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Issue #221 :: Friday, September 29, 2000

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Glove Story
I've seen all five Rocky movies - twice. I own three posters, one

Tang, Heal Thyself!
Achoo! Oh, please, dear God. No. Do not let me be getting sick, not with midterms looming and ... Oh no - I'll have to go to the Bad Place. The place where you go in with the sniffles and come out feeling like a pair of cheap pantihose - used and abused. That Band-Aid-colored building with a name as misleading as Sproul's "Student Services." A place where many of the ill have ventured but few have come out actually cured. Dum da-Dum dum ... The Tang Student Health Center. Note - Suzanne was later found rocking in the fetal position, but she's better now, thanks.

ASUC Condemns Published Racism
The ASUC Senate passed a symbolic bill Wednesday condemning racist jokes printed in the Heuristic Squelch, inciting a heated two-hour debate over racial sensitivity and First Amendment rights.

Most Valuable Punter
Brad Maynard, you'll have to excuse Nick Harris. When Harris was just a freshman at Cal back in 1996, he chanced upon an issue of Playboy that had your photo in it - the group photo of the magazine's preseason All-America picks.

News

Tragedy Inspires Fire-Safety Resolution
In an effort to ensure that residents have safe, as well as affordable, housing, the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a measure Tuesday night to support an ASUC Senate resolution.

Candidate Accused of Conflict of Interest
With the November election rapidly approaching, one City Council candidate yesterday found himself embroiled in allegations of soliciting improper campaign contributions and promptly fired back at his "political enemies."

Undergrad TAs Under Fire
With all the time chemistry students spend obsessing over their midterms and lab projects, many never stop to think about who is really overseeing them.

Study Rejects Concept of Aging Limit
Human beings are living longer than ever, and the steady increase in life span shows no indication of plateauing, according to a study released today by a UC Berkeley professor.

'Think Tank' Aspires to Decrease Auto Pollution
At the opening ceremony of the 2000 summer Olympic games, Honda debuted its new television commercial, claiming that it is the least polluting car company in the market.

Panel Talks Up Political Participation
A panel of Bay Area Asian professionals and scholars addressed UC Berkeley students last night on issues regarding a "politically apathetic" Asian American community.

ASUC Condemns Published Racism
The ASUC Senate passed a symbolic bill Wednesday condemning racist jokes printed in the Heuristic Squelch, inciting a heated two-hour debate over racial sensitivity and First Amendment rights.

Correction
In yesterday's story, "Shouting for Mumia," the caption for the accompanying photograph incorrectly stated that the protester interrupted the speaker.


Sports

Undefeated Cal Returns Home
When the going gets tough, home can be an especially welcoming place.

USC Tops Pac-10 Preview
As Henry Hill points out in the movie Goodfellas:

Men's Polo Faces No. 1 USC and Physical Pacific
The men's collegiate water polo rankings are reported at www.usawaterpolo.com. Chances are, if you check the progress of the nation's best water polo teams from week to week, there won't be much in the way of consistency.

Sports Briefs: Bears' Medal Count Climbs Into Double Digits
This year's Olympics have already proven that Cal athletes, past and present, are synonymous with medal-winners. With the Bears medal count up to 10, Cal athletes continue to impress down under.

Most Valuable Punter
Brad Maynard, you'll have to excuse Nick Harris. When Harris was just a freshman at Cal back in 1996, he chanced upon an issue of Playboy that had your photo in it - the group photo of the magazine's preseason All-America picks.

At Home Away From Home
The opportunity presented itself, but it wasn't really an opportunity.


Arts & Entertainment

Glove Story
I've seen all five Rocky movies - twice. I own three posters, one

Titans Tough to Take
One of the biggest and most compelling problems in criticism is how to

Morris' Way
For a few hours last Thursday night Lower Sproul felt more LA than

re: Calendar
Ethnic Notions-2000: Black Images in the White Mind , through

White Space