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Issue #2074 :: Friday, May 2, 2008

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Top Headlines

One Arrested in Connection with UC Berkeley Student's Murder
An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of UC Berkeley senior Chris Wootton, 21, who was fatally stabbed outside a sorority house early this morning.

Student Groups, Workers Rally For Immigrant, Union Rights Amnesty Gallery
Dressed in white and wearing green armbands, hundreds of students and workers rallied on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday as part of a day-long protest supporting the rights of workers and immigrants.

Graduate Assembly Approves New Budget
Members of the Graduate Assembly unanimously approved their proposed 2008-09 budget last night in support of major changes for the upcoming school year.

Tenants Raise Concerns Over Unit Living Conditions
Residents of a low-income housing unit near People's Park argued at a housing commission meeting last night that their landlord allowed substandard living conditions, including no water, toxic fumes and an excess of debris, throughout the last month.

News

Student Groups, Workers Rally For Immigrant, Union Rights Amnesty Gallery
Dressed in white and wearing green armbands, hundreds of students and workers rallied on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday as part of a day-long protest supporting the rights of workers and immigrants.

Graduate Assembly Approves New Budget
Members of the Graduate Assembly unanimously approved their proposed 2008-09 budget last night in support of major changes for the upcoming school year.

Tenants Raise Concerns Over Unit Living Conditions
Residents of a low-income housing unit near People's Park argued at a housing commission meeting last night that their landlord allowed substandard living conditions, including no water, toxic fumes and an excess of debris, throughout the last month.

Boalt Student Creates Rock 'n' Law Lyrics Podcast
When finals roll around at Boalt Hall School of Law, most students bury themselves in the library and forego sleep. Josh Keesan, on the other hand, sings.

Police: Recent String of Armed Robberies May Be Connected
Police say a series of six late night armed robberies in Berkeley that took place during the past week may be related.

New Administrator Comes With Media-Savvy Credentials
Former Kaiser Permanente executive Claire Holmes took the position of UC Berkeley's associate vice chancellor for university communications yesterday.

News In Brief
Former Rent Board Member Given Probation, Jail Time

One Arrested in Connection with UC Berkeley Student's Murder
An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of UC Berkeley senior Chris Wootton, 21, who was fatally stabbed outside a sorority house early this morning.


Sports

Two Down, Two to Go for Bears Podcast
The Cal rugby team might as well purchase a timeshare somewhere near Steuber Rugby Stadium.

Cal Enters Critical Series Against Roaring Wildcats
After four straight road games-and four straight road losses-the No. 16 Cal baseball team finally returns home today to face former-No. 1 Arizona in the first of a crucial three-game conference series.

Run at MPSF Title Falls Short for Cal
The Cal lacrosse team has only one win in a conference tournament against Stanford-that coming in the 2004 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title game.

Bears Hope to Feast on Bottom Dwellers on Three-Game Trip
"I believe every game that we play from this point on is a must-win game."

Small Step Down Followed by Big Row Rivalry
Sandwiched between defending national champion Yale and an unexpectedly fast Washington State, Cal women's crew has fallen to the No. 2 spot in the nation.

Bears to Play 'Internal Sport' Against Cardinal
This Saturday will mark the end of a streak.

Meister Could Give Bears a Boost at Stanford
For sophomore high jumper Kristen Meister, this entire year has been about finding the right rhythm for her jumps and in a larger sense, life as a student. After transferring from Davidson College last year, Meister has had to make constant adjustments in the hopes of finding the same groove that made her an All-American as a freshman.

Bears Edge St. Mary's to Reach National Championship Game
STANFORD-Early in the second half of Friday's semifinal match against Saint Mary's, senior Louis Stanfill noticed his team had diverted from its strategy.

Same Old Story for Bears as They Clinch Fifth Straight National Title
STANFORD-Just before the beginning of the second half of the national championship match, one fan had some telling advice for the Cal rugby team.


Opinion

All You Can Eat
Back in the day, when I was a wee tot, I used to frequent a soup and salad buffet known as Souplantation. Actually, I went every week. As a high flyer on the swim team, I was a grossly inefficient biological machine, burning up energy faster than the Governator and his full fleet of Hummer H2s combined.

Freedom From Fear
When the economy falters or national security is threatened, the U.S. looks with renewed suspicion at its immigrant population. It's a national reflex-practically a tradition-and we ought to recognize its latest iteration as such.

Recruitment Redux
Remember the recruitment center nonsense? At the peak of the hilarity, the ill-advised letter to the Marines spurred attempts in the state and federal legislature to withhold funding from the city-and a nod from the Daily Show.

Your Piece of the Student Group Pie
As the ASUC finance officer for the 2007-08 academic year, one of my responsibilities is to draft a proposed budget for the 2008-09 academic year that funds all ASUC programs, government operations, and student groups. The ASUC senate will consider the proposed budget at the last senate meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 7. I would like to take this opportunity to talk briefly about this budget and why I believe that it should be passed with minimal changes, if any.

Letters to the Editor
Editor's Note
The following letters were submitted in response to an April 29 op-ed headlined 'Why 'Illegal Aliens' Are Neither'



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