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Council approves Freakfest 2008 security funding

Cieslewicz unveils ’09 operating budget

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The Madison Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the city’s proposed contract for Freakfest 2008 and to allow the appropriation of $40,000 of Madison Police contingent reserve funds to

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Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12, wants Freakfest expenses to be included in the next year’s city budget.

fund security for the event. Translation: all systems go for this year’s party. The referendums were not passed without discussion of how the city pays for this event, however. Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12, said that although she does not oppose the city helping in funding the annual event, the costs should be considered in the making of the city budget for the following year. City expenses for Freakfest, not considered in this year’s or in the 2009 city budget, are usually paid for with reserve funds within the Madison Police Department. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said these expenses largely fund security staffing for the event but that security costs have been steadily decreasing. He added that police costs are the highest of city expenses and that safe and successful events over the last two years have helped the city reduce its cost. “This year we’re cutting back on some of the security because, luckily, we can. We

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Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz introduced his proposed 2009 operating budget Tuesday, one he described as challenging. haven’t had problems the last few years,” he said. “So we’re saving money by not having as many cops at this event.” Council members also said at an upward trend in revenue generated by the event shows that Freakfest may soon be able to pay for itself. Ald. Eli Judge, District 8, said that although ticket prices are rising

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this year, he hopes to start working toward making the event free to Madison area students. “Now that it’s huge ticket items, like O.A.R.,” Judge said, “I think that students, because they give so much to the city, should in their own way be able to enjoy what used to be a free event for free and get the benefits of being Madison citizens.”

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz introduced his proposed 2009 operating budget to members of the Common Council Tuesday, announcing a continued commitment to public safety and basic services. Cieslewicz made it a point to discuss the tough budget environment at the presentation and referred to high fuel costs and a poor economy as reasons for this year’s challenging budget. “This budget did not come without hard choices and difficult tradeoffs, but in the toughest budget I’ve faced, I’m confident I met my goals in a way that spreads the painful choices,” Cieslewicz said in a statement. Cieslewicz announced he will not be cutting any police officers, firefighters or crossing guards in an effort to keep public safety a top priority. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said he was pleased with the mayor’s decision to spare programs like the Downtown Safety Initiative, which provided addi-

Stolen laptop leads to chase, suspect being tasered by police Witnesses and police pursued the suspect down Gorham Street By Anna Bukowski THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Aaron Andrzejak improvs a scene where he has killed his son, played by Jack Headland. The performance is part of a Wisconsin Union Directorate Student Performance Committee program that meets weekly.

Custodians picket against extension of new third shift hours By Erin Banco THE DAILY CARDINAL

UW-Madison custodians stood in the rain Tuesday to picket against a change in their third shift work schedule, implemented in August. Members of Local 171, a union representing blue-collar employees, said they were against the new onehour difference in the third shift.

According to Randy Brink, president of Local 171, the third shift custodians have worked from 5 p.m. to 1: 30 a.m. for over 30 years. He said the change in hours—from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.—causes problems for workers who wake up early to drive their children to school. “When we were informed of this change we had a series of meetings

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A Madison man led police and witnesses on a chase through the downtown area after he cut through a window screen and stole a laptop from an apartment Monday evening. The burglary occurred at 5:42 p.m. at the 26-year-old victim’s residence. The victim, who was home at the time of the robbery, chased the perpetrator from the 100 block of East Gorham Street toward James Madison Park with a gathering of witnesses, according to the police report. The suspect returned the laptop but after doing so, fled the scene. According to Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain, a UW student flagged down a nearby police officer, and the officer chased the suspect on foot. A struggle ensued in which perpetrator elbowed the officer in the chest and broke free. Another onlooker, a former wrestler, tackled the suspect and pinned

him to the ground. Soon after, police backup arrived where they again captured the suspect and subdued him with an Electronic Control Device Taser. DeSpain said it is “not uncommon for [officers to use the taser] if a suspect is resisting arrest.” Police arrested Taurus S. Bowdry, age 34, and tentatively charged him with residential burglary, battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting a law enforcement officer and a parole hold. DeSpain said laptop burglaries are often a result of cut window screens. MPD Central District Lt. Joe Balles encourages students to take preventative measures with their laptops. Most notably, Balles advises students to be careful where they put their backpack and write down the serial number of their laptop. The number helps the police and manufacturer more easily track the device in case it is stolen. Balles also suggests students invest in an external hard drive and backup important data often. “It is a cheap insurance policy in the event that you lose everything that is on your laptop,” he said.

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y Big Toe and I have been through so much together—ice skating lessons, ballet recitals and impromptu pick-up basketball games at the park in junior high (when I had some cooked-up notion that guys liked butch girls who were good at sports and wore knee-length Bulls jerseys). The love my Big Toe and I have for each other is strong, unconditional. He helps me walk, and I give him love by occasionally washing him or having some weird lady rub him at the salon. My Big Toenail and I are even closer. It’s a result of the annual pedicures I gift him every time I get some spare money (probably from my Dad or some other man who likes my feet). My Big Toenail has gone through all my stages with me—classic red for my “sophisticated stage,” black for those rebellious years I listened to bad emo music sung by guys I really could have beaten in basketball, and neon green, for when

By Jessica Feld THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission charged Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman with judicial misconduct Tuesday for financing a false television advertisement aired during his campaign in March 2008. According to the complaint, Gableman misrepresented his opponent, Justice Louis Butler, in an advertisement “knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth.”

“I think it’s a direct result of the breakdown of our judicial elections.” Mike McCabe director Wiconsin Democracy Campaign

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I was having an identity crisis and wanted to “stand out.” Like my Big Toe, I thought my Big Toenail and I could survive anything, that our relationship was indestructible. That was until yesterday, when he up and left me. There wasn’t much warning. I assumed everything between us was fine. I mean, sure I hadn’t cut him for a while, and yeah, I had just bought an uncomfortable pair of shoes, but I wouldn’t say our relationship was troubled, maybe just strained. Maybe he didn’t appreciate that I hadn’t painted him since the beginning of the summer and hadn’t gotten that new foot cream from Bath and Body Works that I swore I’d try just for him. I was in my living room, and we were waiting for my Dad to arrive, who was visiting for the day. Mr. Big was looking forward to it, I mean, he’s known my Dad practically as long as I have. But I could sense that he was distant and uncomfortable, so I took off my boots to give him some space. We sat in silence. “So...” I said, clearing the air.,“wanna watch some TV?” I waited for a response, but he ignored me.

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The ad, which according to the complaint was personally reviewed by Gableman, accused Butler of direct involvement in the release of Reuben Lee Mitchell, a child molester. After reviewing Butler’s involvement in Mitchell’s case, both the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals found that Butler was not involved in Mitchell’s release, the complaint stated. The commission found Gableman had no reason to believe, at the time the advertisement was aired, that Butler had any responsibility or involvement in Mitchell’s release and later crime. Following the commission’s April 2008 initial investigation of the matter, Gableman submitted a written response and appeared

before a counsel in August 2008. Upon review, the commission found probable cause that Gableman willfully violated the Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct that prohibits judicial candidates from misrepresenting their opponents, according to the complaint. Darrin Schmitz, a spokesperson for Gableman, said in a statement the commission is disregarding Gableman’s First Amendment rights to free speech. “The commission chose to ignore the plain language of the ad, which is factual,” Schmitz said. “Instead, the complaint alleges that the ad contains false statements on the basis of inference and implication.” Review of Gableman’s actions marks the second case in the past year that the commission has investigated justices’ violation of judicial law. In 2007, the commission found Justice Annette Ziegler violated ethics laws when she presided over cases for which she had a conflict of interest. Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Mike McCabe, said he is not surprised by the Supreme Court’s recent discipline of two justices in a matter of months. “I think it’s a direct result of the breakdown of our judicial elections and the poisoning of election campaigns for Supreme Court that we’ve seen in these last two races,” McCabe said. The Court of Appeals will select a Judicial Conduct Panel to hear the complaint against Gableman. The panel will then review the case and report its findings to the Supreme Court, which will issue a final decision.

“Where do you want to go to dinner tonight? I was thinking we could go to The Square. Maybe The Old Fashioned. What do you think?” I looked at him, but his blank face gave me no indication as to what he was thinking. The stale air hung between us like a canopy, draping us in a silence we had grown familiar with ever since I’d lost that toe ring during this one night I went swimming and left it on the edge of some dude’s pool. The next morning my Big Toenail couldn’t even look at me. He was disgusted. “What’s wrong? Are you mad? Are you still angry about that summer? It was just one time in his pool, I swear. And I mean, you were there, you know what happened. If I could take it back, I WOULD!” Still, he said nothing, only wiggled in place. I rubbed my nail, and pinched the top of Mr. Big’s head because he loves when I do that shit. Totally gets him in the mood. “You know I love you, right?” My cell phone rang, “Daddy” flashing on the screen, and I’ve never been so thankful to have an interruption. “Hey Ash, I’m almost there,

could you run outside and see if there’s any street parking?” “Sure.” I rush over to the door and whip it open, only to feel a sharp stabbing pain shooting up on my left Big Toe. The door crashes right into the nail, and I can feel it lifeless and loose inside my sock. It is at this moment that I realize the truth—he is really leaving me. I scream, drop to the ground and begin to rock back and forth. I do not take off my sock because I am too scared to see what it looks like without him there. I can feel it hanging, but the thought of actually seeing it is too painful. So I take off my sock, and without looking at the remains of something that used to be a piece of me, I toss Mr. Big into the trash. And into my apartment steps the man who’s really been through everything with me— from those basketball games to my license revocation—my Dad. Wearing his favorite T-shirt, the navy one that says COLLEGE, Mr. Edward Spencer. If you’d like to donate a pair of shoes that don’t scrape the top of Ashley’s newly hyper-sensitive big toe, e-mail her at aaspencer@wisc.edu.

Accountability Board will now regulate campaign ads funded by outside groups The Government Accountability Board, the agency in charge of overseeing elections in Wisconsin, decided Monday it will regulate campaign television ads funded by outside groups. According to Mike McCabe, director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, $12 million were spent in the last two state Supreme Court races, and $8 million of that was spent by outside interest groups on television ads. “Right now these groups can get money from anyone, from anywhere, in any amount and they don’t have to disclose a

thing,” McCabe said, adding the lack of disclosure violates citizens’ right to know who is funding the ads. McCabe said though the GAB’s regulations would not prevent any groups from running ads, they would require them to disclose financial sources and follow campaign contribution limits to reduce the practice of outside groups financing campaign ads. He said the Board has the chance to “make sure these groups are playing by the same rules as the candidates and all the other participants in the elections.”


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Doyle, legislators commemorate Friends plan to run passing of Great Lakes Compact marathon in honor of By Hannah McClung THE DAILY CARDINAL

State politicians and environmental advocates gathered at the executive residence of Gov. Jim Doyle Tuesday to commemorate the passage of the Great Lakes Compact. President Bush signed the compact last week after almost a decade of negotiations among the states and provinces bordering the Great Lakes. According to Matt Frank, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Doyle’s leadership was key in pulling all of the governors of Great Lakes states together to support the compact. “[The Great Lakes Compact has become] national legislation because of Governor Doyle’s strong leader-

ship and support from people in Wisconsin and across the country,” Frank said. The compact required all of the legislators and organizations to come together around a common bipartisan vision, which is to maintain and protect the Great Lakes, Doyle said. “For close to a decade the Great Lakes states have been negotiating and then building support for a compact that would protect these amazing waters,” he said. Doyle said the Great Lakes define Wisconsin geographically, culturally and historically, adding they are important for the state’s future. “[The compact] secures one of [Wisconsin’s] greatest competitive advantages in the 21st century, and

that is our water,” he said. According to Doyle, the rest of the Great Lakes states were watching to see what Wisconsin would do, and when it stalled here, other states were delaying their progress too. He said once the compact passed in Wisconsin, it built momentum for other Great Lakes states to ratify it as well. “Wisconsin has done the right thing and [the compact is] a way to preserve our great state for generations to come,” he said. U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said the credit for passing the compact goes to the state government, the bipartisan work of the legislature, the agencies that worked together and all the Great Lakes states.

Subpoenaed details in homicide investigation to remain private Records detailing the probe into UW-Madison Brittany Zimmermann’s homicide will not be made public, a judge ruled at a hearing Tuesday. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Diane Nicks quashed a series of subpoenas for local officials including Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, University of Wisconsin Police Chief Sue Riseling and Dane County Executive Kathleen

Falk that ordered them to present any information relating to the homicide investigation in court. The subpoenas stemmed from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Zimmermanns’ parents Kevin and Jean Zimmermann in June. Lawyers for the officials moved to quell the subpoenas, arguing that making case details public could hinder the ongoing investigation, which Nicks agreed

with in her ruling. The suit against Wisconsin Management Company, Inc., alleges that flimsy doors and locks at the West Doty Street apartment where Zimmermann was killed contributed to her death. According to the suit, Zimmermann’s fiancé Jordan Gonnering made numerous verbal and written complaints to the company about safety at the residence.

UW E-Business consortium celebrates 10-year anniversary The UW-Madison E-Business Consortium will celebrate Thursday its 10th anniversary of serving Wisconsin companies at the Madison Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. UWEBC will hold its annual EBusiness Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference, providing networking opportunity for Wisconsin executives and experts. According to Kyle Henderson, UWEBC marketing and communications manager, the consortium will host knowledge-sharing events to discuss the emerging technologies and their impact on Wisconsin businesses. The conference will hold panels dealing with marketing and customer

janitors from page 1 Schueller said. “[Chancellor Biddy Martin] is aware of this and we want to make her aware even further that we have a great concern for this problem.” Alan Fish, associate vice chancellor of facility planning and management, said the university is aware of the custodians’ concerns and have met with some members of the union to discuss the situation. He said some custodians also picketed a recognition party for facility staff that the chancellor attended in August. An onlooker and supporter of Tuesday’s picket, who asked to remain anonymous, said she works as a program assistant at UWMadison and the extension of the third shift ending time is arbitrary and disrespectful. “I work and see custodians everyday who are mistreated. The change in time just adds to the problem,” she said. Fish emphasized university support for custodians.

experience, information technology strategy and security, and supply chain management. “[The panels] are really focused on knowledge-sharing among companies for the good of all of them,” Henderson said. “They are focused on best practices in technology and business.” UW-Madison alumnus Dale Nitschke, former president of Target. com, will give the ceremony keynote address and also receive UW EBusiness Institute’s 2008 Distinguished Fellow Award during the ceremony. In 1998, Raj Veeramani, professor in the UW-Madison College of Engineering and Wisconsin School of Business, founded UWEBC. Wisconsin governors have acclaimed

the consortium for its innovative approach to helping increase Wisconsin industries’ economic interests. “UW E-Business Consortium is an industry-university partnership that pursues the latest technology and in E-Business for Wisconsin companies,” Henderson said. “E-Business Consortium is always looking forward to accessing and learning about and providing to Wisconsin companies.” Henderson said UWBEC has approximately 65 member companies from Wisconsin including Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance and Lands’ End, among others. To find more about the event, visit http://www.uwebc.org/2008conference/ index.html.

“They are valued members of our staff and important to campus so we will figure out an accommodation that will suit both entities,”

he said. According to Schueller, the custodians planned on working Tuesdays’ third shift as normal.

UW pharmacy student By Rory Linnane THE DAILY CARDINAL

A team of UW-Madison students will join 45,000 runners in Saturday’s Bank of Chicago Marathon to honor a pharmacy student who died suddenly last semester. UW-Madison student Adam Nickel, 27, died just after he crossed the finish line at the Little Rock Marathon March 2. Nickel was in his third year studying pharmacy, and had been running marathons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training program in honor of his grandmother who died of lymphoma in 2002. Nickel had already raised over $3,800 and was training for the San Diego Marathon at the time of his death. In the months following his death, members of the UWMadison pharmacy community have launched many fundraisers in his memory. One such fundraiser is this weekend’s Chicago Marathon. The team has raised thousands of dollars for TNT. Pharmacy student Sarah Balzar has raised $2,840 for TNT. During her race, Balzar said she will draw inspiration from Nickel’s attitude. “He was extremely dedicated and put his heart into everything he did,” Balzar said in a statement. “He always finished what he started, and he finished it strong.” The School of Pharmacy awarded Balzar with the first Adam Nickel Memorial Scholarship for her dedication.

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“He always finished what he started, and he finished it strong.” Sarah Balzar pharmacy student UW-Madison

In addition to the marathon, the Remembering Adam Nickel Charity Bash raised more than $3,000 Sept. 19. According to Diane Stojanovich, the director of communications for the School of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy student organizations, the student senate and the dean’s office organized the charity event and students Ann Walterman and Berook Addisu co-coordinated it.

Dean of Students hosts meet and greet on Bascom, offers PB and J sandwiches UW-Madison students are invited to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Dean of Students Lori Berquam Wednesday for a meet and greet on Bascom Hill. The second annual “PB&J with the Dean” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dean of students’ office will give away 1,500 peanut and jelly sandwiches on a first-come, firstserve basis. Students with allergies can receive jelly sandwiches. Directors at the Office of the

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Tom Dodson, member of Labor 171 and custodian for UW-Madison participated in the picketing Tuesday afternoon on University Ave.

Pharmacy student Ashley Liegel has also raised money for TNT. She said Nickel told her to consider TNT last winter because she also had personal ties to the cause. “My grandfather died of leukemia when I was in grade school, and that really affected many aspects of my childhood growing up on his family farm,” Liegel said in an e-mail. “Plus as a future pharmacist, I feel it is very important for us to take an active role as patient advocates and [inform] the public about these diseases, treatments and resources available to those affected by blood cancers,” she said.

tional police patrols downtown, from budget cuts. “These are not cops that search out house parties or go into the bars looking for underagers,” Verveer said. “These are cops that are visible out in the street that are supposed to be preventing violent crime In his vow to maintain basic services, the mayor’s proposed budget includes funding for the hire and training of firefighters for a new fire station and paramedic ambulance on Madison’s west side. Additionally, the budget proposal calls for a 50-cent increase in Metro bus fares. Verveer said the issue of bus fares could trickle down to students if the Transit and Parking Commission,

Dean of Students organized the event to help students familiarize themselves with ODOS employees and services. Provost Patrick Farrell will attend the event from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Chancellor Biddy Martin from 12 p.m. to 12:30p.m. to meet and speak with students. Berquam plans to speak about her “Safety 24/7” campaign. She will encourage students to take advantage SAFE Nighttime Services in light of recent robberies on campus. which would handle the increases, decided to change bus pass programs like the Associated Students of Madison Bus Pass. However, the mayor promised to use the fare increase to fund expansion and improvement of the bus system. “A 25-cent increase would have been necessary to just maintain current levels [while] the additional 25 cents will allow Metro to expand services, increase security at transfer points, enhance ridership through increased marketing, double programs that help low-income riders afford bus fares, and create a reserve to guard against future fuel increases,” Cieslewicz said in a statement last week. The Common Council is scheduled to vote on the budget proposal the week of Nov. 10.


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he consequences of political attack ads reached a climax yesterday after the state Judicial Commission filed a formal complaint against state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for a “false” ad he paid for during the last election cycle. Justice Gableman won a heavily contested election against former Justice Louis Butler, a race fueled by both candidates pummeling each other’s reputations with low blows and attack ads. The race drew significant state attention for its attack ads, which featured numerous allegations of each candidate’s past actions as immoral and unacceptable. While attack ads are a typical strategy in elections at every level, the state Judicial Commission claims one such ad perpetuated an outright lie. Whether or not the state Judicial

Commission’s allegations are accurate, both Justice Gableman and former Justice Butler should take notice. Their respective campaigns sold their collective souls in order to find a seat on the state Supreme Court through demeaning and misrepresenting attack ads. Whether or not attack ads are true, they sensationalize and exaggerate the flaws and past mistakes of the candidates. All politicians—not just those at the state level—should take note. Attack ads only serve to trivialize the democratic process and belittle both the loser and the winner of the election. Justice Gableman may or may not be guilty of paying for a false television ad, but he is still guilty of excessive derogatory comments toward his opponent. In the world of politics, however, Gableman has plenty of company in that arena.

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New plant adds to issue I appreciate your cautionary editorial on Monday about the new large, coal-fired addition proposed for the Cassville power plant. However, readers should know that the EPA has already declared Dane County to be in violation of fine particulate standards several weeks ago. Our air already is unhealthy and has been so for many, many years, but the health standards have been too weak until recently to reflect that as a regulatory reality rather than solely a medical reality. Clean air has naturally occurring particulates that measure 0.5 to 1.5 ug/m3. Dane County air averages about 12.3 ug/m3, and has had episodes of pollution as high as 77 ug/m3. We have also experienced sustained episodes of pollution above 35 ug/m3 for more than 24 hours, which is the current fine particulate pollution health standard. Fine particulate pollution is very insidious. It has been linked to heart disease, lung disease and other lifethreatening conditions. Many of these particles are so tiny they can travel across into your blood with oxygen from your lungs, and lodge within cells to break your chromosomal material to potentially cause genetic defects and cell mutations. Second, readers should know that northwest Dane County is a suitable area for wind power. It has ridges with good wind speeds, and these ridges are generally open with few trees, and apparently not significantly used by birds or bats that could be harmed by operating turbines. In fact, a consortium of farmers in the area, and possibly another entity as well, are considering developing a wind farm there. Everyone in Dane County should support this effort in every way possible. Yes, the wind does not blow enough to generate electricity all the time, but continued

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improvements in energy conservation can help us live within the means presented by existing non-wind electricity sources. Third, constructing and operating this plant will make it incrementally more difficult for Wisconsin to reach Governor Jim Doyle’s goal of generating 10 percent of Wisconsin’s energy from clean, renewable sources by 2015. Fourth, constructing and operating this plant will make it incrementally more difficult for Dane County to meet the EPA air quality health standard. Regions with better air quality are better candidates for continued, reasonable job growth. Also, regions with a greater reliance on renewable energy, such as wind (which has no fuel cost) will be better positioned economically as fuel costs rise for coal-fired plants. Coal has to be delivered to Wisconsin utilities every day, and costs for transporting coal by rail are only increasing with increasing long-term oil prices. Finally, one commentator seems to claim that this plant will result in cleaner air over Dane County, as though the new plant would replace the current, dirty plant. That is simply not the case. This new plant would be an addition to coal-fired electric generation at the Cassville site. The current plant will continue to operate and pollute our air. It is true that the new plant would produce less pollution per unit of electricity produced, but it will still add significant pollutants to Dane County’s air. That is something that must not be allowed. All Dane County residents should call upon Doyle to declare a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants in Wisconsin. Jeff Schimpff Madison, WI

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DAN JOSEPHSON opinion columnist s I walked down Bascom Hill the other day, it was not long before I noticed the plethora of chalk hearts pinning guilt on women who value their right to choose the option of abortion. “Abortion stops one heart and breaks another,” read the menacing letters on Bascom Hill. This was in reference to the 3,300 abortions that are legally performed every day in complete compliance with the passing of Roe V. Wade 35 years ago. While being a pro-choice advocate has never been a question for me, I can understand the concern that certain individuals have in regard to the idea of life. The value of an unborn fetus differs by one’s personal and moral opinion. And, evidently, when it comes to unborn children, people throughout this state and country do not have identical opinions on the issue. Because of such deep personal and, in most cases, religious differences individuals have toward the biological status of an unborn fetus, decades ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow the freedom for women to choose whether or not they want this unborn fetus to grow into a fully born, living human being. That being said, I can respect one’s deep, moral and personal belief that the unborn fetus is as valuable as any born, living human being. That is why those individuals who believe in pro-life have the option when they get pregnant

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(the ones who are female, that is) to carry the baby for nine months rather than get an abortion. What I cannot respect is people judging others for choosing the opposite. Abortion, regardless of how one personally feels about it, is an extremely sensitive subject. After all, it is a medical operation performed for a number of personal reasons. For some reason, hardcore pro-lifers have always been under the impression that getting an abortion is something women view as quite casual. Clearly the close-minded Bascom artists who graced us with their drawings and slogans do not only fail to realize the pain and strife women go through while getting abortions, but also the possible “heartbreaking” events that lead them to get an abortion in the first place.

For some reason, hardcore prolifers have always been under the impression that getting an abortion is viewed as casual.

Aside from my feelings that regardless of why the pregnancy occurred the carrier should be the only one making the decision, let’s just discuss one of the many reasons it was wrong to draw and write what this individual or group did. Every year, roughly 16,000 abortions are performed for rape and incest. That is an estimated 16,000 women who underwent one of the most traumatizing experiences in all of humanity.

These same women, according to our lovely chalk artists, should be forced into some sadistic form of punishment to carry a baby for nine months.

If only one abortion is performed because of rape or incest per year, that is more than significant.

A common argument against this fact is that these cases are extremely rare, seeing as an estimated 16,000 women make up merely 1 percent of the yearly abortions (over 1 millon). This argument, perhaps, is what makes pro-lifers feel justified in writing guilt-ridden statements such as the one I had to read on Bascom Hill. What they do not realize is whether it is 1 percent or .1 percent, the belief that these situations should be neglected because they are rare is absurdly unjust on so many levels. If only one abortion is performed because of rape or incest (one that is reported at least) per year, that is more than significant. Next time you want to decorate Bascom Hill with lessons on breaking hearts, consider victims who represent the life in front of us and perhaps you will think twice before publicly displaying malicious statements about women who could be victims of one of the worst societal injustices known to the world. Dan Josephson is a senior majoring in political science and legal studies. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Sarah Silverman talks about season premiere By Danny Gottlieb THE DAILY CARDINAL

Emmy award-winner Sarah Silverman has one guarantee when her show returns for its third season with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 p.m. on Comedy Central: “There are a lot of shit jokes. Cerebral shit jokes!” The famously crass comedian is returning to primetime TV with “The Sarah Silverman Program,” a show that has been called “filthy,” “offensive” and everything in between. Memorable plot lines from the first two seasons involve Silverman having sex with God and then trying to avoid him and ignore all his calls, joining a pro-life activist group until she realizes membership involves never having another abortion and investigating why dogs lick their own asses by licking a dog’s ass. But that’s nothing compared to the plot lines explored in this newest season, Silverman promised. “In the second episode, I sue Mongolia for rape, because Genghis Khan came in and raped all the Russian Jews in the 1200s,” Silverman said. “There’s an episode where it turns out my dad is alive—he faked his death to follow the Celtics—and we end up forming a Lisa Loeb cover band called the Loeb Trotters.” Although Silverman said she loves being the center of attention, the show also follows her sister Laura (played by her real sister), Laura’s boyfriend Jay (Jay Johnston) and her gay best friends, hilariously played by comedians Brian Posehn and Steve Agee. According to Silverman, some of the best story lines belong to the supporting cast. “Laura shaves her pubes, but it’s heartbreaking, because her bush was her memory of our mother,” Silverman said. “Honestly, it’s so sweet. Pubes with heart, that’s how I would describe the show.” Even when her show is off the air, Silverman is constantly

making people laugh, whether she is singing “I’m Fucking Matt Damon,” her ode to cheating on Jimmy Kimmel that won her an Emmy, or making viral videos in support of Barack Obama, such as “The Great Schlep,” in which she urges teenagers to call or visit their Jewish grandparents in Florida and ask, or even threaten, them to vote for Obama. “Every video I make is from my living room, and I’m starting to feel like Osama bin Laden,” Silverman joked. “I never leave my apartment and I make these videos that get distributed.” Through her videos, Silverman hopes to inspire people—particularly young people—to become more active in improving the world. “I think this new, younger generation has a danger of being really lazy, entitled dicks,” she said. “So I think this is an opportunity to get people involved in the world they live in. Put down the ‘Halo 2’ for two fucking seconds.” Although she is very vocal about her support for Obama, Silverman becomes even more passionate when speaking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “She has charisma, which sucks. You can’t stop watching her when she’s talking,” Silverman said. “I hope that doesn’t trick people. She charges women for rape kits! She’s a fucking monster!” Much like her viral videos, Silverman hopes her show will inspire people to think about the world in a different way. She explained, “You can look at [the first episode] and say, ‘This is just about diarrhea and wet dreams,’ but to me the first episode is about corporate America creating problems and then marketing solutions.” Whether or not she is serious is up to the viewer to decide, but Silverman remains excited about the return of her show. “I know this is obnoxious to say, but this is the best season yet,” she remarked. “What can I say? Pubes with heart.”

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Although Bill Maher’s intentions were probably good at times, he offends interviewees, calling them hypocrites as he clumsily points out the dangerous implications with religious fanaticism.

‘Religulous’ intolerance By Anthony Cefali THE DAILY CARDINAL

Religion is one of those topics that will never find its way to Thanksgiving dinner because it’s impolite. Well, thank God (or Yaweh, Allah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc.) Bill Maher is not a polite person. Maher, best known for his left-leaning HBO talk show “Real Time,” is an intellectual icon. In his anti-religious documentary “Religulous,” Maher spares no offense in a strong effort to prove that all religions are inherently vain wastes of human progress.

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The point of “Religulous” is clear enough, which doesn’t explain why the film itself is at times so incoherent. Good documentaries outline their intentions and then fill in the holes. “Religulous” aimlessly follows Maher as he talks to religious zealots across the globe. From gay Muslim extremists in Amsterdam to the man who plays Jesus at a theme park in Orlando, all of Maher’s interviews fol-

low the same format. Maher explains to his interviewees that there are logical holes in their beliefs or that they are hypocrites, and they retort in really uneducated and ridiculous ways. Although this would make an amusing segment on Maher’s show, it hardly adds up to the 100minute film that is “Religulous.” At times both Maher and his victims emanate an aura of smugness, which hurts the film as a whole. It feeds both sides of the fire and doesn’t really advance any interesting points other than religious thought can be awfully absurd sometimes. Fortunately, the personality of Maher alone is strong enough to carry the movie. The only focused part of the erratic documentary is Maher. He is consistently witty and charming throughout, even though he does offend. And he does offend everyone, even the cannabis loving Cantheists, who never bothered anybody. During an interview at a truck stop chapel outside of Raleigh, N. C., Maher actually joins the truckers in a prayer for his own redemption. The patrons in the room echo the feeling that most audiences have for Maher. Although they don’t agree with him, they do find him very funny, warm and charismatic. Director Larry Charles (“Borat”) leans heavily on Maher’s character and sense of humor to pull the film togeth-

er. It isn’t until the closing minutes of “Religulous” that we get to see Maher’s full intent. The film finishes in a very fitting place. It ends where the world is supposed to end, ironically, near the Western Wall, the holiest of all holy places. After over 90 minutes of religulousness, Maher sobers up and it pays. The scene masterfully mimics the urgency of Johan Söderberg’s “The Planet” and finally shows the film was about a lot more than just making religious people look ridiculous. Maher looks a bit uncomfortable playing the serious guy, but he pulls it off to tie his whole effort together in a very uplifting way. “Religulous” is about the negative effects of religion, not just about the humor. This is an important distinction that should be raised right away, not as the credits are about to roll. Maher goes to great lengths to let his atheistic beliefs show, but in order for the film to make a compelling argument, Maher has to show that he is compassionate. If the film accomplishes one thing, it shows very plainly that atheists are not horrible people. Maher’s good and genuine intentions get buried behind his cynicism, and this is what makes the film come off as disjointed. At the heart, Maher asks to be understood, just like his religious counterparts. Grade: BC

Maybe memoirs should be left to those with life experience to fill the pages FRANCES PROVINE a fran for all seasons

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ver the past 10 or so years, there’s been a significant boom in the amount of memoirs getting published. An art that at one point in history was reserved for the moderately accomplished has since been taken up by beginning writers with—at least commercially—great success. Rather than ending a career with a memoir, authors like Dave Eggers begin with them. Although the lives of the nonrich-and-famous aren’t necessarily uneventful and uninteresting, when I discovered that a 25-year-

old family friend had taken time off from grad school to write her memoirs, I found myself questioning the movement. What has changed about our literary culture that makes it now appropriate, even encouraged, for young writers to explore their brief and unsettled lives? When beginning writers dwell on their memories, do they approach them with the same distance and, arguably, depth, as more experienced writers? And what does this mean for fiction? Certainly, it makes sense to write about something you know extraordinarily well. I also think the general art of storytelling applies as much to memoirs as to fiction. That said, I still feel there’s something slightly immature about writing about oneself in what is essentially the present tense. Do young authors write their

memories down so early on so they won’t forget them, and if so, isn’t that what journals are for? Part of what traditionally makes memoirs so interesting is that they are memories tempered by time and wisdom. It takes age to recognize what decisions we have made end up being the most significant or ironic. At 25, do authors really feel they’ve already experienced the most thrilling or poignant events of their lives? Meanwhile, with authors like Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris making a living by writing almost exclusively memoirs, I wonder about the effect on fiction and even other forms of creative non-fiction. I’ll be the first to admit to finding Sedaris entertaining, but there’s something essentially lazy about his sort of writing. Sure, some writers may really delve into it and talk to people from their pasts, but

I’m guessing they mostly work from memory (hence, “memoir”).

It takes age to recognize what decisions we have made end up being the most significant or ironic.

There’s also, obviously, the selfcentered aspect. What really motivates an author, particularly an inexperienced one, to publish their memoirs? Even for those publicizing their dirty laundry, I assume they’re not deluded enough to consider it an act of redemption. In defense of young memoir writers, many, like Sedaris, have honed their wit in such a way that

gives readers a real reason to pick up their books. After all, unless you have a childhood laden with poverty-induced trauma like Frank McCourt, it’s difficult to excuse passing off your life as dramatic enough to garner the attention of the general reading public. Still, style isn’t everything in literature, or shouldn’t be. And if you want to move people, why not do it with solid, relatable fiction rather than grabbing for personal sympathy? I would be lying if I said I haven’t enjoyed reading some early memoirs. I’m anxious about the direction of the trend, though. If I want to be a writer, does that mean I have to start writing my memoirs now? After all, they sell well. If you would like Frances to edit the memoir you started your freshman year, let her know at provine@wisc.edu.


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Solution, tips and computer program available at www.sudoku.com.

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Volleyball looks to extend series lead over Wildcats By Jay Messar THE DAILY CARDINAL

The No. 21 Wisconsin volleyball team will head to Evanston,

Ill., Wednesday to take on its travel partner Northwestern in a mid-week Big Ten clash. The game will be broadcast live from

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Wisconsin sophomore outside hitter Allison Wack has 66 kills, seven assists and seven service aces so far this season.

Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Wisconsin (2-2 Big Ten, 11-4 overall) picked up its 300th win at the UW Field House Friday night after surging back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Michigan in five sets. With a Sunday sweep of Ohio State, the Badgers’ .500 conference record situates them in a six-way tie for third place in the Big Ten. “We just played this weekend and I think we played really well,” senior middle hitter Audra Jeffers said. “We have a lot of momentum coming off this weekend, so we’re hoping to just continue that into Wednesday.” After setting a career high with 18 kills Friday night, Jeffers upped her average to 2.4 per set, good for second best on the team. “I think we approach [tonight’s game] like we do any game,” Jeffers said. “Even though it’s in the middle of the week rather than on a weekend, we still prepare the same way. Today we scouted against what Northwestern does. So you know every game is kind of the same with the way we approach this.” Senior Morgan Salow also set a new career high in hitting percentage against Ohio State, hitting .611

with 13 kills on 18 attempts with just two errors. Salow hit a combined .625 in the Badgers’ first two conference wins this season. Northwestern (0-4 Big Ten, 69 overall) dropped a pair of home matches last weekend to Ohio State Friday night and No. 21 Michigan Saturday. The Wildcats rank third in the Big Ten with 14.43 overall team digs per set, but offensively the Wildcats are averaging a leagueworst .201 overall attack average. “[Northwestern] runs a really fast slide behind the setter. They got some athletes, their setter Elyse Glab is very quick,” Waite said. “[Senior] Chelsy Hyser’s their middle, who is probably one of the fastest and highest hittingJEFFERS percentage in the conference, so she’s very dangerous. They’ve got a lot of great weapons.” The trio of Hyser and sophomores Brittani Gray and Sabel Moffett all average over 2.6 kills per set for the Wildcats. Moffett leads NU with a .336 hitting

percentage, eighth-best in the Big Ten. Junior Katie Nobilio ranks No. 22 in the nation in digs per set with 4.98. To top the Wildcats, Waite believes strong serving will be a key to picking up the win. “Number one, as always, serving tough is going to be important because if we can keep them away from the net, they can’t run their fast offense as well,” Waite said. “Our passers are going to start our offense up, just like we did last week. We got our middles involved a lot and that really was difficult for the opponent to defend.” Wisconsin leads the overall series 41-25, including an 18-10 record in Evanston. Its last loss to the Wildcats came in four sets at Northwestern in 2003. The Badgers look forward to having their match televised on BTN and plan to extend the series lead against Northwestern. “It’s really exciting,” Jeffers said. “I love Big Ten matches. It’s a great opportunity for family members to watch us play, especially extended family or friends that might get to see the game.” —Ben Breiner contributed to this report.

Wisconsin men’s soccer team hosts in-state rival UW-Milwaukee tonight By Mariah Asher THE DAILY CARDINAL

After dropping a game to Michigan State last week, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (0-2-1 Big Ten, 4-4-2 overall) plays host to in-state rival UW-Milwaukee (3-4-4 overall) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McClimon Complex. Returning to its home field may allow the team a chance to find the success it had earlier in the season, as Wisconsin has been winless in its last five contests. Additionally, three of those losses were shutouts. The first five games of the season greatly favored the Badger squad, as they went 4-for-5 with a tie. Bouncing back from this midseason drought will be important for Wisconsin’s confidence as Big Ten play picks up. To find success against the Panthers, the Badgers will have to overcome the pressure that has been causing them to fall short in the last few games. The penalty kick that caused the Badgers to lose against Michigan State

nfl from page 8 league with 543 total yards, averaging out to 108.6 yards per game. He also is tied with Miami running back Ronnie Brown with six touchdowns on the season. Turner spent the last four seasons rushing for San Diego and only scored six touchdowns with that franchise, finishing with only one score and 316 total yards last season. After only five games, Turner has already compiled higher statistics than any other year playing professionally. Wide receiver Greg Jennings of Green Bay has also stepped up for his team this season. Jennings leads the league with 569 total yards and has found the end zone three times. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ success will rely heavily on his receivers this year, and he made the right decision by making Jennings his main target in his first year as a starter. Aside from these three posi-

Sunday seemed all too familiar. They were in a similar situation last Saturday when they tied Michigan 1-1 after the Wolverines evened the score on a penaltykick goal with just 24 seconds remaining in the game. The Badgers were defeated by the Spartans even though they led the shot count 18-14, the second time this season they have lost despite out-shooting their opponent. Wisconsin has out-shot six of its 10 opponents, owning a 22-2 mark in those games. Wisconsin junior forward Scott Lorenz led the way for the Badgers with six shots, including four shots on goal, while senior midfielder Kenny Dix finished with four shots and freshman midfielder Austin Spohn, a reserve, had three. Junior goalkeeper Alex Horwath, who leads the Big Ten in saves, finished with five while playing all 90 minutes in goal. Additionally, Wisconsin senior forward Victor Diaz was pulled from the starting lineup, a position he has held for 37 con-

secutive games. This marked the fourth game Diaz missed in his career with the Badgers, as he

tion leaders, few players have had breakout seasons thus far. It surprised me to see the top 18 scoring leaders currently on the charts are place kickers, so I never want to hear anybody tell me they aren’t important.

Titans stand alone with no losses in the AFC. New England is trying to build an intimidating offense, but without the arm of Tom Brady, it has already dropped a game early in the season. The Patriots lost at home to Miami in Week 3 by an embarrassing score of 13-38. But perhaps the most disappointing team so far has not been New England. What has happened to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts? Surprisingly, the Colts have picked up both of their road games, but have dropped two home battles. In Week 1, Chicago took control of the game and pulled away with a 29-13 victory. Jacksonville had a more intense contest with the Colts in Week 3, but earned the win 21-23. New England and Indianapolis are two teams used to being on the top of their divisions and will have to pick up the slack rather quickly. It’s amazing how fast the

I’m sick of seeing my beloved Packers ranked below the Bears. That’s when you know things have gone downhill.

To look at the bigger picture rather than looking at individual statistic leaders, I find it important to note that the Super Bowl champions from last season, the New York Giants, are still undefeated. In fact, the Giants are the only team in the NFC to not have suffered a loss yet. The Tennessee

has played in 61 of Wisconsin’s 65 contests since 2005. Diaz has only one goal on the season and

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Wisconsin junior midfielder Pablo Delgado leads the Badgers with a total of eight points. He has two goals and four assists. football season can seem to unravel, especially if a team has to work from the bottom up. Besides, I don’t think either of these teams will be satisfied if they do not make it to the playoffs after being main contenders in the post-season last winter. The Packers, who lost to the Giants last year in the NFC title game to earn a spot in the Super Bowl, also need to get things figured out. To see Green Bay players all on the same page would be a miracle to Packers fans right now. The way I see it, Jennings and Rodgers are on chapter seven on how to rebuild an offense while everybody else is just finishing up chapter two. Besides, I’m sick of seeing my beloved Packers ranked below the Bears. That’s when you know things have gone downhill. If you think the Patriots, Colts or Packers have what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl this year, e-mail Crystal at crowns@wisc.edu.

a total of two points, which are both low statistics compared to Wisconsin’s usual starters. UW-Milwaukee head coach Jon Coleman and the Panthers are also coming off of a fourgame winless streak and will come into Madison hungry for a win. Freshman midfielder Eric Frazier leads the Panthers with 12 points on the season, including four goals and four assists. Wisconsin junior midfielder Pablo Delgado and Lorenz lead the Badgers offensively this season with eight and seven points, respectively. Delgado has found the goal twice and has also set teammates up with four assists. Lorenz has a team-high three goals and has also registered one assist on the season. Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman may have to rely more on Delgado and Lorenz, and put extra pressure on his bench, to help his team pull past UWMilwaukee tonight. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.

oglesby from page 8 It remains uncertain whether Carimi will be healthy enough to start Saturday’s game against Penn State. Bielema said he was evaluated Tuesday afternoon and that earlier assessments looked good. There’s still a very good chance that Oglesby will start his first game as a Badger under the night lights at Camp Randall Saturday against No. 6 Penn State. Oglesby says he is a lot more confident about Big Ten play after last weekend’s game, and is not scared of the Nittany Lions. “I don’t think you can be scared going in because when you’re scared that’s when you make mistakes and that’s when you get hurt,” Oglesby said. “So I just take it as, ‘They’re here, I’m here, we both must both do something pretty well to be here, so let’s strap it up and see what happens.’”


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At 6'7" and 328 pounds, redshirt freshman Josh Oglesby looks like a Wisconsin offensive lineman. With its shortest starting member at 6'4"—sophomore center John Moffitt—UW’s offensive line is notorious for its size. While Oglesby stepped in for a few plays each game this season, the Milwaukee native got the most playing time against No. 12 Ohio State Saturday. After sophomore left tackle

Gabe Carimi took a game-ending blow to his right knee early in the second quarter, it was Oglesby’s turn. Adding to the pressure of taking over for a starter, the Badgers were trailing Ohio State 7-0 with the ball on their own 11-yard line. Senior quarterback Allan Evridge now counted on Oglesby for protection while UW’s running backs needed blocks against one of the best defenses in the country. “Calm down. Calm down. We’ve never seen someone’s eyes so

big,” Oglesby said characterizing his teammates’ reaction to his entry into the game. “I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous when I stepped out there on the field. It’s a lot different than practicing. And then stepping out there in front of 80,000 people and you got a bunch of guys screaming at you and running at you.” With Oglesby at the helm of left tackle, the Badgers had their most successful drive of the game—a 91-

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Wisconsin redshirt freshman Josh Oglesby filled the role of injured sophomore left tackle Gabe Carimi in the Badgers’ game against No. 12 Ohio State. He may start his first game against No. 6 Penn State Saturday.

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yard touchdown drive that took 8 minutes, 16 seconds off the clock. Although the Badgers lost 2017, Bielema was pleased with how Oglesby performed. “When Josh first popped in there, you know, there was, I’m sure, some hesitant breaths on the offensive staff,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. “Oglesby went in there and probably played as good a football game as I’ve seen him play since I’ve been a head coach here at Wisconsin.” While lauding his good performance, Bielema pointed out that the freshman has plenty left to learn and improve on. “You saw him really grow as a football player,” Bielema said. “Josh is a great kid, and he’s got a lot of personality, but he’s still a little bit on the immature side in certain areas.” Bielema also reflected on Oglesby’s early months at Wisconsin, when he was trying to figure out what position he would play. “I envisioned Josh Oglesby as a Badger, and I figured he was going to play offensive line, much to his chagrin,” Bielema said. “He wanted to try tailback, fullback and tight end, but he is an offensive lineman. “Anybody that has been to practice for the first time, they all talk about the size of our offensive line. And then, you have the guy standing in back, with his helmet off, that’s bigger than all of them.”

fter the first five weeks of regular season play in the NFL, things have gotten off to an unusual start. Unlikely players have stepped up and are now league leaders at their positions, and teams who are used to being on the top of the charts have already picked up some unexpected losses. Brett Favre has found success with the New York Jets after several people, myself included, questioned his abilities to connect with a set of new receivers, learn a new offense and find himself at home with a new team. I definitely thought he was too old and out-ofshape to strap on the helmet and pads and find his way to the top of the quarterback chart after coming back from his quasi-retirement. Favre currently leads the NFL with a quarterback rating of 110.8 and 12 touchdowns. Another individual who has started the season off strong is Atlanta running back Michael Turner. This sleeper leads the

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