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Issue #102 :: Monday, February 14, 2000

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DNA Lab Receives Increased Funding
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced his support Friday for an increase in the funding of the Department of Justice DNA Laboratory in Berkeley, which is the state's only DNA testing facility.

Gridlock on Electric Avenue
Last week, the earth's busiest Web site, Yahoo.com, suffered a "denial-of-service" attack that was spawned by the fingertips of an unknown computer hacker or group of hackers. The perpetrator(s) remain at large.

Cal Can't Clip Hot Ducks Wings
It's what young players hit sometime during their first collegiate season. When the skills that helped them cruise through high school no longer overwhelm the ability of their opponents. When it doesn't come easy anymore.

Landmark Faces Sale by University, Removal
UC Berkeley officials are considering selling a 70-year-old historic landmark for $1, sparking criticism from preservationist groups who say the sale will detract from the building's historical value.

News

DNA Lab Receives Increased Funding
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced his support Friday for an increase in the funding of the Department of Justice DNA Laboratory in Berkeley, which is the state's only DNA testing facility.

Landmark Faces Sale by University, Removal
UC Berkeley officials are considering selling a 70-year-old historic landmark for $1, sparking criticism from preservationist groups who say the sale will detract from the building's historical value.

Former Representative's Talk Targets Health Issues
At a talk at Cody's Books on Friday, former U.S. Rep. Ronald Dellums discussed, among other topics, the AIDS crisis in Africa and the role he played in drawing attention to apartheid.

UC Berkeley Dating Scene Average in Love Spectrum
Tonight, while some students will be out on hot dates, others will be at home, watching Ally McBeal and wishing they had an opportunity to make a love connection. Still others might be hibernating, doing homework, not even realizing tonight is different from any other night.

Where Social Skills are Academic Assets
Anyone looking for UC Berkeley junior Mohan Krishnan can probably count on meeting him at Jimmy Bean's restaurant on the east corner of campus, where UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business is located.

Proposed Measures Call For AC Transit Upgrades
The Berkeley City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on two measures designed to improve the quality of bus service for local residents.

Retailers Experience Valentine's Day Rush
Love is in the air - and in the perfume, on the boxers and trapped inside the chocolates. A quick stroll down Bancroft Way provides students with an array of objects with which to say "I love you."

Group Plans Condom Day Activities
Students are expected to don condom and lubricant costumes and parade around Sproul Plaza today in celebration of National Condom Day.

News in Brief: Trains Held Up By Bomb Threat
BART trains were delayed Friday morning after the Downtown Berkeley station was closed down in response to a bomb threat.


Sports

Cal Can't Clip Hot Ducks Wings
It's what young players hit sometime during their first collegiate season. When the skills that helped them cruise through high school no longer overwhelm the ability of their opponents. When it doesn't come easy anymore.

Oregon Tramples Shortened Roster
After a crushing loss to Oregon State last Thursday, the Cal women's basketball team decided to take its matchup with Oregon "personally."

Canadians Give Cal a Boot
After having an undefeated season abruptly called to a halt, most teams would search for excuses.

Bears Still Undefeated After Tourney Sweep
When the Cal softball team's flight home from Tallahassee, Fla. got delayed Sunday, it wasn't anything new. The Bears had trouble getting home against Florida State all weekend.

Little Legans Got Huge Game
For Cal point guard Shantay Legans, life in Berkeley can be downright difficult sometimes.

Improved Gymnasts Net Second Place
All the young local gymnasts from clubs around the Bay Area who sat in the stands at Haas Pavilion Friday got a rare chance to see one NCAA gymnastics program turn in an effort that showed what it means to be a team of national championship caliber.

Card Wins in Dual Meet Finale
There's nothing like a rivalry to get people moving. Backed by years of tradition and that teeth-grinding determination to win, the Cal and Stanford women's swimming teams met in competition this past weekend at the Cardinal's deGuerre Pool.

Baseball Struggles in SoCal
Last weekend, the Cal baseball team had the hitting but not the pitching. This weekend, the Bears had the pitching but not the hitting. Such is the unpredictability of baseball.


Opinion

Gridlock on Electric Avenue
Last week, the earth's busiest Web site, Yahoo.com, suffered a "denial-of-service" attack that was spawned by the fingertips of an unknown computer hacker or group of hackers. The perpetrator(s) remain at large.

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