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Issue #970 :: Monday, June 21, 2004

Top Headlines

Sexual Assault Attempt on Southside
A woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Southside early Friday, police said.

June Swoon
10. Men's Tennis Defeats Stanford

What Dad Didn't Know
Yet another Father's Day has passed, and dads all over the country were honored with the traditional brunch, necktie and power tools. It is a day meant to pay tribute to father figures in one's life and recognize the support they have provided. For some, this can be hard to do. Awkward memories coupled with bitter fights don't lend themselves to much celebration. Especially if for most of one's life they lived in fear of Dad finding out he was gay.

You Damn Right-Cal Gets Shafted
For every hoops upset of No. 12 Arizona at Haas, there was a sub-.500 season and an early Pac-10 exit.

News

Sexual Assault Attempt on Southside
A woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Southside early Friday, police said.

Twins Arrested in 1970 Police Killing, But Lack of Evidence Sets Them Free
OAKLAND-Twin sisters arrested in connection with the 1970 slaying of Berkeley police Officer Ronald Tsukamoto were ordered released Friday because of insufficient evidence.

Appeals Court Upholds City's Living Wage Law
A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that a Berkeley Marina restaurant will have to pay its employees the city's required wage increases that it has refused to implement since 2000.

Berkeley Fire Chief Announces Retirement
Berkeley Fire Chief Reginald Garcia announced Thursday that he will retire this fall after seven years of service in Berkeley.

Charles Susskind, Professor Emeritus, Dies at 82
Charles Susskind, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus who helped found the university's bioengineering program, passed away June 14 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 82.

Youth Think Tank Meets to Energize Muslim Electorate
With this fall's election rapidly approaching, Muslim political leaders are scrambling to develop an election strategy-one that gets more Muslim citizens out to vote.

Nobel Laureate Tapped as Next Berkeley Lab Director
Nobel laureate and former UC Berkeley student Steven Chu was named the sixth director of the UC-managed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Thursday. He will assume his post Aug. 1.

Vegetable Oil Fuels Car on Argentine Trip
Potato chips are for more than just eating-they're also for fueling cars, according to David Modersbach and Mali Blotta, two Oakland residents who drove 11,000 miles to Argentina with their four-year-old son using recycled vegetable oil to fuel their car.


Sports

June Swoon
10. Men's Tennis Defeats Stanford

You Damn Right-Cal Gets Shafted
For every hoops upset of No. 12 Arizona at Haas, there was a sub-.500 season and an early Pac-10 exit.

Sports in Brief
Son of NBA Great Transfers to Cal Hoops


Opinion

Editorial: Time to Bury Town-Gown Hatchet, Strike a Deal
A city-commissioned report released last week concluded UC Berkeley is costing the City of Berkeley more than $11 million annually in unrecoverable expenses because the state constitution exempts the university from an array of local taxes, including property taxes.

Report on Global Terrorism Was Misleading
In April, the State Department released its annual "Patterns of Global Terrorism" report, based on data from the CIA, the FBI and other agencies, which claimed that terrorist attacks in 2003 had declined to the lowest level since 1969. Senior Bush administration officials touted this as evidence that we're winning the war on terrorism.

University Not Paying Its Fair Share
The taxpayers of Berkeley have been burdened for decades by having to pay for the infrastructure costs of the ever-expanding UC Berkeley. UC Berkeley owns about 29 percent of the land and development in Berkeley, yet it pays only $500,000 a year as a mitigation fee for the 1990 Long Range Development Plan to the city. In addition, UC Berkeley compounds its impact by continually removing properties from Berkeley's shrinking tax rolls. UC Berkeley's failure to contribute its fair share of costs throughout the years has contributed to over $1 billion in deferred maintenance in the city's public works infrastructure and has also resulted in Berkeleyans paying the highest taxes in the state of California.

Letter to the Editor
Professor's Memo Challenges Nation's Values

Editorial Cartoon Deana Sobel


What Dad Didn't Know
Yet another Father's Day has passed, and dads all over the country were honored with the traditional brunch, necktie and power tools. It is a day meant to pay tribute to father figures in one's life and recognize the support they have provided. For some, this can be hard to do. Awkward memories coupled with bitter fights don't lend themselves to much celebration. Especially if for most of one's life they lived in fear of Dad finding out he was gay.

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