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Issue #789 :: Monday, September 29, 2003

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ASUC to Pay Massive Debt to Student Lobby Group
Already in massive debt to the university, the ASUC Senate pledged last week to pay back $8,000 worth of unpaid dues to the UC Student Association in a last-ditch effort to keep voting membership in the systemwide organization.

"Said" Means "Happy"
"Granitic will," "promontory of genius," "grotesque travesty." Few writers could reel off Palestinian Edward Said's multi-syllabic pretension and still make a salient point. His style breathed with the conviction of a 19th century super-intellectual, Napoleonic ambition alive in his claims. In the twilight of his career, Said's writing grew more abstract and general, touching upon the most important questions: What is the responsibility of the intellectual in world politics? After so much scholarship and personal investment, Said earned the right to see the world in macrocosm.

Cal Upsets USC in Triple-OT Thriller
It was eight turnovers, three overtimes, three blocked kicks, and 65 combined points.

Deep in Legal Quagmire, University Puts Brakes on ASUC's ‘No on 54' Funds
Pulling a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling by its side, student government leaders are steering the ASUC and the university into legally uncharted waters.

News

ASUC to Pay Massive Debt to Student Lobby Group
Already in massive debt to the university, the ASUC Senate pledged last week to pay back $8,000 worth of unpaid dues to the UC Student Association in a last-ditch effort to keep voting membership in the systemwide organization.

Deep in Legal Quagmire, University Puts Brakes on ASUC's ‘No on 54' Funds
Pulling a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling by its side, student government leaders are steering the ASUC and the university into legally uncharted waters.

Renowned Economist Blasts Bush's Economic Policies
Eager to see renowned economics professor Paul Krugman give an impassioned criticism of the war on Iraq and tax cuts, hundreds of students and faculty were turned away at the door at the Haas School of Business Friday.

Berkeley Man Finds Birthday Kicks Running on Route 66
When Berkeley resident Geores Clevenger turned 66 last year, a friend asked him how he planned on celebrating his birthday.

Nationwide Hunt for Next Chancellor Underway
After UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl's unexpected announcement last week to resign next June, attention now falls to the next heir of the campus's highest rank.

Errors in Bookkeeping Put Lab Employee on Leave
The chief financial officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was placed on administrative leave last week after external auditors uncovered irregularities in bookkeeping practices during the 2003 fiscal year.

Festival Celebrates Answers to ‘How Berkeley Can You Be?'
Dancing lobsters, singing sea bass, naked people and grandmothers for peace-Bezerkeley came out in full force yesterday during the annual parade showcasing the city's zaniness.

Four UC Berkeley Students Awarded Homeland Security Research Grants
As part of a new government program to step up efforts against terrorism, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded four UC Berkeley students federal research grants.

Disabled Activist Hit by Car Dies After Week in Coma
After spending a week in a coma, Berkeley disabled-activist Fred Lupke died in the hospital Thursday evening from the head injuries that resulted from when his wheelchair was hit by a car on Ashby Avenue. He was 58 years old.

News in Brief
Man Sets Candy World Record Bit by Bit

Corrections
Wednesday's article "Cheese Board Co-Op Kneads Democracy With Business" incorrectly stated that there are 250 co-ops in the nation.


Sports

Cal Upsets USC in Triple-OT Thriller
It was eight turnovers, three overtimes, three blocked kicks, and 65 combined points.

It Would Sure Suck to Be Tommy Trojan
In a little community, tucked away from the outside world-gated and guarded from the streets of south central Los Angeles-there is a very sad man.

Besides Fredrickson's Foot, Penalties Break Trojans
In a battle for the ages, Cal and No. 3 USC were nearly equal violators of the Pac-10 penal code.

Ailing Acosta Comes Back to Subdue Knights
After scoring the game-winning goal against Saint Mary's last weekend, Cal forward Carl Acosta wasn't feeling himself.

Upset at Home Lifts Bears' Spirits in Colorado
Saturday night, Amy Willison watched the Cal football team write an improbable chapter in the school's athletic annals. Yesterday afternoon, Willison herself played the unlikely hero.

Bears End Huskies' Perfection
Apparently, all good things do not come to an end-not last Friday at least.

Double Dose of Top-10 Foes Slows Field Hockey
It was a tough weekend for the Cal field hockey team.

Duffy Leads Cross Country Squads in Unexpected Successes at the Farm
Sophomore Bridget Duffy led Cal's women's cross country team to a first-place finish over the Cardinal at the Stanford Invitational Saturday.

Vasiljevic's Ejections Hurt Cal Against No. 1 USC
After defeating No. 17 BYU-Hawaii 17-7 on Thursday, the No. 4 Cal men's water polo team thought it had a fighting chance against No. 1 USC.

Men's Golf Ready to Hit the Links as No. 1
For the No.1 Cal men's golf team, the view from the top begins in the Pacific Northwest.


Opinion

"Said" Means "Happy"
"Granitic will," "promontory of genius," "grotesque travesty." Few writers could reel off Palestinian Edward Said's multi-syllabic pretension and still make a salient point. His style breathed with the conviction of a 19th century super-intellectual, Napoleonic ambition alive in his claims. In the twilight of his career, Said's writing grew more abstract and general, touching upon the most important questions: What is the responsibility of the intellectual in world politics? After so much scholarship and personal investment, Said earned the right to see the world in macrocosm.

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