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Issue #2079 :: Friday, May 9, 2008

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Language Cuts Spur Student Protest
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students rallied in Lower Sproul Plaza yesterday in protest against proposed budget cuts to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

ASUC Sets Budget for Next Year
The ASUC Senate finalized its 2008-09 budget last night, cutting allocations to all ASUC executive offices in order to increase funding to student groups.

Cal Goes for First Win at Sunken Since 2006
Since 2004, the Cal baseball team is 2-10 at Stanford's Sunken Diamond. Not too comforting a statistic considering that this weekend, the No. 16 Bears will travel to the lair of their arch rival in search of a crucial late-season Pac-10 series victory.

Drug Raids, Lawsuits Plague Berkeley House
After watching a crack cocaine sale outside a liquor store last month, Berkeley police trailed the suspected seller to a notorious house that has been the target of two lawsuits by more than 30 neighbors, the site of several police raids and is now part of a grand jury investigation.

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Language Cuts Spur Student Protest
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students rallied in Lower Sproul Plaza yesterday in protest against proposed budget cuts to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

ASUC Sets Budget for Next Year
The ASUC Senate finalized its 2008-09 budget last night, cutting allocations to all ASUC executive offices in order to increase funding to student groups.

Drug Raids, Lawsuits Plague Berkeley House
After watching a crack cocaine sale outside a liquor store last month, Berkeley police trailed the suspected seller to a notorious house that has been the target of two lawsuits by more than 30 neighbors, the site of several police raids and is now part of a grand jury investigation.

A Semester's News in Review
2,000 people protested Feb. 12 in the wake of the City Council's Marine recruiting center resolutions.

Council Reverses Itself on Gaia Arts Building's Cultural Space
At its meeting Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council rescinded a resolution passed in December 2006 that defined the use of cultural space in the Gaia Arts Building at 2116 Allston Way.

Professor Remembered For Devotion to Ancient Egypt
Cathleen Keller, a UC Berkeley associate professor of Egyptology known for her generosity and wry sense of humor, died of pancreatic cancer on April 18. She was 62.

Changing of the Guard
The last leg of late-night procrastination and caffeine infused studying has come–and with it the current Daily Californian editors pass the baton on to the next team.


Sports

Cal Goes for First Win at Sunken Since 2006
Since 2004, the Cal baseball team is 2-10 at Stanford's Sunken Diamond. Not too comforting a statistic considering that this weekend, the No. 16 Bears will travel to the lair of their arch rival in search of a crucial late-season Pac-10 series victory.

Hellman Courts Host Opening Rounds of NCAA Championships
It's two days before the start of the NCAA women's tennis championships, and senior Susie Babos knows the opportunity that is standing in front of her team.

Mowatt, Arizona Ice Bears for Series Win
Last weekend, the No. 23 Cal softball team recorded two victories against Oregon and Oregon State to win the season series with both Pac-10 teams.

Confidence Soaring as Cal Enters NCAAs
"The road to the NCAA championship goes through Cal," sophomore Kallim Stewart said.

Grimes Continues to Recover, Joins Teammates at Pac-10s
For most track and field athletes, the thought of going into conference championships without previously competing in their scheduled events is absurd.

Sports in Brief
The No. 18 Cal women's golf team finished the first day of the Pac-10 championships tied with three other teams for sixth placed after shooting a first-round score of 295. That puts the Bears at 7-over par at the par 72, 6,338-yard Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln, Calif.

Bears Win in the 10th on Cutler's Clutch Single
For eight innings on Friday night, Tyson Ross was virtually unhittable.

Cal Takes Second Game of Series With Stanford, 5-2
All that the offense of the Cal baseball team needed to wake up was a fastball to the head.


Opinion

Speechless
Ni hui shuo Zhongwen ma? Expect many fewer yeses to that question if the campus goes through with its plan to cut nearly $300,000 from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Sign Here, Or Else
If you're a citizen and you've ever done paid work for the campus, you've taken a loyalty oath. Odds are you scribbled your signature without ever reading the text of the agreement, which confirms your willingness to defend your country and Constitution from all enemies-foreign and domestic, et cetera, et cetera.

A Career in Health Care? Think Nursing.
"When you see a person with a white coat and an 'M.D.' embroidered next to her name, are you sure you won't regret that person could've been you?" This was the question my friends and relatives asked when I decided not to become a physician. The decision came three months before I was about to begin my first year of medical school.

In Murder's Aftermath, Two Critiques
As an alumnus of UC Berkeley and Delta Chi Fraternity, I read about the senseless murder of Chris Wootton and could only think: "It was a matter of time." A combination of poor judgment and weapons led to the abrupt end of two lives­-Wootton's, and that of his accused attacker. My heart goes out to Wootton's family, and I pray they can receive some measure of peace.

In Murder's Aftermath, Two Critiques
Like many students, I was shocked and saddened by Chris Wootton's tragic death.

A Foodie Farewell
As all good things come to an end, I must bid you farewell with this final column for the Daily Cal. It has been a great year of taking daring literary trajectories on edible topics that have hopefully been both entertaining and informative. Here, I'll leave you with some food for thought. Buon appetito, as the Italians would say.

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