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Issue #478 :: Tuesday, February 12, 2002

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Lunar New Year Celebration Accents Superstition, Community
Throughout her entire life, UC Berkeley Senior Cheryl Chin always celebrated Chinese New Year, and this year will be no different.

Not Sold at Hallmark
Every cloud has a silver lining-like that no-good Hallmark cop-out we call "Valentine's Day." But some feel a need to pretend that it means something.

Freshman Nicholson's Clutch Hit Helps Bears Take Rubber Game of Series from ‘Zags
The play wouldn't have earned very high marks for technical or artistic merit, but luckily for the Cal baseball team, this isn't figure skating.

Students Forego Workplace, Choose Graduate Schools Instead
Deterred from entering the workplace by the slow economy, prospective graduate students across the country are applying to professional schools in record numbers.

News

Berkeley High Faces Schedule, Budget-Related Modifications
Berkeley High School students will likely face schedule changes for the next academic year, because spending cuts are needed to balance the budget.

Students Forego Workplace, Choose Graduate Schools Instead
Deterred from entering the workplace by the slow economy, prospective graduate students across the country are applying to professional schools in record numbers.

Lunar New Year Celebration Accents Superstition, Community
Throughout her entire life, UC Berkeley Senior Cheryl Chin always celebrated Chinese New Year, and this year will be no different.

Page 2 Interview--Shelly Zhang, Visitor to Berkeley
Q: Hello sweetheart. Do you speak English?


Davis' Budget a Mixed Blessing for Community Colleges
Community colleges may experience all-encompassing budget cuts as a result of Gov. Gray Davis' proposed 2002-03 budget.

News in Brief: Mock Trial Team Places in Regionals
For the second consecutive year in its short three-year history, UC Berkeley's mock-trial team advanced beyond the American Mock Trial.

National Security Agency, CIA Criticized For Lack of Proper Terrorist Intelligence
America's intelligence agencies were grossly unprepared for the Sept. 11 attacks, said author and journalist James Bamford in a speech at UC Berkeley last night.


Sports

No. 5 Cal Not Living Up to Ranking After Dropping Three of Five Games at Tourney
Just ask the No. 5 Cal softball team, which travelled to Tempe, Ariz., this weekend to compete at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament.

Sports in Brief: Rugby Defeats UC Davis 52-15
The Cal rugby team won its fourth straight game Saturday, triumphing over UC Davis 52-15.

Divers Carry Men's Swimming Team As Flu Bug Leaves Bears Ailing
The cold of winter. The wet of the pool. The peak of intense training.

Bears Finish Right Where They Started
STANFORD-The Cal women's water polo team finished the 2001 season as the No. 4 team in the country. After the first weekend of the 2002 campaign, the Bears are in the same place.

Cal Pairs Up Well in Kentucky, But is Singled Out at National Team Indoors
The Cal men's tennis doubles teams played well at the National Team Indoors in Louisville, Ky. this weekend.

Freshman Nicholson's Clutch Hit Helps Bears Take Rubber Game of Series from ‘Zags
The play wouldn't have earned very high marks for technical or artistic merit, but luckily for the Cal baseball team, this isn't figure skating.


Opinion

Not Sold at Hallmark
Every cloud has a silver lining-like that no-good Hallmark cop-out we call "Valentine's Day." But some feel a need to pretend that it means something.

Editorial Art by Deana Sobel


Letters to the Editor: Rally and Speaker Highlight Middle East Issues
As a participator in the rally, actually I was the protester pictured on the front page of this newspaper holding the sign of the Palestinian boy, I was utterly offended by Justin Azadivar's remarks ("Protester Rhetoric Leaves Something to Be Desired," Feb. 7).

Editorial: Bears' Lot in Life: Getting Snubbed in the Polls
What does it take to get ranked around here? How about humbling the No. 12 team, Stanford? Done that.

Palestinians Need to Reform Within, Set Down Weapons
Will Youmans says "Israel's occupation of the West bank and Gaza predates and causes Palestinian reactions. Israel did not take over the territories as a response to Palestinian actions." The Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded in 1964, however, three years before Israel won the West Bank and Gaza from Jordan and Egypt in the 1967 War.

The Problem Resides with Those Who Hold Power
Micki Weinberg claims that since some Palestinian groups commit acts of terror, the Palestinians do not want peace ("Students Rally Against Israeli Military Actions," Feb. 7). On the other hand, we are supposed to believe, Israel does want peace.

Disabled Students Find a Top Program at UC Berkeley
A recent article in The Daily Californian reported on a lawsuit a group of former UC Berkeley students are bringing against the university for failing to supply adequate interpreting services to the hearing-impaired ("Hearing-Impaired Students Sue University For 'Unfair' and 'Intrusive' Policies," Jan. 28).

ASUC Executives Must Exceed Minimum Duties
I typically don't respond to such unfounded editorials as Bret Heilig's because I believe students want me to do my job, not participate in mudslinging in The Daily Californian ("Feeding the Many Mouths of ASUC Interns," Feb. 5). But this time, I must respond on the basis of misinformation and a fundamental lack of understanding of ASUC's purpose.

Daily Cal Caption Misnames Dr. Doom as Skeletor
I was pretty disturbed the morning of Monday, February 11, when I saw the front page of The Daily Californian.

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