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Issue #198 :: Monday, August 28, 2000

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Students, Activists Gather at Rally
New students got a glimpse of Berkeley's political history from past and present activists last night.

Legal Jargon
In Ada, Okla., fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus. I laughed out loud at that one - part of a list of ridiculous laws forwarded to me over the Internet yesterday. Usually I hate forwarded e-mails because I get sick of having to scroll down only to realize that I have been sent another petition to feed starving legless elephants in Zimbabwe - or something like that. But this one was actually interesting.

Cal Ends Camp On High Note
TURLOCK, Calif. - If the Cal football team was a prototype race car when it broke camp here a year ago, it more closely resembled a family sedan when it ended fall camp on Saturday.

Lizards, Snakes N Stuff
Owen Maercks' keys jingle as he unlocks the cage. His eyes light up as he opens the door and reaches in.

News

Students, Activists Gather at Rally
New students got a glimpse of Berkeley's political history from past and present activists last night.

Lizards, Snakes N Stuff
Owen Maercks' keys jingle as he unlocks the cage. His eyes light up as he opens the door and reaches in.

Study: Warning Messages Ineffective
Messages telling pregnant women to abstain from drinking alcohol sometimes fail because they advocate a "just say no" position and do not back up assertions with facts, according to a recent study by Berkeley's Alcohol Research Group.

Gov. Davis Gives a Break To Students Fighting Fire
Wildfires raging throughout many national forests prompted the governor last week to request that students be allowed to remain on the fire lines without penalty.

Locals Enjoy Flavor Provided by Small Businesses
When 55-year-old Berkeley native Jeanna Parr describes her hometown, she talks of an intimately charming urban environment chock full of locally-owned and operated stores and restaurants.


Sports

Cal Ends Camp On High Note
TURLOCK, Calif. - If the Cal football team was a prototype race car when it broke camp here a year ago, it more closely resembled a family sedan when it ended fall camp on Saturday.

Women's Soccer Opens With Style
It may have taken them about 20 minutes to find their groove, but hey, it was the first game.

Talented Backs Will Lead Bears
The last time someone used "run the ball" and "Pac-10" in the same sentence, he was referring to how [insert Pac-10 team here] lost to [insert any other team here].

FIELDS: New position will help showcase Fields' dynamic athletic ability
For the past three years, Marcus Fields has been searching.

Bears Snag Overtime Win in Opener
The Cal women's field hockey team walked onto Kleeberger Field before its home opener against Pacific with a completely new starting lineup from last year's NorPac championship team.


Opinion

Legal Jargon
In Ada, Okla., fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus. I laughed out loud at that one - part of a list of ridiculous laws forwarded to me over the Internet yesterday. Usually I hate forwarded e-mails because I get sick of having to scroll down only to realize that I have been sent another petition to feed starving legless elephants in Zimbabwe - or something like that. But this one was actually interesting.

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