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Issue #219 :: Wednesday, September 27, 2000

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Cal Athletes Shine in Sydney
Sydney has seen a lot of Cal athletes compete over the past couple of weeks. All in all, 30 current and former Cal athletes have competed or will soon battle for the gold at the 2000 Olympics.

Protesters ‘Reclaim the Streets'
In a mass demonstration against globalization last night, approximately 500 protesters carried torches and signs, burned an effigy and danced wildly in an effort to "reclaim the streets."

Olympic (Fool's) Gold
I was watching some commercials the other day and the Olympics came on. Much to everyone's delight, the event was gymnastics. The athletes that compete in the Olympics are hailed as the "greatest athletes in the world." If you ask me, some of the things that these athletes can do are absolutely amazing. I can do nothing but gape.

What'sup-plements
The cancer-fighting flavonoid chemicals in soy products have made the "vegetarian's meat" the latest health craze, but a team of UC Berkeley scientists have found that high concentrations of flavonoids in supplements sold at health stores may actually promote cancer formation.

News

Protesters ‘Reclaim the Streets'
In a mass demonstration against globalization last night, approximately 500 protesters carried torches and signs, burned an effigy and danced wildly in an effort to "reclaim the streets."

University Scrutinized for Nuclear Research
UC Berkeley once again appeared on a list with other top universities last week - but this time, it was a U.S. Energy Department listing of more than 40 colleges that may have conducted nuclear weapons research over the last 50 years.

Golden-State Teens at Health Risk, Survey Says
The stereotype of the tanned, energetic and athletic Californian teenager is under attack - the state's adolescents are more likely to be overweight, eat junk food and watch too much TV, according to a recently published survey.

Epiphany on Founders' Rock
Some use them for inspiration, others use them as as screensavers - the College of California trustees even used one in 1866 in naming the prospective site for their first university. After much contemplation as to what to name the city of Berkeley, the trustees turned to a quote.

Berkeley Hacker Admits To Government Infiltration
A Berkeley hacker pleaded guilty Monday to gaining unauthorized access to Defense Department computers after an investigation by NASA, the FBI, and the U.S. Navy and Air Force.

Berdahl Apologizes to Workers
Apologizing to staff members for overwhelming work and low salaries, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl yesterday committed $1 million to reduce workloads and forge a "new relationship between staff and administration."

Study Targets Methane Conversion
In an effort to develop cleaner- burning fuels, British Petroleum has awarded UC Berkeley a $10 million grant to study methane conversion.

News in Brief: Meeting Looks for Solutions to Housing Crunch, Rent Increase
Berkeley residents, concerned about the lack of affordable housing and increasing rent in the city, met Monday night to discuss possible plans to relieve their situation.


Sports

A Very Fresno Weekend
Every once and a while you are treated to a special moment in life.

Cal Athletes Shine in Sydney
Sydney has seen a lot of Cal athletes compete over the past couple of weeks. All in all, 30 current and former Cal athletes have competed or will soon battle for the gold at the 2000 Olympics.

Holmoe Overhauls Reeling Offense
Coming to a Memorial Stadium near you: a reevaluated offense.

Letters to Sports: Boller isn't the reason
Before anyone makes quarterback Kyle Boller a scapegoat, let's remember when Cal had Pat Barnes. Like Boller, Barnes was a heavily recruited quarterback coming out of high school. Barnes was considered a bust during his first three years at Cal. But the offensive philosophy at that time wasn't using Barnes' skills properly. It wasn't until his senior year when former head coach Steve Mariucci arrived that Barnes prospered. That's what's currently happening with Boller.


Opinion

Olympic (Fool's) Gold
I was watching some commercials the other day and the Olympics came on. Much to everyone's delight, the event was gymnastics. The athletes that compete in the Olympics are hailed as the "greatest athletes in the world." If you ask me, some of the things that these athletes can do are absolutely amazing. I can do nothing but gape.

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