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Issue #298 :: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Top Headlines

Cal Admits Misconduct
UC Berkeley officials yesterday admitted to academic wrongdoing, confirming year-old allegations that two former Cal football players received credit for classes they did no work for.

Rimming it or Ripping it?
Anal sex is not just a man penetrating another man with his penis.

Cost of Living In Bay Area Skyrockets
Berkeley residents may enjoy free speech and good coffee, but a recent study reveals that the Bay Area faces a higher cost of living than any other place in the nation.

Lampley Gets a Three-Peat
He's completed the trifecta, now his fans will wait and see if he hits the jackpot.

News

Cost of Living In Bay Area Skyrockets
Berkeley residents may enjoy free speech and good coffee, but a recent study reveals that the Bay Area faces a higher cost of living than any other place in the nation.

Overloaded Financial Aid System May Hurt Poor Students
Many students depend on financial aid from UC Berkeley to pay for their education, but the increasing rate of student enrollment over the next 15 years could mean potential problems for many low-income students.

Berkeley Archaeologist Finds Proof Of Ancient Greeks in Israel
An archaeology crew led by a UC Berkeley professor recently discovered the first concrete evidence of a permanent Greek settlement in Tel Dor, Israel.

Republican Strategist Brings Firsthand Experience to Class
Despite his scholastic accomplishments and teaching position at UC Berkeley, Dan Schnur does not take too kindly to being addressed as a professor.

Disabled-Friendly Tot Park Crawls onto Council's Plate
One of Berkeley's most popular children's parks, the Virginia-McGee Tot Land, may become fully accessible to disabled persons if the city's request for state funds is granted.

Abortion Pill Harder to Come By in Berkeley
Five months after the release of a controversial abortion pill, an increasing number of Bay Area clinics and physicians are prescribing the contraceptive, although Berkeley health clinics are saying very little about it.

Berkeley Looks at ‘Instant' Vote Results
Berkeley city officials are considering joining a handful of other U.S. cities who use instant-runoff voting in their local elections.

News in Brief: Chancellor Celebrates UC Berkeley's Olympic Athletes in Sproul Ceremony
The Olympic spirit descended on Upper Sproul Plaza yesterday afternoon as UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl acknowledged the achievements of the university's Olympic athletes.

Page 2 Interview -- Nora Gordon, a Peace and Conflicts Studies Major
Q: How do you think society views anal sex?


Sports

Cal Admits Misconduct
UC Berkeley officials yesterday admitted to academic wrongdoing, confirming year-old allegations that two former Cal football players received credit for classes they did no work for.

Lampley Gets a Three-Peat
He's completed the trifecta, now his fans will wait and see if he hits the jackpot.

Women's Tennis Gets a Lesson at Stanford
There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics.

Nears Touch the Wall Fifth in PAC And Basketball
It may not have been first, or second, or even third or fourth. But the Cal women's swimming team was definitely a success.

Cal Tears Through the South
All the Cal softball team needed was one more strike to make it to the finals this weekend at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Leadoff Classic in Georgia.

Sports Briefs: Women's Golf Third After Day One
The Cal women's golf team turned in a respectable performance yesterday, shooting a 22-over par 310 to end the day in third place at the Bay Area Classic at Hiddenbrooke Country Club in Vallejo.

Athlete of the Week: Sean Lampley
Sean Lampley has already been named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice and was just given the honor for a third time yesterday. The senior is the only player in the conference to be recognized three times for his efforts.


Opinion

Rimming it or Ripping it?
Anal sex is not just a man penetrating another man with his penis.

Editorial: States' Rights Imperative - But At What Cost?
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a startling blow to disability legislation. In its 5-4 ruling on Alabama v. Garrett, justices struck down a section of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thereby protecting states from lawsuits triggered by the federal law.

Silence Can Be Deadly
This is a plea for local law enforcement, community leaders and women's rights groups to come together to forge a better understanding of the problem of domestic violence.

Court Decision Necessitates Action
The recent weakening of the Americans with Disabilities Act necessitates immediate action ("Court Limits Damages Sought from States For Disability Related Discrimination," Feb. 23). UC Berkeley students can make a positive impact on disability rights across the nation.

Affirmative Action is The Key to Diversity
UC President Richard Atkinson's proposal to remove the SAT from UC admissions has sparked new dialogue on diversity in the university. Removing the SATs from admissions seems to be the long sought answer to the declining diversity of the UC system.

Letters to the Editor: A Similar Car Accident Can Happen Here
My sister was studying Physics with Chris Divis last Friday night. They joked about being nerds while preparing for a 9 a.m. Saturday morning review. As she left his apartment at 10 p.m., she asked him if he was going out. He said, "No, but I'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning."

SAT Elimination Under Consideration
Those of us at The Princeton Review couldn't be happier with UC President Richard Atkinson's proposal to eliminate the SAT as a factor for UC admissions ("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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