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Issue #120 :: Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Top Headlines

Enrollment Figures Revised
The California governor's office may have overestimated projected figures for increased UC enrollment, the state legislative analyst said yesterday.

Relay Breaks NCAA Record
Smoke on the water. This past weekend, it wasn't just a song - it was a reality.

In A Handsome State
For weeks, I'd been telling everyone who'd listen that the Thursday 3/2 show featuring Beulah, Track Star, and Dealership was going to be the highlight of the entire Noise Pop festival. Now that the show has happened and I was there in the front row, I can safely say that it feels so good to be so right.

Why Aren't You Voting?
Super Tuesday has finally arrived. All of you registered voters will now have the chance to speak your minds about various initiatives and propositions that are too complicated to talk about here, but I would like to mention one in particular that seems to fall into the scope of my column: Proposition 22, also known as the Knight Initiative.

News

Enrollment Figures Revised
The California governor's office may have overestimated projected figures for increased UC enrollment, the state legislative analyst said yesterday.

Autopsy Reveals Girl in Reddy Case Was Pregnant
Berkeley police confirmed yesterday that the Indian girl who died of carbon monoxide poisoning last November, and who was allegedly brought to this country by a wealthy Berkeley landlord for sex and labor, was pregnant at the time of her death.

Internet Slowed in Dorms to Limit Downloading of Music
Attempting to combat the rising costs of students' downloading music files, UC Berkeley officials said yesterday they are purposefully slowing down Internet access in residence halls.

Berkeley Suffers Wave Of Crimes on Weekend
Several robberies took place in Berkeley over the weekend, police said, including the robbery of a fast food store and two apparently related incidents in which robbers held up a pair of victims on Southside.

Opening of Kinko's Triggers Concerns
The opening of a new Kinko's copy store in Downtown Berkeley is raising questions within the community about a recent increase in chain stores that compete with smaller businesses.

Only in Berkeley
Editors' Note: This is the first installment of a biweekly column highlighting some of the peculiar episodes unique to the university and the city of Berkeley.

Hearing Date Set for KPFA Protester
In a courtroom filled with approximately 50 protesters, an Alameda County Superior Court judge set a trial date yesterday for the only activist still facing charges from last summer's demonstrations against alleged censorship at KPFA radio.

Popularity of Poetry Slams Revives ‘Open Mic' Sessions
Poetry slams, since their birth in the mid-1980s, have fought to bring popularity back to a genre that has been, as one slam poet says, "seemingly lifeless since the Beat generation."

News in Brief: Campus Rally Held in Protest Of Propositions 21 and 22
Approximately 15 protesters and several curious bystanders met on Lower Sproul Plaza yesterday to ask students to vote against Propositions 21 and 22.


Sports

Relay Breaks NCAA Record
Smoke on the water. This past weekend, it wasn't just a song - it was a reality.

Mixed Bag of Results For Gym
Losing is always emotional, but when you know you're going to lose more than just the meet, the emotions run a little higher.

Finale Starting Spots Up for Grabs
If there's anything that Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun has tried to preach to his younger players this season, it's been the importance of consistency.

Athletes of the Week
At the Pac-10 Championships this past weekend Cal sprinters Matt Macedo, Scott Greenwood, Anthony Ervin and Bart Kizierowski raised the bar in collegiate swimming, setting a new national record in the 400 freestyle relay with a 2:49.85.

SoCal Rain Just Won't Go Away for Softball
On paper, it looked like a good weekend for softball.

Sports Briefs: Men's Tennis Takes Part in Tourney
This past weekend, members of the Cal men's tennis team participated in the 111th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships in La Jolla, Calif.


Arts & Entertainment

In A Handsome State
For weeks, I'd been telling everyone who'd listen that the Thursday 3/2 show featuring Beulah, Track Star, and Dealership was going to be the highlight of the entire Noise Pop festival. Now that the show has happened and I was there in the front row, I can safely say that it feels so good to be so right.

Making His Mark
Ass-slapping is not an activity one usually associates with modern dance theater. But it was one of many delightful surprises found in Mark Morris's monumental work, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, presented last week at Zellerbach Hall.

White Space