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Issue #1385 :: Friday, October 20, 2006

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Sophomore Killed in Car Accident Tuesday
UC Berkeley sophomore Junior Garcia, an avid soccer fan and a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, died in a car accident early Tuesday morning. He was 18.

Finance on Fridays
Cutting Bills=Big Thrills

In a recent column I wrote that a college student could get started on a lucrative investing career with as little as $400 to $500. While this remains true, what I didn’t address was how a college student could come up with that kind of spare cash in the first place.

Bears’ Old Nemesis Comes Calling
In 1995, his first year at the helm of the Stanford football program, coach Tyrone Willingham posted a narrow 29-24 victory over Cal.

Web Site Gives Candidates a Digital Facelift
With the November election only weeks away, students are feeling the pressure of local politics through an online networking service more often used to keep track of friends and the latest parties.

News

Web Site Gives Candidates a Digital Facelift
With the November election only weeks away, students are feeling the pressure of local politics through an online networking service more often used to keep track of friends and the latest parties.

Sophomore Killed in Car Accident Tuesday
UC Berkeley sophomore Junior Garcia, an avid soccer fan and a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, died in a car accident early Tuesday morning. He was 18.

Overhauling Sproul May Require Fee Increases
As plans to remodel Lower Sproul Plaza get off the ground, students may be asked to contribute to the multimillion-dollar effort to renovate the space.

Needle Distribution Program Nears 14th Year
This December Berkeley will complete its 13th straight year in a health state of emergency for the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, enacted so the city could shelve state law and conduct a legal needle exchange program for injection-drug users.

Alumnus Donates $5 Million For Center on Risk Research
A $5 million gift donated this week by UC Berkeley alumnus Coleman Fung will establish a new risk management research center on campus.

Schools to Disclose Retiree Benefit Liabilities
Starting next year the Berkeley Unified School District will begin disclosing liabilities incurred by providing health benefits to retired employees, which some district officials say could have the effect of lowering benefits.

Boalt Offers Alumni in Public Service Fields up to $100,000 in Loan Forgiveness
Boalt Hall School of Law revamped a loan forgiveness program this fall for law school graduates working in public service careers.

Corrections
Yesterday’s article “Physics Professor Dies in Fatal Fall” incorrectly states that The Daily Californian conducted an interview with Michael T. Ronan on Wednesday. In fact, the interview took place on Tuesday.


Sports

Bears’ Old Nemesis Comes Calling
In 1995, his first year at the helm of the Stanford football program, coach Tyrone Willingham posted a narrow 29-24 victory over Cal.

Pac-10 QBs Devastated by Injuries
It’s amazing how much can happen over a relatively short period of time.

Stakes High As Hatzke Returns to Cal Lineup
After a three-week postponement, the No. 7 Cal men’s soccer team finally takes the field against Stanford for the first time this season.

For Bears, There Is No 'Ducking' This Upset
It was close most of the night, but after all was said and done, the players of the No. 8 Cal volleyball team walked off the court angry, frustrated, and completely dazed as to what had just happened.

Men's Polo
After Tough Loss to USC, Bears Get Break From Elite Teams

So far, the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team’s season has been successful on the surface.

Field Hockey Turns It On in Second Half to Defeat Longwood
At halftime of the No. 12 Cal field hockey team’s game against Longwood, the Bears were stunned.

Women’s Soccer Can Right Ship in Pacific Northwest
A couple of weeks ago, Cal women’s soccer coach Kevin Boyd was talking about his team’s possibilities of getting a seed in the NCAA tournament in November.

Women’s Golf Back in Familiar Turf for Weekend Tourney
After finishing in sixth place in Colorado and receiving a thorough blasting on both coasts, the Cal women’s golf team is returning to the Bay Area hoping the familiar courses will boost it to a respectable finish.


Opinion

Editorial
Has Anything Changed?

This week’s alterations to ASUC Senate Bill 51 are relatively minor; taking money to pay Student Action Executive candidate’s legal fees from the ASUC Auxiliaries Office instead of the legal defense fund is still robbing Peter to pay Paul. But one thing’s for sure: It shows the current administration’s tendency to fight this battle on duplicitous terms.

A Viable Alternative
The changes at Berkeley Technology Academy, formerly known as Berkeley Alternative High School, could be explained through numbers, such as the school’s 162-point jump (out of 1,000) in the Academic Performance Index in the past year.

Editorial Cartoon by Kelly Tsou


Students Can't Expect Change If They Don't Think Locally
Every May, students are shocked to find that a one-bedroom apartment in our community costs $1,100, forcing most of us to double or triple-up. Every Friday night, we see 6 police cars lined up to handle noise complaints, but nowhere to be found on our darkest streets. Every Saturday afternoon, our friends are often randomly forced to take breathalyzer tests, even when they’ve done nothing to warrant such harrassment.

Measure A Will Cost Berkeley Residents Their Access to Pools
The United Pool Council is a Berkeley public pool advocacy group which has been working to reinstitute the historic tradition of a coordinated and cooperative city and school recreation system for the benefit of all Berkeley residents and public school students.

Letters to the Editor
First of all, thank you for your extensive and patient coverage of the ASUC proposal controversy. The enterainment and drama is much appreciated.

Finance on Fridays
Cutting Bills=Big Thrills

In a recent column I wrote that a college student could get started on a lucrative investing career with as little as $400 to $500. While this remains true, what I didn’t address was how a college student could come up with that kind of spare cash in the first place.

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