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Issue #19 :: Friday, September 10, 1999

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Rare Beauty
All is not well in the suburbs. Or at least that's what Hollywood would have us believe. Films from Blue Velvet to The Ice Storm have built their conflicts out of the idea that under those calm, complacent exteriors, most middle-class Americans are awash in turmoil.

Meeting People
They take pains to make students socialize in Sweden, and as I hear the guys in my korridor getting more drunk as the football game against Luxembourg goes on, I wonder if this is such a good idea. Maybe there is logic in UC Berkeley's fend-for-yourself philosophy on meeting people.

Southside Groups Discuss Safety
Students and Berkeley residents tackled the problem of urban crime in a new way last night during a campus safety meeting.

Pre-Millennial Touchdown
For years, I thought that no football game on any platform would ever top Tecmo Super Bowl for the 8-bit Nintendo, the game with which much of my adolescence was whiled away. The graphics were primitive, the playbooks skeletonal - but the game was just fun.

News

Southside Groups Discuss Safety
Students and Berkeley residents tackled the problem of urban crime in a new way last night during a campus safety meeting.

ASUC Seeks Campus-Wide Beverage Contract
ASUC officials are quietly pursuing a beverage concessions contract that may net the university and the ASUC Auxiliary millions of dollars.

Students Learn Interviewing Secrets From Professionals
MTV News anchor and political correspondent Tabitha Soren has been a regular in the Oval Office and interviewed PLO leader Yasser Arafat. Now she is sharing some of her interview secrets with UC Berkeley graduate students.

Bicyclists Organize Bridge Crossings
A large group of East Bay bicyclists attempted to cross the Bay Bridge Wednesday, but were thwarted by the California Highway Patrol and the San Francisco Police Department.

ASUC Senators Debate Bill Condemning Parking Policy
ASUC senators questioned university officials Wednesday about a policy that would cost the university thousands of dollars for the removal of parking spaces.

News in Brief
Man Charged With Cocaine Possession


Sports

Cornhuskers a Daunting Task For Bears
On fall Saturdays in Lincoln, Neb., a lot of people show up at Memorial Stadium. A lot of people.

Blue-Chip Recruit Berkeley Bound
As the Cal football team heads into hostile ground in Lincoln, Neb., head coach Tom Holmoe finally secured his first verbal recruiting commitment.

Cal Gears Up for its New Season in Davis
Now that the Cal men's water polo team has left behind another arduous year, the squad is ready to begin a new chapter in its quest to be a national heavy-hitter once again.

Women's Soccer Heads Down Coast to Battle Waves, Lions
After facing three top-25 teams in its first four games, the Cal women's soccer team will get a much-needed breather from intense competition this weekend.


Arts & Entertainment

Rare Beauty
All is not well in the suburbs. Or at least that's what Hollywood would have us believe. Films from Blue Velvet to The Ice Storm have built their conflicts out of the idea that under those calm, complacent exteriors, most middle-class Americans are awash in turmoil.

Pre-Millennial Touchdown
For years, I thought that no football game on any platform would ever top Tecmo Super Bowl for the 8-bit Nintendo, the game with which much of my adolescence was whiled away. The graphics were primitive, the playbooks skeletonal - but the game was just fun.

Healthy Dose
Yes, there's another one out there for our listening pleasure. As if Britney and Christina weren't enough, we now have Vitamin C invading the sugar pop spectrum. But unlike those two former Mouseketeers, this new divette has a more credible background as lead singer of the now-defunct Eve's Plum. How does that experience roll over in a solo career in the pop market? Judging by Vitamin C, it brings a more mature stance to the genre.

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