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UC Berkeley Budget Impasse Delays Receipt of Cal Grant Aid Child Care by the Days past the state numbers ... Must Cope budget deadline $400 With Cuts million by Javier Panzar

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Money the UC is borrowing for operations while the state doesn’t have a budget, including $180 million for roughly the 53,000 award recipients in the 10 campus system

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Changes loom on the horizon for UC Berkeley’s Early Childhood Development Program as it moves forward to create financially sustainONLINE PODCAST able facilities while compen- Katie Nelson talks to Vice sating for a lack Provost Zedeck about of budgetary child care programs. support from the state and the campus. Uncertainty in state funding and reductions in campus support have forced child care programs into a state of flux, putting existing services in danger and pushing administrators to consider a variety of different options to cope with the delay of much-needed financial resources. The program is taking a “leap of faith” by maintaining routine operations despite the budget impasse in the state legislature, raising questions about the ability to fund operations in the future. Program director Laura Keeley-Saldana said there are many needs the campus administration could address that would help financially support the program’s operations. “We’ve been serving 90 to 100 parent families in the past, and this year, it is close to 80 families, but we only have funding for 50 (families),” she said. “We are going to have to make cuts unless we get some financial support. We don’t have answers right now, but we’re going to have to see how this year goes particularly with addressing low-income families that we were once able to fully support but now maybe don’t have the funding for.” Rosa Gomez, a teacher at the Clark Kerr Infant Center, said she is worried that because UC Berkeley is such a large campus, the child care program’s funding woes will continue because other projects, such as maintenance and research, will be greater priorities than child care. “We need to offer more spaces, without a doubt,” she said. “I have been working here almost a year, and (the center) only has 10 spaces available. So many more people need our services, and taking care of 10 children is nothing.” According to Keeley-Saldana, because child care is not a very lucrative business, there is a “huge” lack of infant and toddler care in the Bay Area. But she said UC Berkeley is one of the few institutions that offer options such as the infant center, despite its strain on the program’s budget. She said it is “largely recognized” by program leaders that a lack of spaces and long waitlists have caused anxiety for parents. Program officials have been working with Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare Sheldon Zedeck to enhance the campus child care services prior to his retirement at the end of the calendar year. Despite lagging funds, an emergency back-up care pilot program — for faculty members whose children are ill but still need child care — was

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41,000 Community college students who will not receive awards because their district is unable to advance them money

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When Brandon Mills began attending Berkeley City College earlier this spring, he depended on the $1,551 in financial aid the state gave him to buy books for his classes and commute everyday from the North Bay. But eight months later, as Mills begins his second semester at the community college and the state enters its 71st day without a budget, this semester’s money has not yet arrived. Instead, Mills arrives at the college every morning at 8:30 a.m., secures a spot at the campus library and checks out the textbooks he says he cannot afford so he can keep up with his classes’ assignments and reading. “It is really hard now for students — there is no way to know when you will get your grant,” he said during a break between classes at the campus. Mills is among the 335,500 California students eligible for a Cal Grant — the state’s need-based student financial aid award — who will have to wait for the state budget to be signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before receiving any support from the state. Those students are among the millions of Californians feeling the effects of the budget delay which became the second longest in the state history this week. State payments of $3.4 billion have not been made since the fiscal year began July 1, according to the state controller’s office. School districts, counties and the state’s welfare program have also gone without funds, according to Jacob Roper, a spokesperson for the controller’s office. While the state’s three systems of public higher education have all been hit by the budget delay, their responses to the lack of funds have varied, reflecting the different capabilities of each system.

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City Considers Ban on Plastic Bags, Extra Fee for Paper Bags by Aaida Samad Contributing Writer

Berkeley officials are once again considering the implementation of an ordinance that could reduce single-use paper and plastic shopping bags in the city following the rejection of a California State Assembly bill that would have imposed similar restrictions. The ordinance would prohibit retail stores in Berkeley from providing plastic checkout bags to customers and introduce a fee for each single-use paper checkout bag provided to customers, according to the text of the ordinance. Although the ordinance was submitted to the Berkeley City Council in June, it was deemed unnecessary because of the assembly bill, which would have banned plastic shopping bags across the state, according to Nashua Kalil, a member of the city’s Zero Waste Commission. According to Claudette Ford, the city’s director of Public Works, the state senate’s rejection of the bill on Aug. 31 will likely lead city officials to decide on the ordinance this month. “In light of the state failing to take action on this issue, we need to take actions ourselves,” Councilmember Kriss Worthington.

According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board, Bay Area residents use 3.8 billion plastic bags per year. The average usage time for a single-use plastic bag is 12 minutes, according to the website for Save the Bay, an organization dedicated to environmental preservation in the Bay Area. According to Shari Jackson, director of the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council — an organization that promotes the recycling of plastic bags — bans are an ineffective way to reducing pollution because they often result in unintended consequences. “We think a better approach than bans is looking to reduce wasteful bagging processes, reusing bags ... and encouraging people to recycle the bags they have left,” Jackson said. “Plastic bags are an environmentally responsible choice.” Jackson added that plastic bag bans cause an increase in the use of paper bags, which are detrimental to the environment because of the resources expended during their manufacture. “In terms of charging for paper bags, we don’t think it’s the way to go,” she said. “It’s not a pro-consumer thought in these economic times, and it’s a burden on people when they really can’t afford it.”

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Berkeley roads currently have many cracks, which have drawn complaints from residents. They could find less bumps on their roads in the future as a part of the city’s 5-year plan.

Berkeley Streets Could Be Due for Repaving With City’s Five-Year Plan by Daniel Means Contributing Writer

Berkeley residents and visitors could be traveling down smoother streets this fiscal year as sections of city roads — a large portion of which are in District 7, which encompasses the UC Berkeley campus — are scheduled to be repaved as part of the city’s street rehabilitation program. The city’s Public Works Department met last week regarding the status of its 5-Year Street Rehabilitation Plan, which organizes and schedules all

street repaving and construction to occur within the next five years. This year, $2.8 million has been allocated to the plan, of which $2.3 million is from the city’s general fund and $500,000 is from Measure B, which implements a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation in Alameda County. The need for street repaving is determined by the city’s Public Works Department, which, conducts extensive studies on streets following resident complaints. The studies are based on the number of potholes and con-

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launched in 2009 and has been wellreceived. Though the program is outsourced and does cost a fee, Zedeck and Keeley-Saldana both stated it has shown the most growth and has become a positive resource for parents over the past year. “It would be great to open it up to everyone,” Zedeck said. “It’s a cost issue right now, but I am hoping that state and campus funding for child care programs will become a high priority, and we can attempt to give parents and their children as many options as possible.” According to Zedeck, there are “multiple options on the table” that are being considered to tackle the child care program’s financial dilemma. “The campus needs to try and maintain a high-quality program,” he said. “We’re trying to create as many flexible options as possible, so that faculty and staff who are parents can continue teaching and researching.” Among the program’s financially viable options, Zedeck said possible collaborations with other private or public vendors or organizations in the Bay Area could provide more location choices for

parents. Program officials are also looking to create a resource referral center on campus that would serve as a hub containing various child care contacts for faculty, staff and student parents. Program officials have also considered reducing the number of days child care is available from five days a week to three days a week. Keeley-Saldana said she would prefer not to cut back on the number of days child care is provided, but she claimed trying to balance the program’s budget is a key issue that needs to be addressed. Keeley-Saldana added that as alterations are made, there will be extensive communication with families, including a year-long process of public meetch[[hZk]']Zber\Ze'hk` ings to address how the changes will impact the future of the services. “We need more help from campus just to operate our current program,” she said. “Programmatic changes including fewer (child care) days, possible fee increases, et cetera are just a few of the number of things on the table.”

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hether it’s Philosophy 100 or quantum physics, I can count on at least one professor starting off the very first lecture with the same tired exclamation, “NO LAPTOPS ALLOWED IN CLASS!”. Like the 500 other students in the over-crowded lecture hall who will sigh in unison with me as I shut my shiny aluminum MacBook, I believe it’s time to reexamine the validity of no-laptop classroom policies. In a world where access to Internet is inescapable, sheltering students from the tempting distraction of our laptops is only preparing us to live in an unrealistic technophobic utopia where work is separate from Internet play. Why do professors pry such valuable educational tools as computers from the hands of American youth, you ask? Distraction, they claim. In true professorial manner, studies such as Nicholas Carr’s are cited proving that the use of technology while studying diminishes our ability to concentrate. Some research even goes as far as to say that spending excessive amounts of time multitasking on the Internet rewires our brains to activate caveman “hunter” instincts, leaving us constantly on the prowl. Except that instead of keeping an alert eye for a buffalo on the horizon, we’re hunting for e-mails. Research aside, I must admit from personal experience that it’s impossible to be completely attentive in a calculus lecture whilst watching an adorable viral video of a kitten running on a treadmill. As anyone who appreciates kitten memes knows, it’s not. Yet for the iGeneration, Internet and work are inseparable. At virtually any job, we will have access to some sort of high-speed connection on our mobile devices if not even higher-speed wireless at our desks. Whether you are an accountant, engineer or unpaid journalist for your school paper, there is no avoiding this constant distraction. nterning at a tech blog this summer, I was connected to the Internet at all times. Whenever I was in the office, my eyes were glued to a laptop. When I stepped away, my top-of-the-line smart phone alerted me with unmistakable high-pitched beeps that e-mails, tweets and Skype chats were awaiting me. To my delight, coworkers messaged me cute kitten videos, and there was no professor to scold me from giggling at them. In fact, such funny distractions became necessary breaks from the data-heavy researching that I was doing all day. However, I could not let online entertainment get in my way as my job also demanded my highest levels of concentration for editing an interview or researching for an article. We college students have our own

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Shirin ghaffary coping mechanisms with our slight cases of Internet addiction. When I wrote lengthy essays for my English class last semester, I would lock myself in the study lounge of my dorm. The thick cement walls blocked out all WiFi connection along with noise. round midterm or finals season, I could always count on my best friend Bibi asking me to reset her Facebook password so that she would stop wasting time “lurking” the site, pouring over photos of people she barely talks to for hours on end. A few hours later, I would receive a desperate plea to tell her the password I invented, but I would refuse to do so until her exams were over (she thanked me later). A certain anonymous confession group serves as another sign of our dependence on the Internet to help us get through difficult academic times. No, sorority sisters, I’m not talking about College ACB. AnonCon consistently racks up tens of thousands of comments every semester from stressed students turning to the LiveJournal site for some online distraction. Yes, the Internet can be addictive and dangerous to our academic pursuits. Yet, unlike our professors, our future bosses will be telling us to turn on our laptops and get to work. In order for students to become functioning, productive, hard-working adults, we need to learn how to deal with the temptations of the ubiquitous Internet. Teachers sheltering us from this reality are only causing us harm. Balancing work and play is difficult with a laptop open (I’ve checked my e-mail five times while writing this column), but it’s one that we need to conquer. So to all those old professors, I say think twice before becoming the Soup Nazis of technology. And students, you’re not helping the case for unrestricted Internet access when you get caught watching X-rated movies in the middle of class (an allegedly true story). Learn how to turn that wireless port off, and stick with your decision. At least until midterms are over.

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streets: City Looks to Increase Pavement Durability from front dition of the pavement, among other factors, according to Councilmember Kriss Worthington. Proposed projects also receive priority if they involve bicycle or bus transit routes. Councilmember Darryl Moore said most complaints about poor street conditions come from cyclists because they are the most directly affected. “In some cities it’s more of a question of who has got the most political juice,” Worthington said. “We have a system where it’s based on need ... some streets get used more heavily.” According to city documents, four of the 13 street sections scheduled to be rehabilitated are in District 7 — which Worthington represents — according to city documents. There are eight districts in the city. In years before the recent economic downturn, the city granted additional

one-time general fund allocations — as high as $1 million dollars in 2008 according to a city staff report — though no such funding came this fiscal year. Street rehabilitation funds may be boosted following the Nov. 2 elections if voters approve the Alameda County Vehicle License Fee, which would allocate 60 percent of the fee’s funds to street repaving across the county. But according to Councilmember Gordon Wozniak, some of this year’s projects were not finished and others were delayed. “This year, we’re working with the bare bones and doing the bare necessities,” Worthington said. Although the program is designed to rehabilitate streets that are most in need of repair, Wozniak said some streets, including sections of Milvia Street and Panoramic Way, are left out of this year’s program and “desperately

need repaving.” “(Milvia) has an awful lot of small potholes and a very rough surface,” he said. “It’s one of the worst streets in Berkeley.” He added that delays in street rehabilitation accelerate deterioration and increase the amount of construction that would have to be done in the future. But he also said re-working portions of the city one at a time allows contractors to work more efficiently when they encounter problem areas. “You get more bang for your buck,” Wozniak said. City staff are also looking into more durable forms of street pavement to decrease the frequency and cost of rehabilitation, Wozniak said. For example, a more permeable pavement would allow water to soak into the soil beneath it, preventing floods during rainstorms and possibly lasting more than 100 years without repair, he said. Daniel Means covers city government. Contact him at dmeans@dailycal.org.

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Zhang Remake of Coens’ ‘Blood Simple’ Exudes Bland Taste by Ryan Lattanzio Daily Cal Staff Writer

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hang Yimou should’ve listened to Jean-Luc Godard’s dictum “All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.” Perhaps where Zhang goes wrong in “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop,” his Chinese remake of the Coen brothers’ 1984 debut “Blood Simple,” is in the addition of a noodle shop to what is ostensibly a foolproof formula. While I’m loath to namedrop an artist as overtouted as that New Wave surfer par excellence, there’s a reason Godard omitted “noodle shop” in his polemic against conspicuously sensationalist cinema. And that’s not to say there’s anything wrong with noodles. I love noodles. Really, I do. I’ll eat any noodle you put in front of me. But the danger in eating them at the titular shop in Geographically Ambiguous, China is that it happens to be owned by a balding cuckold and his nubile wife. Both seem BAI XIAOYAN/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS/COURTESY

to pose problems for anyone who steps foot in the shop. It ought to be burned down. Wang (Ni Dahong) is a curmudgeonly husband and a lousy restaurateur. He hoards his employees’ wages. He harasses his wife (Yan Ni). He drives her to adultery — and to the purchase of an unregistered firearm from a gypsy-genie-type-guy. If there’s parable to be had in “A Woman, a Gun,” it’s DO NOT BUY GUNS FROM DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMEN. So after enduring for far too long a marriage of blood, sweat, tears and noodles, Wang’s wife starts slobbing on somebody else’s wang. The lover in question is Li (Xiao Shenyang, in a performance that recalls Justin Long’s fine work in 2004’s “Dodgeball”), whose hobbies include fretting, flailing and popping his GF’s blisters. Yimou swaps the seedy motels of “Blood Simple” with, of all places, a carriage in the middle of the desert as the site for extramarital sexytime. Upon uncovering his wife’s infidelity, Wang hires a crooked cop (Sun Honglei) to take care of her and loverboy for some cold, hard cash. We know he’s an officer because police wore black and blue uniforms in 18th-ish century China (just like on “COPS,” Mom!). In keeping with the Coen tradition of stupid-people-doing-stupid-things, events unravel, nothing goes as planned and the body count rises. Zhang attempts to recreate the existential futility and cosmic coincidence of “Blood Simple” but misses the mark and falls face-first into cinematic horsepucky. It’s a shame, since he’s done some great work — “Red Sorghum” in 1987, “Raise the Red

Lantern” in 1991 — if you put “Hero” (2002) and “House of Flying Daggers” (2004) out of your head. While the winking humor of “Blood Simple” is mostly self-evident, Zhang, like a hamsmack to the head, tries too self-consciously to derive laughs as his characters combust with compunction. Stage actors are always told to exaggerate the most minute of gestures and strangely enough, the film cast here seems to adopt that very creed. With its variegated cinematography and flamboyant performances, “A Woman, a Gun” is like a musical without a libretto. Put these actors in a cancan line, throw ’em a feather boa and you’ve got yourself a Broadway show. Despite his honest intentions in homaging the Coens, Zhang abandons his cozy arthouse dwelling and aims for the kind of knee-slapping, noodle-slogging comedy that feels curiously tailored for Middle American audiences because buckteeth are hilarious, obviously, and so are people getting bow-and-arrowed to death (“It’s in the bone! It’s in the bone!” botched archery victim Ace Ventura once said). You don’t think so? Then get off my lawn. I’m gonna go eat some noodles. Perfect the cinematic art of selling out with Ryan at rlattanzio@dailycal.org.

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his week I discovered an advertising campaign for Tipp-Ex white-out that was so innovative, so groundbreaking, so ingenious that I knew it deserved to be honored with 750 words on page (5) of a daily college newspaper. The premise is simple. A YouTube video entitled “A Hunter Shoots a Bear” depicts a hunter being goaded to, well, shoot a bear. He doesn’t want to, so he reaches OUT OF THE VIDEO and grabs a large whiteout utensil FROM AN AD to erase the word “shoot” from the video title, as if to slap Atropos right in her big fat Greek face and reclaim his own fate. He then instructs the viewer to type anything in the blank space to watch that play out instead. “A hunter ___ a bear.” Anything. The magic of white-out. The genius of this campaign lies in its exploration of infinity: A concept around which humans can only hope to wrap their puny, insufficient minds. Twice in my life have I grappled with the idea of infinity. Once was as an innocent youth in a meadow beneath the stars, when all of a sudden I seemed to be enveloped by the idea of the infinity of space, of time, of possibility. The second time was when I sat in my co-op, transfixed by the idea that I could write any word just there, in that little blank space on TippEx’s YouTube channel, and the hunter and the bear would play it out for me. I was amazed at the empowerment of writing any goddamn word I wanted, like God playing madlibs. I called out to my housemates for ideas. They all said, “A hunter fucks a bear.” There is a video for that. As the intoxication of my omnipotence wore off, I settled down and was able to think about the more important question at hand: “Who gives a shit about white-out?” I can’t deny that it’s a cool campaign. It will stay with me to my dying day. But is there anything an advertiser can do to make white-out cool? The ad features a roller white-out. Not even the kind you can paint your nails with in class. (Fashion tip: This looks tacky and gives you cancer.) Nor can it be huffed, since the banning of the intoxicating “1, 1, 1 –trichloroethane” by the Montreal Protocol for its offenses against the ozone layer and British schoolchildren in the 1980s. The next time I buy white-out, will I buy Tipp-Ex? The question is a non-starter: I do not buy white-out. These days, I inelegantly cross things out with my pen. If I see someone my age using white-out, I think “neurotic.” But one can never know exactly when one will next be embroiled in the kind of scandal only correction fluid can set right. Let’s imagine I do decide to make the sort of commitment such a purchase would entail. Even if I were to go to the store in search of my liquid savior, and even with the deep impression of brand recognition made on me by this advertisement, which I will surely carry with me for the rest of my life, what brand would I buy? Honestly, it would be whichever was cheapest. This advertising idea is everything a company could hope for: It’s straight-up savvy with the youths, it’s truly interactive, it’s funny, it’s sexy (for bears), it’s spreading like wildfire across what journalists like to call “social networking sites” and we call “Facebook.” The creators of this campaign could have taken this idea somewhere else, but instead they got stuck in the deep, sticky pockets of Big White-Out. They doubtless spent hours around tables writing out ideas for bear-hunter scenarios only to white them out and start over again. But the good people of Tipp-Ex aren’t appealing to the sort of people who think it’s worth the money and the patience to hide evidence of typographical errors. Instead, they’re appealing to a co-op full of college students drinking champagne out of reused plastic yogurt pots who want to see a hunter fuck a bear.

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rench director Daniele Thompson’s “comedy of manners,” “Change of Plans,” (or “Le code a change”) is obviously intended for mature audiences. Not because it contains a lot of graphic sex or violence — au contraire! This film’s got none of either of those things. But what it lacks in spectacle, it makes up in subtle humor, bougie modern career people and overall Frenchiness. As a result, “Change of Plans” feels more like a culturally educational experience than a cinematic one. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a forty-something Parisian interior designer having an affair with a married lawyer? Ever wondered what would happen if you came over to have dinner with said lawyer ... plus her husband and about ten of their closest friends, all of whom are grappling with marital and/or general existential dilemmas? And that’s just one plotline. Others

include the plight of a gynecologist who plans on leaving her husband — a cancer doctor — for a jockey in the country and prodigious daddy issues. The tangentially related stories collide and intertwine over one trendy evening meal of Polish stew and (naturally) lots of wine. Spoiler alert: It’s awkward. But interestingly, not too awkward. There’s just enough tension to keep the aphoristic dialogue — sprinkled with un-ironic psychoanalytical truisms like “Everyone likes to pretend they’re fine” — from seeming too disjointed. Other than that, the dinner gathering around which the plot revolves remains pretty civil. That Thompson never lets her party devolve into melodramatic confrontations is to her credit, especially as the film manages to stay engaging throughout, despite occasionally underdeveloped individual characters. The overarching stab at realism provokes the question (at least for an American viewer): Is this what life is actually like for upper middle class married folk in contemporary Paris? Do they really steal surreptitious glances at camera phone pictures of their lovers under the table during supper? Why doesn’t anybody notice when the hostess’ husband and the beautiful woman he happens to remember from design school disappear to the bathroom together? Oh, and why does everybody get so upset about their own spouses’ infidelity when they basically

all cheat or have cheated before? All right, maybe that’s more than one question, but it seems too easy to chalk up the characters’ special combination of sardonic neuroses and brooding romantic antics to their Gallic origins. On the other hand, there’s no denying that Thompson is much less kind to her characters than an American counterpart like, say, Nora Ephron or Nancy Meyers would be. And, given that historically New Wave cinematic tendency of ambivalence toward characters, it might not be too much of a stretch to just say it’s a French thing. Not that Thompson’s ensemble of yuppie adulterers is repulsively unrelatable — she simply doesn’t seem to have the same kind of affection for her lawyer, Marie-Laurence Claverne (Karin Viard) as Ephron does for Tom Hanks’ lovable douchebag of a character in “You’ve Got Mail,” for example. “Change of Plans” does, however, end on a rather uplifting note — regardless of the fact that those uplifting qualities partially rely on the inspirational image of a former cancer patient flamencodancing her heart out. The film doesn’t try too hard to tie up what could be depressing loose ends, and in doing so, leaves you with the real sense that even if it’s not OK, it will be. And most of the time, OK is good enough. Bombard Jill with psychoanalytic aphorisms at jcowan@dailycal.org.


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erforming musicians and concertgoers have different interests when it comes to the composition of a show’s setlist. It’s a maddening yet unavoidable truth. The artist, who’s been playing his or her latest album’s material to death over the last few months, wants desperately to play new stuff. But the fans, whose ears have still only recently been exposed to the artist’s latest opus, want to hear the familiar jams they’ve come to love. Both parties’ preferences make the negotiation between these conflicting interests a tense affair. If the artist has to go through one more excruciating rendition of the single he’s been playing five times

a day since the album dropped months ago, his very soul may be crushed. But fans still have every right to get pissy when they don’t hear the material that got them to shell out their hard-earned disposable income to come see this show in the first place. This conflict — the “Free Bird” dilemma if you will — puts fans and musicians at quite the impasse. Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective) sides with those uncompromising artists who refuse to succumb to the audience’s preferences. When he puts something down on wax, he more or less retires it from his live repertoire. Which is unfortunate, because his last album, Person Pitch, is a transcendent slice of warm, textured, spiritually-infused pop — even if it’s over three years old by now. Replete with meticulously curated samples, pitch-perfect vocal harmonies

and delightfully askew effects, it’s arguably the best offering anyone from the Animal Collective camp has yet put out. At the Oakland Fox Theater last Monday, Panda Bear did grace the audience with a few oldies, playing Person Pitch’s “Comfy in Nautica” and “Ponytail” as well as a molasses-slow reimagining of Animal Collective’s “Daily Routine.” But everything else he played was new, much of it as of yet unreleased and presumably up for inclusion on his forthcoming album Tomboy. More power to him for being so bold. He’s obviously a very serious artist, not content to rest on his laurels or be tethered to ideas that excited him years ago. And he’s earned the right to challenge his audience. But unfortunately, Lennox’s new material held only a dim candle to past sparks of genius. The spiritually insightful and inspired

Theatre Rhino Production of ‘Dorian Gray’ Invigorates by Arielle Little Daily Cal Staff Writer

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scar Wilde’s short but intense novel about the portrait that aged and the man that didn’t has been the subject of adaptation after adaptation in the 120 years since it was published. It’s not hard to understand why: The story is well-known, the plot lends itself to dramatic visuals, and Wilde’s dialogue, dripping with his characteristic wit, reads as if it were born to be spoken aloud. It is likewise not hard to read homosexual themes into “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” and it seems to make sense that Theatre Rhinoceros, SF’s queer theatre company, would stage its own adaptation, written, directed and acted in by John Fisher. The play, like the novel, opens in the London studio of painter Basil Hallward (Jef Valentine), who has become recently infatuated with the beauty of a young man named Dorian Gray (Aaron Martinsen) — an infatuation that in the terms of this adaptation seems much more about lust than about aesthetics. Basil subsequently pours his soul into the painting, which he considers the masterpiece of his career. While sitting for the portrait, Dorian becomes influenced by the hedonistic conversation of Basil’s eloquent friend, Lord Harry Wotton (John Fisher), who argues that beauty and youth are the only things worth having. Dorian admires the portrait and makes the thoughtless wish that the painting would become old and ugly instead of him. It turns out the devil (or whatever else one can unwittingly sell their soul to) listens and what follows is a twisted descent into inhuman cruelty in pursuit of pleasure. Though the actors are costumed in quite lavish period dress, the stage itself is almost completely bare. As a result, most of the “set” and visuals are left up to inspired and often impressive pantomime, the most remarkable being the somewhat brilliant lack of an actual portrait (for most of the play). The cast works well as an ensemble, with each acrobatically taking on several roles, though no singular performance is particularly moving. Staying true to the novel, Martinsen’s Dorian spouts mechanical cruelties and corrupts young boys, and Fisher’s Lord Harry is much like a dirty-minded middle-

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FOREVER YOUNG. As Lord Harry (John Fisher) and James Vane (Adam Simpson) look on, Dorian Gray (Aaron Martinsen) interacts with Sybil Vane (Maryssa Wanlass); the titular character’s dilemma forms the basis of Theatre Rhinoceros’ interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ aged man who likes to hear himself talk. But it is the three-hour running time that makes the production something of a marathon effort — for both the actors and the audience. While it is clear that Fisher was extremely careful in adapting Wilde’s voice (not one of his remarks on theater goes to waste) and purpose, as well as emphasizing homoerotic undertones, there is also something to be said for knowing when to draw the line. If you’re going to stage a show this long, it had better be absolutely enthralling. And although purists might beg to differ, while watching “Dorian Gray” one couldn’t help but feel that had Wilde himself written the story as a play, he would have kept a handle on the subplots and the length. Maybe that’s why he chose the novel as his form — it’s as if the

scope of Wilde’s “Dorian” ultimately fits more readily between two covers than on a stage. Keeping with the horrific flavor of the novel, this show is intense. Keep in mind that there are depictions of drug use, violence, as well as nudity; it’s not necessarily a play to take the whole family to. The play ends as it begins, with a few words from Lord Harry. And maybe, at least in this sense, the adaptation is successful. The cyclical nature of it all leaves the audience hearing echoes of Wilde’s ultimatum from the preface of the novel and the play — that “all art is quite useless” — and wondering how much he really wanted us to believe him. Arielle Little is the lead theater critic. Contact her at alittle@dailycal.org.


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nature of the Person Pitch fare was lost. At the Fox, you didn’t get that sense that divine revelations were bristling just beneath the surface of every Brian Wilsonesque turn-of-melody or mysterious sonic texture. Hazy, monolithic clouds eclipsed the little beams of transcendence that shone through the cracks of Panda Bear’s sunnier circa-2007 work. The erstwhile bright, multi-layered soundscapes gave way to minimalist beats and shockingly straightforward guitar playing. What used to be aggressively major-key celebrations became minor-key broods. Some songs were more promising than others. Set opener “Drone” benefited from the stripped down approach. The song alternated between two tones, one a blaring midrange buzz and the other a bone-rattling bass pulse.

Lennox’s clear-toned voice cut through this spartan scaffolding, sounding like a plaintive hymn. Other highlights amongst new material included the short, reassuring “You Can Count On Me” and the twinkly “Surfer’s Hymn.” Yet even the latter song, one of the better ones in the new batch of tunes, felt too anchored down by its mundane and persistent four-on-the-floor beat. Most concertgoers, however, probably weren’t obsessively comparing Panda Bear’s new offerings to his superior old material. Sure, some in the crowd were probably bummed once they realized that Lennox wasn’t going to play “Take Pills” or “Bros.” But for the most part, spectators were probably too lulled into hypnosis to care much. One thing that can be said for Panda Bear, regardless of the merits of his new songs, is that

he has an uncanny ability to induce a trance-like, meditative, almost prayerful state in the listener. Aside from a few people trying to shimmy to the shape-shifting grooves, most onlookers stood completely still, eyes unblinking, mouths agape, completely transfixed by Lennox’s musical alchemy. Plus, the retina-burning, epilepsy-inducing light show and trippy video projections (images included children jumping gleefully, sharks trolling beneath ocean waves and ’70s-era nudists riding a rollercoaster) weren’t helping anyone break out of the stupor. One can only wonder how much drool needed to be mopped off the venue’s floors the next morning. And it’s not just the repetitive nature of Lennox’s music that makes it so mesmerizing. Lots of musicians use repeti-

tive loops and persistent refrains. Most of them end up sounding boring, predictable and stale. Not Panda Bear. His use of repetition always has a uniquely spiritual bent, vaguely recalling monks’ incantations or Buddhist mantras. The new music Lennox played at the Fox was no less spiritual, but it was a different kind of spirituality, one more inverted and alienating. If Person Pitch sounded like a serene prophet on the wide-open plains, gloriously lifting his hands to the bright sky, offering an overjoyed prayer to the heavens, then this new material sounded like a hermit tucked away in some oppressive desert cave, trying, often only half-heartedly, to gain access to a cold and distant god. Hide behind hazy, monolithic clouds with David at dwagner@dailycal.org.

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‘Trouble’ Mindful of Race Issues, Dramatic Quality Aurora Theatre’s Production of Alice Childress’ 1955 Play Examines Civil Rights Travails in a Theatrical Context by Nick Moore Daily Cal Staff Writer

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Sit-in. Al Manners (Tim Kniffin) and Wiletta Mayer (Margo Hall) are opposite forces in Alice Childress’ ‘Trouble in Mind.’

consider it a serious flaw that I cannot watch a live performance without experiencing a hyperawareness of the audience that surrounds me. I call this a flaw not because it indicates any moral inadequacies, but because it can make viewing certain events, even ones I enjoy, slightly uncomfortable. For instance, gritty drama about the inner city lost much of its power when I looked around and observed a theater made up entirely of Berkeley’s finest “limousine liberals” — old white people who can afford to be “cultured.” Sometimes such scenes are too much to bear — as part of this upper class white audience, I feel somehow implicated. So for me, “Trouble in Mind,” now running at downtown Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre, directed by Robin Stanton, could have been an exercise in self-conscious anxiety. I almost expected it to be when I read that the play, which is set in the aftermath of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, depicts an interracial group of actors staging a play about a lynching. Imagine the awkwardness. But Alice Childress’ 1955 play approaches the subject with a sensitivity and a humor that preempts any such anxieties. There are many uncomfortable moments, but they derive from the story itself — which is absorbing and powerful. In typical Aurora fashion, the set is sparse — there is not a single change of setting. All the action takes places within an empty theater, as the actors and director rehearse their play. The only thing to watch is the dynamic between the actors, who are genuinely terrific. This kind of production depends on the audience’s ability to notice every facial expression and shift in posture — a view the Aurora, which is small and has seats on three sides, is uniquely suited to provide.

Besides race, the other issue at the forefront of “Trouble in Mind” is theater itself.The actors exchange constant banter as they rehearse, providing a hilarious, if exaggerated, depiction of the staging process. It is during these frequent, seemingly natural digressions that the issue of race is first broached. The black actors, examining the script, find much to object to, or in some cases laugh at. It takes Sheldon (Rhonnie Washington) a full minute to identify, pronounce and then make fun of the supposed Southern black colloquialism “if ’n” with which his character begins many sentences. While his reaction is comic, Childress makes her point. During her day especially, black roles were essentially fleshed-out stereotypes. The story rotates with two characters at either end of its axis, director Al Manners (Tim Kniffin) and star Wiletta Mayer (Margo Hall). Everyone else lies somewhere in between, and the play’s real strength is that each character is distinctive without falling into caricature. Wiletta’s initial advice to young black actor John Nevins (Jon Joseph Gentry) is essentially, “laugh at all of the white director’s jokes,” a survival technique she’s adopted after many years of working under exclusively white management. But a growing dissatisfaction with Manners’ direction leads her to, like Rosa Parks, cause a disruption. Over 50 years after its publication, “Trouble in Mind” is a piece of writing that still feels ahead of its time. Childress’ script is unbelievably disarming and engaging, as though she sought to relieve my aforementioned anxiety by addressing the irony and self-consciousness of theater directly. That she intended a wide audience is apparent, and that her work is still given such care is evidence of her success. Explore social issues via a metatheatrical experience with Nick at nmoore@dailycal.org.


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budget: UC Borrows Money to Fund Cal Grants RESEARCH & IDEAS from front

While the 10-campus UC system and the 23-campus CSU system will take out loans or dip into reserves to fund their studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cal Grants, the majority of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community colleges will not fund awards for nearly 41,000 of their students. Reeling from two years of substantial cuts and lacking the student revenue and borrowing strength of the CSU and UC systems, around two-thirds of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 72 community college districts have chosen not to advance payments to their students, according to Paige Marlatt Dorr, a spokesperson for the statewide Community College Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The UC system, on the other hand, will borrow close to $180 million to fund nearly 53,000 Cal Grant awards next week as schools on the quarter system begin, according to Peter Taylor, the systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive vice president and chief financial officer. The UC has already borrowed $250 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on which it will pay interest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to pay its employees and fund other obligations the state would have paid for, such as cafeterias and dorms, Taylor said. Instead of using state funds, the CSU system is drawing on student fees to make its payments, according to system spokesperson Erik Fallis. The system will use those funds to pay for 64,000 awards, he added, worth $130 million. The grants are only a portion of the obligations districts must fund, Dorr said, citing employee pay as a large factor. She said the state has not made nearly $400 billion worth of payments to the community college districts since the fiscal year began. If California does not have a budget by the end of the month, the state will owe the districts another $450 million, she said. Struggling to make up for the deferred payments, districts are dipping into what scarce reserves they still have as well as borrowing from local counties, according to Theresa Tena, director of fiscal policy at the Community College League of California. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While this budget impasse is certainly not unexpected, this is coming on the heels of two years in which we took significant cuts,â&#x20AC;? she said, referencing the $536 million cut the colleges received in the last fiscal year as well as additional cuts the previous year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our districts arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in any financial position to be spending money that state isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dishing out.â&#x20AC;? Most districts will follow the path similar to that of the City College of San Francisco. That college will not continue to fund the grants, which are meant to specifically fund the non-tuition costs of college. Other districts, including the San

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Lawrence National Lab Adds â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Facility â&#x20AC;&#x153;subparâ&#x20AC;? facility, according to Steve Rossi, the Advanced Light Source project and facility management group leader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The new building) is certainly going to improve the quality of their life while theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had subpar facilities for many, many years, and now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting a stateof-the-art facility.â&#x20AC;? Rossi added that the larger space of the building â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 30,000 square feet as opposed to 13,000 square feet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; allocates room for 80 offices as well as laboratory space for scientists wishing to use the Advanced Light Source in their research. The $35 million User Support Building was partially funded with $14.7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Julie Chao, spokesperson for the lab, said these funds allowed the project to be completed three months ahead of time and saved the lab about $500,000. The money saved will be used in part to make the building energy-efficient, with an ultimate of receiving a gold certification from Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, the green building certification system, Chao said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was built to be extremely ecofriendly,â&#x20AC;? Chao said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example,

because of the large windows, it was designed to take advantage of natural light, which reduces the need for electrical lighting. And there is a heat repowering system that takes excess heat that is generated by the computer servers and uses that to heat the water.â&#x20AC;? The green measures will not all be implemented before the researchers move in next week, Rossi said. Rather, they are expected to be fully in place by November, at which point the labs will submit an application for certification. David Robin, a senior scientist in the field of accelerated physics at Berkeley lab, said the new facility will improve communication among members of department, who are currently spread out over multiple floors and buildings. Since his work involves producing the Advanced Light Source, close proximity both to fellow researchers and to the light source itself is important, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited,â&#x20AC;? Robin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice building, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have the whole group together. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got modern earthquake standards, which is refreshing. Claire Perlman covers research and ideas. Contact her at cperlman@dailycal.org.

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an incredible cost to the environment because they do not degrade. He added that cloth bags are a more ecologically viable solution because they can be reused many times. Worthington said single-use bag usage is an important environmental issue that municipalities can tackle, even without state support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While it would be better for the state to take action ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situations like these where individual cities taking action can blaze the trail for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for the environment.â&#x20AC;?

New Building to House Visiting Scientist Offices, Laboratories Adjacent to Renowned Light Source by Claire Perlman Contributing Writer

With dual-flush toilets and stateof-the-art experiment space, the new Advanced Light Source User Support Building will provide office and laboratory space for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Sept. 13, replacing its 1940s-era predecessor. The new building, in the final stages of completion about three months ahead of schedule, is a partner facility to the adjacent Advanced Light Source, one of the brightest ultraviolet light sources in the world. The light source, which is used to study the structure of materials at the atomic and molecular levels, attracts about 2,000 researchers a year from all over the world and is the site of research for four previous Nobel prizes. Up until now, scientists visiting the facility were given offices in a

from front Last year, Save the Bay named the shoreline running along Berkeley, Emeryville and Albany one of 10 trash â&#x20AC;&#x153;hot spotsâ&#x20AC;? around the San Francisco Bay. At last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s California Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers collected over 3,500 plastic bags on this stretch of shoreline, according to the ordinance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like for cities to pass ordinances that ban plastic bags and urge the community to switch to reusable

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.This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bears in the Prosâ&#x20AC;?, features three former Cal wideouts who are all in significantly different stages of their respective careers. Be it on a practice squad, on YouTube, or on magazine covers, these ex-Cal receivers are all over the NFL. Lavelle Hawkins In 2007, Hawkins invigorated Cal's student section with â&#x20AC;&#x153;the hawkâ&#x20AC;?, a flapping of the arms to imitate flying. But

in a preseason game on Aug. 23, Hawkins showed his own flying ability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hawkâ&#x20AC;? took an end-around, sprinted laterally toward the sideline, and when turning towards the first down marker, leapt over a Cardinal defender. Aside from making ESPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top 10 Playsâ&#x20AC;? and YouTube hits Hawkins is gradually moving his way up the Titans depth chart with a strong preseason. He is currently slotted behind starting receiver Justin Gage, but Hawkins should see more playing time this season than he has in his first two campaigns. DeSean Jackson This may be the least popular entry in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bears in the Prosâ&#x20AC;?, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough

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defensive end Cameron Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even be here, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure, when they do join the conference. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re joining the conference, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an opponent that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m facing.â&#x20AC;? A Little Taste of Defense The much-anticipated debut of Clancy Pendergastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense finally came and went, limiting UC Davis to 81 yards of offense and a late field goal. Sure, it was the first time the Bears held an opponent to under 150 yards since 1994, but considering the level of competition, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to say how much the new defensive coordinatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schemes played a role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You saw a little taste of it,â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a little bit more this week.â&#x20AC;?

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Verran Tucker For all of the established success of the aforementioned two receivers, Tucker is an example of an undrafted Cal player merely trying to stay on a roster. Tucker was one of three Cal players signed and eventually released by the Dallas Cowboys (Mike Tepper and Chet Teofilo were the others), but has since found himself a spot on the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. Tuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s length and ability to make difficult catches make him an attractive product, which explains why the Chiefs snatched him up right after he was released by the Cowboys. During his Cal career, Tucker caught 50 balls for 815 yards and four touchdowns.

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in the modern era with 68. Riley also tied Mike Pawlawski for seventh on the all-time list with his 40th career touchdown pass. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Eric Kiesau, the Buffaloesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offensive coordinator, served as Calâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s receivers coach from 2002 to 2005. While there are enough differences that it likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide a competitive advantage on Saturday, there are still some influences from Kiesauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Conceptually, there are some things that they do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not all of it,â&#x20AC;? Tedford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the last few years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obvious that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grown and had some new ideas about things. There are some concepts there that I think he took from his time here.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Allenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s half-brother, Zach Maynard, will be transferring to Cal in the spring as part of their packaged deal. The former Buffalo quarterback is currently attending Contra Costa College and will compete for the starting job after Riley graduates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be here in the spring, hopefully, if he gets all his academic work done,â&#x20AC;? Tedford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already played quite a bit at Buffalo, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to him.â&#x20AC;? Jack Wang covers football. Contact him at jwang@dailycal.org.

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this Sunday. “On her deathbed, Jill was strategizing how to make the jog in September a greater success,” said O’Neill. “She set some pretty lofty goals.” What were lofty goals became attainable with Costello’s devotion and the support of her team, her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma and the community. All in the face of death at age 22, Jill Costello became one of the most prominent educators about lung cancer in the United States. “Our foundation had a jog last year, and I think we had about 500 people there,” said Addario. “We are expecting 3,000 for Jog for Jill.” or Addario, the message she has tirelessly tried to communicate for five years is now burgeoning nationwide. Her organization is already planning a run in Boston, and there is already a team in Costello’s

Illini not only beat the Longhorns, but downed them in a three set sweep. Going into the match, Texas had There was some moving and shaking won 25 straight matches at home, and in the volleyball world in the second sat at 999 all-time wins. USC was the DUMMY weekend of play. The LuckilyDaily for Cal, Californian the last team to sweep Texas, which it did Bears weren’t in the NCAA regional finals in 2007. on the wrong Illinois’s dominating performance side of an uponly delayed the inevitable 1,000th set, though a win, as the Longhorns defeated No. 23 THE couple other Long Beach State in five sets. As extop teams pected, the weekend’s events shook up were. the rankings a bit, with Texas dropping Saturday’s match against No. 25 San to No. 5, and Illinois rising to No. 3, beDiego was supposedly Cal’s first test hind only Penn State and Stanford. of 2010. It was the Bears first game Unlike these other teams, the Bears against a ranked team, and the Toreros opted for an easier preseason schedule. had pushed then-No.4 Hawaii to five Its biggest matches have been against sets in Honolulu the prior weekend. UC Santa Barbara and San Diego, with Battling on Hawaii’s home court was one more test looming: a September taken to indicate the strength of San 18 date in Moraga, Calif., against St. Diego, which is predicted to win the Mary’s, which is projected to be a topWest Coast Conference this year. 30 team. After Cal swept the Toreros on SatBecause Cal has not faced such stiff urday night, San Diego’s island show- competition, it is difficult to assess how down may have said more about Ha- good this team is. The Bears have a perwaii than initially thought. fect record and have not dropped a set, The Rainbow Wahine, who earn but have suffered lulls in various points their stripes in the college volleyball in matches this season. world with a demanding preseason After this weekend’s matches, the schedule, hosted the Hawaiian Airlines Bears moved up a spot to No. 11 in the Wahine Classic over the weekend. nation. Cal should not expect much Like San Diego, then-No. 10 USC movement in its ranking, barring a prefought through five sets against the season loss, due to the Bears' relatively island powerhouse, but the Women of weak schedule. Troy got the job done. They played arguably their least Revenge was sweet for USC, who had consistent game ACROSS against San Diego on lost four consecutive matches to Ha- Saturday, but the Toreros were unable 1. Word with system waii, including back-to-back defeats at to capitalize on Cal's mistakes. It is USC in the second round of the NCAA doubtful that the Bears or eclipse will have such tournament for the last two years. luck against most Pac-10 teams. 6. Containers The loss was Hawaii’s first on the Despite those lapses, Cal has thus far 10. momentum Cook year, and it dropped the Rainbow # 94 Wa- been able to recapture and hine two spots in the American Volley- return to top form 14. 6 Down, city in itsWith matches. ball Coaches’ Association Poll to No. 6. In a year with muchnear moreSan early-Diego, CA USC upheld its perfect record, and its season mobility in the polls, the Bears' 15. Oil-rich land ranking has risen to No. 8. ability to rebound from stretches of erHawaii wasn’t the only top-five team ratic play may be16. Drawvaluable. out water particularly to be knocked off on its home court. The 17. Needed a doctor No. 2 Texas Longhorns fell to then-No. Christina Jones covers volleyball. 18. Dry 5 Illinois on Friday night. The Fighting Contact her at cjonesk@dailycal.org.

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Most of the team knew she had received news about her condition before that Wednesday practice, but nothing conclusive had been announced. As in any other practice, she took the stern and joined the boat she had led all season. “It was one practice where we were all at ease. It was so comforting to have her there,” said Jeghyrs. “The second she got into practice, she was raring to go.” In the form of any good veteran coxswain, Costello’s on the Thursday, May presence 3, 2007 water established control and ease. The same could be said about her charity work. Up until her death on June 24, the girl that is now simply known as “Jill” worked tirelessly to inform the public about lung cancer. Jill’s courage, lessons and presence remain. It must have been the coxswain in her to lead by example.

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Before succumbing to lung cancer, Cal coxswain Jill Costello changed the face of the disease that would take her life. by Gabriel Baumgaertner Contributing Writer

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igging boats at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., captain Mary Jeghyrs and the Cal women’s crew team were warming up for an 8,000-meter practice run in preparation for the 2010 NCAA women’s rowing championships. Jill Costello was a little late to practice. The senior coxswain, who had been diagnosed with Level IV lung cancer in June 2009, was arriving in Gold River after having CT scans read earlier that morning. “We all knew that Jill had an important doctor’s visit that day and that she was going to come up late,” says Jeghyrs. “Before Jill got there, (coach Dave O’Neill) told us it wasn’t good news, and that we should make it great for her.” Costello arrived at the lake and immediately began preparing for practice. “I said, ‘Jill, are you OK? Will you be able to handle this?’” O’Neill says. “And she told me ‘Yep, no problem.’” After over 20 rounds of chemotherapy and, according to O’Neill, four different types of drug treatments, Costello was told that it was not time to think about curing the cancer, but “how to make her comfortable.”

“A few hours earlier she was told that she only had a few weeks to live,” says O’Neill. “And you never would have known by her actions that she had been told. That’s when I knew that I was witnessing something absolutely amazing.” ccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer kills more than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined. It kills more than any other cancer. Just ask Bonnie J. Addario. After two incorrect diagnoses, Addario learned she had lung cancer in 2004. While researching the disease, she also found that despite being the deadliest cancer, lung cancer lacked adequate funding. “When I was going through chemotherapy and radiation, I found that lung cancer was the least funded cancers of all cancers, yet it is responsible for almost 35-percent of all cancer deaths,” says Addario. With help from Dr. David Jablons of UCSF, Addario established the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer foundation. “(Lung cancer) kills 1.6 million people worldwide every year. That’s a lot of deaths,” says Addario. “I started the foundation to change that.” Addario realized that even though

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a high percentage of lung cancer patients do not smoke, it was stigmatized in society as a “smoker’s disease.” “For every $14 that goes to breast cancer, only one dollar goes to lung cancer,” says Addario. Lung cancer can be triggered by a series of different exposures: Radon, asbestos and genetic variants are some of the ways lung cancer attacks the immune system. When Costello was diagnosed, there was no apparent cause for the cancer. According to Addario, Costello's condition has shown up frequently in young people and that researchers are “stymied” by its spread. Both Addario and Costello worked feverishly to send Costello’s tissue to lung cancer specialists everywhere, but none found a basis for the cancer's spread. In its five years of existence, the Bonnie J. Addario Foundation has been unrelenting in its attempts to raise lung cancer awareness. Addario was the fifth person in her family to be diagnosed with the disease and she is the only survivor. Sheila von Driska, the executive director of the foundation, told the Daily Californian in February that the foundation had raised about $4 million since its inception four years ago. Costello connected with the Add-

ario foundation and was anxious to get the word out about the disease. Her public battle with the sickness triggered an unforeseen upturn in fundraising and, more importantly, awareness about the disease that would later take her life. ven though the diagnosis was terminal, the one missing teammate joined the crew team for Wednesday afternoon practice at Lake Natoma. After all, this was the NCAA rowing championships, an event in which Cal placed second in 2009, and Costello was at the stern of one of the team’s standout boats. During the 2010 season, Costello coxed the Varsity 8+ boat for the first time despite her condition. With victories over rival Stanford in the Big Row and in the Pac-10 championships, the 8+ boat was one of Cal’s best. As a veteran coxswain, Costello developed a feel for the lake, the boat, and more importantly, her teammates’ energy level. “When Jill said that the team needed to push harder and be tougher in the second half of the race, everybody on the boat knew that it was coming from a person that was really quite tough,” says O’Neill Coxswains must be vocal because they are the only figures who see the

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entire course. They must coach and they must also motivate. They command the boat. “The irony of that weekend’s race was that the toughest, strongest willed person who was racing that weekend at NCAAs was physically the weakest,” says O’Neill. Costello’s competitive drive and courage extended beyond the water. Through her bouts with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and all types of medication, Costello did not miss a meet. Statistically, patients diagnosed with Level IV lung cancer are given three or four weeks to live, but just as Costello never missed a meet during treatment, neither did she stop working to raise awareness of the disease. After a few months’ work with Addario and other outreach work, Costello spearheaded the first “Jog for Jill,” which was run on Feb. 7. The event drew hundreds and raised significant donations for the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Right before her death in June, Costello wrote in her journal that the group needed to really get the word out about lung cancer. She suggested another run, but this time in Golden Gate Park. True to her wishes, the second “Jog for Jill” will take place there

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In Buffaloes, Cal Faces Its First True Challenge by Jack Wang

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Kevin Riley lit up UC Davis for 258 yards and three scores in Cal’s opener. He faces a tougher task against Colorado’s tall cornerbacks.

Now that last Saturday’s game against UC Davis is over and done with, it’s not worth much more than a scrimmage. The Cal football team simply got seventouchdowns worth of practice reps — good preparation before playing an actual game this week against Colorado. “Davis is a good FCS team, but in all honesty, they can’t compete with us on the football field ­— as you saw,” quarterback Kevin Riley said. “The team is very aware for that. But it was good for everybody just to get out there, play a game and get the kinks out.” There weren’t many of those on Saturday, as the Cal offense put on what will most likely remain their most explosive performance of the season. In Tuesday’s press conference, coach Jeff Tedford said he was pleased that the

Bears avoided any “first-game jitters,” incurring only two false-start penalties and one delay of game. The Buffaloes will be bigger and faster than the Aggies were a week ago. Those 158 yards of offense freshman Keenan Allen reeled off? They likely won’t come so effortlessly against starting corners that actually measure over 6-feet. Still, he and the rest of the young talent has impressed thus far, regardless of competition. Riley, for one, wouldn’t mind some more time at Cal. “I remember in fall camp I was talking to Beau Sweeney,” he said. “He was like, ‘Man, don’t you wish you had another year after this one too?’” As to whether or not Colorado’s impending entry into the conference puts any added weight on the upcoming nonconference game, the team mostly shrugged it off. “They’re not in the Pac-10 yet,” senior

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