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Issue #42 :: Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Top Headlines

Researchers Build Water, One Molecule at a Time
UC Berkeley researchers search for the secrets of one of the most central compounds in the universe - water.

City Rent Board Meets On Campus For the First Time
In a historic public meeting, the City of Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Board convened on campus last night to address student housing concerns.

The Good Old Days
I think that I have a cavity. I am not quite sure if this new sensitive area on one of my teeth is one, since I have not had one since I was seven, but it seems vaguely familiar. To add to my disappointment about not being the world's greatest Crest Kid lately, yesterday morning I awoke to find that a gargantuan zit had nestled onto my face during my sleep.

Bears Resort to Shuffling Lineup
Over the past two seasons, the Cal football team has provided a dramatic lesson in opposites. During that time, the Bears' defense has initiated an improbable climb from the cellar of the Pac-10 to the top of the league standings. At the same time, Cal's offense has experienced an equally dramatic fall to the bottom of the conference.

News

City Rent Board Meets On Campus For the First Time
In a historic public meeting, the City of Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Board convened on campus last night to address student housing concerns.

Local R&D Company Receives Contract
A Berkeley-based energy research and development company accepted an $8 million contract Monday to develop more efficient lithium-sulfur batteries.

LBNL Scientists Study Superconductor Traits
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said Friday they have taken a major step toward unraveling the mystery of superconductors.

Graduate Student Robbed And Assaulted in Southside
A student was robbed of his backpack Monday evening after being assaulted by a group of young men, police said yesterday.

Freshman Seminar Aids Students In Adjusting To New Life in College
The first year at UC Berkeley can be rough. Students are making major personal and academic transitions and find themselves on a campus that can feel like a large, cold place where they do not really belong.

S.F. Schools Awarded Science Grant
Young San Francisco students are slated to take advantage of a newly-awarded $10 million grant to learn science and math from UC Berkeley researchers and biotechnology experts.

News in Brief: Woman Robbed Outside Eatery
A Berkeley resident was robbed at knifepoint as she exited a Jack In The Box restaurant at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, police said yesterday.


Sports

Bears Resort to Shuffling Lineup
Over the past two seasons, the Cal football team has provided a dramatic lesson in opposites. During that time, the Bears' defense has initiated an improbable climb from the cellar of the Pac-10 to the top of the league standings. At the same time, Cal's offense has experienced an equally dramatic fall to the bottom of the conference.

Cal Falters Down the Stretch, Again
Minus the million-dollar bankroll, the Cal men's golf team has been getting a taste of what it's like to be Greg Norman recently.

Recruit To Attend Midnight Madness
While the Cal men's basketball team gets set for its first practice in the newly renovated Haas Pavilion at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, more than just fun and games will be at stake during this year's edition of Midnight Madness.


Opinion

The Good Old Days
I think that I have a cavity. I am not quite sure if this new sensitive area on one of my teeth is one, since I have not had one since I was seven, but it seems vaguely familiar. To add to my disappointment about not being the world's greatest Crest Kid lately, yesterday morning I awoke to find that a gargantuan zit had nestled onto my face during my sleep.

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