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Issue #156 :: Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Top Headlines

Life on Red Planet May Exist
For decades, scientists have debated whether life on Mars is possible.

From the Frontlines
Whether it was the onslaught of a skin-tight spring or the pre-finals jitters is unclear exactly, but the Hearst Greek Theatre found its way onto the path of thousands of UC Berkeley students last Saturday night. They set out for one thing and one thing only: to get something for nothing.

Cal Drops Crucial Game Carries Cal to Win
Playing at the University of San Francisco with the necessity of winning to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Cal baseball team was up, 5-3, in the bottom of the eighth inning and appeared to be on its way to a victory at Benedetti Field.

Mouse Leads Way to Asthma Treatments
While studying control mechanisms present in both the mouse and human genomes, a team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UCSF stumbled upon information that could lead the way to new treatments for asthma.

News

Life on Red Planet May Exist
For decades, scientists have debated whether life on Mars is possible.

Candidate Drops Elections Charges
A candidate in last month's elections dropped his charges against the ASUC last night, arguing that while he felt he had a strong case, an invalidation of the elections was against the student government's mission.

Mediation Between University, GSIs Halts
Mediation between UC graduate student instructors and the university has ended, raising the possibility of another graduate student strike, union officials announced yesterday.

UC Men's Octet Places First in National Contest
A repertoire of barbershop music, doo-op and a rendition of a Britney Spears hit has made a group of UC Berkeley students national singing champions.

City Manager's Job Draws Praise, Criticism
This week marks the fourth anniversary of Jim Keene's tenure as Berkeley's city manager - a job that has often put him in the middle of a divided city and earned him both praise and criticism.

Parents Request Higher Teacher Salaries
Parents from the Berkeley Unified School District plan to attend tonight's school board meeting to present their concerns about the lack of progress in ongoing negotiations for higher teacher salaries.

News Analysis: Leaders Ponder Party's Election Sweep
One party's sweep of this year's elections has left some student leaders wondering whether a homogenous executive branch will hurt the ASUC.

Planners to Hold Workshop on Transportation Improvements
Planners from both the city and UC Berkeley have scheduled a workshop tonight to consider transportation improvements.

The Bear's Lair to Close Temporarily
A board of university and student officials decided the future of The Bear's Lair yesterday, approving up to $1,250,000 for asbestos removal and interior renovation projects.

Clerical Workers Demand Higher Wages
Demonstrators rallied outside California Hall yesterday in a call for higher wages and a change in contract policy for UC clerical workers.


Sports

Cal Drops Crucial Game Carries Cal to Win
Playing at the University of San Francisco with the necessity of winning to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Cal baseball team was up, 5-3, in the bottom of the eighth inning and appeared to be on its way to a victory at Benedetti Field.

One of the Gals
Back in 1992, a high school freshman suited up for the first game of the season.

Lacrosse Motivated For Next Season
It was a growing experience, a maturing season and hope for the future. Just wait till next year.

Hoops Recruit Chooses Missouri
The recruiting effort of the Cal men's basketball team took a hit yesterday when prep star Travon Bryant announced his intention to play for Missouri next season.

Sports Brief: Women's Golf Secures First Berth Ever in NCAA Regionals
The Cal women's golf team is in the midst of the best season in the program's five-year history. Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships last week, Monday the Bears qualified for the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history.


Opinion

From the Frontlines
Whether it was the onslaught of a skin-tight spring or the pre-finals jitters is unclear exactly, but the Hearst Greek Theatre found its way onto the path of thousands of UC Berkeley students last Saturday night. They set out for one thing and one thing only: to get something for nothing.

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