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Issue #103 :: Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Top Headlines

High School Draws Council's Attention
After a semester marred by arson, student walkouts, administrative changes, police roundups and student dissent, Berkeley High School is now the focus of a new City Council measure.

Pretty Please?
Q: How do I respectfully convince my partner to have oral sex with me?

Playing the Numbers
Midway through her last semester of high school, Amy Littlepage decided she didn't really want to go to Brown University after all.

Shortness of Brethren
Reading John Grisham novels is a lot like curling up in your favorite chair on a rainy day - it is so comfortable and familiar that you are apt to fall asleep. This holds true for Grisham's latest novel, The Brethren, a fast and enjoyable read that is also totally forgettable. Focusing on the corrupt nature of politics and the law, the book makes revelations about things only the most naive still believe in.

News

High School Draws Council's Attention
After a semester marred by arson, student walkouts, administrative changes, police roundups and student dissent, Berkeley High School is now the focus of a new City Council measure.

Council Considers Honoring Paper
In what some experts called an "odd" situation, the Berkeley City Council is expected to consider a measure tonight that would give formal accolades to a newspaper that covers its activities.

Council Members Criticize Temporary Building Plan
City officials criticized a UC Berkeley report yesterday that examines the university's proposal to construct a temporary classroom facility in the downtown area while other buildings on campus are being retrofitted or replaced.

Law Careers Attract Wide Variety of Applicants
Law school is not just for hopeful lawyers anymore. The field of study is becoming popular with students hoping to become involved at any stage of the legal process - from crime prevention programs to heated debates on the death penalty.

Kits to Help Combat Obesity in Children
UC researchers have released a multimedia kit to aid health professionals prevent and treat childhood obesity, a UC spokesperson said yesterday.

University Computers Liable to Attack
University computer networks are more susceptible to hackers and far more vulnerable to attack than those of corporations, a UC Berkeley professor said yesterday.

Editors' Voice: The Elements of (Newspaper) Style
While doing my time at the news desk last semester, several writers, readers and sources questioned the usage of particular terms that commonly appear in The Daily Californian.

News in Brief: Woman Robbed of Purse at Gunpoint at Berkeley Marina
A woman was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning while sitting in her car at the Berkeley Marina, police said yesterday.


Sports

Playing the Numbers
Midway through her last semester of high school, Amy Littlepage decided she didn't really want to go to Brown University after all.

Defense Key to Bears
Imagine this: you're coming off the court after the best performance of your college career. You spot your family, and hug your mother as she murmurs. . .

Impressive Season Debut For Women's Water Polo
UC San Diego's Canyonview Pool could use a vacation. A long vacation.

Athlete of the Week: Joscelin Yeo
In a dual meet at Stanford this weekend the Cal women's swimming team nearly upset the No. 3 Cardinal in its home pool thanks in large part to the efforts of Joscelin Yeo.

Sports Brief: Tennis Downs 'Jackets
After waiting nearly eight hours to play on Friday due to inclement weather, the Cal men's tennis team rained on Georgia Tech's hopes of upstaging the Bears.


Arts & Entertainment

Shortness of Brethren
Reading John Grisham novels is a lot like curling up in your favorite chair on a rainy day - it is so comfortable and familiar that you are apt to fall asleep. This holds true for Grisham's latest novel, The Brethren, a fast and enjoyable read that is also totally forgettable. Focusing on the corrupt nature of politics and the law, the book makes revelations about things only the most naive still believe in.

Snow Day Wasted

Music From The Motion Picture Snow Day

White Space