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Issue #96 :: Friday, February 4, 2000

Top Headlines

University Appoints Next Provost
Paul Gray, dean of the College of Engineering, has been named the new executive vice chancellor and provost - UC Berkeley's second highest-ranking official - the university announced yesterday.

Bear Territory
A healthy rivalry is a good thing; I think most people would agree. The threat of losing out on what you want is an incentive for staying on your toes. Rivalries inspire identity and productivity - just look at premeds. However, rivalries don't always stay healthy; if the competition turns bitter, the whole relationship can devolve into acrimonious conflict. Berkeley has one such rivalry. And I'm not talking about that little school across the bay. Forget Stanford; the University of California, Berkeley's prime rival is the city of Berkeley.

Bears Shut Down Spent Trojans
LOS ANGELES - It was billed as a battle between David and Goliath - an uneven matchup between a team coasting through Pac-10 play and one trying desperately to prevent itself from becoming the league's bottom-dweller.

This Is Reissued Clash
The CD era has not been kind to The Clash. At the beginning of the digital era, the band's reputation was suffering, thanks to two records perceived respectively as a sellout and a collapse. Hence, The Clash's CD catalog - poorly packaged, mastered, and marketed - never got the attention it deserved.

News

University Appoints Next Provost
Paul Gray, dean of the College of Engineering, has been named the new executive vice chancellor and provost - UC Berkeley's second highest-ranking official - the university announced yesterday.

Council Enters Reddy Debate
After residents of their districts complained about apartment buildings owned by Reddy Realty, two Berkeley City Council members have proposed a measure asking city staffers to intervene on behalf of tenants.

City Considers Effect of College Avenue Closure
Berkeley residents and community leaders held a forum last night to gather input on plans to repair College Avenue this summer.

Board Examines Abuse Charges
Charges that Berkeley police officers used excessive force during a summer KPFA protest have been sustained and will be reviewed further, Police Review Commission officials announced at a hearing Wednesday.

ASUC Backs University of Wisconsin Rose Bowl Win
The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday designating the University of Wisconsin-Madison as its "Most Favorite University" for defeating Stanford University in the Rose Bowl.

ASUC Selects Committee Members
The ASUC Senate selected Wednesday the final two members of the Seventh Floor Steering Committee - the group of students who have the power to designate programming for the top floor of Eshleman Hall.

Free Speech Movement Cafe Opens
The campus community celebrated its history of student activism yesterday at the dedication of the Free Speech Movement Cafe - complete with a Mario Savio-style interruption.

Student Groups Prepare for Elections
Campus political groups are gearing up for the campaign and are starting to voice opinions on presidential candidates and propositions.

Students Voice Issues of Concern for Next Election
With weeks to go before the state's March 7 primary, many UC Berkeley students admit they remain mostly uninformed about the specific issues and candidates on the ballot, but have indicated a wide range of concerns they hope will be addressed in the next election.

White House Coffee in Bad Taste, Says Mayor
Mayor Shirley Dean returned from a conference in Washington, D.C., last week with at least one complaint - the coffee in the White House stunk.

News in Brief: Journalist Questions Independence of Media
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist came to campus last night to speak about the control large corporations exercise over the media.


Sports

Bears Shut Down Spent Trojans
LOS ANGELES - It was billed as a battle between David and Goliath - an uneven matchup between a team coasting through Pac-10 play and one trying desperately to prevent itself from becoming the league's bottom-dweller.

NOTEBOOK: Youth overcomes Lampley's absence
LOS ANGELES - When Sean Lampley committed his second personal foul less than two minutes into last night's game, Cal coach Ben Braun did what he had to do.

Cal Runs Over USC to Make it Two in a Row
After Pac-10 Player of the Week Shavaki Jackson picked up her second foul with just over three minutes gone in the first half and her team down by seven points to USC last night, the Cal women's basketball team could have easily given into the Trojans.

Baseball Puts Perfect Start on Line against Lions
The Cal baseball team takes on No. 17 Loyola Marymount at Evans Diamond in the opening game of a three-game series today at 2 p.m.

Bears Win Second Straight Nailbiter, 73-70
LOS ANGELES -- Nick Vander Laan and Solomon Hughes gave each other forearm high fives. Brian Wethers hugged his friend so tightly that he came close to knocking the wind out of him. And Ben Braun smiled so broadly you could see his pearly whites from the upper deck of Pauley Pavilion.


Arts & Entertainment

This Is Reissued Clash
The CD era has not been kind to The Clash. At the beginning of the digital era, the band's reputation was suffering, thanks to two records perceived respectively as a sellout and a collapse. Hence, The Clash's CD catalog - poorly packaged, mastered, and marketed - never got the attention it deserved.

Turner For The Worst
Tina Turner has always been a better performance artist than studio one. Her rendition of CCR's "Proud Mary" is of course a rock ‘n roll classic - something she still performs with fire be it on tour or opening for the Superbowl. She has had some great hit singles on her own too, but the thing that has been missing from her career is one great definitive album of original material.

The Sweeping Hurricane
Every story wants to be optioned into a feature film. While some (the Amy Fischer story, Menendez brothers) don't make the final cut and instead fall victim to becoming made-for-television melodramas, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's story fell into Norman Jewison's experienced hands - hands that have fashioned such acclaimed films as In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck, and Fiddler on the Roof. The Hurricane, Jewison's latest winner, swept into theaters this month starring the pervasive Denzel Washington as the title character, a prize-winning boxer wrongly imprisoned for 19 painstaking years.

re:Calendar
Selected photographs from Sebastião Salgado's Terra: The Movement of Landless Peasants from Brazil, through April 10, free, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall. 642-3383.

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