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Issue #252 :: Tuesday, November 14, 2000

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UCPD Prepares For Post Game Frenzy
This Saturday's Big Game will not be marred by crime or lawlessness - if UCPD has anything to say about it.

Strip Tease
After a rough week of school, I decided to cut loose this weekend. I set off for a field trip with some friends to San Francisco's Red Light District, off of Broadway and Columbus avenues - in other words, we were heading to a strip joint.

Bears Hold on For Win Against Mississippi State
It was a little closer than the fans who showed up at Haas Pavilion might have liked, but Cal proved that the late-evening trek was worth it with an 83-76 overtime win against Mississippi State last night in the Bears first game of the season.

Electoral College Confronts Opposition
Bringing the nationwide brouhaha over who will be the next president of the United States away from Florida and home to Berkeley, a city commissioner announced last week that he is starting a movement to abolish the Electoral College.

News

ID Cards May Become More Useful
ASUC president Teddy Liaw said yesterday he wants to expand the capabilities of the university's student identification card and allow students to use it at more campus locations.

Electoral College Confronts Opposition
Bringing the nationwide brouhaha over who will be the next president of the United States away from Florida and home to Berkeley, a city commissioner announced last week that he is starting a movement to abolish the Electoral College.

UCPD Prepares For Post Game Frenzy
This Saturday's Big Game will not be marred by crime or lawlessness - if UCPD has anything to say about it.

Council Considers Housing Plan
After suffering through months, even years, of domestic violence, many women in Berkeley decide to leave their abusive homes but find themselves with nowhere to go. Tonight, the Berkeley City Council will consider a plan to attempt to absolve this crisis.

City Resolutions Ripple 'Round the Whole World
As a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, I would like to share with UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff, and residents in general how the Berkeley City Council has touched my life, influenced world politics and inspired student activists simply by taking a stance and making a local issue of what is a seemingly international concern ("Reaching Beyond Berkeley," Oct. 31).

College Students Studying Less, Study Says
While few UC Berkeley students want to study more than they actually do, especially in the middle of midterms, a new study has found that America's college students are actually studying less than they should be.

Ethnic Studies Professor Strives to Preserve Diversity
Racial diversity has many crusaders on the UC Berkeley campus, but few are more passionate about their work than Ronald Takaki, an ethnic studies professor.

News in Brief: Pioneer of Isotopic Dating, UC Berkeley Physics Professor Dies
A UC Berkeley physics professor emeritus who pioneered the isotopic dating of rocks and meteorites has died. He was 77.


Sports

Big Game Is All About the Tradition
SAN FRANCISCO - This is the way it should be.

Mic Men Need the Axe as Bad as Cal
Before I front like a big-time writer who feels entirely comfortable condescending to folks who can drink me under the table - and one who'll tell you exactly why Cal's ridiculous-looking yell leaders should be stripped naked and covered with day-glo fingerpaint - allow me to shed a little rage and talk some shit about a former Stanford athlete who is the embodiment of all that is evil. That's right, Tiger Woods, you are a vapid, soulless slave to corporate cowardice, and if I see your color-clashing, punk-ass at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, I'll pimp-slap you from here to Palo Alto, throwing your ass over furniture. . .

Remember The Last Time?
The Axe had been won for the second year in a row.

Huskies Play to a Packed House, Hungry for Roses
With the Pac-10 football season coming to a close this Saturday, it is only fitting that the conference's Rose Bowl-bound squad won't be determined until the last possible moment.

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Coughlin
This past weekend saw swimming history when Rice University hosted the Continental Airlines Classic and the Rice Invitational. All in all, 10 pool and university records fell.

Bears Hold on For Win Against Mississippi State
It was a little closer than the fans who showed up at Haas Pavilion might have liked, but Cal proved that the late-evening trek was worth it with an 83-76 overtime win against Mississippi State last night in the Bears first game of the season.


Opinion

Strip Tease
After a rough week of school, I decided to cut loose this weekend. I set off for a field trip with some friends to San Francisco's Red Light District, off of Broadway and Columbus avenues - in other words, we were heading to a strip joint.

Editorial: Lot Cannot Contain The Housing Crisis
Students and residents have been waiting for years for the answer to one simple question - what is to become of the wasted expanse that is the Underhill Parking Lot? When the UC Board of Regents faces this question Thursday, it should vote for a real solution to the housing crisis and against the Underhill Area Plan.

Letters to the Editor: Berkeley Deserves Better Legal Interpretation
I am writing regarding Berkeley City Attorney Manuela Albuquerque's actions of the past year ("Commissioners Refuse City Attorney's Ruling," Nov. 9). She has persistently attempted to disqualify elected and appointed city officials from voting on any matter in which they or any organizations they belong to have an existing opinion or position. She has advised City Council members not to discuss any matters that may come before the city and she recently (at the directive of Vivian Kahn, deputy director of planning) attempted to disqualify four Landmarks Preservation commisioners from further participation in the Beth El planning process, simply because they are members of the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association which has expressed concerns about the project.

Circumcision or Genital Mutilation?
The Daily Californian should be thanked for its report on Attorneys for the Rights of the Child ("Group Derides Foreskin Removal," Nov. 3).

Circumcision or Genital Mutilation?
The Daily Caifornian article "Group Derides Foreskin Removal" should have been sub-titled "Child Molester Fabricates Lies to Defend the Sexual Mutilation of Babies" (Nov. 3).

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