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Issue #190 :: Tuesday, August 1, 2000

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Police Building Ignites Protest
As officials yesterday dedicated Berkeley's Public Safety Building to two of the city's fallen police officers, protesters mourned the victims of police brutality and objected to the new building's jail.

Respect My Authority!
Now, now, boys, I seem to have hit a nerve. I got plenty of shit for my last column, no doubt. People seem to think that I wrote that piece with a martyr's sense of indignation and that I have no other concept of the male gender other than that of a swine. Puh-leeze! Give me a little credit. If anyone out there has been reading my columns at all, they know that everything is all in good fun. For God's sake, these are my friends I'm talking about! I must hang out with them for a reason! Plus, they're not macho all the time. Okay, well, they are, but -- oh forget it, I can't think of any excuses for them. They're good guys, though. Take my word for it.

All Hail The Queen
Sleaze, skin and songs that are easy to hum to are right at home in 48

Alta Bates Workers' Strike Looms On Horizon
Health care workers at eight Bay Area hospitals, including Berkeley's Alta Bates Medical Center, are threatening to strike again Wednesday over stalled contract negotiations.

News

Police Building Ignites Protest
As officials yesterday dedicated Berkeley's Public Safety Building to two of the city's fallen police officers, protesters mourned the victims of police brutality and objected to the new building's jail.

Alta Bates Workers' Strike Looms On Horizon
Health care workers at eight Bay Area hospitals, including Berkeley's Alta Bates Medical Center, are threatening to strike again Wednesday over stalled contract negotiations.

Temple Plans Raise Concern
The construction of a new synagogue may have hit a roadblock this week, when neighbors of the proposed new home to a reform Jewish congregation warned construction could threaten nearby Codornices Creek.

Stadium Neighbors May Sue the University
Controversy over the permanent Memorial Stadium lights heated up as concerned residents threatened to sue UC Berkeley unless it undertakes a full Environmental Impact Report.

Revitalization to Preserve, Jazz Up Berkeley's Character
Six years after the city began an aggressive plan to remodel the Downtown arts and theatre district, passers-by are surrounded by evidence of a neighborhood undergoing a transformation.


Arts & Entertainment

Sleepy Hollow
Keeping with tradition, I'll give the good news first. Hollow Man

All Hail The Queen
Sleaze, skin and songs that are easy to hum to are right at home in 48


Opinion

Respect My Authority!
Now, now, boys, I seem to have hit a nerve. I got plenty of shit for my last column, no doubt. People seem to think that I wrote that piece with a martyr's sense of indignation and that I have no other concept of the male gender other than that of a swine. Puh-leeze! Give me a little credit. If anyone out there has been reading my columns at all, they know that everything is all in good fun. For God's sake, these are my friends I'm talking about! I must hang out with them for a reason! Plus, they're not macho all the time. Okay, well, they are, but -- oh forget it, I can't think of any excuses for them. They're good guys, though. Take my word for it.

Critic Needs to Sing New Tune
Probably the best piece of advice any father can give his son is, "Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk." Kevin Sabet's preachy, inflammatory and insensitive rebuttal to our July 11 article, however, forces us to "arrogantly assert" ourselves once again ("Binge Drinkers Ignore Dangers," July 25).

Binge Drinking: A constant on campus
The recent article by Kevin Sabet ("Binge Drinkers Ignore Dangers," July 25) reads like a narrow- minded, dogmatic approach to thinking as opposed to the critical thinking skills that one should demonstrate while attending UC Berkeley.

Letters to the Editor: Norton Offends One Reader
Why is it OK to title a column "Men Are Pigs" (July 25)? Even though you qualify in your second sentence "I know some men", I still find it offensive.

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