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Issue #612 :: Thursday, October 24, 2002

Top Headlines

Cal Wants to Rain on Parade of Huskies, Cougs
It may not be the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, but for the No. 7 Cal women's soccer team, travelling to Washington is a visitor's worst nightmare.

Take One, Please

"Would you like to pledge to save the environment?"

Theatre Review: Diss-ney.
We all dream of flying off to Never Never Land to live forever as a child with Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. Impact Theatre presents this idea of lost childhood in a strange and twisted fairy tale of a Disneyland Park employee who doesn't want to grow up. Sound ridiculous? Perhaps. Funny? You bet.

Indian Citizens File Suit Against Lakireddy Family
A group of Indian citizens filed a lawsuit yesterday against members of a notorious Berkeley family who were convicted of illegally bringing young Indian women to the United States.

News

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Plans to Adopt New Alert System
UC Berkeley will join a new multi-city emergency alert system as soon as Chancellor Robert Berdahl officially approves the proposed system.

Feature Photo: Spreading the Word


Indian Citizens File Suit Against Lakireddy Family
A group of Indian citizens filed a lawsuit yesterday against members of a notorious Berkeley family who were convicted of illegally bringing young Indian women to the United States.

Black Lightning Cuts Back on Services
A note-taking service utilized by many UC Berkeley students has been forced to cancel services for nearly a dozen classes just to break even.

UC Offers Settlement Package to Union
The UC-wide lecturers' union has until tomorrow to respond to a UC settlement offer released yesterday.

Berkeley Firefighters Garner Salary Increase
The Berkeley City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $2.6 million salary increase for Berkeley firefighters over the next four years.

Study Finds City to Have Lowest Teenage Birthrate in State
Berkeley has the lowest teen birthrate of any city in the state, according to city health officials.

Ballot Measure to Decide Whether Waterfront Plans Sink or Swim
A measure on next month's ballot will decide the future of Berkeley's disputed waterfront property.

Local Elections: District 4 Candidate Wants Focus to Stay on City Issues
Bob Migdal is in the middle of a tight race for the District 4 City Council seat where he says he will focus on city issues such as increasing affordable housing, reducing crime and improving streets and sewers.


Sports

Cal Wants to Rain on Parade of Huskies, Cougs
It may not be the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, but for the No. 7 Cal women's soccer team, travelling to Washington is a visitor's worst nightmare.

Freshman Hatzke Adjusting Well to Life at Cal
You get lost on the way to your first class. You dodge the R.A., trying to avoid your first write-up. You realize you have more papers due this semester than in all of high school-in one class.

Swimming: Learning by Doing Important for Young Bears
Any good construction project begins with laying a solid foundation.

Sports in Brief
Tennis Competes in Annual ITA Tourney

Feature Photo: Late Afternoon Madness



Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: A Joke is Born-With Intense Labor Pains
Of all its merits, the one that hits hardest is its focus. For a documentary about one of America's most beloved entertainers, Comedian succeeds at leaving out Jerry Seinfeld's personal life to zoom in on one thing: work. Not Seinfeld's work in particular but work in general, so in the end, you gain insight into not only the tribulations of this particular stand-up comedian, but the sweat and heartache of a man doing his job.

‘Re'-freshing! Demme Finds a New Approach in a Favorite
There have been too many 're's in the movie industry lately. There have been a plethora of remakes, a gaggle of revisions and even a few pitiful reimagineerings. I've grow sick and tired of seeing my favorite movies raped continually by a generation of incompetent filmmakers.

Theatre Review: Diss-ney.
We all dream of flying off to Never Never Land to live forever as a child with Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. Impact Theatre presents this idea of lost childhood in a strange and twisted fairy tale of a Disneyland Park employee who doesn't want to grow up. Sound ridiculous? Perhaps. Funny? You bet.

Art Review: A Fingerprint in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
It seems it shouldn't be so difficult to talk about a roll of toilet paper, but looking at Gerhard Richter's "Toilet Paper" [Klorolle] (1965), it is.

Glass and Reggio Summon an Abstract Life as Ersatz War
The hallways of an established multimillionaire are open. He has aquariums and skylights, exotic couches, and a seamless sound system to boot. On a liquid flat panel 70 inch TV. The flicker of random images, pictures of human beings and their fascinating creations are set to somber cello music. One would give a glance askance and then move on to chat about other things.

Music Reviews


Potentially Fascinating (unexpected) Porn Star's Life cast ‘Out-O' Focus'
Paul Schrader may have written the Scorsese classics "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," but his new biopic "Auto Focus" is overshadowed by the daunting legacy of his former collaborator's "Goodfellas" the 1990 crime picture that pretty much set the standard for all marginal hero pictures to come, from Tarantino's films, to Scorsese's "Casino," to "Boogie Nights."

If I had an Oscar... woo-boy.
I think if I ever won an Oscar, I would probably carry it around with me for the rest of my natural life; not necessarily holding it all the time, but closely in a backpack or small piece of luggage.

White Space