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Issue #234 :: Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Top Headlines

Internal Injury Ends Ward's Year
LaShaun Ward has taken his lumps this season, but what transpired after the Cal football team's thrilling victory over UCLA was just downright cruel.

Look Out...
For all the people that think Berkeley is boring and there's nothing to do, I hope these past few days have convinced you otherwise. It's been an eventful week to say the least.

Labs to Begin Negotiations
Despite a myriad of recent high-profile security lapses, the U.S. Department of Energy will negotiate the renewal of its contract with the UC system to manage national nuclear weapons research facilities, department officials said yesterday.

Embryo Growth Process Elucidated
Any slight disruption during the time a baby spends in its mother's womb can lead to a dangerous birth defect or malformation, and a team of UC Berkeley scientists has found a new protein that plays a critical role in ensuring that development occurs properly.

News

Labs to Begin Negotiations
Despite a myriad of recent high-profile security lapses, the U.S. Department of Energy will negotiate the renewal of its contract with the UC system to manage national nuclear weapons research facilities, department officials said yesterday.

City Reviews Moratorium
With fast-food chain stores bringing more cars and trash to Berkeley's streets, the City Council last night sent a proposal for a one-year moratorium on fast food restaurants on San Pablo Avenue to a city commission for further examination.

MTV Hosts Open Auditions
It very well may be the free room and board. Perhaps it has something to do with a chance at stardom. Or maybe it is just the six-month hiatus from Berkeley life.

Peralta Disputes Audit Report
The Peralta Community College District, which runs Berkeley's Vista Community College, was cited by the state for underpaying teachers by a total of $500,000, a deputy state auditor said yesterday.

News in Brief: Rally Criticizes Exclusion of Nader From Recent Debates
Student and community Green Party supporters rallied on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday to protest presidential candidate Ralph Nader's exclusion from the debates last night.

UC Berkeley Students Discuss Mideast Crisis
As Mideast peace talks continued yesterday, UC Berkeley students reacted to the current crisis in the Middle East with heated debates.

Study Finds Agencies in Violation of Records Act
While Berkeley may be known for its free speech, a recent statewide audit said it should not be known for its freedom of information.


Sports

Internal Injury Ends Ward's Year
LaShaun Ward has taken his lumps this season, but what transpired after the Cal football team's thrilling victory over UCLA was just downright cruel.

Golden Girl
Editor's Note: Cal sophomore Staciana Stitts recently returned to Berkeley from the Sydney Olympics, where she won a gold medal in swimming. Stitts swam the breaststroke for the U.S. in the qualifying heat of the 400-meter medley relay.

Problems Linger for Haas
Back in the good old days, when there were peons, and knights, and lords, and kings, the average commoner spent his everyday life mucking around in filth. If he was really lucky, he got to spend his life toiling on the building of a massive cathedral, which took hundreds of years to be completed.

Letters to Sports: Rushing the Field - With Class
I just wanted to say what an awesome sight it was from the cannon platform Saturday when the students rushed the field. Not only was it colorful, it was good to see the students didn't started tearing down goal posts. I hope the event staff noticed this as well and learned that students on the field after a game doesn't spell the end of the free world.


Opinion

Look Out...
For all the people that think Berkeley is boring and there's nothing to do, I hope these past few days have convinced you otherwise. It's been an eventful week to say the least.

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