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Issue #2029 :: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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Top Headlines

Protesters Climb Tree Outside Wheeler Hall
Two masked people climbed into a tree outside Wheeler Hall overnight, hanging a large banner calling for the democratization of the UC Board of Regents.

Man Gunned Down In South Berkeley
A man who had recently begun a new life with his fiancee was gunned down in South Berkeley late Sunday night, relatives said.

Co-Ops Release Executive Director
The University Students' Cooperative Association is now searching for a new leader after executive director Martin Reed's contract ended late last semester.

City Council May Look Twice At Items From Commission
The Berkeley City Council will discuss an item tonight that will require the council to read items from the Peace and Justice Commission twice, an effort to allow for more public input.

News

Man Gunned Down In South Berkeley
A man who had recently begun a new life with his fiancee was gunned down in South Berkeley late Sunday night, relatives said.

Co-Ops Release Executive Director
The University Students' Cooperative Association is now searching for a new leader after executive director Martin Reed's contract ended late last semester.

City Council May Look Twice At Items From Commission
The Berkeley City Council will discuss an item tonight that will require the council to read items from the Peace and Justice Commission twice, an effort to allow for more public input.

Gossip Web Site Draws Controversy
While UC Berkeley has a long history of noisy protests and unregulated debates, a newly launched gossip Web site has raised concerns about Internet freedom and the limits of free speech.

Haas and Asian Universities Join in Education Initiative
Officials from Haas School of Business' new Asia Business Center signed agreements with two Asian universities last week, which will establish programs to improve understanding of business in Asia.

Council to Weigh Controversial Plan to Fight Invasive Moths
After hearing a presentation on a controversial state plan to eradicate an invasive moth species, the Berkeley City Council could vote to oppose the proposal at their meeting tonight.

A One-Cell Link to Simpler Times
UC Berkeley scientists are now one step closer to learning how humans evolved after studying an unlikely subject-a single-celled organism.

Team Wins Grant for Environmentalist Game
A UC Berkeley professor and his team of researchers have been awarded a $238,000 grant, announced on Thursday, for their work in creating an environmental studies video game for high school students.

City Council to Vote on Meeting Area for Veterans Groups
In an effort to accommodate the expanding membership of a Berkeley veterans group, the Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to give them new space in the veteran's building in Downtown Berkeley.

Sex on Tuesday
Imagine yourself (and by "yourself," I don't mean me last Wednesday night) making whoopee on a stained futon with someone you met hours ago at a janky Korean restaurant.

Protesters Climb Tree Outside Wheeler Hall
Two masked people climbed into a tree outside Wheeler Hall overnight, hanging a large banner calling for the democratization of the UC Board of Regents.


Sports

Back and Forth
It is often assumed, incorrectly, that the path for premier athletes begins at birth-their passion is preordained, their skills are developed when they are in diapers.

Cal Seeks To Gain Edge Over Cardinal
For the past two weeks the Cal men's tennis team has been training vigorously for its matchup against rival Stanford.

Bears Mix Things Up With Exhibition Against Dutch
If playing tournament after tournament was starting to get a tad dull for the Cal softball team, an exhibition game against the Dutch Olympic team should bring a little international flavor.

Pac-10 Analysis
Does streaky Oregon really have a shot at an at-large bid for the NCAA Tourney?

Cal Lands Near Middle of Field After Opening Round
The No. 9 Cal women's golf team began its spring season early Monday morning in Tucson, Arizona.


Opinion

Ad Is Pure Comedy
Move America Forward's new television ad certainly inspires some degree of awe-not for a persuasive argument or clever presentation (the ominous string section is a nice touch) but because it indicates that the "pro-troop" group may somehow have reached a level of inanity we once though attainable only by our local protest groups.

Input, On the House
Lower Sproul Plaza, most students would agree, is something of a wasteland-a lonely, grimy corner of campus whose primary virtue is that its emptiness makes it ideal for dance practices.

A Promise of Equity, Still Unfulfilled
Forty years have passed since the inception of the third world Liberation Front (twLF), when, in 1969, students at UC Berkeley first took a stand to combat oppression by demanding access, equitable resources and justice for all marginalized communities on campus and throughout California. twLF envisioned and demanded a Third World College and alternatively established an Ethnic Studies department.

Senator Clinton Offers a Track Record of Change
Senator Obama often repeats that he is the candidate for change, but what has he done to work for change? He appears to mimic the candidacy of Senator Clinton in spirit but not with substance. Our country cannot afford to gamble again with someone not prepared to take on the enormous responsibilities of commander in chief.

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