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Issue #126 :: Wednesday, March 15, 2000

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Teachers' Negotiations Cease
The Berkeley teachers' union has declared an impasse in contract negotiations with the school district, and has filed an unfair labor practice charge, union members said yesterday.

Ring Me Out
While I walked past a church on Southside last week, I bore witness to an ungodly sight: people milled about inside the church and near its door, but outside, two people stood in the courtyard - talking on cell phones. I walked past, looked at the very concentrated eyes of the callers, and wondered if those sleek cell phones came with instruction manuals on etiquette. Probably not. What a sad state of modern technology. For shame.

Cal Starts Title Defense
It's taken 12 months, four graduated seniors and one brand-new facility, but the Cal men's basketball team is right back where it started.

Diversity Takes Millions of Years to Build
Apparently, evolutionary diversity does not appear overnight.

News

Teachers' Negotiations Cease
The Berkeley teachers' union has declared an impasse in contract negotiations with the school district, and has filed an unfair labor practice charge, union members said yesterday.

UC Professor Advocates HIV Prevention Cream
A UC Berkeley professor said yesterday he is pushing for support of controversial vaginal creams that could prevent women from contracting HIV.

UC Berkeley Bomb Squad Assists in Marin Investigation
The UC police department's bomb squad was called out to investigate an explosive device found at a Marin residency, police said yesterday.

UC Custodians Protest Payment Schedule
Disgruntled UC Berkeley custodial workers converged on Sproul Plaza and marched to California Hall yesterday protesting a change in their pay schedule.

UC System Adjusts Admissions Policies Through Time
Editor's Note: This is the last in a three-part series

Housing Project Prompts Reaction
A housing project for low-income families and disabled citizens in West Berkeley has elicited mixed reactions from local residents, who plan to discuss the project at a meeting Thursday.


Sports

Cal Starts Title Defense
It's taken 12 months, four graduated seniors and one brand-new facility, but the Cal men's basketball team is right back where it started.

Child's Play
It happens every time. .

Stratified League Finishes Season
If you thought the disparity between the haves and have-nots in Silicon Valley was large, just take a look at the Pac-10, a conference where the elite teams have a brighter future than any Internet start-up company.

Second Straight Loss Plagues Bears
When you've got the hiccups, you'll try anything to get rid of them - drinking water upside down, having someone scare them out of you or some other crazy home remedy. But thinking about them just makes it worse. Sometimes you just have to wait for them to go away.


Opinion

Ring Me Out
While I walked past a church on Southside last week, I bore witness to an ungodly sight: people milled about inside the church and near its door, but outside, two people stood in the courtyard - talking on cell phones. I walked past, looked at the very concentrated eyes of the callers, and wondered if those sleek cell phones came with instruction manuals on etiquette. Probably not. What a sad state of modern technology. For shame.

White Space