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Issue #211 :: Thursday, September 14, 2000

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Unproven Bears Face Fighting Illini
It's the kind of win that turns a season around - if not an entire program.

Rewriting History
"As gay men and as Jews, we had obvious personal reasons to be drawn to this issue," directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman revealed in a statement to the press. "We felt a particular urgency to record what stories we could while there were still living witnesses to tell them. And as filmmakers, we were drawn to the ambiguities of the story."

Extra! Extra!
Tuesday, 9 p.m.: I'm staring at a blank page. Oh no. Time to come up with a column again. It's fairly difficult to come up with ideas that A) won't get me shot at B) won't get me expelled and C) won't offend my mother - yes, she does read this column. (As a side note, I wonder what the Chancellor does think of my column. Does he think I'm just another one of his herd gone astray? Is Big Bob laughing so hard he spits out his coffee every Friday morning? Maybe he is unamused. Who am I to say? I'm probably not too high on Mr. Berdahl's list of stuff to sweat, with those missing nuclear secrets and all.)

Regents Mandate Health Insurance
SAN FRANCISCO - Responding to concerns about the increasing number of undergraduates in the UC system who do not have health insurance, the UC Board of Regents unanimously voted yesterday to make health insurance a mandatory condition of enrollment next fall.

News

Regents Mandate Health Insurance
SAN FRANCISCO - Responding to concerns about the increasing number of undergraduates in the UC system who do not have health insurance, the UC Board of Regents unanimously voted yesterday to make health insurance a mandatory condition of enrollment next fall.

New ASUC Watchdog Group May Watch Itself
A student group pledging to serve as an ASUC watchdog presented itself to the senate Wednesday night, garnering praise from some senators.

Members of Council Join To Overturn ‘Absurd' Law
Berkeley City Council members are often required to terminate conversations with their constituents under an existing city rule - an "absurd gag order" that the council voted Tuesday to try to change.

Study Reveals Plant Link
In an important breakthrough in the history of plant life on earth, a team of scientists, including a UC Berkeley researcher, will report today that they have found evidence (that )fungi were instrumental in the move of plants onto dry land.

Beach Cleanup to Foster Awareness
Berkeley residents have long been recognized for their dedication to the environment, but once a year they get the opportunity to come out in droves to make a concrete, large-scale difference.

‘Heroes' Lauded for Human Rights Work
Berkeley's vice mayor and a prominent community activist were honored Wednesday as Bay Area heroes for their passion for human rights.

Pro-Pot Group Aims to Change Perceptions
The typical "pot smoker" stereotype does not translate well in the case of Don Duncan.

News in Brief: ‘Qualification' Bars ASUC Senate Prospectives
The ASUC Senate unanimously rejected two student appointments to the Academic Senate Wednesday evening, while two other candidates withdrew from their nominations.


Sports

Unproven Bears Face Fighting Illini
It's the kind of win that turns a season around - if not an entire program.

Preseason Tourney to Feature Top Polo Teams
When taking a prep course for say, the LSAT or the MCAT, the first class usually consists of a diagnostic test. This is generally a real test - albeit one in which the score has no bearing on the student's success getting into graduate school - but real nonetheless.

Spikers Open Pac-10 Play in Oregon
The Cal volleyball team may not have a permanent home to practice and play in, but it should gain some sense of security this weekend if the squad can put up wins against Oregon and Oregon state.

Killer Touch
There are some people in the sports world who lead by words and speeches. Others lead by allowing their actions on the court to speak for them.

Sports Briefs: Crew Rewards Bond With Coaching Job
Geoff Bond is no stranger to the Cal men's crew team and head coach Steve Gladstone. Having served as a volunteer assistant coach three of the past four seasons, Bond's dedication has finally paid off.


Arts & Entertainment

Rewriting History
"As gay men and as Jews, we had obvious personal reasons to be drawn to this issue," directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman revealed in a statement to the press. "We felt a particular urgency to record what stories we could while there were still living witnesses to tell them. And as filmmakers, we were drawn to the ambiguities of the story."

Green Bird Flies High
If I lived in a world where at the center of everything was a magic sandbox from which huge snakes emerged bearing fruit and where luscious, nude statues came alive at whim, I would consider myself more than lucky.

Music Man
Almost Famous is a love story. Don't mistake it for the cliched Hollywood romance where the guy gets the girl at the end and everyone lives happily ever after. In a more real, down-to-earth way, it's about the kind of love shared between members of a family, a girl and a guy, and a kid and his music.

re:Calendar
Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, through Sunday, Sept. 17, free for members, UC Berkeley students, children under 12, otherwise $4-$6, UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way.

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