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Issue #608 :: Friday, October 18, 2002

Top Headlines

Bears Look for Magic Touch Against Bruins
Calling them a modern-day Siegfried and Roy might be a bit much, but Bob Toledo and Jeff Tedford have have both shown that trickery is a major part of how they make their living.

You Can't Fight Beards
The last time Berkeley had a student on the City Council, it was the early 1980s. I was a baby in Michigan; a horrible, colicky child with very little interest in Berkeley city politics. Most residents of District 8 have about the same level of interest in city elections now as I did in 1982. But they should care because for the first time in nearly two decades, a student has a good shot at it.

Drop in ASUC Funds Squeezes Student Groups
Student groups will receive significantly less money from the ASUC Senate to sponsor their events this semester.

Men's Soccer: Long Road Ahead for Streaking Cal
It's 8 a.m in California's dusty Central Valley.

News

News in Brief: ASUC Meeting a Laughing Matter
Wednesday night's ASUC Senate meeting was business as usual until the senators broke out into uncontrollable laughter for 20 minutes at midnight.

Feature Photo: A Concerted Effort


Drop in ASUC Funds Squeezes Student Groups
Student groups will receive significantly less money from the ASUC Senate to sponsor their events this semester.

Claremont Hotel Workers Rally in Support of Employee
A Claremont Resort and Spa worker may be fired for trying to observe a 49-day mourning period required by her Buddhist faith, fellow employees alleged yesterday.

Literacy Report Reads Well for Elementary Schools
More Berkeley elementary school students are reading at or above grade level because of a reading intervention program, district officials said Wednesday.

City Issues 2002: Safer Streets for Pedestrians Sought in Proposed Tax Hike
Berkeley residents next month will decide whether to take steps to improve pedestrian safety in a city with one of the highest pedestrian accident rates in the state.

Local Elections: School Board Director Seeks to Extend Term
A 33-year veteran teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley Board of Education candidate Terry Doran also "rides around town" on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Professor Compares Bush's Call for War to Colonialism
UC Berkeley Ethnic studies professor Ronald Takaki drew parallels between President Bush's push for war and the American frontier during a lecture Wednesday night.


Sports

Bears Look for Magic Touch Against Bruins
Calling them a modern-day Siegfried and Roy might be a bit much, but Bob Toledo and Jeff Tedford have have both shown that trickery is a major part of how they make their living.

Men's Soccer: Long Road Ahead for Streaking Cal
It's 8 a.m in California's dusty Central Valley.

Women's Soccer: Spark Plug Valenzuela Back in Lineup for Bears
Sports teams are suckers for good-luck charms. The Angels have the rally monkey. The Red Wings have the octopus.

Polo Sees Itself in Rival Bruins
The Cal men's water polo team will see a spitting image of itself in the pool's reflection Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Sports in Brief: Women's Golf Heads to Stanford Tourney
The Alister MacKenzie Invitational isn't the only golf tournament in the Bay Area this week.

Cal Defense Ravages Bruins
For more photos from the game, click here.

More Football Photos



Opinion

You Can't Fight Beards
The last time Berkeley had a student on the City Council, it was the early 1980s. I was a baby in Michigan; a horrible, colicky child with very little interest in Berkeley city politics. Most residents of District 8 have about the same level of interest in city elections now as I did in 1982. But they should care because for the first time in nearly two decades, a student has a good shot at it.

Editorial: Transit Measures Vital to Maintain Crucial Service
Voters will have the opportunity to ensure the vitality of both BART and AC Transit.

Editorial: Height Initiative Poses Threat to City's Progress
Berkeley should be progressing economically if it is to keep up with the economic development of the Bay Area.

Measure Puts Development at Risk
One of the enduring attractions of our city is our passionate devotion to an endlessly evolving set of issues. It's fertile ground for the many Berkeley myths that spring up to explain why and how things happen in town, and often to reinforce a particular political view. These stories can be helpful, they can be amusing, and at times they are harmful.

Letters to the Editor
Protester Misidentifies Reasons for University Action

White Space