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Issue #886 :: Thursday, February 26, 2004

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ASUC Leaders Make Effort to Change Conduct Code Revisions
ASUC leaders are making a final push today to change proposed revisions to the Student Code of Conduct that dramatically change how students can defend themselves in student disciplinary hearings.

A Commuter's Manifesto
The distinction between Southern and Northern California can be startling for a newcomer. Confronted by gold teeth, gray skies and the word "hella," a recent transplant may be tempted to take refuge in their car and head down PCH. But it's not like home here. For the past three years, funded by emergency loans and a job at the transportation library, I have studied the NorCal driver, Automobilius Imbecilius, in its natural habitat. After commuting daily over the Carquinez Bridge, summer school in Davis and weekend bashes in Santa Cruz, I have compiled a massive index of data, presented here for your benefit.

Tamir To Go Milestone, Duck Hunting
Amit Tamir has had his share of ups and downs as a member of the Cal men's basketball team. In tonight's game against Oregon at Haas Pavilion, he has a chance for one of the biggest ups of his career.

Local Band Safeway Gives Their Best
By day, Safeway singer/songwriter Dave Bartels is a 21-year-old junior majoring in art and minoring in music. He's proud to be from Laguna Beach, and gestures "O.C." with his hands as he describes the town's Orange County location. When rocking out, he goes by the name "Primo Taglio."

News

ASUC Leaders Make Effort to Change Conduct Code Revisions
ASUC leaders are making a final push today to change proposed revisions to the Student Code of Conduct that dramatically change how students can defend themselves in student disciplinary hearings.

Proposed State Budget Slices Into Financial Aid
Sophomore Wally Knott would not have been able to come to UC Berkeley without full financial aid. But he still has to apply for e-loans and budget appeals just to pay his rent.

State Democratic Chair Pushes for Party Unity
California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres predicted two years ago that former Gov. Gray Davis would someday be president of the United States.

City Measure Could Cut Back on Costly Runoff Elections
A new City Council measure may save Berkeley hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating some runoff elections and the costly preparations involved, if it passes in the March 2 elections.

Comic Artist Draws on Work for Healing
When Art Spiegelman's mother committed suicide, he drew a comic about it.

City May Extend Smoking Ban to Area Around Bus Stops, Shelters
Already banned from smoking within 20 feet of public buildings, smokers in the city of Berkeley may also be banned from smoking within 20 feet of all bus stops and shelters, City Council members decided Tuesday night.

News in Brief
City to Start Building

Correction
Tuesday's article "Ailing County Medical Centers Look to Tax Increase for Cure" incorrectly called the League of Women Voters the Women's League of Voters.


Sports

Tamir To Go Milestone, Duck Hunting
Amit Tamir has had his share of ups and downs as a member of the Cal men's basketball team. In tonight's game against Oregon at Haas Pavilion, he has a chance for one of the biggest ups of his career.

Athlete of the Week
The Cal baseball team has not had a no-hitter by one pitcher in nearly 38 years.

Tournament Choices Still Very Uncertain
Everybody knows there is parity when it comes to Pac-10 men's basketball.

With 2003 Win Total, Cal Heads North
When Cal women's basketball began its season with eight wins in 10 contests, the Bears seemed poised to improve upon last year's 10-19 overall record.

Women's Golf Finishes a Distant Fourth in Tourney
The No. 6 Cal women's golf team ended this week's Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. in fourth place, shooting a 9-over par 293 yesterday to finish at 32-over par.


Arts & Entertainment

Local Band Safeway Gives Their Best
By day, Safeway singer/songwriter Dave Bartels is a 21-year-old junior majoring in art and minoring in music. He's proud to be from Laguna Beach, and gestures "O.C." with his hands as he describes the town's Orange County location. When rocking out, he goes by the name "Primo Taglio."

Theater Founder Let There Be Aurora
Aurora means light. But for Aurora Theatre Company founder and artistic director Barbara Oliver, the name has a much more meaningful beginning. The first play for which she was artistic director, "Dear Master," was based on the correspondence between Aurore Dupin, a life-loving novelist, and Gustave Flaubert, author of "Madam Bovary."

‘Dancing' Plays Dirty With New ‘Re-Imagining'
With all these prequels and sequels and now fractions ("Lion King 1 1/2"), moviegoers have to wonder: does Hollywood have any new stories to tell?

All That Glitters Is Not Gold on Oscar Night
You're glued to the TV Sunday night, watching the glamorous stars parade down the red carpet. Ooh, did you see Nicole Kidman's dress? What did Renée Zellweger do to her hair? Whoa, Johnny Depp!

Film Penetrates the Darkness in Search for Thruth
Much darker than the abysses into which Chinese coal miners descend is the corruption of the quasi-legal capitalists that employ these desperate rural youth and when necessary, cover-up accidental deaths before quickly recruiting new workers. After all, as one character in Li Yang's "Blind Shaft" notes, the last thing China needs to worry about is running out of people to put to work.

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