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Issue #1022 :: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Top Headlines

Bears Bounced By Broncos in Sweep
Cal women's volleyball coach Rich Feller generally is somewhat verbose following matches.

Danger in the Bay
While recent media attention has highlighted the skyrocketing costs and delays in construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, one man, UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering Albohassan Astaneh, has warned the public of a more serious concern: the instability of the new bridge.

Irony Cast in Bronze
When I was growing up, my summer camp would take annual trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington. By middle school, I had seen the great woolly mammoth, the Foucault pendulum and the Spirit of St. Louis enough times to burn their catalogue-perfect images into my mind's eye. It was thus a refreshing change to visit the newly opened National Museum of the American Indian while visiting D.C. last weekend.

Greeks Revitalize Rush
When freshman Sami Tahari first stepped foot on campus, he harbored the same stereotypes of the Greek system he saw projected on the silver screen: Fraternities haze and pressure new blood into doing things they don't want to do.

News

University Opts for Online Fulbright Application Process
One year after a Federal Express blunder led to 30 UC Berkeley graduate students almost losing their chances at prestigious Fulbright-Hayes fellowship, the university is putting up a fight to ensure it will not happen again.

News in Brief
Central California Quake

Greeks Revitalize Rush
When freshman Sami Tahari first stepped foot on campus, he harbored the same stereotypes of the Greek system he saw projected on the silver screen: Fraternities haze and pressure new blood into doing things they don't want to do.

Speakers Offer Solutions for Swelling State
With California's population projected to reach 50 million in 2025 UC Berkeley's Institute of Urban and Regional Development is planning for the population increase now.

Council Approves Rebuilding on Creeks
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously last night to allow any building on or near a creek to be rebuilt in the case of a disaster, amending the city's 15-year-old Creeks Ordinance and giving property owners a major victory.


Sports

Bears Bounced By Broncos in Sweep
Cal women's volleyball coach Rich Feller generally is somewhat verbose following matches.

Bear Bites: Big Game Tickets Selling at Rapid Pace
Individual tickets for the Big Game went on sale at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and sold at a record pace, Cal Athletics Chief Marketing Officer Robert Hartman said.

Bear Witness... with Valentina Godfrid
I have like 20 nicknames, from Sherminator to Sunshine to Guy (that was all my little brother could call me when he first learned to talk). Through all of them, I have learned the art of nicknames.


Opinion

Irony Cast in Bronze
When I was growing up, my summer camp would take annual trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington. By middle school, I had seen the great woolly mammoth, the Foucault pendulum and the Spirit of St. Louis enough times to burn their catalogue-perfect images into my mind's eye. It was thus a refreshing change to visit the newly opened National Museum of the American Indian while visiting D.C. last weekend.

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