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Issue #491 :: Friday, March 1, 2002

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Morpheus on the Fritz
Any member of the "peer-to-peer generation" may have noticed that Morpheus, one of the world's most popular file-sharing programs, has stopped working.

Legans Leads Bears Past Devils
TEMPE, Ariz.-With a No. 21 ranking recently attached to its name, and a possible share of the Pac-10 title still on the line, the Cal men's basketball team needed to get things done against Arizona State last night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Elections Reform Policy Passes Despite Filibusters
The ASUC Senate passed a lengthy elections reform bill that could drastically revise campaign rules in time to ensure this year's elections are not marred in controversy like those from a year ago.

S.F. Celebrates Tenth Noise Pop Festival
Death Cab For Cutie lets its music speak for itself. Melodic and catchy without sacrificing intelligence, the Bellingham, Washington band weaves powerful narrative lyrics through intricate webs of guitar and a creative rhythm section. At Bimbo's 365 Club Tuesday night, the band launched Noise Pop's Tenth Anniversary with its eloquent and moody guitar pop.

News

Elections Reform Policy Passes Despite Filibusters
The ASUC Senate passed a lengthy elections reform bill that could drastically revise campaign rules in time to ensure this year's elections are not marred in controversy like those from a year ago.

Report: T. Rex Not Such a Swift Hunter
The Tyrannosaurus rex may not have been the predator it was presumed to be, according to a study conducted at UC Berkeley that shows the dinosaur could not have chased down prey with alacrity.

Campaign Strategies in Assembly Race Spark Heated Accusations
The increasingly tight 14th District Assembly race has been tainted just days before the Tuesday primary, as candidates accused each other of breaking promises, distorting one another's records and resorting to attack advertising.

New Task Force Arranged To Examine All DE-Cal Classes
In light of recent allegations that some UC Berkeley students engaged in explicit sexual activity associated with the male sexuality DE-Cal class, UC Berkeley administrators have appointed a joint Academic Senate Administration task force to review all DE-Cal courses.

Political Factions Unite as Council Members Draft New Boundaries
Four members of the Berkeley City Council met yesterday to hammer out new boundaries for the city's nine council districts.

Study: Local District's Crime Rate Above State, County School Averages
Battery, drug and alcohol offenses at Berkeley schools and on campuses around the state have significantly increased over the past year, according to a report released yesterday by the California Department of Education.


Sports

Legans Leads Bears Past Devils
TEMPE, Ariz.-With a No. 21 ranking recently attached to its name, and a possible share of the Pac-10 title still on the line, the Cal men's basketball team needed to get things done against Arizona State last night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Forney-Cal's Best Shooter
It's interesting that Ami Forney would say her favorite sports personality is Dennis Rodman. Rodman, for lack of a less politically correct term, is a bit odd.

Ducks Pose Second Pac-10 Challenge of Season
Come tomorrow, it's Duck-hunting season at Hellman.

Sports in Brief: Bears on the Road To Face Tar Heels
The Cal baseball team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend to face North Carolina in a three-game set, beginning today at 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.


Arts & Entertainment

S.F. Celebrates Tenth Noise Pop Festival
Death Cab For Cutie lets its music speak for itself. Melodic and catchy without sacrificing intelligence, the Bellingham, Washington band weaves powerful narrative lyrics through intricate webs of guitar and a creative rhythm section. At Bimbo's 365 Club Tuesday night, the band launched Noise Pop's Tenth Anniversary with its eloquent and moody guitar pop.

Noise Pop: Bands big and small give Noise Pop overwhelming popularity
Cliches aside, Noise Pop just may be saving the best for last. Noise Pop wraps up Sunday night with an all-star evening show at Bimbo's 365 Club boasting college radio legends Guided By Voices and Preston School of Industry (featuring Scott Kannberg of Pavement). Supports include Visqueen and local favorites Dealership.

Noise Pop: A Synthesizer Voyage Through Scenester Hell
The Faint, I Am Spoonbender, Adult, Ghost Orchid at Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA

Intricacy of Memory Unravels Tension, Love in ‘Last Orders'
It seems most of our mental lives are spent constructing a linear chronology out of a quixotic jumble of memories and subsequently convincing ourselves that this 'thread' is the real template of existence.

How Are NBC and Medalists Capitalizing on Olympic Success?
As the smoke, or in this case artifical fog, cleared on the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, NBC television was able to take a sigh of relief as it rebounded from their lackluster coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics. Capitalizing on the serendipitous circumstanes that presented themselves to the network, NBC used a combination of intellegence and luck to profit over $75 million over the 17 day stretch.

Berkeley's The Pirandello Project Plays With 'Masks'
"Luigi Pirandello had a unique sense of humor," we are warned just before witnessing The Pirandello Project's production of a collection of three short plays by the Nobel laureate entitled "Naked Masks." Indeed, this is far from an understatement.

Imbroglio in La Scuola degli Amante
From Dr. Dre's The Chronic, preaching "bitches ain't shit but hoes an' tricks," all the way back to Don Alfonso, oafish men have made similar misogynistic evaluations: women are rakish 'hoes' not to be trusted.

Music Review
Since Gorillaz's initial popularity hinged on the music of a group of animated characters, the success of their self-titled debut was both charming and-in many ways-unexpected. With that in mind, Gorillaz latest release, G-Sides, challenges current Gorillaz fans to lap up more pop goodness without getting sick of the taste.

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