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Issue #505 :: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Top Headlines

Ready for Rim Shots?
Go Cal Bears. Seriously, we are so lucky. Our men's basketball team rocked out this season. If that doesn't get the sexual energy fired up around here, then what will? Way to go, boys. We love you so much that we're secretly happy you had to come home early.

Water Polo: Cal Finds Its Way to San Jose, Responds With Dominant Win
The stage was a bit foreign, but the results were all too familiar. Another game, another offensive outburst.

Study Abroad Program in Israel May Be Put on Hold
Student opportunities to study abroad may become limited as UC considers suspending the Education Abroad Program in Israel because of the escalating violence in the country.

Softball: Bears Come Up Short In Title Game Sudden Death
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Not softball.

News

Study Abroad Program in Israel May Be Put on Hold
Student opportunities to study abroad may become limited as UC considers suspending the Education Abroad Program in Israel because of the escalating violence in the country.

City Council May Vote to Lower Residential Speed Limits
The Berkeley City Council may take the first steps tonight toward lowering the speed limit on residential streets to 20 mph.

Recently Closed Textbook Retailer Integrated With Ned's Bookstore
Campus Textbook Exchange on Bancroft Way has closed after 30 years and has been replaced by an expanded Ned's Bookstore.

ASUC Bill Addresses Future of Residence Hall Polling Locations
Residence halls have historically been prime spots for ASUC political parties to recruit future candidates and campaign extensively.

Rep. Lee Stresses Need For Global Peace, Smart Sanctions
America needs to promote more peaceful solutions to post-Sept. 11 global issues, said Rep. Barbara Lee before a packed Chevron Auditorium at International House yesterday.

News in Brief: Panel Discusses Hate Mail
UC Berkeley held a town hall meeting yesterday to address the hate mail recently received by numerous Latino-affiliated organizations around the city.


Sports

Water Polo: Cal Finds Its Way to San Jose, Responds With Dominant Win
The stage was a bit foreign, but the results were all too familiar. Another game, another offensive outburst.

Softball: Bears Come Up Short In Title Game Sudden Death
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Not softball.

Baseball: Hutchinson's Gem Not Enough to Salvage Series As Anteaters Take Two of Three at Home
The Cal baseball team (15-11) probably heard this Anteater cry more than it would have liked to this past weekend, as the Bears dropped two of three games to UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark.

Track and Field: Depleted Bears Finish On Bottom Corner of UCLA Triangular
Injuries, a hostile environment and solid competition meant an average showing for the Cal track and tield team last Saturday at UCLA.


Opinion

Ready for Rim Shots?
Go Cal Bears. Seriously, we are so lucky. Our men's basketball team rocked out this season. If that doesn't get the sexual energy fired up around here, then what will? Way to go, boys. We love you so much that we're secretly happy you had to come home early.

Letters to the Editor: Politics and Other Lies: Bring on the Elections
When I first came to UC Berkeley, I saw ASUC and its meandering idiocy as little more than a comical distraction. As with most annoyances, however, over the course of my three years here the pompous windbags and appointed cronies contained in a culture of arrogance has become oppressive to the point that I look upon my dealings with that preposterously disgusting building with a sense of dread.

Editorial: Weighing the Risks of Studying Abroad in Israel
When Chinese government troops and tanks brutally cracked down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the UC Education Abroad Program temporarily suspended its programs there.

Editorial Art by Sen Onishi


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