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Issue #254 :: Thursday, November 16, 2000

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Bears Bounced from Tourney by Longhorns
In a night where he was limited to six points by foul trouble and suffocating inside defense, you can't say Sean Lampley didn't have his chance.

ASUC VP Resigns Position
A month-long drive to oust an ASUC executive and replace her with her chief of staff culminated last night when ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang resigned her position before the ASUC Senate.

Dirty Tech
The high-tech industry is pretty big around here. There is a lot of money to be made in computers and electronics. We have a lot of faith in these new technologies, and there seems to be an implicit assumption that microelectronics is a defining feature of the 21st century and that the degree of access to information and the power of microdevices have the potential to make humankind virtually omnipotent. If only it were that simple ...

Volleyball Hosts Ducks, Beavers
Saying goodbye to home is almost always a tough thing to do. It's usually an emotional experience that involves looking back at past memories while also thinking about the future.

News

ASUC VP Resigns Position
A month-long drive to oust an ASUC executive and replace her with her chief of staff culminated last night when ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang resigned her position before the ASUC Senate.

Willard Rape Leaves Campus in ‘Distress'
The Alameda County district attorney's office is expected to charge several boys today in connection with the repeated rape of a mentally disabled 12-year-old girl, while Berkeley school official, students, and parents continue to grapple with their shock.

Regents Will Negotiate Lab Control With DOE
LOS ANGELES - Despite security breaches, accusations of racial profiling and the mysterious disappearance of classified nuclear data, the UC Board of Regents unanimously agreed yesterday to negotiate with the U.S. Department of Energy to retain management of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Ex-Student Asserts Innocence
Pleading for a reprieve from a life in prison, Michael Singh, the former UC Berkeley economics major who was convicted last May of three murders, said he is desperate for help.

Asthmatics May Need Higher Air Standards
The government's standards for air pollution levels may not be strict enough to protect young asthma sufferers, according to a UC Berkeley study released today.

Cold Weather Prompts City to Help Homeless
As the increasingly cold winter season descends on the city, the Berkeley City Council took action Tuesday night to protect the homeless community from the weather.

Former Sex Slave Seeks Apology for ‘War Crimes'
A former "comfort woman" - a Korean sex slave for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II - told her shocking story at Berkeley's Pacific School of Religion Tuesday, hoping to spread awareness about an issue that was kept silent for decades.

CalWORKS: Reform That Could Make Welfare Work
Welfare reform has taken an innovative, if unanticipated shape, according to a new study by a UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare professor.

News in Brief: Tobacco Stocks to Remain Part Of Funds from UC Investments
LOS ANGELES - To the disappointment of doctors, students and anti-smoking activists, the UC Board of Regents did not move yesterday to remove tobacco stocks from an index fund they plan to purchase.


Sports

Photo Essay: Mascots
As the 103rd annual Big Game approaches this weekend, the spotlight at Memorial

Bears Bounced from Tourney by Longhorns
In a night where he was limited to six points by foul trouble and suffocating inside defense, you can't say Sean Lampley didn't have his chance.

Volleyball Hosts Ducks, Beavers
Saying goodbye to home is almost always a tough thing to do. It's usually an emotional experience that involves looking back at past memories while also thinking about the future.

Jemeel's Journey
In the corner of the locker room at USC, Jemeel Powell was surrounded by a throng of reporters. As one writer fervently scribbled down every word Powell was saying, he suddenly stopped talking and looked straight down at the pad being written on.

Memories That Last a Lifetime
Within the confines of the gridiron words such as hype, pageantry or even tradition do not exist. Those words are created and spread through the papers, the television and the fans. The young warriors, who carry all of our hopes and passions for the day, clash their bodies recklessly and violently in pursuit of victory. They give up ligaments, cartilage, bone and brain matter. What happens on the gridiron is beyond gentle words such as pageantry.

Cal Hosts Stanford in the Big Freeze
Fiery is pretty much the one word that is synonymous with the "Big" rivalries. From the Big Game in the fall to the Big Meet in the spring, the spirit is high, the attendance is higher, and the intensity is at its highest. Pretty hot stuff.

Bears Officially Get Commitments
The early signing period for National Letters of Intent finished yesterday but not before the Cal women's basketball team received some important letters.


Opinion

Dirty Tech
The high-tech industry is pretty big around here. There is a lot of money to be made in computers and electronics. We have a lot of faith in these new technologies, and there seems to be an implicit assumption that microelectronics is a defining feature of the 21st century and that the degree of access to information and the power of microdevices have the potential to make humankind virtually omnipotent. If only it were that simple ...

Editorial: Bad Politics Not Over With Chang Rewmoval
The ousting of an ASUC executive vice president and her pre-planned replacement, brought about by backroom politics and aggresive ASUC senators, leaves nothing but a smear on the record of an ASUC that has not done nearly enough to "serve students" this year.

Editorial: Fingers Crossed For A Big Game Win
Cal must beat Stanford Saturday. The only thing that can make up for the housing crisis, severe lack of parking, acutely exhausted dating pool, poor weather, uncaring advisors, obscene cost of living and psychological trauma associated with attending UC Berkeley is a Big Game win. Although we all know the Farm is an inferior university to UC Berkeley in all respects, saying "Stanford Sucks" would finally be justified if the Axe comes home.

Resignation Prompts Reaction
Last spring, I ran for ASUC Academic Affairs vice president because of my deep conviction to the idea that students deserve more from their education here at UC Berkeley ("Chang To Resign Tonight," Nov. 15). This year, my staff and I have done many things that I am proud of: putting Cal-FACTS online, starting the Teaching Excellence Awards program and overseeing a Mini-Grants program that has given money to more educational groups and projects then ever before.

Resignation Prompts Reaction
Three weeks ago a group of students and senators began to work on the recall election of Academic Affairs Vice President Jen Chang ("Chang To Resign Tonight," Nov. 15). We did this because we feel that her performance has not been adequate and that she should no longer serve in the capacity of Academic Affairs vice president.

Letters to the Editor: Free Speech Movement Retains Impact
Reading your article on the Free Speech Movement reminds me why I am proud to be a UC Berkeley graduate ("Free Speech movement: A Legacy Echoed by Many," Nov. 13).

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