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Issue #1402 :: Monday, November 6, 2006

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A Community of Culture
In a quiet corner of the Berkeley Art Museum, under a portrait of an unassuming man, sits a record jacket plastered with a collage of poetry, private photographs and newspaper clippings. The piece was constructed by a Beat Era Bay Area poet and artist named Jess, and was made to hold a record of a poetry reading by Robert Duncan. Although it occupies a small space in BAM’s Semina Culture exhibit, which spans two floors and shows through Dec. 10, Jess’s collage sums up the mood and themes of the exhibit as well as the multimedia experimentation that was at the core of Semina

CD Reviews
The Who are a moment band. To mention Keith Moon’s manic cymbal crashes or Roger Daltrey’s primal screams emphasizes not only the remarkable skills of the individual performers but also how the band’s music is perceived. Despite criticism of the pretense of rock-opera, mention "the Who" and I guarantee the response you receive will be sensory, not intellectual.

Bears ‘Bruin’ Pac-10 Perfection
After drawing comparisons to Cal legend Aaron Rodgers through the first six games, Nate Longshore sputtered, failing to toss a touchdown in the Bears’ recent wins over Washington and Washington State.

Tomorrow’s News Today
In addition to my job here, I moonlight as one of those Tarot-card-reading fortune tellers on Telegraph Avenue. Here, I’ll reveal what's in the cards for tomorrow’s election.

News

Guilty Verdict in Fatal Collision Case
An Albany resident was convicted Thursday of three felony charges related to an automobile collision that led to the death of a UC Berkeley graduate student.

Chefs Roast Stanford in Cook-Off
The smell of competition, school spirit and cooked tomatoes filled Pauley Ballroom Sunday afternoon as Cal Cooking Club emerged victorious in the first “Big Cook-Off” against Stanford University’s cooking club.

Higher-Education Policies Take On New Political Weight
In his stump speech, gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides has promised

Development Issues Feature Strongly in Mayoral Race
Shifting political alliances and disagreement about development and land use issues have marked the race for Berkeley mayor this November.

News in Brief
Man Injured in Postgame Fight Outside Fraternity

Center Split by Debate Over Alternative Fuels
A hotly contested debate over the use of biofuels as a solution to the world’s energy crisis has surfaced at a recently established campus center, which brings experts from various fields together to improve transportation sustainability.


Sports

Jordan Becomes Unlikely Big-Play Target in Bears Win
By now, the No. 10 Cal football team’s offensive potential should be no surprise to opposing defenses.

Bears ‘Bruin’ Pac-10 Perfection
After drawing comparisons to Cal legend Aaron Rodgers through the first six games, Nate Longshore sputtered, failing to toss a touchdown in the Bears’ recent wins over Washington and Washington State.

Alamar Gets It Done This Time Around
One thing is guaranteed in the life of a special teams coach: You will only be in the news if your unit performs very, very well or very, very poorly.

Godfrid Powers Cal to Second NorPac Title
It didn’t take long for Valentina Godfrid to prove just why she was named NorPac Offensive Player of the Year last weekend.

Cal Holds Off No. 3 UCLA, Ends Senior Weekend With Flourish
With just over six minutes remaining, senior John Mann received the ball on the wing with a 6-on-5 advantage.

Bears Not Close Enough in Big Spike Loss to Stanford
He wanted a crowd of several thousand at Haas Pavilion. He got that too—to the tune of 2,689.

Bears Freshman Knocks Off Stanford
It may have been senior day Sunday against Stanford, but it was a freshman who stole the show by knocking in the game winner for the Cal women’s soccer team in the waning moments of the match.

Football Photo Gallery
Cal vs. UCLA



Stanford Downs Cal for the First Time Since 2001
STANFORD—Going into Friday's match, nobody on the No. 9 Cal men's soccer team knew what it was like to lose to Stanford.

Cal Falls to No. 3 Texas in Austin
The No. 4 Cal men’s swimming team has been performing solidly, boasting a record that was undefeated going into the weekend.

Bears Tame Tigers, Remain Undefeated in Dual Meets
With an undefeated record so far, the No. 1 Cal women’s swimming team looks right on par with where it wants to be this early in the season.

Cal Ends Exhibition Schedule With Blowout Win
The instant turnaround of the No. 21 Cal women’s basketball team has not gone unnoticed even by those not closely involved with women’s hoops.

Cal Misses Opportunities at Indoor Championships
Sometimes great expectations and high goals dissolve into could-have- beens and missed opportunities. Even with their strong fall season campaigns, Zsuzsanna Fodor, Susie Babos and Nina Henkel of the Cal women’s tennis team experienced this fate at the ITA National Intercollegiate Women’s Indoor Championships held at the Racquet Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Bears’ Top Doubles Team Ousted in First-Round
Two and out was not how the Cal men’s tennis team’s duo of Pierre Mouillon and Daniel Sebescen was hoping to end its trip to the National Intercollegiate Indoors Championships at Ohio State, but playing top-tier competition in unfamiliar surroundings can often have that result.

After Two Weeks Off, Bears Return to Action at the CordeValle Collegiate
After two weeks off to regroup from a disappointing showing at The Prestige, the Cal men’s golf team will be thrown right back into the fire Monday at the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif.


Arts & Entertainment

A Community of Culture
In a quiet corner of the Berkeley Art Museum, under a portrait of an unassuming man, sits a record jacket plastered with a collage of poetry, private photographs and newspaper clippings. The piece was constructed by a Beat Era Bay Area poet and artist named Jess, and was made to hold a record of a poetry reading by Robert Duncan. Although it occupies a small space in BAM’s Semina Culture exhibit, which spans two floors and shows through Dec. 10, Jess’s collage sums up the mood and themes of the exhibit as well as the multimedia experimentation that was at the core of Semina

CD Reviews
The Who are a moment band. To mention Keith Moon’s manic cymbal crashes or Roger Daltrey’s primal screams emphasizes not only the remarkable skills of the individual performers but also how the band’s music is perceived. Despite criticism of the pretense of rock-opera, mention "the Who" and I guarantee the response you receive will be sensory, not intellectual.

‘Death of a President’ Asks Flippant What-Ifs
Thirty minutes into Gabriel Range’s “Death of a President”, America’s commander-in-chief falls to a fatal spray of bullets. Using film to examine a political murder is nothing new—Oliver Stone did it in “JFK” and Emilio Estevez soon will in “Bobby”. Yet the victim of this polemic is neither a Kennedy nor dead, but a very much alive George W. Bush.

Gate Theater’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ Impressively Bleak
Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot” exists substantially on paper alone, in dreamy sparseness that demands analysis. The play is an un-drama, a series of conversations among tramps, two of whom are waiting for the unidentified Godot. And though “Godot” can be analyzed literarily, one should eventually see it theatrically, as Beckett intended. Dublin’s Gate Theater, in association with Cal Performances, stages a classic production of Beckett’s most famous work that brings every exacting word to life.

Moscow Circus Delights Crowd Sans Big Top
Circus performers have typically, and offensively, been associated with the word “freak.” You can blame this on the days when being a freak was synonymous with being a fire-eating, tattooed sailor. Sure, that definition is still applicable, but nowadays, the word’s place in the vernacular has all sorts of positive connotations, and its definition has extended to one that signals remarkable individual qualities that set you apart from normal (boring) people. And when the Moscow Circus Internationale stormed Zellerbach Hall last Saturday night, courtesy of Cal Performances, there was never a lovelier assemblage of freaks.

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