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Issue #607 :: Thursday, October 17, 2002

Top Headlines

Huffins Gets Back to Where He Once Belonged
After nearly 30 years under one head coach and three months with none at all, the Cal track and field program has finally found its new leading man.

‘La Boheme,' Reinvented With Verve-It Ain't Baz!
For two hours and thirty minutes life seemed more vibrant and rich. Hate, jealousy and love were deeper and more profound than their ordinary existence in this drab gray world of reality. The world of the stage was more complex, more beautiful and alive than common provincial existence. For two hours and thirty minutes Baz Luhrmann's vision of Puccini's La Boheme created a world more intensely beautiful than reality.

City Hit With Report of Budget Deficit
The Berkeley city budget may be in the red if the city does not come up with $6.4 million within two years, city staff told the Berkeley City Council Tuesday.

CPD Syndrome
When I first started college, I was amazed by the steadily increasing number of cell phones on campus. I didn't even have a regular cordless phone in high school, while everyone around here is walking around like they're in the movie "Clueless."

News

City Hit With Report of Budget Deficit
The Berkeley city budget may be in the red if the city does not come up with $6.4 million within two years, city staff told the Berkeley City Council Tuesday.

Former U.S. Diplomat Calls Saddam Hussein a ‘Threat'
The United States should prevent Saddam Hussein from obtaining an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, a former U.S. diplomat said during a campus visit Tuesday.

Ex-Envoy Details View of Conflict in Middle East
The Daily Californian: When an event in Israel or the West Bank occurs, the public is often offered two contradictory accounts of the story from the Palestinian and the Israeli perspectives. Why does this disparity occur, and are either accounts reliable?

City Issues 2002: Candidates Debate Student Issues at Campus Forum


City Issues 2002: Berkeley Traffic Stalls Agreement Between Politicians
Few things raise the blood pressure of Berkeley residents more than sitting in traffic, looking for parking or waiting for a late bus.

Local Elections: School Board President Looks to Keep Post
Incumbent school board President Shirley Issel, if re-elected,will face a host of issues including the district's financial crisis and an achievement gap between ethnic groups.

News in Brief
UC Clerical Workers May Strike Again


Sports

Huffins Gets Back to Where He Once Belonged
After nearly 30 years under one head coach and three months with none at all, the Cal track and field program has finally found its new leading man.

Cal Unfazed by Intense Glare of Local Cable TV
The Cal volleyball team has been spending a little bit more time in front of the mirror this week, trying to find their good sides and bad sides, wondering whether they want to wear their hair up or down.

Bears Hope To Be East Coast Killers
The general perception in the world of field hockey is that East Coast teams are just plain better than the ones out West.

Men's Golf: Cal Finally Gets Home Tourney, Finishes Fourth
The Bay Area has a history of producing stellar collegiate golf teams and players, but it does not have the reputation of hosting prominent tournaments.

Sports in Brief: Tennis Teams Compete Sans Stars This Week
The Cal men's and women's tennis teams will rest their top players this weekend, and will instead send their remaining members for a little tournament experience this weekend.


Arts & Entertainment

‘La Boheme,' Reinvented With Verve-It Ain't Baz!
For two hours and thirty minutes life seemed more vibrant and rich. Hate, jealousy and love were deeper and more profound than their ordinary existence in this drab gray world of reality. The world of the stage was more complex, more beautiful and alive than common provincial existence. For two hours and thirty minutes Baz Luhrmann's vision of Puccini's La Boheme created a world more intensely beautiful than reality.

Reporter's Notebook: Snob 2 Snob: Celebs Galore
BART, for the first time in all of my time at CAL, is on time. God works in mysterious ways.

P.T. Anderson Interview
As the mad genius of the American independent scene, P.T. Anderson is expected to be a little crazy.

The Flak-Jacketed Filmmaker Of The People, Michael Moore
There are about a dozen of us, fresh-faced college journalists, here at the San Francisco Ritz-Carlton to interview Michael Moore about his upcoming documentary, "Bowling for Columbine." Moore, who considers himself the people's filmmaker, appreciates the irony of our location. "You have to laugh, right?" he says. "They let us into the big house for a few hours."

Bossa to Samba, Latin Jazz Piano Flows into Yoshi's
I arrived early at Yoshi's and watched Mrs. Eliane Elias on the muted monitor at the bar. I ordered a mineral water and began to wait. It was strange watching her silently playing amidst the hurried waiters shouting orders in Japanese. The first time I had seen her was on the silver screen, in "Calle 54," in a matinee in San Francisco. She was phenomenal then, the camera having a hard time tracking the quick motions of her fingers. I could not wait to see her live. When she left her Steinway, I set my water on the table, and walked into Yoshi's nightclub.

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