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Issue #1389 :: Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Top Headlines

Driving Force
Two years ago when the Cal men’s golf team began play at the NCAA championship, no one expected much from it.

I Left My Heart on Muni
SAN FRANCISCO—OK, I clearly have no business here. I, a Muni-obsessed Bay native, am not like the other. I am the thing that does not belong. This is me, standing in the middle of Ghirardelli Square, sending up smoke-signals to my fellow Bay-triots: Look at me! I’m wearing layers for my layers! My man-friend has five o’clock sideburns! We don’t belong here—we live here!

Guilty Plea Entered in March Shooting
Two Oakland men who were arrested in March in connection with the death of a Berkeley father pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges in a plea bargain.

Bears' Top Doubles Team Wins ITA Regional Championship
After a shaky opening-round match, the doubles team of Cal’s Pierre Mouillon and Daniel Sebescen are hitting their stride at just the right time.

News

Guilty Plea Entered in March Shooting
Two Oakland men who were arrested in March in connection with the death of a Berkeley father pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges in a plea bargain.

UC Berkeley Costs Rise Slower Than U.S. Average
The price tag for a college education at a four-year public university increased on average by $344—a 6.3 percent rise from tuition and fees from last year, according to a report released yesterday by the College Board.

City Council Passes Plan To Replace Marina Docks
In an effort to make the city marina safer, members of the Berkeley City Council voted last night to approve a $3.7 million replacement for two of the waterfront’s oldest docks.

Executives Will Shoulder Legal Fees in ASUC Suit
ASUC executives said they will be paying out of pocket for their legal fees after agreeing with Student Action senators to remove all discussions of reimbursement in a bill requesting the ASUC’s approval to cover the executives’ legal expenses.

ASUC Bill Timeline
October 11, 2006

Feature Photo
Dancing on Clouds



Others Pledge Not to Cross Picket Lines
About 800 Alameda County garbage workers may hold a strike as early as Friday if a union and the county’s garbage company cannot reach a contract agreement.

Science & Technology
Berkeley Scientists Prepare Space Probes for Launch

NASA is slated to launch a pair of probes designed with the help of UC Berkeley researchers to study massive solar explosions at the Cape Canaveral (Fla.) Air Force Station today.

City Elections 2006 Issues
Housing Measure Would Ease Condo Conversion

Disagreement about whether to promote homeownership opportunity or affordable housing in Berkeley is at the forefront of debate over a controversial ballot initiative this November.

Program Sets the Stage For Workplace Diversity
Over 60 university employees from eight different departments participated in an interactive theater workshop yesterday as part of a weeklong campus effort to promote understanding of diversity in the workplace.

Science & Technology
Researchers Make Progress in Breast Cells Study

Good detectives know that in order to successfully solve a crime, it’s imperative to understand the context.

Berkeley Hospital Among Six Splitting $12 Million Grant
A Berkeley hospital will receive part of more than $12 million directed at six Bay Area hospitals for the improvement of nursing practices.

People On the Street
"Prop. 85. I think it's absolutely imperative that a woman's right to choose is protected."

News in Brief
Three Students Robbed At Bus Stop at Bancroft Way and College Avenue


Sports

Driving Force
Two years ago when the Cal men’s golf team began play at the NCAA championship, no one expected much from it.

Bears' Top Doubles Team Wins ITA Regional Championship
After a shaky opening-round match, the doubles team of Cal’s Pierre Mouillon and Daniel Sebescen are hitting their stride at just the right time.

Off Base ... with Ryan Gorcey
It’s a mysterious place. It’s very hollow, but at the same time, impossibly full. It’s the feeling every athlete gets when the world just seems to fall away.

Bear Bites
Bye Week Gives Banged-Up Bears Chance to Recuperate

• The bye week is coming at the right time for the No. 12 Cal football team. Many players will spend a lot of time in the training room, taking advantage of the two weeks between games.


Opinion

I Left My Heart on Muni
SAN FRANCISCO—OK, I clearly have no business here. I, a Muni-obsessed Bay native, am not like the other. I am the thing that does not belong. This is me, standing in the middle of Ghirardelli Square, sending up smoke-signals to my fellow Bay-triots: Look at me! I’m wearing layers for my layers! My man-friend has five o’clock sideburns! We don’t belong here—we live here!

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