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Issue #722 :: Friday, May 2, 2003

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Six Stellar Seniors Say Sayonara
The six seniors who turned winning the College World Series from an aspiration into an expectation are ready for their final three games in Berkeley.

Fighter-Writer
It's a sunny Thursday afternoon, and I'm all smiles because I have the chance to grab a pint at the Bear's Lair with one of the Bay Area's celebrated authors. Early in my conversation with Floyd Salas, he leans toward me and whispers, "I'm a maverick." By the way he says the statement, with the serene eyes of a monk peering inside you, I could tell it was true.

Police Clash With May Day Protesters
Torch-carrying protesters clashed with police in a May Day demonstration on the streets of Southside and Downtown last night.

Jailed Student Protester Reveals Identity
A UC Berkeley student and anti-war protester was expected to be released from Santa Clara County Jail after spending more than week there for refusing to reveal her identity.

News

Jailed Student Protester Reveals Identity
A UC Berkeley student and anti-war protester was expected to be released from Santa Clara County Jail after spending more than week there for refusing to reveal her identity.

Morning Power Outage Hits Campus
Buildings across the UC Berkeley campus descended into darkness for 53 minutes yesterday morning in the first power outage there in more than a year.

Bates Avoids Controversy in City Address
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates avoided a political minefield when he delivered his first State of the City Address Tuesday.

Correction
Yesterday's headline, "Clerical Workers Vote to Accept UC–Proposed Contract" should have read "Clerical Workers Vote to Accept UC–Approved Contract."

Graduate Assembly Elects New Board
With little contest and much promise, the Graduate Assembly elected a new executive board last night that plans to push the body into greater political prominence.

Police Clash With May Day Protesters
Torch-carrying protesters clashed with police in a May Day demonstration on the streets of Southside and Downtown last night.

Calendar and Police Log



Sports

Six Stellar Seniors Say Sayonara
The six seniors who turned winning the College World Series from an aspiration into an expectation are ready for their final three games in Berkeley.

Same Old Playoff Story for Lacrosse
The Cal lacrosse team has been here before.

Track and Field
"Beating Stanford is almost as important as breathing."

Cal Searches for Heart in Middle of Order
One of the brightest spots of the 2003 Cal baseball team has been the heart of its lineup-Conor Jackson, Chris Grossman, and Brian Horwitz.

Rugby
The Cal rugby team faces the final two roadblocks standing in the way of the program's 13th straight, and 20th overall, national title this weekend when it travels to Stanford for the National Championship "Final Four".

Sports in Brief
Four Singles and Two Pairs Headed to NCAAs


Opinion

Fighter-Writer
It's a sunny Thursday afternoon, and I'm all smiles because I have the chance to grab a pint at the Bear's Lair with one of the Bay Area's celebrated authors. Early in my conversation with Floyd Salas, he leans toward me and whispers, "I'm a maverick." By the way he says the statement, with the serene eyes of a monk peering inside you, I could tell it was true.

Editorial: UC Regents Must Compete To Maintain Lab's Excellence
After 60 years of groundbreaking scientific research at UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory, the university must for the first time prove why it is the best candidate to oversee the lab's operations.

Columnist Validates Uphill Battle Republicans Face
What business do conservatives want to have with Berkeley?" That was how Paul Thornton began his hit piece on the college Republicans Wednesday ("Behind Friendly Lines," April 30). He went on to assume repeatedly that the only reason Republicans would ever come to Berkeley would be to elicit an attack by leftists or unload their "fiscally conservative wallets." Despite Thornton's sunny assurances that UC Berkeley's conservative students are "Behind Friendly Lines," the words of his column drip with contempt and sarcasm, serving only to validate that indeed, Republicans are behind enemy lines when in Berkeley. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Falcone Needs to Do His Homework
Newsflash: The current ASUC "leadership" does not serve all students. Thank you, ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Tony Falcone, for pointing that out ("Funding 'Narrow Interests' Stings ASUC Budget," April 29).

Daily Cal Disengages Students From ASUC
The Daily Californian, first in a news article ("Student Groups Biggest Losers With Proposed ASUC Budget Cuts," April 22) then in an editorial ("Student Groups Dealt Blows ASUC Senate Must Fix," April 29), has presented misinformation to the student body.

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