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Issue #578 :: Friday, September 6, 2002

Top Headlines

Bears Hope For Repeat Performance
Director Jeff Tedford has quite a sequel in the making.

Quite An Improvement
Travel back to the start of Welcome Week. Fraternity Row is besieged by cold, disappointed freshmen traveling in packs that are the exact population of the typical dorm floor. The girls are wearing those horrible backless, clubbing shirts that look like someone glued a sparkly napkin to their boobs. The boys look hunted. They're looking for fraternity parties, and there are no fraternity parties; they're banned because of the Greek alcohol moratorium. The manufacturer of those red Dixie cups is shedding a tear.

Campus Reverses Decision Not to Distribute Patriotic Ribbons on Sept. 11
Red, white and blue are at the center of controversy on the UC Berkeley campus.

SPORTS WEB EXTRA: Bears Shut Down Aggies
Joe was red hot. Banta-Cain was sack-hungry. The crowd

News

Students Decry UC Outreach Program Budget Reductions
UC Berkeley students voiced opposition to cuts in UC's outreach programs in front of Chancellor Robert Berdahl's office yesterday.

Gov. Davis Spares UC From Statewide Funding Cuts
Gov. Gray Davis signed the 2002-03 state budget yesterday, vetoing funding across the board but sparing the UC system.

ASUC Condemns Racial Privacy Initiative
The ASUC Senate passed a bill Wednesday night opposing the proposed Racial Privacy Initiative.

Feature Photo: Fountains of Paradise


Campus Reverses Decision Not to Distribute Patriotic Ribbons on Sept. 11
Red, white and blue are at the center of controversy on the UC Berkeley campus.


Sports

Bears Hope For Repeat Performance
Director Jeff Tedford has quite a sequel in the making.

Cal Sees Benchmarks In Visiting Texas Schools
The Cal women's soccer team considers itself one of the elite squads in the nation, and it gets its first chance to test that belief this weekend.

Scoreless Cal Welcomes Tough Competition to Edwards
With two of the nation's top teams coming to town this weekend, the Cal men's soccer team's season just keeps getting harder-something the players say they relish.

Sports in Brief: Cross Country Hosts Rare Home Meet
The Cal cross-country teams open the 2002 season on home soil tomorrow against San Jose State in a rare home meet.

SPORTS WEB EXTRA: Bears Shut Down Aggies
Joe was red hot. Banta-Cain was sack-hungry. The crowd


Opinion

Quite An Improvement
Travel back to the start of Welcome Week. Fraternity Row is besieged by cold, disappointed freshmen traveling in packs that are the exact population of the typical dorm floor. The girls are wearing those horrible backless, clubbing shirts that look like someone glued a sparkly napkin to their boobs. The boys look hunted. They're looking for fraternity parties, and there are no fraternity parties; they're banned because of the Greek alcohol moratorium. The manufacturer of those red Dixie cups is shedding a tear.

Readers' Representative: An Introduction
There's been debate over whether to call this position "ombudsman," being the more traditional nomenclature, or "ombudsperson," being the more politically correct lingo. But since most people say, "Om-what?" we settled on readers' representative. So what's that?

Editorial: Political Agenda Damages Spirit of Memorial
Tension over patriotism, tragedy and remembrance is rearing itself through an unlikely medium: colored ribbons.

Letters to the Editor
The California Patriot dishonestly portrays my statements regarding the campus events planned for Sept. 11, particularly the suggested notion that we are excluding the American flag and "patriotic" songs. In the spirit of free exchange of ideas, over half of the time allotted for events on Sept. 11 is for student voices. In the Berkeley tradition of free speech, students can say or do whatever they wish during that time.

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