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Issue #503 :: Friday, March 15, 2002

Top Headlines

UC Berkeley May Lose Its Control of Financial Aid
SAN FRANCISCO-UC may have to relinquish campus control of financial aid or raise student fees in order to cope with the state budget crunch, a top UC official said yesterday.

It's Go Time For The Blue-Collar Bears
PITTSBURGH-Mellon Arena is certainly no Staples Center. Its brown dome fades into the dirty skyline, a sharp contrast to last weekend's Pac-10 tournament venue with its glaring purple roof and bright L.A. lights.

A Little Help Being Human
One of the toughest parts about renting in Berkeley has been the inability to keep pets. It's amazing how much the visit of a stray cat can brighten the day-but it's also agonizing, because I know there's no way I can take care of him. The best I can do is pet or play with him until he loses interest and walks on.

Posting of ‘DONE' Fliers Results in Charges Against Student Action
Insufficient funds and campaign violations are a few of the problems threatening to tarnish the ASUC elections-not even officially under way.

News

UC Berkeley May Lose Its Control of Financial Aid
SAN FRANCISCO-UC may have to relinquish campus control of financial aid or raise student fees in order to cope with the state budget crunch, a top UC official said yesterday.

Posting of ‘DONE' Fliers Results in Charges Against Student Action
Insufficient funds and campaign violations are a few of the problems threatening to tarnish the ASUC elections-not even officially under way.

UC Berkeley Professor's Research Allows for Increased Crop Yield
After 10 years of researching the causes of low crop turnout in Sub-Saharan Africa, UC Berkeley professor Pedro Sanchez has made huge strides in the fight for hunger.

Revitalized Charter Day Marks 134th Anniversary
Students can look forward to more than cupcakes today, as campus organizations and student groups have worked to create a new and improved Charter Day celebration this year.

Mayor Proposes To Ban Reuse Of Cardboard Coffee Sleeves
That cardboard sleeve you wrap around your morning coffee could present a threat to your health, says Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean.

Feature Photo: Going ... Going ... Gone

Photo/Joshua Winkler

Web Extra: Interim Chancellor Appointed for UC Riverside
The UC Board of Regents appointed Wednesday the executive vice chancellor at


Sports

It's Go Time For The Blue-Collar Bears
PITTSBURGH-Mellon Arena is certainly no Staples Center. Its brown dome fades into the dirty skyline, a sharp contrast to last weekend's Pac-10 tournament venue with its glaring purple roof and bright L.A. lights.

Injury-Depleted Bears Get Set To Host Cal Invitational
When it hosts the Cal Invitational this weekend, the Cal rugby team will face a challenge more serious than anything it will get from the likes of Norwich, Texas or Washington.

Cal Looks to Translate Its Potential Into More Wins
Amid the faint buzz of the Cal baseball team's streak of eight wins in nine games, coach David Esquer was asked last week to comment on the Bears' recent string of success.

Not Unbeaten Any More, Cal Back on Road to Face St. Mary's
The Cal women's lacrosse team made a conscious effort to get off to a fast start this year. Thus far, it has not disappointed.

Sports in Brief: Hoops to Face Bulldogs Preseason
The Cal men's basketball team has added a second neutral-site game to its 2002-03 docket by joining the field for the 2002 John R. Wooden Classic.

Web Extra: Shipp, Wethers Combine to KO Penn
PITTSBURGH--It began with a bunch of brightly colored yellow shirts handed out last night as the Cal men's basketball team returned from dinner and exited its bus.

Web Extra: Knocking Off Knight Key for Cal
PITTSBURGH--His coach calls him Einstein.


Opinion

A Little Help Being Human
One of the toughest parts about renting in Berkeley has been the inability to keep pets. It's amazing how much the visit of a stray cat can brighten the day-but it's also agonizing, because I know there's no way I can take care of him. The best I can do is pet or play with him until he loses interest and walks on.

Editorial: Messing with Democracy: Rules in ASUC Campaigns
Here we go again. In the first campaign scandal of this year's ASUC election, possible censures could be foretelling another chaotic, legislative mess.

Letters To The Editor: Residence Requirements Come Under Fire
I am writing regarding your editorial in which you attacked Joshua Markowitz for his lawsuit ("Tax Payers, Tuition and the U.S. Constitution," March 12). I, too, am an out-of-state student who desperately seeks in-state tuition. But I cannot get it because I cannot afford to shell out $27,000 of my own money every year to be able to establish financial independence.

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