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Issue #132 :: Thursday, March 23, 2000

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Officials to Collect Charge for Network Upkeep in Dorms
Students in UC Berkeley's residence halls are questioning a charge university officials plan to collect for maintaining the campus computer network.

Common Sense 1A
I ride a bike. I run red lights. I have been hit by a car twice (in two days). I don't wear a helmet. The only bikes I rode before coming to Berkeley were mountain bikes. I thought road bikes were for wusses. When I would ride off-road, along the American River in Sacramento, I always wore a helmet. It was ugly. It was big. It was dumb. I hated it. That being said, put whatever slant you would like on the following.

Bears Defeat Subpar Cal Poly
On a scale of one to Pac-10, these games were probably about a three in difficulty.

Ruling Says Fees Must Be Applied Equally
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that mandatory student fees are constitutional, supporting UC Berkeley's system of using money collected from undergraduates to fund student activities.

News

Officials to Collect Charge for Network Upkeep in Dorms
Students in UC Berkeley's residence halls are questioning a charge university officials plan to collect for maintaining the campus computer network.

Ruling Says Fees Must Be Applied Equally
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that mandatory student fees are constitutional, supporting UC Berkeley's system of using money collected from undergraduates to fund student activities.

Restriction of Internet Access to Continue
Despite new software that promises to dramatically reduce the amount of bandwidth needed to download MP3 music files, university officials said yesterday they will not abolish their limit on Internet access speeds.

UC Regent Appointments: Too Politically Motivated?
Student applications to the UC system are evaluated based on merit, but many members of the UC Board of Regents never even applied for their positions at all - they were appointed by governors, who were often their close friends and political allies.

Professor Accepts Outreach Position
UC Berkeley professor Alex Saragoza has seen many changes in his 15 years at the university. He has seen the end of affirmative action. He has seen students take over Barrows Hall to protest suggested budget cuts to the ethnic studies department. He has seen the number of underrepresented minorities dwindle while students and staff employ fierce attempts to increase diversity.

Officials Hope to Crack 1998 Hit-and-Run Case
Mayor Shirley Dean and the Berkeley Police Department said yesterday they are hopeful that this Saturday's episode of America's Most Wanted will help solve a year-and-a-half-old Berkeley crime.

Council Votes to Distribute Funds for Diverse Projects
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night on allocating funds to a variety of projects for the mid-year budget.

City Sees Increase in Cases of Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Berkeley despite an overall decrease statewide, according to the California Department of Health Services.

News in Brief: CalPIRG Sponsors Alternative Energy Fair Campus
UC Berkeley students hosted an Alternative Energy Fair yesterday to raise awareness about renewable energy sources.


Sports

Bears Defeat Subpar Cal Poly
On a scale of one to Pac-10, these games were probably about a three in difficulty.

Cal Up Down the Stretch
There were five minutes left in the Georgetown game at Haas Pavilion Wednesday night, and Cal fans began to prepare.

Tennis Takes Out Tigers in Squeaker
For any team to be successful, it must know that it can rely on more than one person to play big when the pressure is on.

Cup Challenge
In the early 1930s, the World Newspaper in British Columbia purchased a cup to be awarded to the winner of the game between the University of British Columbia - the best Canadian rugby team at that time - and the best team in the state of California.


Opinion

Common Sense 1A
I ride a bike. I run red lights. I have been hit by a car twice (in two days). I don't wear a helmet. The only bikes I rode before coming to Berkeley were mountain bikes. I thought road bikes were for wusses. When I would ride off-road, along the American River in Sacramento, I always wore a helmet. It was ugly. It was big. It was dumb. I hated it. That being said, put whatever slant you would like on the following.

Oversight Can End University's Role in Labor Exploitation
Esperanza. "Hope" in English. That was the name of the one of the many courageous women we had the privilege of meeting during a recent trip to Tijuana to tour maquiladora factories. Although we did not get to tour any working garment maquilas, or garment factories, Esperanza embodied the struggle of all sweatshop workers.

Rent Control Critics Side Step Housing Reality
I have been following the rent control debate with much interest. First, I would like to say that I am not necessarily a proponent of rent control per se. The truth is, however, that opponents of rent control (who say that proponents of rent control are side stepping economics) are side stepping reality.

Letters to the Editor: Overpass Troubles Continue
Thank you for printing the update on the bridge to the Marina ("Proposed I-80 Overpass to Connect City to Bay Trail," March 21).Unfortunately, one of the messages attributed to me was not clear. While it is true that the existing overpass "is the most sensible and direct way for a strong and confident bicyclist to get across right now," I was speaking of the overpass on which the city of Berkeley has posted a "Bicycles Prohibited" sign. The sign is technically illegal on several grounds, and many cyclists (including the mayor of Emeryville and one member of the Berkeley City Council) use the overpass regularly. It is the most sensible option available.

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