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Issue #151 :: Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Top Headlines

Student Accused Of Sexual Assault
Charges of sexual assault have rocked a campus dormitory, pitting hallmates against each other as they take sides over whether or not drunken dorm room antics constitute rape.

Eighth-Inning Burst Carries Cal to Win
You could almost hear everyone gasp in the top of the eighth inning.

Heating Will Melt Greenland Ice Sheets
Temperature rises in the ancient past led to ocean levels approximately 250 feet higher than they are today - a rise that would drown almost all of the major cities if it happened today.

In the Name of Nothing
In high school, everyone knew that the most popular kid would win the school elections. There was no question: more friends, more clubs, more votes. That's why when I ran for my high school's junior class president position against the incumbent class president, I knew my best strategy would be this: go up to people, smile, tell them to vote for me. I couldn't count on cultural connections - my two opponents were Latino just like me. I lost; the incumbent won; I went to college.

News

Student Accused Of Sexual Assault
Charges of sexual assault have rocked a campus dormitory, pitting hallmates against each other as they take sides over whether or not drunken dorm room antics constitute rape.

Professors Recognized For Teaching Excellence
University officials honored three professors yesterday with UC Berkeley's highest award for teaching, placing them among an elite group of instructors.

City Council Meeting Generates Conflict
The Berkeley City Council again found itself immersed in factional infighting in attempts to schedule today's special meeting.

University Development Plan Criticized
UC Berkeley students and Berkeley residents told university officials yesterday that there needs to be more serious consideration of environmentally friendly alternatives to the university's development plans.

City Honors Beat Poet With Plaque
A group of preservationists hopes to draw attention to Beat poet Allen Ginsberg's Berkeley connection by placing a commemorative plaque near the site where he wrote parts of the poem Howl.

UC Student Association Criticizes Merced Site
The UC Student Association has passed a resolution stating that Merced may not be the best site for a new university campus, a representative said yesterday.

Only in Berkeley
One of the two girls waging a 100-hour hunger strike to protest animal testing was featured in Playboy's "Girls of the Pac-10" issue.

News in Brief: One Man Shot, Another Injured At Fremont Wedding Reception
Fremont police are searching for a homicide suspect in connection with a shooting that left one Berkeley resident dead and another man wounded at a wedding reception late Saturday night.

Political Experts Rate Presidency
A smattering of Washington experts gathered on campus Monday night to examine the ramifications of the Clinton White House and predict the future of the presidency.

Resident Draws Attention for Work on Dog-Lovers Magazine
For a hard-working Berkeley resident who works out of her converted garage with her husband, a small staff and three dogs, the 20-hour-long workdays have paid off.


Sports

Eighth-Inning Burst Carries Cal to Win
You could almost hear everyone gasp in the top of the eighth inning.

Brother's Keeper
It's been a tradition for Chad and Trevor Hutchinson to wrap presents with whatever common or quirky item that is available around the house on Christmas Eve.

Football Defense Starts Fresh
Despite relying on cornerback Deltha O'Neal as its leading scorer last year, the Cal football team did its best to dispel the popular belief that defense wins championships.


Opinion

In the Name of Nothing
In high school, everyone knew that the most popular kid would win the school elections. There was no question: more friends, more clubs, more votes. That's why when I ran for my high school's junior class president position against the incumbent class president, I knew my best strategy would be this: go up to people, smile, tell them to vote for me. I couldn't count on cultural connections - my two opponents were Latino just like me. I lost; the incumbent won; I went to college.

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