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Issue #344 :: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Top Headlines

Life in the Fast Lane
Anyone who's even seen Natalie Coughlin effortlessly cut her way through the water will understand why she's both the Daily Californian's Female Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

Solar Panels For Better Power
With apocalyptic energy shortages on the immediate horizon, four UC Berkeley students have an answer to use California's most abundant energy source to ease the problem and to cut pollution-solar energy.

Sorostitutes
Mathematics is just plain impossible. It's even worse with a hangover.

Board of Regents to Revisit Affirmative Action Issue
UC officials and protesters are gearing up for next week's UC Board of Regents meeting, during which the board is scheduled to reconsider its landmark 1995 vote banning affirmative action in UC admissions and hiring.

News

Board of Regents to Revisit Affirmative Action Issue
UC officials and protesters are gearing up for next week's UC Board of Regents meeting, during which the board is scheduled to reconsider its landmark 1995 vote banning affirmative action in UC admissions and hiring.

Protesters Demand Increase of Marijuana Plant Limit
Berkeley's newly adopted medical marijuana ordinance once again became the center of debate last night, when 180 patients, doctors, and activists protested the amount of legal possession.

UC, CSU Not Exempt from Blackouts
UC and California State University systems could face rolling blackouts this summer, after federal courts ruled that they cannot force Enron, UC's electricity provider, to guarantee direct energy service, officials announced this week.

Standards for Arsenic Stirring Berkeley Waters
The Berkeley City Council decided not to take action last night on a recommendation to send a letter to high-ranking environmental official, which would call for stricter standards for the amount of arsenic in drinking water.

Sixteen-Year-Old Graduate Youngest in Recent History
With all of the opportunities that a degree from UC Berkeley brings, 16-year-old Asif Haque will still graduate without being able to vote or even having a driver's permit.

All-American Girl Shares Stories of Sex, Drugs
Those who regularly file into the pews at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley may be shocked by who took to the podium Monday night, when comedian Margaret Cho told stories of her rambunctious adolescence full of sex and drugs.

News in Brief: Berkeley Woman Raped After Party At a Central Berkeley House
Police are investigating allegations that a woman was raped after partying at a house in central Berkeley.

Page 2 Interview -- Yong Yeh and Richard Alleshouse, Phi Kappa Tau Members
Q: How did you learn to make surfboards?


Sports

Life in the Fast Lane
Anyone who's even seen Natalie Coughlin effortlessly cut her way through the water will understand why she's both the Daily Californian's Female Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

Female Athletes of the Year
2.Laura Schott What hasn't Cal women's soccer player Schott accomplished?

Freshmen of the Year
2. Ericka Lorenz The redshirt freshman's contributions to the women's water polo team cannot be measured by her team-high 44 goals for the season, her silver medal for the U.S. water polo team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, or her first team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament selection.

Bears Come from Behind to Bust Broncos
With its fifth game in five days, the Cal baseball team could have easily packed it in after falling behind to Santa Clara yesterday at Evans Diamond.


Opinion

Sorostitutes
Mathematics is just plain impossible. It's even worse with a hangover.

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