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Issue #166 :: Tuesday, May 23, 2000

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Protester Endures Arrests
Boalt Hall School of Law student Rick Young has weathered rain, heat and finals from his campsite in Underhill Parking Lot. Yesterday, he prevailed over his most significant challenge to date -- three arrests, a night in jail and a court date.

Berkeley's Best?
My friend Barrett is kind of a bitch. I mean that in the best possible way, though. We were discussing Berkeley's virtues the other day (or total lack thereof, depending on your point of view), and he had an absolute laundry list of complaints. The poor weather, the minute supply of "hot chicks," the downright lack of ambiance in this noble city. It got pretty depressing, honestly. Since I'm still gonna be here next year (he just graduated), I was hoping that he and I could agree on some positive aspect of the place in an attempt to make life endurable for the next 12 months. Finally, we agreed to what we both like best about Cal -- the restaurants and the bars.

Bears Best Bulldogs at Regional
For the second straight year, the Cal softball team has accomplished the improbable.

Tennis Succumbs to Stanford at NCAAs
The Cal women's tennis team was pretty used to losing to Stanford, having succumbed to the Cardinal's talent-rich roster three times throughout the regular season.

News

Fire Demolishes Berkeley Buildings
Property damage from a fire that destroyed two Berkeley Marina warehouses early Sunday morning has surpassed $2 million, according to estimates released yesterday.

Protester Endures Arrests
Boalt Hall School of Law student Rick Young has weathered rain, heat and finals from his campsite in Underhill Parking Lot. Yesterday, he prevailed over his most significant challenge to date -- three arrests, a night in jail and a court date.

News in Brief: Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives Chosen
Julius Zelmanowitz has been approved as the UC system's vice provost for academic initiatives.

A Study in Higher Education
Whether it was the wild sense of promise, the aftermath of the Gold Rush or the constant influx of new populations, John Douglass is not exactly clear. All he knows is that California, from its maverick beginning, was and remains at the cutting edge of educational growth.

Study Reveals Data on Traffic Stops
Despite accusations of racial profiling, Berkeley police do not single out black drivers for traffic stops, a recent study indicates.

Agreement Increases UC Funding
The UC system has consented to a new agreement with Gov. Gray Davis that will increase state funding and university accountability.

Stadium Lights Generate Discord
Opponents of a UC Berkeley plan to install permanent lighting in Memorial Stadium have asked the Berkeley City Council to request an Environmental Impact Report on the project, adding more fuel to the already controversial proposal.

Senior Gift to Set New Precedent
The senior class gift is poised to set new records for the most money and the most contributors in the history of the university, organizers said.


Sports

Tennis Succumbs to Stanford at NCAAs
The Cal women's tennis team was pretty used to losing to Stanford, having succumbed to the Cardinal's talent-rich roster three times throughout the regular season.

Bears Win Playoff Thriller
It wasn't exactly Duke beating Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. For the Cal men's golf team it was better.

Sports Brief: Track Teams Place Eighth in Conference
Both the Cal men's and women's track and field teams finished eighth at the Pac-10 Championships this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. with 68 and 56 points, respectively.

Bears Best Bulldogs at Regional
For the second straight year, the Cal softball team has accomplished the improbable.


Opinion

Berkeley's Best?
My friend Barrett is kind of a bitch. I mean that in the best possible way, though. We were discussing Berkeley's virtues the other day (or total lack thereof, depending on your point of view), and he had an absolute laundry list of complaints. The poor weather, the minute supply of "hot chicks," the downright lack of ambiance in this noble city. It got pretty depressing, honestly. Since I'm still gonna be here next year (he just graduated), I was hoping that he and I could agree on some positive aspect of the place in an attempt to make life endurable for the next 12 months. Finally, we agreed to what we both like best about Cal -- the restaurants and the bars.

Alliance Benefits University, Students
Unfortunately, the recently published Daily Californian articles "Hearing to Evaluate Funding Deal," "Senators Blast Agreement" as well as The Atlantic Monthly "The Kept University" neglected to seize the opportunity to accurately inform their readership.

Novartis Deal Flawed
I am now a senior in the College of Natural Resources. I read an article regarding the College and their "alliance" with Novartis and am still very concerned about the issue ("Senators Blast Agreement," May 16).

Council Mailing Improper Use of Public Funds
The article "City in Conflict Over Publicity" (May 9) reported the mayor and City Councilmember Betty Olds' aide Susan Wengraf's angry reaction to my attempt to get a policy that treats council members equitably in regards to coverage in city mailings and cable access. Many would have thought that they would support equitable treatment, and their defensive response underscores why the council must provide some guidelines in this area.

Letters: Police Performance Needs Review
Since Professor Stephen Bundy has chosen to broach the question of UCPD performance in a public forum ("Police Review Board Undertakes Reform," May 16), it is fitting that a public debate continue. He claims that, "What happened with Sproul was the (Police Review) board didn't have enough expertise."

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