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Issue #195 :: Friday, August 18, 2000

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Trapped in Divadom
It's really hard to take Jennifer Lopez seriously as an actress now that

Travelogue: Calcutta Stories
I spent this April and May in Calcutta, India working for a newspaper called The Statesman. I traveled with four of my closest friends David, Guy, Teddy and Yes who are UC Berkeley students, too. My days were filled with new experiences as I took it all in, getting to know the city better every day. Here are a few stories of the experiences I had in those two months.

Plans for Laser Project Delayed
The UC-managed National Ignition Facility will cost $1 billion more than the highest estimate and should not receive additional funding until it is independently reviewed, according to a federal report released yesterday.

re:CDs - Back From Britain
Five years ago, Elastica broke onto the British rock scene in a big way.

News

Plans for Laser Project Delayed
The UC-managed National Ignition Facility will cost $1 billion more than the highest estimate and should not receive additional funding until it is independently reviewed, according to a federal report released yesterday.

Police Investigate Berkeley Shooting
A late-night robbery ended in the fatal shooting of a Berkeley man, the city's fourth homicide this year, police said yesterday.

Protests Mark L.A. Convention
LOS ANGELES - On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Berkeley's delegates partied the night away, while the city's protesters wrapped up their week of anti-corporate demonstrations.

Suit Filed On Behalf of Non-Union Members
A group of UC employees filed a class action lawsuit against the Board of Regents and two UC unions this week, charging the university coerced non-members into paying union dues.

Four Berkeley Residents Vie for City Council Seat
With incumbent Councilmember Diane Woolley out of the race, competition for her District 5 seat is fierce between four Berkeley residents who submitted their files for candidacy Wednesday.

News in Brief: Landlord Lawyers Attempt to Dismiss Charges as Bogus
OAKLAND - Lawyers for Lakireddy Bali Reddy filed a motion this week to dismiss the case against a wealthy landlord due to "vagueness" in several counts.


Arts & Entertainment

Trapped in Divadom
It's really hard to take Jennifer Lopez seriously as an actress now that

re:CDs - Back From Britain
Five years ago, Elastica broke onto the British rock scene in a big way.


Opinion

Travelogue: Calcutta Stories
I spent this April and May in Calcutta, India working for a newspaper called The Statesman. I traveled with four of my closest friends David, Guy, Teddy and Yes who are UC Berkeley students, too. My days were filled with new experiences as I took it all in, getting to know the city better every day. Here are a few stories of the experiences I had in those two months.

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