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Madison protesters ﬁght ‘apathy’ on war’s anniversary By Whitney Newman THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Junior guard Joe Krabbenhoft and freshman guard Tim Jarmusz (left) help the Badger defense hold KSU to its lowest point total of the season Saturday. Senior guard Michael Flowers (right) added 15 points as UW won 72-55 to advance to the Sweet 16.
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Beasley no match for Badgers, UW to face Davidson in Sweet 16 By Ryan Reszel THE DAILY CARDINAL
OMAHA, Neb.—Freshmen forwards Michael Beasley and Bill Walker might be playing in the NBA next season, but the No. 3-seed Wisconsin Badgers taught the two young stars and the rest of the Kansas State Wildcats a lesson in team defense, as UW defeated KSU 72-55 Saturday afternoon at the Qwest Center. The win advanced the Badgers (31-4) to the Sweet 16 for the ﬁrst time since 2005 and broke a school record for most victories in a season. Several pundits in the national media
predicted the No. 11-seed Wildcats (2112) would upset Wisconsin, but the Badgers held Kansas State to its lowest scoring output of the season. “All year a lot of people didn’t think highly of us and our talent and potential,” senior guard Michael Flowers said. “We tried to tune out the media and outside distractions and stay focused and disciplined to our team rules.” The “team rules” put the Wildcats’ backcourt in a vice, forcing KSU to rely almost entirely on Walker and Beasley. Walker scored 18 points, and Beasley led Kansas State with 23. But the prob-
able NBA Lottery pick only made two ﬁeld goals in the second half. Wisconsin’s stingy perimeter defense did not allow the Wildcats to make a single 3-pointer for the ﬁrst time in 348 games. KSU shot 0-for-13 from beyond the arc. “I can’t think of too many jump shots we made period,” Kansas State head coach Frank Martin said. “And that’s not the team you want to play on a night you don’t make jump shots.” The Wildcats scored 53 of their 55 points in the paint or at the free throw line. basketball page 7
Police statistics show increase in Madison burglaries By Abby Sears THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Madison Police Department released annual crime statistics on March 18, showing an increase in area burglaries but a decline in violent crime downtown from 2006 to 2007. According to the data, burglaries
throughout Madison increased 26.6 percent, including both commercial and residential burglaries. The MPD also unveiled a new task force called Blue Net designed to crack down on the number of burglaries. According to MPD public information ofﬁcer Joel DeSpain, police identiﬁed the trend last year and assigned extra enforce-
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ment to monitor the problem. He said the efforts then formed the Blue Net task force of Community Police Teams, patrol ofﬁcers and detectives. According to an MPD statement, Blue Net is part of a larger effort to combat crime outbreaks throughout the city. Several decades ago, police established Blue Tent to halt the sex-for-sale industry downtown, and the Blue Blanket program helped reduce street drug sales throughout the city in the 1990s. DeSpain said Blue Net will act as a catalyst to help decrease the number of burglaries in Madison as well as surrounding communities. “The burglary problem really isn’t just Madison’s, it’s an increase we’re seeing across the state and the region,” DeSpain said. Electronic items, such as laptops and iPods, are among the most commonly stolen belongings, DeSpain said. He advised students living downtown to conceal their electronics when not using them and to write down the serial numbers of laptops so stolen ones can be returned if recovered by police. burglaries page 2
While many UW-Madison students and community members participated in protests last week to mark the Iraq War’s ﬁfth anniversary on March 19, there also existed a feeling that U.S. citizens have generally lost interest in following war coverage. Miles Kristan, Campus Area Peace Coalition and Campus Antiwar Network member, was an organizer of ﬁve days of political rallies in and around the state Capitol. The ﬁve days of protest were in honor of each year of war. “All of the protests were very effective, but we could have deﬁnitely used more people out there,” Kristan said. “I think it’s a problem of apathy. Many people agree with protesting the war but don’t do anything about it.” Kristan and a group of about 150 protesters marched around the Capitol Wednesday, continuing into the Madison ofﬁce of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., where they were forced to leave when Kohl sent in the U.S. Homeland Security Department. No arrests were made, but Kristan said he was disappointed Kohl would not talk to his constituents. In a speech at the Pentagon on Wednesday, President Bush acknowledged the ongoing disputes about the Iraq War. “Five years into this battle, there is an understandable Iraq page 3
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About 150 protesters marched around the state Capitol Wednesday in opposition to the Iraq War.
Dem. Senate advances budget repair bill, draws GOP critics By Charles Brace THE DAILY CARDINAL
The state budget repair bill is likely mired in legislative deadlock akin to last fall’s, even as the bill is set for a vote in the state Senate Tuesday. A ﬁnance committee in the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a version of the bill Thursday that differs from Gov. Jim Doyle’s proposal, and the plan passed Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Assembly. The bill is needed to close an expected $428 million deﬁcit in the state budget. The Senate plan is a “compromise of the two [earlier] versions,” Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston, said in a statement. Decker said the bill includes an increased tax on hospitals from Doyle’s version and a delayed school aid payment from the Assembly plan. The hospital assessment is opposed by Republican leadership but supported by the largest business lobbyist group in the state, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. However, the Senate proposal also closes several tax “loopholes” not supported in the other versions. “Closing loopholes that large, proﬁtable businesses use to budget page 3
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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hile many of my classmates were off to exciting locales and carefree escapades for break, I returned home to enjoy the nothingness that is southwest Wisconsin. There would be no Mexican misadventures, no Floridian frolicking and absolutely nothing would happen in Vegas, so it could all just stay there. But, as I learned, I don’t need exciting places to get myself into trouble. I can do that well enough at home, with the occasional trip to Iowa. I have unwillingly developed the reputation of a hussy. While I admit to being ﬂirty, I refuse to be the homewrecker so many women claim me to be. Many times, I don’t even realize I am wrecking their home. For example, let’s start with the fake dates. A fake date is where the guy thinks we are on a date, but I am fully aware
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that it is not nor will it ever be a date. Believe it or not I have fallen into this trap far too many times, lured in by the false promise of a “group of friends just hanging out.” Conveniently, the 43 other people invited couldn’t make it: One had suddenly developed the bird ﬂu, another found her long-lost twin and they were busy ﬁlming a Doublemint Gum commercial. Still another had decided to become a monk and his vow of silence prevented him from calling to cancel. Funny how those things work out. Regardless of the excuses, I am left sitting awkwardly with a guy who thinks he is about to whisk me off my feet with our surprise date. However, I am not a very whiskable girl. Especially since I have a very real boyfriend. He is a sweetheart, but he gets a little exaggerated when I fall into these awkward situations. As I become more and more uncomfortable with this fake date, my boyfriend becomes an increasingly jealous and large man. And he tends to transfer here to Madison and become a Badger linebacker. You’ve just never
Memorial Library to host used book sale The 25th semiannual Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries used book sale is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday this week. The sale will feature more than 15,000 used books, mostly donated by UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and community members. Book sale proceeds go toward library functions and events such as an annual lecture series, library preservation and conservation grants and aid grants for visiting scholars to use research materials at campus libraries. For a $5 admission, the public can
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Despite the increase in burglaries throughout the city, the statistics show a decline in violent crimes downtown. According to MPD data, the number of violent crimes, which include murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, reported in the Central District dropped from 253
attend a preview sale Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. The regular sale, free of charge, will be held Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., customers can ﬁll a personal bag for $3 and can purchase bags for $1 each at the sale. The sale will be held in Memorial Library Room 116. To donate to the semiannual used book sale, leave books in the libraries’ Open Return book drops or at the Lake Street dock of Memorial Library weekdays 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 2006 to 178 in 2007. Police said programs like the Downtown Safety Initiative could be responsible for the decrease. “We believe that at least part of the reason for that is the special emphasis in the downtown area particularly trying to deal with crimes that were being committed in and around bar time and alcohol consumption,” DeSpain said.
heard of him because Bielema is afraid to play him. You see, most deaths in football are unintentional, but he just loses control on the ﬁeld. While a tad on the unbelievable side, mention of him usually ends the fake date. But I can’t blame all my hussy reputation on the guys. Sometimes, what I think is funny, other girls don’t. Like when I was dancing at work with Matt. We work at a theater, and a ridiculous movie-tunes soundtrack plays all day. If we didn’t dance and have some fun with it, we would go crazy. He had just dipped me when his girlfriend walked in. I couldn’t really tell because I was upside down, but she didn’t look very happy with me. Or with him. Or there was the time Brad’s girlfriend thought she caught me checking out his butt. Actually, I was just trying to help her out. There was a rumor he had started smoking, and I was afraid the rectangle in his back pocket was a pack of cigarettes. It turned out to be a deck of cards, but my success in falsifying the rumor didn’t calm her rage. To her credit, he does have a fabulous bottom, so I can see why she would be
so protective of it. But the most embarrassing moment of my illustrious career as a hussy was from a seemingly innocent photograph. I can tell what you’re thinking—no scandalous photograph is ever that innocent. But this picture was of my friend Kevin and me at the beach. We were hugging, he in his swim trunks and me in my swimsuit with a towel wrapped around my waist. See, innocent! However, when I met his mom at his 21st birthday party, she did not agree. She might have been slightly buzzed when she strolled up to our table at the Nitty and proclaimed, “That’s the hussy in your photograph!” My jaw dropped, along with the jaws of everyone at the table. Kevin just giggled drunkenly. Should I change my ways to avoid name-calling from the other girls? I went to my mother for advice. She sat pondering for a moment, then replied, completely straight faced, “Naw, it’s more fun to be a hussy.” If you would like to take Megan on a fake date so she can get a free dinner, e-mail her at email@example.com.
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plans to use the money to fund students. “I will also use some of it as seed money for research projects in order to obtain future grants that would allow me to eventually fund more graduate students,” Guillot said. Schwendinger said she is proud of her work commissioned by the Miller Theatre at Columbia University and by the Harvard Musical Society. Guillot has established himself as one of the leading young demographers in the world by producing a body of research in formal demography. “I think some of my publications in the area of formal demography were instrumental, but also my ongoing project in former Soviet Central Asia, which is covering totally unknown territory from a demographic standpoint,” Guillot said. —Erin Banco
Student neighborhood plans secession from downtown community association Following recommendations for stricter alcohol policies in the downtown area, members from the State and Langdon Street neighborhood are proposing a secession from Capitol Neighborhoods Inc. According to Ald. Eli Judge, District 8, CNI’s alcohol issues subcommittee released a policy proposal for the downtown area, which included an increase on the alcohol tax and a screening program of all UW-Madison students for alcohol issues. He said many students were angered by the proposals and found them insulting. “I think CNI and the students have been at odds for a while now. It just kind of built up and
a lot of students saw the policy proposal in January as the last straw,” Judge said. City Council President Mike Verveer said he understood student frustrations with the neighborhood association. “The majority of [CNI’s alcohol issues subcommittee members] are not sympathetic to student’s social needs and social life,” Verveer said, adding Madison police have previously stated UW-Madison students are a minority of the problems occurring in the downtown area. According to Judge, the State and Langdon Neighborhood Association will propose the secession from CNI at the council’s monthly Executive Council meeting March 25.
Students ﬁght off attacker with purse Two female UW-Madison students fended off a potential thief on West Mifﬂin Street in the early hours of March 18. Police said the two 21-year-old victims were walking on North Broom Street just after 2 a.m. when a man approached them as they got to the 400 block of West Mifﬂin Street. The man did not speak to the women but put one victim in a headlock. The woman fell to the ground and the perpetrator began kicking her in the face and side then
budget from page 1 shove their tax bill onto the backs of small business owners in Wisconsin means we can lower taxes for those who play by the rules,” Decker said. Assembly Republicans said the Senate proposal would hurt the business climate in the state. Ofﬁcials in the UW System are waiting to see how the versions affect higher education around the state, according to UW System spokesperson David Giroux. Giroux said the different proposals give state ofﬁcials some leeway on where speciﬁc spending cuts would be placed, so UW System ofﬁcials do not know yet how much spending they are expected to stop. The proposals also differ in funds they would use to solve the shortfall. Legislative Fiscal Bureau Director Bob Lang said Doyle’s proposal uses
attempted to take her purse. According to a police report, the woman began ﬁghting back by kicking the perpetrator in his side while the other woman hit him repeatedly with her purse. When the women said they were going to call police, the perpetrator ﬂed empty handed. Police describe the perpetrator as an Asian or Latino male, 5'4" to 5'5" with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. a larger pool of funds to move around to solve the deﬁcit than the Assembly version.
Budget repair bill Effects on UW unclear UW System ofﬁcials said they are still waiting to know how the bill alters college funding. Senate to end ‘loopholes’ The Dem. Senate said closing tax “loopholes” on some corporations will help stop the deﬁcit. GOP against hospital plan GOP leadership opposes a Doyle hospital proposal. Source: Legis. Fiscal Bureau
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Seven tenured UW professors earn $50,000 research award Seven UW-Madison faculty members received the 2008 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship Award on March 18. Fellowship recipients were Jennifer Angus, Michel Guillot, Alexander Ionescu, James Schauer, Laura Schwendinger, Emily Stanley and Jeremi Suri. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation fully funds the prestigious award given to faculty members who have earned UW-Madison tenure within the past four years. Each received $50,000 for future research and independent working opportunities. “I plan to use the Romnes to help support the composition and recording of a new String Quartet for the Corigliano string quartet, as well as the recording of several other works,” Schwendinger, a human ecology professor, said. Guillot, a sociology professor,
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A large crowd gathered around the Capitol March 16 for Madison’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Grad. School honors UW faculty members with mid-career award By Diana Savage THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Graduate School awarded six UW-Madison faculty members with the annual Kellett Mid-Career Award for their research. The award is given to faculty who worked ﬁve to 20 years beyond their ﬁrst tenured position. This year’s honorees, Harry Brighouse, Mark Ediger, Kenneth Goldstein, Kenneth Raffa, William Engels and Leonard Abbeduto, will each receive $60,000 for future research. Brighouse, who conducts research in the philosophy department, said he is currently working with Oxford political theorist Adam Smith on determining how family ﬁts morally into a just society. According to Brighouse, research in the philosophy department differs from research in other disciplines. “It doesn’t involve going through archives or doing experiments, but in thinking as carefully as possible about arguments concerning matters for which empirical evidence does not give us the answers,” he said. Brighouse also said philosophical research differs from other disciplines in the relationship it creates between undergraduates and professors. “On the one hand it is quite difﬁcult and technical, and so hard for undergraduates to do original work in, but on the other hand it requires imagination and insight, so that undergraduates can teach their professors interesting things,” he said. Brighouse said he plans to use the award money for his current research and three new projects. “We plan to develop a defense of a very strong principle of gender
Iraq from page 1 debate over whether the war was worth ﬁghting, whether the ﬁght is worth winning and whether we can win it. The answers are clear to me … this is a ﬁght America can and must win,” Bush said. Kristan said he hoped more people will become involved in campus antiwar protests, because voting for a new president is not enough. “People think that Bush is going to be out of ofﬁce soon and magically the troops are going to be home,” he said. “Voting is not enough, and we all have to get involved.” However, as the war in Iraq hit
equality and explore some reform ideas that might help to implement that principle,” he said. Ediger, who has conducted research in the chemistry department for 28 years and has owned his own lab for 23 years, attributes his work to several role models. Ediger said Galileo, whom he called “in many ways, the ﬁrst modern scientist,” taught him to pursue experiments regardless of prior scientiﬁc ﬁndings. Ediger said he and fellow researchers prepared possibly the most stable glasses ever made in a laboratory. “Because they are more dense and energetically more stable than ordinary glasses, they resist crystallization and water uptake,” he said. Ediger said he plans to use the award for new experiments in the same general area. “This type of funding lets me start new projects prior to landing a new federal grant, so that is a big advantage,” he said. Goldstein’s research on political advertising, turnout, campaign ﬁnance, survey methodology, Israeli politics and presidential elections has appeared in political science, medical and law journals. Goldstein said he would use his award for a variety of projects, including a survey with other UW-Madison colleagues during the 2008 election, a study of local political news coverage and a survey in Israel. Raffa conducts research in entomology, studying how trees defend themselves against insects, mechanisms by which insects overcome those defenses and processes by which predators, parasites and pathogens impact forest insects. Raffa said he plans to use his award
to continue his lab’s research on forest insects. “I’ve been most enthused about conducting studies that try to link pattern and process,” Raffa said. “UW-Madison provides the best environment possible for engaging in this approach, because it has a climate that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of applied and basic science.”
the ﬁve-year mark, getting involved is something that fewer Americans feel compelled to do, according to James Baughman, director of UWMadison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “There are some indications that Iraq has become a less violent place, and if it’s less violent it becomes less newsworthy,” Baughman said. He also said media coverage of the war has gone through different phases, with a current overall decline. “Audiences have expressed anger at news media coverage in Iraq, claiming it is too negative, and not stressing the positives. Americans are blaming the messenger instead of the tactics,” he
said. “I really believe the core reporting that’s going on is unbiased, and I think where the biases creep up is with the people back home.” Both Baughman and Kristan agreed the Iraq War is deﬁnitely a focus of the 2008 presidential election this November. “My advice is make yourself read the coverage,” Baughman said, “People will watch SportsCenter and they’ll know who’s seeded third in the NCAA … that kind of temptation didn’t operate 30-40 years ago. “Make yourself read the whole story, not just the report. That’s the problem nobody wants to talk about, and they end up blaming the press.”
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frankenstein veto must be amended
n April 1, a constitutional amendment addressing the veto power of Wisconsin governors will be up for vote. The power in question has been dubbed the “Frankenstein” veto by many critics for granting the ability to stitch together fragments of a bill’s sentences in a manner similar to Dr. Frankenstein’s creation of his monster. Despite the date of the election, this is no April fool’s prank, and the choice in this matter is an easy one: Vote “yes” to amend the “Frankenstein” veto. Such power is widely opposed throughout the state of Wisconsin, as the state Assembly voted 94-1 in favor of the bill in January. Even Gov. Jim Doyle, prior to taking office, was weary of the “Frankenstein” veto, unique to the state of Wisconsin. Since he became governor, though, Doyle has abused the veto like others before him.
The answer is easy: Vote yes to end the “Frankenstein” veto.
Such was the case in the 2005 budget, where Doyle reduced more than 750 words from a portion of the budget to a single, 20word sentence in order to transfer $427 million dollars from the state transportation fund to the general fund. The amount
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came from various other numbers presented in the original bill. These provisions, not intended or approved by lawmakers, show the outlandish amount of power this veto grants the governor in constructing a budget.
Wisconsin voters have another chance to ensure that policies and taxes are a concern for lawmakers, not the governor.
Voting to remove such an unnecessary power ensures that such an abuse never happens again. Similar action was taken in 1990’s amendment of the “Vanna White” veto, which stripped then-Gov. Tommy Thompson of his ability to veto individual letters to spell out new words. Amending the “Frankenstein” veto is the next logical step in ensuring fair play. Wisconsin voters did the right thing in 1990, ensuring a separation of powers by stripping the governor of their ability to make unnecessary changes to laws. Wisconsin voters have another chance to ensure that policies, taxes and spending amounts are a concern for lawmakers, not the governor. Bipartisan support of this amendment is sweeping, and for good reason. End this abuse of power and vote “yes” on April 1 to amend the “Frankenstein veto” and end the twisting of Wisconsin legislature’s intentions.
SOUNDBITES: “FRANKENSTEIN” VETO AMENDMENT “(b) If the governor approves and signs the bill, the bill shall become law. Appropriation bills may be approved in whole or in part by the governor, and the part approved shall become law. (c) In approving an appropriation bill in part, the governor may not create a new word by rejecting individual letters in the words of the enrolled bill. ” —Article V, section 10 of Wisconsin constitution, “QUESTION 1: Partial veto. Shall section 10 (1) (c) of article V of the constitution be amended to prohibit the governor, in exercising his or her partial veto authority, from creating a new sentence by combining parts of two or more sentences of the enrolled bill?” —proposed amendment on Tuesday, April 1 ballot “I believe that it is fundamental to the integrity of the legislative process that we don’t create entirely new laws simply by veto.” —state Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee “I think [the amendment] is a really important step in putting an end to the abuse that we have seen in the last two budgets. This is about good government. It’s about accountability.” —state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls “The power has been an important check on a Legislature that has gone to the extremes, either in excessive spending or harming education. We know voters will very carefully decide whether to change the constitution.” —Gov. Jim Doyle’s spokesperson Jess Erickson Sources: Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin State Legislature
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RYAN DASHEK opinion columnist
lthough a column on global warming may seem a bit absurd right now, especially after Mother Nature decided to dump another foot of snow on southern Wisconsin this past weekend, a recent article from the Associated Press discussed some visible biological effects of global warming. It pointed to the earlier and earlier appearance of birds and flower buds as an indication of this climate-changing phenomenon. The majority of people in the world agree that global warming is indeed occurring. However, there is some disparity as to the exact cause of the ever-warming environment and which solutions to pursue. There is insurmountable evidence, though, that human activity is indeed the culprit behind global warming, and action needs to be taken now before we permanently scar our world.
The Kyoto Protocol can be successful in the United States without having grievous effects on the ﬁnancial system.
There is really no argument against the fact that the constant burning of massive amounts of fossil fuels combined with many of our agricultural practices is releasing a huge amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Many skeptics of global warming, however, point to cyclical solar flares, ocean currents or just natural variation as the real culprits behind the rising tem-
peratures. They claim that the warming of the environment is actually quite natural, and they do have a valid point; the solar output of the sun does typically vary, and theoretically we could be simply going through a period of increased solar output. Also, there some evidence that varying ocean currents could dramatically change our climate. Yet there is overwhelming proof that human activity is the real reason behind the rising temperatures. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there are three major indications that mankind is the actual cause. The first is the warming of ocean waters up to 1500 feet below the surface, the measured temperatures of which fall well outside the range of natural variations. The second indication is the upward shifting of layers of the atmosphere. Scientists have confirmed that while the sun has increased in output over the last century, that alone would not account for the major rise in position of the tropopause, the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. The release of greenhouse gases from humans, when combined with increased solar output, however, does explain the shifting of the Earth’s atmosphere. The third sign that human activity is to blame for global warming is the drastic warming of the earth’s surface temperature. According to scientists on the International Panel of Climate Change, solar fluctuations and aerosol pollution alone would not be able to cause such a dramatic rise in the Earth’s temperature. Therefore, the emission of fossil fuels from human activity must be the main driving force that is causing our climate to change. Action against global warming needs to be taken now, before our environment is forever damaged. A great first step for the United States would be to rat-
ify the Kyoto Protocol. This is especially important because as a nation we release the greatest amount of greenhouse gases in the world. The Kyoto Protocol requires nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5.2 percent as compared to what that country emitted in 1990, and to do this between the years 2008 and 2012.
There is insurmountable evidence, though, that human activity is indeed the culprit behind global warming.
The United States had refused to sign the treaty, though, claiming it would be detrimental to the U.S. economy. However, several large U.S. cities, including Madison and Milwaukee, have adopted the terms of the Kyoto Protocol, and have been at least partially successful thus far without damaging their economies. This shows that the Kyoto Protocol can be successful in a developed nation like the United States, without having grievous effects on the ﬁnancial system. Thus, the Kyoto Protocol is a great ﬁrst step toward ﬁxing what mankind has done to the planet. While ratification of the Kyoto Protocol would be a great way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it is only the first step. Immediate action by governments from around the world needs to be taken to ensure a sustainable planet for the future generations of the world. To do nothing about global warming is irresponsible. Human activity is the main reason for what has happened to the world. We are the cause, and we must ﬁnd a solution before it is too late. Ryan Dashek is a sophomore majoring in biology. Please send responses to email@example.com.
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By Mark Riechers THE DAILY CARDINAL
Zombie movie fans need more than cosmic rays to revive their faith in horror legend George A. Romero after his last effort in the genre—a warmed-over corpse called “Land of the Dead.” Romero’s newest attempt, “Diary of the Dead,” returns to his classic formula of brainmunching glory in a modern, information-saturated world. However, the film is disfigured by its heavy-handed messages.�
All of this commentary would have been far more compelling if it had arisen in the car ride home from the theater.
“Diary” follows a group of film students who, from videos they download from the Web, discover the world is coming to the ende—zombie-apocalypsestylee. Loading up their equipment RV, they truck it home from their college in Pittsburgh to make sure their families are all right, using every fancy new media gadget they can grab. Their journey is filmed by Jason, a student director who, along with his friends, insists on recording everything “for the sake of history.” It’s shot entirely in the first person apart from brief moments of the security camera footage the students are oddly able to procure. Romero clearly got the memo following “Land of the Dead,” and he tries to use “Diary” as a low-budget redemption free from the Hollywood chains that condemned “Land” to mediocrity. The bulk of the film is shot on two cameras, giving the audience a first-person perspective, and features no big name actors, centering on the Romero equation of adding one-part zombie slaughter to one-part social commentary to yield a cheesy, yet satisfying experience. The first part of that equation is nailed in spades, delivered with Romero’s signature mastery of the genre. Despite the low budget, special effects got
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With its political commentary and some multi-dimensional characters, George A. Romero’s “Diary of the Dead” might seem like an unconventional zombie film. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of half-eaten dead girls and brain-craving zombies to go around. the royal treatment—a healthy mix of CGI stands in for those brains, guts and gushy blood spurts. Because of the first-person perspective, the effects are especially successful, delivering some genuine scares but mostly the gratuitous zombie deaths for which fans clamor.�
‘Diary of the Dead’ is disﬁgured by its heavy-handed messages.
The casting is spot on for the carnage, with a mix of genre staples from the hot girl and the nerd, to more unique characters, like an alcoholic yet insightful professor
tagging along for the ride. The film slips in this magnificent bloodbath when it comes to the social commentary, employing all the subtlety of a sledgehammer in driving home the film’s message about news media exploitation. The audience is never given a chance to draw any parallels between filming of the zombie attacks and filming of real-life atrocities. Plenty of real news footage and voiceovers cut in to tell audience members the message and how to interpret it. All the commentary would have been far more compelling if it had arisen in the car ride home from the theater instead.� The filmmaking may be gimmicky, but it’s supposed to be, and zombie fans will still love it. The heavy-handed messages don’t ruin the experience, but certainly hold it back.
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Hush Sound ampliﬁes audience, mufﬂes fresh lyrics in Blues By Carissa Carroll THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Hush Sound take a step away from their typical musical fare with their third album, Goodbye Blues. Following So Sudden and Like Vines, the Chicago group introduced new techniques to deepen its sound, expand its horizons in style and content and, perhaps, broaden its fan base. Calling the album Goodbye Blues may be a misnomer; the Hush Sound have, in reality, said “hello” by adding blues styling to their peppy alternative tunes. The group received its biggest break thus far with the attention of the bands Panic at the Disco and Fall Out Boy. However, the Hush Sound has always showed much more
originality and range with little to none of the mainstream success the other groups have found. Goodbye Blues announces that the Hush Sound have a bright future in front of them, if they can continue to bring in techniques that improve their sound and set them apart.
The Hush Sound have created a musical experience that is original, beautiful and more powerful than their previous albums.
One of the most impressive differences from the first two albums is the change in
pianist/vocalist Greta Salpeter’s between old and new. voice. Where she once sounded A disappointment is the breathy and ethereal, she has departure from fantastical, crepulled in depth and strength ative lyrics in favor of the more traditional love to give her singing a bluesy, and heartbreak. CD REVIEW husky feel. The On a behindchange brings the-scenes video the music from included on the pretty to powbonus track vererful, especially sion of the album coupled with (it’s not really more predomiworth it, by the nant piano on way), Salpeter Goodbye Blues many of the sums up the The Hush tracks. new songs well, Sound One great describing them track that shows as having more this difference is “The Boys Are “depth” while being less “whimToo Refined,” which combines sical” than past tracks. For fans looking for a famila characteristically beautiful piano intro and Greta’s new, iar, older sound from the group, husky vocals for a hybrid style both “As You Cry” and “Not
Your Concern” have the same sound as many tracks from the first two albums. Two songs that largely depart from this style are “Intro,” a very traditional and classical short track that signals the change in direction, and the jazzy, upbeat “Love You Much Better.” With Goodbye Blues, the Hush Sound have created a musical experience that is original, beautiful and more powerful than their previous albums. It could be their chance to gain more attention from a broader range of listeners. While it wouldn’t be bad for the Hush Sound to bring back some of the whimsy that characterized their first two albums, their new direction may prove a ticket to bigger and brighter things.
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Men’s hockey earns third seed in NCAA Tournament By Jon Bortin THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team finished the season with three straight losses and a losing record. It was not the hard sell UW had in mind as it tried to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Still, when the 16 teams were announced Sunday morning, the Badgers became part of an exclusive group that can all but forget about results over the past five months. What’s more, the Badgers will have home ice in their regional bracket, which begins this weekend. The Badgers, drawing the No. 3 seed, will face off singleelimination style against Denver at the Kohl Center Saturday. The Midwest Regional in Madison will feature another familiar face in No. 1 seed North Dakota, which will play Princeton for a spot in the regional final Sunday night. The Badgers are unquestionably one of the more surprising entrants. Their results last week in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Tournament—two losses to St. Cloud State in the first round— did not buttress their argument for a spot, and it is rare for a team with an overall losing record to pass muster. UW is 15-16-7 this year and never moved more than three games above .500. The selection committee was evidently able to overlook the Badgers’ poor finish, giving UW one of the 10 at-large bids that are determined by factors like Rating Percentage Index and record against other teams under consideration. One of the teams thought to be in close competition with the Badgers was Minnesota State, which finished above the Badgers in the WCHA standings and was the higher ranked team as of last week. The Mavericks also lost in the first round of the WCHA playoffs to Minnesota, which will be playing in the Northeast Regional. A record six WCHA teams, including St. Cloud State and Colorado College, were selected for the single-elimination tournament. Yet the Midwest is the only
regional to feature more than one. Even with what is certain to be a home ice environment at the Kohl Center, the Badgers have a tall task in order to advance to the Frozen Four in Denver. First they will have to get past the Pioneers, who beat resurgent Minnesota Saturday for their 15th Final Five championship and its attendant automatic NCAA bid. In their only series this season in Denver, the Badgers and Pioneers split. Like the Badgers, who have their own dynamic freshmen, Denver has possibly the best first-year player in the country. Tyler Bozak leads the team with 18 goals and 34 points. Peter Mannino, the team’s senior goalie, has experience and athleticism, and was an early candidate for the top individual award in college hockey. Wisconsin and Denver will play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, following the North Dakota-Princeton game scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale through uwbadgers.com.
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Senior defenseman and team captain Davis Drewiske will get at least one more home game at the Kohl Center this Saturday.
Turning it on for the tournament: Senior center reaches peak at right time COMMENTARY By Ryan Reszel THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Senior center Greg Stiemsma has contributed on both the offensive and defensive end to help UW make the Sweet 16.
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Guards Blake Young, Clent Stewart and Jacob Pullen—who had combined for 17 points and 10 assists in Kansas State’s 8067 victory over USC Thursday— scored a total of eight points and only recorded three assists against the Badgers. “They really packed the lane,” Stewart said. “It worked today because we didn’t knock down the shots.” Although the UW defense frustrated KSU, the Badgers’ ability to penetrate the lane and their efficiency from behind the 3-point line propelled them on a pivotal 10-0 run that stretched from the first half into the second. After a dunk by Beasley made the score 36-33 with 1:05 remaining in the first half, Flowers made one dribble toward the basket before rising up and swishing a
3-pointer from the right side of the key. When play resumed in the second half, senior forward Brian Butch tapped in his own missed shot to give Wisconsin a 41-33 lead. On the next UW possession, sophomore guard Trevon Hughes blew by his defender and put up a one-handed underhand shot while drawing a foul on KSU freshman forward Dominique Sutton. The shot fell through the net and Hughes made the free-throw. Minutes later, Hughes drained a fade-away jump shot from the left wing with a defender’s hand in his face. The basket gave Wisconsin a 46-33 advantage with 16:34 left to play. The stretch seemed to deflate the Wildcats, who fell further and further behind as the half continued. “Here’s the thing with Wisconsin: If you’re down 10 to them, it’s the equal of being down
OMAHA, Neb.—With nine minutes remaining in their battle against the No. 11 seed Kansas State Wildcats, the No. 3 seed Wisconsin Badgers led 58-49. In an attempt to cut into the UW lead, Wildcat head coach Frank Martin put on a full-court press. After several quick passes crisscrossed the court, Wisconsin senior center Greg Stiemsma received the ball and drove down the right side of the lane. As he leaped toward the hoop, Stiemsma collided in midair with KSU freshman forward Michael Beasley. Yet the jolt did not prevent the Randolph, Wis., native from muscling a layup into the basket. The referee’s whistle signaled a foul and chance for a 3-point play, and the Badger faithful at the Qwest Center erupted in cheers. “I guess it was my night,” a smiling Stiemsma said after the game. It was indeed Stiemsma’s night. He ﬁnished with a career-high 14 points in only 14 minutes of playing time. 25 to somebody else,” Martin said. Hughes and Flowers guided the Badger offense throughout the game. The two guards repeatedly penetrated into the lane, creating shots for themselves, open looks for teammates on the perimeter or easy baskets for Butch and senior center Greg Stiemsma. In the first half alone, Flowers and Hughes each had three assists, which helped Wisconsin build a 32-22 advantage. The Badgers also made seven of their 15 first-half 3-point attempts. Hughes tied a career high with 25 points, while Flowers stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, ﬁve rebounds, ﬁve assists and a steal. Stiemsma scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in only 14 minutes of playing time. Wisconsin will face No. 10 seed Davidson in Detroit Friday.
The image of the tall, gangly Badger powering over the national Freshman of the Year might stand as the deﬁning moment in Wisconsin’s 72-55 victory over Kansas State. It also put an exclamation point on a remarkable two-game stretch for Stiemsma.
“I think it hit him that this is his senior year and he wanted to step it up.” Joe Krabbenhoft junior guard Wisconsin men’s basketball
In 22 total minutes, he scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded two blocks. Stiemsma shot nearly 70 percent from the ﬁeld, and was one of the main reasons why the Badgers are moving on to the Sweet 16. “He’s been doing that all year and especially the last two months,” junior forward Joe Krabbenhoft said after Stiemsma’s six-point, fourrebound night against Cal State Fullerton. “I think it hit him that
this is his senior year and he wanted to step it up.” Although the statistics speak for themselves—arguably no player in the tournament has been more efﬁcient off the bench—they do not tell the whole story. Like fellow senior forward Brian Butch, Stiemsma has endured several well-documented obstacles. He has suffered a foot injury and battled with depression. When he has been able to play, certain matchups have prevented him from getting signiﬁcant minutes. “He’s persevered,” said UW head coach Bo Ryan simultaneously referring to Stiemsma’s focus despite a lack of consistent playing time on the court and his ability to overcome struggles off the court. “Lot’s been made about Brian Butch and the things he’s been through. Greg Stiemsma, [it’s] the same thing.” “I think some of these guys are starting to show that they’ve learned some things about being men.” Judging from his play this weekend, it appears Stiemsma has become more of a monster on the court than a man. That’s a good thing for everyone, except Badger opponents.
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Senior forward Brian Butch has been a key ﬁgure in Wisconsin’s success this season, which includes a school-record 31 wins.
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How sweet it is Backcourt for UW shines in early rounds By Ryan Rezsel THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Senior guard Michael Flowers has been the most consistent player for Wisconsin so far in the NCAA Tournament.
OMAHA, Neb.—When the No. 6-seed Southern California Trojans and the No. 11-seed Kansas State Wildcats walked onto the court Thursday night at the Qwest Center, the spotlight focused on two players—USC freshman forward O.J. Mayo and Kansas State freshman forward Michael Beasley. Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley sat in the third row at center court and watched along with the majority of CBS’s national viewers as Mayo and Beasley made acrobatic shots and rim-rocking dunks. Yet the player who stood out was another KSU freshman forward, Bill Walker. In the first half he scored 17 of the Wildcats’ 37 points and finished with 22 points and five rebounds. Thus, when Kansas State faced Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, the focus was again on two players—Beasley, the CBSSports.com National Player of the Year, and Walker, a potential first-round NBA draft pick. Wisconsin guards Trevon Hughes and Michael Flowers have received little national attention this season, but the backcourt duo controlled the game
on both ends of the floor during Wisconsin’s 72-55 win. “I had fun,” Flowers said. “It was just an exciting game, a game I probably won’t ever forget against a good team.” Although Flowers committed five turnovers—something he said would “keep him up at night”— the senior leader did everything else right for the Badgers. He made all three of his 3-pointers and also recorded five assists. Perhaps, most impressively, Flowers produced on the offensive end while also defending the five-inches-taller Walker on several possessions. “I thought our guards did an excellent job,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “Michael Flowers ended up on three or four different players during the course of the game.” Hughes only committed one turnover, shot 4-of-9 from 3point range and tied a career-high with 25 points. In Wisconsin’s 71-56 victory over Cal State Fullerton, Hughes missed all of his 3-point attempts and scored only eight points. His play contributed to Wisconsin’s erratic performance on offense against the much smaller Titans. The Queens, N.Y., native said he felt “antsy” against Fullerton, but stayed patient during the second game of the tournament. “The game we played ... against Cal State ... I wanted to go out there and show what I had. It got away from me,” Hughes said. “Today I knew I
had to be under control and play Wisconsin basketball, get my teammates involved before I start forcing anything.” Hughes and Flowers outscored Kansas State’s starting guards Blake Young and Clent Stewart 40-4, out-rebounded them 7-5 and had five more assists. Riley was not in attendance for Saturday’s game, but Hughes did not seem to mind. “I like playing under the radar,” he said. “We don’t have to get talked about. We know what we’ve got in the locker room, and it put a chip on our shoulder, made us go out and play even harder.”
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Sophomore point guard Trevon Hughes had a career-high 25 points against Kansas State.
Women’s hockey loses in NCAA Championship against Duluth By Eric Levine THE DAILY CARDINAL
DULUTH, Minn.—The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s bid for a third-straight national championship took the form of a six-foot putt to win a golf tournament on the 18th green. That’s how Badger head coach Mark Johnson described his team’s 4-0 loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game Saturday before a passionate crowd at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The ball lipped out of the hole, representing a day in which the breaks did not bend in Wisconsin’s favor. Duluth gained momentum in the ﬁnal minute of the ﬁrst period when freshman forward Haley Irwin banged home a loose puck for a controversial goal and a 1-0 lead. Johnson said he heard a whistle from an ofﬁcial before the puck entered the net. Wisconsin junior goaltender Jesse Vetter conﬁrmed that she, too, heard a whistle. The goal stood after a long review, which led to an unusual and extended protest by Johnson to referee Scott Leavitt at the end of the ﬁrst period. Down on their luck, the Badgers were unable to respond to the adversity against Duluth as they had in the previous two tournament games against Harvard and Minnesota, when they struck back quickly after entering a period trailing by a goal. Each chance the Badgers created offensively was shut down by Bulldog sophomore goaltender Kim Martin, who won the tournament’s Most
Outstanding Player award, making 28 saves against Wisconsin and 69 stops overall in the Frozen Four. As a result of Martin’s prowess and a slew of strong rushes at the other end of the ice, the Bulldogs made it 2-0 on a power play in the second period when sophomore forward Emmanuelle Blais backhanded the puck past Vetter just after the midway point of the game.
“We had our chances but we just didn’t capitalize.” Jesse Vetter junior goaltender Wisconsin women’s hockey
Duluth junior forward Sara O’Toole scored a shorthanded goal later in the second period, and senior forward and team captain Karine Demuele capped her career by scoring an empty net goal in the third period after Johnson pulled Vetter in an attempt to generate offensive pressure with three minutes remaining. “I deﬁnitely thought it would be a close game,” Vetter said, acknowledging Martin’s impressive performance. “We had our chances but we just didn’t capitalize.” Bulldog head coach Shannon Miller boasted prior to Saturday’s game about an unspeciﬁed weakness she had spotted within Wisconsin that she planned to have her team exploit. It appeared after the championship game that Miller’s players
responded to the instructions. “I’m hoping [the weakness] is still there next year,” Miller said, adding that her team did a great job of cashing in on the Badgers’ shortcoming. A search for the Badgers’ alleged defect ﬁnds one glaring result: their power play. Wisconsin was scoreless in 10 chances with the man-advantage. “The most challenging part of a power play is to get the puck in the offensive zone under control,” Johnson said. “We just had a real difﬁcult time bringing the puck into the offensive zone.” The game served as a measure of redemption for Duluth, which lost to Wisconsin 4-1 in last season’s NCAA ﬁnals. For Julie Chu, a Bulldog assistant coach who played for Harvard when it lost to Wisconsin 1-0 in four overtimes in last season’s NCAA quarterﬁnal, Saturday’s game was also special. “To be able to win it as a coach is awesome,” Chu said. “[In the ﬁrst year] you expect to battle a little bit and maybe hopefully in your lifetime you get a national win. I was able to do it in my ﬁrst year with a great team.” Senior forward Jinelle Zaugg’s career ends similarly to Chu’s, with a loss in the NCAA Tournament. Zaugg reﬂected on the improvements the program has made in her four seasons as a Badger. “We have to hang our heads high. We played a great season,” Zaugg said, who exits Wisconsin as a two-time national champion and its all-time leading goal scorer with 89. “I’ve had a great four years.”
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Senior forward Jinelle Zaugg holds UW’s runner-up trophy, as the Badgers fell short of their bid for three-straight NCAA Championships.