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Issue #215 :: Thursday, September 21, 2000

Top Headlines

Activists Angry at Cal Student Store
Prompting outcries from anti-sweatshop and human rights organizations, the Cal Student Store sells clothing manufactured in Burma, a country notorious for human rights violations and a nondemocratic government.

Bears Perfect On Home Turf
What about Kleeberger Field does the Cal field hockey team find so appealing? Is it the artificial turf with its exposed seams and stitches that cause erratic bounces of the ball? Or is it the support of fans such as Cal football coach Tom Holmoe that drives on the team?

Freedom!
I have a little brother. His name is Ben. He's 13. Two years ago, he was just a little kid. He visited me in Casa Zimbabwe, and he hid in my room most of the time. He was so shocked that he wrote a story about it. The last line of the story read, "From this story it may sound like I had a terrible time. But actually, it was fun." (If that's not Casa Z, Cloyne and Chateau all in a nutshell, then I don't know what is.)

Conference Emphasizes Patient Care Over Profits
At the conclusion of a conference in Berkeley yesterday, nurse leaders warned of a national crisis in patient care and condemned the increasing corporate emphasis of medical services.

News

U.S. Senate Aspirant Discusses Platform
Advocating a living wage for all workers, Medea Benjamin, a Green Party U.S. Senate candidate, informed UC Berkeley students of the party's platform yesterday.

Housing Crisis Worries Residents
For an hour Tuesday night, criticism poured from the mouths of Berkeley residents and students alike, all talking about the "biggest crisis we have ever had in housing."

News In Brief: Former Chancellor Recovering After Surgery
Former Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien is making "slow, but steady improvement," according to family members.

Residents Want Solutions to Crime
Recent neighborhood shootings sparked a request by Berkeley residents at Tuesday's City Council meeting for more effective long-term solutions to lower crime rates.

Conference Emphasizes Patient Care Over Profits
At the conclusion of a conference in Berkeley yesterday, nurse leaders warned of a national crisis in patient care and condemned the increasing corporate emphasis of medical services.

Activists Angry at Cal Student Store
Prompting outcries from anti-sweatshop and human rights organizations, the Cal Student Store sells clothing manufactured in Burma, a country notorious for human rights violations and a nondemocratic government.


Sports

Bears Perfect On Home Turf
What about Kleeberger Field does the Cal field hockey team find so appealing? Is it the artificial turf with its exposed seams and stitches that cause erratic bounces of the ball? Or is it the support of fans such as Cal football coach Tom Holmoe that drives on the team?

Volleyball Roars Back for Victory
Momentum in sporting events is a funny thing. When it's on your side, everything just seems to fall into place. But when it is on your opponent's side, well, you just hope it doesn't stay there long.

Men's Soccer Faces USF, Santa Clara
The Cal men's soccer team seems to be realizing that while the season is still early, the time to win is now.

Master Plan
It started when a frustrated college kid from Chicago walked into the dean's office and asked for another chance.

Lawson to Transfer For 'Personal Reasons'
Freshman men's basketball player Michael Lawson announced yesterday that he has decided to transfer from Cal due to personal reasons.


Opinion

Freedom!
I have a little brother. His name is Ben. He's 13. Two years ago, he was just a little kid. He visited me in Casa Zimbabwe, and he hid in my room most of the time. He was so shocked that he wrote a story about it. The last line of the story read, "From this story it may sound like I had a terrible time. But actually, it was fun." (If that's not Casa Z, Cloyne and Chateau all in a nutshell, then I don't know what is.)

Editorial: University Should Not Decide Napster Case
Tomorrow, Metallica and Dr. Dre are expecting a response from UC President Richard Atkinson to their request that UC Berkeley not be a "willing participant in and an enabler of the theft of intellectual property through Napster," a server application that offers free trading of MP3s.

Napster Lawsuit Sounds Petty And Greedy
The latest move by Metallica and Dr. Dre to demand the shutdown of the Napster song-swapping service from university Internet service providers ("Metallica, Dr. Dre Request Ban on Access to Napster," Sept. 12) is yet another example of the Recording Industry Association of America's attempt to twist the law to make up for its own ineptitude.

Letters to the Editor: Lab Is Not Violating Law
In regards to the article "Berkeley City Council Is A Nuclear Weak Zone," (Sept. 19) Elliot Cohen is mistaken when he states that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is violating the terms of the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act.

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