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Issue #137 :: Thursday, April 6, 2000

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Council Rejects Graduate Petition
The ASUC Judicial Council denied a Graduate Assembly request late last night to place an initiative on the ballot asking whether the graduate student government body should receive one-third of the profits from the Cal Student Store.

Attackers Assault Man, Demand Money
Two men assaulted an acquaintance with a pipe wrench in South Berkeley, police said yesterday.

No
To sit on the sidewalk and shake a cup with some change in it is one thing. Cornering people and shaming them into giving you money is quite another. When it comes to panhandling, there is a clear line between a minor annoyance and harassment.

Wideouts Begin Workouts
In order to acclimate themselves to the perilously thin air, Himalayan mountain climbers will often spend weeks below the summit to adjust to the lack of oxygen.

News

Council Rejects Graduate Petition
The ASUC Judicial Council denied a Graduate Assembly request late last night to place an initiative on the ballot asking whether the graduate student government body should receive one-third of the profits from the Cal Student Store.

Workers Accuse UC of Unfair Labor Practices
UC employees charged the university with unfair labor practices yesterday during a California State Assembly budget hearing.

City Votes in Favor of Innovative Bicycle Plan
The Berkeley City Council approved a plan Tuesday night that is expected to make bicycle riding easier in the city.

Attackers Assault Man, Demand Money
Two men assaulted an acquaintance with a pipe wrench in South Berkeley, police said yesterday.

Forum Teaches Students Manners
When a student sits down to dine with a recruiting company, the employer's decision to hire him may come down to his knowledge of which fork to use for the salad.

Senate Campaign Finance Reform Lacks Substance
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a

Council Lobbies for Control over Ashby
Berkeley City Council members said this week they still want the city to gain control of Ashby Avenue, even though a city staff report advises against the idea.

Future of Bear's Lair Sparks Heated Debate
Despite a cost that could exceed $1 million, a board of students and university officials said Tuesday it will stick with its plan to renovate The Bear's Lair.

News in Brief: Group Showcases Abilities of Disabled People
The Disabled Students' Union held its first annual Disability Awareness Day on campus yesterday.

Bears Anticipate Close Battle in SoCal
For those who aren't tennis aficionados, the outcome of this weekend's Cal women's tennis matchups against powerhouses UCLA and USC should be the equivalent of winning a basketball game by two points at the buzzer.

Cal Settles Down After Shaky Start
The Cal men's golf team fought off a potential debacle in the final round of 54th annual Western Intercollegiate tournament Tuesday at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, Calif. to post a solid seventh-place finish on the par-70 course.


Sports

Wideouts Begin Workouts
In order to acclimate themselves to the perilously thin air, Himalayan mountain climbers will often spend weeks below the summit to adjust to the lack of oxygen.

Tennis Gears Up For Top Teams
As of late, Cal men's tennis coach Peter Wright has said that it seems like every time out, a different player steps up his play to lead the Bears to victory.

Bears Snatched Records at National Meet
Swimming, as a matter of course, makes a lot of waves. Normally the only waves the Cal swimming program makes are confined to its own Spieker Pool or another school's competitive facilities.

Wheatley Decimates Denver
It got to the point yesterday where it appeared Sarah Wheatley could have scored with her eyes closed in the Cal women's lacrosse match with Denver University at Memorial Stadium.

Sports Briefs: Lacrosse Splits Over Break
The Cal men's lacrosse team ended a two-game losing streak last week when it defeated No. 6 Virginia Tech, 15-8, in Blacksburg, Va.


Opinion

No
To sit on the sidewalk and shake a cup with some change in it is one thing. Cornering people and shaming them into giving you money is quite another. When it comes to panhandling, there is a clear line between a minor annoyance and harassment.

Overhaul Threatens Business Owners
Diversity, the ability to encompass different ideas and cultures, the willingness to stand by what is right rather than what is powerful - those attributes attracted me to UC Berkeley. Recently, it has come to my knowledge that the Fanfare company plans to take over The Bear's Lair, replacing the family owned restaurants with food chains, beginning with the introduction of Panda Express. I believe this is wrong.

When Is an Urban Creek not a Creek?
Some in Berkeley may think that an urban creek is little more than a concrete trench and that creek restoration is accomplished merely by planting a few trees along the banks. There are likely others who would say that the only way to return any of the city's creeks to their natural state is to reintroduce grizzly bears to Berkeley. Perhaps there are some valid arguments for both of these perspectives. More importantly, each points out that there are obvious limits in which urban creeks can exist. Often times, these imposed urban restrictions challenge the very existence of a creek. So, when is an urban creek not an urban creek? This question is best answered by looking at the proposed restoration of the lower Codornices Creek, which is the boundary line between the cities of Albany and Berkeley.

Letters to the Editor: Race Card Is Not In Play
As an Asian American student at UC Berkeley, I truly resent The Daily Californian's implication that Asian students on campus behave like mere cattle when they select ASUC candidates ("ASUC Parties Respond to Asian Majority on Campus," April 3). We are not unsophisticated automatons who merely vote for a candidate because we share a common ethnicity.

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