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Issue #749 :: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

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Off the Beat: Let's All Go to the Movies
Some time around November of last year, an art history GSI whose brilliance exceeded many of the artists he taught us about, asked me in the few moments before section began if I had seen the newest James Bond flick, recently released in theaters across the country.

Laying the Smack Down
I like the feeling of throwing people," says Sayaka Matsumoto, second degree black belt and the top ranked woman in the 48 kilogram category, USA Judo's lightest weight class. "I guess it's satisfying to beat people up, (but) not in a mean way. It feels really good to throw someone, I can't explain it."

City Approves Southside Plan
After nearly five years of debate, the Berkeley Planning Commission unanimously voiced approval of a plan mapping the future of the neighborhood just south of campus Wednesday night.

Mayor's Proposal Could Save Struggling Child-Care Centers
Facing the threat of permanent closure, Berkeley's six state-funded child-care programs may be given another chance to survive if the City Council approves Mayor Tom Bates' call to speed up the allocation of city grants to the programs at tonight's meeting.

News

Mayor's Proposal Could Save Struggling Child-Care Centers
Facing the threat of permanent closure, Berkeley's six state-funded child-care programs may be given another chance to survive if the City Council approves Mayor Tom Bates' call to speed up the allocation of city grants to the programs at tonight's meeting.

Student Fees Could Jump By 25 Percent For Fall Semester
Racked by mounting state budget cuts, the UC Board of Regents may decide tomorrow to increase student fees by 25 percent and leave open the option to bump up fees by an additional 5 percent.

Grant Pulls UC Berkeley, World's Most Powerful Magnet Together
UC Berkeley researchers will acquire the world's most powerful magnet to study the structure of proteins and other biomolecules, courtesy of a $5.9 million grant awarded last week from the National Institutes of Health.

Feature Photo: Cooling Down



Correction
The photo caption for Tuesday's article "Increased Parking Comes at Expense of Sporting Facilities" should not have stated that the space was being turned into parking spots for SUVs.

People on the Street


Bates Keeps Promise, Proposes to Make Theft of Free Newspapers Illegal
Following up on a promise he made more than six months ago after his theft of about 1,000 Daily Californian newspapers, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will present a resolution at tonight's City Council meeting that could make stealing free newspapers illegal.

City Approves Southside Plan
After nearly five years of debate, the Berkeley Planning Commission unanimously voiced approval of a plan mapping the future of the neighborhood just south of campus Wednesday night.

SARS Discussion to be Held With Hong Kong University Staff
A four-person delegation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong will pay a visit to UC Berkeley Monday to discuss the changing situation with SARS-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

Boalt Clinic Helps Ugandan Gain Asylum
After a six-month legal battle which ended last month, a UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law legal clinic successfully helped win a Ugandan immigrant asylum in the United States, the law school announced July 3.

News in Brief
An Alameda man was arrested and booked on $40,000 bail Sunday, after commiting two burglaries within half an hour of each other and getting chased away from both houses, police said.


Sports

Laying the Smack Down
I like the feeling of throwing people," says Sayaka Matsumoto, second degree black belt and the top ranked woman in the 48 kilogram category, USA Judo's lightest weight class. "I guess it's satisfying to beat people up, (but) not in a mean way. It feels really good to throw someone, I can't explain it."

Building Reputations or Crushing Dreams?
For every LeBron James, there comes a Lenny Cooke and for every Rashard Lewis, there's a Leon Smith.

Coughlin Gears Up for Biggest Splash of Career
Believe it or not, there are still some prizes in the swimming world left for Natalie Coughlin to win.

Sports in Brief: Lacrosse Honored for Academic Excellence
The Cal women's lacrosse team was recognized by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association for its academic achievements during the 2002-2003 school year.


Opinion

Off the Beat: Let's All Go to the Movies
Some time around November of last year, an art history GSI whose brilliance exceeded many of the artists he taught us about, asked me in the few moments before section began if I had seen the newest James Bond flick, recently released in theaters across the country.

Editorial Cartoon by Jay Kapp


Letters to the Editor
Daily Cal Editorial Places Unfair Burden on Taxpayer

Connerly's Res. 38 Discriminates Against Minorities
UC Regent Ward Connerly has tried three times before to eliminate diversity on our campuses, and this will be the third time it fails. Resolution 38 aims to eliminate support for "race and ethnic or sexual orientation specific activities." This can refer to anything from community-specific graduations to staff organizations to other student services that sustain what little diversity our campuses have. Such logic is flawed in its notion that a "One America," as the resolution claims to seek, can be prevented from forming if events designed to allow us to recognize, gather, and celebrate the uniqueness our diverse communities are continued. These events do not lead us down the road to separatism, and blindness will not make us more cohesive. To the contrary, without these events, society runs the risk of losing our identities.

Editorial: Fees Should Only Be Raised to Affect All Students Equally
Unless there is an extraordinarily drastic catastrophe in the next 24 hours, the UC Board of Regents will be meeting in San Francisco tomorrow morning. And as long as the regents are meeting, students fees will be going up.

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