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Issue #309 :: Wednesday, March 14, 2001

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Bears Hit the Road To the Final Four
The odyssey starts with a 7:30 a.m. bus ride to Oakland International Airport and, if all goes well, it will end with an upset of the defending NCAA Tournament champions.

New Breast Cancer Gene Discovered
UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new gene that plays a crucial role in breast cancer development in a finding that may lead to better therapies against the most common malignancy to afflict American women.

Silent Protest Delivers Message of Powerful Presence in ‘Black Out'
Dressed entirely in black, over 75 students representing black student groups on campus locked arms in silence yesterday, blocking off most of Sather Gate.

South Outlook: Spartans Up to Defending Their Title
The road to a national championship won't go through Flint, Mich. this year, but teams hoping to dethrone Michigan State will certainly have to make a stop there.

News

Silent Protest Delivers Message of Powerful Presence in ‘Black Out'
Dressed entirely in black, over 75 students representing black student groups on campus locked arms in silence yesterday, blocking off most of Sather Gate.

Festivities Mark Opening of Theater
Theatergoers danced and clinked champagne glasses last night to usher in a new era in the Berkeley arts.

UC, CSU Systems File Injunction To Keep Long-Term Energy Contract
The UC and California State University systems have filed a joint motion to prevent Enron Energy Services from changing their contract that provides energy to the campuses.

University Bows Head In Respectful Silence
Editor's note: The first in a four-part series highlighting local efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Berkeley Music Company to Help Napster Filter Copyrighted Songs
Napster enlisted the services of a Berkeley company yesterday to help it comply with a court order to block copyrighted songs.

Page 2 Interview -- Alan Gutierrez, 1st year Student at Boalt School of Law
Q:Why do you think so many students want to study law?

Former Senator Relates Political Stories to Crowd
When asked who had the most influence on his life, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell of Maine cited his own father's prophetic advice when leaving for Bowdoin College at the age of 16.


Sports

Bears Hit the Road To the Final Four
The odyssey starts with a 7:30 a.m. bus ride to Oakland International Airport and, if all goes well, it will end with an upset of the defending NCAA Tournament champions.

South Outlook: Spartans Up to Defending Their Title
The road to a national championship won't go through Flint, Mich. this year, but teams hoping to dethrone Michigan State will certainly have to make a stop there.

Midwest Outlook: Illini Greet Big Guns Into the Heartland
And you thought the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee was being kind by giving Illinois a No. 1 seed.

East Outlook: Devils Look to Dance All The Way to Minneapolis
Tobacco Road is just a little lonelier these days. After losing the ACC championship to Duke, North Carolina was forced to take its show to New Orleans.

West Outlook: Cardinal Cake Walk Not a Guarantee
So Stanford has the easiest bracket, huh?

Cal Takes the Sting Out of the Hornets
While spectacular play garners attention and a spot in a highlight film, the fundamentals are essential for success.

Sports Briefs: Women's Golf Winds Up Fourth at Bruin Classic
The Cal women's golf team took a huge step toward its goal of earning its first trip to the NCAA Championships, finishing fourth Tuesday at the Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic in Temecula, Calif.


Sci/Tech

Mammograms Best to Screen Breast Cancer
Despite the plethora of new technologies boasting better ways to detect breast cancer, the well-known and widely-used mammogram remains the most effective screening tool to identify potential malignancies, according to a UC Berkeley scientist.

New Breast Cancer Gene Discovered
UC Berkeley researchers have discovered a new gene that plays a crucial role in breast cancer development in a finding that may lead to better therapies against the most common malignancy to afflict American women.

Information Overload
The world produces a lot of new information per year-nearly two exabytes, or 2,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes, to be exact, say UC Berkeley researchers.

Spanning the System: Genetics, Ethnicity May Affect Severity of Complications in Lupus Patients
UC San Francisco scientists studying the autoimmune disease lupus have found that ethnicity and genetics may play a role in a patient's risk of developing complications associated with the ailment.

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