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Issue #208 :: Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Top Headlines

Youthful Bears Get Shutout In St. Louis
Kevin Grimes arrived in Missouri on Thursday after winning his first game as the new coach for the Cal men's soccer team and was looking to add a couple more victories at the St. Louis Nike Classic.

Just Put It in My Mouth
I love chocolate. I crave it for absolutely no reason at all, and when I do eat it, I feel strangely satisfied. It's so rich, sweet and fulfilling that I can never get enough of it. Chocolate is my turn on. And it has been considered throughout the ages to be an aphrodisiac.

Police Chief Under Fire
Berkeley's largest police union has threatened to call a vote of no confidence in the police chief and has accused the department's top brass of ignoring officers' safety concerns.

Men's Golf Struggles To Seventh in Japan
Traversing the Pacific Ocean to brave other American universities, Japanese universities and jet lag, the Cal men's golf team started its season at the Topy Cup Invitational at Japan's Tanagura Country Club.

News

Police Chief Under Fire
Berkeley's largest police union has threatened to call a vote of no confidence in the police chief and has accused the department's top brass of ignoring officers' safety concerns.

Wen Ho Lee Released by Generous Plea Bargain
In a monumental deal with the federal government, UC employee and scientist Wen Ho Lee will soon be a free man after nine months in solitary confinement, government officials announced yesterday.

Professor Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents
A UC Berkeley architecture professor who was denied tenure in 1997 has filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents, alleging his designs were labeled "Nazi architecture" by a fellow academic.

Metallica, Dr. Dre Request Ban on Access to Napster
To the worry of MP3 enthusiasts, the law firm representing Metallica and Dr. Dre has sent a letter to UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl requesting that the university ban access to Napster through its network.

Indonesian Official Pays Visit to UC
Addressing Indonesia's developing economy and foreign policy, Abdurrahman Shihab, the country's minister of foreign affairs, spoke to students and faculty at the Alumni House yesterday.

Mayor Bans Marine Corps Training in West Berkeley
In an attempt to prevent probable protests, Mayor Shirley Dean has refused to support a U.S. Marine Corps terrorist training exercise in Berkeley.

City Council Encourages Public Input
Red lights flash, the timer ticks and the cameras focus on you. If you are lucky, you will be able to speak your mind undeterred amidst the commotion of happy or peeved fellow activists.

News in Brief: Scholarship Program Awards Seniors With Good Grades
Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation yesterday that will award approximately $1 billion in scholarships to California high school seniors with good academic standing.


Sports

Youthful Bears Get Shutout In St. Louis
Kevin Grimes arrived in Missouri on Thursday after winning his first game as the new coach for the Cal men's soccer team and was looking to add a couple more victories at the St. Louis Nike Classic.

Men's Golf Struggles To Seventh in Japan
Traversing the Pacific Ocean to brave other American universities, Japanese universities and jet lag, the Cal men's golf team started its season at the Topy Cup Invitational at Japan's Tanagura Country Club.

Dawgs Blow Off Hurricanes
The Miami Hurricanes saw their national title hopes fall at the hands and feet of Washington's Marques Tuiasosopo.

Athlete of the Week
If the definition of a great player is the ability to do what his teammates cannot, Andre Carter fit the bill to perfection against Utah Saturday.


Opinion

Just Put It in My Mouth
I love chocolate. I crave it for absolutely no reason at all, and when I do eat it, I feel strangely satisfied. It's so rich, sweet and fulfilling that I can never get enough of it. Chocolate is my turn on. And it has been considered throughout the ages to be an aphrodisiac.

Editorial: Who Let The Bear Out Of The Lair?
UC Berkeley, a campus that treasures its history and traditions, may have lost one. Bear's Lair Fridays are (at the moment) a thing of the past and they may never be the same again.

Appointment Should Not Be Questioned
ASUC President Teddy Liaw's appointment of Senator Wally Adeyemo is neither unconstitutional nor unprecedented ("Questionable Decision: By Golly, A Little Too Much Wally?" Sept. 7). Having learned the ASUC bylaws during my time in the ASUC as a senator, executive officer and attorney general, there is no question of the propriety of the appointment.

Letters to the Editor: What Does Steak Have To Do With It?
On Sept. 7, the Berkeley Property Owners Association held a dinner at H's Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina ("Tenants Rally Against Landlord Lawsuit," Sept. 8). I was one of the landlords who attended this dinner. Outside, anti-landlord activists picketed our dinner. Several of them carried signs protesting the fact that we were eating steak inside.

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