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Issue #1379 :: Monday, October 16, 2006

Top Headlines

Students Balk at ASUC Proposal
A bill asking for the ASUC to cover President Oren Gabriel’s legal costs drew student attention on the Internet this past weekend as it heads to two senate committees tonight for review.

Cal Keeps the Wins Coming
PULLMAN, Wash.—Three turnovers and several costly penalties crippled the normally vaunted offense of the No. 10 Cal football team against Washington State.

Nov. 7: Judgment Day
Last November, after his initiatives were defeated in the special election, I would have been the first to write the political obituary of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yet just about a year later, it looks like the Governator will be making a sequel.

The Healer
It’s tempting to interpret Dax Pierson’s ineffable warmth as a product of his near-death experience. Pierson, a member of the Oakland abstract hip-hop group Subtle and former record buyer for Amoeba, has been paralyzed from the chest down since February 2005, when the band’s van overturned during their tour.

News

Students Balk at ASUC Proposal
A bill asking for the ASUC to cover President Oren Gabriel’s legal costs drew student attention on the Internet this past weekend as it heads to two senate committees tonight for review.

Here Comes the Sun: Solar Makes Strides
In 2003, Jasper Summer was driven by his extensive home repairs to finally act on his political ideals and install a solar electricity system in his North Berkeley home.

City Boosts Funding for Homeless Shelter
The Berkeley City Council last week authorized additional funding for the the city’s winter homeless shelter, which must now change buildings for the first time in several years.

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Ex-Officials Back Use of Race in School Placement
Nineteen former UC chancellors signed a brief last week in a pending Supreme Court case about the constitutionality of race-based school assignments.

Obituary
Nicholas Howe, professor of English at UC Berkeley and a distinguished scholar of medieval studies, died Sept. 27 of complications from leukemia. He was 53.


Sports

Cal Keeps the Wins Coming
PULLMAN, Wash.—Three turnovers and several costly penalties crippled the normally vaunted offense of the No. 10 Cal football team against Washington State.

Ayala-Hil Ends Weekend in Golden Fashion
When the No. 19 Cal men’s soccer team defeated Washington last week, it was considered an upset.

Cal Can’t Close on the Road, Loses Third Straight
Three games, three opponents ranked higher in the polls, but the same outcome for all.


Everyday is a barbeque in the deep south, but as far as the Cal cross country team is concerned, the cook-offs in Arkansas only serve one dish—humble pie, deep fried.

Cal Hangs Nine in Blow Out Win
But what the No. 13 Cal field hockey team was able to do against NorPac-foe Appalachian State on Friday at Maxwell Family Field was something else all together.

Bears Humbled at the Chili Pepper Invitational
Everyday is a barbeque in the deep south, but as far as the Cal cross country team is concerned, the cook-offs in Arkansas only serve one dish—humble pie, deep fried.

Cal To Face Pac-10’s Elite at the Prestige
Coming off a win last week, the Cal men’s golf team is poised for another breakthrough season.

Cal Opens Season With Win Over Tigers
Modesty may be a virtue, but for a group that has been swearing by the state of rebuilding, the Cal men’s swimming team is looking quite ferocious already.

Bears Upset By Sun Devils, Winless in First Four Conference Matches
The Cal women’s soccer team kept knocking on the door all day.

Cal Dominates By Taking 14 of 16 Events From the Gophers
Minnesota is the second victim this season to succumb to Cal in dual meets.

Bears Have Growing Pains at Saint Mary’s Invitational, but Takes Doubles Title
The fall tennis season is more so a period of growth and development than a spreadsheet of wins and losses.

Let’s Start Talking About Them Trojans
PULLMAN, Wash.—Bud “Dog” Turner went up to Marshawn Lynch after Cal’s 21-3 win over Washington State and thanked him.


Arts & Entertainment

CD Reviews
Trying to explain Subtle’s sound is a bit like retelling one of those “you had to be there” stories. I could say that they’re channelling the fun aspects of early 90s rap and fusing that with some stylish futuristic electronica. Or that rapper Doseone alternates between sharp spoken word, crooning and rap—to say nothing of the various vocal registers he assumes apart from his usual slightly nasal delivery. Or that the album itself unfolds as a surreal expression of a struggling rapper’s stream of consciousness. Or that this is a hip-hop album with cellos and harmonicas. All that’s certainly true, but it also sounds pretty stupid.

The Healer
It’s tempting to interpret Dax Pierson’s ineffable warmth as a product of his near-death experience. Pierson, a member of the Oakland abstract hip-hop group Subtle and former record buyer for Amoeba, has been paralyzed from the chest down since February 2005, when the band’s van overturned during their tour.

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