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Issue #461 :: Tuesday, January 22, 2002

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Editor's Note
Yeah, look at the cover again. It's Chancellor Berdahl.

Editor's Note
Wasn't it perfect that Cal, after nearly five years of going 0-for-Stanford, finally beat the Cardinal and The Daily Cal wasn't printing because of winter break.

A New Spring Season of Local Theaters in Bloom
It's a new year, a new world arguably, and the local stage scene is answering the changes with a season of theater that promises to be relevant, provocative, and, when necessary, escapist. The bulk of the local theater haps this season intersect when else? during the Ides of March.

Berdahl Seeks Expanded Guarantees for Student Housing
In a sweeping change in university housing policy, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl said he plans to extend the guarantee of university housing to undergraduate students for two years and initially offer housing to entering graduate students also.

News

Editor's Note
Yeah, look at the cover again. It's Chancellor Berdahl.

Berdahl Seeks Expanded Guarantees for Student Housing
In a sweeping change in university housing policy, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl said he plans to extend the guarantee of university housing to undergraduate students for two years and initially offer housing to entering graduate students also.

Complete Interview With Chancellor Robert Berdahl: Free Speech "Essential" to Campus
The Daily Californian: Reaching your fifth year now as chancellor, what do you think has been your imprint has been so far on the university?

While We Were Away: Woman Hit By Car Despite Waving Flag
A Berkeley woman was struck by a vehicle while carrying an orange flag just days after the city initiated a program to protect pedestrians by providing the brightly colored flags at dangerous intersections for them to wave as they crossed the street.

ASUC Aims to Reform Campaign Rules to Avoid Repeat of Last Year's Election Debacle
As student government officials return from the winter break, they are determined to make sure this year's ASUC elections are not a repeat of last year's unending scandals.

City Council Turns Attention to Redistricting and General Plan, Again
Although the Berkeley City Council is no stranger to controversy, the last four months have been turbulent-even by Berkeley standards.

Effects of Sept. 11 Linger into Spring
First came the shock: Two jetliners had slammed into the World Trade Center. Wait, the Pentagon, too.

Fight for Free Radio and Berkeley's KPFA Ends With More Listener Say
The decade-long battle for free radio that had Berkeley's KPFA-FM on the front lines for several years has ended, and though the listener-sponsored station survived, its supporters are now left to assess the damage.

Anti-War Protests Lose Steam, Lack Vigor Of Pacifist Movements from Campus's Past
UC Berkeley has traditionally been a breeding ground for pacifism and since the U.S. began its military campaign in Afghanistan, Berkeley has again made headlines across the country for its boisterous protests.

Former Mercury News Publisher Joins Campus Journalism Faculty
Former publisher of the San Jose Mercury News Jay T. Harris has joined UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and will begin teaching there this spring.


Sports

Editor's Note
Wasn't it perfect that Cal, after nearly five years of going 0-for-Stanford, finally beat the Cardinal and The Daily Cal wasn't printing because of winter break.

Dominance at Haas Gives Bears a Perfect Ten
Once finals were completed, the Cal men's basketball team continued its dominance at home, going undefeated at Haas Pavilion heading into its Jan. 17 matchup with Washington 10-0 at home.

Winning Results Fail To Show Up Due To Lack Of Consistency
There is much to be happy about in the land of Cal women's basketball as the second semester kicks off.

Over the Break: Presents and Parties Not Only Events Over Break
Classes may have finished and holidays may have come and gone, but the Cal sports scene was not on break even though the rest of the campus was. Here's a quick look back at the comings and goings of Bears athletics since The Daily Californian took a break from publishing on Dec. 7.

Clark Wants Team Focused On Itself To Begin 2002 Campaign
Under the guidance of coach Jack Clark, Cal rugby has become nearly synonymous with championships, but Clark insists the Bears' focus is elsewhere in 2002.

In Spite of Deep Talent Pool, Pac-10 Won't Be Easy To Tread
Olympic gold medalists. NCAA record-holders. The top sprinters in the country.

Coughlin Leads Group of All Americans Into Pool
Start with the NCAA Swimmer of the Year. Add two Olympic gold medalists. Mix at high speed and gradually add eight returning All-Americans and stir in talented freshmen. Salt to taste.


Arts & Entertainment

A New Spring Season of Local Theaters in Bloom
It's a new year, a new world arguably, and the local stage scene is answering the changes with a season of theater that promises to be relevant, provocative, and, when necessary, escapist. The bulk of the local theater haps this season intersect when else? during the Ides of March.

Berkeley's Cinemas: The Perfect Place to Uncover Spectacle, Depth and Diversity
Sorry folks, but when it comes to watching movies, LA and New York are the places to be. They are home to the premieres and all that Hollywood glitz and glam. But if the mainstream bores you, there's no need for worry. Up-and-coming cinema havens like Chicago and San Francisco get all the same independent and foreign movies (although sometimes a few weeks later) and even boast their own world-class film festivals.

No Dough, No Wheels? Berkeley Has Solutions!
Take the stereotype of the starving student. Add the sky-high cost of living in Berkeley and there isn't much money left on the weekends to indulge in activities like spending a day in San Francisco or even drinking at local bars. Fortunately, there are ample opportunities to have fun on the cheap all around Berkeley. The following is a run-down of free, interesting options that are within walking or Class Pass distance.

Musicals, Foreign Films Beat Bloated Blockbusters
It's customary for critics to begin their ten best lists with a brief rant dismissing the passing year as a dreary twelve months for movies. Alas, it gives me no pleasure to have to say that yes, 2001 was a cine-dud. By the end of summer, we're comforted by optimists who say that the best, as in most years, is to come in the last two or three months, when studios unleash their Oscar contenders. But the wait is over, and critics are yet to discover any masterpieces or Oscar front-runners.

It's Not Too Late to Hope for Next Year at a Record Store Near You
2001 was a let down year only insofar that it did not prove to be the expected monumental milestone. 2001 lacked irreproachable outstanding achievements: no sonic revolutionaries, no audio visionaries, and no dreamtrack soundweavers. Anticipated records at best fulfilled the minimal requirements necessary to satisfy diluted expectations. Lacking were yesteryear's blockbuster "artists" that enthused both college radio station DJs and corporate marketing strategists. Instead was a list of products that made regular headway in sound experiments but nothing by way of outstanding.

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