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Issue #142 :: Thursday, April 13, 2000

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Regent Urges Reversal of Ban
In a move that angered some students, UC Regent William Bagley yesterday said upper-level politics - not student protests - were the key to his drive to overturn the university's ban on affirmative action.

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While everyone else is complaining about the ASUC elections, I would like to take a few minutes to provide some critical thought on those doing the complaining. Scared? It can't be worse than a hard-hitting expose on rap.

Cal Backs Into Spring

"You're too high! Sink your hips!"

Cause Unknown of Fire at Berkeley High
A fire broke out in a room at Berkeley High School yesterday, causing an estimated $250,000 in damages, according to officials from the Berkeley Fire Department.

News

Regent Urges Reversal of Ban
In a move that angered some students, UC Regent William Bagley yesterday said upper-level politics - not student protests - were the key to his drive to overturn the university's ban on affirmative action.

Cause Unknown of Fire at Berkeley High
A fire broke out in a room at Berkeley High School yesterday, causing an estimated $250,000 in damages, according to officials from the Berkeley Fire Department.

‘Living Wall' Proposed to Drown Out Freeway Noise
The Berkeley City Council moved forward Tuesday night with plans to construct a wall between the Aquatic Park and Interstate 80 in an effort to decrease the noise coming from the highway.

Former Fugitive Promotes Cookbook
An accused former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army came to Berkeley yesterday to publicize her new cookbook.

Berkeley Residents Seek Answers to Parking Dilemma
Local residents gathered last night to discuss their parking concerns at a meeting sponsored by the city's General Plan Workshop.

Community Servers to Be Rewarded
Remarkable UC Berkeley students, student groups and staff members are expected to be recognized tonight for their dedication to the community at the Chancellor's Community Service Awards.

Police Release Description of Assailant in Weekend Stabbing
Berkeley police issued an arrest warrant for a man allegedly involved in Saturday's stabbing at People's Park.


Sports

Cal Backs Into Spring

"You're too high! Sink your hips!"

Draft Dodgers
When National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue starts calling the names of players selected in the 2000 NFL Draft on Saturday, Damian Marzett won't sit around waiting to hear his name.

Women's Lacrosse Braces for UC Davis
It's time to find out whether the Cal women's lacrosse team can play with the big girls.

Oregon, OSU on Deck for Softball
Duke versus Southwest Central North Dakota State. Raid versus ants. Godzilla versus Tokyo.

Sports Briefs: Women's Polo Players, Coach Score Conference Awards
Cal women's water polo coach Peter Asch has been named the Mountain Pacific Federation Coach of the Year for guiding the Bears to a 24-4 record this season. Cal junior Fana Fuqua was named MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year.


Opinion

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While everyone else is complaining about the ASUC elections, I would like to take a few minutes to provide some critical thought on those doing the complaining. Scared? It can't be worse than a hard-hitting expose on rap.

Coverage of Symposium Ignores Violent Tragedy
Editor's Note: The Daily Californian received scores of letters this week from readers who expressed displeasure with our coverage of the Genocide Symposium, a meeting organized to educate the campus community about Turkish aggression against Armenians. The submission that appears below, which several students and non-students signed, articulated the complaint in a clear and concise manner.

As Usual, Story Failed to Shed Light on Pervasive Campus Problem: Suicide
Once again, The Daily Californian has published an article about a suicide displaying a complete lack of sensitivity ("Man Jumps From Evans Hall," April 11). This time, however, the newspaper has added an extra component of inaccuracy, dangerously brushing off the ongoing problem of suicide on campus.

Letters to the Editor: Daily Cal Contributes to Historical Denial
The Daily Californian's coverage of the Genocide Symposium at UC Berkeley was appalling ("Symposium Addresses Alleged Armenian Genocide," April 10). But then, I doubt many of your readers saw it.

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