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Issue #36 :: Tuesday, October 5, 1999

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Anchor Lectures On Campus
Working as a reporter is like writing the first draft of history, said renowned ABC television anchor Peter Jennings during a lecture in Zellerbach Hall last night.

Do I Have to Choose?
Q:I had been having heterosexual thoughts throughout all my life up until about 3 years ago. It was then that I had sexual thoughts about both sexes. It was quite confusing at the time and I thought it was just a weird phase I was going through. But it never seemed to pass. Am I truly bisexual? Is this a common case?

Bears Power Past Pacific
Sometimes winning just isn't good enough. Not even winning by six.

Researchers Link Asthma Risk to DNA
UC Berkeley researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced Friday they have discovered that certain human genes are linked to increased levels of asthma.

News

Anchor Lectures On Campus
Working as a reporter is like writing the first draft of history, said renowned ABC television anchor Peter Jennings during a lecture in Zellerbach Hall last night.

Researchers Link Asthma Risk to DNA
UC Berkeley researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced Friday they have discovered that certain human genes are linked to increased levels of asthma.

Online Services for Lecture Notes Anger Some Officials
Many UC Berkeley officials and professors are outraged over the prevalence of online lecture notes, which are often published without the consent of professors or the university.

Landlord Challenges Rent Control Law, Fails
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to review an appeal by a Berkeley landlord who filed a lawsuit challenging the city's rent control law.

News in Brief: Vandals Write on Library Steps
Vandals defaced the steps of Bancroft Library with graffiti on Saturday, UC police said yesterday.

Blockbuster Proposes New Branch
Blockbuster Video quietly issued a plan this week to open a store at the intersection of Durant and Telegraph avenues.


Sports

Bears Power Past Pacific
Sometimes winning just isn't good enough. Not even winning by six.

Runners Take Big Strides in Palo Alto
The Stanford Invitational provided a new - if disconcerting - experience for the Cal men's and women's cross country teams this past Saturday.

Poor Defense Plagues Pac-10
There's a new trend developing among matchups in the Pac-10 these days - one team racks up a big lead on offense, then sits by and watches as its defense lets the other one back into the game.

Athlete of the Week: Candace McNamee
If you want to gauge the turnaround the Cal volleyball team has undergone this year, you need look no further than Candace McNamee.


Opinion

Do I Have to Choose?
Q:I had been having heterosexual thoughts throughout all my life up until about 3 years ago. It was then that I had sexual thoughts about both sexes. It was quite confusing at the time and I thought it was just a weird phase I was going through. But it never seemed to pass. Am I truly bisexual? Is this a common case?

Federal Aid for All
As ASUC External Affairs Vice President, I have worked with elected officials at the local, state and federal level to insure that all students have access to the University of California. Recently, the state of California approved a 5 percent decrease in student fees for UC students.

Complaints of A Few: Censoring Noise, Sex Column
Imagine yourself at a party with an atmosphere that is shattered when police arrive, having been called by one neighbor who is unhappy with the amount of noise. Even if you are lucky enough to be allowed to continue the party, something has been lost, and all because one neighbor didn't like the amount of noise your social enjoyment was producing.

Letters to the Editor: Columnist Can Police Herself
I am writing to comment on the views expressed by Patrick Gordis in his opinion article entitled "Set Sex Column Limits - Or Expect Hate On Wednesdays," Sept. 30. The title itself implies "slippery slope" reasoning, where one statement leads to an unfounded conclusion. In fact, the whole article is based on this faulty logic.

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