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Next Week at UC Berkeley--March 17 through 23 Events of interest to the press and public

by Lyn Hunter

Thursday, March 20--Outspoken Political Pundit Molly Ivins Shares Views

Syndicated columnist and author Molly Ivins speaks March 20 in a "conversation" hosted by Douglas Foster and sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism.

Ivins, a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, writes "about Texas politics and other bizarre happenings." Her column is syndicated in almost 200 newspapers. She is the winner of numerous awards and the author of two collections of essays, "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" and "Nothin' But Good Times Ahead."

The event will be held in Zellerbach Auditorium at 8 p.m. Admission is $16 for the public, $8 for students. For tickets, call Cal Performances at 642-9988. To arrange for press passes, call Cal Performances at (510) 643-6712. (Media Contact: Douglas Foster (510) 642-3394)

Thursday, March 20--Hetch Hetchy: The Untold Story

Much like the film "Chinatown," Roman Polanski's classic film about the Owens Valley water grab, the turn-of-the-century construction of the Hetch Hetchy dam, San Francisco's water and hydroelectric system, is a dramatic tale of secrecy and politics. As city leaders quickly grabbed for the picturesque river in Yosemite National Park, John Muir had only an inkling of what was happening to the valley he fought so hard to protect, and citizens were even less informed about how their tax dollars were being used.

Using primary documents and slides, Gray Brechin, a well-known water commentator, will reveal the covert plan to bring water to San Francisco. "Hetch Hetchy: The Untold Story" will be presented on Thursday, March 20 at noon in the Lewis-Latimer Room at the Faculty Club. The lecture is part of the Bancroft Library's Roundtable, a noontime discussion group aimed at stimulating conversation and comment. (Media Contact: David Kessler (510) 642-8175)


A complete two-week listing of lectures, performances and special events is available on the campusıs NEW News & Events web site: http://www.berkeley.edunews/index.html

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