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Issue #130 :: Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Top Headlines

Man Wounded In Shooting at His Residence
A Berkeley resident was shot in the shoulder as he worked at his home computer in South Berkeley, police said yesterday.

Aphrodisiacs From A to Z
Q: I want to know about aphrodisiacs. What do you think about the yohimbe bark bags that some people sell on Telegraph Avenue? Are they reliable?

Cal Braces for Hoyas
Georgetown sophomore phenom Kevin Braswell had just played the game of his life in his team's victory over Virginia in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. Trouble was, after turning in a career-best 40 points on 11-of-25 shooting from the field in 49 minutes of play, Braswell was in no condition to talk about his phenomenal performance. Instead of addressing the media, Braswell was busy trying to rehydrate with the help of an IV.

Bringing Down The House
At the end of The House of Bernarda Alba, a mother hoping to protect the image of her family spreads the rumor that her youngest daughter died a virgin. All I could think about as I was watching was how any loving mother these days would spread the opposite rumor. Other than that detail, this 1930s play written by Frederico Garcia Lorca is amazingly relevant to today's society, which reports on the daily disasters of the world but refuses to see the trouble brewing right under its nose.

News

Man Wounded In Shooting at His Residence
A Berkeley resident was shot in the shoulder as he worked at his home computer in South Berkeley, police said yesterday.

Student Robbed At Gunpoint Near Campus
A UC Berkeley student was threatened at gunpoint and robbed of his red backpack on Channing Way, police said yesterday.

Graduate Students, UC to Enter Mediation
While they prepare to enter a three-week period of mediation, the UC system and the graduate student union are reflecting on their turbulent relationship which has yet to produce a contract.

UC Faces Monitoring Of Garment Makers
While the UC system has taken a strong stance against the use of sweatshop labor in the production of apparel bearing the university logo, it now faces the challenge of monitoring garment companies, officials said yesterday.

UC Board of Regents: A History of Politics, Controversy
Editor's Note: This is the second in a five-part series examining the UC Board of Regents.

UC Labs Accused of Racial Profiling
Led by a UC Berkeley faculty member, a national advocacy group has issued a resolution calling on Asian scientists to boycott Department of Energy laboratories.

Suspect in Reddy Case Held in Custody
OAKLAND - A man who allegedly helped Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy illegally bring Indian girls into the country will spend the next few days in jail awaiting a bail hearing, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

Proposed I-80 Overpass to Connect City to Bay Trail
If all goes according to plan, Berkeley will soon have an I-80 overpass for bicyclists and pedestrians to connect to the marina and beyond.

News in Brief: Man Arrested in Gas Station Robbery, Vandalism Case
A man was arrested on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and vandalism after robbing a gas station and breaking a bus window trying to escape, police said yesterday.


Sports

Cal Braces for Hoyas
Georgetown sophomore phenom Kevin Braswell had just played the game of his life in his team's victory over Virginia in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. Trouble was, after turning in a career-best 40 points on 11-of-25 shooting from the field in 49 minutes of play, Braswell was in no condition to talk about his phenomenal performance. Instead of addressing the media, Braswell was busy trying to rehydrate with the help of an IV.

Gymnasts Perform Gallantly at League Finals
The Cal men's gymnastics team traveled all the way to Colorado this past weekend - only to fall short of the conference championship by 0.050 points.

W. GYM: Bears stop five-year skid as Pac-10's worst team
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Wells Fargo Arena was filled with yellow and red Saturday night, and the only spot of blue was a little group competing on the floor. Despite the obvious lack of fan support, though, the little blue patch of uniforms managed to attract a lot of attention in Arizona.

Athlete of the Week: Laura Kado
With a six-goal effort in the Cal women's lacrosse team's 12-3 win over Saint Mary's Saturday, Bears midfielder Laura Kado put the finishing touches on a stellar week.

Men's Track First, Women Third at UCLA Triangular
Track and field events often come down to millimeters, inches, or seconds. Victory often comes by the narrowest of margins.

Sports Brief: Netters Host BYU at Hellman Today
The Cal men's tennis team will look to stop a three-match slide when it hosts Brigham Young today at 1:30 p.m. at Hellman Tennis Center.


Arts & Entertainment

Bringing Down The House
At the end of The House of Bernarda Alba, a mother hoping to protect the image of her family spreads the rumor that her youngest daughter died a virgin. All I could think about as I was watching was how any loving mother these days would spread the opposite rumor. Other than that detail, this 1930s play written by Frederico Garcia Lorca is amazingly relevant to today's society, which reports on the daily disasters of the world but refuses to see the trouble brewing right under its nose.

Pushing Up The Daisies
The guy behind Eels - who calls himself E, just the letter, thank you very much - has not had much luck in this whole music business thing so far. Two solo albums disappeared without a trace, after which E formed the band Eels and released a pretty good record called Beautiful Freak. Mixing samples, neat cheap organ sounds, and the man's own exhausted voice, Freak failed to move many units despite the remarkable single "Novacaine For The Soul" and an aggressive marketing attack which saw the album priced as low as $6.99 at some Best Buys.

White Space