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Issue #41 :: Tuesday, October 12, 1999

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Bears Primed for Pac-10s
Throughout the cross country season, coach Tony Sandoval has been hesitant to say that his men's squad is at the level to compete with the top teams in the Pac-10.

Author Speaks in Berkeley
Even if Augusto Pinochet avoids torture charges in Spain, the ongoing controversy surrounding the Chilean dictator's case exposed his regime to the world, author Isabelle Allende said during a Berkeley visit last night.

For The Ladies
Q: Do you know of any potential problems/negative effects of having sex during the last days of your period or when it is close to or even the ending date? Also, are there any preventives accessible at the Tang Center?

Impressive Offense Keys Victory for Field Hockey
The Cal women's field hockey team is living proof that while winning is nice, winning big is even better.

News

Author Speaks in Berkeley
Even if Augusto Pinochet avoids torture charges in Spain, the ongoing controversy surrounding the Chilean dictator's case exposed his regime to the world, author Isabelle Allende said during a Berkeley visit last night.

Council Considers Loan Proposal for Streets
The Berkeley City Council is planning to consider a contentious proposal tonight that may eventually lead to a request for millions of dollars in state loans to repair the city's infrastructure problems.

Co-op Houses Sorbet Collective
Thirty minutes of biking helps some people work off their ice-cream indulgences. Others reward themselves with ice cream after the workout.

Scientists Find New Way To Decode Brain Signals
A UC Berkeley scientist and fellow researchers announced this month they have found a new way to reconstruct visual information that passes through the brains of animals.

Speakers Protest Ballot Measure
A celebration for National Coming Out Week turned political yesterday when several members of the Berkeley community criticized an initiative that would prevent the state of California from recognizing same-sex marriages.

News in Brief: Council to Vote On Marijuana Act
A measure scheduled to come before the Berkeley City Council tonight that is designed to reduce the severity of punishment for marijuana users was endorsed yesterday by California's only Green Party assemblymember.


Sports

Bears Primed for Pac-10s
Throughout the cross country season, coach Tony Sandoval has been hesitant to say that his men's squad is at the level to compete with the top teams in the Pac-10.

Impressive Offense Keys Victory for Field Hockey
The Cal women's field hockey team is living proof that while winning is nice, winning big is even better.

Pac-10 Instability Continues
The West never looked so wild as it does these days.

Women's Swimming Mixes Fun and Games in Victory
Contrary to popular opinion, the Cal women's swimming team had more than just two victories last Sunday in Fresno, Calif. The Bears didn't just defeat both Pacific and Fresno State - they also convinced officials from Fresno's Central High School to open up the campus' treasured water slides for the team's use.

Sports Brief: Jensen Earns Two Runner-up Finishes
Cal women's tennis player Amy Jensen fell just short of capturing the women's championship in the Arizona State Thunderbirds Invitational this weekend in Tempe, Ariz., falling in the finals of both the singles and doubles competitions.

Athlete of The Week: Bolota Asmerom
Last season, Bolota Asmerom was the Cal cross country teams' first-place finisher in four of the five meets he competed in. Apparently, that wasn't good enough.


Opinion

For The Ladies
Q: Do you know of any potential problems/negative effects of having sex during the last days of your period or when it is close to or even the ending date? Also, are there any preventives accessible at the Tang Center?

Truth Will Set Protesters Free
Last year, UC Berkeley students were engaged in a noble pursuit, saving the ethnic studies department, by an equally noble method, civil disobedience. I admire those students who engaged in the last year's ethnic studies hunger strike, for they have protected for all of us an important element of the university's greatness by challenging the university to go beyond the status quo and ensure that UC Berkeley maintain its excellence.

Campbell Serving Administration
After learning about the ASUC President's decision to veto the bill in support of the students arrested in the spring's battle to save ethnic studies, I was greatly disheartened. The reason I went to the ASUC meeting on Oct. 6 was because I thought the ASUC could be a place where students in need could gain support from our student leaders.

Veto Undermines ASUC's Promise to Support Students
Senate Bill 57, a bill presented to the ASUC Senate body last week, was written in support of students' right to freedom of speech, right to assemble and a right to have access to an equal and valid education at UC Berkeley.

Letters to The Editor: Debate Caption Misleading
This letter is in regards to an inaccurate photo caption on the front page of the Oct. 6 edition of The Daily Californian. The caption falsely said that "self-described religious missionaries argue with gay rights group members during a rally in Sproul Plaza." This caption is so far from the facts of the situation that it almost appears fabricated.

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