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Issue #196 :: Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Top Headlines

Wideouts Impress at Camp
TURLOCK, Calif. - Nick Harris sported a new hairdo, Mark-Christian Jensen followed suit, and LaShaun Ward and Nnamdi Asomugha donned new numbers. Well, sort of.

Saddle Up!
So, here we go again. Another year is upon us. Good heavens, is summer over already? I swear to God, it's only just begun. I feel like I need a vacation after my vacation. I'm not ready to start again - I only finished a week ago. But I guess that goes with the territory when you take summer school.

Student, Parents Die in Blaze
An early morning fire tore through a wood-frame house Sunday, killing a UC Berkeley senior and both her parents - and causing fire officials to hint at a potential criminal investigation of the building's owner.

Top QB Prospect Commits To Cal
Recruiting has not even entered the dog days of fall, but Richard Schwartz ended open season on himself early.

News

Breland Battles Breast Cancer
Councilmember Margaret Breland announced yesterday that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, but that doctors are optimistic.

Student, Parents Die in Blaze
An early morning fire tore through a wood-frame house Sunday, killing a UC Berkeley senior and both her parents - and causing fire officials to hint at a potential criminal investigation of the building's owner.

Presence of Smoke Detectors Still in Question
Fire department officials said yesterday they had not found evidence of smoke detectors in UC Berkeley senior Azalea Jusay's house, drawing attention to the legal rights of renters - and the danger of inadequate safety measures.

Hayward Fault Not So Dangerous
Among the many fault lines that call the Bay Area home, the Hayward Rodgers Creek Fault - which runs right under Memorial Stadium and much of Berkeley - has relinquished its title as one of the most dangerous.

Parents Reluctantly Leave Students on Move-In Day
Hordes of students - reluctantly dragging their parents along, eating complimentary brownies and clogging the city's streets - descended on Berkeley on Sunday for move-in day.

Class Pass Made Available Online
Hundreds of students patiently waited in line on campus yesterday for their Class Pass - many unaware that hundreds more received their passes in minutes over the Internet.

Check Smoke Detectors, Fire Chief Urges
As thousands of students move to Berkeley this week for college, the first thing they should do - even before moving in their belongings - is to check the smoke alarm, since the first few days in a new residence are especially dangerous, fire department officials said Tuesday.

Surviving Roommate: House Was 'A Death Trap'
The sole survivor of a fire that killed a UC Berkeley student and her parents


Sports

Wideouts Impress at Camp
TURLOCK, Calif. - Nick Harris sported a new hairdo, Mark-Christian Jensen followed suit, and LaShaun Ward and Nnamdi Asomugha donned new numbers. Well, sort of.

Top QB Prospect Commits To Cal
Recruiting has not even entered the dog days of fall, but Richard Schwartz ended open season on himself early.

Ervin's Talent Trumps the Race Card
I don't know Anthony Ervin. I have never met him or talked to him on the phone. I've never even seen him swim.

Sports Briefs: Soccer Begins Friday
Classes may not start until Monday, but that won't stop the Cal women's soccer team from taking its first test of the fall semester Friday.


Opinion

Saddle Up!
So, here we go again. Another year is upon us. Good heavens, is summer over already? I swear to God, it's only just begun. I feel like I need a vacation after my vacation. I'm not ready to start again - I only finished a week ago. But I guess that goes with the territory when you take summer school.

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