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Issue #2139 :: Monday, September 29, 2008

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Top Headlines

Best to Undergo Rehab, Not Surgery
Cal tailback Jahvid Best underwent an MRI exam on his dislocated left elbow on Monday and, according to a statement released by the Cal athletics department on Monday afternoon, the results suggest that the sophomore may not miss more than a few weeks.

Vetoed State Bill May Shut Off Water To East Bay Tenants
Hundreds of East Bay tenants will be put at risk of having their water shut off tonight after a moratorium, or ban on water shut offs, expires tonight.

Students March for DREAM Act
Protesters from around California marched in Sacramento Friday to encourage Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign legislation that would allow undocumented immigrant college students to be eligible for financial aid.

Campus Breaks Ground On New Athletic Center
With one shovel full of dirt, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau did something he had been hoping to do since December 2006--begin building the controversial athletic center near Memorial Stadium.

News

Students March for DREAM Act
Protesters from around California marched in Sacramento Friday to encourage Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign legislation that would allow undocumented immigrant college students to be eligible for financial aid.

Campus Breaks Ground On New Athletic Center
With one shovel full of dirt, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau did something he had been hoping to do since December 2006--begin building the controversial athletic center near Memorial Stadium.

Berkeley Marches to Its Own Beat in Parade
Not every parade has a man dressed in a hospital gown running down the street raving about how hot Sarah Palin is. Then again, not every place is like Berkeley.

Governor Signs Bill to Make Texting While Driving Illegal
You haven't been able to talk on your phone while driving since July, and come January, you won't be able to text either.

Neighbors, Thai Temple Battle Over Public Sunday Food Service
After a largely unsuccessful mediation period and a revision of the temple's expansion proposal, the battle between a local Thai Buddhist temple and a group of frustrated neighbors continued Thursday in the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board meeting.

New Program Aims to Bridge Business, Tech Skills
This fall, UC Berkeley's College of Engineering is starting the Technology and Leadership Studies program, designed to give students going into the business world a better grasp of running a business while using technical skills.

Acting Icon Paul Newman Dies at 83
Paul Newman was an understated Hollywood maverick-not in the John McCain sense of the word-whose work on and off the screen will be dearly missed. He not only carried the James Dean essence-of-cool torch (by taking Dean's lead role in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) when Dean was killed in a car crash), but he also set his own unique standard, choosing unconventionally troubled, complex roles when he could have stuck with box-office blockbusters. Behind those achingly gorgeous blue eyes was the mind of a man who dared to defy the larger-than-life stereotype of his hunky Hollywood peers, and he certainly succeeded.

Governor Passes Bill Protecting Academic Researchers at Home
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill yesterday that will limit the activity of animal-rights protesters at researchers' homes.

Vetoed State Bill May Shut Off Water To East Bay Tenants
Hundreds of East Bay tenants will be put at risk of having their water shut off tonight after a moratorium, or ban on water shut offs, expires tonight.


Sports

Injury to Best Puts Damper on Otherwise Dominant Win Gallery
By the time Jahvid Best came down awkwardly on his outstretched left arm, the Cal football team was already well on the way to its third win of the season.

Best Question Not the Only One for Bears
The first 81 touches of Javhid Best's 2008 season served as testament to the tailback testing the limits of his own hyper-kinetic speed.

Quarterback Performance Reopens Speculation on Starter
While the play of the Cal defense and special teams highlighted the Bears' 42-7 win over Colorado State, the game may have opened the door even wider for quarterback Nate Longshore to challenge Kevin Riley for his starting gig.

Offensive Barrage Leads Bears Past Beavers
After flexing its defensive muscle against Oregon on Friday night, the No. 8 Cal volleyball team unleashed an offensive onslaught in its 25-14, 25-18, 25-15 win against Oregon State on Sunday.

Waves Crash Cal's Redemption Party
Looking to redeem itself after last weekend's NorCal tournament, the No. 4 Cal men's water polo team headed out confidently to Pepperdine aiming to right the ship in its conference opener. Yet coming back from Malibu, all the Bears had done was add to their loss column.

Schrey Has Final Say as Bears Win in Overtime
In the 107th minute, the No. 22 Cal women's soccer team loaded nearly everyone into Santa Clara's box for a free kick near half.

Bears Blow One-Goal Lead, Fall to Michigan State
Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead knew that a one-goal lead wouldn't signal a foregone conclusion in the Bears' match against No. 10 Michigan State on Saturday.

Cal Beats the Heat and Almost the Whole Field as Men Finish Second, Women Fourth
STANFORD-Sweating, panting and hyperventilating, one would have never guessed that the Cal cross country team finished in the top five in both the men's and women's events at Saturday's Stanford Invitational.

Cal Sees Red, Charges to Victory Over Dons
As the referee pulled out a red card to put the No. 11 Cal men's soccer team down a man, it seemed like a decided momentum shift was in store.

Ravelojaona Wins Blue Flight as Cal Opens Season
While it can be difficult for some to step into a season-opening tournament and come out with satisfactory results, the Cal women's tennis team seemed to have no problems setting the bar high.

Cal Captures Back-to-Back Tourney Titles
This weekend at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisc., the No. 15 Cal women's golf team captured its second tournament victory in as many tries. The Bears never trailed on their way to a 13-stroke victory over second-place Wisconsin, but the weekend was not without some excitement.

Familiar Faces Lead No. 20 Bears North to Husky Invitational
This time last year, the Cal men's golf team had two freshmen and a sophomore in its starting five and hadn't finished better than fifth place in a tournament.

Hagan Proves Worth Against Rams
In Cal's last meeting with Colorado State, the Rams bullied Bears cornerback Darian Hagan -- including a 66-yard touchdown accredited to the redshirt sophomore -- to mount an unexpected comeback.

Best to Undergo Rehab, Not Surgery
Cal tailback Jahvid Best underwent an MRI exam on his dislocated left elbow on Monday and, according to a statement released by the Cal athletics department on Monday afternoon, the results suggest that the sophomore may not miss more than a few weeks.


Arts & Entertainment

The Usual Suspect
There is something uniquely impressive about pulling off a one-man show. It's not just the obvious added on-stage attention or the expanded set of lines and cues. Rather, it's the burden of carrying the entirety of a performance's character development, which separates the dramatic soloist from the average actor and brings to life the quality of storytelling that only he can achieve.

Cold War Kids Invigorate Fans With Passionate Performance Gallery
Cold War Kids take you to church when they get on stage. Lead singer Nathan Willett's impassioned shout-singing evokes images of fervent preachers proclaiming the gospel in clapboard chapels. Bassist Matt Maust and guitarist Jonnie Russell prowl and jump around on the stage like crazed parishioners overcome by the Holy Ghost. Drummer Matt Aveiro pummels his kit like a primitive player, urging on the choir from the musician's loft to the right of the altar. On Friday night at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Cold War Kids played to a sold out congregation. And just as believers get caught up in the communal spirit in church, it's hard not to get swept up by the dynamic energy of a Cold War Kids show.

Tom Morello THE FABLED CITY [Red Ink]
Even though The Fabled City is Tom Morello's second solo album, it's still a bit funky to hear his voice coupled without the screeching chords he made famous in Rage Against the Machine. As his alter ego "The Nightwatchmen," Morello stepped away from newly re-formed Rage last year long enough to record "One Man Revolution." Back with an activist message, he offers folk rock in the Guantanamo generation.

People Under the Stairs FUN DMC [Gold Dust Media]
With the release of their sixth album, Fun DMC, People Under the Stairs invite listeners to join in as they celebrate 10 years as pillars of underground hip-hop. The Los Angeles-based duo's latest release is an energetic party album that makes you sad it isn't summer all year round.

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