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Issue #242 :: Monday, October 30, 2000

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Local Attorney Faces Charges
A Berkeley attorney who specializes in criminal defense was arrested last Friday for possession of 15 lbs. of marijuana, 290 marijuana plants and various firearms, Oakland police officials said yesterday.

Exercise Your Right To Vote
Not many people proclaim they won't vote, but many, particularly young people, don't vote. I've heard a lot of reasons for this, usually ranging from thinking it makes you vulnerable to being called for jury duty (not true) to feeling that your vote doesn't matter anyway (not true either - I've seen Berkeley elections turn on a mere handful of votes).

Bears Pick on Trojan Trainwreck
LOS ANGELES - You can't fault him for trying.

Ideas Abound For Transit Woes
That transportation is on the political radar in this year's City Council races, there can be little doubt. Exactly where it appears on the radar is another question entirely.

News

Local Attorney Faces Charges
A Berkeley attorney who specializes in criminal defense was arrested last Friday for possession of 15 lbs. of marijuana, 290 marijuana plants and various firearms, Oakland police officials said yesterday.

Ideas Abound For Transit Woes
That transportation is on the political radar in this year's City Council races, there can be little doubt. Exactly where it appears on the radar is another question entirely.

Student Researches Cause Of 1918 ‘Flu' Epidemic
In 1918, nearly 500,000 people died from what was thought to be a devastating flu virus - but now, a UC Berkeley graduate student may have proven otherwise.

Online Voting Put on Hold As Senate Debates Problems
The ASUC Senate will probably not pursue online voting for next spring's elections, according to several senators who cited numerous technical and regulatory obstacles.

News in Brief: Student Volunteers Clean Up Creek in Disagreeable Weather
Despite the cold rain, more than 20 student volunteers gathered to clean up Strawberry Creek Saturday morning.


Sports

Bears Pick on Trojan Trainwreck
LOS ANGELES - You can't fault him for trying.

Pity USC ... Sparingly
LOS ANGELES - Cal football faithful, let us pause for a moment and consider the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.

Top-Flight Recruit Commits to Cal
The Cal men's basketball team only grew by 6-feet, 11-inches Friday, but the impact of prized recruit Jamal Sampson's announcement that he had committed to the Bears is immeasurable.

UCLA Spoils Cal's Quest For Conference Crown
So much for the Pac-10. Now it's about the national championship.

Men's Soccer Handles Oregon State, Falters Against Stanford
After posting its first two-game winning streak in over a year, the Cal men's soccer team was riding a tidal wave of confidence heading into this weekend's Pac-10 matches.

Spikers Fold Against Tough Arizona Squads
A shutdown occurs whenever a team is able to effectively neutralize an opponent. The typical means of doing this is by concentrating on certain athletes or by exploiting weaknesses in the opposing teams.

Bears End Regular Season By Beating Stanford Again
The Cal field hockey did it again on Sunday-except these Bears are not apologizing.


Opinion

Exercise Your Right To Vote
Not many people proclaim they won't vote, but many, particularly young people, don't vote. I've heard a lot of reasons for this, usually ranging from thinking it makes you vulnerable to being called for jury duty (not true) to feeling that your vote doesn't matter anyway (not true either - I've seen Berkeley elections turn on a mere handful of votes).

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