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Issue #928 :: Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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UC Turns Away 8,700 Eligible Freshmen
The UC system turned away 8,700 freshmen it would have otherwise accepted this year because of budget cuts, adding to a sharp drop in underrepresented admits, UC officials announced yesterday.

Should We Stay or Go?
One of Berkeley's many great ironies is that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki was discovered, now exists in a Nuclear-Free Zone.

Cell Mechanisms Key to Disease
Understanding how cell mechanisms operate is half the battle in striving toward treatments for diseases, as UC Berkeley scientists have discovered while researching leukemia and giardiasis, two lethal illnesses.

You've Got to Hand it to Them
Odds are, most average high school students would rather compete in a game of handball than take a physics exam.

News

UC Turns Away 8,700 Eligible Freshmen
The UC system turned away 8,700 freshmen it would have otherwise accepted this year because of budget cuts, adding to a sharp drop in underrepresented admits, UC officials announced yesterday.

First Lady of California Tours City School
In between a Sacramento movie premiere and a plane trip to Los Angeles, first lady of California Maria Shriver found time to stop by Martin Luther King Junior Middle School in North Berkeley yesterday to tour the Edible Schoolyard, the school's organic garden and kitchen classroom.

Housing Study Reveals Drop In Rental Rates in Berkeley
When senior Susan Tche's sister attended UC Berkeley five years ago, she heard stories about how homeless students slept in BART stations or in friends' closets.

New City Board Would Aim to Shelter Trees
In an attempt to guard Berkeley's tree population from decline, a group of Berkeley residents have begun circulating a petition to place a new public tree policy on the November ballot that could add a new tree board to the city's board and commission system.

Pundits Spar Over War, U.S. Presidency in Campus Debate
Hundreds of people packed into Dwinelle Hall for UC Berkeley's annual review of the U.S. presidency Monday night, to hear four political pundits trade shots over the war in Iraq, the state of the Democratic party and eventually conclude the November contest would be a close one.

Students Take a Spin at ‘Wheel of Fortune'
SAN FRANCISCO-Two UC Berkeley students took their luck for a spin Sunday afternoon at the taping of "Wheel of Fortune's" College Week, which pitted local college and university students against each other for cash, a Nissan 350Z and an all-expenses-paid trip to Greece and Egypt.

News in Brief
School for Deaf Infants Gains New Home

Eleventh-Hour Suits Hit All Major ASUC Parties
A handful of suits hit all three major ASUC political parties yesterday, the last day to file allegations of campaign violations.


Sports

You've Got to Hand it to Them
Odds are, most average high school students would rather compete in a game of handball than take a physics exam.

Bear Witness ... With David Lonie
He had shirts that voted him for Heisman, signs in the student section with a similar sentiment and believe it or not, Cal fans cheered when the team didn't convert on third down-just so they could see him punt.

Cal Within Striking Distance as Tourney Nears End
After completing two rounds of the Pac-10 Championships at the difficult par-72, 6,405-yard Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif., the No. 4 Cal women's golf team clings to a third place tie with Arizona. Shooting a team score of 303 (39-over par) yesterday, the Bears improved their play by nine strokes over Monday's round.


Opinion

Should We Stay or Go?
One of Berkeley's many great ironies is that the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki was discovered, now exists in a Nuclear-Free Zone.

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