News in Brief: Men Allegedly Try to Rob Police Officer

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Three suspects were arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of an off-duty Albany police officer and the assault of an Albany resident in Berkeley Tuesday night, police said.

As the off-duty Albany police officer was riding his bicycle near the BART tracks in West Berkeley, a group of four young men approached him at approximately 8:30 p.m, said Berkeley police Lt. Sherrie Aldinger.

The young men unsuccessfully tried to pull the officer off his bicycle and then tried to steal his backpack, Aldinger said.

Police believe the perpetrators were involved in the assault of an Albany resident in North Berkeley 10 minutes before, Aldinger said. Aldinger said a group of five young men reportedly struck the Albany man in the head.

Police arrested three suspects at approximately 9 p.m., Aldinger said.

Nate Tabak

ASUC VP Criticized About Web Site

The ASUC Judicial Council ruled last week that ASUC Executive Vice President Justin Christensen failed to update the ASUC Web site, but the council decided not to take action against him for the violations of ASUC bylaws.

Student activist Howard Chong formally filed an ASUC lawsuit against Christensen for not updating the Web site in a timely manner, saying he had withheld important information from the general student body.

According to ASUC bylaws, the executive vice president must post "mandated contents" within a certain time frame on the Web site.

Chong presented the council with a writ of mandamus that included several suggestions to ensure the timeliness of the Web site, including content deadlines and new policies for handling complaints. The council did not approve the suggestions.

In its formal decision, the council stated that it "does not have sufficient statutory authority to order that information be posted within certain time requirements other than those stated."

"(The council) found that (Christensen) violated the bylaws," said Chong. "But there was no consequence."

In Christensen's response to the charges, he cited a number of reasons for the Web site's delay.

"Due to the events of September 11, difficulty in tracking down documents, unseen flaws in our program for the bill-tracker, and technical difficulties with the Open Computing Facility, the Web site was not as successful as we had hoped," he stated.

Madison Park


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