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Issue #2156 :: Friday, October 17, 2008

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Top Headlines

Man Tied To String Of Armed Robberies Arrested
Berkeley police arrested a Pinole man Wednesday night in connection with a string of North Berkeley robberies, some of which affected students.

Arizona Ground Game Burns Cal in the Desert
For the second time in as many trips, the desert sun set late on the Cal football team.

UC Berkeley Alumnus Dies After Collapsing at RSF
A 30-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus died shortly after collapsing at the Recreational Sports Facility on Wednesday night, according to campus police.

Delay of Guidebook Concerns Merchants
A delay in the release of the "Guide to the Good Life in Berkeley," a free book with coupons and information on local establishments that is circulated throughout the city, has strained businesses, some local merchants say.

News

Delay of Guidebook Concerns Merchants
A delay in the release of the "Guide to the Good Life in Berkeley," a free book with coupons and information on local establishments that is circulated throughout the city, has strained businesses, some local merchants say.

Berkeley Schools Call Federal Demands Unrealistic
It's like a class that assigns too much reading-once you think you're catching up, there's always another assignment.

Despite Closure of Cody's, Book Readings Continue
When Cody's Books closed its doors on Shattuck Avenue in June, Berkeley literati worried that the days of local book readings had come to an end.

Advocates of Labor Program Decry Governor's Line-Item Veto of Funding
More than 400 University of California professors and faculty have sent an open letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, criticizing his decision to completely cut funding for labor education and research centers on UC campuses.

More Campus Faculty Meet Textbook Deadline
About 31 percent of UC Berkeley faculty members met the Cal Student Store's Wednesday deadline to select textbooks for next semester, a jump of more than 10 percentage points from this semester's compliance rate.

UC Berkeley Alumnus Dies After Collapsing at RSF
A 30-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus died shortly after collapsing at the Recreational Sports Facility on Wednesday night, according to campus police.

Man Tied To String Of Armed Robberies Arrested
Berkeley police arrested a Pinole man Wednesday night in connection with a string of North Berkeley robberies, some of which affected students.


Sports

2006 Heartbreak on Cal's Mind in Trip Back to Tucson
In the past five seasons, Arizona is 1-4 against Cal.

The Sun Also Sets Over Arizona
Alex Mack and Cameron Jordan were both at Arizona Stadium on Nov. 11, 2006.

Bears in Showdown of Pac-10 Unbeatens
Last November, libero Kristen Kathan went back to the line for the Cal volleyball team, with the Bears just one point shy of toppling No. 4 Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

Cal's Single Showdown Against The Cardinal Counts For More
The No. 13 Cal men's soccer team has only one game this weekend rather than the usual two, but this clash counts for double.

Cal Powers Into Conference Tilt Against Aggies
The importance of power plays in water polo cannot be understated.

Cal Looking to Exorcise Demons in Road Trip
Senior Andrea Lo still can't talk about last year's game against then-No. 3 Wake Forest without a little twinge of heartache.

Cal Shortens Game to Get Ahead in Stanford Intercollegiate
At its private training facilities, nestled in the far corner of the Metropolitan Golf Course in Oakland, the No. 18 Cal women's golf team feverishly practices a single shot.

Bears Evolving With Season Thanks to McGuire's Tinkering
Neil McGuire is willing to change more than just his lineup to better the No. 18 Cal women's soccer team.

Bears Face Ranked Foes in Home Tourney
According to Cal men's tennis coach Peter Wright, anyone can win on any day in college tennis.

Top International Recruits Headline Meet Against Texas
Over the span of two days this summer, the top two high school swimming prospects in America competed for gold medals in their respective races at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On August 12, No. 1 recruit Sara Isakovic won a silver medal in the 200-meter free, swimming for her native Slovenia, and the next day, No. 2 recruit Kathleen Hersey took eighth in the 200-meter butterfly for the U.S.

Short Meet Awaits Cal After Long Flight to Indiana
Despite the apparent inefficiency of the exchange, the No. 25 Cal cross-country team travels to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend to compete in the Pre-NCAA meet, its first major test of the 2008 season.

Bears Tune Up For Northwest Regional
When walking past the Hellman Tennis Complex on a weekday morning, one thing is for sure-there is great invigoration in the air.

Bears Return to Stockton For Second Meeting with Pacific
Coming off a 135-113 win over Pacific in its season opener, the Cal men's swimming team (1-0) heads back to Stockton, Calif., today for another tussle with the Tigers at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool Complex. Despite the short turnaround from the October 11 meet, coach David Durden felt encouraged by this week's practices.

Cal Travels to Boston For Internationally-Renowned Race
The Charles River is known for its prestigious races; Harvard, Boston University and Northeastern are three top crews that call the Charles their home course. While the collegiate battles that take place on the river hold great historical significance, there is one race in particular that brings the national teams to Boston and leaves college rivalries in the dust.

Bears in Eighth After Day One of Stanford Intercollegiate
In the talent-rich Stanford Intercollegiate this weekend, which boasts five out of the top 10 teams in the nation, the No. 18 Cal women's golf team finished even on the day, putting them in eighth place and leaving them seven strokes out of first.

Cal Nets 11 Singles Wins on Day One of Regional
On day one of the Wilson/ITA Northern California Regional Championships, the Cal men's tennis team collected a slew of wins against the top competition of the Northwest colleges.

Goal in 89th Minute Propels Cougars Over Cal
On Friday night, the No. 18 Cal women's soccer team attempted to light up No. 24 Washington State. But it was Cougars keeper Lindsay Parlee who proved to be all but lights out.

Bears Find Opening-Day Success at Northwest Championships
Through the first day of the Wilson/ITA Northwest Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, Calif., the Cal women's tennis team proved to be a huge success.

Bears Blank Blue Hens in Final Game Before Showdown With Wake Forest
Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead received fair warning before Friday's game against Delaware.

Bears Jump One Spot Behind Halbig on Day Two of Stanford Intercollegiate
STANFORD--Led by sophomore Pia Halbig's second consecutive 1-under, tying her for sixth place, the Cal women's golf team moved up one spot to a tie for seventh at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Saturday.

Cossou, Ilcinkas Lead Cal Charge Into Quarterfinals of Northwest Championship
The Cal women's tennis team completed day two of the 2008 Wilson/ITA Northwest Championship with four players heading to the quarterfinal round in singles. The Bears also had two doubles teams advance on Saturday at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, Calif.

Doubles Shine on Day Two of Northern Cal Championships
Day two of the Wilson/ITA Northern Cal Championships had its ups and downs for the Cal men's tennis team.

Arizona Ground Game Burns Cal in the Desert
For the second time in as many trips, the desert sun set late on the Cal football team.


Opinion

In the Interest of Time
Anyone who's pulled an all-nighter can attest there's really no plus side to the experience: concentration wanes as the hours drag on, the end product tends to be sub-par and in retrospect, you ask yourself, "Why, why?" That, quite possibly, describes how the 20 ASUC senators feel on Thursday mornings.

Co-ops: Embracing Democracy
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Berkeley Student Cooperative, formerly known as the University Students Cooperative Association. Back in 1933, the founding 14 members of what is now a 1250 member organization probably never knew that their housing cooperative would grow so large nor last so long. In addition to providing some of the most affordable housing options to students for several decades, the co-ops have played a vital role in the cultural history of UC Berkeley, which in our opinion calls for a celebration.

Letter to the Editor
Illegal Immigrants Still Receive Some Benefits

Editorial Cartoon


Check the Wreck
There's nothing quite like waking up on the dreaded morning after a mysterious night shrouded in fuzzy memories and an alcoholic haze. Along the sobering walk home, the smudgy window of last night's events becomes clearer and then all of a sudden the brick of reality comes crashing through. All the inappropriate text messages you sent, all of the slurred voicemails you left and even the undying affection you professed online in your Facebook status box to your not-so-secret-anymore beloved-aired for all to see and hear, you hang your head in shame and regretfully wonder, "Why didn't anyone stop me?"

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