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Issue #1269 :: Thursday, October 27, 2005

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Strained By Debt, RSF Asks For Input
As the Recreational Sports Facility reels from a multimillion dollar debt, campus officials are opening the floor to students in a town hall meeting tonight to develop a strategy to resolve their long-standing financial troubles.

Over the Counter
Loosen the Juice

One of the great glories of America, and especially the Bay Area, is the huge variety of cuisines. For a couple bucks on BART, you can get to restaurants that serve pretty much any kind of food that you want. God bless immigrants.

In Arms With the Dead
The drab, neutral walls at the Oakland Museum juxtapose its latest exhibition. With "CaliVera," an artistic exploration of Dias De Los Muertos, a spiritual Mexican tradition. Death has never been this colorful, or this much fun.

Bye Helps Heal Cal's Walking Wounded
Currently enjoying a bye in its schedule after eight straight weeks of football games, Cal seems to be welcoming the week off with open arms-that is, arms as open as the team's plague of injuries will allow.

News

Strained By Debt, RSF Asks For Input
As the Recreational Sports Facility reels from a multimillion dollar debt, campus officials are opening the floor to students in a town hall meeting tonight to develop a strategy to resolve their long-standing financial troubles.

A Real Good, Feel Good Time
UC Berkeley graduate student Mark Hoemmen was nervous when he walked into his first Cuddle Party in Emeryville, terrified the intentions of the other cuddlers would be less than innocent. Nevertheless, he kept an open mind as he joined the Welcome Circle to explain to a group of pajama-clad strangers his reasons for coming.

For Some, Election’s Cost is a Cause for Concern
While lobbyists battle over eight propositions on the ballot for the Nov. 8 statewide special election, the burden of backed-up election expenses on top of this year's election costs are stirring up controversy among Alameda County officials and financial analysts.

As Election Nears, Chair Stokes Students Party Chair Stresses Value of Youth Vote
With the special election less than two weeks away, California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres urged students in Wheeler Auditorium yesterday vote and be informed on the issues that will effect their generation.

School Board Approves Low-Income Health Center
Berkeley Unified School Board members unanimously approved plans last week to establish a health center near South Berkeley's Longfellow Middle School as early as fall 2007, which they hope will reduce absences and improve student performance in a neighborhood with a shortage of personal health services.

Berkeley Planning to Buy Hybrid Cars
As part of an effort to promote environmental awareness, City Council members voted Tuesday to authorize the purchase of new hybrid cars to update the city's sedan fleet.

Utilities Give UC $1.3 Million For Diversity in Math, Science
UC will receive $1.3 million from several utility corporations that will go to programs encouraging more students to choose careers in math, science and engineering fields, officials announced Tuesday.

News in Brief
Bates Calls Veteran's Day Speaker Debate Resolved


Sports

Bye Helps Heal Cal's Walking Wounded
Currently enjoying a bye in its schedule after eight straight weeks of football games, Cal seems to be welcoming the week off with open arms-that is, arms as open as the team's plague of injuries will allow.

Notebook
Joe Ayoob
Football

Bears Could Be Their Own Worst Enemy This Weekend
The No. 2 Cal men's water polo team's worst fear right now might be success.

Bears Await Rematch With OSU
For the No. 15 Cal volleyball team, the second half of the season could be about redemption.

Women's Swimming
Cal Opens Michigan’s Season After Solid Wins

If the laws of motion were applicable to team evaluation, the kind of momentum the Cal women's swim team has shown this early in the season would equate to a successful season.


Arts & Entertainment

In Arms With the Dead
The drab, neutral walls at the Oakland Museum juxtapose its latest exhibition. With "CaliVera," an artistic exploration of Dias De Los Muertos, a spiritual Mexican tradition. Death has never been this colorful, or this much fun.

Dilapidated, Disappointing Red Light ‘Memories’
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's latest novella is everything you think it isn't: Titled "Memories of my Melancholy Whores," the book is surprisingly sparse on the expected modes of magical-realisim, erotica and memoir. In fact, it's somewhat disappointing.

Kvetching to the Casting Gods For ‘Prime’ Mistake
If Sigmund Freud were alive today and had a hot date, he'd definitely take her to see "Prime." Then, after trying to make sense of it all by consulting his theories on the film's twisted mother-therapist/patient-girlfriend/son-boyfriend triangle, he'd probably throw his spectacles in the air and give up psychoanalysis altogether. Or conclude that Uma Thurman just really wants a penis.

Nothing Sketch About It
Love is in the air at ice cream scoop shop Sketch, evident from the newlywed owners to the complex creaminess of the store's famous burnt caramel ice cream. Ruthie Planas-Shelton and Eric Shelton, married not even a month, offer an ever-changing array of lovingly self-made flavors, ranging from the subtle Earl Gray to the robust pear sorbet.

CD Reviews
OK Go - OH NO
Rating: 4/5

White Space