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Issue #175 :: Tuesday, June 13, 2000

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Money Matters
You know who I'm really tired of cutting a check to? Actually, the list is endless -- the phone company, credit cards, Uncle Sam. But these are payments that I need to get used to. I mean, these people will be getting my money for the rest of my life. But once I graduate I will not miss paying off the UC Board of Regents. They make money off everything in this joint.

City Withdraws Cellular Phone Bill
After being besieged by complaints from bicycle activists, Berkeley City Councilmember Betty Olds announced yesterday that she would remove from tonight's agenda an initiative that would have banned cellular phone use while riding a bicycle.

Out There And Still Going
When a world-famous DJ comes to spin at a club near you, you know you're gonna wanna be there to watch. The same goes when he releases a new album of totally original material -- you know you're gonna go out and buy it. And when the DJ you're referring to turns out to be someone like trance pioneer Paul van Dyk, you can rest assured that all your time, energy and money will definitely be worth it.

Measure May Limit Length of Council Meetings
Berkeley City Council meetings that stretch to the wee hours of the morning may soon be a thing of the past.

News

Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture Passes Away
UC Berkeley staff reacted yesterday to the death of professor emeritus Garrett Eckbo, widely known for his work in designing modern landscapes and combining social and political concerns with his work. Eckbo was 89.

Alumnus Killed in Automobile Accident
Ask Boalt Hall School of Law professor Dan Rubinfeld about the one student who impressed him the most in all his years of teaching and he will spout out Noah Baum's name.

Measure May Limit Length of Council Meetings
Berkeley City Council meetings that stretch to the wee hours of the morning may soon be a thing of the past.

City Withdraws Cellular Phone Bill
After being besieged by complaints from bicycle activists, Berkeley City Councilmember Betty Olds announced yesterday that she would remove from tonight's agenda an initiative that would have banned cellular phone use while riding a bicycle.

News in Brief: Laboratory Investigates Disappearance of Nuclear Secrets
The UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory cannot locate nuclear secrets and has launched an investigation into their disappearance, according to news reports.


Arts & Entertainment

Out There And Still Going
When a world-famous DJ comes to spin at a club near you, you know you're gonna wanna be there to watch. The same goes when he releases a new album of totally original material -- you know you're gonna go out and buy it. And when the DJ you're referring to turns out to be someone like trance pioneer Paul van Dyk, you can rest assured that all your time, energy and money will definitely be worth it.

Rogue Writing
I must admit some prejudice when my editor forced Star Wars: Rogue Planet into my unwilling hands. Even back in junior high, when I read some science fiction, the idea of reading a book set in the Star Wars universe seemed just a bit gross. I, being a red-blooded American, liked the movies and all (this was before the prequel had been made), but Star Wars was really just pulp fiction set to screen, and while movies can make pulp fiction work beautifully with choreography and special effects, on paper it is virtually impossible to transcend the fact that the Stars Wars universe lacks imagination and originality to the utmost.


Opinion

Money Matters
You know who I'm really tired of cutting a check to? Actually, the list is endless -- the phone company, credit cards, Uncle Sam. But these are payments that I need to get used to. I mean, these people will be getting my money for the rest of my life. But once I graduate I will not miss paying off the UC Board of Regents. They make money off everything in this joint.

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