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Issue #238 :: Tuesday, October 24, 2000

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Pac-10 Votes to Revive Hoops Tourneys
The Pac-10's Executive Officers' decision yesterday to institute postseason tournaments for both men's and women's basketball blended a mix of old and new.

Oh, Baby!
Q: Both my partner and I enjoy our sexual intimacy. As we care about each other very much, we both want to give each other the greatest experience possible. However, every time we have sex, I always get to

Winds Blow In Weekend Blackouts
High winds caused major problems for Berkeley residents this weekend, cutting off power to thousands of people and fueling a fire in the nearby hills.

Bears Break Out of Slump in Style
To say the Cal men's soccer team was anxious to get home would be a gross understatement.

News

Winds Blow In Weekend Blackouts
High winds caused major problems for Berkeley residents this weekend, cutting off power to thousands of people and fueling a fire in the nearby hills.

Students Voice Protest Against Unfair Evictions
Two frustrated UC Berkeley students, backed by the support of city and university officials yesterday, expressed their dissatisfaction with local landlords' eviction practices on the first day of Tenants Rights Week.

UC Regents Consider Proposal to Restrict Fees
A UC Board of Regents decision has caused some students to accuse the university of trying to restrict student fees, possibly violating a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Expired Permits Irk Students
As student concern about expired elevator permits on the UC Berkeley campus grows, campus officials yesterday said the state is at fault for not inspecting elevators regularly.

Alice Walker: Women Can Solve Mideast Crisis
Renowned author Alice Walker told a sold-out audience Sunday night that women are the key to solving the crisis in the Middle East, since men have so obviously failed.

Union Members Boycott Safeway
Approximately six truck drivers that deliver produce to Safeway grocery stores carried posters and distributed flyers yesterday in an attempt to garner public support for a labor dispute that has 1,500 drivers protesting allegedly unfair pay practices.

Workers Strike Against Sour Wages
Mrs. See, with her sweet, old grandmother persona, does not evoke images of labor exploitation.

Indian Businesses Build Community in Berkeley
Walking or driving down University Avenue, Berkeleyans are sure to notice the 30 to 40 Indian businesses clustered along the street.


Sports

Pac-10 Votes to Revive Hoops Tourneys
The Pac-10's Executive Officers' decision yesterday to institute postseason tournaments for both men's and women's basketball blended a mix of old and new.

Bears Break Out of Slump in Style
To say the Cal men's soccer team was anxious to get home would be a gross understatement.

Polo Falls To MPSF Rivals at Tourney
Remember all those feel-good sports movies in which the team that loses earlier in the flick comes out and avenges that loss? With Queen's "We are the Champions" blaring in overly dramatic fashion in sync with the players hugging and crying as they celebrate the sweet victory, one can't help but think that that's the way it should be in real life.

Oregon Knocks Off 'Cats, Controls Pac-10 Destiny
Oregon's Autzen Stadium might as well be known as the Pac-10's House of Pain.

Sports Brief: Field Hockey Finishes Perfect in NorPac
The Cal field hockey team lost eight starting players from last year's squad, but last Sunday this year's team achieved the same feat that veteran players did last year.

Athlete of the Week: Austin Ripmaster
Junior forward Austin Ripmaster picked the best time to score his first goal of the season. Coming off a six-game road trip and in the midst of 275-minute scoreless streak, the Cal soccer team was facing then-No. 7 UCLA at Edwards Stadium Friday.


Opinion

Oh, Baby!
Q: Both my partner and I enjoy our sexual intimacy. As we care about each other very much, we both want to give each other the greatest experience possible. However, every time we have sex, I always get to

Editorial: Skates Should Pay Up
Skates on the Bay, a landmark Berkeley Marina restaurant, is suing the city of Berkeley, alleging that the city's new living wage ordinance is against the law and infringes on their lease. In what amounts to a waste of money and a deplorable action against workers' rights, this lawsuit is attempting to undermine Berkeley's efforts to ensure a reasonable standard of living.

Excuse For Preventing Free Speech Is Unviable
It's hard to believe that three UC Berkeley students (Aman Gill, Laura Davis and Ranjan Muthukrishnan) worked on the response to the Berkeley Conservative Foundation's argument that they were denied their freedom of speech by the protestors at the anti-Mumia forum ("Conservatives Practice Hypocricy," Oct. 19). Hard to believe because the response is such an intellectual failure.

Letters to the Editor: Abortion Protest Should Be Heard, Not Seen
In spite of my disappointment regarding the anti-abortion demonstration, I am pleased that The Daily Californian decided to devote a cover story to such an important issue ("Graphic Abortion Display Incites Debate," Oct. 20).

Police Prohibit Open Dialogue On Parking
The debate over controlled neighborhood parking took an abrupt turn last week when police officers affiliated with the Berkeley Police Association appeared at the City Council chambers to lobbyfor parking access at the Civic Center ("Police Seek Immediate Parking Relief," Oct. 19). The action marks one of those rare mo-ments when the association's rank-and-file have publicly de-monstrated.

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