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Issue #114 :: Monday, February 28, 2000

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Mayor Considers Run For State Assembly
When she officially retires from her UC Berkeley post this March, Mayor Shirley Dean will ponder two alluring options - running for a third mayoral term, or making a bid for the state Assembly.

Reality TV Bites
What the hell is going on with TV today? Every day I see a new outrageous reality-based TV show coming out and it makes me wonder, where is this all headed?

Bears Blow it Big-Time at WSU
PULLMAN, Wash. - As the final seconds ticked off the clock during Saturday night's unfathomable 81-78 Cal loss to Washington State, Bears point guard Shantay Legans was swallowed up by a spontaneous postgame melee at the center of Friel court.

News Analysis: Party Politics Overshadow Usual ASUC Operations
As the spring semester nears student election time, political infighting and attacks on loyalty have furthered the disintegration of established ASUC party "machines."

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Mayor Considers Run For State Assembly
When she officially retires from her UC Berkeley post this March, Mayor Shirley Dean will ponder two alluring options - running for a third mayoral term, or making a bid for the state Assembly.

News Analysis: Party Politics Overshadow Usual ASUC Operations
As the spring semester nears student election time, political infighting and attacks on loyalty have furthered the disintegration of established ASUC party "machines."

Superintendent Interviews for Oregon Position
Less than a month after declining the Oakland district's top post, Berkeley superintendent of schools Jack McLaughlin attended a two-day interview process last week for the position of superintendent of public schools in Salem, Oregon.

Conference Held on Economic Issues
Free trade generally helps the wealthy and creates vast inequalities between social classes, said political and academic leaders from Brazil and the United States at a conference on the UC Berkeley campus Friday.

Speakers Draw Students to Class on Real World Politics
In 1981, the year most of this fall's entering freshmen were born, UC Berkeley junior Alan Ross started a class that combined the politics of the time with the politically charged atmosphere of the campus.

Seminar Highlights Lasting Work of Famed Chemist
A variety of researchers gathered on campus Saturday during the Memorial Seminar for Glenn Seaborg to explore long-term implications of data collected by the late scientist.

University Honored for Diversity
UC Berkeley is being heralded as a top producer of underrepresented minority doctoral graduates in mathematics, the physical sciences and engineering, university officials said Friday.

News in Brief: GSIs Pass Vote to Strike Over Labor Practices
Graduate student employees at UCLA and UC Davis voted to authorize their campus unions to organize a strike protesting the UC system's alleged unfair labor practices.


Sports

Bears Blow it Big-Time at WSU
PULLMAN, Wash. - As the final seconds ticked off the clock during Saturday night's unfathomable 81-78 Cal loss to Washington State, Bears point guard Shantay Legans was swallowed up by a spontaneous postgame melee at the center of Friel court.

It's a Wonderful Life in Pullman
Oliver Stone. You know, "Platoon," "JFK," "Any Given Sunday?" Listen, I'd love to stand outside and chat with you, but it's rainy and it's windy, and I'm in Pullman, for God's sake. Can I please come in?

Stanford Sweeps Series
If you've had the feeling of a sore throat recently where a painful sensation follows every time you swallow, don't worry. You're not alone.

Cal Reaps Revenge Against Cougars
The last time the Cal women's basketball team met Washington State, the Bears played one of the worst games they had played all season.

Stanford Nets Win Over Bears
It was deja vu Saturday for the Cal women's tennis team, which fell to No. 1 Stanford, 6-0.

Ruggers Fell Lumberjacks on Road
Just two days after playing its most competitive game of the season - where it suffered just its second loss - an emotionally drained Cal rugby team headed to Humbolt State to take on the Lumberjacks Saturday.

Gymnasts Floor Weekend Competition
Dominance. Athleticism. Willpower. Strength. Near-perfection. These were the words spoken about Cal gymnasts last weekend.

Cardinal Defense Suffocates Lacrosse
When Cal freshman lacrosse player Eden Coelho envisioned her first big-time college game, she probably pictured something like what happened Saturday.


Opinion

Editorial: Council Must Devise Proactive Crime Plan
City officials are entrenched in a peculiar gun battle - one without smoke or blood. In a commendable effort to prevent violent criminal activity and potentially fatal accidents, Mayor Shirley Dean and the rest of the City Council have launched a full-fledged war against firearm manufacturers and dealers.

Reality TV Bites
What the hell is going on with TV today? Every day I see a new outrageous reality-based TV show coming out and it makes me wonder, where is this all headed?

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