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Issue #1056 :: Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Top Headlines

Stanford Duo Takes Title, Gives Cal Fits
As the deceptively wise Schoolhouse Rock once noted, three is a magic number.

Citris Allows 3-d Interactions
UC Berkeley students may soon be able to meet professors at UC Davis in ancient Sicily for lively intellectual discussions.

A Biologist's Dilemma
Sometimes I wish the simple Manichean view of the world as black versus white, good versus evil, Red Sox versus Yankees, actually had some worth as a value system. But it doesn't. (Well, maybe the last one does.) So my position on Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, is worthy of John Kerry: I favor stem cell research but have serious reservations about Proposition 71.

Al Gore Heats Up Campus Stage
Former Vice President Al Gore took the stage last night before blinding camera flashes and a standing ovation to talk about a political topic commonly overlooked in presidential stump speeches and newspaper headlines: the troubling effects of global warming.

News

Decision for Earlier Drop Deadline Could Fall Soon
A final decision to move up the eighth-week drop deadline to the second and fourth weeks could be made as early as next week, said Robert Holub, dean of the UC Berkeley undergraduate division in the College of Letters and Science.

New Public Tree Committee to Grow Out of Measure S
Even Berkeley's trees aren't left out of this November's election. If passed, Measure S, Berkeley's Public Tree Act of 2004, would create a 13- to 18-member tree board responsible for overseeing the alteration, topping and removal of public trees.

Voters Split on Stem Cell Proposition
The age-old debate between ethics and science has found a place on the November ballot in a stem cell research initiative that has both liberals and conservatives split.

Four Candidates Contend for District 3 Seat
South Berkeley's District 3, notorious for crime, drug dealing and a lack of commercial activity, is presenting a very close and unusual race this November between an incumbent not officially on the ballot and three new faces.

News in Brief
Anti-Tax Groups Charged With Campaign Violations

Al Gore Heats Up Campus Stage
Former Vice President Al Gore took the stage last night before blinding camera flashes and a standing ovation to talk about a political topic commonly overlooked in presidential stump speeches and newspaper headlines: the troubling effects of global warming.


Sports

Bear Witness...with Erin Reill
Lying is an art. It takes skill, it takes passion, it takes believing yourself, and it takes a down-pat strategy.

Stanford Duo Takes Title, Gives Cal Fits
As the deceptively wise Schoolhouse Rock once noted, three is a magic number.

Pac-10 Takes Conference Challenge, Bears Falter
Seven Pac-10 teams and seven Big Ten teams clashed in the first inaugural Pac-10/Big Ten Challenge yesterday at the 7,040-yard, par-72 Bandon Dunes Course in Bandon, Ore.


Opinion

A Biologist's Dilemma
Sometimes I wish the simple Manichean view of the world as black versus white, good versus evil, Red Sox versus Yankees, actually had some worth as a value system. But it doesn't. (Well, maybe the last one does.) So my position on Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, is worthy of John Kerry: I favor stem cell research but have serious reservations about Proposition 71.

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