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Issue #473 :: Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Top Headlines

Despite Great Pitching, Perfect Start Eludes Cal
The opening act didn't play out quite the way it had been rehearsed.

Striking Gold
It's been said that your largest sex organ is your skin-a resource you'd be silly not to use. We have places on our bodies-not only our genitals-that have been known to drive us crazy when they get special attention.

Local Youth's Redistricting Plan Pushes Bipartisanship
In a city governed primarily by elderly women, it may come as a surprise that Berkeley's political future could rest in the hands of a kid who isn't even old enough to vote.

Bears Cut Their Losses in Weekend Set With UNLV
Baseball players are taught to block out the environment outside of their playing field.

News

Study Eyes Influence of Private Funds On Research
The controversial research agreement between UC Berkeley and the multi-national company Novartis is under the microscope once again thanks to a new study by two universities.

State Campaign Set on Drawing Students to Financial Aid
Only two-thirds of the money available to Cal Grant recipients was spent last year on the college financial aid program, prompting Gov. Gray Davis to initiate a campaign informing college-bound students about the scholarships.

UC's Law Firm In Enron Case Faces Conflict Of Interest
UC may have to find new lawyers to fight for the millions of dollars it lost in Enron's collapse because the high-powered law firm UC hired is suing the state.

Berkeley's Revised Census Data Varies Little From Past
After much haranguing, city officials got their revised census numbers Monday, but the undercount they allege took place the first time remains uncorrected.

Feature Photo: Making the Arrest


Local Youth's Redistricting Plan Pushes Bipartisanship
In a city governed primarily by elderly women, it may come as a surprise that Berkeley's political future could rest in the hands of a kid who isn't even old enough to vote.


Sports

Despite Great Pitching, Perfect Start Eludes Cal
The opening act didn't play out quite the way it had been rehearsed.

Bears Use Different Techniques To Their Advantage Against So-Cal Rivals
Nobody wants to be tied. The point of competition is to find out who's better, who the winner is.

Bears Cut Their Losses in Weekend Set With UNLV
Baseball players are taught to block out the environment outside of their playing field.

Sports in Brief: Women's Rugby Earns Shutout In League Opener
The Cal women's rugby team routed Cal State Humboldt 43-0 in its first league match Saturday.


Opinion

Striking Gold
It's been said that your largest sex organ is your skin-a resource you'd be silly not to use. We have places on our bodies-not only our genitals-that have been known to drive us crazy when they get special attention.

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


Editorial: To Whom is the Governor Handing UC's Future?
Since 1998, Haim Saban has donated $400,000 to Governor Gray Davis. This includes $50,000 just last month. Friday, Davis made Saban the newest member of the UC Board of Regents-the body charged with overseeing the future of UC.

Feeding the Many Mouths of ASUC Interns
Reading last Wednesday's Daily Cal, I couldn't help but chuckle at the latest turn in the scandal over student fees going to feed ASUC interns ("ASUC Executives Spending More Money on Food, Officials Say," Jan. 30). President Wally Adeyemo wants us to believe his 140 interns, who are unpaid, put in "40 or more hours a week," and therefore deserve to be fed by the rest of us, to the tune of $3,000 per semester. This would be preposterous even if such a work schedule were physically possible, for reasons I'll discuss further down. If any intern works that hard (and I admit, a few of them may), I would be pretty surprised.

Letters to the Editor: Ire Over Business of Education and Inflated Grades
The grade inflation at most of these Ivy League schools hurts the students by not challenging them to work as hard as they should ("The Education Business," Feb. 1).

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