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Issue #791 :: Wednesday, October 1, 2003

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He Might Be Giant
The Lithuanian national basketball team has got to be very jealous of Cal right about now.

Dear Bobby
Dear Chancellor Berdahl, It's been too, too long since we last spoke! I often wonder if you remember me at all. But I'll never forget that special night, the cool autumn air and the way the sun rose over your mansion, lighting up the dewdrops that covered your lawn. I blush at the memory even now.

Predators, Prey... and Plants
A spider waits patiently on the surface of a daisy for her lunch to arrive. Soon a butterfly arrives on the flower for his lunch, too late it notices the spider and a life-and-death drama, the likes of which you've probably seen on the Discovery Channel, ensues. The question is: does the daisy care?

County Won't Recall Questionable Electronic Voting System
Alameda County officials said yesterday they will continue to use the electronic voting system for the Oct. 7 recall election, despite a controversial study that criticized the system's security.

News

County Won't Recall Questionable Electronic Voting System
Alameda County officials said yesterday they will continue to use the electronic voting system for the Oct. 7 recall election, despite a controversial study that criticized the system's security.

Organic Beer Maker Boils Down to the Basics
"This is about as authentic as it gets," says Tyke Romios, watching over what will be a batch of organic Belgian beer, boiling in a large metal drum.

Proposition 53 Would Designate Funds to Repair Infrastructure
Hidden beneath the circus of 135 candidates and the divisive Proposition 54 is an initiative on next week's recall ballot that could decide the future of campus infrastructure across the UC and CSU systems.

Homeless Shelter Short $2.5 Million to Finish Facility
Completion of one of the largest homeless shelters built in Berkeley could be delayed because of a $2.5 million funding gap, homeless advocates said yesterday.

University Will Audit ASUC Auxilary to Probe ‘No on 54' Scandal
After accusations of illegal ASUC spending on the "No on 54" campaign exploded last week, the university is taking a critical look at oversight of the student government, ordering the first audit in three years of the ASUC Auxiliary.

Homecoming Events Aim to Bring Students, Money Back to Campus
Banners from Greek houses and political groups alike adorned the perimeter of the student union yesterday, highlighting the campus's alumni association's push to bring people together for Homecoming Week.

News in Brief
Man Shoots Own Leg in Attempted Robbery

Panel of Journalists Convene on Campus and Discuss White House's Caginess With Press
A panel of renowned journalists came together at Zellerbach Auditorium last night, criticizing the White House's heavy-handed tactics with the press and calling the Bush administration the most disciplined and secretive one in recent history.


Sports

He Might Be Giant
The Lithuanian national basketball team has got to be very jealous of Cal right about now.

Bear Witness...With Justin Nelson
From Joe Born and exploding balls last week to Justin Nelson and Tampax Stadium this week. This job seriously does not get any better. Cal baseball's own is this week's guest on Bear Witness, what with the baseball playoffs upon us-and the Cubbies and BoSox in the Fall Classic as hell freezes over.

Pac-10 Action Kicks Off With Scoreboard Surprises
Whether you were moshing on the MomentumTurf of Memorial or aching in the acres of Autzen, it is time to put your jaw back in its proper position and remember one thing:


Opinion

Dear Bobby
Dear Chancellor Berdahl, It's been too, too long since we last spoke! I often wonder if you remember me at all. But I'll never forget that special night, the cool autumn air and the way the sun rose over your mansion, lighting up the dewdrops that covered your lawn. I blush at the memory even now.

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