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Issue #980 :: Monday, July 19, 2004

Top Headlines

Man Gunned Down in South Berkeley Homicide
A man was shot to death outside a South Berkeley apartment complex yesterday afternoon, marking the city's first homicide of the year, police said.

Beware of Gay Marriage
Two-thirds of America do not want me marrying someone of the same sex. I'm not going to argue with the Associated Press over the validity of that fact. Sure, it's depressing, scary even, that the gender of the person I want to start a family with matters to most of America.

Reeling in History
Teri McKeever waited anxiously for the announcement that might project her into history. As the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials came to a close Wednesday, a ceremony was held to honor the athletes who had made the team and announce the coaches who would travel with them to Athens.

Work Halted at UC-Run Lab
SAN FRANCISCO-The reputation of UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory took a hit last week when the nearly all lab work was halted so lab and government officials could take an inventory of all classified information.

News

Campus Makes Plans to Seek Private Funding
As UC prepares to lose $352 million in state funding next year, UC Berkeley will have to look toward other sources to pull in the slack-namely private donors.

UC Police Hit With Series of Assaults
UC police officers were struck, jabbed and punched in a series of unrelated assualts between July 11 and July 13.

Nader, Kerry Court Bay Area Voters
Bay Area progressives were called on by independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader to denounce the two-party system Friday in a rally on the Peninsula while East Bay liberals wined and dined at the Berkeley Marina in a fund-raising event for Democratic Candidate John Kerry Sunday.

News in Brief
Berkeley Nonprofit, Clear Channel Settle Suit

Corrections
Nick Hurd's quotation in Thursday's article "City Adopts Plan to Solidify Arts Spending" was taken from an interview conducted at Kala Art Institute, not at a special city council meeting.

Work Halted at UC-Run Lab
SAN FRANCISCO-The reputation of UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory took a hit last week when the nearly all lab work was halted so lab and government officials could take an inventory of all classified information.

Berdahl Honored at His Last Regents Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO-Chancellor Robert Berdahl entered his last scheduled UC Board of Regents meeting to an applauding room of administrators and stepped down to yet another standing ovation.

Sculpture Offered to Berkeley Marina Honors Environmentalist
A colossal stone globe memorializing the late environmentalist and Berkeley resident David Brower might soon find a permanent home at the Berkeley Marina.

Double Vision
As a single mother and UC Berkeley international student from France, Annie Ingamells moved to Albany's University Village student housing to take advantage of the low rent.

Campus Sociology Professor Emeritus Dies at 79
William Kornhauser, UC Berkeley sociology professor emeritus, died in his sleep July 3 in his Berkeley home at the age of 79.

Man Gunned Down in South Berkeley Homicide
A man was shot to death outside a South Berkeley apartment complex yesterday afternoon, marking the city's first homicide of the year, police said.


Sports

Reeling in History
Teri McKeever waited anxiously for the announcement that might project her into history. As the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials came to a close Wednesday, a ceremony was held to honor the athletes who had made the team and announce the coaches who would travel with them to Athens.

Bears Swimmers Shine at U.S. Olympic Team Trials
For most of the swimmers representing Cal at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Long Beach, Calif., last week, the competition was a learning experience. For one, it was a life-changing one.

Strong Trials Not Enough as Carter, Wilburn Miss Athens
Antonette Carter's parents saw their daughter shatter Cal track and field records in the 100- and 200-meter dash en route to qualifying for the 2004 Olympic trials.

Former Major League Baseball Player Rejoins Bears as Assistant Coach
Cal Hall of Fame inductee and former major league baseball player Jon Zuber joined the Bears' baseball coaching staff Monday as an assistant.

Sports in Brief
Fawcett Selected for Third Olympic Games


Opinion

Editorial: Lab Stewardship Becoming an Embarrassment to UC
The vaunted UC run national labs, which have brought glory and fame to the institution for more than half a century are becoming an embarrassment and a distraction to UC. If the Regents are to decide that they will indeed bid to retain management of the labs than they need to take their case to the nation, as well as the university's students, staff and faculty. In doing so they must explain why retaining the labs isn't a complete waste of already scarce resources and more importantly why continued UC management isn't a threat to national security.

Beware of Gay Marriage
Two-thirds of America do not want me marrying someone of the same sex. I'm not going to argue with the Associated Press over the validity of that fact. Sure, it's depressing, scary even, that the gender of the person I want to start a family with matters to most of America.

Los Alamos Scandal Raises Many Questions
A security breach at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico last week is another setback for the UC's management of the nuclear weapons facility. The identity of the culprits is still not known. But we do know that the public relations damage to the university will likely decrease its chances of retaining control of the lab, while increasing the odds for the University of Texas and several companies announcing this week their intent to bid on the lab‚s management contract.

Editorial Cartoon by Deana Sobel


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