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Issue #187 :: Friday, July 21, 2000

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Loser Gets Lucky
Loser shows that teenagers with bad clothes and social problems can survive a 98-minute Hollywood comedy. Director Amy Heckerling, who brought us the now classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the bubble-gum appealing Clueless, takes her pop-culture expertise to another teenage arena -- college.

Green and Grey
I was sitting in a waiting room escaping the rain outside the Oxenholme train station in the middle of nowhere, northwest England, when it hit me. "Fuck," I said out loud to no one in particular. The lady calling on her mobile phone about renting a cottage in the Lake District, my eventual destination, didn't even notice. I couldn't believe I had been so careless, so absent-minded. What kind of idiot does something like that?

Affirmative Action: Five Years Later
SAN FRANCISCO - In the quiet halls of UCSF-Laurel Heights, members of the UC Board of Regents and their countless staffers prowl, giving interviews to roving reporters, discussing issues in hushed tones, wandering in and out of meetings.

re:CDs - Lone Stars
Nina Gordon


News

Affirmative Action: Five Years Later
SAN FRANCISCO - In the quiet halls of UCSF-Laurel Heights, members of the UC Board of Regents and their countless staffers prowl, giving interviews to roving reporters, discussing issues in hushed tones, wandering in and out of meetings.

Residents Blame Lack Of Parking On Students
After residents complained Tuesday that commuting UC Berkeley students and BART users create a crippling parking crunch, the Berkeley City Council considered whether to extend parking restrictions to some neighborhoods.

Custodians Protest Unfair Treatment
More than 20 custodians gathered outside University Hall Tuesday to protest against a supervisor whom they said eliminated their lunch hour and discriminates against workers who do not speak fluent English.

UC Allegedly Misused Funds
SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the UC Board of Regents reacted yesterday to allegations that one of their colleagues improperly steered a lucrative contract to a major Republican donor.

News in Brief: Longtime City Official to Resume Post as Interim City Manager
Veteran city official Weldon Rucker will assume the office of interim city manager after the Berkeley City Council unanimously appointed him at Tuesday's meeting.

UC Claims DOE Also to Blame
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Department of Energy should share responsibility


Arts & Entertainment

Loser Gets Lucky
Loser shows that teenagers with bad clothes and social problems can survive a 98-minute Hollywood comedy. Director Amy Heckerling, who brought us the now classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the bubble-gum appealing Clueless, takes her pop-culture expertise to another teenage arena -- college.

re:CDs - Lone Stars
Nina Gordon



Opinion

Green and Grey
I was sitting in a waiting room escaping the rain outside the Oxenholme train station in the middle of nowhere, northwest England, when it hit me. "Fuck," I said out loud to no one in particular. The lady calling on her mobile phone about renting a cottage in the Lake District, my eventual destination, didn't even notice. I couldn't believe I had been so careless, so absent-minded. What kind of idiot does something like that?

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