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Issue #1391 :: Friday, October 27, 2006

Top Headlines

Bears Focus on Aggressive Play in Pac-10 Rematches
Despite the No. 6 Cal men’s soccer team’s lack of offense against Stanford last Friday, it achieved a 2-0 victory.

Senate Turns to Revisions of Laws
As the ASUC senate weighs a bill asking the three branches of the association to review and modify the association’s legal documents, some are pointing to procedures used in the elections dispute over the summer as a starting point for reform.

Finance on Fridays
Don't Invest in Gambling

Risk and reward are like the yin and yang of investing. Behind every investment decision you will ever make there is an assessed balance of risk and reward. In general, you buy a stock when the potential reward outweighs the perceived risks and sell when the opposite is true.

Editorial
Controversy Is Gone, But Not Forgotten

It often seems like the ASUC only exists in the campus consciousness when the body is in crisis. In fact, barring a few annoying walks through Upper Sproul in April and a cash grab meeting in May, it is perfectly possible for the average UC Berkeley student to pass four or five years on campus without ever really interacting with the ASUC. So what can students take from the events of the past few weeks, in which even individual committee meetings have been exceptionally well-attended?

News

Senate Turns to Revisions of Laws
As the ASUC senate weighs a bill asking the three branches of the association to review and modify the association’s legal documents, some are pointing to procedures used in the elections dispute over the summer as a starting point for reform.

State Elections 2006
Proposition Would Levy New Tax on Cigarettes

Smokers could face a dramatic rise in cigarette prices if Proposition 86 passes, which proponents say would lower smoking rates. But opponents say there are many inherent issues in the language of the bill which should give voters second thoughts.

Local Center Reaches Out to Teen Parents
For teen parents, the opinions of others can sometimes be hard to face.

Indian Politician's Speech Disrupted by Protesters
San Leandro resident Prabhsharandeep Singh stands alongside Indian politician Jaswant Singh, who gave a speech entitled “India and China: The Asian Two” at the International House as part of a globalization speech.

City Elections 2006
Absentee Voting on the Rise in Alameda County, Statewide

Mirroring a trend throughout California, voters in Alameda County are increasingly casting their ballots by mail and changing the way people think about elections.

Campus Views Stem Cells Through Interdisciplinary Lens
Increased funding has expanded UC Berkeley’s stem cell research and advocacy efforts to promote not only scientific advancements, but interdisciplinary and educational approaches.

Commissions Hear Public Input on Housing Issues
About 50 Berkeley residents concerned about low-income housing issues argued for more funding for their programs at a public hearing held by three city commissions Wednesday night.

Professor’s Love of Literature Stayed Strong Through Military Service
Blake Lee Spahr, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at UC Berkeley, died September 29. He was 82.

News in Brief
Haas Program Links Up With Dubai College


Sports

Bears Focus on Aggressive Play in Pac-10 Rematches
Despite the No. 6 Cal men’s soccer team’s lack of offense against Stanford last Friday, it achieved a 2-0 victory.

Volleyball
Cal Poised For Second Stint With Pac-10 Foes

Having already gone through the Pac-10 once this season, the No. 11 Cal volleyball team will begin its second jaunt through one of the nation’s toughest conferences tonight against Arizona at the McKale Center in Tuscon, Ariz., at 7 p.m.

Cal Faces Off Against Young Squads Before Tough Stretch
For the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team, the road to the NCAA championships will only get harder after this weekend.

First-Round Bye Up for Grabs In Regular-Season Finale
The NorPac conference couldn’t have scripted a more perfect ending to the 2006 season.

W. Swimming
Cal Hosts San Jose State in First Home Meet of Year

After a two week break from action, not many things have changed for the Cal women’s swimming team—except that it is now ranked No. 1 in nation.

M. Swimming
Old Blues to Return to Spieker for Alumni Meet

Some of Cal’s greatest swimmers will return home to Berkeley for the annual alumni meet. Whether Spieker Aquatics Complex is up for holding that amount of talent is will be seen today at 2:30 p.m.

Final Home Stretch Begins Today for Bears
Junior center back Courtney Hooker called it a compromising situation.


Opinion

Editorial
Controversy Is Gone, But Not Forgotten

It often seems like the ASUC only exists in the campus consciousness when the body is in crisis. In fact, barring a few annoying walks through Upper Sproul in April and a cash grab meeting in May, it is perfectly possible for the average UC Berkeley student to pass four or five years on campus without ever really interacting with the ASUC. So what can students take from the events of the past few weeks, in which even individual committee meetings have been exceptionally well-attended?

Protecting Your Local News
What do Americans want from their media? As a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, I hear a lot about this issue. I hear that Americans want to listen to hometown talent on the radio and to see local issues and politicians covered on the nightly news.

Editorial Cartoon by Pamela Tangchitnob


Letters to the Editor
Voter Registration Gives New Chances

Measure J Will Benefit Students, Community
This Nov. 7th, you will be asked to vote on Measure J. This Initiative protects our City's 32-year old Landmarks Preservation Ordinance and amends it with six minor changes suggested by the State Office of Historic Preservation. Why should students care about a landmarks ordinance? It’s simple. Berkeley’s ordinance has played a significant part in preserving our neighborhoods with their affordable housing. The entire community, including students, benefits when the greenest way to provide and revitalize housing is chosen.

Finance on Fridays
Don't Invest in Gambling

Risk and reward are like the yin and yang of investing. Behind every investment decision you will ever make there is an assessed balance of risk and reward. In general, you buy a stock when the potential reward outweighs the perceived risks and sell when the opposite is true.

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