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Issue #91 :: Friday, January 28, 2000

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Minority Applicants Increase
More blacks and Latinos applied to UC Berkeley for Fall 2000 than ever before, according to statistics the university released yesterday.

Cafe FSM
You might not have heard, but we have a new place to go to on campus: the Free Speech Movement Cafe in Moffitt Library. Actually, this is the only food and drink destination on campus for me - I haven't been to the overpriced, mediocre on-campus dining facilities since I swiped. Nor have I been to Boalt, because you may as well go off campus if you're that far out. The Faculty Club's restaurant is surely too fancy, and I am reluctant to go to Jimmy Dean's in Haas for fear of turning into a big weenie (a fate common among undergraduates there).

Bears Educate Washington State
You would have thought finals had come 14 weeks early when the fire alarm sounded at Haas Pavilion last night.

The Best Laid Plan
Suddenly, people are starting to hear about The Dismemberment Plan. After two albums, a major-label signing, and a subsequent major label dropping, the Washington, D.C. band is finally starting to get some of the attention they so richly deserve.

News

Minority Applicants Increase
More blacks and Latinos applied to UC Berkeley for Fall 2000 than ever before, according to statistics the university released yesterday.

Student Robbed At Gunpoint Near Residence Hall
A Freeborn Hall resident assistant was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night across the street from the Unit 2 residence halls.

Number of UC Applicants Rises
An unprecedented number of college hopefuls applied to UC schools for the Fall 2000 semester, university officials announced yesterday.

Judge Rules Local Nudists In Violation of Ordinance
A Superior Court Judge said yesterday that local nudists were not protected by the First Amendment when they appeared without clothes at two highly visible performances.

Forum Addresses Issues of Bias in Law Enforcement
Civil rights lawyers, local law enforcement officials and Berkeley residents convened Wednesday night for a forum on racial bias in law-enforcement practices.

ASUC Allots Money to Finance Spring Concert
The ASUC Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday night to allocate $35,000, two-thirds of their remaining funds for this semester, to help finance a spring concert.


Sports

Bears Educate Washington State
You would have thought finals had come 14 weeks early when the fire alarm sounded at Haas Pavilion last night.

Ruggers Ready for Muddy Mayhem
Coming off a 75-point win in your season opener, what would be the first word to come to mind?

Women's Tennis Sets Sights on Huskies
Stormy weather is in the forecast for the state of Washington this weekend, but the Cal women's tennis team is determined not to let Washington or Washington State rain on its parade.

Last-Place Cougars Slip Past Bears
It looked like the Cal women's basketball team was finally going to get a break.

Letters to Sports: 'Dishwater' Reporting Gone Far Enough
The San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and even the Stanford Observer gave considerable credit to the Cal students section for making things exceedingly difficult on the Stanford team in general and Casey Jacobsen in particular. During a period where the traditions of Harmon Gym are slowly beginning to resurface, it seems that a paper as widely read on campus as the Daily Cal would attempt to give some positive reinforcement.


Arts & Entertainment

The Best Laid Plan
Suddenly, people are starting to hear about The Dismemberment Plan. After two albums, a major-label signing, and a subsequent major label dropping, the Washington, D.C. band is finally starting to get some of the attention they so richly deserve.

Gangsta, He Wrote
Gangster rap has always had one main emphasis: keeping it real. Nothing is mentioned as much by any gangster rapper as his adherence to telling it like it is and how it was to him. His success is due to his telling it like he knows it. Et cetera.

Long on Talent
Indeed, The Talented Mr. Ripley showcases many talents - Matt Damon, Jude Law, Anthony Minghella, Walter Murch. And it is a suspense thriller with the dementia of Hitchcock's Psycho garnished with impressive dramatic performances, intelligent filmmaking, and unparalleled sound editing. But without a substantial finale, this ambitious film abandons the helm, becoming driftwood bobbing in a dangerous sea of criticism.

re:Calendar
Turnings faculty show, Thursday, Feb. 3 through March 3, free with museum admission, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, JFK Arts Annex, 2nd Floor, 2956 San Pablo Ave. 649-0499.

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