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Issue #1520 :: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Top Headlines

Never Say Never
When asked to recall his favorite memory from the last three-and-a-half years playing for the Cal men’s basketball team, Ayinde Ubaka looks down at his hands and thinks for a moment.

Purim Party
What do God, Bacardi 151 and your favorite pair of underpants have in common?

Guilty Plea Entered For LGBT Threats
The Clayton, Calif. man who was arrested in connection with a slew of threats against a Berkeley lesbian, gay, transexual and bisexual center pleaded no contest to the charges yesterday.

Conference Tourney Gives Cal Chance to Save Season
A year ago, the last thing Cal men’s basketball coach Ben Braun wanted was for his team to play in the Pac-10 tournament.

News

Guilty Plea Entered For LGBT Threats
The Clayton, Calif. man who was arrested in connection with a slew of threats against a Berkeley lesbian, gay, transexual and bisexual center pleaded no contest to the charges yesterday.

Resident Shot in Face in South Berkeley
A Berkeley resident was shot in the face Sunday evening in what some South Berkeley neighborhood activists are calling a growing, possibly drug-related conflict in their neighborhood.

Former Bush Official Speaks On Education
Sandy Kress, former senior adviser to President Bush on education, defended the No Child Left Behind Act in front of more than 50 people at a conference on educational policy yesterday.

Career Center May Open Campus Branch
The UC Berkeley Career Center may open a small branch office on campus, if preliminary discussions between the center and the ASUC Auxiliary continue to progress.

Welcoming Everyone to the Table
When Justin Cannon realized he was gay in his first year of college, he refused to accept the notion that homosexuality is irreconcilable with Christianity.

Public Meeting Tonight on Southwest Berkeley Crime
In response to a perceived rise in crime in southwest Berkeley, city and law enforcement officials will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss prevention strategies and community awareness.

Proposed New Telescope to Probe Origins of the Universe
A UC Berkeley professor is leading a team of scientists in the development of a new telescope aimed at shedding more light on the origin of our universe.

Professor Sees Jupiter Moon As a Potential Source of Life
Scientists looking for extraterrestrial life in the solar system may soon have a new focal point as more and more research veers away from Mars and hints at the possibility of primitive life on Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.

Obituary
Reknowned Professor Major Player In Education

Internationally recognized pioneer in comparative higher education Martin Trow, a professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, died at the age of 80 on Feb. 24, seven months after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Student Wins Scholarship for Battle Against Bowel Disease
Freshman Gideon Sofer, who has suffered the effects of Crohn’s disease for about ten years, received a $10,000 scholarship for his efforts in battling the illness on a nation-wide front.

News in Brief
Fire Destroys House; One Victim in Critical Condition

Correction
The headline for yesterday’s article “Nobel Medal Stolen From Lawrence Lab” incorrectly stated that Ernest O. Lawrence’s Nobel Prize medal was stolen from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In fact, it was stolen from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Architects Aim to Preserve Classic Atmosphere
With construction cranes constantly at work across campus, some have questioned whether the look and feel of the campus will be drastically altered as new buildings are erected at UC Berkeley.


Sports

Never Say Never
When asked to recall his favorite memory from the last three-and-a-half years playing for the Cal men’s basketball team, Ayinde Ubaka looks down at his hands and thinks for a moment.

Conference Tourney Gives Cal Chance to Save Season
A year ago, the last thing Cal men’s basketball coach Ben Braun wanted was for his team to play in the Pac-10 tournament.

Bear Witness
The other day while walking by Memorial Stadium, I smelled what has become an increasingly familiar scent during my four years in this city—weed.

Pac-10 Analysis
Stanford fought back valiantly Saturday against Arizona in front of a national television audience, but after erasing a 20-point deficit, the Cardinal eventually lost 85-80 in overtime.

International Athletes Part Three
Athletes Find New Niches After Cal

In the United States, athletics and academics enjoy a unique bond. At the collegiate level, the two are inextricably joined at the hip, as an institution’s mainstream recognition rides on the success of its athletic teams.

Cal Catches Colorado In Final Round for Second-Place Finish
SAN JOSE—Cal women’s golf coach Nancy McDaniel high-fived freshman Christina Frick as she walked off the course.

Despite Difficult Conditions, Cal Posts Highest Finish of Season
On paper, the Cal men’s golf team was decidedly outmatched. Of the teams teeing off at the two-day USC Collegiate Invitational in Westlake Village, Calif., seven of them were ranked in the top 25, in addition to reigning tournament champion Pepperdine.

Cal’s Suddenly Struggling Offense Faces Loyola Today
Until last weekend, the No. 22 Cal softball team’s focus was on its inconsistency in the circle.


Opinion

Purim Party
What do God, Bacardi 151 and your favorite pair of underpants have in common?

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