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Issue #228 :: Tuesday, October 10, 2000

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Bears Suffer First OT Loss
For the Cal field hockey team, going into overtime has meant celebration time - that is until yesterday against Cornell.

Touch Yourself
If any of you have noticed people wearing pink ribbons lately, they represent National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Approximately 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and the disease afflicts men as well.

Students May Get Access to Crime Data
Students concerned about sex crimes on campus, particularly in light of recent attacks on the university's statistics reporting procedures, may soon gain access to information related to their personal safety.

Horstmeyer Picks Final Assistant
Cal women's basketball coach Caren Horstmeyer can finally focus all of her attention on the upcoming season after announcing yesterday that she has hired her third and final assistant coach.

News

Students May Get Access to Crime Data
Students concerned about sex crimes on campus, particularly in light of recent attacks on the university's statistics reporting procedures, may soon gain access to information related to their personal safety.

Race Issues Summon Department To Action
The U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday that it plans to take steps to end racial profiling and discrimination at its national laboratories, including those managed by the UC.

Berkeley Holiday Honors Indigenous Peoples
It was a quiet day in Berkeley bureaucracy yesterday, with all city offices closed in honor of a unique holiday that has become a city tradition.

Contributions Demonstrate Differences
With the first public disclosure of campaign contributions illuminating the health and wealth of the city's many City Council races, two moderate-endorsed challengers have surprised many with the amount of money they have garnered in comparison to well-known progressive incumbents.

Berkeley Alliance Heralds Benefits
Overcoming a long history of tense relations, from People's Park to the seismic replacement building on the Oxford Tract, a new group in Berkeley brings together three of the city's major institutions.

City to Expand Current Health Care Programs
From breastfeeding to HIV prevention, the Berkeley City Council will focus on the health of the city at tonight's meeting.

Clarification
Last Friday's article "Groups Rally to End Mideast Clashes" should have quoted Reema Dodin, the organizer of the rally, as saying "We wanted to make people aware of what's happening and has been happening for 52 years."


Sports

Bears Suffer First OT Loss
For the Cal field hockey team, going into overtime has meant celebration time - that is until yesterday against Cornell.

Volleyball Will Try to Clip Card Tonight
At least one Cal team is going to have a chance to win a big game this year.

Dawgs Come From Behind to Lick OSU
In a shootout last Saturday night, Washington had just enough ammunition to edge Oregon Sate at Husky Stadium.

Horstmeyer Picks Final Assistant
Cal women's basketball coach Caren Horstmeyer can finally focus all of her attention on the upcoming season after announcing yesterday that she has hired her third and final assistant coach.

Cal Struggles as Pac-10 Play Begins
With the turbulent pre-conference portion of the schedule now history, the Cal men's soccer team had hoped to answer all the questions concerning its stagnant offense and constant injuries.


Opinion

Touch Yourself
If any of you have noticed people wearing pink ribbons lately, they represent National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Approximately 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and the disease afflicts men as well.

Editorial: Register Before It's Too Late
The Daily Californian urges students to register to vote today if they have not already done so. In California, voter registration one month prior to the election, is the biggest obstacle to exercising a citizen's right to vote.

Students Divided By Middle East Conflict
I wish to send my prayers and condolences to the families of all of the victims of the recent outbreak of violence in the Middle East ("Groups Rally to end Mideast Clashes," Oct. 6). All students share in the universal disappointment over the violence that has erupted just as Israelis and Palestinians were on the verge of a peace agreement.

Students Divided By Middle East Conflict
As the massacres in Jerusalem continue, many people are gaining confirmation of the obvious brutality of the Israeli occupation ("Groups Rally to End Mideast Clashes," Oct. 6). As I write, 12 Palestinians are dead and an estimated 530 Palestinians are injured (so far) at the hands of Israeli soldiers. For what? To retaliate at Palestinians for throwing stones? Any sort of Palestinian demonstration was in direct response to increasing pressures by Ariel Sharon, Israel's opposition leader, who wanted to show that Israel was "in control" by touring the Al-asqa mosque and making unwarranted advances upon an Islamic holy site.

Candidate Needs To Get Her Facts Straight
Eleanor Pepples, a District 6 candidate for the Berkeley city Council, complained about the removal of her campaign signs by an employee of the city's Department of Public Works ("City Campaign Fairness in Question," Oct. 5). In a letter to the Daily Planet on Oct. 3, she stated that this city employee "triumphantly presented them to the Berkeley City Clerk's office, boasting that he had taken down a truckload."

Letters To The Editor: Bikers Should Be Applauded
It takes courageous souls like those of Jason Meggs and the other folks who have crossed the Bay Bridge on bicycles the other day and several times before, to bring to public attention a woeful lack of access on our public bridges ("Bicyclists Jailed in Protest of Vetoed Bill," Oct. 3).

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