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Issue #885 :: Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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3-D City Modeling System Unveiled
Two UC Berkeley researchers have paved the way for students to play computer games in cities that resemble their hometowns. UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science professor Avideh Zakhor and postdoctoral research engineer Christian Frueh have presented a fast approach to automated generation of textured three-dimensional city models.

UC May Ban Voter-Backed Student Group Funding
Student government leaders across UC are fighting a new proposal from the university that would block students from voting on campus ballot measures that funnel their mandatory student fees to student organizations.

Special Genes in the Pool
Her body was practically built for the sport.

The Brawl in City Hall
"You don't pay taxes!" someone shouted from the back of the Berkeley City Council chambers a few years ago, interrupting a student who was speaking to the council. Classy, man. Real classy. Yelling at some kid you don't know about a grievance they can't fix-easier than shooting Kennedys in a barrel, but an asshole thing to do nonetheless. The tax issue is an old, tired line, adding on to the usual portrayal of students as being loud, rowdy, disrespectful, disinterested, alcoholic insomniacs. And while most residents aren't quite so blunt, the feeling pervades much of the debate and discussion around town-gown relations, and what the responsibilities are of each to the other.

News

UC May Ban Voter-Backed Student Group Funding
Student government leaders across UC are fighting a new proposal from the university that would block students from voting on campus ballot measures that funnel their mandatory student fees to student organizations.

Measure Toughens Candidacy Requirements
In an attempt to limit its elections to serious candidates, the city of Berkeley could implement new requirements for candidates seeking a place on the ballot, if voters approve Measure J in the March 2 elections.

$5 Million Project Envisions Student Public Service Hub
To entice more students to public service activities, several campus departments and student groups are joining together to create a $5 million center that could bring many of the campus's service and leadership student groups together under one roof.

Boalt Students Lay Down The Law in O.C.' Club
It started with a few flyers posted around Boalt Hall School of Law last semester, extending open invitations to join third-year student John Kim watching Fox network's "The O.C." every Thursday.

Corrections
Monday's sports article "Victory at Last in Last Home Game" misidentified Kristin Iwanaga as Kristen Iwanaga.

GA Takes Battle for Autonomy to ASUC Ballot
The four-year battle for Graduate Assembly autonomy from the undergraduate-dominated ASUC could reach an end this spring when students may have a chance to vote for or against it.

News in Brief
ASUC Delays Keeping Lounge Open All Day

Tang Center Struggles to Treat Student Depression
Editor's Note: This is the second story in a series on mental health at UC Berkeley. Look for Part III on Friday.


Sports

Special Genes in the Pool
Her body was practically built for the sport.

Bear Witness ...With Fre Hindeya
While the Cal basketball team's "Fab Four" has fizzled faster than you can say National Invitation Tournament, the "Fantastic Four" has been hotter than diving coach Phil Tonne's temper after this paper forgot to mention one of his divers won two events against Stanford. Sorry, Mr. Gagnet.

Sheridan's Solid Play Helps Cal Continue Strong Desert Showing
The competition at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. is growing fierce as the No. 6 Cal women's golf team clings to fourth place at 23-over par after the second day.

Sports in Brief
Bears Await Relief With Niland Out


Opinion

The Brawl in City Hall
"You don't pay taxes!" someone shouted from the back of the Berkeley City Council chambers a few years ago, interrupting a student who was speaking to the council. Classy, man. Real classy. Yelling at some kid you don't know about a grievance they can't fix-easier than shooting Kennedys in a barrel, but an asshole thing to do nonetheless. The tax issue is an old, tired line, adding on to the usual portrayal of students as being loud, rowdy, disrespectful, disinterested, alcoholic insomniacs. And while most residents aren't quite so blunt, the feeling pervades much of the debate and discussion around town-gown relations, and what the responsibilities are of each to the other.

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