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Issue #143 :: Friday, April 14, 2000

Top Headlines

High Tritium Levels Trouble Local Schools
The Alameda County Board of Education approved this week a moratorium on public school visits to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory due to toxic levels of the radioactive element tritium.

From the Mouth of the Bear
In honor of Cal Day, better and better each year, today's research piece will be about some of the most colorful history surrounding our university: traditions and anecdotes. It's not all going to fit, but some is better than none, eh?

49ers Could Pick O'Neal
SANTA CLARA - Bill Walsh has been doing this for so long that it is not hard to see how he earned the moniker 'The Genius.' When the San Francisco 49ers General Manager is in his element, he embodies the word.

Anthems to Ailey
If dance is the manifestation of the spirit, then Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings this spirit to life like no other dance company can. With two different programs this week at Zellerbach, the Ailey Company shares their amazing gifts of soul and beauty through inspiring works by several different choreographers. For dancers and non-dancers alike, the event of seeing an Ailey performance is an exhilarating, life-affirming experience that can't be passed up.

News

High Tritium Levels Trouble Local Schools
The Alameda County Board of Education approved this week a moratorium on public school visits to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory due to toxic levels of the radioactive element tritium.

Measure Aids Seniors, Disabled Tenants
The Berkeley City Council came to a surprising consensus Tuesday night when it unanimously agreed to place a rent eviction measure on the November ballot.

Campaign Spending May Bring Suit Against ASUC
A former ASUC senator said yesterday he may file a suit with the judicial council that could invalidate this year's elections.

California Treasurer Warns of Divisions
The California treasurer warned yesterday that the state's recent economic boom has created a dangerously divided society - one where the rich are able to take advantage of the economic boom and the other where prosperity continues to spiral out of reach for the poor.

Graduate Student Mediation Period Lengthens
Mediation between the UC system and the graduate student union was extended once again, a spokesperson for the university announced yesterday.


Sports

49ers Could Pick O'Neal
SANTA CLARA - Bill Walsh has been doing this for so long that it is not hard to see how he earned the moniker 'The Genius.' When the San Francisco 49ers General Manager is in his element, he embodies the word.

Kasser Says Hoops Hiring Is Imminent
The Cal athletic department may name a new head women's basketball coach as early as today, a high-ranking official said yesterday.

Baseball Continues Push to Playoffs
Xavier Nady's mind is occupied by a record.

Cal Begins Title Defense
It's hard to argue with a man about coaching techniques when he has led his team to nine consecutive national titles. It's especially hard when that man is well over six feet tall and looks like he should be out on the field playing instead of on the sideline coaching.

Tennis Wants Sweep Of Arizona Schools
Last time the Cal women's tennis team faced off against Arizona State, the Bears suffered what some would call a self-inflicted loss.

Cal Hopes to Dominate in Desert
For the second time this season, the Cal men's tennis team will look to use the Arizona schools to fatten up its win total.


Arts & Entertainment

Anthems to Ailey
If dance is the manifestation of the spirit, then Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings this spirit to life like no other dance company can. With two different programs this week at Zellerbach, the Ailey Company shares their amazing gifts of soul and beauty through inspiring works by several different choreographers. For dancers and non-dancers alike, the event of seeing an Ailey performance is an exhilarating, life-affirming experience that can't be passed up.

Chop the Insanity
Prepare to name that Huey Lewis tune as a victim catches an axe with his face. The frolicking that The Wedding Singer did with '80s nostalgia is titty-twisted with pliers in the vicious satire American Psycho. Conceived almost a decade ago by Less Than Zero writer Bret Easton Ellis, the novel eventually crept into the right hands. Director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol) and writer Guinevere Turner together paint an excellent pitch-black psychocomedy.

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