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Issue #441 :: Thursday, November 8, 2001

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Emergency Rooms Face Funding Crisis
Emergency rooms are in a state of financial crisis, the California Medical Association reports.

Out on Your Keyster
When you get locked out of your apartment and your roommate isn't home, you're blessed with a lot of time to think. Profound questions enter your mind: When can I use the bathroom again? Why are my spare keys just sitting in my desk drawer? What if some terrible accident happened and my roommate never comes home? Why didn't I get to know my neighbors better? (Oh yeah, it's because they play hideous music). How dumb would I look if I tried to pick the lock on my door? What keeps locksmiths honest anyway? After I realized I was too intellectually deficient to answer most of these deep concerns, I found I was beside myself. With no phone, no television, no online access, I had no idea what to do.

Seniors Provide More Than Skill to Women's Soccer
This was supposed to be Gabby Ronick's year.

Editorial: AC Transit Class Pass is Still Worth the Student Vote
Next week UC Berkeley students can vote online to extend the Class Pass program.

News

Emergency Rooms Face Funding Crisis
Emergency rooms are in a state of financial crisis, the California Medical Association reports.

City's General Plan Calls on University To Augment Housing
As Berkeley residents weighed in on the city's long-term development plans at the City Council meeting Tuesday night, UC Berkeley came under fire for not providing enough housing for students.

Page 2 Interview -- Sam Hancock, Musician
A: Wow, well we started this conversation talking about spirituality. To me, my music is my spirituality. It's how I relate to "the other." Whatever you want to call it-God, Mother Nature, Oneness, etc. It's my poetic confrontation with the fundamental truth. I project it out in this world and discuss it with others.

Feature Photo: Sax on Tuesday


CalPIRG Decries Citibank Funding Of Dam in China
UC Berkeley students walked into Citibank on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley Wednesday, handing the manager 115 resumes of students who will refuse to work for the company unless it stops investing in the Three Gorges Dam project in China.

Bridge Threats Not Credible, FBI Announces
After further investigation into the possibility of attacks against California suspension bridges, FBI officials said Wednesday the threats against the bridges are not credible.

Students to Vote in First Fully Online Election at UC Berkeley
Editor's note: The third in a series about the Class Pass referendum.

Bomb-Sniffing Canine Joins University Police Department
The newest member of UC police is a yellow-haired rookie with a special talent-she can smell bombs.

Bubbling Sproul Fountain Means ‘Big Game' Time
Just about everyone has seen the fountain on Sproul Plaza filled with foaming soap bubbles or dyed a deep blue-often a sign of the Big Game rivalry between UC Berkeley and Stanford.

News in Brief: Berkeley Police Investigating Case of Alleged Rape Last Saturday in Berkeley
Berkeley police Lt. Cynthia Harris said Wednesday that a rape occurred last week.


Sports

Seniors Provide More Than Skill to Women's Soccer
This was supposed to be Gabby Ronick's year.

Bears Severe Underdogs This Weekend
Think Expos vs. Yankees, Grizzlies vs. Lakers, Winnipeg Jets vs. Avalanche. That's what the Cal volleyball team faces this weekend. Twice.

Bears Hope To Improve Upon Pac-10 Performance
The Cal cross country team will only send a men's team to Tucson, Ariz., Saturday for the NCAA West Regional.

One Recruit Changes Mind After Learning Holmoe's Fate
Tom Holmoe's resignation does have one recruit taking a step back.

Sports in Brief: Women's Swimming Part of Three Meets Over Weekend
The Cal women's swim team splits up this weekend for competitions in Texas and Nevada.


Opinion

Out on Your Keyster
When you get locked out of your apartment and your roommate isn't home, you're blessed with a lot of time to think. Profound questions enter your mind: When can I use the bathroom again? Why are my spare keys just sitting in my desk drawer? What if some terrible accident happened and my roommate never comes home? Why didn't I get to know my neighbors better? (Oh yeah, it's because they play hideous music). How dumb would I look if I tried to pick the lock on my door? What keeps locksmiths honest anyway? After I realized I was too intellectually deficient to answer most of these deep concerns, I found I was beside myself. With no phone, no television, no online access, I had no idea what to do.

Editorial: AC Transit Class Pass is Still Worth the Student Vote
Next week UC Berkeley students can vote online to extend the Class Pass program.

The View From New York - Don't Muzzle the City
West coast coverage of the Berkeley City Council's anti-war vote intrigued me as I scanned the news online recently. I live in New York City. "Imagine a city council's having the luxury of debating world affairs," I thought. My mind jumped to the 400,000 New Yorkers out of work since 9/11, the reportedly $100 billion monetary cost of that day for my native city, and the raw-grief-turned-to-numbness and free-flowing anxiety that currently stand out as the most prevalent emotions in town. I chuckled at first as I read the Berkeley-related headlines. However, horror and sadness characterized my reaction by the time I had finished reading about the fall-out from that city council vote. I found myself wanting to speak out-as an American, but even more importantly, as a post-9/11 native New Yorker.

120 UC Professors Against SAT I Use
The elimination of affirmative action in the University of California has been a tragic mistake. Recognizing and attempting to correct this mistake, the University of California regents voted unanimously to reverse the ban on affirmative action at their May 16, 2001 meeting in San Francisco.

Talks Waste Student Funds
President Wally Adeyamo won last year on his 'One Campus' platform, a pledge to unite a divided campus. Six months later he finally got around to telling the campus what 'One Campus' stands for: $37,000 for Jimmy Carter.

Letters to the Editor: Safety Story Inaccurate
As I read "Safety Must Be a Community Effort" in the Daily Californian yesterday, I realized that people should not make judgments too hastily. In the future, adequate research needs to be done. It is true that ASUC no longer holds the Student Safety Committee; because it has been replaced by the ASUC Safety Task Force in the Office of External Affairs. How do I know this? I am its director.

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