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Issue #465 :: Friday, January 25, 2002

Top Headlines

Cal Bursts Trojans' Bubble in OT
LOS ANGELES-Brian Wethers spent Monday morning throwing up in the halls of Haas Pavilion.

The Relative Truth
Right and wrong. Not words you hear very often these days. They bespeak a theory of absolutism, a value system that posits real, irrefutable truths instead of the friendlier "perspectives" of postmodernism.

Neuroscience Institute Picks New Director
UC Berkeley psychology professor Robert Knight was selected yesterday as the next director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

The Sound of Love, to a Different Tune
Flanked by childlike honesty and gleaming harmonies, Mates of State herald the return to their musical home tonight with a concert at Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco.

News

Neuroscience Institute Picks New Director
UC Berkeley psychology professor Robert Knight was selected yesterday as the next director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

BART Fares Will Not Increase Despite New Budget Cuts
Forced to make budget cuts because of decreased ridership and low tax revenue, BART managers succeeded in reducing spending for the rest of the fiscal year without raising fares or halting expansion plans.

ASUC Senate Awaits Update on Status Of Adeyemo's Plan to ‘Unify Campus'
Some student government officials are worried about the future of the "One Campus Initiative" because ASUC President Wally Adeyemo failed to mention his big project during his State of the Association address Wednesday night.

Regents Consider Student Fee Hike In Lieu of Reduced Spending
UC will need to cut funding to some programs under Gov. Gray Davis' proposed state budget, a move that has spurred discussion of student fee increases by the UC Board of Regents.

ASUC Passes Bill Intended to Close Funding Loopholes
Student groups may be forced to cut spending this semester because of a bill passed by ASUC that bans the student government from giving each group large sums of money from its contingency fund.

WEB EXTRA: Fire Guts Berkeley Laundromat, Liquor Store
It took all the resources of the Berkeley Fire Department to contain a fire on Telegraph Avenue Saturday evening.


Sports

Cal Bursts Trojans' Bubble in OT
LOS ANGELES-Brian Wethers spent Monday morning throwing up in the halls of Haas Pavilion.

Threes Make All the Difference
LOS ANGELES-This was the type of game Cal wasn't supposed to hang around in.

Second-Half Slump Leaves Bears Burned
If the Guinness Book of World Records people were in attendance for the seemingly endless 10 minutes of the night, perhaps they could have enshrined the world's longest 12-0 run. Sadly, this may not be the record that the Cal women's basketball team was looking to be a part of.


Arts & Entertainment

The Sound of Love, to a Different Tune
Flanked by childlike honesty and gleaming harmonies, Mates of State herald the return to their musical home tonight with a concert at Bottom of The Hill in San Francisco.

A Lifestyle of Largess: Bourdain Tastes The Globe
It is hard not to fall in love with Anthony Bourdain when he describes a dish of anchovies so delectable as "sexy" or as he devours the balls of a roasted goat in Moroccan dessert with Tuareg nomads.

Bigotry Creates ‘Monster,' Compassion Cures All
Meet the Grotowski men. Buck, the grandfather (Peter Boyle) is a grotesque monstrosity of a human being, physically torn, wasting his days lounging around, spewing racist charges at the neighbors and basking in his filthy existence. Hank, the father (Billy Bob Thornton), carries on the family tradition, chasing black kids off his property with a shotgun. So it's no surprise that Sonny (Heath Ledger), the grandson, pays tricks for 30 second bangs, and then revels in his pathetic supremacy, staring at himself in the mirror or slouching in a loveseat, pants half off, downing the last of his whisky.

Movie Review: "Black Hawk Down"
Ridley Scott's epic "Black Hawk Down" is already being hailed as one the most realistic war films ever made, and it's easy to see why, given the massive visual and aural stimulation that bombards the audience for 2 ˝ hours.

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