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Issue #1571 :: Monday, March 20, 2006

Top Headlines

Police Seize Thousands of Marijuana Plants
Berkeley police seized more than 2,500 marijuana plants, several firearms and more than $120,000 in cash from a West Berkeley warehouse Wednesday in what police said was one of the city’s biggest drug seizures in recent memory.

All Work and No Play ...
In high school, all I cared about was drugs, chicks, skateboarding and, through a combination of Machiavellian brown-nosing and minimal effort, pulling A’s in all of my bottom- track classes. Now all I care about is my GPA, which I monitor as obsessively as a day trader watches his penny stocks. In other words, at some point during the last four years, I forgot how to have fun. What the hell happened?

What Dreamz May Come
When speaking to Berkeley students at Wheeler Auditorium last Tuesday during a screening of his satire “American Dreamz,” writer-director Paul Weitz seemed to relish the bravery of sticking it to right-wing America. He was asked ridiculous questions such as, “Are you afraid that Bill O’Reilly will be after you now that you’ve released this film?” Unfortunately, Bill O’Reilly has bigger fish to fry.

Wolfpack Gets Payback as Powe and Bears Fall Flat
from the left wing to give N.C. State the

News

Police Seize Thousands of Marijuana Plants
Berkeley police seized more than 2,500 marijuana plants, several firearms and more than $120,000 in cash from a West Berkeley warehouse Wednesday in what police said was one of the city’s biggest drug seizures in recent memory.

Event Boosts Ties in Black Community
As a UC Berkeley alumnus, James Marshall said he felt that connectivity to a black community of students and alumni was missing from his college experience.

Five Berkeley Teenagers Compete in Poetry Slam
SAN FRANCISCO—On a San Francisco stage normally reserved for classic operas, five teenage poets from Berkeley joined 13 peers and a hip-hop disc jockey to perform for a sold-out crowd at a Bay Area youth poetry slam final Saturday night.

Campus Political Science Professor Emeritus Dies
Herbert McClosky, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of political science and pioneer in the study of political beliefs, died March 13 at age 89.

A Melting Pot of Gold
Children splashed green paint on a wall, danced to Celtic music and ran around during hunts for pots of gold at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Downtown Berkeley on Friday.


Sports

Wolfpack Gets Payback as Powe and Bears Fall Flat
from the left wing to give N.C. State the

Powe’s Future in Limbo After Mortal Showing
except this time he was going to solidify

Bears’ Perfect Shot Perfectly Missed
“This game was definitely an eyeopener

Declawed Bears Are Bounced by Red Storm
have for 22 minutes of the game, leaving

Cal Swims Away With Fourth Place At NCAA Finals
And after one of the better performances

Tigers Come Back to Maul Bears in Extra Innings
That ugly, halting, screeching, clunking


Arts & Entertainment

What Dreamz May Come
When speaking to Berkeley students at Wheeler Auditorium last Tuesday during a screening of his satire “American Dreamz,” writer-director Paul Weitz seemed to relish the bravery of sticking it to right-wing America. He was asked ridiculous questions such as, “Are you afraid that Bill O’Reilly will be after you now that you’ve released this film?” Unfortunately, Bill O’Reilly has bigger fish to fry.

Festival Showcases Asian And Asian American Films
The well-dressed mainstream and the turtleneck-clad scenesters were both present in an impressive turnout at the opening night gala for the 24th Annual International Asian American Film Festival.

Collegium Steps Bach-ward in Time
The acclaimed Bach Collegium Japan, led by director Masaaki Suzuki on the harpsichord, graced the First Congregational Church as a part of Cal Performances’ “Music Before 1850” series on Saturday night.

CD Review
Sean Watkins - BLINDERS ON [Sugar Hil]

Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins has progressed from a mute wunderkind, often overshadowed by the flamboyant theatricality of bandmate Chris Thile, to a wellrounded and compelling musician. His latest effort, Blinders On, delivers a richly personal collection of songs laced with unprecedented experimentalism.

CD Review
Goldfrapp - SUPERNATURE [Mute U.S.]

For British electronica pioneers and electro-glammers Goldfrapp, there’s a very, very fine line between sultry and trashy—at least that’s what their retro-speckled latest, Supernature, conjures up. And leave it to them to walk that line, Johnny Cash reference unintended.

CD Review
E-40 - MY GHETTO REPORT CARD [Warner Bros.]

Vallejo native and self-described “Embassador of the Bay” E-40 brings us his most crossoverfriendly album to date, which is good news for Northern Caliscrilla’s burgeoning hyphy. My Ghetto Report Card is not only a personal success, but a crucial turning point for Bay Area hip-hop.

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