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Issue #286 :: Thursday, February 8, 2001

Top Headlines

Holmoe Unveils 2001 Recruits
Cal football coach Tom Holmoe announced the 2001 recruiting class yesterday, the first day high school players could sign a national letter of intent.

Death Linked to Meningitis Troubles University Officials
A freshman at the University of Southern California died earlier this week from a blood infection related to the meningitis virus, prompting UC Berkeley officials to recommend dorm residents be vaccinated against the rare disease.

Every Day is Earth Day
Remember "Captain Planet"? The television show? The one about saving the earth? There were the four kids with the rings that had the powers of earth, wind, fire and water. Plus there was Ma-Ti from the rain forest who had the "power of heart" and could communicate with Gaia and talk to animals and stuff-sounds like he had something from the rain forest all right.

Bears Aiming for Revenge Against Card in Opener
Last year, the Cal women's lacrosse team had its season come to an abrupt halt in the Western Women's Lacrosse League quarterfinals at the hands of eventual champion Stanford.

News

Plans for BART Raise Question of Discrimination
Berkeley residents may soon have more options in public transportation with future BART expansion, despite complaints that plans lack sufficient public input.

Study Disputes Current Theory, Finds First Relationship Critical
Love may be in the air next week for Valentine's Day, but a new UC Berkeley psychology study says it may be your "first love" that is still in your head.

Death Linked to Meningitis Troubles University Officials
A freshman at the University of Southern California died earlier this week from a blood infection related to the meningitis virus, prompting UC Berkeley officials to recommend dorm residents be vaccinated against the rare disease.

Page 2 Interview -- Amy Lee, UC Berkeley Freshman
Q:Do you think we should send people to Mars?

Study Reveals Barriers to Latina Educational Success
Juanita Mena, a UC Berkeley sophomore, aspires to attend graduate school. Researchers, however, say that as a Latina she will have a difficult time simply finishing college.

News in Brief: Renovations Will Increase Access to Seismic Research
UC Berkeley's seismic testing facility at Richmond Field Station will soon undergo technological renovation with the help of $4.2 million granted yesterday by the National Science Foundation.


Sports

Holmoe Unveils 2001 Recruits
Cal football coach Tom Holmoe announced the 2001 recruiting class yesterday, the first day high school players could sign a national letter of intent.

Bears Aiming for Revenge Against Card in Opener
Last year, the Cal women's lacrosse team had its season come to an abrupt halt in the Western Women's Lacrosse League quarterfinals at the hands of eventual champion Stanford.

Bears Start on Oregon Trail
If the Cal men's basketball team was to look back over the first half of its season, the Bears would probably like what they see:

Ruggers Look to Fly Past Thunderbirds
Famous people from Canada: Peter Jennings, Jim Carrey, Alex Trebek, Michael J. Fox, Bryan Adams, South Park's Terrence and Philip and Celine Dion.

Sports Briefs: Women's Hoops Welcome Oregon State and No. 23 Oregon State This Weekend at Haas Pavilion
The Cal women's basketball team will try to start the second half of the Pac-10 season the way it ended the first half when the Bears take on Oregon State tonight at Haas Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. and No. 23 Oregon Saturday night.


Opinion

Every Day is Earth Day
Remember "Captain Planet"? The television show? The one about saving the earth? There were the four kids with the rings that had the powers of earth, wind, fire and water. Plus there was Ma-Ti from the rain forest who had the "power of heart" and could communicate with Gaia and talk to animals and stuff-sounds like he had something from the rain forest all right.

Mid-East Checkpoint: Crisis Comes to Sather Gate
I saw the protest on the news last night ("Palestinian Protesters Hold Mock Checkpoint," Feb. 7). I assume UC Berkeley students have a history department. They might want to study some of it. But since it seems the odds of that are low, here's a quick lesson.

Mid-East Checkpoint: Crisis Comes to Sather Gate
The idea behind Tuesday's checkpoint was to inform people about the daily system of control Palestinians are subjected to under Israeli apartheid rule ("Palestinian Protesters Hold Mock Checkpoint," Feb. 7). In Israel if you are Palestinian, you will be forced to abide by a different set of policies and rules than Jews.

Editorial: City Steps Up Fire Safety, But is it Doing Enough?
When UC Berkeley student Azalea Jusay and her parents died six months ago in a burning apartment with sealed windows and inadequate smoke detection, it was considered a terrible tragedy.

Letters to the Editor: Berkeley Cannot Support Enrollment Increase
It's amazing to hear that the UC system wants to double their enrollment by 2010 ("Applications Are in, UC Yet to Face Challenges," Feb. 6). In the early 90's, I thought the campus was overcrowded to say the least.

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

Party Politics Kicked This Senator Out
Here is my story: last fall, I started off in the ASUC as target for Student Action when I opposed several appointments by former ASUC Academic Vice President Jen Chang and actively participated in her removal from office.

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