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Assessing Badgers’ NFL prospects Watt, four others land in promising situations with prime chances to succeed at next level after NFL Draft page 10

Mayor says Mifflin culture may change Stabbing, violence on Saturday prompts Soglin to call for major shift in party’s drinking attitude Ryan Rainey Deputy News Editor An exceptional level of violence at Saturday’s Mifflin Street Block Party led Mayor Paul Soglin to say the future of the event could hang in serious jeopardy. At a Monday press conference, Soglin reacted to the stabbing of a 21-year-old University of Wisconsin student and what he said was a disturbing level of belligerence among drunken partygoers. Soglin said he believes the high number of partygoers attending only to consume alcohol led to a more belligerent party atmosphere on Sataurday afternoon. “I saw far more inebriated people … at 1:15 on Saturday than I did at 4 o’clock two years

ago,” Soglin said. “It usually takes, as we saw, more than one officer to deal with an inebriated person — not just for the officers’ sake, but also for the safety of the individual.” Soglin added, however, the city has no definitive plans for the party’s future. He did say he plans to make the event uninviting by shifting the event’s alcohol-based culture over the next year. “My guess is despite whatever we do for next year, some folks will show up,” he said. “It would be my intention to make it as uninviting as possible for anyone who planned to get fallingdown, stupid drunk.” Although he declined to mention specific examples of what the city might do to prevent future violence, Soglin said he would consider forcing the event to move to the next Saturday

in May to discourage students studying for final exams from attending the party. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, told The Badger Herald he plans to meet with Mifflin neighborhood residents to hammer out new plans for the party’s future. He also said he understands negative reactions from UW students disappointed with the possibility of a diminished or canceled block party. Verveer said students should remember one of their own suffered nearly fatal injuries because of a stabbing on the 500 block of Mifflin Street Saturday afternoon. “I just can’t condone an event that someone could have been killed at — and it wouldn’t have been accidentally,” Verveer said. “I don’t think it was an isolated incident, sadly.” City officials were

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The aggressive incidents at the Mifflin Street Block Party this year could shift the course for the party’s future. not the only individuals associated with Mifflin to condemn Saturday’s events. Scott Leslie, coowner of event sponsor Majestic Live, repeatedly said before Saturday he believed Majestic would

participate in Mifflin in future years. On Monday, Leslie said he was disappointed with the event’s outcome. “I can’t see [Majestic] being involved with this in any way in the future,”

Leslie said. The disappointment over Saturday’s stabbings and police injuries might also have implications

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Officials question possible support network for Osama While Pakistan supported U.S., terrorist’s proximity to military base raises concerns Andrew Averill State Editor

Matthew Pennington Associated Press While state and national leaders are thankful Osama bin Laden is dead and acknowledged Pakistan’s assistance in the fight against al-Qaeda Monday, they also questioned whether bin Laden had a support system within the

country that allowed him to remain hidden for so long. The contradicting messages emphasize the problem between the two countries — Washington needs Islamabad’s partnership but is unable to trust its ally completely. The covert operation that saw the end of bin Laden was done without notifying Pakistan and, although drone strikes are commonplace, it would seem a raid by ground troops is in defiance of Pakistan’s wishes to not let foreign troops on its soil. President Barack

Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the government worried Pakistan would call upon its fighter jets while U.S. special forces flying in two Chinook helicopters got closer to their destination in Abbottabad, which is host to thousands of Pakistani troops. Had a clash occurred between the two allies’ forces, Brennan said, a contingency plan had been created, though he would not give details. Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan were already strained after a CIA

operative shot and killed two Pakistanis. Although Pakistan did not object to the killing of the al-Qaeda leader, many questions remain as to how a man who evaded U.S. intelligence for more than a decade could have found asylum in a compound located so close to a major military base without anyone discovering his whereabouts. Thankful for the help Pakistan did offer U.S. forces in the fight against terrorism, Brennan said he believes it is “inconceivable” bin Laden did not receive help from

a support network inside the country. He would not reject outright that it could have been “official” in nature and said U.S. officials had already begun discussing the oddity with Pakistan. The three-story compound in Abbottabad — about 35 miles from the country’s capital city, Islamabad — was custom-built for bin Laden sometime in 2005, according to U.S. officials. Prominent U.S. lawmakers sounded off on the issue with mixed opinions. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,

chairman of the Armed Services Committee, had no reservations and spoke forthright, saying to reporters that Pakistan’s military and intelligence services “have a lot of explaining to do,” he told reporters. “The Pakistani army and intelligence have a lot of questions to answer, given the location, the length of time and the apparent fact that … this facility was actually built for bin Laden,” Levin said. Secretary of State

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UW faculty endorse public authority model Following contentious debate among members of Senate, vote to support status for campus passes Matt Huppert Campus Reporter

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Damon Williams, vice provost for diversity and climate, said his office looks to launch a newsletter and social media outreach efforts.

Diversity department hit with backlog Bascom office working to boost communication amid criticism for lack of action Jen Zettel Senior News Reporter Six months ago, a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin sent an email regarding the fall 2010 Diversity Forum. The documents in this particular email, sent to Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Damon Williams, resulted from an intense discussion at the Outstanding

Women of Color panel, in which members of the campus community shared their stories, concerns and hopes for a more accepting climate at UW. And now six months later, panel moderator Patty Loew, a UW life sciences communication professor, still has not had an update from Williams’ office. “It’s really frustrating,” Loew said. Besides teaching, Loew sits on three campus diversity committees, represents her department as a Faculty Senator and is an all-around

advocate for diversity. But someone, she said, has to support her and others like her on campus. “I teach and do outreach and I do research and everything I do involves diversity, but as far as trying to implement new policies, that would be Damon Williams. … I guess I’m not sure what else I can do,” she said. Williams said the group was “spot-on with a lot of their insights” and the documents



In what began with quiet disagreement and evolved into polarized debate, the Faculty Senate voted to support public authority status for the University of Wisconsin Monday after representatives emphasized the necessity for the body to take a definitive stance on the proposal. Members of the Faculty Senate fiercely deliberated whether the body should support the plan proposed by Gov. Scott Walker and supported by Chancellor Biddy Martin. The debate quickly divided the group between those in favor of financial and political separation from the UW System and those who wish to retain membership as part of the network of public institutions. Proponents of the resolution said the UW System unfairly reaps financial benefits from UW that it then funnels down to the smaller schools instead of sending back to the top. Political science professor John Coleman said UW has been “shackled” by the UW System since the

institutions merged in the 1970s. Provost Paul DeLuca said while the UW System does help bring more secondary education to native Wisconsinites, it does little to benefit the Madison campus. DeLuca said keeping UW a part of the UW System incorrectly links it to the other schools. “In no way are we a large [UW-Green Bay] or a more complex [UW-La Crosse],” Deluca said. “We are unique from other UW (System) schools in our professors, our students and our mission.” Supporters of the proposal also argued continuing to be a part of the System could jeopardize the national and international prestige of the campus. Coleman said assistant professors report they are no longer sure if they want to continue teaching at UW-Madison because they are unsure what public authority status will mean for the future of the university. Others faculty contended a separation from the System stemmed not from a desire to keep UW-Madison academically


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For students, the Division of Student Life has the capability to handle incidents where students discriminate against other students, said Kipp Cox, DSL’s director of Student Assistance and Judicial Affairs. DSL handles Student Code violations, Cox said, but also helps students find the correct office to report incidents outside their domain. The main issue for Cox is that students, faculty and staff report these incidents. “I think it’s important for students to have a voice, even if we can’t formally do anything,” Cox said. Citing incidents last fall at UWWhitewater and UW-Platteville where homophobic and racist graffiti appeared in bathrooms and dormitory hallways, Cox said while DSL may not be able to find the perpetrator, they would still acknowledge the incident happened, apologize and stand firm that such behavior is not tolerated on campus. “I’ve been around where campuses have kept that stuff hushed up and I don’t think that’s very positive or supportive of the students who are targeted,” Cox said. Ombuds office Four retired faculty members serve as ombuds, working

with faculty, staff and student employees to resolve other types of disputes. According to its annual report, the Ombuds Office had 60 visitors in the 2009-10 academic year. Of those visitors, 72 percent were female. In general, 97 percent of visitors “had concerns with evaluative and supervisory relationships,” and 90 percent reported having “conflicts with peers or colleagues.” According to the Ombuds Office website, the ombuds “would like to help resolve problems before they escalate.” Unlike the Office for Equity and Diversity, which notifies the accused party if an investigation occurs, the Ombuds Office keeps everything confidential as long as the seeker wishes. The Ombuds Office is also less formal than OED, meaning an ombuds does not have criteria for each complaint to meet. They do not advocate on behalf of one individual or another and they do not provide psychological counseling. Ombuds do not have authority to make decisions regarding grievances, but can advise people about other places on campus that do. The ombuds contacted by The Badger Herald declined to comment. Office for Equity and Diversity When students, faculty and staff need to file a formal complaint, OED is the place to go. Conditions, including that the incident occurred within the previous 300 days, must be met before OED Assistant Director and Complaint Investigator Stephen Appell conducts an investigation. Following that, a complaint must be formally submitted,

meaning it is written out, signed by the person bringing the complaint, dated and includes allegations of discrimination, Appell said. “[The complaint] has to tell me a story that, if true, represents something the university is responsible for,” Appell said. Examples of such complaints range from students who feel they received unfair treatment from a teaching assistant to employees who are treated wrongly because of their sexual orientation, Appell said. If Appell decides to investigate a complaint, he writes a letter to the university, requests data such as personnel files or academic records and interviews all people involved. Every complaint is different, and sometimes with thousands of documents and more than 30 people to interview, investigations can last months. With cases of sexual discrimination, the process moves much faster because Appell does not want people to slip through the cracks on technicalities, including graduation. “We had several [sexual discrimination cases] last summer, and I took care of one within two weeks,” he said. “I had to hold back the director of the agency from firing the employee immediately. I had another one involving a senior faculty member who decided to retire and another where the student was graduating.” All decisions are based on preponderance of evidence, meaning the evidence needs to prove the act of discrimination happened, Appell said. Students have the right to appeal decisions of insufficient evidence within 10 days after the decision has been made, Appell said. The appeal goes to

Chancellor Biddy Martin, and ultimately, to the UW System Board of Regents. A law created by UW allows for cases regarding employment to be appealed to Provost Paul DeLuca Jr. Retribution for complaints comes in multiple forms, including monetary compensation, eliminating discipline records or “any number of things,” Appell said. While he wouldn’t say the number of complaints he investigates each year, Appell did say he has enough work to stay busy. “I spent 30 years in the federal government doing this kind of stuff, so it’s hard to surprise me,” Appell said. “However, you just never know what some people are thinking.”

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Campus bus routes to Lakeshore dorms will stay intact Despite plans to curtail late night lines running through student housing areas, Metro says current service will be available next year The original proposals would have moved route 81 away from Lakeshore housing, making route 80 the only evening option for students. The proposals also called for route 82 to extend its service eastward only to Memorial Union. “The public input session on campus last week made it very clear from the commentators that this was not something that was viewed as moving in the right direction — that’s the reason we have public hearing and input sessions,” Kamp said.

“We will go back to the drawing boards and see if there are other alterations that will serve the campus better.” Kamp said Metro is comfortable with the recall because the entire proposal was born out of a joint effort between the company and UW. He said he hopes UW students and faculty will continue to voice their concerns as the process continues to propose adjustments that would improve campus service. Although a formal timeline has not been

established as to when the next round of drawings will come out, Kamp said Metro and UW are hopeful there can be changes in 2012. “We don’t have anything new yet, but we heard loud and clear that taking away service from Lakeshore was not the way to go,” he said. “We periodically review our routes in cooperation with UW Transit Services and UW ASM to look for ways that the 80 routes can be adjusted to better service the campus.” Ald. Scott Resnick,

District 8, said he was happy to see the immediate cooperation between UW, Metro and the Madison community and was impressed with the quick turnaround jolted by the input session. “I think it’s fantastic that both Metro and UW heard the student input — it was very vocal from UW Housing, the UW Police Department and students that said we need to protect the services that lead to the Lakeshore dorms,” he said. “I think it’s a great victory for students.”

we should be more just — it’s not necessarily a direct recommendation,” Williams said. University Committee chair Judith Burstyn said while UC has been focused on the New Badger Partnership, among other things, UC can only act on a few suggestions in the documents. Specifically, Burstyn said UC worked with Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Steve Stern and Williams to implement procedures that would diversify the faculty and staff on campus. The program gives departments access to

information on how to supplement their search processes when looking to fill a position, Burstyn said. It also helps departments understand how bias creeps into a search process, so everyone is aware and can then combat bias more effectively. While Williams said he meets with UC every six weeks or so, he did not meet with them specifically regarding Loew’s letter. “We get a number of communications that come in that have a lot of great information, but that doesn’t mean we

have a specific concern at the core of the agenda,” he said. Communication is one specific area Williams plans to overhaul. The addition of a website, Twitter and Facebook accounts and the newsletter will help keep faculty, staff and students apprised on what the Office for Diversity and Climate is doing. While Williams acknowledged he has a lot on his plate, he said his office cannot work alone — it needs more faculty members such as Loew to advocate on behalf of diversity.

“It’s important for us to try to do what we can to make things better, but there’s more that can be done. There’s always more that can be done,” he said. “Individual faculty members play a huge role in stemming the tide.” But without adequate support, faculty members like Loew are confused as to what their next move is and whether their voices actually have been heard. “Without an office of diversity in back of me, or a pot of money … as a faculty member I’m not sure what else I can do,” Loew said.

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for Madison’s annual Halloween party, currently known as Freakfest. Soglin said any event that includes the distribution of alcohol at a non-licensed establishment should be

seriously reconsidered — including Freakfest, the Mifflin Street Block Party and home-game tailgating near Camp Randall Stadium. Hannah Somers, Legislative Affairs Committee chair for the Associated Students of Madison, said she hopes

student representatives will work with the city to find a solution to the problems at Mifflin. “I really hope that the city tries to work with students to come up with the solution that everyone can agree with to a certain extent,” Somers said.

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Pam Selman City Editor Following a public input session last week, the University of Wisconsin withdrew its proposal Monday for changes to major campus bus routes that would have diminished services to Lakeshore housing. Madison Metro General Manager Chuck Kamp said the company received notice from UW Transit Services that the changes brought forth to alter routes 81 and 82 would not be made this year.

DIVERSITY, from 1 have “informed the quality of some of the things we’re trying to do.” One example is creating a newsletter to update the campus community on initiatives the Office for Diversity and Climate is working on. Williams said while some recommendations, such as the newsletter, had specific requests, others fell into less concrete areas, making it difficult to implement procedures. “Many of the requests were principles, like

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Bill would ensure incidents of abuse of students are reported Proposed legislation would alleviate fear of termination for instructors witnessing assault Andrew Averill State Editor After several cases of child abuse in Wisconsin schools went unreported, a anew bill making it mandatory for all public school employees to report cases of child abuse will be part of a public hearing today. Currently, state law only requires

teachers, counselors and administrators to report instances of child abuse. The new bill, authored by Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, would make it mandatory for all public school employees, including teacher aides, to report abuse. The bill would also protect any person who reports child abuse or neglect at a public school in good faith from being fired, disciplined or threatened with discipline. Current law affords protection to

any employee who makes an accusation regardless of their motivations for doing so. “The idea of the law is to help protect kids,” Wanggaard spokesperson Scott Kelly said. Wanggaard drafted the bill in response to a teacher’s aide in the Racine School District who allegedly abused a 9-yearold special needs student in January, Kelly said. The sexual harassment was witnessed by other teaching assistants, but they did not

come forward out of fear of losing their jobs. No protections would be afforded to those who report instances of child abuse to defame a colleague, Kelly added. “There is a concern about people blaming teachers abusing children when it never happened and we wanted to make sure people with good intentions are protected while those with bad intentions are not,” Kelly said. The bill does not extend protections to employees of

private school systems. Brian Mahany, a Milwaukee lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse cases, said he worked with an employee who was fired from a private nursery school after she reported abuse. He said no law protected thwe worker from disciplinary actions stemming from her decision to report the abuse. “If the bill had been drafted to protect employees in private schools, the language would have been far more

complicated and much more difficult to enforce,” Kelly said. Since the bill would make it mandatory for public education employees to report abuse, those who knowingly did not report the abuse could lose their jobs and possibly face a lawsuit, Mahany said. Wanggaard does not anticipate any opposition to the bill in the hearing Tuesday, Kelly said. The bill is expected to pass by the end of the month with bipartisan support.

City commission approves Logan’s courts, library plan Local bar will build outdoor volleyball area as downtown building project moves ahead Ashley Toy City Reporter A city committee unanimously approved plans for a downtown bar ’s addition of an outdoor volleyball court during the summer and OK’d the relocation of the Central Library at a meeting Monday night. The city’s Plan Commission gave Logan’s bar a final nod of approval to begin construction of its outdoor sand volleyball courts next to their already existing patio. The bar also received permission to vend alcoholic beverages on the courts at a separate city meeting last week. Logan’s general manager Adam Mais said the two courts will be open during the summer for league play able to incorporate up to 128 teams. The courts would operate during the day in order to utilize natural light. They will hold a foot of sand and be visible from the patio so patrons can watch games. This is Logan’s’ second summer of operation, and the first creating a volleyball league. Mais

said people have been expressing interest in volleyball league play, and Logan’s can now begin sign-ups. “It gives kids something to do this summer,” Mais said. “For us to have volleyball, it’s one more place downtown.” Mais said he hopes the courts will attract customers for food and drinks during games. He said between games, Logan’s is considering selling picnic dinners to be eaten on the sand of the courts. “You can’t really do that here. You go to some of the beaches in town, there’s really not sand,” Mais said. “And you’ve got the patio right there too. Our patio’s one of the best patios downtown by far.” The courts will replace several parking spots on the property, reducing total customer lot parking to five spaces. Mais said it is not a concern because a large portion of the customers walk or park in downtown parking ramps. The Plan Commission also unanimously approved the relocation of the Central Library during the several months the structure will be under renovation. Ald. Mike Verveer,

District 4, said the Plan Commission’s approval reflected the opinions of many other Madison citizens, including architects who reviewed the Central Library plans for the Urban Design Commission. Verveer said the Central Library designers are pursuing the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification. The certification requires the construction to include sustainable strategies such as water-saving fixtures, construction waste recycling and recycled content of materials, according to a statement from Potter Lawson, Central Library’s design firm. Verveer added while Mayor Paul Soglin has been concerned about funding for the project, he has gotten mostly positive feedback from residents, including those who wish there was more money to fund the redevelopment. “It’s long overdue, improvement to that really heavily used building. I think it’s a really terrific design and it’s really Megan McCormickThe Badger Herald file photo functional as well,” Renovation plans for the Madison Central Library pass another hurdle after approval from the commission. Verveer said.

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Provost Paul DeLuca tells Senators the Madison campus does not benefit from membership in the System.

FACULTY SENATE, from 1 strong, but rather from a perception of elitism over other System campuses. “This elitist belief that UW is better than the whole System is part of the reason we’re having these issues,” agronomy professor Shawn Conley said. Members opposed to the measure also maintained public authority status could mean competition for top students and the state’s waning funding for higher education. Coleman responded UW-Madison should embrace their elite status and the Faculty Senate must ensure UW-Madison has the resources to attract quality professors with competitive pay plans. “If the Packers want Aaron Rodgers to stay in

Green Bay or UW football wants to keep Bret Bielema coaching, these teams have to spend some money,” Coleman said. “If UW is to remain on a national and international stage, it has to pay good money for the best talent.” At the meeting, the University Committee presented a plan to neither support nor oppose the controversial proposed legislation, which was met with strong disapproval, as many faculty argued their concerns would not be heard at the Capitol if they remained neutral on the contentious issue. Faculty members voted to adopt the resolution in support of the public authority proposal through a majority vote, despite lingering discontentment of the measure among critics.

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Early release for good behavior would dissolve under bill Legislator cites public safety as reason for prisoners to serve out their full sentences Sarah Jarvis State Reporter Legislators will hold a hearing Thursday to gauge public opinion on a bill that would repeal the prisoner early release program established under former Gov. Jim Doyle’s 2009-11 biennial budget. Under the current early release program, inmates can be released for good behavior before serving their full prison sentence. The new bill, authored by Rep. Scott Suder, R-Abbotsford, would require prisoners to serve

the full time of their original sentence. The early release program was intended to get inmates out of prison and reduce the amount of money spent. Tim Le Monds from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections said the program did save money, but questioned if letting prisoners out of jail early is worth it. “There is $30,000 spent annually to house an inmate in prison, but is it worth the risk?” Le Monds said. “Clearly there are some savings [because of the program], but when it comes to public safety, is there a price you can put on that?” From Oct. 1, 2009 to

April 26, 2011, there were 526 inmates on early release from prison. Of those, 29 returned to prison, Le Monds said. One of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer, R-Manitowoc, said he thinks the former governor ’s program is a violation of earlier legislation and supports its repeal. “As a co-sponsor of the bill, I am certainly in support of the basic [aim] of what [Suder] is trying to do,” Ziegelbauer said. “Of course, sometimes these things need finetuning, and I am sure we’ll see that with this legislation as time goes on.”


Ziegelbauer said the current provision violates decade-old legislation called truth-in-sentencing that was authored in part by Gov. Scott Walker during his time in the Legislature. “To sum it up in a word or two, [truth-insentencing] was passed around 10 years ago, and it stated that whatever term people are sentenced to, they must serve this term with no early release,” Ziegelbauer said. Ziegelbauer said a fair way to describe Suder ’s legislation is that it does not dilute or undermine truth-in-sentencing. The current provision in the 2009-11 budget includes three different

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their sentence. Still, inmates who are released before their court-ordered sentence is up are not without supervision. “Once prisoners are released, they are [under] extended supervision, and they do not return to prison unless they are in violation of this supervision,” Le Monds added. Walker said in an April 27 brown bag lunch video that he supports convicted criminals serving the extent of their sentence without chance for early release. He said he supports limiting the early release program and has the public’s safety in his sight.

Madison area interfaith program encourages open cultural dialogue UW graduate student unites teens of different religions to explore ‘courageous’ deeds

The UW German Department puts on their interpretation of the classic dramatic work “Frau Geesche Gottfried”, which features the tragic story of murder by poison in the pre-1900s.

categories of eligibility for early release, University of Wisconsin law professor Ken Streit said in an email to The Badger Herald. The first category allows inmates who have committed a misdemeanor or non-violent felony to be considered for early release after serving two-thirds of their sentence. The second grants a Department of Corrections social worker or extended supervision parole agent to determine whether a non-violent offender can engage peacefully with the community. The third category requires violent offenders to petition DOC after serving 85 percent of

In an effort to capture the role of courage for members of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, a University of Wisconsin graduate student helped organize a program for Madisonarea high schools to foster communication and confront cultural stereotypes. Sari Judge, a spokesperson from the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, said the program seeks to explore the concept of courageous acts and foster friendships and understanding among students. The semester-long initiative began by recruiting participants from religious communities of the Abrahamic tradition in January. Judge said through the simple act of getting to know peers they may not have otherwise befriended and sharing cultural dishes, students discovered their own sense of bravery in everyday life. “Through discovering your own bravery, you are able to make interpersonal connections with others,” Judge said.

“This is the start of something that begins to change the fabric of civil society.” She added the program operated under the institute’s belief that students can become more in touch with their own faith by achieving a new understanding of another religion or culture. The program will culminate Sunday with its finale, which Judge said will include students’ original song and dance performances of their own experiences with courage. Rohany Nayan, a graduate fellow with the Lubar Institute, said she has worked to increase dialogues between members of different faiths since she immigrated to the United States. She said the most common response from students during their first meeting is many teenagers are not able to articulate a sense of courage, and they think they have never done anything courageous. During the course of the program, Nayan said participants also traveled to different places of worship to broaden their cultural experiences. As an unintended byproduct of students’ involvement, she said the program fostered a tight-knit group after illuminating “similarities to build common ground

on.” “These teens are future leaders and it is important for them to have the courage to reach out and find ways to work together for the betterment of their communities,” Nayan said. “Starting the conversation is what’s so important.” Nayan said courage is a trait that is essential for crossing the boundaries sometimes perceived between different faiths, and it is an aspect that has a crucial application in all areas of life. She added although every individual defines bravery differently, it will prove especially necessary during tough times for particular religious communities. She said while students often feel they are not allowed to talk about their religious beliefs outside of their places of worship, it required acts of courage from the teenagers to begin the interfaith dialogues encouraged by the program. Nayan said she joins the program’s religious leaders, including Cantor Deborah Martin of Temple Beth El and Pastor Katie Baardseth of Midvale Lutheran Church, in the hope that relationships nurtured by the “Courage Project” will set the stage for increased openness and tolerance among the next generation.

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Obama, with the national security team, watches new developments during the bin Laden mission May 1.

OSAMA, from 1 Hilary Clinton, on the other hand, said Pakistan “helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound in which he was hiding” and described the country as having “contributed greatly” to Washington’s fight against al-Qaeda. Although the official announcement from the president came around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, rumors were already circulating around social networking sites and some have credited a U.S. government staffer with breaking the news an hour before Obama’s televised address. Former Secretary of Defense Donald

Rumsfeld’s Chief of Staff Keith Urbahn is widely accredited with being the first person to announce bin Laden’s death in a tweet around 9:30 p.m. “So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama bin Laden. Hot damn,” Urbahn’s tweet said. After Urbahn’s announcement, Twitter activity increased until reaching its climax at more than 5,000 tweets per second around 10 p.m, still 30 minutes before Obama went to television, according to information Twitter released to its followers. Still, according to University of Wisconsin professor Dietram

Scheufele, the first tweet about the operation to take down bin Laden came even earlier from a man in Pakistan who alerted his followers: “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1 a.m. (is a rare event).” The man, 33-yearold Sohaib Athar, then began to live tweet his observations in real time while U.S. forces continued with their assault, although he had no idea the helicopters were American or that the compound belonged to bin Laden. “It may have been one of the first covert military operations that have been tweeted live,” Scheufele said.


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Morbid block party aftermath begs vital questions for future John Waters Columnist

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Troubles this Saturday rightfully raised questions about the future of spring’s drunkest event in Madison.

Without alternative focus, Mifflin may well be an indefensible event Geoff Jara-Almonte Staff Writer Like most Madisonians and veterans of Mifflins past, I read with dismay the news that two partygoers were stabbed — leading to “multiple life-threatening injuries” requiring emergency surgery in one case — at this year’s celebration. Equally disturbing is that three police officers were injured — including a female officer who was punched in the face when she tried to stop a reveler — and that four times as many partygoers ended up in detox as compared to last year. Not surprisingly, Mayor Paul Soglin and other city leaders want to see Mifflin come to an end. It may seem hypocritical — in a city that often seems built around a culture of drinking, where bars and breweries sponsor everything from ultimate Frisbee and roller derby to the Madison Marathon — to ban a celebration because too many people are getting too drunk. And perhaps it is unfair those thousands of people who managed to have peaceful fun at Mifflin might not get to party next year because of the few who couldn’t handle it. Is it worth it? That’s the question we have to ask ourselves, not just about Mifflin, but our alcohol culture in general. After

all, as an event dedicated almost solely to drinking, the controversy over Mifflin mirrors larger debates over drinking on this campus and in Wisconsin in general. On one hand, drinking comes with terrific societal costs. In 2008, 1,624 Wisconsinites died, 4,319 were injured and 94,000 arrested as a direct result of drinking. The annual cost of alcohol-related problems, including criminal justice and health care costs, has been estimated to be as high as $184.6 billion per year nationwide. On the other hand, drinking is a significant part of the culture of Wisconsin and of Madison. In our city alone there are three breweries and few public events that don’t prominently feature alcohol. From Badger games and evenings at the Terrace to concerts on the Square and Orton Park Fest, alcohol is firmly embedded in the Madison way of life. Drinking together is clearly an important part of our culture and how we build community in this state, in this city and at this school. Perhaps because of this culture, we tolerate painfully high costs of drinking in Wisconsin, including an OWI arrest rate 1.5 times that of the U.S., and a rate of alcoholrelated motor fatalities that, until 2008, has been consistently higher than the national average. We have also been reluctant to hold accountable those who break consumption laws, as was made clear by the case of Rep. Jeff Wood last year. There is no perfectly

safe amount of alcohol a person can drink; but we recognize, up to a certain point, the social benefit and enjoyment outweighs the risks. We also understand, on occasion, many people who choose to drink will cross that line. We count on pressure from friends, the law and the inevitable hangover to keep that from happening too often. But we all know friends who won’t or don’t learn from those mistakes, and we should encourage them to get help and refuse to drink with them. Mifflin Street may have become one of those friends. Though this is the first time in recent memory a partygoer was nearly murdered, it is not the first time the party has ended in violence and hospitalizations. It’s not an “oops, this won’t happen again” moment, but only the latest instance in which mass intoxication has led to needless injury. Does this mean the city should end the tradition? Perhaps. A massive block party whose point is to drink for the sake of drinking is no longer a defensible option. If another focus for the party can be found that makes alcohol a part of the celebration, as opposed to the focus of the celebration, that should be considered. However after this year’s debacle, the burden will be on us to convince city leaders and the community at large that we can drink responsibly. Geoff Jara-Almonte ( is a fourth-year medical student going into emergency medicine.

This article is for a great person and a good friend who is currently in the hospital recovering from the brutal low-point of a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon. Waking up early Saturday morning, we were all expecting the worst, with a rainy forecast that had been dogging us for weeks. Fortunately it never developed, and the game was on. An early morning peppered with kegs, eggs and the occasional marathon runner seemed to promise a day of letting off steam and a taste of the summer months waiting patiently on the other side of finals. All of this sounded great on paper, and was surely enjoyable in action, but in the aftermath I’m dogged by the simple questions: who, why, how? “Who” is the biggest problem I see when looking back at the weekend. It’s the reason Halloween had to change, and it is the real problem with Mifflin weekend. It’s the ever-growing element of out-of-towners who appear to have little or no regard for the incredible opportunity being provided by the city of Madison. Even on their best behavior, they take a big party and push it to unmanageable extremes. On their worst behavior, they bring a violent, careless and belligerent effect the students of this university do not practice or condone. If Mifflin

could move forward as a party for Madison by Madison, and not the one day of the year where anyone old enough to drive a car can come and disregard the laws of this state, the negative events of Saturday could be avoided. “Why” is the hardest question I can think of for Mifflin. Mayor Paul Soglin has a longer and more personal history with this event then probably anyone else. He was the alderman who stood up at the very first Mifflin 42 years ago and was arrested in defense of the students’ rights to gather. Yet in the wake of Saturday’s events he is only “interested in ending the thing,” saying, “The city has no business sponsoring an event where the primary activity is drinking.” While I think it’s easy to say the mayor is being a bit reactionary, he does make a good point. The primary activity is definitely drinking, but is it really the answer to why we do it? I don’t think so. We do it because it is unlike any other event I know of — an incredible display of the peoples’ right to gather together in the place they live and throw a party. And while that may sound simple and arbitrary, it matters; in fact, few things are more American than that. So that brings us to the last question of “how?” How does Mifflin move forward where everyone is guaranteed not just a damn good time, but also their personal safety, the safety of their property and the safety of this city’s reputation? First of all, the open container idea was a flop. It made the streets themselves too dangerous and definitely increased the collective level of

drunkenness. I think in years past, having that mental barrier of the street kept people more conscious of their actions, and the more active threat of police interference deterred violence. From there, the questions will evolve into what else needs to be limited. I think preventing carry-ins of any kind and limiting the number of kegs per household could be potentially beneficial. If there was an effective way to check IDs, I would be all for it, and maybe go so far as to say if you don’t have a WisCard, you can’t come in. I won’t lie — the “how” is also not an easy question, but I think it is important to at least create an official position that this is supposed to be a campus block party for the students of the University of Wisconsin to let off some steam before finals. It can’t continue to be the Midwest Mecca of unregulated drinking for all. I love Mifflin. I’ve had three completely awesome and generally unforgettable years at the block party that everyone at this school deserves to experience. But I think we need to take it back for ourselves, make it less a day for 15 of our friends to sleep on our floors and more a day for us: the students of Madison. Lets find a way to guarantee we all still have the Mifflin experience, but without anyone having to worry about his or her safety. One of the best people we have on this campus had to go through the worst on Saturday, and that can’t happen. But I believe a better Mifflin can. John Wakters (jkwaters2@ is a junior majoring in journalism.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “All I’m interested in is ending this thing.” -Paul Soglin, Madison mayor Mayor Paul Soglin sure didn’t hold anything back in his reaction to this year’s Mifflin Street Block Party. Highlighted by two stabbings, a number of batteries and generally elevated belligerency, this was admittedly not the event’s finest hour. It’s still hard to avoid the feeling that Soglin is being just a bit over the top with his criticism. He was, after all, a prominent participant during the event’s founding years, being arrested twice during riots that raged for days on end. Even the Great Mifflin Fail of 2011 looks tame in comparison. Maybe he’s just not a drinker. Pot was the toxin of choice back then. Does Mifflin just need more grass, mayor?

Excessive celebration of bin Laden’s death morally reprehensible Charles Godfrey Staff Writer The news of Osama bin Laden’s death took us all by surprise. Although he had been the world’s most wanted terrorist since 2001, with a bounty of $25 million on his head, bin Laden kept a low profile. Some even speculated he was already dead. Sunday night’s breaking news that he was killed in a paramilitary attack at a mansion outside Islamabad, Pakistan, and President Barack Obama’s subsequent video address, came as a shock and stirred up a potent mix of emotions. For those who lost loved ones and those who

remember a dark period of national mourning after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, knowing once and for all that the oldest and most simplistic form of justice has been served gives a sense of closure. Gordon Felt, president of Families of Flight 93, said, “It does bring a measure of comfort that the mastermind of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the face of global terror can no longer spread his evil.” Bin Laden’s death is a long-awaited catharsis for the families and friends of those who died in the terrorist attacks. They no longer have to live with the knowledge that the man who was responsible for the death of a loved one walks free, plotting yet another murder. There were other reactions to the news of bin Laden’s death. On Sunday night a spontaneous crowd around the White

House broke out into an impromptu rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” filled with national pride. They also started chanting, “USA,” “God bless America” and “Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.” There is a fine line between applauding justice served and celebrating a death. Bin Laden was not simply an enemy of the United States — he was an enemy of peace around the world. While his death marks a victory in the war against terrorism and in a way avenges the deaths of those who died on Sept. 11, it is immoral to celebrate any killing, a just revenge, even if it takes place during war. It is illogical to celebrate death as a victory for peace, and it is archaic to celebrate the death of the leader of our enemies and to rejoice in the military might of the United States. This is outright

nationalism. Another difficult question is whether or not we as American citizens have any right to celebrate bin Laden’s death as an American victory. Obama said in his address, “Today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people,” but it seems to me the people chanting “USA” outside the White House played very little role in bringing bin Laden to justice. Bin Laden is dead because of the hard work of the anonymous men and women working in intelligence and a group of commandos who carried out the operation. As citizens, we can feel lucky to be protected by them and proud of our armed forces, but to generalize this event as a testament to the greatness of our nation as a whole makes little sense.

To celebrate bin Laden’s death as a victory for America is to lose sight of an opportunity to heal once and for all the wounds of Sept. 11 and move on to a new chapter of national history. No, we will never forget the tragedy of that day, and we shouldn’t. But it is time that we move on. Sept. 11 and the War on Terror have been used again and again to justify far too many political and military causes. As a nation, it is time that we move from sadness to acceptance and from anger at the past to hope for the future. Celebrating bin Laden’s death as a military victory plays no role in this, but only distracts from the nation’s healing process. Within the past 24 hours, I have seen bin Laden’s death praised as proof the USA can still vanquish all enemies with its military might,

put forward as evidence that Obama isn’t soft on terror and celebrated with a capella versions of “Na na na na, hey hey hey.” Let’s not dance on his grave, even if the man was pure evil incarnate; let’s have our catharsis, and move on. For those of you thinking what I’ve said is unpatriotic, or that I am being sympathetic to bin Laden, I want to be clear I am not. I think any jury would have sentenced him to death, and if I were on the jury I would make the same decision. At the same time, I’m frustrated by the people chanting “God Bless America” and waving flags. This isn’t a football game where you cheer for your team when they win. When people die, you don’t cheer for anybody, period. Charles Godfrey ( is a freshman with an undecided major.

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Fleet Foxes’ sounds astound its listeners Seattle-based band climbs to pinnacle of sonic greatness through impressive sophomore effort ‘Helplessness Blues’ Daniel Niepow ArtsEtc. Writer

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Although no definitive solution is proposed, Taggart Siegel’s unique film exposes real-world issues regarding unsustainable food processes.

Documentary hopes to ‘rays’ awareness ‘Queen of the Sun’ film uses current plight of honey bees as microcosm for insight into global environmental state Stephen Dixon ArtsEtc. Staff Writer The last time a bee was the focus of a major motion picture, audiences narrowly avoided disaster in Jerry Seinfeld’s “Bee Movie.” This time, human civilization might not be so lucky, or so would argue the environmental documentary “Queen of the Sun,” from director Taggart Siegel, screening this weekend at Sundance Cinemas. “Queen of the Sun” is the latest in a growing line of environmental/ sustainability docs (“Food, Inc.,” “Mondovino,” etc.) that focus on the negative externalities of the corporatization of food production, using the honey bee as humanity’s most recent blunder. The documentary’s basic arc goes something like this: Honey bees are immensely underrated in their importance to agriculture, pollinating 40 percent of harvested edible crops and therefore a major force of sustainability. But as a result of various “big food” initiatives, like relocating different species to one location or the mass use of pesticides, bee populations across the world — though mostly in western nations where pesticide use has become de rigueur — are declining

at a rate so alarming the term “colony collapse disorder” has been coined to describe the phenomenon. Thus without bees, there can be no crops; without crops there can be no food, and so on until man starves itself because of its own profiteering and interference with nature. One of the film’s interviewees goes so far as to consider the bee crisis on an equal plane as climate change. “What are the bees telling us?” asks the film’s subtitle, hinting at the concern of human-bee symbiosis that underscores much of the film. The implied goal of “Queen of the Sun,” therefore, is to show the importance of bees, frame the scope of colony collapse disorder and propose areas of likely improvement. It succeeds with the first two, but stumbles on the third, making a convincing argument for the necessity of bees in sustainable agriculture but lacking any market-based ammunition to fire away at the corporations that are ostensibly to blame. Along the way we are introduced to various bee advocates, ranging from a shirtless yogi in France who screams tree-hugger to a Bronx-based rooftop beekeeper. Lending a

bit more talking-head credibility are Michael Pollan of “In Defense of Food” fame and Vandana Shiva, an Indian physicist. The story of a man whose biodynamic farm — a pesticide-free operation where varied plants benefit each other’s growth — gets dusted by a neighboring field’s pesticides is central to Siegel’s argument. It’s a global problem, the film argues, requiring a massive cooperative effort not unlike the coordination it takes for a colony of bees to maintain its hive. The dominant lesson throughout is that man’s interference with natural rhythms comes at a cost, and that going au naturel is more of a path to prosperity than trusting food production entirely to the magic hand of the market. Cooperation should be valued over competition and, like the bees, the group is of higher concern than the individual. But “Queen of the Sun,” for all its quirks, lacks the practical exclamation point required in a documentary that really seeks to effect change. The problem might be real, and nature’s patience for the human profit motive is likely waning, but the documentary brings little to market. Foodie favorite

“Food, Inc.” demonstrated in 2008 how organic foods can even be sold by a corporate behemoth like Wal-Mart; “Queen of the Sun,” meanwhile, offers little more in the way of sustainability than the suggestion for individuals to maintain hives in their backyards as they would a garden or chicken coop. It’s unclear if the average consumer has a socially-conscious way for voting with his or her dollar, a way to contribute to the cause on a small scale. The only equivalent for organic milk or local farm-stand produce seems to be the knowledge that bees are in danger and the pursuit of growth needs to be curbed. For better or worse, if it don’t make dollars it don’t make sense, so don’t expect Monsanto to be closing up shop any time soon.


For nearly three years, fans of Fleet Foxes have waited in anxious anticipation for another full-length album. The band’s self-described “baroque harmonic pop jams” instilled a sensational new hunger in many — a desire for more of this refreshingly original and beautifullycrafted music. At last, the wait is over. Helplessness Blues marks the band’s sophomore album, and it has more than lived up to expectations. Despite its seemingly dark title, the album is still replete with the same sense of wonder and joy many fans have come to know so well. There is nostalgia, poignancy, despair and love embedded in deeply harmonic folk tunes. The music has an earthy, homegrown feel characteristic of Fleet Foxes’ style. This “natural” feel permeates every track, giving listeners the impression the music sprang up from the ground and wove its way through dense forests before reaching urban ears. The emotional range is astounding, too. Some tracks are quiet and introspective, while others are full of exuberance and carefree abandon. The opening track, “Montezuma,” is more on the introspective side. In the second verse, lead singer Robin Pecknold quietly observes the power of time and death by singing, “In dearth or in excess both the slave and the empress/ Will return to the dirt, I guess, naked as they came.” The album is full of other pieces of wisdom and simple observation, showcasing Pecknold’s unique songwriting capability. But he is still the common man’s philosopher; he writes without pretense or unnecessary ornamentation. His lyrics encapsulate his understanding of beauty in a simple, awestruck way. “If I know only one thing, it’s that everything I see of the world outside is so inconceivable often I barely can speak/ Yeah

I’m tongue-tied and dizzy and I can’t keep it to myself,” he sings in the title track. Pecknold is also a storyteller. Many songs carry a narrative quality that draws listeners into his dream rich worlds. “Lorelai” and “Battery Kinzie” are both captivating tales of old love. The use of violin adds an interesting new flavor to the band’s style. On the second track, “Bedouin Dress,” there is a snaking violin line after the first verse. Its inclusion seems natural and simple, as if it had always been an unquestionable part of Fleet Foxes’ folk ensemble. In “The Shrine/ An Argument,” the group exposes a raw, chaotic side. Pecknold abandons his usual sweet, refined singing for a grittier sound in the refrain. Toward the end of the song, the boys veer away from the same instrumentation as well. A swirling cacophony of various instruments brings the song to its conclusion. It offers an eerie look into unexplored territory for the group. Helplessness Blues doesn’t really offer anything dramatically different than its predecessor, but that’s part of what makes it so great. Members of Fleet Foxes have perfected such a refreshing new style that they don’t need to redefine themselves from album to album. Yet listeners will still find something satisfying and original in each track. There is probably no better way to usher in the spring than with a brand new set of Fleet Foxes’ beautiful, earthen tunes.



City of Madison ‘harbors’ celebrated psych-rock band All Tiny Creatures has enjoyed developing own ‘pseudo-kraut’ sound within hometown border Emily Genco ArtsEtc. Staff Writer With a band name like All Tiny Creatures, it seems fitting to describe its sound as chameleonic. Just as chameleons change their skin according to their body temperature, members Thomas Wincek, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Ben Derickson and Matthew Skemp create their psychedelic and experimental brand of rock by transforming the sound of traditional instruments including guitar, bass and drums. “I like the idea of using the standard instruments that you find in a rock band like guitars and bass but thinking about how you can process them and change them into something that doesn’t necessarily sound like that any more,” Wincek said. All Tiny Creatures began as Wincek’s solo project. “I think we’ve definitely

developed a style and a sound instead of having it be this personal project,” Wincek said. A musical project that began as an exploration of process pieces has been garnering critical acclaim in Madison. The A.V. Club ranked “An Iris” Madison’s top song in 2010. Saturday, All Tiny Creatures played at the Project Lodge alongside Icarus Himself and Stükenberg, two other Madison bands that received high honors on the list. “It’s nice to be in a town where the people writing about music recognize what you’re doing,” Wincek said. “It’s cool that people are open and receptive to the music in your hometown.” All Tiny Creatures released its first EP, Segni, in 2009. Between the EP and Harbors, the fulllength album released in March, All Tiny Creatures created a series of mixtapes designed to introduce singles off the album. “We did the mixtapes

to bridge the gap, and recorded a bunch of new material for them too, just Andy and I,” Wincek said. “The idea was that it would all blend together. I’m actually really happy with the way those turned out.” The group’s sound transcends notes and chords. Instead, it attempts to explore the texture of sound through the music, Wincek said. “We’re doing a lot of micro looping and taking a small snippet of sound and repeating it a lot and then processing acoustic sound with different computer methods,” Wincek said. For All Tiny Creatures guitarist Fitzpatrick, musical interpretation lies in recasting existing sounds and musical techniques. “The process in working inspires me the most actually; just coming up with a problem or a solution to a problem that’s really specific,” Wincek said. “What if I put these constraints on a song or a chord progression?” All Tiny Creatures

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Local band All Tiny Creatures has been praised for its latest album release, ‘Harbors,’ a follow up to its first-ever EP, ‘Segni.’ strives to create an alternate reality for listeners, Wincek said. The group prefers to play without illumination from houselights. “We had this idea pretty early on to perform in the dark,” Wincek said. “People try to ratchet up the intensity by jumping around and being really intense on stage. I like doing the opposite and presenting alternate zones where you can listen and still have an immersive experience... I think people appreciate less intense lighting [when] the house

lights are down.” He added it can be difficult to categorically situate the music All Tiny Creatures creates. “We’re coming from a lot of different places as individuals and collectively,” Fitzpatrick agreed. “We’re not really going for a certain style necessarily. I think at first we were trying to do this pseudo-kraut rock, taking music from the ’70s with really repetitive drums and doing a revival of that. I think it’s gone well past that at this point.” All Tiny Creatures

seeks to create moments where its music surpasses everyday emotions, Wincek said. Without a narrative structure, the music this local foursome creates echoes, floats and trills as if listeners are eating pop rocks while watching a flickering stream of conscious movie. Sound explodes in soothing bursts with whimsy for flavor. Catch All Tiny Creatures as they open for the Sea and Cake on May 18 at the Frequency. Doors open at 9 p.m.

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Mavs rally, stun Lakers at home Nowitzki scores 28 points as Dallas comes from behind and steals Game 1 from Los Angeles at Staples Center

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Derrick Rose scored 24 points and dished out 10 assists Monday night but appeared to tweak his ankle in the final seconds of Game 1.

Hawks upset Bulls in Game 1 Atlanta downs Chicago 103-95 in Eastern Conference semifinals opener; Rose helped off in final seconds CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. As if the loss itself wasn’t bad enough, the Bulls got a major scare when Rose came up limping at the end of the game. Their MVP candidate stepped on Jamal Crawford’s foot as he dribbled out the final seconds and was helped off by teammates and a trainer. The Hawks went on a

15-2 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to turn a 69-65 deficit into an 80-71 lead with 10:27 remaining. Johnson hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points during that stretch, and the Hawks hung on. Game 2 is Wednesday night at the United Center. Johnson was brilliant, hitting 12 of 18 shots and all five 3-point attempts. Crawford scored 22 points and Jeff Teague added 10 while starting at the point for the injured Kirk Hinrich. The Hawks shot 51.3 percent against

one of the league’s stingiest defenses. As alarming as that was, though, the sight of Rose limping off sent a real shiver through Chicago. The Bulls simply can’t afford to lose him if they’re going to keep this run going, even though it wasn’t his best night. He scored 24 points after a slow start but was just 11 of 27 from the field. Luol Deng scored 21 points for Chicago while Carlos Boozer added 14 points and eight rebounds despite a turf

toe injury on his right foot. But it was a rough night overall for the Bulls. Pushed by Indiana in a tough five-game opening series, they fought through a brutal first quarter to pull within one point at halftime and led by as many as six in the third quarter before this one slipped away. Johnson started the goahead run with two free throws with just under a minute left in the third, and Zaza Pachulia hit two more with less than a second left in the quarter to put the Hawks ahead for good, 72-71.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and hit two goahead free throws with 19.5 seconds left before Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant made a crucial turnover, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied for a 96-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Nowitzki had 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, who dramatically came back from a 16-point deficit in the second half of the perennial playoff teams’ first postseason meeting in 23 years. Bryant scored 21 of his 36 points in the second half for the Lakers, but he fell down while trying to get the ball from Gasol with 5 seconds to play. After one free throw by Jason Kidd, Bryant missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer. Game 2 is Wednesday night at Staples Center. Gasol had 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the secondseeded Lakers, who lost their second straight series opener. Their loss to New Orleans two weeks ago was much more surprising than this loss to the playoff-tested Mavs, but the Lakers’ lack of poise down the stretch should be scary to

anybody anticipating a threepeat. The Mavericks trailed 92-87 with 3:32 to play, but finished on a 9-2 run — showing all the late-game poise that’s expected of Bryant and the two-time defending champions. Lamar Odom scored 15 points for Los Angeles, which nursed a small lead throughout the second half until Nowitzki scored in the lane with 40 seconds left to trim the deficit to 94-93. After Jason Terry swiped the ball from Bryant, Gasol fouled Nowitzki on the Mavericks’ inbounds play, allowing the 7-footer to give Dallas its first lead since the second quarter. Terry added 15 points for Dallas, which struggled on the boards and in the paint before the comeback. The Mavericks too often settled for jumpers early on, and they lost their cool with 90 seconds left in the first half after offsetting technical fouls for Gasol and Tyson Chandler, who jawed all the way down the court after jockeying for rebounding position. The Lakers leaped to a 53-44 halftime lead with four points in the final 0.7 seconds, thanks to an ill-advised foul by Terry and a technical foul on Nowitzki.


Bruins snag OT victory, 2-0 lead Krejci nets game-winning goal, Thomas stops 46 consecutive shots to put Flyers in early hole PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Krejci scored 14:00 into overtime, Tim Thomas was phenomenal in net, and the Boston Bruins beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Thomas stopped 46 straight shots after the Flyers took a quick 2-0 lead. The series now shifts to Boston for the next two games on Wednesday and Friday. Krejci fired a onetimer from one knee that ricocheted off the back off the net and back onto the ice. Play continued until officials could review the call. But the goal was clearly good. “At first I thought it was in. Then they kept playing,” Krejci said. James van Riemsdyk had a breakout game for the Flyers. He scored two goals and was all over

the ice trying to help the Flyers win at least one at home. Instead, they have to rally from another deficit. Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins, who have taken a seemingly commanding lead on the Flyers for the second straight year. Boston led 3-0 in the East semis a year ago before the Flyers won four straight to advance — including a rally from a 3-0 hole in Game 7. Thomas was on the bench for that collapse. He is determined not to let that happen on his watch. Thomas, who finished with 52 saves Monday, was tested under pressure all game and shook off the slow start to stop everything fired his way. “By the third period, I was really starting to get into a rhythm which was a good thing because they

were really getting off shots,” Thomas said. Thomas stood strong when the Flyers outshot the Bruins 13-3 to open the third and took 22 overall in the period. It was the one they didn’t shoot that haunted them. Danny Briere, who has seven goals this postseason, fanned on an easy look off a faceoff. Thomas was out of position after a blocked shot sent the puck to Briere, and the AllStar seemingly just had to connect. His second attempt was stopped by Thomas as the final seconds of regulation ticked off. “I never saw the puck,” Briere said. Brian Boucher couldn’t hold off the OT charge. Boucher won games this postseason as a starter and reliever. He mixed both in Game 2. Boucher stopped 21 shots before he left the

game in the middle of the second after he appeared to hurt his wrist. It was the fifth time in nine playoff games the Flyers made a goalie switch — the first because of injury rather than ineffectiveness. The score was 2-2 when Boucher left and when he returned. The crowd was rocking from the start after they heard the usual stirring rendition of “God Bless America,” live by Lauren Hart and on video by the late Kate Smith. Fans chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” after lineups were introduced, and again after the song was finished, a day after Osama bin Laden was killed. “That was pretty cool, as an American,” van Riemsdyk said. “And the fans are pretty passionate Associated Press about sports and our country. That was pretty Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Boucher alowed the game-winning goal Monday as the Boston Bruins built a 2-0 series lead. cool to be a part of.”

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After giving up early lead, Brewers bested by Braves Gallardo allows 5 runs, surrenders 4 walks in 5-plus innings of work ATLANTA (AP) — Chipper Jones said it might have taken a little more than a big hit from Alex Gonzalez, a strong start from Jair Jurrjens and a homer from backup catcher David Ross for the Braves to finally beat Yovani Gallardo. Jones kidded a little witchcraft might have been involved. Gonzalez hit a threerun double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Gallardo, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Monday night. Gallardo began the day 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in five career starts against Atlanta, including a twohit shutout in a 1-0 win on April 5 in Milwaukee. “We snapped the head off a chicken and, I don’t know, exorcised a demon,” said Jones joking around. Ross hit a homer in the third inning before the

Braves knocked Gallardo (2-2) out of the game in the sixth. Gonzalez cleared the bases with his double before scoring on a single by Nate McLouth. The four runs Gallardo allowed in the sixth matched his total allowed

We snapped the head off a chicken and, I don’t know, exorcised a demon. Chipper Jones 3rd Baseman Atlanta Braves

over 37 1/3 innings in his first five starts against the Braves. “He’s been scuffling a little as of late,” said Jones, who had two hits. Jurrjens appears to be gaining momentum. Jurrjens (3-0) gave up

two runs on seven hits and no walks in 7 2/3 innings. He had four strikeouts as he continues his comeback from a frustrating 2010 season shortened by injuries. “It’s not so much what I’m doing, I’m just painfree,” Jurrjens said. Gallardo allowed nine hits and five runs in fiveplus innings. He matched his season high with four walks while striking out seven. The right-hander has allowed four or more Associated Press earned runs in five Yovani Gallardo (2-2) left the game Monday in the 6th inning after giving up a home run to David Ross. straight starts, leaving his down. I’m sure he’s and Freeman reached on well,” said Ross, who ERA at 6.10. added that his work “I thought he looked getting a little frustrated walks from Gallardo. Jason Heyward walked behind the plate wasn’t better this time than he with it but I think there is off Zach Braddock in difficult. did his last outing,” said improvement there.” “Jair Jurrjens, when The Brewers took a the seventh, moved to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke of Gallardo. 2-1 lead in the fourth on third on Jones’ double he’s pitching like that, it Betancourt’s and scored on a head- makes my job easy,” Ross “Still isn’t like we saw in Yuniesky the first couple games, but two-run triple. Jurrjens first slide on Freeman’s said. Braves manager Fredi we thought it was better. retired the next 11 batters broken-bat fly ball to Gonzalez said he may before giving up infield center field. Rhythm was better. Ross hit his third homer continue to pair Ross “The walks hurt him singles to Rickie Weeks but I didn’t think they and Carlos Gomez in the in his 19th at-bat. Ross with Jurrjens as a way plays behind All-Star of giving McCann a rest hit the ball that hard. eighth. The double by Gonzalez Brian McCann, who has every five games. This guy is used to being Closer Craig Kimbrel in every ball game that in the sixth drove in two homers in 97 at-bats. “It’s nice to give Mac pitched the ninth for he pitches. He’s used to Jones, Dan Uggla and keeping that run total Freddie Freeman. Jones a night off and perform Atlanta.

FIAMMETTA, from 10 all 13 games alongside Carimi. With Moffitt and Carpenter now in the fold, the Seahawks have a young, rugged offensive line that has the potential to develop into one of the best in the NFC. Seattle drafted left tackle Russell Okung with the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft, and he started 10 games in 2010. The Seahawks have questions at quarterback (Matt Hasselbeck is reportedly unlikely to return, leaving unproven Charlie Whitehurst as the top QB), but their receiving core (Benjamin Obomanu, Mike

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

Mike Eaves feels the simplest solution to keeping players in college would be to impose a rule, like football, where players wouldn’t be able to leave until after junior year, forcing them to play three years.

JUMP, from 10 years out from even being close to being ready for the NHL. But forcing players to stay a minimum of three years could backfire as well. “There’s also guys on the other end saying this is the way it works, guys can come in and leave early and you can’t really change the rule,” Stepan said. “If you do, they’re just not going to go to college anymore.” While there has only been discussion rather than rule-drafting so far between representatives

from college hockey, the NHL and major junior, Eaves said that is the first step toward an eventual policy change. Whether it involves changing draft ages, how long athletes need to stay in college or even how much conversation and persuasion NHL teams can have over their collegebound prospects, Eaves said in the end, something has to be done. “These are little details, but ultimately there’s got to be a policy that the National Hockey League, major junior and college hockey will be able to work together with,” he said.

Eaves said another chance to discuss the issue could come when the NHL general managers meet during the Stanley Cup Finals in June. “The first step is getting together in the same room and having dialogue,” Eaves said. “There’s a lot of bright people that are in that room and hopefully they can hear our concerns. We know what the concerns of major junior [are] and we can come up with some kind of solution.” Visit blogs/sports for additional quotes and notes.

Williams and Golden Tate) is young and promising. OG/C Bill Nagy: Dallas Cowboys, Round 7, Pick 49 (252nd overall) Offensive guard/center Bill Nagy was two picks away from being 2011’s Mr. Irrelevant, the title given/ forced upon the final pick in the draft every year. Yet, the Dallas Cowboys gave Nagy a shot with their second pick (a compensatory pick) in the seventh round. Nagy likely won’t be a starter for Dallas, but his versatility — he played right guard, center and blocking tight end at UW, sometimes all in one game

— was likely what caught Dallas’ eye. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound Nagy isn’t an elite athlete by any means, but he will provide solid depth on the O-line and at tight end for a team that desperately needs to better protect quarterback Tony Romo, who missed 10 games last season with a broken left clavicle. Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. What do you think of these five former Badgers’ NFL prospects? Let him know at mfiammetta@ and follow him on Twitter @ mikefiammetta.


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Adam Holt Managing Editor

PART 5 of 5 College hockey coaches know they’re going to lose their best players early and that it means recruiting headaches. But they’re also sick of it. However, the NHL has all the leverage, so what’s next in the world of early departures?

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Former Badger Derek Stepan says he would have gone to college even if he had to stay for a minimum of three years, but acknowledges not every player would feel the same way.

In early November 2010, College Hockey, Inc. director Paul Kelly and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman helped organize a meeting between NHL officials and a number of college coaches including, among others, Wisconsin’s Mike Eaves, Minnesota’s Don Lucia and Boston University’s Jack Parker. A flight cancelation resulted in Eaves missing the summit, which he described as the first time the NHL got to hear college coaches’ grievances regarding early departures. Much like junior hockey leagues provide a place for college recruits to bide time before joining an NCAA program, college hockey essentially acts as a feeder

system for the NHL. The allure of earning money and finally playing in the NHL is hard to resist for many kids. “Playing in the NHL’s been my dream since I was five years old,” former Badger Kyle Turris said in a phone interview. “Having the ability to play in the NHL after the first year of university, as it was, it’s my dream and what I always wanted to do.” Also considerable is the impact of the major junior route in the Canadian Hockey League. Made up of three member leagues, major junior features the same age group as other junior leagues, but the NCAA considers the CHL to be professional, eliminating college eligibility.

CHL is generally considered the top developmental hockey league in North America and many of the NHL’s top players — guys like Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Eric Staal — played major junior instead of NCAA hockey. While those teams are often more talented, a player can only play until he is 20 years old. Not every kid is physically ready to play professional hockey at that point and could potentially find himself stuck with nowhere to go. But the NHL has leverage and isn’t in any position to give it up. Part of the appeal of college hockey is being able to stay for one year or four, depending on the needs of the individual. Forcing kids who

want to play NCAA hockey to stay three years might push more of them to go the major junior route instead. And given the NCAA and major junior are equal feeder systems for the NHL, any agreement would need to appeal to not just one, but two other parties. All in all, it makes for a tricky situation. “I think that the simple answer would be, much like football, you can’t leave until after your junior year,” Eaves said. “The problem is, major junior kids are done when they’re 20. So we’re looking at two different levels, and how do we make those two work. And I don’t have the answer to that right now.”

Former Badger Derek Stepan left after two years of college hockey and said what makes the situation difficult is how much a player’s individual needs can vary. One player might be physically ready at age 19, while another might not fill out until he turns 23. In short, there’s no catch-all solution. “I’m not quite sure if I was put into that situation, what I would do. There’s different situations for every player,” Stepan said in a phone interview. “I definitely think I still would have gone to college regardless. At the time [I] went into college, I was still a couple

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For 5 Badgers drafted this weekend, destinations promising

Mike Fiammetta Mike’d Up As one of the greatest sports years Wisconsin has ever seen winds down, the NFL Draft provided the state with one more reason to celebrate. Five former Wisconsin Badgers were selected in this weekend’s draft, the most since 2006, when five were also taken. They have all entered promising situations, where their talents could vault them to the top of their teams’ respective depth charts or their teams’ needs greatly favor their chances for success. In some cases, both hold true. DE J.J. Watt: Houston Texans, Round 1, Pick 11 Defensive end J.J. Watt was the first Badger to go,

as the Houston Texans selected him with the 11th pick in the first round. After a team MVP-season that saw the 6-foot-6, 292-pound Watt record 62 tackles (21 for loss), seven sacks, three fumbles caused, two recovered and one interception, the Pewaukee native enters a very welcoming situation in Houston. The Texans had the NFL’s 30th-ranked defense last season, allowing 376.9 yards per game. Houston also recorded only 30 sacks in 2010, tied for 23rd in the league. Watt will step in and immediately challenge for the starting defensive end spot opposite Mario Williams, one of the top young ends in the league. In five seasons, Williams has 230 tackles, 48 sacks and 10 forced fumbles. New Texans defensive coordinator — and former Dallas Cowboys head coach — Wade Phillips will likely want as many pass rushers on the field as possible, obviously favoring Watt’s

chances to get on the field. OT Gabe Carimi: Chicago Bears, Round 1, Pick 29 At the scouting Combine in February, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi declared himself the top tackle in the draft. Though some scouts were ultimately turned off by Carimi’s boasting, he couldn’t really be faulted after winning the 2011 Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) and anchoring the left side of the offensive line with John Moffitt (see below). In four seasons at UW, the 6-foot-7, 314-pound Carimi succeeded perennial ProBowler Joe Thomas and started a full 13 in three of them (he missed three due to injury in 2008). Carimi’s talent is undeniable, but the question he must answer is where he is most suited to play in the NFL. Carimi played only left tackle at Wisconsin, but throughout the draft process, he was commonly characterized as most likely to end up on the right side. Whenever

the NFL labor situation is resolved and training camps can occur, the Bears will determine the best fit for their O-line in front of quarterback Jay Cutler. For now, it appears last year’s right tackle J’Marcus Webb will man the left tackle spot, as he is typically regarded as more athletic. TE Lance Kendricks: St. Louis Rams, Round 2, Pick 15 (47th overall) Through his four years at Wisconsin, Lance Kendricks continued to enhance the reputation of the Badgers’ tight end lineage. Following in the footsteps of Owen Daniels, Travis Beckum and Garrett Graham, Kendricks was one of the nation’s top tight ends last year. He finished with 43 catches, 663 receiving yards and five touchdowns, and was a runner-up for the Mackey Award (given annually to the nation’s top tight end). In St. Louis, Kendricks will have a chance to contribute immediately. However, the Rams’ offense is still growing

under last year’s NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford figures to improve, but the Rams’ offense is still a work in progress. All-Pro running back Steven Jackson has played in 12 games or more every one of his seven seasons in the league, and last year he received 330 carries. He finished with 1,241 yards, giving him the lowest yards per carry average of his career, 3.8. St. Louis’ wide receivers are also largely uninspiring — Donnie Avery is the most accomplished of the group, but even he’s not guaranteed a roster spot as he attempts to return from ACL surgery. Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels is now the Rams’ offensive coordinator, and he figures to gear the offense significantly toward the tight ends. The Rams currently have seven tight ends on the roster, and Michael Hoomanawanui appears to have the inside track on the starting role,

though he’s hardly a lock. As a second-round pick, Kendricks will have a solid opportunity to work his way through St. Louis’ depth chart and provide Bradford with a reliable receiving option. OG John Moffitt: Seattle Seahawks, Round 3, Pick 11 (75th overall) After drafting Alabama’s offensive tackle/guard James Carpenter with the 25th pick in the first round, the Seahawks selected offensive guard John Moffitt with the 11th pick in the third round (they didn’t have a second-round pick). Both are expected to be week 1 starters for Seattle, and Moffitt may switch from left to right guard next to Carpenter. The 6-foot-4, 319-pound Moffitt was an Associated Press first-team AllAmerican and a consensus (coaches and media) firstteam All-Big Ten selection in 2010 after starting



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