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Issue #860 :: Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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Students Fret Over Eshleman Security
Although dozens of students will begin to fill Eshleman Library this week and high-tech cameras preside over every floor of the student-run building, lax security has left students worried about their safety in Eshleman Hall.

And Then There Were Four...
At the beginning of the summer, the Cal rugby team was faced with disappointment-a third-place finish in the USA Rugby national championship tournament.

Checking Ladies' Sizes
The average erect penis is the size of a regular candy bar, which translates into a hierarchy of king dongs, needle dicks and li'l cheetos which alternately inspire admiration and horror, elation and despair, arousal and apathy. Well, today is a fine day for the man behind the scrutinized penis-the results of informal research performed by yours truly shall be here revealed in a discussion which concerns not whether the foot fits the shoe, but whether the shoe fits the foot.

Students Get Down to Business in New Professional Consulting Groups On Campus
Presenting before CEOs and performing market research on top of a full load of classes is all in a day's work for junior Karanvir Singh.

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Students Fret Over Eshleman Security
Although dozens of students will begin to fill Eshleman Library this week and high-tech cameras preside over every floor of the student-run building, lax security has left students worried about their safety in Eshleman Hall.

Students Get Down to Business in New Professional Consulting Groups On Campus
Presenting before CEOs and performing market research on top of a full load of classes is all in a day's work for junior Karanvir Singh.

Haas Dean Fined by Elections Commission
Haas School of Business Dean Tom Campbell was fined $79,000 as a penalty for campaign finance violations in his 2000 race for a U.S. Senate seat, the Federal Election Commission announced yesterday.

Berkeley Police Get Grant to Curb Drunk Driving
Berkeley drivers can expect to see more officers, more sobriety checkpoints and possibly more congestion as they cruise the streets, thanks to a more than $220,000 state grant for the Berkeley Police Department aimed at cracking down on the city's drunk drivers.

Person Kidnapped Near Campus in Fourth Similar Case
A person was kidnapped at knifepoint and robbed less than a block from the UC Berkeley campus on Southside early Sunday, in the fourth such incident since October, police said.

Fee Hikes Repel Out-of-State Students
Eric Bultman was all set to attend UC Berkeley last fall when California's budget crisis forced him to cancel his plans just after CalSO and return to his home state of Arizona for college instead.

News in Brief
Students lined the walls of a lecture hall in Valley Life Sciences Building last night to hear Edward Witten, a leading theorist in quantum physics, speak about the latest advances in one of modern physics' most debated fields.


Sports

And Then There Were Four...
At the beginning of the summer, the Cal rugby team was faced with disappointment-a third-place finish in the USA Rugby national championship tournament.

Whine Cellar: Tamir Becomes Bird as Bears Fly High
Welcome to the Whine Cellar, where we are refreshed after a wondrous Winter Break. And let me tell you, there is no better atmosphere for watching the Insight Bowl than snowy Iowa City.

Sports in Brief
Scholarship Formed For Alisa Lewis

SoCal Clash Marks Early Start to Weekend
After shooting a pair of blanks in the Bay Area last weekend, UCLA and USC look to refocus their aims against the opponent that both squads likely have pinned up as large targets on their schedule.


Opinion

Checking Ladies' Sizes
The average erect penis is the size of a regular candy bar, which translates into a hierarchy of king dongs, needle dicks and li'l cheetos which alternately inspire admiration and horror, elation and despair, arousal and apathy. Well, today is a fine day for the man behind the scrutinized penis-the results of informal research performed by yours truly shall be here revealed in a discussion which concerns not whether the foot fits the shoe, but whether the shoe fits the foot.

Editorial: Improved Security, Access Needed in Eshleman Hall
Student leaders in the ASUC should be sure to remember the needs of the thousands of students currently using Eshleman Hall, and be ready to move the Eshleman Library from the seventh floor back to the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union if its impact on existing student usage turns out to be unmanageable or if it presents an added risk to student safety.

Liberian Democracy: A Long Slow Process
Joseph Conrad's Africa-in his novel Heart of Darkness-is rich ivory territory. Today, there is still ivory to be had. But the hunt does not involve elephants; and the jungles are more complex: the African body politic and its individual souls. This ivory is democracy, Western democracy, an elusive and illusive brand of ivory because, ultimately, it's uncertain who benefits from the catch. The hunt is on in war-torn Liberia.

Letters to the Editor
UC Berkeley Education Losing its Luster

Editorial Cartoon by Thatcher Hillegas


Editor's Note
The opinion page staff of The Daily Californian is actively looking for Op-Ed pieces for inclusion in the first of a series of special opinion pages planned for later this semester.

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