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Issue #74 :: Tuesday, November 30, 1999

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Study to Examine Seismic Waves
In an attempt to develop an earthquake prediction technique, seismologists from UC Berkeley and the U.S. Geological Survey began a search yesterday for volunteers to participate in a study of seismic waves.

On the Lighter Side
The e-mail has been a bit quiet lately. I can understand, though, seeing that finals are just around the corner. I don't have anything really heavy for you this week folks; just some tidbits to while away the time. Good luck on your finals!

Renaissance Man
Editor's Note: This is the eighth in a series featuring the top 10 Cal athletes and coaches of the century, in no particular order. Individuals are judged both for their accomplishments at Cal and for their impact on Bears athletics.

Officials Consider ‘Daylighting' Buried Creek
City officials are considering a plan that would bring Strawberry Creek above ground in the Downtown Berkeley area.

News

Study to Examine Seismic Waves
In an attempt to develop an earthquake prediction technique, seismologists from UC Berkeley and the U.S. Geological Survey began a search yesterday for volunteers to participate in a study of seismic waves.

Officials Consider ‘Daylighting' Buried Creek
City officials are considering a plan that would bring Strawberry Creek above ground in the Downtown Berkeley area.

AIDS Quilt Scheduled To Appear in Berkeley
Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, including a panel created by members of the UC Berkeley community, are scheduled to be displayed on campus and at a local church this week.

Healthy Bioengineering Program Matures, Expands
UC Berkeley's bioengineering department is currently recruiting professors to bolster its growing program, university officials said yesterday.

Volunteers Target Berkeley for Member Recruitment
Many students in the past few weeks have brushed past Asian women outside the Berkeley BART station and on the streets around the UC Berkeley campus who were trying to tell them something.

Lawrence Lab Researchers Develop Poison Detector
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have collaborated with a private company to develop a new, potentially life-saving carbon monoxide detector.

News in Brief: New Enrollment Statistics Map Undergraduate Student Body
UC Berkeley is expected to release enrollment statistics today charting the freshman class and the undergraduate population as a whole, university officials said yesterday.

Study Shows Statistics on Drivers Stopped in Berkeley
The initial results of a UC police survey suggest that young-adult drivers make up the largest percentage of drivers pulled over in traffic stops in the area surrounding the UC Berkeley campus.


Sports

Renaissance Man
Editor's Note: This is the eighth in a series featuring the top 10 Cal athletes and coaches of the century, in no particular order. Individuals are judged both for their accomplishments at Cal and for their impact on Bears athletics.

Coach recalls the maturation of talented guard
When I arrived at Cal in the spring of 1985, I inherited a basketball program that had suffered through 35 years without a postseason tournament appearance. There were 10 returning lettermen - eight juniors, including a guard named Kevin Johnson.

Cal Swats Hofstra in Waning Minutes
The Hofstra basketball team followed just that course last night, knocking Cal freshman point guard Shantay Legans around in the second half of its game with the Bears at Haas Pavilion.

Losing Season a Winner for Spikers
These were just some of the words that described the Cal volleyball program a few years ago. But with the conclusion of its 1999 season, new words can be conjured up for the future of the Bears:

Athlete of the Week: Jerry Smith
The Cal men's water polo team's third-place finish at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament this past weekend wouldn't have been possible without the superb offensive efforts of junior Jerry Smith.

Sports Briefs: O'Neal Named Pac-10 Defender of the Year
In a move that surprised no one, Pac-10 coaches named Cal senior Deltha O'Neal the conference Defensive Player of the Year yesterday.


Opinion

On the Lighter Side
The e-mail has been a bit quiet lately. I can understand, though, seeing that finals are just around the corner. I don't have anything really heavy for you this week folks; just some tidbits to while away the time. Good luck on your finals!

Faculty Senate Should Recognize Our Voice
The latest assault upon student voices and supporters of ethnic studies will occur on December 2, when the Academic Senate considers a resolution to nullify the agreement reached last spring between Chancellor Robert Berdahl and the ethnic studies department.

Letters to the Editor
Ethnic studies graduate student and third world liberator Sara Kaplan distorts the clear intent of the resolution by Professor Jack Citrin vis-a-vis last spring's ethnic studies settlement ("Ethnic Studies Agreement Faces Faculty Challenge," Nov. 29).

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