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Issue #81 :: Thursday, December 9, 1999

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Committee Recommends Leniency
The Committee on Student Conduct has recommended that UC Berkeley take no further action against five third world Liberation Front members involved in a 10-hour takeover of Barrows Hall during last spring's ethnic studies protests.

Bye Bye Ombuddy
All through this semester, Thursday became the day when readers could pick up a copy of The Daily Californian and read a column, not about someone's personal life, not about someone's personal struggles, but about The Daily Californian itself. Through the Reader's Voice column and as the Daily Cal's first ombudsperson, I have critiqued everything and everyone associated with the paper, ranging from deadline woes to Sex on Tuesday to comic strip screw-ups. But today is the day that the Reader's Voice column finally gets a taste of its own medicine.

Two Bears Players Consider Leaving
With the frustration of their 1999 season fresh in their minds, two Cal football players are considering leaving the program.

Graduate Enrollment Continues To Decline
UC system administrators are struggling to devise a comprehensive plan to reverse the decade's gradual decline in graduate student enrollment.

News

Committee Recommends Leniency
The Committee on Student Conduct has recommended that UC Berkeley take no further action against five third world Liberation Front members involved in a 10-hour takeover of Barrows Hall during last spring's ethnic studies protests.

Graduate Enrollment Continues To Decline
UC system administrators are struggling to devise a comprehensive plan to reverse the decade's gradual decline in graduate student enrollment.

Hotel Employees Begin Boycott in Struggle for Union
Employees of the Hotel Berkeley Marina began a boycott of the hotel yesterday as part of an ongoing effort to unionize.

City Council Approves Purchase of Land for Skate Park
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to give the city's youth a new place to skateboard and play sports, despite reservations about air pollution at the chosen site.

News in Brief: Council Approves Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in all Berkeley apartments, the City Council decided Tuesday.


Sports

Two Bears Players Consider Leaving
With the frustration of their 1999 season fresh in their minds, two Cal football players are considering leaving the program.

Men's Hoops Still Pursuing Top Recruit
While most basketball programs in the Pac-10 were busy securing letters of intent during the fall signing period three weeks ago, the Cal men's basketball team patiently awaited news from its own prized recruits.

Bears Sign Nation's Best
Alex Lim is many things - a state and national record-holder, Swimming World magazine's 1999 High School Swimmer of the Year, an Olympian - and next fall Lim will be one of the newest members of the Cal men's swimming team.

Sports Brief: Cal Men's and Women's Swim Teams in Action
The Cal women's swimming team starts competition at the U.S. Open Championships in San Antonio today. Competition will run through this Saturday.


Opinion

Bye Bye Ombuddy
All through this semester, Thursday became the day when readers could pick up a copy of The Daily Californian and read a column, not about someone's personal life, not about someone's personal struggles, but about The Daily Californian itself. Through the Reader's Voice column and as the Daily Cal's first ombudsperson, I have critiqued everything and everyone associated with the paper, ranging from deadline woes to Sex on Tuesday to comic strip screw-ups. But today is the day that the Reader's Voice column finally gets a taste of its own medicine.

Berdahl Acted With Integrity
The UC Berkeley faculty voted recently to "fully support all agreements reached by Chancellor Berdahl in the Spring settlement of concerns about the future of the Ethnic Studies program." As a faculty member who voted in favor of this agreement, I feel compelled to state publicly the reasons for my vote.

Letters to the Editor: Outraged By Lack of Coverage
Last week I was fortunate enough to be in Seattle with tens of thousands of others, demonstrating against the World Trade Organization and the effects of corporate globalization.

Spring 2000 Columnists
The few, the proud, the inflammatory - spring semester columnists have been chosen.

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