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Issue #1424 :: Monday, December 4, 2006

Top Headlines

The 'Burbs Are Burning
Major anti-war memorials. Long and heated City Council meetings. Passion and outrage on both sides. Move over Berkeley, Lafayette is the new kid in town. Something is strange in the world: Our suburb, less than 15 minutes through the tunnel on Highway 24, has become the new sight of a major dustup over the war in Iraq.

Protestors Stake Out Oak Grove
Protests over a campus plan that includes the removal of 43 oak trees next to Memorial Stadium escalated Saturday as activists set up camp in the branches of the oaks.

The Top 10 Movies
1) The Departed

Cal Axes Cardinal’s Upset bid
Desmond Bishop lay in the end zone pumping his fists, Nate Longshore gave high-fives cloaked in a green wreath and Andrew Cameron walked off the field jubilantly with the Axe held high above him.

News

Protestors Stake Out Oak Grove
Protests over a campus plan that includes the removal of 43 oak trees next to Memorial Stadium escalated Saturday as activists set up camp in the branches of the oaks.

Prop 209: 10 Years later
Financial Aid Explored As Avenue to Greater Diversity

Ten years after race was banned as a factor in the public university admissions process in California, some students and faculty are calling on administrators to make an effort to solve what some have called a UC “diversity crisis” through increased financial aid.

Director of I-House Will Depart In June
After nearly 19 years as executive director of the International House, Joe Lurie announced that he will step down in June.

Feature Photo
Dressing for the Occasion



Feature Photo
Dressing for the Occasion



Science and Technology
New Nanoscience Facility Opens Doors to Researchers

A lab at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently opened, providing nanoscientists with a toolbox to conduct research in the nanosciences free of charge.

News-in-Brief
Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter


Sports

Cal Axes Cardinal’s Upset bid
Desmond Bishop lay in the end zone pumping his fists, Nate Longshore gave high-fives cloaked in a green wreath and Andrew Cameron walked off the field jubilantly with the Axe held high above him.

Column
Remember, It Was Still the Big Game

Just two weeks ago, the Cal football team slumped into the locker room as their biggest hopes and dreams for the season disappeared into Los Angeles night.

Big Game Gives Cal Seniors One Last Hurrah at Home
In the end, the way the result was achieved mattered little to the seniors on the Cal football team.

Cal Takes Record 12th National Title
LOS ANGELES—When USC’s Thomas Hale scored a game-tying goal with 1.78 seconds left in Sunday’s NCAA championship game held at Loyola Marymount, no one could have predicted what was to happen the very next second.

Bears Can’t Finish Late-Game Rally Against the Wolf Pack
SAN JOSE—If No. 24 Nevada was supposed to be a measuring stick for the Cal men’s basketball team, the Bears found out where they are.

Despite Infection, Walker Leads Cal in Contra Costa Times Classic
Before the weekend began, sophomore Ashley Walker on the Cal women’s basketball team didn’t know if she was going to play.

Bears Post 26 NCAA Qualifying Times in Washington
From the promising cohesion of the swimming and diving programs to the win over Stanford in its pre-dual meet matchup, the No. 4 Cal men’s swimming team has seen a lot of success in its fall season.

Bears Finish Second In Athens
The No. 4 Cal women’s swimming team finished second at the Georgia Invitational on Sunday behind No. 8 Georgia in a competition that also featured Harvard, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia Tech.

Football Photo Gallery
Cal vs. Stanford




Arts & Entertainment

The Top 10 Movies
1) The Departed

The Top Ten Plays
1) Peony Pavilion

White Space