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Issue #667 :: Monday, February 10, 2003

Top Headlines

Cal Wethers Quack Attack in McArthur
EUGENE, Ore.-Amit Tamir had his fill of Duck, and it was time for his buddies to get in on the act.

AC Transit Cuts Services to Offset Budget Deficit
The AC Transit Board of Directors decided Thursday to slash bus service on more than 25 lines throughout the East Bay.

Take a Bite Out of ...
Crime: The latest craze seems to be carjacking. In just the last couple of weeks, a whopping 26 autos were reported stolen in the seven police beats surrounding the campus. That's even more than the 22 burglaries, seven robberies and one assault reported in the same period of time. Now don't blame police staffing for all those burglaries-12 of them seem to be from people who left their doors or windows open.

Women's Basketball: Bears Fade Away in Final Ticks
The Cal women's basketball team is shooting 26 percent from three-point range in Pac-10 play.

News

AC Transit Cuts Services to Offset Budget Deficit
The AC Transit Board of Directors decided Thursday to slash bus service on more than 25 lines throughout the East Bay.

Proposed Cuts Could Burden Vista Service Programs
With nearly half of the funding supporting low-income and disabled students slated for the ax, community college student Vivian Hain knows all too well what the extra toll of these cuts will be.

Negotiations May Settle Wheeler Protesters' Hearings
The hearings for the 32 protesters who occupied Wheeler Hall in April may be over within the next few days.

Raw Sewage Leaks Onto Sproul Plaza
Raw sewage oozed onto Sproul Plaza Friday morning after an aging clay pipe clogged with sycamore tree roots and overflowed.

ASUC Senator Announces Presidential Candidacy
ASUC Aloha Independence Senator Kris Cuaresma-Primm announced he will run for ASUC president Saturday. He is the first candidate to officially join the race.

Golden Overtones Take First Place in Quarterfinals of A Cappella Competition
A UC Berkeley a cappella group finished first place in the quarterfinals of a prestigious college competition on campus Saturday night.

News in Brief
UC Davis Joins Research Center

Feature Photo: The Wall Comes Tumbling Down


People on the Street



Sports

Cal Wethers Quack Attack in McArthur
EUGENE, Ore.-Amit Tamir had his fill of Duck, and it was time for his buddies to get in on the act.

Women's Basketball: Bears Fade Away in Final Ticks
The Cal women's basketball team is shooting 26 percent from three-point range in Pac-10 play.

Rebuilt Bears Reach Record Heights
At this time last year, the Cal women's gymnastics team was struggling to field a team and feuding with its coach.

Baseball: Late Rallies Spur Cal Sweep
Yogi Berra may have been a bit off when he said, "Baseball is 90 percent physical. The other half is mental."

Softball Defeats In-State Rivals, Remains Unbeaten
The No. 3 Cal softball team seems to have a routine of treating every team like a World Series team before proving their opponent unworthy on the field.

Rugby Gets Aggie With it in Second-Half Outburst
While the attention of the school was focused on a pair of basketball games in the Beaver State, the Cal rugby team was taking care of business in farm country.

Bears Get Instant Gratification Racing Past Weary Trojans
The hare is laughing his ass off right about now.

Men's Tennis Hopes to Bounce Over TCU
The Cal men's tennis team has leapt over the Frogs and to higher goals since its last meeting with Texas Christian University.


Opinion

Take a Bite Out of ...
Crime: The latest craze seems to be carjacking. In just the last couple of weeks, a whopping 26 autos were reported stolen in the seven police beats surrounding the campus. That's even more than the 22 burglaries, seven robberies and one assault reported in the same period of time. Now don't blame police staffing for all those burglaries-12 of them seem to be from people who left their doors or windows open.

Off the Beat: Ohmygod!
Last weekend I found myself traipsing around a co-op party with three wide-eyed seventeen-year-olds in tow. My little sister's college visit had turned into three wild days of frenzied babysitting and shameless debauchery. I had gently steered them away from the Nyquil and Everclear station, instructed them about the temperature dynamic of the sake bomb ("what's saw-kee?" they had demanded a bit too loudly) and gave advice about illegal substance etiquette.

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