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Issue #134 :: Monday, April 3, 2000

Top Headlines

New Celestial Bodies Found
For the first time in history, astronomers have found planets outside our solar system that are smaller than Saturn, a team of scientists announced on March 29.

Hip-Hop or Hip-Pop?
This week, a film called "Black and White" will hit theaters. The film's Web site says it is about a group of white, privileged New York City teens and their reckless fascination with uptown hip-hop culture. The film looks like a cross between "Kids" and "Menace II Society."

Cal Falls Short of Deacons, Garden
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The play is over. The curtain has lowered. And the show has ended one stop short of the Big Apple.

Course Teaches Parents About Political Activism
Berkeley resident Barbara Garrett said she never knew how to navigate the bureaucratic maze of schools and city government until she took a 20-week course that taught her how to lobby on behalf of her children.

News

New Celestial Bodies Found
For the first time in history, astronomers have found planets outside our solar system that are smaller than Saturn, a team of scientists announced on March 29.

Course Teaches Parents About Political Activism
Berkeley resident Barbara Garrett said she never knew how to navigate the bureaucratic maze of schools and city government until she took a 20-week course that taught her how to lobby on behalf of her children.

ASUC Parties Respond to Asian Majority on Campus
Editor's Note: This is the first in a six-part series analyzing issues surrounding the ASUC elections.

Council Declares Day to Honor Activist's Efforts
For most cities, yesterday was just another Sunday, but in Berkeley, it was Julia Butterfly Hill day.

Eye Surgery Performed On Campus
As a result of a new partnership between the Pacific Laser Eye Center and the UC Berkeley Meredith W. Morgan Eye Center, campus optometrists were able to perform the first ever on-campus LASIK eye treatment on March 16.

Roadblocks to Timely Graduation?
For some, the road to graduation is smooth and steady. But others see graduation requirements as an obstacle to obtaining a diploma rather than an opportunity to explore several fields of study.

Retrofitting Causes Space Crunch
Like other large universities located in earthquake country, UC Berkeley has a formidable task on its hands: seismic renovation.

Law Professors Send Letter To NRA Over Amendment
Three Boalt Hall School of Law professors are among 47 legal scholars who have signed a letter to the National Rifle Association demanding the organization "stop misleading the public about the Second Amendment."

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Graduate Schools High in Rankings
An issue of U.S. News & World Report that hits newsstands today consistently places UC Berkeley among the top ten in several graduate school rankings.


Sports

Cal Falls Short of Deacons, Garden
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The play is over. The curtain has lowered. And the show has ended one stop short of the Big Apple.

Lampley Can't Do It All By Himself
GREENSBORO, N.C. - There's a story Wake Forest coach Dave Odom wanted to tell after his Demon Deacons defeated the Cal men's basketball team in the third round of the National Invitation Tournament two Fridays ago.

Freshman Shatters Record at NCAAs
Ask any devout Cal sports fan and they'll tell you the same thing - Matt Biondi is the fastest sprinter to grace the waters of Spieker Pool in Cal history.

Bears Falter at Nationals
All season long, Cal gymnasts waxed eloquent on their teams - the tight-knit groups were there for support and celebration through a long and, at times, trying season.

Ruggers Split Canadian Trip
The Cal rugby team faced the two teams that had handed it two defeats last week, and the Bears needed some help.

Loss Doesn't Blemish Break
After a month of chugging along, the Victory Express with the Cal women's water polo team on board finally came to a screeching halt Friday.

Shirley, Bears Take Down Dawgs
While the hoopla surrounding the opening of the new Pacific Bell Ballpark in San Francisco garnered much of the attention in the Bay Area sports world this past weekend, the Cal baseball team was almost 800 miles away from the celebration.

Softball Suffers Skid as Pac-10 Play Begins
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.


Opinion

Hip-Hop or Hip-Pop?
This week, a film called "Black and White" will hit theaters. The film's Web site says it is about a group of white, privileged New York City teens and their reckless fascination with uptown hip-hop culture. The film looks like a cross between "Kids" and "Menace II Society."

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