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Issue #117 :: Thursday, March 2, 2000

Top Headlines

NCAA Bid Hinges on Bruins
It's the last two weeks of the season, and college basketball teams across the country are on the edge of their seats, anxious to clinch late-season victories and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Senator Proposes Changes to SAT's Administration
The company that administers the SAT must overhaul their current system of evaluating disabilities to curb abuses committed by wealthy students, a state senator said yesterday.

Good Riddance
Berkeley is a city with a lot of history in the civil disobedience department. In recent history, we've seen the worst of it. Not to say that protests have gotten bigger or more frequent, but that they have lost their integrity. For this, I applaud the dissolution of the twLF, but I realize that it will take much more to return the sanity and rationality to popular movements.

Baseball Pulls Out Win Over Bulldogs
When a team has just been swept in an easy fashion by its archrival and is about to enter Pac-10 play, the last thing it wants to do is travel three hours to blow a big lead and lose in extra innings.

News

Senator Proposes Changes to SAT's Administration
The company that administers the SAT must overhaul their current system of evaluating disabilities to curb abuses committed by wealthy students, a state senator said yesterday.

Pros, Cons Of Youth Gang Bill Contested
Opponents argued whether Proposition 21 protects law-abiding citizens or unfairly targets youth during a heated debate on campus yesterday.

Student Regents Lament One-Year Term Limit
Editor's Note: This is the second in a

Street Sweeping Program to Be Questioned at Meeting
In response to an ongoing debate over monthly street sweeps, the city has called a meeting tonight to discuss the future of the Residential Street Sweeping Program.

Artists Tour Intended Sites Of Downtown Art Projects
The Berkeley Civic Arts Commission is spearheading a project to adorn Downtown Berkeley with works of public art, project officials said during a site tour yesterday.

'Nomadic' Students Spend Spring Semester Traveling Through Asia
Students have traditionally spent their summers traveling across Europe and taking in the culture, but one group of UC Berkeley students is taking a semester off to explore Asia instead.

News in Brief: Democratic Candidate Cancels Campus Visit
Presidential candidate Bill Bradley announced Tuesday that he cancelled plans to appear on the UC Berkeley campus.


Sports

NCAA Bid Hinges on Bruins
It's the last two weeks of the season, and college basketball teams across the country are on the edge of their seats, anxious to clinch late-season victories and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Baseball Pulls Out Win Over Bulldogs
When a team has just been swept in an easy fashion by its archrival and is about to enter Pac-10 play, the last thing it wants to do is travel three hours to blow a big lead and lose in extra innings.

Cal Tennis Can't Ace Strong Cardinal Squad
There is usually not much to be said of moral victories. It's often a nice way of saying your team tried hard and maybe gave the favored team a scare.

Ruggers Ready to Battle Utes Utah
Now that we are about to enter the 21st century - and the era of the Internet - it's hard to believe that a Division I athletic team would know hardly anything about its upcoming opponent. But even with the help of the Internet, television, radio and newspapers, the Cal rugby team is hosting Utah this weekend and really doesn't know what kind of team to expect.

Softball Psyched for Tough Tourney Play
The Cal softball team cannot be looking forward to the start of Pac-10 play later this month.

Cal Ready for Break Against Aggies at Home
To say that the Cal women's water polo team has momentum on its side as it heads into Friday's home opener may be a bit of an understatement.

Sports Briefs: Women's Golf Places Third in Tourney
The Cal women's golf team earned third place at the fourth annual Bay Area Classic Tuesday at the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course in Vallejo, Calif.


Opinion

Rent Control: Affordable Housing Program or Political Tool?
Audie Bock, Piedmont resident and former Green Party member, is currently attempting to bolster her campaign by introducing, at the 11th hour, AB 2756 to repeal Costa-Hawkins (vacancy decontrol.) This November, she will face Democratic Party candidate Wilma Chang, who has the backing of Don Perata and Jerry Brown.

Letters to the Editor: Street Sweeping Program Needs A Change
Students, like other residents in Berkeley, want our streets to be clean. But the method of administering street sweeping remains a problem for students and residents in the Southside neighborhood.

Good Riddance
Berkeley is a city with a lot of history in the civil disobedience department. In recent history, we've seen the worst of it. Not to say that protests have gotten bigger or more frequent, but that they have lost their integrity. For this, I applaud the dissolution of the twLF, but I realize that it will take much more to return the sanity and rationality to popular movements.

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