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Issue #539 :: Thursday, May 9, 2002

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Conclusion
Experience has shown me that there is no such thing as a permanent goodbye.

Male Athlete of the Year: Schubert Is Simply ‘The Best'
Kort Schubert is a superior rugby player. But the way his coaches and teammates talk, he resembles some sort of superhero.

Deal To End Bethlehem Church Siege Falls Through
Ten internationals, including UC Berkeley student Robert O'Neill, said they plan to remain inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem until all Palestinians within it are unconditionally released, even as it seemed they would soon be permitted to go free.

University Symphony Orchestra Finishes Its Season ‘Russian Style'
Performing Shostakovich and Prokofiev, the UC Symphony Orchestra has programmed a resplendent rendezvous with the early 20th century Russian composers on Friday and Saturday at Hertz Hall.

News

Fire Ravages Home In South Berkeley
Firefighters worked into the early morning yesterday to extinguish a devastating blaze that caused nearly a quarter of a million dollars of damage to a South Berkeley home.

News in Brief: ASUC Candidate Contests Ballot Design
The ASUC Judicial Council did not certify election results at last night's ASUC senate meeting as expected because of a last-minute case filed by Aloha Independence Presidential Candidate Kriss Cuaresma-Primm.

Mentors' Dedication to Youths Helps Change Struggle Into Success
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series examining the work of volunteers of the Stiles Hall mentoring program.

Deal To End Bethlehem Church Siege Falls Through
Ten internationals, including UC Berkeley student Robert O'Neill, said they plan to remain inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem until all Palestinians within it are unconditionally released, even as it seemed they would soon be permitted to go free.

Bay Area Congressman Top Pick for Haas Dean
Tom Campbell, a Stanford University law professor and former California Congress member, is the top pick for the new dean of Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl announced yesterday.

Students to Vote Online In Future ASUC Elections
UC Berkeley joined the ranks of all other UC campuses last night when the student government agreed to move its elections online.


Sports

Male Athlete of the Year: Schubert Is Simply ‘The Best'
Kort Schubert is a superior rugby player. But the way his coaches and teammates talk, he resembles some sort of superhero.

Top Ten Male Athletes: Ervin Makes Waves at NCAAs, Moore Captures National Title
2. Anthony Ervin: It's been two years since the Sydney Olympic Games and Cal gold medallist Anthony Ervin hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.

Baseball: Bears Battle For Pride Against Beavers
Once again, for one of the many teams that has failed to realize its title hopes, pride-the loyal fall-back plan-has stuck around to give meaning to a season that has fallen short.

Track and Field: Team Splits Up to Earn More Qualifying Marks for Pac-10s
In track and field, there are both team accomplishments and individual ones.

Taking Care of Business Before Saying Goodbye
I took a walk the other day-a farewell tour of sorts-to see some of the people and places I had spent a considerable amount of time around over the past few years.


Arts & Entertainment

Music Reviews


University Symphony Orchestra Finishes Its Season ‘Russian Style'
Performing Shostakovich and Prokofiev, the UC Symphony Orchestra has programmed a resplendent rendezvous with the early 20th century Russian composers on Friday and Saturday at Hertz Hall.

Amateur Authorship on The UC Berkeley Campus
If you're a student here at UC Berkeley, it's damn easy to get published. No, really. It is.

Theater Review: Shotgun Players' Musical ‘Medea' Revives UC Theater
The UC theater has spent the past year a shadow of its former self. The onetime home of the cult favorite Rocky Horror Picture Show and nightly servings of nostalgic flicks has been long defunct, boarded shut as its seats and concession stand collected dust.

Book Review: Gay, Filipino Author's Debut Novel Explores An Abused Boy's Obsession
In the final chapter of his novel "Letters to Montgomery Clift," author Noel Alumit writes that some people are like bookends- when one of them disappears the entire middle falls away. It's not difficult to concieve the opposite as well when Bong Bong Luwad starts writing prayers and letters of devotion to dead actor Montgomery Clift after he loses his mother. Bong Bong starts to fall away and disappear himself, torturing himself in the same way his parents were tortured.

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