. “She sees now that she will play more, and she has the potential to start, if we need her to,” Kelsey said. “You just want it for her so bad and you can see that she can [score], and it just hasn’t quite been there for her. But we always believed she could do it.” Never were the

sophomore’s talents on display more than in a November victory over Montana State, when the Lakeville, Minn., native notched 14 points and pulled down 11 boards, both career highs. Rochel attributes her increased level of play to the fact that Covington was confined to the sidelines because of injury. While the high-scoring night may have surprised followers of Kelsey’s squad, her fellow Badgers viewed it more as an “I told you so” moment. Analogized to a gazelle by Covington for her versatility on the hardwood — with the coveted ability to nail a turnaround jumper near the hoop and step outside to sink a shot from three-point land — teammates believe it’s only a matter of time before her

talent comes through more clearly in games. “Her shot’s improved tremendously,” Kelsey said. “When we first started working with her it wasn’t very consistent. You don’t see it in the game, but she can hit that high post shot.” With her scoring up to 4.3 points per contest and ranking third on the team with four rebounds per game despite fairly limited playing time, her greatest fault may be her natural tendency to vie for the assist rather than the score. According to Rochel, even in high school she always first looked to hand the ball off to a teammate, and it’s precisely that attitude that keeps her eyes off the basket during games. Rochel shoots better than 52 percent from the field and

has proven efficient when the ball’s in her hands. But as she explained, she has greater confidence in those around her. “I just have more confidence in other people — I know if I get Taylor [Wurtz] the ball, she’s going to either score, get an and-one or get a foul or something — in some way benefit the team,” Rochel said. “And Anya the same way. I have confidence in everyone else, I just need to find that confidence in myself.” As Covington and Thomas prepare for graduation, the scoring burden will soon fall on Rochel’s shoulders, but the gregarious Covington says it’s only a matter of time before the sophomore becomes the “beast” on the court of which she is capable. In rather fitting fashion,

she shied away from making any guarantees, but the sophomore forward believes that when the spotlight shines brightly on her next season, she’ll be ready. Those who join her on the court feel it’s partially their job to instill confidence in the Minnesota native and bring out the aggressiveness that could have top Big Ten contenders losing sleep. “Our main thing is just encouragement, just being there for her, because that’s the biggest thing you can do,” Covington said. “Then continuing to do the things that we can do, so hopefully she can see she can do the same things we’re doing, and actually surpass us.” But, as Rochel understands better than anyone else, only she can instill that crucial confidence in her game.

that he believed Luck and Manning together would never work out, we all know the truth; it’s probably how Peyton feels. How would you feel if you had been the manager of a company’s branch for 13 years and one day a younger, untested employee was assigned to study under you at an assistant manager position? Would you be willing to train him while you ran the company, knowing that at any time the company may fire you and have him take your place? The Colts’ situation is eerily similar to Green Bay. A new GM takes over, fires the head coach (Ted Thompson fired Mike Sherman as head coach a year after replacing him as the GM) and begins to implement organizationalwide change. Thompson let Pro-Bowl guards Marco Rivera and Mark Wahle

leave the Packers in 2005 that,” Manning said. “It’s as well as top safety Darren not a real good environment Sharper in order to free up down there right now, to cap space and release aging say the least. Everybody’s around on players. Thompson has walking and continues to pursue a eggshells. I don’t recognize vigorous policy of building our building right now. through the draft but also There’s such complete and total change.” with the It’s signing of understandable key free Replacing [Manning] position agents like with an untested rookie the Colts owner Charles like Luck in the NFL is Jim Irsay, who Woodson will have the with the extremely dangerous. final call on cap space if the team he saves. On top of potentially cutting retains Manning, finds ties with Manning, All- himself in at present day. Pro defensive end Dwight Last season, the Colts paid Freeney and top receiver Manning more than $20 Reggie Wayne could also million as he rehabbed. be on their way out as the Now the owner must choose organization looks to free between the picking up the up cap space and turn a rehabbing star’s $28 million new leaf. Manning has been bonus by March to keep quite honest with the press him on the team or cutting ties with the face of the about the situation too. “I’m not in a very good franchise in order to build place for healing, let’s say an entirely new team.

This is where it gets dicey. Manning has given his heart and soul into making the Colts winners; he deserves to go out on his terms. His work ethic and film breakdown in the off-season and during the season is the stuff of legend. Replacing him with an untested rookie like Luck in the NFL is extremely dangerous. Highly picked quarterbacks are often flubs, like Ryan Leaf, Tim Couch and JaMarcus Russell. But Manning is coming off one of the worst places in the body to have an injury, the neck. The Colts have no idea about what they will receive if Manning comes back to the field. Will he be the same or a shadow of his former self? With a serious enough injury that sidelined him for an entire year, nobody knows how long the quarterback will be able to stay healthy.

Do the Colts see a larger benefit in keeping Manning and hoping he can last a few more years and still be an elite quarterback, or do the Colts want to begin the future now by letting go of Manning and drafting Luck to immediately start in the NFL? Both options are high risk and high reward. Thompson and the Packers took a calculated gamble that paid off when they let go of Favre in the waning years of his career. A Super Bowl win vindicated them. The Colts are in a similar spot, but in the NFL, no two gambles yield the same result.

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

A member of that dominating first line, senior Brooke Ammerman (10) has had plenty of reasons to share hugs this season, scoring 13 goals and dishing out nine more assists.

Nick is a senior majoring in history and English. Think one choice for the Colts is better than the other? Do you think Curtis Painter is the real answer? Let Nick know at nkorger@badgerherald. com. Seriously, email him.


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UW enters border battle heating up Kelsey, Badgers prepare for Gophers golden guard duo of Banham, Buford Nick Korger Associate Sports Editor When a struggling team needs a quick boost of confidence, there’s nothing that helps more than a victory. Laying down an old-fashioned beat-down, however, is something else entirely. Fresh off the heels of routing Northwestern 7555, Wisconsin (6-13, 2-5) looks to continue its solid play Thursday when it travels to Minnesota (1110, 3-4) for a border battle with the Golden Gophers. Wisconsin will face one of the better onetwo guard punches in the conference when it plays in Williams Arena, as Minnesota’s backcourt duo of freshman sensation Rachel Banham and tested senior Kiara Buford lead the Gophers’ offensive attack that averages 65.7 points per game. Banham, Minnesota’s Miss Basketball just a year ago, has already impressed in her first season as a Gopher. Against the No. 1 Baylor Bears earlier this season, the freshman posted a career high 19 points to go along with

“We’re going to have to try to get the ball out of [Banham’s] hands.” Bobbie Kelsey Head Coach

five rebounds and two assists. Banham leads Minnesota with 15.4 points per contest and is also a tremendous threat from deep. Besides being in the top ten in the conference in points per game, Banham currently boasts the second-best shooting percentage in the Big Ten from beyond the arc, averaging an amazing .444 percent. Complementing the young Banham is Buford, a senior and consistent scorer from anywhere on the court. There is little if no drop off between the two, as Buford averages 13.5 points per game, 15thbest in the conference. Besides owning a streak

of 14 consecutive games of double-digit points at one point this season, Buford is also a three-point threat, as the senior shoots .372 percent from downtown. Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey knows if the Badgers hope to win Thursday night, they must contain the Gophers’ scoring pair. “Well they are obviously a big key to what Minnesota is trying to do,” Kelsey said. “Banham, being a freshman, is really getting it done for them. We’re going to have to try to get the ball out of her hands.” “Same thing with Buford she’s a really nice shooter for them, and she takes what the defense gives her. She’s got a nice pull up, and we have to make sure we don’t let her get going either and everybody else for that matter. You take two away and sometimes the other players go off, so we’ll need a total team effort. We have a little plan, so we’ll see how it works.” Although Kelsey wasn’t revealing anything about the plan before the game, there are a few areas that the Badgers can look to exploit in their matchup with the Gophers. The first is threepoint shooting. While the Badgers shoot the thirdhighest percentage in the conference from three at .337 percent, the Gophers give up the fourth highest percentage from beyond the arc at .316 percent. Minnesota is also catching Wisconsin at a bad time, as the Badgers are coming off one of their best shooting games of the season. Against Northwestern this past Sunday, the Badgers shot over .400 percent from three, including a stretch where sophomore guard Morgan Paige hit four in a row. “Hopefully, the shots we do take go down because in the past we’ve taken a lot of three point shots and they haven’t gone in,” Kelsey said. “People on our team seem to be a little hot, and I’m not sure what [Minnesota] is going to do to stop us, like keep Morgan from hitting four in a row. I don’t anticipate Morgan being open, but again, more people scoring means they have to key in on somebody, and if they do that on Morgan we can throw it inside and go to work on the block.” If Wisconsin hopes to receive truly consistent scoring against Minnesota,

HOOSIERS, from 12 game, respectively. The frontcourt duo also leads Wisconsin in rebounding, with Evans pulling down 6.6 and Berggren grabbing 5.0. Forward Mike Bruesewitz also averages 5.0 rebounds per game, and his scoring numbers have risen to 6.5 points per game after he also endured some shooting struggles earlier in the season. “I think a lot of guys spent a lot of time in the gym, myself included,” Bruesewitz said. “I think everybody has done that. There have been a lot of extra hours after practice, before practice.” “Also we’re moving quite a bit better without the basketball. We’re making good cuts and getting a little bit more open shots,

Andy Fate The Badger Herald

Anya Covington (40) burned Northwestern’s defense on Jan. 22, hitting 9 of 17 shots and 5 of 8 free throws for 23 points. Minnesota gives up the fourth-highest shooting percentage in the Big Ten. it will need its frontcourt to have a strong showing. While Wisconsin senior Anya Covington will most likely battle down low with Minnesota’s Katie Loberg, the Gophers lack

and that’s why they are falling.” To keep pace with the Hoosiers, Taylor and the

“I think a lot of guys spent a lot of time in the gym, myself included ... There have been a lot of extra hours before practice, after practice.” Mike Bruesewitz

Forward

Badgers’ guards must counteract Indiana’s backcourt duo of Verdell Jones III and Jordan Hulls. With stud freshman forward Cody Zeller leading the team in scoring (15.1 points per

height across the boards to challenge the likes of Covington and fellow Badger post sophomore Cassie Rochel. With only one Gopher player in the immediate rotation taller

game), Jones III and Hulls lead Indiana in assists with 3.5 and 3.4 per game, respectively. Hulls is also the Hoosiers’ top outside shooting threat, having made 45 of 91 3-point attempts (49.5 percent) this season. Indiana ranks first in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 44.9 percent, while Wisconsin has held opponents to a conference-best 26.4 shooting clip from outside. “Every team plays a little bit differently,” Ryan said. “Teams have different make-ups: taller, shorter, quicker, so each game is an entity to itself. But Jordan is always going to try to find a way to make the team successful, and that’s the way all players should be. Some just are a little more effective at it than others.”

than 6-foot-3, the Badgers will look to lean on their own bigs. “I think we’re just going to try to play our game,” Paige said. “Anya’s been having some great

matchups inside, so I feel like the more touches we get to her it’s going to be a positive result. I wouldn’t say that’s our game plan, but she’s just one of our top options right now.”

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seasons at Stanford. After spending 2007 as the linebackers coach, thenhead coach Jim Harbaugh promoted Buh to codefensive coordinator. In 2009, four members of the Cardinal defense attained all-Pac-10 honors. Between 2002-05, Buh oversaw linebackers at San Diego State, his first job doing so, and watched four players graduate to the NFL. Two of them saw their names added to watch lists for the Nagurski and Butkus Awards, given annually to the best defensive player and linebacker in the country, respectively. He earned his first coaching job in college football in 1997 as a graduate assistant at Nevada, three years after graduating from the school. He also has held various coaching positions at California and Fresno State.

Buh received a defense that ranked 91st and 96th in the country in total defense in the two years prior to his arrival as defensive coordinator, in 2009. In the two seasons under his command, however, the Wolf Pack defense ranked 54th and 52nd in the same category. In 2010, the Wolf Pack had the nation’s 18th-best rushing defense, allowing 120.29 yards per game. The following season, they ranked 22nd nationally in pass efficiency defense. Buh’s defenses at Nevada also featured defensive end Dontay Moch, a thirdround draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals, and firstteam All-American defensive tackle Brett Roy. Before returning to Nevada, Buh spent three


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to visit hot Badgers Loser in 3 of last 4 games, IU visits Kohl Center as UW looks for 5th-straight win Mike Fiammetta Senior Sports Writer Once again rolling, the Wisconsin Badgers find themselves situated to finally make a statement in the Big Ten as the second half of conference play nears. Riding a four-game win streak, the No. 25 Badgers (16-5, 5-3) will host the No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers (164, 4-4) Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin most recently dispatched Illinois on the road Sunday afternoon in a 67-63 win that came four days after the Badgers waxed Northwestern at home 77-57. The Badgers seem to be hitting their stride while the Hoosiers have dropped three of their last four games. Indiana snapped a three-game losing skid Sunday in a 73-54 win over a Penn State team mourning

the loss of long-time football coach Joe Paterno, who passed away earlier that morning. Aside from the win-loss column, though, the two teams stand apart in their philosophical approaches. While the Hoosiers stand as the Big Ten’s top offense, scoring 79.8 points per game, the Badgers are the conference’s best defensive team, allowing only 49.6 points per game. The second-best defensive team is Ohio State, which still stands more than six points behind at 56.0 points per game. “It seems like there’s a lot of the same players,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said of IU’s roster. “It seems like they’re, I mean, they’ve been there. They’ve had the experience. They’ve been to every Big Ten arena, 90 percent of them.” After several horrendous shooting efforts early in the conference slate, Wisconsin has been fortunate to ride the improved play of preseason All-American point guard Jordan Taylor, who has boosted his scoring average to 14.1 points per

game after diminished totals earlier this season. Taylor began January by scoring 28 points in Wisconsin’s 63-60 overtime loss to Michigan State Jan. 3 and hasn’t scored less than 12 in a game since. After shooting 51.1 percent from the field in the Big Ten opener against Nebraska, Wisconsin failed to hit 40 percent in each of its next three games — all losses. Since then, the Badgers have shot at least 44.4 percent in three of their last four games. “It always looks better when shots are going down,” Taylor said. “Obviously, I haven’t been shooting the ball as well as last year if you want to compare it, but for me, I’m just trying to never hang my head, never get too low or too high. It’s a constant grind, and you just rely on your teammates.” Specifically, the Badgers have seen improved efforts from forwards Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans, who are second and third in scoring with 11.0 and 9.7 points per

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After struggling during the nonconference season, junior Mike Bruesewitz has been money for Wisconsin as of late, hitting 44.2 percent from the field and a team-best 44 percent from the arc in conference play. Recently, the rest of the team has cleaned up its shoooting woes as well.

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Buh hired as LBs coach Former defensive coordinator at Nevada, Stanford latest UW coaching staff addition

Paul Chryst and become defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh. After six assistants Wisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema departed in the weeks after announced the latest the Rose Bowl Game on addition to his staff Jan. 2, Buh is Bielema’s Wednesday afternoon, fourth hire since Jan. 16, introducing Andy Buh as the and all have experience program’s new linebackers coordinating either an offense or defense. coach. Buh inherits a linebacking Buh spent the previous two seasons at Nevada, his corps that returns two alma matter, where he acted starters, Chris Borland and as defensive coordinator and Mike Taylor, who combined linebackers coach. He also for 293 tackles and earned has two years of experience first-team all-Big Ten awards as a co-defensive coordinator in 2011. “Today is at Stanford (2008a great day,” 09). Buh said. “I’m “I’ve known very excited about Andy for and enthused several years and about joining had the chance the University to visit with him of Wisconsin’s at the coaches’ football staff. I’m convention in Buh thrilled with this San Antonio recently,” Bielema said. “I opportunity and can’t wait to came away very impressed hit the field running.” “Coach Bielema has given with his teaching ability, his passion and his personality. me the opportunity of a He brings tremendous lifetime, and I’m humbled to experience, being a be a part of his staff. I look coordinator at both Nevada forward to every part of this and Stanford, and is a experience and can’t wait to get working.” dynamic personality. Nevada flashed a 20-7 “With his wife being an Indiana native, this is chance record over the two years in for his family to get back to which Buh acted as defensive coordinator, with the Wolf the Midwest.” All in all, Buh has coached Pack winning the WAC title linebackers for seven years in 2010. Upon arriving at Nevada, at three institutions. He will replace Dave Huxtable, who left Wisconsin to join BUH, page 11

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Wisconsin sophomore forward Cassie Rochel averages four rebounds a game, good for third best on the Badgers, despite only averaging 14.5 minutes on the floor a game.

Rochel poised to emerge Post player with pass-first mentality slowly breaking out of shell, showing potential Ian McCue Associate Sports Editor She has the height, athleticism and offensive skill set to be one of the top post players in the conference. But for Cassie Rochel, one key piece of the puzzle is missing: aggressiveness. As the tallest player on the Wisconsin women’s

basketball roster, the sophomore forward has shown bursts of dominance this season as she readies to take over as the Badgers’ primary option inside the paint. Following in the intimidating footsteps of former University of Wisconsin stars Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer — both of whom last suited up for

the cardinal and white in 2010-11 — Rochel will soon be tasked with carrying on the recent tradition of dominating Badgers’ post players. This season, two seniors, forwards Anya Covington and Ashley Thomas, have anchored Wisconsin’s game around the hoop. Rochel’s teammates are confident she will find the confidence

to become a big-time scorer. En route to averaging 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and four blocks per contest as a senior in high school, Rochel was named Miss Minnesota. Even so, she admits her transition to Big Ten play didn’t exactly go as planned. “It was definitely

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Colts face similar issue as Packers, circa 2008 Nick Korger Korger’s Korner The Green Bay Packers have been lucky since September 20, 1992. When quarterback Don Majkowski went down with an ankle injury that same day against the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay entered a reign of quarterback continuity

and security extremely rare in the NFL. Although the breakup was messy and many fans still remain hurt over the nature of Brett Favre’s departure, fans of Green Bay will continue to heal and forgive their former hero as his notso-fond memory of the last three years of his career is steadily erased by another MVP-worthy quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. When is the last time a franchise can say it has enjoyed such security and dominance at the quarterback position? Maybe the San Francisco 49ers, a team that enjoyed

Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young in succession. But, as so well documented throughout Rodgers brief, yet brilliant, career, replacing a legend behind center isn’t always a destination for immediate success. How have things been going at the quarterback spot in Miami since Dan Marino left? Let’s see, Jay Fiedler, A.J. Feeley, Joey Harrington, Chad Pennington and Chad Henne. Not good. When it comes to finding a franchise quarterback in the NFL, there are no

guarantees of success. There’s no promise that a draft pick will bear fruit for a franchise, just like the free agent pool doesn’t always feature top candidates to take over a starting role. Besides a grocery boy named Kurt Warner throwing toilet paper rolls into carts at a Hy-Vee grocery store after the Packers cut him in 1994, there aren’t enough talented quarterbacks to go around. It’s hard to argue that there has been another quarterback more consistent and dominating in recent memory than

four-time MVP and Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning. But after a neck injury and an unsuccessful surgery and first recovery, Manning sat out all of the 2011 season, watching from the sidelines as the Colts spiraled to a league worst 2-14 record and the first overall selection in the 2012 draft. There might be room to argue that Peyton Manning, not Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, is the NFL MVP this season. The Colts finished 10-6 and went to the playoffs the previous year with Manning as quarterback. This year,

the Manning-less Colts squad looked like they had a real chance to give the 2008 Detroit Lions a run for their money as the only team to ever record a 0-16 record. Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky were not the answer at quarterback for a Colts team without Manning. But with Manning recovering this off-season with hopes to return to the gridiron at full strength, his security as the starting quarterback has largely been put into question by the Colts draft position.

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