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Issue #370 :: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

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Talking Trash
One delicate spider dangles in the corner of my apartment. Another drapes her dewy web between tiles over the showerhead. A third hangs blithely above the kitchen sink, desiccated moths bundled beneath her. I love these colonies of wildness, but they have to go-my grandmother is coming to visit.

Ervin Conquers Worlds
Cal swimmer Anthony Ervin continues to dominate international competition.

Medical Center to Make Work Force Cutbacks
Facing millions of dollars in losses, the future quality of medical care in Berkeley is in question after the city's primary hospital announced last week that it will make a significant cutback in its work force.

Editorial: Pay Workers on Time
Most of the campus grudgingly accepts UC Berkeley's bloated bureaucracy, but one occurrence of red tape in the payroll department of Housing and Dining Services has met with protest from service workers. The workers, employed largely at university dining commons, demonstrated yesterday in front of the payroll office responsible for distributing their paychecks. They claim inefficiency within the payroll department sometimes results in both late and partial payment of their salaries.

News

Medical Center to Make Work Force Cutbacks
Facing millions of dollars in losses, the future quality of medical care in Berkeley is in question after the city's primary hospital announced last week that it will make a significant cutback in its work force.

UC Workers Demand Prompt, Full Paychecks
Saying UC Berkeley's payroll bureaucracy was stalling delivery of routine paychecks, UC Berkeley Housing and Dining Services workers protested in front of payroll offices yesterday, demanding their paychecks be issued in a more timely manner.

Local Schools Plant Gardens to Enhance Students' Educations
Gardens may not just be growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, but also children's minds-thanks to a gardening program sponsored by the UC Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley.

Cohousing Offers Alternative to Traditional Housing Situations
In an era in which some people make more friends online than in public, an innovative program designed to reconnect isolated neighbors to a community is gaining popularity.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Professor to Serve in Justice Department's Antitrust Division
UC Berkeley economics and business professor Michael Katz has been tapped to serve as the deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis at the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

Page 2 Interview -- Alex Frickey, Playing Frisbee golf on campus
A: I'm playing Frisbee golf, even though I really suck.

UC Berkeley Sophomore Drowns In Canoeing Accident
An 18-year-old UC Berkeley sophomore drowned in a canoeing accident early yesterday morning in calm Russian River waters in Sonoma County.


Sports

Ervin Conquers Worlds
Cal swimmer Anthony Ervin continues to dominate international competition.

Sports in Brief: Top Recruits to Play in AAU Tournament at RSF Next Week
Many of the top men's basketball recruits in the country and the coaches trying to lure them to their schools will descend on the Cal campus next week.


Opinion

Talking Trash
One delicate spider dangles in the corner of my apartment. Another drapes her dewy web between tiles over the showerhead. A third hangs blithely above the kitchen sink, desiccated moths bundled beneath her. I love these colonies of wildness, but they have to go-my grandmother is coming to visit.

Editorial: Pay Workers on Time
Most of the campus grudgingly accepts UC Berkeley's bloated bureaucracy, but one occurrence of red tape in the payroll department of Housing and Dining Services has met with protest from service workers. The workers, employed largely at university dining commons, demonstrated yesterday in front of the payroll office responsible for distributing their paychecks. They claim inefficiency within the payroll department sometimes results in both late and partial payment of their salaries.

New SAT Proposals Hurt Students
On July 2nd, UC President Richard Atkinson made a speech in which he announced that he would like to require five SAT II tests for the UC system. Currently, the UC system requires three SAT II tests and the SAT I. Tentatively, the five sections required would be math, verbal, history, a laboratory science, and a foreign language. So, at first, it seems like this is just a substitution-two more SAT II tests in place of the SAT I.

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