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nasty breakup last month enabled me to cut yet another blues album. Compared with my past work, it’s a bit more lyric-driven, conveying my bitter heartache and budding songwriting skills at the same time. The title track, “Consider it Facebook Official (Gimme My Human Rights Back, Satan Whore),” will be the first single released: “Well my baby girl done left me / And she took my human rights away / Oh my baby girl gone ’n’ left me / But not before she took my human rights away / I don’t know what I’m gonna do with myself now / Cuz my right to self-determination left with her in a Chevrolet.” Obviously, the theme that ties the album together is the soul-crushing split with my winter-break fling of eight days (who, by the way, is a

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heartless, skanky ho). But like most blues artists, I try to use the lovelorn lyrics to address larger social issues. Hot-button topics like losing it all in a Ponzi scheme, text message car crashes and bioterrorism via norovirus all work their way into my songs. But it’s the title track that I hope really gets people thinking. Human rights are like white privilege: You never know how far they get you in life until you’re stripped of them. As the song alludes to, I lost mine when my girl decided I was spending too much time at the Lava Lounge with the gang—and not enough with her—and left for London with my human rights in her handbag. She’d been borrowing them because she had a friend from Sudan in town that wanted to use them and I wasn’t going to need them that week. Later, when I remembered she still had them, it was too late. “You never did care about me,” she said when I called her about mailing them back. “It was always about your stupid human rights. You should have known a good thing when you had it.”

Boy was she right. I wouldn’t have guessed it before, but losing my human rights has been a tremendous inconvenience. To get the full sense of things you’ll have to buy the album (it’s on sale now in the back of my van, five bucks if you’re interested—supplies are sort of limited), but I’ll try to give you a gist of it. I got fired from my job of four years last Tuesday. Boss said he’d been out to can me for months; now that my right to dignified work was in a purse in England he figured he had an excuse. In so many words, I told him I had some dignified work for his own can, only to see the campus police called in to shut me up, seeing as my right to freedom of expression was across the pond at the moment. “This might hurt a bit,” Capt. Mary Schauf said as she pressed a stapler to my lips, “but it’s not like you have a right not to be cruelly and unusually punished or anything.” Feeling glum, I slunk over to Wando’s and asked for a drink. “We don’t serve yer kind here,” sneered the barkeep disdainfully, “ya friggin’ no-right.”

My outrage was assuaged by the throbbing pain in my face telling me it’d be tough to sip on much anyway. Dejected, I turned round to search for solace in the one thing that never fails to redden my blood when I’m feeling a little blue: Big Buck Hunter. I fumbled in my pockets for some jingles, but just as I was about to pop some in the slot a guy came over and stabbed me in the back. As I lay bleeding on Wando’s floor, I faintly recall a crowd gathering around to steal my quarters off the ground and eventually Mary Schauf standing above me. “I’d love to call an ambulance sir, or tell them to give you your quarters back,” she said. “It’s just too bad you let that psycho tramp walk off with your basic rights to live and own property. That was dumb.” I mumbled that I understood, and we shared a chuckle over how funny I sounded trying to say that through my stapled mouth. In all, it was a pretty bad day. But I learned something: You can’t sing the blues if you ain’t got ’em, and you can’t sing at all without your human rights. E-mail dhottinger@wisc.edu if you have any spare human rights.

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Marino killer commits suicide By Abby Sears THE DAILY CARDINAL

Adam Peterson, the former UW-Madison student convicted of killing Joel Marino last year, committed suicide Jan. 10 while in prison, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. A DOC press release said Peterson’s cellmate at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wis., awoke to find the 20-year-old hanging from his bunk bed by a sheet. The cellmate notified staff, who performed emergency measures until paramedics arrived, but Peterson was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m. On Sept. 25, Peterson attempted to take his own life in the Dane County Jail by trying to hang himself with a pair of jail-issued uniform pants in the shower. The Dane

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President-elect Obama’s historic inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20 is expected to draw a record crowd, including a handful of UWMadison students. The Presidential Inauguration Committee has promised the swearing in of the nation’s first black president to be “the most open and accessible inauguration in history,” and UW-Madison students expressed excitement at the opportunity to witness it. “I think this inauguration shows the country is on the track of progress,” said UW-Madison junior Bryon Eagon, former state coordinator of Students for Obama. Eagon and UW-Madison freshman Jamie Stark acquired their tickets after

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serving as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Stark said he thinks it is significant that Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and will be inaugurated the day after the holiday commemorating King. “[Obama’s election] is very much a realization of a dream of the whole nation ... and Dr. King wasn’t the first one to dream it, but he put it into words better than anybody else,” he said. UW-Madison junior Ashley Brown will be working at the inauguration as a presidential intern and said, as an inauguration page 5

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Lords of the Trident singer Fang VonKillenstein attempts to lick his microphone moments after setting it ablaze. The band will bring its wild stage antics to The Frequency on Feb. 13 for a CD release party.

Economic woes expected to persist, difficult job market awaits grads By Nico Savidge THE DAILY CARDINAL

Experts say the increase in unemployment during the final months of 2008 will continue long into the new year as the labor market feels the effects of the financial crisis. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 2008 had the largest increase in unemployment since the end of World War II. In 2008, 2.6 million people lost their jobs, with 1.9 million going unemployed since September,

resulting in a 7.2 percent national unemployment rate. According to experts, these job losses will make finding employment even harder for young people entering the market. “The competition for jobs will be tougher for them,” UWMadison professor of public affairs Carolyn Heinrich said, adding the search could be hard even when the crisis ends. Workers laid off by firms during difficult economic times are usually the first hired when the business

recovers. Students, who have comparatively less experience, are less likely to be hired. President-elect Obama has called the crisis dire and warned it “demands urgent and immediate action.” His plan to help U.S. citizens find jobs would involve putting them to work on infrastructure projects, improving roads and highways. Joel Rogers, a UW-Madison law professor and director of the Center of Wisconsin Strategy, said economy page 5

Campus Master Plan projects to continue in 2009

Former provost to return as faculty member in College of Engineering

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The closing of the fall semester brought the end of Pat Farrell’s time as the UW-Madison provost. University officials announced Dec. 11 Farrell’s resignation and decision to re-join the staff of the College of Engineering, where he had been executive associate dean. “[Pat] was one of those guys that let nothing fall FARRELL in between the cracks,” former Chancellor John Wiley said. “There is a tremendous workload from day to day as provost.” Julie Underwood, dean of the School of Education, will step in as interim provost. Underwood said she plans to maintain the changes Farrell enacted because the responsibilities of dean of the SOE and provost are similar. “It is the same kind of task,” Underwood said. “You try to help good people serve the needs of the University.” Underwood will return to her position as dean of the SOE after a permanent provost is selected. Wiley said he does not think the university will have a difficult time finding an adequate replacement

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Several UW-Madison campus building construction projects are underway as the new year commences and will eventually provide numerous benefits for UWMadison students and faculty. According to Alan Fish, associate chancellor for facilities planning and management, the recently completed Student Services Tower is strategically located in the East Campus Mall along with Lucky apartments and various retail venues in an effort to provide convenient service for students. “It’s sort of like a one-stop shopping experience for students,” he said. Sarah Van Orman, executive director of University Health Services, said the building has provided UHS with a state-of-the-art facility, allowing it to provide more effective health-care service. “We feel very fortunate to be able to provide care to students in such a beautiful facility,” she said. According to Dan Cornelius, vice president for project management, there will be a transitional facility in the old UHS building to provide students with similar services as provided by the current Union South.

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County Sheriff ’s Department said a deputy was able to save Peterson after another inmate alerted staff to the situation. Peterson was conscious and alert at the time of rescue. After the incident, Peterson was housed in segregation and placed under suicide watch at the jail. He was moved to the general population of the Dodge Correctional Institution after pleading guilty to first-degree intentional homicide on Dec. 8 in the stabbing death of 31year-old Marino. Peterson was given a mandatory life sentence but was awaiting a final sentencing hearing to determine if he would be eligible for release after serving 40 years behind bars at the state’s recommendation. At the time of his death, Peterson was not on suicide watch. Wisconsin

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Several campus construction projects will continue to develop within the next year, including the new south campus union. He said the demolition process of Union South is currently on schedule and should be underway in February. “Our time frame is very aggressive, as is the innovative building design,” he said. “So we are really pushing our architects and project team to keep pace with our established timeline.” The building under construction at the corner of University Avenue and Randall Avenue

will house the publicly funded Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the privately funded Morgridge Institute for Research. According to John Wiley, interim director of WID, the two institutes will consist mainly of laboratory science research intended to benefit human health. Wiley said the building is expected to be completed in 2010 construction page 6

for Farrell. “I think Wisconsin has a sufficiently high stature that will attract qualified candidates for the position,” Wiley said. The Associated Students of Madison is currently asking students for their input in the search for a new provost. Leaders are encouraging students to apply for a position on the university’s search committee. According to Adam Sheka, chair of the ASM Shared Governance Committee, a committee assembled by the Office of the Chancellor will solicit applications, conduct phone and on-campus interviews and recommend candidates to Chancellor Biddy Martin. “It is something that students have a right to do,” ASM Chair Brittany Wiegand said. “State statute 36.09(5) gives students the right to participate in matters of student life, services and interests, and this is what has allowed for us to develop the sophisticated shared governance system that we have in Wisconsin.” According to a release issued by ASM, two students will be chosen by the Shared Governance Committee and have the opportunity to serve on the search committee. To apply for a seat on the search committee, students can send a cover letter and résumé to sheka@wisc.edu by Friday, Jan. 16.


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Chancellor’s office strategizes in light of economic recession By Erin Banco THE DAILY CARDINAL

The announcement of the state’s budget deficit in late November prompted UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin to address the situation through a series of forums Dec. 12 to 16. Martin hosted students and faculty in the Red Gym to discuss their ideas for university funding. “[I wanted] to engage the community in an effort to think about how we could do our work more effectively and to imagine opportunities for changes that improve efficiencies while maintaining quality,” Martin said in an e-mail. Over the course of the semester, Martin spoke about the need for the university to try to remain affordable while also sustaining its reputation as a center for world-class education. “The state, our students and their families need and want to have the university remain pre-eminent and competitive ... [They] also need to have the flagship campus remain affordable,” she said. “We are working on strategies that will help ensure that we can do both, and those issues are complicated and the solutions are not simple.” Attendees of the forums reflected on the need for new ideas for the university’s budget and discussed how to sustain campus excellence. “Many participants cited examples of redundancies across campus in areas such as [information technology],” she said. “We heard many suggestions for removing bureaucratic impediments to getting our work done, recommendations for changes in state-level facilities and personnel policies.” The Office of the Chancellor compiled a blog to present an overview of each economic forum. Students and

faculty are able to post on the site to continue the discussion. “I am hoping that the blog will allow students to participate in ways that appeal to them and are consistent with how you use your time,” she said. Along with the economic forums, Martin recently assembled a new team of specialists who will assist in strategizing for the future. Martin appointed Mike Knetter, dean of the business school, to help strategize long-term plans for the university’s private funding and Dawn Crim, assistant in the office of community relations, to help with university outreach. According to Knetter, his job will get done with many partners, including UW Foundation, WAA, WARF, Research Park, OCR and numerous representatives from administrative units. “Our goal is to identify new opportunities for the university to capture more of the value we create for people and organizations,” he said. According to Crim, Martin instigated a nationwide search in September for a vice chancellor of community relations but she was not notified of her appointment until Dec. 18. “The job will focus on governmental relations with the city of Madison and municipalities,” she said. “I will work to increase our presence with the local and regional business community.” Martin said Crim and Knetter are individuals who can work together effectively for the good of the institution. The Office of the Chancellor will continue the university’s economic discussion with another forum Jan. 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 1310 of Grainger Hall. Students and faculty can view the overview of the forum on the blog at chancellor.wisc.edu/forum.

Judge denies release of Zimmermann 911 call sought by media outlets By Abby Sears THE DAILY CARDINAL

The 911 call made from slain UW-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann’s cell phone will not be made public until her killer is found, a Dane County judge ruled in late December. On Dec. 22, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess made a final ruling against releasing the 911 call made from Zimmermann’s cell phone the day of her death in April. A number of media organizations, including the Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Channel 3000, filed a lawsuit seeking to make the recording public. In May it was revealed that a dispatcher, later revealed as 20-year 911 Center veteran Rita Gahagan, mishandled Zimmermann’s call. According to warrants unsealed in December, the call contained audible screams and signs of struggle, but police were never dispatched. Last month, Niess ruled that the 911 call made by Zimmermann’s fian-

cé, Jordan Gonnering, who found her dead in the West Doty Street apartment they shared, could be released. On Jan. 9, a heavily edited recording of Gonnering’s call was made public, with portions of the audio containing information pertinent to the ongoing investigation omitted. “I just came home, the door was busted in and my girlfriend’s been shot,” Gonnering told the dispatcher. Legal issues surrounding the 911 call continued Jan. 13 when Zimmermann’s parents, Kevin and Jean, and Gonnering filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dane County, County Executive Kathleen Falk and Gahagan. The suit alleges Falk did not provide the 911 Center with adequate staff or equipment, and that the Zimmermanns suffered emotional distress when Falk and the county initially denied the existence of Brittany’s call or sounds of distress. The lawsuit also claims Gahagan failed to follow procedure and should have dispatched police upon hearing sounds of concern in the 911 call.

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CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGNS

District 8 candidates prepare for April election In the spring elections for City Council, many of the candidates will be UW-Madison students and alums. With the coming departure of District 8 Ald. Eli Judge, four UW-Madison students have emerged to take his place. Bryon Eagon, Katrina Flores, Jacob Schmidt and Mark Woulf will all campaign in an area that is 98 percent students.

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Bryon Eagon, 20, said he would prioritize issues most important to students, especially downtown and campus safety. “By looking at immediate action like strategic lighting, neighborhood watch programs, cabstand funding and regular safety forums, we can be proactive about reducing crime,” Eagon said. Eagon has made a name for himself by representing students on the ASM Student Council and holding leadership positions in the student group Students for Barack Obama. “I have learned the power of the student voice and heard the concerns students have not only regarding national issues but also those involving our community here in Madison,” he said.

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Katrina Flores, 30, is a student currently working on her master’s in curriculum and instruction. Flores plans to focus her campaign on four issues: residential rights, environmental sustainability and responsibility, community arts programs and safety. “We need to get established programs, services and institutions in the district and beyond to increase communication and networking to maximize resources for district residents,” Flores said. Flores has previously been a member of the Multicultural Student Coalition and the Student Services Finance Committee. “I have sat on numerous high profile search and screens gaining valuable experience with standing up for student rights and concerns on boards made of majority nonstudents,” she said.

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Campus safety is Jacob Schmidt’s number-one concern. Expansion of the downtown lighting initiative recently put into place by Ald. Judge is just one of his ideas. “I would work with landlords and property managers to ensure a safer environment in the alleys and parking lots around student properties,” he said. In December, Schmidt, 20, said his campaign would also emphasize tenant rights, social justice, economic growth and improving city procedures. “I have experienced all of the same concerns the citizens of the district face every day. From slipping on icy streets in the winter to having my house broken into during the early evening while my roommates were inside,” he said.

Mark Woulf, 20, said his time spent as undergraduate representative for the Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force served him well. Woulf will be working toward issues related to alcohol and safety. “We read the paper in the morning on our way to class and we see a girl getting her purse taken or held up … There’s a problem there,” he said. Woulf emphasized the need for greater redistribution of police forces on the streets, instead of forces patrolling for private house parties. “I believe that the students first and foremost need to be cared for and need to be safe,” Woulf said. “Students need to be protected.”

UW graduates look to replace current District 2 alder By Caitlin Gath THE DAILY CARDINAL

For the past four terms, Ald. Brenda Konkel has held the District 2 seat. In the upcoming spring election, that might change. Of the four candidates running to replace Konkel, two of them are UW-Madison graduates. Bridget Maniaci, 25, graduated in 2007 with degrees in political science and economics. Adam Walsh, 26, graduated from the law school in 2005. Maniaci will focus her campaign on housing improvements, local business enhancement and better street lighting.

“I am very excited to be running for alderwoman of the second district,” Maniaci said in a statement. “I have watched the leadership representing our neighborhood over the past two years and I believe that our neighborhood can do better.” Maniaci said her knowledge of Madison and her current job with Empire Photography would be an advantage if she were elected. “I’m originally from the Madison area, and my family is from the east side,” she said. “I have a working knowledge of the current neighborhood and what has been here historically.” Adam Walsh is an attorney for

Kelly, Habermehl and Bushaw in Madison and hopes to foster better communication among everyone in the district, including the local government, residents, community groups and UW-Madison students. “I want a safer city for everyone, which includes communicating with police and increasing the lighting so no one has to walk in the dark,” Walsh said. Walsh said his time as an attorney and his life experiences will benefit him. “I’m a five-year resident and homeowner of the district,” Walsh said, emphasizing that he has a stake in the Madison community.

UW Hospital considers new second-trimester abortion clinic By Alyssa Connolly THE DAILY CARDINAL

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics may soon open an abortion clinic offering secondtrimester abortions. UWHC has been discussing with UW Medical Foundation and Meriter Hospital whether to open the clinic at their joint private venture, the Madison Surgery Center at 1 S. Park St. UW has met opposition from several pro-life groups, including the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian group based in Arizona that says the clinic would be an illegal operation. According to the ADF website, the clinic would “likely compel unwilling employees to aid or participate in dismembering [unborn] babies, which would violate their religious conscience rights.” According to UW Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Brunette, how-

ever, any UW Hospital employee involvement is strictly voluntary and those opposed to the abortion practices can choose not to participate without penalization. “UW Medical Foundation, UW Hospital and Clinics and Meriter recognize that in our diverse society there is a broad

array of deeply held beliefs and opinions on the abortion issue,” Brunette said in a statement. The clinic would offer abortions for women in their 13th to 22nd week of pregnancy. Brunette said in a release UW abortion page 5

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Legislature reconvenes, budget and economy to rule agenda By Megan Orear THE DAILY CARDINAL

Amid a faltering economy and the largest budget deficit in the state’s history, both houses of the Wisconsin state Legislature met at the state Capitol Jan. 5 to commence the 2009-’10 legislative session. Republicans and Democrats will both face the issues of job creation during the economic slump and filling in the $5.4 billion projected state budget deficit. In addition, a remaining budget deficit of over $300 million remains for the 2008-’09 fiscal year ending June 30. According to John Anderson, spokesperson for state Sen. Mark Miller, D-Monona, the Joint Committee on Finance, which is in charge of the budget, has not yet met to discuss the deficit but should look at all options for solving the budget. “All of our options have to be on the table. This is an unprecedented situation,” Anderson said.

“We haven’t seen an economy like this since the ’30s.” John Bender, spokesperson for Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, said the main focus for Republican Assembly members will be job creation and economic development. “Anything that we can do to create incentives for businesses to relocate here, to expand their businesses here, to invest in research and development, things where private-sector money can go invest in these companies and create new job opportunities,” Bender said. According to Bender, Democratic control of both houses puts Republicans in a “very unfriendly place,” but they have not lost their enthusiasm for getting their measures passed. Although resolving the budget and improving the economy will be the most pressing tasks, lawmakers have announced plans in regard to different issues.

Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, said in a statement Tuesday one of the first acts of the Assembly Democrats will be to prohibit campaign fundraising during the state budget process. Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Schofield, announced the first three bills introduced in the state Senate will be bills proposing raising the state minimum wage to $7.60, ensuring companies going out of business pay unpaid wages and requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment for children. State Sen. Fred Risser, DMadison, hopes to propose a smoking-ban bill sometime this month. A smoking-ban proposal failed in the Legislature last year, but Risser said he is optimistic it will pass this session. According to Risser, bills proposing a hospital tax and reform of drunken-driving laws are also in the drafting process in the Senate.

Van Hollen drops appeal of voter-registration lawsuit Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Thursday he will drop the appeal of his case against the Government Accountability Board. This announcement was in response to the board’s decision to check voter information dating

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back to June 1, 2006. Van Hollen sued the GAB in September, alleging they were not checking voter information in compliance with the Help America Vote Act. The Dane County Circuit Court dismissed the case in October, but Van Hollen had

planned to appeal its decision. “My appeal of the Dane County Circuit Court’s erroneous decision is also now unnecessary,” Van Hollen said in a statement, but also said he wished the board had agreed to do the checks months ago.

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economy from page 3 he would like to see Obama’s plan coupled with more “green-collar” jobs, increasing employment in environmentally friendly industries. However, Rogers said recovering from the crisis will be a long and difficult process.

“It’s an economy with some serious problems.” Joel Rogers director Center of Wisconsin Strategy

“The facts speak for themselves,” he said. “It’s an economy with some serious problems.” Rogers also said he thinks the federal government should bail out state governments to relieve their massive budget deficits and help stimulate the economy.

Andrew Reschovsky, a UWMadison professor of public affairs and economics, said states have been hit especially hard by the crisis. “The amount of money that the state has to provide services has been falling. At the same time, the cost of doing what the state has been doing continues to rise,” he said. Although Wisconsin has not been hit by unemployment as hard as other upper-Midwestern states, it faces a record $5.4 billion budget deficit for the 2009-’11 biennium. Reschovsky said state governments will have to decide how they want to repay their debts, either by increasing revenue, decreasing spending or relying on a federal stimulus package. Budget cuts affecting the University of Wisconsin could bring tuition increases or staff layoffs. However, Reschovsky warns the pain felt in the job market and state governments is by no means over. He said no one truly knows when the crisis will end and it “may even get worse before it gets better.”

abortion from page 4 and Meriter doctors are interested in opening the clinic because they believe providing abortions is a service to the community. “[The doctors] believe there is a public-health responsibility to provide such procedures as part of a comprehensive program of family planning and reproductive health care that our community deserves,” she said. UW and Meriter doctors are acting now to open the clinic in response to the late December retirement of Dr. Dennis Christensen, who performed abortions up to the second trimester at a Madison Planned Parenthood facility. UWHC will discuss the potential opening of the clinic at its February board meeting. The Madison Surgery Center board will act in the months following the meeting.

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Gov. Jim Doyle has not yet indicated whether he will seek re-election in 2010, but fundraising numbers indicate he may be planning to run.

Doyle still silent on re-election, possible opponents surface By Hannah Furfaro THE DAILY CARDINAL

Gov. Jim Doyle has yet to announce whether he will run in the 2010 gubernatorial race, but current fundraising trends indicate he could pursue a third term. By the end of 2008, Doyle had already raised more than $1 million since the close of his 2006 campaign, according to the Government Accountability Board’s website. Doyle’s office did not have any answers in regard to the governor’s intentions. “He’s got some time to decide,” Doyle spokesperson Lee Sensenbrenner said. Charles Franklin, a UW-Madison professor of political science, said although Doyle is not wildly popular, his ratings have remained high despite some unpopular decisions. Although the state faces a difficult economic forecast, Franklin said unlike presidents, governors who deal with bad economic times rarely get blamed for them. With the added factor that Doyle has continued to raise large sums of campaign funds, Franklin said he believes Doyle will seek a third term. “All of the indications are that he will run,” Franklin said. Franklin said even if Doyle decides he will not run, it is a “political advantage” to

inauguration from page 3 African-American herself, being able to witness Obama’s inauguration is “just going to be phenomenal.” Brown said the high involvement young people had in Obama’s campaign shows the amount of power the younger generation has. “A lot of people don’t realize that a lot of the campaign was organized by many people that were under the age of 35,” she said. UW-Madison sophomore Lucy Turner, who lives in Washington, D.C., obtained her ticket from a friend. After

make it look like he is going to run. He said declaring “lame duck” status before his term is up risks cooperation and support from the state Legislature. Speculation surrounding the Republican gubernatorial ticket has begun to unfold in recent weeks. According to wispolitics. com, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has begun to line up a campaign team. “Walker is a very credible candidate,” Franklin said. In 2006, Walker ran a short campaign before the gubernatorial primaries, but ultimately dropped out because of limited campaign funds. According to wispolitics.com, in the July 2008 campaign finance filings, Walker reported having raised $50,000 for his potential 2010 WALKER campaign. Walker’s office could not be reached for comment. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is another possibility for the GOP ticket, according to Franklin. Although it is likely candidates will announce their intentions soon, “any political contest a year out is a great mystery,” Franklin said. helping Obama’s campaign since the primary election, she said seeing him become president will make all the work seem worthwhile. Chris Van Es, a UW-Madison senior and former field organizer for the Obama campaign, received a ticket to the inauguration for being on the campaign staff and “could not imagine” missing out on the historic event. “I’m really looking forward to just seeing the positive emotion from people and the hopefulness that I think a lot of people are feeling about our president-elect’s ability to lead,” Van Es said.


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Wisconsin, Minnesota hope to save money through cooperation By Jessica Feld THE DAILY CARDINAL

Gov. Jim Doyle and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Tuesday a nation-leading program entailing service agreements between the two states to reduce budget deficits. Doyle and Pawlenty signed executive orders calling on their respective states’ secretaries to

identify potential areas in which cooperation between states could produce economic benefits. A statement from Doyle highlighted three areas for possible joint efforts, including procurement, facilities and vehicles and various cooperative functions such as call centers and agricultural operations. Effective service agreements will allow for improvements in the

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delivery and cost-effectiveness of services within each state, according to the statement. Doyle and Pawlenty have been developing the initiative for several months, exchanging phone calls and devising creative approaches to solving problems associated with the economic downturn, according to Doyle spokesperson Carla Vigue. In his executive order, Doyle highlighted Wisconsin and Minnesota’s shared challenge of meeting demands for state services while tackling multimillion dollar budget deficits. Doyle said hope lies in combining efforts to alleviate both states’ financial pressures. “This is a common-sense way to cut government spending while protecting essential services during a tough economic time for our country,” Doyle said. Despite the states’ notorious divide between professional football teams, Pawlenty said in a statement he sees the potential for effective collaboration and teamwork. “We’re not proposing to merge the Vikings and the Packers, but we are going to seek out every area where we can save money and improve services by working together across state lines,” Pawlenty said. Doyle’s executive order calls for state secretaries to provide reports that name potential service agreements between Wisconsin and Minnesota by Feb. 27, 2009.

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peterson from page 3 DOC public information director John Dipko said the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate Peterson’s death. According to Peterson’s attorney, public defender Dennis Burke, Peterson suffered from mental illness and was taking several prescribed medications for schizophrenia and psychosis. Burke said his client’s condition seemed to have been improving since his move from jail to prison. “By all indications [he] was getting better,” Burke said. “In retrospect I’m thinking that that was all just a smokescreen.” Burke said Peterson’s family was notified of the suicide by prison personnel a short time after it occurred and said they are

construction from page 3 and is projected to eventually benefit fields such as the arts, humanities and social sciences. “All of this adds up to a transformational effect on the campus that we hope and expect will enable UW-Madison to continue to be one of the premier research leaders in the world,” he said. According to George Austin, WID and MIR building project manager, the building will have a unique cooling and heating system known as a geothermal system. The system involves the drilling of 75 boreholes 300 feet beneath the site. “Each bore serves as a ‘heat exchanger’ to allow the transfer of heat to or from the earth when cooling or heating the building, respectively,” he said.

“devastated” by the death. Police arrested Peterson, a Stillwater, Minn., native, in June after DNA evidence on a knife, hat and backpack found at the scene of Marino’s murder linked him to the killing.

“By all indications [Peterson] was getting better.”

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Peterson had attended UW-La Crosse before transferring to UWMadison in fall 2007, but he then dropped out in October. Austin said UW-Madison’s location is ideal for a geothermal cooling and heating system because it is located between two lakes. The drilling will be completed before the end of 2009 and is expected to save the institution 10 percent annually on energy costs. The current campus construction projects are all part of a larger vision known as the Campus Master Plan, which was outlined by Wiley in 2005 during his time as chancellor. The drafting of the plan offered students and faculty a guide to the development of top-notch teaching, research and student-service facilities to be developed over 20 years. “[The plan] is a document outlining the future development of the entire campus physical infrastructure,” Wiley said.


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arlier this month, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz assembled his “wish list” of projects he would like to see accomplished with Barack Obama’s upcoming stimulus plan and its possibilities for state and local funding. A few of the 64 projects Cieslewicz desires include funding for a new downtown library, improvements to Madison’s infrastructure and a County-Wide Radio Communications system for various departments. Cieslewicz’s plan to utilize the projects to create jobs is a logical, positive step—specifically the necessary and progressive changes offered in the transportation sectors and

energy improvements in his plan, which offer to create 146 and 450 jobs, respectively. Such projects not only provide aid to key areas, but also provide jobs to citizens fighting to stay afloat during tough fiscal times. However, Cieslewicz has some unnecessary wants. The CountyWide Radio Communication system is a pipe dream in terms of cost, and it does little to provide job opportunities. The downtown library also comes with too large of a price tag, even if it does offer potential jobs. Cieslewicz must remain practical in his demands and focus on creating jobs for needed improvements if Obama’s plan does deliver the needed funds.

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New beginning creates civil rights opportunities JOE KOSS opinion columnist

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any are ushering in this new year contemplating both the audacity of hope in our new president and the fear of the unknown surrounding our deep economic recession. During this time of contemplation, it is wise to ask ourselves what things make us distinctly and genuinely American. One is our history of bold human rights fights. One of the greatest American achievements of the last half-century has been the battles won for the human and civil rights of its citizens. In a fury of 20 short years, the U.S. considerably advanced toward equality. Brown v. Board of Education desegregated our schools, the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act gave substantive access to millions of minorities to rights supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution, Roe v. Wade gave women the right of choice over their own bodies, Affirmative Action helped break down overt professional racism and Medicare and Medicaid gave seniors and low-income families necessary health-care coverage.

Waging the fight for equal respect and concern for all, including gays and lesbians, is part of the new ideal.

We, however, would be fooling ourselves if we think we have, as a country, risen above the necessary threshold of equality that all liberal societies ought to strive for. Currently, there are two great human rights issues in the public discourse: guaranteed access to health care and equal rights to gay and lesbian couples. Unfortunately, their progress seems to be going in opposite directions. Universal health-care coverage will almost assuredly be passed within the next four years. However, we need to look no further than California’s passage of Prop 8 to see

the work still needed for gay and lesbian couples. This past summer, a lesbian couple watching a Seattle Mariners baseball game was asked to cease and desist their public displays of affection after a near-by fan complained to an usher that there were children in the stands, and parents would have to explain to them why two women were kissing. There was the normal uproar from the gay rights crowd, and for good reason. The couple was obviously singled out by the patron for being gay. But why they were singled out is as important as the immediate fervor. It is quite easy to see why a fan might ask an usher to ask a couple to please keep their hands to themselves until behind closed doors. And though that is the reason given by the usher, it is not the reason the couple was singled out by the other fan. Instead, she made the further moral claim about protecting “the children,” and this is where worlds collide. If her children are old enough to understand and comprehend the concept of two women kissing, then I think it can be fairly assumed they are of the age to have already understood the concept of homosexuality—at least, that is, if they go to school and have friends with whom they discuss things with. Essentially, the mother would have to explain nothing at all. But if she wanted to be a good parent, and her child did have a question, she could explain the simple fact that people like kissing who they are attracted to, and to whom you are attracted to is of no importance whatsoever. If, however, they aren’t of this age, then seeing two women kissing at a baseball game, with all the other excitement going on, would almost assuredly not register very highly on their radar. It would probably fall in line somewhere right around scary hairy guy with shirt off, but definitely way behind cotton candy, hot dogs and the huge blinking scoreboard. Incidents such as these show Americans how far we still have to go. Couples interacting lovingly and emotionally, as couples tend to do, should be of no public consequence. It is a sign that we are unwilling to have a real dialogue about openly gay

and lesbian couples, especially by those who hold publicly visible and important positions. The equality of gay and lesbian rights, along with universal health-care coverage for all citizens, are two of the next biggest human rights battles facing the next generation of American policy makers. However, the window of opportunity is before us. Barack Obama in many ways represents the culmination of many of the human rights battles won during that 20year frenzy, and he is coming into office at a time not only rife with calls for change within the dialogue of the citizens, but also great turnover in both the House and Senate (nearly a quarter of the Senate has turned over in the last two years, with four to six more seats up in 2010). Unfortunately, by selecting Rick Warren for the invocation, he punted on his first possession of this issue.

We would be fooling ourselves if we think we have risen above the threshold of equality that all liberal societies strive for.

These aren’t times for the ideas of our parents anymore. It is not about “redefining marriage,” as Pastor Warren claims. It is about recognizing another’s right to fulfilling their conception of the good life, and that includes acknowledging, inside government and outside in the public discourse, that anyone can love who they want to love, marry who they want to marry and raise a family as others raise theirs. These are times for the ideas of the new Generation X/Y America. Waging the fight for equal respect and concern for all, including gays and lesbians, is part of this new ideal. If we lose the path, or lose faith, we need to look no further than those 20 incredible years between 1954 and 1972 for inspiration that the good fight can be waged by governments and those people dedicated to seeing progress. Joe Koss is a junior majoring in secondary education in social studies. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

Hospital bailout demands practicality RYAN DASHEK opinion columnist

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ith the recession currently hanging over the heads of many Americans, it is little surprise that several industries have gone to the government to seek financial aid. However, are taxpayers the ones who should be bailing out these companies and corporations for their faulty business investments and poor financial planning? Or has the recession taken a serious toll on these industries, forcing them to plead for help from the

American government? These questions were on the minds of many when the American automobile-making industry recently asked for federal assistance. Shadows of this issue reappear as hospitals now look to the federal and state governments for help. However, considering the current plight of the taxpayer, the extraneous spending and the recent surpluses in past years, hospitals should not expect a free ride from the federal government in order to overcome their financial woes. Many are wondering just how, after reporting a total over billions of dollars in surplus for the fiscal year of 2007, so many hospitals are in the red just one year later. A recent Capital Times

article raises questions about this issue, wondering whether a nonprofit industry one year should be given any financial support the next. Perhaps if we look to the massive cranes and construction sites of these hospitals, we will find where much of this money is going. Do these hospitals really need all these massive buildings, decked with fountains, atriums and other vast luxuries? Likely not, and this sort of wasteful spending and poor decision-making on the part of these hospitals needs to stop. It really is no wonder how many of them are facing the financial shortcomings they are. dashek page 8


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dashek from page 7 However, one must realize that letting our nation’s health industry go by the wayside is a bad idea, no matter what mistakes they have made in the past. Simply denying them help would only hurt the nation as a whole. What would make sense is offering these hospitals stimulus packages, but with certain strings

attached. The American taxpayers will give them money, but in return, the American taxpayers should expect to get something back. Ideally, we give hospitals just enough to balance their bills for now, but in exchange, over the course of a set amount of years, when the economy has stabilized a bit, these nonprofit hospitals that require aid should begin offering more services to those who cannot afford certain

health-care options. According to the Capital Times, 92 percent of Wisconsin hospitals are nonprofit, meaning they get various state benefits, including no property or sales taxes—but this stems from the fact that these hospitals are providing “community benefits.” However, almost all of these hospitals are contributing less than 2 percent of their net patient revenue to charity cases.

In addition, many of these hospitals hound patients and aggressively attack those who are late on bills and payments. How big of a help have these hospitals really been to the community? If these hospitals really expect the taxpayers to help bail them out of their respective financial crises, then these hospitals should be giving back to taxpayers by offering up more services to the underprivileged. Also, if the gov-

ernment does provide support to these institutions, then certain restrictions on where this sort of money would go should need to be applied. Unrelenting expansion of current facilities cannot be in the picture, as is depicted by the three major hospitals in the Madison area: St. Mary’s, Meriter and the UW Hospital. All three of these fixtures have multimillion-dollar expansion and remodeling projects adding to or currently on existing structures. Is all this really necessary? Probably not.

Nonprofit hospitals should begin offering more services to those who cannot afford certain health-care options.

So how much do these hospitals deserve? It is a question that will likely be faced by the national government soon. Although Wisconsin hospitals are doing better than some other states’ hospitals, such as New Jersey and Hawaii, the Capital Times points out that the time is coming when Wisconsin medical institutes will have to face this growing financial strain. Understandably, the federal government may have to bail out these institutes despite public outcry, but that also gives us a chance to pull the reins on these hospitals, stopping the overspending and forcing them to increase the meager efforts put into community projects. Ryan Dashek is a junior majoring in biology. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Going for the gold in research UW-Madison has just barely maintained its top-five position in research since 1988. Can a new research facility help UW-Madison keep this ranking for another 20 years?

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The new research facility, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, will open in 2010.

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ohn Wiley calls it a game of “King of the Mountain.” As anyone who has played this competitive game as a child knows, it ends with a distinct winner and loser: the players push each other until the winner remains at the top of the hill and the losers fall to the bottom. UW-Madison, caught in a game of King of the Mountain, faces the possibility of losing its position as one of the top research universities. However, in 2010 a new addition to the university will make it a stronger competitor. To maintain its top-five status, UW-Madison will open the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a center for interdisciplinary research, to strengthen its place as a top research university. The institute, located on the 1300 block of University Avenue, will contain a private sector, the Morgridge Institute for Research, and a public sector, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. “We have to constantly fight to stay [in the top five],” said Wiley, interim director for the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Studies by the National Research Foundation reveal UW-Madison is consistently ranked in the top five in research among approximately 200 research universities across the nation. Although UW-Madison has kept this position since 1988, the university faces approximately 50 strong competitors with similar capacities to produce significant research dollars and expenditures, according to Wiley. Marsha Seltzer, former interim

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director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, wrote in the 2007 proposal for the institute that the research conducted there would lead to new biomedical treatments and technological applications. “Multi-disciplinary collaborations are foundational to advancing biomedical solutions to the most urgent challenges in human health.” Sangtae Kim executive director Morgridge Institute for Research

“Something like the WID and MIR are consciously designed to help make sure that we maintain a competitive edge and continue to compete well for these funds,” Wiley said. One danger to UW-Madison’s top research status, however, is that the research conducted separately in biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology will run into problems that cannot be solved unless there is similar progress in the other two technologies, according to Wiley. To offset this, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will combine the three technologies in its research. “Putting them together and allowing them to work together on advancing frontiers seems like a way to accelerate progress,” Wiley said. With roughly 12 million square feet of research space already on campus, the Wisconsin Institutes

for Discovery will not primarily impact the campus by adding more research space, but by adding a more unique research space. According to Wiley, this research facility will not only be the first to combine biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technology, but also the first to incorporate the humanities and arts in scientific research. “These technologies are making such fundamental changes and will in the future make such fundamental changes,” Wiley said. “We’re convinced that it’s important to include social scientists and humanists in the work so that we have a good understanding of the social and societal impacts of the technology.” The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will provide students an opportunity to improve their school’s ranking among the top research universities. “We’ll have lots of jobs for undergraduates,” Wiley said. “We’ll have lots of graduate students involved. They’ll be doing their research in an area of the building.” David Schwartz, professor of chemistry and genetics, is one of the applicants to be one of the five tenured faculty members leading research projects in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. “Where the scientific excitement is, where the advancement happens is at the interface,” Schwartz said. “I think the infrastructure that’s going to be put in place is going to especially allow graduate students to work at those interfaces and hope-

fully receive training that will help them work at these interfaces.” Sangtae Kim, the executive director for the Morgridge Institute for Research, agrees that the structure of the research will allow for the most productive scientific discoveries. “Multi-disciplinary collaborations are foundational to advancing biomedical solutions to the most urgent challenges in human health,” Kim said, adding that the twin institutes will enhance UW-Madison’s ranking by increasing research activity on campus. “Where the scientific excitement happens, where the advancement happens, is at the interface.” David Schwartz professor of chemistry and genetics UW-Madison

The type of research conducted in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is not the only aspect of the institute contributing to UWMadison’s top research status. According to Laura Heisler, Director of Programming for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will broaden the scientific community on campus through the Town Center, the ground floor of the building. research page 10


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The ground floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the Town Center and Forum, will be a gathering space for the entire campus community and the public.

research from page 9 “We intend to have a broad array of activities, many of which will bring together researchers from these disciplines with scientists in non-traditional ways,” Heisler said. This includes “jargon-free talks” on scientific topics for the campus community and competitions that involve arts, music, theater, science and engineering students to produce exhibits and performances. “Our hope is that everyone will want to come for an excellent meal, a warm setting in which to meet a colleague [or] a seminar,” Heisler said. Schwartz believes that the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery are structured in a way that elicits the best research. After working at the interface of chemistry, biology

and physical science and computer science for 20 years, Schwartz has high hopes for research at the interface of disciplines. “Our hope is that everyone will want to come for an excellent meal, a warm setting in which to meet a colleague [or] a seminar.” Laura Heisler director of programming Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

“It’s really great seeing new infrastructure on campus that is really trying to emphasize all of this,” Schwartz said. “Time and time again the action, the scientific action, the breakthroughs, the excitement happens at the

interface.” The heightened loss of prominent faculty members on campus in the past few years has also left UWMadison vulnerable in its research capacities. UW-Madison’s position as a top research institution depends on maintaining an experienced faculty because the faculty decides the institution’s curriculum and research agenda and influences the admission of staff and students. “If you’ve got first-rate faculty, they demand and retain first-rate staff and first-rate students,” Wiley said. “Everything depends on the quality of the people so, in a university, it usually starts with the faculty.” One goal of the institute, Wiley explained, is to help overturn the faculty losses. “We’ve got a reputation as being a place that does collaboration and interdisciplinary work particularly well and effectively, and that enables us to attract faculty, even when we can’t always pay top salary,” Wiley said. Heisler agreed, expressing her view of the institute as a recruitment tool to bring prominent researchers to UW-Madison. “One of the hopes for MIR ... is to create opportunities for visiting

scholars and people at advanced stages of their career to come and retool, whether for a yearlong sabbatical or for a month,” Heisler said. “We hope to collaborate with the new Union South, which will have hotel space, to help bring such temporary guests to the Institutes.” UW-Madison’s reputation for collaborative and interdisciplin-

ary work has helped the university remain among the top five research universities. According to Wiley, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will be the “icing on the cake” for this reputation. “Scientists and mathematicians and computer scientists ... work in teams now,” Schwartz agreed. “This is how modern science operates now.”

Town Center of the Twin Institutes What it is: The ground floor (and other common space) of the WID/MIR The Town Center, a gathering space managed by WARF, will include programs relevant to the WID and MIR. Laura Heisler, in charge of the Town Center, said WARF intends to hold activities in the Town Center that involve researchers in non-traditional ways. Some of the ways include: Symposia and conferences Boot camps that bring together scientists, journalists and ethicists Lab-based workshops Hosting Madison K-12 students Food: a sit-down restaurant, cafe/bakery and an old time soda fountain

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The happy holidays are out and resolution season is in. Wishful promises of svelt silhouettes and iron muscles for spring break are in the minds of everyone clearing out the junk food cupboard and making extra trips to the SERF. Diets like Atkins are synonymous with slimming down but often lead to adverse health affects. And Wisconsin winters leave everyone longing for mashed potatoes, hot chocolate, cereal and a warm bed. So how can you trim out some carbohydrates while comforting your cravings? Swap out bread and potatoes for healthy alternatives that can still pack great flavor. Switch mashed potatoes with cauliflower puree for nearly onefifth the carbohydrates, fewer calories and more health benefits. In a saucepan, combine a head of cauliflower, chopped into large chunks, with a clove of chopped garlic and water. Simmer until cauliflower is very tender and strain off any remaining water. To the saucepan, add two tablespoons heavy cream, one teaspoon unsalted butter and sea salt. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the mixture until smooth. Other vegetables with high carbohydrates include sweet potatoes and parsnips. Turnips are another low-carb possibility with about five grams of carbohydrates per half cup.

It’s no surprise that pasta, bread and cereal are also high in carbs, but there are ways to sidestep them or incorporate them into your diet in a healthful way. Be honest. Pasta by itself isn’t exactly the most flavorful delicacy. It’s all about what it’s paired or topped with, so swap the spaghetti with flavorful options that boast health benefits. With about 10 grams of carbohydrates per one cup serving, spaghetti squash’s firm and stringy consistency holds up well when combined with pasta sauces like basil pesto. Plus, it’s an easy way to eat the recommended daily servings of vegetables. Enriched spaghetti, on the other hand, packs over four times the carbohydrates for a smaller portion. Spaghetti squash can be an intimidating vegetable to tackle, but follow these tips to prepare it like a pro. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a large, sharp knife, carefully cut the squash lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Place the halves cut-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet, and bake for 30-45 minutes or until pierced easily with a fork. Remove and set aside to cool. To prepare with a Mediterranean twist, heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add one chopped onion and cook until translucent, or about 10 minutes. Add a garlic clove, chopped, and cook another three minutes. Stir in some chopped seasonal veggies

and cook for a few minutes more. Scrape the stringy squash pulp into a bowl and top with the sautéed mixture, sliced black olives, feta cheese and herbs. When making a cream-based sauce, light and heavy creams contain fewer carbohydrates per 8 fluid ounces than whole, 2%, 1% or even skim milk, says the USDA. Many people want to peg dairy as unhealthy, but in proper amounts, healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in dairy satiate hunger and help promote weight loss. Many people want to peg dairy as unhealthy, but in proper amounts healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in dairy satiate hunger and promote weight loss.

So don’t be afraid to incorporate milk, yogurt and cheese into your diet. Just check out the labels carefully. If you’re still concerned about dairy, soy milks have come a long way and are available in most grocery stores in several flavors. Another low-carb pasta option is Shirataki noodles. According to shiratakinoodles.net, Shirataki noodles, made from glucomannan, a water-soluble dietary fiber made from the Konjac plant, are ten-

der and translucent. While they are not flavorful alone, they will absorb the flavors they are cooked with. These fiber-rich noodles contain very little or no carbohydrates, provide a “full” feeling and improve digestive tract function. If pizza cravings rear their ugly head, skip delivery and substitute the crust with a Portobello mushroom cap. With about five grams of carbohydrates per serving, these earthy delights provide a rich, meaty texture that makes you forget about dry, floury dough in a heartbeat. Using a damp paper towel, carefully brush any dirt off the mushroom. Do not submerge them in water. Despite some culinary controversy, doing this will make them slimy and unappetizing. Clean them correctly, top them with some pizza sauce, part-skim mozzarella and cooked ground turkey, and bake them in a 400degree oven for about 15 minutes for a guilt-free indulgence. White seems to be America’s sugary, sticky, starchy favorite variety when it comes to bread, but sandwiches don’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Originating from Sweden, Wasa Crispbread uses natural ingredients like rye and whole meal flours to create a complex texture and flavor that makes an excellent bread and cracker substitute. Combine it with

spreads, cheeses, meats and fruits or toss into soups and salads. The options are endless. The Fiber Rye variety contains seven grams of carbohydrates per slice while Classic White Wonderbread has 13 grams. Fiber Rye Wasa Crispbreads also contain more fiber and protein but less sugar. Also be on the lookout for low-carb tortilla options in the grocery store. It’s important to keep in mind that not all carbohydrates are harmful, weight-gain-causing enemies. Complex carbohydrates found in whole grains and cereals such as barley, oat, buckwheat, rye and brown rice, along with beans and lentils, provide health benefits. Resistance starches are good for a properly functioning digestive system, resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels and a decrease in excess body weight. The proper carbohydrates also provide fuel for the body, allowing it to feel awake and energized. Foods with simple, high carbohydrates are unhealthy when consumed. Cookies, candies, chocolates and pastries, most breakfast cereals, and many fruits and their juices contain unhealthy simple carbohydrates. So push aside the plate of leftover Hershey’s kiss cookies and indulge in some middle-whittling veggies and complex whole grains to gain your dream spring break body by March.

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Claire and Yara share family meals from around the table and dining adventures around the world CLAIRE WIESE chocolate eclaire

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ello Food readers! I’m Claire, one of the new food columnists to grace this wonderful section. When introducing something new, I have always heard the best place to start is the beginning. Although this is a brand new semester, the end of 2008 is still within reach of our memories. And when it comes to food, don’t most people have their best food near the END of the year? That’s definitely the case in my family. As I undoubtedly will mention many times in the future, I love carbohydrates, and my grandma does not shy away from them when preparing her fabulous Christmas meal. Alongside the ham, we eat pumpkin bread, potatoes, cranberry bread and special rolls from a wonderful restaurant in Cumberland, Wis. It’s no wonder carbs are my favorites. These meal memories are my saving grace when I finally have to face an empty kitchen that I have to fill myself, but that’s a whole different column. So, in an effort to introduce myself as a new food columnist, I’m going to start at the end: holiday food! No matter what holiday, I’m sure your meals during this time are filled with laughter, family time and, of course, amazing comfort food. It goes without saying that Thanksgiving is the king of all holidays when it comes to food. Nothing says “I’m glad to be home for four

days” like eating as much turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie as possible, washing it all down with a big glass of milk and slipping into the single greatest food coma of the year. For Christmas, as I already mentioned, ham is the usual craze, but I have seen families rock out with chicken and even Chinese. But no Christmas meal is complete without dessert, and that means Christmas cookies. My family’s tradition is to make these lovely morsels at Thanksgiving, eat some in December, freeze some and enjoy the rest at Christmas. They truly are the icing on the cake. My Jewish friends get to party for eight nights with not only presents, but fantastic and traditional food. How lucky is that? Oh, and no holiday list is complete without New Year’s. I think food and drink are suitable topics for that night. Not that I have any wild party stories—my friends and I sit on a couch, drink sparkling apple cider and watch the ball drop in New York an hour after it happened live. The holidays and the subsequent weeks of down time may just be the only place where a college student can eat whatever, whenever, all without dropping a dime. So, as we all come back from this wonderful and free month back to our lonely cupboards and empty bank accounts, I look forward to writing about how wonderful food is, and how we can all still enjoy it, even if we can’t afford it. Going through gingerbread cookie withdrawal? E-mail Claire at crwiese@wisc.edu and plan a baking party together.

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hen I first met my boyfriend Kyle, things seemed great. We got along instantly, talked for hours about our similar interests and shared the same double major. We immediately started dating exclusively; in fact, he jokingly tagged our anniversary as the first time we ever spoke to each other. For a while, I could not have been happier. That is, until I had him over for dinner. Now let me say with full disclosure that I am the kind of person who likes to add a culinary twist to her oatmeal every morning. I grew up in a family where tapas nights and Mediterranean specialties were a regular feature. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel and taste the world over, and I’ve challenged myself with ethnic fare ranging from Swedish moose accompanied by layered herring and potatoes to unrecognizable forms of Japanese sushi. That’s not to say I don’t have my gastronomic restrictions either. I steer clear if it’s organs, bugs or sold in a pet store. I don’t like to get within ten feet of any kind of goat cheese and, as a philosophy major with a concentration in environmental ethics, I’m highly conscious of my omnivorous status. But my limitations were nothing compared to the man I was dating. Kyle, I soon discovered, had a diet that stretched from plain peanut butter sandwiches to pasta with unadulterated marinara sauce. In between were carrots, apples and (barely-tolerated, though imbibed to keep it balanced) V8. To Kyle, curry was a dirty word. The first time we went out for breakfast, he ordered a plain sesameseed bagel. While I abhorred goat cheese, he abhorred every kind of cheese. The only bananas he would eat were still green on the vine; the only food he’d go out for was pizza. He proclaimed his broad distaste for sauces and turned up his nose at my supper of basilflecked ravioli and sautéed kale. I quickly realized we were in for some trouble.

While I’m well aware one should never go into a relationship hoping to change their partner, I was willing to risk it all. Something needed to be done. I knew there would be no quick fix to this situation, but I devised a plan to get Kyle to taste things. I tried every method I could think of, from blunt conversation that made me sound like my therapist (“Honey, you’re in a safe place, now tell me why you won’t eat anything?”) to poutiness when he refused my chocolate-chip cookies (they had nuts in them). Nothing seemed to work. I soon discovered it was I who had a choice to make. Could I stay in a relationship that had this kind of limitation? Could I forgo the excitement of romantic candle-lit—or any kind—of dinners? Could I really be with a man who refused freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? The good news is Kyle is working with me—slowly but surely. We’re both set in our ways, so the transformation hasn’t come easily. Now, I take it as a sign of his heartfelt devotion when he agrees to try my apple crisp or sample a new kind of vegetable. In the end, I think we’ve both learned something. I’ve discovered a new relationship deal-breaker, and he’s discovered gravy. Think your sweetheart isn’t adventurous enough in the diner? E-mail Yara at korkor@wisc.edu and get some advice to make things red hot.

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New pop star delivers with ‘Lovely’ debut By Caissa Casarez THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Brad Pitt (above) as Benjamin Button leads a cast that delivers several stellar performances by experienced actors, including Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, which allow audiences to overcome the strong use of visual effects and long-winded nature of this intriguing tale.

‘Benjamin’ hits the right buttons By Danny Gottlieb THE DAILY CARDINAL

Nothing lasts, except love. That’s the moral of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and throughout the nearly three-hour experience, the film attempts to show the impermanence of life, the importance of love and the freakiness of an arthritic baby. The movie is very loosely based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it tells the life of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), who is born on the last day of World War I as an old man, complete with corneas, arthritis and loose, wrinkly skin. Accordingly, as everyone around him ages the normal way, Benjamin gets younger. The main focus of the movie is the love story between Benjamin and Daisy (Cate Blanchett), who fall in love when they are children and “meet in the middle” when they appear the same age. There aren’t many bad

things to say about the film. The screenplay by Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) is excellent, as is the directing, which is a welcome change of heart for the twisted David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “Zodiac”).

The only problem the movie suffers from is its length.

But the real star of the movie is the special effects department. In an attempt to make the story as realistic as possible, the crew used cutting-edge CGI techniques to impose Brad Pitt’s head on various bodies, so he could appear any age from a baby-sized old man to a baby-faced teenager. And despite this tall order, the

effects in no way distract from the storytelling. Rather, they enhance it, allowing the viewer to feel as if they have truly seen Benjamin grow up (or down?), which makes the story all the more compelling. This is not to suggest that the movie is all visual tricks. The story is character-driven at its heart, and all the actors do their part to bring this improbable tale to life. Brad Pitt is, of course, excellent at every age, and he brings a surprising amount of humor to the overall depressing film. Similarly, Cate Blanchett gives Daisy a certain charm, and is almost unrecognizable on her deathbed while telling Benjamin’s story to her daughter. Relative newcomer Taraji P. Henson is perfect as the mother who takes Benjamin in, looking past his disgusting looks as an elderly baby. And Tilda Swinton is heartbreaking as an unhappily married, “plain-looking” woman Benjamin

has a brief affair with in Russia who has a much larger impact on his life than expected. The one problem the movie suffers from is its length. With a running time over two hours and 45 minutes, it runs the risk of losing any part of the audience that isn’t in the right mood for a long-winded pace. The length, however, is understandable considering it strives to show the entire 80-year span of one man’s life, encompassing everything from both World Wars all the way to Hurricane Katrina. But at times, the film does linger a little too long on certain moments of Benjamin’s life. Despite the movie compromising its own aforementioned moral by “lasting” just a little too long, it is nonetheless an enjoyable story about love, death and babies with dementia that is easily worth the time commitment involved in a couple viewings. Grade: AB

Titus Andronicus reissue their list of Grievances By Kyle Sparks

kind of effort. They don’t share society’s ideals, instead reflecting Critics like to talk a lot about on “Albert Camus” by observrock ’n’ roll revivalists. Ideally, ing, “How weary, stale, flat and a rock band breaks through and unprofitable it is / to be young, provides a breath of fresh air to dumb and have lots of money.” popular music. They lead a mass The Airing of Grievances opener of followers on a march toward “Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, musical salvation NJ” presents CD REVIEW and unity through a melancholy good music. It Patrick Stickles quickly becomes telling the recipient of his anger a delicate balance that “should the between maintaining popularity and shit hit the fan / I credibility, and just pray you will that’s ultimately not be spared,” The Airing of Grievances what rock ’n’ over a solitary (Reissue) roll is all about. guitar before Titus Andronicus Then there’s Titus launching into a Andronicus. full-on assault of both man and Titus Andronicus couldn’t care instrument. Rarely is music able to less about reviving rock ’n’ roll. embody the entropy of hatred, but They proudly proclaim that they that’s Titus’ bread and butter. “crave your approval, but will setThe music makes it easy to tle for your utter disdain.” They’re dismiss the true depth of Titus tired of trying to fit in, because Andronicus. Stickles is the poet lauthis world doesn’t deserve that reate of counterculture, smothering THE DAILY CARDINAL

each song with insightful prose. He justifies his anger on the lead track by reasoning, “People will tell you that if you don’t love your neighbor then you don’t love God / but no god of mine would put light in such unrighteous eyes.” Airing’s climax comes on Titus’ self-titled theme song of sorts. “Titus Andronicus” depicts a demonic Orwellian dystopia with “no more cigarettes, no more having sex / no more drinking until you fall on the floor,” before swelling up to the rallying cry of “your life is over.” The Airing of Grievances is the manifestation of angst, but that shouldn’t scare off anyone. The abrasive lyrics never suggest violence, and are accompanied by a sprawling wall of Springsteen-like guitars that open the doors for all. Stickles sings with such arms-open acceptance that you not only begin to appreciate his paradigm, you start to embrace it. You’re either for them or against them, but if you’re

for them, he’s there to tell you that he’s got your back. On “No Future,” despite his threats that “If I could say just one thing with the whole world listening / it would be ‘Leave me the fuck alone,’” he promises that “If you’re weary, I don’t mind sharin’ the load.” It’s the apocalypse of accountability and cool, but that doesn’t mean we need to be alone.

Rarely is music able to embody the entropy of hatred, but that’s Titus’ bread and butter.

Titus Andronicus is leading its followers not to salvation, but to a new appreciation, a new start. The Airing of Grievances is their notice of resignation, call to arms and introduction all in one. Needless to say, it’s an absolute necessity.

Artists nowadays have more than just the radio as an outlet to get their singles out to the public, thanks in big part to iTunes. Every Tuesday, the humble folks at Apple pick a select few artists you’ve never heard of and give their singles away for free for a whole week. Unfortunately, most of these artists don’t get very far from the bottom of the iTunes Store homepage, but thankfully, newcomer Erin McCarley is an exception. Although she’s been compared to iTunes powerhouses Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, McCarley’s unique choice of lyrics and sound, combined with her powerful voice, make her debut album Love, Save the Empty a refreshing exception to the usual alternative-rock-pop songs about love that invade our airwaves. The folks at Apple loved advertising her first track, “Pony (It’s OK),” putting it as a free single of the week as well as including it in their back-to-school sampler this past September. It shows all sides of McCarley’s personality, which may be the reason why the iTunes public couldn’t get enough of it. It starts out with piano that sets the happy and inspiring mood for the whole song before more drums and guitar come into the picture during the chorus. Here is where the lyrics are especially inspiring and catchy, just the way pop choruses are meant to be.

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Love, Save the Empty Erin McCarley Although the rest of Love, Save the Empty isn’t as optimistic as its first track, it doesn’t need to be. McCarley gracefully shifts from one side of the spectrum of love (falling in love on “Sticky-Sweet”) to the other (breaking up on “Lovesick Mistake”), and by maintaining a consistently strong voice throughout, this diversity makes the final product that much stronger. McCarley also manages to make each song uniquely catchy. For example, happier songs like “Bobble Head,” “Sticky-Sweet” and the title track all have their own combination of strong lyrics and a distinctive choice of instruments that make them completely separate from each other. This is also the case for the darker songs on the album, like “It’s Not That Easy,” “Blue Suitcase” and “Lovesick Mistake.” There are only a couple of instances in the songs from Love, Save the Empty that make them “right” for typical mainstream radio. For example, the bridge in “Blue Suitcase” is just a row of “na-na-nana-na’s” that do not seem necessary, and one of the verses in “Bobble Head” consists of the popular shoutout “DJ, won’t you play my song?” But put these weaker moments and the couple of duds aside, and Erin McCarley’s Love, Save the Empty is definitely worth checking out.


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UW squads stumble against Northern Michigan, Duluth

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For both Wisconsin hockey teams, the semester break was a roller-coaster ride, full of record-setting highs and heartbreaking lows. The men’s team started things off on a high note, winning the Badger Hockey Showdown for the first time since 2005. With a 5-0 victory over Alabama-Huntsville in the first game of the tournament, senior goaltender Shane Connelly recorded the eighth shutout of his career, passing Bernd Bruckler for fourth on the UW’s all-time list. After the championship game against Lake Superior State hit the books as a 1-1 tie, senior for-

ward Tom Gorowsky netted the shootout-winning goal to give the Badgers their 10th title in the 20year history of the Showdown. The Badgers saw the tables turn the next week, suffering back-to-back losses against Northern Michigan. Despite earning only three wins before coming to Madison, the Wildcats played Wisconsin hard all weekend, capping the series with a 6-5 overtime win after a 3-2 victory in the first game. Looking to redeem itself, the team traveled Anchorage for a series against the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves on Jan. 9 and 10. After falling into a 2-0 first-period hole in the opening game, the Badgers

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Win those three games and the Badgers had a good shot at the BCS. Win two and Wisconsin at least has a respectable nine wins. The difference there could have been coaching, but… well… it wasn’t. Instead, fans are left with a team that began the season ranked in the top-11 and finished the year at 7-6, needing three missed extra points to beat FCS Cal-Poly. After several of the losses this year, Bielema said that the team most responsible for beating Wisconsin was Wisconsin. That prompts the followup: Isn’t it the coach’s job to keep a team from beating itself? As for next season, the team loses P.J. Hill, three offensive line starters and six seniors from a defense which ranked eighth in the Big Ten in points allowed. Younger players should be able to hold down these roles, but if Bielema and his staff can’t iron out the bevy of mistakes their team made game after game, the 2009 season will be a very difficult one for Badger fans. Think Bielema’s top-notch coaching was key in Wisconsin’s one-point victory over Cal-Poly? Share that with Ben at breiner@wisc.edu.

inside was gone and they had a game plan to make Alyssa [Karel] work … We just couldn’t get into a flow.” Karel was the only Badger in double digits with a game-high 19 points.

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No. 16 Ohio State 55, UW 42 Despite holding the Buckeyes to their lowest point total this season, Wisconsin suffering just its second home loss, shooting a season-low 26 percent from the floor. “It was a tough shooting night and we had some good looks, it just did not go down,” Stone said. “The first half, I believe the scoreboard read 11 for nearly half an hour, it felt like. We just could not get the

longhorns from page 15 hit a turnaround jumper with just under a minute left to give Wisconsin a 63-60 lead, and followed up with a breakaway dunk to seal the victory. Wisconsin 74, Northwestern 45 Wisconsin’s defensive intensity evoked memories of last season’s squad against a much-improved Northwestern team. The Badgers limited the Wildcats to just 31 percent shooting for the game while shooting 50 percent on the offensive side. This contest also gave junior guard Jason Bohannon a major boost of confidence, finishing with a career-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.

rallied back to tie the game going into the third. Junior captain Blake Geoffrion tipped in a shot from junior defender Jamie McBain to give the Badgers a late lead, and they never looked back, taking the first game 3-2. UAA jumped out to an early lead again in the second game, but Wisconsin answered quickly, taking a 4-1 advantage late in the second period. The Seawolves made things interesting, clawing to within a goal, but junior forwards Aaron Bendickson and Ben Grotting finished things off for the 6-3 win. Last weekend’s sweep in Anchorage propelled the Badgers into the No. 16 spot nationally. The team returns home this weekend for a pair of games against the No. 11 Colorado College Tigers. The break also saw a series of ups and downs for the women’s team. Two days into the new year, the Badgers handed the U.S. Select team its first loss of the season against WCHA competition. After early goals from freshman forward Brooke Ammerman and sophomore forward Maria Evans, Wisconsin took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. A goal from sophomore forward Hilary Knight expanded the lead to three midway through the second period, but Team USA would not go away easily. Former Harvard star Julie Chu scored on a shorthanded chance late in the second to cut the deficit to 31. Minnesota assistant coach and former Golden Gopher Natalie ball to drop.” Buckeye All-Big Ten sophomore forward Jantel Lavender tallied 16 points and 15 rebounds. Zastrow led the Badgers with 11 points and six rebounds. UW 58, Michigan 54 Up 16 points with just over four minutes remaining in the game, the Badgers staved off a furious ZASTROW Michigan comeback in front of a season high 7,857 Kohl Center fans to move back to .500 in the Big Ten. “We got a little tentative and a “We had multiple guys that had multiple assists, and when you have that, you know you are playing good basketball,” Bohannon said. “There were times tonight when we were getting six passes, clean and crisp, moving it around the perimeter and getting a layup. When you have that going on, you know you are going to play well that night.” Purdue 65, Wisconsin 52 After Purdue dropped its first two Big Ten games, the Boilermakers were desperate for a win and it showed in a strong defensive effort against the Badgers. The Boilermakers made an early 19-4 run and, with about three minutes to go in the first half, took a commanding 32-18 lead. Wisconsin

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Sophomore forward Hilary Knight scored two goals in three games over break, including a game-tying, short-handed goal against Duluth. Darwitz found the net early in the third, but the Badgers held on for the 3-2 win. Following the win over Team USA, the Badgers headed to Duluth to face the No. 3 UMD Bulldogs. Unable to find their normal rhythm in the first game, the Badgers saw their 20-game unbeaten snapped by a 4-0 shutout. After snagging the early lead in the second game thanks to a power-play goal from sophomore forward Kelly Nash, the Badgers found themselves trailing again after UMD reeled off three goals in the second. Junior forward Jasmine Giles scored a power-play tally of her own 1:30 into the third, and

Knight notched her 23rd goal of the year to tie things up, but Wisconsin was unable to pull ahead, and the game was recorded as a 3-3 tie. The Badgers were unable to solve UMD’s Kim Martin in the shootout, while the Bulldogs beat senior netminder Jessie Vetter twice, earning an extra point in the WCHA standings. After taking only one point from the Bulldogs over the weekend, the Badgers dropped out of the top spot in the polls for the first time since the middle of October. The team looks to rebound this weekend with a pair of games against North Dakota at the Kohl Center.

little rattled, sped up a little bit,’ Stone said. “We played a little bit not to lose there those last five minutes. But we got it done.” Dunham was big for Wisconsin, with 17 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie also chipped in 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting from the floor. The Badgers held the Wolverines scoreless until senior guard Jessica Minnfield made a free throw four minutes into the game and without a field goal until the 12 minute mark of the first half. Indiana 64, UW 61 The Badgers ended their winter break run with a disappointing loss to the Indiana Hoosiers in

Assembly Hall. Indiana led for almost all of the game, but Wisconsin never quite let them build up a large lead. The Hoosiers used a 92 run after halftime to take a seven-point advantage, but the Badgers rallied to take a small edge for a few seconds late in the game. After Zastrow hit a short layup to tie the game at 58, Kim Roberson drew a foul and hit a pair of free throws. Moments later Gant traveled at the top of the key, effectively ending the Wisconsin’s chances. The Badgers will play their next game Sunday against Illinois at the Kohl Center. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.

fought back with consecutive three-pointers and cut the deficit to six going into the break. In the second half, Purdue’s stifling defense kept the Badgers in check, going on yet another 19-4 run and putting the game out of reach. “Purdue took us out of some things we like to do,” Landry said. “They were just more aggressive than we were. They really pressured us on the perimeter.” The Badgers had no answer for sophomore forward JaJuan Johnson inside, who finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Purdue also got a big lift from its preseason conference player of the year, sophomore forward Robbie Hummel, who overcame a back injury to hit four threepointers off the bench.

Minnesota 78. Wisconsin 74 The Badgers fell in overtime at the Kohl Center, giving No. 17 Minnesota its first win on Wisconsin’s home court in 10 tries and dropping the Badgers out of second place in the Big Ten standings. Wisconsin held a 14-point lead in the second half, but the Gophers ratcheted up their pressure and forced the game away from the Badgers’ preferred pace. Minnesota forced 18 turnovers, seven more than Wisconsin’s season average. Junior Gopher guard Lawrence Westbrook scored a game-high 29 points, including a leaning 3point shot that tied the game at 62 and sent it into overtime. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.


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The Wisconsin men’s basketball team put together a strong performance over Winter Break, winning five of eight games. The Badgers’ 3-2 Big Ten record has them tied for third in the conference standings. After showing some inconsistency against weaker non-conference opponents, the Badgers (3-2 Big Ten, 12-5 overall) put together two commanding victories over UW-Green Bay and Coppin State University. Wisconsin’s loss to Texas was tough for them to swallow, but the Badgers have shown signs of improvement during Big Ten play. Senior forward Marcus Landry currently leads all scorers with 13.1 points LANDRY per game, with junior guard Trevon Hughes close behind at 12.2 points per contest. A big story has been the reemergence of junior guard Jason Bohannon, who overcame a slow start and has scored in double figures in seven of his last nine games. Texas 74, Wisconsin 69 Last season’s signature non-conference win was a thrilling road

victory at Texas, but the Longhorns spoiled Wisconsin’s chances of winning back-to-back matchups this season at the Kohl Center. The Badgers were outrebounded 40-25 and shot only 67 percent from the free-throw line, but stayed in the game due to timely buckets and threepoint shooting. Wisconsin had a seven-point lead with 6:33 remaining in the first half, but the Longhorns countered with 11 unanswered points, taking a 39-37 lead into the break. The second half was a backand-forth battle with several lead changes. Wisconsin held a onepoint lead with 2:45 to play, but a costly turnover by the Badgers gave the Longhorns the momentum. A few more timely baskets and clutch free-throw shooting sealed a Texas win. Wisconsin 73, Michigan 61 In Wisconsin’s first game of Big Ten play, the Badgers could not afford to underestimate a Wolverine team that had already knocked off two big-time opponents in Duke and UCLA. The Badgers responded with a scorching start in Ann Arbor, hitting nine of their first 10 shots and running out to a 12-point lead eight minutes into the game. Later the Wolverines cut the deficit back to nine after an 11-2 run with three minutes remaining. The Badgers, however, kept

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Junior Texas forward Damian James blocks a last second lay-up attempt from junior UW guard Trevon Hughes to seal a Badger loss. their lead in double digits for the remainder of the contest, finishing off arguably their most impressive victory of the season. Landry and Hughes led the Badgers with 16 points apiece. Wisconsin also held Michigan leading-scorer and sophomore guard Manny Harris to just 3of-13 shooting. Wisconsin 65, Penn State 61 After a 12-2 Penn State start, Wisconsin was not dealing with the typical Nittany Lions squad

which had reached the .500 mark just once in their past five seasons. Penn State showed its great improvement but Wisconsin held on for a narrow victory at the Kohl Center. Landry had a huge game for the Badgers finishing with 23 points and five rebounds. Wisconsin led 48-40 with 9:34 remaining, but Penn State answered with three straight three-pointers to take a one-point lead. Landry longhorns page 14

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Winter break brought challenge of conference foes for Badgers By Jay Messar THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin women’s basketball team has thus far felt the effects of the Big Ten season, amassing a 3-4 conference record and a 13-5 record overall. Here is a closer look at the Badgers’ first seven Big Ten contests:

Iowa 73, UW 63 After the finals week hiatus, Wisconsin hit the hardwood to host a hot Iowa squad. The Hawkeyes shot a blistering 57 percent from the floor in the first half and never let up, snapping the Badgers’ 10-game winning streak.

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“They really shot the lights out,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “They played very, very well and we just started playing a little too late. We put a little valiant effort together in the second half.” Sophomore forward Lin Zastrow tied a career high with 18 points against Iowa with junior forward Mariah Dunham and sophomore guard Alyssa Karel adding 14 and 11 respectively. UW 62, Minnesota 52 Minnesota had no answer for Teah Gant, as Wisconsin’s junior guard registered a career high 17 points and a team high seven rebounds en route to the Kohl Center victory. “What a tremendous game by her both offensively and defensively ... it really sparked it for us,” Stone said. “In the very last timeout we had said that the guards have to rebound and she comes up with a board, goes to the free throw line for two and caps it off.” Dunham added 12 points and tallied five of the team’s nine blocks against the Gophers. The Badgers shot 76 percent from the free-throw line, including Gant’s 11-for-12. Wisconsin also shut down prolific Minnesota senior guard Emily Fox, who finished with just two points on 1-for-14 shooting. “They had great guard play and we were outplayed in the guard position on both ends of the floor,” Minnesota head coach Pam Borton said. “I would like

to say that Emmy [Emily Fox] had a bad night but I don’t want to take anything away from Wisconsin’s defense.” UW 53, Illinois 38 Wisconsin kicked off the New Year by trouncing Illinois in Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., holding the Illini to the lowest point total for a UW opponent this season. “[We had] tremendous balanced scoring, a great job on the glass against a good rebounding team and just an unbelievable defensive performance,” Stone said. “I can’t say enough about our players and their ability to adjust, step in when needed, play defense like we ask them to every day and continue to get some wins.” The Badgers led by as many as 25 points with just over five minutes left in the game before Illinois used a 10-0 run to finish the game. Northwestern 49, UW 46 Northwestern picked up its first conference win by upsetting the Badgers in Evanston, Ill. Cold shooting and untimely turnovers led to Wisconsin’s demise, as the offense grew especially stagnant in the second half, converting only seven of its 27 second half field goal attempts. “We didn’t get into a rhythm at all,” Stone said. “We had 10 firsthalf turnovers and they were running man-to-man on top and zone down low. Anything we wanted women’s recap page 14

s the dust settled on Wisconsin’s 42-13 Champs Sports Bowl loss at the hands of Florida State, one word emerged as a theme in the players’ post-game comments. Mistakes. Perhaps it was the blown trick play that resulted in a 75-yard Seminole fumble return for a touchdown. Maybe it was the slew of fumbles, the poorly-timed penalties or the 30 second touchdown drive they allowed at the end of the first half. This was not the first time sloppy play has been crucial to a Badger loss in 2008. This is why head coach Bret Bielema and his coaching staff must bear most of the blame for the disappointing 2008 football season. Wisconsin was not as talented as many thought in the preseason, but the team clearly could have been better than its final 7-6 record. Sloppy play and miscues, however, played a central role in three of the Badgers’ regular season losses. In Ann Arbor the Badgers blew a 19-point lead in the last 18 minutes of the game and then failed to tie the game due to a formation penalty. Keep in mind that the Wolverines went 3-9 and lost to Toledo. The next week Wisconsin again failed in the game’s most critical moments against Ohio State. Clinging to a four-point lead, the Badger defense (remember, Bielema’s specialty is defense) allowed a freshman quarterback, starting his first road game, to march his team 80 yards down the field for the game-winning score. The state of Michigan was again the site of a dismal loss when the Badgers let an 11-point lead disappear against the Spartans in the game’s final nine minutes. The comeback featured an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Bielema that set up a touchdown and a holding penalty which erased a first down that would have guaranteed a Wisconsin victory. So there you have it, three games where poor play late in the game cost Wisconsin a victory. The hallmark of great coaching is a team that plays its best in big situations, and that was something the Badgers rarely did. coaches page 14

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Spring Welcome Issue 2009

Football

Badgers undone by mistakes against FSU By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL

ORLANDO, Fla.—Two seasons ago, the Badgers capped a 12-1 campaign with a victory in the Citrus Bowl stadium. The place might have been the same, but the situation was far from it when Wisconsin returned to Orlando for the Champs Sports Bowl. The Badgers lost their final game of the 2008 season 42-13 to Florida State.

The turnover-filled defeat resulted in Wisconsin’s worst record since 2003, and head coach Bret Bielema’s second bowl loss in his three seasons. “To take today and put it into perspective, for the entire year, there are certain things that we need to overcome and we weren’t able to do so,” Bielema said. “I thought certain guys battled the entire game and unfortunately for us, we weren’t able

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Senior defensive lineman Mike Newkirk sits alone after his final game as a Badger. Florida State gashed the UW defense for 42 points.

to send out a group of seniors on a positive note.” Wisconsin was consistently pinned near its own goal line early in the game as senior Florida State punter and game MVP Graham Gano placed his first three punts inside the fouryard line. The contest was scoreless until an offensive mishap put the Badgers in a hole. Wisconsin quarterback Dustin Sherer attempted a backward pass to junior running back P.J. Hill, who was split out wide behind a trio of blockers. Senior Florida State defensive end Neefy Moffett tipped the pass and senior linebacker Derek Nicholson scooped up the fumble and raced 75 yards to the end zone, earning an excessive celebration penalty as he began high stepping at the 10-yard line. “I just did the wrong thing on that play,” Sherer said. “I thought they lined up a certain way … They kind of shifted the line over there, so they had a guy unblocked coming off the edge and I threw the ball right into him.” The Badgers got on the board several drives later when a 46-yard Hill run brought Wisconsin within the Seminole 20. The drive, however, stalled, and freshman kicker Philip Welch connected on a 31yard field goal. After trading punts, FSU quarterback Christian Ponder threw passes of two, 26 and finally 15 yards to senior receiver Greg Carr for a touchdown, just seven seconds before halftime. The drive took 33 seconds off the clock and left Wisconsin with a twoscore deficit. A 43-yard P.J. Hill run helped set up a 41-yard field goal on the first

drive of the second half. Although the deficit was cut to only one score, the game rapidly deteriorated as the Seminoles spent the next eight minutes methodically driving down the field, and ultimately scoring on a sixyard scamper by senior running back Antone Smith. The Badgers fumbled the ball away on their next two possessions and the lead ballooned to 42-6, removing any doubt about the outcome. “My hat goes off to Florida State. I thought they did a tremendous job today,” Bielema said after the game. “We just weren’t able to get those guys down when they made certain plays. Their speed is what it is but bottom line you’ve got to be able to make plays.” Hill was the driving force of the Wisconsin offense, gaining 143 yards on only 15 carries. The Badgers, however, were undone by three lost fumbles and only two third-down conversions in 10 tries.

Wisconsin’s win total has decreased each season since Bielema’s first, going from 12 to nine to seven. “At a 7-6 football team we need to move forward,” Bielema said. “The bottom line is that we expect things to be higher at Wisconsin.” Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder threw for 199 yards and two scores while converting several important first downs with his legs. The Seminoles geared up to stop Wisconsin’s running game, and Sherer admittedly could not make enough plays to keep the offense moving. “I was disappointed with everything. I knew going into it that they were going to put nine guys in the box and stop our run and that’s what people have tried to do to us all year,” Sherer said. “I just have to move on from it and try to learn from it and carry it with me throughout the summer and move forward with everything.”


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