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UW professor aids FBI, CIA cide and its causes and effects stems from his experiences as a reporter during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which continue to influence his research on genocide, violence, human rights and African politics, according to a statement By Mary Kate McCoy released by the university. The Daily Cardinal Straus used his experUniversity of tise on genocide to creWi s c o n s i n-Mad i s o n ate a program to make Political Science Professor sure government officials Scott Straus created and understand the imporcoordinated a workshop tance of recognizing genoin October to help agencide before it is too late. cies within the U.S. gov“We designed a proSTRAUS ernment better understand gram that was a comthe causes of genocide and prehensive overview of ways to suppress it. the field of genocide studies that Straus travelled to are the key pieces of info they Washington, D.C., in late need to know,” Straus said. October after the U.S. Holocaust Straus brought in leading Memorial Museum contacted experts to help him teach the him to conduct a day-long train- workshop, which focused on ing session for 75 officials from what genocide is and how to recthe CIA, FBI and Department ognize the early signs to defeat of Defense, among many other genocide before it starts. organizations, to educate them The workshop came as a result on the negative effects of genocide of a directive signed by President and how to prevent it. professor page 3 Straus said his interest in geno-
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Regents discuss economic future of higher education By Cheyenne Langkamp The Daily Cardinal
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents discussed Thursday the national and state higher education climate in relation to economic development—a topic that Board of Regents President Brent Smith said will be brought up in many upcoming board meetings. The board streamed a video con-
ference with Anthony Carnevale, research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, who spoke about the nation’s increasing skills gap. According to Carnevale, while technology-based, post-secondary skills are becoming increasingly necessary to get a job, access
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Dancing in dedication
Performers from around the nation gather for the Passing the Mic festival at the Overture Center Thursday. This year, the three-day event is held in memory of John “Vietnam” Nguyen, a student and member of First Wave who drowned in August. +Photo by Nithin Charlly
Free music festival draws criticism By Stephanie Castillo The Daily Cardinal
Local music artists expressed concern with Mayor Paul Soglin’s plan to implement a free city-wide music festival in 2013 at a town hall meeting Thursday. Soglin and the Madison Arts Commission met with residents to discuss strengthening Madison’s music scene through new initiatives, such as Make Music Madison, which will be a free, one-day music festival held throughout the city June 21, 2013. Michael Rothschild,
organizer for Make Music Madison, said the goal of the festival is to generate a “wall of music” as people walk around the city, using both public and private spaces throughout the community. Members of Madison’s music scene said a free event like Make Music Madison would not do enough to improve arts in Madison. Trombonist Darren Sterud said young musicians often leave Madison for cities with stronger music scenes because Madison does not have enough financial
support to sustain them. “A one-day festival is not a scene,” Sterud said. “We had [a scene] for a long time and that has disappeared, and it needs to come back to keep young talent in this city.” Local hip-hop music promoter Shah Evans agreed with Sterud and said the current venues in Madison do not book artists frequently enough due to lack of funding. Other residents at the meeting said financing Make Music
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State Street redevelopment to be completed in 2014
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Interior renovation on the Schubert Building, 120 W. Mifflin St., and the Stark Building, 122 W. Mifflin St., began Thursday.
Construction on the renovation of the 100 block of State Street began Thursday and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2014, according to the Block 100 Foundation. After a three month gap, the city approved developers W. Jerome Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland’s $11 million plan to redevelop six properties on State and West Mifflin Streets in July. The city did not support the Frautschis’ original plan, which included a proposal to demolish the Schubert Building, 120 W. Mifflin St., and the Stark Building, 122 W. Mifflin St. The Block 100
Foundation compromised with the city by removing plans for an outdoor plaza area at the corner of Mifflin Street to avoid demolishing the two buildings. “The Block 100 Foundation loved the original design that was proposed, but we found common ground to pursue an excellent project,” Project Manager George Austin said. Austin said internal renovation work, such as removing asbestos and lead-based paint in the Schubert and Stark Buildings, is the first step of the development project. Demolition of the Haswell
Building, 117 State St., the Buell Building, 121 State St., and the Vallender Building, 128 State St., will begin in January to minimize interference with the holiday shopping season and outdoor dining on State Street, according to Austin. “We’re timing [the demolition] to be a good neighbor,” Austin said. Renovation of the Castle & Doyle Building, 125 State St., will begin after the other three buildings are demolished, according to Austin. “We are excited it’s moving forward,” Austin said. “It’s going to be a great project.” —Abby Becker
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For the record A story about Tuesday’s state Senate elections that appeared in the Wednesday, Nov. 7 issue falsely said District 12 covers the Fond du Lac-Oshkosh area and that Republican Tom Tiffany had a 590 vote lead, when in reality it was Republican Rick Gudex who had the lead. We apologize for these mistakes.
Romney hosts Romney pity party
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Former Gov. Mitt Romney has holed up in his tour bus in the days following the presidential election. Sources confirm that Romney has filled his hours eating pints of Ben and Jerry’s “Americone Dream” and playing Monopoly against himself in attempts to console himself on his loss. By Dr. Yams McYummy fake news friday
After losing the presidential election Tuesday, former Gov. Mitt Romney has reportedly locked himself in his tour bus and “will not come out until Reagan sends him a message from heaven.” Jeff Johnson, the aide who accidentally leaked a photo of Romney frowning in his tour bus while playing Monopoly by himself, said the image is just a glimpse into what has become Romney’s cave of “wistfulness and sorrow.” Romney said he was “fine, really fine,” according to a letter he
scribbled in cursive upon a poster of his face, and gave to Johnson after the photo circulated. He does not want to see anyone, he will not read the Wall Street Journal, and has only styled his hair twice since Tuesday night. Romney had allegedly asked for quart after quart of his favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor, “Americone Dream,” until Johnson informed him that Ben and Jerry’s is an “Obamalovercompany.” “He effectively had to add himself to the millions unemployed because of Obama, and I don’t think he’s really dealing with it,” Johnson said.
Union construction to undergo construction By Danny Harrigan fake news friday
The Boldt Company announced Thursday it would immediately begin construction on the construction of the Memorial Union Reinvestment Project. With worker morale flagging in the chilly Wisconsin air, workers have shifted their focus from overhauling the West wing of the Memorial Union to increasing comfort in the construction site. Both the city council and architectural firm Uihlein Wilson unanimously approved the new project, which will yield sturdier fences, repainted roadblocks, indoor bathroom facilities and a Burger King on site for worker usage. “Maintaining high morale is essential when undertaking a huge renovation such as the Reinvestment Project,” said project manager Melanie Taylor. “Our workers will benefit from this construction on our construction, and will be eager in the spring to resume renovations on the Memorial Union.”
Despite the prospect of an increased workload, workers were enthusiastic about the changes. “I’m definitely not going to miss the Port-a-Johns,” construction worker Dan Daly said. “It’s about time our bathrooms got an upgrade.”
“[I would] feel insanely reenergized chowing down on a Whopper.” Dan Daly construction worker
And as workers cleared away rubble to make room for the siteexclusive fast food chain, Daly said he would feel “insanely reenergized chowing down on a Whopper.” The Burger King will be torn down in the spring to make room for resuming reconstruction of the Memorial Union. Madison area politicians backing the project celebrated breaking ground by digging a new set of holes into the site.
Johnson said although Romney has not allowed him into the bus since the Ben and Jerry’s incident, Johnson said he heard scenes from “The Breakfast Club” playing from the bus for most of Thursday. He peeked a look hours later after a stretch of silence, only to realize Romney had resumed his Monopoly game. “I suppose that way he would win in either outcome,” Johnson said. As the mental health of the former Republican presidential candidate deteriorates, individuals from both sides of the aisle have sent him words of support.
Most notably, former Democratic presidential candidate and current Sen. John Kerry, who lost as former president George W. Bush was elected for a second term in 2004, said he felt obliged to offer his own words of advice after going through quite the same spectrum of emotions. “Step one: Find closure. Step two: Realize you excel in most other areas of your life, like investing in venture capital, having an awesome name, and smiling. Step three: Move on.” Kerry wrote atop a poster of his own face. “I’m here for you. You’ll get through this, as I did so admirably eight years ago.”
Election in Brief Colorado and Washington state became the first to vote in favor of legalizing marijuana. Colorado’s UC-Boulder Chancellor Phillip DiStefano said, as he looked upon his student body, the Colorado plan, which involves taxing marijuana sales to fund
constructing schools, was the “best idea a state ever had.” In other news, UW-Madison’s alternative break trips to Washington and Colorado during winter break have filled up and UW officials are not sure why. The trip to rural Idaho, however, is still open.
UW-Madison student Daniel Hofferman took part in his civic duty during Election Day and voted after two Obama for America volunteers and a WISPIRG intern carried him to his polling place 10 feet from his apartment
door. Hofferman said he felt a slight rush of excitement being an active participant that could change the outcome of the election, but he mostly just enjoyed the sound the ballot machine made when he turned in his vote.
Although Tammy Baldwin was elected Senator Tuesday night, voters reported being confused over who to vote for. Despite Baldwin and Tommy Thompson having spent millions on campaigning, their first names are still so similar they cannot be distinguished from one another. Bipartisan organizations tried raising awareness about the importance of reading candidates’ last names on the ballot in addition
to first names. If a similar situation arises in upcoming elections, they plan to pressure the state legislature to pass a law that would replace their respective names with the words “girl” and “boy.”
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State Senate election remains uncertain, recount possible
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Gov. Scott Walker must make a decision on how to implement the Affordable Care Act by a Nov. 16 deadline. Walker waited until after Tuesday’s election to begin the process.
Republicans will conKing said she would trol the Wisconsin state not concede her race until Senate in its next session “every vote is counted and after Tuesday night’s verified” in a statement elections, but a proreleased Wednesday. posed recount by state Republicans won conDemocrats may cut into trol of the state Senate their overall advantage. Tuesday night after As of Thursday, the state Rep. Tom Tiffany, KING District 18 race between R-Hazelhurst, defeated incumbent state Sen. his challenger, Democrat Jessica King, D-Oshkosh, Susan Sommer, in the and her Republican race for state Sen. Jim challenger Rick Gudex Holperin’s, D-Conover, remains undecided, but vacated District 12 seat. unofficial results from After Tiffany’s victoTuesday night show ry, Republicans will hold Gudex 590 votes ahead of a 17-15 advantage in the King. If King continues state Senate without the GUDEX to trail after a canvass—a results of the District 18 further examination of the race. If Gudex wins the ballots—she can ask for a recount race, Republicans will have an of the approximately 85,000 votes. 18-15 advantage.
Health care deadline looms Walker must make Affordable Care Act decision Following President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday night, Gov. Scott Walker now faces a political challenge he has avoided addressing: implementing the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin. The controversial Affordable Care Act was officially enacted in 2010 and introduced new provisions for nationwide health care. After being enacted, the law faced a challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court but remained intact after the court deemed the law’s central
components constitutional. Walker postponed implementing the law in Wisconsin last year because of uncertainty over who would hold the presidency after Election Day. If Obama had lost, Republican challenger Mitt Romney would likely have repealed the act. However, now that the election is decided and Democrats will maintain control of the presidency and U.S. Senate, Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature will have to work quickly to develop a plan implementing the act by the federally mandated Nov. 16 deadline. As part of the response, the state must decide whether to set up a required virtual market-
place, which would allow individuals and businesses to purchase government-approved healthcare plans, by itself or leave the exchange’s creation to the federal government. The marketplace, no matter who oversees its creation, will have to be operational by 2014, when implementation of the law is scheduled to begin. According to Walker spokesperson Cullen Werwie, the governor has begun to plan Wisconsin’s response to the Affordable Care Act. “Over the next few days he’ll be meeting with key agency officials regarding the future of health insurance exchanges in Wisconsin,” Werwie said in an email. —Jack Casey
UWPD hosts second ‘Be Bright’ bike light initiative The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department conducted a second night of its “Be Bright” bike light campaign Thursday. UWPD partnered with Safe Communities through a grant by the Dane County Bike Association to provide free bike
lights for students that do not have one. Students were stopped by UWPD if they did not have a light on their bike and then informed of bike light regulations. While speaking with an officer, volunteers installed free bike lights on students’
bikes, according to a statement released by UWPD. Volunteers for the “Be Bright” initiative include members of the Madison Bike Ambassadors, area bike groups, city of Madison safety educators and UW-Madison staff.
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into something that would provide a more lasting impact in a wider spread client base.” But Soglin said a music festival like Make Music Madison will enhance the city’s music scene. “[The festival] gives an opportunity to do two things at the same time–one, to support artists, and secondly, to expand the horizons for those
of us who enjoy their work and might not always get an opportunity to enjoy it,” Soglin said. In addition to Make Music Madison, Soglin also discussed continued support for Dane Dances, which are community-dance events every Friday in August on the Monona Terrace Rooftop.
ance wheel between that system and our democratic impulses,” Carnevale said. Regent David Walsh said he believes Wisconsin has come to realize the importance of education but is still unconvinced of the necessity of investing more in it. Carnevale said there is no simple answer to this problem, but rather a solution must be reached to compromise between what would make people better off and current resource restraints. UW System President
Kevin Reilly also reported new data on productivity within Wisconsin schools. According to the results, the largest number of degrees received by students at UW system institutions were in business and management, a fact which Reilly says Wisconsin business leaders are unaware of. The board also passed a new framework for accountability reporting for Division I UW system athletics institutions, as discussed in their October meeting.
Madison is not the most efficient way to advance Madison’s music scene. “I’m wondering about the value of another one-day festival in a city that already has multiple throughout the summer,” resident Joanna Simpson said. “We could allocate those resources
regents from page 1 to higher education is becoming less attainable. Carnevale said he predicts this inconsistency will continue and may prevent economic improvement, saying access to the middle class is becoming more and more dependent on access to post-secondary education. “In our capitalist system where inequality is inherent for a variety of reasons … education becomes in a sense the bal-
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A representative from WISPIRG details the group’s budget to Student Services Finance Committee representatives Thursday.
SSFC passes Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics budget, delays WISPIRG vote The Student Services Finance Committee approved 2013-’14 funding for the campus group Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics Thursday after making significant adjustments to its budget proposal. The group was granted a final funding level of $67,440.01, which is $22,574.19 less than its initial budget request of $90,014.20. The committee expressed concern over allocating too much funding to AHA without knowing if the group would use its full allocation in its first year of student segregated fee funding. The committee cut several items from AHA’s initial budget request, including the position of social chair, as well as the number of paid staff funded to attend the Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Although the committee was scheduled to vote on the budget for Wisconsin Public Research Interest Group, committee mem-
bers voted to move the decision to their next meeting Monday. Representative Sarah Neibart said postponing the decision will provide “due process” by giving representatives time to learn the full background information to make an informed decision on the group’s budget. Also in the meeting, the committee unanimously voted in support of a resolution urging University of WisconsinMadison Chancellor David Ward to approve WISPIRG’s request to contract non-student professional staff for the current year, which was passed by SSFC in the group’s budget decision last year but is still awaiting Ward’s approval. SSFC will vote on the funding level for Working Class Student Union and hear budget requests from Adventure Learning Programs in its next meeting Monday. —Caroline Zellmer
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tion learned in his workshop. Straus said he has high hopes for the effects of his research and work with the government on the understanding of genocide. “I hope that policy makers are better informed about the field of genocide studies and that policy makers have a scholar’s perspective on concepts, explanations and prevention,” Straus said.
Barack Obama last spring, stating prevention of genocide is of national security and moral importance, according to the statement. Straus said he designed the seminar to help government agencies better understand genocide studies so they can develop their own training program based on the informa-
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have 40.5 days, 95.22 gigabytes, of music in my iTunes library—and that’s only what iTunes has accounted for. There are many directories and digital graveyards of loose files on my hard drive that I have yet to liberate and organize properly. I have albums upon albums of material to spin, and I love it all. I love the feeling of archival, the modernized-thoughnot-as-fun-or-nostalgic format of cratedigging, the ability to access a library of emotions and expression at any given moment. This is perfect for everything from the impromptu DJ set to the study playlist of death. Cue the elitist syndrome, no? Let the record show that I hate streaming radio. I hate the shuffle on my iPod. I feel controlled once the randomness dictates me via an imaginary feed that determines what I should like, with virtually no extra interaction but a name to base it from
and a skip button. And even the skip button is limited. As far as the iPod, even though that’s full of compositions I enjoy, I cannot stay on shuffle. I am programmed to have an intense love of albums: how they’re structured sonically and lyrically, how everything flows, what narrative is being told. Everything makes sense and there is a distinct pleasure in discovering how and why it does. I can’t say everyone appreciates albums this way. We as listeners are succumbing to being force fed one tool at a time. The laissez-faire is getting us nowhere. Music culture has always been dominated by the concept of the single, and how one can captivate a nation; this will never change. The hooks you sing back off-key, the guest spots you cherish, and the horrible fashion of the era in the video are all vital to the culture. There is also a love for the archetype of a “classic” album across genres that aim to promote the creation of a captivating body of music that is representative of whatever concepts you want to communicate. With the popularity of sites such
as Pandora and the championing of iTunes singles, I am fearful that the album is being targeted in the wake of this continuum of force feeding music in a fragmented and randomized state of mind that promotes convenience over cohesion and the fast-food high over the balanced diet. The desire for music in our everyday lives is not at stake; it is the way in which we choose to forge relationships with these pieces that currently has a shifting climate. I am perfectly aware that the majority of consumers are not seemingly elitist, musician/connoisseur, archival people like me… but there are gaps being created that everyone is ignoring and there is so much fun to be had that goes unrecognized. Here is an example: Once the Kendrick Lamar single “Backseat Freestyle” leaked on the Internet before his last album release, critics and listeners alike were concerned about his uncharacteristically braggadocio nature on the song that seemed to conform to mainstream standards for attention. If a person who merely heard that song via some method of shuffle or stream wrote Kendrick off as a mainstream
carbon copy, can one really blame that person? The skip button may be in sight if this person’s palette is not aligned. However, in context with the album good kid, m.A.A.d city, the song makes perfect sense in the story arc of Kendrick in his teenage years in Compton where he encounters the horrors and temptations of the world throughout a night. Kendrick is in his mid-20s; the persona in this song is himself in this young mind state with a reckless energy spewing forth traditional brag rap fare with the thought of being impressive. On a more general level, I have encountered musical discussions with many-a-peer over certain artists that were breaking into their respective scenes. When I meet a peer with the question of “Have you heard *insert*’s album? It’s ridiculously good,” a perfectly normal response would be “Nah, I’ve only heard the single,” or “Nah, but the video was hilarious.” Upon comparing my massive library with others, all I see are covers upon covers of albums with merely three or four songs left in the library. I know plenty of people who merely delete
songs from albums that they dislike… essentially removing chapters from stories that were created with certain intentions and motivations at hand. We are in a state of listening that leaves us lost in translation. Every human being processes music in a unique way, this much is for certain. But if one becomes dependent on any source that finds ways to assert itself upon your tastes, where is the fruit of the labor for those creating these set pieces? Is a world with only $0.99 singles imminent? Will the album die as more and more people merely compile and reshuffle and stream to their heart’s content without taking the next step? Are our shortened attention spans dictating a reality that focuses on being updated no matter how small the dosage may be? I think our eardrums deserve a fuller picture of what is out there for us. At this moment, we are complacent with incompletion. For now, my files do me poetic justice enough. Want to debate the pleasures of cratedigging with Michael? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Skrillex to Scott Walker: testing limits of experimentation cameron graff guest columnist I love Skrillex. Well, that’s not entirely true, I suppose. I actually think Skrillex is miserable. But I love the idea of Skrillex. Whether he intended to or not, ex-From First to Last front man Sonny Moore is doing something remarkable for music, something deeply counterintuitive to his decidedly elitist hardcore roots: He’s uniting the scenes. I don’t mean that as literally as I wish I did—indie kids still hate on everything mainstream, hip-hop junkies still loath posers, and the punk scene, well, they’re still self-righteous. But Skrillex’s music is providing a sort of stopgap between the mundane and the, dare I say it? transmundane. From day one it always struck me as bizarre how welcoming the public was to Moore’s music. After all, he’s not making booty-club bangers or whatever; he’s making safe, easily digestible and entirely harmless noise music for the masses. And that’s my point—Skrillex has brought the weirdest side of pop, the most abrasive and distasteful of its regiments into the spotlight. He’s not doing any Merzbow or Whitehouse stuff (and frankly, I can’t wait till he does), but he’s definitely testing the limits of the mainstream’s sensibilities. All a drop is (for him, at least), is belted distortion, pushing how far a hook can go before it’s no longer a hook. It’s weird. People don’t seem to realize it, but it’s very, very weird. And it’s likely only to get weirder—the mainstream’s on the cusp of finally buying into extremist, music-nerd bull. I don’t really want to talk about Skrillex though—that was just a segue that turned into a poorly half-article rant. No, what I want to talk about is the black sheep of music, the Dr. Wilbur Swain of the community, the much derided and infrequently adored avant-garde. Liars’ Drum’s Not Dead was the
first so-called ‘experimental’ album I ever purchased. In reflection, it’s nowhere near as strange as I thought it was when I first bought it (from Borders, no less), but a lot of the more bizarre tracks still demonstrate what I’ve come to appreciate in terms of weirder music. Droning guitars, electronic impositions, vocals as atmosphere and garbled, cerebral lyrics, all exciting as individual components that could be selected, mixed at whim, to make a new and strange combination. The more extreme the artist the less the odds they reach prominence. But a few acts have really shone through the cracks for various reasons. Yellow Swans, harsh-noise enthusiasts, received much attention for their final and most accessible record, the cheekily titled Going Places. Likewise, musical vandal (quite literally) The Caretaker (formerl V/Vm) recently exploded (quite figuratively) with his 2011 album An Empty Bliss Beyond This World. On it, James Kirby mixes old ballroomdance tracks and distorts and damages them until they sound, above all, absolutely haunting. Prolific drone duo Natural Snow Buildings release tapes every year, sometimes multiple times per year, each one more monolithic than the last. Their opus, Daughter of Darkness, is a sixhour collection of 16 gigantic songs, a good number of which are well over 20 minutes long. It’s beautiful stuff, but it’s not for everyone. Scott Walker, ’60s baroquesuperhero-turned-nightmaresound-magician, recently released a video for a track off his new album, the unnervingly titled “Epizootics!” off the even more unnervingly titled Bish Bosch (see: “The Garden of Earthly Delights”). The song is hideous, a lurching mass of throbbing drums, harsh guitar tremors, hand claps and rotten brass bellows, all coated with Scott’s trademarked diseased baritone. “Their putrid panels dropping, erasing their white hues/ like a face being
eaten by a jungle,” he croons, his voice alien, detached. Scott was a highly regarded ’60s popsmith, well regarded in his time as a master of popular music—it was only after an 11-year hiatus in the mid ’80s that he returned with Tilt, a strange and vaporous album, often gentle and sometimes monstrous but always
eerie. He dropped The Drift 11 years later. It was everything that made Tilt scary cranked up to a 10. At an unnerving peak, Scott stalls the song for a few moments, and then suddenly, over a massive crash of sound, a donkey starts braying loudly. It’s a unique experience. So I know that’s a long way to go
from Skrillex. I don’t expect much. I’d be happy if people who listen to Skrillex even got into Aphex Twin. It’s a big thing to ask. But I like to think that the seed is planted, and it won’t be long until the frenziedfrat masses are clamoring for Glenn Branca to play the Union (well, you get the point).
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9 Superman’s Lane 4 51 Hissy fit 52 Just manage (with “out”) 53 Quick-movement dance 56 Classic Cicely Tyson film 58 “That ___ a close one!” 59 Nothing alternative 60 Healthful getaway 61 Proof-of-age cards 62 Pellet-blowing toys 68 Zero 69 Sharpshooter Oakley of the Old West 70 Two to one, for one 71 Like apparel in a carol 72 Delicious 73 Hunks of concrete DOWN 1 Finder’s reward 2 Pay-to-stay place 3 Leary tripped on it 4 Points on a crescent moon 5 She gets what’s coming to her 6 Stop waffling 7 Part of many titles 8 Some tadpoles, eventually 9 Fortify with vitamins, e.g.
1 0 Floral fruit 11 Sensible 12 Sports facility 13 Detective Gunn of TV 18 Without gender 23 Manly 24 Like Chinatown cuisine 25 Without ambition 26 Do a cartographer’s job over 28 Eye with desire 31 Sushi bar orders 35 Flabbergasts 37 Out of cash 38 Stage direction 40 New Mexico art colony 42 Melodic passage 45 Heart murmur? 47 Drunken states 50 Jennifer Lopez title role of 1997 53 Not debt-free 54 Olga’s peer 55 Architectural drawings 57 Birth-related 63 Park it 64 “Now, wait just a second!” 65 LAX guesstimate 66 Tease 67 “Mamma Mia!” song
This Week’s Request I want you to draw Barack Obama and Mitt Romney jousting—only instead of horses on land, I want them to be riding plesiosaurs in the ocean. Print this and I will be happy. - Mark W. Graphic by Angel Lee
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Scott Resnick sheds light on city issues
hen UW-Madison students arrive on campus, they are greeted with a wide array of resources to make their time at the university as productive and comfortable as possible. Arguably, some of the most helpful yet underutilized of these resources are the Madison city alders. When this editorial board met with alder Scott Resnick recently, we were welcomed with a wealth of knowledge about the inner workings of the city. Resnick exemplifies many characteristics that foster a productive relationship between the city and its constituents. Students and the city alike would benefit from more involvement from individuals with Resnick’s dedication and initiative in city politics.
After meeting with Resnick, we are encouraged by some of the steps the city is taking to improve campus safety. We believe that initiatives that seek to impact the root of the crime problem in the city are vital to reducing its prevalence. Programs where mentors identify individuals who have the potential to engage in problematic behaviors and assist them with finding productive ways to spend their time, or others where police officers approach and greet known gang members by name while they are out downtown seek to prevent crime before it occurs. While we strongly believe that this prevention is key to curbing crime, criminal activity downtown typically decreases in the winter so we will have to wait until spring to see the effects of
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Scott Resnick spoke to The Daily Cardinal about initiatives taken by the city of Madison to improve safety and hold tenants responsible for housing code violations. these programs. Nonetheless, our appreciation for efforts taken by the city is not without reservations. After talking with Resnick, we came to the understanding that student housing on the south side of Regent Street is in a different police zone than the rest of campus. We believe that in order to best protect students, the campus area should be contained in one police zone. This would ensure that police are able to attend to concerns on campus without having to first attend to what could be considered more pressing issues in
other areas of Madison, while guaranteeing that consistent lines of communication exist between all police patrolling areas inhabited by students. Aside from safety issues, we also appreciate Resnick’s insight into Madison housing policies. We believe that landlords should be held accountable for maintaining the safety of their buildings, no matter how low the rent is. While some city officials might argue that low rents could bring a new demographic of people to the campus area, low housing costs make living affordable for students.
Issues regarding housing, such as the upkeep of buildings, are prime examples of issues that students should not hesitate to collaborate with alders on. Alders can hold landlords accountable to an extent, but students should also utilize sources such as the Tenant Resource Center to become educated on what their rights are when signing a lease. This mutual support between the city, its officials, the university and its students on issues such as safety and housing will help us to build a better Madison. Please send all letters and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big business has more influence in elections than voters jacob riederer opinion columnist
ome have called this 2012 election historic, reasoning that it has ushered in the most female senators in U.S. history and had the highest turnout of Latino voters in any election thus far. While this is certainly significant, this past election was particularly historic in the fact that presidential campaign spending reached its highest level in American history, with collective spending between President Barack Obama and
former Gov. Mitt Romney nearly reaching two billion dollars. This increase in spending wasn’t limited to the presidential race, however. Congressional races around the country also experienced large increases in campaign spending, with some outside groups spending more than the candidates themselves. Much of this influx in spending can be attributed to the controversial Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC 2010, in which the Supreme Court ruled that due to the First Amendment, corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited. This essentially gave corporations the same rights as people, thus allowing them to
spend virtually unlimited amounts of money in political elections. As a result of this groundbreaking ruling, many Super PACs have emerged across the country. These Super PACs have increased the amount of campaign spending in elections nationwide by allowing corporations, unions and individuals to support candidates through unlimited and often anonymous contributions. And while Super PACs are prohibited from collaborating with or contributing directly to a candidate, they are still able to run ads that support the candidate or attack their candidate’s opponent. In the past year, their influence has been unprecedented, with Super PACs spending a total of $629 million in the presidential election.
These rollbacks on campaign finance regulations and the increased amount of political influence from Super PACs are giving the very rich and big corporations more power than ever before. Of course, it’s not a surprise that corporations and big business already have tremendous influence over our democracy. For example, during the BP oil spill, The Minerals Management Service, a government agency responsible for regulating deep-sea oil drilling, was found to have been corrupted by oil companies. The MMS was discovered to have waived inspection forms, allowed the oil companies to revise their own multi-million dollar leasing bids, and permitted drilling in regions with no
oversight. In exchange, the MMS received gifts and money from the oil companies. These companies will stop at nothing, even if it means destroying the environment to get rid of regulations and make bigger and bigger profits. Another relevant example of the extraordinary power corporations and the very rich have over our government can be seen in our tax code. Currently, loop holes exist in our federal tax code that allow millionaires like Romney, for example, to pay a lower percentage of their total income in taxes than most middle-class Americans. Thus, the rich and powerful get to keep more and more money while the middle class suffers. It’s clear that corporations and big business already have too much power in government, so just think of the consequences now that they are able to virtually give unlimited amounts of money to the candidate of their choosing. This enables them to essentially hand-pick political candidates that will support their profit-driven agendas and back them with large amounts of money, giving them a significant advantage in the election. Instead of everyday Americans choosing the candidate they think best represents their beliefs, you instead have a system in which the rich and powerful have an unprecedented amount of influence, allowing them to elect candidates that will implement their agendas. Democracy is supposed to be by the people for the people—not a system in which the rich and powerful decide what’s best for everyone. But when we neglect to limit the amount of campaign money that big business and corporations are able to spend in elections, then it is them, not the people, that truly decide. Let us know what you think by sending a letter to the editor to email@example.com.
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Kelsey opens second season max sternberg stern words
Coach looks to bounce back from 7-21 debut in 2011-’12
By Sam Sussman the daily cardinal
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Freshman guard Nicole Bauman, last year’s Wisconsin Miss Basketball, is one of the Badgers’ promising newcomers. as the heavily recruited Louisville transfer and senior guard Tiera Stephen as this year’s captains. Wurtz is coming off a third-team All-Big Ten season, yet her health this year is a concern. Plagued down the stretch last season by nerve damage in her back, Wurtz has yet to play in Wisconsin’s two exhibtion games. Wurtz was only recently cleared to play by Wisconsin’s medical staff, but her teammates don’t think the injury will be much of an impediment. “Taylor is always ready to play,” Stephen said. “If she was on one leg, one arm or just really sick, she would still go out there and give it here all. She is a gamer and she is here to compete.” The Badgers’ offense, with a healthy Wurtz, returns 60 percent of its scoring from a team that set Big Ten records in both 3-pointers made and attempted last season. They will also be aided by some highly touted freshmen, such as freshmen guards in Wisconsin Miss Basketball Nicole Bauman and Canadian national-team member Dakota Whyte. On the other side of the ball, Kelsey is renown for her emphasis on defensive-minded basketball after she was part of a Stanford team that held opponents to under
57 points per game for three consecutive years. However, the Badgers ranked 10th in the Big Ten in scoring defense last year and should have their hands full Sunday. The Badgers hold a lofty 21-1 lead in the all-time series against instate rival UW-Milwaukee, yet the Panthers return four starters and 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including senior forward Sami Tucker, who led the team in scoring last year. Tucker will look to cause matchup problems for a Badger squad looking to improve on the defensive end. “A lot of times defense is just effort, it’s just hard effort and energy and fight,” Kelsey said. “For whatever reason we don’t have those individuals yet that are willing to just fight and claw and scrap. We do it in spurts, but we need to do it the whole game.” Paige said Milwaukee head coach Kyle Rechlicz, a former assistant coach for the Badgers just last year, might have something up her sleeve. “That kinds of spices things up a little bit. [Rechlicz] understands and knows how we run our offensive system and she’s going to be ready with some kind of gameplan,” Paige said. “It’s going to be more of an execution game and a dogfight.”
Past, present Badgers at Four Nations Cup feeling,” said after Saturday’s vicIn the first game of the round tory against Minnesota State. robin against Sweden, Rigsby got During a collegiate season, athDecker, on the other hand, has the start in the net and could not letes spend their bye week catch- been a veteran in this realm, as have performed any better in her ing up on their studies and some this will be her fourth time being a debut, recording a shutout against much-needed rest to premember of the squad. the Swedes, 4-0. Decker was the pare themselves for the “It’s always a honor to first Badger to get on the board grueling schedule remainput [the team USA jer- in the tournament, scoring the ing. That is not the case for sey] on,” she said after final goal of the contest. Duggan two Wisconsin women’s Saturday’s contest. “I recorded two shots in the game hockey players. think it’s an opportunity and Hilary Knight recorded five. Senior forward Brianna that you can’t take for In the second game, the Decker and junior goaltengranted and it’s going to Americans squared off against der Alex Rigsby will parbe quite an experience.” a powerful Canadian team. The DECKER take in an unique opporDecker and United States drew first tunity this week, as they Rigsby are not blood, courtesy of forrepresent team USA in Finland at the only Badgers skatmer All-American Hilary the Four Nations Cup, an annual ing in the Cup. They are Knight in the second period, round-robin tournament featuring joined by former standouts to take a 1-0 lead. However, the United States, Canada, Finland Meghan Duggan, Hilary Canada’s defense rose to the and Sweden. Knight and Jessie Vetter occasion as the game wore The competition will mark the on the U.S. squad, while on and Canada defeated the first time Rigsby laces up for the U.S. former Badgers Meaghan Americans, 3-1. RIGSBY Senior Women’s National Team. Mikkelson and BobbiAll four squads had “Putting that jersey on for the Jo Slusar will skate with Thursday off and will first time is going to be an amazing Team Canada. resume play Friday.
By Rex Sheild the daily cardinal
Badger losses are surmountable
This is not just another year for the women’s basketball team (9-20 last season), who will kick off its 2012-’13 season against the University of Milwaukee (9-21) Sunday at 6 p.m. Even following a disappointing season, in which the Badgers recorded their worst overall record since going 7-21 in the 2002-’03 season, both general expectations and head coach Bobbie Kelsey’s explicit demands for the team remain high. “Everybody wants to be [good], but not everybody wants to do what it takes to be good,” Kelsey said. “Some want to be pushed, but maybe not as much as I want to push them.” Kelsey is entering her second season as Wisconsin’s head coach with a better grasp on her players’ strengths and weaknesses. “I know who’s going to do what. I know who’s capable of doing what out there,” she said. “We try to put them in a situation where they’re going to look good.” The Badgers come into the season as the Big Ten’s least experienced team, averaging only 1.15 years of experience per player. Wisconsin’s roster features seven newcomers and only two returning starters. The offense could be especially difficult for the Badgers to master as they will be running the oft-befuddling triangle offense for just their second season. “We are just making sure that everyone is comfortable with the system that we’re running, as well as making [the younger players] realize that we’re going to make mistakes as a young squad,” junior guard Morgan Paige said. Paige is one of just two Badgers to play in all 29 games last year. She will join three-year starter and senior forward Taylor Wurtz as well
aturday, Oct. 27 may have felt like the end of the world to the Badger faithful. At virtually the same moment (5:26 p.m.), UW lost its lead on Michigan State and lost junior guard Josh Gasser to an ACL tear. As if to pour acid on the wound, the Badgers found out just hours later that they had lost their starting quarterback for the season as well. End-of-the-world scenario, right? Wrong. First let’s address what happened at Camp Randall. Sure, losing to Michigan State on the last play of the game (again) is tough to swallow. Having that loss snap a 21-game home win streak that dated back to 2009 made it that much worse. But at the end of the day, Wisconsin is still one road win away from clinching a spot in the Big Ten championship game. A win this weekend against Indiana and the Badgers can book their tickets to Indianapolis for the first weekend in December. That was going to be the case no matter what happened against the Spartans. Once the sanctions against two of UW’s Leaders Division foes were announced this summer, the Badgers knew that the road to Indianapolis lie simply in victories against Illinois, Purdue and Indiana. The first two stops having been successfully completed, Wisconsin is still right where it needs to be heading down the home stretch. Should the Badgers have won at least one or two of the three games they’ve lost (by three points each) this year? Absolutely. But even if they had, they would still be in the position they are in right now. Nothing was lost in overtime on Saturday. In fact, it might serve as a focusing mechanism if anything. No longer can Wisconsin even dream of a decent bowl bid without the Big Ten title. In a manner that is clearer than ever before, it is “Rose Bowl or bust.” Thankfully for the Badgers, they had a bye week after MSU. With the pivotal game against Indiana on the horizon, that off week was crucial for UW to get healthy and get ready to continue its quest to get back to Pasadena for a third straight year. “I think the options we had before today are still there,” UW head coach Bret Bielema noted. “We can’t lose anybody that doesn’t want to believe in finishing this thing out the right way.” The same mantra holds true for the Gasser injury. Sure, the Badgers lose arguably their most consistent presence on the floor, the only player on the roster to have started for an extended stretch in each of the last two seasons. But at the same time, redshirt freshman guard George Marshall is more than capable of plugging that gap. Marshall is a completely different player than Gasser and
is sure to have his fair share of growing pains as he adjusts to life in the Big Ten. But he is also capable of giving the Badgers a level of explosiveness at the point guard position that is simply not in Gasser’s game. Where the injury will hurt this season is in the depth department. UW will now be left with at least two new starters and just one player (sophomore forward Frank Kaminsky) with meaningful game experience available off the bench. That experience is non-existent in the backcourt, as sophomore guard Traevon Jackson will likely be thrust into the backup role having had just 92 minutes of playing time at the college level. But while depth could be an issue, the easy remedy to that lies in a surprise player, perhaps the emergence of freshman guard Zac Showalter or a significant contribution from junior forward Duje Dukan. Thanks in large part to the versatility of freshman forward Sam Dekker, the Badgers can fill the void left by Gasser’s injury as much with the “bigs” as with the guards, perhaps moving Dekker into the twoguard spot to give UW a small, athletic starting five. Beyond this season, the Gasser injury could (assuming a full recovery) become a small blessing in disguise. With another guard set to join the team next year (Bronson Koenig), UW can now build a bit of the depth in the backcourt that has been sorely lacking in recent years. One look at Jordan Taylor’s minutes last season and it’s obvious that Wisconsin hasn’t had a viable guard option off the bench in quite some time.
Ryan is a master at getting the most out of his limited resources.
Gasser going down obviously sends Wisconsin outside the ranks of the top 25 at this point. With Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all bringing back rosters more than deserving of their top-15 rankings, it figures to be a monumental task for head coach Bo Ryan to get his Badgers into the top four in the Big Ten, something he has done all 12 years that he has been at the helm in Madison. But if there is a coach out there capable of turning this UW team into a contender when March rolls around, it is Bo Ryan. Left without the plentiful stock of recruits given to many of his counterparts, Ryan is a master at getting the most out of his limited resources. Now faced with losing his starting point guard on the eve of the season, Ryan faces his toughest task yet as the Badger head coach. Is it a tough task? Sure. But by no means is it a task the school’s all-time winningest coach isn’t able to handle. Do you think Wisconsin will make it back to Indianapolis? How will the basketball team fare without Gasser? Let Max know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wisconsin set for rematch against UCLA By Blake Duffin the daily cardinal
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Wisconsin’s defense, which ranks 16th in points allowed this season, will face an Indiana offense Saturday that has, like the Badgers, experienced its share of quarterback changes this season.
Badgers play for berth in Big Ten title game By Parker Gabriel the daily cardinal
When the Wisconsin football team (3-2 Big Ten, 6-3 overall) kicks off a de facto division title game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, it will have its third starting quarterback of the season under center. Head coach Bret Bielema confirmed Thursday what was first reported by multiple outlets Wednesday afternoon, that fifthyear senior Curt Phillips will take the reins out of the Badgers’ bye week after UW lost redshirt freshman Joel Stave to a broken collarbone Oct. 27. Phillips will make the first start of his career, which has been beset three times by major knee injuries. “It’s kind of a neat thing for him with all of the stuff he’s persevered through, to get to where he is today,” Bielema said of Phillips, who competed through the bye week with redshirt junior Danny O’Brien for the starting job. “Last week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday both of them did OK, but Curt really found some rhythm on Thursday,” Bielema said. Phillips will direct the Badger offense against an Indiana defense that is giving up the most yards in the Big Ten (428.1 per game) and ranks No. 10 in the league in scoring defense, giving up 28.6 points per game. In large part because of that porous defense, the Hoosiers (4-5, 2-3) lost five straight games between Sept. 15 and Oct. 20, but have
knocked off Illinois and Iowa the last two weeks to jump back in the Leaders Division race. “It’s essentially the Leaders Division championship game,” redshirt junior middle linebacker Chris Borland said. “That’s something we know, and we’re going into it, preparing, treating it like a championship.” In back-to-back wins, IU has racked up nine sacks, including seven against Illinois. For the year, Indiana is tied for third in the league with 22. To help contain that pass rush, Phillips and the offense will have the services of redshirt senior left tackle Rick Wagner, who injured his knee against Purdue Oct. 15 and missed games against Minnesota and Michigan State. That allows redshirt junior Ryan Groy to move from left tackle back to left guard. Bielema said Thursday redshirt sophomore Kyle Costigan will slide from left guard back to right guard. While the line will be back to full strength, Bielema hinted at schematic changes with Phillips—an accomplished runner as a prep star in Tennessee before his knee injuries—running the offense. “He brings a little bit of a different skill set. You’ve all seen what he can do, so it’s an opportunity for him,” Bielema said. “It may not be a traditional Wisconsin offense, we may see some different things, it’s obviously something we’re excited to see.” The Hoosiers and second-year
head coach Kevin Wilson are no strangers to quarterback rotations in their own right. After losing starter Tre Roberson to a gruesome broken leg Sept. 8, fellow sophomore Cameron Coffman has started seven straight games. Still, freshman Nate Sudfeld has had chances to run IU’s up-tempo offense in six games this year. “They’re doing a pretty good job,” UW redshirt junior free safety Dez Southward said. “You don’t see any drop off in one or the other, and they can both get outside the pocket and make plays down the field. I think as a whole, you can’t even tell they have two different quarterbacks because it doesn’t look different on film.” Against Illinois, Sudfeld replaced Coffman and sparked the offense, which led the Hoosiers to a 31-17 victory. Then last week against Iowa, he entered the game in the first quarter, threw an interception the Hawkeyes returned for a touchdown and Coffman re-entered the game just before halftime. He proceeded to engineer a comeback win. Despite all the rotation behind center for the Hoosiers, Phillips and his long-awaited arrival in the starting lineup will divert some of the attention Saturday. “I think for our players and our coaches, it’s a rally week,” Bielema said. “It’s a chance to rally around your starting quarterback, offense, defense and special teams have to be a part of that.”
After an up-and-down season for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (5-5-1 Big Ten, 12-7-1 overall), the Badgers claimed an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament Monday night. Wisconsin will take on No.3 seed UCLA (8-21 Pac-12, 15-2-2 overall) Saturday night in the first round. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. in Los Angeles. Although it is an away match, the Badgers have been there before. Earlier this season, UW squared off against the Bruins and lost 2-0. The game was equal for 77 minutes of play until UCLA found the back of the net. With this being said, Wisconsin is hopeful to improve upon its past experience in L.A. “We know their key players now,” said freshman midfielder Kinley McNicoll. “If we take their key players away and we play to their weaknesses and our strengths, that will be important.” UCLA will also be looking to improve upon its previous matchup with Wisconsin. The Bruins’ roster has changed since that 2-0 win. “I think UCLA will be a little bit different,” said head coach Paula Wilkins. “They have some players that have returned from the world cup, so we have to make sure we prepare for that.” The two teams will square off for only the third time in NCAA history, with the Bruins holding the series lead 2-0-0. Transition defense will be vital
for the Badgers’ success against the illusive Bruin offense. “They’re very good in transition. They are athletic and quick, so I think we have to stay as organized as we can and really defend as a group,” said Wilkins. “This means recognizing where our teammates are, and not getting to spread out from one another.” Without a doubt, the Badgers will be the underdogs heading into Saturday night. However, that role hasn’t always turned out bad for Wisconsin, as senior defender Lindsey Johnson pointed out. “I think we do better when we’re the underdog,” Johnson said. “I don’t know why, but we always come out better when we’re perceived as the underdog.” Wisconsin has proven this point with key victories over Illinois and Notre Dame this season. “I think anytime you get in this situation it’s fun,” said Wilkins. “You have nothing to lose, so you are able to take more risks.” This is Wisconsin’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010, and the Badgers will look to capitalize on the opportunity. “I think everyone knows how big of a deal the NCAA tournament is,” Johnson said. “We were on the bubble this year, so it’s really a privilege for us to be going, and I think everyone knows that. We’re going to play like it’s our last game whether we’re a senior or freshman.” If the Badgers can upset the Bruins, they will then play the winner of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee at Martin.
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Lindsey Johnson is one of seven Badger seniors who will look continue her collegiate career with a win over UCLA Saturday.
Wisconsin opens 2012-’13 campaign with balanced scoring attack It isn’t often a team loses 40 percent of its starting lineup in the weeks leading up to the start of the season. However, that’s the case with Wisconsin this year. Junior guard Josh Gasser suffered a season-ending ACL injury during practice Oct. 27, and senior forward Mike
Bruesewitz returned to practicing with the team Tuesday after missing four weeks with a lower right leg laceration. The senior is expected to miss, at most, three games. While redshirt senior forward Ryan Evans said the losses of Gasser and Bruesewitz will hurt the team defensive-
ly more than offensively, the Badgers will still need to make up for that lost scoring punch. For a team that doesn’t feature one particular go-to scorer, the Badgers will likely use a balanced scoring attack in 2012-’13. Wisconsin got off to a good start Wednesday night, as all five of its starters scored in
double digits in a 96-44 exhibition win over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. “It’s just kind of the way this team plays,” head coach Bo Ryan said after the exhibition game. The Badgers’ opponent Sunday, Southeastern Louisiana, will likely provide a tougher opponent than
Division III UW-Oshkosh. The Lions finished 5-11 in the Southland Conference last season and return their top two scorers, senior guard Brandon Fortenberry (17.6 points per game) and senior forward Roosevelt Johnson (11.5). Tip is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kohl Center.