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Recount starts for high court Waukesha County Clerk who has been in thick of voting controversy steps away from proceedings Andrew Averill State Editor The statewide recount for a contested Supreme Court seat began today, with one county clerk recusing herself from overseeing the proceedings in order to avoid more conflict in an already tense election. Challenger Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg requested the recount, which it was determined will be done by hand in 31 counties and machine in the remaining. Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who reported incorrect election night vote totals from her county, will not take part in her county’s recount proceedings. She wrote a letter to Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas reminding him he could substitute Nickolaus and her deputy if she felt it was in the county’s best interest, which she told him it was. ”[…]I do believe that the citizens of Waukesha County would be best

served and there would be a total avoidance of any appearance of impropriety or conflict if an independent third party were appointed by you to run the board of canvassers for a recount in the April 2011 Supreme Court election,” Nickolaus said in the letter. She also reinforced her belief that her election procedures were run fairly and those who thought differently because of “erroneous” facts were wrong. Vrakas agreed with the request and appointed retired judge Robert Mawdsley in her place. Kloppenburg’s campaign manager Melissa Mulliken, asked if she thought it necessary for the clerk to step down, said it was Nickolaus’ decision, before going on to discuss how their campaign requested the Government Accountability Board for an independent investigation into the conduct of Nickolaus the week of the election.

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JoAnne Kloppenburg, a candidate for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, speaks to an audience at a press conference after the election earlier this month. Like the Kloppenburg camp, incumbent Justice David Prosser has a number of volunteers who will act as observers during the recount proceedings. He sent a letter to them Wednesday outlining his expectations and criticizing his opponent for stalling the election.

“Our opponent chose to seek a recount, continuing to prolong politics-asusual,” Prosser said in the letter. “We respect her statutorily-granted right to seek a recount, but believe it an unfortunate use of scant taxpayer resources.” He added volunteers should conduct

themselves with the utmost respect for county staff. In Dane County Wednesday, the recount effort began early, and staff and volunteers were expecting a 12-hour day, Dane County Clerk Karen Peters said. Around 184,000 votes were cast in Dane County, and the

recount is expected to cost anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000, Peters said. The recount must be finished by May 9, according to Wisconsin statutes. The results from the April 5 election have

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Hearing for controversial Voter ID bill draws younger audience WisCards could not be used under legislation; supporters say measure prevents fraud Andrew Averill State Editor

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A member of the Madision Teachers Incorporated testifies against the bill on Wednesday.

Despite the voter ID bill’s author ’s statements to the contrary, the hearing held Wednesday on the controversial measure saw members of the voting public testify that requiring photo identification at the polls would disenfranchise many vulnerable citizens across Wisconsin. Rep. Jeff Stone, R-Greendale, testifying with Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, before the Assembly Elections Committee, said his bill would be a reasonable check to ensure the person obtaining a ballot on election today is really the person they claim to be. “The types of IDs mentioned are possessed by almost all the citizens of Wisconsin currently,” Stone said. “Those who do not possess this and

are unable to obtain one because they are indigent … it will be provided for them under this legislation.” Leibham told the committee the Legislature is serious about passing the voter ID bill and said the public should begin planning for the change. Under Stone’s bill, voters would be required to show a Wisconsin driver ’s license, state issued identification card, passport, naturalization certificate or identification from the uniformed services, like a military ID. After the lawmakers finished testifying, the committee began hearing public testimony. Aside from two women from the Republican Women of Waukesha County who both expressed support for the measure, a majority of the people at the hearing were opposed. Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Harris, who represents a predominately black

district, called the bill the most restrictive in the nation and she said it could potentially disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin residents. “People are coming to me saying it’s going to be tough to get off their jobs and they tell me they don’t have or need a license because they don’t drive and use public transportation,” Harris said, adding later, “With this particular bill, I believe it is to put a halt on the democratic process, making it very difficult for the people that look like me to have representation that look like them.” The bill would not accept University of Wisconsin System student IDs, and a number of UW students lined up to testify against the bill. They were concerned about out-of-state students being forced to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and claim

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MPD to crack down on underage drinking Changes to 2011 Mifflin Street Block Party coincide with police, city efforts to stop driving under influence Pam Selman City Editor Madison Police Department officers are teaming up with city officials and will make combating underage drinking at Saturday’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party a top priority. Mayor Paul Soglin said allowing partygoers of legal drinking age to consume alcohol in the streets — the biggest change to this year ’s party — brings an edge to the event and also raises additional concerns for keeping the event safe for attendees.

Although he said the city faces a number of concerns surrounding underage drinking as the event approaches, Soglin said his main worry pertains to the underage kids from the surrounding area who drive to Madison for the event with the intentions of obtaining intoxicants. “The fact that they have access to an automobile imposes a serious hazard to themselves and others,” Soglin said. “One thing we want to emphasize is not only the fact that we will be paying special attention to underage drinking, but also

paying careful attention through the course of the afternoon to peoples’ driving habits. We are hoping folks are concerned of their own safety … and are going to be cognizant to the dangers of drinking and driving.” After attending the block party throughout the past 40 years, Soglin said attendees who witness their friends or neighbors overindulging or abusing alcohol should take the necessary steps to stop it before it gets too dangerous. MPD Lieutenant Kristen Roman said it

would be difficult to predict how the new allowance will affect the number of arrests at the party, but said the department will still be putting its main focus on underage drinking, stressing while open intoxicants would be allowed, illegal consumption would still be impermissible. Roman said the new permission would also not require MPD to staff more officers for the event, and the number of Matt Hintz The Badger Herald

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City moves closer to new district map Planners work out changes to keep campus buildings within same voting lines; final decision coming in May Matt Huppert Campus Reporter The city’s redistricting process took the project to the next level Wednesday night as a city committee approved a number of map proposals to be brought before the public for input before the final selection is made. After several weeks of meetings came out with a variety of possible redistricting plans for the city’s Reapportionment and Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee to consider, the committee’s members debated what the most important constants brought forth in each plan were in order to generate a more comprehensive final proposal. Created in correlation with the results of the 2010 census, the proposed plans adjust the current districts to compensate for changes in population that occurred over the last decade, Madison city planner Brian Grady said. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, proposed a plan that would slightly

expand his district, the area encompassing a majority of the University of Wisconsin campus as well as most undergraduate housing facilities, Grady said. Although most of the campus and downtown districts would remain fairly similar in shape and size, many of the districts on the east and west edges of Madison would change significantly if the public votes in the plan, he said. After Grady presented a number of plans to the committee, members offered critiques and suggestions to the newly drawn district lines. Grady said the feedback would be incorporated into a final plan, which will be presented at a City Council discussion tonight. While most aspects of the plan received the committee’s approval, members did propose changes. Resnick stressed the importance of keeping as many UW campus and housing buildings in his district as possible, redrawing the lines slightly to incorporate both Smith Hall and

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Salvador Gonzalez, a planner with the City of Madison, speaks to the Ad Hoc committee Wednesday. several lakeshore dorms currently in adjacent districts. “For the most part the plan has everything I would recommend,” Resnick said. “Going ahead with this will do a lot for the student voice.” The city will put the proposed plans on its website Friday, allowing the public to offer input before a plan is chosen in mid-May. A redistricting team began developing the proposed plan in early March after the results

of the 2010 census were published, Grady said. They first looked at the populations in each district provided by the census to determine which needed to be reconfigured, he said. The redistricting team then used several criteria they deemed necessary to redraw each district, Grady said, along with several required by law. The primary goal was to ensure the population of each district would be very close to 11,660 people — a number

deemed fit from the results of the census. Grady said throughout the last ten years, many districts on the edges of Madison had decreased in population, while districts near the campus and downtown area had stayed relatively dense. “This gives the votes of those in the less populated areas more power in deciding elections than those in the denser districts,” Grady said. “The goal of this plan is to ensure one person equals one vote.”

ASM endorses New Badger Partnership after debate During council meeting, tensions rise as critics say model weighs ability to afford education over intellectual skill; supporters say education would be more accessible Katherine Krueger Campus Editor Members of the University of Wisconsin student government grappled with whether to support new initiatives in the last meeting of the session and voted to formally support the New Badger Partnership for the first time since the proposal was announced. Representatives debated the possibility of the Associated Students of Madison taking a formal stance on the New Badger Partnership, which some members said was not a matter that should be addressed before the changing of the guard to the 18th session. Vice Chair Adam Johnson said it was imperative for ASM to adopt a formal stance on the plan and students

have inquired why the student government had remained neutral on the controversial proposal. He said it is the role of elected officials to take stances on such issues. “I’m ready to make a tough choice because it’s our job as elected representatives to make decisions based on what is best for constituents in the long run,” he said. University Affairs Chair Carl Fergus said he did not support a move to a high tuition, high financial aid model for the university, and that the proposal would evaluate students based on whether they can afford tuition instead of based on intellectual capability. He added the public authority model would render the campus an institution that no longer resembled the same

university known to current students. Chair Brandon Williams said he supported the Partnership, saying the proposal, though not perfect, would provide for increases in needbased financial aid and allow higher education to remain accessible and affordable to all Wisconsin families. “I think this model is the only way our institution will succeed in the future,” he said. “This will make our university better.” As tensions escalated, three representatives left the room and only one member maintained the required quorum of 12 required to vote on the issue. The measure passed with 12 votes in favor and one opposed, under the caveat that shared

governance practices would continue, two students would be appointed to the governing board for the university and needbased aid would increase, among others. Extensive debate also focused on the possible creation of an ASM Sustainability Committee, which Fergus said could address environmental issues on campus more effectively than an already overburdened body in existence. Members also considered a proposal from Fergus to enter a contract with the ZimRide online ridesharing program, already in use across other UW System campuses. He said the program would allow students a more secure and dependable way to find

rides and a three-year contract would cost $36,000 of the money in the ASM budget that remained unspent. Williams said the plan did not fit a cost-benefit analysis and characterized a decision to initially enter a contract lasting multiple years as irresponsible. After Representative Sarah Niebart proposed a sunset clause to the program that would limit the contract to one year, the council unanimously adopted the measure. The governing body also granted final approval to proposed changes to the Campus Services Fund that Student Service Finance Committee Chair Matt Manes said would hold student organizations neutral by not allowing ASM to contract with campus groups for services.

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students from voting in those elections that directly impact them as campus area residents. The voter ID bill Stone drafted is slightly different from a similar one introduced in the Senate earlier this year, and also includes moving the primary elections from September to the second Tuesday in August, ending straight party ticket voting, except for military and overseas voters, and requiring voters to be a resident for 28 days instead of 10 before an election.

residency in Wisconsin in order to vote in local and state elections. UW senior and out-ofstater Maggie Bahrmasel, 21, said there’s only a small window of time during her day when she would be able to go to the DMV because she’s either at school, at work or studying into the night. UW senior and Illinois native Rebecca Dobrez, 22, said UW students are affected by many local elections and the bill would bar out-of-state


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University Ave. will get saucy addition Buffalo Wild Wings will relocate to building near east side of campus; Logan’s volleyball court will permit drinking outside Caroline Wittenburg News Reporter A popular downtown bar restaurant received approval from a city committee Wednesday evening to move the establishment closer to campus. The Alcohol License Review Committee granted State Street’s Buffalo Wild Wings request to transfer from its current location to a currently unoccupied space in East Campus Mall’s University Square building, commonly known as the Lucky Apartment building. Buffalo Wild Wings owner Greg Meyers said the bar needed a change of venue following almost 18 years of occupying its current location. When the move comes through, the restaurant will be the night owl of the building as it will maintain its 3 a.m. closing time. Meyers said he has worked with the area’s new alder Scott Resnick, District 8, as well as Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, Madison Police Department Captain Carl Gloede and the city’s alcohol policy coordinator Mark Woulf — all of whom he said were supportive of

the move. Still, ALRC’s university representative Tom Seger said the transfer could be somewhat problematic because the new location is surrounded by private residences that might not easily take to the addition of a bar in the area. Seger also raised a concern about how the 80 percent-20 percent split between food and alcohol mix would fit into the community. “We hope that you can talk to us and suggest that you look to the university as a partner,” Seger said. The committee also approved a provision to allow Logan’s bar, located on West Johnson Street, to serve alcoholic beverages on the outside premise of the establishment when it opens a new team volleyball court in its parking lot during the spring and summer. Logan’s manager Adam Mais said with the new court, the venue would also add a new menu and a variety of specials that would directly correlate with the seasonal courts. The courts would only be operational early afternoon to early evening between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mais said

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Currently located on State Street, Buffalo Wild Wings will relocate to the area near East Campus Mall, below Lucky apartments. the addition would give Madisonians an additional activity to do during the summer aside from typical downtown bar-hopping. MPD officer Mary Schauf said the proposal could be a problem because of the increased noise levels in the neighborhood the courts might cause. Mais contested the accusation and said because the courts would be closed before

bar-time, the noise level should not cause a major concern for the city. The campus can also expect to see business continue as usual at the popular downtown Kollege Klub on Lake Street, which the committee approved for an alcohol license renewal. The committee granted the request under the conditions the new license would keep the same hours

of operation, employment and target market registered under the bar’s current regulations. Despite a recent trend across downtown establishments, Kollege Klub’s co-owner Jordan Meier said the bar had no intentions of applying for a venue license that would allow for individuals under the age of 21 to participate in entertainment options. Meier also said the

bar would maintain its monthly compliance meetings with MPD, which he said have proven to be helpful in establishing a good relationship with the department in order to address any concerns. “The line of communication is open between the department and the Kollege Klub and we have a very functional relationship now,” Jordan said.

Troubled job market spurs students to Capitol in protest

University of Wisconsin students touted job resumes and interviewready apparel in an effort to promote awareness of a lack of available jobs for college graduates and to speak out against the voter ID bill on Wednesday. The student-led Briefcase Brigades included a march up State Street to distribute information on the job crisis for students as a part of a national day of action to draw attention to funding cuts to higher education. Dane County Board Representative Analiese Eicher addressed students, saying access to quality jobs after graduation is becoming more difficult and the opportunities available to students continue to narrow. She said students will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the state and need to be able to affect change in the political climate of the state with easily accessible voting policies. “Students want to put their knowledge and skills to work,” Eicher said. “If we’re going to have any change, we need to be able to express our voice

by voting.” Ken Dunbeck, chair of the Legal Committee for the Autonomous Solidarity Organization, said a strong investment in education at the state level would ensure a strong system would be available to the students of tomorrow. While reducing funding for K-12 and public higher education programs saves money in the short run, he said the trend of defunding education would prove detrimental to the state economy. “We need to nurture and train students in the public education system,” Dunbeck said. “A strong investment in education is an investment in the future.” Organizer and UW student Max Love said a senator approached the students to express support for the event and students drew attention to the cause during their procession up State Street. He added although the event targeted legislators at the Capitol, organizers will continue to pursue a wide variety of advocacy tactics. Max Berger, a national lead organizer for Briefcase Brigades, said while unaffiliated individuals coordinated 31 events held around the country, some 10,000 students in attendance at a national Energy Action Coalition conference are trained to be activists in

their communities. He said Briefcase Brigades is a tactic to advocate job creation for recent college graduates, rather than a directed campaign. Students around the country interested in organizing a Brigade were provided with a set of instructions about how they might want to approach speaking with state legislators, although Berger said no limitations were placed on the scope of action. On a national scale, he added students were provided with resumes detailing the facts about the jobs crisis that they were encouraged to bring to members of Congress on recess in their home districts. “It’s incredibly important that politicians begin to talk about this issue and these [events] are the first step in putting this crisis on the political agenda,” he said. Berger said the activism organism MoveOn. org was responsible for purchasing some briefcases for the events but the brigades are an example of grassroots activism and “organic organizing.” While an estimation of total participants nationally was not yet available, similar events were hosted across 23 states to address what he said had begun to emerge as a national issue.

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at different times pointed toward both candidates as winners. The first unofficial results reported in the race between 12-year incumbent Justice David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg put the challenger ahead by an extremely narrow margin of just 204 votes. She declared victory the next day. Within the next two days, though, a “bombshell” dropped in Waukesha County. Nickolaus announced to the media she had failed to report a number of votes from Brookfield — roughly 14,000. After a canvass put Prosser up by about 7,000 votes, he soon declared victory while Kloppenburg formally requested a recount just two days after on April 20.

officers assigned to the event is comparable to previous years, with a few minor adjustments. Officials with MPD have done a “tremendous amount” of work leading up to the party in order to make expectations clear to community members about what behavior would be tolerated and what kind of responses would be given based on certain behaviors. “The word is out as to what is expected,” Roman said. “There will be a method to identify those who are [of legal drinking age] — certainly those who do not purchase their alcohol through vendors would potentially draw some contact based on any behavior or observations as to their legal drinking age.” If partygoers adhere to

MPD expectations and demonstrate “personal responsibility,” Soglin said there would be significant economic benefits for the city. Soglin said the fewer expenses the city faces to address problems of bad behavior and arrests, the more money the city would have to apply to programs like social services and real crime fighting. “I am here with one observation and one message and it has a lot to do with the cost of the event,” Soglin said. “Even without the problems we’ve got at the state Capitol, the city has been facing some very, very tough times in regards to expenses. There is still an opportunity of tremendous savings — if we can keep the arrests to zero, we can still have an additional tens of thousands of dollars.”

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High speed media consumption changing journalism, alumni say Reporter hopefuls need to use technologic tools while keeping up editorial quality Ryan Rainey Deputy News Editor Five of the University of Wisconsin’s most prominent alumni in journalism addressed growing technological and ethical changes to television news media at a panel discussion Wednesday evening. The five-person panel, which included employees at CBS News, ABC News, the Poynter Institute and the Fox News Channel, tackled many of the issues currently facing major media outlets. Chris Bury, an ABC News correspondent based in Chicago, said many young journalists are eager and wellequipped to dive into the journalism industry’s currently volatile landscape because of their impressive language and multimedia skills.

“At ABC, for example, we are hiring these kids — armies of one — they’re armed basically with a laptop and a cheap camera, and we have them in places like Mumbai and Delhi and Nairobi,” Bury said. “And they’re young, and they’re eager … and occasionally, if there’s a big story, they’re going to get on the air.” Many of the panelists cautioned, however, that news outlets should know where to draw the line between citizen journalists and eager young reporters. Jeff Greenfield, a senior political correspondent for CBS News, said the prominence of major news organizations has faded since the introduction of services like satellite television and the Internet, creating a more decentralized ‘gating’ structure for news. Because of this, he said, story-making power has shifted. “There are no gates

now,” Greenfield said. “If the New York Times doesn’t want to cover something, it doesn’t matter.” CBS News Chief Travel Correspondent Peter Greenberg said many news organizations have begun to face the reality they must adapt to the instant flow of information that has caused many major news organizations to close both foreign and domestic bureaus. Greenberg said instead of placing reporters or “stringers” in cities to anticipate a major news event, news outlets now wait for something to break online and then send a reporter. “My salary at Newsweek was 20 dollars a month, and my job was to stay here until a 727 hit Lake Mendota and then call the Chicago bureau,” Greenberg said. “But there are now no bureaus to speak of in terms of a comparative number anymore … and so now what we’re practicing, for

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Jill Geisler of the Poynter Institute said public media outlets are looking to squelch the perception of bias in programming. lack of a better term, is parachute journalism.” The panel also discussed the partisan tilt of some media organizations like Fox News, MSNBC and National Public Radio, all of which Greenfield said either leaned to the right or left of center. David Tabacoff, currently a senior executive

producer for Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, said many attacks on his news organization were baseless. One questioner accused Tabacoff and Fox News of irresponsible journalism for showing footage of a violent protest in a warm climate with palm trees during a discussion about this

winter’s union protests at the Capitol. “That was a fact error piece of video that was run over a series of discussions regarding trouble in a number of areas. I just think that [the accusations] are a cheap shot,” Tabacoff said. “Every shot in Wisconsin was labeled as Wisconsin.”

U.N., U.S. next steps toward decision on Syria divided, cloudy Middle Eastern ambassador says America funded groups leading efforts against gov’t Edith Lederer Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The deeply divided U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a European and U.S.-backed statement condemning Syrian violence against peaceful protesters on Wednesday, with Russia saying security forces were also killed and the actions don’t threaten international peace. “A real threat could arise from outside interference or taking of sides,” Russia’s

deputy U.N. ambassador Alexander Pankin warned the U.N.’s most powerful body during a public session that followed, saying this could lead to civil war. China and India called for political dialogue and peaceful resolution of the crisis, with no mention of condemnation. And Lebanon’s U.N. Ambassador Nawaf Salam stressed the country’s special relationship with Syria, saying “the hearts and minds” of the Lebanese people are with the Syrian people and are supporting President Bashar Assad’s lifting of the state of

emergency and reforms. France, Britain, Germany and Portugal circulated a draft media statement on Monday calling for the 15-member council to condemn the violence. But during consultations Wednesday afternoon, several members were opposed so at the request of the Europeans and the U.N. the Security Council then moved into open session to hear a briefing from the U.N. political chief and statements from council members. Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari welcomed the council’s inaction and questioned the

“unprecedented enthusiasm” by some members for the statement and a “lack of such enthusiasm” for attempting to end the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. The Syrian ambassador blamed the violence on “extremist groups whose fundamental objective is clearly the fall of the Syrian government” and said law enforcement had acted with the “utmost restraint” to prevent the killing of civilians. He waved a list of 51 members of the armed forces he said were killed “by armed gangs.” He said the campaign by extremists began as

information surfaced of outside parties “financing acts of sabotage.” He pointed to a report of the U.S. government financing an opposition satellite television station and opposition figures bent on ousting Assad. Ja’afari defended the government’s reforms, said more will come and that the government had detained members of “extremist circles” in Daraa, the city at the heart of the Syrian uprising, and confiscated sophisticated weapons including machine-guns. He said those detained admitted their crimes and said they received “large

sums for their acts.” But U.N. political chief B. Lynn Pascoe and the United States and the Europeans painted a very different picture of events. Pascoe told the council that “a review of the reports of media, international human rights groups, U.N. agencies and diplomatic missions confirm that the overwhelming majority of protests have been peaceful and unarmed.” “However, there have been credible reports of a very few instances where protesters have used force, resulting in the deaths of members of the security forces,” said Pascoe.


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Intoxicated space travel: Will U.S. blow zeros or shoot for the moon?

Sam Stevenson Columnist Is space exploration like a bottle of whiskey? Both are items I’m especially fond of, and that fondness will never make me more employable. The study of outer space and our species’ endeavors to explore it has done very little to resolve humankind’s greatest problems: poverty, war, famine and the thousand natural shocks flesh is err too. Like a bottle of whiskey, so much of our fascination with the heavens stems from a deeply seeded need to escape very real terrestrial problems. At least for those of us not working at NASA or its associates, the driving public support for the past 60 years has been based on a largely hedonistic impulse not always anchored by practical considerations. As the future of human space travel moves into its most precarious position since Vostok 1 shot Yuri Garagrin into the history books as the first man in space, the only area where practical advancements are set to be made and putative financing exists is in charted low-orbit joy rides for the obscenely wealthy. To wit, later this summer, the American Space Shuttle fleet, which has been running missions since the early 1980s, will be retired, and no replacement fleet is anywhere on the horizon. Plans made only a few years ago to redevelop the intellectual and material capacity to return to the Moon by 2020 have been scuttled. The Constellation Program to develop a new generation of spacefaring vehicles with the intention of getting to nearby asteroids (and eventually Mars and beyond) was effectively canceled by President Barack Obama last spring. The plan now, and this should sound familiar, is to develop “public-

private partnerships” between NASA and commercial interests. This transition effectively marks the end of public sector leadership in space exploration and the beginning of a new era where for-profit interests outweigh publicly supported scientific and humanistic objectives. Like a hangover, a glum reality should be setting in upon those who dream of stars and exploration of the unknown. There is a very good possibility mankind will never again set foot upon our moon, much less reach Mars. Given our planet’s grim socioeconomic inequalities and the trillions spent carelessly on imperial wars of occupation, the best we have to look forward to in the coming decades may be Richard Branson staring down at us from a low-Earth orbit. This Friday when the Space Shuttle Endeavor launches for its 25th and final mission, the expected attendance of Obama and recovering Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona — who is seeing off her husband, Mark Kelly, the mission commander — may well make this the last, celebrated launching of a publicly financed human space mission many of us will see until our twilight years, if ever. Many will argue this isn’t such a bad thing. After all, poverty, unemployment, epidemic disease and the struggle for peace around the world are easily more important areas of concern and better targets for taxpayer dollars. Publicly funded space exploration is not traditionally profitable, though it does generate many dreams in the elementary school set and those of us still beholden to that starryeyed mentality. Pointing expensive orbiting telescopes toward the black abyss to divine the origins of the universe will never feed starving children, but even more so than some good drink, the expansion of our knowledge of the cosmos puts perspective on life, our insignificance and the importance of living for the day as it is. In a hearing last

February, Giffords noted concern about NASA’s proposed scaling back of American space exploration: “My concern today is not numbers on a ledger, but rather the fate of the American dream to reach for the stars,” she said. Indeed, the inspirational narrative we’ve all been taught about how human space flight pushed the envelope of technology and the human character has begun to dead-line. And while it is hard to think beyond one’s own short time on Earth, the international effort to push the limits of space exploration goes beyond simply unifying the human imagination around a common goal, but addresses a never-ending project whose sweetest fruit will not ripen fully for generations. While too-often adulterated by bushleague Hollywood sci-fi, the Earth will not always sustain us, even if we do find a way to come together and seriously combat existential crises such as global warming and resource scarcity. Nonetheless, technologies and resources that may be discovered and harvested within reach of Earth have, in themselves, a relatively near-term allure. The choice between battling poverty and inequality or exploring space is a false one; we mustn’t sacrifice more than imperial military operations and corporate welfare to reignite NASA. The estimated cost of going to Mars is less than $150 billion and returning to the Moon would cost less than $35 billion. In contrast, the estimated cost of the Iraq war is $3 trillion, extension of the Bush era tax cuts will cost $3.7 trillion over ten years and the bank bail-out of 2008 cost $700 billion. In the end, space exploration might not be so much like a bottle of whiskey, but the moribund state of NASA and our plans to reach beyond this warm, blue rock certainly has me reaching for one. Sam Stevenson (stevenson.samuelb@ gmail.com) is a graduate student in public health.

This Monday, in a notat-all out of character message, Biddy Martin tweeted “@alison1690,” “I like the opportunity to learn about and communicate with students in a medium you find appealing.” The next day, our chancellor held an impromptu discussion with student protesters occupying Bascom Hall. Coincidence? Political savvy? Biddy being Biddy? Even if you’re opposed to the chancellor’s plan to split the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the UW system, you ought to be impressed with her communication abilities. For example, one moment Martin’s standing before a crowd of hostile graduate students, diplomatically responding to critiques of her New Badger Partnership proposal, and the next she’s typing furiously on her iPhone to partake in some digital chit-chat. The cynical 20-year-old in me wants to attack her Twitter as a devious public relations ploy. After all, it’s probably not a bad idea to ingratiate yourself to the students whose tuition you plan to raise. Combing through the archives of Martin’s laudatory and gracious tweets leaves the impression of a propagandist chancellor who has finally discovered how to use the Internet. But ever since comedian Conan O’Brien’s late night farewell speech, I’ve made a conscientious effort to honor the idea that

cynicism “doesn’t lead anywhere.” Suddenly, the chancellor’s neck-deep immersion in studentfriendly social media seems less like an underhanded attempt at courting public opinion. UW Life Sciences Communication professor Dietram Scheufele, a scholar of political communication, agrees with the more positive characterizations of Martin’s web presence. “In all honesty, I think part of her success is that she’s not remaking herself, but that she’s actually really genuine in the way she [uses Twitter].” Scheufele, in an interview early last week at his office, also commended the effortlessness with which the chancellor moves between her academic role as a university president and her political position as a savvy communicator capable of reaching various constituencies through all the appropriate channels. The chancellor’s relentless cultivation of a strong Internet presence should set a precedent for other university leaders, who so far have been largely hesitant to embrace digital forms of communication (aside from email) as a means of reaching out to their student bodies. In addition to tweeting news and opinions regarding her tenure-defining proposal, Martin has also responded to “twitter-cism.” Messages to Martin such as “Please suspend NBP efforts, UW cannot be reorganized via deals with an illegitimate government,” and “Chancellor, you need to dust off the Wisconsin Idea — NBP is anti-Wisconsin,” have been directly addressed with polite denials. Of course, her increased visibility and availability

serve to defend a proposal that has come under fire from student groups, politicians and other UW System presidents. The communications push also supplements UW’s national reputation. Because college rankings are dependent on the opinion of university officials, Martin’s heightened publicity stands to earn UW a more favorable assessment from its peers. If Martin’s motivations for the New Badger Partnership may be questionable, her desire to sow prestige at the Wisconsin flagship is completely apolitical. Lest her Twitter campaign prove too insubstantial, the chancellor has also dispatched a steady stream of informative emails to the student and faculty bodies. Subject headings such as “Update on the New Badger Partnership,” “Academic freedom and Open Records” and “State Budget” point to a chancellor committed to meaningful discussion. Students have critiqued the length of these emails, but we should applaud our leader for not condensing vital information into meaningless PR dribble. So, is the Internet version of Biddy Martin a carefully constructed image designed to deflect criticisms of her ambitious New Badger Partnership? Probably not. It’s just Biddy being Biddy. How many university presidents would willingly participate in a mostly unscripted “Teach me How to Bucky” music video? Not many. Hopefully, our chancellor releases a “Teach me How to Tweet” instructional in the coming months. Eric Carlson (ecarlson212@gmail. com) is a junior majoring in journalism.

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Apple devices confirm paranoiacs’ worst fears Signe Brewster Technologic When I heard researchers had discovered unassuming files on iPhones and iPads containing data tracking the device’s movement since the advent of the iOS 4 operating system, I went in search of an application that could visualize my own phone’s data. The app I downloaded provided me with a large, zoomable map of the world. The only visible dots hovered over Wisconsin and my homeland of Minnesota. Not too bad. Then I noticed the play button. I clicked, and watched as the dots swelled and shifted to indicate my travels between Minneapolis, Madison and Chicago last summer. Then they jumped to California, back to Minnesota and all the way to Rome for the timeframe corresponding with my semester abroad. Then it was back to Minnesota. Wisconsin. California for spring break. The video ended, leaving me with clusters of dots scattered across the U.S. and Europe. Wondering how precise the tracking was, I zoomed in on Madison. The entire isthmus was covered in dots, corresponding with the WiFi hotspots and cell phone towers Apple says the data is collected with — creepy, but not specific enough to make me feel alarmed. Then I read the FAQ of the site of the app, which was developed by the researchers who first discovered the files. The app, it turns out, is purposefully less specific with the data it presents. The real data is recorded to the minute, and pinpoints locations more accurately. Cell phones know much more about us than we realize, but this is unprecedented public knowledge of the scope. In a ridiculous, PR-heavy statement released yesterday, Apple announced it plans to stop storing the information for such a long period of time and prevent computers from backing it up when synced with a device. When users indicate they do not want their location-based information to be used, the tracking will stop altogether. Two consumers have since followed up with a class action suit alleging privacy violations, but what is more interesting is Apple agreed to appear before the federal Senate Judiciary subcommittee on privacy. A letter from Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., questions Apple about why the information exists and to what extent. “The existence of this

information stored in an unencrypted format raises serious privacy concerns,” he wrote in the letter. “Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of a user’s home, the businesses he frequents, the doctors he visits, the schools his children attend and the trips he has taken over the past months or even a year.” He correctly points out this information could be accessed by anyone who finds an iPhone, iPad or computer that has been synced with one of the devices. It is vulnerable to any viruses, hackers and applications that know where to look. The Senate hearing is important not only because of these vulnerabilities, but because Apple products are not the only ones storing this data. Apple said it uses the information to gather data on consumer trends, and other companies do this as well. The data might transmit to the companies anonymously, but it is currently too easy to store the information in a way that threatens or misleads the consumer. I honestly believe Apple meant no harm by storing the data, though they absolutely knew it existed on the devices before the researchers’ discovery. Consumers still deserve to know what their phone knows about them, however, and the Senate subcommittee’s research will be essential to developing policies that are both pro-consumer and pro-technological progress. Apple’s PR blunder has, however, created an unfortunate aversion to the practice in general. Location tracking serves a purpose, and there are users like myself who would quite honestly like to use the data for various purposes. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted that by utilizing information collected via cell phones, researchers are able to recognize illnesses before the user knows they are sick and chart the spread of political ideas, among an enormous number of other applications. New developments are going to continue pushing what mobile device data can be used for. Developers who figure out how to use the information in ways that are beneficial to users stand to make big money, and apps that utilize location data will continue to increase in number. Regulation should be put in place to ensure those with malicious intentions are punished, but should recognize the novel and progressive possibilities included in the field Apple so graciously brought into the public eye. Signe Brewster is a junior majoring in life sciences communication. Email her at sbrewster@badgerherald. com.

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Apple is currently reevaluating a tracking technology built into many of its devices. However, the ability could prove helpful for other unintended uses.

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Unsung women who have made their mark on society are honored as part of the 36th Anniversary Celebration for ‘A Room of One’s Own’ bookstore.

Store’s values reflected in celebration Local bookstore’s showcase makes ‘room’ for outstanding women’s accomplishments in Madison, global communities Katie Foran-McHale ArtsEtc. Reporter After witnessing another year full of Madison spirit — this one filled with tumultuous protests — bookstore A Room of One’s Own will be hosting its 36th Anniversary Celebration Sunday. In addition to a 10-percent discount on all purchases from Friday through Sunday at the downtown bookstore, the celebration will feature a showcase of four Madison women who have made a difference. These include Sue Goldwomon, host of “Her Infinite Variety,” a program of women in music on WORTFM for 26 years. There is also Arlene Zaucha, partner of Goldwomon and member of the “Her Turn” women’s news collective at WORT-FM, and Susan Friedman, a University of Wisconsin professor who was instrumental in creating the Women’s Studies department. The late Marian Thompson, who founded the Wisconsin Women’s Network and helped create Wisconsin’s Marital Property Law, is also being featured. Although these women may not be household names, they are important to know, especially in the Madison community.

“They continue to fight to get women acknowledged for their work, and to get the same acknowledgment that men get for their work,” co-manager Sandi Porkildson said. Their pictures will eventually be on the store’s honor wall, created by Porkildson and a store volunteer two years ago. Currently, the photos of nine Madison women are prominently placed there. Among them are Ruth Blaier, a neurology professor who showed there are no biological differences between men’s and women’s brains, and Liz Karlin, an abortion provider who encouraged physicians to learn the procedure to protect the safety of women. “We picked women who didn’t get a lot of public acknowledgement but did things that we felt were valuable,” Porkildson said. “We didn’t want them to be forgotten.” Some of these women were influential in helping to create the store in 1975. Porkildson has been with the store for all 36 years of business, and helped the bookstore become a downtown fixture. A walk into the store will offer not only large collections of feminist, gay and lesbian literature (as well as

works of history and fiction), but also sassy and political bumper stickers and buttons. The celebration will be much like the atmosphere of the store on any given day: laid-back and comfortable. Behind the laid-back atmosphere of the store lies a passionate community that has built up support for the store throughout the years. “Madison has had a strong feminist and gay/ lesbian community, and I think that has helped make Madison the unique place that it is,” Porkildson said. But over the last 36 years, the bookstore has undergone many changes, including changes in inventory and in reception in the Madison community. “It’s less labeled now as just being a feminist bookstore. … There’s a more permanent community downtown now that’s grown in the past 10 years,” Porkildson said. “There’s more of a demand for a general bookstore now.” It’s quite literally lesslabeled as well — the word “feminist” has been removed from its wellknown banner. (It now simply reads “Books and Gifts.”) She said the store will order anything a patron requests, and takes note of the community’s needs for different genres

of books. For example, upon considering that Madison has no official children’s bookstore, the store recently added a children’s section. And not just your average Disney fables — Porkildson mentioned a story about a transgendered child titled “My Little Princess Boy.” From a historical standpoint, Porkildson said that it’s important to recognize the women the celebration will honor, not only for their positive influences for the store, but also for their positive influences on women’s rights as a whole. “It’s important to have that history, not to take it for granted,” she said. “It seems these rights could be threatened to be taken away at any point.” And with refreshments of past years praised by Porkildson, the store will be sure to offer an afternoon of quality treats, goods and a worthwhile history lesson. “Come to learn a little bit of history about the Madison community, and to get a good cupcake,” she said. The celebration will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at A Room of One’s Own, located at 307 W. Johnson St. Visit www.roomofonesown. com for more information.

Moonlight, magnolias tell story of ‘wind’ Two men behind famed cinematic project ‘Gone With the Wind’ illustrated in comedic play to be shown at Madison’s Overture Center Amanda Connors ArtsEtc. Writer Producer David Selznick needs a blockbuster and he needs it now. Forward Theater Company tells the (mostly) true-to-life tale of the chaotic, frenzied and hilariously funny fiveday rewrite of the famous screenplay “Gone with The Wind,” in Forward Theater Company’s production of “Moonlight and Magnolias.” One of the most popular movies of all time, “Gone with the Wind,” has an interesting history. Legendary Hollywood producer Selznick was in need of a new director and a new script. He hired writer Ben Hecht — who had never read the novel — and pulled director Victor Fleming from his current project, “The Wizard of Oz.” Selznick locked himself, Hecht and Fleming in his office for five days straight to write a new script for the movie. “Selznick was slightly nicer than Joseph Stalin, a hellcat in the sack and a much better card player than Dostoevsky. He also consumed enough pills on a daily basis to drop a large herd of stampeding elephants dead in their tracks,” said actor Mark Ulrich, who plays Selznick in the play.

Needless to say, when three grown men are locked in a room for five days with nothing to eat except bananas and peanuts, hilarity is bound to ensue. “’Moonlight and Magnolias’ is a comedy that should make people laugh because of the ridiculous situations that the characters find themselves in,” said director Jennifer Uphoff Gray. “Moonlight and Magnolias” marks the final show in a fantastic season for Forward Theater Company. This is the company’s second season — it was founded in 2009 and has put on some wonderful, thought-provoking shows, including “Going to Saint Ives” and “In the Next Room.” “Forward Theater Company grew out of the passion and hard work of a number of local actors, directors, designers and playwrights committed to producing high-quality professional theater here in Madison,” said Gray. The four professional actors in the show, Michael Herold, Mark Ulrich, Jim Buske and Celia Klehr, have all worked together before, and had a good chemistry from the start. So, Gray gave them space to explore and develop their characters. “The main purpose of

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Opening night for Forward Theater Company’s production of ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ a history of creating the beloved film ‘Gone With the Wind,’ is tonight. ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ is to entertain the audience and give them a fun night of theater as they watch these characters take on a Herculean challenge,” said Herold. There will be pre-show talks an hour before the show on Thursday and Sunday performances and also talkbacks with members of the cast after most performances. The four actors are prepared to amuse the audience with the show’s reportedly witty dialogue and slapstick humor. “Anybody who loves ‘Gone with the Wind’ — either the book or the movie

— should come out and see ‘Moonlight and Magnolias.’ They’ll get a whole new prospective on a great American legend,” said Jim Buske. The production of “Moonlight and Magnolias” will be put on in the Playhouse Theater in the Overture Center. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. They can be bought online at www.overturecenter.com or over the phone by calling (608)-258-4141. The show runs April 28 through May 15, with show times at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.


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SC to Erik. I’ve had far too many opportunities to tell you how I really feel and now, I feel like I’m wanting to at a time when it’s too late. If I could turn back time, I’d say everything that I’ve left unsaid, hoping that instead of hers... you’d be mine.

SC to the girl not playing with the soil today in science outreach class. If you don’t have a boyfriend I would love to take you out sometime -kid in the back corner of class

2nd Chance You cut your luscious, manly, curly locks recently for a shorter look. I like it. I see you often at the Law Library desk. You appear to really have a thing for flannel. I’ve got the blonde hair SC to the hottie “licking imaginary and freckles and [spoiler: I’m not bubbles” in college Monday night. really a law student]. Say hi to me I was sitting just a few tables next time I meander over, please? away. Same time next Monday, and maybe you can teach your SC to Hannah from the Rusko mad skills show - we danced and smoked 2 joints. You were cool, that was 2nd chance to the blonde baristo fun... let’s make it happen, I’m @ EE cafe. I’m wondering if you graduating soon. would like to study some human anatomy sometime? I’m no sci2nd Chance to ENG402 girl. entist but I think we’ve got great Maybe you should be more chemistry. Heart, the girl who is specific - you’ve narrowed it down always there. to everyone and we’re all dying to know. SC to the girl working at the Med Cafe yesterday who kept spilling SC to the guy doing the incline diet pepsi all over the place. You’re bench press at the serf tonight really cute. I’ll be there again on while i was squatting. no, i’ve Thursday and hope you will too! never lifted weights before. no, the kid helping me is not my SC to sara. I was about to leave boyfriend. and yes, i did see your HCW when I ran into you again junk. not bad. and you breath taking beauty convinced me stay. I like running into SC to the super cute girl with the you like this, we should try and do super cute beagle just off of Reit some place other than the library gent near the Tallard offices. Stop some time, eh? me when I run sometime. I wanna meet you both.

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Badgers sweep Iowa on road for 1st time Wisconsin offense rolls in 7-6, 6-3 victories at Pearl Field on Wednesday as UW improves to 8-6 in Big Ten IOWA CITY, Iowa — A pair of two-out rallies gave Wisconsin a historic sweep in Iowa City. The Badgers scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth — all with two outs — to earn a 6-3 win over Iowa in game two of a doubleheader at Pearl Field. The win, coupled with a 7-6 victory in game one, marks the first time in school history that Wisconsin swept a series at Iowa (26-19, 8-6). UW improves to 26-19 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten, recording the most conference wins since the 2007 team also won six games within the conference. Like in game one, Wisconsin had to rally for its win. The first two innings passed without a run, but Iowa broke the scoring open in the third inning. Michelle Zoeller led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Chelsey Carmody. Ashley Akers drew another walk to put two runners on for Katie Keim, who had already homered in game one. Keim drilled a pitch from UW starter Meghan McIntosh over the wall in left center to stake Iowa to a 3-0 lead. The Badgers didn’t let the deficit faze them though as they posted their 14th comeback win of the season. That ties the 2005 team for the most come-from- behind

victories in a single season in school history. Cassandra Darrah got the victory in relief for Wisconsin, improving to 14-7. That’s the most wins in a season for a Wisconsin pitcher since Eden Brock won 15 games in 2007. Darrah threw the final 4.2 innings without giving up a run to the Hawkeyes. She yielded just three hits and struck out two while walking one. The Badgers’ rally started in the fifth inning as Jennifer Krueger, who went 3-3 on the day, drew a two-out walk. Karla Powell then lined a single to center field. Krueger hustled from first to third, prompting a throw. Powell moved up to second on the play, though Iowa third baseman Michelle Zoeller tried to throw her out. Zoeller’s throw ended up in right field and Krueger came home to score the Badgers’ first run. Shannel Blackshear came up with Powell on a second and worked it to a full count. Blackshear drove the 3-2 pitch the opposite way over the wall in right field for her ninth home run of the season. The two-run shot, which tied Powell for the team lead with nine, knotted the game at 3-3. Wisconsin used another two-out rally an inning later.

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-UWBadgers.com Wisconsin senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger recorded two runs and five hits in Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Hawkeyes.


Page 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 JUMP, from 12 pro following the 2009-2010 season, Stepan might have been the least NHL-ready in terms of physical size. But of those four, he was the only one to start the season in the NHL, rather than in the minor leagues. “A lot of this world has to do with opportunity and openings. Obviously the Rangers had openings and I had a good opportunity to make the team,” Stepan said in a phone interview. And in a debut you couldn’t script better, Stepan became only the fourth rookie to score a hat trick in his NHL debut. He finished the regular season fifth among rookies in scoring, with 21 goals and 24 assists. “When you dream as a kid, in your NHL debut [to] score a hat trick, it’s something that I’ll never forget,” he said. But while Stepan’s move to the pro ranks is relatively common, his immediate success at the NHL level is the exception

rather than the rule. While NFL and NBA first- and second-round picks may be expected to contribute right away, that’s not usually the case for NHL picks. Former Badger Jamie McBain was drafted in the second round, played three years at Wisconsin and still spent almost his whole first full season as a pro playing for Carolina’s top minor league affiliate before getting called up for 14 games in 2010. He finally began the 2010-2011 season as a regular with the Hurricanes. But depending on need and where a player was drafted, an NHL team may put more pressure on a kid to sign sooner. Kyle Turris, the third overall pick in the 2007 draft, joined the Badgers that fall with high expectations and delivered by leading the team in scoring his first season with 35 points. Predictably, Phoenix drafted Turris with the intent of calling him up soon. Turris and the Coyotes agreed he would

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SPORTS turn pro when they asked him to, which ended up being after his freshman season. “There is, just from a standpoint of if you’re a first- or second-rounder, the whole point of picking you that early is the idea that you’re going to be ready to play at the NHL level faster than the later round picks,” McBain said. Going one-and-done isn’t especially common in hockey and also begs the question: Why bother? “It was never a question in my mind that I would play college hockey. Just everything about it, from getting your education while you’re playing, to the level of play — playing against 23, 24-year-olds, being able to be coached by Mike Eaves,” Turris said in a phone interview. But organizational pressure aside, a player has to consider if he is physically and mentally ready for the leap to the NHL. In Justin Schultz’s case, being 6-foot-1 and

generously listed as 185 pounds, he simply isn’t physically big enough to deal with NHL forwards, something he’s very aware of. “[Former Badger Jake Gardiner] said it’s not much the speed of the game or anything, but the guys are so much bigger and stronger than you’re used to in college,” Schultz said. “I think that is the biggest reason, I need to be stronger to be ready for that next level.” Gardiner left this past season after completing his junior year, signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs and playing for their minor league affiliate. And in Gardiner’s case, Eaves was 100-percent behind the decision. “You watch him play at this level and he can control the pace, he can be successful most of the time doing the things he wants,” Eaves said. “He needs to get up there and play against men and find that next level.” But not everybody is ready to make the leap when they think they are. Sometimes that means getting familiar with the AHL for a while before ever skating in an NHL game. Organizations are encouraging their draft picks to sign, but more often than not, they’re playing a year or two in the minor leagues before ever being called up to the NHL — a point with which Eaves has some contention.

“Our kids [are] leaving and going to play in the minor leagues,” Eaves said. “Our kids [are] leaving as sophomores and now they’ve got to try and come back and finish school, that doesn’t make any sense.” Brendan Smith, a 2007 first-round pick of Detroit, hasn’t been called up yet after leaving in 2010, playing his first pro season for the Grand Rapids Griffins. However, he was the first Griffin to be named to the AHL All-Star team and was named to the AHL all-rookie team after a season where he went 12-20-32 and finished a plus-7. Classmate Cody Goloubef also gave up his final year of eligibility, and has spent the entire season with the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ minor league team. Wisconsin’s other underclassman to leave in 2010, junior Ryan McDonagh, was considered the most NHL-ready of the four, a physically gifted skater who, at 6-foot-1 and 213 pounds, had the body for the game. Drafted 12th overall by Montreal in the 2007 draft, his rights were traded to the Rangers in 2009. After a difficult decision-making process, he left UW, but played 38 games in the AHL before being called up to the Rangers. Since then, he’s become one of the team’s top defensemen, and in Eaves’ words, looks like he

belongs. All this goes to show, it’s difficult to predict how that decision will turn out. While Gardiner is so far the only Badger to officially leave this offseason, it was rumored Schultz and fellow juniorto-be Craig Smith could follow, and senior-to-be Jordy Murray is reportedly going to Switzerland to play professionally. But Schultz and Smith reaffirmed their decisions to stay in the end-ofthe-year player-coaches meetings. “I just think coming back here another year and getting stronger, perfecting my game with Coach Eaves and the rest of the coaches really played a huge role in it,” Schultz said. “I think another year here is not going to hurt me at all.” “Both guys feel that they can get better in some form of their game by coming back. That’s huge, they feel they can develop and they commit themselves to the academic part,” Eaves said. “Because in one play, they could blow their knee out. In one play they could do something to their body that doesn’t allow them to continue. So this becomes their insurance mark, in terms of them being able to decide what they want to do with their life once the hockey is over.” Check back tomorrow for the third part in this five-part series, and check badgerherald.com/blogs/ sports for additional quotes

Jeff Schorfheide The Badger Herald file photo

Brenden Smith (center) hasn’t played in the NHL yet, but was named to the AHL all-rookie team.

HOLT, from 12 Carimi is arrogant, Mallett is the Donald Trump of quarterbacks. The former Arkansas signal caller has no shortage of confidence and possesses the physical talent to back it up. But again, character issues (allegedly he’s often “partying, partying, yeah”) and his perceived inability in the clutch could drop him to the second round. And as my colleagues Michael Bleach and Max Henson have pointed out in the past, we all know what a thorough job NFL scouts do on every potential prospect. Yes, that was sarcasm. All it takes is one rumor or one bad second-hand impression to knock someone down the draft boards. On the other hand, sometimes character doesn’t do much for you. Watt might be the single best human being in this draft class. But even with his talent and versatility, that probably won’t make him the first defensive end taken tonight.

Watt’s story is wellknown to Wisconsin fans, as is his “Dream Big, Work Hard” motto, as evidenced by all the wristbands he’s sold (for charity, of course). He’s got his own charity and at Saturday’s spring game, took the time to sign autographs and shake hands with fans. And the one fan I saw ignored in his autograph request while Watt was shaking hands? If Watt had found out about him, I’m sure he would have tracked the kid down and given him a signed jersey; that’s the kind of guy he is. He’s a formidable force both on the field and on Twitter and will be a great member of the community wherever he lands. But Don Banks has three defensive ends being taken ahead of Watt in his mock draft. Peter King has five. Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have Watt as the first end taken, but neither mentions anything about his character. TCU quarterback Andy Dalton might win the character competition

among quarterbacks this year, according to reports of his interviews. All he’s done as a Horned Frog is win. But he’ll go in the second, maybe the third round. There are also voiced concerns about the fact he’s red-haired. These are the kinds of things scouts worry about. In the end, talent will win out, as it always does. Pac-Man Jones knows this. Charles Rogers knows this. And when Mallett is the second quarterback taken, he’ll know it too. It’s a sad hypocrisy that so many organizations talk about the importance of character, yet it’s only an excuse to drop a prospect’s stock, never to elevate it. It might seem a little two-faced, but then again, character doesn’t win Super Bowl rings.

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a privilege. One very familiar to such a feeling is Michalicka. “I’m just feeling a little bit sad that almost three and a half years are coming to an end. I’ve had a great time at UW so it’s nice to look back,” Michalicka said. Whether it’s a freshman looking for experience or a senior playing what could be his last match, this weekend proves to be an exciting event for all. “It’s great to be able to showcase your venue and your school and the University of Wisconsin, so as coaches we’re really excited about it,” Van Emburgh said. “We’re glad we’re able to host it. I know the players are excited to play on their home courts and showcase their university.”

whoever ’s playing the best and go in order to that.” But the tournament is much more than just one match. Seven of the 10 Badgers are unfamiliar to the Big Ten tournament and look forward to gaining experience. As such, the main goal for this weekend is pretty simple for freshman Rodney Carey. “Just get a lot of experience and be able to manage my game on the court and handle the pressure,” he said. “It’s special to have a home court advantage with all the fans, I heard it’s pretty good so it’ll be exciting.” For a freshman, the pressure of hosting their first Big Ten tournament is immense, but it’s also

Adam is a senior majoring in journalism who made a giant mistake in his story yesterday. Excited to see where the Badgers go in the draft? Would you take talent over character? Email him at aholt@badgerherald.com


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San Antonio claws back Spurs hit improbable 3-pointer at buzzer to send game to OT against Grizzlies in game 5

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Chris Bosh (left) battles Spencer Hawes (right) in the post Wednesday night. Bosh scored 22 points in the Heat win and grabbed 11 boards.

Miami sends Philly home after 5 games Heat win 1st playoff series since 2006 with 97-91 victory; showdown with Boston looms in Eastern semis MIAMI (AP) — Not easy. But over. For the first time since 2006, the Miami Heat have won a playoff series — and, finally, can start thinking in earnest about another showdown with the Boston Celtics. Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, Chris Bosh added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals by topping Philadelphia 9791 on Wednesday night and ousting the 76ers in five games. Mario Chalmers scored 20 points off the bench and LeBron James finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Miami. Joel Anthony made a pair of free throws with 16.8 seconds left for the Heat, who will face Boston starting Sunday afternoon in Miami. It’s the first series win for the Heat since the 2006 NBA finals. “We’re going to be ready,” Wade said. “Philly got us ready.”

Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand each scored 22 points for Philadelphia, which got 13 from Thaddeus Young, 12 from Jodie Meeks and 10 from Jrue Holiday. And like four of the other five games in this series, it wasn’t easy for the Heat, who saw a double-digit lead cut to one in the final minute before hanging on to advance. Philadelphia had a chance to tie with 1:10 left, but Evan Turner’s baseline jumper bounced off the rim and James grabbed his 10th rebound — marking the first time the Heat had three doubledigit rebounders in the same playoff game since the title-clinching Game 6 of the 2006 NBA finals at Dallas. Wade made a 3-pointer with 8:34 left, pumped his fist on his way up the sideline, and Miami was up 81-71. He crossed Iguodala over twice for baskets later in the period, each of those giving the

Heat eight-point leads. Philadelphia simply would not go away. The Sixers got within two on three occasions and — helped by a technical foul assessed by Steve Javie against Wade with 51 seconds left, cut Miami’s lead to one point at 90-89 and again at 92-91. Anthony swished a pair of free throws with 16.8 seconds left, restoring the three-point edge. Iguodala missed on Philadelphia’s next possession, and Miami finally escaped. “We fought to the finish,” Philadelphia coach Doug Collins said, “as we said we were going to do.” Wade capped it with a dunk with a half-second left, as white seat covers got tossed around the arena triumphantly by the sellout crowd. Collins and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra shared a warm handshake moments later, most of the two rosters exchanged quick hugs, and then Miami retreated back to its locker room for what was surely a quick celebration.

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Bruins win OT thriller; Tampa Bay advances CANADIENS 3, BRUINS 4 BOSTON (AP) — It took Nathan Horton six years to make the playoffs. Once he got there, he showed the value of patience. Horton scored his second overtime goal of the postseason on Wednesday night, waiting until 5:43 of the extra period in Game 7 to give Boston a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and help the Bruins advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. ”Just getting to the playoffs is all I was really thinking about. This has been a dream come true,” said Horton, who never reached the postseason while spending the first six years of his career with Florida Panthers. “I’m really enjoying it. I’m enjoying it more every day.” Boston will open conference semifinals in Philadelphia on Saturday

with a chance to avenge last year ’s epic collapse against the Flyers. The Bruins led that series 3-0 before Philadelphia came back to force a decisive game; in Game 7 in Boston, the Bruins led 3-0 before losing 4-3. “I get at least until midnight before I’ve got to start thinking about that,” said Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, who stopped 34 shots. Horton scored on his only shot of the night off a pass from Milan Lucic, setting off a celebration on the Bruins bench and in the stands. It was Boston’s third overtime win in the series, including Game 5 on Saturday night when Horton scored 9:03 into the second extra period. — BOS wins 4-3

LIGHTNING 1, PENGUINS 0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dwayne Roloson made 36 saves for his second NHL playoff shutout, Sean Bergenheim scored, and the Tampa Bay Lightning

completed a big series comeback and eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 1-0 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Roloson became the second goalie to go 6-0 in elimination games. He allowed only four goals in winning the final three games as Tampa Bay erased a 3-1 series deficit. That matched his feat in 2003 when he led the Minnesota Wild to a comeback against the Vancouver Canucks in the second round. The No. 5 seed Lightning will now face the top-seeded Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Penguins lost their second consecutive Game 7 and fell to 2-6 in such deciding games at home. Bergenheim’s goal 5:41 into the second period was his third in the final four games of the series. Tampa Bay hadn’t advanced in the playoffs since winning the Stanley Cup in 2004. — TB wins 4-3

After all, Boston awaits. “Looking forward to it,” James said. Collins said “it’ll be interesting” to see what Spoelstra does in the next round when it comes to Miami’s lineup. Mike Bibby and Zydrunas Ilgauskas only played 4:27 apiece, benched the rest of the way after another slow start, and Chalmers and Anthony started the second half. Collins also acknowledged being emotional in Philadelphia’s postgame locker room. “I’ve enjoyed the ride all year,” said Collins, who insisted he plans to return if the Sixers want him.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gary Neal caught an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds left and forced overtime with a 3-point heave as time expired, and the San Antonio Spurs staved off elimination by stunning the Memphis Grizzlies 110-103 on Wednesday night. Neal’s straightaway 3-pointer was the second of two remarkable San Antonio baskets in the final 2.2 seconds of regulation. Manu Ginobili, who scored 33 points, hit the other with a long corner jumper while falling out of bounds to keep top-seeded San Antonio alive. The basket was originally ruled a 3 that would have tied the score, but the officials went to video review and ruled Ginobili’s toe was on the line. The eighth-seeded Grizzlies lead the bestof-seven series 3-2 and they will host the Spurs on Friday night. But the Grizzlies will likely go home thinking they missed a knockout punch. “Coach Pop set up a great play, Tim Duncan set up a great screen,” said Neal, who buried the shot with Grizzlies forward O.J. Mayo

running toward him. Biggest shot the rookie’s ever hit? “Yeah,” Neal said. “By far.” — MEM leads 3-2

NUGGETS 97, THUNDER 100 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant matched his best playoff performance with 41 points, including the final nine for Oklahoma City, and the Thunder closed out their firstround series against the Denver Nuggets with a 100-97 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday night. The Thunder overcame a nine-point deficit in the final 4 minutes, and Durant provided all the offense down the stretch to send the Oklahoma City franchise to its first playoff series win since it was still in Seattle in 2005. Durant put the Thunder ahead to stay on two free throws with 46 seconds left. Serge Ibaka then swatted Nene’s dunk attempt for his ninth block of the game. Durant then added a 19-foot jumper to put the Thunder up 100-97 with 12 seconds left. — OKC wins 4-1


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Former Badger Derek Stepan left early and started his pro career in the NHL. But that’s not the typical path, and most players have to bide their time in the minor leagues, a point coaches have contention with.

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hen Derek Stepan decided to forego his final two years of college eligibility, it came as a surprise to many — including his coach. A second-round pick of the New York Rangers, Stepan said he would stay for his junior season after a sophomore campaign where he led the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team in scoring with 54 points. In addition to helping the Badgers to the 2010 national title game, he captained Team USA to the gold medal in the World Junior Championships at the beginning of the year, leading all scorers in the tournament with 14 points. But following the buzz from the WJC, he said he was going to stay, admitting his age — he didn’t turn 20 until last June — and size would factor into him continuing to play for the Badgers. Then the summer rolled around, and after attending a prospects camp held by the Rangers, things changed. “I called because I was hearing things, I said, ‘Derek, what’s going on?’” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “He says, ‘Coach, I’m just meeting with my family, I’m coming back.’ And then when he called … I was taken off guard because it was like, ‘Coach,

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Derek Stepan’s decision to forgo his junior season at UW surprised even head coach Mike Eaves, but a spot on the Rangers’ roster called his name. I’m coming back. Coach, I’m coming back.’ And all of sudden he’s gone.” Eaves said Stepan told him the Rangers wanted him and

that he had a chance to make the team out of camp — an offer that’s hard to refuse, regardless of how legitimate is. “And sometimes that’s true

and sometimes it’s not. But in this case it was,” Eaves said. As part of a youth movement the Rangers wanted to begin, Stepan was given an

opportunity. Of the four UW underclassmen that turned

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Character not key attribute in draft Adam Holt Black Holt Sun

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Billy Bertha coupled with Marek Michalicka have only dropped five doubles matches this season and hold a 6-3 conference record.

Men’s tennis opens tourney play with PSU Hosting Big Ten Tournament , Wisconsin hopes home court advantage will help Badgers overcome inexperience Morgan Bradley Men’s TennisWriter Ten teams and four days of some of the best tennis in the country are coming to Madison starting today. The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team will play host to this year ’s Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament held at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The tournament begins with three matches on Thursday, four quarterfinal matches on Friday, two semifinal matches on Saturday and will finish with the title match on Sunday at noon. To start the tournament, No. 6 Wisconsin will play No. 11 Penn State Thursday at 11:30 a.m, and the winner will face Minnesota Friday at 2:00 p.m. The youthful Badgers enter the tournament after

a bittersweet weekend on the road. Wisconsin split the weekend with a 5-2 win against Iowa and a 7-0 loss to Illinois. Besides the one doubles win by Billy Bertha and Marek Michalicka, the closest the Badgers came to a point in Sunday’s match was due to freshman Petr Satral. Illinois’ Johnny Hamui and Satral went into a third set tiebreak, but unfortunately Satral fell short. “It was a tough match,” Satral said. “The guy was ranked and I think I was playing a good match, but unfortunately I lost. It was more important that we lost in general, 7-0.” Now, Iowa and Illinois are a thing of the past and all that is left to do is look toward Penn State. “We had a great win against Iowa, it was a tough team on the road,

but Illinois just played a little bit better than us,” UW head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “We just have to regroup, learn something from the loss, move forward and get ready for tomorrow’s match.” It hasn’t been that long since Wisconsin last faced Penn State. Nearly two weeks ago the Badgers beat the Nittany Lions 6-1 to honor lone senior Marek Michalicka on Senior Day. The last time Penn State faced Wisconsin, Van Emburgh made several changes to the lineup, and this week it looks like there may be a couple more adjustments as well. No matter what kind of changes come, freshman Alexander Teppert, who has been playing a couple matches in the No. 3 doubles spot with Ricardo Martin, is just looking

forward to getting some Big Ten experience after redshirting his first season. “It would be nice playing singles. I just want a match and Big Ten experience,” Teppert said. “The only singles matches I’ve played are against lower level teams, it’ll be good to get some experience in general with these guys.” Van Emburgh says the criteria for who plays where is pretty simple. “We’re just looking for teams that are playing their best. Fred and Rod have been playing some good tennis. Alex and Petr and Ricardo have also been playing good tennis, we’ll see how they are,” Van Emburgh said. “We just go by each match, whoever ’s ready to play,

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Today, on the most overrated day in all of sports, Gabe Carimi, Ryan Mallett and J.J. Watt will help us find out what character means in the NFL. The NFL draft is a circus. Something that should take place in a poorly-lit room full of cigar smoke and grumpy, disheveled general managers is now a primetime television event, complete with lights, a stage and an audience not afraid to cheer or jeer. It’s kind of sickening. And still, we’re all going to watch it. We’ll watch it because we all have an opinion. And what better time or reason to have an opinion than the most publicized crapshoot in the country? Of all the things that ultimately make the difference between going in the first round or third round, character and injury history matter more than anything else. And like everything else involved in drafting, character matters both incredibly and not at all. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg recently cited a great example: Charles Rogers and Randy Moss. The two were extremely talented wide receivers with character concerns. One was drafted second overall, the other 21st. And we all know how that story ends. So where’s the fine line between prioritizing character over talent, or vice versa? Carimi leaves the University of Wisconsin as a 49-game starter, someone who stepped into 2007 No. 3 overall draft pick Joe Thomas’ place and hardly skipped a beat, winning the Outland Trophy as a senior. But reports out of the

scouting combine in Indianapolis didn’t focus so much on the great numbers he put up, but how he fared in interviews. According to some scouts and reports, Carimi is being viewed as arrogant or entitled. Pro Football Weekly said he had “a white-collar attitude at a blue-collar position.” In interviews, Carimi stated his case as an NFL-ready tackle, pointing out the competition he’s faced and his own self-confidence. And this is a character issue? I obviously wasn’t personally there for those interviews. But if you’re going to ask a guy in what is essentially a job interview to say why he’s better than everyone else, what kind of answer do you think you’re going to get? Carimi’s point about going up against top talent isn’t an exaggeration. In facing Watt in practice, as well as Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn, Ohio State’s Cameron Heyward and Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan, Carimi held his own against four likely first-round defensive ends. That might be bragging, but it’s also fact. And isn’t confidence a good thing? It certainly takes a level of belief in oneself to make the transition from college to the NFL. The problem is, there’s a fine line between extreme confidence and arrogance, and depending on who you’re asking, they might be the same thing. Having personally dealt with Carimi, he’s never come off as arrogant. He always deferred credit to his teammates on the offensive line, and I have a hard time believing he could sound entitled to things. But for all I know, that issue could drop Carimi under other guys in this year’s crop of offensive tackles. And then there’s the Legend of Ryan Mallett. If

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