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Issue #1064 :: Monday, November 8, 2004

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Movie Industry to Sue Pirates
Dodging movie ticket prices and long lines at the theater by downloading free movies online may actually be more costly than file-sharers think.

Gotta Have Faith
I take it for granted that most of the Daily Cal's readership was less-than-excited about last Tuesday's results. I feel your pain. If anybody had told me a month ago that President Bush would win the popular vote by more than 3 million people, I would have laughed in his face. Then, I would have paused for a moment. Then, I would have continued laughing. Like most people, I expected this contest to be held up in court for months.

Oregon Drops Would-Be Upset
When Oregon's Keith Allen bobbled a pass from quarterback Kellen Clemens late in the fourth quarter against Cal, the ball appeared heavier than usual.

The Bolshoi and the Bard
Bolshoi means "big" in Russian. Besides literally being the largest ballet company in the world, the 228-year-old Bolshoi Ballet continues to be the definitive authority on classical ballet. But their run last week at Zellerbach Hall, giving performance of William Shakespeare's timeless love story "Romeo and Juliet," was big in a different way. On the Zellerbach stage, tutus and point shoes were replaced with slacks and bare feet in a radical departure from the Bolshoi Ballet's longstanding tradition.

News

Movie Industry to Sue Pirates
Dodging movie ticket prices and long lines at the theater by downloading free movies online may actually be more costly than file-sharers think.

Don't Take the Bait
Identity thieves and Internet scam artists have tossed their bait to UC Berkeley students, filling the campus e-mail servers with fraudulent e-mails hunting for personal information.

City Mediates Seminary Use Dispute
Permit violations claims have motivated neighbors of a Southside seminary used by UC Extension students to approach city staff for mediation.

News in Brief
City to Consider Upping Fines in School Zones

Students to Advocate Foothill Footbridge at Council Meeting
UC Berkeley's Residence Hall Assembly will appear at the City Council meeting Tuesday to lobby for the construction of a bridge between the two sides of the Foothill Residence Halls.

New Online Group Hopes to Net UC Berkeley Students
Joining the ranks of Friendster and thefacebook.com, yet another online community arrives on campus today, giving thousands of UC Berkeley students another excuse to put homework on hold.

Assembled for a New Start
State Assemblymember Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, presents a state Assembly proclamation to Berkeley Adult School principal Margaret Kirkpatrick on Friday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school's nearly $8 million move to a revamped San Pablo Avenue campus.


Sports

Oregon Drops Would-Be Upset
When Oregon's Keith Allen bobbled a pass from quarterback Kellen Clemens late in the fourth quarter against Cal, the ball appeared heavier than usual.

Heisman Campaign Hits Berkeley
One election is over, but new campaigns are just taking off-this time with a bronze statuette at stake.

Godfrid Held in Check in Early Postseason Exit
A season of record-breaking, history-making, ground-shaking field hockey came down to one goal.

Noggin Nonsense Leaves Cal With Weekend Split
It wasn't exactly the bring-the-house-down finale with the rousing curtain call, but Chioma Igwe still deserved to take a bow.

Goalpost Stymies Cal In OT Tie With Portland
On a day when the stage was set to showcase great soccer players, the most reliable player on the field was the goalpost.

The Curse Continues-Bears Lose 47th Straight to UCLA
Sooner or later, all streaks are meant to be broken and all curses are meant to be reversed.


Arts & Entertainment

CD Reviews
Death From Above 1979 - YOU'RE A WOMAN,

The Incredibles: Almost Heroes
The comic book industry takes a lot of crap for the decline in quality (but sadly, not quantity) of modern action-packed blockbuster extravaganzas. And while just the thought of "Daredevil" or "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (excuse me, "LXG") still makes me shudder, I think this is mostly unjustified and unfair.

Impact Theatre Offers Pantsless Pixar Alternative
Deep in the underground of a pizza parlor, there lives, strangely enough, a well-crafted theatre production. The odd location in the Subterranean Theater at Northside's La Val's seemingly works to the advantage of the play, just adding one more, quirky layer to the troupe's sense of comedy. Entering the small-scale world of theater, you can leave the beautiful stage pieces behind you. But, all the better for it.

‘The Polar Express' Digitizes Childhood Desire
During the past few years, it seems there has been a shift away from serious and sentimental family entertainment to a Pixar-dominated world that relies upon irony and clever humor. Not only has this change slowly ushered in the death of traditional animation, but it has also allowed studios to make films with, "the coolest CGI ... ever."

Taster's Choice: Voices Inside My Head
Hello, my name is Corey, and I am an Octet-aholic. There, I admit it, it's finally out: I am addicted to the UC Men's Octet. Oh seriously ... who am I kidding?

The Bolshoi and the Bard
Bolshoi means "big" in Russian. Besides literally being the largest ballet company in the world, the 228-year-old Bolshoi Ballet continues to be the definitive authority on classical ballet. But their run last week at Zellerbach Hall, giving performance of William Shakespeare's timeless love story "Romeo and Juliet," was big in a different way. On the Zellerbach stage, tutus and point shoes were replaced with slacks and bare feet in a radical departure from the Bolshoi Ballet's longstanding tradition.

Charlie Brown Play Spreads Good Cheer, Grief
Any Berkeley student with a love of theatre and the means to drive a few stops up 580 needs to go see the Masquers Playhouse's wonderful new production of Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown."

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