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Issue #127 :: Thursday, March 16, 2000

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Activists Lobby for SP-1, SP-2 Reversal
SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters presented the UC Board of Regents with 14,000 signatures yesterday supporting reversing the ban on affirmative action, but were met with indifference, even from several champions of their cause.

Regents Address Need For Diversity in UC Labs
SAN FRANCISCO - The Board of Regents declined to discuss affirmative action in admissions policies yesterday, but did consider the need for diversity in UC-run laboratories, where recent controversies have arisen over alleged ethnic biases.

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Jones Keeps Cal, Career Rolling
For all the thousands of fans watching breathlessly from the stands and the 10 athletes hustling up and down the court at Haas Pavilion, there was only one person who could lay claim to nailing the game-winning basket last night in the Cal men's basketball team's 70-66 victory over Long Beach State.

News

Activists Lobby for SP-1, SP-2 Reversal
SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters presented the UC Board of Regents with 14,000 signatures yesterday supporting reversing the ban on affirmative action, but were met with indifference, even from several champions of their cause.

UC System to Enlarge Teacher Training Program
SAN FRANCISCO - A teacher training program many credit with working "Herculean miracles" is expected to increase ten-fold over last year, school officials said yesterday.

City Assesses Cost of New Courthouse
A request that Alameda County build a new courthouse at the current Pacific Gas & Electric site in Downtown Berkeley was set aside for further debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting after some city officials questioned the project's usefulness.

Student Activists Arrested, Cited on Vandalism Charges
Three former third world Liberation Front members were arrested yesterday on charges of vandalizing several on- and off-campus locations, police said.

Internet Firm to Donate Free Bikes
An Internet company is expected to unveil a $10,000 program today that will provide free bicycle access to the UC Berkeley campus community.

Committee Asks for Documentation
Members of the Affordable Housing Committee at the University Village Apartments said yesterday they will consult their lawyers about requesting documentation on the possible demolition of five buildings in the complex.

Berkeley Officials to Assist Ukranian City
The city of Berkeley has decided to take the Ukrainian city of Gorlovka under its wing to teach it how to use energy sources more efficiently.

Regents Address Need For Diversity in UC Labs
SAN FRANCISCO - The Board of Regents declined to discuss affirmative action in admissions policies yesterday, but did consider the need for diversity in UC-run laboratories, where recent controversies have arisen over alleged ethnic biases.

Police Review Commission Plans Outreach
The newly elected officers of the Police Review Commission said yesterday they hope to make their organization more prominent in Berkeley.

News in Brief: UC Officials Hear Updates on Status of Medical Centers
The UC Board of Regents heard reports yesterday on the current financial situation of the UC San Francisco-Stanford University merger, as well as several other medical centers connected to the UC system.


Sports

Jones Keeps Cal, Career Rolling
For all the thousands of fans watching breathlessly from the stands and the 10 athletes hustling up and down the court at Haas Pavilion, there was only one person who could lay claim to nailing the game-winning basket last night in the Cal men's basketball team's 70-66 victory over Long Beach State.

Former walk-on scores career-high 19 points in win
For most of last night's game against Big West Conference power Long Beach State, the Cal basketball team seemed content to let the game come to them.

Bears Ready for Nationals
That's the goal the No. 3 Cal women's swimming team hopes to realize at this week's NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.

Women's Tennis Shuts Out Purdue
For a team that has ranked as high as second in the nation, a 4-3 conference record has to be disappointing.

Cal Continues to Contend
When your performance isn't going as well as you would like, the solution comes in three simple components - a coach, a psychologist and a wedge.


Opinion

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Student Parents Request Housing Analysis Before Demolition Begins
Six weeks ago, the Affordable Housing Committee at University Village requested public documents from several UC Berkeley officials regarding plans to demolish 48 family housing units at University Village in Albany. Under the law, these officials had 10 days to respond to such a request. Eight days ago, our attorney requested a response within 72 hours. Yet as this goes to press, we still have heard nothing. As we prepare to file suit in superior court, we want to publicly explain our reasons for doing so.

UC, Graduate Student Union: Back to the Brink
On Friday, Graduate Student Instructors at UC Berkeley and seven other UC campuses will begin walking the picket line. The reason: to put a stop to an outrageous pattern of unfair labor practices throughout the UC system.

U.S. Census Counts for Minorities, Students
Every 10 years, the U.S. government recalculates the total population in the national census. The census is a massive undertaking for the government as it attempts to count every man, woman and child living in the United States. In addition to a simple head count, the U.S. Census Bureau obtains other information about families and individuals, such as financial status and ethnicity.

Letters to the Editor: Strike Will Harm Undergraduates
During one of my class discussions this week, my Graduate Student Instructor informed me and my fellow students that GSIs plan to go on strike this coming Friday. Next week we are to receive three very difficult questions for our second midterm. The questions we will have to answer require that we demonstrate our understanding of theorists such as Michel Foucault. This very challenging and complex theorist will not be taught by our GSIs because they will be out on strike. Yet we are still expected to demonstrate our understanding of Foucault whether we get the instruction that we need or not.

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