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Issue #529 :: Thursday, April 25, 2002

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City Directs Police To Shun DEA In Pot Busts
The Berkeley City Council quietly and unanimously passed a resolution affirming the city's support for medical marijuana Tuesday night.

Rights and Lives
If you had designed the American flag or written the lyrics for "Happy Birthday," you would probably make sure to pursue your legal right to royalty payments. But if you found a cure for HIV, would getting paid still be your first priority?

Men's Tennis: Cal Hopes to Draw on Team Success at Pac-10s
Finishing the year tied for second in the Pac-10 with Stanford and USC, with a record of 18-6 overall, the Cal men's tennis team heads into the Pac-10 championships in Ojai today with a little bit of history on its side.

Humor, Mystery From All Corners of the Globe at the SF International Film Festival
It takes a particularly twisted kind of film addict to go watch a seven foreign films over seven nights, but hey, I do it so you don't have to. Subtitle-strained eyes and film-flicker induced pale skin aside, I've found that once you drift into the "I hate Hollywood" or "Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey need to die already" rut, seven consecutive nights of foreign films is the ultimate high and the San Francisco International Film Festival is my drug of choice.

News

Lab To Help Build Seismic Monitoring System
The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory will be involved in a new five-year, $2.9 million program to improve California's emergency earthquake response.

Correction
The photo accompanying yesterday's article "UC Berkeley Scientist Says Al Qaeda Sent Anthrax Letters" should have identified the professor as Richard Muller, not Robert Muller.

City Directs Police To Shun DEA In Pot Busts
The Berkeley City Council quietly and unanimously passed a resolution affirming the city's support for medical marijuana Tuesday night.

Feature Photo: Tangled Up In Risky Business


Page 2 Interview--James G. Doherty, Cal Alumnus and Environmentalist
A: Yeah, but worst of all, someone else came up behind me and accused me that I was the one that almost hit them in Strawberry Canyon ... I've never been in the mud with this (bike), but I've been to Stinson Beach though. I'm actually going out there next month.

Former TV Producer Shares Her Video About Bush's Human Side With Class
Former television producer Alexandra Pelosi showed a group of UC Berkeley students part of her documentary of a "charming, one-dimensional" President George Bush yesterday.

UC International Students May Face Increased Security Efforts
Universities across the country including UC may soon place increased scrutiny upon international students as new legislation is ushered through Congress.

Recent Study May Nationally Impact Health Care Policy
In a surprising study published this week, UC Berkeley researchers demonstrated that switching from Medicaid to managed care both reduces medical costs and maintains the level of care provided to patients.

Dissident Stresses Civil Disobedience, Urges Students To ‘Speak Up'
Japanese internment dissenter Fred Korematsu spoke to a packed lecture hall yesterday, rallying students with a lasting message: Stand up for your convictions.

News Analysis: City Council Learns From Follies, But May Revert to Old Ways
The stage was set Tuesday for a repeat of last October's City Council meeting during which Berkeley leaders last tackled a major foreign policy issue.


Sports

Women's Tennis: Bears Take a Break From Team Play at Pac-10 Championships
Beginning today and running through Sunday, members of the No. 13 Cal women's tennis team will compete for personal glory at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif.

Track and Field: Cal Open Testing Ground for Upcoming Meet With Cardinal
This weekend's home match for the Cal track and field team is the calm before the storm, a warmup before next week's big showdown with Stanford.

Baseball: Bears Still Waiting for Everything To Click
Before the inevitable criticism button is struck, it's necessary to note that the Cal baseball team is in the midst of a solid year.

Men's Tennis: Cal Hopes to Draw on Team Success at Pac-10s
Finishing the year tied for second in the Pac-10 with Stanford and USC, with a record of 18-6 overall, the Cal men's tennis team heads into the Pac-10 championships in Ojai today with a little bit of history on its side.


Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘World Traveler' Fails to Find the Right Direction
The masochistic pit of debauchery that the protagonist of "World Traveler" inexplicably falls into is so unrealistic and alien to the motives of a conventional life that the resulting experience is difficult to enjoy.

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project Combines East and West
Tuxedos mixing with khakis, pipas harmonizing with cellos, and trombones playing background to a Mongolian 'long song'-these odd juxtapositions characterized the eclectic yet harmonious concert performed last Tuesday night at Zellerbach Hall as part of the Silk Road Project.

Humor, Mystery From All Corners of the Globe at the SF International Film Festival
It takes a particularly twisted kind of film addict to go watch a seven foreign films over seven nights, but hey, I do it so you don't have to. Subtitle-strained eyes and film-flicker induced pale skin aside, I've found that once you drift into the "I hate Hollywood" or "Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey need to die already" rut, seven consecutive nights of foreign films is the ultimate high and the San Francisco International Film Festival is my drug of choice.

Book Review: A ‘Melancholy' Body of Stories Fleshes Out Our Worst Somatic Fears
The human body is, indisputably, marvelous, mutable and mysterious. According to the tales included in Shelley Jackson's first short-story collection, "The Melancholy of Anatomy," the body is also a breeding ground for strife, tension and chaos.

Book Review: Eisen's ‘Everywoman:' She's Neurotic to the Bone
She's just about the only person I know who has kissed her own dad. And not in that dad-kissing kinda way. The nameless narrator of Adrienne Eisen's "Making Scenes" moves to L.A. and does all the "typical L.A. girl stuff." That is to say she marches through a foray of shocking sexual affairs with admirable perseverance and zeal, binges and purges, thinks she might be a lesbian and spends all of her time traipsing around in her bikini. She may not have a name, but she's infinitely recognizable.

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