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Issue #148 :: Friday, April 21, 2000

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Height Limits Cause Conflict
A coalition of Berkeley neighborhood advocates said yesterday they are trying to pass a measure that would cap the city's building heights at their current levels.

Cal Complex
Right before graduation, I'm still left wondering - in our years here we spend time together in the classroom, the lab and the library, in dorms and apartments, at events and in bars, on Sproul and down Telegraph. Lots of places, lots of time, lots of people. It makes me question how our similar experiences influence us in the same way, or if you can even call our experiences here similar. If you tell someone you go to Cal, does it tell her who you are? It must say something. Although this place is as tough to characterize as it is to get through, I see some strong traits among the student body:

Sluggers MIA in Beaver Blowout
Donning dark blue uniforms, the Cal baseball team were singing the color of their jerseys the yesterday afternoon in their contest against Oregon State at Evans Diamond.

I Love This Game
To be honest, I really didn't expect to like this movie. For one thing, as the name of Love and Basketball seems to imply, this is a life and love story. Further investigation revealed it to be a movie that deals with life and love by examining its characters at various stages of their lives, from childhood to young adulthood. In my opinion, this is typically not a good template for a movie - it just begs for sappiness.

News

Height Limits Cause Conflict
A coalition of Berkeley neighborhood advocates said yesterday they are trying to pass a measure that would cap the city's building heights at their current levels.

Executive Candidate Ousted From Election
An ASUC executive candidate was disqualified from the elections last night after the judicial council ruled he had violated campaign rules.

Eggster Hunt Combines Learning, Fun
Three thousand children and community members plan to converge at UC Berkeley tomorrow for a day-long festival of egg hunts, learning booths, entertainment and games.

ASUC Approves Monetary Allocations for Renovations
The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday allocating approximately $280,000 for the renovation of student-owned campus buildings.

Campus Officials Delay Plans to Destroy Housing
Much to the delight of many UC Berkeley graduate students, university officials said yesterday they have postponed plans to demolish 500 family apartments at University Village.

Report Shows Disparity in Health Statistics
Some of the East Bay's most prominent political figures attended a meeting Wednesday night to discuss health status reports on Berkeley's black population.

New UC Campus Strives to Meet Deadline
Despite monetary challenges and environmental concerns, UC Merced plans to stick to an earlier opening date of 2004, the school's chancellor said yesterday.

Vietnam War Widow to Start Web Site
A Berkeley filmmaker whose husband died in the Vietnam War is expected to launch a Web site this month dedicated to war widows around the world.

News in Brief: Take Back the Night Organizes Rally Against Sexual Assault
Approximately 400 students converged on Sproul Plaza last night in an event geared toward increasing awareness of sexual assault.

re:Calendar
"Use the Past to Serve the Present: When Contemporary Artists Engage with the History of Chinese Art" lecture with Jonathan Hay, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, free with museum admission, Museum Theater of the UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.


Sports

Sluggers MIA in Beaver Blowout
Donning dark blue uniforms, the Cal baseball team were singing the color of their jerseys the yesterday afternoon in their contest against Oregon State at Evans Diamond.

Cal Aims to Avoid Upset
Memo: To those seven teams competing in this weekend's National Qualifyer.

Softball Rides Broncos For Wins
The Cal softball team has been running up a painfully gut-wrenching, vomit-inducing, 40-percent grade hill called the Pac-10 season. The Bears have had to scratch and claw for every one of their three conference wins. The team certainly didn't expect anything to come easy, and nothing has.

Tennis Searching For SoCal Encore
It hasn't even been two weeks since the last time the Cal women's tennis team defeated UCLA and USC, but the Bears aren't giving the Bruins and the Trojans much time to prepare for a rematch.

Sports Briefs: Track and Field to Visit The Farm
This weekend a Cal track and field split-squad team is scheduled to meet its oldest rival. Stanford will be hosting the Stanford Classic in Palo Alto.


Arts & Entertainment

I Love This Game
To be honest, I really didn't expect to like this movie. For one thing, as the name of Love and Basketball seems to imply, this is a life and love story. Further investigation revealed it to be a movie that deals with life and love by examining its characters at various stages of their lives, from childhood to young adulthood. In my opinion, this is typically not a good template for a movie - it just begs for sappiness.

Hurt It Through the Grapevine
What's the connection between journalism and gossip? Three students at an unnamed New York university use this question as a springboard for some destructive reindeer games in Gossip. Davis Guggenheim directs this half-baked treatise on the veracity of hearsay and the moral baggage that comes with divulging slanderous hype.

Springing To Life
While many of Cal's students are spending the remaining weeks of school cramming for finals or desperately searching for a summer job, the students of the dance department are busy preparing for their spring concert to be presented this weekend and next in the Zellerbach Playhouse. The University Dance Theater will present an eclectic bill of new and established works in two programs, offering a great forum to view the versatility and talent of the department and see our peers as pre-professional artists.

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