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Issue #180 :: Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Top Headlines

Swimmer Camp
The Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games are characterized by a riot of flags, banners and other symbols of national pride. It's a celebration of diversity, of the color and variety each nation brings to the Olympiad.

Hotel Workers Win Right to Unionize
Roxanna Gipson, a housekeeper at Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina, said her salary of $9.82 an hour barely provides enough money to take care of her two children. Now she has a union and her hopes are high.

Non-Music Television
I simply cannot thank MTV enough for bringing me so many happy seasons of twenty-somethings squandering their time in front of the camera lens to fill my "10-spot" time slot with drama and catfights. I am admittedly hooked on "reality television." But what ever happened to the concept of music television? I mean, I thought that's what MTV was all about. But they never show music videos anymore! Gone are the days of the Top 20 countdown (with Adam Curry, the proud wearer of the biggest hair in television). Gone are the days of "Headbangers' Ball" and "120 Minutes." Gone are the days of just turning on the TV and catching the latest video from your favorite band.

Cal's Title IX Compliance Nears ‘Magic Five Percent'
Eight months after Cal students rejected a referendum that would have increased student fees to bring the athletic department into compliance with Title IX, gender equity in campus sports hovers slightly above the national average.

News

Hotel Workers Win Right to Unionize
Roxanna Gipson, a housekeeper at Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina, said her salary of $9.82 an hour barely provides enough money to take care of her two children. Now she has a union and her hopes are high.

Federal Grant Gives a Lift For Disabled
The U.S. secretary of transportation awarded Berkeley a $300,000 grant Saturday to jumpstart the design of a facility for disability organizations that helped lead the independent living movement.

City Council Clashes Over Proposed Budgets
Tonight's City Council meeting will set the stage for a showdown over two competing approaches to the city's budget - one that aggressively spends the city's $3.6 million surplus on youth, the homeless, and senior citizens and one that takes a more moderate approach.

Hypertrophy Research Advances Medical Science
During a heart attack or a bout of high blood pressure, the human heart becomes stressed, and as a response, each individual heart cell must literally expand to try to carry out the increased workload.

News in Brief: Perceptions of Security at Lab Are Inconsistent, Says Report
Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory pressured employees to say security at the facility is better than it really is, according to a recent report by the Department of Energy's inspector general.


Sports

Swimmer Camp
The Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games are characterized by a riot of flags, banners and other symbols of national pride. It's a celebration of diversity, of the color and variety each nation brings to the Olympiad.

Cal's Title IX Compliance Nears ‘Magic Five Percent'
Eight months after Cal students rejected a referendum that would have increased student fees to bring the athletic department into compliance with Title IX, gender equity in campus sports hovers slightly above the national average.

Sports Briefs: Baseball Adds Former Card to Coaching Staff
The Cal baseball team has hired Ron Witmeyer as an assistant coach, Bears coach David Esquer announced on Friday.


Opinion

Non-Music Television
I simply cannot thank MTV enough for bringing me so many happy seasons of twenty-somethings squandering their time in front of the camera lens to fill my "10-spot" time slot with drama and catfights. I am admittedly hooked on "reality television." But what ever happened to the concept of music television? I mean, I thought that's what MTV was all about. But they never show music videos anymore! Gone are the days of the Top 20 countdown (with Adam Curry, the proud wearer of the biggest hair in television). Gone are the days of "Headbangers' Ball" and "120 Minutes." Gone are the days of just turning on the TV and catching the latest video from your favorite band.

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