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Issue #365 :: Friday, July 6, 2001

Top Headlines

The Order Revisited
Things always seem so much more ominous when first introduced. I try to keep an open mind about all things, but even in my infinite wisdom I sometimes make an assumption that, after processing some more information, turns out to need a little tweaking.

Conservation May Be Easier With Researchers' Innovation
UC Berkeley scientists have developed sensors that could significantly alter California's energy consumption, not to mention save the state and UC Berkeley a bundle of money.

One Nation Under Many Gods
A few years ago, I found myself forced to defend America to bunch of semi-drunk, semi-irate Italians. This is not an entirely uncommon occurrence, as the 'America Is Evil' argument seems to be pretty common throughout Europe.

Firefighter Sues City for Alleged Discrimination
A longtime Berkeley firefighter filed a lawsuit this week charging that the city and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration discriminated against him.

News

Page 2 Interview -- Sam Goldby, Street Shopper
Q: Your hair is neat. How do you do it?

City to Replace Unpopular Parking Garage Systems
Paul Parney and Giovanna Giuriani, Bostonians visiting Berkeley, chuckle as they attempt to decipher instructions at the Sather Gate Parking Garage's prepayment computer.

Firefighter Sues City for Alleged Discrimination
A longtime Berkeley firefighter filed a lawsuit this week charging that the city and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration discriminated against him.

Conservation May Be Easier With Researchers' Innovation
UC Berkeley scientists have developed sensors that could significantly alter California's energy consumption, not to mention save the state and UC Berkeley a bundle of money.

Technology Industry Internships Fewer and Farther Between
The recent lag in California's technology industry has resulted in a dearth of summer internship placement for computer science students.

News in Brief: Board Submits Report to Governor Regarding Possible BART Labor Strike
Former State Supreme Court Justice, Joseph R. Grodin of Berkeley, a member of a three-person panel appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to evaluate the possible BART labor strike, held a meeting July 3 in Oakland

Lab Breaks Own Record With Creation of Strongest Dipole Magnet
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has broken a world record for the world's strongest magnet.


Arts & Entertainment

One Nation Under Many Gods
A few years ago, I found myself forced to defend America to bunch of semi-drunk, semi-irate Italians. This is not an entirely uncommon occurrence, as the 'America Is Evil' argument seems to be pretty common throughout Europe.

Specialties and Special Teas
You know the signs of a good restaurant-attentive staff, distinct and well-timed dishes, comfortably spaced seating, good lighting, reasonable prices, and a small, strategic menu. Jin Ling has all of these, and could possibly be the best Chinese restaurant in the UC Berkeley area.

Field of Solo Dreams
Although Mark Lanegan seems to be best known as the hirsute former frontman for the now-defunct Screaming Trees, his solo efforts have been perhaps more impressive than his work with the Seattle blues rockers. His most recent solo release, Field Songs,sports a sound as lithe and stripped down as Lanegan's current 'do. Enlisting the help of buddies like Mike Johnson of Dinosaur Jr. fame and Soundgardener Ben Shepherd, Lanegan has crafted an album of tightly controlled intensity and acute insight.


Opinion

The Order Revisited
Things always seem so much more ominous when first introduced. I try to keep an open mind about all things, but even in my infinite wisdom I sometimes make an assumption that, after processing some more information, turns out to need a little tweaking.

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