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Issue #962 :: Monday, June 7, 2004

Top Headlines

Singin' Jury Duty Blues
It's rare for me to have a sexual dream. And when it is sexual, it's usually not the good kind, it's more of a "Jack Nicholson wants to make out with me" kind of sexual. But this dream was different. This dream was perfect. The guys were hot, we were on a beach, and best of all, I didn't have to do any of the work.

One-Under and No. 1
After the Cal men's golf team recorded two tournament victories and a No. 1 ranking in the fall, coach Steve Desimone knew that this year's group of players had a chance at greatness.

Reagan Dies at Age 93
Former U.S. President and California Gov. Ronald Reagan died Saturday afternoon of pneumonia at his Bel Air home with his wife and two of his children by his side.

Cal Athletics Director to Step Down From Post
UC Berkeley athletic director Steve Gladstone announced Thursday he will step down from his post, saying he wants to spend more time with his family and coaching the nationally ranked men's crew team.

News

Cal Athletics Director to Step Down From Post
UC Berkeley athletic director Steve Gladstone announced Thursday he will step down from his post, saying he wants to spend more time with his family and coaching the nationally ranked men's crew team.

Transfer Plan Elicits Cool Response
Less than 18 percent of the 7,600 eligible applicants rejected for freshman admission to UC agreed to spend two years at a community college for guaranteed junior acceptance into a UC campus, igniting fears that California's premier university system is driving away qualified students.

Campus Conference Spotlights Stem Cell Research
Hundreds of students and scholars filled Pauley Ballroom this weekend to hear world-renowned scientists discuss the merits of stem cell research-the subject of national debate since scientists first publicized their findings in the field in 1999.

Negotiations Stall With Berkeley Teachers' Union
The Berkeley Federation of Teachers declared an impasse in its contract negotiations with the Berkeley Unified School District May 28 after almost 15 months of negotiations for new teacher contracts.

Study: Junk Food a Staple of American Diets
Nearly one third of what Americans eat every day is junk food, a UC Berkeley professor concluded in a study published this month.

26-Day Fast Ends After Governor Compromises
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed Thursday to lower the interest rate of a state loan to the West Contra Costa Unified School District and meet with district administrators in the next school year, after demonstrators fasted for 26 days over the interest rate.

News in Brief
Union Members Condemn Teacher Transfers at Rally Outside Local School

Correction
Thursday's news analysis "Student Action Refines Image, Stages Comeback" should have read that it takes 14 votes in ASUC Senate to amend its by-laws, not its constitution.

Reagan Dies at Age 93
Former U.S. President and California Gov. Ronald Reagan died Saturday afternoon of pneumonia at his Bel Air home with his wife and two of his children by his side.

City Officials, Residents Decry Campus Development Plan
The city of Berkeley, along with some Berkeley residents, have issued a series of complaints about UC Berkeley's Long Range Development Plan, which outlines the university's expansion until 2020.

AC Transit Cuts Could Leave Many Rideless
AC Transit could lose the equivalent of all weekend and late night service if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget proposal is passed in the legislature later this month.


Sports

Cal Finds Bronze Lining in Third-Place Finish at NCAAs
Despite finishing short of regaining the title, the Cal men's crew team was thrilled with its third-place finish at the IRA national championships in Cherry Hill, N.J., Saturday.

One-Under and No. 1
After the Cal men's golf team recorded two tournament victories and a No. 1 ranking in the fall, coach Steve Desimone knew that this year's group of players had a chance at greatness.

Williams Clouds Rose Bowl Forecast
The prodigal son is trying to return to the land of Troy, but justified or not, the Bears should not welcome him back.

Gladstone Steps Down, Legacy Short-Lived
Jeff Tedford took a Gatorade shower after a bowl win in 2003, Kirk Everist has made a living in top-3 finishes at the NCAA men's water polo tourney, while Cari DuBois helped women's gymnastics finish with a top-25 placing in her first two years as head coach.

Track and Field Sends All-Time High 13 Competitors to NCAA Championships
While the Cal track and field team concluded a season filled with record-setting competition, the records continued outside the lanes as well.


Opinion

Singin' Jury Duty Blues
It's rare for me to have a sexual dream. And when it is sexual, it's usually not the good kind, it's more of a "Jack Nicholson wants to make out with me" kind of sexual. But this dream was different. This dream was perfect. The guys were hot, we were on a beach, and best of all, I didn't have to do any of the work.

Editorial: Guaranteed-Transfer Program a Failure With Applicants
More than 80 percent of the students offered admission to UC after completing two years at a community college turned down the offer, proving the plan to be a failed attempt at dealing with the UC and state budget crises.

Revamped Student Action Must Live Up to Promises
Student Action flaunted an improved image while campaigning in ASUC elections this year, promising to be more dedicated to university projects and student events than lobbying efforts. This sounds great to undergraduates, many of whom do not remember Student Action as it existed before this year-a party many considered the embodiment of negative ASUC politics.

Amending ASUC By-Laws Necessary
Finally getting students' votes counted in the ASUC election last week was a real victory for democracy in student government at UC Berkeley. The Defend Affirmative Action Party (DAAP) had to obtain a federal court order to ensure that all students' votes were counted.

Off the Beat: Reflections on Ray-Gun
Ronald Reagan leaves behind one of the most important and complex political legacies of the twentieth century, one that continues to shape the politics of the nation today. His death Saturday came as a surprise to few. In truth, the man Americans knew as the "Great Communicator" was already gone. Alzheimer's disease had taken its toll on him and for the past ten years he has spent most of his time in seclusion, away from the spotlight he commanded like few others.

Edtorial Cartoon by Deana Sobel


Letters to the Editor
Fans of American Idol's Clay Aiken Speak Out

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