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Issue #2635 :: Monday, April 11, 2011

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Rising Son
Jerome Charles White, Jr. is the kind of performer who waves at babies during his concerts. He's polite, humble and serious - but not too serious. He's reserved, but not awkward. He is a silky-voiced crooner, but he has a degree in engineering.

Andersson frustrated but Cal cruises to sweep
During the Saturday's match against Fresno State, everyone inside Hellman Tennis Complex was focused on No. 18 Mari Andersson.

Co-op conference held in Berkeley over weekend Gallery
Members of about 40 student housing cooperatives from 10 cities along the West Coast discussed struggles, participated in workshops and shared skills at the West Coast Co-op Conference this weekend, hosted by the Berkeley Student Cooperative.

Campus researchers launch system to map roadway collision data Podcast
A new system that allows people to categorize and map roadway collision data in California - and that could provide more safety awareness and easy accessibility to information - was fully launched April 6 by UC Berkeley researchers at the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center.

News

Closing of local post office sparks complaints
Eighty-five-year old Velma Holmes, who has lived around the corner from the Park Station Berkeley Post Office for more than 20 years, said mailing packages and letters has always been easy, but in a few weeks, that part of her routine will become an inconvenience when the office closes April 30.

Disabilities service center opens in South Berkeley Gallery
Members of the disabled community, elected officials and city staff came together at the Ed Roberts Campus ribbon-cutting ceremony in South Berkeley on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the creation of the disabilities service center.

Co-op conference held in Berkeley over weekend Gallery
Members of about 40 student housing cooperatives from 10 cities along the West Coast discussed struggles, participated in workshops and shared skills at the West Coast Co-op Conference this weekend, hosted by the Berkeley Student Cooperative.

Campus researchers launch system to map roadway collision data Podcast
A new system that allows people to categorize and map roadway collision data in California - and that could provide more safety awareness and easy accessibility to information - was fully launched April 6 by UC Berkeley researchers at the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center.

Two businesses open on Solano Avenue
Despite the opening of two businesses on Solano Avenue, the number of empty storefronts on the commercial strip remains the same, as the new businesses take over two adjacent lots previously occupied by Sarber's Cameras photography store, which relocated earlier this month to a larger space on the west end of the avenue.

Information technology competition selects 12 projects as finalists
Among 12 projects selected as finalists in the Big Ideas Information Technology for Society competition is a crime reporting technology which ASUC Executive Vice President Nanxi Liu and other engineering students have been working on since last semester.

Controversial online instruction program moves forward with new funds
The University of California's controversial online instruction program will be able to move forward in part thanks to a $6.9 million loan from the UC and a $748,000 grant announced Thursday.

Cal baseball to be reinstated
The Cal baseball team has made a habit of staging comeback wins this season. None of them have been bigger than this one.

Sex crime incidents increase in grove
On sunny afternoons, the Eucalyptus Grove on the west side of the Valley Life Sciences Building offers a peaceful escape from the crowded bustle of central campus, but after dark, this dimly-lit and secluded area can be the site of robberies and sex crimes.

Radical changes may be on the table for UC
Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown said UC tuition could double. Thursday, Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, mulled closing a UC campus to preserve the flagship institutions. And through it all, UC administrators have remained mum on these kinds of radical proposals, saying only that "all options are on the table."


Sports

Cal ends home slate with 16-14 loss to Ducks
When a match is just not going a team's way, the squad can at the very least control two things: hustle and conviction.

Bears crush Ducks but fall prey to Huskies
As far as the No. 10 Cal men's tennis team and Oregon are concerned, history has a habit of repeating itself.

Andersson frustrated but Cal cruises to sweep
During the Saturday's match against Fresno State, everyone inside Hellman Tennis Complex was focused on No. 18 Mari Andersson.

Morrison's decathlon score bigger in Texas
Chris Huffins and Bevan Hart sit at the top of Cal track and field's all-time performer list in the decathlon with totals of 8,007 and 8,002 points, respectively.

Bears rout Wildcats to avoid sweep
The only news that really mattered for the No. 13 Cal baseball team this weekend was the news on the front page: That, after several months of frenzied fundraising, the program will not be cut next year.

Boyle leaves Cal to coach Virginia
Throughout the Cal women's basketball team's lackluster 2010-11 campaign, coach Joanne Boyle said she was searching for answers.

Cal stays perfect despite test from Gaels Video
MORAGA, Calif. - Being chased down by some St. Mary's defenders near the left corner of the try zone, junior Danny Barrett left his feet. The Cal rugby team's starting No. 8 leapt across the goal line to score, giving the Bears a 46-15 advantage in the 55th minute.

Vosters leads Cal's conquest of Aztecs with six goals
San Diego State's players huddled poolside at halftime, clapping enthusiastically.

Mercy rulings bookend Cal's series loss to Washington
When you show someone mercy, it's considered good etiquette for them to return the favor eventually.


Arts & Entertainment

Rising Son
Jerome Charles White, Jr. is the kind of performer who waves at babies during his concerts. He's polite, humble and serious - but not too serious. He's reserved, but not awkward. He is a silky-voiced crooner, but he has a degree in engineering.

Aurora Theatre's 'Eccentricities' explores a curious, glorious hill Gallery
There are certain pleasures one comes to expect from a Tennessee Williams play. Ladies fanning themselves in the southern summer heat, gentlemen with neatly-parted hair - and just enough madness to keep things exciting. Now showing "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale," directed by Tom Ross, Aurora Theatre Company brings all of these things and more to scratch that particular Williams itch.

CD Review: Wasting Light Podcast
'90s nostalgia has never given a more refreshing kick in the ass than that of Foo Fighter's Wasting Light. Defying the industry's status quo, Foo Fighters have never strayed far from their norm of palm-muted guitar lines and rapid-fire drums. The familiar explosive choruses and Dave Grohl's burly screams of "I never want to die!" confirms the Foo Fighters' long-waited return with a testosterone-fueled album that hits hard and leaves the listener in a face-melting bliss.

CD Review: Share the Joy Podcast
If you had to classify Vivian Girls' third and latest album, Share the Joy, it would be fairly easy: It's like listening to a '60s girl pop group experimenting with a bunch of atonal feedback. Done.

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