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Issue #323 :: Tuesday, April 10, 2001

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Cal Dons Its Sunday Best
And God said the Cal baseball team shalt not lose on the sabbath.

Student Action Out of Election
In an astonishing ruling made hours before elections begin, a sharply divided ASUC Judicial Council disqualified all candidates from the Student Action Party late last night.

ASUC Endorsements 2001
Editors' Note: The Senior Editorial Board's 2001 ASUC elections endorsements were made without regard for the possible disqualification of any or all executive candidates by the ASUC Judicial Council.

Bears' Wild Ride of A Season Ends at NCAA Regionals
A record-breaking season ended in disappointment for the Cal women's gymnastics team Saturday with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Los Angeles.

News

Student Action Out of Election
In an astonishing ruling made hours before elections begin, a sharply divided ASUC Judicial Council disqualified all candidates from the Student Action Party late last night.

Valiant Eyewitness Speaks Out
The woman who uncovered the sex and immigration crimes committed by Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy told her story-for the first time ever-to the public yesterday.

College Budget Faces Scrutiny
State officials are scrutinizing the budget of Peralta Community College District in light of recent evidence that suggests spending "abuses."

Berkeley's Debate Team: United They Stand
As UC Berkeley senior Matt MacDonald sits encircled by friends, laughing and tossing a ball across the room during practice, Cal Debate coach Dave Arnett suddenly delivers a bomb-like reminder.

Library Board To Decide on Internet Filter Bill
The Berkeley Library Board of Directors will review a controversial state bill to limit minors' access to obscene Internet content tomorrow.

Study Advises State to Prepare For More Retirees
As the baby boomer population gets ready to retire, UC Berkeley experts warned state and university researchers to plan for the dramatic increase in California's senior citizen population over the next 30 years.

News in Brief: Exhibition Showcases Graduate Student's Documentary of Life in Foreign Locales
A show featuring the photographs of UC Berkeley graduate student Mimi Chakarova opened at The Center for Photography of the Graduate School of Journalism yesterday and will run until May 4.

Page 2 Interview -- Phung Lai and Simran Tagore, UC Berkeley Juniors
Q: What do you think of all the fliering in Sproul Plaza?


Sports

Cal Dons Its Sunday Best
And God said the Cal baseball team shalt not lose on the sabbath.

Bears' Wild Ride of A Season Ends at NCAA Regionals
A record-breaking season ended in disappointment for the Cal women's gymnastics team Saturday with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Los Angeles.

Crew Starts Season in Classic Style
The Cal men's and women's crew teams each got off to rather promising starts in their first outing of the spring season at the San Diego Crew Classic this past weekend.

Sports Briefs: Sensley Scores, Sampson Sits Out Roundball
What was supposed to be a preview of games to come proved only a glimpse of what might be for the Cal men's basketball team next year: Julian Sensley contributed but didn't dominate, and Jamal Sampson didn't play because he was injured.

Athlete of the Week: Michael Ashe, Men's Gymnastics
Michael Ashe, a sophomore from Stone Mountain, Ga., enjoyed a spectacular day at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.


Opinion

Editorial: Lesson Learned Too Late: Student Action is Out
An ASUC party that four years ago was well-respected and on the rise is now lying in shambles-struck down last night by a 5-4 Judicial Council ruling that Student Action's fliers intended to falsify campaign literature and mislead voters.

Executive Candidate Fighting to Race
When I decided to run for executive vice president, I thought campaigning was going to be about running around on Sproul Plaza with a picket sign. Instead, I have spent countless hours preparing for the cases that would seek to disqualify me from this election ("Bergman Out, Liaw Issues Illegal Order," April 9).

Order Sought to Give Voters Options
In recent days, there has been growing controversy surrounding the ASUC elections. Candidates have been removed from the ballot and threatened with disqualification because of honest, simple mistakes, that while illegal, were made with no malicious intent ("Bergman Out, Liaw Issues Illegal Order," April 9).

Prop 2: Poorly Worded Fee Increase Explained
The UC Berkeley student body will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 2, the referendum that seeks to raise the student activities fee to $27.50 per semester to support student groups and activities ("Prop. 2 Will Raise Student Fees, Bringing Windfall To Campus Groups," April 5).

Letters to the Editor: Palestinian, Zionist Issues Mistreated
It is very disturbing how The Daily Californian treats palestinian and zionist issues on this campus, with recent article "Divergent Middle East Protests Hit Downtown" being the latest example (April 5). I think it is absolutely ridiculous how the Daily Cal could print such a biased and one sided view.

Sincerity Will Get You Everywhere
Q: I've run into a recent problem. My little "spy plane" has been eager lately after meeting this cute Chinese girl. However, I haven't been given permission to land on foreign soil and fear retribution. One night after this pilot had a little too much to drink, my little plane landed in her hangar, and the morning after wasn't pleasant. She demanded an apology and is holding my boys captive 'till she figures out if my story checks out, and I don't have any STDs.

ASUC Endorsements 2001
Editors' Note: The Senior Editorial Board's 2001 ASUC elections endorsements were made without regard for the possible disqualification of any or all executive candidates by the ASUC Judicial Council.

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