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Issue #474 :: Wednesday, February 6, 2002

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Sit This One Out
I knew something was up. The usual suspects were making their rounds to large lecture halls, trying to convince professors to graciously allow them to take a good chunk of precious lecture time so they could try their best at duping innocent students into joining whatever new cause was popular. In my lecture the professor nonchalantly turned down the suspects' pre-lecture offer.

Online Personality Tests Can Be Fun, but Are Not Always Scientifically Accurate
UC Berkeley senior Gary Peck has no idea what Winnie the Pooh character he is, but five minutes and a URL later Peck is fit to move to the Hundred Acre Wood.

Blue-Collar Bears Find Identity in Team Defense
Help-side rotation and ball pressure are reasons the Cal men's basketball team is in position to make the NCAA Tournament for a second year in a row.

Local Businesses Feel Strain of Slowing Economy
Stores in the Telegraph Avenue area that had become fixtures of Southside are closing, changing the look of the internationally known shopping district.

News

Rep. Lee and Local Republican Prepare for Showdown
A longtime Berkeley businessman is mounting a campaign to unseat Rep. Barbara Lee, but he faces an uphill battle as a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic district.

Rising Number of Cheating Cases Being Reported At UC Berkeley
Record numbers of cheating and plagiarism incidents are being reported at UC Berkeley as professors crack down on student misconduct, officials said yesterday.

Charges of Sexual Assault Filed Against Berkeley Man, Raiders Player
A Berkeley resident was charged Monday with the sexual assault of a Bay Area woman, court officials said yesterday.

Internal Politics of APPLE Party May Incite Changes Prior To ASUC Elections
An ASUC political party may undergo sweeping changes before the upcoming elections, according to party documents.

Local Businesses Feel Strain of Slowing Economy
Stores in the Telegraph Avenue area that had become fixtures of Southside are closing, changing the look of the internationally known shopping district.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Satellite Launch Successful
The long-anticipated UC Berkeley High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager satellite was successfully launched Tuesday at 12:58 p.m., when it was dropped from a jetliner flying over the Atlantic Ocean.


Sports

Blue-Collar Bears Find Identity in Team Defense
Help-side rotation and ball pressure are reasons the Cal men's basketball team is in position to make the NCAA Tournament for a second year in a row.

Practice Squad Makes Perfect Fit
Have you heard about the new players showing up at Cal women's basketball practices?

Sports in Brief: Men's Tennis Returns to Indoor Nationals
The No. 11 Cal men's tennis team travels to Louisville, Ky. tomorrow for its first trip to the National Team Indoors since 1992.


Opinion

Sit This One Out
I knew something was up. The usual suspects were making their rounds to large lecture halls, trying to convince professors to graciously allow them to take a good chunk of precious lecture time so they could try their best at duping innocent students into joining whatever new cause was popular. In my lecture the professor nonchalantly turned down the suspects' pre-lecture offer.

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