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Issue #1527 :: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
SPECIAL ISSUE: March Madness

Top Headlines

Renowned Cosmologist Draws Sold-Out Crowd
Last night, nearly 3,000 people received a mini lesson on the origin of the universe from perhaps the world’s most famous cosmologist, Stephen Hawking.

Sunny-Side Economics
Rise and Shine, Berkeley! After hiking student fees, jacking up gas prices and golf-carting obnoxious “Cal Lobby Day” advocates around campus with a bullhorn, the government decided to sell a prime hour of Saturday night party time to the Man. Also, you forgot to reset your alarm clock, and you’re late for section.

Women’s Soccer Coach Kevin Boyd Resigns From Post
After last season, one would think Cal women’s soccer coach Kevin Boyd would have wanted to return for his 11th year.

Technology Fueling ‘March Madness’ as a Cultural Phenomenon
With its loss to Oregon on Friday in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament, the Cal men’s basketball team’s season was over.

News

Renowned Cosmologist Draws Sold-Out Crowd
Last night, nearly 3,000 people received a mini lesson on the origin of the universe from perhaps the world’s most famous cosmologist, Stephen Hawking.

Early Presidential Primary Could Cause Headaches for County
Many Alameda County officials say they are concerned that a bill that would move California’s presidential primary election to Feb. 5 could cost the county $3 million to $4 million, create poll worker shortages and decrease voter turnout.

Reach for the Sun
Record-high temperatures in the last few days have let some students play games of frisbee and others relax in bikinis on Memorial Glade, and weather forecasts say the sunny weather will hold out for the next week.

Chain Cafe Looks to Adopt Local Flavor
By adopting a uniquely Berkeley culture and feel, one national chain hopes to find a niche in Downtown Berkeley and compete with thriving independent stores.

Research & Ideas

Patience Pays Off in Climate Change Study
UC Berkeley scientists obtained some surprising results in their research aimed at finding out how climate change will affect Northern Californian grasslands.

From Tax Tips to Politics: Reviving The Discussion Salon
Before there were major newspapers and Internet forums, there were salons, and in one community they continue to educate and bring people together.

Awareness Week Promotes Healthy Habits on Campus
UC Berkeley’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual University Health Services-sponsored series of events encouraging health-consciousness, kicked off Monday and will run through Friday.


Sports

Women’s Soccer Coach Kevin Boyd Resigns From Post
After last season, one would think Cal women’s soccer coach Kevin Boyd would have wanted to return for his 11th year.

OFF BASE...with Ryan Gorcey
Yesterday, something remarkable happened. No, the selection committee didn't choose the Cal men's basketball team to an NCAA play-in game. No, the Cal baseball team didn't sweep Stanford.

Cal Softball Can Put it All Together Today at Hawaii Tourney
The No. 22 Cal softball team’s performance through 28 games of the 2007 season has been a tale of three squads.

Cal’s Counteraggression Critical in Blowout
Cal’s latest contest against Colgate looked more like a gladiator battle than a lacrosse match.

Behind Satin, Bears Rally Late Against UC Davis
Going into the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium, the Cal baseball team was down by two runs. Given the team's recent history in mid-week games (6-7 going back to last year) it would not have been a surprise to see the Bears go quietly in the final frame. But junior Josh Satin had other ideas.


Opinion

Sunny-Side Economics
Rise and Shine, Berkeley! After hiking student fees, jacking up gas prices and golf-carting obnoxious “Cal Lobby Day” advocates around campus with a bullhorn, the government decided to sell a prime hour of Saturday night party time to the Man. Also, you forgot to reset your alarm clock, and you’re late for section.

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