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Issue #358 :: Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Top Headlines

Sophie's Choice
Freezers at in vitro fertilization clinics, full of frozen surplus embryos, teem with the potential for life. Yet without a uterus into which they can be implanted, these embryos will never develop into human beings.

Muhammad Set to Leave Cal
With only one year left to play college football and playing time not likely to be plentiful, running back Saleem Muhammad, has decided to transfer from Cal.

Reddy Sentenced to Eight Years
Lakireddy Bali Reddy, a 64-year-old Berkeley landlord convicted of

When Fear Crept In, New AD Followed His Own Advice
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two part series. Daily Cal Sports Editor Jason Jones sat down with Cal's new athletic director Steve Gladstone to discuss Cal sports.

News

Council Members to Spar Over Competing Budgets
Berkeley City Council members will square off at tonight's meeting as they hear competing measures for the city's budget.

Number of Cal Grants Down From Last Year
Fewer needy students will receive Cal Grant funds this year, despite a $131 million increase in available statewide funds and a larger applicant pool.

Anger Abounds Over Slow Response to Sewage
Water with black sludge has been creeping down a street that borders Berkeley and Oakland for the past six months, and local residents are angry about it.

Arts Festival Reflects City's Diversity
The annual Berkeley Arts Festival kicked into high gear this weekend, as hundreds of locals and tourists watched dozens of street performers at the launch of the two-week celebration.

Reddy to be Sentenced Today
The attorney for a Berkeley landlord convicted of illegally importing young Indian girls for sex and labor will argue a "cultural defense" today, saying that sex with girls is acceptable in India.

Limit on Credit Companies Under Scrutiny
The California Senate is considering a bill that would limit credit card companies' ability to solicit new customers near college campuses.

Reddy Sentenced to Eight Years
Lakireddy Bali Reddy, a 64-year-old Berkeley landlord convicted of


Sports

Muhammad Set to Leave Cal
With only one year left to play college football and playing time not likely to be plentiful, running back Saleem Muhammad, has decided to transfer from Cal.

When Fear Crept In, New AD Followed His Own Advice
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two part series. Daily Cal Sports Editor Jason Jones sat down with Cal's new athletic director Steve Gladstone to discuss Cal sports.


Opinion

Sophie's Choice
Freezers at in vitro fertilization clinics, full of frozen surplus embryos, teem with the potential for life. Yet without a uterus into which they can be implanted, these embryos will never develop into human beings.

Editorial: Reddy Should Spend the Rest of His Life in Jail
Nearly two years have passed since pregnant 17-year-old Chanti Prattipati died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a Bancroft Way apartment owned by Reddy Realty. Today, Lakireddy Bali Reddy will be sentenced in an Oakland courtroom for crimes centered around his international trafficking operation that brought young girls to the United States for sex.

Letters to the Editor: Student Opposes Fee Increase
After last Tuesday's editorial ("We Want the Best and We're Willing to Pay for It," June 12), I wanted to take the elevator up to the sixth floor of Eshleman Hall and slap some sense into the editorial board. I couldn't believe that anyone would be so ignorant as to suggest that students or their families should pay more or accept more debt to pay for the state's misplaced budget priorities.

UC Staff Salaries Due for Pay Raise
UC President Richard Atkinson recently commented on Governor Davis's budget cut for UC employees' salaries from 4 percent to 2 percent. The Coalition of University Employees rejects Atkinson's illogical conclusion that "it will not allow us to give more than 2 percent including merit increases."

Prepared for the Worst
I fully agree with The Daily Californian's June 5 editorial, "UC Should be Exempt from Rolling Blackouts." The California energy crisis is a serious threat to the Berkeley campus.

Professors Stay for More than Money
I feel there are a number of incorrect assumptions in your recent editorial on state budget cuts ("We Want the Best and We're Willing to Pay for It," June 12).

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