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Issue #263 :: Friday, December 1, 2000

Top Headlines

On the Mark
You know the holidays are here when the air becomes crisp, the shopping

Setencich Signs Two-Year Deal
While the unexpected resignation of Cal Athletic Director John Kasser may have sent shockwaves through the athletic administration yesterday, it was the Bears' much-berated football program that came out of Thursday's press conference relatively unscathed.

Cal Athletic Director Resigns
Cal Athletic Director John Kasser announced yesterday that he will resign at the end of December to pursue a new position with the Pac-10 Conference, leaving the university without one of its top administrators.

Let's Talk Turkey
Every Thanksgiving I feel as though I am stuck in the middle of a "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" movie. Sitting at home watching the family tragedy unfold, I half expect Chevy Chase to come stumbling out of the kitchen, turkey baster in hand, claiming that he won't take us all to Wally World if we don't start behaving ourselves. The cast includes bickering elderly relatives who can't hear a damn thing, and children so doped up on sugar they could power a building if made to run around on a hamster wheel.

News

Cal Athletic Director Resigns
Cal Athletic Director John Kasser announced yesterday that he will resign at the end of December to pursue a new position with the Pac-10 Conference, leaving the university without one of its top administrators.

City Threatens Lawsuit Over Underhill Plan
Construction of a three-story parking structure on the Underhill lot is hardly inevitable as the Berkeley City Council prepares to discuss taking possible legal action against the university.

Speaker Series May Flee Berkeley Politics
The future of the speaker series that hosted former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be in jeopardy due to Berkeley protests, the president of the series said yesterday.

Minority Enrollment Plummets Post-Prop. 209
Continuing the trend that began with the passage of Proposition 209, the percentage of underrepresented minority freshmen who enrolled at UC Berkeley this fall decreased from last year, according to a university report released yesterday.

Filmmaker Documents Joyous Tradition of Jazz
The spirit of jazz was alive and well in Berkeley yesterday, thanks to an attentive audience of Berkeley High School students and a speech by prominent filmmaker Ken Burns.

Senator Reports Phone Threats
An ASUC senator has accused her rival party's officials of pressuring her to vote for their academic affairs vice presidential candidate, threatening to use her attendance record to expel her from the senate.

Faithful Patrons Follow Music House
The musicians climbed onto the stage and the audience cheered. "Welcome to the Freight and Salvage," said someone into the mike. "Do you know that this is the oldest music barn this side of the Mississippi?"

News in Brief: Police Will Return Marijuana to Owner if Found
Police are investigating a robbery so they can give a Berkeley man his marijuana back, a spokesperson said yesterday.


Sports

Setencich Signs Two-Year Deal
While the unexpected resignation of Cal Athletic Director John Kasser may have sent shockwaves through the athletic administration yesterday, it was the Bears' much-berated football program that came out of Thursday's press conference relatively unscathed.

Bears Narrow the Field for Coordinator
With the offseason almost two weeks old and the offensive coordinator position still yawning open, sources close the Cal football team indicate that head coach Tom Holmoe is pursuing North Carolina State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Norm Chow to replace recently fired Steve Hagen.

Bears Look to Avoid Anteater Upset
Heading down to Southern California to face UC Irvine, the Cal men's basketball team certainly isn't at risk of slacking off due to an overdose of early season confidence.

Pressure Player
With his team clinging to a two-point lead and Cal's NCAA Tournament hopes in the balance, Ben Braun needed some help.

Bears to Host Oakland Tribune Classic
The Cal women's basketball team is finally home after two weekends of road games. But the time to rest is over and it's back to business as usual.


Arts & Entertainment

On the Mark
You know the holidays are here when the air becomes crisp, the shopping

A Sweet Taste of India
I've heard more than a few Berkeley students complain of the lack of

Get on the Boat
It may be just a few steps away from 7-11, but Le Bateau Ivre (The

re:Calendar
Amazons in The Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks ,

White Space