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Issue #504 :: Monday, March 18, 2002

Top Headlines

Bears All Done Dancing
PITTSBURGH-There's no sugar-coating the Cal men's basketball team's 63-50 loss to Pittsburgh in yesterday's second-round NCAA Tournament game here at Mellon Arena.

It Wasn't Me
The ASUC political party Student Action has passed a new recycling bill-but instead of plastic bottles or soda cans, they've turned to reusing campaign promises.

U.S. Official Receives Top UC Berkeley Alumnus Honor
SAN FRANCISCO-U.S. Secretary of Transportation and UC Berkeley graduate Norman Mineta received the highest honor awarded at the California Alumni Association's Charter Banquet Friday when he was named the 2001 Alumnus of the Year.

Tournament Notebook: End of the Line For Trio of Seniors
PITTSBURGH-Dennis Gates sat in the locker room with his head turned down, lacking even the energy to change out of his towel.

News

Thousands of Children Visit Campus for ‘Eggster' Event
An estimated 3000 young children and their parents traveled to UC Berkeley yesterday for "Eggster," a student-run festival that offered participants free access to health information, educational displays and, of course, Easter eggs.

U.S. Official Receives Top UC Berkeley Alumnus Honor
SAN FRANCISCO-U.S. Secretary of Transportation and UC Berkeley graduate Norman Mineta received the highest honor awarded at the California Alumni Association's Charter Banquet Friday when he was named the 2001 Alumnus of the Year.

City Council Mulls Over Downtown Traffic Ban
With an automobile ban Downtown on the horizon, Berkeley may move closer to becoming the utopia some city leaders and residents have envisioned.

Interview: Mineta Says UC Berkeley Was ‘a Great Experience'
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Eminent Alumni Receive Honors At Charter Day Celebration
As part of Friday's Charter Day ceremonies, several prominent UC Berkeley alumni were honored at Zellerbach Auditorium with prestigious university awards.

Power Surge Ignites Natural Gas In West Berkeley Apartment
A West Berkeley apartment was gutted Saturday afternoon after a power surge ignited a gas line, fire officials said.

Full-Length Interview With Norman Mineta
The Daily Californian: How did your Berkeley education prepare you for a career in public service?


Sports

Rugby: Final Four Dry Run Goes Well For Cal
The Cal rugby team played the gracious host to Norwich, Washington and Texas in its own Canterbury Invitational this weekend, but on the field, the visitors got a reception that Scrooge would have been proud of.

Sports in Brief: M. Tennis Keeps Rolling on the Road
The No. 10 Cal men's tennis team extended its winning streak to six Saturday, defeating Southern Methodist 6-1 in Indian Wells, Calif.

Women's Tennis: Bears Blow Away Fresno State
The Hellman Tennis Center was transformed Saturday into the Berkeley wind tunnel. The 18 mph winds kicked up Gatorade cups, tennis balls and other loose articles.

Lacrosse: Bears Prevail In Rematch With Gaels
The Cal women's lacrosse team defeated an overmatched St. Mary's team for the second time this year, but once again, the Gaels gave the Bears a tough game at the end.

Bears All Done Dancing
PITTSBURGH-There's no sugar-coating the Cal men's basketball team's 63-50 loss to Pittsburgh in yesterday's second-round NCAA Tournament game here at Mellon Arena.

Tournament Notebook: End of the Line For Trio of Seniors
PITTSBURGH-Dennis Gates sat in the locker room with his head turned down, lacking even the energy to change out of his towel.

W. Gym Limps Toward Season's End in Final Home Meet
With a chance to qualify for the NCAA championships, the Cal women's gymnastics team couldn't escape the one reality that has haunted it all season-a lack of healthy gymnasts.


Opinion

It Wasn't Me
The ASUC political party Student Action has passed a new recycling bill-but instead of plastic bottles or soda cans, they've turned to reusing campaign promises.

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