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Issue #191 :: Friday, August 4, 2000

Top Headlines

Media High on Huskies, Low on Bears
LOS ANGELES – For all his shortcomings, Bobby Knight has one thing right: Sportswriters are a dense bunch.

On the Rocks
The rationale behind my decision to go on a self-guided rafting trip was simple - rafts are expensive, and as such, the trip must be relatively tame so that the rafts the company rents out would come back safely at the end of the day.

Top Schools Lose Out in Federal Funding Bonanza
California's Loma Linda University has never had it so good.

Sports Briefs: Men's Hoops Coach Leaves Team
The Cal men's basketball team lost a major sideline presence and recruiter Tuesday as associate head coach Scott Beeten announced he was leaving the Bears after three seasons.

News

Reddy Family Sues Professor Protesting Restaurant Patronage
The family of a Berkeley landowner accused of importing sex slaves has filed suit against a Mills College professor, charging her with harassing customers outside the Pasand Madras restaurant.

News in Brief: Berkeley High's Search for Principal Nears Conclusion
Two candidates for principal at Berkeley High School have been found and a transition team will recommend changes in the school's structure for the new academic year, school district officials said Tuesday.

University's Search for Extra Terrestrial Life Receives Boost
Two renowned technologists are set to donate $12.5 million to both UC Berkeley and a private institute for the construction of a new telescope that will revolutionize the pursuit of extra-terrestrial life, university officials announced Wednesday.

Top Schools Lose Out in Federal Funding Bonanza
California's Loma Linda University has never had it so good.

Racial Scrutiny Mounts at Labs
A federal civil rights commission continued its inquiry yesterday into whether a UC-managed nuclear weapons laboratory discriminates against its Asian employees, hoping to determine if Asians became the scapegoats for a series of notable security lapses.

Failed Negotiations Bring Expected Strike
Seven Bay Area hospitals, including Berkeley's Alta Bates Medical Center, experienced further disruption this week, as 3,500 health care workers staged a two-day strike over staffing issues, patient care and job security.

To Survive ‘Survivor II': UCPD Officer Auditions
Amid a media market driven by the thirst to watch and be watched, a UC Berkeley employee has joined the ranks of those vying to be a part of next year's primetime dose of voyeuristic television.

Condor-Saving Efforts Ineffective, Professor Says
For decades, preservationists have attempted to save endangered California condors from extinction by creating a "Noah's Ark" for the birds - placing the few remaining condors from the wild in captivity, providing them with a safe environment to multiply, eventually releasing them back into the wild.

Students Find, Donate Books Dumped by ASUC Store
UC Berkeley students rescued hundreds of books thrown away by the Cal Student Store last week and plan to donate them to charity.


Sports

Media High on Huskies, Low on Bears
LOS ANGELES – For all his shortcomings, Bobby Knight has one thing right: Sportswriters are a dense bunch.

Sports Briefs: Men's Hoops Coach Leaves Team
The Cal men's basketball team lost a major sideline presence and recruiter Tuesday as associate head coach Scott Beeten announced he was leaving the Bears after three seasons.


Opinion

Mental Health Laws Ineffective
As we all have noticed, downtown Shattuck Avenue has become a de facto mental ward. We see some people taking off their shirts to bask in the sun when actually it is pouring rain, and many sleep in doorways and eat out of garbage cans.

Letters to the Editor: ‘Pig' Columnist Ignores Male-Dominated Reality
Mary Kate Norton's recent column is an example of just one more chick who thinks she's got it all figured out ("Men Are Pigs," July 25). Never been played by a guy being an asshole before?

On the Rocks
The rationale behind my decision to go on a self-guided rafting trip was simple - rafts are expensive, and as such, the trip must be relatively tame so that the rafts the company rents out would come back safely at the end of the day.

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