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Issue #131 :: Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Top Headlines

Construction Slows Traffic
The replacement of pipes underneath Bancroft Way has led to the closure this week of two of the street's lanes and the sidewalk bordering the UC Berkeley campus.

Lameduck Berdahl
"The vitality of the University, and, for that matter, the state, depends on the quality of faculty and students that we recruit. They need to be housed, but they also need the research and teaching facilities that will keep the University at the frontier." - NOT a UC Berkeley chancellor

Bears Edge Closer to Big Apple
One more win, and they'll get another break on Broadway.

Seismologists Devise Technique for Creating 'Shakemaps'
Although traditional earthquake detection methods use many sensors to create shakemaps, UC Berkeley researchers have developed a new way to monitor the events, according to a new study awaiting publication.

News

Construction Slows Traffic
The replacement of pipes underneath Bancroft Way has led to the closure this week of two of the street's lanes and the sidewalk bordering the UC Berkeley campus.

Salary Payment Schedule Angers Custodial Workers
Dissatisfied UC Berkeley custodians met with university officials yesterday and accused them of altering pay schedules without offering prior notice.

Billboard Increases Traffic Safety, Driver Awareness
Berkeley police announced yesterday that a temporary billboard installed at one of the city's most heavily travelled intersections has been successful in increasing safe driving awareness in the community.

Regents: Do They Represent the State?
Editor's Note: This is the third in a five-part series examining the UC Board of Regents.

News in Brief: Fire Department Develops Safety Education Program
The Berkeley Fire Department announced this week the creation of a new program to educate elementary school students on fire safety.


Sports

Bears Edge Closer to Big Apple
One more win, and they'll get another break on Broadway.

Stellar Cal defense shuts down Braswell, keys Bears victory
Ask anyone on the Cal men's basketball team who Georgetown's star player is, and chances are they'll name Kevin Braswell. The sophomore guard led the Hoyas in scoring and assists during the regular season, and ran up a career-high 40 points against Virginia last week in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Run at the Record
Remember the 80s? It was the age of Whitesnake, snap bracelets, leg warmers - and it was also an era that left a considerable legacy in the annals of Cal swimming.

Netters Dominate BYU, End Streak
Serving for the match, Cal's Erik Dmytruk aimed to deliver a serve that Brigham Young's Gert Vilms could not handle.

East Coast Powerhouse Downs Bears
Cornell gave the Cal's women lacrosse team a taste of reality just when the Bears had begun to put a winning streak together.


Opinion

Lameduck Berdahl
"The vitality of the University, and, for that matter, the state, depends on the quality of faculty and students that we recruit. They need to be housed, but they also need the research and teaching facilities that will keep the University at the frontier." - NOT a UC Berkeley chancellor

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