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Issue #87 :: Monday, January 24, 2000

Top Headlines

Ex-NBA Star Endorses Old Rival
One of the greatest players in NBA history came to Berkeley yesterday to endorse his old rival Bill Bradley.

Chopping Down Cherry Trees
Over vacation, I visited the home of a high school friend. I began chatting with his mother, with whom I am only mildly acquainted. She asked me how I was doing and what I was up to. I told her that in addition to my studies and drinking problem, I was also a columnist.

Card Deals Cal Latest Pac-10 Loss
A pair of prizefighters met at Haas Pavilion Saturday. They met, tapped gloves, and commenced bludgeoning one another.

Judge Bars Landlord's Release On Bail
A federal judge ordered Friday that Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landlord who was charged with illegally importing Indian girls into the United States, remain behind bars until the full extent of his wealth is known.

News

Ex-NBA Star Endorses Old Rival
One of the greatest players in NBA history came to Berkeley yesterday to endorse his old rival Bill Bradley.

Judge Bars Landlord's Release On Bail
A federal judge ordered Friday that Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landlord who was charged with illegally importing Indian girls into the United States, remain behind bars until the full extent of his wealth is known.

Coalition Votes On Spring Endorsements
A progressive calition met in North Berkeley yesterday to vote on endorsements for political races and take positions on the March 7 ballot propositions.

University Unveils New Development Proposal
UC Berkeley officials are already facing criticism from residents and city officials for a set of campus development proposals they unveiled Friday.

Writers Speak at ‘Women Authors' Event
Hoping to inspire women and writers alike, four female authors read from their novels and spoke about the process of writing during the Festival of Women Authors Saturday.

News in Brief: School of Education Contract to Develop Child Care Training Programs
A state panel responsible for improving children's programs is asking UC Berkeley and other educational institutions to help raise the number of qualified child care providers throughout California.


Sports

Card Deals Cal Latest Pac-10 Loss
A pair of prizefighters met at Haas Pavilion Saturday. They met, tapped gloves, and commenced bludgeoning one another.

Bears Lack Offensive Firepower
Something curious happened down at courtside at Haas Pavilion Saturday afternoon. No, it wasn't Stanford's Mark Madsen overpowering Nick Vander Laan for an offensive rebound. That was to be expected.

Bears Searching for Answers
STANFORD - With its season going nowhere fast, the Cal women's basketball team came into Friday's game fed up. But the team was also confident, ready to end its seven game losing streak and garner its first Pac-10 victory of the season.

Swimmers' Efforts Drown Arizona, ASU
Heading into Pac-10 competition over the weekend, the Cal men's and women's swimming teams knew they would have to deliver a near-perfect meet if they wanted to stay competitive against the ranked Arizona schools.

Doubles Down Ducks To Capture Win for Cal
In its opening weekend of competition, the Cal women's tennis team made an important discovery.

Bears Maims St. Mary's, Santa Clara
Building confidence is essential to any team's success early in the season, especially when the team struggled the year before and when freshmen figure to play a prominent role on the squad.

Ruggers Steamroll Wolf Pack
The standards that Cal rugby players have set for themselves are higher than most teams. Much higher.

Sports Brief: Holmoe Enters Recruiting Endgame
With one week remaining before the high school recruit signing period begins, Cal head football coach Tom Holmoe has filled all but two of his 25 scholarship slots.


Opinion

Chopping Down Cherry Trees
Over vacation, I visited the home of a high school friend. I began chatting with his mother, with whom I am only mildly acquainted. She asked me how I was doing and what I was up to. I told her that in addition to my studies and drinking problem, I was also a columnist.

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