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Issue #140 :: Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Top Headlines

Man Jumps From Evans Hall
A man died yesterday morning after falling to his death from the ninth floor of Evans Hall in what police are calling an apparent suicide.

Synchronized Sex?
Q: Are there techniques that allow females to have orgasms during vaginal sex and to have them at the same time as their male partner?

Romero, DeLoach Eye Draft
For former Cal football players Jerry DeLoach and John Romero, associated benefits that it brings were hard to come by during much of their careers with the Bears.

Heroes Under Siege
Rules of Engagement, the new movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, is flawed in the way that it assumes its audience will support characters and root for them to come out on top. Characters that are presented as sympathetic participate in questionable actions of military violence and confuse the audience about how they're supposed to react to this film.

News

Man Jumps From Evans Hall
A man died yesterday morning after falling to his death from the ninth floor of Evans Hall in what police are calling an apparent suicide.

Teenager Sexually Assaulted In Berkeley
A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a stranger in West Berkeley, police said yesterday.

Recent Assaults Involve Theft, Violence
A string of robberies and attempted robberies plagued Berkeley over the weekend, two of which ended in violence and shattered glass, police said yesterday.

Berkeley's Crime Rate Highest in UC System
Crime near campus has decreased in the last year, but UC Berkeley still remains in the top 20 percent of high-risk areas, according to a new study.

People's Park, Bear's Lair Focal Points of Election
Today's election asks student if they support the current condition of People's Park, family-owned restaurants in The Bear's Lair and campaign spending limits on ASUC elections.

City Council Weighs Relocation of Tower
The Berkeley City Council is expected to consider tonight whether to move forward with relocating the tower of a public building that neighbors complain obstructs their view.

Speaker Suggests Voting on Internet
Internet voting may hold the interest of younger voters but it cannot be implemented any time soon, California Secretary of State Bill Jones said during a speech on campus yesterday.

Status of Cal Lodge Subject of Dispute
The Cal Lodge, an ASUC-owned ski resort built by students in 1939, has tainted some candidates in controversy with the ASUC elections beginning today.

News in Brief: Candidates Request Reversal Of Affirmative Action Ban
Candidates from the four largest student parties on campus held a press conference yesterday calling for Gov. Gray Davis and the UC Board of Regents to reverse the ban on affirmative action.


Sports

Romero, DeLoach Eye Draft
For former Cal football players Jerry DeLoach and John Romero, associated benefits that it brings were hard to come by during much of their careers with the Bears.

Edwards Reopens in Record Fashion
Before the new Edwards Stadium was even reopened this past weekend at the Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational, somebody broke it.

Bears Use Depth for SoCal Sweep
The depth of a team can often be the deciding factor in a close match.

Athlete of the Week: Andy Tamayo
Just two weeks after suffering a concussion against Sacramento State, Andy Tamayo scorched Stanford for a team-high 29 points in the Bears' final regular-season game of the year.

Sports Brief: Women's Golf 12th in Desert Tournament
The Cal women's golf team finished in 12th place at the PING/ASU Invitational at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The Bears shot a three-round score of 914, 42 shots off the pace of tourney champion Arizona.


Arts & Entertainment

Heroes Under Siege
Rules of Engagement, the new movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, is flawed in the way that it assumes its audience will support characters and root for them to come out on top. Characters that are presented as sympathetic participate in questionable actions of military violence and confuse the audience about how they're supposed to react to this film.

A Case of Joni
When you think Joni Mitchell, you think of a frail twenty-something blonde girl in the '70s with a guitar in her hands singing about big yellow taxis, California, and being blue. But a lot has happened to the singer/songwriter since her 1972 breakthrough Blue made her into an emblem for women everywhere. She's released a slew of albums, jumped around the record label circuit, and - most noteworthy of all - has matured into the influential godmother to female musicians that she is today.

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