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Issue #153 :: Friday, April 28, 2000

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Incoming President Offers First Dibs to Haas Students
Incoming ASUC President Teddy Liaw - elected less than one week ago - has come under fire for favoring students from the Haas School of Business for an appointed position.

We Come of Age, Unlike The Last People
This week I was going to write about something interesting, except that last week's column about Berkeley students made other thoughts push and shove to get out of my head. I gave in under the pressure. In case it makes you feel any better, it is just as painful to birth these words as it is to read them. Pardon my fixations, anyway.

Stakes High in Stanford Series
With the season on the line, the Cal baseball team must win both of its remaining Pac-10 series to maintain its playoff hopes.

A Freaky Endeavor
In what universe could a miniseries called The '70s be a good idea? An entire made-for-TV flick based on a decade? And what good is a show about political turmoil that never even mentions Berkeley? Maybe it's because the people who graduate from here don't go on to live such moronic lives as those of the Kent State class of 1970.

News

Incoming President Offers First Dibs to Haas Students
Incoming ASUC President Teddy Liaw - elected less than one week ago - has come under fire for favoring students from the Haas School of Business for an appointed position.

Gun Makers Sue City Over Settlement Deal
A group of gun manufacturers has sued the city of Berkeley and Mayor Shirley Dean for an alleged trading "conspiracy."

School Board Reverses Ban on Science Museum
The Alameda County Board of Education has reconsidered its moratorium on field trips to the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Student Dies as Result of Head Trauma
A UC Berkeley student whom friends called "charismatic" and "energetic" died two weeks ago as a result of a Colorado snowboarding accident. He was 20.

Alumna Leads Tour to Remember War Protests
UC Berkeley alumna Ann Marks vividly remembers being billy-clubbed and tear-gassed on Telegraph Avenue.

School Honors Renowned Alumni
Berkeley High School is scheduled to honor six of its accomplished graduates today by inducting them into the school's hall of fame.


Sports

Stakes High in Stanford Series
With the season on the line, the Cal baseball team must win both of its remaining Pac-10 series to maintain its playoff hopes.

Bears Set for Road War
In the surf classic "Endless Summer," Bruce Brown, Zvee Hynson and Robert August spend a year circumnavigating the globe, surfing untouched waves and mingling with locals from almost every country with beachfront property. Brown's 1966 film masterpiece documents what was quite possibly the greatest road trip in history.

Hoops Rules Get NCAA Facelift
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a broad range of measures aimed at reforming collegiate men's basketball yesterday.

Crews Pulling for Wins Over Rivals
Saturday morning may well herald the most important sporting weekend in the history of the world - as far as Cal crew members are concerned.

Sports Briefs: Hoopsters to Tip Off at 2000 Preseason NIT
The Cal men's basketball team will open its 2000-2001 season in the Preseason National Invitational Tournament next November.


Arts & Entertainment

A Freaky Endeavor
In what universe could a miniseries called The '70s be a good idea? An entire made-for-TV flick based on a decade? And what good is a show about political turmoil that never even mentions Berkeley? Maybe it's because the people who graduate from here don't go on to live such moronic lives as those of the Kent State class of 1970.

Tomorrow Never Dies
"What if it changed everything?" That's the catch phrase for Frequency, one of the more inventive stories this year. A dramatic thriller, it's a flick with the fantasy factor of "The X-Files" and the emotional depth of a "priceless" MasterCard commercial.

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