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Issue #1119 :: Friday, February 18, 2005

Top Headlines

Cal Embarrassed in Loss to UCLA
Cal coach Ben Braun grimaced the entire possession. Then, as Martin Smith drove, and missed a shot taken over two defenders, he turned to an assistant, and mimed a clear "What?"

Real Estate Could Boost Outreach Boost
State officials, legislators and college students joined forces to boost the state's outreach funding yesterday, unveiling legislation that would turn state real estate assets into nearly $2 billion for academic preparation programs in the next 10 years.

Reader's Representative: A Lack of Leadership
In my previous column, I referred to protesting as being second nature for many students. A reader responded, and politely reminded me that there is currently a dearth of political activism. The political stagnation occurring on campus is fueled by one key reason: The lack of a moderate voice to provide the leadership necessary to bring together a large enough coalition to make a difference. The Daily Californian has shirked this responsibility.

Editorial: Less Talk, More Walk
Empty symbolic gestures are what make our city a joke.

News

Corrections
Yesterday's article "Professor Gets Top National Science Award" incorrectly spelled Arup Chakraborty's name wrong on one reference.

Real Estate Could Boost Outreach Boost
State officials, legislators and college students joined forces to boost the state's outreach funding yesterday, unveiling legislation that would turn state real estate assets into nearly $2 billion for academic preparation programs in the next 10 years.

News in Brief
Unmarked Package Raises Bomb Scare at Post Office

Berkeley School Board Warns of More Cuts
The Berkeley School Board on Wednesday acknowledged an estimated increase of about 4 percent in revenues for the district next year, but still expects a round of cuts, including pay freezes, that have angered teachers.

San Quentin Inmates Look Ahead
Two weeks ago, Walter Brooks was sitting in a jail cell in San Quentin State Prison.

Professor Says Racism Is Still Alive in the United States
To some, racism is a problem of the past.

Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group Suit Targets Highway Patrol
A Berkeley-based medical marijuana advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the California Highway Patrol to stop the seizure of medical marijuana from legal users.

UC Workers Rally Against Low Wages
OAKLAND-Members of the Coalition of University Employees, an independent union of 16,000 UC clerical workers, rallied at the UC Office of the President in Oakland yesterday to publicize the results of a new fact-finding report.


Sports

Women's Water Polo Plays Last Year's Champ and Runner-up This Weekend
The Bears have been home for three days, and it is already time for them to hit the road again.

Sports in Brief
Women's Tennis Sweeps Past Gaels After Rain Delays

Men's Tennis Faces UC Santa Barbara at Home
The Cal men's tennis team has not won every meet this year, but it has made sure to keep it interesting until the final match has been played.

Cal Embarrassed in Loss to UCLA
Cal coach Ben Braun grimaced the entire possession. Then, as Martin Smith drove, and missed a shot taken over two defenders, he turned to an assistant, and mimed a clear "What?"

Bears Will Need Golden Performance Against 49ers
Junior pitcher Adam Gold can look to last year's 3-1 victory over then-No. 9 Long Beach State as indication of the Cal baseball team's boundless potential and his own ability to serve as an effective ace.

Cal Has Shot at No. 1 Again, But Not Buckeyes
If at first you don't succeed, try again-a familiar saying with a twist for the No. 7 Cal men's gymnastics team this weekend.

Cal Looks to Rebound From Loss to Card
If the Cal women's basketball team could have hand-picked its opponents for this weekend, it probably could not have come up with a better selection than UCLA and USC.

Bears Unbalanced on the Bars
Another tough test of character comes tonight for the Cal women's gymnastics team.

Softball Tries to Overcome Delays With More Games
The Cal softball team heads into the UNLV tournament today knocked out and rained out.

Bears Look To Master Texas Two Step on Road
With two games in three days and a hefty travel plan circling around the Lone Star State, the Cal rugby team had better just be happy coach Jack Clark isn't solely in charge of scheduling the game times.


Opinion

Letter to the Editor
Don't Be So Quick to Label Students

Just Another American Publicity Stunt
"Don't ask us to join, because we will tell you to leave."

President Picks Your Poison
In case you are one of the hundreds of thousands of our generation worried about not seeing any of those Social Security benefits we are buying into, don't worry. The president has a plan.

Loyalty or Stupidity? How Politics Hurts Students
I thought, when I gave my speech on the senate floor on Wednesday, it would be my catharsis, the revelation of the truth.

Editorial: Less Talk, More Walk
Empty symbolic gestures are what make our city a joke.

Editorial: Give Cities Their Space
Put morals, ethics and the old social values arguments aside-it's the practical effects of extending Casino San Pablo city officials should focus on. Adding 2,500 slot machines is the worst thing that could happen to an already overpopulated area and its equally taxed surroundings.

Reader's Representative: A Lack of Leadership
In my previous column, I referred to protesting as being second nature for many students. A reader responded, and politely reminded me that there is currently a dearth of political activism. The political stagnation occurring on campus is fueled by one key reason: The lack of a moderate voice to provide the leadership necessary to bring together a large enough coalition to make a difference. The Daily Californian has shirked this responsibility.

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