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Issue #150 :: Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Top Headlines

Crime on Campus Decreases
Violent crime on the UC Berkeley campus declined last year, bringing it to its lowest levels in a decade, police said yesterday.

Power Play
Q: I'm freaked out because I'm attracted to hurting women or causing them pain, or having sex with them against their will. I would never ever do this in reality, but I feel like just wanting to makes me a bad person. Am I? Do I need counseling?

Cal Names New Soccer Coach
The Cal Athletic Department ended more than four months of uncertainty for the Cal men's soccer team yesterday when it named Southern Methodist assistant coach Kevin Grimes the Bears' new head coach.

Let This Play Not Live Long!
Suffering from some sort of crises back at home, a woman heads to Africa to do volunteer work. During her journey she confronts life and death, her relationship with God, her whiteness and her ultimate need to express herself. Sound familiar? It should, because Americans have been doing this kind of find-yourself-in-your-travels thing for years. The new play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Let My Enemy Live Long!, tackles no new ground with its theme or its insights on this subject.

News

Crime on Campus Decreases
Violent crime on the UC Berkeley campus declined last year, bringing it to its lowest levels in a decade, police said yesterday.

New Law Clinic to Focus On Field of Technology
UC Berkeley has created a pioneer law clinic that hopes to address high-tech issues and guard the public against the "dark side" of Silicon Valley, a law school spokesperson said yesterday.

Ground Broken for Community Playing Field
Berkeley community members and city staff gathered in West Berkeley yesterday to witness the groundbreaking of a long-awaited sports playing field.

Sketches May Help Identify Witnesses
Berkeley police said yesterday they have released sketches of three men who may have information about the case of wealthy Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy.

Plaintiffs Seek More Hearing-Imparied Students to Testify
Members of a federal class-action lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents are seeking additional plaintiffs in their ongoing suit.

Supreme Court Ruling Key in UC Lawsuit
The outcome of a pending lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents may hinge on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that could prevent public colleges and universities from being sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Fires at Berkeley High Cause Relocation
Berkeley High School students returned from spring break yesterday to find that some of their classes affected by a recent fire had been moved to portable buildings.

News in Brief: West Berkeley Hotel Robbed
The Ramada Inn on University Avenue was robbed at gunpoint, police said yesterday.

Open Minds Think Alike
This is a response to a recent opinion piece that criticizes Paul Week ("'Paul' Week: a Request for Thought Police," April 20). The author, Keith Chan, says that "Many participants in Paul Week have used questionable methods to convince fellow students of their views." Excuse me, but I have not seen any such thing.


Sports

Cal Names New Soccer Coach
The Cal Athletic Department ended more than four months of uncertainty for the Cal men's soccer team yesterday when it named Southern Methodist assistant coach Kevin Grimes the Bears' new head coach.

Bears Slug, Sting Hornets
The scene in the locker room was pretty upbeat last night after the Cal baseball team arrived back on campus and fully unloaded their equipment at around 8 p.m.

Crew Upset By Tough Trip
The pressure of being a top-5 team could be getting to the Cal women's crew. The No. 3 Bears received a rude welcome at the hands of both mother nature and their competition over the weekend on their East Coast swing.

Runners Continue Crusade For Postseason Qualifiers
While many religious people were ending their 40-day Lenten vows last weekend, a handful of runners were trying to find a reason to renew their training vows for the next 40 days.

Athlete of the Week: Carrie Scribner
After Stanford had scored to take the lead with 44 seconds remaining in regulation, the Cal women's lacrosse team looked to be done for. But senior defenseman Carrie Scribner came in and stole the show.


Arts & Entertainment

Let This Play Not Live Long!
Suffering from some sort of crises back at home, a woman heads to Africa to do volunteer work. During her journey she confronts life and death, her relationship with God, her whiteness and her ultimate need to express herself. Sound familiar? It should, because Americans have been doing this kind of find-yourself-in-your-travels thing for years. The new play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Let My Enemy Live Long!, tackles no new ground with its theme or its insights on this subject.

Go Figure
Elliott Smith didn't give The Beatles permission to break up. There was no note reading, "Dear guys, it's okay if you stop making beautiful music together - I can keep the beat going steady all by myself." Yet, an earful of Smith's latest psychadelia-twinged, oompa-loompa-ey, folk-rock offering, Figure 8, proves he delights in reviving the best of the Fab Four as a one-man musical dervish.

White Space