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Issue #86 :: Friday, January 21, 2000

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Video Store Creates Debate
The recent opening of a Blockbuster Video store on Durant Avenue has sparked disagreement over inappropriate signs, potential parking problems and whether the store is necessary at all.

The Guy in Charge
Most paying jobs involve a boss as part of the deal. You have a pay rate, you have coworkers, you have a work environment, you have a task and you've got the man in charge, the big cheese, the big shot, the big daddy, maybe the big mommy. This higher-up on the totem pole and his attitude towards the world and its toilers has a powerful bearing on your own happiness and success as a worker. But just because they're ahead in life doesn't mean they'll help you do the same.

No. 3 Card Won't Fold Easy at Haas
When All-America candidate Mark Madsen was forced to the sidelines with a hamstring injury last November, the Stanford basketball team arguably lost its best player, its heart and its soul.

Filmmaking In Full Flower
On the heels of his 1997 film, Boogie Nights, Hollywood's hot new property, P.T. Anderson, has created a sprawling, three-hour meditation on loneliness, forgiveness and regret. Adapting, in a way, Aimee Mann's similarly themed songs, Magnolia is a great, flawed film, but flawed only in the way that a brilliant filmmaker with real ideas could come close to making.

News

Video Store Creates Debate
The recent opening of a Blockbuster Video store on Durant Avenue has sparked disagreement over inappropriate signs, potential parking problems and whether the store is necessary at all.

UC Merced May Open One Year Early
SAN FRANCISCO - The UC Board of Regents want to expedite their promise to serve students in California's Central Valley and are working to open up a new UC campus one year earlier than originally expected.

Proposal to Cut Costs of Higher Education
President Clinton announced a new budget proposal yesterday aimed at creating more than $31 billion worth of tax cuts and grant money that would reduce the costs of higher education, especially for the middle class.

Organization Satisfies Growing Curiosity About Criminology Field
What started for Angela Torres as a secret attraction to her parents' ‘true crime' books has developed into a career path in forensic pathology and a new student organization at UC Berkeley.

Speakers Say Outreach Fails to Improve GPAs, Test Scores
SAN FRANCISCO - After expressing enthusiasm over Gov. Gray Davis's new state budget proposal, the UC Board of Regents was dismayed by speakers who said outreach efforts were not doing enough to raise test scores and GPAs in California high schools.

Regents Question Importance of SAT to Admissions Process
SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the UC Board of Regents said yesterday that certain factors in the university's admissions system, including the use of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, discriminate against underrepresented minorities and could lead to the "loss of a generation" of qualified students.

News in Brief: Unidentified Hacker Airs False Police Reports
Berkeley police said they are looking for a man who has hacked into police radios and reported fictitious crimes.

Gay Sensitivity Measure Delayed
The Berkeley City Council has delayed a vote on a measure designed to increase gay and lesbian sensitivity in the police department.


Sports

No. 3 Card Won't Fold Easy at Haas
When All-America candidate Mark Madsen was forced to the sidelines with a hamstring injury last November, the Stanford basketball team arguably lost its best player, its heart and its soul.

Bears Hope to End Drought on Farm
Marianne Stanley won't say it, but this isn't the most ideal time for her team to travel to Palo Alto to battle Stanford.

Ruggers Kick Off Against Nevada
Scoring 100 points in a single game is impressive in any sport. Just as impressive is keeping the opponent off of the scoreboard completely.

Talent Returns Intact for Women's Tennis
If Amy Jensen has learned anything in her three years at Cal, she's found out how to put things in perspective.

Sports Briefs: Gym Valuts Into Pavilion Premier
The Cal women's gymnastics squad will open up its home schedule with its first ever meet at the renovated Haas Pavilion tonight at 7:30 p.m. against No. 8 Arizona State.


Arts & Entertainment

Filmmaking In Full Flower
On the heels of his 1997 film, Boogie Nights, Hollywood's hot new property, P.T. Anderson, has created a sprawling, three-hour meditation on loneliness, forgiveness and regret. Adapting, in a way, Aimee Mann's similarly themed songs, Magnolia is a great, flawed film, but flawed only in the way that a brilliant filmmaker with real ideas could come close to making.

re:CDs: Silence of the Lambchop
A Nashville-based musical collective best known for their collaborations (in whole or in part) with East River Pipe, Yo La Tengo, and Vic Chesnutt, Nixon is the fifth album from sophisticated chamber-pop outfit Lambchop.

re:Calendar
Roma/Pacifica: The Phoebe Hearst International Architectural Competition and the Berkeley Campus, 1896-1930 exhibition, opens Friday, Jan. 21 through April 23 free with museum admission, UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.

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