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Issue #164 :: Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Top Headlines

Clean Sweep for Cal in First Round
It was a walk in the park, a piece of cake and some might even go so far as to call it a breeze.

Senators Blast Agreement
SACRAMENTO -- State senators grilled university officials yesterday at a special hearing concerning their "unprecedented alliance" with a biotechnology corporation.

The Creme Filling in the Oreo from Hell
I don't know about everyone else in Berkeley, but I find myself in quite an interesting living arrangement. And I'm not talking about my roommate issues (although that is an entirely different column). I'm talking about the very place my house is situated: right between a co-op and a fraternity.

Police Review Board Undertakes Reforms
As UC Berkeley's Police Review Board embarks on a series of reforms designed to make it more credible in the community, it is faced with the unique situation of trying to overcome years of stagnancy and a perceived lack of legitimacy.

News

Police Review Board Undertakes Reforms
As UC Berkeley's Police Review Board embarks on a series of reforms designed to make it more credible in the community, it is faced with the unique situation of trying to overcome years of stagnancy and a perceived lack of legitimacy.

City Council May Plunge Into Creek Dispute
The Berkeley City Council is expected to consider tonight whether to plunge headlong into an increasingly bitter dispute over the fate of a UC Berkeley creek.

University Gives Money to Fire Victims in Los Alamos
University administrators have allotted more than $150,000 to aid the fire-devastated community of Los Alamos, N.M., which is home to the UC-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory, a UC spokesperson said yesterday.

Workers Spend Mother's Day Picketing Local Hotel
Instead of enjoying a holiday in their honor Sunday, some mothers stood outside in the rain to demand a union contract for Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina workers.

Napster Blocks Users Who Took Part in Trade of Metallica's MP3 Files
UC Berkeley freshman Carolyn Hobson said she never expected to be banned from Napster.com, but, when she tried to access the software last weekend, she found the company had blocked her.

News in Brief: City Council Ponders Stopping Sanctions Against Mitsubishi Corporation
The Berkeley City Council will consider tonight whether to end sanctions against the Mitsubishi Corporation.

Senators Blast Agreement
SACRAMENTO -- State senators grilled university officials yesterday at a special hearing concerning their "unprecedented alliance" with a biotechnology corporation.


Sports

Clean Sweep for Cal in First Round
It was a walk in the park, a piece of cake and some might even go so far as to call it a breeze.

Golfers Cap Off Best Season Ever At NCAAs
In a field that included two dozen schools, the Cal women's golf team finished third from the bottom in its final tournament of the year.

Bears Gear up for Playoffs
Now is when the Cal softball team's season really starts.

Tigers Tear up Tennis at NCAAs
The Cal men's tennis team didn't get a chance to gauge itself against Stanford in the second round of the NCAA Championships.

Pac-10 Opponents no Match for Cal Crew
The No. 1 Cal men's crew won its third consecutive conference title at the Pac-10 Rowing Championships Sunday at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.


Opinion

Commencement can be Forum for Debate
I read with interest my colleague Gil Peles' ("Speech Out of Place," May 11) indictment of my convocation address as "completely inappropriate" for the two reasons she cites: that the purpose of the senior convocation is to honor the Class of 2000, and that regardless of Albright's political positions, we should respect her as our guest.

Medalist's Speech was Inappropriate
Wednesday afternoon I had the honor of being in the presence of my fellow graduating seniors as the Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, addressed the Class of 2000 as the keynote speaker.

Rent Control Inflates Student Housing Prices
A recent study published in the Journal of Housing Research, titled Rent Regulations Pricing Effect in the Uncontrolled Sector, concludes that rent controls, designed to lower the cost of housing for renters, may have the perverse effect of increasing rents for tenants in the unregulated sector.

Letters to the Editor: Assault Controversy is Beneficial to University
Truth. This is what everyone sought in the alleged rape case. Fact is, with all the contradictory hearsay, there is no way for any of us to have received universal truth.

The Creme Filling in the Oreo from Hell
I don't know about everyone else in Berkeley, but I find myself in quite an interesting living arrangement. And I'm not talking about my roommate issues (although that is an entirely different column). I'm talking about the very place my house is situated: right between a co-op and a fraternity.

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