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Issue #202 :: Friday, September 1, 2000

Top Headlines

Braun Adds Wheeler to Coaching Staff
Cal head men's basketball coach Ben Braun announced yesterday that Jon Wheeler, a former Bears forward and assistant coach, will join the program as one of the team's three assistant coaches.

UC Berkeley, UVA Share Top Ranking
UC Berkeley will retain its ranking as the top public school in the country but must once again share the honor with the University of Virginia, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

Whip-lash
In Whipped, Peter M. Cohen presents New York City as a dating

Pac Bell Hell
Shouldn't hooking up a phone line be as simple as hooking up in a bar? You wear a tight shirt and lick your lips a lot, and after a while you locate a victim and pounce. But it is decidedly not so. You know why? Because Pac Bell is the devil. I hate them. Sister Francine taught me in the second grade that hate is the ugliest word there is, but I truly believe it applies to my feelings toward Pac Bell.

News

UC Berkeley, UVA Share Top Ranking
UC Berkeley will retain its ranking as the top public school in the country but must once again share the honor with the University of Virginia, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

Liaw Asks For End to Divisive Politics
Repeating last year's rhetoric of toning down on divisive partisan politics, ASUC President Teddy Liaw exhorted senators in their first meeting Wednesday to work together "regardless of party."

New Students Prepare to Battle Dreaded ‘Freshman 15'
Many students starting college are confounded by the amount of worries they acquire over their first year, such as those relating to grades, friends and relationships.

Bookstores to Online Merchants: Charge Tax
On Gov. Gray Davis' desk lies a bill, pushed forward by a Berkeley bookstore and passed by the state legislature Wednesday, that would require Internet businesses in California to charge sales tax to customers.

State Recognizes Student Regent Post at 25 Years
Twenty-five years after the student regent position was created, the state Senate this week unanimously passed a measure that recognizes, commends and celebrates the student member seat at the UC Board of Regents.

Organization Honors ‘Trailblazer'
Tom Brougham has come a long way since he drove around Berkeley in his Volkswagen bus, carrying the banner for the Gay Liberation Front from protest to protest.

In Chiapas, Local Activists Bring Education, Hope
How might a middle-class American student visiting Mexico, one who cannot even speak fluent Spanish, provide protection to the local indigenous people of Chiapas?


Sports

Braun Adds Wheeler to Coaching Staff
Cal head men's basketball coach Ben Braun announced yesterday that Jon Wheeler, a former Bears forward and assistant coach, will join the program as one of the team's three assistant coaches.

Spikers to Showcase New Faces In Reno
It is only appropriate that in a season filled with gambles, competition should begin in Reno, Nev.

Offensive Line Looks To Build Consistency
The scene is all too familiar for fans of the Cal football team. It's third-and-four, late in the game, and the Bears are threatening in enemy territory.

Men's Soccer Opens Grimes Era Against Banana Slugs
With a new coach, 14 freshmen and a year-old renovated facility, the Cal's men soccer team has a lot to look forward to.

Sports Briefs
Cal added to its list of alumni currently playing in the NFL by five when teams announced their final rosters this week.


Arts & Entertainment

A Taste of Tuscany
Though it's a lazy Wednesday evening, Locanda Olmo's cozy interior and

Whip-lash
In Whipped, Peter M. Cohen presents New York City as a dating

re:Calendar
Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment, through Sunday, Sept.

White Space