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Issue #112 :: Friday, February 25, 2000

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Ballot Measure Proposed
A UC Berkeley professor said at a campus rally yesterday that he hopes to see his initiative to bring back affirmative action on the 2002 ballot.

Sex on Friday
Meghan, you'll pardon me for crowding your turf, but, by jimmy, there are some important sexual topics you just aren't covering. Me and my small parts can no longer sit by and watch, hence today's column: less clinical than Tuesday, more lascivious, maybe even downright smutty. Before I start - a word of warning. If you are offended by the regular feature, or have any decency whatsoever, do not, I repeat do not read this. I have no interest in getting a bunch of crabby letters declaiming me as "immoral" or "misogynistic" or "homophobic," whatever those words mean. We'll be back to the regular installments of me complaining about stuff soon enough; today is vacation. It should be noted that names, relationships and sexual orientations have been changed to protect the active parties. Let's start with a question.

Bears Revive Tournament Hopes
SEATTLE - His team had just lost by a school-record 51 points. His starting point guard had provided less-than-stellar leadership for the past two games. His squad's NCAA tournament hopes were in jeopardy.

Knotty Games
As racy as its TV ad, John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games plays a naughty number on us: gift-wrapping noir devices in action cinema. The veteran director is no stranger to conspiracy plots (Year of the Gun) or duplicitous renegades (Ronin), and his new film begins with a handful of slaughtered Santas - emasculating any jolly jingle bells. It's no Macy's after-Christmas sale, but rather a flash-forward, like the Wachowskis' opening to Bound.

News

Ballot Measure Proposed
A UC Berkeley professor said at a campus rally yesterday that he hopes to see his initiative to bring back affirmative action on the 2002 ballot.

Measure Interpretations Induce Legality Debate
Interpretations of Measure G, a $55 million bond measure passed in 1992, have sparked debate over the legality of using the money it allocated to purchase the Cragmont Reservoir and construct a new firehouse.

Vigil Held in Opposition to Proposition
Opponents of Proposition 21, the March ballot initiative that would impose harsher sentencing laws on juvenile offenders, gathered outside Old City Hall in Berkeley yesterday to speak out against the controversial measure.

Judge Bans Note-Taking Service from UC System
An Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a permanent injunction yesterday, barring an unauthorized note-taking service from operating on any UC campus.

Trees, Bugs and Environmental Issues Attract Students
Display cases full of dead, exotic insects line a hallway in Wellman Hall. Panels of wood specimens from around the world decorate the hallways of Mulford Hall. The latest reports on nutritional news stick off of bulletin boards in Morgan Hall.

Candidate Endorsed by Representative
A congressman who has been serving the East Bay for a quarter of a century said in an interview yesterday that the results of upcoming elections will have serious ramifications for the entire country.

Mayor Opposes Measure on Executions
Calling it a "feel-good measure," Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean pulled an item for further debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting that would have supported a moratorium on executions in California.

News in Brief: Committees, Residents Address Housing Problems in Berkeley
Three Berkeley housing committees gathered Wednesday night to examine solutions to the city's housing problem.


Sports

Bears Revive Tournament Hopes
SEATTLE - His team had just lost by a school-record 51 points. His starting point guard had provided less-than-stellar leadership for the past two games. His squad's NCAA tournament hopes were in jeopardy.

Lampley dominates Huskies inside and outside the paint
SEATTLE- When Cal met Washington earlier this season at Haas Pavilion, Bears' forward Sean Lampley was an overbearing presence inside, scorching the Huskies for 20 points.

Cal Stutters to Win Over Washington
In the midst of a four-game losing streak in a disappointing season - and finally with its key players on the floor in uniforms rather than on the bench in street clothes - the Cal women's basketball team will take any win it can get.

Player Loses NCAA Ruling
Former Cal defensive end Johnny Jackson's request for an NCAA waiver has been denied, a Cal Athletic department official confirmed yesterday.

Baseball Archrivals Take Field
When the preseason rankings came out, the Stanford baseball team was ranked No. 1 in the country. An unranked Cal team received no such recognition.

Tennis Seeks to Avenge Loss
After an 8-0 loss to No. 1 Stanford, it seems as though things can't get any worse for the Cal women's tennis team.


Arts & Entertainment

Knotty Games
As racy as its TV ad, John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games plays a naughty number on us: gift-wrapping noir devices in action cinema. The veteran director is no stranger to conspiracy plots (Year of the Gun) or duplicitous renegades (Ronin), and his new film begins with a handful of slaughtered Santas - emasculating any jolly jingle bells. It's no Macy's after-Christmas sale, but rather a flash-forward, like the Wachowskis' opening to Bound.

Live Emergency
Leaving The Dismemberment Plan's show in San Francisco Tuesday night, my friend (and ride) Devon turned to me in the car. "Think you'll see a show as good as that again this year?" he asked.

re:Calendar
"Walking Past Works of Art: Aesthetic Distraction in a Culture of Engulfment" lecture with Philip Fisher, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, free with museum admission, UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-8344.

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