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Issue #204 :: Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears Get Mixed Results at Classic
SACRAMENTO - It's too early to say just how good the Cal men's and women's cross country teams will be by season's end.

Bear's Lair Scheduled to Open Soon
After five months of renovation, The Bear's Lair was scheduled to open today - but the popular hangout remains deserted as a result of unforeseen delays, and it is uncertain when the complex's doors will open.

Stop Digging, Start Listening
Next time you go treasure-hunting, you might want to leave your shovels at home and instead bring your open ears.

We Suck
I would like to bestow the role of spokesperson for the human race upon myself for the following 1,000 words. If I am not able to fulfill my responsibilities as spokesperson for all human beings, then Timber, my dog, my property, and the runner-up for this position, will take my place.

News

Bear's Lair Scheduled to Open Soon
After five months of renovation, The Bear's Lair was scheduled to open today - but the popular hangout remains deserted as a result of unforeseen delays, and it is uncertain when the complex's doors will open.

UC Berkeley Named Eighth Active School
A national magazine ranked Berkeley the eighth most active campus in the U.S. yesterday, coming as a surprise to some student activists and a welcome relief from the traditional fall rankings for others.

Biking to Tahoe: Berkeley Police Team Rides to Feed Families
Sixteen members of the Berkeley Police Department swapped their gun holsters for bicycles this morning to take part in the 15th annual "Turkey Ride" and raise money for the poor.

Candidates Turn Attention to Gap In Achievement
With recent SAT scores for Berkeley High School showing a large disparity between scores of white students and those of underrepresented minorities, several Berkeley Board of Education candidates yesterday squared their sights on closing the district's glaring "achievement gap."

City to Recycle Plastic, Some Doubt Benefits
While Berkeley's recycling program is now up to par with other cities in Alameda County with the implementation of a weekly plastic pickup, the city still wants residents to avoid plastic altogether.

Chemistry Department Receives Corporate Gift
UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry has received its largest corporate gift ever from a New York-based health and personal care company, university officials said this week.


Sports

Bears Get Mixed Results at Classic
SACRAMENTO - It's too early to say just how good the Cal men's and women's cross country teams will be by season's end.

Off the Beat: Finding the Right Words
William Shakespeare should have been a sportswriter. Sports has all the drama, villainy, suspense and comedy that the undisputed master of the English language filled his plays with. I shouldn't say undisputed, though, as some would argue that former Cal linebacker Sekou Sanyika may have a better grasp of the tongue.

Notebook: Holmoe reveals starting lineup
It's been that distant date on the calendar for so long, players, coaches and fans were starting to wonder if it was ever going to come. And to top it off, the rest of the teams in the Pac-10 have already played their first game.

Special Teams Set for Utah Opener
Sixty seven percent from the hardwood is exceptional. A hitter goes 2-for-3 and he leaves the game satisfied.

Father Figure
People want to compare him to last season's No. 8, but he's not the next dodging, weaving, arm-tackle-defying Deltha O'Neal. People see a little bit of a certain star receiver of two years ago in him, but he's not the next record-breaking, trash-talking, Bob Toledo-baiting Dameane Douglas.

Bruins Roll on Over 'Tide, SEC
Many of the questions that hovered around the strength of Pac-10 football were firmly answered this past weekend. Not only was there a major upset, but the conference is undefeated against nonconference opponents.


Opinion

We Suck
I would like to bestow the role of spokesperson for the human race upon myself for the following 1,000 words. If I am not able to fulfill my responsibilities as spokesperson for all human beings, then Timber, my dog, my property, and the runner-up for this position, will take my place.

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