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Issue #556 :: Friday, July 19, 2002

Top Headlines

Regents Raise Nonresident Tuition
The UC Board of Regents voted yesterday to increase nonresident undergraduate tuition by 16 percent in the coming academic year, in response to California's budget shortfall.

Nothing is Free
For as long as I have lived in Berkeley, albeit for one year, I have heard countless students complain about the lack of parking near the UC Berkeley campus. Granted, this is not saying much-given the reputation of Berkeley students-but in this case, I think that their complaints may be valid.

The Nu Bop Movement
Folks who get their jazz history from Ken Burns might bristle when confronted with the music presented in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series. Ken Burns recalls the history of jazz as if the last innovative jazz musicians were a couple of cats named Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Ken's "Jazz" documentary politely ignores Alice Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Derek Bailey, John Zorn, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and even Sun Ra, mostly due to a dispute over what jazz means. To Ken Burns and his advisors (Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch), avant-garde jazz has always been anathema to their definition of jazz.

UC Wary of Merging With K-12 In Master Plan for K-16
SAN FRANCISCO-A proposal to create closer ties between K-12 and higher education met opposition from top UC officials Wednesday.

News

Regents Raise Nonresident Tuition
The UC Board of Regents voted yesterday to increase nonresident undergraduate tuition by 16 percent in the coming academic year, in response to California's budget shortfall.

Local Resort Marked as Piece of History
The Claremont Resort and Spa is an official historic landmark, the Oakland City Council declared Tuesday, following a two-year debate between citizens and hotel officials.

UC Wary of Merging With K-12 In Master Plan for K-16
SAN FRANCISCO-A proposal to create closer ties between K-12 and higher education met opposition from top UC officials Wednesday.

City Prepares to Scout Out New Police Chief
City officials are gearing up to find a new top cop, following the retirement of Berkeley's longtime police chief.

Deposed Scientist Denies Lab Claims, Asserts Innocence
Victor Ninov, the scientist who was fired from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for allegedly fabricating data to support the discovery of two periodic elements, feels as though an earthquake has shaken up his entire life.

News in Brief: Armed Men Rob Three in Spree
A band of armed riflers robbed three people Wednesday night in a spree that began on Southside before heading to North Berkeley, police said.

Feature Photo: Border Crossing



Arts & Entertainment

The Nu Bop Movement
Folks who get their jazz history from Ken Burns might bristle when confronted with the music presented in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series. Ken Burns recalls the history of jazz as if the last innovative jazz musicians were a couple of cats named Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Ken's "Jazz" documentary politely ignores Alice Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, Charles Mingus, Derek Bailey, John Zorn, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and even Sun Ra, mostly due to a dispute over what jazz means. To Ken Burns and his advisors (Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch), avant-garde jazz has always been anathema to their definition of jazz.

The ‘Flying Guillotine'
The night before I went to see this movie I had been up late dealing with Crazy Roommate. His ex was with, oh my god, another guy. So he comes home at 4, maybe 4:30, and starts throwing around the recycling (bottles and cans), his guitar, the coffee maker. Smish! Smash! Smash! When we all get up to see what's going on, he says be quiet, the police are probably coming. Asshole.

Faking Orgasmic: 'My Wife Is an Actress'
Rather than pursuing, failing, overcoming and eventually landing the goddess of his dreams, Yvan already has her.

Music Review: Non Phixion


Music Review: Mantronix


Music Review: Flaming Lips


Music Review: Aquanote


Music Review: Morcheeba



Opinion

Nothing is Free
For as long as I have lived in Berkeley, albeit for one year, I have heard countless students complain about the lack of parking near the UC Berkeley campus. Granted, this is not saying much-given the reputation of Berkeley students-but in this case, I think that their complaints may be valid.

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