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Issue #27 :: Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Top Headlines

Dean Wants Bridge Retrofit
Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean broke ranks with many of her Bay Area counterparts this week when she said the Bay Bridge should be retrofitted instead of rebuilt.

Ill Mentality
I love to people watch. There is nothing more humorous or satisfying than sitting on the steps of Sproul Plaza at noon and watching my fellow students parade by. The action always happens there, whether it is a demonstration against vivisection or an Afghani folk dance exhibit. There are also a lot of Berkeley "celebrities" to watch, preaching or shouting angst-filled tirades at amused bystanders.

Potent Card Offense Stifles Cal Comeback
The Cal volleyball team's goal heading into its home matchup with No. 7 Stanford last night was to score more than 16 points - the total mark the Bears accumulated during their first contest against the Cardinal last season.

Attack of the Micromechanical ‘Robofly'
Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is "Robofly", a micromechanical flying insect being created by scientists at UC Berkeley that could one day fly and maneuver in the same manner as a real fly.

News

Dean Wants Bridge Retrofit
Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean broke ranks with many of her Bay Area counterparts this week when she said the Bay Bridge should be retrofitted instead of rebuilt.

Two Women Assaulted After Car Collision
Two women were assaulted in Southwest Berkeley Monday by a pair of assailants who threatened the women with a crowbar and a tire jack iron, police said yesterday.

Nobel Prize Nominee Explains Buddhist Ideas
Only through suffering can one find happiness, said Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh at a presentation in Berkeley last night.

Students Contemplate Benefits of Honor Societies
For UC Berkeley students pinched for time and energy still searching for an activity to bulk up their resumes, becoming a member of an honor society can often fill up a little space and requires very little time commitment.

Student Group Shows Off Solar Car
Members of a UC Berkeley student group rolled through campus yesterday in their newly-designed solar car.


Sports

Potent Card Offense Stifles Cal Comeback
The Cal volleyball team's goal heading into its home matchup with No. 7 Stanford last night was to score more than 16 points - the total mark the Bears accumulated during their first contest against the Cardinal last season.

Finally, DeLoach to Play ASU
Call it payback, call it revenge. Jerry DeLoach is just glad to finally play Arizona State.

Recruit Likely to Commit Soon
Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun could be on the verge of garnering his second verbal commitment for next season, as shooting guard Jon Howard appears likely to verbally commit to a college by the end of the week.


Opinion

Ill Mentality
I love to people watch. There is nothing more humorous or satisfying than sitting on the steps of Sproul Plaza at noon and watching my fellow students parade by. The action always happens there, whether it is a demonstration against vivisection or an Afghani folk dance exhibit. There are also a lot of Berkeley "celebrities" to watch, preaching or shouting angst-filled tirades at amused bystanders.

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