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Issue #480 :: Thursday, February 14, 2002

Top Headlines

Washington Schools Loom as Potential Stumbling Block for Bears
The scheduler has made a perfect scenario for a dreaded letdown by the Cal men's basketball team.

Playing the Blame Game
Over the past two weeks, many voices have been raised over the future of what used to be called the Middle Eastern peace process. While Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with President Bush in the White House, Students for Justice in Palestine held a rally on Sproul Plaza against "Sharon the Butcher." Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was interviewed by MSNBC's Ashleigh Banfield and wrote a much-talked-about editorial in the New York Times, in which Arafat argued he is doing everything he can to promote a peaceful resolution.

Faculty Couples Keep Love Alive at Work
Behind every smart woman is a smart man, says UC Berkeley professor Christina Romer. And she should know.

Cal Looking for Second Pac-10 Win Against Last-Place WSU
The Cal women's basketball team is guaranteed a slot in the Pac-10 Tournament since all 10 schools will take part. In all likelihood the Bears will play No. 2 Stanford, should they advance past the first round.

News

Term Limit Increase for State Spurs Heavy Debate
A proposition on the March 5 ballot that has sparked renewed debate about the merits of California's popular term limits led to an intense discussion Wednesday at UC Berkeley.

HIV Worries Spark Fervor Over Condom Distribution
A surge of controversy surrounding sex at a local park has prompted Berkeley's Community Health Commission to reevaluate its policy for distributing condoms there.

Page 2 Interview--Anton Kremier, 7th-Grade Hopeful Romantic
Q: Do you have a special someone, or are those for your mama?


News in Brief: Attorney Discourages Resegregating Colleges
Universities must fight against efforts to abolish affirmative action in places of higher education, attorney Miranda Massey told an audience in Wheeler Hall Wednesday night.

Health Conference to Examine Weight Issues of Young People
To address the steady increase in college students and adolescents who are unhappy with their bodies, UC Berkeley's Center for Weight and Health will hold a conference on weight issues today at Clark Kerr Campus.

Faculty Couples Keep Love Alive at Work
Behind every smart woman is a smart man, says UC Berkeley professor Christina Romer. And she should know.

Renewal Fund Slated to Aid Low-Income Bay Area Communities
A partnership of businesses and community groups is planning an ambitious economic and social revitalization project in some of the Bay Area's most impoverished neighborhoods, including parts of Downtown and West Berkeley.


Sports

Washington Schools Loom as Potential Stumbling Block for Bears
The scheduler has made a perfect scenario for a dreaded letdown by the Cal men's basketball team.

Cal Looking for Second Pac-10 Win Against Last-Place WSU
The Cal women's basketball team is guaranteed a slot in the Pac-10 Tournament since all 10 schools will take part. In all likelihood the Bears will play No. 2 Stanford, should they advance past the first round.

Cal Searching for Clutch Hits in UNLV Classic
Whatever their preference, nobody goes to Las Vegas to lose.

Tennis Embarks on First Road Trip
The Cal women's tennis team takes its show on the road this weekend.

Bears Topple Santa Clara After Ninth-Inning Comeback
Get used to tight, low-scoring affairs, because the lineup of the Cal baseball team isn't filled to the brim with your proverbial sultans of swat.

Tennis Prepared to Tame Bulldogs' Bite
The Fresno State men's tennis team is looking for a longer highlight reel.

Men Look to Continue Dominance Against Card, Women Hope to Regroup
Over the weekend, Berkeley will see its share of flips, jumps and tumbles.


Opinion

Playing the Blame Game
Over the past two weeks, many voices have been raised over the future of what used to be called the Middle Eastern peace process. While Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with President Bush in the White House, Students for Justice in Palestine held a rally on Sproul Plaza against "Sharon the Butcher." Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was interviewed by MSNBC's Ashleigh Banfield and wrote a much-talked-about editorial in the New York Times, in which Arafat argued he is doing everything he can to promote a peaceful resolution.

Letters to the Editor: Student Housing Should Be Built on Underhill
There appears to be at lot of confusion at The Daily Californian about just how many beds will be built as part of the Underhill Projects. The Daily Cal reported that the university is constructing rooms for 1,200 to 1,400 students in the area around Units 1 and 2 as part of the Underhill Project ("Berdahl Seeks Expanded Guarantees for Student Housing," Jan. 22).

Editorial: Priorities in the Park: First AIDS, then Public Sex
Berkeley's Aquatic Park has a playground, a frisbee golf course, a lake, and a public sex area.

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


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