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Issue #284 :: Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Top Headlines

Braun May Shuffle Lineup
The Cal men's basketball team needed to split this weekend's games against the Los Angeles schools. The Bears just didn't need to do it the way they did.

Is Getting Rough in Bed a Fantasy or a Nightmare?
Q: I live in Canada and I just recently bought my first VCR, hence have been browsing through our one and only video store for the movies I've heard about but never seen. Many have sex scenes, and, in every case, the sex strikes me as rather brutal. The men seem to be ramming their cocks as far into the women as possible, over and over, with considerable force. This does not in any way portray the sex I've had at any time in my life with any of my partners. What gives?

Housing Inflation Continues
A new study confirms what many Bay Area residents already know-that housing in the area does not come cheap.

Pac-10 Basketball -- UCLA Upends Stanford at Maples to Make It a Race Again
Whatever you want to call them, upsets, surprises, shockers, the Pac-10 got its fair share of them this past weekend.

News

Housing Inflation Continues
A new study confirms what many Bay Area residents already know-that housing in the area does not come cheap.

Cal Grant to Have Minimal Effect on Applicant Numbers
UC Berkeley admission numbers will not rise substantially over the next few years despite a major expansion of the Cal Grant scholarship program, UC Berkeley Assistant Vice Chancellor Richard Black said yesterday.

Volunteers Bring News of Insurance to Uninsured
When the city of Berkeley learned that nearly 10,000 of its residents are uninsured, it knew something had to change.

State Funds to Benefit Youth Crime Programs
Berkeley's youth probation programs will soon be rejuvenated by a $5.1 million grant that will be distributed throughout Alameda County.

Low-Income Residents May Expect Lower Energy Bills, More Allowances
With rising energy costs statewide, some Berkeley residents may see relief with smaller gas and electric bills, city officials said yesterday.

UC Settles Medicare Case, Millions Owed to Government
After a four-year investigation into improper billing procedures at the UC's five teaching hospitals, the university has agreed to repay the federal government $22.5 million in Medicare billings.

Fraternities Return to Campus to ‘Help Men Become Better People'
After a long spring of recruitment, two established fraternities, absent for almost seven years, will be back on the UC Berkeley campus this fall.

Recycling Ideas Brainstormed at Meeting
Students and administrators discussed possible ways to ensure the future of an environmentally-conscious UC Berkeley campus at a recycling summit Friday.

Page 2 Interview -- Anita, Ola Hadi, and Golnaz Motiey, UC Berkeley students
Q: What makes you happiest about the good weather?

News in Brief: Photography Exhibit to Portray School System
Researchers from UC Berkeley will collaborate with Finnish scientists for a study on the influence of information technology on human society.


Sports

Braun May Shuffle Lineup
The Cal men's basketball team needed to split this weekend's games against the Los Angeles schools. The Bears just didn't need to do it the way they did.

Pac-10 Basketball -- UCLA Upends Stanford at Maples to Make It a Race Again
Whatever you want to call them, upsets, surprises, shockers, the Pac-10 got its fair share of them this past weekend.

Men's Gym Cruises, Women Falter
After being in the same place at the same time on Thursday, Cal's gymnastics teams went in totally opposite directions that weekend.

Cal's Fruttero Reaches ITA Quarterfinals
A couple days after holding his own against some of the best collegiate players in the nation, Cal tennis player John Paul Fruttero was at it again.

Athelete of the Week: Ryan Atkinson, Baseball
A pitcher's first start of the season usually isn't indicative of how he will perform over the course of the year. Typically, a starter will go just enough innings to earn a victory before turning the game over to the bullpen.


Opinion

Glow-in-the-Dark... Bunnies?
Last Monday, Eduardo Kac came to UC Berkeley to give a presentation on his artwork, in particular, his Green Florescent Protein bunny, as part of the ongoing Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium series. At the heart of his "transgenic art" is a rabbit that has been genetically-engineered to glow florescent green when under the correct light.

Editorial: Applications Are in, UC Yet to Face Challenges
In the face of Tidal Wave II, can UC Berkeley and the UC system as a whole maintain their precarious position as the top public school in the country?

Letters to the Editor: ASUC Senators Protest Griffith Removal
On Nov. 29, the ASUC Senate voted to approve a senate bill under emergency action, by a two-third majority, to keep Senator Evora Griffith on the senate ("ASUC Judicial Council Charges Senate With Unconstitutional Acts," Jan. 26). This decision must stand. Executive office wrangling cannot be allowed to impede the democratic functions and affairs of the senate.

Is Getting Rough in Bed a Fantasy or a Nightmare?
Q: I live in Canada and I just recently bought my first VCR, hence have been browsing through our one and only video store for the movies I've heard about but never seen. Many have sex scenes, and, in every case, the sex strikes me as rather brutal. The men seem to be ramming their cocks as far into the women as possible, over and over, with considerable force. This does not in any way portray the sex I've had at any time in my life with any of my partners. What gives?

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell
Darrin Bell's cartoons could be accessed at EditorialCartoons.com

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