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Issue #192 :: Tuesday, August 8, 2000

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Straight Trippin'
Wasn't the weather beautiful on Saturday? Sunny and warm, without a cloud in the sky - I hope everyone took full advantage of it on their day off. I did. I went up to Lake Anza in Tilden. My friends and I hung out on the grass, soaking up the sun and having a squirt gun fight. It was all beauty and sweetness and light.

Ruckus Leader in Police Custody
A Berkeley activist remains in Philadelphia police custody today, facing charges that he orchestrated property damage during protests at the Republican National Convention.

Power Players
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UC Should Add Housing to Lot
The university's plans to develop the Underhill Parking Lot are disappointing. The Underhill Area Projects consists of a number of separate projects that are all located near the Underhill lot.

News

Ruckus Leader in Police Custody
A Berkeley activist remains in Philadelphia police custody today, facing charges that he orchestrated property damage during protests at the Republican National Convention.

Resignation Pending for Regents' Treasurer
OAKLAND - The UC Board of Regents' highly regarded treasurer declined to resign as expected yesterday, earning accolades from labor unions and tight-lipped comments from the board.

Hotel Workers Rally to Demand New Contract
As Berkeley residents headed home through thick traffic Friday evening, Radisson Hotel Berkeley Marina employees demonstrating at two University Avenue intersections gave them something other than the weekend to think about.

UC Weapons Research Criticized
Berkeley residents and UC Berkeley alumni denounced the university's connection to nuclear weapons research Sunday, the 55th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

New Parking Meters to Make Citywide Debut
A new parking meter system scheduled to kick into gear at the end of this year may save both Berkeley's motorists and parking meters from losing their heads.

Plans for Annex Upset Residents
UC Berkeley's plan to build an annex to the Goldman School of Public Policy has provoked an outcry from environmentalists, who said yesterday it will destroy a historical landmark.

News in Brief: Lack of Court Rooms Postpones Underhill Protester's Trial Date
The trial of a Boalt Hall law school student who protested against the university's proposal to build a new parking structure was postponed today until Sept. 1 because of a shortage of court rooms.


Sports

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Extended March Madness Will Benefit Pac-10
A lyrically poor rapper once told us, "It's all about the Benjamins."


Opinion

Straight Trippin'
Wasn't the weather beautiful on Saturday? Sunny and warm, without a cloud in the sky - I hope everyone took full advantage of it on their day off. I did. I went up to Lake Anza in Tilden. My friends and I hung out on the grass, soaking up the sun and having a squirt gun fight. It was all beauty and sweetness and light.

UC Should Add Housing to Lot
The university's plans to develop the Underhill Parking Lot are disappointing. The Underhill Area Projects consists of a number of separate projects that are all located near the Underhill lot.

Letter to the Editor: Berkeley: The Most Conservative Place on Earth
We live in a war zone of some of the most aggressively conservative and mixed-up residents ever to grace the same area of California.

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