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Issue #135 :: Tuesday, April 4, 2000

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Campus Admits More Minorities
The percentage of underrepresented minority students admitted for the UC Berkeley fall 2000 freshman class increased over last year while the percentage of white and Asian students slightly declined, officials announced yesterday.

Rubber-Free Zone
Q: How do I keep from getting STDs without using a condom?

Bears Begin Spring Practice
As he nursed a sore left ankle at the end of the Cal football team's first practice of the spring, safety Nnamdi Asomugha asked the question that has been on the minds of most Bears fans since last November.

In Your DreamWorks
From DreamWorks and the renegade Disney producer Jeffrey Katzenberg comes The Road to El Dorado, their third animated feature, which explodes with colorful characters and the inspired antics of the Hope and Crosby road pictures. Directors Eric Bergeron and Don Paul work up a tale of one city which is smart enough to keep adult audiences laughing but also questioning whether the content is appropriate for Happy Meal youngsters. The storytelling caters to our hunger for amusement but takes the road frequently traveled in terms of adventurous thrills.

News

Campus Admits More Minorities
The percentage of underrepresented minority students admitted for the UC Berkeley fall 2000 freshman class increased over last year while the percentage of white and Asian students slightly declined, officials announced yesterday.

More Minority Students Accepted To UC System
The UC system admitted the largest number of underrepresented minorities in four years for the fall 2000 freshman class, university officials said yesterday.

Women's Eviction Spurs Debate Over Legality of Current Process
The eviction of two senior citizens from their Berkeley apartment has stirred up a wave of controversy that may result in a revision of city law.

'Loyalty' Oath Divides Party Members
Editor's Note: This is the second in a six-part series analyzing issues surrounding the ASUC elections.

Definition of Campaign Incites Debate
ASUC candidates carried signs on Sproul Plaza yesterday amid confusion about exactly what constitutes campaigning and when they could start.

Council Outlines Citywide Bus Pass
The popularity of the Class Pass, which allows UC Berkeley students unlimited use of AC Transit buses, has prompted city officials to consider implementing a similar program for all Berkeley residents.

Developer to Bid for Berkeley Property
One of Berkeley's leading developers threw a party last night to drum up community support for his newest project - a multi-use complex that would "bring people, activity, stimuli and better dress fashion to Downtown Berkeley."

Study Links Sexuality to Length of Fingers
Gay students expressed skepticism yesterday about a UC Berkeley study that claims sexual orientation can be revealed through finger lengths.

Volunteers Tutor City Elementary Students
A group of student volunteers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to get in touch with the young elementary and junior high school kids they tutor: research the Backstreet Boys.

News in Brief: Council Seeks Funding to List Solano Stroll as Local Legacy Project
The City Council is expected to consider tonight how to fund the $1,134 that Berkeley needs to register the Solano Stroll as a Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project.


Sports

Bears Begin Spring Practice
As he nursed a sore left ankle at the end of the Cal football team's first practice of the spring, safety Nnamdi Asomugha asked the question that has been on the minds of most Bears fans since last November.

Netters On a Roll Over Break
Momentum can be both good and bad in sports. A team can ride a positive wave if it wins, piling up victories along the way. On the other hand, bad momentum can cause a squad to compound mistakes and lead to a series of losses.

Singles Doom Cal Against Waves
With two consecutive NCAA doubles championships and a pair of U.S. Open appearances under her belt, Cal women's tennis player Amy Jensen is no stranger to success in doubles play.

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Ervin
Cal freshman Anthony Ervin came through as the top individual performer for the Bears at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held in Minneapolis March 23 through March 25.

Sports Briefs: Lacrosse Breaks Limestone
The Cal women's lacrosse team defeated Limestone College, 9-6, Saturday at Memorial Stadium for its only victory over Spring Break.


Arts & Entertainment

In Your DreamWorks
From DreamWorks and the renegade Disney producer Jeffrey Katzenberg comes The Road to El Dorado, their third animated feature, which explodes with colorful characters and the inspired antics of the Hope and Crosby road pictures. Directors Eric Bergeron and Don Paul work up a tale of one city which is smart enough to keep adult audiences laughing but also questioning whether the content is appropriate for Happy Meal youngsters. The storytelling caters to our hunger for amusement but takes the road frequently traveled in terms of adventurous thrills.

More Spunky Love
Nope, pop isn't dead yet. The backlash has yet to hit the masses, and albums like *N SYNC's No Strings Attached aren't helping to bring down the high. The record-smashing 2.4 million copies sold during its first week can attest to that.

White Space