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Issue #317 :: Monday, April 2, 2001

Top Headlines

Bears Receive Dose of Pac-10 Reality
For a team that hasn't done much losing this season, the Cal softball team isn't too distraught about its 0-3 start in the Pac-10.

UC Theatre Closes Doors, Cites Financial Woes
Berkeley's renowned UC Theatre has finally closed, buckling under the hefty costs of rehabilitating its 84-year-old home.

Searching for Some Southern Comfort
I am a person who often tends to get, well, over-enthusiastic about things. So, when Cal got a bid to the NCAA tournament, I simply had to go to the game. And I am often a person of somewhat poor judgment, so driving over 30 hours-nonstop-to Memphis seemed like a good idea too. Ultimately, I enjoyed the ride more or less-although after 24 hours in a car, a truck stop with a Dairy Queen seems exciting.

Caliber of Team and Its Facilities Don't Match
To understand the Cal softball program, you have to watch its players eat.

News

UC Theatre Closes Doors, Cites Financial Woes
Berkeley's renowned UC Theatre has finally closed, buckling under the hefty costs of rehabilitating its 84-year-old home.

Presidential Candidates Paint Different Portraits of Next Year's ASUC
As the campaign season officially kicks off today, many ASUC presidential contenders appear strikingly similar, saying they want to "unify the campus" and to "create community." However, they have sharply different priorities to pursue if elected.

Once Upon a Time in ASUC History, Students Cared
This year, ASUC elections seem like a bad sequel to "Star Wars". With a party merger forming what they call "The Alliance" in an effort to defeat another political party one senator referred to as "the dark side" earlier this year, students hoping to get by Sproul Plaza unfettered by a barrage of paper fliers might as well be watching out for light sabers.

Ordinance Limits Medicinal Cannabis
Berkeley residents who rely on marijuana for medical purposes say they are shortchanged by a new ordinance outlining the amount of legal possession.

Page 2 Interview -- Bizkit the Chihuahua, Watching the Cal Softball Game
A: I went to Newport Beach and hung out with the family. I did a lot of shopping, picking up some clothes and popcorn. Also went to Target and got some new dishes that are just perfect for my favorite Pedigree dinner, chicken and rice.


Sports

Bears Receive Dose of Pac-10 Reality
For a team that hasn't done much losing this season, the Cal softball team isn't too distraught about its 0-3 start in the Pac-10.

Caliber of Team and Its Facilities Don't Match
To understand the Cal softball program, you have to watch its players eat.

Braun Inks Four-Year Extension, Sampson Gets Back ‘Into School'
After a shaky two week-period that saw one player transfer, one incoming recruit publicly ponder jumping to the NBA, and the head coach targeted for coaching vacancies in the Big Ten, Cal basketball fans can breath a collective sigh of relief.

Ervin Leads Cal to Top-10 Finish
Last weekend's men's NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships did anything but disappoint the 10,606 fans who crowded into Texas A&M's Student Recreation Center Natatorium to see the nation's fastest swimmers make some waves.

Bears Fall Short of Sooners, Title
The Cal men's and women's gymnastics teams achieved lots of individual success tempered by bittersweet team results at their respective conference championships.

Sports Briefs: Track and Field Gets into Full Swing Over Break
Both the Cal men's and women's track and field teams fared well at the non-scoring Stanford Invitational this weekend.


Opinion

Searching for Some Southern Comfort
I am a person who often tends to get, well, over-enthusiastic about things. So, when Cal got a bid to the NCAA tournament, I simply had to go to the game. And I am often a person of somewhat poor judgment, so driving over 30 hours-nonstop-to Memphis seemed like a good idea too. Ultimately, I enjoyed the ride more or less-although after 24 hours in a car, a truck stop with a Dairy Queen seems exciting.

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