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Issue #1202 :: Thursday, July 28, 2005

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New Students Must Pass Alcohol Program
All entering students at UC Berkeley will be required to pass an online alcohol-education program starting this fall as a measure to teach students about drinking in college.

Feelgood Go! Team Kickstarts Crowd
A smiling and squinting MC Ninja posed a simple question to the packed crowd at Bimbo's 365 Club last Wednesday: "How many of you have our record?" A couple hands shot up. "Three? Oh, four! Nice!" British sextet The Go! Team's LP, entitled Thunder, Lightning, Strike, has yet to see a proper American release, but thanks to very good press and strong word of mouth, the band's Bay Area debut sold out a solid three days before they even hit the stage.

Manifested Destination
Somewhere between the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. and the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., I realized my life had changed.

Zellerbach to Replace Old Seats
After withstanding the impact of millions of patrons in nearly 20 years of use, Zellerbach Hall's chairs are being replaced by "real theater seats" this summer, Cal Performances officials said.

News

New Students Must Pass Alcohol Program
All entering students at UC Berkeley will be required to pass an online alcohol-education program starting this fall as a measure to teach students about drinking in college.

Zellerbach to Replace Old Seats
After withstanding the impact of millions of patrons in nearly 20 years of use, Zellerbach Hall's chairs are being replaced by "real theater seats" this summer, Cal Performances officials said.

Bail Granted for Man Charged in Shooting
OAKLAND-An Oakland man charged with murder in the shooting death of his close friend, Dartmouth junior Meleia Willis-Starbuck, was set to be released yesterday on a $326,000 property bond.

Locals Fear Buyout Will Sour Chocolatier
The Hershey Company, the largest confectionary conglomerate in North America, announced Monday it has purchased Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Inc., a one-of-a-kind chocolate factory based in Berkeley.

Earthquake Expert Bruce Bolt Dies
UC Berkeley professor emeritus and prominent seismologist Bruce Bolt died last Thursday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

City Development Project Low on Funds
The Berkeley City Council learned Monday that it does not have sufficient funding to complete the construction of the David Brower Center, a multifunctional development project that will cost 22 percent more than anticipated last year.

News in Brief
Trial Related to Berkeley Throat-Slashing Delayed


Arts & Entertainment

Feelgood Go! Team Kickstarts Crowd
A smiling and squinting MC Ninja posed a simple question to the packed crowd at Bimbo's 365 Club last Wednesday: "How many of you have our record?" A couple hands shot up. "Three? Oh, four! Nice!" British sextet The Go! Team's LP, entitled Thunder, Lightning, Strike, has yet to see a proper American release, but thanks to very good press and strong word of mouth, the band's Bay Area debut sold out a solid three days before they even hit the stage.

‘Stealth' Bombs With Spectacular Dullness
This summer, "Team America" and "Top Gun" regret to announce the birth of their half-baked lovechild: the moronic, inanely hyperactive "Stealth," assaulting theaters near you this Friday.

Buildings Made of Silver Salts
Although courses on photography are largely lacking from our great university, the huge collection at the nearby San Francisco Museum of Modern Art provides a haven for budding photographers and those who want to learn about the history of the medium. This summer, SFMOMA has unveiled some of its daunting collection of 15,000 photographic images, some of them pictures so old that they begin to question the modernity of this modern art museum.

Such Great Heights
Three years ago, Downtown Berkeley lost its only Burger King. Admittedly, the only people to grieve this loss were die-hard fans of onion rings made out of processed paste. However, when the King abdicated, it left its decor behind, and every restaurant to occupy the space ever since has been forced to live under its spectre.

CD Reviews
America has long sent its art over to England, where, as in most of the rest of the world, bad American pop culture gets a free pass just because it's American. Green Day? 50 Cent? Bring 'em on! they say. We love those spunky young blokes!


Opinion

Manifested Destination
Somewhere between the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D. and the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., I realized my life had changed.

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