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Issue #1374 :: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Top Headlines

Pac-10 Analysis
What does USC’s recent streak of close wins mean for its Pac-10 title hopes?

Alumni Association Director Steps Down
Five years into his term as head of UC Berkeley’s alumni association, Randy Parent resigned yesterday from his position as executive director to spend more time with his family.

Part One of the Oral Exam
For some people, oral sex is a preliminary, less intimate step toward having intercourse, while others say that giving oral sex is more intimate because you have to be aware of your actions. Oral sex is less tied to primal, genetic hardwiring, and implies a conscious decision in a way that traditional sex does not. Whatever your take is on oral sex, there are some do’s and don’t’s that many of you wanted me to address so we can start helping each other out.

Godfrid Scores Five Goals as Cal Showcases Season’s Best Offense
Valentina Godfrid’s second goal at the 23rd minute mark of the No. 14 Cal field hockey team’s game against Davidson on Sunday provided all the offense the Bears would need. The rest of the game was just for kicks.

News

BAMN Announces March to Sway Courts’ Rulings on Race-Based Policies
An affirmative action advocate group announced its intent yesterday to mobilize protesters for a national march on Washington, D.C. defending racial integration programs in schools, including a Berkeley schools program.

Alumni Association Director Steps Down
Five years into his term as head of UC Berkeley’s alumni association, Randy Parent resigned yesterday from his position as executive director to spend more time with his family.

Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
Various campus student groups met Monday to celebrate an alternative holiday to Columbus Day.

Campus Voting Drive Aims High
As the Oct. 23 deadline to register to vote looms nearer, campus organizers are kicking their efforts to register students into high gear.

Novice Challenges Longtime Incumbent
A businessman and political novice is taking on a 14-year incumbent in the race to represent Berkeley City Council District 4 in this November’s election.

Campus to Open New Child Care Facility
Students, staff and faculty will have a new place to send their children during the school day when a new campus child care facility opens in January.

Scientists Develop Cheaper Fuel Cell Catalyst
Scientists are now one step closer to developing cheaper fuel cells after making a discovery at a lab with a 30-year history of fuel cell research.

Graduate a Finalist in Writing Contest
As the first UC Berkeley graduate selected as a finalist in a UC-wide writing competition, Don Cabreana is on the fast track to having his play produced by some of the most well-known producers in Hollywood.


Sports

Fourth-Best Not Fitting for This Cal Squad
The Cal women’s swimming team starts the season in Evanston, Ill., with high expectations.

Godfrid Scores Five Goals as Cal Showcases Season’s Best Offense
Valentina Godfrid’s second goal at the 23rd minute mark of the No. 14 Cal field hockey team’s game against Davidson on Sunday provided all the offense the Bears would need. The rest of the game was just for kicks.

Pac-10 Analysis
What does USC’s recent streak of close wins mean for its Pac-10 title hopes?

Quick Cal Goal Kick-Starts Bruins Offense in 4-1 Loss
LOS ANGELES—Less than two minutes into its contest with No. 4 UCLA, the Cal women’s soccer team looked like it was poised to start conference play by upsetting the three-time Pac-10 champions.

Fall Classic Becomes Blowout As Bears Go Three-and-Out
STANFORD—In the past 27 years, a lot of things have changed.

Men’s Golf Leading by 10 Strokes After 36 at Alister MacKenzie Invite
After 36 holes at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, the Cal men’s golf team is in cruise control, leading the tournament by 10 strokes over San Jose State.

Women’s Golf Struggling at 29-Over After First Round of Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite
The Cal women’s golf team shot a 317 in the opening round of the Edean

Photo Essay: Homecoming Brings Out The Best of The Bears



Opinion

Editorial: Don’t Count Them Out
The ASUC was probably aware that their decision to formally oppose to Proposition 85 was bound, on a campus of some 30,000 students, to leave some folks feeling disaffected. But agree or disagree as you may with the merits of their decision, it is unfair to say that taking a position renders the body incapable of neutral voter registration efforts.

Editorial: Placement Precedent
The lawsuit recently filed against Berkeley Unified School District regarding the district’s placement policies is, in legal respects, frivolous. If anything, it seems to be an example of an unfortunate kind of legal opportunism.

Letters to the Editor
Columnist Puts Undue Value in Study

A Tragedy, Forgotten in The Eyes of the World
I picked up my phone at 11:30 p.m. on that fateful night, taking an unusual break from the course readings which are currently engulfing my life here at UC Berkeley. I had just learned that Northern Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan have been hit by one of the largest earthquakes in recent memory.

Text Poll
a) Yes b) No

Editorial Cartoon


Part One of the Oral Exam
For some people, oral sex is a preliminary, less intimate step toward having intercourse, while others say that giving oral sex is more intimate because you have to be aware of your actions. Oral sex is less tied to primal, genetic hardwiring, and implies a conscious decision in a way that traditional sex does not. Whatever your take is on oral sex, there are some do’s and don’t’s that many of you wanted me to address so we can start helping each other out.

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