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Issue #793 :: Friday, October 3, 2003

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GSIs Walk Out Today
The 13,000-member graduate student instructors' union will stage a one-day walkout across UC campuses today in response to a sudden breakdown in the six-month-long talks after the union's contract expired Tuesday night.

Apathy Is Not an Option
Classes, midterms, work. Elections, propositions, irresponsible politicians. Global warming, famine and the war on poverty. Drama, drama, drama. There are ten million tasks and social causes beckoning my attention everyday. It's all overwhelming. As I get wrapped up in being a student, friend and community activist, sometimes I just want to sit down and depend on my political leaders to improve local schools, create more jobs, and bridge the gap of wealth disparity in my community.

Bears Silently Prepare to Tango With Beavers
While Cal football fans are left looking for a lamaze class after Saturday's triple-overtime insanity against USC, the players will have to keep their mouths shut.

Volleyball Hopes to Stay Red-Hot in ‘Zona
They have a front row that spends more time in the air than on the court, currently enjoy the longest winning streak in their team's history, and their ranking earns them the press of "nation's best".

News

GSIs Walk Out Today
The 13,000-member graduate student instructors' union will stage a one-day walkout across UC campuses today in response to a sudden breakdown in the six-month-long talks after the union's contract expired Tuesday night.

Correction
The photograph with Wednesday's sports article "He Might Be Giant" should have been attributed to Bryan Lin, a staff photographer.

District Attorney Does Not Plan to Bring Charges Against Cal Football Player
A Cal football player arrested following a fight outside a UC Berkeley fraternity last May will not face criminal charges, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

New Proposal Would Allow Wheelchairs in Bike Lane
Less than three weeks after disabled advocate Fred Lupke was fatally struck by a car, the Berkeley City Council will consider a controversial proposal at its next meeting that could allow wheelchair users and bicyclists to share the bike lane.

Investigative Reporter Named Daily Cal Alum of the Year
Seth Rosenfeld was a 25-year-old UC Berkeley journalism student and Daily Californian reporter when, in 1981, his editor first handed him several thousand pages of FBI documents to sift through.

Hundreds Attend Debate on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Several hundred people jammed into a classroom in the Valley Life Sciences Building last night to watch a debate on the best way to achieve peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Sports

Volleyball Hopes to Stay Red-Hot in ‘Zona
They have a front row that spends more time in the air than on the court, currently enjoy the longest winning streak in their team's history, and their ranking earns them the press of "nation's best".

Cal Embarks on Tough Midwest Road Trip
The folks who do the scheduling for the Pac-10 have a nice advantage when conference play rolls around. There are five geographic pods-Washington, Oregon, NorCal, SoCal, and Arizona- and if you play one road game one day, you'll be playing the other team in that pod a couple of days later.

Pacific or Bust-Bears Look to Keep 21-Game Win Streak Alive
When you beat a team twice, it is solid.

Cal Set to Face Familiar Foe Stanford
The Cal men's soccer has finally traversed its nonconference schedule, and while it didn't come out unscathed, things could have been worse than its 4-4-1 record.

Sports in Brief
Bears Face Midwest Opponents at Tourney

Bears Silently Prepare to Tango With Beavers
While Cal football fans are left looking for a lamaze class after Saturday's triple-overtime insanity against USC, the players will have to keep their mouths shut.


Opinion

Apathy Is Not an Option
Classes, midterms, work. Elections, propositions, irresponsible politicians. Global warming, famine and the war on poverty. Drama, drama, drama. There are ten million tasks and social causes beckoning my attention everyday. It's all overwhelming. As I get wrapped up in being a student, friend and community activist, sometimes I just want to sit down and depend on my political leaders to improve local schools, create more jobs, and bridge the gap of wealth disparity in my community.

Editorial: A Refreshing New Web Page
Www.asuc.org has been given new life under the guidance of ASUC Executive Vice President Taina Gomez.

Court Rulings Clear ASUC's ‘No on 54' Spending
What happens when you don't have the truth? It leads to misinformation. This proves to be the case with the majority of campus because of the lack of real information from The Daily Californian and the university administration. The truth still has yet to be heard in regards to the ASUC spending funding on the "No on Proposition 54" campaign.

Letter to the Editor
City Could Target Students to Cover Local Expenses

Editorial Cartoon by Deana Sobel



Editorial: Return of the Alumni
This week the Alumni Association organized a canned food drive competition, hosted a student-faculty jeopardy match and passed out free ice cream and t-shirts-a week of festivities to welcome back UC Berkeley's alumni. And students were invited to play along.

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