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Issue #523 :: Thursday, April 18, 2002

Top Headlines

Hollywood Hegemony
Although U.S. movies account for only 6 or 7 percent of all films made, they occupy 50 percent of world screen time.

Women's Tennis: Bears Wrap Up Regular Season with Matches Against SoCal Schools
With two matches left in its regular season, the No. 12 Cal women's tennis team isn't about to become complacent.

Cal Grant Distribution Falls Short Of Goals
The Cal Grant program has again failed to reach its quota for providing financial assistance to incoming freshman for the coming school year. And yet, approximately 60,000 older students who applied for the grants were rejected.

The Spotlight Hits Cal Dance Students
Alongside scientists and economists, artists are also at work on the Berkeley campus. Though not as well funded or advertised as other departments, the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department has produced experts in its multiple fields who have gone on to professional careers in such illustrious companies as The Mark Morris Dance Group and The Martha Graham Dance Company, to name just a few.

News

West Coast, Domino's Pizza Drivers Victimized in Series of Local Robberies
A West Coast Pizza delivery driver was robbed and carjacked in Berkeley late Tuesday. It is the latest in a string of robberies targeted at drivers, the restaurant manager said.

New Petition Seeks Shorter Local Buildings
Berkeley residents started a petition yesterday to support an initiative limiting the height of future residential and commercial buildings in the city.

City Proposes New Regulations For Berkeley Food Cart Vendors
The Berkeley City Council is considering a measure that will solidify the tenuous legal position of Southside's food cart vendors.

Page 2 Interview--Maddi and Gabby, Shopping Preschoolers
Q: So what brings you here to Safeway? Out on the town?


Cal Grant Distribution Falls Short Of Goals
The Cal Grant program has again failed to reach its quota for providing financial assistance to incoming freshman for the coming school year. And yet, approximately 60,000 older students who applied for the grants were rejected.

Israeli, Palestinian Supporters To Converge On Nation's Capitol
UC Berkeley students are expected to leave today for Washington to take their pleas for peace in the middle east closer to U.S. policy makers and to hear Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speak.

Lack Of Funds, Ailing Leadership May End Lauded Poetry Class
A popular poetry class originally led by renowned poet June Jordan may be canceled next semester because of budget cuts in the African American Studies department.


Sports

Sports in Brief: Women's Polo Closes Regular Season
The No. 4 Cal women's water polo team winds up its regular season Saturday against Pacific in Stockton.

Women's Tennis: Bears Wrap Up Regular Season with Matches Against SoCal Schools
With two matches left in its regular season, the No. 12 Cal women's tennis team isn't about to become complacent.

Clark Considering English Club's Offer
Cal rugby coach Jack Clark may have more on his mind than the Bears' impending quest for a 12th consecutive national title, which begins with the start of the playoffs Saturday.

Track Pulls Double Duty at Mt. SAC and Woody Williams
After a recharge at home last week, the Cal track and field team will face great challenges when it splits up and takes part in two different meets this weekend.


Arts & Entertainment

Food Review: Asian-Californian Fusion at New, Inexpensive Unicorn
The Southside of Berkeley has a lot to offer in terms of quick, no frills meals. The three or four blocks down Telegraph from the edge of campus offers all the quick eateries a student could ask for. But in terms of more quiet sit-down restaurants, most locals can only name a few places that deliver. A new restaurant only a short walk down Telegraph might then just offer what people are looking for.

Alternative Tentacles Bands Support RAWA
According to bands from the Sex Pistols to Sick Of It All, punk rock is about social protest, fighting for the little people, and righting the wrongs of the world. Sure, it's a theory that's good on vinyl, but kick-drums alone can't correct the world's mass of human rights violations. With that in mind, the Bay Area's own Alternative Tentacles punk record label, with the help of the kind punk rockers over at Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street, decided to put the genre's social aggression to palpable use, and they're hoping they can get some of the local kids involved.

Gadgets, if Not Juggling, Are Forte for the Karamazov Bros.
Flanked by a backdrop that can only be described as a cross between a giant protractor and a grossly-oversized pack of birth control pills, the Flying Karamazov Brothers kept audience members intrigued from start to finish of their new show, "L'Universe," Tuesday night.

Book Review: NY Times ‘Ethicist' Column Gets a Book-length Treatment
Seminally ethical moments in one's life are often few and far between. When moral dilemmas strike, however, they often promise to be both memorable and instructive.

The Spotlight Hits Cal Dance Students
Alongside scientists and economists, artists are also at work on the Berkeley campus. Though not as well funded or advertised as other departments, the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies department has produced experts in its multiple fields who have gone on to professional careers in such illustrious companies as The Mark Morris Dance Group and The Martha Graham Dance Company, to name just a few.

Music Reviews


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