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Issue #139 :: Monday, April 10, 2000

Top Headlines

UC Berkeley's New Building Plan Unveiled
UC Berkeley released plans Friday to spend $82 million to build new student living accommodations and replace two seismically unsafe dining halls, marking the single largest housing project ever undertaken by the university.

Part Two: The White Rap Movement
Last week we discussed how white people seem to enjoy listening to music created by black people.

Triumphant Bears Play Winning Card
There is only one circumstance in which the top-ranked team in the country and a team that failed to make the playoffs battle as if they were playing for a national championship.

Gathering Celebrates Heritage of People's Park
An ASUC referendum calling for students to decide whether People's Park should remain a park as opposed to "exploring alternative uses for the land" has brought the park to the forefront of public consciousness yet again.

News

UC Berkeley's New Building Plan Unveiled
UC Berkeley released plans Friday to spend $82 million to build new student living accommodations and replace two seismically unsafe dining halls, marking the single largest housing project ever undertaken by the university.

Gathering Celebrates Heritage of People's Park
An ASUC referendum calling for students to decide whether People's Park should remain a park as opposed to "exploring alternative uses for the land" has brought the park to the forefront of public consciousness yet again.

Man Stabbed During Vocal Argument in Park
Just hours before community members rallied in support of People's Park, a man was stabbed while waiting in line for free food in the park, police said.

Reception Held for Minority Admits
UC Berkeley still welcomes underrepresented minority students in spite of a systemwide affirmative action ban, Vice Chancellor Genaro Padilla said yesterday during a reception held at his home.

Fringe Candidates Make Statement About Election
Editor's Note: This is the last in a six-part series analyzing issues surrounding the ASUC elections.

Organization Hastens Arrival of Holiday
The saying that "Christmas only comes around once a year" does not hold true for a fortunate group of disabled, low-income senior citizens residing in the Berkeley area.

UC Authorizes Group to Monitor Labor
UC officials said Friday they have agreed to a one-year partnership with the Worker's Rights Consortium to monitor the labor conditions of manufacturers producing clothing bearing the school's logo.

Cody's Books Subject of Demonstration
A small group of Berkeley residents picketed Cody's Books Saturday to protest the store's involvement in the Telegraph Area Association.

News in Brief: Graduate Student Instructors, University Extend Mediation Period
The three-week period of mediation between the graduate student instructors and the university has been extended until Wednesday, according to union officials.


Sports

Triumphant Bears Play Winning Card
There is only one circumstance in which the top-ranked team in the country and a team that failed to make the playoffs battle as if they were playing for a national championship.

Despite Everything, Cal Still Has Rugby
The Scrum Axe lays moldering in a display case somewhere on campus. Cal rugby officials don't know where the trophy is. Players could care less.

Baseball Avoids Texas Sweep
The Longhorns may have gotten just a little too confident.

Stanford Finds a Way Past Bears
For a while, it seemed as if the Cal women's water polo team had hopped into H.G. Wells' Time Machine and journeyed back a couple months.

Lacrosse Pounds Visiting Poets
The Poets probably would have liked to rewrite the gamebook of their match with Cal's women lacrosse team Saturday.

Cal Crew Cruises to Victory
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Endurance and consistency are the key elements to a crew victory. Of course, it also helps when you blow your opponents away at the start of the race. That's what the Cal women's crew did to Oregon State Saturday, and the team never looked back.

Bears Suffer Bitter Desert Defeats
There was no relief from the sweltering heat in this desert. No oasis. No respite. Just harsh reality as far as the eye could see.

Singles Play Has Bears Feeling Lonely
With a chance to show that it can play with the Pac-10's best teams, the Cal men's tennis team showed it could compete in doubles play.


Opinion

Part Two: The White Rap Movement
Last week we discussed how white people seem to enjoy listening to music created by black people.

White Space