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Issue #50 :: Monday, October 25, 1999

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Disability Expert Shares Experiences
Discrimination against disabled people will not end overnight, but legislation passed over the last 30 years represents a momentous achievement, a U.S. Department of Education official who specializes in special education said in a campus speech Friday.

Demo Crazy = Democracy
Last Thursday, 23 UC Berkeley students were arrested for storming a Berkeley municipal courtroom in protest of six students facing criminal charges stemming from last spring's ethnic studies protest.

Bears Dawg-ed in Final Moments
The Cinderella story had all but written itself.

Program Encourages College Attendance
Approximately 300 local middle school students came to campus Saturday for an event aimed at increasing the number of underprivileged students who pursue college careers.

News

Disability Expert Shares Experiences
Discrimination against disabled people will not end overnight, but legislation passed over the last 30 years represents a momentous achievement, a U.S. Department of Education official who specializes in special education said in a campus speech Friday.

Program Encourages College Attendance
Approximately 300 local middle school students came to campus Saturday for an event aimed at increasing the number of underprivileged students who pursue college careers.

Conference Raises Awareness of Sweatshops
The student movement against sweatshops is the strongest human rights movement today, the director of the National Labor Committee said during a conference on campus Friday.

Official Decries New Gang Initiative
Enacting the Gang Violence Prevention Initiative would place the "big eye" of government on California's young criminal offenders rather than give them the benefit of the doubt, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson said at a meeting in Berkeley yesterday.

Dramatic Arts Association Provides Creative Forum
New dramatic arts students at UC Berkeley may feel like they are at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to joining performing arts groups that generally focus on recruiting upper division and even graduate students.

Students at High Risk for Car Theft
Commuting by car in Berkeley requires automobile owners to constantly search for a place to park, pay for tickets and, often, worry about car theft or burglary.

Museum Day Raises Funds for Groups
More than 400 students toured the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive yesterday at a benefit that provided unique challenges to ASUC promoters.

News in Brief: UC Researchers to Study Culture And Mathematical Development
UC Berkeley researchers received a $1.5 million grant to study how culture affects learning, according to a statement released by the university Wednesday.


Sports

Bears Dawg-ed in Final Moments
The Cinderella story had all but written itself.

Fans Fed Up With Football Blunders

Fans for a mediocre Pac-10 football team struggling to earn a postseason bowl berth.

Freshman Phenom Stings Huskies
Late in the fourth quarter of the Cal football team's 31-27 loss to Washington Saturday, a pall of silence hung over the announced crowd of 43,000 at Memorial Stadium.

Cal Recovers to Split
If the Cal men's soccer team made its living trading furs, its trip to Washington and Oregon State this weekend would have to be considered a total success. With their 1-0 win over the Beavers Sunday, the Bears took home enough pelts to make the trip to the Pacific Northwest a worthwhile exhibition.

Spikers Downed at the Farm
In the world of volleyball, height definitely matters.

Overtime Woes Fell Women's Soccer
Last week at the Cal women's soccer team's afternoon practice, Bears coach Kevin Boyd brought a whiteboard spelling out what his club had to do to get into the NCAA tournament. It read, "Need: 13 wins or at minimum two big wins."

NorPac Perfection for Cal
The Cal women's field hockey team didn't give Stanford much time to realize what had hit them.


Opinion

Demo Crazy = Democracy
Last Thursday, 23 UC Berkeley students were arrested for storming a Berkeley municipal courtroom in protest of six students facing criminal charges stemming from last spring's ethnic studies protest.

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