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Issue #2042 :: Friday, March 14, 2008

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Top Headlines

Two Arrested in Protest at Marine Recruiting Center
Two women were arrested at the Marine Corps recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley today after allegedly sitting down inside the center and refusing to leave.

Protester Outside Wheeler Hall Cited After Leaving Tree Podcast
The protester who has been sitting in a tree outside Wheeler Hall for more than two weeks came down from the tree earlier this afternoon and was issued a citation for trespassing.

Student Action Releases Slate
With hopes of reversing last spring's CalSERVE victory, Student Action released its executive slate of candidates for this spring's ASUC elections.

Commission Discusses Handling of Protests
The Berkeley Police Review Commission held a public meeting last night to address concerns about police crowd control tactics that were used during protests over the Marine Corps recruitment within the last month.

News

Student Action Releases Slate
With hopes of reversing last spring's CalSERVE victory, Student Action released its executive slate of candidates for this spring's ASUC elections.

Commission Discusses Handling of Protests
The Berkeley Police Review Commission held a public meeting last night to address concerns about police crowd control tactics that were used during protests over the Marine Corps recruitment within the last month.

Protest Decries SAT as Factor in Admissions
Protesters from UC Berkeley and the surrounding community marched through campus yesterday demanding the elimination of the SAT test as a factor in UC admissions.

Misidentification Nearly Leads To Arrest of Basketball Coach
On the way to a basketball game, a local elementary school coach was misidentified by police as an armed robbery suspect in front of ten of his players last week.

Senate Approval Sends SUPERB Referendum to Spring Ballot
The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday night to approve a referendum proposing a $4.50 increase of student registration fees to help fund student entertainment group SUPERB.

For Berkeley Cyclists, Fear of Theft a Constant Consideration
Widely considered one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, Berkeley boasts bike paths and bike-only streets crisscrossing the grid. But for cyclists, the streets of Berkeley have a hidden danger.

Every Yellow Jacket's Dream Gallery
Jazmine Perkins may not want to be the star, but her efforts on both offense and defense have been crucial as the Berkeley High School girls' basketball team pushes their way to the State Championships.

Chair, Vice Chair Named for ASUC Judicial Council
Allison Day and Kiira Johal were elected ASUC Judicial Council chair and vice chair respectively on Wednesday, more than a week after former chair Kate Feng resigned.

New Law Restricts Amount of Lead Body Jewelry May Contain
Michael Pixton, a senior hazardous substance scientist with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, yesterday demonstrated a new $40,000 machine that screens jewelry for lead.

Judge Delays Hearing in Memorial Stadium Lawsuit
A judge has again postponed a hearing in the lawsuits over proposed development near Memorial Stadium.

Protester Outside Wheeler Hall Cited After Leaving Tree Podcast
The protester who has been sitting in a tree outside Wheeler Hall for more than two weeks came down from the tree earlier this afternoon and was issued a citation for trespassing.

Two Arrested in Protest at Marine Recruiting Center
Two women were arrested at the Marine Corps recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley today after allegedly sitting down inside the center and refusing to leave.


Sports

Cal Exits Conference Tourney in Ugly Loss
LOS ANGELES-The Cal men's basketball team had a focused and intense stretch of practices during the week, fueled by the chance to gain redemption after losing last Saturday to No. 3 UCLA because of two questionable calls in the final 15 seconds.

... But Words Can Never Hurt UCLA
LOS ANGELES-This wasn't exactly what Ryan Anderson pictured happening.

Johnson and Wright to Rep Cal at NCAA Championships
2007 senior Indoor All-Americans Alysia Johnson and Ed Wright will represent the Cal track and field team at this weekend's NCAA indoor championships. The key to their success lies in each athlete's individual philosophy on approaching their respective events.

Ross Back on the Rubber as Bears Greet Lions
You better not swing, you'd best sit down because Tyson Ross is coming back to town.

Cal Enjoys Bird's-Eye View as It Reaches for Top Playoff Seeding
The Cal rugby team has a chance to do what it has done many times before.

Ninemire Wants Better Fielding As Cal Battles Two Ranked Foes
The Cal softball team has been given a challenge, but this time it's not entirely about the opposition.

Dons, Mustangs Await Cal at Pebble Beach Collegiate Classic
With the Cal men's tennis team tied 2-2 with Southern Methodist in last season's Pebble Beach Collegiate Classic, Eoin Heavey found himself down 3-0 in the decisive third set of his match against Olvin Alver.

Bears Enter Second Half of Conference Slate With New Approach
With exactly half of its conference games already under its belt, the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team has entered a new stage of training.

Healthy at Last, Cal Takes Aim at No. 2 Penn State
It's never easy going head-to-head with the defending NCAA champions.

Cal Engages in Season's Final Meet
This Sunday marks a special day for the Cal women's gymnastics team. The Bears (4-10, 0-6 in the Pac-10) will return to Berkeley and compete in their final home meet of the season in a quad meet against Cal State Fullerton, San Jose State, and UC Davis.

Cal Continues Tough Stretch, Hosts No. 5 Pennsylvania
For the first time this season, the Cal lacrosse team will head in to a game with a losing streak when they face Quinnipiac at Memorial Stadium today at noon.


Opinion

It's That Time Again
Alright, everyone-iPods out and cell phones at the ready. Put on your best steely glare. Stand in front of a mirror and practice out loud: "No, you may not walk with me to class. No, I don't want your flier." Colder! Terser! Don't look them in the eye!

Giving's Good Enough
It used to be that the act of giving to a charity itself ranked pretty high on the scale of the politically correct. But times have changed-a bill passed by the State Assembly and en route to the Senate makes it clear that it's not good enough to give: You've got to give to the right people.

From a Divided Campus, Thoughts on a Treetop Protest
"How can Fresh tell us that we need to change when he can offer no viable means of doing so?"

I would like to preface my diatribe by saying that all of the issues brought up by our tree vacationer warrant further inquiry. However, I am strongly opposed to the methods he has utilized in order to generate greater awareness.

From a Divided Campus, Thoughts on a Treetop Protest
"Fresh is in a tree so that conversation happens on the ground."

As I was sitting by Fresh's tree the other day, an old friend of mine-who I'll call "Benjamin"-walked by and asked what I was doing.

From a Divided Campus, Thoughts on a Treetop Protest
"I would like to point to the root cause of the problems: the regents."

Greetings Beloved Community-This is Fresh, your local tree sitter. There has been a lot of confusion about my reasons for being here, so I hope to make clear my intent in this experiment with Tree Speech.

Your Politics on Your Plate
Early last week, I was making my way through Sproul in flier- dodging mode when one of those seemingly deep epiphanies descended upon me. I passed by red-faced Yahshua man, Chinese violin guy, the tall man dancing with a milk bottle hat on his head and "Fresh" resting peacefully up in the tree as a meditation circle formed below. All the while, the sun was beaming down on my very pale Asian skin from the cloudless sky above.

White Space