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Issue #230 :: Thursday, October 12, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears' Momentum Stuffed by Cardinal
A surprise guest, a quick loss, and all the momentum built up over the last few days was gone.

Shut Up!
There are a lot of types of writing. There is personal reflection, which can be straight autobiography (... and then I went to the orthodontist ...) or can tie personal anecdotes in with struggles of mankind (... when my cat pissed on the bed, it reminded me of poverty in Southeast Asia). Personal reflection can get dicey, though - how many details about your personal life are someone else's business?

UC Berkeley Economist Wins Nobel Prize
A UC Berkeley economics professor won the Nobel Prize yesterday, adding his name to the list of campus luminaries to earn one of the world's most prestigious honors.

Cal Unable to Overcome Stanford Surprise
The Cal women's volleyball team may have lost Tuesday night's game against cross-bay rival Stanford, but the Cardinal had to bring out a ringer.

News

UC Berkeley Economist Wins Nobel Prize
A UC Berkeley economics professor won the Nobel Prize yesterday, adding his name to the list of campus luminaries to earn one of the world's most prestigious honors.

With 3 Prizes, UC System Builds Nobel Tradition
Yesterday's Nobel Prize announcement brings the year's total for the UC system to three - tying the most awards the system has ever won in one year.

Feds Move to Investigate UC on Vague Rape Stats
Campus safety advocates yesterday heralded the federal investigation into allegations that the UC system underreports on-campus rape and sexual assault statistics.

Noted Feminist Speaks at ‘Out' Rally
Advocating pro-choice views, Gloria Steinem, well-known feminist and president of Voters for Choice, spoke on campus yesterday at the National Coming Out Day rally.

For Local School Officials, Prop. 38 Fails Test of Priorities
As election day nears, Proposition 38, the school voucher initiative, is proving to be one of the most controversial issues on the ballot, garnering opposition from both the Berkeley Board of Education and the Berkeley City Council.

Campus Political Groups Meet on Eve of Debate
On the eve of the second presidential debate, representatives from the Berkeley campus branches of the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties, along with the International Socialist Organization, met in Dwinelle Hall to present their parties' positions and debate some of the hottest issues of the campaign season.

Obscure City Fee Baffles Local Property Owners
As a wood shop worker who has owned property in Berkeley for the past 25 years, Mark Petersen thought he understood the workings of the city fairly well.

City Libraries in Hands of Measures
Two Nov. 7 ballot tax measures will determine the fate of the Berkeley public libraries, which have one of the highest rates of usage in the state, advocates said yesterday.


Sports

Bears' Momentum Stuffed by Cardinal
A surprise guest, a quick loss, and all the momentum built up over the last few days was gone.

Cal Unable to Overcome Stanford Surprise
The Cal women's volleyball team may have lost Tuesday night's game against cross-bay rival Stanford, but the Cardinal had to bring out a ringer.

Polo Hopes to Douse No.1 Bruins' Flame
Simply put, the UCLA men's water polo team is on fire.

Bears Finish Tenth in Tourney
The Cal women's golf team headed up to the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invitational prepared to face some of the toughest teams in the nation.


Opinion

Shut Up!
There are a lot of types of writing. There is personal reflection, which can be straight autobiography (... and then I went to the orthodontist ...) or can tie personal anecdotes in with struggles of mankind (... when my cat pissed on the bed, it reminded me of poverty in Southeast Asia). Personal reflection can get dicey, though - how many details about your personal life are someone else's business?

Editorial: UC System Must Report Sexual Assaults Accurately
The UC system is under fire for allegedly providing inaccurate sexual assualt and rape statistics to the public. As a result of a series of articles printed n the Sacramento Bee and complaints filed by Safety On Campus, Inc., the U.S. Department of Education this week announced it will be investigating the UC system.

Alumnus Remembers Good Old Days
Occasionally I come to the UC Berkeley campus, to renew my library card, get a book out, or just to consider the happenings over the last 35 years since I was a student here.

Zionist Claim To Israel: Modern-Day Apartheid
The Sproul Plaza rally this last Thursday in support of Palestinian rights ("Groups Rally to End Mideast Clashes," Oct. 6) brings into clear focus a paradox in the Zionist worldview.

Representatives Ignore The Facts
I regret to say that the Jewish Student Union has not been a proper representative during the recent events on campus. With regard to the Middle East conflict, the Arab Student Union has long been a source of misinformation during such occurrences.

Letters To The Editor: Berkeley Provides Ecological Model
Readers in Berkeley should know that more than just citizens of Berkeley are watching your general plan update with interest. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, automobile-dependent development gobbles up farmland at alarming rates. We need a different model, and for a while I hoped Berkeley would pioneer that model.

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