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Issue #122 :: Thursday, March 9, 2000

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Protesters Sound False Alarms
Members of the California Coalition Against the Criminal System claimed responsibility for pulling fire alarms in several campus buildings yesterday morning to protest the passage of state ballot initiatives.

Mo' Money
"I don't pander to them, I don't ascribe to their

Bears Still Cling To Tourney Hopes
The Cal men's basketball team and head coach Ben Braun are clinging to the hope that this weekend's two-game series against Arizona State and Arizona could have NCAA Tournament implications.

Officials To Seek Assembly Position
Even though the election is more than two years away, the list of candidates who hope to fill California state Assemblyperson Dion Aroner's seat continues to grow.

News

Protesters Sound False Alarms
Members of the California Coalition Against the Criminal System claimed responsibility for pulling fire alarms in several campus buildings yesterday morning to protest the passage of state ballot initiatives.

Officials To Seek Assembly Position
Even though the election is more than two years away, the list of candidates who hope to fill California state Assemblyperson Dion Aroner's seat continues to grow.

Students, Staff React to Succession of Sirens
After a protest group set off fire alarms in 10 campus buildings yesterday, UC Berkeley students and faculty members reacted with disgust at the inconvenience of having to miss class and stand in the cold for half an hour.

Official Links UC to Economy
SAN FRANCISCO - Poking fun at Vice President Al Gore, UC President Richard Atkinson said during a speech last night that the Internet's ground zero was probably closer to the Campanile than to the White House.

Police Investigate Cases Of Robbery and Assault
A man was robbed at gunpoint in West Berkeley while walking to a store, police said yesterday.

New Stations Available for Electric Cars
Drivers of electric vehicles will now be able to charge their cars at two new stations in the Center Street Garage, city officials said yesterday.

Census Looks to Students For Assistance With Count
As the drive to count the population for Census 2000 gears up this month, officials said they are turning to UC Berkeley students to help prevent undercounting in the area.

Students Gain Experience in Clinic
When senior Sarah Husain set out to do community service, she never imagined it would soon consume her life.


Sports

Bears Still Cling To Tourney Hopes
The Cal men's basketball team and head coach Ben Braun are clinging to the hope that this weekend's two-game series against Arizona State and Arizona could have NCAA Tournament implications.

Softball Ready for Weekend Invitational
Usually, a team with lots of new players doesn't run as smoothly as a new car. But can I interest you in a 2000 Cal softball team?

Ruggers Play for Pride vs. UC Davis
Shaun Paga, Mike Freeman, Matt Kane, Chris Miller and John Buchholz are five of the Cal rugby team's leaders, and five of the best players in the country. But as of last week, there was a chance that none of them would be in the lineup for the Bears' game against UC Davis - the biggest match of the regular season for both teams - because of injuries.

Stanley's Future in Jeopardy
The Cal women's basketball team will conclude its season this weekend, but when the Bears finish their matchup Saturday against Arizona, it may signal more than the game's - or even the season's - end.

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.

Sports Briefs: Rain Disrupts Baseball, Tennis
The Cal baseball team traveled to Stockton, Calif. Tuesday night to take on the University of the Pacific only to see the game washed out before it could take the field.

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.


Opinion

Mo' Money
"I don't pander to them, I don't ascribe to their

Residence Hall Network Policy Raises Questions About Internet Access
In an article in Tuesday's Daily Cal about the recent imposition of a bandwidth cap on the residence halls, Cliff Frost, director of communications and network services, said that the cap would "start a dialogue with people in the residence halls" ("Internet Slowed in Dorms to Limit Downloading of Music," March 7). There are reasons that the actions taken by CNS incite dialogue.

Editorial: Alarmists Must Focus Political Reform Efforts
Yesterday's fire alarm stunt was a sad, content-free substitute for a political statement. The Daily Californian believes disrupting the UC Berkeley campus to protest what those apparently responsible called the "racism, classism and homophobia" of this year's state ballot measures is clearly a misplaced strategy.

Expensive Housing is UC Berkeley's Demon
I am writing in response to an opinion piece about rent control in The Daily Californian ("Rent Control: Affordable Housing Program or Political Tool?" March 2). In this article, Robert Cabrera makes definitive statements about the nature of rent control. He says, "everyone acknowledges that rent control is a failed policy and that vacancy control is the worst form of that failed policy." This can be admitted as true if one considers the definition of a failed policy to be one that goes on to be revoked.

Letters to the Editor: Activism Must not Interfere With Academics
I am writing this letter shortly after the fire alarms were pulled in several of the lecture halls at UC Berkeley. This action was, as I have inferred from notes that were presumably left by the perpetrators, in response to the passage of Proposition 21. My reaction is one of disgust and shame at the action taken by those who committed this misdeed.

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