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Issue #1067 :: Friday, November 12, 2004

Top Headlines

A Lab on a Hill
His office isn't even decorated yet, but Steven Chu-the newly-appointed director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-already has big plans for the lab and UC Berkeley.

The Spin Machine
Sunday night, approximately 15,000 U.S. troops moved into Fallujah and started the battle for the city. This is the city of anti-American riots where the mutilated bodies of our dead soldiers are paraded through the street. This will be block-by-block, house-by-house fighting in an intense, maze-like city where Americans have no real friends.

Cal Brings Special Focus to Seattle
In the last three years, Cal and Washington have changed places in the Pac-10's football hierarchy.

Campus Vies For Stem Cell Funding From Proposition
With $3 billion in funding for stem cell research available after California voters passed Proposition 71 last week, research institutions-including UC Berkeley-are already scrambling for a share of the funds.

News

A Lab on a Hill
His office isn't even decorated yet, but Steven Chu-the newly-appointed director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-already has big plans for the lab and UC Berkeley.

Campus Vies For Stem Cell Funding From Proposition
With $3 billion in funding for stem cell research available after California voters passed Proposition 71 last week, research institutions-including UC Berkeley-are already scrambling for a share of the funds.

Report: Berkeley Streets Mean to Homeless
The streets of Berkeley rank among the meanest in the nation for homeless people, according to a report released Tuesday by a national homeless advocacy group.

Berkeley Eyed as Buoy for Transbay Ferry Service
Ferry service to San Francisco might be stationed at the Berkeley Marina in six years, although alternate plans to station the service in Albany may keep that from happening.

Faces of Berkeley: Freshman Sees Future in Stars
According to Harish Khandrika, we are all made of stars-and that is why he's so interested in learning about them.

News in Brief
Guns Used in Robberies of Two Different Delivery Men


Sports

Cal Brings Special Focus to Seattle
In the last three years, Cal and Washington have changed places in the Pac-10's football hierarchy.

Paris Powers Cal to First Victory
Having David Paris on the Cal men's basketball team was not enough to attract his coveted sisters to the Bears' women's ensemble.

Women's Soccer: Bears, Broncos To Kick It in Round One
They haven't a clue-the No. 16 seed Santa Clara Broncos, that is.

Men's Soccer: Bears Out For Revenge Against Card
With one minute and 23 seconds left in a soccer match, anything can happen. Just ask the No. 7 Cal men's soccer team.

Volleyball: Bears Dam Beavers' Upset Attempt
The scoreboard sometimes fails to tell the entire story.

Up and Down Water Polo Faces Stern Test at Stanford
The season has been a game of Chutes and Ladders for the No. 4 Cal men's water polo team.

Cal Cross Country Faces Uphill Battle at Regionals
The Cal cross country team will bring its top finishers from the Pac-10 Championships to Fresno, Calif., to compete at the NCAA West Regional Championship on Saturday.

Undefeated Cal Women's Swimming Prepares to Paddle With San Jose State, Pacific
Despite recent showers and gloomy forecasts, things have looked sunny for the No. 8 Cal women's swim team.

Bears Bounce Baden Sports in Exhibition Win
The term "dark horse" applies to the realm of sports as well as politics.


Opinion

The Spin Machine
Sunday night, approximately 15,000 U.S. troops moved into Fallujah and started the battle for the city. This is the city of anti-American riots where the mutilated bodies of our dead soldiers are paraded through the street. This will be block-by-block, house-by-house fighting in an intense, maze-like city where Americans have no real friends.

Editorial: Movie Piracy Harmful
Cinema is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America and easily also one of the most profitable. But after having lost nearly $3.5 billion the last fiscal year, the Motion Picture Association of America has decided to take action in a way that leaves no pirate safe, especially college students.

Editorial: Don't Build Bridge
While the proposal to construct a bridge joining the La Loma residence hall to main Foothill buildings is an admirable attempt to extend accessibility for people with disabilities, it is a waste of resources that could end up causing more problems than it solves.

UC Can Afford Higher Clerical Wages
Behind closed doors, in a "fact-finding" process being held by the state of California, irrefutable facts are being presented that show that the University of California can afford to pay its low-level workers better wages.

Letter to the Editor
An Invitation to Chancellor Birgeneau

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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