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Issue #243 :: Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears Rip Pacific in Stockton
The University of Pacific Tigers got declawed Friday by both Cal's men's and women's swimming teams in Stockton, Calif.

Berkeley Landlord Hearing Delayed
OAKLAND - Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landowner charged with importing Indian girls for sex, did not plead guilty as expected today, due in part to his and his family's refusals to admit guilt in public, according to an American Civil Liberties Union spokesperson.

Hurt So Good
Happy Halloween to all! It's a night for ghoulishly good, clean and naughty fun. And what would be more fun tonight than dressing up as something you aren't? I challenge all of you to dress up as something a little daring. So today, let me introduce you to something adventurous - ever heard of bondage?

Lampley Bringing Them All Together
It started sometime last year, when he was thrust into the unfamiliar, uncomfortable role of being the designated "team leader" of the Cal men's basketball squad.

News

Web Extra: Facing Tough Questions, New York Times Discusses Race Series
Fielding confrontational questions from audience members, reporters and editors of The New York Times's landmark series on race spoke about the articles and their implications at a campus symposium last night.

Berkeley Landlord Hearing Delayed
OAKLAND - Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landowner charged with importing Indian girls for sex, did not plead guilty as expected today, due in part to his and his family's refusals to admit guilt in public, according to an American Civil Liberties Union spokesperson.

Students in Israel at Safety Risk
The increasing conflict and violence in the Middle East have raised concern about the safety of UC Berkeley students studying in Israel.

Reaching Beyond Berkeley
Due to Nigeria's political situation, the city of Berkeley does not buy gasoline from companies that do business with the West African nation.

Plans to Revitalize Lower Sproul Plaza Under Study
A dark shadow masks the "shabby" and "dead" Lower Sproul every afternoon.

Fires Spark in Hills District Race
In the Berkeley Hills district, three candidates are running competitive campaigns that highlight two of the most contested district issues - fire preparedness and improving the district's infrastructure.

Planet Seen Up Close and Personal
Utilizing new technology to capture near-infrared pictures of Neptune, UC Berkeley astronomers have found the planet's atmosphere to be characterized by vortices, waves and narrow bands.

Senate Bill to Provide Funds for Berkeley High
Berkeley school officials responded gratefully yesterday to the passage of a U. S. Senate bill allotting $350,000 for a safety and surveillance system at Berkeley High School.

Candidates Vie for Board Spot
For two of the candidates in the upcoming election for a seat on the Peralta Community College Governing Board, education for the entire community is the top priority.

News in Brief: Crosswalk Timers To Make Debut
Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean plans to cross a street in the immediate future - to test out new countdown timers that the city will install on several local streets.


Sports

Bears Rip Pacific in Stockton
The University of Pacific Tigers got declawed Friday by both Cal's men's and women's swimming teams in Stockton, Calif.

Lampley Bringing Them All Together
It started sometime last year, when he was thrust into the unfamiliar, uncomfortable role of being the designated "team leader" of the Cal men's basketball squad.

Bears Stumble at Pac-10s
The Cal men's and women's cross country teams felt they ran well as a team. Unfortunately, that wasn't reflected in the final team standings.

Oregon Alone at The Top
With the Pac-10 season ending in less than a month, the school that will likely clutch budding roses on its football field will be coming from up north.

Men's Polo Suffers Split in SoCal
If the Cal men's water polo team had followed the Greeks' strategy and gone to the Trojans' home bearing gifts, maybe things would have turned out differently this past weekend.

Athlete of the Week: Jemeel Powell
After Cal's loss against Washington two weeks ago, Bears cornerback Jemeel Powell did not want to hear about how well he had played. If the team hadn't won, then his play wasn't worth anything.


Opinion

Napster Is Just The Beginning
Although the common misconception is that college students are the ones who are using Napster the heaviest, statistics have shown that college students actually make up a small percentage of Napster's users ("University Should Not Decide Napster Case," Sept. 21). However, Napster does appear to have had a dramatic impact on the demand for bandwidth from students living in the residence halls.

Academic Office Is Hard At Work
Last week, an Off The Beat column was written about the ASUC Academic Affairs Office that raised questions about my productivity and the productivity of the office ("Please Take Some Action," Oct. 26). I write this response because my staff and I strongly feel that Anne Benjaminson's blatant attempt at misrepresentation and sensationalism showed gross disregard for accuracy and respect for the thousands of hours we have dedicated to the student body.

Aborted Fetuses Depict The Truth
Many people witnessed, and even more have read about the demonstration by Teens for Life and Survivors on Sproul Plaza ("Graphic Abortion Display Incites Debate," Oct. 20). I am writing on behalf of Berkeley Students for Life, the UC Berkeley campus pro-life group, to state our feelings about the graphic pictorial displays that these groups used and to clarify some of the misconceptions that people seem to have about the clinical practice of abortion.

Letters to the Editor: Proposition 36 Is Bad Drug Policy
The recent article by Scarlett Swerdlow is as ignorant as it is dangerous ("Proposition 36 Stands For Treatment And Prevention," Oct. 26). As a member of a concerned group of Californians who advocate for strong drug prevention and effective treatment, however, I was relieved to see the article by Kevin Sabet, which clearly explains why Proposition 36 is so dangerous ("Proposition 36 Is State-Condoned Drug Abuse," Oct. 26).

Hurt So Good
Happy Halloween to all! It's a night for ghoulishly good, clean and naughty fun. And what would be more fun tonight than dressing up as something you aren't? I challenge all of you to dress up as something a little daring. So today, let me introduce you to something adventurous - ever heard of bondage?

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