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Issue #118 :: Friday, March 3, 2000

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Civil Rights Proponent Says Gaps Still Exist
Americans have a fundamental obligation to bridge the "economic apartheid" separating the haves from the have-nots, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said during an interview on campus yesterday.

PP
All right. Back from sex-break, feeling good. Not that I need to take my mind out of the gutter yet - today's topic is People's Park. I once thought of People's Park as some important part of Berkeley's history, worth keeping regardless of the fact that few people actually use it or enjoy its presence. After four years as a UC Berkeley student, I have come around in my thinking. People's Park should not be kept as it is.

Bears Implode in Haas Debacle
Last night's Cal-UCLA basketball game boiled down to just a few discrepancies.

Madonna's Next Best Movie
The best Madonna movies are the ones in which she plays characters that we believe are Madonna in real life. Desperately Seeking Susan chronicled the spunky Madonna of the '80s, Truth Or Dare showcased the bittersweet life of her stardom on tour and Body Of Evidence gave us the insane nymphomaniac we once believed her to be. It is only fitting then that The Next Best Thing brings us Madonna's next best film role - as the yoga-practicing single mother we have watched her become in real life.

News

Civil Rights Proponent Says Gaps Still Exist
Americans have a fundamental obligation to bridge the "economic apartheid" separating the haves from the have-nots, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said during an interview on campus yesterday.

Landlords' Lawyers Refute Sex Charges
Lawyers for Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy and his son Vijay Kumar Lakireddy have released a torrent of refutations against federal charges alleging they arranged illegal immigrations of Indian girls for sex.

E-Health Summit Highlights Technology's Societal Role
Technology has the potential to bridge an expanding gap between social classes, a roundtable of prominent executives, government and academic leaders said on campus yesterday.

Regents: One Student 'Adequate'
Editor's Note: This is the last in a

Graduate Assembly Passes Initiative on ASUC Funds
The Graduate Assembly passed an initiative last night allowing students to vote on a proposition that would give the assembly a large chunk of ASUC money.

Activists Picket Meeting of Local Tritium Task Force
Community activists, some of them clad in costumes and others bearing musical instruments, picketed a meeting of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Tritium Sampling Task Force on Wednesday night.

Republican Candidates Share Educational Policies
In four days, California voters will have the opportunity to vote for Texas Gov. George W. Bush or Arizona Sen. John McCain, both of whom share traditional Republican values when it comes to higher education.

Labor Federation Sues Office Depot
Representatives of an umbrella union said yesterday they are suing Office Depot for anti-union discrimination and urging the UC system - its fourth largest investor - to instigate policy changes.

News in Brief: ASUC Official Quits, Says Senate Unproductive
ASUC Senator Ivan Jen resigned from the senate Wednesday, citing frustration with the student government's focus on "political games."


Sports

Bears Implode in Haas Debacle
Last night's Cal-UCLA basketball game boiled down to just a few discrepancies.

Gadzuric key factor in Bruin's amazing comeback victory
With a little over two minutes remaining in last night's game against UCLA, Bruins center Dan Gadzuric did something he hadn't done much of all night.

Cal Headed for Southland
The Cal women's basketball team didn't expect to embark on its final road trip of the season with a 4-10 conference mark.

Baseball Hopes Hitting Will Heat Up
Mike Tonis witnessed something very unusual Tuesday. He saw game-winning home run that lifted the Cal baseball team over No. 19 Fresno State.

Bears Trek to Desert to Face Wildcats, Devils
For the Cal women's tennis team, records can be deceiving - the Bears are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-10.

Sports Briefs: Gymnasts Flying High After Stellar Week
The Cal women's gymnastics team will try to close out its home season with a victory tonight at Haas Pavilion, where the Bears will host the Cal Invitational at 7:30 p.m.


Arts & Entertainment

Madonna's Next Best Movie
The best Madonna movies are the ones in which she plays characters that we believe are Madonna in real life. Desperately Seeking Susan chronicled the spunky Madonna of the '80s, Truth Or Dare showcased the bittersweet life of her stardom on tour and Body Of Evidence gave us the insane nymphomaniac we once believed her to be. It is only fitting then that The Next Best Thing brings us Madonna's next best film role - as the yoga-practicing single mother we have watched her become in real life.

Successful Experiment
Although I've been aware of their existence for a quite a while, I never got Man Or Astro-Man? until quite recently. I was reading an interview somewhere - their interviews are always quite amusing, as you would expect from a band that rabidly contests that they are not humans playing guitars but space aliens using sonic transducers disguised as guitars - which mentioned in passing that the Man Or Astro-Man? mothership initially crashed in Alabama.

The Once Over Twice
X always had a populist slant. The rockabilly/punk act always sang about the concerns of the common man on their records, from landlord issues to "Adult Books." Although the band doesn't play live much these days, when they do, they give the people what they want. Bassist/singer John Doe, singer Exene Cervenka, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake are now thankfully reunited with original guitarist and surf god Billy Zoom, and Wednesday night at Slim's they played as if they were back in their heyday, selecting for their set the best songs from their best albums.

re:Calendar
Women at the Millennium (Fe)Mail Art Show, 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, free, 3335 Dwinelle Hall. 642-4786.

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