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Issue #420 :: Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Top Headlines

D-line Seeks Respect
Cal's defensive line has been criticized for failing to live up to the standards set by its predecessors.

Dropping the Kids Off at the Pool
My favorite bathroom on campus is on the ground floor of South Hall. It is in an obscure location. Inside there is only one lonely stall, so there are no grunting neighbors or crowds of anxious folks tugging at their belts. The peaceful isolation in South Hall contrasts sharply with the beehive of bowel movers in Dwinelle Hall.

Nanocrystals to Aid Computing and Medicine
In a recent issue devoted entirely to the subject, Scientific American called nanotechnology "the most highly energized discipline in science and technology."

UC Berkeley Economist Wins Nobel
UC Berkeley economics Professor George Akerlof was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics early this morning for his study of markets with asymmetric information.

News

City Council Fails to Consider Resolution to Denounce Violence
A last-minute condemnation of the ongoing U.S. military action against Afghanistan fell short of the support needed for the resolution to be heard Tuesday by the Berkeley City Council, but is expected to be considered next week.

U.S. Anticipates Ground Search in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON-Declaring that U.S. forces now control the skies over Afghanistan, Pentagon officials hinted Tuesday that the intensive bombing phase of their campaign may soon be replaced by an intensive ground search for Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network.

State Approves Bill to Encourage Building of More Student Housing By Giving Incentives to Developers
Gov. Gray Davis approved a state bill Monday that offers incentives for private developers to expand nonprofit housing near university campuses.

Events Organized to Raise Diversity at UC Berkeley
In a campaign to increase enrollment of underrepresented minority students at UC Berkeley, several academic departments and student groups have organized a week of education and action beginning today.

ASUC to Consider Censuring Daily Cal for Cartoon, Call to Raise Publication's Rent Dropped From Bill
The ASUC Senate will consider a bill tonight that would condemn The Daily Californian for printing a political cartoon and ask that its staff take sensitivity training.

Page 2 Interview -- Linus So and Joanne Wu, UC Berkeley Students
Q: What do you guys feel is the status of free speech on campus right now?

UC Berkeley Economist Wins Nobel
UC Berkeley economics Professor George Akerlof was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics early this morning for his study of markets with asymmetric information.


Sports

D-line Seeks Respect
Cal's defensive line has been criticized for failing to live up to the standards set by its predecessors.

Tightwads Gather On This Hill
Sometimes you want to go where nobody knows your name, and they're oblivious to the fact that you came. You want to go where people know, people are not quite sane. You want to go where nobody knows your name.

LB Poly Star Still Likes Cal
LONG BEACH, Calif.-Following a 29-15 loss to Concord De La Salle, the first of his career, Long Beach Poly High School running back Hershel Dennis said he is still considering Cal, despite its lackluster start.

Sports in Brief -- Women's Golf Second At Oregon State Invite
Heading into today's final round, the Cal women's golf team is second after 36 holes at the Oregon State Invitational. The Bears led after one round


Opinion

Dropping the Kids Off at the Pool
My favorite bathroom on campus is on the ground floor of South Hall. It is in an obscure location. Inside there is only one lonely stall, so there are no grunting neighbors or crowds of anxious folks tugging at their belts. The peaceful isolation in South Hall contrasts sharply with the beehive of bowel movers in Dwinelle Hall.

White Space