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Issue #47 :: Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Top Headlines

Student Robbed at Knifepoint On Campus
A 22-year-old UC Berkeley student reported that he was robbed at knifepoint on the north edge of campus over the weekend, police said yesterday.

Permeating the Presidential Paradigm
I know that most people are only worried about living through the millennium right now, or at least through their next midterm, but the big presidential election is only a little more than a year away, and many candidates are giddied up and already trying to get the attention of "Generation X."

Cells' Entrance Uncovered
UC Berkeley researchers have found a way to get cells to eat up proteins - a discovery that could lead to vaccines without shots, making vaccinations cheaper and more accessible.

Pitcher Perfect
When you ask a Cal alumna to reflect on her years at Berkeley in the early nineties, memories of The Naked Guy and an ample supply of good restaurants don't seem like an unusual response.

News

Student Robbed at Knifepoint On Campus
A 22-year-old UC Berkeley student reported that he was robbed at knifepoint on the north edge of campus over the weekend, police said yesterday.

Filmmakers Paying for Right to Film On Campus
Miramax Films is tentatively paying the UC Berkeley administration $100,000 for the right to shoot its movie "Boys and Girls" on campus, university officials said yesterday.

Berkeley Pledge Supports Local Low-Performing Schools
Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the UC system's efforts to increase the college eligibility of California's underrepresented students.

Research Begins On Better Digital Cameras
UC Berkeley researchers began work this week on a joint project with a leading Internet corporation to improve the quality of digital imagery.

Local Volunteer Group Offers Food and Respect to Homeless
The Dorothy Day House is a hospitality house, but if students look for a building, they will not find one.

Popular Course Focuses On Business-Technology Ties
A student-initiated course at the Haas School of Business that focuses on the perpetually evolving relationship between technology and business has drawn droves of students.

News in Brief: Hearing Held to Determine Fate of Old Tin Shack
The Berkeley City Council held a public hearing last night to receive community input on the fate of the controversial "Hot Dip Tin Shack."


Sports

Pitcher Perfect
When you ask a Cal alumna to reflect on her years at Berkeley in the early nineties, memories of The Naked Guy and an ample supply of good restaurants don't seem like an unusual response.

Easygoing Granger Was Fierce on the Field
Michele Granger was always an easy-going, fun loving type of person, but on the field she was very much a perfectionist. When most pitchers would take a day off after a game or even a double-header, she would go out with her catcher and throw the next day in practice.

Beck-less Bears Shuffle Starters
When the Cal football team lost Matt Beck for the season, critics were ready to find fault with its depleted defense. For the first couple games, the Hit Squad didn't disappoint.

SJSU No Match for Cal
Going into last night's match with San Jose State, the Cal volleyball team didn't have much going in the way of momentum.


Opinion

Permeating the Presidential Paradigm
I know that most people are only worried about living through the millennium right now, or at least through their next midterm, but the big presidential election is only a little more than a year away, and many candidates are giddied up and already trying to get the attention of "Generation X."

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