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Issue #105 :: Thursday, February 17, 2000

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Top Filmmaker Visits Campus
A well-known filmmaker addressed a room full of film students and movie buffs at an informal discussion on campus yesterday, saying that the line between fiction and truth does not exist.

Technophobia = Pure Evil
My job is not an easy one. It consists of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of total confusion. Ah, but those moments of conquest and profound insight are priceless ... What do I do? I fix computers. I enjoy it, and I like to think that I'm pretty good at it.

War of Attrition
Duane Clemons, Regan Upshaw and Tony Gonzalez all have a lot in common with Andre Carter.

Council Votes to Draft Compact Gun Ordinance
As the debate over gun control continues to dominate political discourse, the city of Berkeley has called for its own law aimed at preventing a new type of gun from infiltrating the streets.

News

Top Filmmaker Visits Campus
A well-known filmmaker addressed a room full of film students and movie buffs at an informal discussion on campus yesterday, saying that the line between fiction and truth does not exist.

Council Votes to Draft Compact Gun Ordinance
As the debate over gun control continues to dominate political discourse, the city of Berkeley has called for its own law aimed at preventing a new type of gun from infiltrating the streets.

Council Supports Advocacy Group
The Berkeley City Council expressed its support this week for reforms in UC Berkeley's animal testing policies.

Scientist Resigns, Refuses to Work on Nuclear Weapons
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist announced his resignation yesterday, claiming he was forced to work on nuclear weapons - a task not in his job description.

EECS Majors Benefit From High-Ranking Department
Before he came to UC Berkeley, sophomore Andrew Chang never imagined that the famous authors of the engineering books on his bookshelf in Indiana would one day be his professors.

State Aids Berkeley AIDS Program
The State Office of AIDS has granted Berkeley $785,000 to expand and improve HIV prevention services for black and Latino communities, city officials said yesterday.

Survey Documents Housing Problems
Results of an ASUC survey released yesterday reveal that Berkeley's housing crisis has forced more than 25 percent of university students to live with friends while searching for accommodations.

News in Brief: City Council Votes to Honor Berkeley Daily Newspaper
In a 9-0 vote, the Berkeley City Council approved without debate Tuesday a proclamation honoring a local newspaper.


Sports

War of Attrition
Duane Clemons, Regan Upshaw and Tony Gonzalez all have a lot in common with Andre Carter.

Cal, Card Renew Rivalry
There's no Axe in swimming. Not even a Speedo.

Ruggers Look for More Motivation
The Cal rugby team was scheduled to take on UC Santa Barbara Saturday, but after a long day of rain Monday, an ultimate frisbee team practiced on Witter Field and made it unplayable for the weekend.

Sports Briefs: Tennis Welcomes Pair Of Pac-10 Opponents
After missing a chance to test itself against one of the nation's best teams last weekend, the Cal men's tennis team will look to measure itself against a pair of Pac-10 rivals.


Opinion

Technophobia = Pure Evil
My job is not an easy one. It consists of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of total confusion. Ah, but those moments of conquest and profound insight are priceless ... What do I do? I fix computers. I enjoy it, and I like to think that I'm pretty good at it.

Racial Preferences Are Ultimately Misplaced
Something is wrong with society when the racial breakdown of the country as a whole is not mirrored by the racial breakdown of its colleges and universities. If we ever want to eliminate racism, this inequality has to change.

Editorial: Pet Measure Would Benefit Residents
Unfortunately, abandoned pets suffer preventable deaths in Berkeley and other American cities on a regular basis. Members of the Berkeley City Council have offered a solution.

Letters to the Editor: Isolation Harms Business School
I couldn't help but smirk when I read Monday's feature article on the undergraduate program at the Haas School of Business ("Where Social Skills Are Academic Assets," Feb.14).

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