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Issue #261 :: Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Top Headlines

Bears End Hiatus With St. Louis Showdown
If Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun had his way, his team would not be playing its first game in two weeks tonight against St. Louis.

Mission to Mars
To many, Mars is just a barren, distant planet whose surface consists of endless stretches of desert and mountain terrain. A team of UC Berkeley students, faculty and volunteers, however, have set out to prove that the seemingly hostile Red Planet may very likely be teeming with life.

Grass is Greener
It's amazing how people can become engulfed in their own little world. Stockbrokers live and die by the rise and fall of the stock exchange. Athletes eat, sleep and breathe the sports they play. Students believe their future hinges on every paper and every exam.

Netanyahu Calls Off Speech
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his speaking engagement at a Berkeley theater last night after a crowd of angry anti-Israel protesters stormed the theater's gates.

News

City's Boycott of Local Restaurant Continues
A change in location of tomorrow's League of California Cities meeting illuminated a boycott of Spenger's Fish Grotto by the city of Berkeley.

Expired Elevator Permits Abound
After increasing pressure from students and staff, state inspectors have begun inspecting UC Berkeley elevators to update their permits.

Discussion Inspires Professor's Research
Bringing his passion for science to the classroom, molecular and cell biology professor Gary Firestone passes up traditional lecturing to engage his students in discussion.

International UC Students Follow U.S. Elections
With the U.S. presidential election impasse entering its fourth week, many Americans are beginning to ignore the spectacle of the candidates' increasingly complex legal maneuvers.

News in Brief: Berkeley Faculty Members Petition Regents on Behalf of UC Clerical Workers
With a potential contract in the works, the university's clerical workers continued this week to demand higher wages.

Netanyahu Calls Off Speech
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his speaking engagement at a Berkeley theater last night after a crowd of angry anti-Israel protesters stormed the theater's gates.

Scheduled Talk Draws Crowd to Local Theater
Chants, slogans and banners accompanied vibrant protests outside the Berkeley Community Theatre last night, forcing former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his planned talk.


Sports

Bears End Hiatus With St. Louis Showdown
If Cal men's basketball coach Ben Braun had his way, his team would not be playing its first game in two weeks tonight against St. Louis.

Cheap Drinking, Fun, Sex and Basketball
I was sitting around thinking the other day - something one's prone to do when you've got 11 pounds of turkey sitting in your belly after some kind of big, traditional meal - wondering which month of the year was my all-time favorite.

Season Analysis: Rebuilding Year Had its Moments
As any great historian will say, Rome was not built in a day. And anyone on the Cal volleyball team admits that a program can't be rebuilt in one season.


Opinion

Grass is Greener
It's amazing how people can become engulfed in their own little world. Stockbrokers live and die by the rise and fall of the stock exchange. Athletes eat, sleep and breathe the sports they play. Students believe their future hinges on every paper and every exam.

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