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Vatican rejects suit over Milwaukee priest’s abuse
The Vatican rejected a lawsuit brought by a man who was allegedly sexually abused by a priest at St. John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee, according to the victim’s attorney. According to Jeff Anderson and Associates, a St. Paul-based law firm handling the case, the suit requested to name Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinals Bertone and Sodano as defendants for allegedly covering up Father Lawrence Murphy’s abuse, but the request was sent back by FedEx. Anderson said in a statement he is concerned by the Vatican’s reaction and that the institution sees itself as “above the law.”
Vatican Attorney Jeffrey Lena told the Associated Press that the lawsuit should be served through diplomatic channels. Anderson also called for New York Archbishop and previous Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan to get involved in the process. This is not the first attempt by somebody in the U.S. judicial system to hold the Vatican accountable. In October 2010, Milwaukee district court Judge Rudolph T. Randa served a summons to the Pope and two other Vatican officials over Murphy’s alleged crimes. ––Ariel Shapiro
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Fans “filled the bowl” at the Kohl Center Saturday night to support the women’s hockey team. A record 10,668 fans were in attendance. Check out page 8 for the full story.
13% increase in UW Foundation endowment The UW Foundation grew by 13 percent between June of 2009 and June of 2010, after falling 23 percent the previous year according to a study done by the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Commonfund Institution. The endowment was valued at $1.55 billion as of June 30, 2010, up from $1.37 billion the year before. The average endowment grew by 8 percent in the year, after falling 23 percent the previous year. The Foundation’s endow-
ment fund ranks 35th in the nation and sixth in the Big Ten. Harvard has the top rank nationally with an endowment of $27.56 billion, followed by Yale University with $16.65 billion, Princeton University with $14.39 billion, the University of Texas system with $14.05 billion and Stanford University with $13.85 billion. The University of Michigan takes the top Big Ten rank, with Northwestern University, the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University and
Purdue University all having larger endowments than the UW-Foundation. However, only five schools ranked in the top 35 nationally saw a higher growth rate in their endowment than UW-Madison’s 13 percent, with a national average of 11.9 percent growth. According to the UW Foundation website, endowments are used to help departments hire faculty members, start programs, advance research and support deserving students. ––Scott Girard
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Mayoral candidate John Blotz drops out
The Vatican rejected a suit alleging the Pope and two Cardinals covered up abuses by Father Lawrence Murphy.
Madison Engineering Division construction supervisor John Blotz announced Friday he is ending his campaign for Madison mayor. Blotz said BLOTZ without having any previous political experience, he does not have the resources at this point to be competitive in the primary election Feb. 15. The UW-Madison alumnus and lifelong Madison resident emerged as a third candidate when he criticized incumbent Dave Cieslewicz at a mayoral forum earlier this month. Blotz said he disapproved of
Sensenbrenner wants White House Office on Climate disbanded
Cieslewicz for taking part in side projects such as those involving bike transportation and eco-friendly initiatives.
“When Paul Soglin announced his candidacy, it was immediately obvious that the race would be dominated by Cieslewicz and Soglin.” John Blotz
Blotz said when he declared candidacy there was a chance of getting through the primary election to challenge Cieslewicz. However, this changed when former Mayor Paul Soglin entered
the race for mayor. “When Paul Soglin announced his candidacy, it was immediately obvious that the race would be dominated by Cieslewicz and Soglin,” Blotz said in a statement. In his statement, Blotz said he met some “great Madisonians” over the past month and thanked the Madison residents who offered their encouragement. “I continue to call for honesty, integrity and transparency in our city government,” Blotz said in a statement. Cieslewicz, Soglin, stand-up comedian Nick Hart and blogger Dennis de Nure remain as mayoral candidates and will face off in the upcoming primary election. ––Maggie DeGroot
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., sent President Obama a letter Friday requesting he dismantle the White House Office of Energy and SENSENBRENNER Climate Policy. Sensenbrenner said in the letter Carol Browner’s is exit as Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy makes this an opportune time to do away with the office and replace it with something more transparent.
The letter pointed to an August 2010 report published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Geological Survey claiming 74 percent of the oil in Gulf of Mexico was gone in the aftermath of the oil spill, a fact Sensenbrenner said was being contested by an official from NOAA itself and others in the scientific community. Sensenbrenner said the issues surrounding the report “raise serious questions about the integrity of scientific information released by your Administration.”
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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stephanie lindholm ’holm free
hile I was home and visiting friends last week, I was invited to a fundraiser the local Future Farmers of America was hosting at my old high school. The fundraiser was dubbed, “Donkeyball.” When my friend asked me to go, I wasn’t sure if she was joking or being completely serious. “How?” I thought. “And why?” After a thousand questions swamped my brain all at once, I finally had to ask, “What in the name of Barbara Streisand is Donkeyball?” That’s a good question. And for anyone who doesn’t hail from HickVille, USA, the concept may be hard to grasp. It’s basketball… on a donkey. While events that involve any form of livestock tend to turn me off at first glance, I decided attending might somehow broaden my horizons. Or at least provide me with a humorous story to tell all my city-dwelling friends. We found some seats in the overly crowded gymnasium, conveniently next to Mitch McGee, the farmer who lives down the road and “bringed one of the ole asses down from the farm” to play in ta-night’s “game.”
The game started with the national anthem, sung by a notso-talented young choirgirl wearing a cowboy hat and sporting a gap-tooth that whistled all the way through, “Oh say can you see.” Then the ref threw the ball in the air and… nothing happened. Five minutes later, one of the contestants was able to get their donkey moving and grab the ball. The game is played four-onfour and all players have to be mounted on their donkey in order to shoot or pass the ball. Each half is 10 minutes long and the teams are members of the community versus FFA members. As the average spectator would guess, the donkeys become the center of difficulty in the game quite early on.
After a thousand questions swamped my brain all at once, I finally had to ask, “What in the name of Barbara Streisand is Donkeyball?”
Roger, one of the FFA members, was bucked off of his donkey within two seconds of riding it. Every single time. I found out later on in the game from Mitch McGee that “dat one ’der bucking dat kid off is called ‘Hemorrhoid.’”
Fitting, I thought. Another donkey would roll over onto its back and lie there like a dead cockroach rather than stand or (gasp) actually move. In fact, actually getting the donkeys to move seemed to be the biggest obstacle the game had to offer.
And then I thought, “Why isn’t PETA up their asses (pun intended) about Donkeyball being inhumane?”
One might ask, “Isn’t this dangerous?” Yes, indeed it is. Two years prior, in another rip-roaring game of Donkeyball, the high school English teacher shattered her knee after having falling off her donkey. But don’t worry, because “Dey’s gotta wear a helmet while der out der.” But I would think that the bigger concern shouldn’t be whether their head is protected from flying basketballs or the floor that’s four feet below them, but moreso the fact that they are riding donkeys in the gymnasium, damnit! And then I thought, “Why isn’t PETA up their asses (pun intended) about Donkeyball being inhumane?” If they’re going to bitch about Obama swatting a fly in the White House, then one would think PETA would have
something to say about donkeys in a gymnasium with flying basketballs all around. During halftime, the teacher who had collected the most money in a fundraiser jar that sat in their classroom during the past week had to kiss a donkey. One of the young, newly hired teachers was the lucky winner. The donkey even puckered up right before they locked lips. Welcome to Glenwood City High School, newbie. The game ended 12-6, in favor of Team Who-Gives-A-Rat’s-Ass. According to Mitch, “Dat der is da most points dey’d ever scored.” Doncha know. After saying an unintentionally long goodbye to the camouflage-clad Mitch that I had the pleasure of sitting next to during the game, I left the gymnasium, feeling a little bit of remorse for having went, smelling a bit more like a barn and thinking of how I’d explain this to my friends here in Madison sans sarcasm. While Donkeyball wasn’t all that scintillating, I can’t say I didn’t laugh watching my old high school peers get bucked off donkeys in the middle of the gym. It’s kind of like cosmic retribution for all those tall jokes. Have you ever watched or played in a Donkeyball match? Were you mercilessly trampled? If so, e-mail Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill her in on the gruesome details.
A weekly dig through the bounds of our old issues Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998
The controversy surrounding the Crandon Mining Project continued Monday as protestors from across the state staged a sit-in at the state Capitol in response to the newly amended mining moratorium bill. Approximately 60 students representing Green Bay, LaCrosse, Eau Claire, Menominee, Madison, Keshena, Oshkosh, Oneida, Stevens Point, Milwaukee, Ashland and Mole Lake showed their support for the sit-in, a precursor to the planned Senate vote on the bill Tuesday. By the time students were forced to vacate the Capitol at 6 p.m., 35 students were on hand. The students’ outrage centers around the amendment to the mining moratorium bill. After passing through the Senate, the bill was sent to the Assembly, which added the amendment Jan. 22. The amendment redefined the term “pollution,” permitting a water source to be deemed unpolluted despite the presence of chemicals such as cyanide, arsenic, acid and other toxic chemicals in the water. Members of the Assembly and proponents of the amendment could not be reached for comment about the protest. Eric Brakken, a spokesperson for the protestors, gave his view of the action as substituting a legal definition for the scientific one. “It limits the definition of pollution so that it’s only what has been litigated in court,” Brakken said. According to [UW-Madison student Samantha] West, 40,000 people have contacted representatives to ask them to amend the controversial amendment. In the nine hours the protestors were present, no legislators came to attempt to explain why the amendment was added, further frustrating one of the protestors. “I’m sure if I came in here with a label and a large sum of money somebody would listen to me,” Adriana Villasenor, a UW-Stevens Point student said.
Friday, Jan. 31, 1986
More than $27 million in proposed state budget cuts may be a factor in determining the future size of the University’s School of Business, according to its dean, James C. Hickman. Since specifics aren’t yet known and the department has little time to study the problem, honoring the cuts may be easier than expected, he said. “Most budget cuts are absorbed in a convenient way. We may just not replace people, even though they leave in highstudent demand areas,” Hickman said. He said the school “has, unfortunately, an enormous faculty turnover,” including the loss of nine members since last fall from a staff of fewer than 80. Hickman said further limiting enrollment into the school may also be needed, depending on the severity and permanence of the cuts. “We’re already servicing 1,200 students with a smaller faculty than a few years ago,” he said, adding that an enrollment cap established ten years ago keeps the student number consistently at about 1,200. According to the fall semester enrollment report issued by the office of the registrar, 1,219 students are in the business school, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year. However, 2,959 students, primarily first-year students and sophomores, are classified pre-business, according to the report. Hickman quoted a Wall Street Journal story stating that 24 percent of college students in the nation—compared to 20 percent at the University—seek a business education. Only 7 percent of University students are in the business school. Hickman said he believes most students unable to gain business school acceptance stay at the University and earn degrees in related fields. “There’s a lot of people who want a business education that can’t (get one). The funding ... has to keep up with demand,” he said.
Cardinal Calendar Your guide to what’s happening around campus this week
Tuesday, Feb. 1 Men’s Basketball vs. Purdue Kohl Center, 6 p.m.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Intoxicated Madison man mugged at McDonald’s An intoxicated 47-year-old was allegedly mugged in the bathroom of a McDonald’s on South Park Street Thursday night. The Madison man told police he was grabbed from behind and the suspect attempted to take his money in the bathroom of the restaurant at 2401 Park St. The suspect is said to be 40 years old, 5'7'' and around 200 pounds. He has a shaved head with a tattoo on his left bicep and was wearing a blue shirt and black
pants, police said. The victim told police he drank two to three bottles of vodka, police said. The victim said the amount of alcohol he consumed was a “large amount for him.” “A responding officer determined the victim was a good candidate for the detox facility due to his high level of intoxication,” Madison Police Department spokesperson DeSpain said in a statement.
Prof. Moynihan elected to important post, wins award for second time
Common Council Meeting City-Council Building, 6:30 p.m. District 8 Alderman Forum Ingraham Room 14, 7 p.m. State of the State 7 p.m.
Associate Director of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs Donald Moynihan has been elected to the Policy MOYNIHAN Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. The council serves as board of directors for an organization which looks to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education, according to the UW-Madison website. Several faculty members from
the La Follette School have served on the board in the past, including when professor David Weimer in 2005-’06. Moynihan and his co-author, Sanjay K. Pandey, also won the American Society for Public Administration’s 2011 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award for a published article on performance management. The article, titled, “The Big Question for Performance Management: Why Do Managers Use Performance Information?” was published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory in 2010. Moynihan also won this award in 2009.
“Beijing Badgers” highlights athletes
Dane County Executive Forum 1111 Humanities, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2 Assembly Session 11 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 Fireside Chat: America’s Economic Future Main Lounge, Second Floor, Memorial Union, 6:30-8 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Michigan State Kohl Center, 7 p.m.
The Big Ten Network will air a new television show produced by UW-Madison to showcase the success of the Chinese Champions Program. The program, “Beijing Badgers,” will air at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and will last 30 minutes. Madison’s John Roach Projects produced the show, which will document Olympiccaliber Chinese student-athletes and coaches who studied at the university in the fall through a partnership with Beijing University of Sport. As well as taking classes in kine-
siology and sports management, the group attended sporting events, visited Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, and visited area sportsrelated businesses and clubs, according to the UW-Madison website. The students appeared on the Camp Randall field during the football season and attended President Obama’s speech at Library Mall in September. According to UW-Madison’s website, the program had much more success than the visitors or hosts expected and has been extended for three more years, with another group arriving this spring.
Two Madison 20-year-olds arrested on drug-related charges Members of the South District Community Police Team arrested two 20-year-olds following a drug investigation at a Coho Street apartment complex on Madison’s south side Thursday. The suspects, Sylvester Gavins and Jonathan Britton, both of Madison, were arrested on related charges, according to the police incident report. Police were surveying the apartment complex after receiving complaints about possible drug dealing, Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. The suspects were stopped in a
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UW-Madison saw a long-awaited snow day during a storm in December 2009, igniting a massive, campus-wide snow ball fight.
Blizzard may drop 18 inches of snow The Madison area will be slammed with a potential 10-18 inches of snow over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan. The NWS issued a weather advisory between early Monday morning and Wednesday, and predicted the storm will come in two waves. The first and lighter round of precipitation, between early Monday morning and Tuesday morning, will drop between 4-6
inches of snow. The second round between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning could see 6-12 inches of accumulation and blizzard conditions. Madison will fare better than Milwaukee and the rest of Southeast Wisconsin, which could see up to 28 inches of snow between Monday and Wednesday. The NWS said in their report this could “be a historic blizzard capable of paralyzing parts of southeast Wisconsin.”
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parking lot on the 2900 block of Coho Street, police said. According to police, Gavins was allegedly carrying multiple packages of marijuana and individually packaged ecstasy pills. Gavins was also allegedly carrying more than $900 in cash. “CPT members will ask as a condition of bail that both men be banned from the apartment complex,” DeSpain said in a statement. Court records stated Gavins had numerous convictions in the past two years. Britton was convicted in 2010 for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, DeSpain said.
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Children performed at the Chinese New Year Gala at the Wisconsin Union Theater in Memorial Union Sunday.
opinion Too much resistance to Mifflin apartments 4 Monday, January 31, 2011
Lydia statz opinion columnist
h, Mifflin. For decades the area has enticed students with its low rent, proximity to State Street and high concentration of house parties. On a street that sports as many Badger flags and beer pong tables as Mifflin does, it’s understandable that students have begun to feel like they own the place. But about a week ago, some area students received a very rude awakening when local developer Patrick McCaughey proposed a four-story, 46-unit apartment building to be constructed on the 400 block of Mifflin Street. Thanks to the magic of Facebook, the proposal has drawn the attention of much of the student body, and the discussion is rife with accusations of the evils of modern development and what it will do to destroy the historically student-occupied neighborhood.
But there is a more important point many seem to have forgotten: Students don’t own Mifflin.
Though it’s wonderful to see so many students willing to stand
up for a cause they believe in, the “Save Mifflin” campaign is still largely based on flawed logic and deserves a fair examination from another point of view. Contrary to what has been said, four stories is hardly a high rise, even for a relatively stunted city like Madison. Many of the houses on the street are at least three stories themselves and don’t seem in any real danger of being lost in the shadow of the new development. The building’s height should really remain a non-issue in the debate. Some have other aesthetic concerns with the building as well, fearing that it won’t fit with the neighborhood’s traditional charm. Setting aside the question of how much actual “charm” Mifflin’s decrepit houses possess, the architects of the proposed building have taken those concerns into account as well. Though the design will never please everybody, TJK builders have made it a point to add porches, railings and other lowprofile features to blend in with the surrounding homes. Another main complaint voiced via the “Save Mifflin” Facebook event seems to be fear for the future of the neighborhood. Organizers are concerned that this development will set a precedent of bulldozing existing houses for similar modern development. While I am sympathetic to the potentially bigger issue at stake here, I actually see very little evidence to back that belief. Demolishing one house and a
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VOTER ID BILL A STEP BACKWARD
n today’s politics, there is always strategy behind action, motivation behind words and intentions of re-election and party strength behind long-term plans. But that usually does not mean legislation is passed purely for strategic reasons. And for the most part, politics have not fallen into such a partisan rut that laws are formulated without some form of public interest.
It is easy to see how these changes put a heavy burden on UW-Madison students trying to vote.
That said, the new Voter ID bill currently making its way toward Gov. Scott Walker’s signature looks like an exception. Senate Bill 6, if passed, would replace the current election day process in Wisconsin with the most restrictive set of rules in the
country. Voters would be required to produce a valid, current photo ID that matches a similarly valid, current address in order to cast a ballot, linking Wisconsin to the eight other states in the nation enforcing photo identification. In the proposed Wisconsin law, only three accepted forms would be considered acceptable identification: a Wisconsin driver’s license, a state-issued ID card or a photo identification certificate. No passports, no military IDs, no tribal identification cards and, most importantly for students, no student IDs. While the bill seems honorable in its intentions to uphold democracy throughout the voting process, it is easy to see how these changes put a heavy burden on UW-Madison students trying to vote. Many students move frequently, do not have easy access to a DMV and are not residents of Wisconsin. Asking students to the find time in their schedules to locate and travel to a DMV, get a new Wisconsin ID (driver’s licenses cost $28, ID cards are free) or
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Four-story apartment building proposed to replace abandoned Planned Parenthood on 400 block of Mifflin Street. vacant structure hardly equates to driving students out of the neighborhood, and in fact this plan is a model of high-density urban planning that should be praised, not vilified. It’s been pointed out a few times that developments like Lucky are actually more environmentally efficient than individual houses, so it’s no surprise to me that a city as green as Madison is moving in this direction. But there is a more important point many seem to have forgotten: Students don’t own Mifflin. It’s true the neighborhood has a long history with the student population, but Mifflin Street
is also a vital part of downtown Madison. The city rightly considers the needs of its more permanent residents in most planning decisions. It already houses the Public Library, Overture Center and Madison Senior Center, plus the backside of a successful West Washington Condo complex. It is a city street, part of a vibrant downtown area that has much more going for it than just a block party every May. Downtown businesses bank on locals with a little extra spending money than your average student to stay afloat, which means those who can afford to frequent Fromagination and Soap Opera,
vote absentee in their home districts is not a necessary step to retain election integrity. The bill is indirectly disenfranchising not only students, but minority groups and individuals living with a disability. The law would also end a system of vouching that allows many students to register to vote. Currently, if a student does not have a utility bill or other means of proving where he or she lives, a roommate can vouch for that person. If the bill is passed, this convenience would no longer be acceptable. Ostensibly, the reasoning behind these severe restrictions is to prevent
voter fraud. Following the 2008 elections, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen investigated less than 20 voter fraud cases and only five were actually charged. He said there is fear of widespread fraud in the state, but in reality there is nothing in the shape of empirical evidence to back those “fears” up. This is a solution in search of a problem. It is a thinly veiled attempt to cut into a segment of the voting population that is likely to vote Democrat and includes poor people, minorities and students who likely will not make extra effort on election day. Last week, Van Hollen said,
not just State Street Brats. Cities change. Madison has been in a state of constant development for decades, always under the watchful eye of the permanent residents who perhaps love this city even more than UW students. Students cycle through every four years, and though our wishes should by no means be pushed off to the side, they’re not the only considerations in play here. Mifflin residents are just going to have to learn to share. Lydia Statz is a junior majoring in journalism and international studies. Please send all feedback to email@example.com. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s true in theory, but a properly functioning scale helps, too. Wisconsin has a long history of encouraging civic involvement, and if a photo ID is deemed necessary to participate, the least we can do is give every citizen a fighting chance to meet the obligations. However, the budget deficit alone in this state gives lawmakers plenty of important decisions to make. We ask Van Hollen, Wisconsin legislators and Gov. Walker to focus on problems that actually exist and not further them.
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Monday, January 31, 2011
VIRAL VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
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British actress Felicity Jones shines in “Like Crazy,” providing one half of one of the most honest portrayals of a relationship in recent cinema. Her character’s struggles with a long distance relationship cover territory previously unexplored in pure romantic dramas.
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‘Like Crazy’ an insanely good film By Mike Kujak The Daily Cardinal
Every once in awhile the Sundance Film Festival will send us Badgers a special cinematic treat. Madison is lucky enough to have a Sundance Cinema located at Hilldale Mall, which means the festival will usually give us a special screening of one of the festival’s highlights. This year’s film is none other than the winner of the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize, “Like Crazy”. Director Drake Doremus’ new film is full of fresh talent and it one of the most honest portrayals of young love in recent memory. The film is a bare-boned character piece. It starts when a British university student (Felicity Jones) falls for an American college boy (Anton Yelchin), only to be separated from him when she is banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa. This complicates their relationship, forcing them to be apart for months at a time. Throughout the film their relationship fluctuates. At first, the relationship is a blessing because their love is able to withstand the
longest distances and time. Yet, it slowly becomes a curse because they are unable to move on with their lives even after the situation has become a lost cause. These characters’ struggles anchor the film’s success. However, there is so much other fantastic work sprinkled throughout the film that it becomes difficult not to accept it as something truly intimate and visionary. First, there is phenomenal acting throughout the film. Yelchin, who you might know from “Charlie Bartlett” or “Star Trek,” has taken his acting to a new level. Before now, he had shown that he had a Marty McFlyness to him that was very likeable. After seeing him in this film you’re convinced he can do anything. His performance is perfectly matched by the equally talented Jones. This is the biggest role she’s had in a film to date but it won’t be for long. It’s also worth mentioning the performance by Jennifer Lawrence, who was recently nominated for an Oscar for her performance in “Winter’s Bone.” It’s a small role with almost no dialogue but it could have been
the crack in the ship that caused the project to sink if she’d handled it poorly. Another great feature of the film is its approach to romance. It’s refreshing to see a pure and straightforward presentation of a romantic drama. The only pure romances coming out of Hollywood now are the crappy “Love Actually” spinoffs that have fifteen different relationships going on at once so they can get away without actually saying something. “Like Crazy” helps fill that void.
These characters’ struggles anchor the film’s success.
The best thing a romance can do these days is to find something new about relationships and take the conversation to a new level. This film does just that with its unrivaled look at the modern long
distant relationship. The rest of the film’s success should be credited to Doremus, who not only directed the film but also wrote it. Having only a fifty page outline, the majority of the film was completely improvised. This new style of mumblecore is an extremely challenging and risky approach to filmmaking. If Doremus didn’t completely trust his story, his actors and his guys in the editing room this film could have easily been an overextended train wreck of melodrama. He lets the relationship develop in an honest way without showing us all the stereotypical moments of emotional manipulation that you’d get in a lesser film. He fumbles with the ending of the film but you’ve got to give him Brownie points for sticking with his message and taking us somewhere original. So if you missed your chance to see it here in Madison, don’t worry. Paramount bought the film for a festival high of $4 million last week and it will get a nationwide limited release early next fall. It’s a true achievement for independent cinema and an experience you won’t want to miss.
Little kids are adorable, so long as you aren’t the one raising them. And they’re even more adorable when they’re re-enacting scenes from Oscar-nominated films. That is the main idea between this series of 30 second clips featuring five-year-olds playing the main roles in “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “The Fighter” and others. But the funniest by far is the little tots’ rendition of “The Social Network” as they banter back and forth in pretty much the exact way you’d expect children to handle Aaron Sorkin’s notoriously fast-paced dialouge.
SEARCH TERMS: Lonely Island does ‘The Creep’
Marley’s work still great 30 years gone By Jon Mitchell The Daily Cardinal
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While many posthumous releases tend to decrease in quality as they become further removed from the artist’s death, Marley’s Live Forever belongs with the musician’s greats.
No musical genre is as synonymous with an artist as Reggae is with Bob Marley. Nirvana’s hold on grunge music might be the closest parallel, but even Cobain had plenty of worthy competitors in Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. Hell, the most famous Reggae artists after Bob Marley are his bandmates (Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer) and his kids (Damian, Ziggy, Stephen and Julian). Closing in on the thirty-year anniversary of Marley’s passing, his music as relevant as ever, with his greatest hits collection, Legend, currently fifth on the Reggae Billboard charts. Live Forever, the last recorded Marley concert performance, offers a first look at the end of his remarkable career. Recorded at the final show of his 1980 Uprising Tour, Live Forever makes up for what several previous Marley live albums lacked. First of all, 1975’s Live! and 1978’s Babylon By Bus combine for just over one hundred minutes and 20 tracks, whereas Live Forever reaches 90 minutes and 20 tracks on its own. Also, both Live! and Babylon By Bus contain
songs from several concerts, creating a sense of discontinuity that is never present in the seamless Live Forever. Furthermore, while the limited length of Live! and Babylon By Bus prevent them from offering many deep cuts, Live Forever has no such limitations. In addition to the eight Legend tracks, Live Forever serves up a handful of lesser-known gems such as “Zimbabwe,” “Zion Train” and “Comin’ in from the Cold.” By 1980, guitarist Peter Tosh and percussionist Bunny Wailer had left Bob Marley & The Wailers, and several times the band seems off without them. Nowhere is that as evident as when the band plays their hits. The guitar solo in “No Woman, No Cry” is distastefully out of tune, and several inaudible instruments and mic feedback taint “Jamming.” The sloppiness doesn’t stop at the musical level, though. Several times, the recording quality is just plain atrocious. While no discredit is due to the band, tracks such as “Work” are impossible to endure thanks to the recording quality. Those details, however, shouldn’t overwhelm the basic truth that
Marley’s music was perfectly suited for—and executed on—the live stage. The fact that Marley was already ailing from the cancer that would kill him eight months later is undetectable, and his vocal performance is nearly flawless. One can only guess where Bob Marley’s music would have ventured had he lived longer, but the Live Forever rendition of “Could You Be Loved” drops some surprising hints in the form of LCD Soundsystemesque electronic bloops. Considering electronic music’s origins in Reggae and dub, this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, but it still sounds extremely uncharacteristic of a Marley song. The heavy wah, delay and other effects that dominate the guitar work on trucks such as “Is This Love” also captivate one’s attention. Thirty years later, this concert performance sounds like as much a glance into the future of Reggae music as it does a synopsis of Marley’s iconic career. When it comes to posthumous releases, there seems to be a prevalent trend: the longer after a musician’s death an album is released, the worse it is. Live Forever, however, doesn’t fit this bill.
Anytime the Lonely Island releases a new video, it will go viral. This is an accepted fact of the universe. Nothing changes with their latest video “The Creep,” where Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer teach socially incompetent freaks everywhere to turn their stalking abilities into a dance step. They even get some assistance from Nicki Minaj, the latest in a long line a guest stars adding their talents to a Lonely Island video. Minaj plays a female creep who encourages everybody to “Get your knees flexin’ and your arms T-Rexin’” and do “The Creep.”
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7-2 Badgers now share Big Ten lead with PSU first place from page 1 ble-double with 11 rebounds. “Amy Jaeschke had only 10 points today and that was amazing,” Stone said. “I credit our defense, not only Lin Zastrow but our entire team defense.” The Badgers and Wildcats matched each other in play for most the first half, with six lead changes. On top of 6-11 threepoint shooting, Wisconsin took a 28-5 lead into halftime. Sophomore guard Taylor Wurtz put on a shooting clinic in the first half sinking four three-pointers and accounting for half of the team’s total points. Wurtz failed, however, to score a basket in the second half. Northwestern out-rebounded Wisconsin in the game 32-27, but the Badgers converted 19 steals into 17 points, while coughing up the ball just 12 times. Senior guards Meshia Reed and Beth Marshall led the Wildcats with 13 and 12 points, respectively. “We had a week to prepare and I thought our game plan was outstanding,” Stone said. “This is a tough place to play against a really good team. Our team continues to grow and get better.” Following Michigan State and
Michigan losses Sunday, the Badgers, at 7-2, stand tied for the conference lead with Penn State who handled struggling Ohio State Sunday to also remain at 7-2. Wisconsin faces a pivotal contest this week as they welcome the No.
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Senior Alyssa Karel contributed 17 points in Wisconsin’s win over Northwestern Sunday. Karel leads the team with 14.6 points per game.
No. 1 UW clinches WCHA title with tie, victory against Minnesota rivalry from page 8 od, junior Hilary Knight received a centering pass from Duggan. The team’s all-time points leader knew exactly what to do with the puck, going top left and beating Minnesota goalie Noora Räty to establish an early 1-0 lead. As the crowd erupted in cheers, and Knight skated around in celebration, the flow of the game was seemingly set in the Badgers’ favor. “It was great to be on the ice for that,” Duggan said. “We wanted to score the first in this game … use the momentum of the crowd.” Special teams played a large role in the outcome of the game, with 12 penalties called, including three roughing penalties in the third period alone. Minnesota would be awarded the first power play of the night on a call that brought the crowd to an uproar. However, the Gophers came out on the short end of their own player advantage. Following a blocked Minnesota shot, sophomore Brianna Decker took the puck through center and into the Minnesota zone. Weaving past a pair of Gopher defenders, Decker pulled the puck across the front of Räty and beat her on the backhand shot. The unassisted, shorthanded effort put the Badgers on top 2-0 and would prove to be the eventual game winner. Facing a two- goal deficit early, however, the Gophers didn’t roll
penn state from page 8 ing a triple that gave Penn State its first lead of the game with 10:51 to go in the second half. Battle finished with 22 points. An even larger factor in Penn State’s comeback was the Nittany Lions’ relentless defensive play. Brooks recorded game highs with two blocks and three steals, as Wisconsin shot 32 percent in the
10 Michigan State Spartans into the Kohl Center Thursday. That contest will be a rematch of Jan. 6 when the Spartans embarrassed the Badgers by 19 points in East Lansing, Mich. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.
over and quit. Minnesota’s Becky Kortum found the back of the net just under 5 minutes into the second period. Kortum’s unassisted effort also came on a shorthanded chance after stealing the puck in the neutral zone from Wisconsin. The Badgers answered back later in the second. And once again, it came on a power play. Awarded the man advantage, Wisconsin did not waste their opportunity.
“I’m sure everyone walked out of this arena with a smile on their face.” Mark Johnson head coach UW women’s hockey
Junior Carolyne Prevost took the puck from near the blue line and, working her way into the slot, fired one on net that found its way through Räty’s five-hole, stretching the Badger lead back to two. Following a scoreless third period, the Badgers left the ice claiming yet another victory and solidifying their hold on first place in the WCHA. It is safe to say Badger fans walked away from the Kohl Center happy Saturday night. “We put on a performance for them and came away with a victory,” Johnson said. “I’m sure everyone walked out of this arena with a smile on their face.” second half and a frustrating 3-13 from three-point range. “We played well in the second half; we held them to 23 points,” DeChellis said. “We challenged some shots and played with better energy.” The Badgers will have to forget about Penn State quickly as they prepare to face No. 12 Purdue at the Kohl Center Tuesday. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.
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huskies from page 8 and they know that looking at the standings,” he said. Whatever lull the Badgers found themselves in at the start of the period, they quickly snapped out of it and regained a lead they wouldn’t again relinquish. Wisconsin got two quick goals just 29 seconds apart from junior defenseman Jake Gardiner and freshman forward Mark Zengerle to regain the lead at 3-2 heading into the second intermission. “We changed the lineup a bit in the second and that seemed to spark us,” Eaves said. “We did a good job of responding after the two goals of grabbing the momentum back, but it was still anyone’s game at that point.” It was freshman forward Tyler Barnes that made sure the game would end in Wisconsin’s favor, sealing the win with a second chance goal off his own rebound in the third to put the finishing touch on the 4-2 win. The series finale Saturday followed a similar pattern. The Badgers had a 2-0 lead thanks to a first period goal from Zengerle and a second period, short handed breakaway tally from senior forward Patrick Johnson. But, a goal from Tech
freshman forward Ryan Furne put the score at 2-1 heading into the third. For the second night in a row, it was anybody’s game. In the third period the Badgers stepped up again to seal the win and earn the series sweep. Senior captain Sean Dolan put the Badgers up 3-1 with a great individual effort, and sophomore defender Justin Schultz provided the dagger with a laser from the point. Dolan’s game winning goal snapped a 14-game scoring drought. “It is a huge monkey off my back,” he said. “It was awesome to be able to help the team in that way and provide a huge turning point in the game.” After the game Saturday Johnson praised the team’s effort. “Obviously we took a step backward on Friday, got the win which was nice, but we weren’t playing our best game,” he said. “We had to come back tonight and simplify and keep it to the details. We did that tonight.” “We were a much better team tonight,” Eaves added. “The message was given yesterday and they responded all night long.” The Badgers will again find themselves on the road next weekend when the team travels south to Nebraska-Omaha.
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No. 8 UW sweeps lowly Huskies in weekend set By Ryan Evans the daily cardinal
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Senior Jon Leuer’s team-high 18 points Saturday were not quite enough as the Badgers fell to Penn State.
Just ‘one of those days’ Penn State defeats Badgers for first time in eight years
By Sam Sussman the daily cardinal
The Penn State men’s basketball team moved closer to making its first NCAA tournament since 2001 by beating the Badgers Sunday, something the Nittany Lions haven’t accomplished in 8 years.. Led by four starting seniors and with a tenacious defensive effort, the Nittany Lions outlasted Wisconsin 56-52, defeating their fourth-straight Big Ten foe at home. It was all Badgers in the first half, who were exemplary both offensively and defensively. Penn State struggled to get anything going as Wisconsin shut down passing lanes, forced turnovers and suffocated shooters. Penn State senior guard Talor Battle shot a dismal 1-5 from the field while Wisconsin’s interior defense held senior forward Jeff Brooks to just five points. The Nittany Lions shot 33 percent from the field, including a disappointing 2-7 from downtown. “We couldn’t get shots in; we couldn’t get any rhythm,” Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis said. Wisconsin matched its stellar
defense with a solid performance on the offensive end in the first half. Junior guard Jordan Taylor, a Bob Cousy Award finalist for the best point guard in the country and the nation’s leader in assist to turnover ratio, scored 12 points and looked comfortable running Bo Ryan’s swing offense. “I thought we had some really good looks,” Wisconsin head coach Ryan said. “It was one of those days.”
“I thought we had some really good looks. It was one of those days.” Bo Ryan head coach UW men’s basketball
Not only were they good looks, but they were also falling. The Badgers shot 54 percent in the first half and found the stroke from deep as well, knocking down 42 percent of their three-point attempts. Senior forward Jon Leuer, a Big Ten Player of the Year Candidate, was efficient
from the post, shooting 5-7 from the field. Leuer finished with a team-high 18 points, while Taylor chipped in 16. Wisconsin entered the Bryce Jordan Arena with a 12-1 record when leading at the break, but Saturday’s game quickly became a tale of two halves. “They got off to a hot start. They threw the first punch,” said senior forward Andrew Jones, who grabbed 10 rebounds in the second half, . “I think that we reacted pretty well. As the game went on, we settled in.” Penn State did more than settle in; they dominated the second half. A switch flipped in the locker room. The Nittany Lions came out for the final twenty minutes inspired, aggressive and focused. Wisconsin couldn’t hold Battle’s talents in check the second half. When the Nittany Lions needed their senior star most, he delivered. Battle went 6-11 from the field in the second half and nailed three shots from beyond the arc, includpenn state page 7
HOUGHTON, Mich.— With the season quickly heading down the stretch, every point is critical for teams jockeying for position in the WCHA. The No. 8 Wisconsin men’s hockey team is no different. As the Badgers try to separate themselves from the cluster of teams in the middle of the conference, taking advantage of games like their two this past weekend against last place Michigan Tech are key. The Huskies (1-16-1 WCHA, 3-20-3 overall) didn’t go quietly, giving the Badgers a hard-fought, well-played series. But Wisconsin used clutch play in the third period both nights to earn the series sweep, and take four points away from their trip to Houghton, winning 4-2 Friday, and 3-1 in the series finale Saturday. In the series opener Friday,
a goal from senior Podge Turnbull put UW up 1-0 after the first. But in the second period, Michigan Tech came roaring out of the gates, getting two goals off of rebounds from junior forward Alex MacLeod and sophomore forward Evan Witt in the first two and a half minutes to take a 2-1 lead. Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves believed that his team made the mistake of underestimating the Huskies after the first period, which led to the Tech comeback. “After the first we wrote ‘don’t get lulled’ on the board in the locker room,” Eaves said. “But, sometimes with young men, you don’t know if they’re listening. We did get lulled and [Michigan Tech] took advantage of that opportunity.” “This time of year we can’t afford to let that happen, we’re fighting to put hay in the barn, huskies page 7
Badgers scorch Wildcats late for win, retain first place in Big Ten standings By Mark Bennett the daily cardinal
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team, bolstered by a 20-5 rally in the final ten minutes of the second half, defeated Northwestern (3-6 Big Ten, 14-8 overall) 62-50 to hold on to first place in the Big Ten. The win is the third straight for the Badgers (7-2, 12-9) and their tenth in the last twelve games. With the Wildcats leading 45-42 at the 10:39 mark, senior forward Lin Zastrow rattled off seven straight points to give the Badgers a lead they would not relinquish. Those seven were part of Zastrow’s 17 for the night. Senior point guard Alyssa Karel also posted 17 in the contest. “We went on a 20-5 run to end the game and the 20 is less important to me than the five,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “We really held Northwestern at bay.
Northwestern got some good looks but we are able to limit them to one shot and get the rebound.” The Badgers hit six of seven free throws in the closing moments of the game to secure the victory. And while it was the offense down the stretch that sealed the win for Wisconsin, it was the defensive side that laid a steady foundation for the victory. The Badgers held Northwestern to just under 40 percent shooting from the field for the game, but the Wildcats held on with 8-23 from beyond the arc. The Badgers also shut down senior center Amy Jaeschke, who had averaged 23 points per game— second most in the Big Ten coming into Sunday. Jasechke managed just ten points against Wisconsin, but did secure a doufirst place page 7
Record crowd witnesses Wisconsin end weekend with win over Gophers By Matthew Kleist the daily cardinal
A women’s collegiate hockey record crowd descended on the Kohl Center Saturday night to witness the No.1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (24-2-2, 18-2-2-2 WCHA) defeat No. 4 Minnesota (18-7-2, 13-7-2-1 WCHA). The 10,668 in attendance set the singlegame record for an NCAA women’s hockey game, eclipsing the previous record of 8,263 set by the Badgers at the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic last February. “I was anticipating anywhere between 6 and 8 [thousand],” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We got past that and that’s a tribute to the people in Madison.” As the Badgers took to the ice, it immediately became evident the game would have an unordinary twist. Riding on the energy from
the stands, Wisconsin skated to a 3-1 victory over the Gophers in a game that had everything: mesmerizing puck control, dazzling goals, short handed thrillers and even a fight. The Badgers entered Saturday night with confidence after a performance the night before ending in a shoot-out that saw Wisconsin convert on all three attempts to claim 2 points in the standings. Taking this momentum and carrying it over to the most electrifying game many on both teams have played, Wisconsin was quick to give what all 10,668 fans were waiting for: goals. “For a lot of the girls on the team, we’ve never seen anything like this,”senior Meghan Duggan said. Just 47 seconds into the first peririvalry page 7
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Tempers flared Saturday night as junior Brooke Ammerman landed a punch on Minnesota’s Megan Bozek.