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Issue #177 :: Tuesday, June 20, 2000

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Pac-10 Probe Persists
Cal's fields, pitches, diamonds, courts and gridirons have yawned empty for weeks now. As soon as the last oar was dipped in New Jersey's Cooper River two weeks ago and the celebration of the Bears men's crew's second straight national title faded, the focus of Cal sports shifted to an unlikely place -- for the summer.

Unhappy Father's Day
Experience is the best teacher. I know this from experience. Friday I learned some lessons that I wish I could have forgone the experience of. Friday was hell. Friday was my run-in with the reality of traveling. It was Father's Day weekend, and since I hadn't been home for vacation in a while, I decided I would surprise my dad by flying down to L.A. to wish him a Happy Father's Day in person. My mom was in on the surprise, and it was decided that she and my sister would pick me up at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. And it all went downhill from there.

Subcommittee Criticizes UC's Security at Lab
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has called for the termination of the university's contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, even though nuclear secrets that disappeared from the UC-managed facility were found late last week.

TRIAL BY FIRE
Eighty-six days lie between a host of Cal athletes and the chance to compete at the penultimate tribute to sports - the Olympic Games.

News

Focus on La Peņa Cultural Center
The flamenco dancers click a seductive, festive beat with their heels. Their billowing dresses sweep the stage, seemingly dancing with the guitar on their own.

Subcommittee Criticizes UC's Security at Lab
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has called for the termination of the university's contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, even though nuclear secrets that disappeared from the UC-managed facility were found late last week.

Lights Will Not Impact Aesthetics, University Reports
A 10-month study of the proposed Memorial Stadium lighting project has concluded that permanent light fixtures will have no significant impact on the environment, view or historical value of the facility.

Report Finds Pacifica Foundation Violated Contract During Protests
The Pacifica Foundation may have violated its mission statement and its union contract in a confrontation with local station KPFA last summer, according to a report by a state Legislature committee.

News in Brief: Berkeley's Juneteenth Festival Reminds Locals of Slavery
A street party with jazz, blues and barbecues Sunday gave Berkeley residents an opportunity to confront the legacy of slavery.

UC, California Libraries Form Information Network
The UC's California Digital Library and the Library of California announced a plan for information-sharing between their two systems.


Sports

Pac-10 Probe Persists
Cal's fields, pitches, diamonds, courts and gridirons have yawned empty for weeks now. As soon as the last oar was dipped in New Jersey's Cooper River two weeks ago and the celebration of the Bears men's crew's second straight national title faded, the focus of Cal sports shifted to an unlikely place -- for the summer.

TRIAL BY FIRE
Eighty-six days lie between a host of Cal athletes and the chance to compete at the penultimate tribute to sports - the Olympic Games.


Opinion

Unhappy Father's Day
Experience is the best teacher. I know this from experience. Friday I learned some lessons that I wish I could have forgone the experience of. Friday was hell. Friday was my run-in with the reality of traveling. It was Father's Day weekend, and since I hadn't been home for vacation in a while, I decided I would surprise my dad by flying down to L.A. to wish him a Happy Father's Day in person. My mom was in on the surprise, and it was decided that she and my sister would pick me up at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. And it all went downhill from there.

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