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Issue #1365 :: Monday, October 2, 2006

Top Headlines

It's Good to Be King
It must speak to the inherently intimate and persona-driven characteristics of rock music that so often a live performance can hinge on the mood and mentality of the performer. In a genre that's so fixated on the individual, the frontman, or the entity, musicians become not only entertainers but also a sort of MC for the evening's events. It's why no matter how good Dylan's band is, it's up to him whether he's still the spokesman for a generation or merely a pile of Zimmerman slumped over a piano, muttering incoherent musings to a flock of people who were born too late to catch the real deal.

Berkeley Officer Thwarts Rape
A police officer patrolling in West Berkeley last week was able to intercede in and stop a rape in progress.

U.S. Civics Royal Rumble
Given our Big Game record since Tedford came on board, you might think it sporting of us to let Stanford beat us at something. But the survey by the University of Connecticut and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute on knowledge of basic civics and American history may not have been the best place to do that. The study concluded that American college students lack basic knowledge of American history and political principles. Out of the 50 colleges surveyed, UC Berkeley was number 49. The Trees came in at 31, and first place went to Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tenn. Across the board, students did very poorly.

Bears Cruise To Dominant Win in Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Ore.-Listening to Cal quarterback Nate Longshore, reading complex defensive schemes in a fraction of a second, evading the pass rush and making accurate throws is not too difficult at all.

News

Berkeley Officer Thwarts Rape
A police officer patrolling in West Berkeley last week was able to intercede in and stop a rape in progress.

Vote-Drive Workers Can Enter Dorms, Dining Areas
UC students living in the residence halls may soon be able to register to vote in this November's election while pushing their trays at the dining commons due to a clarification of UC policy.

Group Floats Creek Resurfacing Plan
Strawberry Creek may see daylight in Downtown Berkeley if one community group sees its plan come to fruition.

Range of Program Graduates Bounce Back From Hardship
Daizahnique McKoy-Johnson graduated Friday night at 10 years old, next to 14 others of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.

A Berkeley Family for Students On Their Own
Thanks to a campus mentorship program, Student Affairs Officer Elaine Perkins was able to pass on her knowledge of campus life to a student in need.

Center Kicks Off Research Into Curbing Youth Violence
The Center on Culture, Immigration, and Youth Violence Prevention is launching its first year of research projects with the help of federal grant money.

Program Puts Readers on the Same Page
Eight-year-old Sasha Hashemi, a student at Nima Farsi School, reads aloud at the West Berkeley Senior Center Saturday to help kick off the second annual Berkeley Reads Together program.

Correction
Friday's article "Berkeley Lab Wins Grant for Radiation Treatment" misspelled reporter Corinna Matlis' name in the byline.


Sports

Football Photo Gallery
Cal vs. Oregon State



Bears Cruise To Dominant Win in Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Ore.-Listening to Cal quarterback Nate Longshore, reading complex defensive schemes in a fraction of a second, evading the pass rush and making accurate throws is not too difficult at all.

By the Numbers
194

Cal Holds Off Cats to Clinch Narrow Win
Up by as many as seven points on five occasions, the No. 7 Cal volleyball team found itself staring at a 29-29 tie on the scoreboard of Haas Pavilion in game four of the matchup Saturday night.

Longshore on Rodgers-esque Streak
CORVALLIS, Ore.-A loud-mouthed Oregon State fan hung out near the exit of Reser Stadium as the Cal football team walked into its locker room following a 41-13 drubbing of the Beavers.

Cross Country
Bears Take Step Closer To Fairy-Tale Ending

STANFORD-It was a Cinderella moment for the Cal men's cross country team.

Godfrid Leads Field Hockey To Dramatic Win Over Red Hawks
Three minutes into double overtime of the game between the No. 14 Cal field hockey team and Miami (Ohio) on Friday, the home-crowd in Oxford, Ohio, anticipation was at a climax.

Men’s Water Polo Team Routs Cal Baptist in Biggest Blowout of Season
Junior attacker Michael Sharf rose out of the water on the left wing. He faked once, twice, then let a shot fly from three meters. The ball ricocheted off a defender, deflected off of the goalkeeper and ended up in the back of the net.

Men’s Swimming Starts Team-Building in Exhibition Match
Remember when a "camping trip" meant spending the night in the woods and "teambuilding" meant falling faithfully backwards into the interwoven arms of your teammates?

Men’s Tennis Gears Up for All-American Championships
The top NCAA men's tennis players from around the country gather this week in Tulsa, Okla., for the All-American championships.

Men’s Soccer Match Cancelled After Officials Don’t Show Up
The Cal men's soccer team's match against Stanford on Saturday was postponed after the officials failed to show up at Edwards Stadium.


Arts & Entertainment

It's Good to Be King
It must speak to the inherently intimate and persona-driven characteristics of rock music that so often a live performance can hinge on the mood and mentality of the performer. In a genre that's so fixated on the individual, the frontman, or the entity, musicians become not only entertainers but also a sort of MC for the evening's events. It's why no matter how good Dylan's band is, it's up to him whether he's still the spokesman for a generation or merely a pile of Zimmerman slumped over a piano, muttering incoherent musings to a flock of people who were born too late to catch the real deal.

Campus One-Act Festival Off to A Disappointingly Slow Start
Everyone walking into the Zellerbach Playhouse last Friday night was immediately transported into the dingy world of "Suburban Motel." The landscape of "Criminal Genius" and "Adult Entertainment," two of the six one-act plays being performed over the next few weeks by students in the Theatre Dance and Performance Studies Department, is composed of constantly blinking neon lights and tacky bedspreads. The stage design is frighteningly accurate in its attempt to replicate a seedy motel, complete with stained walls, uncomfortable chairs and a torn carpet undoubtedly covered in germs. Set designer Melpomene Katakalos spreads the motel off the stage to the first row of the audience and the entrance of the theatre, effectively immersing the crowd in playwright George F. Walker's depraved world.

CD Reviews
Beck - THE INFORMATION

Guster Soothes Berkeley Crowd
Let me be honest with you. I was not in a particularly "concert" mood last Saturday night when I was supposed to be reviewing Guster at the Berkeley Community Theater. I had a very nasty six page Comp Lit R1B paper due for Tuesday which I had not started and I was sleep deprived. Not to mention that I had heard little to none of this band, Guster. Anyhow, despite all of this stress I did not want to cop out on my Daily Cal assignment and faithfully showed up on time.

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