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Issue #513 :: Thursday, April 4, 2002

Top Headlines

Of Rich and Poor
Around midnight, you could see the fatigue and desperation in his eyes.

Men's Tennis: Streak Put On Line Against LA Schools
The longest hitting streaks in baseball belong to the great players such as DiMaggio and Rose.

UC Berkeley Attempts To Relieve Impacted Majors
With university enrollment expected to increase dramatically by the end of the decade, UC Berkeley will pour more than $10 million into uncapping impacted majors over the next three years.

The New University Of Popular Culture
If you're a Cal student (and I'm guessing you are), and you've come to suspect, since starting your higher education, that your academic curriculum is a little out of touch with popular culture, that the University's policies are questionable or obsolete-maybe even corrupt-or that your school could use some courses on streetcorner warfare, faking your own death, or removing a family curse, you're not alone.

News

Zoning Board Delays Decision On Local Hospital's Expansion Plans
Further delaying the three-year struggle to expand the emergency department at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, the Zoning Adjustments Board decided to postpone approval for the permit Tuesday night.

New Downtown Building to Mix Housing, Retail Space
Construction of a new five-story apartment and retail building is expected to begin early next year, after winning approval from the Zoning Adjustment Board Tuesday night.

Scientists Edge Closer to Producing Portable Medical Imaging Machine
Unconventional research by UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists may pave the way for new medical technology, as indicated in a recent issue of the journal Science.

Many Candidates Vie for Position of Student Advocate On Varied Platforms
An unprecedented 12 candidates are running in the Student Advocate race, which is usually just a passing of the torch.

UC Berkeley Attempts To Relieve Impacted Majors
With university enrollment expected to increase dramatically by the end of the decade, UC Berkeley will pour more than $10 million into uncapping impacted majors over the next three years.

News in Brief: PG&E Pays Berkeley For Utility Line Use
PG&E announced yesterday it has begun paying Berkeley $850,000 annually for use of the city's streets for power and gas lines.

Web Extra: UC Berkeley Becomes More Selective in 2002
For the fourth year since affirmative action was abolished for use in


Sports

Ruggers Tackle Gauchos in Regular Season Finale
The creation of every masterpiece involves many steps of varying glamour, but all of equal importance.

Sorftball: Conference Play Continues With Games Against Oregon, OSU
Three games in three days is a piece of cake for a team accustomed to twice as many.

Men's Tennis: Streak Put On Line Against LA Schools
The longest hitting streaks in baseball belong to the great players such as DiMaggio and Rose.

Track and Field: Davis Invitational Should Help Bears Get Back on Their Feet
Coaches and players look to achieve bigger and better things when the Cal track and field teams travel to UC Davis to compete in the Davis Invitational Saturday.


Arts & Entertainment

Music Reviews


A New Novel Imagines a Society of Silent Women
Ben Marcus, a professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University-as well as a winner of a Whiting Writers Award, an NEA in fiction, and two Pushcart prizes-has written a novel that breaks most of the rules he presumably teaches his students, but sometimes truth shows through his self-conscious flouting of stylistic tradition.

Movie Review: Too Much Trouble in Hal Hartley's ‘No Such Thing'
If you haven't heard of Hal Hartley before, then you probably aren't the kind of person who would find his directorial style (awkward, deadpan, stilted acting, unnatural dialog, amateurish, minimalist) interesting. If you have heard of him, then you probably already have seen examples of his work while combing through the off beat cult tramedy section at Reel Video that are much better than his current release, "No Such Thing."

Movie Review: Suspenseful ‘Panic Room' Lacks Edge
After enduring such a bumpy production-both Nicole Kidman and famed cinematographer Darius Khondji leaving the project-"Panic Room" has finally hit the theatres. With such a resonant work as "Fight Club" in his pocket, director David Fincher had a tall order to fill.

The New University Of Popular Culture
If you're a Cal student (and I'm guessing you are), and you've come to suspect, since starting your higher education, that your academic curriculum is a little out of touch with popular culture, that the University's policies are questionable or obsolete-maybe even corrupt-or that your school could use some courses on streetcorner warfare, faking your own death, or removing a family curse, you're not alone.

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