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Issue #1129 :: Monday, March 7, 2005

Top Headlines

They Made It After All: Bears Reach Pac-10s
When Washington State's Thomas Kelati hit a game-tying three-pointer as regulation came to a close, it appeared a seventh straight loss would end the Cal men's basketball season.

Truth in Revolt
Big words can be pretty tough to stomach-words such as "justice," "honor," "love," "hate," "selfishness," "virtue" and "innocence." The more they show up, the more melodramatic things start to seem. Also, the more we hear them, the more we begin to doubt if we even know what they mean.

Parties Announce ASUC Slates
With ASUC elections season a month away, all five political parties is finalizing its executive slate and gearing up for fliering, catchy campaign slogans and meeting as many students as possible.

Summertime Clues
One of my favorite complaints around the UC Berkeley campus is the ubiquitous "I never have enough time." I'm still trying to figure out how it is that a student who is in class a mere 13 hours a week can feel so stressed for time. After those 13 are subtracted, they're left with 155 hours per week with nothing to do but sleep, study and socialize. To put it into scientific terms: that's a grip of free time.

News

Parties Announce ASUC Slates
With ASUC elections season a month away, all five political parties is finalizing its executive slate and gearing up for fliering, catchy campaign slogans and meeting as many students as possible.

Students to Vote This Week On Health Services Fee
With health care costs on the rise, UC Berkeley students will vote this week whether to tack on an additional fee to improve student health services on campus.

Students Decry Cuts to Outreach in Sproul Protest
Hundreds of students gathered in Sproul Plaza Saturday to protest President Bush's proposed cuts to outreach programs for low-income and disabled high school and middle school students.

‘Harold and Kumar' Star Acts Against Stereotypes
It is not uncommon for actor John Cho to turn down a movie role.

Kennedy: Bush Can't See the Forest for the Trees
"Is the environmental movement dead?" an audience member asked Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Thursday evening in Wheeler Auditorium.

Director Offers Glimpse Inside ‘Diaries' in Campus Talk
Hundreds of people crowded into Haas School of Business' Arthur Andersen Auditorium Friday night to hear acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles, director of the Academy Award-nominated "The Motorcycle Diaries", speak about his recent drama at the Oscars, improvising with heartthrob Gael Garcia Bernal and discovering Latin America through film.

Disabilities Center Receives Congressional Funding Support
The Ed Roberts Campus, a proposed center for people with disabilities in South Berkeley, received support for a $3 million funding package from a congressional committee last week. The proposed money would help fund construction.

News in Brief
A man was severely beaten in Downtown Berkeley on Wednesday evening in what police are calling an attempted homicide.


Sports

They Made It After All: Bears Reach Pac-10s
When Washington State's Thomas Kelati hit a game-tying three-pointer as regulation came to a close, it appeared a seventh straight loss would end the Cal men's basketball season.

Flawless Card is Head of the Pac
After four grueling days of competition, a slew of Pac-10 and Cal records and a historic number of NCAA qualifiers, the No. 1 Bears men's swimming team placed second to No. 3 Stanford at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Cal Outlasts Aztecs in Overtime
With nine seconds left in yesterday's match against No. 11 San Diego State, the No. 6 Cal women's water polo team looked as if it was going to win by one point.

Best Tennis All Season: Few Flaws Befall Bears in Desert
The No. 15 Cal women's tennis team achieved decisive victories over Arizona State and Arizona this weekend.

Seniors Shake Off Sloppy Play, Keep Axe at Witter
Like an Indy car racer and his steering wheel, Cal rugby captain Anthony Vontz clutched the Scrum Axe plaque and wouldn't let his grip loose even to shake well-wishers' hands.

Stanford Ensures Third Time is Not a Charm for Cal
Cal women's basketball coach Caren Horstmeyer said her team played with "no fear" and was "mentally prepared" in Saturday's Pac-10 tournament quarterfinal meeting with No. 2 Stanford at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Cal Notches First Win Despite Stagnant Offense
A week after playing well and losing a heartbreaker to No. 13 James Madison, the Cal lacrosse team went back on the road to open conference play against Denver.

Bears Avoid Sweep at Sunken Diamond
The outcomes were nearly identical. The first game finished with a score of 10-3, while the third game in the road trip ended 10-4, book-ending a close second game.


Arts & Entertainment

‘Shorty' Sequel as Cheap as Grammys
Four out of five doctors believe that one of the best ways to combat boredom involves signing on to imdb.com and tracking John Travolta's filmography. Essentially, there are two John Travoltas. Travolta number one embodies everything right with Western Civilization (Danny Zuko in "Grease," Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction"). However, Travolta number two is the unofficial Luddite spokesperson (whatever the hell his name was in "Battlefield: Earth").

Truth in Revolt
Big words can be pretty tough to stomach-words such as "justice," "honor," "love," "hate," "selfishness," "virtue" and "innocence." The more they show up, the more melodramatic things start to seem. Also, the more we hear them, the more we begin to doubt if we even know what they mean.

Rice Up Your Life
A staple of campus entertainment for over half a decade, Theatre Rice presented their mid-semester show, entitled "Culture Night‚" in Dwinelle Hall last weekend. As of 7:30, the hall outside was filled with eager students waiting to get a seat-quite a turn out for a piece of performance art competing against a screening of "Kinsey" in Wheeler Hall.

Brooding Brody Can't Save Awkward High-Concept Apparel Flick
When your everyday average Joe puts on a jacket, little occurs as he wears it. He feels warmth, is able to brave a chilly breeze, and maybe even makes a fashion statement. When Jack Starks, a Gulf War amnesiac played by Adrien Brody in his new film "The Jacket," puts on his outerwear, he can see the future.

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