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Issue #121 :: Wednesday, March 8, 2000

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Graduate Assembly Measure Prohibited
The Graduate Assembly has no authority to place a proposition on the upcoming ballot that would divert a large chunk of ASUC money to graduate students, ASUC officials said yesterday.

The People's Republic
I was more than slightly disappointed when the Bill Bradley camp announced on the down low last week that he would not be coming to UC Berkeley as planned. Despite making stops at UCLA and the University of Washington, Bradley heard - in no uncertain terms - that while California was a goner, New York still might be salvageable. So, like any good politician that bows to the whim of media pundits, Bradley hopped on a plane to save the state he might have a chance of actually winning.

Research Team Gathers Proof of RNA 'Editing'
A team of researchers from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and UC Riverside have uncovered the first conclusive evidence of RNA "editing" in single-celled organisms, according to a study published in the March 3 edition of the journal Science.

Changing of the Guards
Raymond King has grown accustomed to his new home over the past two seasons. It's comfortable, convenient and has great location.

News

Graduate Assembly Measure Prohibited
The Graduate Assembly has no authority to place a proposition on the upcoming ballot that would divert a large chunk of ASUC money to graduate students, ASUC officials said yesterday.

Propositions 21, 22 Pass; Gore and Bush Surge Ahead
The UC Berkeley community reacted last night to the passage of two controversial ballot initiatives designed to impose stricter sentencing on juvenile offenders and place restrictions on gay marriage.

Researchers Work to Reduce Winery Losses
While earthquakes are most commonly known for causing damage to buildings, some UC Berkeley researchers are trying to prevent the loss of a different commodity - wine.

Residents Voice Opinions With Votes
Despite the rainy weather, Berkeley residents were drawn to polling places yesterday to vote in the presidential primary and to register their opinions on two highly visible ballot initiatives.

Task Force to Explore Technological Options
Although Berkeley is home to one of the world's top universities, some local residents have said the city has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to telecommunications.

Professor Delivers His 'Last Lecture'
Although diversity is a reality in the United States, a sharp division between poor minorities and the wealthy whites could create an "apartheid state," said professor Pedro Noguera during a speech on campus Monday.

News in Brief: Professor Makes Progress on English-Chechen Dictionary
Hoping to preserve the native tongue of an embattled people, a UC Berkeley Slavic language professor is working on an English-Chechen dictionary.


Sports

Changing of the Guards
Raymond King has grown accustomed to his new home over the past two seasons. It's comfortable, convenient and has great location.

Bears Face Eastern Power
Don't feel bad if you don't remember the last meeting between the University of Massachusetts and Cal women's water polo teams.

Conference Season Ending in Fireworks
The last two weeks of the Pac-10 season are shaping up to be more exciting than anything the NCAA Tournament could give college basketball fans.


Opinion

The People's Republic
I was more than slightly disappointed when the Bill Bradley camp announced on the down low last week that he would not be coming to UC Berkeley as planned. Despite making stops at UCLA and the University of Washington, Bradley heard - in no uncertain terms - that while California was a goner, New York still might be salvageable. So, like any good politician that bows to the whim of media pundits, Bradley hopped on a plane to save the state he might have a chance of actually winning.

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