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Issue #184 :: Tuesday, July 11, 2000

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Report Finds Tritium Emissions Pose Little Threat
Tritium emissions from the UC-managed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pose no danger to the surrounding community, an independent report found last week.

Seniors Defend Drinking Habits
John Parker and Geoff Kertesz like drinking beer. They like it a lot. They are both members of a fraternity at Cal, and they are both white.

Kent Slugging For Cal
It's a typical Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. Traffic, as usual, is heavy on the Bay Bridge. Jeff Kent, along with thousands of other Bay Area residents, is stuck in it. Except Kent, unlike most of the mass of commuters in gridlock hell, doesn't have to be there.

BUY OR SWAP?
Eighteen-year-old Jody Hangawatte browses through a stack of CDs at Berkeley's Rasputin Music store, looking for her favorite Lilith Fair title.

News

Report Finds Tritium Emissions Pose Little Threat
Tritium emissions from the UC-managed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pose no danger to the surrounding community, an independent report found last week.

BUY OR SWAP?
Eighteen-year-old Jody Hangawatte browses through a stack of CDs at Berkeley's Rasputin Music store, looking for her favorite Lilith Fair title.

Berkeley Police Rewards Good Drivers with Treats
The next time you get pulled over by the police while driving, do not stress out or yell at the officer - there is a chance you will get a latte instead of a ticket.

News in Brief: UC Berkeley Accepts Grant to Aid Preparation for Earthquakes
Berkeley received $300,000 from the federal government last Friday to continue efforts to prepare the city for the "Big One."


Sports

Kent Slugging For Cal
It's a typical Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. Traffic, as usual, is heavy on the Bay Bridge. Jeff Kent, along with thousands of other Bay Area residents, is stuck in it. Except Kent, unlike most of the mass of commuters in gridlock hell, doesn't have to be there.

Sports Briefs: Champion Hart Set For Olympic Trials
Three-time All-American and track and field team captain Bevan Hart returns to his native Sacramento July 14 through July 23 to compete in the 2000 Olympic Track and Field Trials at Cal State Sacramento's Hornet Stadium.


Opinion

Seniors Defend Drinking Habits
John Parker and Geoff Kertesz like drinking beer. They like it a lot. They are both members of a fraternity at Cal, and they are both white.

UC Security Contract Loss Not Final
Recently, The Daily Californian has published as its front page story coverage of recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Energy that it is entering into discussions with the UC system to restructure the contract between the university and the Department of Energy in the area of security ("UC Loses Sole Control Over Labs," July 4).

Columnist Voted Grand Guru of the World
Tabloids crack me up. I am speaking of the ridiculous, who-the-hell-believes-this-crap, supernatural caca that they come up with, not the paparazzi-driven celebrity sightings in The National Enquirer or the Star. The Weekly World News is one such periodical. UFO abductions, Nostradamus predictions, you know the type. Reality seems to have missed a foothold in their news department, but who's keeping score?

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