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Issue #197 :: Friday, August 25, 2000

Top Headlines

Permanent Lighting Plan Put on Hold
The university has postponed plans to install controversial permanent lighting in Memorial Stadium and is instead "seriously exploring" the possibility of retractable lights, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl said yesterday.

Travelogue: The City of God and Monsters
Have you seen the movie "Gods and Monsters?" It was a recurring theme in my mind as I sat down to write this piece about my trip to Seattle, Wash.

On A Journey Toward Healing
Imagine this: you are the mother of one of the murdered anti-apartheid

Fire Survivor Deems House ‘Death Trap'
In the wake of a fire that killed a UC Berkeley senior and her parents this week, city and university officials called for stepped-up safety awareness, while the sole survivor of the fire called the burned house a "death trap."

News

Permanent Lighting Plan Put on Hold
The university has postponed plans to install controversial permanent lighting in Memorial Stadium and is instead "seriously exploring" the possibility of retractable lights, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl said yesterday.

Fire Survivor Deems House ‘Death Trap'
In the wake of a fire that killed a UC Berkeley senior and her parents this week, city and university officials called for stepped-up safety awareness, while the sole survivor of the fire called the burned house a "death trap."

Workers Accuse LBNL of Discrimination
The clerical workers' union filed a complaint Wednesday with a federal civil rights agency against the UC-managed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, alleging that the lab discriminates against workers because of their race, gender and age.

California Students Might Get More Aid
California college students may soon have access to the largest state-supported financial aid program in the nation, pending a state legislature vote expanded in the coming days.

Berkeley Mayor Fights Pro-Gun Ad
A group of mayors from across the nation, including Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean, partnered with a federal agency Tuesday to demand a free televised gun control commercial in response to a firearm industry advertisement attacking them.

News in Brief: City De-Glamorizes Smoking in Movies at Local Big Screens
In an effort to immunize youths against the glamorization of tobacco in movies, the city of Berkeley has awarded nearly $2,000 in prizes for visual art pieces with anti-tobacco messages.

Candidate Spices Up Elections
The hoopla and pageantry of this month's major national conventions may have been fun to watch, but it masked the pervasive feeling that the Democratic and Republican parties lack the conflict and drama that once sparked public obsession with politics.


Arts & Entertainment

On A Journey Toward Healing
Imagine this: you are the mother of one of the murdered anti-apartheid

The Crew Screws Up
Hollywood is always looking for new ways to laugh at old people, but


Opinion

Editorial: Deadly Fire Draws Attention to Housing Crunch
The tragic death of a UC Berkeley student and her parents in a fire this week highlights the acute need for higher rental safety standards. Perhaps more importantly, Sunday's preventable blaze necessitates that the university and the city actively examine student housing, a situation that is becoming ever more urgent and bleak.

Travelogue: The City of God and Monsters
Have you seen the movie "Gods and Monsters?" It was a recurring theme in my mind as I sat down to write this piece about my trip to Seattle, Wash.

Underhill Plan Took Careful Research
Boalt Hall School of Law student Rick Young advocates tirelessly for more campus housing. But so do the chancellor and other campus leaders responsible for development, funding, approval and construction of the nearly 900 beds of new housing in the Underhill Plan.

Letters to the Editor: Housing Woes Top Parking Needs
I read Aaron Walburg's assessment of the campus parking situation, and while I respect his opinion, I find his argument specious ("Parking Lot Protester Ignores Faculty's Needs," Aug. 11).

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