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Issue #235 :: Thursday, October 19, 2000

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Fields Elects to Red Shirt
It's rare when a disappointing loss can actually be a net gain, but that may end up the case with Marcus Fields.

Holy Shit!
Taking sides about Israel gets more and more difficult the further back in history you go. The land where the nation of Israel stands is accustomed to being soaked with blood. Countless territorial wars have been fought over who gets to control these "holy lands." Ever since the Egyptians stole the land from the Hebrews and enslaved them in 1479 B.C., the area changed hands regularly for 2,000 years, until in the 630s A.D. the Muslim world took it over for what would prove to be a 1,300-year reign. The Christians tried to claim the land during the crusades, but failed miserably.

Senate Hopeful Raises Issues
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell spoke to students on an array of hot issues ranging from abortion to the drug war in the Valley Life Sciences Building yesterday.

Volleyball Fights History in SoCal
Despite the bad history, despite unfavorable odds, the Cal volleyball team is going to bring the same things to tonight's game that they always bring.

News

Senate Hopeful Raises Issues
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell spoke to students on an array of hot issues ranging from abortion to the drug war in the Valley Life Sciences Building yesterday.

Local Cafes Welcome Fair Trade Coffee
Whether students go to a cafe to meet a study group or get their daily fix of caffeine, one thing is for sure - the coffee business in Berkeley is an integral part of student life.

Police Seek Immediate Parking Relief
Exasperated and disturbed by the lack of employee parking in Berkeley, city workers swarmed the City Council chambers Tuesday night, asking for "just a little bit of relief."

Retired Army General Greeted With Noise
For someone so directly involved in the bombings of the former Yugoslavia last year, the former supreme allied commander of Europe for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could count on trouble when he came to Berkeley.

Savio Memorial Lecture Celebrates Activism
Supporters, friends, relatives and admirers of Mario Savio packed Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Tuesday night for the fourth annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture.

News in Brief: Psychiatrist Calls Attention to Student Suicide
Attempting to raise awareness about suicide, a noted psychiatrist and author addressed UC Berkeley students and community members yesterday at the Bancroft Hotel.

Correction
Yesterday's article "UC Berkeley Student's Discuss Mideast Crisis" should have quoted Will Youmans, a Boalt Hall law school student, as saying "Terrorism is not productive, but in the face of overwhelming violence, it's understandable."

Thinking of the Future, Workers Seek Contract
While the Berkeley Marina's living wage ordinance, mandating a minimum wage of $9.75 per hour, kicks in today, workers at the Radisson Hotel and their supporters continue to pressure hotel management to grant a fair contract.

City Council Reaffirms Shellmound's Status
Months of conflict over the preservation of the West Berkeley Shellmound, a Native American burial ground, as a historical landmark was finally settled at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.


Sports

Fields Elects to Red Shirt
It's rare when a disappointing loss can actually be a net gain, but that may end up the case with Marcus Fields.

Volleyball Fights History in SoCal
Despite the bad history, despite unfavorable odds, the Cal volleyball team is going to bring the same things to tonight's game that they always bring.

Family Ties
Marques Tuiasosopo knows a lot about expectations. On any given Sunday, Washington's star quarterback need only turn on his television set to be reminded of his prominent Husky lineage.


Opinion

Holy Shit!
Taking sides about Israel gets more and more difficult the further back in history you go. The land where the nation of Israel stands is accustomed to being soaked with blood. Countless territorial wars have been fought over who gets to control these "holy lands." Ever since the Egyptians stole the land from the Hebrews and enslaved them in 1479 B.C., the area changed hands regularly for 2,000 years, until in the 630s A.D. the Muslim world took it over for what would prove to be a 1,300-year reign. The Christians tried to claim the land during the crusades, but failed miserably.

Editorial: UC Lab Contract Must Reflect Management
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that it will begin negotiations for a renewed laboratory contract with the UC system - a surprising move given the recent slew of security breaches at the two defense laboratories and a House of Representative subcommitte's recommendation that the contract with the university be terminated. The Daliy Californian continues to feel that the university should not be left responsible for ensuring the security of these laboratories.

Activities Build Unity Among ASUC Leaders
In recent days, my office has come under question for our support of a senate bill designed to increase cohesion and improve communication between ASUC senators ("ASUC Self-Funding Ignores Students," Oct. 17). I strongly believe that the programs proposed will improve the ASUC Senate and allow it to serve students in a more efficient manner.

Conservatives Practice Hypocrisy
On Sept. 27, the Berkeley College Republicans and the Berkeley Conservative Foundation invited Accuracy in Academia's Dan Flynn, author of the scurrilous "Cop Killer: How Mumia Abu-Jamal Conned Millions Into Believing He Was Framed," to propagate the Philadelphia police lies which framed Jamal. It is obscene that the Berkeley Conservative Foundation, whose supercilious campus organ The Patriot runs the bloodthirsty headline "Fry Mumia," are now charging the outraged students who protested this bigot's talk with violating their "free speech." It is even more obscene that last week the ASUC joined the chorus, passing a bill condemning the protestors ("Abu-Jamal Protesters Inspire Senate Bill," Oct. 13).

Race Issues Deserve To Be Heard
Some members of the ASUC have recently questioned whether issues of race and diversity are worth the ASUC Senate's time and consideration. Any notion that this body should shy away from dealing with the issues of diversity is misguided.

Letters to the Editor: Propaganda Disguised As Discussion
I attended Tuesday's academic dicsussion: "The Conflict in the Middle East: the Question of Palestine and Israel," given by history Professor Beshara Doumani, School of Journalism Lecturer Lamis Andoni and Hatem Bazian. The "discussion," however, was no more than an outlet for the speakers to propagate their own biased views. Questions representing opposing positions were shot down, and anybody who questioned the speakers' version of the facts was called "racist."

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