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Issue #470 :: Thursday, January 31, 2002

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Academic Shopping
Graceful" probably doesn't come close to describing how we all handled the first two weeks of this semester. Making it through was like navigating an intricately woven web. Wishing to be spiders, we all found ourselves tangled up like flies in the sticky threads of units and waitlists.

Four Police Officials, Three Others Injured in Separate Late-Night Collisions
Sirens cut through the crisp night air late Wednesday as emergency crews scrambled to respond to three different car crashes that left seven people hospitalized.

Stanford Towers Over Inexperienced Bears
STANFORD-The difference between being one of the nation's elite programs and being a team looking to reach a level of respectability in its conference was obvious in Stanford's 79-52 defeat of the Cal women's basketball team last night at Maples Pavilion.

Editorial: New Smoking Regulation Symbolic but Insignificant
Is there a difference between five and 15 feet? University administrators seem to think so.

News

Plea Decision for Man Accused of Murdering Mother Postponed Again
The Berkeley man charged with murdering his adoptive mother in late December appeared in court Wednesday morning to enter a plea for the second time.

Vote Paves Way for Demise Of SATs in UC Admissions And Adoption of New Tests
A top UC academic committee proposed the development of new achievement-based admissions tests Wednesday, moving the university closer to fulfilling UC President Richard Atkinson's call to eliminate the SAT I.

California Secretary of State Pitches Gubernatorial Bid to Students
California Secretary of State Bill Jones told UC Berkeley students Wednesday that voting is an obligation more than a right.

UC Berkeley Stargazers Pay Tribute To Satellite Tumbling Toward Earth
A group of UC Berkeley students and researchers are celebrating the successful run of their satellite that was expected to come crashing back to earth Wednesday night.

Page 2 Interview--Brett Sibley (center), Cal Adventure DECal Instructor
Q: What exactly do you have going on here?

Correction
Yesterday's article "Sudden Oak Death Spreads to Berkeley Campus, Infecting Local Trees" should have stated that P. infestans infected the potatoes that caused the Potato Famine of the 1840s.

Four Police Officials, Three Others Injured in Separate Late-Night Collisions
Sirens cut through the crisp night air late Wednesday as emergency crews scrambled to respond to three different car crashes that left seven people hospitalized.

Delayed Project at Berkeley High on Track to Complete By Next Year
The Berkeley Unified School District is aiming to overcome multiple delays to complete construction at Berkeley High School in time for the 2003-04 school year.


Sports

Baseball Ready to Play the Odds Against UNLV
Opening day is, in the grand scheme of things, just another game in a season full of them.

Stanford Towers Over Inexperienced Bears
STANFORD-The difference between being one of the nation's elite programs and being a team looking to reach a level of respectability in its conference was obvious in Stanford's 79-52 defeat of the Cal women's basketball team last night at Maples Pavilion.

Diggs Defends His Way
Just how annoying can A.J. Diggs be? Ask USC point guard Brandon Granville.

Swimming Heads South
This is what Los Angeles means to a lot of people. But for the No. 6 Cal women's swimming team, L.A. speaks of a dead-heat rivalry stretching back over 20 years.


Opinion

Academic Shopping
Graceful" probably doesn't come close to describing how we all handled the first two weeks of this semester. Making it through was like navigating an intricately woven web. Wishing to be spiders, we all found ourselves tangled up like flies in the sticky threads of units and waitlists.

Editorial: New Smoking Regulation Symbolic but Insignificant
Is there a difference between five and 15 feet? University administrators seem to think so.

Letters to the Editor: Chance for More Diversity if SAT I is Dropped
We are pleased to hear that the UC Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) has recommended eliminating the SAT I as a UC admissions requirement. In doing so, BOARS has joined UC President Richard Atkinson who, since last February, in response to the demand of students for an increase in underrepresented minority enrollment, has spoken in favor of eliminating the SAT I.

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


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