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Issue #1295 :: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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Class Pass Vote Gets Postponed
Originally slated for a referendum vote this month, UC Berkeley students will have to wait until next February to vote on whether to increase student fees to cover the Class Pass.

Quiet Presence
If there was ever a poster boy for southern California, Cal men's soccer defender Tyson Wahl would be that guy.

Sex on Tuesday
American Brain Storm

Imagine every Wednesday night you go to the same bar to have a beer with friends. You are approached by a cute woman who you think is flirting with you until she lays it out: She wants you to be an American sex symbol. Josh Hall, a college student like you, was picked from a crowd at his local bar and the next thing he knew he was standing in front of 50 to 60 middle-aged drunk women, trying his best to strip dance. They were the test group and he was auditioning.

Council May Vote to Oppose Executing Gang Leader
Berkeley city officials tonight may oppose the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a former gang leader convicted of murdering four people in two 1979 robberies.

News

Class Pass Vote Gets Postponed
Originally slated for a referendum vote this month, UC Berkeley students will have to wait until next February to vote on whether to increase student fees to cover the Class Pass.

Council May Vote to Oppose Executing Gang Leader
Berkeley city officials tonight may oppose the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a former gang leader convicted of murdering four people in two 1979 robberies.

City Council Considering Ways to Retain Energy Bar Maker
In an attempt to keep a Berkeley-based organic energy bar company from relocating, City Council members will decide tonight whether to support plans to persuade the company to stay local.

Supporter of Cal Athletics, Political Science Dies
UC Berkeley alumnus and university benefactor Charles Travers died Nov. 6 in his Greenbrae, Calif. home. He was 95.

News in Brief
UT Would Give In-State Tuition to Lab Employees

Corrections
Wednesday's article "Group Hopes to Cook Up Support for Burger Chain" incorrectly stated that the In-N-Out near the UCLA campus does not have a drive-through window. In fact, it does.


Sports

Quiet Presence
If there was ever a poster boy for southern California, Cal men's soccer defender Tyson Wahl would be that guy.

Men's Hoops
Confidence Bringing Ubaka to New Heights

There have been plenty of storylines in the Cal men's basketball team's young season-from coach Ben Braun's 500th win to the emergence of DeVon Hardin to the right foot of Leon Powe-that have overshadowed the play of point guard Ayinde Ubaka.

Pac-10 Notebook
Notre Dame (Record 9-2) vs. Stanford (Record 5-6)
Player of the game: Brady Quinn


Opinion

Sex on Tuesday
American Brain Storm

Imagine every Wednesday night you go to the same bar to have a beer with friends. You are approached by a cute woman who you think is flirting with you until she lays it out: She wants you to be an American sex symbol. Josh Hall, a college student like you, was picked from a crowd at his local bar and the next thing he knew he was standing in front of 50 to 60 middle-aged drunk women, trying his best to strip dance. They were the test group and he was auditioning.

Editorial
Pointless Petition

Referendums are clearly being used well by our student body when they force ASUC to waste time bargaining for lost causes. A student group's petition to authorize negotiations with In-N-Out Burger would do just that-if it garners the requisite 1,000 signatures to put it on the ballot.

Editorial
Money Matters More

While university officials may have worried that the Haas School of Business' marketing project for the FBI would raise activist ire on campus, it just leaves us a little bemused.

Bring In Money and Raise Campus Diversity
With the recent increase in student fees by the UC Board of Regents, one has to be blind to not comprehend that the UC system, especially Berkeley, is not acquiring the funding needed without raising fees on its students. Dean Christopher Edley of Boalt Hall School of Law has proposed privatization, while his critics connote that acquiring predominantly private funding will convert UC Berkeley into a corporation, not a public institution. Meanwhile, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has spurned over $150 million in private funding because "they would have been given only on specific conditions." Hence, the only seemingly plausible approaches to raise money in the current situation are to 1) decrease much needed student services or 2) raise student fees because, as observed with the blundered University of California Students Association protest, the state will not bestow more funding upon UC Berkeley. Meanwhile, Congress has curtailed federal funds for student loans, making it increasingly distressing for students to pay for higher education.

Drop Us a Line...
What do you think about UC’s policy regarding executive

Letter to the Editor
As ASUC executives who not only participated in the UC Board of Regents meeting rally but were greatly involved in their planning, we are compelled to correct the disturbingly erroneous claims that the rally became a "moot point," lacking ASUC representation ("All for Nothing, Nov. 18).

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