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UW announces plans to provide cards for non-residents; ASM deputizes registrars Danielle Miller News Reporter A planned mass deputation organized by members of Student Council on Monday night coincided with the announcement that the University of Wisconsin will be issuing voter IDs to students requiring them. The deputation was organized by Associated Students of Madison first year representative Colin Higgins and involved 13 students. These now-official special registration deputies will be able to register other students and community members to vote. This deputation came on the heels of the voter ID bill limiting how UW students are able to vote and legislation student government members implemented in efforts to make the voting process easier. “[The new law] makes voting a lot more difficult for students to vote for a couple of reasons,” ASM Legislative Affairs Chair Hannah Somers said. “It’s really difficult to get proper identification, especially for out-of-state students.” According to a UW statement released Monday, the university will be providing students who are not Wisconsin residents and lack stateissued driver licenses or identification cards with a free supplemental card to be use solely for voting purposes. These cards will look

like a regular student ID but will include students’ signatures, expire two years from issuance date and be marked “voter identification,” according to the statement. The cards will cost the university $100,000 over the next five years, the statement said. Student voting ID cards will be available at the Wiscard office in Union South starting Jan. 23. Cards for out-of-state students are not the only measures being implemented to help ease upcoming polls. Somers said ASM sponsors a Vote Coalition to provide students with additional information and resources regarding voting and voting laws. The coalition will begin with a voter awareness week scheduled after Thanksgiving, Somers said. “We chose to start the coalition way before elections because we knew voter ID laws would be a problem,” she said. “We will be making sure students are registered … and making available to students as much information as we have.” The deputies certified Monday night pose a convenience to registering students as early registration 20 days prior to elections renders proof of residency at the pools unnecessary, according to Higgins. Higgins added that another deputation session

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Legislation would require politicallymotivated pieces to disclose identities Mike Kujak State Reporter

Students gathered Monday evening to become official voter registration deputies in order to make the voting process easier on students. ASM hosted the mass deputation event to counter the voter ID law.

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Ed Freer, one of the renovation’s lead planners, says the project will make the Union more convenient for students with added bike space.

Union receives initial approval After reworking, committee says phase one of plan can commence Eliot Markman News Reporter

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also be added to the theater. The planners also hope to make the Union more convenient for students with the addition of more bike parking. “Bicycle parking will be moved and we will actually gain bicycle parking — overall parking will increase by 140 bicycles,” Freer said. Renovations to the Union Theater will be greatly different than the proposal brought before ASM in the fall elections. The theater will be pulled off the lake, and the lakeside windows will be similar to those currently in the cafeteria on the east side of the building. “The new enlarged terrace space allows for the sunset to be seen over Picnic Point, something impossible now,” Alan Fish, associate vice chancellor for facilities at the University of Wisconsin, said. “We have pulled back the Union, to integrate better into the design of the Union. This is one of those times where debate allowed for a better result.” Pending necessary approval, the renovations to the

Just days after Gov. Scott Walker introduced an anti-recall television advertisement and the state gears up for what could be a series of special elections, legislation was introduced this week that would require political ads to show who is financing them. The Legislative Reference Burueau’s analysis of the bill, introduced Monday, says that under current law, a group or individual that is putting out a political ad has to obey certain restrictions to identify the source of funding for the ad. This bill adds two additional requirements groups have to follow. First, all ads must provide a phone number or website where the group or individual can be reached for contact. Secondly, any radio ads must have verbal confirmation of the contact information at the beginning and end of the ad, and for a television ad there must be contact information on the screen at all times at the bottom of the ad. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton, who introduced the legislation, said the bill is an effort to make sure people can inform themselves about the groups or individuals who put out these ads. “Political ads come on the television very fast without any approval from the candidate, which are usually inaccurate and misleading,” Bernard Schaber said. “We can’t say who has to disclose because of freedom of speech, but we can say how they disclose information.” When asked if this kind of reform had been attempted before, Bernard Schaber said it was tried two years ago when the Democrats had control of the Senate. The bill did not receive either Democrat or Republican support, she said, and did not leave committee. Government Accountability Board spokesperson Reid Magney said there are two kinds of political ads, issue ads and campaign ads. If campaign ads (ads that

A city committee on Monday night unanimously approved phase one of a plan to renovate the Memorial Union, a proposal that comes a month after a previous plan to renovate the Union was voted down by just 23 votes in the Associated Students of Madison fall elections. At the Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee meeting, Union Director Mark Guthier said he immediately pursued an alternative plan after the initial rejection. “We were first aware that the shape, design and size was something that not everyone liked at a conference this summer,” Guthier said. “We knew that we might need an alternative.” The new plan for the 83-year-old Union will include three major projects: a straightening of the lakeshore, a renovation of the Memorial Union

building and the funding of an “Alumni Park” between the Red Gym and the Union where a parking lot currently sits. Ed Freer, one of the project’s lead planners and spokesperson for JJR Consulting, said developers would “take a parking lot and make paradise” in the planned park adjacent to the Red Gym. Freer also explained he was not worried about the loss in parking. Helen C. White parking would be reformatted to accommodate the loss in spots, and he said he believed there would be enough parking in the area surrounding the Union. One of the main goals of the renovation is to make the Union more accessible. The current proposal includes fewer stairs to give wheelchairs greater access to the building. Del Wilson, spokesperson for Lein & Wilson Architects, said fewer stairs in front of the building would improve views of the lake. Expansions would also be made to Hoofers, which would have two levels with stairs and accessible paths. Additional rehearsal space would

Recall organizers subjected to death threats, vandalism Police investigating phone calls made against family of speaker from rally Matt Huppert State Editor As the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker begins its 60-day push to get enough signatures to trigger a

special election, organizers are concerned about the harassment several recall workers have received in the first week. Sun Prairie resident and United Wisconsin recall worker Heather DuBois Bourenane said she received an anonymous phone call at 4 a.m. last Thursday. She said the caller addressed her by name and threatened her and her family.

“He just said I had attracted the attention of some very bad people and my life and the lives of my family were in danger,” Bourenane said. Bourenane said there is no one she considers an enemy, and given the timeliness of the recall it has been more than apparent that the call was politically motivated. Sun Prairie Police Department Sgt. Cathleen

Messenger said SPPD was notified of the threat made to Bourenane. She said an investigation was implemented in regards to the matter and is ongoing. Police have identified that the call was made from a cell phone with a Minnesota area code, Bourenane said. The same number may also be the source of similar calls made against a resident of Madison and another from Brookfield.

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On Saturday, Bourenane was one of several speakers at a rally in support of the recall against Walker that brought between 25,000 and 30,000 people to the Capitol. Prior to the event, Bourenane said recall organizers were contacted about the threat, and additional security was supplied. Within the first week of recall efforts against the governor that began

last Tuesday, Bourenane said recall organizers and petitioners across the state have been the victims of verbal harassment and property damage. “Every day, we have dozens of people screaming ‘you’ll be dead tomorrow’ and ‘die Nazis’ from their cars,” she said. One recall worker had the air let out of her tires,

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State Reporter Former Gov. Tommy Thompson revealed plans to supporters over the weekend to run for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming election to fill the seat of Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. Thompson plans to formally kick off his campaign Dec. 1 with an event in the Weldall Manufacturing building in Waukesha, Wis. In an email sent Saturday inviting supporters to the event, Thompson said the outcome of the race for Wisconsin’s open Senate

seat could have a great effect on the national government’s political future, particularly in regard to the United States’ mounting debt. “This election may determine whether the Democrats are successful in running up America’s debt,” Thompson said in the email. “The Thompson challenges Washington faces are tremendous, but I’ve tackled big problems before using Wisconsin common sense.” In the email, Thompson

said Congress’ priorities should be balancing the budget, reforming entitlements, reforming the health care system and repealing “Obamacare,” and allowing the economy to grow with low taxes, fewer regulations and free enterprise. Thompson will be running against former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann and current state Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, in the Republican primary. As of now, the winner would be running against current U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the only Democrat to announce

candidacy in the race so far. Executive Director of Common Cause in Wisconsin Jay Heck said Thompson is the clear frontrunner for the Republicans but may face challenges against his opponents who have been more visible in recent news. “Thompson will raise money, there’s no question there, but he hasn’t been on the ballot since 1998,” Heck said. “He may not be as conservative as [Neumann or Fitzgerald], and in a Republican primary more conservative is helpful.”

According to figures from Real Clear Politics, Baldwin is slightly behind Thompson in the preprimary polls. Heck said Baldwin’s biggest issue will be visibility. “She will get money from the national lesbian and gay community as well as other labor advocate groups, and she is a powerful fundraiser,” Heck said. “But where she will need to work is becoming visible in the public eye.” Baldwin’s campaign office was not available to speak about her plans to gain visibility for her campaign across the state.

Student government looks at contract status processes Reps. reconsider current methods, evaluate legality, viewpoint neutrality Katie Caron Campus Reporter Members of student government addressed the ongoing debate surrounding the contracting process for student groups during Monday night’s meeting. During the Student Services Finance Committee meeting, Associate Director of the Office of Administrative Legal Services Nancy Lynch spoke before the committee and fielded questions regarding the contracting process debate. Lynch said the contracting process used should adhere to UW System Financial Policy 50, which defines the scope of segregated fees for groups. She said for the process to follow this, it must be centered on funding services rather than specific groups.

“You’re not here to fund a particular organization, but here to see what students want and need,” Lynch said to the committee. “It’s not you reacting to a group, but you saying this is the way we need it to be.” She said she envisions a procedure in which student government would see what services the student body feels are necessary

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on campus and then begin a process that would have different groups bid to provide that service. Rep. David Vines asked why the process which groups with contract status, including Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, have been obtaining funding through in the past is illegal. He

said he felt the previous process was legal and that the proposed process would open student government to being sued for viewpoint neutrality violations. Lynch responded that the past process groups like WISPIRG have used is not illegal but said that in order to more closely adhere to F50, the process should be about funding a service rather than a group’s speech. She added VPN would not be an issue because the group’s viewpoint would not matter because the process would center on services. Rep. Laura Checovich asked how SSFC could grant eligibility to a group like WISPIRG but tell them “sorry” and not give them the funds it had deemed necessary. Lynch said right now there is not an appropriate mechanism to grant funds which fall outside the General Student Services Fund and that SSFC does not need to grant groups all of the funds they request. WISPIRG Chair Matt Kozlowski spoke during open forum and said he

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SSFC Rep. Laura Checovich questioned whether SSFC could rightfully grant eligibility to a student organization but then fail to give them the funds it had deemed necessary. was confused as to why the previous contracting process could not continue to be used. In an interview with The Badger Herald, he said the group is not opposed to the campus service process but does not see how it would fit under it. “As far as WISPIRG is concerned, we don’t feel that (the CSP) is appropriate for us, and we feel there is nothing wrong with the process we’ve been using,” Kozlowski said. During the meeting, Rep. Weijie Huan was brought before the committee for possible removal as he had

incurred three unexcused absences. By SSFC bylaw, this meant he was up for impeachment. After debate, SSFC voted in a 6-5 decision to keep Huan on the committee. The committee also unanimously passed the Legal Information Center budget of $35,553 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year after debate and some amendments. Also during the meeting, Wisconsin Student Lobby presented its 2012-2013 budget to the committee, requesting $45,497. A decision will be reached in SSFC’s next meeting.

UW reps make move toward China partnership University hopes to mount stronger study abroad presence in Shanghai with trip to explore potential facility options for students, faculty Jackie Allen Campus Reporter Representatives from the Wisconsin China Initiative and other University of Wisconsin departments are traveling to China to meet with education, government and business leaders in an effort to explore options for establishing a UW facility in Shanghai for students and faculty. According to Wisconsin China Initiative Chair John Ohnesorge, the facility would act as UW’s base in China in the hopes of encouraging study abroad participation and would create cultural ties between the two countries. “We’ve been thinking of it as a multi-faceted sort of hub,” Ohnesorge said. “It’s kind of the Wisconsin Idea extended to China … to help the state, help the business community and

help the students.” UW College of Engineering Dean Paul Peercy said his department is interested in providing new opportunities for engineering students in China because of the country’s rapidly growing economy and the lack of study abroad opportunities currently available for engineering majors. “The bottom line is that engineering is the same around the world,” Peercy said. “If you design a bridge, that bridge won’t look very different if you build it in Madison versus if you build it in Beijing.” Peercy added that the College of Engineering is looking at a variety of opportunities for the students in China. He said he hopes the facility would provide more chances for engineering students to learn about

cultural differences and global challenges. “What we’re really interested in doing is

“It’s kind of the Wisconsin Idea extended to China ... to help the state, help the business community and help the students.”

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educating what has lately been called the ‘global engineer,’” Peercy said. “By that we mean an engineer that can work in any other culture around the world and make a positive impact on the economy of that culture.” Ohnesorge said the discussions this week as to

the logistics of the facility will involve UW, Jiao Tong University and government members in the district of Shanghai where the office would be located. He added that multiple American universities, including New York University, Cornell and University of CaliforniaBerkeley, are opening facilities in China while Chinese university administrators explore academic options at universities in the United States. Peercy said UCBerkeley’s College of Engineering worked with partners in Shanghai last week in order to open a center in the area, collaborating on research and academics. Allowing UW students to study in China, Peercy said, would make them more competitive and

knowledgeable about global cultural issues. Ohnesorge added that Jiao Tong University is in a prominent location as well, with a local humanities university nearby in addition to several multinational corporations that could offer internships to UW students, including Microsoft and Intel. According to Ohnesorge, the facility could also be used to offer short courses and training programs as part of a trend to reach out to a business community throughout the state of Wisconsin that is increasingly interested in learning about China. “This has always had a big student component because that’s one of the main things that the China Initiative was created to do: help us focus on teaching Wisconsin students about China,” Ohnesorge said.

is a moderate measure. It would at least have some disclosure,” Heck said. “What we really need is a full disclosure law. This would absolutely require all outside groups that run any campaign ad within 60 days of an election to have to file with the GAB who their donors are.” Heck said the contact information requirement proposed in Bernard Schaber ’s bill could sometimes help but that the site or phone number might not list who the ad’s donors are, and that is the information the public needs. Heck added several

other states, including Minnesota, already have full disclosure laws. He also said Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, was working on a full disclosure law to be publish around December. “I think we need something a little bit stronger, and I think we can get it,” Heck said. “I think we can get bipartisan support. It wouldn’t cost anything. It’s sensible reform that Wisconsin needs. What [Bernard] Schaber has introduced should be widely accepted but so should a full disclosure law.”

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DEATH THREATS, from 1 she said, and a large number of people have had “Recall Walker” signs vandalized or stolen. Bourenane said she hoped both Democratic and Republican legislators, as well as the governor, would speak out against this harassment. She said the

governor is helping to condone the activity by not publicly addressing the behavior of several of his supporters, and his attitude towards his detractors and protesters has helped encourage this behavior. Representatives from Walker’s office were unavailable for comment Monday evening.

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Eviction plagues State Street hub Nadia’s Restaurant closes doors for good after facing repossession for structural problems Ally Boutelle City Editor State Street landmark Nadia’s Restaurant and Grapevine Lounge has officially closed and been repossessed after years of controversy between the restaurant’s owners and landlords about its condition, success and marketability. A sign on one of the dark windows announced the final decision. “Pursuant to Court Order, this property is now in the possession of the Landlord,” the sign said. According to Dane County Circuit Court documents, Madison Property Management decided to repossess the business because of irregular payments and numerous structural problems, including significant leaks. “It fully appears that the Defendants wish to remove the Plaintiff from the premises,” the documents said. The documents, however, indicate that landlords may not have followed through on their end of the lease either. Landlords, the document states, are required by the property’s lease agreement

UNION, from 1 theater will be completed in July 2014. The “Alumni Park” would be completed in the summer of 2016, and the final renovations would be done sometime in 2017. The next step for the Memorial Union will come on Dec. 5 when the

to “maintain the structure of the premises.” The documents, however, point toward several instances where this agreement was not upheld. A letter from the attorneys of Nadia’s owners Abdul and Cindy Bensaid said “this case is about a Landlord that failed to fix a leaky roof.” “It is undeniable that there are significant and unacceptable leaks in the roof of the premises,” the letter said. “Under the lease the Landlord was required to maintain the structure, which includes the roof. The only real question in this case is how to measure Plaintiffs’ damages.” The lease has been held since January 2002. The documents said this failure to fix the problems was a breach of contract. Furthermore, the documents said, the landlords’ decision led to the owners investing “substantial” amounts of money in their restaurant’s repairs. “The leaks have caused significant damages to Nadia’s business fixtures, leasehold improvements, household interest, business equipment, personal property, and have caused a loss of income over at least

proposal goes before the Landmarks Commission. The other two phases of the Union renovation will have to come back before the Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee for separate approval. “We are optimistic this will go through review,” Fish said.

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Nadia’s on State Street is now back in possession of the location’s landlords after the restaurant’s owners submitted irregular payments and failed to fix structural issues such as building leaks. the last five to seven years,” the documents said. According to the documents, the owners put Nadia’s up for sale in March of 2010, perhaps as a result of the financial burden their restaurant presented. Talks began in March 2010 between the owners and Marc and Eric Fortney of Fortney Companies Inc. The Fortneys, who also own Brothers Bar and Grill, expressed interest in buying the restaurant.

At a meeting with the owners, the documents said, the Fortneys appeared interested in the property and discussed manipulating it to meet their specific needs. Shortly after the meeting, however, they stopped returning phone calls and emails from the owners and their realtor, Kathy Griswold. The documents said the case’s defendants, including MPM, the Fortneys, and two other

ID, from 1 will be scheduled to allow more students to become deputized at a later date to further ease the process of voter registration. Providing the opportunity for students to become special registration deputies is

part of the Legislative Affairs Committee’s mission to inform students on civic issues affecting them. “We have a responsibility to make sure students are educated,” Somers said. “I think making sure that students can vote as

companies, decided to cooperate with each other and cut the owners out of the prospective deal. As a result, the sale never went through. “By going behind Nadia’s back and dealing directly with each other, Defendants intentionally interfered with Nadia’s prospective contractual relationships and actual contractual relationships, causing plaintiffs damages,” the documents said. The combination of

easily as possible while in compliance with state laws is important.” UW sophomore Rachel Lepak said this type of education is what inspired her to become deputized. Lepak, who said she was motivated to be deputized through her

economic hardships eventually led to the restaurant’s closing. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, who represents the area, said Nadia’s closing is not representative of the success of businesses in his district. “While economic times are tough, many businesses on State Street are thriving,” he said. “Between the recall, general Madison business and University of Wisconsin events, most are doing very well.”

involvement with the committee, said she believes the new voter ID law is a necessary measure as it helps prevent voter fraud. “It’s another process, but I wouldn’t say [it’s] difficult,” Lepak said. “I would say it’s time consuming.”


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For recall, ‘anyone but Walker’ a poor strategy Jeff Schultz Staff Writer In a guest column in The Badger Herald, the University of Wisconsin College Democrats claim that “it was clear from the beginning that the protests at the Capitol aimed not only to stop Republicans from pushing the [budget repair] bill through the state Legislature, but also to accomplish another underlying, ultimate goal:

to recall [Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker] himself.” I was at those protests, and my being there had nothing to do with such a goal. Even when I signed the recall petition, I did not do so with this goal in mind. What the College Dems fail to understand is that the backlash against Walker has a significance that goes much deeper than deposing an unpopular governor who does unpopular things. Wisconsinites realize that unscrupulous politicians — not labor unions — are the cause of their state’s problems. Walker and his allies in the state

Legislature are just a few of many Republican and Democrat politicians who fail their constituents and continue to serve the privileged. Yet the College Dems are trying to convince you that union busting and being beholden to corporate interests are exclusive to the Republican Party, even though Democrats’ track record of marginalizing workers rivals that of Republicans. For example, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, allowed taxes on the richest New Yorkers to expire while forcing public employees to make major sacrifices in their contracts.

The Nation reported that “[Illinois Governor and Democrat Patrick Quinn’s] plans include cutting Medicaid by 6 percent, or $70 million in state funds, which would result in a federal match of an additional $70 million also being wiped out. Nearly 7,000 healthcare jobs would be lost, according to Pat Cornstock, executive director of Health Care Council of Illinois.” Thus, Republicans don’t hold a monopoly on undermining the shrinking middle class and those who need government assistance the most. Perhaps Republicans have forced the Democratic

Party’s hand by insisting on budget cuts and lower taxes for the rich, and perhaps any Democrat — and even a few Republicans — would be an improvement on Walker. However, we are setting our standards relatively low if being less reactionary and corrupt than Walker is our only criterion for a replacement governor. Any Democrat who enters the race to recall Walker will promise to restore the collective bargaining rights that Walker and his Republican allies eliminated in the last budget. Yet what good are collective bargaining rights

if public employees lose their jobs or a substantial portion of their income because of drastic budget cuts a la Cuomo and Quinn? I propose that if the recall goes forward, progressives should withhold their support from a Democratic nominee who doesn’t promise progressive taxation and a fair budget. Wisconsin needs a governor who believes in democratic principles and not just the Democratic Party. Jeff Schultz (jdschultz@ wisc.edu) is a senior majoring in history.

Companies slacking in Protesters’ self-interest clean coal technology gives way to involvement Charles Godfrey Columnist A coal-fired power plant in the small town of Alma, Wis., has taken center stage in the neverending tug of war between environmentalists and power companies. Dating back to 1947, the plant, owned by Dairyland Power Cooperative, has been the center of an environmental and political debate that spans generations. Moreover, the interwoven fates of the power company, residents and regulators can be viewed as a microcosm of environmental policy in the state of Wisconsin. Decades ago, Alma residents couldn’t hang their laundry out to dry without white sheets turning black due to the coal particulates that blanketed the town. Although conditions are more pleasant today, Janice Schreiber, who has lived in Alma since 1956, complained to the Capital Times of black soot from the coal pile blowing onto her porch in 2008. Air pollution is not only an environmental nuisance that gets everything dirty with soot — it is a serious public health hazard. A 1993 Harvard University study found a correlation in Portage, Wis. — not 150 miles from Alma — between particulate pollution and mortality rates. In 2010, Clean Air Task Force, a non-profit organization from Boston, claimed that emissions from Wisconsin power plants cause 268 deaths annually. Medical consequences are attributed primarily to heavy metals and carcinogens generated by the coal combustion process. These emissions are released by coal-fired power plants as particulates, which enter the lungs and can be absorbed into the

bloodstream. They cause a wide range of illnesses, such as lung cancer and emphysema. In the Capital Times, Schreiber noted that, “There are a lot of medical issues for a little town like Alma,” and thinks that “some people have gotten sick over it, and probably died sooner than they should have” due to air pollution from the Dairyland plant. Over the past several years, Dairyland has been investing in pollution control technology. But to residents who have long been put at risk by environmental pollution, it may seem to be too little, too late. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nine Wisconsin power plants are high priority violators of the 1977 Clean Air Act, but it has only taken action against four of these plants to enforce air quality standards. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources maintains that old power plants, even when outfitted with the mandatory pollution control technology, release significant amounts of pollution into the atmosphere. At the same time, it has consistently cited limited resources and manpower as the reason for incomplete regulation of this environmental pollution. Bureau Director of Air Management Bill Baumann said, “We don’t have the wherewithal to go after every single violation we find.” Environmentalist groups such as the Sierra Club have entered the fray and filed numerous lawsuits against Wisconsin power companies. The Sierra Club is involved in pending litigation with Dairyland, Alliant Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. for failing to install modern pollution control equipment at their power plants. Wisconsin residents like Schreiber are on the

losing end of an age-old conflict between power companies, regulators and environmentalists. Power companies have consistently failed to comply with the standards of the Clean Air Act until state and federal agencies or pending litigation forces them to update emissions control and monitoring equipment at power plants. Wisconsin has failed to adequately regulate coal-fired plants, which are an inherent public health hazard due to particulate emissions and air pollution. The DNR is underfunded and understaffed, and has been incapable of monitoring and enforcing regulations on environmental pollution generated by coal-fired plants. Because of this, environmental organizations like the Sierra Club have been the only effective voice advocating for citizens’ rights to a healthy environment. While the organization’s efforts have had some success, they have been the result of costly and time-consuming litigation. Wisconsin residents should not be forced to rely on environmental lawsuits to reduce the levels of heavymetal and carcinogen particulates in the air they breathe. Power companies should be implementing the most up-to-date clean coal technology, and if they choose not to, state and federal regulatory agencies need to act accordingly and enforce the Clean Air Act. After all, that is their job. Until power companies decide to move beyond the 1950s-era coal-fired generator plants that power the state of Wisconsin, residents are right to demand that companies limit their hazardous emissions. Evidence shows that this is a matter of life and death.

Charles Godfrey (cwgodfrey@wisc.edu) is a sophomore majoring in math and physics.

Reginald Young Staff Writer On Thursday, Nov. 17th, protesters occupied the North Avenue bridge in Milwaukee, chanting “we are the 99 percent,” coinciding with the “Occupy” protests that have spread across the nation. The site was chosen because it — like many other bridges and infrastructures around the country — needs fixing and could be a source of employment for the jobless. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn raised several objections. He noted that, if angry about the economy, the protesters should go to Wall Street, and likened protesting to “street theater.” He belittled the protests by stating that “arrest is not a tool to further political agendas.” Some countered Flynn by saying the goal was to bring more attention to the economic issues facing our state, not to be arrested. I can understand Flynn’s approach. I know a lot of people who went to the protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s union bill simply because they like hearing their own voice. I know many who never cared about politics until it was the “cool” thing to do. Give a narcissist a soap box, and they’ll surely take it. But is that a reason to discredit all protesting? I mean, don’t we, as a country, want civic involvement? Does it really matter how it starts? Some of my

friends joined the protests just because they think their opinion is the most important, but now they genuinely care, and keep themselves updated on the latest political developments of the state. Isn’t this what we want? I’ve talked to Democrats and Republicans about the anti-Walker protests. While some think they are positive, and others, negative, the one thing both sides agree on is that the protests, much like the one that took place in Milwaukee, will have the positive effect of getting more citizens involved in the political process. The politics that have taken over our

I know a lot of people that went to the protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s union bill because they like hearing their own voice. state in the past year is, without a doubt, good for citizen participation. I’ve heard of public school teachers voting for Walker simply because they didn’t like the way things were at the time and wanted change, so why not vote for someone new? Now they realize they indirectly voted to have their salaries cut, or even to lose their jobs. Ignorant votes like this are an important lesson to all citizens of every state: each and every one of you should know why you’re voting for the candidate you are. Democrats, why did you vote for President Obama in the last election? Did you know his platform?

Republicans, why did you vote for Walker? We all ought to ask these sorts of questions every time we enter a voting booth. So despite all of Flynn’s railing against the protests, he must acknowledge that there are good side effects of protesting. Yes, there might have been attendees whose sole reason for being there was to get attention. But we aren’t all born into politics; at some point in our lives, we are exposed to it. I know that during my first political experiences I wasn’t an ideal example of an educated citizen, but I had to start somewhere. The important thing is that those first experiences, despite being done because they were the “cool” things to do, were catalysts for my curiosity. It made me seek knowledge and insight on the political process. We all have to learn to walk before we can run. There will always be slander against uses of the First Amendment. There will always be those like Chief Flynn, who believe that protests and other free speech exercise are simply “theatrics.” But it’s hard to deny there are myriad positive effects. First and foremost, it exposes citizens to the political process and instills learning. So while you may not agree with those who have been protesting in the state over the past year, you should at least recognize that those protests will help give birth to a generation of politically aware citizens. Reginald Young (rcyoung3@wisc.edu) is a junior majoring in legal studies and Scandinavian studies.

Though not infectious, diabetes a real, growing threat in U.S. Ryan Crass Guest Columnist Everyone is familiar with the media-hyped epidemics of the past 10 years: H1N1 (swine flu), SARS and West Nile virus to name a few. For many Badgers, the memories of quarantined dorm floors and respiratory masks cast these diseases in a dangerous light. However, there is another epidemic for which no vaccine can be developed and whose global incidence is on the rise. No, it is not another flu virus. The disease in question is diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control estimates

indicate that between 8,870-18,300 deaths were attributable to the H1N1 virus in 2009. Compare that to the over 230,000 deaths contributed to diabetes in 2007 and suddenly swine flu doesn’t seem so scary. Recent projections indicate that 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. Luckily for us, diabetes can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes, including eating a balanced diet and exercising 30 minutes a day. Diabetes mellitus is a disease that causes chronically elevated blood sugar due to either an insufficiency (Type 1) or

insensitivity (Type 2) to the hormone insulin. Insulin causes cells to take in sugar, thereby reducing its concentration in the blood. Type 1 diabetes is caused by autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells, and accounts for only 5 percent of all cases. Type 2, or adult-onset diabetes, accounts for 95 percent of cases and is the preventable form of the disease. There are many risk factors for Type 2 diabetes including, but not limited to, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Although no “vaccine” exists for diabetes, it can be prevented with something

far less invasive than a needle: simple diet and exercise. Eating a balanced diet is extremely effective in reducing the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. Avoid saturated fats and salt, which increase cholesterol and blood pressure, and eat more foods high in fiber, such as whole grains. This is easier said than done on a college budget, when the price of a pack of Ramen seems to justify its astronomical sodium content. The key here is moderation and balance. The occasional slice of Ian’s is okay, but it should not be the norm and should be balanced with fruits and

vegetables. In addition to diet, exercise positively influences almost every risk factor for diabetes. I am not suggesting everyone should start running marathons, but even small changes in a daily routine can go a long way. For example, maybe try taking the stairs to your dorm floor or walking to class instead of riding the 80. The goal is to get at least 30 minutes of physical exercise most days of the week. Diabetes may not seem as threatening to many college students as the influenza virus or an organic chemistry midterm,

but with 2 million new cases diagnosed each year, it represents a very real threat to our health. Preventive behaviors only work if they are undertaken before the disease occurs. We must take control of our health now if we want to reduce the future onset of diabetes. So this year at Thanksgiving, maybe skip the second helping of stuffing, pass on the pecan pie and get outside and show your Minnesota cousins how a Badger throws a football. Ryan Crass (rcrass@wisc. edu) is a DPH-1 student pharmacist.

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The Badger Herald | Arts | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Energizing, happy and a little bit angry Madison nonprofit fights cancer Gilda’s way Kate Northey ArtsEtc. Staff Writer Gilda’s Club Madison is part of a worldwide organization providing support to those affected by cancer. Gilda Radner, one of the original members of Saturday Night Live, is the inspiration behind this impactful and prominent organization. Radner discovered she had ovarian cancer in 1986. While enduring chemotherapy and radiation, she struggled to find support near her home. Upon her death in 1989, Radner’s husband, Gene Wilder, and their friends started the first Gilda’s Club in New York City. Ever since, Gilda’s Club has spread worldwide, providing a support system and resources to people with cancer and their families. They offer support groups, mind and body workshops, yoga classes, imagery classes, art therapy and lectures. Members can attend as many workshops as they want for free because all of the instructors donate their time to this worthy cause. Gilda’s Club Madison opened its doors in 2008, after fundraising and creating awareness for over six years to build a meeting place for the organization. There is warmth to the décor and styling of the house that naturally brings a sense of hominess and comfort to all who enter. Program Director Kirsten Norslien said, “Because of our space, we kind of act like a community center for the cancer world in Madison.”

Unlike other cancer support systems, Gilda’s Club welcomes all types of cancers and all ages of people, and also provides services to their families. “Statistically speaking, cancer sort of is an older person’s disease, but it is not exclusively an older person’s disease,” Norslien said. There are many ways that students can get involved with Gilda’s Club, whether they have cancer, a loved one has cancer, or they want to volunteer. “People with a diagnosis need to find a connection, whether it’s coming to a group or a lecture, or getting involved in some of the other things we offer here,” Norslien said. Oftentimes, the relationships that people establish in therapy turn into lasting friendships that exist outside of Gilda’s Club. Norslien explained that students, who already deal with the demands of school, may find it overwhelming to try to support someone they love who has cancer. Norslien defines this as “a tricky game.” And even though Gilda is gone, her fun and optimistic spirit still remain. Most rooms in the house are named after one of Radner’s iconic Saturday Night Live characters like Baba Wawa and Emily Litella. It is a way of honoring her and brightening members’ days, if even just a little bit. The “There’s Always Something” room is designed for members to use after treatment when they are tired and just want to blow off some steam before they return home

to face the struggles of their everyday lives. Other rooms are set up for therapy and yoga. In addition, there is a teen room with a Ping Pong table and games, as well as a gym and a room called “Noogie Land.” “Noogie Land” is designed for children whose parents are going through cancer. They can spend time here if their parents are at the hospital or are going to therapy sessions at Gilda’s. There is a colorful mural of Madison on one of the walls, a puppet show station and loads of games. If one were to tour Madison Gilda’s Club without a clue as to what the organization caters to, they could easily be convinced it is a place purely for having fun. “Just having that personality and that heart of laughter is great because we recognize how important laughter and community is [for cancer patients],” Norslien said. The clubhouse is not designed to be a place where everyone is sad together, but rather as an uplifting environment ready to cater to its members needs. Every Gilda’s Club is easily recognizable because of its trademark red front door. “If you look at color theories, red is energizing. It’s happy, it’s a little bit angry, and when you’ve got cancer and you’re dealing with a lot of stuff, all of those things are totally appropriate,” Norslien said. Madison is the second smallest market with a Gilda’s Club, yet the local branch has

an astounding 1,400 members, over 230 volunteers, a few parttime staffers and three full-time staff members. “Volunteers do everything. They help with socials, fundraisers, we have volunteer greeters at the door, volunteer administration. You name it — our volunteers are doing it,” Norslien said. Board member and volunteer Darren Fortney raised over $35,000 for Gilda’s Club Madison in the past four years alone. “I guess I volunteer because I’m a cancer survivor myself. I had cancer when I was in college actually, down at UW,” Fortney said. Fortney has run two 135mile ultra-marathons through the heart of Death Valley, and through three mountain ranges in temperatures of about 125 degrees Fahrenheit, to raise money for the organization. He also organizes an annual

event called “Gills for Gilda,” a 6-mile long swim that ends at the Memorial Union Terrace. The majority of contributions Fortney received for these fundraising events were less than $100 each, proving there are no limitations to what a courageous individual with a worthy cause can do. Gilda’s Club Madison has an ongoing list of events to raise money and increase awareness, including runs and walks, concerts, golf , Christmas parties and wine tasting, to name a few. They welcome third party events and always seem to have something going on, thanks to the hard-working staff and volunteers. All of the money raised stays in Madison and goes directly toward those who need it, not only keeping the organization alive, but also allowing it to thrive and reach as many people as possible.

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Gilda Radner, pictured here in an episode of SNL, died from causes related to ovarian cancer in 1989. Her charitable foundation provides support to cancer patients and maintains an active branch in Madison.

There is always more room for members and volunteers to join Gilda’s Club Madison. To find out more information about getting involved, go to www.gildasclubmadison.org.


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The Badger Herald | Arts | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Midwest-centric good Vibrations Band with local ties releases thematically appropriate sophomore album, ‘Growing’ Kevin Kousha ArtsEtc. Reporter Musical taste has become quite the political matter. Music snobbery is often viewed with disdain, but many still pass judgment on the listening of others. People often fret to find bands still mired in obscurity, to discover genres on the upswing and musical pioneers and, of course, to have staple local bands. This can all be a taxing ordeal. Bands often become famous because their music is universally liked; they often shed their “local” label when they gain enough notoriety. The hunt is endless, and with so many performing hopefuls, often quite difficult. But with enough digging, gems can be found. Such is the case with Phantom Vibration. Primarily based out of St. Paul, Minn., the band has a connection to Madison through member Henry Mackaman, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin. Mackaman formed the band with Dan ClintonMcCausland in their senior year of high school, “as a means to pass time in our econ class,” Mackaman recounted. The pair would “listen to Nico and talk about music in the back row.” While this may not be the most conventional way to kill time, the end result was the formation of Phantom Vibration, and the pair has been playing together ever since. Recently, Gunnar Kauth became the group’s newest member, adding depth to their sound. Though Mackaman is a UW student, his two counterparts are in school in Minnesota. This distance proves the largest obstacle for the three. Regardless, they aren’t swayed and have continued to push forward. Their first EP was released before the band played with Kauth, and they spent last summer working on their live performance as trio. Even so, Mackaman admitted that “mixing and mastering our EPs has been a huge pain,” and the band relies on eails to get the process done. Especially for new bands with little funds or experience, producing quality recordings is often a huge obstacle. Still, the members of Phantom Vibration have managed to produce two professional-sounding EPs. Booking shows has been another issue due to distance. While they have

played together since the summer, some portion of the band has to make the journey from one state to the other. “I’m getting pretty familiar with the Megabus,” Mackaman said. The band has a sort of musical equivalent to a long distance relationship, and they face similar issues to one. But it’s clear, through their recordings, that they’re making it work. Phantom Vibration released their first EP, Kids, in March, and recently released their second, Growing. Their final EP, Aged, will complete the set. Mackaman reinforced what the titles suggest, saying that “each EP is a snapshot of a different stage of life.” To be sure, the band aimed for a different sound in their second EP than their first, showing off the breadth of their ability. Also, perhaps less intentionally, the band has matured musically, just as their EPs have thematically. All of the musical promise to be heard in Kids is fulfilled in Growing. All of Phantom Vibration’s songs are still musically unified, and the band has a distinct and consistent sound, something Mackaman dubbed “a dreamy aesthetic.” To be sure, their tracks are rife with high sounds like organs and bells, along with a certain low-fi sound that matches the band’s musical sound well. This style compliments the motif of their EP concept perfectly, creating a dream-like haze over the tracks, like the memories of childhood they try to capture. Mackaman cites his own influences as bands like The Black Keys and Television, and McCausland’s cites The Decemberists and Fleet Foxes. More of the latter can be heard in Phantom Vibration’s sound. “We are big fans of warm glowy vibes,” Mackaman explained, something that has to be heard to be fully understood. Currently, Mackaman and the rest of Phantom Vibration currently have their sights set on finishing their EP concept with Aged. Beyond that, they’re both unsure and excited. On the topic, Mackaman remarked simply, “We’ll see where it goes.” More information about Phantom Vibration can be found at http:// phantomvibration. bandcamp.com.

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The 23-year-old Barbadian pop star’s latest breaks free from modern music’s hackneyed dichotomy of female singers as either love-stricken or aggressively scorned.

Rihanna tells tales of twisted love ‘Talk That Talk’ delivers superstar’s patented mix of punchy lyrics, lurid sex appeal Bennet Goldstein ArtsEtc. Reporter This week marks the release of recording artist Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty)’s sixth studio album, Talk That Talk. Originally from Barbados, the 23-year-old has won four Grammys and sold over 20 million albums in just seven years. Her successes have placed her in the arena of superstars like Madonna and Michael Jackson — among the ranks of the best selling artists in modern history. Talk That Talk stands as one of Rihanna’s most musically dynamic works. From the electric metal of “Roc Me Out” to the dancehall rhythms of “You Da One,” many scenes will find something to dance to. Calvin Harris and DJ Luke spin their LPs for the house and electronic-club kids in “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been,” while Jay-Z sends some love to fans of hiphop in the album’s title track “Talk That Talk.” Appealing to such a wide audience is one of the

album’s strengths, and reveals how much of a collaborative effort went into producing it. While Talk That Talk builds on the hot beats of Rihanna’s previous album Loud (2010), she combines this with darker subject matter, often in association with another previous work, Rated R (2009). She sings about love in nearly every track, but not as it’s typically portrayed. From the beginning of the album, Rihanna portrays love as obsessional, objectifying and opportunistic. She intentionally stumbles over her words, like the syncopated dubsteb rhythms that mark her beat. This gives the sense that her feelings of love push her off balance, as she references in the track “Drunk On Love.” By layering heavy content with superficially sweet imagery, Rihanna also creates an atmosphere of understatement that feels deeply unsettling. The track “Birthday Cake” is a good example. Using sugary euphemisms, she mocks the listener for wanting to “blow

[the] candles out” on her “cake.” But firstthings-first, Rihanna says, “I’mma make you my bitch.” Like that lyric suggests, Rihanna owns her sexuality throughout the album. She often places herself in a position of dominance and control. The album’s sexiest song, “Red Lipstick,” is unfortunately only available on the deluxe edition of Talk That Talk, but it is worth the extra cost. She exhibits her sex partner, getting off on his display: “Red lipstick, all on the paper/ Let me take a hit while you sit and rush / Go hate, talk shit, it’s all on the paper / Let me grab my tit while you sit on top/ Do you right here while the whole world’s watching / All up in my mental, gotta get up in my physical.” Rihanna reinforces her authority by adopting masculinized visions of female sexuality. Her costumes echo American pop icons as far back as Rosie the Riveter. But Rihanna also steals power from longstanding images of the femme fatale

and hypersexualized temptress. Both of these strategies allow her to break free from trite, pop formulas that often dichotomize women as either happy in their new romances or angry after their breakups. Instead, Rihanna portrays love itself as twisted. And for the most part, she pulls it off. The album suffers from tracks like “We All Want Love.” Within the carnality that saturates the rest of Talk That Talk, Rihanna singing, “We just want somebody / We all wanna be somebody’s one and only / We all wanna be warm when it’s cold / Yeah yeah yeah,” feels jarring and out of character. For better and worse, subtlety is not what this album does best.

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THE BADGER HERALD PRESENTS LOW-FAT TUESDAY

Cornucopia of food need not mean a gorge of plenty Jenny Slattery Low-fat Tuesday Columnist Looking for some tips to have a happy Thanksgiving without feeling like a stuffed turkey afterwards? Read on, my friends. Thanksgiving undeniably puts some pretty tasty food on the table in front of our eyes in all of its glory: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Resisting such appetizing food usually made solely on special occasions can prove to be difficult. However, having a healthy holiday can be done with the right mindset and a little bit of knowledge. Tip number one: Don’t skip meals. It seems like every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, people get into the

frame of mind that if they “save up” for Thanksgiving dinner they can eat as much as they want. This is a huge mistake. First off, skipping meals actually slows down your metabolism, which will cause you to burn less calories than you normally would. Secondly, saving up for dinner will almost always lead to overeating which will leave you uncomfortably full and more likely to have consumed far more calories than you are burning. To avoid becoming ravenous and munching on everything in sight until you can barely move, make sure you eat prior to your meal. Breakfast has always been called the most important meal of the day, and in this case it definitely is. A small, filling one like Greek yogurt with granola and berries, or half a whole wheat pita pocket stuffed with egg whites, cooked veggies and a sprinkle of shredded cheese will keep your metabolism running in full

gear. And a small satisfying lunch three to four hours prior to dinner will help ward off those feelings of extreme hunger. Tip number two: Watch your portions. Holiday get-togethers are infamous for massive amounts of food. Often our eyes are bigger than our bellies, and it’s even harder to resist large portions if everyone else around you is piling their plate sky-high. One way to accomplish this is to use smaller plates if possible. It will give you the illusion that you’re eating more than you really are, and will keep portions smaller. Another tip to eat less is to engage in conversation at dinner. When we socialize during meals we will automatically eat slower, allowing our bodies to get the message to us that we’re full before our plates are empty. After you finish your first helping, take 10 minutes or so to let your stomach digest, then determine whether or not you’re still hungry.

Tip number three: Try some new, healthier takes on your favorite dishes to cut calories, fat, sugar and sodium. Instead of drowning your mashed potatoes in butter, try adding spices such as garlic. You could even substitute regular potatoes for sweet potatoes, which are great without extra toppings. Turkey is a good lean source of protein; however, the skin is extremely fattening. Try it without the skin, and with only a small pool of gravy. Desserts can be made from low- or non-fat products, as well as sugar-free alternatives, and still be delicious and satisfying. There are so many different ways to make Thanksgiving dinner a healthier meal — it just takes a little research. Look up different recipes for your favorite dishes that are on the lighter side, or find something completely different and share it with the rest of the family. Tip Number four: Drink

a lot of water, and try to avoid alcohol, soda or other sugary drinks. Water in general is beneficial to the body in many ways. For the purpose of Thanksgiving Day, water will help keep that famished feeling at bay. Many times when we feel hungry (especially not long after eating), we are actually dehydrated. Drinking water throughout the day will stop any overeating that’s due to mixed body signals. Secondly, beware of alcohol. A glass of wine or a beer is fine, but alcoholic calories easily add up. Plus, drinking tends to make people hungry, which may lead to overeating and a very uncomfortable stomach. Additionally, try limiting yourself to one soda, or another kind of sugary drink. The carbonation in soda will likely cause bloating and add unneeded, nutritionally “empty” calories. Tip number five: Fit some type of exercise into

your day. Create a calorie deficit before you even indulge. Even if it’s just throwing around the football outside for an hour or taking a walk around the neighborhood with your family, any physical activity will do your body good. After dinner, take another walk or find a different activity for the whole family to engage in. Tip number six: Don’t forget that the holidays are about reconnecting with our family and friends. Food has undoubtedly become a significant element of social gatherings, but it is not the most important part. You can certainly enjoy the delicious food your family has prepared, but try to make the conversation and the relationships around you the main event. Jenny Slattery is a sophomore majoring in journalism. Want a healthier lifestyle? Send questions and comments to her at jslattery@ wisc.edu.


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The Badger Herald | Comics | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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SO to the guy wearing a Russian fur hat, trench coat, and felt packs in 50-degree weather. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing in January. SO to spotting Matt, my Bio 101 TA from 3 years ago, walking down West Wash still looking fine as hell. I am no longer an awkward freshman, and still want your bod. I’m going to pretend that you remember who I am, and start planning our wedding. SO to baileys and hot chocolate being so delicious that I just keep wanting to drink you. ASO to not being able to stop drinking you and getting drunk while trying to write my lab report. SO to the girl on the 3rd floor of College Library with the blue, yellow and white scarf. You are freaking gorgeous and not only that, but you keep getting really excited about things and it’s extremely cute! Definitely would take you on a date :) -The guy with the blue sweatshirt and hat that (I apologize) can’t keep his eyes off you ASO to always being friend-zoned. All I want to do is get laid, is it honestly that hard? DASO to being a girl. SO to the guy sitting next to me at the computers on the 4th floor of the SAC this evening. Our look exchanges when people were being annoying/ noisy/stupid or when you snuck up on your friend made me laugh. That, and I’d also like to mention that you were pretty attractive. Same time next week? Awesome, great, see ya then! SO to the girl behind me in lecture who slapped a spider off my shoulder. You are my hero. ASO to girls you think are hot but then they aren’t. Get hotter. SO to the sexy dinosaur in my econ 100 lecture. whenever i see you i slowly unbutton my shirt. HMFSO to my day being made by checking the mail and finding a letter from my friend in the army who is in basic right now. Who knew a little piece of paper could bring so much

joy! DSO to all those who serve. Thank you. SO/ASO to the boy who stopped me on Bascom today to say “One thing left on my bucket list is to be with a redhead.” Creeped out and yet strangely flattered at the same time. I’m reconsidering my hasty No...

too into my TA. When you called on me in discussion today I definitely almost said “i love you” instead of answering your question about T.S. Eliot. You’re gorgeous and perfect and hopefully I can keep my friggin mouth under control until the end of semester.

SO to the group of guys in 420 West that always watches Spongebob. That’s right, we see you across the way. Watch together sometime?

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ASO to all of the girls that got pregnant right out of high school posting about how much they love their lives with their kids now. No one cares and I’ve got boozing plans. Get the hell out of my newsfeed. SO to college life.

SO to the Visa Visa Mastercards on campus. Congrats on all your money. Because that’s going to get you so far in life... SO to currently convincing my roommate that her new hickey looks classy. HMFSO to the blackout Friday sale at Riley’s! Nothing better to numb the pain of a family get together like copious amounts of cheap alcohol. SO to turning our bathroom into a jungle with legit plants and a red strobe light. If we run a hot shower, its just like a rain forest. DSO for smoking in said jungle. TSO to Adventure Time ASO to the ninja spider that jumped off the ceiling straight at my face when I tried to kill it. You win this round, you crazy bastard. ASO to my study induced blackout. I don’t remember eating two bags of Poptarts, or where the last three hours of my life went. LOLSO to the girls at union south who were geeking over where the snow came from. Rail Jam. Google it. Unfortunately, no it did not snow two feet only in that small area of campus and nowhere else. Although that would have been epic. ASO to wanting to have sex in the library more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life, but not being sure how to mention this to the guy I want. Hmm.. ASO to being a little

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Sports SENIOR DAY, from 10 Nebraska game, the two teams met at midfield for a prayer intended to portray a sense of unity in the wake of the scandal. Though a similar meeting took place in Ohio Stadium the next week, Bielema said he was unsure

of what would happen Saturday prior to kickoff at Camp Randall Stadium. He did say UW’s administration is meeting on the issue and was planning on including talks with PSU officials in their decision. Saturday’s winner will clinch the Big Ten Leaders Division title

and face Michigan State in Indianapolis Dec. 3 for the conference’s championship game. “Obviously from our standpoint, you’ve got to be oblivious to not understand what’s going on there,” Bielema said. “You feel for everybody involved. I just

want to make sure that we do the right thing but also understand this is a very big stage and an opportunity to know that a lot of things will be looked at.” Bielema hoping for special send-off for seniors As the last home game of the season, Saturday’s contest will also serve as the Badgers’ Senior Day. UW’s starting lineup, including special teams, features 16 seniors — six on offense, five on defense and five on special teams — that will be playing their last game in Camp Randall Stadium. Bielema announced Monday that the Badgers’ guest captain for the game will

EAVES, from 8 but Eaves had little to comment on apart from brief general

be Al Toon, a former UW wide receiver and father of current senior wide receiver Nick Toon. But despite any possible distractions anticipated in the pre-game ceremony, Bielema said no other changes have been planned. “When I first came here, I saw this senior day transpire in front of me for two straight years and honest to goodness, that entire summer and leading up to senior day, I almost flipped,” Bielema said. “These kids, I’ve been in their homes, we’ve been through good and bad. It’s a tough day. It’s a day you don’t want to let go.” Bielema did wax poetic about one senior in

particular, however, when he was asked about safety Aaron Henry. As one of UW’s most vocal players, Henry was voted a cocaptain by his teammates in training camp, and after Bielema switched him from cornerback to safety two years ago, their relationship endured a brief rocky period. Since then, Henry has turned into one of the Big Ten’s top safeties, though, and their connection has blossomed. “Aaron and I, you can ask him, we’ve had our disagreements,” Bielema said. “I’m honest and open with him, and on the same account, there’s not a kid that means more to me in the program than him. He’s special.”

compliments. “They are wellcoached, … and they play hard,” Eaves said. “That’s about what I

know of them right now, … and any time a team plays hard, they give themselves a chance to win.”


The Badger Herald | Sports | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Ingredients for a UW Thanksgiving Elliot Hughes Look Hughe’s Laughing Now In this world, there are few things as intricately and beautifully composed as a Thanksgiving meal. It gets down to the cornerstone of any real spread with the presence of meat and potatoes, which happen to be showered in yummy gravy. There is also a large, round and golden turkey, which is flanked by plenty of other goodies. Although there have been plenty of hiccups this season and the nefarious BCS system still refuses to rank the Wisconsin football team in the top 15 of the country, I still believe there are few teams as intricately and beautifully composed as the Badgers (maybe we can exclude the whole special teams part). To some degree, this season might seem like a

disappointment to some fans, since there was once legitimate discussion of a national title appearance. But in a system where teams are more or less handpicked to contend for championships and when you consider just how the Badgers lost their two games, I’m not too bent out of shape about what Wisconsin may have missed out on. There is, after all, still the Granddaddy of Them All to chase down, and Barry Alvarez’s three Rose Bowl teams didn’t exactly have spotless regular seasons either. This team is just as deserving as those three. The 1993 edition lost to an unranked Minnesota team and later tied No. 3 Ohio State at home. Rose Bowl 1998’s squad lost one game on the road to lower-ranked Michigan by 17 points, and in 1999, Wisconsin began the year 2-2, losing on the road to unranked Cincinnati and at home to No. 4 Michigan. Still, those teams are remembered as wonderfully composed squads — the best

Turkey — Running back Montee Ball As in the main course, a true pièce de résistance. Ball has carried the rock 239 times out of a total of 725 UW plays this season and has had a hand in 31 of Wisconsin’s 68 touchdowns. He’s covered more ground (1,699 total yards) than any running back in the nation and knows the endzone so well he could be a tour guide for anyone else in the country. Ball’s season has been so delicious that he’s gained more yards on the ground than Ron Dayne did in two of his four years as a starter. Ball has also scored far and away more touchdowns than the Heisman winner ever did in one season.

is what a line is all about in an offense. It gets the big gears rolling and that is exactly what Wisconsin’s blockers have done this year. Travis Frederick, Josh Oglesby, Peter Konz, Ricky Wagner and Kevin Zeitler have all had imperfect games, but they’ve kept the quarterback’s pocket well-fortified this season, allowing less than two sacks per game. And, obviously, a good portion of Ball’s success is owed to this line. But here’s how good Wisconsin is at keeping defenders out of the backfield: on all rushing plays that resulted in yards lost, Wisconsin has lost a total of 59 yards on the season compared to a total of 2,125 yards gained (between Ball and James White). That comes to an average of 5.3 yards lost per game, which basically means UW allows a tacklefor-loss just once or twice a week. That is pure gravy.

Potatoes — The offensive line Ever hear the expression “meat and potatoes”? That

Stuffing — Linebackers Chris Borland & Mike Taylor With their knack for

Wisconsin has ever seen. This year’s Badgers could do the same, as they have all the ingredients of a Thanksgiving meal.

stuffing the opponent’s run game and any receiver who crosses over the middle, Borland and Taylor earn the designation of Thanksgiving’s most delicious dish. Taylor is eighth in the country with 121 tackles and Borland is 11th with 118, and nobody has stalked ball carriers like this in recent memory for Wisconsin. Leading tacklers since 2005 have typically finished in the 50-70 range. Jaevery McFadden accumulated the most in one season over that time with 84 in 2008. Cranberry sauce — Safety Aaron Henry Just like the taste of this Thanksgiving relish, Henry’s play has been oh-so-sweet this season. The safety has amassed 51 tackles (a number that, in years past, might lead the team), nosed around for three tackles for a loss, grabbed three interceptions and denied nine other passes. Pumpkin pie —

Quarterback Russell Wilson Dessert: the luxury item. Wilson suiting up as a Badger proved the deus ex machina is more than just a plot device for movies and novels. On a team known for having game-managers rather than playmakers at quarterback, Wilson is putting together the best season any Wisconsin QB has ever seen, leading the nation with a 199.27 passer rating. He will likely finish inside the top three for most passing yards in a season for Wisconsin, and first in completion percentage, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency — the latter of which is likely to stand for decades. And that calls for some whipped cream on top. Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Do you think Wisconsin is as good as a Thanksgiving meal? Compare the team to your favorite foods by emailing him at ehughes@badgerherald. com or tweeting @ BHeraldSports.

Grades: Ball runs rampant over Illini Linebackers Borland, Taylor stand out on D; Groy has several miscues under center Kelly Erickson Associate Sports Editor Every week, Herald Sports will look back at the most recent University of Wisconsin football game and assign grades to each position group on a scale of zero to five. Here’s a look at how Wisconsin’s second-half comeback helped the Badgers grind out a 28-17 win on the road against Illinois. Quarterbacks — 4 out of 5 Russell Wilson had a good day, but struggled to get the offense moving in the first half, giving up a crucial first-half fumble to the Illini, who subsequently went up 140. While Wilson has turned UW into a balanced offense this season, the Badgers were forced to rely on their run game. As a result, Wilson attempted 13 passes, completing 10 for only 90 yards and one touchdown. Wilson also scored the Badgers’ go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on a naked bootleg, sealing the tough win for UW. Running Backs — 5 out of 5

Wilson may have scored the go-ahead touchdown, but it was Montee Ball who was the reason Wisconsin was even able to come back and win. Ball, some of his teammates said after the game, “quietly” gained 224 yards on 38 carries and two touchdowns. Ball also scored a third touchdown on a pass from Wilson, ultimately giving a Heisman-worthy performance against the Fighting Illini. Tight Ends — 3 out of 5 The tight ends had a very quiet day as the passing game struggled. While they didn’t make any outstanding plays, they were solid blockers for Wilson and Ball in the run game and on the few occasions when Wilson did throw. Wide Receivers — 3.5 out of 5 As the passing game was a minimal factor, the wide receivers also had a quieter day. But when the passing game worked, it was crucial in setting up first downs. Nick Toon led all receivers with six receptions for 67 yards. Abbrederis — who has been standing out lately, but injured his shoulder against Minnesota last week — had only one catch for 15 yards. Offensive Line — 3.5 out of 5

Center Peter Konz was missing and it showed. As Ryan Groy stepped in at center, the line was shaky in the first half — especially after losing left tackle Ricky Wagner for a brief run before halftime. Overall, the line looked inconsistent until Travis Frederick took over at center in the second half after Groy had two backto-back miscalculated snaps on the Badgers second drive in the third quarter. On one, Groy snapped the ball too early. The next he snapped over Wilson’s head. The O-line allowed the Illini to sack Wilson twice for a loss of 10 yards and surrendered easy access to the backfield from time to time to wrap up Ball before he could really make a move. But any running back will tell you the key to their success is a solid offensive line, and that’s exactly what Ball got in the second half. Defensive Line — 3.5 out of 5 Like the team as a whole, Wisconsin’s defense struggled to slow Illinois in the first half. The Illini offense was able to march down the field without much hesitation and in the end actually outgained the Badgers. The line allowed 149 rushing yards, but made the necessary adjustments at the half to keep the Illini off the scoreboard for the

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

Running back Montee Ball had a career day Saturday at Illinois, scoring three times and rushing 38 times for 224 yards. rest of the game. While the D-line pressured the Illini quarterbacks all day, defensive end Tyler Dippel got the lone sack for a loss of seven yards. Linebackers — 4.5 out of 5 Chris Borland and Mike Taylor each had yet another great game. UW’s stud linebackers had 16 and 13 tackles, respectively, and Borland forced two fumbles, one of which Taylor recovered to start the deluge of turnovers the Badgers created in the second half. Kevin Claxton also had a notable day with six tackles, a tackle for loss and nearly an interception. But even the trio will admit that they had their fair share of missed tackles, especially in the first half, that led to their inability to

slow down Illinois’ offense through the first half. Secondary — 4.5 out of 5 As the game progressed, UW’s secondary became increasingly dangerous. Safeties Aaron Henry and Shelton Johnson each had an interception, complementing the potentially touchdownsaving interception cornerback Antonio Fenelus made on a deep pass to Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. Though Illinois quarterbacks Nathan Scheelhaase and Reilly O’Toole threw for only a combined 152 yards, the secondary’s interceptions were essential in the Badgers’ second-half success. Specialists — 4 out of 5

For once, the secondary had a clean game rather than giving up another big play. In the second quarter, the Badgers backed the Illini up on their own 14. Illinois punter Justin DuVernois fumbled the punt and Conor O’Neill recovered it on the Illinois two-yard line, setting up Wisconsin’s lone touchdown of the half. But it was punter Brad Nortman who probably had the best luck of the day. After Groy’s miscalculated snaps, Wisconsin was on its own 23-yard line when Nortman came in to punt. His punt landed at about the Illnois 35-yard line and rolled all the way down to the three-yard line, giving the Badgers’ defense one of the best field positions they had all day.

Top-ranked Badgers claim national title Men’s cross country wins 1st NCAA crown for Byrne, earning program’s 5th overall Mohammed Ahmed had the green light, and it left competitors seeing nothing but red. Ahmed left the Badgers’ usual pack-racing plan -- as well as most of the field -- in his dust and led the No. 1-ranked Wisconsin men’s cross country team to its fifth national championship Monday at the 2011 NCAA Championship. Behind the junior ’s fifth-place finish, the Badgers tallied just 97 points as a team to claim their first NCAA crown since 2005. Seniors Elliot Krause (17th place) and Ryan Collins (23rd) and junior Reed Connor

(36th) joined Ahmed as All-Americans, while junior Maverick Darling crossed the line 46th in the 10-kilometer race. That was enough for the Badgers to hold off two-time defending champion Oklahoma State, which raced to a second-place finish with 139 points. Colorado (144 points), BYU (203) and Stanford (207) rounded out the top five. “We’re national champions, you can’t be anything but happy,” said UW head coach Mick Byrne. “We had that target on our back all along being ranked No. 1 and we knew it was going to come down to a real tough battle, and that’s how it played out.” The Badgers had embraced a team mentality throughout the season, a strategy of

running as a group that had kept them undefeated in each of the four meets in which they ran at full strength. They deviated from that plan Monday, but the result was precisely the same. Ahmed went to the front early and ran 10th as the field passed the 2-kilometer mark. He moved up to fifth as the race hit the halfway point, but Arizona freshman Lawi Lalang and Iona senior Leonard Korir has already begun to pull away by the time the field came to 5K. Still, Ahmed -- the reigning Big Ten champion -- did what was necessary for the Badgers to claim the team title, remaining fifth as the lead pack completed 8 kilometers. “Mick kind of let me go

a little bit and said go run with those front guys,” Ahmed said. “That just says that he believes in me and I just took that opportunity and went after it.” With his finish in 29:06, Ahmed earned All-America honors for the third-consecutive season, becoming the 12th Wisconsin athlete to earn at least three All-America citations. Krause was strong as the Badgers’ No. 2 finisher in 29:41 and picked up All-America laurels for the first time. Collins was an All-American for the second-consecutive year, finishing in 29:52 for the Badgers after finishing 32nd while running at Virginia last season. “It feels like I’ve been here for five (years), these guys have been tremendous,” said

Collins, who joined the Badgers as a transfer this fall. “This is what I came here for. From day one this is all we’ve been talking about, to win the national championship. “To have five guys run well on the same day is something rare, especially at this type of championship meet. It’s just amazing.” Connor clocked in at 30:08 earned his first All-America award after finishing 95th in his NCAA debut last season. The Badgers’ lineup was rounded out by Drew Shields in 112th (30:53) and Michael Brice in 240th place (32:27). For Byrne, the title marks the culmination of 23 years of work invested as a head coach, including the last four in Madison. Byrne’s third appearance on the podium in four

seasons as the Badgers’ mentor is certainly the most special. “It’s no secret that I left the comfort of New York to come here, I left my family behind,” Byrne said. “This win today is for my family. It’s also for the athletes and the university, but my family first.” For the athletes, writing the latest chapter in the Badgers’ storied distance running history means joining some exclusive company with UW’s championship teams from 1982, 1985, 1988 and 2005. “This is for us, but it’s also for the next generation of Badgers, as well,” Ahmed said. “It’s exciting that the Badgers of the future will be looking back at our names for inspiration.” —UWBadgers.com


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The Badger Herald | Sports | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SSenior PORTS Day awaits Badgers in finale With berth in Big Ten Championship Game at stake, UW hosts healing PSU Mike Fiammetta Sports Editor

Megan McCormich The Badger Herald

Senior safety and co-captain Aaron Henry is one Badger who will play his last game at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday.

Down by two scores in a game they absolutely had to have Saturday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin Badgers turned to running back Montee Ball, arguably their most consistent player throughout the season. At Illinois, Wisconsin trailed 14-0 in the second quarter before a 1-yard Ball rush up the middle brought the Badgers to within seven points. With 21 unanswered points in the second half, Wisconsin overcame a 17-7 halftime deficit en route to a 28-17 win over Illinois. After rushing 12 times in the first half, Ball received 24 carries in the second half. For the game, the

junior running back rushed 38 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes, including a five-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. Ball’s effort was critical, as Wisconsin’s defense initially seemed incapable of stopping an Illinois attack spearheaded by two alternating quarterbacks, normal sophomore starter Nathan Scheelhaase and freshman Reilly O’Toole. At halftime, the duo combined for a completion 17 of 19 passes for 113 yards. The Badgers, needing the win in order to maintain hopes of a berth in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game, turned around their defensive effort in the second half, forcing four turnovers and stifling any momentum the Illini offense might have mustered. “In the first half, there were three things that we basically weren’t doing,” head coach Bret Bielema

said in his weekly Monday press conference. “We weren’t setting the edge of our defense; they got around the edge in a variety of different formations … we weren’t tackling very well, which was creating some yards after contact that were big in the first half and then just penalties.” Penn State bringing distraction-laden team to Madison Since the university was embroiled in the child molestation scandal that developed after allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Penn State has split its last two games. After an inspired effort at home in Happy Valley fell short against Nebraska, the Nittany Lions recovered on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday with a 20-14 victory. Prior to the Nov. 12

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On 3-game skid, Eaves looks for growth After dropping series at Colorado College, Wisconsin looking to recover momentum Brett Sommers Statistics Editor

Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves is looking for a transformation or “evolution” similar to what most kitchen tables probably go through over the Thanksgiving holiday. Eaves said is looking for his extremely young group

of Badgers (5-8-1, 4-7-1) to progress from a team that is playing sub-.500 hockey to a team that can play at a national championship level. “Now we’re not [a national championshipcaliber team] yet, but we’re moving toward that, and

that’s where we evolve every day, every week because today’s efforts are going to determine tomorrow’s results, so we’re going to control what we can,” Eaves said at his weekly Monday press conference. It will not be easy for the Badgers, but Eaves said he is seeing some encouraging signs from his team despite the two most recent losses Wisconsin picked up at Colorado College over the weekend. The two losses extended the Badgers’ losing streak to a season-high three games. Wisconsin dropped the opener on Friday 4-2, although it managed to keep it a one-goal game into the third period. Saturday, the Badgers fell 4-1 after digging themselves a 3-0 deficit just 10 minutes into the game but played a 1-1 game over the final 50 minutes. “Looking at the video, we weren’t as bad as I thought we were,” Eaves said. “We had some major breakdowns that they capitalized on, but after the 10-minute mark of the first period, the rest of the game was even, and we actually had some excellent scoring chances and didn’t finish.” Eaves referenced Joseph LaBate, Brad Navin, Matt Paape and Brendan Woods as specific individuals who demonstrated an elevated level of play; he said having some of the youth on the team

stepping up is exactly what the Badgers need right now. There is one Badger in particular, however, who is playing at an extremely high level as the season heads into December. Sophomore forward Mark Zengerle extended his career-high point streak of 13 games against Colorado College and has the longest such streak since Chris Tancill scored a point in 15 consecutive games in 1990. Eaves himself holds the school record at 21 games during the 197778 season when he suited up for the Cardinal and White.

“Now we’re not a [national championshipcaliber team] yet, but we’re moving toward that.” Mike Eaves Head coach

“The one thing we talked about with the team the other day is when you are playing well, looking back in time, the one thing you don’t want to do is take what you’re doing for granted when you are on an offensive streak,” Eaves said. “When you’re playing well, don’t take it for granted. When you’re practicing well, don’t take it for granted. Bring that every day because it’s a

precious commodity, this offensive momentum that you have. Mark is on a great streak, and you want to ride that wave for as long as you can.” Zengerle and Eaves will be looking for the next man to step up in the coming weekend. Friday and Saturday will present multiple opportunities for Wisconsin to evolve as it welcomes Mercyhurst (6-5-1, 5-1-1 Atlantic Hockey) to Madison for a non-conference holiday series battle. Wisconsin swept the only series in which the Badgers and Lakers faced off in October 2004, but that hardly offers any insight into this weekend’s series. Wisconsin typically plays a “Big Ten” series against Michigan or Michigan State over Thanksgiving weekend, but as both those teams are ranked in various college hockey polls, a relatively lighter opponent may prove beneficial in getting the Badgers back to their winning ways. “Our scheduling is tough enough as it is,” Eaves said. “[But] the fact is we still have to win these games. It doesn’t matter if it’s Michigan or Michigan State; it’s a matter of going out and winning, and that’s our task this weekend.” The Wisconsin coaching staff began watching Mercyhurst on film Monday morning and planned on viewing more Monday night,

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Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

With his young Wisconsin Badgers squad struggling, head coach Mike Eaves is eyeing a turnaround this weekend.

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