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Issue #2080 :: Monday, May 12, 2008

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UC Regents Committee Approves 2008-09 Fee Increases
LOS ANGELES-Members of the UC Board of Regents approved student fee increases for 2008-09 today. The meeting was accompanied by demonstrations by about 100 protesters and arrests.

Man Dies in Southside Shooting
Police have identified Berkeley resident Maceo Smith as the victim of the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday near the corner of Durant Avenue and Bowditch Street.

Unconfirmed UC Berkeley Student Dies After Car Crash
Billy Carrigan, 20, passed away this morning as a result of major injuries he sustained during a car crash Sunday evening.

UC President's House May Require Repairs
The University of California could spend an estimated $10 million on repairs to the UC president's home in Kensington after years of delayed maintenance have made the home unfit to live in, university officials said.

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UC President's House May Require Repairs
The University of California could spend an estimated $10 million on repairs to the UC president's home in Kensington after years of delayed maintenance have made the home unfit to live in, university officials said.

Not Taking a Break From Protesting Workers' Wages
Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 and their supporters rallied Friday on Lower Sproul Plaza before marching to California Hall to deliver a string of over 500 signed petitions to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.

Driver in Shooting Sentenced To Probation
The driver in the shooting death of a Dartmouth College student near campus in 2005 was sentenced Friday to five years of probation.

A Serenade for Mother's Day
"Zombie" Dan Abbott and other members of the musical group Hobo Gobbelins performed outside of the Memorial Oak Grove on Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day.

Facing Budget Cuts, UC Regents Set to Approve Fee Increases
The UC Board of Regents will meet at UCLA this week to finalize proposed student fee increases and the budget of the UC Office of the President, among other items on its agenda.

Police Respond to Violent Events at Berkeley High
Berkeley High School's safety procedures were tested twice last week in unrelated violent incidents that required Berkeley police to arrest two suspects on campus.

County Registrar Seeks to Enlist Students as Poll Workers
Bespectacled elderly women may initially come to mind as typical poll workers, but the Alameda County Registrar of Voters hopes to add a new element to the mix: more high school and college students.

RunningWolf Announces His Bid For Mayor
Community activist Zachary RunningWolf announced on Friday that he intends to run for mayor of Berkeley in the 2008 election, although speculation remains about who his challengers will be.

Location Helps Keep City Housing Market Stable
In the midst of the housing crisis throughout the Bay Area and Vallejo's subsequent declaration of bankruptcy, the housing market in Berkeley remains relatively stable, city officials said.

News in Brief
Community Discusses New Transit Plan's Impact on Students

Unconfirmed UC Berkeley Student Dies After Car Crash
Billy Carrigan, 20, passed away this morning as a result of major injuries he sustained during a car crash Sunday evening.

Man Dies in Southside Shooting
Police have identified Berkeley resident Maceo Smith as the victim of the fatal shooting that occurred yesterday near the corner of Durant Avenue and Bowditch Street.

UC Regents Committee Approves 2008-09 Fee Increases
LOS ANGELES-Members of the UC Board of Regents approved student fee increases for 2008-09 today. The meeting was accompanied by demonstrations by about 100 protesters and arrests.


Sports

Cal Wins First Series at Stanford Since 1995
After two narrow wins over Stanford in the first two games of the weekend, the No. 16 Cal baseball team entered Sunday with the possibility of sweeping the No. 6 Cardinal for the first time in 16 years still very much intact.

Playoff Berth Imminent as Bears Roll
Officially, this weekend's series between the No. 16 Cal and No. 6 Stanford baseball teams ended Sunday afternoon when Charlie Cutler flied out to left field for the final out in an 8-5 loss.

Visico Nails Clincher as Cal Draws Duke in Round of 16
An all too familiar image took place as Cristina Visico once again clinched a match for the Cal women's tennis team. This time, though, her victory sent the squad to the round of 16 in the NCAA championship tournament.

Trojans Break Bears for Second-Round Triumph
The stage was set for an upset only seen in theaters. The Cal men's tennis team was to face bitter conference rival No. 6 USC at its home stadium with a bid to the Sweet 16 on the line. This was the same Trojans team that had already beaten the Bears twice in the regular season.

Mills-Bunje, Morgan Rise for Cal in Tempe
The Cal track and field team's expectations going into the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships in Tempe, Ariz., were not nearly as high as last year-junior Steven Conrad, the Bears' top decathlete, would not be competing because of a stress fracture in his back, and their top heptathlete, junior Tifani Grimes, was still on the road to a full recovery after suffering a stress reaction in her foot.

Sun Devils Run Over Cal But Bears Still Make NCAA Cut
The No. 23 Cal softball team went winless in its final regular season series against No. 2 Arizona State, but the weekend wasn't all bad for the Bears.

Bears Backpeddle Out of NCAA Regionals
The first taste of the postseason for the No. 22 Cal women's golf team was their last.


Opinion

Click on Erotic Services
In honor of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark's impending arrival on our fair campus, I thought I'd take this time to commend his site for some of its more significant contributions to our college experience: easy access to affordable housing options, the heart-fluttering missed connections and, of course, under-the-radar prostitution.

A Safe Sanctuary
From the regulation of marijuana use to the nuclear-free zone declaration, the city of Berkeley is generally known for its policies that challenge federal law. Although such deviations could potentially set dangerous precedence for the future, this attitude should continue to be adopted when dealing with the particular issue of illegal immigration.

Why the Wait?
The key to comedy is timing. It's also the key to making fiscally judicious decisions on building construction and repairs. Though the parallelism may seem flippant, the University of California's failure to deliver the punch line at the most opportune moment will cost $10 million. And that's no laughing matter.

Please Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Enriched though our intellects may be, most of us Cal Bears are still pretty much poor college students when it comes to material possessions. What few pricey things we have-music players, cell phones, laptops-are things we use frequently and constantly depend on; ergo, we treat them with respect, and expect others to do the same. Imagine his surprise, then, when Brad Kerr discovered that his skateboard had been stolen from his room during a Tau Kappa Epsilon pre-game barbeque in November. At $220, the board was not only a functional transportation tool for Brad, but a hefty investment as well. Brad is only one of dozens of students each week who fall victim-directly and indirectly-to party-related theft and property damage.

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