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Issue #2040 :: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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School District to Approve Notification of Layoffs
The Berkeley Unified School District board is set to approve the notification of about 50 employees that they may be laid off at its meeting tonight in order to accommodate the funding cuts it will face if Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts pass.

CalSERVE Executive Slate Candidates Announced
After winning the majority of executive officer positions last year, CalSERVE announced its executive slate of candidates for this year's ASUC elections yesterday.

Peering Into the Brain at What You See
Sounds like something straight out of a futuristic science fiction movie, but the technology is being used now-researchers can decode the brain to see what a person sees.

UC Reacts To Attacks On Animal Research
The University of California is seeking a permanent injunction against five individuals and three anti-animal research groups in an attempt to prevent violence against researchers across the university.

News

School District to Approve Notification of Layoffs
The Berkeley Unified School District board is set to approve the notification of about 50 employees that they may be laid off at its meeting tonight in order to accommodate the funding cuts it will face if Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts pass.

CalSERVE Executive Slate Candidates Announced
After winning the majority of executive officer positions last year, CalSERVE announced its executive slate of candidates for this year's ASUC elections yesterday.

Peering Into the Brain at What You See
Sounds like something straight out of a futuristic science fiction movie, but the technology is being used now-researchers can decode the brain to see what a person sees.

UC Reacts To Attacks On Animal Research
The University of California is seeking a permanent injunction against five individuals and three anti-animal research groups in an attempt to prevent violence against researchers across the university.

ASUC to Consider Bill Aimed at Funding Multicultural Center
The ASUC Senate will consider a bill tonight to approve a memorandum of understanding between the association and the campus, which aims to provide funds to revamp the temporary multicultural center in Heller Lounge.

NFL Disability Policies Debated in Lecture
A former NFL player and the president of the Boalt Disability Law Society questioned a lawyer for the San Francisco 49ers yesterday during a lunchtime lecture at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, as more than a dozen attendees walked out.

Judge to Hear Further Arguments in Stadium Suits
After being delayed a week and receiving an objection from plaintiffs, a judge will hear further arguments Friday afternoon in the lawsuits over proposed development near Memorial Stadium.


Sports

Diamond in the Rough
Ryan Anderson may have his junior high teammates to thank for his prolific scoring ability.

Four Games Separate Bears From Tourney Bid
The Cal men's basketball team is still fuming about Saturday's crushing loss to No. 3 UCLA, in which the Bears squandered a late lead largely because of two controversial calls down the stretch.

NFL Hopefuls Strut Their Stuff in Front of Scouts on Cal's Pro Day
DeSean Jackson got his route, turned and singled out one of the men who were clustered along the sideline at Memorial Stadium.

Truth Be Told
The mentor had a big smile on his face and a gaudy Super Bowl XXIV ring around his neck, commemorating the San Francisco 49ers' 55-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.

Satin Smashes Sixth, Bears Win Seventh Straight
Some lucky child in east Oakland will find a very special Easter egg in the backyard this spring: one with red stitching whose oblong lopsidedness makes a regular egg look perfectly round, courtesy of Josh Satin, who apparently ate his Wheaties on Tuesday morning.

Houston, We Have Liftoff: Second Baseman's First-Ever Grand Slam Keys 8-4 Victory
Despite a disappointing display on the field defensively, the Cal softball team created enough offensive fireworks Tuesday to earn an 8-4 win over Sacramento State at Levine-Fricke Field, their second defeat of the Hornets on the season.

Stewart Leads Clean Sweep of Quakers as Cal Goes Back-to-Back For First Time Since January
Down 1-4 in his second set, sophomore Kallim Stewart took a moment to compose himself and calm down before turning the match around. Using his tremendous serve, Stewart rattled off five straight points, turning the deficit into a 7-5 win.

One Half of Solid Defense Not Enough to Pacify Quakers in 12-7 Defeat
Facing one of the best defenses in the country, the Cal lacrosse team was able to counter with its own staunch goalkeeping, but only for half of the game.

Bears Finish What They Started in Fresno as Top Final Round Score Lifts Them to Second-Place Finish
All spring the Cal men's golf team has been hoping to finish a tournament better than they started it.


Opinion

Econ on the Books
One of the very first concepts covered in any introductory economics class is that of unintended consequences of government policies. Frequently, voters and politicians perceive problems in the market and seek to fix them through government intervention. But these policies often have unintended consequences with negative outcomes, and sometimes just make the perceived problem even worse.

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