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Issue #2030 :: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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

State Office Backs New Fee Hikes
To make up for the state's estimated $16 billion shortfall, students at the University of California next year may face a 10 percent fee increase if university officials adopt recommendations from the state's Legislative Analyst's Office.

For Longer Male Lifespans, Let It Snow
UC Berkeley researchers have found that if a pregnant woman who lives in a cold environment has a male child, he will probably live longer than his sun-reared peers.

Council Voices Opposition to Plan to Spray Invasive Moths
Last night, in a near-unanimous vote, the Berkeley City Council passed a motion solidifying their opposition to a controversial aerial spraying program meant to eradicate an invasive moth species.

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

State Office Backs New Fee Hikes
To make up for the state's estimated $16 billion shortfall, students at the University of California next year may face a 10 percent fee increase if university officials adopt recommendations from the state's Legislative Analyst's Office.

For Longer Male Lifespans, Let It Snow
UC Berkeley researchers have found that if a pregnant woman who lives in a cold environment has a male child, he will probably live longer than his sun-reared peers.

Council Voices Opposition to Plan to Spray Invasive Moths
Last night, in a near-unanimous vote, the Berkeley City Council passed a motion solidifying their opposition to a controversial aerial spraying program meant to eradicate an invasive moth species.

Senate Committee Presses Hearst Officials on Remains
A state Senate committee held a hearing yesterday between UC Berkeley administrators and American Indian tribe members in order to work toward resolutions after a museum department mediating discussions between the groups was dissolved.

Disability Placard Fraud Worries City Officials
One plastic hanger in your window could save you hundreds of dollars a year on parking, not to mention hours spent searching for a spot in a city notoriously difficult for drivers.

New Site Aims to Pass Down Advice on College Experience
With a click of the mouse, students tired of trudging around campus to get their questions answered may finally be able to get all the advice they need in one place.

Local Organizations Help Berkeley Homes Go Green
To meet the city's goal of lowering carbon emissions, several local organizations are making it easier for residents to make their homes more energy-efficient.

Vegetable-Fueled Odyssey


Fire Started by Children Deemed Accidental
After being arrested for setting a structure on fire a little over a week ago, three Berkeley students, one as young as six, will be required to participate in a fire prevention program.


Sports

Hard Ball
A tattoo of a bulldog graces the bicep on his left arm and stands out even though dwarfed by the rest of his 6-foot-11, 250-pound frame. It was the first ink to ever touch his body, and serves as a reminder for everything he needs to do on and off the court.

Bears Still Struggling Against Top Singles
Going into their match against rival Stanford the Cal men's tennis team knew it would it would be facing a tough opponent that boasted three ranked singles players.

Truth Be Told
He had played against NBA center Tyson Chandler in high school. He faced off with Detroit Piston Tayshaun Prince that same year. But nothing quite prepared him for his first practice with the Cal women's basketball team.

Dutch Not a Treat for Bears in Home-Opening Exhibition Game
Momentum has a funny way of shifting, and yesterday it swung away from the Cal softball team.

Pac-10 Meet Provides Final Chance for NCAA Qualifying
Junior Dana Vollmer of the No. 8 Cal women's swimming team will walk into the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool today as the defending Pac-10 champion in the 50-yard free and 100-yard fly.

Four Seniors to be Honored in Final Homestand
Before the Cal men's basketball team tips off with Washington on Saturday at Haas Pavilion-marking the last home game of the season-the four senior members of the team will be honored in a pregame ceremony.

Second-Round Slide Has Bears Outside of Top Ten
Tuesday's round two of the Wildcat Invitational proved to be a tough one for the Cal women's golf team, as the No. 9 Bears slid from ninth to a tie for 11th in a deep field of 16.


Opinion

Control Freaks
I might live in the worst building in all of Berkeley. My friends and I affectionately refer to my temporary home as "Rape Motel" (you can imagine the ladies love coming over when they hear that).

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