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Issue #834 :: Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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Strike Two Could Be On Horizon for GSI Union
The 11,000-member union representing UC graduate student instructors, tutors and readers claimed Friday that contract negotiations with the university have broken down, opening the door to a strike during the frenzy of finals.

JuCo's Big deButte
The Chico area is known for breeding good beer and good parties.

Stress Junkies
This time last year, I was sleeping on the industrial carpeting on the floor of the Andy Katz for City Council campaign office. We had just entered an election runoff and would be continuing the campaign through Dec. 5. At this point, I was having a hard time remembering what my professors looked like and the sleep deficiency had led to my nodding off while talking. Moreover, I was getting desperate to simply destroy the opposition and be done with it-politeness, fair play and criminal law be damned. I had actually thought through a plot to seduce the opponent's son, turning him into my own Manchurian Candidate. Mwah ha ha. Like I said, the sleep deprivation was starting to get to me.

SF Bay Dynamics Analyzed
Rarely can you find a laboratory as large as the San Francisco Bay, but that's where some UC Berkeley researchers call work.

News

Strike Two Could Be On Horizon for GSI Union
The 11,000-member union representing UC graduate student instructors, tutors and readers claimed Friday that contract negotiations with the university have broken down, opening the door to a strike during the frenzy of finals.

Two Berkeley AC Transit Routes See End of the Line Next Month
AC Transit will cut two bus lines in Berkeley and reduce service frequency on another, making a worse cut than previously expected and the second to hit the city this year.

Search For New Chancellor Under Way at Home and Abroad
Six weeks after UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl announced his retirement, the university has called in a prestigious search firm to comb higher education's top ranks for a successor to the campus's highest office.

Vista Breaks Ground to Move Into Permanent Location
After nearly 30 years of having its classrooms scattered around Berkeley, Vista Community College is finally settling down to a permanent home. Officials broke ground on the new site yesterday in the heart of the city's Downtown.

City to Lose Revenue With Repeal of License Fee Increase
The city of Berkeley's bleak budget situation took a turn for the worst Monday, when, as his first move in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger repealed the tripling of the vehicle license fee. The repeal, on top of the growing possibility that Berkeley voters will reject a $10 million parcel tax increase, could mean service cuts and the first city layoffs in at least 13 years.

Feature Photo: Groundbreaking


News in Brief
Late-Night Fire Forces Students From Beds

Dearth of Men Felt at Colleges Across the Country
Berkeley High School senior Chris Carlisle isn't planning to apply to UC Berkeley this year. In fact, he's not sending any applications to college.


Sports

JuCo's Big deButte
The Chico area is known for breeding good beer and good parties.

Bear Witness ...With Kristina Rodrigues
Give ‘em the axe, the axe, the axe. Give ‘em the axe, the axe, the axe.

A Hairy Combination
Sometimes, things happen for a reason.


Opinion

Stress Junkies
This time last year, I was sleeping on the industrial carpeting on the floor of the Andy Katz for City Council campaign office. We had just entered an election runoff and would be continuing the campaign through Dec. 5. At this point, I was having a hard time remembering what my professors looked like and the sleep deficiency had led to my nodding off while talking. Moreover, I was getting desperate to simply destroy the opposition and be done with it-politeness, fair play and criminal law be damned. I had actually thought through a plot to seduce the opponent's son, turning him into my own Manchurian Candidate. Mwah ha ha. Like I said, the sleep deprivation was starting to get to me.

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