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Issue #469 :: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Top Headlines

Cal Men's Tennis Boasts Best Team in Years
At the onset of the Cal men's tennis season, Cal coach Peter Wright said he has hopes his team can become one of the toughest to play against.

Sudden Oak Death Spreads To UC Berkeley Campus, Infecting Local Trees
A disease is killing several kinds of trees on the UC Berkeley campus and elsewhere in the area.

Short-Changed, Again
As it is commonly understood, speech-touring by prominent political and social figures is intended to bring the speaker to certain locales so he or she can relate to the people of the area. Past presidential candidates would embark on cross-continental train trips, stopping at various cities and towns to bring their message to and connect with different geographic constituencies. George Bush would not travel to South Dakota to speak to big city lawyers, and Reagan never traveled to Los Angeles to pitch any farming policies to a group of farmers. The principle is quite clear, but it seems as if the university has a completely different understanding of this idea.

Clinton: Financial Foreign Aid Needed To Combat Terrorism
Speaking to a full audience at Zellerbach Hall on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton touted the prosperity of the 1990s but said its lopsided nature also bred terrorism and identity politics.

News

Construction Begins on New Bay Bridge Segment
TREASURE ISLAND-Construction on the new east span of the Bay Bridge began yesterday with a groundbreaking by Gov. Gray Davis.

Correction
Tuesday's article "UC Berkeley Implements New Rules for Smoking" should have identified Horace Mitchell as UC Berkeley's vice chancellor.

Come Spring, Berkeley Lab May Spawn Mutant ‘Incredible Hulk' in New Film
Parts of a new movie based on the "Incredible Hulk" are set to be filmed in Berkeley this spring if a deal between the studio, the city and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory can be reached.

Page 2 Interview--Christopher Benjamin, Berkeley Resident
Q: So what are you going to be doing this Super Bowl Sunday?

News in Brief: ASUC Senator Frankenstein to Announce Whether He Will Seek Presidential Office
ASUC Senator Daniel Frankenstein will announce at tonight's senate meeting his decision whether or not he will run for ASUC president.

Clinton: Financial Foreign Aid Needed To Combat Terrorism
Speaking to a full audience at Zellerbach Hall on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton touted the prosperity of the 1990s but said its lopsided nature also bred terrorism and identity politics.

INS to Implement Tracking of Foreign Student Enrollment
UC administrators are meeting with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to install a new computer system for tracking foreign students allowed into the country to attend school.

ASUC Executives Spending More Money on Food, Officials Say
ASUC executive offices spent large amounts of student fees on meals for interns and student groups last year, prompting some officials to examine budget allocations more closely.

Police Release Report on Crime During Special Council Meeting
Following a recent string of crimes, the Berkeley City Council met Tuesday to study crime trends and police staffing.

UC Searches For Ways to Increase Underrepresented Minority Admits
Despite efforts by UC to represent minorities better in the four years since the end of affirmative action, the percentage of underrepresented groups in the UC system has not yet reached pre-Proposition 209 levels.


Sports

Cal Men's Tennis Boasts Best Team in Years
At the onset of the Cal men's tennis season, Cal coach Peter Wright said he has hopes his team can become one of the toughest to play against.

Bears Will Look to Recent History Against No. 3 Stanford
On first glance, it doesn't appear the Cal women's basketball team has much going for it as the Bears stare down a home-and-home series with No. 3 Stanford.

Women's Tennis Ready to Rally With Nation's Elite
The 2002 Cal women's tennis team is young. That much is given. The team is comprised of one junior, seven sophomores, and three freshmen.

Pac-10 Hoops Race Still Crowded as Schedule Makes Turn for Home Stretch
With just over a month left until the men's basketball Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles, the race for the regular-season crown is still in a flux.

Sports in Brief: Ice Hockey Defeats UC Davis for Third Straight Victory
The Cal ice hockey team won its third straight game Saturday by upending UC Davis, 5-1.


Opinion

Short-Changed, Again
As it is commonly understood, speech-touring by prominent political and social figures is intended to bring the speaker to certain locales so he or she can relate to the people of the area. Past presidential candidates would embark on cross-continental train trips, stopping at various cities and towns to bring their message to and connect with different geographic constituencies. George Bush would not travel to South Dakota to speak to big city lawyers, and Reagan never traveled to Los Angeles to pitch any farming policies to a group of farmers. The principle is quite clear, but it seems as if the university has a completely different understanding of this idea.

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