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Issue #2418 :: Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Clinton Urges 'Positive Action' in Campus Talk Gallery Video
Former President Bill Clinton came to the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday to speak on the need for innovative action as a means to combat poverty in an increasingly interdependent world.

City's Refuse Program Adds to Deficit
The Berkeley City Council spent a substantial part of Tuesday night talking trash--and recycling.

Friends Remember UC Berkeley Junior
UC Berkeley student Lawrence Park was found dead in his apartment on Feb. 15. His roommate discovered him in what appears to be a suicide by hanging. He was 20 years old.

Expected Plan Would Aid Undocumented Students
Steps may be taken toward granting financial aid to undocumented University of California students when the UC Board of Regents meets in March.

News

Clinton Urges 'Positive Action' in Campus Talk Gallery Video
Former President Bill Clinton came to the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday to speak on the need for innovative action as a means to combat poverty in an increasingly interdependent world.

City's Refuse Program Adds to Deficit
The Berkeley City Council spent a substantial part of Tuesday night talking trash--and recycling.

Friends Remember UC Berkeley Junior
UC Berkeley student Lawrence Park was found dead in his apartment on Feb. 15. His roommate discovered him in what appears to be a suicide by hanging. He was 20 years old.

Expected Plan Would Aid Undocumented Students
Steps may be taken toward granting financial aid to undocumented University of California students when the UC Board of Regents meets in March.

City Delays Decision on AWOL Amnesty Resolution
After being delayed twice by the Berkeley City Council, a resolution recommending tha the federal government give amnesty to military personnel who have refused to deploy to war zones due to personal conscience was delayed again at the council's meeting Tuesday.

Boalt Hall Professor Nominated to 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
President Obama nominated Boalt Hall Law Professor Goodwin Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit yesterday, marking what some say is a big advance for the Asian American community.

Campus Researchers Receive Funding to Establish Energy Conservation Center
UC Berkeley researchers have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to head a multi-institutional center dedicated to energy conservation.


Sports

Bears Head to Long Beach for Pac-10 Championships
Last year the Cal women's swimming team closed its dual meet season with four losses and still brought home the 2009 Pac-10 title.

Struggles Abound in Bears' Loss to UC Davis
The ting of metal bats coming from the Jeff Kent batting cages immediately following the Cal baseball team's game against UC Davis spoke volumes about what had just transpired at Evans Diamond.

Cal in Fourth After Day One of Pac-10s
The first day of the 2010 Pac-10 championships closed with two third place finishes for Cal in the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay.

Different Strokes
Kylie is one minute older than me," Katie says.

Bears' Final Homestand May Garner Pac-10 Title
Jerome Randle had high expectations when he first became a part of the Cal men's basketball team.

A Crown May Be Hoisted, to A Sparse Crowd
The Cal men's basketball team is on the verge of something great -- something that hasn't happened since the second term of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency.

Thunderbirds Are Thunder Struck By Cal Juggernaut
UBC head coach Spence McTavish likes coming out to Berkeley.

Postseason Bid on Line In Arizona
This time last year, Cal women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle had the NCAA Tournament all worked out. With two weeks left in Pac-10 play, Boyle had brackets and pairings and who the Bears would play.


Arts & Entertainment

'Corner Store' Gives Intimate Look Into Store Owner's Life
The sign above the entrance reads "Church St. Market" in plain, tell-all letters. A cursory sweep of the camera reveals the usual suspects, from sandwich counters and liquor shelves to rows upon rows of pharmaceutical products.

Irreverent Play Tackles Ethnic Stereotypes in Show Business
Most people take it as a given that their ethnicity and sexuality should not hinder them in their chosen career path, but San Francisco playwright Enrique Urueta does not want us to get too comfortable with the idea. When his controversial, yet profound "Learn to be Latina" premiered at Impact Theatre, the intimate venue was full to the brim with play-goers eager to take advantage of the theatre's concise, unpretentious motto: "Pizza. Beer. Plays."

Angelique Kidjo Unites Diverse, Globe-Spanning Musical Traditions in Vibrant Concert Gallery
At the core of African music lies an interlocking relationship between performer and audience that encourages active participation as opposed to the European notion of a motionless, stoic listener. For African cultures, reaching a state of spiritual ecstasy rests on the idea of music-making, and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo brought this same energy and movement to a concert put on by Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall, transforming the typically mild-mannered venue into a scene of joyous frenzy.

Strange Neighbors Podcast
The Laser-Guided Pool Cue is a perfectly reasonable purchase. It's cheating, or whatever, but it's a $130 pool cue, so you're too rich to care about that stuff. SkyMall, the airline seat-pocket catalog, carries a variety of such gifts for the tycoon in your family. We could talk all day about their gold-bordered chocolate slab that "feeds up to 50," or any of the other obvious gag-gifts, but those all make sense if you have infinite money. The real mystery of in-flight shopping is the handcrafted section; there are people who buy art from SkyMall.

White Space