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Issue #186 :: Tuesday, July 18, 2000

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Landmarked Mound Draws Fire
Property owners and preservationists are expected to spar at tonight's Berkeley City Council meeting over granting landmark preservation status to a Native American burial ground.

Off-Leash Area is a ‘Disaster'
The creation of an off-leash dog park in the center of Cesar Chavez Park is a disaster. You would not think so from the happy dogs and dog-owners romping through the grass.

Cal Sends 10 to Sydney
The Cal men's crew hardly needs to prove anything in terms of skill or capability to perform at a high level. Having won the national championship for the past two years, the Bears have already etched themselves in the world of rowing as a high-caliber program capable of producing champions.

Energy Dept. Suggests Restructuring Lab Contract
U.S. Department of Energy officials outlined several ways to overhaul the UC system's lab contract yesterday, marking the first time they have elaborated on a proposed split between science and security.

News

Landmarked Mound Draws Fire
Property owners and preservationists are expected to spar at tonight's Berkeley City Council meeting over granting landmark preservation status to a Native American burial ground.

Energy Dept. Suggests Restructuring Lab Contract
U.S. Department of Energy officials outlined several ways to overhaul the UC system's lab contract yesterday, marking the first time they have elaborated on a proposed split between science and security.

Professor Looks for Life on Mars
In light of recent evidence pointing to the existence of water on Mars, the next step - in the minds of many scientists - is to search for life on the Red Planet, and a UC Berkeley faculty member thinks he knows exactly how to do this.

UC Offers Rebates for Graduates
As part of a systemwide attempt to accommodate a projected dramatic increase in student enrollment, UC Berkeley is giving money to seniors willing to graduate in the summer instead of enrolling for an extra semester the following fall.

Negotiations Over Salaries Continue
As the clerical workers' hunger strike continues this week, a closer look at the ongoing dispute between the university and its employees reveals that each side has its own interpretation of established statistics.

News in Brief: Council Endorses Protester's Demand for More Housing
Months after the student who camped in the Underhill Parking Lot struck his tent and headed home, the Berkeley City Council decided to endorse him.

Environmental Grant Recipients Reunite on Campus
Grassroots environmental activists, some of whom have been imprisoned,


Sports

Cal Sends 10 to Sydney
The Cal men's crew hardly needs to prove anything in terms of skill or capability to perform at a high level. Having won the national championship for the past two years, the Bears have already etched themselves in the world of rowing as a high-caliber program capable of producing champions.

Lion Hart
Every once in a while an athlete slips through the cracks. Maybe he didn't work so hard in high school, maybe he had a poor program, or maybe he's a late bloomer. The point is, the best athletes aren't always blue-chip scholarship recruits.


Opinion

Off-Leash Area is a ‘Disaster'
The creation of an off-leash dog park in the center of Cesar Chavez Park is a disaster. You would not think so from the happy dogs and dog-owners romping through the grass.

Letters to the Editor: Clerical Workers Deserve Better Treatment
It was good to see the coverage of the Coalition of University Employees' current efforts to obtain a semblance of fair wage increases ("Clerical Workers Demand Fair Share of Wages," July 7).

Those Were The Days
Last week marked the arrival and departure of the final groups of summer orientation students. They're so cute, aren't they? Walking around in their huge groups, wide-eyed and slack-jawed. They have no idea what to expect. Or perhaps, more appropriately, they don't know what they're getting into. Seeing all of them made me a little nostalgic, frankly.

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