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Issue #167 :: Friday, May 26, 2000

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University, Nurses Arrive at Contract
The UC system and the union representing its approximately 7,500 registered nurses reached a tentative contract agreement yesterday.

Travelogue
I have never been much of anywhere, much less New York City. Finally, I went. And I found that New York is a place for theatres, for stock exchanges, for restaurants -- but not for people. Back before I had been there, I figured that one day I might get a loft and live there. I had been high on the romantic notion of the New York of 10 or 20 years ago. I have no idea exactly how much it has changed, but I know I will never live there -- nobody really does.

To His Own Self, True
The new wave Shakespeare experiments like Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet (1996) or Ten Things I Hate About You (based on "The Taming of the Shrew") have been charming the hell out of the new Pepsi generation and proving that the Stratford playwright is chic again. Modernity being the trend, director Michael Almereyda follows the lead while avoiding the MTV-manual of style that could sap Hamlet of its powerful impact.

Activists Ruin Crops at Research Center
Two ski-masked activists scaled the fence of an Albany research center partially owned by the university and destroyed dozens of plants in an effort to stop research on genetically modified food, a government spokesperson said yesterday.

News

Activists Ruin Crops at Research Center
Two ski-masked activists scaled the fence of an Albany research center partially owned by the university and destroyed dozens of plants in an effort to stop research on genetically modified food, a government spokesperson said yesterday.

Young Pleads Not Guilty to Charges
Boalt Hall School of Law student Rick Young was not in Underhill Parking Lot yesterday -- instead, he was in court, where he pleaded not guilty to three counts of unlawful lodging.

University, Nurses Arrive at Contract
The UC system and the union representing its approximately 7,500 registered nurses reached a tentative contract agreement yesterday.

News in Brief: City Council Sets Living Wage Standard
The city has adopted the nation's highest living wage standard, which will apply to approximately 50 employees of companies that do large amounts of business with the city.

Researchers Find Water Alters Alumina
A study of aluminum-oxides has revealed that the surface structure of minerals that help clean up toxins are altered in the presence of water -- a finding that may help reduce the toxic contamination of the environment.


Arts & Entertainment

To His Own Self, True
The new wave Shakespeare experiments like Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet (1996) or Ten Things I Hate About You (based on "The Taming of the Shrew") have been charming the hell out of the new Pepsi generation and proving that the Stratford playwright is chic again. Modernity being the trend, director Michael Almereyda follows the lead while avoiding the MTV-manual of style that could sap Hamlet of its powerful impact.

The Greatest Hits of All
Well, it's about time Miss Whitney released a greatest hits package! No, it's not the end of her career or anything catastrophic like that -- she's just got so much good stuff in her back catalog that waiting any longer would call for something more lengthy than a two-CD set.


Opinion

Travelogue
I have never been much of anywhere, much less New York City. Finally, I went. And I found that New York is a place for theatres, for stock exchanges, for restaurants -- but not for people. Back before I had been there, I figured that one day I might get a loft and live there. I had been high on the romantic notion of the New York of 10 or 20 years ago. I have no idea exactly how much it has changed, but I know I will never live there -- nobody really does.

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