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Issue #34 :: Friday, October 1, 1999

Top Headlines

Study Provides Proof of Cannibalism
A UC Berkeley professor, six students and other researchers released a study today that shows ancestors of modern humans practiced cannibalism.

All Tomorrow's Parties
I went to one of the strangest parties I've ever been to last week. The great thing about being in a foreign country is that you don't feel guilty about doing things like watching TV and going to parties, because you're Learning the Language. Last weekend I learned a lot of language.

Behead The Kings
It's a pity that I wasted my time watching this movie when I could have done something far more enjoyable - such as perforating my testicles with a rusty knife. The film in question, Three Kings, stands out as the least enjoyable and most excruciating picture I've had to sit through in a long time.

Punchless in Pullman
PULLMAN, Wash. — Tom Holmoe doesn't believe in superstition.

News

Study Provides Proof of Cannibalism
A UC Berkeley professor, six students and other researchers released a study today that shows ancestors of modern humans practiced cannibalism.

ASUC Loosens Spending Caps for Student Groups
The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday giving the senate and the finance committee more control over funding for student groups, according to the bill's author, ASUC Senator Alex Ding.

Student Senate Demands Review of Parking Policy
ASUC Senators this week urged university officials to review a policy that senators said could saddle campus construction projects with unnecessary costs.

News in Brief: Dominican Statesman Considers Partnership with LBNL
The President of the Dominican Republic toured Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yesterday to explore the possibility of developing a partnership to augment the nation's technology industry.


Sports

Cougars No Pushover in Pullman
When the Cal football team heads into Pullman, Wash., to take on Washington State tomorrow, history will be on its side.

Cal Set to Take On Oregon, OSU
Cal volleyball coach Rich Feller liked the way his squad implemented its 6-2 offense against Santa Clara Tuesday.

Polo Hosts Stanford, Pacific at Spieker
Now that the Cal men's water polo team has sufficiently warmed up for the year, it's time to get down to business.

Letters to Sports: Conference Up For Grabs
After seeing all the highlights of Pac-10 games from Saturday, it seems that making picks for the Pac-10 this season may be an exercise in futility. When teams like USC, UCLA, and Arizona struggle mightily against teams it seems they should handle, the conference is up for grabs. I think a team like Cal can sneak into a high-profile bowl game, and I would be disappointed if the Bears didn't finish in the top five teams in the Pac-10. As long as they avoid more serious injuries on either side of the ball, I think the Bears can prove all the prognosticators wrong.

Punchless in Pullman
PULLMAN, Wash. — Tom Holmoe doesn't believe in superstition.


Arts & Entertainment

Behead The Kings
It's a pity that I wasted my time watching this movie when I could have done something far more enjoyable - such as perforating my testicles with a rusty knife. The film in question, Three Kings, stands out as the least enjoyable and most excruciating picture I've had to sit through in a long time.

Cities and States
The mystery piquing our curiosity is how Mystery, Alaska is any different than The Mighty Ducks or any other "little team versus big team" triumph-type movies like Hoosiers or Rudy.

Redcoated
After the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the British realized that America's adherence to a culture that reveled in its ignorance and grip of a simple and untutored ideology rendered it virtually immune to physical assault. The elite of British society realized that in order to conquer America, they must first make America acknowledge the obvious fact that their culture and institutions were just a whole lot better than ours.

Spiralling
Five years have passed since the last Nine Inch Nails full-length, and frankly, the world could have waited longer. The Fragile, a vastly overlong, mess of a double album, arrives too late to bring any hope to a morose genre. Although pretty much any Reznor recording is going to have some moments of excellence, The Fragile, does not build enough on its predecessor The Downward Spiral, lyrically or musically, to excuse the lenghty wait for its release.

White Space