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Issue #1151 :: Monday, April 11, 2005

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Scholarship Recognizes Student's Public Service
A UC Berkeley junior was awarded the prestigious H. Truman Scholarship, a grant for students committed to devoting their lives to public service.

Cal Raises Hell for Foes at Home Finale
Lennart Maack gave an empathic pump of the fist, and his teammates poured onto the court as Drew Hoskins's forehand sailed long on match point.

An Offensive Strategy
For the past few weeks, a walk down Sproul Plaza at noon could have easily been mistaken for a regular ticker-tape parade. People passed out multi-colored handbills and glossy-print fliers urging every student that happened to walk by to vote some number for some position. But amid all the blue-and-white and green-and-black literature from the major parties was a collection of fliers from the SQUELCH! Party that began "Ghandi (sic) fucked your mom ... "

Snapshots of Solidarity
Harold Adler has some advice for everyone: don't keep any shoeboxes full of old photos underneath your bed. His role as curator for "La Causa: The Cesar Chavez Exhibition," now on display inside the Free Speech Movement Cafe, has everything to do with this. Adler, an Oakland native and photographer, has visually documented his experience living in California during the 1960's.

News

Birgeneau Defends the Value of Diversity
When Chancellor Robert Birgeneau criticized the ban on affirmative action in the Los Angeles Times last month, he did so not with feelings of aggression, but with the insight of a researcher and scholar.

Scholarship Recognizes Student's Public Service
A UC Berkeley junior was awarded the prestigious H. Truman Scholarship, a grant for students committed to devoting their lives to public service.

ASUC Hearing Against Judicial Council Member Blocked
After a heated ASUC Senate last week approved an impeachment hearing for ASUC Judicial Councilmember Jessica Unterhalter, an injunction against the Senate has blocked the hearing because no formal charges had been made.

Faces of Berkeley: Junior Talks His Way to the Top
Cal Forensics policy debater Craig Wickersham knows the secret to debating success: Red Bull and late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Former City Council Member, 69, Dies
Former Berkeley City Councilmember Margaret Breland died Thursday morning at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 69.

City Installs Solar-Powered Parking Meters
People searching for parking in Downtown Berkeley no longer have to worry about having enough spare change.

Housing Officials Lobby for City Revenue
City housing officials are appealing to the City Council for a portion of the revenues from the future sale of the city's surplus properties.

News in Brief
Robbers Accost Man at Gunpoint in South Berkeley


Sports

Cal Raises Hell for Foes at Home Finale
Lennart Maack gave an empathic pump of the fist, and his teammates poured onto the court as Drew Hoskins's forehand sailed long on match point.

Young and Old Help Clinch Series Over Sun Devils
When it mattered the most, the Cal baseball team came through in a big way.

Bears Defy Expectations, Finish Fifth At NCAAs
The No. 6 Cal men's gymnastics squad may not have been in position to capture the NCAA team title, but a free-wheeling mentality put the Bears in a place few thought they would reach at the beginning of this season.

Softball Wins Two, But Falls to No. 12 UCLA
They stole Cal's colors. They stole Cal's fight song. They stole Cal's mascot. And yesterday, the No. 12 UCLA softball team stole a 2-1 victory from the No. 3 Bears (35-5, 4-2 in the Pac-10).


Arts & Entertainment

Snapshots of Solidarity
Harold Adler has some advice for everyone: don't keep any shoeboxes full of old photos underneath your bed. His role as curator for "La Causa: The Cesar Chavez Exhibition," now on display inside the Free Speech Movement Cafe, has everything to do with this. Adler, an Oakland native and photographer, has visually documented his experience living in California during the 1960's.

Orchestral Ensemble Interprets the ‘Other'
Saturday's "Russian Spectacular," performed by the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre at Zellerbach Hall, started with a festive fanfare perfect for the occasion. This weekend, the campus celebrated classical music in Russian history, and Valery Gergiev, the renowned conductor and director of the orchestra, chose to showcase the best imaginative works of the nationalist school of Russian music. Peculiarly, the works presented spoke mostly of the "other," interpreting foreign cultures from near and far.

"Sahara": A Desert of Contrivance Without an Oasis
One of the highlights of this year's Oscar telecast occurred when an insightful Chris Rock stated "There's only four real stars; the rest are just popular people, OK? ...You want Tom Cruise and all you could get is Jude Law? Wait! It's not the same thing!"

Book Review
Ian McEwan - Saturday

White Space