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Issue #225 :: Thursday, October 5, 2000

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UC Accused of Not Reporting Crimes
Concerned with claims that the UC system is providing inaccurate crime statistics, especially in the areas of rape and sexual assault, a national campus safety organization has requested an investigation of the university's crime reporting procedures, officials said yesterday.

Cal Hits Road For Pac-10 Play
The Cal women's soccer team's flawless record is on the line this weekend when it travels to Washington to take on the Huskies and the Cougars in the team's first Pac-10 matches of the season.

The Best Policy?
I've been watching governmental proceedings lately, and my conclusion is that American government is a lot like high school. This conclusion certainly stems from my own experience in high school. I went to a preppy boarding school near Santa Barbara. Living at your high school gets very intense - every second of your time is strictly regulated, and the faculty is in charge of not only your academic career but also your personal life. There is even school on Saturdays.

City Campaign Fairness in Question
Nearly two months into the campaign, controversy has once again sprung up in the Berkeley City Council elections.

News

UC Accused of Not Reporting Crimes
Concerned with claims that the UC system is providing inaccurate crime statistics, especially in the areas of rape and sexual assault, a national campus safety organization has requested an investigation of the university's crime reporting procedures, officials said yesterday.

City Campaign Fairness in Question
Nearly two months into the campaign, controversy has once again sprung up in the Berkeley City Council elections.

Debate Elicits Cheers and Jeers
Political electricity coursed through the approximately 100 students who gathered at UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies library to watch the Presidential debates on television Tuesday night.

Ice Cream Draws Support for Group
UC Berkeley students and area residents flocked to the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue yesterday to get free ice cream and watch contestants eat as much of it as possible while battling brain freeze.

Low-Emission Bus to Curb Ozone Damage
Celebrating the partnership between UC Berkeley, the city and AC Transit, a new emerald-green low-emission bus was dedicated to the people of Berkeley yesterday afternoon.

News in Brief: Students Call-In to Save National Forests
In an effort to pressure President Bill Clinton to preserve 60 million acres of national forests, 154 UC Berkeley CalPIRG students participated in the National Forest Call-In Day yesterday.


Sports

Cal Hits Road For Pac-10 Play
The Cal women's soccer team's flawless record is on the line this weekend when it travels to Washington to take on the Huskies and the Cougars in the team's first Pac-10 matches of the season.

Soccer Opens League Slate
Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger. This is the attitude that the Cal men's soccer team must take when looking back at the first part of its season.

Character Test Coming for Holmoe and Co.
Not so long ago, a certain local football team was 5-0, coming off one of its biggest wins in recent history and with no indication of slowing down.

Sports Briefs: Cal Athletes Excel in Sydney
The Sydney Olympics proved a great stage for Cal athletics, with 13 former and current Bears athletes winning medals.


Opinion

The Best Policy?
I've been watching governmental proceedings lately, and my conclusion is that American government is a lot like high school. This conclusion certainly stems from my own experience in high school. I went to a preppy boarding school near Santa Barbara. Living at your high school gets very intense - every second of your time is strictly regulated, and the faculty is in charge of not only your academic career but also your personal life. There is even school on Saturdays.

Editorial: Abortion Pill Should Be Made Available
With the recently federal-approved abortion pill scheduled to be released in the United States within the next month, University Health Services should offer the pill to students. In addition, university-provided health insurance should cover the prescription.

Employee Needs Ignored By UC
Well, it's official. Chancellor Berdahl does not exist.

Race Controversy Not Worth Being An Editor
As co-creative editor for the September issue of The Heuristic Squelch, I would like to offer a few words on the controversy sparked by jokes that were considered racist.

Bad Decision-Making Will Close UC Theatre
Why the UC Theatre is so close to closing down for good is really no esoteric mystery to longtime patrons attending it less and less these days - and the reasons have next to nothing to do with the white-washing excuse of costly seismic retro-fitting ("UC Theatre Will Stay Open," Sept. 28).

Letters to the Editor: Respect Free Speech
Daniel Hernandez's article on the campus forum with Dan Flynn made a few points very clear about the state of Berkeley's "liberalism" ("Shouting for Mumia," Sept. 28). Freedom of speech, a right that most liberals (or terrorists) in Berkeley jealously guard, apparently does not apply to people who hold opposing ideas or beliefs.

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