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Issue #483 :: Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Top Headlines

Canadians Clearly Cal's Toughest Test of Season
The Cal rugby team operates in a surreal universe that would tickle Jonathan Swift pink.

Miniature Circuits, or ‘Smart Tags,' May Replace Bar Codes
New "smart tag" technology in development at UC Berkeley is poised to reimagine the static UPC bar code as a dynamic tool of 21st century commerce.

Rat Research May Hold Key To Mitigating Effects of Aging
The mythical fountain of youth may not be too far off.

Down with the Fun
I propagated everything I'm against last week. By purchasing a Valentine's Day card for my girlfriend, I sold out to a multimillion-dollar industry that fooled me into legitimatizing a holiday it wants couples to celebrate blindly year after year.

News

News in Brief: UC to Head Lawsuit Against Enron
UC will be the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit against senior executives of the Enron Corporation and the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.

Berkeley Firefighters Treat Shelter Families to Night Out
As part of a new charity event, children and their families from four local children's shelters will enjoy a night out with firefighters from a Berkeley Fire Station today.

City Council Hopes to Avoid Lawsuit Against University
After months of controversy, the Berkeley City Council emerged from a closed meeting yesterday with hopes of avoiding a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents over the planned northeast expansion of the UC Berkeley campus.

Bush Advisor's Speech Addresses America's Technological Vulnerability
The computers controlling the United States' dams, transportation and banking are vulnerable to crippling electronic attacks, the government's top official on Internet security warned in a speech at UC Berkeley Monday.

Rat Research May Hold Key To Mitigating Effects of Aging
The mythical fountain of youth may not be too far off.

City Council Likely to Ban Smoking Near Buildings
Following UC Berkeley's lead, the Berkeley City Council took the first step Tuesday toward outlawing smoking in front of all public buildings.


Sports

Canadians Clearly Cal's Toughest Test of Season
The Cal rugby team operates in a surreal universe that would tickle Jonathan Swift pink.

Offensive-Minded Bears Run The Table at UNLV Classic
Maybe they just needed to come out of hibernation. Maybe, like Snow White, they were just waiting to be awakened by a prince.

Cal's Confidence Still High as Ranking Starts to Drop
Cal men's tennis player Wayne Wong explained Cal's 4-2 loss at No. 9 Pepperdine on Sunday as well as anyone could.

Sports in Brief: Women's Swimming Falls to Stanford
The No. 4 Cal women's swimming team was handed its first dual-meet loss of the season Saturday by No. 1 Stanford, 159.5-140.5.

Web Extra: Women's Tennis Remains Undefeated in Early Going
The No. 14 Cal women's tennis team's goal for its weekend matches against Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine was to exude professionalism and pride.


Opinion

Down with the Fun
I propagated everything I'm against last week. By purchasing a Valentine's Day card for my girlfriend, I sold out to a multimillion-dollar industry that fooled me into legitimatizing a holiday it wants couples to celebrate blindly year after year.

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