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Issue #244 :: Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Top Headlines

Receiving Corps Stepping Up for Cal
Coming into the season one of the biggest question marks on the Cal football team's offense was whether or not a wide receiver would emerge to take the place of its erstwhile leader Mike Ainsworth.

UC Prof Looks into Tire Failure
Amid international controversy over the Firestone tires involved in hundreds of fatal crashes, a member of the UC Berkeley engineering faculty is looking into what may be causing the catastrophic tread separation in the tires.

Candidates Near the Finish Line
As election day draws near, two candidates for Berkeley's state assembly seat are revving up their campaigns while a UC Berkeley student, who is listed on the ballot, said yesterday that he dropped out of the race and that no one should vote.

Trick or Treat?
I hope everyone had a great Halloween, or at least remembers what they did last night. Whether or not you're a big fan of Halloween, you should eventually check out the Castro District. No words can possibly describe what goes on there; you have to see it to believe it. Ironically, it's kind of like dealing with the elections next Tuesday.

News

Candidates Near the Finish Line
As election day draws near, two candidates for Berkeley's state assembly seat are revving up their campaigns while a UC Berkeley student, who is listed on the ballot, said yesterday that he dropped out of the race and that no one should vote.

Pumpkin Gag Finds Way to Top of Tower
Passing up a pumpkin patch for UC Berkeley, Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin visited campus for Halloween - and got impaled on the Campanile.

ASUC VP Under Fire
ASUC and party officials are gathering signatures to recall Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang, arguing that she is not fulfilling her constitutional duties.

Shooting on Telegraph
This street lamp on Telegraph Avenue was hit by a bullet fired at a crowd of people shortly after 8:00 p.m. last night. Several people in a car got into an argument with others on the sidewalk and fired three rounds from a revolver, inuring no one but shattering a window at Rasputin Music, said Berkeley police Officer Stephen Burcham. Police have some suspect descriptions, but everyone on the scene fled, Burcham said.

Behind the Scenes: Sewer, Street Repair
Michael Feiner, an East Bay building contractor, was dropping off his child at preschool on a winter day when he encountered something that took him completely by surprise.

Creating the Halloween Scene
Berkeley streets were filled with hundreds of princesses, Scream villains and monsters yesterday when fraternity and sorority houses opened their doors to underprivileged children.

Club Bounces Into Funding
Hip-hop, basketball, beats and dribble. Basketball players at People's Park were not sweating to the oldies last month, they were slam- dunking to the the beats of Local 1200, the future DJs of a hip-hop club to open in Berkeley.

City Council Candidates: Visions for the Future of a Community
In District 3, the predominantly low-income South Berkeley area, two residents are challenging the progressive incumbent's hold on her City Council seat, one she has held for 16 years, earning her the title of a "local legend."


Sports

Receiving Corps Stepping Up for Cal
Coming into the season one of the biggest question marks on the Cal football team's offense was whether or not a wide receiver would emerge to take the place of its erstwhile leader Mike Ainsworth.

Crashing the Boards
Cal athletic director John Kasser (above) shows off one of the new video boards in Haas Pavilion. There will be a video board on both the north and south ends of the Pavilion behind each basket. The video boards, new scoreboards and message boards still have to be hoisted to their final height before the men's basketball team plays its first exhibition game tomorrow night. Yesterday, the women's basketball team (below) got to practice in Haas for the first time this season. Also displayed is one of the four corner scoreboards that have also been installed. The women's team will play its first exhibition game at Haas Sunday.

For the Weekend Warrior
My closet stands as a true testament to wannabes everywhere.

Sports Brief: Barnes Advances in ITA Regionals
Cal men's tennis player Adrian Barnes didn't waste any time proving that going under the knife isn't going to slow him down.


Opinion

Trick or Treat?
I hope everyone had a great Halloween, or at least remembers what they did last night. Whether or not you're a big fan of Halloween, you should eventually check out the Castro District. No words can possibly describe what goes on there; you have to see it to believe it. Ironically, it's kind of like dealing with the elections next Tuesday.

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