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Issue #733 :: Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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Oh, The Places You'll Go
What if, by some strange occurrence, you suddenly had an extra $2,000 in your bank account and a round trip plane ticket to anywhere on the face of the planet? Your time abroad would be limited only by country visa and cash expiration. You could leave on Aug. 15 or when you're 80 years old. The choice is yours. Where would you go and what would you do?

Guards: Livermore Lab Not Terror-Ready
The UC-run Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is not fit to effectively resist a terrorist attack, leaders of a security guard union at the lab said yesterday.

Bears Barely Lose NCAA Title
The Women's College World Series is the ultimate endurance trial for the star pitcher on each team in the tournament.

Editorial: UC Berkeley Must Give Students More Time Before Raising Fees
UC Berkeley officials blatantly ignored students' welfare when they announced fee increases for summer school less than a week before sessions began. Fees will go up just short of $200 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

News

Feature Photo: Holiday Shopping, Berkeley Style

Staff/Rob Katzer

Correction
Friday's article "UC Berkeley Raises Summer Fees Just Days Before Classes Begin" should have identified the UC vice president for the budget as Larry Hershman, not Larry Hersman.

Guards: Livermore Lab Not Terror-Ready
The UC-run Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is not fit to effectively resist a terrorist attack, leaders of a security guard union at the lab said yesterday.

Campus Must Cap Enrollment, Boost Housing, Berdahl Says
Even though UC faces a dire budget crisis, expanding student housing and setting a strict enrollment cap must be just a few of the myriad of goals UC Berkeley must achieve, Chancellor Robert Berdahl announced Thursday in unveiling the Strategic Academic Plan.

UC Berkeley Student Convicted of Blocking Road During Protest
A Santa Clara County jury found a UC Berkeley student, who refused to give her name after being arrested during a protest, guilty last week of blocking a road.

Linguistics Prof Revives Fight to Save Indigenous Languages
Native American schoolchildren in Wisconsin will be learning the history of the United States only in Ojibwe if UC Berkeley Linguistics Professor Leanne Hinton has her way.

Developer Takes Wrecking Ball to Historic Downtown House
After a 17-month battle to save the historic Doyle House in Downtown Berkeley, developer Patrick Kennedy demolished the century-old landmark last Monday to make way for a mixed-use housing project.

BART Approves 10 Percent Fare Increase for Next Year
Already hit with a 5 percent fare increase earlier this year, BART commuters will have to pay an additional 10 percent in all fares starting next year, BART officials announced Wednesday.


Sports

Sports in Brief
Crew Heads To NCAA Championships

Bears Barely Lose NCAA Title
The Women's College World Series is the ultimate endurance trial for the star pitcher on each team in the tournament.

Ditching Skirts For National Championships
There's no denying it-this was a great year for Cal sports. With only nine of 28 teams missing the postseason, fans had plenty to cheer about as they followed the Bears through the trials and tribulations of their seasons, turning out in record numbers to watch Cal follow through on its promise to build a new reputation in collegiate athletics.

Fusano and Kops-Jones Win NCAA Doubles Crown
When searching for an adjective to describe the tandem of Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones, red-hot should be the first one that comes to mind.


Opinion

Oh, The Places You'll Go
What if, by some strange occurrence, you suddenly had an extra $2,000 in your bank account and a round trip plane ticket to anywhere on the face of the planet? Your time abroad would be limited only by country visa and cash expiration. You could leave on Aug. 15 or when you're 80 years old. The choice is yours. Where would you go and what would you do?

Editorial: UC Berkeley Must Give Students More Time Before Raising Fees
UC Berkeley officials blatantly ignored students' welfare when they announced fee increases for summer school less than a week before sessions began. Fees will go up just short of $200 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Editorial: Students' Photos Should Not Be Automatically Released
Without the prior consent of students, the university will include students' photographs on professors' class lists beginning in the fall semester.

California Cannot Afford to Continue Cutting Education
Administrators and legislators continue to balance the budget on the backs of students. Last week, UC Berkeley decided to raise fees for the summer session just days before classes begin. This is clearly unfair to students, who have already planned out their budgets for the summer, and enrolled based on the prices listed in the catalog.

Letters to the Editor
Late Fee-Increases Are Unfair to Summer School Students

Editorial Cartoon by Sarah Mourra


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