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Issue #1526 :: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Top Headlines

Cal Nabs No. 8 Seed for NCAAs
It was a different feeling this time around for the Cal women’s basketball team as it waited for its selection to the NCAA Tournament.

UC Board to Vote on Fee Increases
The UC Board of Regents is set to vote on a proposed 7 percent undergraduate, graduate and professional student fee increase and to discuss a number of other divisive issues during its meeting starting today at UCLA.

Sex On Tuesday
Don’t Bite Too Hard

Watching a rambunctious four year-old eat a giant chocolate sundae is not particularly sexy, but it is especially amusing. Sit across from a woman sucking on saucy, succulent ribs, however, and you might as well break out the fried chicken: It’s porno time.

Comeback Efforts Rampant in Cal’s Lopsided Win Over Texas
After Susie Babos got her shoulder iced following Monday’s afternoon match at Hellman Tennis Center, she headed down to the post-game team meeting with a bounce to her step despite having just played a doubles and singles match.

News

UC Board to Vote on Fee Increases
The UC Board of Regents is set to vote on a proposed 7 percent undergraduate, graduate and professional student fee increase and to discuss a number of other divisive issues during its meeting starting today at UCLA.

Tedford Contract Awaits Regents’ Approval
Cal football coach Jeff Tedford is likely to have his contract extended for an additional five years if it is approved by the UC Board of Regents at its meeting at UCLA this week.

Two Arrests in Early-Morning Robbery Attempt
Two armed men attempted a pre-dawn robbery at Noah’s Bagels on Telegraph Avenue yesterday, leading four police departments to cordon off several blocks after one suspect fled on foot.

War Crimes Case May Get City Backing
The city of Berkeley could join an effort to prosecute both former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld and a UC Berkeley professor for war crimes, depending on a City Council decision tonight.

Residents Push for Further City Action on Foundry
West Berkeley residents and representatives of an embattled 73-year-old steel foundry will face off tonight before the Berkeley City Council over a proposal to pursue new action against emissions at the plant.

Officials Say Underhill Project Playing Fields Ready in Fall ’07
The Underhill Parking Facility and Playing Field project, begun in August 2005 and initially scheduled to be complete this semester, will be only partially ready by this summer, according to campus officials.

Assembly Picks Local Activist for Woman of the Year
Berkeley activist Thelma Ferguson was named the 2007 Woman of the Year in the 14th District of the California State Assembly for her efforts to provide low-income housing to families in the city and the surrounding area.


Sports

Cal Nabs No. 8 Seed for NCAAs
It was a different feeling this time around for the Cal women’s basketball team as it waited for its selection to the NCAA Tournament.

Comeback Efforts Rampant in Cal’s Lopsided Win Over Texas
After Susie Babos got her shoulder iced following Monday’s afternoon match at Hellman Tennis Center, she headed down to the post-game team meeting with a bounce to her step despite having just played a doubles and singles match.

Post-Lynch Era Begins With Spring Practice
Senior Justin Forsett was looking ahead to the Cal football team’s annual spring practice last week as Marshawn Lynch worked out in front of NFL scouts at Memorial Stadium.

Cal Visits Aggies for Final Leg of Road Trip
Fresh off a weekend series in Louisville, Ky, the Cal baseball team is finally in the home stretch of its strenuous 12-game road trip.

Bears Look to Rebound Against Struggling Colgate
After losing in heartbreaking fashion against Connecticut on Friday, the Cal lacrosse team will try to keep its blood pumping when it takes on Colgate, today at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.


Opinion

Editorial: University Policy
Invest in Responsibility

Although $246 million may sound like a world of money to the average UC Berkeley student, it represents only about 4 percent of the total funds of the University of California. But as the UC Board of Regents discuss recouping that 4 percent later this week, they have a chance to send a message throughout the financial community.

University Policy
Mothering Our Students

When former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers made comments about the innate abilities of women in math and science, it set off a firestorm of controversy about female underrepresentation in these disciplines that stretched all the way to the UC system. Now, with the Academic Senate’s recent decision regarding maternity leave, something substantive is being done.

How Title IX’s Vision Got Left Behind
As an Olympic swimmer, long-time sports commentator, member of several Presidential commissions on athletics and most importantly as a 35 year advocate of Title IX, I have witnessed incredible progress and increased opportunities for girls and women athletes over the last four decades. I was only 17 when I retired from competitive swimming because UCLA, like most universities in 1965, had no varsity or elite intercollegiate athletics programs for women. After winning two Olympic Gold Medals, setting 18 world records and world fastest times in swimming and capturing some 37 National Swimming Championships, my varsity sports participation in college was limited to driving football recruits to and from the airport.

Editorial Cartoon


Sex On Tuesday
Don’t Bite Too Hard

Watching a rambunctious four year-old eat a giant chocolate sundae is not particularly sexy, but it is especially amusing. Sit across from a woman sucking on saucy, succulent ribs, however, and you might as well break out the fried chicken: It’s porno time.

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