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Issue #468 :: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

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Despite Another Win Over Ranked Opponent, Cal Snubbed Once Again in Polls
During Saturday's loss to No. 13 UCLA, reserve Conor Famulener checked into the game with 1:20 remaining in the first half.

Help Out, Piece by Piece
In our 21st century speed-of-light way of life, slow seduction has become a sort of lost art. Fine. But wouldn't it be nice to be brought to a physical boiling point just once in a while? Undressing someone is wonderfully seductive and too often brushed aside. It's January. What else do you really have to do? People fall into the habit of absent-mindedly shedding their clothes and climbing into bed. Thrilling.

UC Berkeley Implements New Rules for Smoking
The 15 feet surrounding every campus building will be officially designated a nonsmoking section beginning Feb. 5.

Police Baffled in Investigation as Second Shooting Victim Dies
Police are investigating last week's South Berkeley shooting as a double homicide after the second victim of the crime died over the weekend.

News

Police Baffled in Investigation as Second Shooting Victim Dies
Police are investigating last week's South Berkeley shooting as a double homicide after the second victim of the crime died over the weekend.

District Working Toward Stability, Resolving Deficit
The Berkeley Unified School District is working aggressively with the Alameda County Education Office and a financial management team to resolve its projected $1.6 billion deficit.

UC Berkeley Implements New Rules for Smoking
The 15 feet surrounding every campus building will be officially designated a nonsmoking section beginning Feb. 5.

Lakireddy Trial Decision Pushed Back Because of ‘Technical Error'
OAKLAND-The sentencing was postponed for two members of the Lakireddy family linked to an illegal ring of prostitution and labor.

ASUC Independents, Women Organize Two New Caucuses
New alliances are forming in the student government at UC Berkeley, where members of smaller political factions are joining forces against the large majorities, including Student Action.

Activists Allege Local Lab Emits Tritium Pollution
Although the tritium lab in the Berkeley Hills has been closed for nearly a month, community activists say the lab continues to endanger the city with radioactive emissions.

WEB EXTRA: Man Shot After Dispute
An unidentified man was shot in the buttocks Monday morning following a domestic dispute in South Berkeley.


Sports

Despite Another Win Over Ranked Opponent, Cal Snubbed Once Again in Polls
During Saturday's loss to No. 13 UCLA, reserve Conor Famulener checked into the game with 1:20 remaining in the first half.

With Some Help From the Cardinal, Bears Get Their 30th Straight Win
Cal's gymnastics teams were in action over the weekend, as the men continued to gain momentum while the women's was short-lived after faltering against a conference foe.

Sports in Brief: Football Recruit Ditches Arizona, Commits to Cal
David Gray, a highly recruited wide receiver from McClymonds High School in Oakland, has chosen Cal after recently decommitting from Arizona.


Opinion

Help Out, Piece by Piece
In our 21st century speed-of-light way of life, slow seduction has become a sort of lost art. Fine. But wouldn't it be nice to be brought to a physical boiling point just once in a while? Undressing someone is wonderfully seductive and too often brushed aside. It's January. What else do you really have to do? People fall into the habit of absent-mindedly shedding their clothes and climbing into bed. Thrilling.

Editorial: Lawsuit Should Prompt Return to Service Excellence
When Ed Roberts was admitted to UC Berkeley in 1962, he became the first physically disabled student to enter the university.

Letters to the Editor: UC Berkeley Fire Victim Remembered
On Jan. 28, 2001, our lives were turned upside down. In one moment, one phone call, our tight-knit family learned that our son, Brad Evans, the youngest of three sons, died in a house fire in Oakland. We have now felt the unspeakable grief caused by an event that all parents fear most. Losing a child, even one who was 23, is like no other loss. Not parents, not spouses, not siblings, not anything.

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


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