New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords brings TV tunes to a second-season CD recap ARTS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
‘AARON’ THE SIDE OF CONFIDENCE
Cornerback Aaron Henry finds his funk after spending last year injured SPORTS Complete campus coverage since 1892
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Obama coming to Madison to speak next week By Hannah Furfaro The Daily Cardinal
President Barack Obama will visit Madison Nov. 4, according to a statement released by the White House Tuesday. Obama plans to speak about education, although the specific content of his speech has not yet been disclosed. Charles Franklin, UW-Madison political science professor, said he expects Obama to address issues facing K-12 education. Franklin said poor results of the latest evaluation of the gap in scores between blacks and whites make Wisconsin a “reasonably good state” to talk about education issues. “We provide a platform that he can address all of these kinds of concerns,” Franklin said. “Excellence in education, ... racial disparities, ... and education reform in the broadest sense.” He said the reason for Obama’s visit might include political motivations. “Obama won the state big but needs to hang on to it, and then just possibly he might have a con-
versation with Mayor Barrett about running for governor,” he said. Franklin said he would be surprised if a conversation with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett did not come up during Obama’s visit, although he speculated that any discussion would be a private one. “Barrett is now the only Democrat left standing of the original top-tier candidates, so it’s certainly to the Democratic Party’s interest to have the strongest candidate they can get in the race.” Molly Rivera, chair of the UW-Madison College Democrats, said the College Democrats are “really excited” for Obama’s visit. She said depending on where the event is held, the organization will work on rallying students to attend the event. “If it ends up being open to the public, then we will have lots of opportunities to let students know about the event and tell them where they can go and things like that.” Details on the location of the event have not yet been released.
isabel Álvarez/cardinal file photo
President Barack Obama will discuss education in Madison Nov. 4.
40 computers in Chemistry Department hacked, possibly exposing private info Forty computers in UW-Madison’s Chemistry Department were hacked and 2,920 names and Social Security numbers were potentially exposed, mostly during the past 18 months, according to an e-mail from UW-Madison spokesperson John Lucas. UW-Madison discovered the security breach Aug. 31 “through the use of new monitoring hardware,” but the identity of the hacker or hackers remains unknown. Lucas said there is no evidence the infiltrations were
done locally or by a member of the UW-Madison community. “We do know the machines were used as part of an underground distribution network of music, movies, television shows and commercial software,” he said. Lucas said there is no evidence that documents containing the Social Security numbers—such as class rosters and grading documents—were accessed, though UW-Madison still hacking page 3
danny marchewka/the daily cardinal
ASM Legislative Affairs Committee member Josh Molter expresses his opinion on the possible redevelopment of the Mifflin Street area. The committee discussed the downtown development plan Tuesday.
ASM committee discusses ALRC student member, Downtown Plan By Grace Urban The Daily Cardinal
Members of ASM’s Legislative Affairs Committee met Tuesday night to discuss plans for Madison’s downtown area and the recent debate over whether the Alcohol License Review Committee should have a student voting member. Adam Johnson, the committee chair, said the Student Council will vote on a resolution tomorrow night to determine whether they will publicly support a proposal by Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8. Eagon’s proposal would require one of two new voting members on the ALRC to be a student. “I think [the resolution] will pass pretty easily,” he said. Johnson also told committee members that Eagon is attempting to organize students to attend the Common Council meeting Nov. 3 to demonstrate student support for his proposal. “Critics say that students don’t
care,” Johnson said. “If many students show up, they’ll take notice.” Johnson also updated committee members on plans for the downtown Madison area that he discussed with Bill Fruhling, Madison’s primary planner. “The entire downtown area is a student area,” Johnson said. “[These proposals] aim to make downtown more accessible to more people.” Although the plan is still in draft form, possible items include a lakeshore path that would connect Memorial Union to James Madison Park, as well as a boardwalk. Committee members also discussed a possible expansion of East Campus Mall from Library Mall to Lake Monona and the possibility of a light-rail transit point being built behind the Kohl Center. The light rail would theoretically run from east to west and connect to the new Amtrak station with very limited stops. Plan proposals for redevelop-
ment of the Mifflin Street area sparked significant discussion among committee members. “We should have a position of conservation and preservation,” committee member Josh Molter said. Johnson said the committee needs to advocate for students, even if that means potentially opposing construction. “We’re not interested in the well-being of the city, we’re interested in the well-being of the students,” he said. Although Johnson said Fruhling does want to develop the area to combat its perceived drinking culture, he is looking for input. The construction of a large apartment building is being considered. However, Johnson said both he and Fruhling agreed “the neighborhood has character, that character has value in and of itself and that shouldn’t be pushed out of the way just because we want new buildings.”
State Street businesses get boost from Freakfest By Caitlin Gath The Daily Cardinal
With Halloween and the annual Freakfest celebration quickly approaching, businesses along State Street have been anticipating the rush of excess customers, as well as the potential for disorderly conduct. “It’s definitely always better sale-wise,” Alex Felland, a bartender at State Street Brats, said. “It’s one of our busier weekends of the year, but there’s also some drawbacks with more underage drinkers and overly intoxicated patrons.” The bar plans to have more staff
on hand for the event, Felland said. “For late-night bouncers we’ll have a meeting with how to deal with an excessive crowd and people in costumes,” he added. Felland also said the bar will not admit patrons whose costumes prevent the bouncer from matching their faces to their ID. “I’ve seen in previous years underage patrons trying to get by when their ID might not look like them,” he said. Because of Daylight Savings Time ending early Sunday morning, bars are legally able to stay
open an extra hour after clocks are turned back at 2 a.m. “[The extra hour] has not caused any problems in the past,” Cpt. Mary Schauf of the Madison Police Department said. “It seems like most years we run into this issue with Daylight Savings Time, so it’s something we’ve dealt with in the past.” Felland said Brats will likely stay open the extra hour. Frida Mexican Grill, further down State Street, will also stay open the extra hour early on Sunday. freakfest page 3
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
page two 2
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
An independent student newspaper, serving the University of Wisconsin-Madison community since 1892
TODAY: partly sunny hi 59º / lo 47º
Limited skills inconvenient for job market
Volume 119, Issue 41
2142 Vilas Communication Hall 821 University Avenue Madison, Wis., 53706-1497 (608) 262-8000 l fax (608) 262-8100
JILLIAN LEVY one in a jillian
News and Editorial firstname.lastname@example.org Editor in Chief Charles Brace Managing Editor Justin Stephani Campus Editor Kelsey Gunderson Caitlin Gath City Editor State Editor Hannah Furfaro Enterprise Editor Ryan Hebel Associate News Editor Grace Urban Opinion Editors Anthony Cefali Todd Stevens Editorial Board Editor Qi Gu Arts Editors Kevin Slane Kyle Sparks Sports Editors Scott Kellogg Nico Savidge Features Editor Diana Savage Food Editor Sara Barreau Science Editor Jigyasa Jyotika Photo Editors Isabel Alvarez Danny Marchewka Graphics Editors Amy Gifﬁn Jenny Peek Copy Chiefs Kate Manegold Emma Roller Jake Victor Copy Editors Hope Carmichael, Kathy Dittrich
Business and Advertising email@example.com Business Manager Alex Kusters Advertising Manager Katie Brown Billing Manager Mindy Cummings Accounts Receivable Manager Cole Wenzel Senior Account Executive Ana Devcic Account Executives Mara Greenwald, Kristen Lindsay, D.J. Nogalski, Jordan Rossman, Sarah Schupanitz Online Account Executive Tom Shield Mara Greenwald Graphic Designer Web Directors Eric Harris, Dan Hawk Marketing Director Mia Beeson Archivist Erin Schmidtke The Daily Cardinal is published weekdays and distributed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its surrounding community with a circulation of 10,000. The Daily Cardinal is a nonproﬁt organization run by its staff members and elected editors. It receives no funds from the university. Operating revenue is generated from advertising and subscription sales. Capital Newspapers, Inc. is the Cardinal’s printer. The Daily Cardinal is printed on recycled paper. The Cardinal is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. All copy, photographs and graphics appearing in The Daily Cardinal are the sole property of the Cardinal and may not be reproduced without written permission of the editor in chief. The Daily Cardinal accepts advertising representing a wide range of views. This acceptance does not imply agreement with the views expressed. The Cardinal reserves the right to reject advertisements judged offensive based on imagery, wording or both. Complaints: News and editorial complaints should be presented to the editor in chief. Business and advertising complaints should be presented to the business manager. Letters Policy: Letters must be typewritten, double-spaced and no longer than 200 words, including contact information. Letters may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial Board Charles Brace Anthony Cefali Qi Gu Jamie Stark Todd Stevens Justin Stephani l
Board of Directors Vince Filak Alex Kusters Joan Herzing Jason Stein Jeff Smoller Janet Larson Chris Long Charles Brace Katie Brown Benjamin Sayre Jenny Sereno Terry Shelton l
© 2009, The Daily Cardinal Media Corporation ISSN 0011-5398
THURSDAY: partly sunny hi 60º / lo 50º
acing moral dilemmas typically creates extremely difﬁcult situations for me, not only because I have no morals, but also, I lack any kind of decisionmaking skills whatsoever. So imagine my dismay when last week both the Badger Herald and the Daily Cardinal—the newspaper I’ve worked at for the previous three years—called for a student boycott of the Nitty Gritty—the restaurant and bar I’ve worked at for the last two and a half years. After grappling with my inner conﬂict for at least two minutes, I snapped back to my senses, reminded myself that the Gritty actually gives me money for the services I provide and decided that this boycott business was not for me. I’m going to avoid getting too involved in the issue because I love my job and I love writing this col-
umn so I’m trying to stay out of the issue and just go with the ﬂow. However, I’m concerned that the ﬂow might be disrupted if this boycott is at all effective (which, after a long weekend of busy bartending, I’m unsure if it is or isn’t) and I’m rendered unable to pay my rent, cable and electric bills and curly hair maintenance costs. So what is a girl—with few to no marketable skills and a zero tolerance policy for manual labor or any work that could risk breaking a nail—to do? Sunday morning I woke up and decided to make a list of everything I was good at and of any way to beneﬁt ﬁnancially from those things. It didn’t take long since the list only consisted of: being mean to small children and elderly people, shopping (but only for myself, not others), doing laundry, sleeping and eating. Clearly, my options are limited. The most obvious moneymaker on the list is my love of laundering dirty clothes—I ﬁnd it to be extremely soothing.
However between Lazybones and the 2.3 million laundromats on campus (one of which also provides tanning beds, which I ﬁnd to be both amazing and sketchy at the same time), I think the market is already over-saturated, and I’m trying to make money without effort. Marketing and advertising my own personal laundry services require time and spending money, which are out of the question. Next: Shopping. I suppose I could look into being a personal shopper at the Macy’s in Hilldale but I’m not sure that my history or journalism degrees are going to do much for my resume while seeking a job in fashion or retail. Also, like I previously mentioned, I don’t like shopping for other people. It makes me jealous and I end up trying to sabotage others by encouraging them to buy ugly, ill-ﬁtting clothes. With laundry and shopping scratched off my list, all I had left were my inclination toward cruelty, eating and sleeping. I’m smart enough to know that no one would pay me to walk around
kicking babies and grandmas and I’ve already applied for several secret shopper jobs with no positive results. My sleeping skills are my last hope for ﬁnancial stability in the face of this boycott. My friend Jesse’s girlfriend just recently completed a sleep study somewhere off campus and received some serious cash. As far as I understand, all she had to do was pass out in a hospital bed and let someone watch her all night. Creepy but totally manageable. Trying to ﬁnd such a sleep study is not easy though, since most don’t want insomniacs that only sleep three to four hours a night, but I’m still optimistic. Until then, however, I’m going to hold out hope that students’ commitment to advocacy and interest in local and campus issues is only outweighed by their love of one dollar drinks and my smiling face on the other side of the bar. E-mail Jillian at jlevy2@wisc. edu if you’ve got an opinion about the Gritty boycott that isn’t self-righteous and boring or if you know of any high-paying sleep studies.
the daily cardinal makes fun of you Bridget Suda
So don’t ask me where I’ll go cause frankly I don’t know and I don’t give a shit. Why must we all make sense? And I just won’t make sense. For once I’m just gonna live. Year: 2010 Hometown: Kenosha, WI Political Views: Hippie Religious Views: Interconnectedness Activities: procrastinating, watching TV, occasional exercise, dancing Why don’t you try basking in the glory of hippie interconnectedness a bit and singing badly, napping, facebook longer? You deserve a break from a hard day of... peeing with a door open? stalking, stalking in general, going to the bathroom with the door open when no one is around, finding humor wherever I can, being irritated by facebook applications and requests for me to add them, being naked Most Embarrassing Item: : Ah yes, the classic “Paramore lyrics” status update. Those lyrics are about as deep as a kiddie-pool. Let me guess... you and your friends liked Paramore back when they were more underground and less people knew about them? Granted, our job is to Facebook stalk people every week, but you actually have the audacity to brag about your ofﬂine stalking as well. And that proﬁle picture? I guess when you’re not “on the prowl” to see what the neighbors do in their leisure hours, it’s time for you to reach out to your hippie roots and “get connected” with the Earth. You’re like a cross between Al Gore and that creepy elderly man who watches me shower through his binoculars across the street. Stupid Fact About Your Hometown: The name of the polka band that Kevin McAllister’s mom gets a ride with in the movie “Home Alone” is “The Kenosha Kickers,” likely named after the Wisconsin city. Missed Opportunities: We could’ve probed into Bridget’s very indiscreet activities of “going to the bathroom with the door open” and the simply-put “being naked,” but that would’ve been like beating Purdue in football: too easy.
For the record Corrections or clariﬁcations? Call The Daily Cardinal ofﬁce at 608-262-8000 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Saving Grace: Thankfully, someone who despises Facebook applications as much as we do. Just because your cow on Farmville is lonely does NOT mean that we would like to raise our own goddamned manic-depressive cattle.
Want your Facebook proﬁle to be made fun of? Join the group “The Daily Cardinal Makes Fun of You.”
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Dems look to other contenders after Lawton leaves race
By Michelle Langer The Daily Cardinal
danny marchewka/the daily cardinal
Students gather to hear spine-tingling tales of terror outside Science Hall Tuesday night as part of Hoofer Haunted Halloween’s Ghost Tours. Hoofers will offer more ghoulish delights at a haunted house Wednesday at Memorial Union from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
freakfest from page 1 “[Freakfest] definitely brings more people into the business, and we do have to stock a significantly higher amount of supplies for the weekend,” Patrick Kleven, a bartender at Frida, said. Bop, a fashion boutique on the corner of State and Gorham Streets, is also bringing in extra staff members for the event. “We have security guards that stand outside our door, and that helps to deter anything bad from happening, because things have gotten so crazy in the past,” Kristin Hanefeld, the store manager, said. Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8, said there has been an awareness of safety and security issues among the businesses on State Street. “It’s been a great way to improve the business side of Freakfest,” he said.
With the recent withdrawal of Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton from the race for governor, the Democratic Party is looking at other possible candidates with the election just more than a year away. Finding a suitable gubernatorial candidate has not been easy for the Democrats. Gov. Jim Doyle’s announcement that he would not seek re-election left the field wideopen for potential candidates. After Lawton’s announcement Monday, the Democrats once again lack a major candidate. “Democrats were already concerned that Barbara Lawton might not be a strong candidate. Now they are even more concerned,” John Coleman, UW-Madison political science professor, said. “I don’t think it’s a statement on the party so much as it is a statement that the term of the next governor will be a difficult one, which has probably discouraged some candidates from entering.” U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., another Democratic hopeful, backed out of the race last month. State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, decided against a campaign earlier this year.
Many Democrats have shifted their focus to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Barrett’s spokesperson said Barrett would most likely make an announcement within one to two weeks regarding his candidacy. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, has not yet counted himself out of a possible bid, and speculation surrounding Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk’s intentions remains. On the Republican side, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has been on the campaign trail for almost six months, and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, R-Wis., has been campaigning for four months. Coleman said although the Republican candidates have the “field completely to themselves,” the extra media coverage they may have received could be balanced out by the continuing search for a Democratic candidate. According to Coleman, the frontrunners for 2010 are still up in the air. “On the Democratic side, I’ll make the bold prediction that there will indeed be a candidate. Until we know who, there’s not much more that can be said,” he said. “On the Republican side, Scott Walker currently has the edge.”
UHS reports 50-percent increase in campus H1N1 cases since last week
amanda salm/cardinal file photo
Some businesses on State Street have been making special preparations to get ready for massive crowds during Freakfest.
University Health Services reported 74 H1N1 cases on campus this week, about 50 percent more than last week, though infections are still down drastically since early September. With Halloween approaching, students must take extra precautions, according to UHS Executive Director Sarah Van Orman. “Large gatherings can be good places for something like this to spread ... You should stay home if you’re sick
and just be aware of touching things, particularly sharing cups and glasses and food items,” she said. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommended health departments prioritize H1N1 vaccines for health-care personnel, pregnant women, people living with children younger than six months old, children aged six months to four years and children aged 5-18 with certain chronic medical conditions. “The number of doses that were expected to be shipped by the end of October two or three weeks ago was, I believe, four times higher than what’s actually going to be shipped,” Van Orman said, adding UW-Madison originally hoped to distribute 20,000 vaccinations by Dec. 1 but has only received 2,500 so far. —Ryan Hebel
hacking from page 1 reported the breach to law enforcement and credit reporting agencies. An Oct. 12 letter to the affected individuals, signed by Chemistry Chair Robert Hamers and Chief Information Officer Ron Kraemer, noted that since the breach, “departmental controlled/ owned computers have been scanned to locate and remove or encrypt personal data, network monitoring has been increased, a central update service has been installed and anti-virus activity messages have been redirected to a central location for monitoring.” The letter added that all Chemistry Department operations are now behind a restrictive firewall. “These situations are uncommon, but an incident like this illustrates the continuing challenge for an institution of our size, which likely has tens of thousands of computers and hundreds of servers,” Lucas said. —Ryan Hebel
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Frighteningly good reads for Halloween ALEX KUSKOWSKI the big bookowski
n every column I attempt, I look for things people usually like to do more than reading and hopefully apply it to a situation in which books could somehow tangentially be involved, thereby getting the few of you somehow still reading this article to pick up a book. In the hope that I might garner new readers, I decided in honor of Halloween this coming week to pay tribute to one of the favorite genres of literature, horror. Whether you can get anyone to admit it or not, absolutely everyone—no exceptions—likes to have the living daylights scared out of them every once and awhile. Not me, of course, because I’m on a higher plane of thought, not because fake spiders give me heart palpitations. For the rest you, starting off a day with a little fright and ending by ingesting all the empty calories you’ll need for a week (whether they come from sugar or alcohol) is a fantastic way to spend a holiday. With that in mind I’ve come up with some horror-inducing reads to pass the time while munching on cheap candy until the Freakfest hour arrives. For the horror movie buffs among you I might be stating the obvious, but the number of bloodcurdling movies that began as books is practically astronomical. Some of the classics, including “The Exorcist,” “The Descent” and adaptations by the monarch of horror, Stephen King, were printed as books before being fit for the silver screen. Even some of King’s eeriest movies, like “Carrie,” “The Shining”
and “Christine,” are all infinitely creepier books that only needed the printed word to start raising hairs. Those of you more literarily inclined might try checking out one of Ray Bradbury’s scariest books, “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” which begins with what should be every child’s nightmare, a carnival. If you’ve ever read “It” and circus clowns or magicians don’t haunt your nightmares, another chilling but cerebral read can be found in Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.” This story of a man who becomes a cockroach will make you think twice about the next spider you slaughter on your window. If you’re looking for something more amusing than alarming, you might want to check out everybody’s favorite Scientologist, Ron L. Hubbard’s one horror novel, “The Fear,” or the elementary school classic by Alvin Schwartz, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” Some great non-fiction Halloween books include “Sundays with Vlad: From Pennsylvania to Transylvania, One Man’s Quest to Live in the World of the Undead” by Paul Bibeau, for those of you obsessed with all things vampire, and “Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night” by Nicholas Rogers, which may help you brush up on your celebratory techniques while learning about the history of everyone’s favorite sugar coma-inducing evening. Who knows, maybe between planning the kegger costume party and examining homemade candy for cyanide you might find something truly scary about All Hallows Eve. Did Alex forget your favorite Halloween novel in her list? Send her a spine-chilling e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO COURTESY HBO
Like a zebra galloping through the desert, New Zealand’s Flight of the Conchords have bum-rushed HBO audiences with their dry wit and innocent humor, both of which are highlighted on their newest album.
Funny duo ‘Freaky’ good By Ariel Shapiro THE DAILY CARDINAL
I Told You I was Freaky, the latest album from everyone’s favorite kiwi anti-folk duo, Flight of the Conchords, is the appropriate soundtrack follow-up to the stellar second season of their self-titled HBO show. Freaky is a compilation of the best of the songs presented in the latest season, and while the album exhibits a wider satirical scope than its predecessor, it fails to stand on its own, independent of the show.
I Told You I was Freaky Flight of the Conchords Each song, though often catchy and always funny, requires a backstory in order to be fully understood. For example, “We’re Both in Love with a Sexy Lady,” a parody of R. Kelly & Usher’s “Same Girl,” features some of the best quirky banter the pair is known for. However, this song also makes the assumption that the listener is aware of the fact that the lady in question, a lazy-eyed Kristen Wiig, has an epileptic dog and is actually named Brahbrah, rather than Barbara. Without having seen this particular episode, the jokes of the song are almost entirely lost.
Each song, though often catchy and always funny, requires a backstory in order to be fully understood. PHOTO COURTESY CELADOR FILMS
Oh, the agony! Some of Hollywood’s most popular and riveting horror movies are derived straight from literature, so books aren’t so scary after all!
However, despite the album’s limitations, Bret and Jemaine show greater diversity in their parodies than in previous efforts.
From the opening song, “Hurt Feelings,” a list of grievances by a couple of sad, sensitive rappers, to the dance track “Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor),” to the Police-inspired “You Don’t Have To Be a Prostitute,” no genre escapes parody. The boys even dabble in the accordion-riddled, cannibalistic world of the Soviet sea shanty with “Petrov, Yelyena and Me.” Although Freaky mostly concerns itself with forging new comedic paths, it does not neglect the Conchords’ folk roots. From Bret’s solo track, “Rambling Through the Avenues of Time,” to the a capella “Friends,” to the Paul Simon tribute “Carol Brown,” folk remains the common thread in this wonderfully diverse new album. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Flight of the Conchords album without the ever-pervasive influence of David Bowie. Although
it is doubtful that Bret and Jemaine will ever reach the satirical heights of “Bowie” from their self-titled studio debut, “Fashion is Danger” is a respectful poke at the aging glam-rock star that comes pretty close.
Although Freaky mostly concerns itself with forging new comedic paths, it does not neglect the Conchords’ folk roots.
All in all, I Told You I Was Freaky is an album for the fans. If you are already acquainted with Bret and Jemaine, know of their heartaches and hijinks and hatred for Australians, then you will be thoroughly pleased with this follow-up album. However, newcomers may get a little lost.
That’s a lot of pumpkin pies! The current world record for the biggest pumpkin is 1,446 pounds. dailycardinal.com/comics
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Picking a Halloween costume
By Caitlin Kirihara email@example.com
Angel Hair Pasta
By Todd Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org
Sid and Phil
By Alex Lewein email@example.com
© Puzzles by Pappocom
Solution, tips and computer program available at www.sudoku.com.
Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.
Today’s Crossword Puzzle
The Graph Giraffe
By Yosef Lerner firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie and Boomer
By Natasha Soglin email@example.com
Answer key available at www.dailycardinal.com it’s a jungle out there ACROSS
T’s, in Morse code 1 5 “___ in Boots” 9 Homer-hitting ability 14 Away from the wind 15 Agenda element 16 Be head over heels about 17 Diamond defect 18 Willing to try 19 Add more lubricant 20 Former U.S. Open site 23 Actress Susan of “L.A. Law” 24 Oxide used in television tubes 25 Acne years, for many 27 Agitated fits 30 Containing vinegar 33 “Little Bo-Peep ___ lost ...” 36 Loose, heavy overcoat 38 Cast one’s ballot 39 Metrical beat 41 “How Great Thou ___” 42 Brief scouting outing? 43 Homemade knife 44 Midmorning meal 46 Certain chess piece (Abbr.) 47 Leave the country? 49 Roots used in poi 51 Aloha State isle
3 Potemkin mutiny site 5 57 Adam’s contribution 59 Where baseball stars get their start 62 “... lion and goes out like ___” 64 Aids for counting to 20 65 Coffee dispensers 66 Bar brawl 67 51-Across feast 68 “... or ___!” 69 Bar with tongs 70 Diving eagles 71 Adds color to DOWN
1 Name of a cartoon duck 2 Dispense 3 Artichoke center 4 Alligators’ homes, in urban mythology 5 Cindy Brady feature 6 2002 Olympics state 7 “Circle” or “final” start 8 Silvery food fish 9 Astronomer’s measure 10 “___ to Billie Joe” 11 Noted music festival 12 It’s inferior to Superior 13 Have confidence in (with “on”) 21 Air-filled skull cavity
22 “Sanford and Son” producer 26 “Party of Five” actress Campbell 28 Russian ruler before the revolution 29 Emulate a peacock 31 “Bring ___!” (fighting words) 32 Dollar fraction 33 Cat’s warning 34 Bit of infirmity 35 Game played on city streets 37 Mediterranean spewer 40 Eyeball layer 42 “Mary Tyler Moore Show” spinoff 44 Belle’s boyfriend 45 Wealthy king of Lydia 48 Assigned a label to 50 Made a smooth transition 52 Basketmaking fiber 54 Bad-tempered 55 Feel in one’s bones 56 Pack animals 57 Meadow animals 58 Intestinal divisions 60 Happy ending? 61 Low-fat, as meat 63 “Are you calling ___ liar?”
Washington and the Bear
By Derek Sandberg firstname.lastname@example.org
hen Gov. Jim Doyle signed the 2009-’11 state budget, he also approved a provision, under certain conditions, allowing students who are undocumented immigrants, or the children of undocumented immigrants, to receive in-state tuition rates at UW System schools. Students who apply for the in-state tuition rates must have lived in Wisconsin for at least three years, graduated from a state high school, been admitted to a UW System school and must sign a legal affidavit declaring they will seek U.S. citizenship as soon as possible. Wisconsin is the eleventh state to allow such a law.
The students who pursue the in-state tuition provision are hardly alien to Wisconsin.
The difference made by the availability of in-state tuition is stark, with out-of-state students paying over $23,000 in tuition and in-state residents paying roughly $8,300, according to UW-Madison’s Office of Admissions. Undocumented immigrants are also unable to receive state or federal financial aid, making the decrease in tuition costs even more essential to greater educational access. It was also recently reported that the number of applicants for the program is comparatively low, with under four applicants at UW-Madison and only 35 at UW-Milwaukee, which had the highest number. We believe more must be done to reach out to Wisconsin’s undocumented immigrant community to make sure this provision benefits those who need it. Undocumented immigrants currently perform 40
percent of the jobs on Wisconsin dairy farms, according to a February 2009 survey by the UWMadison Program on Agricultural Technology Studies, with that number only expected to increase. The students who pursue the instate tuition provision are hardly alien to Wisconsin, but the sons and daughters of residents who propel the state economy. Yet a distinct problem with the law is that it does not provide adequate safeguards to make sure students who are undocumented immigrants feel safe at college. When contacted by The Daily Cardinal for stories about immigration, some students have asked to be quoted anonymously or not participate in articles about the provision, worried that immigration departments or law enforcement officials might arrest them. The small amount of applicants appears to indicate students are afraid of such reprisals and may instead choose the difficult alternative of faking residency to fulfill their college aspirations, something that will only lead to more problems later in life. We acknowledge the fact that such students are in the state illegally and therefore must pursue U.S. citizenship as quickly as possible, but we do not think the best way to solve our country’s complex immigration issues is to punish students dedicated to improving their place in the world. And regardless of one’s opinion on the immigration debate, it is clear the tuition program as it exists now is flawed. It is this pursuit of a better life and better life for their own children that we think motivates such students, not a selfish desire to take advantage of state resources as some wrongly imply. Such aspirations are what helped to build Wisconsin into a great state, and we call on state lawmakers to give undocumented immigrant students the protections they require.
The ALRC Student Vote Campaign For the past week, The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board has urged its readers to e-mail city alders with their opinions on District 8 Ald. Bryon Eagon’s proposal to add a student voting member to the Alcohol License Review Committee. We continue to advocate contacting members of the Common Council, as it is important to let city leaders know that this issue will not simply fade away. However, it is also important to keep a focus on the upcoming chain of events. The next Common Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the City-County Building. We encourage students to show they care about having a voice in city affairs by attending this meeting in full force. Check out The Daily Cardinal in the upcoming days for more on how you can work to bring a student to the ALRC. Contact city alders The contact information for all city alders can be found at cityofmadison.com/council. Send an e-mail to city officials to let them know your stance on creating a student voting member on the ALRC.
Embrace Target at Hilldale
Cardinal View editorials represent The Daily Cardinal’s organizational opinion. Each editorial is crafted independent of news coverage.
in-state tuition pivotal to immigrants
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Todd Stevens opinion columnist
verybody’s hometown is known for something. Even my non-descript suburban home of Apple Valley, Minn., has a few (minor) claims to fame. We’re the location of the Minnesota Zoo, the home of the green Power Ranger and the place where some homeless guy managed to live in the local high school undetected for a month. But most notably, Apple Valley is known as the town of Target. Now, in a state like Minnesota that is head-over-heels in love with the Target department store chain, you really need to distinguish yourself to become as obsessed with the bullseye logo as Apple Valley. Target virtually owns downtown Minneapolis, possessing the naming rights to the homes of the Timberwolves and the Twins and locating their corporate headquarters right in the middle of the City of Lakes. Hell, Minnesota even made Mark Dayton, the great-grandson of the company’s founder, a U.S. senator, and he was a completely inept moron. But Apple Valley outdoes them all. We were the location of the first Target Greatland. Until recently, our town of 40,000-some residents had the thirdbusiest Target in the nation––and the only reason we still don’t is because they just opened an additional Target a mere two miles away from the original one. Our streets even look like a sprawling Target parking lot, what with their cherry-red street lights and crimson park benches. So it’s only natural that some of this Target love would rub off on me and I would welcome the news
that Target plans to open a location in my new adopted hometown of Madison next to Hilldale Mall, just a short bus ride from the UW campus. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that everybody shares my Kristin Wiigstyle enthusiasm. Last Monday a community meeting pulled in 300 Madison residents who wanted to hear about the plans for the new department store. The chosen site is located at the corner of University and Midvale and was formerly intended as a new Whole Foods location until plans for that development were scrapped. Currently, a Union South-esque construction hole occupies the space. This is considerably more accessible for campus and downtown residents who can bike or bus to Hilldale, as opposed to other comparable stores such as Shopko and Walmart, whose closest locations lie in the far east and west sides of town. But several residents disagreed that the need for a Target was so pressing. Some worried about the added traffic the store would bring to the area, despite the fact that it already lies at a well-traveled intersection that should easily be able to accommodate another tenant. Others worried about the foreign-made products that Target would sell, but considering the area already hosts retailers like the University Bookstore and Macy’s who sell plenty of foreign-made material, there has hardly been a precedent set against such business practices nearby. However, the most predictable comments came from those who objected to the “big box” aspect of a Target store, with a smattering of local residents complaining that the retailer would destroy the urban nature of the surrounding neighborhoods. The Wisconsin State Journal quoted one woman as saying she
didn’t move into the area “so [she] could live next to a box.” Yes. She moved there so she could live next to an empty hole in the ground. The whole idea of a “big box store” ruining the aesthetics of the Hilldale area is ridiculous in itself. The Hilldale Mall proudly welcomes tenants such as The North Face, New Balance and Hallmark––hardly stores that could be described as quaint or charming. And right across the street you can find a Borders bookstore, which is just about as big and boxy as a store can get. But the big box store fears are likely to be unfounded anyway. Target has an excellent track record in recent years of working to blend their stores into urban areas as opposed to making urban areas adapt to the presence of their stores. A great example is located right in the shadow of Target’s corporate headquarters at their Nicollet Mall store in downtown Minneapolis. The location is two stories instead of one to take up less space, complete with a specially designed shopping-cart escalator to make such a layout feasible. It also has a reserved, internal storefront as to not be overly loud and draw attention away from nearby historical buildings. With this proven history of working to fit into communities, there is little reason to fret about the coming approach of Target. Instead we should embrace the opportunity this presents, including the jobs it will bring and a sure-to-be delicious combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell it might include. I’m not saying we need to go Target-crazy like my kin in Apple Valley, but a little openness can’t hurt. Todd Stevens is a junior majoring in history and psychology. Please send responses to email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Conﬁdence key for Henry after knee injury
By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL
Coming back from a torn knee ligament to play college football is no easy task. Going through three surgeries on the same knee and returning to play after a year and a half away from the game is even tougher. This is the path sophomore Wisconsin cornerback Aaron Henry has been forced to walk after hurting his knee before the Outback Bowl in 2007. Instead of seeing the year away from football as a bad thing, he took something positive from the whole experience. “I learned a ton,” Henry said. “I learned patience, I learned to see the game from a different perspective, I guess. Football has always been my ﬁrst love, and so when I got hurt, it really had to take a back seat to everything else that was going on in my life.” Henry returned to the ﬁeld this season, and has been one of the team’s top corners, despite still looking to regain an extra edge after all the time off. He hoped he would be able to suit up for the Badgers at some point in 2008 but less than a month into the season had to abandon that dream. “It was disappointing, but then again it wasn’t disappointing. As bad as I wanted to come back and as bad as I wanted to help out my team, I didn’t want to put myself in a position to where I would never have played football again,” Henry
said. “I didn’t jeopardize my team, I didn’t put myself out there to ... not play to my ability. “If I don’t feel comfortable in my knee, I’m not going to go out there and try to fake the funk.” In his freshman season, Henry collected 3.5 sacks and one interception while playing in 12 games. After his initial surgery, Henry, as he put it, “messed up” his knee two more times and twice more went under the knife. Where some players struggle with an injury and grow apart from their teammates, he made sure to keep involved. One player who played a large role in that effort was Allen Langford, who also tore his ACL in 2007 but returned as a senior in 2008. “[Henry] knew that he needed to take advantage and watch Langford, and watch what he did,” senior safety Chris Maragos said. “He was in there with the game plans and understood what was going on. He didn’t take a year off mentally: he did physically, [but] he did but not mentally.” Maragos went on to call Henry “bull-headed” in terms of his persistence and work ethic. Another factor that helped push Henry through his long journey back to football was his strong Christian faith. Both Maragos and junior safety Jay Valai referred to Henry as “a good religious kid.” “It really, really made me appreciate my faith so much more,” Henry said about the experience of
ISABEL ÁLVAREZ/THE DAILY CARDINAL
Aaron Henry has been struggling to get back onto the ﬁeld since tearing a knee ligament in 2007. returning from his injury. “When I was going through that injury, I was just thinking, ‘man, when it’s all said and done, the Lord’s bringing me through this for a reason. I don’t understand why; I don’t know why.’ “We’re all going to have to go through storms and it’s all going to be rainy days for some of us, you know what I’m saying, but the rain don’t last forever.” Henry even used a speciﬁc passage from the book of James as a way to see his recovery, saying “Consider it pure joy, my brother, when you face trials of many kinds.” Now that Henry has overcome many of those trials, he says his knee is in great shape and he can run full speed. But playing cornerback after a
knee injury is more than just how a player feels physically. There is also the question of confidence and regaining a necessary feel for the position. “I feel like my knee is 100 percent. It’s not really much the knee per se. I just feel like sometimes when you play one year, and then you take a year off, you don’t come back and everything is starting to click then and there,” Henry said, sighing. “It’s just a matter of going out there and the game speed of it. You can practice all day, you know what I’m saying, you can do real, real good at practice, but when you get in a game, game speed is totally different.” Secondary coach Kerry Cooks, Maragos and Valai all agree Henry is nearing a point where everything
clicks and he returns to the top form of his freshman season. None know when that point will come, but all are hoping it is soon, for Henry and for the good of the team. “The game of football is a lot more mental than people think,” Valai said. “So if you put your body through a test and you’re conﬁdent in yourself, you should be good to go. As Aaron’s conﬁdence comes more and more, I think his playing is going to improve a lot.” After a rough day in the Badgers’ last game against Iowa, Henry is still waiting for that moment when everything comes back and feels right. Considering the climb he’s already endured coming back from his original injury, the summit may not be too much further.
Lack of true rivalries separates NBA from other major sports SCOTT KELLOGG the cereal box
ast night the NBA season kicked off, and while I’m excited to see how it plays out, there is one major weakness that none of the other “big three” sports have: professional basketball does not have real rivalries. Good feuds are a dime a dozen in baseball, football and hockey. For starters, in baseball you have the Yankees and Red Sox, the Cubs and Cardinals, the Dodgers and Giants and the Mets and Phillies. These are all great ones, but they still only scrape the surface. Every single team has at least one bitter rival. Here in Madison everyone will tell you how great the rivalry between the Brewers and Cubs is. Football is the same way. Starting with Green Bay, the Packers have rivalries with the Bears and Vikings. Then there are the Patriots and Jets, the Cowboys and Redskins, the Giants and Eagles—any NFC East game is a rivalry game. Other rivalries might not get
a huge amount of national attention, but Browns fans still hate the Steelers, the Broncos still hate Al Davis and the Raiders, and the budding Pittsburgh-Baltimore rivalry is a great one. And of course, it’s the same way with hockey, where the Canadians and Bruins, Blackhawks and Red Wings, Flames and Oilers, Rangers and Devils or Islanders, Sabres and Maple Leafs, and Flyers and Penguins all hate each other. I’m already sounding like a broken record, but I could go on and on. Now quick, think of the best NBA rivalry.
Professional basketball does not have any real rivalries. Good feuds are a dime a dozen in football, basketball and hockey.
I suppose the Celtics and Lakers have a decent one, but they only play each other twice a year in an 82-game schedule. Can you really call that a rivalry? I guess it’s cool when the Spurs play the Mavericks, or when one of those two play the Rockets. Those are the only ones that
float into my mind, but do they really compare to the best baseball, football and hockey have to offer? What do all those aforementioned rivalries from the three other sports have in common? They’re all inter-division match-ups. But just like the other sports, the NBA has divisions as well. So what prevents the NBA from formulating the same type of classic rivalries? It’s the schedule. The NBA’s scheduling format goes as follows: to fill up its 82game schedule, each team plays its divisional rivals four times, its out-of-division conference members three or four times and each team from the opposite conference two times. This scheduling arrangement has several weaknesses. For starters, any given NBA team is playing nearly twice as many games against teams from the opposite conference as it is against a divisional opponent. In addition, a team has a good chance of playing an out-of-division team in its conference just as many times as a divisional team. This year the Lakers play just as many games against the Oklahoma City Thunder as they do against the crosstown Clippers. Dallas plays Sacramento the same amount of times as they play in-
state opponent San Antonio. And Orlando plays the Raptors just as much as in-state foe Miami.
The Celtics and Lakers have a decent one, but they only play each other twice in an 82-game schedule.
The NBA has its reasoning for the way it schedules games. It’s a league that’s built by superstars, so the league wants every fan to have an opportunity to play each and every team at home, so even if you’re a Golden State Warriors fan, you’ll still have an opportunity to see LeBron James, and even if you’re a Nets fan, you’re still guaranteed a Kobe Bryant appearance. While I understand the league’s motive here, it just doesn’t make enough sense. Playing basically twice as many contests against teams that have no relevance in conference playoff positioning in a five-squad division is absurd. This scheduling plan is what’s holding the league back from joining other sports with their local rivalries. The NBA should look no further than the NHL, which has
the same amount of teams and the same amount of scheduled games. The NHL’s system has six inter-division games, four interconference games and then the remaining 18 against out-of-conference teams. Using this framework, divisions mean something, rivalries can be created, and the NBA can still somewhat preserve its goal of having all players play in every arena, meaning at minimum, Kings fans can still see LeBron in Sacramento once every two years. The NBA’s glaring lack of rivalries has gone far enough for a league and sport that has serious potential for them, like the Lakers and Suns, Mavs and Spurs, Jazz and Nuggets, Magic and Heat, Bulls and Cavaliers, Knicks and Nets or Celtics, just to name a few. All of these match-ups might not seem juicy at the moment, but under that new scheduling format, when these teams start playing each other more and more, the matchups will become more intense, the players will start to dislike each other and the fans will follow, creating a passionate divide. Do you think Scott’s idea will create more NBA rivalries? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.