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Issue #2598 :: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Top Headlines

Cal Aims to Conduct Stellar Swan Song
No one knows what will happen in the coming months but, hours after the announcement that Cal baseball would not be reinstated next year, the presence of the team at Evans Diamond reminded everyone of one thing:

Pell Grants Face Possible Cuts
During a time of harsh budget cuts and fee increases, University of California students from low-income families may receive another blow to their economic standing with President Barack Obama and members of the House of Representatives proposing separate plans for changes to the Federal Pell Grant System.

In My Place
Seamus Kelly is being interviewed after the Cal rugby team decimated Stanford, 74-0, a few weeks ago. Asked about his two tries in the first half, the sophomore instead comments on the team's lackluster performance in the second.

City Set to Provide Mental Health Services to Albany
The Berkeley City Council is set to enter a $53,040 contract with the Albany Unified School District at its meeting Tuesday, with the goal of administering mental health services to the district's underserved high school students.

News

Initiative Seeks Increased Student Involvement
With only a handful of UC Berkeley students currently sitting on some of the seven design teams within the Operational Excellence initiative, those who are involved say more students need to take active roles in the planning process as the deadline to submit proposals toward saving the campus $75 million looms ahead.

Pell Grants Face Possible Cuts
During a time of harsh budget cuts and fee increases, University of California students from low-income families may receive another blow to their economic standing with President Barack Obama and members of the House of Representatives proposing separate plans for changes to the Federal Pell Grant System.

City Set to Provide Mental Health Services to Albany
The Berkeley City Council is set to enter a $53,040 contract with the Albany Unified School District at its meeting Tuesday, with the goal of administering mental health services to the district's underserved high school students.

New Catering Program Prioritizes Healthy Eating
In a move to provide further guidelines and nutrition standards for the campus community, Eat Well Berkeley Catering was launched last month at UC Berkeley.

City to Vote on Grant Funding for Nutrition Education Workshops
The Berkeley City Council will vote on a resolution to approve a three-year state grant for the Nutrition Education Program - which will fund the city's healthy eating outreach initiatives - at its meeting Tuesday.

Seven UC Campuses Fail Public Records Audit Podcast
A state government watchdog group that audited the University of California's compliance with the state Public Records Act gave failing grades to most campuses, but university officials excoriated the audit's findings as "deeply flawed."

News In Brief
A Berkeley police officer suffered minor injuries after a man who was allegedly speeding and running stop signs hit her squad car with his vehicle in South Berkeley early Saturday morning.


Sports

In My Place
Seamus Kelly is being interviewed after the Cal rugby team decimated Stanford, 74-0, a few weeks ago. Asked about his two tries in the first half, the sophomore instead comments on the team's lackluster performance in the second.

Cal Aims to Conduct Stellar Swan Song
No one knows what will happen in the coming months but, hours after the announcement that Cal baseball would not be reinstated next year, the presence of the team at Evans Diamond reminded everyone of one thing:

Conference Questions: Men's Hoops
Can Cal make the NCAA Tourney even after three consecutive losses?

Conference Questions: Women's Hoops
What do Cal's last three losses say about the rest of its season?


Opinion

Cut It Out!
Friday's announcement that three varsity teams will not be cut was a bittersweet end to a process marked by poor communication, bad decision-making and opaque proceedings by campus administration.

Future of Human Space Flight Continues to Look Bright
In the early morning hours of April 12, 1981, I was huddled in front of my family's only television, my eyes glued to the live news coverage of the first launch of the Space Shuttle.

A Vegan Lifestyle Has Never Looked Quite This Attractive
In response to the Feb. 10, 2011 article "Corn Porn or Veggie Love?" I would like to give some insight into the motives behind PETA's "Veggie Love" Super Bowl advertisements.

Letter To The Editor
Andrew Glidden's claim that in Florida only one concealed carry permit holder has been convicted of homicide is demonstrably false. In fact, there is "blood running in the streets" in Florida just as opponents of the Florida law permitting concealed carry predicted when it was passed. For example, at least four Florida concealed carry permit holders have been convicted of homicide just since May 2007. But this statistic is deceptive in that many permit holders who kill also commit suicide. That was the scenario in a gruesome mass shooting committed by a Florida permit holder in 2010 in which the enraged permit holder killed his estranged wife and three other women at a restaurant. In 2009, a Florida Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit holder allegedly opened fire during his family's Thanksgiving Day celebration and killed four, including a six-year-old girl.

Editorial Cartoon


Sex on Tuesday: The Lady and the Tramp
The wind ripples through your hair, caressing your face. Your body soars through the night sky, masked under the blanket of evening darkness and the soft twinkle of starlight. An experience so fantastic that Icarus himself perished from the sheer ecstasy of it.

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