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Issue #361 :: Tuesday, June 26, 2001

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Draft Might Be Waiting Game for Lampley
Tomorrow, Sean Lampley, who has proven his worth against some of the best players in college basketball, will watch as NBA front offices select players in the 2001 NBA Draft based on potential.

Summer Solstice
Celestial celebration inaugurated a new season last Thursday. Scandinavians staggered through street festivals, Alaskans whooped under the midnight sun, adrenaline-junkies dashed down Mt. Hood on a 24-hour run to the Oregon coast. Perhaps there was even a celebration here in Berkeley. I don't know. I went to bed.

Lab Receives Permit for Hazardous Waste Cleanup
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has until Friday to treat chemically and remove hazardous waste from inside its facility, which was responsible for the hospitalization of five staffers in April.

Baseball: Bears Prove Doubters Wrong in 2001
For the Cal baseball team, the 2001 season was truly an odyssey of epic proportions.

News

Support Program At Berkeley High May be Cut in Fall
A popular Berkeley High School program to help failing students may not be offered this fall, causing apprehension among parents who said they fear its replacement will be less successful.

Page 2 Interview -- Sarah LoRiver, Selling Tie-Dye on Telegraph Avenue
Q: Why do you sell tie-dye clothing?

Power Crisis Affects Berkeley-Born Industry
In a San Pablo Avenue factory in 1968, Roy Jacuzzi launched the modern whirlpool spa and sparked a California craze.

Study Examines Cause Of Higher Gas Prices
Mergers of large oil companies may be partially to blame for sky-high gas prices, according to a new study by a UC Berkeley team.

Radios Provide Reliability in Emergencies
Despite advances in communication methods, such as cell phones, pagers and the Internet, the radio may be the most important communication device in the case of an emergency.

Lab Receives Permit for Hazardous Waste Cleanup
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has until Friday to treat chemically and remove hazardous waste from inside its facility, which was responsible for the hospitalization of five staffers in April.

Wireless Internet Network Pilot Program Set to Debut This Fall
Starting this fall, UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff will be able to logon to the Internet through a campuswide wireless network.

News in Brief: Vice Mayor Celebrates 90th Birthday, Re-Elections, Human Rights Record
Reportedly the oldest elected official in California, Berkeley Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday.


Sports

Baseball: Bears Prove Doubters Wrong in 2001
For the Cal baseball team, the 2001 season was truly an odyssey of epic proportions.

Draft Might Be Waiting Game for Lampley
Tomorrow, Sean Lampley, who has proven his worth against some of the best players in college basketball, will watch as NBA front offices select players in the 2001 NBA Draft based on potential.

Sports Briefs: Sensley Files for Appeal on NCAA Eligibility
Julian Sensley, the top player in Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun's recruiting class is in the process of appealing his initial eligibility to the NCAA.


Opinion

Summer Solstice
Celestial celebration inaugurated a new season last Thursday. Scandinavians staggered through street festivals, Alaskans whooped under the midnight sun, adrenaline-junkies dashed down Mt. Hood on a 24-hour run to the Oregon coast. Perhaps there was even a celebration here in Berkeley. I don't know. I went to bed.

Editorial: Lawrence Lab Must be More Forthcoming
The UC-managed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory came under fire again last week when plaintiffs in a 1998 discrimination lawsuit claimed officials are withholding documents that could be crucial to the case.

Campus Steam Tunnels are Not Toys
In the interest of public safety, it is imperative that I respond to Dev Chatterji's column ("Berkeley Underground," June 8). Mr. Chatterji recorded his experiences one night roaming the steam tunnels underneath the Berkeley campus and invited other students to try this activity. Exploring campus steam tunnels is not an activity that should be recommended to fellow students or to any other member of the general public.

Letters to the Editor: Order of the Golden Bear Myths Dispelled
Dev Chatterji's article on the oh-so-evil Order of the Golden Bear ("Not-So-Secret Society," June 22) used sarcasm so skillfully that I first thought he might actually be the Bob Woodward of our generation. Soon, I imagined Chatterji's column in major national newspapers, his reputation as the newest muckraker bringing him fame and fortune.

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