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Issue #163 :: Friday, May 12, 2000

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Hearing to Evaluate Funding Deal
The College of Natural Resources' deal with a private pharmaceutical and genetic engineering company will be the focus of a state Senate hearing Monday, in which the effect of private funding on public research will be evaluated.

If all good things didn't, they wouldn't be good.
I was suddenly overwhelmed by the thought that I loved this place - the paths, trees, flowers, buildings, even the new ones. I was deeply embarrassed.


The World Is Not Enough
The phrase is used fairly often in conjunction with Cal swimmer Anthony Ervin, the Daily Californian's Male Athlete of the Year.

Room With Two Views
It's not often when an on-campus performance piece fuses two separate student works about two separate topics onto two separate stages. But a couple of students of the Campus Performing Arts Association are doing just that for a batch of end-of-the-year performances this weekend.

News

Hearing to Evaluate Funding Deal
The College of Natural Resources' deal with a private pharmaceutical and genetic engineering company will be the focus of a state Senate hearing Monday, in which the effect of private funding on public research will be evaluated.

City Budget Surplus Provokes Controversy
Into the late hours of Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council debated various ways to spend money for the upcoming year.

Bay Area Educator Faces Misdemeanor Charges, Court Trial
OAKLAND - During breaks from police testimony against him in court yesterday, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi took out his cellular phone to call his students.

New Daily Cal Staff Steps Up, Seniors Willingly Depart
With the final edition of the Daily Californian's spring publication period hitting racks today, the staff of the award-winning UC Berkeley newspaper will be changing dramatically this afternoon.

Innovative Trading Site Created by UC Berkeley Students
With the economics and computer science knowledge they have received from college - and a bit of ingenuity - two UC Berkeley students have launched a trading site on the Web that has gained popularity in its short history.

News in Brief: Council Rules in Support of Canine Freedom Area in Park
Amid cheers and cries of support from Berkeley dog lovers, the City Council approved a 17-acre off-leash dog area at Cesar Chavez Park Tuesday night.


Sports

The World Is Not Enough
The phrase is used fairly often in conjunction with Cal swimmer Anthony Ervin, the Daily Californian's Male Athlete of the Year.

O'Neal and Nady Lead Off for Top Male Athletes
Editor's Note: The following are, in order, the Daily Cal sports staff's picks for the best of the rest of Cal's male athletes.

Close Losses Plague Cal
After the Cal baseball team failed to make the postseason last season, the old adage never seemed more appropriate.

Giving Them Credit Where Credit is Due
Memorial Stadium, Nov. 23, 1996 - Despite a six-game winning streak to start the season, the Cal football team hit a four-game skid and entered its home field for the 99th Big Game, hoping to avenge the previous year's loss to the Cardinal.

Women's Tennis Takes On Pacific
You'll have to excuse the Cal women's tennis team if it isn't jumping up and down on the courts in anticipation of tomorrow's match.

Auburn Awaits Men's Tennis in First Round of NCAA Tournament
It's not March Madness, but it's still an NCAA tournament with a 64-team field.


Arts & Entertainment

Room With Two Views
It's not often when an on-campus performance piece fuses two separate student works about two separate topics onto two separate stages. But a couple of students of the Campus Performing Arts Association are doing just that for a batch of end-of-the-year performances this weekend.

Better Off Stage
It's pretty hard to mess up a formulaic, dancer-boy-meets-dancer-girl movie, but the creators of Center Stage manage to make a gigantic failure out of it. The saddest part is that they do not honorably fail by trying to make an original film, but are completely formulaic and simply miss all the steps along the way.

Battlefieldology
Editor's Note: In case you don't get it at first, this is Bernie Kornberg's review of Battlefield Earth, the popular L. Ron Hubbard science fiction novel that is now a film starring John Travolta (as Terl). In typical Bernie style, he's found a new way to trash the flick - in a journal form from the viewpoint of the main character, Jonnie.

Mass Hysteria
Inject Go, last year's frenetic party movie, with the insouciant disposition of Trainspotting and you're high on Human Traffic, a weekend of drugged out friends plastered onto a movie reel. The Generation Y of this British comedy shoves aside their disenchanted lives in order to wear themselves out raving.

re:Calendar
The First Berkeley Satirithon, closing the two week Berkeley Arts Festival, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 14, $5-$8, Berkeley Arts Festival Headquarters, 2216 Shattuck Ave. 841-1982.

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