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Issue #145 :: Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Top Headlines

Cal Officials Hire Coach
The Cal athletic department ended more than a month of speculation yesterday when it named Caren Horstmeyer the new head women's basketball coach of the Bears.

Unspeakable Acts
Why is it that when I walk home at night, I walk in the middle of the street, humming loudly, holding my keys splayed out between my fingers? Sure, I worry about being mugged, but it's the possibility of rape that is foremost on my mind during those lonely trips in the dark. Why wouldn't I have my guard up similarly on a date, when I know that I'm more likely to be sexually assaulted by an acquaintance than by a stranger?

Cal Welcomes Aboard New Coach
It may not have hit Caren Horstmeyer already, but it started to yesterday afternoon as she stood bathed in the late-afternoon sun coming through a window in the Walter Haas Club Room inside of Haas Pavilion.

A People's Exhibit
The new exhibit at the UC Berkeley Art Museum showcases photographs taken in China from the past 50 years. Consisting mostly of black and white pictures, China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic demonstrates the country's dual nature of tradition often clashing with revolution.

News

Cal Officials Hire Coach
The Cal athletic department ended more than a month of speculation yesterday when it named Caren Horstmeyer the new head women's basketball coach of the Bears.

GSIs to Strike if Mediation not Renewed
Graduate student instructors at the eight undergraduate UC campuses have cancelled classes today in anticipation of a strike.

Charismatic University Professor Passes On
Sherwood Washburn, a university professor of anthropology emeritus lauded as much for his spellbinding teaching style as his pioneering research on race and the field of physical anthropology, died Sunday at Alta Bates Medical Center. He was 88.

Christian T-shirts Stimulate Debate
Students from 12 Christian campus groups yesterday donned bright orange T-shirts that read, "I agree with Paul" as part of a religious campaign sweeping universities across the nation.

Residents Comment On Station StationHills Fire Staation
The Berkeley Fire Department plans to hold a meeting tonight to give residents a chance to voice their concerns and offer input about a new fire station proposed for the Berkeley Hills.

Football Recruit Found Dead Over Weekend
Cal football recruit Mario Hagan was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon, according to media reports from his home town in Las Vegas. He was 17.

Rental Facility Employees Held Up by Armed Robber
A U-Haul rental facility in West Berkeley was robbed at gunpoint, police said yesterday.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley's Redesigned Web Site Unveiled
UC Berkeley unveiled early yesterday morning a new, revamped Web site designed to lure prospective students to the university.


Sports

Cal Welcomes Aboard New Coach
It may not have hit Caren Horstmeyer already, but it started to yesterday afternoon as she stood bathed in the late-afternoon sun coming through a window in the Walter Haas Club Room inside of Haas Pavilion.

Bears Ink Younger Hughes
The Cal men's basketball team took its first step toward solidifying next season's front line by signing prep Gabriel Hughes to a National Letter of Intent yesterday.

Crew Tops U.S. National Squad
Can the Cal men's crew repeat as national champions?

Asmerom Shatters Cal Mark
The Cal track and field team must have paid attention in kindergarten. In the last few weeks the Bears have shown that they learned a very important lesson - how to share.

Athlete of the Week: David Weiner
After Friday's loss to No. 19 USC brought the Cal baseball team's Pac-10 record below .500, Cal needed someone to step up and keep the team's playoff hopes alive.


Arts & Entertainment

A People's Exhibit
The new exhibit at the UC Berkeley Art Museum showcases photographs taken in China from the past 50 years. Consisting mostly of black and white pictures, China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic demonstrates the country's dual nature of tradition often clashing with revolution.

Hello and Goodbye
People may come to UC Berkeley for the engineering college or to get involved in radical politics, but people do not necessarily come to campus to be singers. BareStage Production's final show of the season, Hello Again, makes it painfully clear why.

White Space