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Issue #68 :: Thursday, November 18, 1999

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Prop. 209 Advocate Visits Campus
More than three years after California voters rejected the use of racial or gender preferences in university admissions decisions, the champion of Proposition 209 proved in a campus speech yesterday that the issue remains controversial.

New Year, Same Old ASUC
Student government was a pretty big deal in high school. Those kids would plan every kind of event, from dances to blood drives and increasing student parking to longer lunch periods. It was a group of people who, for the most part, were working to improve the quality of student life on campus.

Freshmen Anticipate Big Game
Joe Igber doesn't know about Big Games. He grew up in Hawaii, and why should he have been concerned with an event that was important to people so many miles away?

Hearing Begins for Barrows Protesters
A student conduct hearing began in University Hall yesterday for five students arrested during last spring's ethnic studies protests.

News

Prop. 209 Advocate Visits Campus
More than three years after California voters rejected the use of racial or gender preferences in university admissions decisions, the champion of Proposition 209 proved in a campus speech yesterday that the issue remains controversial.

Hearing Begins for Barrows Protesters
A student conduct hearing began in University Hall yesterday for five students arrested during last spring's ethnic studies protests.

Council OKs Salary Increase for City Manager
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to increase the salary of City Manager James Keene, despite strong objections from one council member.

Animal Lovers Squawk Over Pet Ordinance
Dozens of impassioned pet lovers attended Tuesday's meeting of the Berkeley City Council to speak out about a controversial ordinance that would require all dogs and cats in the city to be spayed or neutered.

X-Rays a Leading Cause Of Cancer, Researcher Says
Medical radiation is a leading cause of both heart disease and cancer, a UC Berkeley researcher has found.

Officials Examine Growth Possibilities
While the UC system examines ways to accommodate a flood of 63,000 additional students over the next decade, UC Berkeley officials are trying to determine how the campus can manage its share of new students.

News in Brief: City Seeks Collaboration With University on Mutual Issues
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to request that the city manager meet with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl to discuss a handful of issues facing both the city and the university.


Sports

Freshmen Anticipate Big Game
Joe Igber doesn't know about Big Games. He grew up in Hawaii, and why should he have been concerned with an event that was important to people so many miles away?

Women's Hoops Opens Vs. Nevada
The Cal women's basketball team's season is off to an auspicious start. With two strong showings in both their exhibition games, the Bears anticipate a challenging matchup with Nevada in their season opener Sunday night.

Father Figure
Editor's Note: This is the sixth in a series

Joe Kapp Remembers His 'Larger Than Life' Coach
When I had the privilege and honor to play for Pappy Waldorf at the University of California, he was a figure bigger than life.

Sports Briefs: Ice Hockey Hosts Card in Annual Big Freeze
The Cal ice hockey team returns to action tonight against Stanford in the annual "Big Freeze."


Opinion

New Year, Same Old ASUC
Student government was a pretty big deal in high school. Those kids would plan every kind of event, from dances to blood drives and increasing student parking to longer lunch periods. It was a group of people who, for the most part, were working to improve the quality of student life on campus.

Editorial: Let Rivals Be Rivals
The Stanford Daily says we need to "grow up." San Francisco Examiner sports columnist Gwen Knapp says we "should be embarrassed."

Required, But With Incentives
Although Gov. Gray Davis's community service graduation requirement proposal has raised a number of concerns, it is important to also be aware of the possible opportunities that the requirement could provide to the UC system.

Letters to the Editor: Bigoted twLF
It is sad to see the ASUC Senate endorsing amnesty for a group like the twLF ("Senate Overrides Presidential Veto," Nov. 11). This is tantamount to tossing pearls before swine.

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