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Issue #1203 :: Monday, August 1, 2005

Top Headlines

Campus's Top Planner to Leave for UC Merced
Tom Lollini, UC Berkeley's assistant vice chancellor for physical and environmental planning, will step down at the end of the month to lead the development of UC Merced as it prepares to open in September.

Children of the Corn
I have a great idea for a horror movie. The scene is set in a colorful community of students and eclectics-where people busy themselves with various intellectual pursuits, reveling in their environmental consciousness and freedom-loving mentalities. Meanwhile, lurking in the dark corners of this haven are sordid rumors of a world where corruption has taken hold-a world of politics, corporate scandal and social deception. But like so many "Honk to Impeach" hobos on the corner, the good people of this town march on with European footwear on their soles and Top Dogs in their mouths.

Riddle Tries to Find Niche With Raiders
NAPA, Calif.-If a casual observer happened to pass by the Oakland Raiders training camp last Friday, that person might believe there are two players named Ryan Riddle donning the No. 57 jersey.

City, Skating Rink at Odds Over Ammonia
Berkeley's only ice-skating rink again finds itself on thin ice as a result of an ongoing dispute with the city over the use of a poisonous gas in its cooling system.

News

Campus's Top Planner to Leave for UC Merced
Tom Lollini, UC Berkeley's assistant vice chancellor for physical and environmental planning, will step down at the end of the month to lead the development of UC Merced as it prepares to open in September.

City, Skating Rink at Odds Over Ammonia
Berkeley's only ice-skating rink again finds itself on thin ice as a result of an ongoing dispute with the city over the use of a poisonous gas in its cooling system.

Police Raid Fails to Find Shooting Suspect
At least a dozen Berkeley and Vallejo police officers raided a Vallejo home Saturday morning looking for a man police say shot and killed Dartmouth junior Meleia Willis-Starbuck two weeks ago.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities to Tackle Cuts
UC Berkeley professor Anthony Cascardi will assume the dean of arts and humanities post in the College of Letters and Science this fall, looking to turn the college around after years of budget cuts.

City Heads Bay Area Homeless Task Force
Representatives from cities and counties across the Bay Area will join together on a task force to prevent homelessness, under a measure from Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom passed last week.

Campus to Create Engineering Network With India
UC Berkeley will partner with six universities to establish a joint engineering curriculum which educators said could help establish research collaboration between the United States and India.

Bancroft Oral Historian, Former Daily Cal Editor Dies
After a lifetime of preserving the stories of others through oral history, UC Berkeley alumna Harriet Siegel Nathan died last Sunday. She was 85.

Scientists Try to Explain Hurricanes
UC Berkeley scientists have developed a mathematical model to explain the fast winds over oceans that cause hurricanes, suggesting that a method of using soap-like substances could theoretically prevent their formation.

Feature Photo: Octopi in the Sky


News in Brief
Nurses Postpone Strike as Negotiations Improve


Sports

Women's Swimming: Hardy Breaks World Record
What does one say upon breaking a world record?

Baseball: Former Cal Star Called Up to Big Leagues
It was the greatest wake-up call of former Cal baseball player Conor Jackson's young career.

Riddle Tries to Find Niche With Raiders
NAPA, Calif.-If a casual observer happened to pass by the Oakland Raiders training camp last Friday, that person might believe there are two players named Ryan Riddle donning the No. 57 jersey.

Sheridan Swings It at U.S. Amateur
The 2004-05 season ended too quickly for Sophia Sheridan.

Men's Water Polo: Buckner Bolsters Cal Class of '09
Hand him a torch in the garage, and he will get to work on his pet projects. Hand him a yellow rubber ball in the pool, and he will get to work on the opposing team's defense.

Sports in Brief
Rodgers Signs Contract With Packers


Opinion

Children of the Corn
I have a great idea for a horror movie. The scene is set in a colorful community of students and eclectics-where people busy themselves with various intellectual pursuits, reveling in their environmental consciousness and freedom-loving mentalities. Meanwhile, lurking in the dark corners of this haven are sordid rumors of a world where corruption has taken hold-a world of politics, corporate scandal and social deception. But like so many "Honk to Impeach" hobos on the corner, the good people of this town march on with European footwear on their soles and Top Dogs in their mouths.

Editorial: Drinking Games
It's one thing to take a test while being drunk; it's quite another to take a test on being drunk. This fall, UC Berkeley will make it mandatory for incoming freshmen and transfers to complete an online alcohol education program. While a less punitive approach to alcohol-related issues on campus, this program has yet to prove what value it will provide to new UC Berkeley students.

Editorial: Tough Love Too Bruising
The city's new tough love policy toward skateboarders has received little appreciation from those it's trying to protect. Skaters, of course, feel put-upon by Berkeley's sudden enforcement of the erstwhile loosely followed safety laws in Harrison Skateboard Park. Though both sides have good intentions, the city needs to find other ways to keep its liability low and skateboarders need to face the facts-the law is the law and wearing a helmet isn't going to kill you.

Budget Cuts: Right-Wing Politics in Economic Garb
Labor studies programs play a unique role at UC, providing innovative research, outreach and service learning on labor and employment issues. Funding for these programs is under threat once again.

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Chan


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