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Issue #194 :: Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Top Headlines

Two Cal Swimmers Make U.S. Squad
For Staciana Stitts, the distance between Berkeley and Sydney, Australia is one one-hundredth of a second.

Berkeley Activists Take on L.A.
LOS ANGELES - Thousands of activists - more than 100 of them from Berkeley - marched through the sweltering heat here to the Democratic National Convention last night in an attempt to condemn corporate influence on politics and demand an alternative to the two major party candidates.

Hail to the Chief
So, the Democratic National Convention started yesterday in Los Angeles. And the Republican Convention just wrapped up. Here we go with another presidential race. I thought I'd address the hoopla and excitement of the presidential election in my own way - presidential trivia. It all came out of a book called "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader." Let's begin with some quotations from former President George Bush, whom we all know has a son in the running this November. The press called it "Bushspeak." I call it ridiculous.

Newcomers Arrive for Drills
To find out what was going on at Witter Field yesterday, all you had to do was listen.

News

Berkeley Activists Take on L.A.
LOS ANGELES - Thousands of activists - more than 100 of them from Berkeley - marched through the sweltering heat here to the Democratic National Convention last night in an attempt to condemn corporate influence on politics and demand an alternative to the two major party candidates.

Professor, Nobel Laureate Dies at 80
John Harsanyi, a Nobel Laureate and UC Berkeley professor emeritus who applied game theory to complicated social interactions, died last week at his home in Berkeley. He was 80.

Treasurer Resigns With $550,000 Exit Package
Weeks of controversy over a university investment strategy came to an end yesterday with the resignation of the UC treasurer, who reportedly leaves with an exit package that totals more than $550,000.

Latest Arson Fire at High School Worries Principal
An arson fire blazed through Berkeley High School this weekend, the latest in a string of arson incidents that have plagued the high school since last year.

Council Race Heats Up Early
Eight Berkeley residents set to challenge three City Council incumbents this November said yesterday they are unsatisfied with the performance of the current council members and believe they can bring a fresh, independent voice to the council.


Sports

Two Cal Swimmers Make U.S. Squad
For Staciana Stitts, the distance between Berkeley and Sydney, Australia is one one-hundredth of a second.

Newcomers Arrive for Drills
To find out what was going on at Witter Field yesterday, all you had to do was listen.

Sports Briefs: U.S.-Born DiSalvio To Represent Italy
Cal softball player Nicole Disalvio will represent Italy next month at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia.


Opinion

Hail to the Chief
So, the Democratic National Convention started yesterday in Los Angeles. And the Republican Convention just wrapped up. Here we go with another presidential race. I thought I'd address the hoopla and excitement of the presidential election in my own way - presidential trivia. It all came out of a book called "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader." Let's begin with some quotations from former President George Bush, whom we all know has a son in the running this November. The press called it "Bushspeak." I call it ridiculous.

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