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Issue #141 :: Wednesday, April 12, 2000

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Prosecutors to Add Charges Against Reddy and Son
OAKLAND - Federal prosecutors said at a hearing yesterday that they expect to expand the charges against Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy and his son, Vijay Kumar Lakireddy, to include more alleged victims.

Forging a New Diversity
Starting tomorrow, hundreds of high school students will be bringing pillows and sleeping bags to dozens of UC Berkeley students' dorm and co-op rooms. These students, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, will be driving or flying in - at the administration's expense - to "get to know Berkeley" as best they can in a few days. The officials in Sproul Fortress are crossing their fingers: please let them come. Pretty please.

Card Squeaks Past Cal Again
For Stanford, its 5-4 victory over the Cal women's tennis team yesterday was yet another notch in the Cardinal's 38-game winning streak.

Biologist Offers New View of Cancer Origin
Despite the widespread belief that mutations cause cancer, UC Berkeley professor Peter Duesberg has put forth evidence that changes in chromosome number are the true cause of the disease.

News

Prosecutors to Add Charges Against Reddy and Son
OAKLAND - Federal prosecutors said at a hearing yesterday that they expect to expand the charges against Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy and his son, Vijay Kumar Lakireddy, to include more alleged victims.

Attorney's Actions in Reddy Case Excused
OAKLAND - Berkeley City Attorney Manuela Albuquerque should not be subject to disciplinary action for her comments about the Reddy case, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

Local Man Identified in Evans Hall Death
Officials said yesterday they have determined the identity of the man who died after jumping from the ninth floor of Evans Hall in an apparent suicide.

Campaigns Hit Stride for Election
As voting for ASUC elections commenced yesterday, hordes of candidates frantically campaigned on Upper Sproul Plaza for last-minute votes.

Construction of UC Merced Campus Raises Concerns
Activists spoke out against UC Merced yesterday and accused university officials of ignoring environmental review procedures in an attempt to finish the project on time.

News in Brief: Berkeley Professors Awarded Four Guggenheim Fellowships
Four UC Berkeley professors have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim fellowships for their diverse achievements.

Only in Berkeley
Sighted: Local bicycle activist Jason Meggs riding down Bancroft Way. Attached to the trailer he was towing behind his bicycle: a City of Berkeley parking meter.


Sports

Card Squeaks Past Cal Again
For Stanford, its 5-4 victory over the Cal women's tennis team yesterday was yet another notch in the Cardinal's 38-game winning streak.

Sanyika, Beck Await Draft Day
Sekou Sanyika's life will never be easier than it is right now.

Coach's Wisdom Falls on Open Ears
The forty-something stood among a group of Generation Xers, addressing them in a quiet tone as the sun set on Memorial Stadium. He paused, and the entire group broke into laughter.

Men's Tennis Roars Back to Rout Utah
Yesterday, the Cal men's tennis team managed to do something it hadn't done in its previous two matches.

Nady Blasts Way to Bears' Win
As Xavier Nady stepped on home plate to complete the coveted trek around the bases yesterday afternoon, he was congratulated by his teammates for hitting his 50th career home run at Cal in the bottom of the fifth inning, tying Troy Penix' eight-year-old mark.


Opinion

Forging a New Diversity
Starting tomorrow, hundreds of high school students will be bringing pillows and sleeping bags to dozens of UC Berkeley students' dorm and co-op rooms. These students, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups, will be driving or flying in - at the administration's expense - to "get to know Berkeley" as best they can in a few days. The officials in Sproul Fortress are crossing their fingers: please let them come. Pretty please.

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