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Issue #110 :: Wednesday, February 23, 2000

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UCSA Announces Candidates
The University of California Student Association made public yesterday the three finalists for the student regent position, one of whom is a UC Berkeley student.

Put The Kids Away
Pete Wilson came to me in my dreams once. He stood in my doorway, looked down at my pants (this was high school, I think) and said: those baggy jeans are gang-identifying attire, son. I would suggest removing them, he said, because if I had my way, the police would round you and your cousins and friends up, walking down the street, as a gang. Your names would go in a "gang registry"; Anything you do, our police will watch, he adds as I back into my house. Any activity that might be gang-related, a felony, he adds as his eyebrows grow into spikes. Any ...

Biologists Overturn Molecular Dogma
UC Berkeley researchers have found evidence that defies a long-held theory about the way proteins and enzymes interact with each other - potentially revolutionizing the drug design industry.

Cal Falls to Stanford in Finals
They say you always learn something from a loss.

News

UCSA Announces Candidates
The University of California Student Association made public yesterday the three finalists for the student regent position, one of whom is a UC Berkeley student.

UC Graduate Student Union Members Consider Strike
Claiming that UC officials are engaging in "chronic, pervasive and unfair" labor practices, UC graduate student employees announced yesterday they will vote on whether they should strike.

Defense Lawyers Speak at Boalt Hall
A study of several wrongful convictions that were overturned based on new DNA evidence points to a failure of the entire justice system, said two prominent lawyers during a visit to UC Berkeley yesterday.

City Council Installs New Lights for Pedestrian Safety
Councilmember Polly Armstrong joined with Berkeley residents Monday afternoon to officially unveil a light system that makes crosswalks safer at the busy intersection of Claremont Avenue and Brookside Drive.

Pacifica Radio Affiliates Continue News Boycott
More than two weeks after affiliates of Pacifica Radio began a network news boycott, disgruntled journalists yesterday heralded the protest as a movement growing in support, while network executives called it misguided and ineffective.

News in Brief: Sweatshop Activists Set Compliance Deadline
UC Berkeley students protesting sweatshop labor set March 7 as the deadline for the university to verify that it complies with certain labor standards in the manufacturing of products bearing the UC logo.


Sports

Cal Falls to Stanford in Finals
They say you always learn something from a loss.

Ruggers Return to Winning Ways
You almost have to feel sorry for the Cal Poly rugby team. The Mustangs had nothing to do with Cal's loss to the University of British Columbia last Saturday, yet because they were the Bears' next opponent, they were forced to bear the brunt of their frustration.

Bears Off to Best Start Ever
After their World Series victory in 1997, the Florida Marlins held a massive auction, gutting their team of nearly every veteran player that helped lead them to the championship. The following year, the Marlins went from first to worst, posting a pathetic 54-108 record.

Just Another Day at the Pool for Polo
It's rare when a five-goal win over the No. 8 team in the country can be called a "ho-hum" result. Usually there's some sense of accomplishment after beating a quality opponent.

ASU Fighting for Tournament Berth
Bob Dylan wrote a song back in the early sixties entitled "House of the Risin' Sun," which tells the story of an ill-fated gambler.

Sports Briefs: Men's Gym Beats Stanford Again
In a battle with the Stanford schools over the weekend, the No. 5 Cal men's gymnastics squad defeated the Card for the fourth time this season while the women's team failed to garner its first Pac-10 victory.


Opinion

Put The Kids Away
Pete Wilson came to me in my dreams once. He stood in my doorway, looked down at my pants (this was high school, I think) and said: those baggy jeans are gang-identifying attire, son. I would suggest removing them, he said, because if I had my way, the police would round you and your cousins and friends up, walking down the street, as a gang. Your names would go in a "gang registry"; Anything you do, our police will watch, he adds as I back into my house. Any activity that might be gang-related, a felony, he adds as his eyebrows grow into spikes. Any ...

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