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Issue #1722 :: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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To Thy Wife Be True
I am 38 and married, no children. She is 28 and engaged. We met in a management class that we have been taking for almost one year. There has been some flirting going on, and I get the feeling there is some mutual attraction, but no one has made an attempt to make something happen. I do want to let her know how much I am attracted to her, but I feel that if I do then she will lose interest. Maybe she just likes the flirting and attention I give her.”

Pac-10 Analysis
With a 7-0 record, does Arizona State deserve its high ranking and the hype that comes with it?

Financial Aid Access Proposal Vetoed
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the California DREAM Act over the weekend, killing the bill that would have made undocumented students eligible for state financial aid.

Where’s the Awareness?
We live in a nation where political correctness has undoubtedly affected the way we act and speak. Often, people do not say what’s on their minds for fear of appearing prejudiced. These restrictions stifle our speech, and many times we miss out on constructive discussion due to apprehension of exhibiting any impropriety.

News

Financial Aid Access Proposal Vetoed
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the California DREAM Act over the weekend, killing the bill that would have made undocumented students eligible for state financial aid.

Medical Workers Say New UC Offer Insufficient
After seven months of negotiations, UC officials pitched their latest proposal to the California Nurses Association last Thursday with suggested terms for a new labor contract for university nurses.

Independent—But Not Alone
UC Berkeley senior Alex Madrid moved to the United States from the Philippines in 1996 without knowing a word of English.

Alta Bates Nurses Back at Work After Strike, Lockout
Registered nurses at a Berkeley hospital returned to work yesterday after a 48-hour strike and three days of being locked out.

GSIs’ Union Overwhelmingly Approves Contract With UC
Academic student workers across the UC system voted to ratify a new contract last week, approving the terms that had been temporarily set Oct. 1 and ending about six months of negotiations with the university.

Landlords Say City Rent Ceiling Increase Too Small
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board voted last night to increase rent ceilings in the city by 2.2 percent, a rate that some landlords say is inadequate to offset their costs.

News in Brief
Paperwork Incomplete for Runningwolf’s Attempt to Recall Mayor


Sports

Pac-10 Analysis
With a 7-0 record, does Arizona State deserve its high ranking and the hype that comes with it?

Sports in Brief
Singles Out, Doubles Stay Strong for Cal at Regionals


Opinion

Where’s the Awareness?
We live in a nation where political correctness has undoubtedly affected the way we act and speak. Often, people do not say what’s on their minds for fear of appearing prejudiced. These restrictions stifle our speech, and many times we miss out on constructive discussion due to apprehension of exhibiting any impropriety.

Editorial Cartoon


Why Mayor Tom Bates Should Be Recalled
UC Berkeley students are here at a critical time in the history of the campus (and the history of humanity). Most of you are aware of the tree sitters who have spent 317 days in the trees next to Memorial Stadium, preserving them from destruction for a new Student Athlete High Performance Athletic Center—next to an earthquake fault and on top of a Native American burial ground.

A Week to Show That You Are Not Alone
Have you ever attempted to talk to a friend about a problem, but stopped for fear of burdening them? Have you ever wanted to seek help from campus services, but didn’t because you felt embarrassed? Have you ever thought that this campus is just too big to find a real space where you can talk openly about anything and everything? Have you ever just felt like you are experiencing college alone with no one to understand exactly what you are going through?

To Thy Wife Be True
I am 38 and married, no children. She is 28 and engaged. We met in a management class that we have been taking for almost one year. There has been some flirting going on, and I get the feeling there is some mutual attraction, but no one has made an attempt to make something happen. I do want to let her know how much I am attracted to her, but I feel that if I do then she will lose interest. Maybe she just likes the flirting and attention I give her.”

White Space