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Issue #146 :: Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Top Headlines

The Bear's Lair Negotiations End
Negotiations with a potential new manager for The Bear's Lair abruptly ceased yesterday after the company balked at splitting the bill for the substantial cost of asbestos removal that will shut the complex down for part of this summer.

Fifth Gear
"Wherein lies the charm of Berkeley? Is it in the vine-covered cottages and profusion of flowers which at the height of the season make the town seem decked for a carnival?" ...

Cal Under Pac-10 Investigation
Athletic department officials reacted yesterday to allegations of academic fraud involving two former Cal football players that form the core of an ongoing investigation by the Pac-10 conference.

Scientists Uncover Oldest Known Celestial Body
A team of astronomers has surged ahead in the race to find the limits of the known universe by detecting a quasar that may have been among the first objects ever to form.

News

Systemwide GSI Strike Protests Alleged Labor Violations
Graduate student instructors took to the picket line yesterday protesting the UC system's alleged labor violations.

The Bear's Lair Negotiations End
Negotiations with a potential new manager for The Bear's Lair abruptly ceased yesterday after the company balked at splitting the bill for the substantial cost of asbestos removal that will shut the complex down for part of this summer.

Courthouse In Berkeley To Transfer Jury Trials
Berkeley judges said this week that the imminent transfer of all criminal and civil jury trials away from the Berkeley Courthouse may put an end to some of the city's unique judicial practices.

Elections Council Files Rule Violation Charges
The ASUC Elections Council filed campaign violation charges Monday night against 63 individual candidates and seven parties, many of whom could be disqualified.

Former Vice President Attends Meeting
An international affairs conference drew former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale to campus Monday, where he emphasized the fluid nature of Asian nations and the solidity of the relationship between the United States and Japan.

TV Star Visits Campus for AIDS Event
After dribbling a basketball on Sproul Plaza for charity, a popular television actor sat down with The Daily Californian yesterday for an interview about his philanthropic work and history with the Greek system.

Berkeley High Fire Forces Health Center Relocation
In addition to causing an estimated $1 million worth of damage, last week's Berkeley High School fires also displaced the school's health center, which caters to the medical and counseling needs of more than 3000 students.

Clarification
Members of our readership have expressed dismay at The Daily Californian's use of the word "alleged" in a news brief that ran last week ("Symposium Addresses Alleged Genocide," April 10).


Sports

Cal Under Pac-10 Investigation
Athletic department officials reacted yesterday to allegations of academic fraud involving two former Cal football players that form the core of an ongoing investigation by the Pac-10 conference.

Slapshot to Sure Shot
Think Canadian athletics. What comes to mind? Hockey, hockey, and more hockey. Maybe the Canadian Football League, or Toronto Raptor Vince Carter.

Recruit's Suicide Shocks Campuses
Cal head football coach Tom Holmoe expressed his condolences yesterday to the family of recruit Mario Hagan, who hanged himself Sunday afternoon at his home in Las Vegas.

Sports Briefs: Golfers Finish Strong
The Cal men's and women's golf teams completed tournaments this week in their final tune-up before the Pac-10 Championships.


Opinion

Fifth Gear
"Wherein lies the charm of Berkeley? Is it in the vine-covered cottages and profusion of flowers which at the height of the season make the town seem decked for a carnival?" ...

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