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Issue #133 :: Friday, March 24, 2000

Top Headlines

Alleged Hacker Faces Charges
A Berkeley resident has been arrested in connection with hacking into the computer systems of several national laboratories and government agencies, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco said yesterday.

Drink, Drank, Drunk
Ah. Alcohol. Social evil, social wonder. I remember when I was but a lad my father called me into his den, turned off the television and picked me up. To me he then gave advice for growing; he said, "Brook, someday you'll be so drunk you'll wish you were dead."

Love and Record
The best thing about High Fidelity is that it doesn't dumb its subject matter down. The professionals in this film speak at a level of complexity that only experts will understand. Quite a few of the gags in this film went right over the heads of most of the audience.

Cal Faces Familiar Challenge in N.C.
Ben Braun keeps getting this nightmare.

News

Alleged Hacker Faces Charges
A Berkeley resident has been arrested in connection with hacking into the computer systems of several national laboratories and government agencies, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco said yesterday.

Alumni Help Celebrate UC Berkeley's Charter Day
Sporting blue birthday hats and eating frosted cupcakes, faculty and alumni turned out yesterday to celebrate UC Berkeley's 132nd birthday.

Speaker Addresses Human Rights
Human rights abuses are directly connected to the degradation of natural resources, a renowned political activist said during his Charter Day speech yesterday.

Company to Take Over Bear's Lair
A board of university and student officials is expected to sign a contract with a new company to renovate and manage the Bear's Lair, threatening to displace a cluster of family-owned restaurants.

ASUC Contributes More Funds to Spring Concert
The ASUC Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to pour another $15,000 into a spring concert, bringing its total investment in the event to $50,000.

Five Years Later, Spotlight Still Focused on Connerly
Editor's Note: This is the last in a five-part series examining the UC Board of Regents.

Only in Berkeley
The newest ad for California cheese: "Cheese - The Only Thing Berkeley Doesn't Protest."

Council to Vote on Limiting Alcohol Outlets
The City Council is expected to debate next week the merits of trying to limit alcohol outlets in South and Southwest Berkeley, a measure that one council member called "useless."

Popularity of Poetry Slams Revives 'Open Mic' Sessions
Poetry slams, since their birth in the mid-1980s, have fought to bring popularity back to a genre that has been, as one slam poet says, "seemingly lifeless since the Beat generation."

News in Brief: National Wheelchair Basketball Teams Compete in Tournament
Sixteen teams from across the nation are expected to be on campus this weekend to compete in the eighth annual National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.


Sports

Cal Faces Familiar Challenge in N.C.
Ben Braun keeps getting this nightmare.

Baseball Hosts Hot ASU
When a team begins to show progress, the last thing it wants to do is venture into a hostile environment that could threaten to damage the confidence it has built.

Women's Polo Faces Powers Over Break
Ahhh, Spring Break. The time of year that every college student looks forward to.

Cal Begins Search for Stanley's Replacement
Almost two weeks after the resignation of Cal women's basketball head coach Marianne Stanley, the athletic department has begun to search in earnest for her successor.

Wanted: Coach, Diplomat
She had 380 career victories, three national championships and a .718 winning percentage.

Sports Briefs: Women's Lacrosse Recovers Against Howard
The Cal women's lacrosse team defeated visiting Howard University, 15-4, yesterday at Memorial Stadium.


Arts & Entertainment

Love and Record
The best thing about High Fidelity is that it doesn't dumb its subject matter down. The professionals in this film speak at a level of complexity that only experts will understand. Quite a few of the gags in this film went right over the heads of most of the audience.

Wherefore Art Thou, Asskicking?
The title of the newest movie by Joel Silver (producer of The Matrix) is one which brings a whole lot of expectations. I mean, if a film's called Romeo Must Die then Romeo has to die, right? In modern America there aren't a whole lot of fellows named Romeo, so the title obviously refers to Shakespeare's early masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet, right? Without the death of Juliet and her Romeo, Romeo and Juliet would have, instead of being Shakespeare's best known work, been ranked down there with Cymbeline, right? In order to have a proper adaptation of the work, Romeo just better hunker down and die. As West Side Story proved, you can replace two families with two races and let Juliet live and still gain popular acceptance and approval, but Romeo must absolutely die. No doubt about it.

Changing Stations
What a joy it is to have one's expectations exceeded. AM/FM, parallel project of Franklin guitarist and sometime Rocket-Fuel scribe Brian Sokel, falls into none of the usual "side band" traps. Audiot recalls older sounds without falling into limp genre exercise, dabbles in sampling without abandoning songform, and plays to Sokel's chief strengths without repeating itself.

re:Calendar
"Gay & Lesbian Family Night at the Y" presented by Our Family - The Gay & Lesbian Family Group and The Berkeley YMCA, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 25, free, Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. RSVP 665-3238.

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