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Issue #155 :: Tuesday, May 2, 2000

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Officials Release Earthquake Study
A major earthquake on the Hayward Rodgers Creek Fault, which runs underneath part of the UC Berkeley campus, would endanger the economy of the entire state, officials announced yesterday.

Tickling the Taco
"In 1991, UCLA funded a study to see why the head of a man's penis was larger than the shaft. After one year and $180,000, they concluded that the reason the head was larger than the shaft was to give the man more

Cal AD Faces Tough Budget
Six months after the Cal Athletic Department posed its $132.40 question to the student body, little has been answered.

Anywhere But Where The Heart Is
It's a generally accepted fact that youthful actors are more willing to take on difficult and bizarre roles - roles which challenge social and conventional mores to portray something a little more interesting. While there are plenty of exceptions to prove this rule, and many older actors have turned in equally important performances in more mainstream roles, it is still incredibly wonderful to see an actor do something a little different.

News

Officials Release Earthquake Study
A major earthquake on the Hayward Rodgers Creek Fault, which runs underneath part of the UC Berkeley campus, would endanger the economy of the entire state, officials announced yesterday.

Law Student Camps Out in UC Lot
By camping indefinitely in the Underhill Parking Lot, a law student hopes to arrange a meeting with Chancellor Robert Berdahl to address a smorgasbord of environmental concerns.

U.S. Secretary of State to Speak at Commencement
UC Berkeley senior class officials have lined up the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - to speak at a classwide commencement ceremony next week.

Student Awarded for Amateur Film Work
When UC Berkeley junior Darren Ng needs a break from working on his organic chemistry problem sets, he does not sit down and watch his favorite action movie - instead, he makes his own.

Repaving of College Ave. to Necessitate Traffic Detours
As planners announce the final specifications for this month's rerouting of College Avenue traffic, merchants and residents are bracing themselves for a summer of construction on the busy thoroughfare.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Hosts Green Party Convention
Members of the Green Party vowed to increase their membership rolls and work toward more equitable representation for all as they gathered at UC Berkeley this weekend for their statewide convention.

Grant Allocates Money for Early Childhood Program
Berkeley's health department received an additional $100,000 yesterday to implement a child health care program that Mayor Shirley Dean mentioned in her recent State of the City Address as an example of the City Council's partisanship.


Sports

Cal AD Faces Tough Budget
Six months after the Cal Athletic Department posed its $132.40 question to the student body, little has been answered.

Card Deals Loss to Bears

Promising season complete with talented freshmen, dramatic come-from-behind wins and a new hero almost every game?

Track and Field Stumbles Again
This year, April will go down in history as being second-best. She'll become synonymous with "almost," "pretty close," and "Well, you could have been great, but you blew it."

Athlete of the Week
Imagine throwing an iron ball over 200 feet, and doing it consistently. That is the feat which has earned sophomore Jennifer Joyce the school record in the hammer throw, the Edwards Stadium record for the hammer, and a Pac-10 Athlete of the Week selection. And that's only in the last month.


Arts & Entertainment

Anywhere But Where The Heart Is
It's a generally accepted fact that youthful actors are more willing to take on difficult and bizarre roles - roles which challenge social and conventional mores to portray something a little more interesting. While there are plenty of exceptions to prove this rule, and many older actors have turned in equally important performances in more mainstream roles, it is still incredibly wonderful to see an actor do something a little different.

Hands up
Sleater-Kinney kick ass - a verity reaffirmed on their new album, All Hands On The Bad One.

White Space