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Issue #1318 :: Monday, July 17, 2006

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Column
Love Thy (Dead) Neighbor

Each time my roommates and I move into a new place, we vow to meet our neighbors. Days pass and we continuously put it off until the next day. But tomorrow always turns into a couple months and by that point we've missed the appropriate window. Now when we pass our neighbors in the hall, we interact with them in a series of awkward half-smiles and stares in opposite directions.

Local Talent Square Off in Summer League
Incoming freshman Lauren Greif of the Cal women's basketball team sized up her surroundings after a round of substitutions during a game with her Bay City summer league team.

Council Weighs Student Action Appeal
The ASUC Judicial Council heard an appeal of its controversial decision to disqualify four Student Action executives from office this weekend. In the eight-hour hearing that ended at 3 a.m. Sunday, presidential candidate Oren Gabriel and executive vice president candidate Vishal Gupta argued that the disqualification ruling breached ASUC rules and violated party Chair Suken Vakil's due process rights.

Editorial
The Spying Game for The New Millenium

You'd think that if the government stooped to snooping on student anti-war activism, it would at least get its facts straight instead of relying on defunct stereotypes. You'd think that.

News

Council Weighs Student Action Appeal
The ASUC Judicial Council heard an appeal of its controversial decision to disqualify four Student Action executives from office this weekend. In the eight-hour hearing that ended at 3 a.m. Sunday, presidential candidate Oren Gabriel and executive vice president candidate Vishal Gupta argued that the disqualification ruling breached ASUC rules and violated party Chair Suken Vakil's due process rights.

Campus Efforts to Conserve Pay Off in Award Win
UC Berkeley beat out hundreds of organizations to receive a statewide award for its efforts to increase sustainability, campus officials announced late last month.

Telegraph Ave. in Transition
New Businesses Struggle With Unwieldy Permit Process

Telegraph Avenue's cumbersome permit process has come under intense scrutiny as part of a broader plan to clean up the prominent street.

Greek System Sees Decline In Alcohol-Related Problems
In spring 2005, a rash of alcohol-related incidents-capped by a night of brawls at a fraternity boat gala and a pledge-hazing with more than 30 airsoft pellets-pushed university administrators to ban alcohol at all fraternity and sorority social events.

Locals Nominate UC Student to Challenge Council Incumbent
About four dozen self-described progressives attended a community meeting yesterday that nominated Rent Stabilization Board member and UC Berkeley senior Jason Overman as a potential city council candidate for District 8 in November.

News in Brief
Campus Custodian Killed In Richmond Shooting


Sports

Local Talent Square Off in Summer League
Incoming freshman Lauren Greif of the Cal women's basketball team sized up her surroundings after a round of substitutions during a game with her Bay City summer league team.

Track & Field
Johnson’s 800m Win Another Day At the Beach

Walking on the island of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Alysia Johnson left more than just her footprints in the sand at the beach-she left her mark in the history of the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium as well.

Young and Restless
On any given day during the summer, one can hear the sounds of America's pastime. And if any given person walks by Evans Diamond, he can hear the clamor of kids, the distinct ping of aluminum bats and the thud of the ball hitting the glove.

Sports in Brief
Haas Pavilion to Host Women's Tourney in 2009


Opinion

Editorial
The Spying Game for The New Millenium

You'd think that if the government stooped to snooping on student anti-war activism, it would at least get its facts straight instead of relying on defunct stereotypes. You'd think that.

Exclusive City Policy Attacks Civil Rights
What if a city charged Democrats, but not Republicans, to swim at the municipal plunge? What if it let the National Rifle Association use public meeting rooms without cost, but made the ACLU pay for the privilege?

Student Action Has Taken Power Quest Too Far
On Saturday there was a hearing regarding the appeal of the Ratto v. Vakil case. When originally hearing the case, the Judicial Council ruled Mr. Vakil committed perjury, and then unanimously issued a decision that disqualified the Student Action party executive candidates.

Cartoon by Kelly Tsou


Column
Love Thy (Dead) Neighbor

Each time my roommates and I move into a new place, we vow to meet our neighbors. Days pass and we continuously put it off until the next day. But tomorrow always turns into a couple months and by that point we've missed the appropriate window. Now when we pass our neighbors in the hall, we interact with them in a series of awkward half-smiles and stares in opposite directions.

White Space