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Issue #502 :: Thursday, March 14, 2002

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Gov. Davis Taps UC Alumnus To Fill Vacant Regent Post
SAN FRANCISCO-Financier and UC Berkeley alumnus Richard Blum is the newest member of the UC Board of Regents.

On Cultural Narcissism
I want my kid to come out looking black, he said.

W. Tennis: Depth a Question for Bulldogs as They Head into Hellman
Too deep or two deep? That question will be answered Saturday when the No. 16 Cal women's tennis team puts its depth to the test against Fresno State's dynamic duo of Kim Niggemeyer and Chloe Carlotti.

Audio Innovation, Academically
While most students toil and over books and formulas, there is a select group of graduate students who have a different métier.

News

Gov. Davis Taps UC Alumnus To Fill Vacant Regent Post
SAN FRANCISCO-Financier and UC Berkeley alumnus Richard Blum is the newest member of the UC Board of Regents.

Group Pushes For Latino As Next UC Riverside Chancellor
SAN FRANCISCO-With the selection of UC Riverside's chancellor underway, a coalition of Latinos urged the UC Board of Regents yesterday to appoint a Latino candidate to fill the position.

Students Feel Middle East Conflict at Home, Abroad
While studying abroad in Jerusalem, UC Berkeley student Jessica Oleon saw first-hand the heated conflict that has overtaken the Middle East, where violence is a daily reality for Palestinians and Israelis alike.

City Council Slashes Nearly $2 Million From Ailing Budget
The Berkeley City Council cut $1.8 million from the city budget Tuesday night to make up for an unexpected revenue shortfall.

Democratic Party Chair Responds To Counterpart's Provocative Remarks
A top California Democrat spoke at UC Berkeley yesterday to answer charges made by his Republican counterpart a week ago.

Page 2 Interview--Mike Jose, Richmond Resident at Berkeley Marina
Q: How often do you come out here and feed the gulls?

Feature Photo: Electrical Error



Sports

W. Tennis: Depth a Question for Bulldogs as They Head into Hellman
Too deep or two deep? That question will be answered Saturday when the No. 16 Cal women's tennis team puts its depth to the test against Fresno State's dynamic duo of Kim Niggemeyer and Chloe Carlotti.

Softball: Offense Still a Aore Spot for Cal Lineup
A turtle will retreat into its shell. An ostrich will stick its head in the sand.

M. Hoops: Cross-Country Flight First Step For Bears in Big Dance
PITTSBURGH-Yesterday the Cal men's basketball team hopped on a 1 p.m. charter flight out of Oakland, accompanied by a crew of trainers, coaches, cheerleaders and of course, members of the Straw Hat Band.

Water Polo: Bears Start Four-Game Trip With Visit to Spartans
Now that No. 4 the Cal women's water polo team seems to have shaped into midseason form, it leaves Spieker Aquatics Complex to weather a tough four-game road trip beginning with No. 5 San Jose State Saturday.

Sports in Brief: Women's Gym Closes Season at Haas
The Cal women's gymnastics team will conclude its tumultuous regular season at home this weekend when it battles San Jose State, Boise State and Sacramento State at Haas Pavilion Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


Arts & Entertainment

Audio Innovation, Academically
While most students toil and over books and formulas, there is a select group of graduate students who have a different métier.

Movie Review: Total War Through the Lens of the Beholder
French director Elie Chouraqui's newest movie "Harrison's Flowers" is simultaneously fantastic and incredibly dull.

Theater Review: A 3-D Homage to Music, Anthropomorphic Fish
Living in the classic rock 'n' roll era of the 1960s at lightning speed, beach boy Brian Wilson's life plunges down a dark path into the inescapable pit of drugs, alcohol and extreme obesity. Although a psychological treatment is somewhat successful, Brian ultimately catches a glimpse at what he thinks is his salvation: Lana, princess of the sea.

Two Nights of Blistering 90 Day Men
A few things are seemingly nonexistent at Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street: polo shirts, alcohol (by rule), audience members older than 23, and maybe most of all, pianos.

Movie Review: Resident Evil
So they decided to make the game "Resident Evil," into a movie. Financially, it isn't that bad of an idea, seeing as the video game model readily lends itself to franchise moviemaking. Is this franchise picture worth seeing? Strangely, yes -especially if you go see it with an audience that is willing to rip on it the entire time.

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