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Issue #246 :: Friday, November 3, 2000

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Killer clothes. Perfectly flipped hair. Buns of steel. And stiletto heels that could kill you. Meet the new Charlie's Angels - Alex (Lucy Liu), Natalie (Cameron Diaz) and Dylan (Drew Barrymore). They're the newest, baddest good girls in Southern California.

Oh, The Horror
This past Labor Day my parents invited my boyfriend and I to go to Tahoe with them. Faced with the prospect of the two of us being the only people in Berkeley other than Rick Starr due to the three-day weekend mass exodus phenomenon, we decided to go along. My boyfriend is never faced with the tough choice between going home on weekends to see the parents or staying here and drinking because he's from out of state. Lucky bastard. "How bad could it be?" I naively thought to myself.

Disorder Thrives on Gameday
Two public intoxications. A football fan "belligerent to event staff." Battery, Memorial Stadium. Trespassing, Memorial Stadium. Two student conduct violations. A stolen purse and cellular phone, Memorial Stadium.

Cal Fights Odds, Oregon State
The Cal football team will lose tomorrow.

News

Disorder Thrives on Gameday
Two public intoxications. A football fan "belligerent to event staff." Battery, Memorial Stadium. Trespassing, Memorial Stadium. Two student conduct violations. A stolen purse and cellular phone, Memorial Stadium.

Opposition to Measure Y Finds Funds For Cause
The campaign opposing Measure Y, which would prohibit owner move-in evictions of long-term tenants, has received the most funding of any candidate or campaign for Tuesday's election, according to recent contribution statements.

Finding Reveals Pathogenic Protein Sequence
In a finding that could aid understanding of infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, a team of UC Berkeley scientists has found a protein sequence that allows deadly bacteria to reside snugly inside host cells, where they manipulate the cell's resources to launch an infection.

Crime a Focus of City Campaigns
In years past, Michael Larrick and the neighborhood watch program he led organized mass neighborhood clean-ups and baseball games at a local park with city youth.

Qualifications Cited By District 2 Hopefuls
The District 2 City Council seat, representing the predominantly low-income community of Southwest Berkeley, is up for grabs this election and five candidates are vying for the spot.

Pool Measure Finds No Critics
Several measures in the upcoming election ballot have, quite literally, no argument against them.

Regardless of Candidate, Schools Face Alterations
With education piquing political interest at the local and national levels, and with two Berkeley Board of Education seats opening up at the end of the year, much is at stake in this year's election.

Clarification
Yesterday's article "ASUC Senators Ask VP to Quit" should have referred to the recall effort as a a petition that may be presented to the senate.

News in Brief: Local TV News Lacks Presidential Race Coverage
Prospective voters who watch the local evening for updates on where Al Gore and George W. Bush stand on the issues may not be finding much help, according to one UC Berkeley professor.

Group Derides Foreskin Removal
Every day, nearly two-thirds of children born in the United States are circumcised, a statistic that alarms a Berkeley activist group that works for an end to these operations.


Sports

Cal Fights Odds, Oregon State
The Cal football team will lose tomorrow.

Another Recruit Commits to Cal
This recruiting season, Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun isn't taking no for an answer.

New Officiating Exhibited in Bears' Victory
The Cal men's basketball team took the floor for its first exhibition game of the season last night. There was only one problem.

Cal Prepares for NCAA Tourney
For once, the No. 8 Cal women's soccer team has some breathing room.

Schott on Goal
The 2000 regular season is about to open. The Cal women's soccer squad is at a preseason camp doing its final preparations for the upcoming year. Fifth year senior sweeper Tami Pivnick talks with sophomore striker Laura Schott.

Stanford Leads Preseason Pac
SAN JOSE - With the 2000-01 Pac-10 season fast approaching, a team used to being at the top of women's basketball has once again been dubbed the favorite in the conference.

Soccer Hosts Top Teams at Tourney
When a team takes a break from its conference schedule, it usually schedules opponents that will give the squad a test, but not pose a serious threat to their won-loss record.

Sports Briefs: Volleyball Comes Up Punchless in Pullman
The Cal volleyball team lost a crucial game to Washington State last night in Pullman, Wash. to extend its losing streak to five games. The Bears were swept in the match 3-0 (9-15, 9-15, 3-15) to a Cougars squad that they demolished earlier in the season.


Arts & Entertainment

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Killer clothes. Perfectly flipped hair. Buns of steel. And stiletto heels that could kill you. Meet the new Charlie's Angels - Alex (Lucy Liu), Natalie (Cameron Diaz) and Dylan (Drew Barrymore). They're the newest, baddest good girls in Southern California.

The Professionals
Ever since the 1996 release of Sleater-Kinney's landmark Call The Doctor, the Pacific Northwest-based trio has drawn almost universal praise from rock critics. The band has become a legend in its own time and the acclaim shows little sign of abatement. Of course, adulation of this sort could only go on for so long before reaching dizzying heights of hyperbole (these are rock critics, after all).

Post Man
The recent cultural revival of the latter-half of the 20th century, as seen in the clothing trends of all the major fashion labels and movies like Charlie's Angels , makes it easy to see why Mikhail Baryshnikov and White Oak Dance Project thought it timely and appropriate to create a project devoted entirely to 1960's post-modernist dance. This retrospective is the subject of two evening-length programs, entitled PAST Forward , presented at Zellerbach Hall through this Saturday.

Requiem for a Nightmare
Back in 1998 a young writer-director by the name of Darren Aronofsky released a movie that sent small ripples through the critical and commercial world. While not the first good film to utilize the slash and burn style of quick cuts and bizarre imagery, Pi was the first good film to use the style exclusively and without regard to sanity or epileptics.

Keep it in the Bag
With the release of the gag-reflex-inducing Legend of Bagger Vance, the movie industry now shares an ever-so-heartwarming tale akin to the hit book series Chicken Soup for the Soul.

re:Calendar
Mort Cohn: New Works Ceramic Sculpture , through November 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Albany Arts Gallery, 1251 Solano Avenue. 526-9558.

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