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Issue #245 :: Thursday, November 2, 2000

Top Headlines

Arizona Tops Pac-10 Poll
LOS ANGELES - In a conference that places itself among the nation's elite, the media reaffirmed yesterday that it is also home to one of best - if not the best - team in the country.

ASUC Senators Ask VP to Quit
ASUC senators and party officials asked Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang to resign last night, although they failed to accumulate the 1,000 signatures they had earlier expected.

Down Under
I do not feel serious today. I don't want to construct some argument to prove some point in an incisive manner consistent with bolstering my personal integrity. I'd rather compromise the integrity of inanimate objects in a manner inconsistent with concern for the effects of my actions - in other words, I feel like drinking beer and throwing rocks at passing freight trains.

Cal Top Seed at NorPac
For all the Cal field hockey team has accomplished and proven, there is still one issue at stake this weekend - an NCAA berth.

News

ASUC Senators Ask VP to Quit
ASUC senators and party officials asked Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang to resign last night, although they failed to accumulate the 1,000 signatures they had earlier expected.

Campanile Pumpkin Prank: What Goes Up Must Come Down
Is it a bird, a plane, or a man removing a giant pumpkin from the Campanile?

All Eyes on Education
From pre-schoolers to doctoral candidates, students are the heart of Berkeley.

Students Object to Use of Death Penalty
Yesterday, the very day that a Texas inmate was scheduled to be put to death, Berkeley students and residents rallied in front of the Downtown Berkeley BART station decrying the use of capital punishment.

Issues in District 5: Sewers, Traffic, Creeks
Diane Wooley's decision to not run for reelection in North Berkeley's District 5 seat has opened the floodgates for five candidates - a jazz musician, an environmental researcher, a notary public, a dotcommer and a transit director - all of whom want to take her place.

News in Brief: UC Professor Survives Plane Crash, is Hospitalized for Burns
A UC Davis professor survived a Singapore Airlines crash Tuesday in Taipei that left 79 people dead.


Sports

Arizona Tops Pac-10 Poll
LOS ANGELES - In a conference that places itself among the nation's elite, the media reaffirmed yesterday that it is also home to one of best - if not the best - team in the country.

Cal Top Seed at NorPac
For all the Cal field hockey team has accomplished and proven, there is still one issue at stake this weekend - an NCAA berth.

Bears Barely Miss at ITA Regionals, Stanford Wins
The Cal men's tennis team may not be sending anyone to the Rolex National Indoor Championships in February, but the Bears aren't complaining.

Men's Polo Faces Struggling Gauchos
If only we lived in a Harry Potter-esque world and had a class on divination. Maybe then we would be able to predict with some sort of accuracy the seeding of the men's water polo teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament at the end of the month.

Sports Brief: Men's Hoops Plays Exhibtion Tonight
Not only will Cal men's basketball fans get their first look at the 2000-01 Bears tonight, but they will also get to check out the new toys inside Haas Pavilion.

Spikers Fighting for Their Playoff Lives
As the season quickly grows to a close, games become more and more important. Each contest could mean the difference between making the post-season and having a long, long winter break.


Opinion

Down Under
I do not feel serious today. I don't want to construct some argument to prove some point in an incisive manner consistent with bolstering my personal integrity. I'd rather compromise the integrity of inanimate objects in a manner inconsistent with concern for the effects of my actions - in other words, I feel like drinking beer and throwing rocks at passing freight trains.

Editorial: ASUC VP Must Recall Her Duties
As ASUC officials try to attain the 1,000 signatures necessary to recall ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang, they are only exacerbating the office's state of disrepair. Students would be better served if Chang takes the criticism hurled at her as a lesson than if she were removed from office.

Campaign 2000: The Stakes And The Choice
In the past two weeks, five people, whose common-sense I otherwise respect, have told me that they are voting for Green candidate Ralph Nader because they see no difference between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore.

Culture Has Greater Impact Than Racism
I am glad to read that UC Berkeley Professor John McWhorter has reached the conclusion that cultural factors may indeed outweigh racism as a factor of minority underrepresentation ("Black Professor Diverts on Affirmative Action Stance," Oct. 27).

Letters To The Editor: Global Concerns Characterize ‘Spirit of Berkeley'
Until reading "Reaching Beyond Berkeley" I had no idea how much the city of Berkeley kept an eye on the bigger issues (Oct. 31). I understand that extended time should not be spent discussing actions of foreign countries when there are issues commanding attention locally. I do feel, however, that the spirit of Berkeley is captured by these discussions and resulting actions.

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