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Issue #1248 :: Monday, October 3, 2005

Top Headlines

Ex-Employee Sues, Calling Layoff Retaliatory
A former UC Berkeley student affairs officer has filed a lawsuit charging UC Berkeley and the UC Board of Regents with wrongful termination after she spoke about what she said was favoritism in doling out student fellowships.

Politically Incompetent
When President Bush was elected, many in the liberal establishment derided the administration for choosing former lobbyists and otherwise sympathetic figures to regulate the fields with which they were once allied.

New Film Explores the Underground Graffiti Subculture Through Two Artists in the Bay Area
Though its title may lead you to think it's a government study, "Quality of Life" is anything but bland, standard, or pro-"the man" for that matter. I guess you could say that director Benjamin Morgan had a clean slate but with "Quality of Life," things are not always as they seem. In some ways, the usage of an urban art form to make a social statement reminded me of the 1980s film "Break In," minus the bad hair and rampant cheese so characteristic of the time.

Cal Remains Undefeated Without a Scratch
It was a play that defined why he was so highly touted in the first place.

News

Ex-Employee Sues, Calling Layoff Retaliatory
A former UC Berkeley student affairs officer has filed a lawsuit charging UC Berkeley and the UC Board of Regents with wrongful termination after she spoke about what she said was favoritism in doling out student fellowships.

Three Students Hit By Latest Recording Industry Suits
Three unidentified UC Berkeley students are among 64 college students nationwide hit with the latest round of copyright infringement lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America last Thursday.

Five Minutes With... Alec Kinczewski
Unwitting Transfer Student Adjusts to Life in Berkeley

While UC Berkeley students were moving in to school in late August, Tulane University senior Alec Kinczewski was being evacuated as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

Laureates Praise Campus’s ‘Nobel Tradition’
Five of UC Berkeley's 19 distinguished Nobel Laureates gathered in Bechtel Engineering Center Friday to discuss how winning the prize has affected their lives and their research, as part of the many Homecoming Weekend events.

Corrections
Wednesday's article "Author Speaks on Concentration Camp" misspelled Kang Chol-Hwan's name.

News in Brief
Bicyclist Thrown Into Street After Hitting Open Car Door

Faces of Berkeley
Songwriting Pianist Plays for Keeps

While many students roll out of bed 10 minutes before their first class, fifth-year senior Matthew Kimball wakes up every morning and plays the piano for two hours.


Sports

Cal Remains Undefeated Without a Scratch
It was a play that defined why he was so highly touted in the first place.

By the Numbers
Points Arizona has scored in two years against Cal

Cal’s Rose Bowl Date Not That Scary
Welcome to October, boys and girls. Halloween is just around the corner and I've got less than four weeks to find a Jeff Tedford costume to wear during my trick-or-treating adventures.

Bears Give Stanford Fits in Unexpectedly Handed Match
After Saturday's water polo match at Spieker Aquatic Complex, someone at the Collegiate Water Polo Association might have realized they made a mistake in swapping No. 2 Stanford and the No. 3 Cal men's water polo teams in the national rankings last week.

Bears Keep Conference Record Spotless With Sweep of Oregon Teams
The Cal volleyball team gathered before Friday's match against Oregon State to discuss how to avoid the letdown that happened the night before against Oregon.

Bears Held Scoreless in Two Losses During SoCal Trip
The Bears suffered two degrading defeats this weekend-the first two losses of their season-as they succumbed to two lower-ranked teams.

Photo Gallery
Cal Defense Claws Cats



Young Cal Squad Faces Second Test at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
The return of redshirt sophomore Michael Wilson-the 2002-2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year-is probably a very welcome sight for Cal men's golf coach Steve Desimone.

Maack, Briaud and Sebescen to Compete in All-American Championshp
Almost exactly one year ago, at the ITA All-American Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., senior Conor Niland led the Cal tennis team in advancing to the third round of the main singles draw against over 300 players. Niland also played in the doubles tournament with then-senior Patrick Briaud, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Davis Leads Cal Men in Sweep at Gator Invite
Going up against lesser opponents, the Cal cross country team did what any good team should do-take care of business.


Arts & Entertainment

New Film Explores the Underground Graffiti Subculture Through Two Artists in the Bay Area
Though its title may lead you to think it's a government study, "Quality of Life" is anything but bland, standard, or pro-"the man" for that matter. I guess you could say that director Benjamin Morgan had a clean slate but with "Quality of Life," things are not always as they seem. In some ways, the usage of an urban art form to make a social statement reminded me of the 1980s film "Break In," minus the bad hair and rampant cheese so characteristic of the time.

Japanese Art Blends the Old With New
Funny how things come back in style. Immersing oneself in the Taisho Chic exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, it is easy to became entranced by the kimonos hanging on display. Vibrant reds, magentas, deep greens and creams created the backdrop for geometric patterns of lines, swirls as well as floral prints-all of which one could easily find at the nearest Urban Outfitter's or walking in front of you on campus.

Alba, Walker Drown in Mediocre Production
There's nothing like wasting two hours of your existence watching sun streaked, barely clothed stars act out a silly plot. "Into The Blue" is definitely about booty, but not the pirate variety.

White Space