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Issue #1116 :: Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Top Headlines

U.S. To Ease Student Visa Regulations
The U.S. State Department announced relaxed security clearances for international students last week, a move that is drawing applause from many scholars and students.

Sex on Tuesday: In Love We Lust
Think about your last Valentine. When you're with this person, does your heart flutter or just your groin? Without this person, would you be lonely or just horny? What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Sun Devils Find Cal's Achilles Heel
The year has already been scary in terms of injuries for the Cal women's gymnastics team, but Friday at No. 22 Arizona State became downright nightmarish.

Diplomat Lauds City for Backing Kyoto
The city of Berkeley won praise for its energy-efficient practices yesterday from Enele Sopoaga, UN ambassador to the island country of Tuvalu, who applauded Berkeley's endorsement of the Kyoto Protocol.

News

U.S. To Ease Student Visa Regulations
The U.S. State Department announced relaxed security clearances for international students last week, a move that is drawing applause from many scholars and students.

Diplomat Lauds City for Backing Kyoto
The city of Berkeley won praise for its energy-efficient practices yesterday from Enele Sopoaga, UN ambassador to the island country of Tuvalu, who applauded Berkeley's endorsement of the Kyoto Protocol.

McCain Says Casino San Pablo Built Illegitimately
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, challenged the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians' right to have built Casino San Pablo last week, saying the tribe obtained non-reservation land for the casino illegitimately.

Environmental Project Draws to a Close
A twelve-month program by UC student volunteers to improve Lake Merritt will come to an end this month after one year of environmental research.

New Homes to Offer a Fresh Start Transitional Housing Opens Doors
Ten families will move into new transitional housing in West Berkeley in the next few weeks following yesterday's opening of Sankofa House, a four-unit complex built by Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency.

Report Finds Los Alamos Failing to Remove Waste
The UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory was dealt another blow last week, when the Department of Energy's Inspector General released an audit revealing that the lab has not been pulling its weight in removing high-risk contaminated waste.

News in Brief
Police Arrest Transient For Possessing Nunchuks


Sports

Tearful Goodbye for Cal Seniors
Against the Olympian-studded, perfect-conference-record-holding and just downright intimidating Stanford squad, the Cal women's swimming team knew it had a difficult task.

Sun Devils Find Cal's Achilles Heel
The year has already been scary in terms of injuries for the Cal women's gymnastics team, but Friday at No. 22 Arizona State became downright nightmarish.

Bears Land Just Short of Upsetting Buckeyes
The No. 7 Cal men's gymnastics team was in prime position to steal the lead role from the top-ranked team in the nation Saturday.

Sports in Brief
Rain Cancels Five-Game Weekend for Cal Softball

Pac-10 Notebook: Huskies Reign No More in Conference Standings
At one point during North Carolina's contest with Connecticut on Sunday, CBS color analyst Billy Packard noted that he didn't think the Pac-10 conference was as strong as its No. 2 RPI ranking would suggest.

Bears Men's Tennis Struggles in Unexpected Sunday Play to Split Weekend
The Cal men's tennis team had enough magic to propel itself through Friday and Saturday's scheduled matches versus Arizona State and Arizona.


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday: In Love We Lust
Think about your last Valentine. When you're with this person, does your heart flutter or just your groin? Without this person, would you be lonely or just horny? What's love got to do, got to do with it?

Editorial: ASUC-ing Money Away
ASUC has caused some pretty crazy shenanigans in its time as one of the nation's semi- independent student governments. In fact, it's usually not hard to find the humor in whatever situation arises, such as the current political melodrama: Sen. Yvette Felarca's suit-for the seat she's already sitting in-is finally being settled.

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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