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Issue #100 :: Thursday, February 10, 2000

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Future of RSF at Stake as Result of Funding Deficits
Athletic department officials said yesterday they are recruiting students to serve on a committee that will help decide the uncertain future of the Recreational Sports Facility.

Whose Park?
I recently got an e-mail from an unlikely source. Chuck, a high school student from Georgia who is planning on attending Cal in the fall, asked me the standard questions, to which I gave the standard answers. "Yes, overall, I like it here. No, I don't regret coming to Cal. Yes, there is a lot of beer if you know where to look. Oh, and stay away from the co-ops."

Bears to Face OSU at Home
Fresh off its first Southern California road sweep since 1995, the Cal men's basketball team returns home this weekend to take on the Oregon schools in the friendly confines of Haas Pavilion.

Council Tables Animal Care Vote
After a nearly four-hour-long debate that attracted dozens of animal activists, the Berkeley City Council again postponed voting on a controversial spay-neuter ordinance Tuesday night.

News

Future of RSF at Stake as Result of Funding Deficits
Athletic department officials said yesterday they are recruiting students to serve on a committee that will help decide the uncertain future of the Recreational Sports Facility.

Council Tables Animal Care Vote
After a nearly four-hour-long debate that attracted dozens of animal activists, the Berkeley City Council again postponed voting on a controversial spay-neuter ordinance Tuesday night.

Council Ensnared in Extended Debate
In spite of a collective effort on the part of city officials to cooperate with each other on the passage of a spay-neuter ordinance, four hours of debate on the wordy measure Tuesday night left council members and animal activists wondering exactly what had been accomplished.

ASUC Votes Down Bill On Campaign Spending Limits
The ASUC Senate failed a bill last night that would have let students decide if candidates seeking elected office should have spending limits.

Students Hope to Learn From Each Other's Experiences
The development of discipline-specific lingo among students of various majors shows just how different the demands of one field of study at UC Berkeley can be from another. Words that ring familiar in certain students' ears may seem foreign to other students in a different field.

Measure Passed to Enhance Safety
The Berkeley City Council passed two measures Tuesday designed to increase pedestrian safety.

UC Officials Consider New Software for Library System
UC officials said yesterday they are exploring the possibility of replacing MELVYL - the system that links the libraries of all nine UC campuses - with a commercial vendor's library software.

News in Brief: twLF Members Charged With Courtroom Disruptions
Numerous members of the third world Liberation Front face misdemeanor charges in Alameda county court today for allegedly disrupting a hearing last semester.


Sports

Bears to Face OSU at Home
Fresh off its first Southern California road sweep since 1995, the Cal men's basketball team returns home this weekend to take on the Oregon schools in the friendly confines of Haas Pavilion.

Cal Loses Out On Top Local Recruit
Ending this year's longest and most closely watched recruiting saga, the top prep football player in the country announced yesterday that he will attend Miami next year.

Gaels Hand Cal Its Third Loss
MORAGA - They were swinging the bats and hitting the ball all over the field, scoring at will and taking advantage of whatever the opposing pitchers threw at them.

Women's Hoops Travels to Oregon
With the first half of Pac-10 play behind it, the Cal women's basketball team was poised to showcase its improved play in the second portion of conference matchups.

Cal Has Pieces for Success
In order for a team to be successful and be able to call themselves champions of their respective sport, all of the pieces must be present. The necessities - talent, desire, discipline, work ethic, heart, and experience.

Sports Briefs: Men's Swimming Beats Pacific
The Cal men's swimming team bounced back from Saturday's defeat at the hands of USC by soundly defeating Pacific yesterday. The No. 4 Bears defeated the Tigers at Spieker Pool by a margin of 153-99.


Opinion

Whose Park?
I recently got an e-mail from an unlikely source. Chuck, a high school student from Georgia who is planning on attending Cal in the fall, asked me the standard questions, to which I gave the standard answers. "Yes, overall, I like it here. No, I don't regret coming to Cal. Yes, there is a lot of beer if you know where to look. Oh, and stay away from the co-ops."

Senate Rejects Reform, Voice of Student Body
Last night, the ASUC Senate missed a unique opportunity to create significant, long-lasting and meaningful change in its policy by voting down a bill that would let students decide if campaign finance reform should be implemented in all student senate elections.

Students Must Defeat Knight Initiative
For the past three weeks, a coalition of student groups led by the ASUC External Affairs Office has worked to register UC Berkeley students to vote and participate in the March 7, 2000 primary. The drive brought multiple student organizations together to register voters and ensure that students are heard at the polls. The drive registered 3,378 voters, a number we believe to be a record for a primary election voter registration drive at UC Berkeley.

Letters to the Editor: UC Regents Need to Reverse Ban on Affirmative Action
We have entered a critical stage in the struggle to defend affirmative action in California. In response to the successful mobilizations of students in defense of affirmative action and integration particularly at UC Berkeley over the past several years we now have the opportunity to reverse the ban on affirmative action in the UC system. UC regents William Bagley and Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, the San Francisco Chronicle and The Daily Californian have all recently called for the reversal of the regents' ban on affirmative action. Our victory is within reach.

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