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Issue #1128 :: Friday, March 4, 2005

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Reader's Representative: The City We Don't Need
I'd like to begin this column with a quiz. To pass, identify one of the following people: Samuel Brown, Sara Cox or Walter Brooks. Congratulations if you got more than one.

Huskies Rain Threes, Drown Bears
Come out of the gates strong, hang around for a little while, and give the fans some notion that it just might be a contest.

Students Rally For Diversity
Hundreds of junior high, high school and college students marched to Sproul Plaza yesterday to protest the plunging number of underrepresented minority students enrolled at UC Berkeley.

Gregory, Bears Meet Cougars in First Round
For Leigh Gregory, a senior forward on the Cal women's basketball team who was recently named Honorable Mention on the All-Pac-10 team along with teammate Kristin Iwanaga, there have definitely been more ups than downs.

News

News in Brief
Evidence Could Weaken UC's Suit Against Microsoft

Students Rally For Diversity
Hundreds of junior high, high school and college students marched to Sproul Plaza yesterday to protest the plunging number of underrepresented minority students enrolled at UC Berkeley.

Campus Forum Aims to Improve Diversity Research
University officials, students and faculty gathered at a day-long forum yesterday to brainstorm ways to improve the university's diversity research, which participants say is key to reversing the drop in underrepresented minority enrollment.

Senators Say Appointee Hid Conservative Affiliations
ASUC senators are alleging that a newly appointed judicial council member, who the senate confirmed Wednesday night, misled the Senate about her political group involvement.

Bollywood Dance Team Outsteps Competition
After taking the top spot in a national Indian dance competition in freezing-cold Detroit, UC Berkeley's Hindi Film Dance Team figured the perfect way to celebrate was to do what they do best: dance.

Government ‘Watch List' Looms Over School District
Berkeley Unified School District may be placed on a government "watch list," bringing it a step closer to possible consequences, such as a state overhaul of the district, if the state gives in to federal demands to toughen its educational policies.


Sports

Sooth-Saying Satin Will Be Put to Test Against Card
Call him brash, cocky or naïve for his outlandish prediction, but more than anything, freshman second baseman Josh Satin was just being honest-and maybe even prophetic.

Scrum Axe at Stake Saturday at Witter
He said it after his team reclaimed the Scrum Axe in 1997, and though he has kept the Big Scrum trophy out of Palo Alto ever since, he's not exactly ecstatic about making the comment.

Gregory, Bears Meet Cougars in First Round
For Leigh Gregory, a senior forward on the Cal women's basketball team who was recently named Honorable Mention on the All-Pac-10 team along with teammate Kristin Iwanaga, there have definitely been more ups than downs.

Sports in Brief
Arrington Honored With "Pop" Warner Memorial Trophy

Lacrosse Pioneers New Stadium, Same Team
Before Denver welcomes the Cal lacrosse team to its new $6 million Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday, the Pioneers' men's lacrosse team will christen the new facility with a tournament.

Men's Tennis Pairs Up in Pacific Coast Doubles Championships
The Cal men's tennis team head to La Jolla, Calif., this weekend for three days of competition at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships.

Women's Gymnastics Faces Tough Crowd on the Mat and Off
If the members of the Cal women's gymnastics team thought Oregon State's Gill Coliseum was rowdy, they ain't seen nothing yet.

Women's Tennis Spends Three Days in the Desert Against Arizona Schools
The No. 15 Cal women's tennis team (4-3, 0-3 Pac-10) will travel to Arizona to play No. 27 Arizona State (3-1, 1-0) and No. 45 Arizona (5-3, 0-1) this weekend.

Women's Water Polo Returns Home to Face MPSF Foes
The Cal women's water polo team's recent victory over Indiana at the Gaucho Invitational in Santa Barbara over the weekend helped push the Bears up another notch in the national rankings to No. 6.

Huskies Rain Threes, Drown Bears
Come out of the gates strong, hang around for a little while, and give the fans some notion that it just might be a contest.


Opinion

Editorial: Bypass the Bureaucracy
The Third World Liberation Front has issued a call for revolution. Except this time, it involves a simple student lounge.

Editorial: Not In Our Ballroom
To say UC Berkeley's campus social scene has gone down the drain is too kind. The stringent requisites on holding on-campus dances have forced the number of such socials from 28 dances per year to a grand total of three.

City Fit to Burst with LRDP
Should UC Berkeley wait to plan until the streets are jammed and the air is polluted?

Small, Slow Steps Toward Abolishing Death Penalty
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court abolished the sentencing of juveniles, namely 16 and 17-year-olds, to death in the case Roper vs. Simmons. In a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court cited that these juvenile executions violate the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits any form of "cruel and unusual punishment."

Letter to the Editor
U.S. Soldiers Doing Duty

Reader's Representative: The City We Don't Need
I'd like to begin this column with a quiz. To pass, identify one of the following people: Samuel Brown, Sara Cox or Walter Brooks. Congratulations if you got more than one.

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