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Issue #935 :: Friday, April 30, 2004

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Veni Vidi ... Vacant
Tomorrow is Loyalty Day, so pack up the kids, take the dog and a cooler out to your favorite park to celebrate your loyalty to the country you live in. Party down, throw your hands up and paint your chest red white and blue, but in between shotgunning beers, remember that for all that it lacks in tradition, being that it's only one year old, Loyalty Day makes up with its gravitas. It may sound like a syrupy-sweet Hallmark holiday, but the fact is, the idea of loyalty has made me think deeply about my beliefs in the United States.

Rematch Looms After Penultimate Firefight
The Cal rugby team just hopes that this year, the results are different.

Boalt Hall Rally Denounces Fee Increases
Former gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington and a few dozen UC Berkeley law students rallied at Boalt Hall School of Law yesterday, decrying $5,000 in proposed fee increases and the law school's slumping rankings at the Boalt Hall School of Law yesterday afternoon.

Koppel to Deliver Needed Wake-Up Call
Ted Koppel will spend tonight's episode of "Nightline" reading the names and hometowns of the more than 530 U.S. service men and women killed in the Iraq war since March 19, 2003. In doing so he will accomplish what two months of presidential campaigning has not: focusing the public's attention where it belongs-the war and its cost in human life.

News

Boalt Hall Rally Denounces Fee Increases
Former gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington and a few dozen UC Berkeley law students rallied at Boalt Hall School of Law yesterday, decrying $5,000 in proposed fee increases and the law school's slumping rankings at the Boalt Hall School of Law yesterday afternoon.

Feature Photo: String me a Song
Anton Patzner, a UC Santa Cruz alumnus and member of the string metal and post-hardcore band Judgement Day, played on Telegraph Avenue yesterday evening.

ASUC Launches Online-Only Version of Cal Facts
The ASUC Academic Affairs office launched a revamped version of Cal Facts Wednesday night in a move to bring life to the course review system by doing away with piles of Scantron sheets and moving review forms on-line.

News in Brief
Council Members Urged

Harvard Professor, Author Makes His Case for Israel Harvard Professor Speaks Out in Support of Israel
High-profile lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz told an audience of 1,200 last night that Israel is a country so misunderstood on the nation's college campuses that students and professors are afraid to speak up for it.

Cities Plan Facelift For San Pablo Avenue
OAKLAND-In their first steps toward recreating San Pablo Avenue, officials from eight different cities gathered yesterday to discuss their vision for the street: watching it follow in the footsteps of the remodeling of the historic El Camino Real.


Sports

Rematch Looms After Penultimate Firefight
The Cal rugby team just hopes that this year, the results are different.

Bears Aspire to Rewrite ‘Meaningless' Ending
Coach Jack Clark may be the only coach who is willing to call his team's games meaningless.

Lakers, Cal Share Comeback Trail
Open the nationally syndicated Los Angeles Times or the crossword puzzle known as The Daily Californian and accept, for at least a second or two, the fact that they are actually both newspapers.

Sports in Brief
Nessman Chosen as Braun's New Assistant

Bears' Postseason Hinges on Sweep of Wildcats
The Cal baseball team proved last Tuesday that no miscalculated pitch or tardy jump on a flyball can overshadow a 25-run performance.

Cal Crew Continues Century-Old Tradition in Clash With Card
The Cal-versus-Stanford rivalry is a Big Deal, in crew as much as any sport. This weekend, the eternal foes will clash in the latest installment of the Big Series-the Big Row.


Opinion

Veni Vidi ... Vacant
Tomorrow is Loyalty Day, so pack up the kids, take the dog and a cooler out to your favorite park to celebrate your loyalty to the country you live in. Party down, throw your hands up and paint your chest red white and blue, but in between shotgunning beers, remember that for all that it lacks in tradition, being that it's only one year old, Loyalty Day makes up with its gravitas. It may sound like a syrupy-sweet Hallmark holiday, but the fact is, the idea of loyalty has made me think deeply about my beliefs in the United States.

Koppel to Deliver Needed Wake-Up Call
Ted Koppel will spend tonight's episode of "Nightline" reading the names and hometowns of the more than 530 U.S. service men and women killed in the Iraq war since March 19, 2003. In doing so he will accomplish what two months of presidential campaigning has not: focusing the public's attention where it belongs-the war and its cost in human life.

Code of Conduct Revisions Unfair
During last Monday's meeting regarding proposed changes to the Student Code of Conduct, university administrators leading the review made it clear that they are not committed to realizing even their own vision for the new code. While they show no hesitation placing additional burdens on students in order to achieve their vision, they are entirely reluctant to take those same burdens upon themselves. The administration has long since decided that it would like to move from "adversarial" conduct hearings to "educational" ones. In the process, they have pushed to remove a student's right to representation in these proceedings, only allowing a student's representative to speak when the hearing panel determines it will be beneficial to the proceedings. Meanwhile, they have chosen not to impose the same limitations upon the university's representative-Student Judicial Affairs.

Letters to the Editor
Decriminalize Prostitution for Public Safety

Editorial Cartoon by Jessica Rifkind


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