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‘Super Tuesday’ leaves race wide open Clinton, Obama split large states, McCain fails to knock out Romney or Huckabee By Charles Brace THE DAILY CARDINAL

Following the end of “Super Tuesday,” Wisconsin’s primary remains an important battleground for Democrats and Republicans. U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, DIll., each won several large victories Tuesday, according to early polls.

Both won their home states, each receiving large amounts of delegates. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., won in several large states including New York and New Jersey. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won several states in the South, including Georgia and Alabama. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney won in his home state and

Utah, along with several Western states. Gov. Jim Doyle campaigned for Obama in Kansas Monday and watched results with supporters in the Brocach bar in Madison Tuesday night. Doyle said the Feb 19 Wisconsin primary would be one of the most important contests in the race for

Lawmaker seeks end to ‘Motion W’ lawsuit

the Democratic nomination so far. “Wisconsin is going to be a very crucial state,” Doyle said. The governor said he would campaign for Obama in Green Bay Wednesday and that Obama would visit the state multiple times before the primary. Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, along with other supporters of Clinton,


A state lawmaker Tuesday proposed a solution to a lawsuit between UW-Madison and Washburn University involving the trademark “Motion W” logo. “We are convinced that an amicable settlement is in the best interests of both the UW and Washburn.” Cindy Van Matre trademark liscensing director UW-Madison

State Rep. Jeff Stone, RGreendale, issued a statement Tuesday saying the two logos are different, one being red and the other blue. Michael Pyritz, legislative aide to Stone, said the “tongue in cheek” release called for the UW System Board of Regents to drop the lawsuit filed in early December against Washburn University, located in

Topeka, Kan. Stone is an alumnus of Washburn University. “While we are confident in the merits of our legal position and the necessity of filing the complaint, we are convinced that an amicable settlement is in the best interests of both the UW and Washburn,” Cindy Van Matre, UW-Madison’s trademark licensing director, said in an e-mail. According to Van Matre, UWMadison owns its trademarked logo outright. “We remain hopeful that Washburn will decide to adopt a mark for its athletic programs which is not based upon, and extremely similar to, the UW’s cherished ‘Motion W’ mark,” Van Matre said, adding Washburn should choose a symbol which reflects its own “unique Ichabods mascot.” Pyritz said the money being invested in the legal dispute could be put to better use. He said the legal fees spent on the lawsuit could instead be put toward the increase in salaries asked for by the UW

System Board of Regents. David Giroux, UW System spokesperson, said the legal fees the lawsuit is costing the UW cannot compare to the monetary value the trademark “Motion W” brings to the university in revenues each year. According to the UW Athletic website, the university has used the “Motion W” since 1990. The university bought the rights to the logo following Athletic Director Barry Alvarez’s appointment to head football coach. “We remain hopeful that Washburn will decide to adopt a mark for its athletic programs which is not based upon ... the UW’s cherished ‘Motion W’ Cindy Van Matre trademark liscensing director UW-Madison

Alvarez looked at 15 to 20 different designs before he chose the “W,” designed by Rayovac artist Rick Suchanek.

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Condo foreclosure could affect new Willy St. Co-op By Lexie Clinton THE DAILY CARDINAL

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also watched results in Madison. Lawton said “Super Tuesday” would likely not be decisive and that Wisconsin would soon be put in the “national spotlight.” Student issues would be best represented by Clinton, according to Lawton.

Construction plans for the new downtown Willy Street Coop were put on hold Tuesday with the foreclosure of the condominium complex where the store was set to be located. The co-op signed a lease at The Metropolitan Place Phase II building on Broom and Mifflin streets and planned to open its second natural foods store this summer below the large housing complex. Buckingham Properties LLC and developer Cliff Fisher, however, have faced financial difficulties. They currently owe $26 million in mortgage loan payments, according to a complaint filed Jan. 29 by LaSalle and Associated Banks in the Dane County Circuit Court. As a result, the banks have assumed possession of Metropolitan Place Phase II. The building has also faced difficulties renting its units. Fewer than half of the 164 condo units have been leased. The foreclosure of Metropolitan Place Phase II is

just one of many housing foreclosures nationwide amid the current downturn of the housing market. Morris Davis, a UW-Madison assistant professor of real estate and urban land economics, said in an e-mail that anecdotes suggest condo prices probably have fallen by a larger percentage than single-family homes in the same area. Brendon Smith, director of communications for the Willy Street Co-op, said the co-op has signed a lease but is not legally bound to have the store at Metropolitan Place. He said they are waiting for the defendants to respond to the banks by Feb. 19 before discussing other options. “We’ve put some time and money into work specifically for that site, so we definitively still have an interest in opening a store at the Metropolitan Place,” Smith said. The new store expects to tap into the downtown grocery market and has planned outreach efforts to attract student shoppers.

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s a result of being raised by TLC-giving, fugly sweater-wearing, churchgoing Catholic school teachers, I’ve always been an observer and avid fan of Ash Wednesday. Mostly because of the name, for obvious and shallow reasons. During grammar school, I used this day to my advantage and proclaimed to my class that I was the Chosen Child of our school, and should thereby be worshipped throughout the remainder of Lent. “Mortal fools, look yonder,” I’d yell, standing on top of my pedestal ... err desk. I stood regally draped in my marker-stained plaid jumper and clenching a shepherd’s staff I borrowed from the church’s props box. “Today is Ash Wednesday. My day. Bow in worship. Give alms so I may obtain an extra hot lunch meal

and pray that I will befriend you, or else you shall burn in the firey-est fires of Hell.” When a snotty girl named Brianna, whose nose was literally always dripping with egg-like boogers, questioned my authority, I smited her by sticking my tongue out and yelling at her in my booming lady-god voice. “DUH, because God told me so. Please leave me in peace and go back to picking your wedgies and smelling your hands.” Needless to say, neither Brianna nor I had anyone to sit with during lunch following that incident. That was probably the last time I tried to get people to worship me and jump-start a pack of apostles who believed I could walk on water (I can’t, but my cannon ball is impeccable.) Even as I matured, modesty and humility has never been my thing (which you might have previously noted if you read this column on a weekly basis, or even more than once. It takes an unhealthy selfobsession to write a column.) But I’m a firm believer that if you don’t worship yourself, nobody will. A

healthy dose of meta-admiration never hurt anyone. Not everyone agrees with me (although apparently God does. The Bible says something like, “Your body is a temple. You’re extremely attractive because I made you in my image. Sexy, I know right? Go forth and sow your seed with other bangin’ people ... after you get married, of course.”) Luckily, I had someone throughout my adolescence to remind me that although I was a valuable person, I was by no means the female reincarnation of Jesus. In fact, during our weekly dinners at a dumpy Chinese restaurant, my grandma constantly likened me to an egg roll, only taller, less shrimpy and unfortunately, louder. I was lucky. Without her criticism, I’d probably have formed a cult by now or tried to marry myself. Think Dennis Rodman, except less disgusting. With my grandma’s gentle critiques, I have grown into a more realistic person and celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent in a more traditional way. While I realize this month

is actually, for once, not about me, I excuse myself from refraining from eating meat on Fridays. And I don’t ever give up anything I couldn’t actually ever live without. Instead, I try to do something in order to become a better person. This Lent, this column excluded, I will promise to never refer to a grammar school frenemy by their real first name without their consent (HEY BRIANNA!). I’m also working on that whole getting my life organized thing (it’s truly a problem—my class notebook usually looks like it was donated from Iraq.) And I’m making a sincere effort to culture myself (does going to a wine bar and befriending a cute boy with thick glasses and elitist musical taste count as refinement?) While I realize my quest of spiritual growth might sound cliché, selfrighteous and a bit Jesus-freaky, there is nothing wrong with a bit of selfbetterment. After all, without any new improvements, what am I supposed to brag about? If you think the church should excommunicate Ashley on her holy day, e-mail


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Video games now offered at UW library

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College Library joins current gaming trend By Devin Rose THE DAILY CARDINAL


UW-Madison professor of African language and literature Harold Scheub entertains through traditional African storytelling in the Memorial Union Playcircle Tuesday night.

Officials receive extra emergency training By Ashley Ojala THE DAILY CARDINAL

Madison hosted a two-day training session at the Alliant Energy Center Tuesday and Wednesday in an effort to teach Dane County officials how to better respond to emergencies, according to the Dane County Executive Office. The training aims to enhance emergency policies called Continuity of Operations Plans, which ensure essential government services will continue to function during a natural or man-made disaster affecting Dane County. The Dane County Emergency Management wants every county

department to have updated, comprehensive Continuity of Operations Plans by the end of 2008. Dane County Chief of Staff Topf Wells said providing this training is imperative to maintaining essential government services in the event of a local or national emergency, whether it is a small flood, plane crash or a major national disaster such as as large as Hurricane Katrina. County Executive Kathleen Falk said in a statement the county has worked hard in recent years to make sure responders are prepared for any situation, and that this training is another step in that direction. “Being better prepared means

being better able to respond,” Falk said. “Whether its tornadoes, floods, power outages or family emergencies where kids are in danger, Dane County citizens have a dedicated, competent team of county employees at the ready.” Wells said staff members from the University of Maryland specialized in emergency training are facilitating the session. “[The facilitators] have conducted this sort of training throughout the state of Maryland and are very highly regarded,” Wells said. “It would be accurate to describe them as pioneers in this sort of training.”

City Council approves re-zoning for downtown developments By Abby Sears THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Madison City Council approved re-zoning some property Tuesday for two redevelopment projects on the block of North Butler Street and North Hancock Street and another on North Hamilton Street. Cliff Fisher Development, along

with Butler and Hancock Street neighbors and area representatives, created a proposal to demolish two houses and three garages, remove one house and build a four-story apartment building. The project on North Hamilton Street, proposed by the McBride Companies, seeks to demolish six



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buildings in order to build a 70-unit apartment complex. Ald. Judy Compton, District 16, voted in support of the projects, noting that many of the properties have deteriorated to the point where maintenance is impossible without redevelopment. “This is one of the areas I feel has the most waste and I really want to see it come back to life,” Compton said. James McFadden, an agent with Cliff Fisher Development, said both he and his wife lived in the neighborhood when they were in college. Today, he said, highrise apartment complexes are pulling students away from the area, increasing vacancies and lowering rents in the area. Some residents opposed the developments, fearing that new buildings would discourage lowincome residents from moving into the area. But Erik Minton, who has lived on North Butler Street for 15 years and runs several businesses in the vicinity, said the majority of his neighbors are enthusiastic about the developments. “There is overwhelming support from our neighborhood for this project,” Minton said, noting that struggling area businesses would benefit from a neighborhood revival. Developers have been in close contact with residents to bolster community support for the projects, which are expected to be complete by the end of 2008.

To keep up with a growing trend among other academic libraries, Helen C. White Library is now offering students a variety of video games available for checkout in the Open Book Café. Pamela O’Donnell, an academic librarian at College Library, said the staff wanted to make available games for the latest systems. The library conducted a poll through its website to ask students which systems they wanted games for. According to the poll, 34 percent of respondents said they wanted Xbox 360, 33 percent said Nintendo Wii and 19 percent said Playstation 3. Once the systems were decided, Kelli Keclik, an associate academic librarian, said she looked at reviews online and spoke with gamers she knew before she chose the games. Available titles include “Halo 3,” “Resident Evil,” “The Sims,” “World of Warcraft” and many more that cater to a variety of maturity levels, O’Donnell said. With interactive games, like “Guitar Hero” and “Dance Dance Revolution,” students can borrow the guitar and the floor pads from the library in addition to the game. “I’m looking for things that will appeal to women too because I know traditionally people think of it as a teenage boy kind of thing,” Keclik said. According to O’Donnell,

almost all of the 32 games are currently checked out. She added the games have a one-week loan period and are not renewable. “This is basically a pilot [program] to see what the response is, and so far it’s been very positive,” O’Donnell said. Keclik said she became interested in making video games available after hearing it has been done at other schools, like the University of Illinois. Depending on student suggestions the amount of money available, Keclik said there is a possibility of expanding to include more games and game consoles. “We treat games as an important entertainment and art form in the 21st century,” said Kurt Squire, an assistant professor in the school of education who teaches classes about the impact of video games. Squire said the opportunity to check out games would help his students who study them. He added that gaming has become a very social experience despite stereotypes that it is more solitary. Don Johnson, senior editor of external relations for UW-Madison libraries, said the video games are mainly for student leisure. “Our librarians at College Library are very, very proud of being able to provide a service that students value,” Johnson said.

U.S. Rep.: ‘Super Tuesday’ not end of race Every single vote counts. That was the message of U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, as he met with UW-Madison students Tuesday at the UW Law Building. Although 24 states participated in “Super Tuesday,” Abercrombie warned not to declare a winner before Wisconsin’s primary on Feb 19. “I can’t tell you how important [Wisconsin’s] primary will be,” he said. “It’s not ending [Tuesday]—it’s just starting.” Abercrombie said the 2008 presidential election could not be more individualized in terms of how each vote will count toward electing the next president. The representative also stopped in Madison to support presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. In his 34 years in politics, Abercrombie said he has never been more excited to support a presidential candidate.

super tuesday from page 1 “No one has cornered the market on student interests,” Lawton said, “Pundits would have you think [Obama] has a lock on students.” Students for Romney Chair Bradley Engle and other supporters of the former Mass. governor did phone banking Tuesday. Engle said he was confident Romney’s message of being “the true conservative” would be seen in the results. Engle said he expected Romney

“Senator Obama is not just a latebreaking phenomenon,” he said. Although Obama may be relatively young politically, Abercrombie said he is much at ease with himself and knows who he is. “We’ve had plenty of experience in this country,” he said, adding he thought Obama’s orientation to reach out to people would keep him from making the same mistakes as some of the “best and the brightest” have previously made in Washington, D.C. Abercrombie said humans are the only species that have to account for themselves, which adds to the dimension of depth in presidential races. “This [race] is not about him— not about I,” Abercrombie said. “It’s we—it’s going to be about us.” Obama wants to be the catalyst in making that change in politics, he said. —Amanda Hoffstrom to do well in California, although it will be a “fight” for delegates. California, like Wisconsin, distributes delegates on how a candidate does in a Congressional district. UW-Madison junior Mark Bednar supports McCain, who lead the Republican race in delegates at the end of Tuesday. Bednar said McCain would be the best Republican in the general election and his win in South Carolina showed he could win a socially conservative state.

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statewide smoking ban smart for state


s the legislative session winds down to its mid-March close, state legislators continue to dither on one of the most significant pieces of public health legislation in years: a statewide smoking ban in almost all public places and workplaces, including bars and restaurants. Twenty-two states have already passed statewide smoking bans, in part because they make sense both from a public health perspective and a business standpoint. It is time to save lives and pass a strong statewide smoking ban that takes effect as soon as possible. Opponents of the statewide smoking ban have characterized this legislation as another battle between a small minority of Madison liberals and upstanding lawmakers fighting for individual rights for the majority of Wisconsin residents. However, in a recent statewide poll, 64 percent of respondents supported a smokefree law for all workplaces, including restaurants and bars. Opponents also neglect to mention that 22 states representing nearly half of the United States population have passed statewide smoking bans. There is irrefutable evidence regarding the deleterious public health effects of second-hand smoking. According to the American Lung Association website, each year secondhand smoke causes approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths and 46,000 heart disease deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States. Unfortunately, some state lawmakers are either unaware of this evidence or choose to ignore it. In defending his plan to stall the implementation of the statewide ban for years, “enlightened” state Sen. Roger Breske, D-Eland, dis-

missed the health threat posed by secondhand smoking as “hogwash.” He continued his defense by stating that he had tended bar most of his life but had not experienced any adverse smoking-related medical conditions. This anecdote ignores decades of medical research and is downright irresponsible. The next line of defense for people like Breske is an economic one. This one, like the public health defense, falls flat on its face. Most studies have failed to find that smoking bans have any negative economic impact on local businesses. For instance, a 2003 review of 97 studies found that smoke-free restaurant and bar laws have “no impact or a positive impact ... on sales or employment.” The inconvenience local businesses will feel if a smoking ban is enacted is clearly outweighed by concerns for public health. The current situation in Wisconsin, with each jurisdiction establishing its own smoking-related policies, creates uncertainty for patrons looking for smoke-free establishments and gives a competitive advantage to bars in areas that have both smoke-free and smoking bars. In the past century, Wisconsin has established its reputation as a progressive state by consistently staying ahead of the curve by passing sound government policy. The time is right for a statewide smoking ban. Outside of the tobacco belt in the south, a national movement is under way to limit the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin residents support the ban. If state lawmakers fail to deliver this common-sense policy this session, they must be held accountable in November.


Scientology a perplexing mix of religion, business MATT JIVIDEN opinion columnist


very now and again there comes a story that catches—nay, demands—my attention. Political backbiting and Britney Spears have provided good media fodder as of late, but man cannot live on bread alone. Most recently I have been captivated by a story that involves two shadowy and enigmatic groups waging war via the Internet. This story has everything: religious and cultural tensions, twists pulled straight from the first “Mission: Impossible” film, and even Tom Cruise.

I believe Scientology is a business rather than a religion.

Over the last few weeks, a group of hackers, calling themselves “Anonymous,” has vowed to bring down the Church of Scientology (CS). Their plan involves denialof-service attacks (which involves the use of special software to effectively “jam” the servers hosting the Scientology websites), faxing endless loops of black paper to Scientology headquarters and attempting to publicize Scientology’s “crimes against humanity.” Why Scientology? Anonymous finds fault with the CS because Scientologists demand that adherents sever ties with non-affiliated family members. The hackers also

claim that the CS is guilty of brainwashing its adherents. Finally, they have been vocal critics of the fact that the CS requires members to pay enormous amounts of money as a prerequisite for their enlightenment. Personally, I must admit that I, too, find this financial aspect somewhat suspect. I suggest Scientologists take a page out of the Judeo-Christian playbook and only demand 10 percent of an adherent’s income (indulgences aside). It’s just a suggestion, and the Scientology higher-ups are free to decide whether they want tithing to be gross income or net income (I suggest 10 percent off the top). Critics also charge Scientology with misleading their adherents with erroneous information: I agree, this is unacceptable. As a former adherent of organized Christianity, I find these practices among the most deplorable in the 6,000-year history of the Earth. Just kidding... The story has left me somewhat perplexed. At times I agree to the letter with the charges leveled against Scientology by the hackers. I believe Scientology is a business rather than a religion. I think their tax-exempt status is ridiculous. I find their religion a ludicrously concocted set of bold-faced lies through which any discerning person should easily see. I believe they are exploiting individuals who are looking for a significant sense of purpose, but I don’t think the campaign outlined by the hackers is productive or necessary. If a group of perfect strangers chooses to believe a set of ideals despite an enormous body of organized scientific data to the contrary, that is their own business. Furthermore, if they intend to give

all their income to an organization, forego all material comfort and lead an austere lifestyle, why shouldn’t they be free to do so? If people find what they are looking for in that arrangement, that’s great. I can live with that. If, however, it ever spills over to affect my personal life, or strives to affect public policy, that’s where I’ll draw the line.

Scientologists demand that adherents sever ties with nonaffiliated family members.

Let people dedicate their lives to Scientology without interference. It isn’t as if the world is lacking thousands of other organizations designed to take the money of the enfeebled—perhaps Las Vegas should be the next target of the hackers. These hackers don’t need to protect us from ourselves— unfortunately, that’s the job of the U.S. Congress. Come on. Scientology isn’t so bad. Actually, I think we should respect it for continually posting profits in such a tumultuous market. Perhaps they have truly found favor with their lord Xenu ($10 million donations from the voice of Bart Simpson don’t hurt either). In the end, I guess I’m just too skeptical. It’s too bad, in another life I could have been a Scientologist. In this life, however, I doubt any charismatic fledgling religion could ever replace the void left in my spiritual life after they deported Reverend Moon. Matt Jividen is a senior majoring in history. Please send responses to

arts Brad gives six signs a movie will be bad

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BRAD BORON The ‘Boron’ Identity eviewing films, it is my duty to protect you, the reader, from the worst the theaters have to offer. Because no one has time to see every movie that comes out everywhere, I need a way to tell readers “FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S HOLY, STAY AWAY!” With that in mind, I give you “Boron’s Laws of Bad Movies,” a set of universal bad movie traits, so that you can do the job critics can’t:




The “One-Syllable Title” law One syllable titles are usually the mark of a lazily-written or undercooked script, or an idea so brainless that no title can accurately encapsulate it. These titles are generally uninspired, which mirrors the uninspired writing contained within. How was the rogue bomber with artificial intelligence that blew up everything in sight in “Stealth” remotely stealthy? Movies like “Torque,” “10,” “They” and “Crash” (the David Cronenberg one, not the Paul Haggis one) pervade this list. However, an exception to this rule is “Crash” (Haggis, not Cronenberg). The “Kingsley-Gooding” law No post-“Jerry Maguire” movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. has any value to anyone, and though Ben Kingsley has a slightly higher success rate, his chances of delivering a quality film are slim as



Brad cautions that with superhero Gooding Jr. well. Kingsley and Gooding have both won Oscars, and they’ve been in movies like “Gandhi,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Schindler’s List.” However, in the past 10 years, they’ve been in movies like “Snow Dogs,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “Boat Trip” and “Daddy Day Camp”—a movie so bad that Eddie Murphy wanted no part of it. The “Pun Titles in Comedies” law If a comedy’s funny, it doesn’t have to resort to cheap puns to get you to laugh. When you watch “American Idol” auditions, there are people dressed up, dressed down and doing


movies, third time is not the charm, but neither is naming movies after other movies or casting Cuba crazy things. But the ones that are the best singers don’t need the shtick because they just do what they’re good at: singing. Comedy is the same way. “Who’s Your Caddy” should take note. The “Superhero law of threes” No superhero film past the first sequel is as good as its predecessors. “Superman” and “Superman II” were phenomenal. “Superman III” gave us Richard Pryor as a comic sidekick, marking the only time in his career where he wasn’t funny. “X-Men” and “X2”: great. “X3” gave us Brett Ratner. “Batman & Robin” gave us the

nippled Batsuit. The laws could go on, but they won’t for your sake. The “Die Hard but...” law If your film can be summed up as “‘Die Hard’ but..,” adding some other wrinkle to that tested formula, it’s probably bad (“Passenger 57,” “Under Siege,” “Air Force One”). The “Movie” Movies law Any movie that followed “Scary Movie” by using “____ Movie” as its title shall be bad. “Date Movie,” “Epic Movie” and “Scary Movie 4” all fall under this law. Recently, the makers of these hor-

rible films tried to evade this law by titling their last film “Meet the Spartans,” but it may as well just have been called “300 Movie.” The laws hate these movies more than anything because not only do they crap all over someone else’s creativity and art in the least creative and artful ways possible, but they are not funny at all (Haha! Finally, someone has the guts to give that Britney Spears the public ridicule she deserves but never before has received). If you would like to share your own rules about bad movies or defend the merits of ‘Who’s Your Daddy,’ let Brad know at

Hot Chip trade r&b for witty dance-pop on Made in the Dark By Matt Hunziker THE DAILY CARDINAL

From Coming on Strong through The Warning and now on to Made in the Dark, London’s Hot Chip have made a rather quick shift from mellow, occasionally dreary R&B-inspired electronica to catchy dance music that deftly re-engineers funk and disco. Having completed most of their journey from the bedroom to the dance floor, Made in the Dark now finds the group roughly halfway between the Junior Boys’ amorous electro-pop and the cheekily verbose dance-punk of LCD Soundsystem. As on The Warning, Hot Chip kicks off their latest album with their dance-pop foot forward. “Out

at the Pictures” builds its long instrumental intro from a set of droning synthesizers to a nervous, rhythmically irregular beat and finally into arm-pumping mode.

The album still suffers from the significant distance between its highs and lows.

“Shake a Fist” follows up with an overpowering, almost claustrophobic bass beat that establishes a muscular groove similar to The Warning’s hit single, “Over and


On their latest, Brit-rockers Hot Chip trade smooth rhythms for catchy pop hooks.

Over” before the group’s quirky side makes an unwelcome interruption in the form of a momentum-killing spoken-word break. Although Made in the Dark is frontloaded with dance-pop, it’s clear that Hot Chip haven’t abandoned their down-tempo roots, particularly on the second half of the album. “We’re Looking For a Lot of Love” returns to the electrosoul of Coming on Strong, but the lush production and unabashedly radio-friendly vocal hook mark just how far the band has come from their comparatively flat early tries at r&b. It is possible for the band to drift too far from its comfort zone, however, turning out a couple of forgettable piano ballads—“Whistle for Will” and “In the Privacy of Our Love”—to close out the album on an uncharacteristically saccharine note. For songwriters/vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, wistful romanticism and tongue-in-cheek wit have always seemed equally natural—demonstrated respectively by the group’s biggest hits “And I Was a Boy from School” and “Over and Over.” Synthesizing these two approaches is a feat Taylor and Goddard have best accomplished on Made in the Dark. Album highlight and lead-off single “Ready for the Floor” tackles both with a campy Euro-disco verse that segues seamlessly into a chorus that rides on the group’s sunniest hook to date. “One Pure Thought” similarly undercuts their taste for dance-

able melancholy by awkwardly telegraphing the stream-of-consciousness lyrics (“Although the Macarena has entirely been / I believe you will appreciate the rest of this dream”) and makes a case for the band as a more lyrically astute relative of New Order. Where Made in the Dark succeeds in making several convincing stabs at reconciling both Hot Chip’s

dance and soul tendencies and their humor and heartache, the album still suffers, just as The Warning did, from the significant distance between its highs and lows. This makes the disc an unlikely pick for repeated listen-throughs, but with more than its share of single-ready material, Made in the Dark should be a commanding presence on mixtapes and playlists.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pico de gallo

Today’s Sudoku


By Ryan Matthes

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Mega Dude Squad

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

Delicious chemicals.

Dwarfhead and Narwhal

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Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

The Crackles

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1 Convergent points 5 They may be checked 9 A thousand bucks 14 “___ Brockovich’’ 15 Suffix for Saturn 16 Scamp 17 “What ___ wrong?’’ 18 Ears that can’t hear 19 Avoid 20 Gridiron formation or extremely cheap lawyer? 23 Cloisonne coating 25 Life imitator 26 Moines or Plaines opener 27 Melodramatic reads 30 Assign to a role 31 Specialized U.N. agcy. 32 Dateless at the prom 33 ___ de Cologne 35 In danger of snapping 37 Size abbr. 39 Chewable leaf 43 Words between “man’’ and “mouse’’ 45 A whale of a menace 47 Argentine article 48 Agile for one’s age 51 Inexpensive confection 54 Nondiscriminatory business abbr. 55 “___ matter of fact ...’’

56 Removes impurities from 57 Some racers 61 Indy 500 name 62 Drove recklessly 63 Palindromic emperor 66 Certain bacterium 67 Egyptian wader 68 Type of cuisine 69 Singer Lotte 70 Deities 71 ___ of Cleves DOWN

1 Precious amount? 2 Hematite, e.g. 3 Apple pie seasoning 4 Before the buzzer 5 Place to make a scene, perhaps 6 Moisturizing ingredient 7 “Cover’’ follower 8 It may be strapped on at the beach 9 Politician’s crime, perhaps 10 Emulate nomads 11 List of things to do 12 ER personnel 13 Dislike intensely 21 Ceremonial burner 22 Irish Gaelic 23 Abridge, maybe 24 “Blue’’ or “White’’ river 28 Kilmer of “Batman Forever’’

29 Provoke 30 Kind of “card’’ or “stick’’ 34 Ancestor of the adding machine 36 Type of sauce 38 Sea cliff dweller 40 Atomic number 74 41 “The Never Ending Story’’ author Michael 42 Is a productive hen 44 Vaulted cathedral area 46 Louisiana’s state tree (with “bald’’) 48 Movie with “II’’ in the title, e.g. 49 Leap, as a leopard 50 Think logically 52 Insect with abdominal pincers 53 Part of the iris 55 Places in the heart 58 Depend 59 One of Skelton’s personas 60 “Metamorphoses’’ poet 64 Process leather 65 Self-starter?

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UW softball readies for 2008 season By Andy Van Sistine THE DAILY CARDINAL

As the new semester pushes on toward springtime, the Wisconsin softball team finally gets to return to the field for a fresh run at a conference title and a chance to make the NCAA Tournament. Under the direction of third-year head coach Chandelle Schulte, the Badgers will work with a roster of nine returning letterwinners and eight new faces—six freshman and two transfer athletes—in an effort to improve on the 6-12 conference record and 27-20 overall record the team amassed last season. “We’re capable of great things, but we’re very young,” Schulte said. “We have eight new players, so it takes some time for things to come together. This team gets along well. Their chemistry is good.” Among the new faces are three first-year players recruited from within the state: infielder Jennifer Krueger from Portage, pitcher Dana Rasmussen from Madison and utility player Kristyn Hansen from Franksville. Despite the return of junior pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven and sophomore pitcher Letty Olivarez, Schulte has given consideration to the right-handed Hansen, a 2007 First-Team All-State selection, as a potential candidate to take the No. 1 pitching position. “Between the three of them, they are very different types of pitchers. We feel that we have a pitching staff who will help us win some ball games,” Schulte said. The other three freshmen come from across the country. Livi Abney from Lawrence, Kan., and Cassandra Wilkosz from Hinckley, Ohio, are both freshman infielders who have the potential to see playing time at first and third, respectively. Ashley Hanewich is a freshman outfielder/pitcher from Bradenton, Fla., who could potentially contribute in right field this season. She will likely work behind junior Valyncia Raphael, who made all 35 starts in left field last year but may be shifted to the opposite side. “Valyncia Raphael is fundamentally the best outfielder that we have,” Schulte said. “She’s coming back from injuries and didn’t practice this fall, so we are watching her progress.” Junior outfielder Tara Hiteman, a transfer from Rhode Island, is a native of Chesterton, Ind., while

junior catcher Nichole Whaley, a junior college transfer, hails from Riverside, Calif. Whaley earned several accolades last year while playing for the Mt. San Antonio College state championship team in Los Angeles County and is expected to back up returning senior catcher Joey Daniels. “Nichole brings a wealth of experience. She’s played at the highest level with the most elite athletes,” Schulte said. “She has a true understanding of the game and will be able to help us at that position.” The nine players who remain from last year’s squad include Vanevenhoven, Olivarez, Raphael, Daniels, senior shortstop Lynn Anderson, redshirt junior left fielder Ricci Robben, sophomore center fielder Katie Soderberg, junior third baseman Theresa Boruta and first baseman Alexis Garcia. Fans can expect Daniels, Garcia, Anderson, Boruta, Soderberg and Raphael to start at their respective positions, but the positions of pitcher, second base and left field are yet to be determined. This year’s schedule will be difficult for the Badgers, as they will take on 16 teams that qualified for the 2007 NCAA softball tournament. Four of those teams came from within the Big Ten conference, including World Series qualifier Northwestern. “This year, I think we have one of the toughest schedules we’ve ever had,” Schulte said. “Last year was also pretty tough for us, and we held our own. This year is difficult, but we’re going to take that experience into the Big Ten.” The Badgers will take to the road for the first eight weeks of the season, making stops in Utah, Nevada, Florida, Austin, Missouri and California before starting off the Big Ten season in Evanston, Ill., and East Lansing, Mich. The Badgers will not have a home game until April 2, when they host Loyola on Goodman Diamond. The first stop for Wisconsin is Friday in Provo, Utah, where the Badgers will take part in the Red Desert Classic. Over the course of the weekend, Wisconsin will play against the likes of Utah, Northern Colorado and Utah Valley State, as well as NCAA Tournament contenders from last year Loyola Marymount and BYU. — contributed to this report

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in Wisconsin’s first eight games, Landry has stepped up his game since the start of Big Ten play. Landry has reached double figures in seven of nine games against in-conference opponents, including a 14-point, 11-rebound game against Indiana last week. Wednesday’s tipoff is set for 8 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Following the game, the Badgers will return to Madison Saturday night to face the Purdue Boilermakers, the last team to hand them a defeat.

This week Knight received her second WCHA Rookie of the Week award for her stellar play against the Fighting Sioux. “[Knight] has played at a high level for about a year on the national team, and played with some high competition,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “She’s got good work habits, she comes to practice everyday wanting to learn and wanting to become better, and that’s all you can ask of a player.”

But this weekend it seemed as if White was stuck in a tug-of-war with one arm in the state of 10,000 lakes and the other in the Dairy State, ready to bolt down I-94 to Madison. It’s way too early to speculate where either of these kids will end up, but for one February weekend a very talented forward from Minneapolis was the symbol of the birth of a new rivalry: Bo Ryan vs. Tubby Smith. And as they would say in tennis, “Advantage Ryan.” E-mail Adam at to talk more about basketball recruiting.

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Senior catcher Joey Daniels batted .300 last season and led the team with a .991 fielding percentage.


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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ADAM HOGE a hoge in one

Wisconsin looks to prove top-10 ranking against Iowa By Matt Fox THE DAILY CARDINAL

Monday, the No. 8 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (8-1 Big Ten, 18-3 overall) was voted into the top 10 in both the AP Top 25 and ESPN/USA Today polls for the first time this season. Wednesday night, the Badgers will try to prove their worth on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-6 Big Ten, 1112 overall). After a tough road loss to Purdue Jan. 26, the Badgers jumped five spots in the polls with an impressive week, which included a 62-49 home victory over the then-No. 11 Indiana Hoosiers and a 63-47 road victory over the Minnesota Gophers. Wisconsin’s defense continued to showcase spectacular play, holding both the Hoosiers and Gophers to season lows for point totals. Through Feb. 3, Wisconsin was limiting its opponents to just 54 points per game, best in the Big Ten and among the best in the country. Meanwhile, the Iowa Hawkeyes have played inconsistent basketball in their last few games, alternating wins and losses in their last eight for a 4-4 record. It has been a transition year for the Hawkeyes, as they lost their two top scorers from last season in guard Adam Haluska, who graduated, and sophomore forward Tyler Smith, who transferred to Tennessee. This season the Hawkeyes are led by a pair of guards: junior Tony Freeman and senior Justin Johnson. After missing 10 of the Hawkeyes’ first 11 games, Freeman has played well, averaging 15 points, three assists and three

rebounds on the season. Johnson is the team’s second-leading scorer and leading rebounder, averaging 13 and five, respectively. Currently, Iowa has the worst scoring offense in the conference with 56 points per game, but has the third-best defense, giving up just 60 points per game. In the last meeting between the two teams in Madison Jan. 5, the Badgers won 64-51 behind senior center Brian Butch’s 22 points and seven rebounds. The Badgers had seven offensive rebounds and the Hawkeyes had 10 turnovers in the first half alone, yet the Hawkeyes trailed by only six at the half. The difference in the victory was the Badgers’ aggressive play, with 18 second-half free-throw attempts and 70 percent shooting from the line for the game. Wednesday night’s game will also be a homecoming for Wisconsin sophomore guard Jason Bohannon, who was born in Iowa City and attended LinnMar High School in Iowa. Bohannon was a three-time Iowa Newspaper Association AllState first-team selection and led Linn-Mar to a state championship in 2004. Following his senior season, Bohannon was named Iowa’s “Mr. Basketball.” Bohannon will try to improve upon a mediocre performance against Iowa earlier this season when he shot just 1-for-6 from the field. One Badger who has shown steady improvement this season is junior forward Marcus Landry. After only scoring in double figures once hawkeyes page 7

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to be, aspire to be your whole life,” Knight said. “It was a nice experience and it definitely made me appreciate what I had.” Upon coming to Madison, Knight immediately received accolades, being named the 2007-’08 WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year. Knight was put on the same line as Lawler and Keseley, players who had been linemates for the previous two seasons. Although she was the third player to occupy that position in three years, both Keseley and Lawler quickly grew to appreciate what Knight had to offer. “I can always rely on her to get down and dirty,” said Lawler. “I think she fits in really well with me and Angie ... right now I think Hilary is just a great addition to the line. She works really well with us.” Knight started her season fast by collecting six points in her first four games. She showed off her skills as a passer by handing out four assists in her second conference series, a performance that earned her a WCHA Rookie of the Week award. Beyond leading Wisconsin in points, she also has scored the most goals and is tied for the team lead in game-winning and power-play goals. Last weekend against North Dakota, she had her first career hat trick and put up five points over the weekend.

hink Sunday’s win at Minnesota was just another notch in Bo Ryan’s Border Battle title belt? Think again. Sure, it was the 12th time Wisconsin has topped Minnesota in 13 tries, but it might have been the most important of those wins. New head coach Tubby Smith is and will be changing Minnesota basketball for the better. The worry here in Wisconsin is that he will be putting up a road block at the St. Croix River keeping Minnesota recruits in and Wisconsin recruiters out. Bo Ryan’s current roster includes two Minnesota natives and another big-time player, Joe Krabbenhoft, who was given an offer by the Gophers. Next year, two more Minnesota natives will don a Badger jersey: four-star recruit Jared Berggren (6'10" center) and threestar point guard Jordan Taylor. But Tubby never really had a good crack at those players after taking the job last spring. You know he has the capability and credibility to close the Minnesota borders now. Sunday’s game was among the biggest of the season for Smith’s program. For one, it was a possible NCAA Tournament resumé builder, but it was also a program resumé builder for possible recruits. His players knew it too. “This is a huge game for us right now, and for the future, with Coach trying to get the program started,” Minnesota senior Spencer Tollackson told the Pioneer Press before the game. “For a lot of reasons, it’s important for us to find a way to win,” Smith added in the same story. The players knew it, the coaches knew it and, most importantly, the recruits knew it. The Gophers had to prove they could hang with the Badgers. But they couldn’t. Before you could say “Gopher on a stick,” Wisconsin was up 29-10 and never looked back. The 63-47 win was not only convincing, it was a reality check for Smith, who clearly does not have the team he wants in Minneapolis. Before the game, the Gophers celebrated Tubby’s 400th victory. I’m sure somewhere in the Badgers’ corner there was someone screaming, “543!” That’s how many wins Ryan has, even if none of them have come with Kentucky. Two four-star Minnesota recruits were at Williams Arena Sunday, according to a source close to the Badgers. Rodney Williams, a 6'6" small forward from New Hope, Minn., and Royce White, a 6'7" power forward from Minneapolis, Minn., are very talented players who are on the radars of both Ryan and Smith. According to, both schools have offered scholarships to White, who has offers from 14 schools, including the likes of Arizona, Illinois, Michigan State and Texas.

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Junior forward Marcus Landry has played well during conference play and recorded his first career double-double last week.

Shining armor: Knight besieges opposing goalies By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL

When the Badger women’s hockey team needs someone to go out and fight for the puck in front of the net or score a big goal, they often turn to freshman

forward Hilary Knight. In 28 games she has already proven her importance to the team, leading in a number of categories, including points with 29. Many around the program, however, have noted that Knight’s hard-working


Freshman forward Hilary Knight has played as advertised for Wisconsin, leading the team in points this season.

attitude is one of the biggest positives she brought to the team. “She’s gained a lot more confidence [this season]. She’s always been a great player, but with confidence she’s been able to show more of her skill,” junior wing Angie Keseley said. “Each day she is improving, that’s what she loves doing. She loves to improve and I think it’s really showing.” Knight moved several times in her youth, first from California to Illinois and later to New Hampshire. She first got involved in hockey through a friend of her mother’s who was a coach. For high school she attended Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, the same high school that 2006 Patty Kazmaier winner Julie Chu attended. Knight collected 72 points in 23 games her senior season and led her team to a New England championship. Widely considered one of the top American forwards in her class, Knight was selected to play in the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship with the U.S. Women’s national team during her senior year of high school. There she played with current Badger teammates Jesse Vetter, Meghan Duggan and Erika Lawler as well as two former Wisconsin players. “It was amazing. I mean, you are playing with people who you’ve seen in magazines, who you’ve wanted


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