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Issue #182 :: Tuesday, July 4, 2000

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UC Loses Sole Control Over Labs
The Department of Energy moved Friday to overhaul dramatically the UC system's contract to manage the nation's two largest nuclear weapons laboratories, ending more than 50 years of sole UC control.

Editorial: UC Deserves to Lose Lab Security Contract - For Now
It came as no surprise that the Department of Energy decided last week to end the UC system's decades-old security oversight at the nation's two largest nuclear laboratories. This is, after all, an academic institution -- not a security firm.

Bears Part Company With Four More
The Cal football team hasn't played a game since last November, but it has been losing quite a bit lately.

Timeline: Countdown to UC's contract loss
March, 1999 - Wen Ho Lee, a Los Alamos nuclear weapons scientist, is investigated by the FBI for allegedly downloading nuclear secrets onto his hard drive.

News

UC Loses Sole Control Over Labs
The Department of Energy moved Friday to overhaul dramatically the UC system's contract to manage the nation's two largest nuclear weapons laboratories, ending more than 50 years of sole UC control.

Timeline: Countdown to UC's contract loss
March, 1999 - Wen Ho Lee, a Los Alamos nuclear weapons scientist, is investigated by the FBI for allegedly downloading nuclear secrets onto his hard drive.

UC Under Fire After Five Quiet Decades
The Department of Energy's decision to strip the University of California of sole management of the nation's biggest nuclear laboratories marks the end of a year filled with high-profile security lapses, independent investigations and congressional hearings.

New California Budget Increases UC Funds
Governor Gray Davis signed the state budget Friday, finalizing a large increase in funding for the University of California in the upcoming school year.

Alcohol Studies Zero In on Binging
Bryan, a 19-year-old white sophomore at UC Berkeley, likes drinking beer. He likes it a lot.

News in Brief: Renowned Physics Professor, Former Dean Passes Away
Walter D. Knight, dean of the College of Letters and Science during the tumultuous 1960s and professor emeritus of physics, died last Wednesday. He was 80.


Sports

Bears Part Company With Four More
The Cal football team hasn't played a game since last November, but it has been losing quite a bit lately.

Stanford-Duke Upstages Cal, For Pete's Sake
It's the dog days of summer in the college sports world.

Sports Briefs: Women's Swimming Names New Coach
The Cal women's swimming team has named Adam Crossen it's newest assistant coach. Head coach Teri McKeever announced last week that Crossen, a graduate of USC's swimming program in 1997, would be taking the position.


Opinion

Editorial: UC Deserves to Lose Lab Security Contract - For Now
It came as no surprise that the Department of Energy decided last week to end the UC system's decades-old security oversight at the nation's two largest nuclear laboratories. This is, after all, an academic institution -- not a security firm.

Clerical Workers Deserve Fair Contract
I was pleased to read The Daily Californian's coverage of the hunger strike organized by the clerical workers' union ("Campus Employees Use Staff Appreciation Day For Protest," June 16).

Letters to the Editor: Travelogue Misrepresents Suburban Life
In his Travelogue column, Robert Cruickshank attempts a scathing critique of the "unbearable hell" that is Phoenix, Ariz. - in his eyes a typical Southwestern suburb ("The Wasteland," June 2).

Our Nation's Birthday Party
So here we are already, July 4. I can't believe it. I feel like summer just started, man! This is the halfway mark, isn't it? It's all downhill into fall from here. Especially since, around here, fall starts in August. But I must say that I'm glad it's the Fourth of July - even though I have no idea what I'm gonna do with myself today, which probably translates into me doing nothing at all. But I love the Fourth because it reminds me of being a kid in the summertime.

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