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Issue #485 :: Friday, February 22, 2002

Top Headlines

Long Live the Widgets
The worst consequence of universities adopting a big-business model for their operations is what happens to students. Unfortunately, just like every other college in the country, UC Berkeley has bought into the idea of higher education as a widget factory.

Finished-Off Bruins Take Parting Shot
With No. 25 UCLA already down for the count, Bruins forward Matt Barnes decided to land a knockout shot of his own.

Mark Twain Project May Lose Federal Financial Support
UC Berkeley houses the world's largest collection of original Mark Twain manuscripts, but editors of the collection said yesterday that a lack of funding has them worried about its future.

Athletic and Musical Melange
Art and athletics appear to be incongruous, one attempts to surpass time the other to defy it. Where art is eternal sport is fleeting, and yet in the world of dance the two practices can sometimes blur. This melding becomes apparent in the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater now in performance at Zellerbach Hall with three different programs through the weekend.

News

News in Brief: New Treatment Developed for AIDS
A recent study by a national team of AIDS researchers, including a Berkeley scientist, has revealed a new treatment in the ongoing fight against the deadly disease.

After Attack, Berkeley High Looks To Improve Security, Racial Unity
After recent incidents of violence at Berkeley High School, a student group is calling for increased campus security and sensitivity to racial tensions.

ASUC Lacks Adequate Funds For Upcoming Elections
The ASUC Elections Council is scrambling to find more money so it can pull off the upcoming ASUC elections.

Mark Twain Project May Lose Federal Financial Support
UC Berkeley houses the world's largest collection of original Mark Twain manuscripts, but editors of the collection said yesterday that a lack of funding has them worried about its future.

City Council Decision to Rezone Bars Construction of Apartment Complex
In a move that some fear will prevent housing expansion in the future, the Berkeley City Council blocked the construction of an apartment complex Tuesday night that would have added eight apartment units to the city.


Sports

Sports in Brief: Men's Golf Tees Off Hawaii Game
The Cal men's golf team is currently competing in the John Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii. After Wednesday's opening round, the Bears were 11th with a team score of 296. San Diego State led at 274.

Cal, Cardinal Get Ready to Decide Who's Talent Pool is Deepest
It's been 11 years since the Cal men's swimming team defeated Stanford in dual meet competition. Generations of Bears have come and gone without knocking the Cardinal off its perch on the awards stand.

Winning So-Cal Swing Could Salvage Bears' Season
Sure, they have suffered through their fair share of growing pains.

Barnes Helped Fire Lavin
If the play of his team this season hadn't made it clear, Matt Barnes did.

Finished-Off Bruins Take Parting Shot
With No. 25 UCLA already down for the count, Bruins forward Matt Barnes decided to land a knockout shot of his own.


Arts & Entertainment

Music Review


Strauss, Bartok Open UC Symphony Season
Under the aegis of Grammy nominated conductor David Milnes, the U.C. Symphony Orchestra will perform their first concert of the year tonight and Saturday night.

Navigating Life's Straits With Chemical Shortcuts
Having memorized the glacial stucco grooves of my ceiling thrice over (four instances of Dick Nixon's silhouette and counting) at three o'clock on a foggy Thursday morning, I pondered my situation.

The Life of This Boor May Be Brash, But Is No Bore
Ross Cuff has always been sort of an upstanding citizen type. Really politically correct and all that. He's the kind of guy who calls females "women" and not "chicks." The kind of guy that doesn't think farts are funny. The kind of guy that always make sure he has his shit together. Real enlightened, you might say. So Ross is pretty much the opposite of Mike Magnuson.

Athletic and Musical Melange
Art and athletics appear to be incongruous, one attempts to surpass time the other to defy it. Where art is eternal sport is fleeting, and yet in the world of dance the two practices can sometimes blur. This melding becomes apparent in the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater now in performance at Zellerbach Hall with three different programs through the weekend.

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