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Issue #90 :: Thursday, January 27, 2000

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City to Assess Diversity of Appointments
Despite vocal opposition from moderate members, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution Tuesday urging council members to make board and commission appointments that reflect the city's diversity.

Behind the Badge
For one spring night in 1998, no traffic passed through the intersection of Telegraph and Haste for quite some time. A sign, hung from the fence around the empty lot, read "playground." It was anything but that.

Bears Knocking on Cellar
After opening its season with two top-5 teams, the conference's leading scorer and a trip north to two of the toughest venues in the Pac-10, the Cal men's basketball team will get a much-needed respite this week.

Berkeley Senior Starts Weekly Dance Club
A new dance club started by a UC Berkeley senior aims to improve the nightlife for students where previous attempts have failed.

News

City to Assess Diversity of Appointments
Despite vocal opposition from moderate members, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution Tuesday urging council members to make board and commission appointments that reflect the city's diversity.

Berkeley Senior Starts Weekly Dance Club
A new dance club started by a UC Berkeley senior aims to improve the nightlife for students where previous attempts have failed.

Professors Write Book on American Childhood Throughout History
Nothing demonstrates the changing tides of society as much as the way people view children, according to a new book by two UC Berkeley professors.

Business School Ranked Number One in Research
A European business magazine, The Financial Times, has ranked the Haas School of Business the number one research business school in the world.

Berkeley Anticipates 2000 National Census
As the country gears up for the 2000 census, Berkeley city officials said they eagerly await the latest count of Berkeley's population.

News in Brief: Three Suspects Arrested After Bancroft Way Attack, Robbery
Three suspects allegedly assaulted and robbed a man across the street from campus Tuesday night, police said yesterday.


Sports

Bears Knocking on Cellar
After opening its season with two top-5 teams, the conference's leading scorer and a trip north to two of the toughest venues in the Pac-10, the Cal men's basketball team will get a much-needed respite this week.

Women's Swimming Gears Up for SoCal Meets
In an effort to escape Berkeley's mercurial weather, the Cal women's swimming team will follow the sun south this weekend to challenge USC and UCLA.

Gymnasts Jump Into Full Swing
Heading into this weekend's meets, the Cal men's gymnastics team looks to continue its progress as it tries to dominate Stanford for the third time in three weeks. Meanwhile, the Bears women's squad will face a more difficult challenge when it goes for its first home win when it takes on Oregon State, a team that has shown a propensity for coming back.

Turnaround Vital to Cal
When your team has not won in over a month, you have a lot to dwell on. You second-guess about what you could have been done to prevent such a calamity from occurring, and you worry about when that winning cure will arrive.


Opinion

Behind the Badge
For one spring night in 1998, no traffic passed through the intersection of Telegraph and Haste for quite some time. A sign, hung from the fence around the empty lot, read "playground." It was anything but that.

Victory for Students Prompts Future Plans
We couldn't think of a better way to start spring 2000 than with the victory we achieved on Monday, Jan. 24. After a weekend of reviewing the police arrest tapes, the testimonies and the accusations, the district attorney admitted that she couldn't take the "Barrows Six" to trial on the criminal charges. Our group's mission clearly states that we plan to stop the university's agenda of creating a police state in order to produce weapons of mass destruction, engaging in dangerous biotechnology corporations that are raping the Third World, enforcing a lockout of this elite institution against an entire section of society, and attempting to brainwash students into complicity with this agenda. We were accused of disturbing the peace, an accusation we take as a great compliment.

Letters to the Editor: Regents Deserve Credit For SAT Investigation
I am writing in response to "Regents Question Importance of SAT to Admissions Process," (Jan. 21). The UC system is a public trust. Should not a public trust, to some degree, reflect the population it serves?

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