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Issue #475 :: Thursday, February 7, 2002

Top Headlines

Tedford Signs a Wealth of Talent Despite Late Recruiting Start
Cal football coach Jeff Tedford announced the 19 newest Bears yesterday afternoon, the first day recruits could sign National Letters of Intent.

Students Rally Against Israeli Military Actions in Palestine
Pro-Palestine students staged a protest Wednesday on the steps of Upper Sproul Plaza condemning Israeli actions while Israeli supporters countered with a silent demonstration.

Sidewalk Eyes
Last week I read in the San Francisco Chronicle that there is a proposal to outlaw urinating and defecating on the streets of the San Francisco. Is this sad because legislators think outlawing such a thing will solve the problem, or is it sad because of the mere fact that it is an issue?

City Council Voices Support For Local Hotel Employees' Union
In a rare showing of unity, the Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday to support the efforts of Claremont Resort and Spa workers to unionize.

News

UC Berkeley Employees Push Cheaper, Easier Transportation
Campus unions and employee associations announced Wednesday a plan to make UC Berkeley more commuter friendly.

UC System Sees Unusual Decrease in Endowments
College endowments nationwide dropped for the first time since 1984, with UC suffering more decline than the national average, according to recent reports.

City Council Voices Support For Local Hotel Employees' Union
In a rare showing of unity, the Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday to support the efforts of Claremont Resort and Spa workers to unionize.

Page 2 Interview --Sherman Kennedy and Constance Lawrence, Couple
Q: What brings you two to the posh Fourth Street district?

Professor Makes Nanotechnology Breakthrough
The size of electronic devices may be significantly reduced thanks to the technology created by a UC Berkeley scientist.

Students Rally Against Israeli Military Actions in Palestine
Pro-Palestine students staged a protest Wednesday on the steps of Upper Sproul Plaza condemning Israeli actions while Israeli supporters countered with a silent demonstration.

Despite Lingering Health Risks, Skate Park Set to Reopen in Summer
After much delay caused by the presence of harmful toxins and pollutants, a Berkeley skateboarding park is on track to reopen this summer.

News in Brief: Motorcycle Crash Injures Police Officer
A Berkeley police officer was injured Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle.

New Device Offers Asthmatic Youths More Freedom, Communication
A UC Berkeley public health professor has come up with a new technological system to combat asthma.


Sports

Costly Sixth-Inning Seals Cal's Fate Against San Jose State
That's all it took for the Cal baseball team to drop its home-opener against San Jose State, 10-6, yesterday at Evans Diamond.

Sports in Brief: Softball Travels to Arizona to Compete in Fiesta Bowl
The No. 5 Cal softball team travels to Tempe, Ariz., Friday to compete at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament hosted by Arizona State, the first of a series of seven tournaments for the Bears.

Cal Squares Off Against Stanford Before Skating Into Postseason
Since Grizzly Peak was white with snow last week, it feels more like winter in Berkeley.

Cal Faces Task of Knocking Off Beavers Without Gates
When the Cal men's basketball team takes the court tonight against Oregon State, it will be missing its sheriff.

Tedford Signs a Wealth of Talent Despite Late Recruiting Start
Cal football coach Jeff Tedford announced the 19 newest Bears yesterday afternoon, the first day recruits could sign National Letters of Intent.

Bears Hope to Bounce Back from Stanford Losses Against Oregon Schools
The only way last week would have been any tougher would have been to roll in the No. 1 team in America.


Opinion

Letters to the Editor: Protestor Rhetoric Leaves Something to be Desired
Wednesday afternoon, I was shocked to discover many frightening truths revealed at the rally for some cause on Sproul Plaza. I was laughing too hard to really find out what the cause was, but I did discover that $6 billion dollars had been spent to step on cardboard boxes in some metaphorical way, a serious misallocation of resources by any count. I also learned that when action taken against the Palestinians is justified in the name of peace, that "this is not peace, this is rhetoric... this is public relations."

Students Need to be Involved in Academic Senate
State budget cuts and the onset of Tidal Wave II have forced UC campuses to make hard decisions concerning many aspects of university life. Such changes have helped students appreciate how greatly UC Academic Senate decisions can impact their academic and non-academic well being.

Sidewalk Eyes
Last week I read in the San Francisco Chronicle that there is a proposal to outlaw urinating and defecating on the streets of the San Francisco. Is this sad because legislators think outlawing such a thing will solve the problem, or is it sad because of the mere fact that it is an issue?

Test Restructuring a Good Step, But Needs To Be National
Recently, a key UC faculty committee proposed that UC move to a single day test of math and English within the next few years. Currently UC requires applicants to take both the SAT I and the SAT II, and each SAT has math and English sections. The UC committee reported that both the College Board, the company that owns the SAT, and the ACT, the other major national test preparation company, would be working on a new test that would be designed specifically for California. The proposal stated that these tests would likely be ready within two years.

Daily Cal Took Quote out of Context, Misinterpreted
Shame on you, Daily Californian, for printing one of the poorest stories I have ever seen in an otherwise outstanding college newspaper! You took a private e-mail I wrote to my colleagues over three months ago and reprinted portions of it entirely out of context. To make matters worse, no one from the Daily Cal called me to ensure the authenticity of the e-mail or to seek further comment-how terribly amateur. Because of your poor reporting and fact checking, I am now forced to defend myself.

Editorial: ‘University of Cal' and Jeff Tedford: A Work in Progress
At least this time when Jeff Tedford addressed the press, he called us Cal, instead of "the University of Cal," as he called his new employer in December upon being hired as its head football coach.

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


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