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Issue #125 :: Tuesday, March 14, 2000

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UC Student Union Members to Strike
Graduate student instructors at eight UC campuses, including UC Berkeley, are expected to strike Friday over alleged unfair labor practices committed by the university.

Coming Soon to a Bedroom Near You
Q: I have been sexually active for six months now, and I have never had an orgasm. Why don't I have orgasms? How do I know if I'm having one? What can I do to have an orgasm? Is there something wrong with me? My boyfriend thinks I'm not satisfied. I enjoy it but never had an orgasm. Please help.

Stanley Era Ends After Four Years
Marianne Stanley resigned from her position as the Cal women's basketball head coach after meeting with Athletic Department officials yesterday morning.

Constructing Abstractions
Throwing dancers off the sides of skyscrapers is not out of the question for Trisha Brown, the renowned choreographer who brought her company to Zellerbach Hall for two performances last weekend. In fact it was just such an activity in the early '60s that brought attention to Brown in the first place. It is this ability to look at dance through a totally different and original perspective that distinguishes her as a choreographer.

News

UC Student Union Members to Strike
Graduate student instructors at eight UC campuses, including UC Berkeley, are expected to strike Friday over alleged unfair labor practices committed by the university.

Firm Protests Handling of Telephone Contract
A global communications company filed a protest with the city of Berkeley yesterday, arguing a request for proposals for a telephone system contract was worded so that no applicants could meet its criteria.

Affirmative Action Debate Continues
Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining the ramifications of the ban on affirmative action.

Former University Medalist Loses Battle With Cancer
The campus community commemorated Sunday the death of a former University Medalist who succumbed to skin cancer after a long battle with the disease. He was 24.

Sale of Alcohol Raises Concern
Two measures slated to appear before the Berkeley City Council tonight aim to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city.

Police Investigate Weekend Robberies
Two robberies occurred in Berkeley over the weekend, police said, one of which involved stolen money, and the other stolen pizzas.

Planned GSI Strike Provokes Reactions
Students and faculty members reacted yesterday to the announcement that graduate student instructors plan to strike.

News in Brief: UC Students Attend State Conference on Research
Undergraduates from several UC campuses traveled to Sacramento yesterday to talk to state legislators about the impact university research has had on the state.


Sports

Stanley Era Ends After Four Years
Marianne Stanley resigned from her position as the Cal women's basketball head coach after meeting with Athletic Department officials yesterday morning.

Lampley Takes the Lead
The youthful exuberance isn't gone. An emphatic jam, tough turnaround or improbable win will usually bring it out.

Tennis Nets Win Over the Tribe
Often times a team can get used to sitting back and letting its top players carry the squad.

Errors End Tourney For Softball
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - You can try to sugar coat it. . .

Athlete of the Week: Michael Ashe
Freshman gymnastics sensation Michael Ashe crushed the competition this past weekend at the UCSB Invitational by scoring 9.900 and above on three different events.

Sports Briefs: Men's Tennis Takes Part in Tourney
This past weekend, members of the Cal men's tennis team participated in the 111th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships in La Jolla, Calif.


Arts & Entertainment

Constructing Abstractions
Throwing dancers off the sides of skyscrapers is not out of the question for Trisha Brown, the renowned choreographer who brought her company to Zellerbach Hall for two performances last weekend. In fact it was just such an activity in the early '60s that brought attention to Brown in the first place. It is this ability to look at dance through a totally different and original perspective that distinguishes her as a choreographer.

Depp's Ninth
I dragged my friend to see The Ninth Gate with me and all she could talk about afterwards were Emmanuelle Seigner's bushy eyebrows and the temptation to pluck them with a pair of garden shears. I looked her straight in the eye and said, "there was a woman in that movie?" Clearly, I only have eyes for Johnny.

Blind, But Not Deaf
There's no one-hit wondering how Third Eye Blind continues to sweep away audiences, because this San Francisco quartet rocks any venue they visit. I've seen other 3EB shows at San Jose State, the Greek Theatre and Spreckel's Theatre (San Diego); and last Tuesday and Wednesday, they made the Warfield Theatre a home for screaming fans.

White Space