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Issue #622 :: Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Top Headlines

Technology, Art Fuse in Interactive Exhibit
Though you might not know it to pass by the Hearst Anthropology Museum on UC Berkeley's campus, a new interactive work of art located nearby has been busy turning greenhouses gases into moving harmonies.

Promising Bears Swinging Ahead
In today's era of big-ticket free agency, new professional sports teams can become successful much faster than in years past.

Bates Wins Mayoral Seat by Large Margin
Tom Bates trounced eight-year incumbent Shirley Dean for mayor by a large margin early this morning.

WEB EXTRA: Plagiarism Uncovered at Hardboiled
Prominent campus publication Hardboiled may be in some hot water.

News

Chancellor Berdahl Speaks to Employees Regarding Grievances
In a year of budget cuts and paltry salary raises, Chancellor Robert Berdahl answered questions from UC Berkeley staff yesterday about wages and increased workload.

Alameda County Successfully Uses Electronic Voting
Alameda County voters cast their ballots electronically for the first time yesterday, mirroring a trend that is changing the way the nation votes.

News in Brief
Student Candidate Campaigns Near Polls

Bates Wins Mayoral Seat by Large Margin
Tom Bates trounced eight-year incumbent Shirley Dean for mayor by a large margin early this morning.

ASUC Senate Scrambles for Money to Pay Liability to UC
The ASUC has failed in its obligation to pay the university nearly half a million dollars gleaned from a recent increase in student fees, leaving the student government severely strapped for cash.

Andy Katz Prepares To Get Out the Vote For District 8 Runoff
In an election featuring two heavily backed student candidates, both failed to win outright in yesterday's election.

Progressives Up Council Majority; Bates Says All Voices Will Be Heard
Tom Bates' victory in the Berkeley mayoral race was more than just a personal triumph. The new leader of Berkeley's progressive majority adds one more council seat to a faction that already controlled a 5-4 majority.

Democrats Nearly Sweep State Offices
In a blaze of apathy, California voters heaved Gov. Gray Davis back into the governor's mansion for another four years yesterday.

Incumbents Retain Seats on School Board
The new Board of Education the city of Berkeley elected last night sent a message that voters want more budgetary responsibility from their board members but also affirmed that they are at least somewhat satisfied with the board's progress.

Height Initiative, Coffee Measure Are Both Resoundingly Defeated
By three-to-one margins, Berkeley voters overwhelmingly rejected two controversial proposals that would have restricted the sale of nonorganic coffee in the city and the height of new buildings in Berkeley.

WEB EXTRA: Plagiarism Uncovered at Hardboiled
Prominent campus publication Hardboiled may be in some hot water.


Sports

Promising Bears Swinging Ahead
In today's era of big-ticket free agency, new professional sports teams can become successful much faster than in years past.

NorPac Tournament Begins Tomorrow, Cal Looking to Repeat as Champs
The Cal field hockey team enters the NorPac Conference tournament opener as the top seed for the fourth consecutive year.

Whine Cellar: Dressing Down Sports World's Freaks, Geeks
Here in the Whine Cellar, we always have room for an actual whine. Like how I took a day trip to Reno this past weekend and was doing just fine at the pai gow table until Mr. Enlightenment to my right blurted out to our Mexican dealer, "Hey, maybe that next card could be green for ya!" Needless to say, all karma was gone, and I dropped four bills like they were hot. Donations are, of course, always welcome.


Sci/Tech

Technology, Art Fuse in Interactive Exhibit
Though you might not know it to pass by the Hearst Anthropology Museum on UC Berkeley's campus, a new interactive work of art located nearby has been busy turning greenhouses gases into moving harmonies.

Dying Cells: A New Approach to Combating Cancer
Mina Bissell of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have taken a giant step closer to discovering a cure to one of the most common and incurable diseases-cancer.

Berkeley Women Among Influential Scientists
Three Berkeley women-two UC Berkeley professors and one a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-were named to Discover magazine's list of the nation's top 50 female scientists.

UC Berkeley Professor Develops Toxin Detection System
A UC Berkeley professor is working to create a portable chip capable of detecting biowarfare toxins in the field.

New Technique Swiftly Detects ‘Mad Cow Disease'
UC San Francisco scientists have developed a new test to detect the diseased proteins behind mad cow disease that may prove more rapid, accurate and sensitive than current methods.

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