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Issue #567 :: Friday, August 23, 2002

Top Headlines

Finally, a Response
When I left Chicago for California, my friends warned me about the pot-smoking tree-huggers I would encounter in Berkeley. They cautioned me that a home-grown, down-to-earth Midwestern kid like myself wouldn't stand a chance out there in commie country. "People over there like to recycle, care about the environment and will start a protest if you so much as step on their shoes," they informed me.

Campus Scrambles as Strike Nears
With 1,300 clerical workers, approximately 550 lecturers and over 50 nurses on strike, the first few days of the fall semester at UC Berkeley may not run as smoothly as administrators had hoped.

Woman on Top Position Variation Number Four
Max, the arts editor, wanted me to write some kind of "summer wrap-up" thing, something where I hung my own personal issues on the peg of this season's film releases. No dice. I tried it out a couple of times and it came out deadly awkward.

Berdahl Denounces Racial Privacy Initiative
Chancellor Robert Berdahl spoke out against the Racial Privacy Initiative yesterday, among other issues he discussed in his annual press conference.

News

Correction
The photo caption on the front page of Tuesday's paper should have said Eddie Kim conducts the Cal Band, not Eddie Kum.

Feature Photo: Breaking It Down


News in Brief: School District Converts Computer Systems
Berkeley Unified School District's conversion to new accounting and data management systems has been smooth, officials announced at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.

Student Groups Attempt to Woo New Recruits at 'Chaotic' Event
Incoming students are bombarded by flyers and pamphlets as they stroll across Memorial Glade. Student group leaders call out to the incoming freshmen, drawing them in to adorn tattered sign-up sheets with their signatures. It's called Calapalooza.

Nonprofit Drops Lawsuit Against UC in Settlement
After a year of legal battles with the UC Board of Regents, a Berkeley nonprofit organization announced Tuesday that it settled its lawsuit for lease violations against UC.

Berdahl Denounces Racial Privacy Initiative
Chancellor Robert Berdahl spoke out against the Racial Privacy Initiative yesterday, among other issues he discussed in his annual press conference.

Campus Scrambles as Strike Nears
With 1,300 clerical workers, approximately 550 lecturers and over 50 nurses on strike, the first few days of the fall semester at UC Berkeley may not run as smoothly as administrators had hoped.


Arts & Entertainment

Woman on Top Position Variation Number Four
Max, the arts editor, wanted me to write some kind of "summer wrap-up" thing, something where I hung my own personal issues on the peg of this season's film releases. No dice. I tried it out a couple of times and it came out deadly awkward.

Music Review: Macadocious Nutt


Music Review: Frank Black


Music Review: Mekons


Music Review: Interpol


'Shit Hot' East Bay Experimentation
Those Berkeley students and faculty, as well as any of the local residents, who find themselves appreciative of that often hard-to-define, well-nigh categorically subversive genre of 'experimental' or 'conceptual' art generally have had few-when any at all-available outlets to see and/or "experience" such works here in Berkeley apart from the University's own Berkeley Art Museum and on-campus galleries like the Worth Ryder in Kroeber Hall.


Opinion

Finally, a Response
When I left Chicago for California, my friends warned me about the pot-smoking tree-huggers I would encounter in Berkeley. They cautioned me that a home-grown, down-to-earth Midwestern kid like myself wouldn't stand a chance out there in commie country. "People over there like to recycle, care about the environment and will start a protest if you so much as step on their shoes," they informed me.

White Space