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Issue #248 :: Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears Swim Coast to Coast
Wile E. Coyote never seemed to get a break. The immortal cartoon's best-laid plans were always foiled by cheap Acme products, the cleverness of his meep-meeping quarry or just general incompetence.

ASUC Recall Effort Delayed
A settlement that would have resolved the recall effort between ASUC senators and Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang stalled yesterday amid qualms from both sides about acting in good faith.

Passing The Test
Q: How do HIV positive people still have sex? Won't they infect their partners?

Ducks Stay Alive in Run For Roses
Once again two conference frontrunners narrowly escaped defeat and held on to their Rose Bowl aspirations.

News

ASUC Recall Effort Delayed
A settlement that would have resolved the recall effort between ASUC senators and Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang stalled yesterday amid qualms from both sides about acting in good faith.

Second Illegal Squatter Evicted From Underhill
Just when most students had forgotten about Underhill Area Plan protesters, yet another UC Berkeley student attempted to camp out in Underhill Parking Lot yesterday.

Berkeley Attorney Free on Bail
The Berkeley resident and criminal defense attorney that was arrested last week after police found illegal drugs and weapons in his home was released on bail, court officials said.

Non-Voters Urged to Exercise Political Voice
Today is election day, and Berkeley's officials and future officials are urging students and community members to exercise their "fundamental" constitutional right to vote.

'Incarceration' Celebrates New Building
It was supposed to be a night where crowds of eager Berkeleyans could swarm the corridors of the city jail to see their mayor and City Council members booked and thrown behind bars.

Event Commemorates Struggle for Equality
A UC Berkeley alumnus was honored for her work on women's rights last Sunday at the Bancroft Hotel, which was originally built and owned by a group of female university students.

Ownership of Ideas Questioned
Powerful corporations, the high cost of research and communication tools like the Internet have the potential to destroy academics' right to control their own ideas, warned speakers at an intellectual property conference.

Study Finds Risk in Ephedrine Use
Students using the popular dietary supplement ephedrine to shed a few pounds or stay awake during late-night study sessions may need to proceed more cautiously, UC researchers announced yesterday.

News in Brief: Community College Student Openly Objects to Measure E
An unlikely opponent of local Measure E has recently issued a statement urging voters not to pass the measure in today's election.


Sports

Bears Swim Coast to Coast
Wile E. Coyote never seemed to get a break. The immortal cartoon's best-laid plans were always foiled by cheap Acme products, the cleverness of his meep-meeping quarry or just general incompetence.

Ducks Stay Alive in Run For Roses
Once again two conference frontrunners narrowly escaped defeat and held on to their Rose Bowl aspirations.

Cal Downs UCSB in Close Contest
If the UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team was looking for a way to spell relief, C-A-L would not be it.

Athlete of the Week: Kendall Simmonds
After the Cal men's soccer team's huge upset over No. 3 Indiana this past weekend, there pretty much wasn't a single player or coach on who was sitting still. Whether they were running around Edwards Stadium or getting in on the dog pile in the middle of the field, it was clear to anyone who was watching that this win meant something.


Opinion

Passing The Test
Q: How do HIV positive people still have sex? Won't they infect their partners?

Editor's Voice: In Tight Races, Media Endorsements Matter
Anyone who read The Daily Californian yesterday may have noticed that the newspaper devoted three full pages to endorsements for today's national and local election. Like most newspapers, the Daily Cal treats its political endorsements as a serious responsibility; it is as much a part of the political process as barn-storming rallies.

A Presidential Choice?
Arthur Blaustein, a former advisor to President Jimmy Carter, told us last week to vote for Democrat Al Gore ("Campaign 2000: The Stakes And The Choice," Nov. 2). In response, I would like to ask my fellow students to join me in making Republican George W. Bush our next president for three reasons relevant to young Americans: Social Security, taxes, and the environment.

A Presidential Choice?
Professor Arthur Blaustein wrote last week in his editorial endorsing Al Gore for president that "there are crucial differences" between Gore and George W. Bush and that "the stakes are extremely high" ("Campaign 2000: the Stakes And The Choice," Nov. 2).

Both Asian and Black Students Face Racism
Few things have disturbed me as much in my time at UC Berkeley as Austin Liu's opinion piece in which he argues against affirmative action by placing the blame for inequality on blacks themselves and by using Asian Americans as examples for blacks ("Culture Has Greater Impact Than Racism," Nov. 2). Perhaps even more distressing is that Liu's perspectives are largely similar to those of other Asian Americans at UC Berkeley.

Letters to the Editor: Voters Must Distinguish Rhetoric From The Truth
By now it is commonplace to observe that there is a disconnect between Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country, but Professor Arthur Blaustein's opinion piece on the election presents a more serious disconnect, because he is in an educational setting ("Campaign 2000: The Stakes And The Choice," Nov. 2).

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