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Issue #335 :: Thursday, April 26, 2001

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Youngbloods Infuse Bears Lineup
Prior to this season, the Cal baseball team could be summed up by one simple letter:

Brushwood!
Brushwood is a golf course. In its most simple form, it is a short six-hole par-three course occupying Bobby Joe's front yard. But in its most complex form, Brushwood is an intellectual puzzle of galactic proportions. Forget the theories of evolution, dark matter or quantum mechanics. Figure out Brushwood, and you've really done something.

Arresting Homeless To Be Low Priority in Berkeley
Berkeley police will make enforcement of a state law criminalizing homelessness a low priority, the City Council decided Tuesday.

Cal Falls to Sixth on Final Day of Pac-10s
After storming out to a four-stroke first-round lead, the Cal women's golf team slipped to a sixth-place finish yesterday in the final round of the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

News

Page 2 Interview -- Loren Hunter, a Zamboni Driver at Berkeley Iceland
Q: Tell me a little bit about the Zamboni.

Arresting Homeless To Be Low Priority in Berkeley
Berkeley police will make enforcement of a state law criminalizing homelessness a low priority, the City Council decided Tuesday.

Judicial Council Member Acquitted
In developments that could affect elections results, the ASUC Senate rejected calls to impeach an ASUC Judicial Council member alleged of bias early this morning, after the Judicial Council chair and Student Advocate chief of staff resigned yesterday.

Police Probe Alleged Rape in Hotel Room
Berkeley police are investigating allegations that two young women were raped while partying in a University Avenue hotel room.

Bills Propose Lower Fees for Nonresidents
The UC Office of the President squelched rumors yesterday that the nine-campus UC system is allowing undocumented immigrant students to pay lower in-state fees.

Bicycle Expedition Raises Funds for Disabled Children
Set to crisscross through mountain ranges and deserts, Jack Lee has been anticipating this summer for nearly three years.

City To Support Power Company Accountability
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to support two state bills designed to make giant power companies more accountable in the midst of the statewide energy crunch.


Sports

Youngbloods Infuse Bears Lineup
Prior to this season, the Cal baseball team could be summed up by one simple letter:

Cal Falls to Sixth on Final Day of Pac-10s
After storming out to a four-stroke first-round lead, the Cal women's golf team slipped to a sixth-place finish yesterday in the final round of the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

Bears Sweep Santa Clara, Await UCLA
The Cal softball team's two victories over Santa Clara yesterday were baby steps leading up to the big battle.

Pac-10 Championships Offers Tennis a Tuneup
For the first time this year, there will be an "I" in team.

Sports Brief: Iwuoma, Waasdorp Sign With Division Rivals
After signing free agent contracts this week, former Cal football players Chidi Iwuoma and Jacob Waasdorp will both have an opportunity to make an NFL roster this fall. Iwuoma inked a deal with the Detroit Lions and Waasdorp signed on with the Green Bay Packers.


Opinion

Brushwood!
Brushwood is a golf course. In its most simple form, it is a short six-hole par-three course occupying Bobby Joe's front yard. But in its most complex form, Brushwood is an intellectual puzzle of galactic proportions. Forget the theories of evolution, dark matter or quantum mechanics. Figure out Brushwood, and you've really done something.

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

Wheeler Whining A Waste of Time
I want to express my support for the demonstration in front of Wheeler Hall on Tuesday. I am also disgusted at the lack of consideration and interest displayed by students who complained about having a difficult time getting to class ("Activists Hold Wheeler Under Siege," April 25).

Animal Vivisection is a Problematic Science
Using animals to reproduce human diseases is problematic for several reasons. If a non-infectious disease, such as cancer, heart disease or epilepsy, is artificially induced in a subject the disease is no longer the same disease that occurs naturally ("Animal Rights' Activist Claims Off-Kilter," April 19).

Letters To The Editor: Student UCLA-Bound After Cal Day Experience
On Saturday, April 21 I was one of the thousands of people that came to UC Berkeley's open house, better known as Cal Day. Like many seniors that day, I came up to see if UC Berkeley would be the place I call home for the next four years of my life ("Recruitment Centers Will Not Partake in Cal Day Festivities," April 20).

Wheeler Protest Occupies Campus
Regarding the recent Wheeler lockdown, when I attempted to enter Wheeler Hall, I was told that classes had been cancelled, and that I should not enter the building. I went in anyway, and found my class, among others, well in progress ("Activists Hold Wheeler Under Siege," April 25).

Editorial: UC System Far From Ready For Silent Crisis-It's Here
As a consequence of Tidal Wave II, every public college in California will soon be flooded with thousands of students that will not fit into existing housing, university facilities or classrooms. In anticipation, the UC administration has been flooding students' mailboxes with surveys and holding forums largely empty of significance.

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