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Issue #265 :: Tuesday, December 5, 2000

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Bears Swim NCAA Times in December
When you've got a straightaway it's real easy to ease off the throttle, hit cruise control and recline the seat back a few degrees. Take a break from that aggressive driving and relax because your destination is so far away.

You Know You Want To
As I was thinking about what to write for my final column this semester, I couldn't believe that I had not yet talked about the most common, useful and pleasurable form of sex. How could I have forgotten about petting your own kitty, rubbing the nub, playing the skin flute, spanking the monkey, choking the chicken and beating off?

Committee Selects New Academic VP
The ASUC Senate will decide tomorrow night whether to approve Jose Luis Lopez as the new academic affairs vice president.

Cal Looks to Regroup Against CSU
After three straight losses it might seem that the last thing the Cal men's basketball team needs to do is take a step back.

News

Committee Selects New Academic VP
The ASUC Senate will decide tomorrow night whether to approve Jose Luis Lopez as the new academic affairs vice president.

Minorities Within Minorities
When Sigma Pi Alpha, a Latina sorority, asked its pledges to dress up as strong Latinas, Tina Vohra came in her regular clothes.

Stage Workers Angry About Lack of Overtime
UC Berkeley members of the Union of Professional and Technical Employees who work at Cal Performances are up in arms, accusing the university of cheating them out of pay.

Council Will Decide on West Berkeley Air Study
To better evaluate the air quality in the highly industrial West Berkeley neighborhood, the City Council will determine tonight whether to launch a new study of the area.

Campus Greeks Feel Presence of Racial Rifts
While many UC Berkeley students have found a niche in race-based fraternities and sororities, others have become disillusioned.

News in Brief: Former Chancellor Tien Released After Months Of Hospitalization; Medical Care Will Continue
Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien has been released from the hospital and will receive ongoing medical care at his Berkeley home, university officials said yesterday.

Reporter's Notebook: Life on the Streets
I grew up in a bubble. How about you? So many of us here, attending UC Berkeley, were brought up in the Newport Beaches, Malibus, Orindas, Palo Altos, and the many other WASPy suburban towns across California.


Sports

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Coughlin
This past weekend at the Texas Invitational in Austin, the Bears were led by freshman Natalie Coughlin, who won five individual titles.

Bears Swim NCAA Times in December
When you've got a straightaway it's real easy to ease off the throttle, hit cruise control and recline the seat back a few degrees. Take a break from that aggressive driving and relax because your destination is so far away.

Cal Looks to Regroup Against CSU
After three straight losses it might seem that the last thing the Cal men's basketball team needs to do is take a step back.

Season Analysis: Seniors Led Polo To Near-NCAA Bid
If the Cal men's water polo team's season was made into a movie, it would be titled, "One Goal Short."


Opinion

You Know You Want To
As I was thinking about what to write for my final column this semester, I couldn't believe that I had not yet talked about the most common, useful and pleasurable form of sex. How could I have forgotten about petting your own kitty, rubbing the nub, playing the skin flute, spanking the monkey, choking the chicken and beating off?

Editorial: VP Post: Trust The Committee, End the Politics
A student-elected position critical to the welfare of UC Berkeley's academic environment may soon become yet another victim of the ASUC's deplorable internal politicking.

Speech Canceled, Debate Continues
How rare is it that we, as activists, actually taste the tangible fruits of our tireless efforts? Last Tuesday night not only did we taste that fruit but we feasted on a cornucopia of it ("Netanyahu Calls Off Speech," Nov 29).

Speech Canceled, Debate Continues
It is amazing how the forces of simple-mindedness unite under the same cliche banner so quickly. I refer to this recent jabberwocky about "free speech" as it relates to the protests against former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ("Netanyahu Blockade Defies Free Speech," Nov. 30).

City Will Pay For ‘Gnarly' Skate Ride
On Friday, Nov. 17, the water bubbling up from the Harrison Street skate park excavation tested positive for the carcinogen chromium 6. Toxic liquid poured into the newly-dug skate bowls at the rate of 15 gallons a minute, leaving city staff scrambling to pump out the skate bowls and halting construction ("Toxins Found At Skate Park," Nov. 28).

Issue in Focus: Netanyahu Protest Sparks Heated Debate
As a journalism teacher, I have always impressed to my students that we cannot pick and choose who can exercise free speech. Once we start that, we have lost this precious freedom - do we next prevent Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat from speaking and then who else? Where does it stop?

Letters to the Editor: UC Enrollment is Fair Under Law
Student Regent Justin Fong's guest column is heavy on the statistics but very short on analysis ("Is Diversity a Priority?" Dec. 4).

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