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Issue #506 :: Wednesday, March 20, 2002

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Cal's Oldest Sports Club More Competitive Than Ever
Down in the basement of the RSF, at the end of the corridor, tucked away in the far corner, you will find the stale smell of sweaty equipment, mouth guards crusted with spit and blood, along with the regular sounds of fists smacking leather.

Letters and Science Tightens Deadline for Dropping Classes
Beginning next fall, students in the College of Letters and Science will be unable to drop classes after the eighth week of instruction without proof of "extraordinary reasons."

New Device Can Accurately Detect Distinct Radiation Types
Ten years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the arms race has been reinvented as a competition between terrorism and vigilance, although the shadow cast by nuclear weapons remains unchanged.

Spare Some Change?
The city of Berkeley has many attributes that make the rest of the country laugh or shake its head in disbelief. From handfuls of people insisting on living their lives in the buff to its unfounded hatred of automobiles, Berkeley is a haven for the unexplainable.

News

UC Berkeley Team's ‘Smart Dust' Gives Data Collection a Boost
The next time you see a cloud of particles streaming through the sunlight, don't be too hasty to grab your feather duster, because you may be brushing away one of the newest nanotechnologies to hail from UC Berkeley.

Linguist Chomsky Lectures to Full House on Animal Behavior and Speech
Despite decades of biological research, attempts to scientifically explain complex animal behaviors like speech and thought have largely failed, renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguist Noam Chomsky told a packed Zellerbach Hall yesterday.

Letters and Science Tightens Deadline for Dropping Classes
Beginning next fall, students in the College of Letters and Science will be unable to drop classes after the eighth week of instruction without proof of "extraordinary reasons."

Boycott on UC-Run Labs May Soon Be Lifted
Allegations of discrimination and racial profiling against Asian Americans in the UC-run national labs have emerged as a two-year boycott led by a UC Berkeley professor continues.

Unknown Attacker Stabs Two Men In South Berkeley, Police Say
A knife-wielding assailant stabbed two men in South Berkeley late Monday night, police said.

News in Brief: Council Yet to Vote on City Speed Limit Plan
Berkeley City Council took no action last night on a proposal to lower the speed limit on residential streets to 20 mph.


Sports

Cal's Oldest Sports Club More Competitive Than Ever
Down in the basement of the RSF, at the end of the corridor, tucked away in the far corner, you will find the stale smell of sweaty equipment, mouth guards crusted with spit and blood, along with the regular sounds of fists smacking leather.

Cal Gunning for National Championship in Texas
They say everything's bigger in Texas-this weekend, everything's faster too.

Sports in Brief: Baseball Hosts St. Mary's Today at 2 p.m.
The Cal baseball team hosts St. Mary's in a nonconference game today at 2 p.m. at Evans Diamond.


Opinion

Spare Some Change?
The city of Berkeley has many attributes that make the rest of the country laugh or shake its head in disbelief. From handfuls of people insisting on living their lives in the buff to its unfounded hatred of automobiles, Berkeley is a haven for the unexplainable.

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