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Issue #1442 :: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Top Headlines

Season Preview
To Reverse Fortunes, Cal Adopts New Attitude

Last season could be characterized in one word for the Cal baseball team: disappointment. But many more words would also fit the bill, including bad chemistry, selfishness, strife and discord.

Editorial
Daily Nexus Safe for Now

When the people think a public figure has made a mistake, they expect a newspaper to cover it. When the people think a newspaper has made a mistake, the right way to react isn’t always so clear. In the grips of just this sort of confusion, the UC Santa Barbara student government last week narrowly avoided doing a major disservice to its student body.

Judge Halts Memorial Stadium Plan
Citing concerns about seismic safety, an Alameda County judge blocked construction plans yesterday for the athletic center adjacent to Memorial Stadium, thereby protecting an oak grove at the center’s proposed site until at least June.

Sex on Tuesday
Go Screw Yourself

There comes a time in your years as a college student in which you just need to be alone. You need to be by yourself; you need to be left to your own devices. You, my friend, need to masturbate.

News

Judge Halts Memorial Stadium Plan
Citing concerns about seismic safety, an Alameda County judge blocked construction plans yesterday for the athletic center adjacent to Memorial Stadium, thereby protecting an oak grove at the center’s proposed site until at least June.

Athletics Officials Concerned About Recruitment Remain Optimistic on Stadium Overhaul Prospects
The preliminary injunction blocking the construction of the $125 million athletic training center and other facilities near Memorial Stadium may not only affect current Cal athletes, but potential recruits as well, campus officials said.

Prosecutors Will Not File Charges Against Lynch
Prosecutors will not press charges against Cal football star Marshawn Lynch after the district attorney decided allegations of sexual assault and battery stemming from an alleged incident in December were unsubstantiated.

Proposal Would Make Party Hosts Responsible for Illegal Drinking
Hosts in Berkeley could become responsible for underage alcohol consumption at their parties under a proposal the Berkeley City Council will consider tonight.

Abu Ghraib Art, Shunned Elsewhere, Debuts at Doe
An exhibit of 47 paintings and drawings of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by Columbian artist Fernando Botero opened yesterday in UC Berkeley’s Doe Library.

Graduate Division Dean Plans Return To Teaching
After seven years of working to improve graduate student life at UC Berkeley, Graduate Division Dean Mary Ann Mason announced last week that she will resign this July.


Sports

Season Preview
To Reverse Fortunes, Cal Adopts New Attitude

Last season could be characterized in one word for the Cal baseball team: disappointment. But many more words would also fit the bill, including bad chemistry, selfishness, strife and discord.

M. Tennis
With Two Days Rest, Bears Host Santa Clara

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Soccer Key in Athlete’s Humanitarian Work
Ever since Anna Key was a freshman, Cal women’s soccer coach Kevin Boyd knew that she was going to be a special player, not just in goal but also off the field.


Sports in Brief


Opinion

Editorial
Daily Nexus Safe for Now

When the people think a public figure has made a mistake, they expect a newspaper to cover it. When the people think a newspaper has made a mistake, the right way to react isn’t always so clear. In the grips of just this sort of confusion, the UC Santa Barbara student government last week narrowly avoided doing a major disservice to its student body.

Editorial
Elections Sans Secrets

An ideal ASUC election would have no lawsuits for the Judicial Council to settle, with the winner announced early and getting a head start on the coming year. Since that now appears to be little more than fantasy, the elections reform proposal currently before the ASUC is the next best thing.

Higher Education’s Affordable Future
In November, the American people called for a change in direction, a change in priorities and a change in government. Your collective voice was heard throughout the country, demanding change and the end of status quo politics in Washington, D.C.

Sex on Tuesday
Go Screw Yourself

There comes a time in your years as a college student in which you just need to be alone. You need to be by yourself; you need to be left to your own devices. You, my friend, need to masturbate.

White Space