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Issue #571 :: Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Top Headlines

Fruttero's Debut in Pro Ranks Successful
When this spring rolls around, the Cal men's tennis team may have a legitimate professional tennis player in their ranks.

Microbial Fuel Cells to Power Future
An AIDS patient today may require frequent doses of potent drug cocktails every single day.

I Am the Resurrection
Authors do not act with the same force as performers. Despite all the hype regarding the "performative text," writing lacks the consuming potency of audience identification found in more apparent media. An author's personality remains unexposed, behind the text, out of view. Genius hides in the left-hand margins. Should we betray our sophistication? Does education inherently entail some sort of emasculation or does it only target this eunuch market? Reading is too much of a slow drip, isn't it?

Strikers Plan Full-Force Action Today
A number of classes including discussion sections will be canceled today as lecturers officially join clerical workers in work stoppage during the final day of the strike.

News

Record Number of High Schoolers Take SAT
More high school students took the SAT I last year than any previous graduating class, according to a report released by the College Board yesterday.

Microscopic Hairs Give Geckos Gravity-Defying Sticking Power
In a study published yesterday, UC Berkeley scientists helped explain the mysterious forces that allow geckos to walk on walls.

Class Offers Students Taste Of Native American Medicine
AUC Berkeley course, created this year, is educating its students in the art of Native American healing.

Strikers Plan Full-Force Action Today
A number of classes including discussion sections will be canceled today as lecturers officially join clerical workers in work stoppage during the final day of the strike.

Feature Photo: Not Just For Pennies


News in Brief: Berkeley in Running As an Olympic Venue
The United States Olympic Committee chose San Francisco and New York as its two finalists yesterday for its 2012 Olympic Bid.

News in Brief: Deep-Sea Study Yields Powerful Results
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have released a study detailing a technique to reduce the emission of global warming-causing materials into the atmosphere, according to a statement from the lab.

Corrections
In Monday's issue, the article "Campus Policies in Question as Strike Begins" should have stated library assistants, not librarians, are part of the clerical union. It also should have said other UC campuses' unions have authorized rallies, not "job actions" during the UC Berkeley strike.

UC Makes Progress in Lawsuit Against Enron
UC made a promising breakthrough in its class action lawsuit against Enron Corporation by reaching a tentative $40 million settlement yesterday.

Bill That Would Move Date of Primaries Passes Assembly
A bill intended to increase state-wide voter turnout may prove detrimental to student representation.


Sports

Fruttero's Debut in Pro Ranks Successful
When this spring rolls around, the Cal men's tennis team may have a legitimate professional tennis player in their ranks.

Cal Building Strength Heading into Season Opener Against Baylor
With their season opener three days away, the Cal football team held its first game-week media luncheon yesterday.

Nowhere to Go But Up for Tedford, Bears
The Jeff Tedford Era begins in three days.


Opinion

I Am the Resurrection
Authors do not act with the same force as performers. Despite all the hype regarding the "performative text," writing lacks the consuming potency of audience identification found in more apparent media. An author's personality remains unexposed, behind the text, out of view. Genius hides in the left-hand margins. Should we betray our sophistication? Does education inherently entail some sort of emasculation or does it only target this eunuch market? Reading is too much of a slow drip, isn't it?

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