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Issue #101 :: Friday, February 11, 2000

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ASUC Pays Back Accumulated Debt
After years of struggling to repay a $6 million debt, the ASUC is now debt-free with a $3 million yearly budget, and student groups are expected to reap the benefits.

Drugs
One time on a bus in Berkeley I saw this advertisement: "Just because you survived drugs doesn't mean your kids will." Underneath the words was a picture of two red dice, rolled up in snake eyes. Instead of single dots on the dice, there were big fat skulls, implying (in case you missed it) that drugs are a dangerous gamble and the parent reading the ad was lucky not to have lost out in his or her youth.

Bears Gnaw Out Win Over Beavers
The Cal men's basketball team assumed a commanding 18-point lead with seven minutes remaining in the second half last night against Oregon State.

A Place In The Sun
The Beach is paradise lost and found. A soul-searching tourist, Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), journeys to an idyllic island, sprinkled with sugar-white sand and lapped by a clear water lagoon, only to arrive at the darkness of his heart.

News

ASUC Pays Back Accumulated Debt
After years of struggling to repay a $6 million debt, the ASUC is now debt-free with a $3 million yearly budget, and student groups are expected to reap the benefits.

Conference Highlights Internet Technology
As they trumpeted a future in which the Internet controls nearly every aspect of human life, UC Berkeley's computer scientists were quick to emphasize yesterday that the Web's future is sure to be mostly secure - even with this week's barrage of hacker attacks.

Internet Tax Sparks Debate in Community
The Berkeley City Council's passage this week of a measure calling for Internet sales taxation has sparked debate among city officials and local residents.

Officials Evaluate UC Campus Facilities
High-ranking UC officials came to campus yesterday to examine the merits of future plans to expand and improve facilities at UC schools.

Architecture Students Pursue Their Dreams in the Studio
The dream is simple for UC Berkeley architecture student Mike Tadros.

News in Brief: University Officials Raise UC Employees' Salaries
UC officials and the Coalition of University Employees said they expect to wrap up a three-day period of negotiations over a new contract today.


Sports

Bears Gnaw Out Win Over Beavers
The Cal men's basketball team assumed a commanding 18-point lead with seven minutes remaining in the second half last night against Oregon State.

Women's Hoops Has Debacle of An Evening
The Cal women's basketball team had a record-breaking night yesterday against Oregon State.

Cal Goes For Canada's Elite
After recording four straight wins against unworthy opponents to open the season, the Cal rugby team has its work cut out for it tomorrow.

Swimmers Will Test Stanford Numbers
University chroniclers will open the history books once again and wait with pens poised as the epic struggle of cross-Bay rivals begins a new chapter this weekend.

Sports Briefs: Baseball Rushing to Stop Skid Against 'Niners
Following its 8-3 loss to St. Mary's Wednesday, the Cal baseball team will continue its seven-game sojourn away from Evans Diamond when it travels to Long Beach State this weekend.


Arts & Entertainment

A Place In The Sun
The Beach is paradise lost and found. A soul-searching tourist, Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), journeys to an idyllic island, sprinkled with sugar-white sand and lapped by a clear water lagoon, only to arrive at the darkness of his heart.

The Mouse That Roared
Now that the Dismemberment Plan have escaped unscathed from their major-label nightmare, it's time to wholeheartedly start worrying about Modest Mouse. What on earth would any major label want with this band? Why on earth would this band want a major label? Does anyone besides me recognize the absurdity of a group whose best moments tend to be seven-minute spazzathons and whose catchiest chorus came on a song called "Convenient Parking" giving up the safe confines of indiedom for a big, mean corporation?

Tickle Me Tigger
Walt Disney's The Tigger Movie may be the greatest date movie since Pokemon: The First Movie - assuming your date is a four-year-old. This is a G-rated children's cartoon, cute and innocent for the Nickelodeon and Cookie Crisp cereal crowd, so don't expect the precociousness of Toy Story or the pop culture savvy appeal of Aladdin.

re:CALENDAR
Artist's talk with Peter Doig, noon, Wednesday, Feb. 16, free with museum admission, UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Durant Ave. 643-8584.

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