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Issue #1274 :: Thursday, November 3, 2005

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At Protest, Handful of Students Demand Bush’s Removal
SAN FRANCISCO-Before most students on campus were even awake, dozens of UC Berkeley students marched down Sproul Plaza yesterday morning waving fluorescent signs and donning bright green stickers to demand the removal of the Bush administration.

Off the Beat
To Snot or Not to Snot

Contrary to all of popular culture, I think Ferris Bueller was kind of an idiot.

Transcending Meditation
No one is better at creating fantasy worlds that expose our squirming, inner psyche than the stylishly iconic director David Lynch. If publicity stills are any indication, his moody grimace, intense eyes, and snowy quiff portray a man deeply in tune with his dark side.

Cal Earns First-Round Bye in NorPac Tourney
The six postseason-eligible teams in the NorPac field hockey conference will take part in the NorPac Tournament starting today at Cal's own Maxwell Family Field.

News

At Protest, Handful of Students Demand Bush’s Removal
SAN FRANCISCO-Before most students on campus were even awake, dozens of UC Berkeley students marched down Sproul Plaza yesterday morning waving fluorescent signs and donning bright green stickers to demand the removal of the Bush administration.

Regulation at the Heart of Energy-Market Fight
With the 2000-01 energy crisis a not-so-distant memory, California residents will vote on whether to re-regulate the electricity market with Proposition 80, a measure that has taken a back seat on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Study: Preschool Improves Work, Not Play
On the heels of statewide efforts to put a universal preschool measure on the June 2006 ballot, researchers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University released a study Tuesday that shows that preschool results in academic improvement, but can impede the social development of children.

In Pricey City, Faculty Face a Tough Problem: Affording Rent
Although he holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, associate political science professor Christopher Ansell could not afford anything besides rental units for the first 10 years he lived in Berkeley.

Former Dean, Known for Research on China, Dies
Former Haas dean and professor emeritus Richard Holton, who was instrumental in shaping the Haas School of Business, died on Oct. 24. He was 79.

UC Berkeley Engineers Report On New Orleans Levee Failure
A lack of erosion-prevention measures may have lead to the failure of the levee system in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, according to a preliminary report released yesterday by a team of UC Berkeley engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Republican Chair Speaks on Election
As the special election date inches closer, Chair of the California Republican Party Duf Sundheim spoke on next week's election and the future of the state at Wheeler Auditorium yesterday.

News in Brief
Man Suspected of Hitting Junior Faces Murder Charge


Sports

Cal Earns First-Round Bye in NorPac Tourney
The six postseason-eligible teams in the NorPac field hockey conference will take part in the NorPac Tournament starting today at Cal's own Maxwell Family Field.

Notebook
Michael Wilson
Golf

Have the Bears Undergone a ‘C’ Change?
When a program has been a perennial loser, change is almost always good.

Fresh Faces Shine in Exhibition Opener
It may be too early to gauge the impact of the freshmen class on the Cal women's basketball team this season, but based on last night's performance, the Bears' future appears to be in pretty good shape.

Women's Golf
Cal Places Fourth in Final Event of the Fall

The No. 20 Cal women's golf team finished in fourth place Wednesday at the Kent Youel Invitational at Kapolei Golf Course in Honolulu, HI.

Bears Ready to Play Two in Washington
Ever since nearly beating one of the best teams in the country last month, the No. 18 Cal volleyball team has been anticipating Friday night's rematch with No. 2 Washington.


Arts & Entertainment

Transcending Meditation
No one is better at creating fantasy worlds that expose our squirming, inner psyche than the stylishly iconic director David Lynch. If publicity stills are any indication, his moody grimace, intense eyes, and snowy quiff portray a man deeply in tune with his dark side.

Revisiting Dark Horse
Five actors sit on a stage, observing their audience. A muddled recordings play, followed by a blackout. When the lights go up, there are two men, stark naked, in flagrante delicto. The receiver faces the audience and begins, "I've never been completely secure about my sexuality."

Rachel’s Rocks San Francisco With Tragic, Hypnotic Set
Who the hell listens to Rachel's anyways? Twelve year old virtuosos? Old people? College kids that finally realized man cannot live on power-pop alone? Judging from the crowd at the Great American Music Hall last Tuesday, the answer is apparently D: All of the above.

Exhibit Explores National Identity Through Baseball
In addition to a to-scale pitcher's mound and home plate, a plaque quoting French-American historian Jacques Barzun introduces visitors to the "Baseball as America" exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. A tour through the traveling exhibit, which is in Oakland through January 22, 2006, starts with Barzun's advice that "whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball."

Martin’s Frank, Awkward Reality Charms in ‘Shopgirl’
"Shopgirl" is not a pretty love story. Characters run out of appropriate things to say on dates, forget to bring condoms, and have cats jump on them mid-coitus.

White Space