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Issue #484 :: Thursday, February 21, 2002

Top Headlines

Fallen Games
Peace would be furthered by the Olympic Games ... but peace could be the product only of a better world; a better world could be brought about only by individuals; and better individuals could be developed only by the give and take, the buffeting and battering, the stress and strain of competition."

Ruggers Slug Favored Canadians Senseless
Like a dominant heavyweight, the Cal rugby team can prove its greatness only by facing opponents of the same caliber rather than the assembly line of overmatched challengers it usually faces.

Echoes of Student's Killing Remain 10 Years Later
Aida Asuncion still painfully remembers her daughter's slaying that shook the UC Berkeley campus a decade ago this month.

Bears Prepare For Cardinal By Beating Up On Toreros
In its tune-up before its match with No. 1 Stanford Saturday, the No. 18 Cal men's tennis team did what it was supposed to do to the University of San Diego.

News

Multibillion-Dollar Proposition Seeks to Promote Conservation
California voters will decide next month whether to allocate billions of dollars toward environmental protection and park development.

North Berkeley Hit by String of Burglaries
A recent string of burglaries in North Berkeley has police resorting to undercover tactics to nab the perpetrator.

From the Wires: STATE: Sen. Lieberman Speaks Against Bush's Environmental Policies
SAN FRANCISCO-On a campaign-style swing through California, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., on Wednesday denounced President Bush's environmental record and pledged new legislative efforts to block the administration's proposals on global warming and energy production.

Echoes of Student's Killing Remain 10 Years Later
Aida Asuncion still painfully remembers her daughter's slaying that shook the UC Berkeley campus a decade ago this month.

City Progresses With Redistricting Plans
A sign that the redistricting fiasco may be nearing completion, the Berkeley City Council agreed Tuesday to further evaluate two plans for new boundaries and toss out three others, including ASUC's.

Students Defend Suspended Male Sexuality Class' Core Message
While UC Berkeley's Male Sexuality DE-Cal sponsor Caren Kaplan heads an investigation into recent illicit class activities, the course's creators defend its original intent and structure.

UC Readies Curriculum-Based SAT Replacements for 2006
One year after UC President Richard Atkinson's shattering bid to eliminate the SAT from UC admissions, the proposal continues to gather steam.

Council Plays Politics With ASUC's Hopes For District
ASUC suffered another defeat Tuesday in its effort to create a City Council district likely to elect a student.

Page 2 Interview--Howard E. Haswell, Tour Guide for Dogs
Q: So do you own all these pooches?

Gymnastics Coach Resigns Amid Training Criticism
UC Berkeley's women's gymnastics coach Trina Tinti resigned yesterday, ending her controversial tenure midway through the final year of her contract.


Sports

Razzle-Dazzle Attack Should Spark Fireworks
If you are looking forward to low-scoring, deliberate, slow-paced women's lacrosse games, you might have to travel across the Bay.

Bears Prepare For Cardinal By Beating Up On Toreros
In its tune-up before its match with No. 1 Stanford Saturday, the No. 18 Cal men's tennis team did what it was supposed to do to the University of San Diego.

Ruggers Slug Favored Canadians Senseless
Like a dominant heavyweight, the Cal rugby team can prove its greatness only by facing opponents of the same caliber rather than the assembly line of overmatched challengers it usually faces.

No. 3 Stanford Looms After Meeting With San Diego
While most students are having their midterm examinations, it's fitting the No. 14 Cal women's tennis team should have one of their own.

Up-and-Down Bruins Bring Their Show to Haas
All three of these terms could be applied to both the Cal men's basketball team and No. 25 UCLA so far this season.

Inconsistent Bears Try to Get Groove Back Against Eagles
It's early enough in the season that a fan of the Cal baseball team can brush off the Bears' recent struggles and think, "OK, seriously this time. Quit messing around. Play for reals, now."

Sports in Brief: Women's Soccer Inks Elite Recruits
The Cal women's soccer team signed eight players to national letters of intent yesterday for the 2002 season.


Opinion

Fallen Games
Peace would be furthered by the Olympic Games ... but peace could be the product only of a better world; a better world could be brought about only by individuals; and better individuals could be developed only by the give and take, the buffeting and battering, the stress and strain of competition."

Editorial: Conjestion Not a Disease Spread by Motorists
Berkeley's planning commission must want us to go back to using horses and carriages-er, maybe just horses.

Letters to the Editor: Sexuality DE-Cal Garnering National Attention
I was one of the students in the male sexuality DE-Cal offered by the Women's Studies Department. When contacted by The Daily Californian, I agreed to a short interview to describe the class ("Continuation of Sexuality De-Cal Classes Uncertain" Feb. 15, 2002). It was not my intent to embarrass or cause pain for anyone, including myself. I had no reason to believe the resulting story would generate such controversy.

A Question of Identity: On Being Pilipino
I would like to add a few comments about the issue of what it means to be Pilipino, to be Filipino, or something in between. In the response to the article about the potential for a Pilipino-American studies position at Cal, Dexter Ligot-Gordon ("Egregious Misnomer," Feb. 12) decries the use of Filipino rather than Pilipino to describe people originally from the Philippines. Failing to use P rather than F, Ligot-Gordon states, is tantamount to the violence of Spanish and American imperialism in the Philippines.

ASUC Senators Step Up to Plate for Clean-Up
I thank you, ASUC senators, for stepping up to the challenge and committing yourself to participating at the 18th Annual Hunger Clean-Up on April 6. Three weeks ago the California Public Interest and Research Group issued a challenge to the senators to see who could raise the most money-Team CALPIRG or Team ASUC Senate. I congratulate the ten senators who signed up to be on Team ASUC Senate.

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