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Issue #236 :: Friday, October 20, 2000

Top Headlines

Pop's Night Out
When Christina Aguilera's lip started bleeding at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord last Sunday night, a hush fell over the audience. Their new favorite teen queen ... bleeding?! I almost expected an ambulance to come speeding out to her from backstage.

Excommunicated
Q: Dear Girl Friday, I read your column every week and find it quite amusing, but one thing always puzzles me - why do you refer to all things you don't like as "The Devil" or any other version of Satan? Is the world really so cut and dry?

Bears Attempt to Dawg Washington
Here's one for you - name a member of the Washington football team whose name you can pronounce.

Businesses Look Toward Prevention
In response to last Saturday's looting incident, business owners along Telegraph Avenue met with university officials and asked for reimbursement and restrictions on future student events, the dean of students said Wednesday.

News

Businesses Look Toward Prevention
In response to last Saturday's looting incident, business owners along Telegraph Avenue met with university officials and asked for reimbursement and restrictions on future student events, the dean of students said Wednesday.

Graphic Abortion Display Incites Debate
Using enlarged photographs of aborted fetuses labeled "choice is abortion," anti-abortion campaigners provoked heated debate on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday.

Bill Demands Budget For Funding Requests
In a sign that financial oversight is becoming a major issue, the ASUC Senate this week voted to increase scrutiny of executive offices when they request additional funds.

Tribe Visits Berkeley, Seeks River Restoration
Members of the Elwha tribe came all the way from Washington to Berkeley Wednesday night in support of a San Francisco filmmaker's documentary highlighting the tribe's dam removal project.

Former Student Publishes Book
In what The New York Times calls "a new standard of open, honest dialogue of race in America," a UC Berkeley alumnus has charted the history of the nation's racial divides in a new book.

Education Program Benefits Prospective Teachers, Youth
Every year, UC Berkeley students join fellow college students from around the nation to help elementary, middle and high school students.

Agency Promotes Responsible Tourism
Tagging along on his mom's business trip, UC Berkeley sophomore Seth Norman spent a great three days seeing Munich.

Study Finds Disparities In Data Apportionment
If all the books in every language printed in the world each year were put together, how much information would they contain?

Film Director's Lecture Illuminates Complex Film
Filmmaker Spike Lee came to campus Wednesday to talk about his new film "Bamboozled."

Students Look to Eliminate Gap in Achievement, Learning Obstacles
The five Berkeley High School students who attended a three-day conference on the need to bridge the achievement gap between minorities and other students discussed their experiences at the Berkeley Board of Education meeting Wednesday.


Sports

Bears Attempt to Dawg Washington
Here's one for you - name a member of the Washington football team whose name you can pronounce.

Soccer Eluding Losses
It's hard to imagine that a team with only one loss can sit fourth in its conference, but that is precisely the predicament the No. 8 Cal women's soccer team is facing.

Polo to Compete in NorCal Tournament
Playing a pick-up game doesn't mean all that much. It's all in good fun, it's good practice, and the winners usually go unrecognized. Sure, tensions may flare up sometimes and people may anticipate the next meeting to avenge a loss, but in the grand scope of things, it really doesn't matter what happens.

Cal Finally Returns Home to Face UCLA
One of the great college traditions is a good old-fashioned road trip. Whether it's a quick trip to Reno or weekend skiing in the Sierras, one's college career wouldn't be complete without one.

Bears Prepare for Final League Match
The Cal field hockey team shut off the lights at Kleeberger field last Saturday night and began to shout in the dark.

Sports Briefs: Volleyball Gets Swept by No. 4 USC
The Cal volleyball team dropped a crucial game to No. 4 USC 3-0 (15-12, 15-8 , 15-5). The Bears' all-time record against the Trojans falls to 6-28.


Arts & Entertainment

Pop's Night Out
When Christina Aguilera's lip started bleeding at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord last Sunday night, a hush fell over the audience. Their new favorite teen queen ... bleeding?! I almost expected an ambulance to come speeding out to her from backstage.

Stirring It Up
For a little while, Spike Lee had me going. His new film, Bamboozled, has its venom directed toward television and its inability to portray black people as anything but clowns (or at least as Lee sees it). I guess after seeing one too many reruns of "In Living Color" and "Malcolm and Eddie," anyone would wonder why no serious black dramas have been undertaken on television. If Do the Right Thing exposed the underlying racial hate on the streets of Brooklyn, then perhaps this movie could do the same for the TV board room.

Mona Lisa Played Out
Claire Goldstein's boyfriend is about to break her heart. She shows up at his house covered in silly little "Yes!" signs, only to discover that his quasi-proposal the night before had more to do with alcohol than his endearing love.

The Wait is Over
Samuel Beckett is considered one of the most - if not the most - potent voices of 20th century drama for one crucial reason: his remarkable and groundbreaking play, Waiting for Godot.

re:Calendar
Surplus: Artwork From Recycled Materials, through October 21, 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, free, Current Gallery, 1035 Murray Street. 843-5511.

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