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Issue #241 :: Friday, October 27, 2000

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Moon Over Oakland
What better way to kick off your Halloween weekend than at a rave? Candy, people dressed up all wacky - raves are pretty much Halloween night every weekend of the year anyway. Thank goodness for a music label like Moonshine, which is assembling one this weekend in Oakland for a pre-Hallow's Eve night of pleasure.

I'm Declared, Hear Me Roar!
Who let the dogs out? Just kidding. Sometimes life can be rather puzzling. If any of you were watching one of the major networks at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, you would have seen a message that kept flashing across the screen informing the approximately 72,000 people in the city of San Francisco without power that they were indeed without power. As if they couldn't figure it out for themselves. At least I certainly hope they could figure it out on their own, because it's not like they could watch their TVs to find out. Did they broadcast this information so that the rest of us with power could laugh at those who were without the Playboy channel or "World's Scariest Encounters With Household Appliances, Part IV" for the evening?

Investigation of Shooting Closes
The city's oversight body for the Berkeley Police Department ruled Wednesday night in favor of the department's justification of a shooting death at the hands of an officer.

Bears Attempt to Conquer Trojans
Not too long ago, the Trojans would barrel through their nonconference slate, stand toe-to-toe against conference opponents, and come out victorious more often than not.

News

Investigation of Shooting Closes
The city's oversight body for the Berkeley Police Department ruled Wednesday night in favor of the department's justification of a shooting death at the hands of an officer.

College Prestige More Beneficial for Women
While not all degrees are created the same, attending a more prestigious university may matter more for women than men when it comes to lifetime earnings, contends a study by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Black Professor Diverts on Affirmative Action Stance
On a campus full of vocal affirmative action supporters, a professor has written a book so critical of race preferences that he will not even allow his photograph to be taken for fear of being targeted.

Protesters Demand Integration
Carrying banners, placards and umbrellas, affirmative action supporters gathered on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday to demand the UC Regents reverse the ban on affirmative action in the UC system.

‘School House Rock': Introducing a Safe Rave Culture
Next weekend's "School House Rock" may be sponsored by the ASUC, but organizers predict it will be a far cry from last year's sedate ASUC Ball.

Tribes of Borneo Fight for Land
The Americans fighting for a million dollar prize on CBS's Survivor are long gone from the island of Borneo, but a Berkeley group is trying to bring attention to the "real survivors," who are still there, and still fighting for their livelihood.

Candidate Proposes Citywide Health Care
Although universal national health care might be unattainable for most, comprehensive health care coverage for all Berkeley residents may not be so impossible.

News in Brief: ASUC Bill Directs Outreach, Publicity to Student Community
Hoping to provide better outreach to the student community, the ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday introducing several new programs to increase ASUC visibility.


Sports

Bears Attempt to Conquer Trojans
Not too long ago, the Trojans would barrel through their nonconference slate, stand toe-to-toe against conference opponents, and come out victorious more often than not.

Spikers' Playoff Push Begins Today
The second half of the season for any team with playoff hopes will be a path with two options. Maintenance is the goal for the teams in the top spots and redemption is what their pursuers are shooting for.

Super Freak
Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead didn't know Sarah Hoehn yet, but she was already laughing.

Soccer Looks to Extend Streak
The Cal men's soccer team was down and out. After a month-long road trip and a seven-game winless streak, the Bears could have very easily packed it in heading into last week's match with UCLA.

Sports Briefs: Prize Recruit Ready to Decide
Highly coveted men's basketball recruit Jamal Sampson said that he would make a verbal commitment last night.


Arts & Entertainment

Moon Over Oakland
What better way to kick off your Halloween weekend than at a rave? Candy, people dressed up all wacky - raves are pretty much Halloween night every weekend of the year anyway. Thank goodness for a music label like Moonshine, which is assembling one this weekend in Oakland for a pre-Hallow's Eve night of pleasure.

Big Time Sensuality
There is a sexual energy flavoring Latin dancing that is unmatched by any other culture in the world. The sultry sensuality of dances like the tango transform dancing into a conversation and an act of love-making between two people. This embodiment of passion was captured brilliantly in two performances by Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentino, Tuesday and Wednesday night at Zellerbach Hall.

Impotent Advice
For Dr. Ruth, whose name is more synonymous with the word "sex" than with her surname, Westheimer, giving useful advice is not just an occupational duty - it's natural. Therefore, it should follow that any endeavor into the specifics of advice-giving, like, say, giving sound advice to new college students, will be smooth and successful.

Savoring Savion's Sacred Feet
According to Savion Glover, the gospel of tap is simple - it is a canon that requires only feet, a good floor and a pair of shoes with metal on their soles.

re:Calendar
Amazons in The Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks, through January 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, $3-$6, Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Avenue. 642-0808.

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