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Issue #549 :: Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Top Headlines

Quakes' Roner Ready
SAN JOSE-The graduates of 2002 have been facing one of the toughest, least promising employment markets in recent memory, leaving even EECS and MCB majors without jobs to show for their Cal degrees.

Travelogue: Voyage Calories
I adore food. Preparing, eating, sharing, growing, arranging it-just about everything concerned with food except buying it in the supermarket. When traveling, food is even better than usual. Going to the supermarket in a foreign place even becomes acceptable.

Recent UC Berkeley Graduate Announces City Council Bid
After months of wavering, Andy Katz, a zoning commissioner and recent UC Berkeley graduate, announced his candidacy for the District 8 City Council seat yesterday.

Powerful Pappas Dominates Decathlon
"Who is the world's greatest athlete?"

News

Clarification
Friday's article "UC Berkeley, Oakland Stall Over Treacherous Road" had the subheadline "Grizzly Peak Boulevard Remains Without Guardrails." The road does have guardrails, but not on the stretch of road the article discusses, where 28 cars are estimated to have crashed.

Recent UC Berkeley Graduate Announces City Council Bid
After months of wavering, Andy Katz, a zoning commissioner and recent UC Berkeley graduate, announced his candidacy for the District 8 City Council seat yesterday.

Berkeley Landlord's son Expected to Plead Guilty
A son of wealthy Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy plans to plead guilty Wednesday to charges related to a sex and labor ring, according to court documents.

U.S. to Examine UC Researchers' Corn Study Findings
A government commission is following up on a study authored by UC Berkeley researchers, which concluded that genetically modified corn is crossbreeding with native corn in southern Mexico.

Separate Weekend Shootings In West Berkeley Wound Two
Two unrelated shootings in West Berkeley over the weekend left two men in the hospital with serious wounds.

Berkeley Professor To Head Fund To Fight Disease
A UC Berkeley professor of international health was appointed head of a newly founded multibillion dollar organization aimed at stopping the spread of major world diseases.

Court Bars Lawsuits Against Colleges For Releasing Student Records
Students will no longer be able to file a lawsuit against a college or university to protect their privacy the Supreme Court ruled, last Thursday.

University Pays Tribute to Former Chancellor Tien
As his 40-year career came to a close, a day-long symposium was held Saturday to honor Chang-Lin Tien, UC Berkeley's cherished former chancellor.

News in Brief: Engineers Win With Concrete Canoe
For the second year in a row, UC Berkeley civil engineering students placed 9th in the 15th annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in Madison, Wisconsin today.

Feature Photo: A Lighthearted Friend


Cal Football Loses Chance For Bowl Game
No matter how hard the fans cheer, how well the athletes play, or how great the band sounds, the Cal football team may not appear in a bowl game next season.


Sports

Quakes' Roner Ready
SAN JOSE-The graduates of 2002 have been facing one of the toughest, least promising employment markets in recent memory, leaving even EECS and MCB majors without jobs to show for their Cal degrees.

Powerful Pappas Dominates Decathlon
"Who is the world's greatest athlete?"

Sports in Brief: Jackson Joins National Team
Cal first baseman Conor Jackson receieved more postseason recognition this week after being selected to the 2002 USA Baseball National Team.


Opinion

Travelogue: Voyage Calories
I adore food. Preparing, eating, sharing, growing, arranging it-just about everything concerned with food except buying it in the supermarket. When traveling, food is even better than usual. Going to the supermarket in a foreign place even becomes acceptable.

Editorial Art by Sen Onishi


Editorial: Student Privacy Put in Jeopardy by Supreme Court
It only makes sense Congress would pass a law it intends to be enforced.

Editorial: Student Issues No Longer Ignored in Upcoming Race
Past Berkeley City Council elections have either paid mere lip service to student issues or have turned a blind eye to them altogether. But an upcoming city council race has the opportunity to reverse this trend.

County Services Stung by State Budget Cuts
Last year Gov. Gray Davis' early budget projections estimated that the state of California would finish the 2001/2002 fiscal year with a $10-12 billion surplus. After the state's allocation of your tax dollars to bail out energy providers, that estimate was reduced to approximately $4.5 billion. One year later, Governor Davis announced an estimated $23.6 billion dollar state deficit. Furthermore, if local governments (cities, counties and special districts) had not made their ERAF (Education Relief Augmentation Fund) "contributions" today's deficit would be $28 billion.

Greeks Unfairly Stigmatized by Pop Culture
I sit here and wonder how to express the anger and disappointment churning inside me. Where did this negative image of Greek life come from? Who fostered it?

Letters to the Editor: June Jordan Remembered as Inspiration for Many
I have been June Jordan's student for two semesters. I am a student teacher for the Poetry for the People program.

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