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Issue #303 :: Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Top Headlines

Brouhaha Over Bayer Leads to 39 Arrests
Police arrested more than 35 protesters at the Bayer Corporation facility in Berkeley yesterday, but the activists said the real criminals are giant pharmaceutical companies suing to keep cheap AIDS medicine out of South Africa.

Softball Matches Record Start
This season the Cal softball team remains unscathed, without losses, and chalk-full of wins.

Luscious Liquid
Q:My buddies and I were watching some porn and we saw a woman who was squirting fluid out of what looked like her urethra. It didn't look like urine, so I was wondering what it was?

Lakireddy Couple Changes Plea to Guilty
OAKLAND-Two members of the Lakireddy family accused of illegally importing Indian girls into the United States pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit immigration fraud yesterday in federal court.

News

Brouhaha Over Bayer Leads to 39 Arrests
Police arrested more than 35 protesters at the Bayer Corporation facility in Berkeley yesterday, but the activists said the real criminals are giant pharmaceutical companies suing to keep cheap AIDS medicine out of South Africa.

Lakireddy Couple Changes Plea to Guilty
OAKLAND-Two members of the Lakireddy family accused of illegally importing Indian girls into the United States pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit immigration fraud yesterday in federal court.

Train Accident Kills Man, Victim Remains Unidentified
A Pacific Union train struck and killed a man in Berkeley Sunday night as he sat on a railroad track, police said.

City Commissioners Take Board Discrimination to Court
Three disgruntled city commissioners filed suit in San Francisco's court of appeals yesterday, requesting that the court overturn an opinion issued by the city attorney that has prevented them from fully participating in city government.

Singer Tiffany Returns To Rock Sproul Plaza
Sporting her signature flame-red hair, Tiffany performed for an audience of cheering fans yesterday on Lower Sproul Plaza, proving the 1980s pop queen is ready to take on the charts again.

Judicial Council Denies Reinstatement
Capping two months of legal maneuvering, the ASUC Judicial Council rejected an appeal late Monday to reinstate ousted ASUC Senator Evora Griffith.

Correction
Yesterday's article "Woman Drops Discrimination Suit Against Haas School of Business" incorrectly stated that Katherine Zimmerman dropped the suit in exchange for a monetary settlement.


Sports

Softball Matches Record Start
This season the Cal softball team remains unscathed, without losses, and chalk-full of wins.

More Business As Usual for Women's Gym
The Cal women's gymnastics team is experiencing first-hand the direct relationship between success and expectations.

Bears' Backs Blaze to Road Sweep
Less than a month ago, the Cal rugby team embarked on a series of road-trip weekends that would send them to three states to play five teams in just three weeks.

Sports Briefs: Rivalry Rubber Match Rained Out
The Cal baseball team and No. 10 Stanford were unable to play their series finale due to rain yesterday. The Bears (10-5) and Cardinal (14-5) will attempt to makeup the game tomorrow evening at Sunken Diamond.

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Ervin, Swimming
Cal swimmer Anthony Ervin won three of the four races he swam in at the Pac-10 Championships this weekend, breaking several records in the process.


Opinion

Luscious Liquid
Q:My buddies and I were watching some porn and we saw a woman who was squirting fluid out of what looked like her urethra. It didn't look like urine, so I was wondering what it was?

Editorial: Walking the Fine Line of Free Speech, Censorship
When protesters blocked former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking in Berkeley last November, we took a stand: "While freedom of speech is important, the freedom to listen to more than one opinion is an essential right. Berkeley is fast transforming itself (into) the guillotine of independent thought." ("Netanyahu Blockade Defies Free Speech," Nov. 30.)

Recruitment Shelved
I am in full support of the decision by the student recruitment centers not to participate in the yield efforts for fall 2001 ("Groups to Discourage Enrollment in UC," March 2).

Recruitment Shelved
I read with interest the story of the minority recruitment and retention activists who are refusing to recruit minority students for UC Berkeley ("Groups to Discourage Enrollment in UC," March 2).

The Voters Have Spoken, City Deserves Backing
A s residents of Berkeley, we have a right to voice our opinions and to make the city what we want it to be. Voters unanimously approved Measure D, which protects agricultural land and open space areas in Alameda County ("City Council Joins Fight Against developers," March 1).

Letters to the Editor: Ad's Publication Disgraces University
I am appalled that The Daily Californian would print a full page ad so racist and inflammatory ("Daily Cal Issues Apology Over Controversial Ad," March 2).

Letters to the Editor: Apology Undermines Freedom of Speech
I am appalled at The Daily Californian's editorial statement and at its retreat from First Amendment principles, which should be the primary responsibility of a newspaper ("Daily Cal Issues Apology Over Controversial Ad," March 2).

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell
Darrin Bell's cartoons can be accessed at Editorial Cartoons.com.

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