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Issue #59 :: Friday, November 5, 1999

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Researchers Track Human Organs
Researchers from UC Berkeley and Columbia University plan to launch an interdisciplinary program Monday to track the international trade of human organs.

The Killer Holiday
"He's got about a thousand records, posters, tapes and CDs. He thinks consumer culture is society's great disease ..."

Bears, Beavers Brace for Brawl
The last time the Cal football team had a winning record in the month of November, Ryan Longwell was entering his first season as the Bears' punter and place-kicker.

Killing in the Name
Although their goofy politics and silly media stunts make them sometimes seem more like cartoons than an actual band - the Marxist Monkees, as it were - the fact still remains that past the Mumia shout-outs and Che Guevara t-shirts, Rage Against The Machine are one hard-hittin' rock band. Rage have been bringing the kind of heavy-hip-rock-hop that Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock are cashing in on these days since 1993, and without any silly props like DJs or samples, either. Also unlike these bands, RATM are catchy, edgy, and often quite good.

News

Researchers Track Human Organs
Researchers from UC Berkeley and Columbia University plan to launch an interdisciplinary program Monday to track the international trade of human organs.

UC Berkeley Director of Admissions to Resign
UC Berkeley's undergraduate admissions director, whose six-year tenure coincided with the discontinuation of affirmative action at the university, will step down from his post this month.

Bill Plans to Redesign Oski's Look
In an attempt to revitalize UC Berkeley's most famous bear, the ASUC Senate approved a bill Wednesday to revamp Oski's "decrepit" getup.

Conference Reports on Human Rights
Calling themselves "witnesses" to attacks on individual liberty, UC Berkeley graduate students held a conference on campus yesterday in which they detailed their investigations of human rights violations.

Vote Outcome May Decide Site of Student Section
Editors note: This is the fourth in a week-long series examining the ramifications of an increase in student fees for athletics and recreation.

DE-Cal Class Explores Forensics
Crime-solving and murder investigations are not what usually come to mind when students think of anthropology, which is why the Introduction to Forensic Remains class is an interesting addition to the anthropology department.

ASUC Endorses UCSA Agenda
Although the ASUC Senate registered its dissatisfaction with the UC Student Association's priorities this year - especially the lack of attention paid to student financial concerns - it voted Wednesday to support the organization's agenda.

News in Brief: ASUC Fixes Accounting Error
The ASUC underestimated the Senate Contingency Fund by more than $70,000 because of an accounting error, Finance Officer Richard Park reported Wednesday.


Sports

Bears, Beavers Brace for Brawl
The last time the Cal football team had a winning record in the month of November, Ryan Longwell was entering his first season as the Bears' punter and place-kicker.

Polo Looks to SoCal Trip for Momentum
That's how long before the Cal men's water polo team faces its toughest challenge of the 1999 campaign - the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament, whose winner will earn a berth in the NCAA Championships.

Spikers to Host USC, UCLA
If anything can be said about the 1999 editions of the USC and UCLA volleyball teams, it's that both squads are focused on dethroning defending conference champion Stanford.

Coaches Talk Hoops at Pac-10 Conference
LOS ANGELES - Reporters from all over the West Coast flocked to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel yesterday to hear Pac-10 basketball coaches make preliminary announcements about the status of their 1999-2000 squads.

Sports Briefs: Swimmers Face Packed Schedule
Cal's Spieker Pool plays host to several different competitions this weekend. The Cal men's swimming team competes against Cal State Bakersfield today before facing No. 3 Texas tomorrow.

Letters to Sports: Patience is a Virtue
It is very interesting to see the comments of many current students; they appear to be just as simultaneously frustrated and hopeful with the current football team as many of my classmates were over 10 years ago. However, I must admit to being more than a little surprised at the level of rhetoric that is being bandied about.


Arts & Entertainment

Killing in the Name
Although their goofy politics and silly media stunts make them sometimes seem more like cartoons than an actual band - the Marxist Monkees, as it were - the fact still remains that past the Mumia shout-outs and Che Guevara t-shirts, Rage Against The Machine are one hard-hittin' rock band. Rage have been bringing the kind of heavy-hip-rock-hop that Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock are cashing in on these days since 1993, and without any silly props like DJs or samples, either. Also unlike these bands, RATM are catchy, edgy, and often quite good.

In Sickness And In Health
The theatrics of marriage have long been the fodder of the Hollywood comedy. Aimed at those who understand the trials and tribulations of the experience, many can find humor in seeing people suffer through the same humiliation and fear that they also went through. And so, in this grand tradition, a film glorifying the fear of the proposal and the commitment is thrown at us, with the unusually clever name of The Bachelor.

The Whole of The Law

[Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 403 pages; $27]

re:CALENDAR
Sunny-Side Up MATRIX 180 exhibit by Tobias Rehberger, through Nov. 14, $4-$6, UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.

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