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Issue #464 :: Thursday, January 24, 2002

Top Headlines

SoCal Swing Poses Critical Test for Bears
It's still early in the Pac-10 season but this weekend could bring a championship feeling to the Cal men's basketball team.

Redefining Home
You were looking forward to going home for the winter break; more so than ever this year, after September turned reality upside down, making us all rethink the value of friends and family. Since the beginning of finals, you had been counting the days, calling people and making plans. Perhaps you even changed your ticket to get home a day or two earlier. School is great, but you were dying to go home for a while. Just a couple of weeks away from college life to recharge your battery-see your family, sleep in your own bed, hang out with "old" friends. That's how I felt.

Run on Tickets for Clinton Speech Leads to Debacle on Lower Sproul Plaza
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students were turned away from the ticket office Wednesday, after waiting in line to attend former president Bill Clinton's speech on campus next week.

Cal Shoots for Second Conference Win Against ASU
Every shot gets contested. Every passing lane is congested. And, if all goes well for Caren Horstmeyer, her old assistant coach gets bested.

News

‘Eyesore' Antenna Tower Approved For Temporary Use by City Council
After Berkeley police and fire communications were halted last week, the Berkeley City Council decided Tuesday to switch from a 60-year-old communications system to a new one that has actually been in place for several years.

Berdahl's Talk Of Housing Changes Seen As Favorable
Both student and city leaders say that UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl's statements calling for more guaranteed student housing are a significant, welcome shift in campus housing policy.

Council Moves Closer to Suing Regents Over Campus Expansion
The Berkeley City Council may sue the UC Board of Regents for their recently approved proposal to expand the UC Berkeley campus.

Despite Some Relief, Berkeley Still Sellers' Market
While Bay Area real estate prices will probably remain relatively low for the next year, the past few years have seen a negligible decline for Berkeley's housing prices, a new study reports.

News in Brief: No Arrests or Information from Berkeley Police on Suspects of Deadly Shooting
Police have made no arrests one day after an early morning shooting Tuesday in South Berkeley left one man dead and another clinging to life.

Former Livermore Lab Guards Sue Over Dismissals
Two former security guards have filed suit against UC and the Department of Energy, saying they were wrongfully fired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Run on Tickets for Clinton Speech Leads to Debacle on Lower Sproul Plaza
Hundreds of UC Berkeley students were turned away from the ticket office Wednesday, after waiting in line to attend former president Bill Clinton's speech on campus next week.


Sports

SoCal Swing Poses Critical Test for Bears
It's still early in the Pac-10 season but this weekend could bring a championship feeling to the Cal men's basketball team.

Cal Shoots for Second Conference Win Against ASU
Every shot gets contested. Every passing lane is congested. And, if all goes well for Caren Horstmeyer, her old assistant coach gets bested.

Tedford Continues to Revamp Coaching Staff
New Cal football coach Jeff Tedford continued to put his stamp on the program with the hiring of John Krasinski as strength and conditioning coach, which was announced yesterday.

Sports in Brief: Men's, Women's Swim Set For Dates With Arizona Schools
The Cal men's and women's swimming teams return to Spieker Pool tomorrow and Saturday to host Pac-10 rivals Arizona and Arizona State.


Opinion

Redefining Home
You were looking forward to going home for the winter break; more so than ever this year, after September turned reality upside down, making us all rethink the value of friends and family. Since the beginning of finals, you had been counting the days, calling people and making plans. Perhaps you even changed your ticket to get home a day or two earlier. School is great, but you were dying to go home for a while. Just a couple of weeks away from college life to recharge your battery-see your family, sleep in your own bed, hang out with "old" friends. That's how I felt.

Editorial: ASUC Shirks Accountability, Resists Requests for Records
Our student government is supposed to be accountable to the students, both for their conduct as elected and appointed officials and for how they spend our money.

Letters to the Editor: Crowds and Cutting Mar Ticket Dispersing
I am disgusted at the conduct of some of my fellow UC Berkeley students. On Wednesday morning, tickets to see Bill Clinton speak became available starting at 10 a.m. at the Zellerbach Box Office. Many folks camped out overnight, while others rose early to be in line several hours ahead of time. I came at 8:30 a.m. According to the friendly people in front of me, there were about 250 people in line. I and so many others patiently waited for the opportunity to receive our tickets. Unfortunately, as the clock neared 10 p.m., hundreds of people managed to cut into the front of the line. These cheaters apparently had friends that were "holding spots," though the cheaters had not ever been in line to have a spot to hold. Thanks to them, hundreds of patient and deserving people did not get a ticket to see Clinton's speech.

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


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