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Issue #249 :: Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Top Headlines

The Arrival
Ben Braun has never met a fork that he didn't like.

Fish Lend Insight into Human DNA
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have embarked upon a new endeavor to sequence the genome of a Japanese pufferfish - an undertaking that will help decipher the recently completed map of the human genome and provide insight into how specific human genes function.

Desegregate Cal
Now that elections and voting are finally over, I can go back to bitching about the campus. But this time it's not the administration or the faculty that's bothering me - it's the students.

Progressive Council Incumbents Victorious
Holding onto their slim majority in the Berkeley City Council, the progressive faction is keeping its foot in the door with two major wins yesterday.

News

Environmentalists Mourn Loss of Icon
Environmentalists all over the nation are mourning the loss of David Brower, a man who radiated inspiration in the fight to preserve the wilderness. He died of bladder cancer on Sunday in his Berkeley home at age 88.

City's Police Investigate Alleged Group Rape
Nine Berkeley boys repeatedly raped a developmentally disabled 12-year-old girl in nearly a dozen locations around the city, police said yesterday.

Schools, Veterans Win Support in California
Conforming to pre-election polls, treatment programs for drug offenders won a resounding victory and California's public schools scored a major triumph with the defeat of school vouchers last night.

Recount Ordered in Presidential Election
In a roller-coaster ride of a night wrought with speculation, anxiety and incorrect pronouncements, no clear winner emerged in the presidential race yesterday, despite Vice President Al Gore's domination of California.

Progressive Council Incumbents Victorious
Holding onto their slim majority in the Berkeley City Council, the progressive faction is keeping its foot in the door with two major wins yesterday.

Moderates Celebrate North Berkeley Races
The moderate faction of the Berkeley City Council retained its four seats yesterday, as District 6 incumbent Betty Olds joined District 5 candidate Miriam Hawley in celebrating victory.

Heralding Tenants' Rights, Y Passes
Keeping Berkeley at the national forefront of tenant protection, voters yesterday passed Measure Y, which will protect long-term tenants from "owner move-in" evictions.

Progressive Slate Takes Rent Board
Tenants' rights were championed last night with the sweeping victory of the Rent Stabilization Board slate that pledges to defend affordable housing against large landowners.


Sports

The Arrival
Ben Braun has never met a fork that he didn't like.

Season Analysis: Youthful Cal Squad Came Up Just Short
This season the Cal field hockey team came within one step.

Stupidity: What A Riot
There's nothing better than a riot to remind us how utterly stupid and destructive mankind is - except a sports riot.

Sports Briefs: Schott Snubbed by Pac-10 in Postseason Honors
The Cal women's soccer team will hope to do better in the playoffs than it did in the voting for the Pac-10 honors, which were released yesterday.


Opinion

Desegregate Cal
Now that elections and voting are finally over, I can go back to bitching about the campus. But this time it's not the administration or the faculty that's bothering me - it's the students.

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