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Gov. Jim Doyle announced his proposal to repair a $652 million budget shortfall Monday, though its effects on the UW System remain unclear. According to state Budget Director Dave Schmiedicke, $330 million in Doyle’s proposal comes from cuts in state administrative funds. Another $243 million is from funding previously intended to pay for transportation projects in the state. State bonds would largely fund the road projects, Schmiedicke said. UW System spokesperson David Giroux said the UW System would likely have to help lessen the shortfall in some way, but it appears Doyle is giving state agencies some discretion on how the cuts are made. Giroux said it did not look like the budget repair bill would affect student financial aid packages. Last semester, UW System students had to wait to receive aid


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due to the prolonged budget process. Despite the shortfall, Giroux said the UW System is still committed to funding the Growth Agenda, which will increase access and capacity for colleges across the state. “We want to help play our part and help close the budget gap,” Giroux said, “but we want to preserve and protect the Growth Agenda so that we can close the education gap.” Linda Barth, spokesperson for the Department of Administration that helps Doyle write the budget, said $21 million was set aside to fund the Growth Agenda in the state.

“We want to preserve and protect the Growth Agenda so that we can close the education gap.” David Giroux spokesperson UW System

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UW sophomore Ben Godfrey skateboards down steps on Library Mall Monday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s for the rest of the week.

Student restricted from Bascom Hall after allegedly threatening UW dean

Police found this 4-inch knife in Marino’s home after his Jan. 28 death. DNA evidence found on the knife matches DNA on a hat and backpack found near the scene of the crime.

By Amanda Hoffstrom THE DAILY CARDINAL


DNA connects unknown suspect to Marino homicide Investigators found DNA evidence linking several items found at the crime scene of Joel Marino’s homicide to one male suspect, the Madison Police Department announced Monday. Scientists at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory discovered a match between DNA on POLICE SKETCH a knife found at the murder scene and DNA on a cap and backpack found nearby, according to a police


Doyle seeks $330 million budget cut UW System likely to face some cuts, still fund Growth Agenda


report. Detectives believe the male DNA matches Marino’s killer. MPD public information officer Joel DeSpain said they were unable to find a match with any felons in the in state’s DNA database system. Investigators think the suspect may live or spend time in the State Street area. Police believe the suspect purchased the backpack, which was later found near the crime scene, from a State Street business the afternoon of Jan. 25. DeSpain said police determined marino page 3

A UW-Madison junior was charged with disorderly conduct Monday, and ordered both to stay away from Bascom Hall and to have no contact with a UW-Madison assistant dean after allegedly threatening him in the building last month. The student, Alan Dubrow, was arrested Feb. 21 following an incident at Bascom Hall in which he allegedly verbally threatened

Assistant Dean of Students Ervin Cox and made threatening gestures to Assistant Dean of Students Kathleen Cruse. According to a criminal complaint filed Monday, University of Wisconsin Police officers were called to the facility at approximately 4:45 p.m. following reports of a “verbally abusive” student. The complaint said Dubrow spoke to Cruse before going to Cox’s office, addressing the assistant dean in “a very loud and angry

voice” while standing in a “fighting posture” with “clenched fists.” Cruse told police Dubrow’s demeanor made her feel uncomfortable and scared. After exiting Cruse’s office, Dubrow began yelling, “Where’s Cox? I want to kick his ass,” which Cox said he could hear from his office, according to the complaint. The complaint said Dubrow was having “issues” in school and did complaint page 3

UW close to U. of Minnesota’s campus-wide wireless coverage By Shira Nanus THE DAILY CARDINAL

Trapeze Network announced Monday its plans to install a new campus-wide wireless network at the University of Minnesota, putting the university one step ahead of UW-Madison in wireless coverage. About 9,500 access points will be deployed throughout the Twin Cities campus by May 2008, providing students and faculty with complete wireless internet coverage. While this is not the first campus-wide wireless network at U of M, it is a faster and more consistent type of network. “A lot of people are working

all the time to make technology better,” Brian Johnson of Trapeze Communications said. “This [network] is the next generation of wireless networking that runs faster than anything out there today.” Brian Rust, senior administration program specialist at UW-Madison’s Division of Information Technology, said currently 97 percent of UWMadison has wireless coverage. All of UW-Madison’s indoor facilities—classrooms, offices, unions and libraries—have wireless coverage, while Madison’s wireless service Mad City Broadband covers most outdoor areas on and around campus.

University Housing did not have wireless access until 2005 when it began a three-phase process to install wireless Internet in its buildings. The third phase was completed in summer 2007 when access points were installed in all common rooms and study spaces, as well as surrounding outdoor areas near Lakeshore residence halls and Smith Hall. According to Director of Housing Information Technology Sathish Gopalrao, students now receive over 80 percent coverage in all University Housing residence halls. Ohio State University comwireless page 3

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such night-time trespassing. Although I wasn’t nearly so good at these sorts of activities as these guys, I tried to do what I could to participate and help out, thinking that some of their machine mojo would diffuse its way through the atmosphere and into my skull. And in time, I even started to make helpful suggestions such as “that screw goes there” or “try rotating it the other way” and even “I’m pretty sure there’s enough space for a 1.21 gigawatt battery over here.” So, this year, when I needed a new desk, I thought maybe I could save myself some cash by making one from scratch. I drew up complicated plans involving drawers, shelves and secret trap doors where I could put my secret stash of imported raisins. “But wait,” I told myself. “Remember this simple fact: You are an idiot.” So I scrapped the Miller DeskTastic Three Thousand And Twelve and made a new plan. A

simple plan. One where nothing could backfire. I went to Menards, bought some wood and got to work. I followed all the important adages of construction: I measured twice and cut once. I predrilled holes and checked for straightness. I even had Home Improvement reruns playing on my TV—Jonathon Taylor Thomas was on my side, and nothing could go wrong.

I told myself, “Remember this simple fact: You are an idiot.”

An hour later, I had a desk. Simple, yes, but functional. I could put stuff on it and it would stay there. Or so I thought. You see, in my hubris, I decid-

ed to demonstrate my work to my roommates by sitting on top of the desk. I smiled as the loadbearing members creaked. My roommates looked worried but I would have none of it. “It’s great!” I said. “I can hold my weight without any problems!” And then I fell right through the center. The desk had collapsed. And it took with it my dreams of being a handyman. But it turned out for the best. I swallowed my pride, cleaned up the sawdust, and bought a desk from Office Depot. It has everything I could need. It has drawers that slide in and out. It has shelves that (amazingly) don’t collapse when weighed down with intro biology textbooks. It even has a super-secret spot for my raisins. Now if only I could find a place to install my flux capacitor. The headphone jack of Keaton’s iPod is broken. Should he try to fix it himself? Yeah, that’s probably a bad idea. E-mail him suggestions for repair at

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Political reporter and best-selling author to visit students as spring writers in residence UW-Madison will host Thomas Beaumont, chief political reporter of the Des Moines Register, and Charles Fishman, author and senior editor at Fast Company magazine, as writers in residence this spring. “The program has been just a wonderful way to put students in touch with working professionals and people who are known nationwide,” Dennis Chaptman said, a University Communications spokesperson, who helps coordinate the visits. Beaumont, a UW-Madison alumnus, has appeared as a politi-

cal analyst on CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Fox News and other networks. “Tom Beaumont is fresh off a year of covering all of the major political figures in the race for the White House,” Chaptman said. “I think he’s going to have some tremendous stories to tell, not just work stories about … the campaign trail, but about how the race for the presidency has evolved over the last few months.” Fishman’s book, “The WalMart Effect,” made the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and

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not follow “proper procedures” to drop classes or change grading methods. Cox told police Dubrow had refused to meet the dean about some of the classes. Cox also told police Dubrow was “very upset and was very loud” as he entered Cox’s office and said he “felt very threatened by Dubrow’s actions and his physical threats.” Attorney Michael Herbert said in an interview he entered a not guilty plea Monday on Dubrow’s behalf. Dubrow was granted a signature bond, which Herbert said did not involve monetary exchange, but a “promise to appear at any required court appearance and to comply with the court conditions.” Herbert said he expected a pre-trial conference within the next 30 days.

Autopsy results proved inconclusive in the March 2 death of UWMadison pharmacy school student Adam Nickel after he completed the Little Rock Marathon, according to the county coroner. Pulaski County, Ark., Coroner Mark Malcolm told The Capital Times Monday preliminary autopsy results could not determine an official cause of death, but toxicology tests could provide more information. He said those results could take up to four weeks to process.

Nickel, 27, was a third-year student at UW-Madison’s pharmacy school. An avid runner, he participated in marathons in honor of his grandmother who died of lymphoma in 2002, according to Nickel’s “Team in Training” website. Nickel collapsed after crossing the finish line in the 26.2-mile Little Rock Marathon. Paramedics transported Nickel to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital where medical personnel pronounced him dead, race director Gina Marchese-Pharis previously stated.

marino from page 1 Marino was at his home the morning of his death Jan. 28 through communication with Marino’s family and friends. Police believe the suspect entered Marino’s home and stabbed him sometime

between 1 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20s, 5'10" to 6'2" with a thin build and blonde or light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket and a white knit cap. —Abby Sears

a larger area than the future U of M network, which provides a higher bandwidth and provides more consistent coverage. Although Wimax does not cover every spot on campus, “technologically, trying to aim for one-hundred percent coverage is really hard and expensive,” Gondek said. U of M considered 23 companies to install a campus-wide network after noticing how students

and departments were creating individual wireless networks, many of which provided poor service. Johnson said he thought Trapeze was chosen because the company provides a secure, fast and consistent network. “We offer a very easy way to manage wireless networks,” Johnson said. “The point is we aren’t connecting buildings, we’re connecting people.”

wireless from page 1 pleted installing its campus-wide wireless coverage on Jan. 31, 2008. The university deployed Wimax—the same wireless network Mad City Broadband uses— throughout all campus residence halls, libraries and departments. Jeff Gondek, system specialist for OSU Office of Information Technology, said Wimax covers

BusinessWeek best-sellers lists. “Charles Fishman is just a terrific writer who has some really great insight on organizations,” Chaptman said. The writers will spend most of their time visiting classes, but will provide students with one-on-one opportunities during their stay, according to Chaptman. Beaumont will visit journalism, political science and public affairs classes the week after Spring Break. Fishman will visit business and journalism classes the week of April 6. —Amanda Hoffstrom


Great Lakes bill stalls in Assembly By Britney Tripp

Goodwill Industries will open a retail store early this spring at 651 State St. The space on State Street was previously home to the build-your-own-burger restaurant Fuddruckers, which closed in June 2007.



Disagreements remained in the state Assembly about the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact Monday, leaving the bill unlikely to pass this week. The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the GLC Monday, which would prohibit the transfer of Great Lakes water to other states. Natural Resources Committee member state Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, said there was a lot of support at the hearing from environmental groups and communities located near the Great Lakes. Parts of the southeast and southwest United States struggle with severe water shortages and want to transfer water from the Great Lakes, Black said. “It’s very important for the long-term interest of the state of Wisconsin and for the environment not to allow this to happen,” Black said in a statement. The eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces involved in the bill are required to agree on the same version for it to be sent to Congress, according to state Rep. Gary

Hebl, D-Sun Prairie. Significant changes in the GLC, according to Hebl, would require the bill to be reviewed by all eight states again. The GLC has passed in the state Senate but not the Assembly, with the regular legislative session ending Thursday. Nature Conservancy spokesperson Casey Eggleston said it is unlikely the bill will reach a vote in the full Assembly by Thursday. George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and supporter of the bill, attended the hearing Monday. He said the committee chair was not going to hold a vote by Thursday. The committee chair expects a special session later this year, which might allow passage of the bill, Meyer said. Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, said in a statement he favored a change in the GLC that would allow the majority of Great Lakes states to veto any water projects, instead of allowing a single state to do so. Huebsch also said restrictions on groundwater use need to be changed in the bill.

BTN, Comcast close to carriage deal Comcast Corporation and the Big Ten Network may sign a carriage deal in the near future, according to a Monday report from Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal. According to the Journal, top executives from Comcast and Fox have agreed on the framework of a deal which would provide Comcast customers access to the BTN. However, Barry Orton, UW-Madison professor of telecommunications who follows BTN negotiations, said even if Comcast and Fox are closer to

reaching an agreement, it will mean very little for Charter Communications customers. “For Madison residents, it means we’re in the same situation we were in before. It means it might get settled by the time it matters next year,” Orton said. Orton said since the BTN’s launch last August, negotiations with Charter have made very little progress. He said if the network does reach an agreement with Comcast, it would indicate an agreement with Charter could be possible. Gov. Jim Doyle announced plans Monday to repair the state budget, which currently faces a shortfall of over $650 million. A date has not yet been set for budget negotiations. ISABEL ALVAREZ CARDINAL FILE PHOTO

doyle from page 1 Schmiedicke said would allow Wisconsin to use $125 million in federal funds. Assembly Republicans previously rejected the hospital proposal during the fall budget negotiations. Jim Bender, spokesperson for Assembly Majority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, RHoricon, said Republicans would not pass the hospital assessment. “It’s still a $400 million tax increase on patients and hospitals in the state of Wisconsin,” Bender said. Schmiedicke said 20 other

states use a similar hospital assessment. Senate Democrats have said they are in favor of the assessment. Carrie Lynch, spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston, said Decker supports the hospital proposal, but he wanted more specifics on Doyle’s proposed transfers from the transportation funds. Lynch said Decker wanted the budget repair bill to have a hearing in the full Joint Finance Committee. She said she was unsure if budget negotiations would begin this week.

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vote on ban crucial before session ends


s the legislative session comes to a close Thursday, legislation regarding a statewide smoking ban still remains on the floor. With only three days left in the session, state lawmakers face increasing pressure to put a version of the ban up for a vote. There are currently four proposals under consideration in the two houses, the best being a compromise offered by Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston. Decker’s compromise delays the onset of the ban, allowing restaurants and taverns to make a gradual transition into “This is about basic democracy. When you have legislators of both parties who support it, it seems the simple thing to do is put it out on the floor and take a vote.” —Gov. Jim Doyle Source: The Capital Times

a smoke-free environment. Workplaces and alcohol-free restaurants would be required to ban smoking June 1, 2009. For restaurants and taverns serving alcohol, smoking would be banned July 1, 2011. Although this date may seem far away to smoking-ban supporters, for the government it is a reasonable time frame. This proposal only pushes back the start date by a year from other versions of the legislation.

A vote on the smoking ban can only benefit Wisconsin residents.

Although smoke-free advocates—including Gov. Jim Doyle—aspired to implement a comprehensive public smoking ban this year, they now support bills, like Decker’s, with implementation dates of 2009. Decker’s proposal calls for uniform implementation across the state. This will prevent municipalities across Wisconsin from enacting individual smoking bans until the statewide ban takes effect. This version of the smoking ban offers a lot of middle ground that could garner bipartisan votes. It is time state lawmakers stops issuing proposals and vote before this session ends. Leaders of both houses should allow a vote on this legislation before March 13—it can only benefit Wisconsin residents.

Lawmakers must support Autism health coverage EMILY HOUTLER opinion columnist


am disappointed with the state Assembly. Wisconsin used to take care of its citizens. Remember BadgerCare and the brand new UW Children’s Hospital? Not to mention the statewide smoking ban moving increasingly closer to passage. Unfortunately, our elected leaders have failed their voters this time. They decided that insurance companies should not be forced to cover care for people with autism. Back in April 2007, Gov. Jim Doyle called for health insurance providers to be required to cover the costs associated with the treatment of autism. After the request was dropped from the state budget during last fall’s fiasco, legislation was introduced to provide the same coverage. Autism Spectrum Disorder has been identified by the National Institute of Mental Health as a legitimate series of developmental disorders that often begin during childhood. Yet, insurance providers claimed such coverage would be too expensive for them, even though similar measures in other states have only caused a 1 percent increase in insurance premiums. Once again, the obnoxiously loud health insurance companies won over the Wisconsin Assembly, reassuring parents of autistic children that the legislature truly does not care about them or their families. Autism is by no means a rare disorder. It is estimated that 1 in 200 children born in Wisconsin will have some form of autism. That means more than 215 students on this campus were born with this disorder. In addition, the number of kids diagnosed with autism continues to grow every year. It is also a complex disorder that


may require help from many different medical technicians and fields. Paying for this treatment without insurance can rapidly drain a family’s finances. Once the money runs out, the child can no longer receive the care he or she desperately needs.

Who is to say that any medical disorder or problem should not be covered by health insurers?

Autism is a life-long disorder. Although not explicitly mentioned, the health insurance companies likely expected to foot the bill for medical treatment for more than 60 years. However, it has been shown that symptoms of autism can be reduced in more than half of infants if they are given proper treatment early in life. Although incurable, insurance companies would have to pay much less for decades of care if children get help early. This, of course, begs the question: When will things stop? After

all, there are numerous life-long mental and physical disorders that insurance companies are not required to cover. What makes autism unique? First of all, people have lobbied long and hard for this change, meeting in the Capitol and holding rallies. Secondly, this piece of legislation is supported by the governor, a man who clearly has this state’s best interest at heart. Finally, who is to say that any medical disorder or problem should not be covered by health insurers? This leads back to the lack of national health care and the death grip of the health insurance industry on America. But that is another issue. Eighteen other states have passed similar measures. It is time for Wisconsin to join this positive band wagon. Health insurance providers in Wisconsin need to provide autism care. At some point in your life, you will likely know someone who is autistic. They deserve the same quality treatment as anyone else who requires healing. Emily Houtler is a sophomore majoring in environmental studies and math. Please send responses to

Religion, politics can finally split now Huckabee’s out of race By Jon Spike THE DAILY CARDINAL

For the last few decades, American politics have devolved from the democratic process into the theocratic process. When asked of his religion being an issue in the upcoming 1960 presidential election, John F. Kennedy replied, “I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president, who happens also to be a Catholic.” A fitting quote for the present, considering politics and religion have yet to figure out that they’re only associated by coincidence rather than necessity. In the early stages of the Republican primary, the GOP found an early front-runner in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, riding what many called the “strong evangelical support” of voters in Iowa. As an ordained Southern Baptist minister, Huckabee found strong support amongst the religious conservatives in the Midwestern states. He came under fire during his run for “exploiting” Christ, using his religious background to sway religious Republicans and

undecided moderates. Despite his early strong performances among religious conservatives, the party has nominated the more moderate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., although it would’ve been interesting to see what an impact such a religiously active candidate would have had on American voters. Why might it be interesting? The past two elections show that a religious conservative took home the presidential nomination, based largely on his theocratic following. Throughout the election and reelection of President George W. Bush, religion played a dangerously significant role. In the 2000 election, those who attended church regularly gave Bush 56 percent of their vote. In 2004, the number rose to 63 percent, due in large part to Bush’s campaign preying on Kerry’s lack of emphasis on religion in his campaign. Even with slowly depleting approval ratings from the Iraq War, many religious conservatives and moderates were conscious of Bush’s strong religious roots, enough to convince them to re-

elect “God’s candidate.” Today, Bush’s presidential reign still employs the same religious allusion in order to preserve approval ratings.

The 2008 primaries have shown that religion’s influence upon politics has not been as prominent as in the past

During the Iraq conflict, Bush has said he often “consulted with God” on what course to take. However, it’s difficult to believe that the omniscient ruler of creation could also have faulty intelligence in regard to WMDs, alQaeda’s influence in Iraq and how long such a deployment could take. And to my knowledge, God has not paid income taxes in over 4.5 billion years (6,000 years, if you ask the Bible), so perhaps Bush should begin listening to the people who do pay taxes and demand a democratic representation.

In a recent CNN poll, 64 percent of the respondents said they now oppose the Iraq War, while a Gallup poll shows 57 percent find the initial invasion of Iraq to be a mistake. Even the creator can’t argue with those numbers. However, there are certain political figures that have made the distinction and separation between religion and politics. Also running for the GOP bid this primary was Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a character likened to John F. Kennedy because of his faith, deemed unorthodox by mainstream America. As a Mormon, Romney faced pressing questions about whether or not his differing faith would conflict with politics. To Romney’s credit, he gave a speech addressing the issues of religion and politics, strongly advocating a separation of church and state in all matters, but his inability to shake the public’s Mormon stigma later led to his dropout from the race. However, Romney demonstrated an understanding of how religion and politics have no place together, much like Kennedy’s words

before him. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a president who demonstrates strong religious beliefs, but there is a problem when this is a strong influence behind his election and his policies. The problem also threatens the very tenets of democracy when religion influences voting trends, as recent elections have shown. Both politicians and the voters themselves must identify that politics and religion, while both respectable in their own devices, have no place together. Thus far, the 2008 primaries have shown that religion’s influence upon politics has not been as prominent as in the past. However, there is always the chance that Bush may try to pass around the collection plate in order to solve the national debt. Until then, it appears that politics and religion are on the path of divergence, a good sign for the democratic process and U.S. policy-making. Jon Spike is a sophomore majoring in English education. Please send responses to


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Black Crowes flying high again By Chris Lovell

awhile I was kneeling in tears and powder.” Following a four-year hiatus and Despite the hardships, he suggests three years of touring with old mate- he will find redemption through music, rial, lead singer Chris Robinson invited adding he’s “just looking for the song everyone to “come join the jubilee” to set me free.” The compositional on the Black Crowes’ newest creation, work of Rich Robinson accompanied Warpaint—an album that shines with by Dickinson’s impressive slide and re-energized soul. solo guitar brings the album’s confesAlthough concerns arose among sional lyrics to life and provides great the Crowes faithful that the delay of potential for live jams. While Warpaint highlights the softa new album meant the band was washed up and fading away to has er side of the Crowes, it also shows why been status, Warpaint reveals Chris and their stage performances are revered. Rich Robinson are still in their song- The album ranges from the funky writing prime. These self-proclaimed groove of “Walk Believer Walk” to “brothers of a feather” have combined a stomp rendition of the late Rev. their complementary musical talents Charlie Jackson’s gospel blues number “God’s Got It” and ends with a once again to produce greatness. Along with original drummer Steve backwoods, bluegrassy “Whoa Mule” Gorman, long-time bassist Sven Pipien featuring Chris’ harp. The most and the additions of inspiring track for Adam MacDougall CD REVIEW cranking up the on keys and Luther volume is “Movin’ Dickinson of the on Down the Line” North Mississippi which slowly builds All-Stars on lead up a psychedelic guitar, the Crowes introduction before have embraced their exploding into an southern roots more upbeat chorus and than ever to create an Warpaint some of the album’s album with a colorful The Black most memorable blend of rock, blues, Crowes guitar work. With soul, country and only one misgospel. Warpaint kicks off with “Goodbye step—the overly simplistic and cheesy Daughters of the Revolution,” a rocker “Evergreen”—Warpaint sustains great that serves as a fitting transition into flow and provides an enjoyable balance the Crowes’ new sound. Although the of different genres. Eighteen years of true rock ’n’ roll song has the classic rock rhythm that defined their multi-platinum debut life on the road have left their marks, album Shake Your Money Maker, it and the Crowes have matured. Chris’ also contains a touch of country twang voice lacks the limitless range of his the Crowes expanded and perfected adolescence, but it is as soulful and pasthroughout the record. “Oh Josephine” sionate as ever. The Crowes have also and “Locust Street” resemble the given a new direction to his music, and country tunes on the Rolling Stones’ Warpaint departs from the consistent Beggars Banquet, yet the sound comes hard rock sound of their previous six off as more authentic and natural to albums, emphasizing the band’s ability the Georgia-raised Crowes and fits to evolve and experiment. The Crowes’ musical journey that Robinson’s aged voice perfectly. Robinson’s lyrics are lackluster started in the late 1980s has survived on the more fast-paced “Evergreen” a hiatus, brief Hollywood fame and and “Wounded Bird,” but he hits his another lineup change to resurface poetic stride within the softer melo- with focus and variety. With Warpaint, dies. On “Oh Josephine,” the elder the Black Crowes have found new life Robinson—who recently underwent and, hopefully, the motivation to cona well-publicized divorce with actress tinue a culture of rock ’n’ roll that has Kate Hudson—expresses heartbreak long been disregarded and forgotten by and self-destruction, singing, “For the mainstream music industry.



Maeve Croke’s “Riverdance” company has grown into a family over the years. However, the company will be calling it quits in three years, and this may be its final appearance in Madison.

Foot-tapping farewell By Corrie Eggimann THE DAILY CARDINAL

“Riverdance,” the theatrical performance centering on exceptional, fast-paced and traditional Irish song and dance, is coming to Madison this week, performing its seamlessly blended, intricate choreography at the Overture Center March 11-13. The tale of Ireland and its people is told through different scenes, each with distinct themes. “Riverdance” was first performed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1995, where it played a five-week, sell-out run. Thirteen years later, the show is touring North America as a thank you to American fans that have greatly contributed to the success of the show. Called the “Farewell Engagement,” the tour is expected to run for three years, touring every city where the show has been performed in the past. It is likely, however, that this is the last time the company will be performing in Madison. Maeve Croke is one of the pro-

duction’s dance captains. Born in Waterford, Ireland, Croke remembered learning traditional Irish dancing in school at a very young age. She has been with the “Riverdance” Company for five years and has performed all over the world. “The dancers in the company are all very close to one another,” Croke said. “We have spent so much time together, practicing, travelling and performing together. We have become a sort of family.” This past year, the company spent Christmas in California. Since the international dancers were not able to go home, they celebrated the holiday together. “At first, it was kind of sad that we couldn’t be with our families, but it ended up being really nice to spend the holidays with the company,” Croke said. Touring for several months at a time is very taxing on the performers’ personal lives and, according to Croke, they all find comfort in hav-

ing each other around. As the dancers tour the country, it is extremely important for them to maintain their strength and stay healthy to keep up with the fast-paced show, which performs in at least two cities per week. “All of the dancers receive massages each week, and we go to the gym aside from the time spent practicing,” Croke said, adding, “We are all really well cared for.” “Riverdance” is the story of the people of Ireland and is a tribute to the beautiful geography of the country. Don’t miss this phenomenal show of dance and song as it tours the United States in its Farewell Engagement.

‘Riverdance’ where: The Overture Center when: March 11-13, 7:30 p.m. cost: Tickets are sold out

Musical tastes change with seasons BEN PETERSON ben caught stealing


friend of mine was talking the other day about how she has strict rules for what she listens to and when. In her mind is a clear sense of what is proper, mood-fitting music for each of the four seasons, and she doesn’t ever diverge from listening to an album in the time of year she deems appropriate. Several factors can determine an album’s place for her. Foremost among them is the weather outside when she first hears the music, the season with which the artist’s genre fits most comfortably, and the season during which a particular album is released (presumably built-in to avoid denying herself new releases). As she was delineating all this for me, I sat fascinated at how someone could put so much organized thought into her listening habits and could be so resolved to stick to a certain model seemingly quite irksome in practice.

I realized that she was a bit of a fanatic, but at the same time she was getting at something pretty interesting: Some music does fit remarkably well during a certain season, and when you try to listen to something that is at odds with its surroundings, sometimes it doesn’t work at all. The following is a guide for each of the seasons, based on our discussion of what seems most suitable throughout the course of a year. Autumn Historically, this is the most romantic and reflective time of year. The ideal soundtrack is therefore music of highly subdued, expressively bittersweet introspection, like Leonard Cohen’s intensely poetic Songs From A Room or Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left, as well as “sad bastard” mope-rock of the Belle and Sebastian and Pedro the Lion variety. Jazz is brilliant in the fall as well, especially Thelonious Monk’s At the Blackhawk and Yusef Lateef’s Before Dawn. Finally, we agreed that no autumn would be complete without the gorgeous and eternal music of Elliott Smith.

Winter This season is ideally suited to stark, forbidding post-punk, providing a large enough stretch of time to finally take out the Fall’s five-disc Peel Sessions box set and get to work. Bands like Portishead and Massive Attack make for a marvelous trip-hop soundtrack to a winter wonderland. Their floating melancholia and bitingly icy vocals complement the outside weather well and lyrically paint a picture as dreary as your surroundings. Understated lofi bands, such as the Mountain Goats, the Microphones and Grandaddy are also stellar for burrowing in and feeling comfortably numb. Spring The time of reawakening. There’s nothing quite like shamelessly pulling out poppy pleasures during this time of year and rejoicing with jubilance. Fleetwood Mac and Madonna tend to be particularly compelling in this regard. Baroque-pop can also find a nice home in the spring—like the beautiful, sparkling sound of Stars’ Set Yourself on Fire, Beck’s Mutations or most anything by the Magnetic Fields.


It may not be beach weather in Madison just yet, but the Beach Boys are one summer band you can listen to any time of the year. Finally, the light-hearted sounds of swing and big-band music, like Benny Goodman or Artie Shaw, are often a perfect complement for the whimsical freshness of spring. Summer The season made for loud guitar rock, à la the Kinks, the Stooges and the early Who. Blistering latenight blues is also perfectly suited for summertime—Screamin’ Jay

Hawkins, John Lee Hooker and New Orleans’ Professor Longhair rarely sound better. Finally, sunshine kingpins the Beach Boys are a given for this time of year—but even listened to out of season, like in mid-March, they remind us that summertime is just around the corner... Tired of the Mountain Goats and Microphones? Longing for the warmth of the Kinks and the Beach Boys? Vent to Ben at

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Riding a Tricycle

Today’s Sudoku


By Ryan Matthes

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Mega Dude Squad

By Stephen Guzetta and Ryan Lynch

Solution, tips and computer program available at

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

UPS: The cause of the obesity epidemic?

Dwarfhead and Narwhal

By James Dietrich

Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

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Answer key available at I THINK, THEREFORE... ACROSS

1 Standard 5 Casts forth 10 Without self control 14 Two dimensional measure 15 Be petty 16 Gia, Mia or Nia 17 What a spooked horse may do 18 Venue for some football games 19 “The Rube’s Honeymoon” author Zane 20 No secret to anyone 23 One’s pawns, e.g. 24 “America’s Most Wanted’’ info 25 “Lady and the Tramp’’ dog 28 Getaway spots 30 Blue-ribbon 31 “Santa ___’’ (ode to Naples) 33 “Married With Children’’ character 36 It’s open to debate 40 “Aye!’’ sayer 41 Babble 42 Nightstick fracture bone 43 “And it ___ to pass ...” 44 Make a collar

46 British race site 49 Accountant’s job 51 Philosophy 57 4-H Club concern 58 Act amateurishly 59 Bounder 60 Atlantic flier 61 ABC or NBC, e.g. 62 10 million of them equal a joule 63 Lacrimal droplet 64 1,000 liters 65 Witnesses DOWN

1 Decoy to dealers 2 Classic cookie 3 Foolscap quantity 4 Certain small monkey 5 Barely adequate 6 ___-Davis pharmaceuticals 7 “Wheel of Fortune’’ category 8 Skid row denizen, stereotypically 9 It usually comes on the side 10 2002 World Series champs 11 A day in New Orleans 12 The very end 13 2000 presidential candidate Alan 21 Tenth of 12, for short 22 The Pineapple Island

25 Beat down 26 Airport sound 27 “... ___ dust shalt thou return’’ 28 Picture on a desktop 29 Autumn air quality 31 Like a famous ranger 32 “Cocoon’’ transport 33 Accumulation 34 A dog’s age 35 Buzzing summer pest 37 Urania’s sister 38 “Demon’’ beverage 39 Brings up 43 Picnic convenience 44 Stick like glue 45 “Christ the Redeemer’’ locale 46 It can be a little black number 47 Twenty, in a famous address 48 The good dishes 49 Prefix with “thought’’ 50 “That’s ___ nonsense!’’ 52 Open meadows 53 Bleep, e.g. 54 “An Inconvenient Truth’’ creator 55 Much bigger than a breadbox 56 1979 Nastassja Kinski title role

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Ryan talks Big Ten Tournament, UW impact players By Matt Fox THE DAILY CARDINAL


Head coach Bo Ryan named senior center Greg Stiemsma as one player who has been underrated this season.

On Monday, UW men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan addressed the media and spoke about this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament, as well as the achievements of his team’s defense. With a 65-52 victory over Northwestern Saturday, the Badgers clinched the regular season Big Ten title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Ryan mentioned the tendency of some coaches to let down as they feel there is not too much to gain. However, Ryan does not share the philosophy. “I want to think like a 20year-old—I’d rather have my guys playing. I’d like to see our guys play three games because every game they play I think they have a chance to learn something. I don’t think we can lose anything,” Ryan said. “We won’t lose our self-respect, our dignity, our belief that we can still play. But come tournament time, 99 percent are left at home anyhow, so obviously for the vast majority it ends too soon. I just

hope these guys can play as long as they can.” This Friday, the Badgers will play the winner of the first round Iowa-Michigan matchup. Ryan acknowledged the difficulty in beating a team three times in one season. “It doesn’t matter what the scores were or anything else. There isn’t a coach who changes their preparation very much,” Ryan said. “We know how good the other team can be, we know what they present. Players, when they’ve beaten a team, will sometimes underestimate the ability of the other team. But you won’t find coaches underestimating that ability of the other team to be on the left hand side. It’s really tough to beat a team three times.” Wisconsin has defeated both Iowa and Michigan twice this season, and both of those victories can be partially attributed to the Badgers’ toughness on defense. When asked whom his defensive most valuable player was, Ryan felt more than one individual was deserving of the honor. “You would say defensively—

Michael Flowers. But you know what—Krabbenhoft, Landry, they’ve added a lot defensively,” Ryan said. “When we had Duke doing what they were doing to us and we got our lineups kind of disjointed and everything else, who would have said that Wisconsin would have led the nation in defense by the end of the year? Michael was always the steadying force there though. But Joe’s better defensively, and Marcus has played guys much bigger than him.” Ryan also gave credit to members of Wisconsin’s bench as part of the reason for its great defensive success. “It just doesn’t start with one person,” Ryan said. “I don’t think enough credit is given to what Greg Stiemsma gives us off the bench. I think some of the other guys, the way they cover for one another, is the key to how this group has played defensively. They’ve just gotten the job done.” Tipoff for Wisconsin’s first game is set for 11 a.m. at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.

Wrestling finishes sixth at Big Tens, qualifies eight for NCAA Championships By Tom Lea THE DAILY CARDINAL

Finishing with 85.5 points, the UW wrestling team placed sixth at the 2008 Big Ten Championships at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. In doing so, the Badgers were able to qualify eight wrestlers for the NCAA Championships. Badger junior Dallas Herbst anchored the team by earning a third-place finish in the 197-pound division. That performance is not unusual for Herbst, as he ended the 2007 Big Ten Championships in the exact same position. This time around, Herbst defeated No. 3 seed Patrick Bond from Illinois 5-1 and qualified for his third straight national meet. UW sophomore Trevor Brandvold finished fourth in the 184-pound class at this year’s competition, the same spot he found himself last year. The unseeded Brandvold won by injury default and moved into the third place match. However, No. 3 seeded Philip Keddy of Iowa beat Brandvold 6-3. The fourth place

showing was good enough for the sophomore to qualify for NCAA Championship competition. Badger junior grappler Kyle Massey matched Brandvold and finished fourth in his heavyweight bout. Massey entered the duel with the No. 3 seed, however, Iowa’s Matt Fields overtook him 3-1 in the second overtime. The fourth place finish secured Massey a spot in the national competition. Senior Colin Cudd, notched a fifth place finish for the Badgers as he upended No. 7 seeded Nikko Triggas from Ohio State 10-4 in the 125-pound division. With the win, Cudd guaranteed himself his fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship meet. In the 133-pound division, UW junior Zach Tanelli recorded a fifth-place finish. The Badger grappler defeated No. 6 seed Andrae Hernandez from Indiana 9-5 to claim the final place. When the National Championships begin, Tanelli will be wrestling in the meet for the second straight season. At 165 pounds, UW senior

Jake Donar pinned No. 3 seeded Gopher wrestler Tyler Safratowich to claim the major upset and qualified for his second NCAA appearance and first since his freshman campaign. Another Badger senior qualified for the championship meet Sunday afternoon. Dan Clum finished seventh in the 174-pound class after dramatically reversing Michigan State wrestler John Murphy’s move to win 5-3 in the closing seconds of the match. With the win, Clum becomes a three-time national competition qualifier. Finally, sophomore Kyle Ruschell was able to qualify for the NCAA Championships—as he suffered an injury that forced him to forfeit his third-place match. The forfeit dropped Ruschell into sixth place, however, that finish was good enough to qualify for the next competition. After having a week off, the eight Badgers will travel to St. Louis, Mo., March 20-22 for the 2008 NCAA Championships. — contributed to this report


Junior Dallas Herbst was the highest finishing Badger at the Big Ten Championships, taking third place in the 197-pound weight class.

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In order to return to the friendly confines of the Kohl Center, Wisconsin will have to play well enough to make the NCAA Tournament and make it to the regional round held in Madison.

type atmosphere year round. “There are a lot of teams in the WCHA, that have been playing— in their minds—playoff hockey for a long time, and we are one of those teams,” Eaves said. With such a young team, the question was raised as to whether the team is still learning and continuing to improve. “When you are working with a group of young people like we do, you are always going to have that ability to improve as the season goes on because they are young, the things they are doing aren’t set in stone yet, and you hope as they continue to play that they become better players,” Eaves said. “We believe that until we play our very last game this year that we are going to be a better team.” The playoffs also mean that the participants in the NCAA Tournament will soon be decid-

ed. The PairWise rankings, which mirror the formula used by the NCAA Selection Committee, are the best guess at which teams will make the tournament. Eaves, however, stated that he doesn’t pay attention to the PairWise, leaving that up to his coaches. The players, however, are talking about the rankings. Wisconsin is currently No. 13 in the rankings, and the top 14 teams usually make the tournament. The players are well aware of the need to win in order to keep their hopes alive for an NCAA Tournament berth. Eaves also discussed the health of freshman defenseman Brendan Smith, who has been out with an injury since mid-January. Although Smith was supposed to be ready for the first round of the WCHA Playoffs, Eaves said he wouldn’t call upon Smith unless illness or injury warranted it, as Smith is still getting used to being on the ice and the tempo of the game.

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Head coach Mike Eaves addressed the media Monday, as the Wisconsin men’s hockey team prepares for St. Cloud State in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Tournament. The Badgers are coming off a bye week in the final week of regular season play. While some might see the week off as an inconvenience, Eaves is sure his team put the extra practice time to good use. “I’m one to believe the week off benefits us,” Eaves said. “After playing 10 weeks, I think it was good for us to have that rest.” The last team Wisconsin skated against was St. Cloud State, as UW split the final series of its season, winning 2-1 and losing 32. Whether playing a team twice within such a short time period is helpful or not is up for debate, but Eaves believes that it will benefit the Badgers.

“The big thing about having just played them is that we have seen it live,” Eaves said. “And unless they make some drastic changes ... hopefully we will be able to better handle it and even give them less.” The Badgers will focus on the Huskies power play, as St. Cloud State has one of the most potent special teams in the conference, scoring 21.9 percent of the time, tops in the WCHA. Wisconsin will try to hone its skills in order to slow down St. Cloud State’s attack, as the playoffs will undoubtedly raise the intensity at both ends of the ice. Eaves said that when it comes to playoffs, especially in single-elimination games, it all comes down to goaltending and special teams. With the playoffs comes very intense play, but Eaves said the WCHA is physical enough to be considered a “playoff hockey” eaves page 7

Welsh-Ryan Arena has its own unique quality RYAN RESZEL high reszel-ution


ou are about to enter a dimension of sight and of sound—one of sub-par basketball teams and of cramped seating areas. You are about to enter ... the Wild Zone. When one passes through the doorway into Northwestern’s WelshRyan Arena, he or she is immediately transported into another dimension of Big Ten athletics. Wildcat students courageous enough to put down their books for a few hours sit in the “Wild Side.” Although only a dozen or so rows at each end of the court make up this “raucous” cheering area, it was far from full when the firstplace Wisconsin Badgers visited last weekend. The faces of Northwestern students all possess a similar look. Like Roman citizens observing lions (or in this case Badgers) that feast upon their favorite gladiators, they survey the scene—knowing in their hearts they are not watching for purposes of entertainment, but to put off studying for that philosophy exam. The NU reporter sitting beside me on press row decided to multitask by reading and underlining passages in a textbook during timeouts. In his defense, I’m sure he had already finished his homework and was just reading to keep his mind off the game. Fans or lack thereof aside, Welsh-Ryan is a unique venue to watch a game. With a seating capacity of 8,117, it’s the smallest basketball stadium in the Big Ten. Actually, calling Welsh-Ryan an arena might be an overstatement. Both Brian Butch and Jason Bohannon said it reminded them of a high school gym. And with wood bleachers providing 75 percent of the seating for fans in the lower level, the comparison is

understandable. Welsh-Ryan does not have an upper deck, and, like many high school gyms, the crowd seems to sit right on top of the players. The scoreboard, added in 1982 as part of a “major renovation project,” flashed graphics and visuals rivaled only by Atari. Because no Northwestern team has ever won a conference championship or even played in the NCAA Tournament, no banners hang from the rafters. In short, the arena, or gym, is anything but glamorous. Nevertheless, its intimate setting provided the perfect atmosphere for Wisconsin’s outright Big Ten title. Watching Saturday’s game reminded me of the movie “Hoosiers” minus Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper and the short shorts. The crowd seemed to almost be divided by section, with Wisconsin fans sitting in the upper sections and Northwestern’s fans occupying the majority of the lower ones. Students and spectators engaged in one-on-one trash-talk battles. The only thing missing was the NU pep band, which, like the Wildcat students, had apparently given up on their team. Sure Welsh-Ryan lacks all the modern amenities that most Badger fans take for granted: Jumbotron, unobstructed views, multiple bathrooms. But WelshRyan also contains a character that many college stadiums lack. The Badgers are a blue-collar team. They’ve scored more than 80 points only three times this season. After Saturday’s win, head coach Bo Ryan said his team’s personality was “built on defense and grit.” Where else, besides the Kohl Center, would a team “built on grit” feel at home? Nowhere but in the Wild Zone. If you would like to help Ryan raise money to give to Northwestern for a new scoreboard, e-mail him at


Freshman defenseman Brendan Smith isn’t expected to return against St. Cloud State this weekend.


SPORTS PAGE 7 ARTS PAGE 5 UW sophomore Ben Godfrey skateboards down steps on Library Mall Monday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be...