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Issue #99 :: Wednesday, February 9, 2000

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ASUC Looks At Unit Credit For Senators
ASUC Senators will vote tonight on whether to request academic credit for serving as student government officials.

Smoking Depletes Blood's Vitamin C Concentration
Men who smoke are more in need of vitamin C, an essential nutrient commonly found in citrus fruits, than non-smokers, a team of UC Berkeley and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers announced this week.

Grading Out
The Pac-10 season is half over, but those who follow Cal basketball are none the wiser.

Free Speech: Packaged and Sponsored
Free speech may be synonymous with Berkeley for some, but probably everyone can agree that commercialism and Berkeley have no place in the same sentence together. It's bothersome, but that's getting harder to avoid these days. Because, in a world of conglomerates of conglomerates and little bookstores that fold faster than a losing hand of cards, keepin' it real is getting extra tough. That causes problems for the O.G.'s and the sell-outs alike; the two will never mesh, neither will fizzle out willingly, and the tension keeps growing.

News

ASUC Looks At Unit Credit For Senators
ASUC Senators will vote tonight on whether to request academic credit for serving as student government officials.

GSIs Express Concern Over Alliance With Auto Union
UC Berkeley graduate students' long-held alliance with the United Auto Workers - a relationship which has proven both beneficial and controversial - is not unique to this campus.

Psychology Professor Dies of Lung Cancer
UC Berkeley psychology professor Lisa Capps died early Monday morning after a year-long battle with lung cancer. She was 35.

Debate Ensues Over Microsoft Case
A local lawyer and two UC Berkeley professors faced off in a heated debate last night on the validity of the government's antitrust case against Microsoft.

Class Brings Back Film Festival of Minority Artists Film Festival
The success of five annual film festivals celebrating the work of women of color over the past decade has motivated a group of UC Berkeley students to revive the celebration this year.

City Announces Public Permanent Art Contest
In an effort to make Downtown Berkeley more aesthetically pleasing, the city is holding a contest for artists to design permanent works of public art, city officials announced yesterday.

Task Force Meets to Hear Public Concerns
The city of Berkeley's special telecommunications task force plans to meet tonight to help determine the future of local cable, telephone and Internet access.

News in Brief: Student Governments Join in Opposition to Proposition 22
The ASUC has joined forces with the student governments of UCLA and USC to oppose a March 7 ballot initiative that would force the state to recognize only heterosexual marriages, ASUC leaders announced yesterday.


Sports

Grading Out
The Pac-10 season is half over, but those who follow Cal basketball are none the wiser.

Pitchers Need to Silence Outbursts
Dan Hubbs knows his team can produce at the plate. What he doesn't know is whether or not the squad can consistently perform on the mound.

Arizona's Woods Chopping Up Rivals
Hoping to continue its run at the Pac-10 title, Oregon ran into the rock of the conference last week.

A Family Affair
For most folks, the local neighborhood noise nuisance is a barking dog, or perhaps the tough guy's Camaro. But the residents of one Antioch neighborhood had to band together to stop the constant dribble-dribble of a basketball.


Opinion

Free Speech: Packaged and Sponsored
Free speech may be synonymous with Berkeley for some, but probably everyone can agree that commercialism and Berkeley have no place in the same sentence together. It's bothersome, but that's getting harder to avoid these days. Because, in a world of conglomerates of conglomerates and little bookstores that fold faster than a losing hand of cards, keepin' it real is getting extra tough. That causes problems for the O.G.'s and the sell-outs alike; the two will never mesh, neither will fizzle out willingly, and the tension keeps growing.

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