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Issue #295 :: Thursday, February 22, 2001

Top Headlines

Bears Ready for Redemption Against Dawgs, Cougars
After a few days of perspective, it's clear that Saturday's margin of defeat did little to change the Cal men's basketball team's margin for error.

Dog-Gone
Two years ago, whenever my parents called to say hello, there would always be some point in the conversation when I asked how my dog was doing. This was generally accepted to be a circuitous way of asking if Cagney was still alive. I couldn't just ask if the yellow Labrador was still alive because, well, you don't usually ask if someone is alive over the telephone, even a dog. Never have I, when talking to a friend in everyday conversation, asked, "How's it going? Oh, I'm fine. Is your mom still alive?"

SAT Proposal Well-Received
The UC president has spoken, and now attention is turning to the faculty and UC Board of Regents, who will ultimately be responsible for adopting or rejecting Richard Atkinson's proposal to eliminate the SAT in admissions decisions.

New Offensive Coordinator Hires Familiar Face for Position
In order to persuade offensive coordinator Al Borges away from UCLA, Cal head coach Tom Holmoe said he would allow Borges to bring in an assistant he thought would help him implement his offensive system.

News

Berkeley City Council Votes to Create City Ordinance Protecting Tenants Evicted Under State's Ellis Act
In an "urgent request" to the city attorney, the Berkeley City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday night to draft an ordinance that would protect tenants from evictions under an unpopular state law.

Group Travels to Devastated Country
Eleven Berkeley students, with their "two feet in justice," will soon visit El Salvador, which was rocked by devastating earthquakes last month.

Berkeley Lab Lends Hand in Crime-Solving
After 17 years of investigation, a suspect in the murder of a young girl from Portola, Calif., has finally been identified through DNA matching at a Berkeley lab, police officials announced yesterday.

Program Exposes Students to Real World of Politics
Berkeley may be a hotbed of political activity, but each semester 25 UC Berkeley students travel to Washington, D.C. to immerse themselves in the upper echelons of government agencies.

Napster Issues New Proposal to Settle Lawsuit
Napster made a $1 billion offer to the record industry Tuesday to settle the current copyright infringement lawsuit.

SAT Proposal Well-Received
The UC president has spoken, and now attention is turning to the faculty and UC Board of Regents, who will ultimately be responsible for adopting or rejecting Richard Atkinson's proposal to eliminate the SAT in admissions decisions.

Page 2 Interview -- Malcolm Clark Samuels, Former Black Panther
Q: What does the mural "A People's History of Telegraph Avenue" mean to you?

From Idea to Policy: The Road to an SAT Change
1. UC PRESIDENT -- UC President Richard Atkinson sent a letter last Friday to the Academic Senate,


Sports

Bears Ready for Redemption Against Dawgs, Cougars
After a few days of perspective, it's clear that Saturday's margin of defeat did little to change the Cal men's basketball team's margin for error.

New Offensive Coordinator Hires Familiar Face for Position
In order to persuade offensive coordinator Al Borges away from UCLA, Cal head coach Tom Holmoe said he would allow Borges to bring in an assistant he thought would help him implement his offensive system.

Cal visits Seattle to tangle with huskies
A lot has changed since Washington barely escaped Berkeley with a 69-68 win over the Cal women's basketball team last month.

Swimmers Smell What They're Cooking For Pac-10 Championships
No more one-on-one matchups. No more cage matches. It's time for the Royal Rumble.

Softball Looks to Remain Perfect
The Cal softball team will get a glimpse of the Women's College World Series three months before it starts.


Opinion

Dog-Gone
Two years ago, whenever my parents called to say hello, there would always be some point in the conversation when I asked how my dog was doing. This was generally accepted to be a circuitous way of asking if Cagney was still alive. I couldn't just ask if the yellow Labrador was still alive because, well, you don't usually ask if someone is alive over the telephone, even a dog. Never have I, when talking to a friend in everyday conversation, asked, "How's it going? Oh, I'm fine. Is your mom still alive?"

Editorial: Remove the Flawed Test, Keep the Focused Test
Doped up on caffeine and clutching sharp No. 2 pencils, a wiry kid is frantically filing in bubbles as time ticks against him. Why should this image symbolize the rite of passage from high school to higher education?

Safety Requires an Aggressive Approach
I read The Daily Californian article on the need to provide students with safe rental apartments and houses in both Oakland and Berkeley ("Recent Fires Prompt Measures," Feb. 15). This, in response to the death of a UC Berkeley student in an Oakland house fire where there was no alarm and the windows were nailed shut.

Bring the ‘Golden Age' Back to Berkeley
The manner of thinking of the majority of the students has reached a true hegemonic ideal. The ruling ideology has been asserted and accepted by subordinate groups: "Do not speak out against the ruling ideology or you will be oppressed into submission."

Letters to the Editor: Free Speech Can Be Heard Voluntarily
I find it totally hypocritical that the very same movement that brought us such free speech quelling events, as former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not speaking, thinks that free speech was under attack on Feb. 6 at all ("Palestinian Protesters Hold Mock Checkpoint," Feb. 7). It was not.

What Is to Become of the SATs?
Implementing UC President Richard Atkinson's proposal to move away from SAT (aptitude) to SAT II (knowledge) type admission testing would cause more, not fewer, underclass kids to be buried alive ("Atkinson Calls to Eliminate SATs," Feb. 20).

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

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