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Issue #508 :: Friday, March 22, 2002

Top Headlines

Sampson Declares For NBA Draft
After all that he has said, he will test the waters.

A True American?
So the John Walker Lindh case is finally starting to come together.

School Will Shut Doors in Response to Budget Cuts
After weeks of deliberation and attempts to find alternative solutions to its budget woes, the Berkeley Board of Education decided Wednesday to close the City of Franklin Microsociety Magnet School.

King-of-the-Forest Rugby Hits Road to Chico
When you're the alpha male of your domain, it's especially critical to control the territory immediately around you.

News

School Will Shut Doors in Response to Budget Cuts
After weeks of deliberation and attempts to find alternative solutions to its budget woes, the Berkeley Board of Education decided Wednesday to close the City of Franklin Microsociety Magnet School.

Greek Community Will Receive ASUC Funding for Service Activities
Fraternities and sororities will be able to receive funds from ASUC for philanthropic events, a change in a 20-year-old policy that Greek members hope will improve their image.

Students Warned About Possibility of Burglaries
The exodus of UC Berkeley students for next week's spring break may serve as an invite to local burglars enticed by the abundance of vacant houses.

Many Students Lack Knowledge About UC Regents, Poll Finds
An informal survey of 100 UC Berkeley students conducted last week found most students do not know who sits on the UC Board of Regents.

City Seeks Creative Means Of Energy Conservation
By sponsoring a conservation contest and promoting efficient lighting, Berkeley aims to discover innovative ways of reducing electricity use in the city.

News in Brief: Elections Council to Receive Extra Funds
After several weeks of debating, foot-dragging and poor attendance, the ASUC Senate finally passed a bill that will allocate money to the Elections Council.

Feature Photo: Returning to the Earth



Sports

Sampson Declares For NBA Draft
After all that he has said, he will test the waters.

King-of-the-Forest Rugby Hits Road to Chico
When you're the alpha male of your domain, it's especially critical to control the territory immediately around you.

Injury-Burdened but Resilient, Gymnasts Vault Into Postseason
After regular seasons saw nagging injuries, controversies, and rises to stardom, both Cal gymnastics programs will begin their postseason schedules this weekend.

Men's Tennis: Clemson Limps Into Bears' Tough Lair
For some reason or another, the Cal men's tennis team can't quite hear today's opponent, Clemson, roar.

Sports in Brief: Runners at the Line For Cal Invitational
The Cal track and field team today will make its first of five home appearances this year.


Opinion

Editorial: Dropping Classes Just Got Harder-But It's a Good Thing
Don't complain, this isn't a change in policy. The real policy is just going to be enforced again.

More Than Just a Game to Some
Passover is usually a nice holiday in Israel. We celebrate freedom, we lose weight (since we can't eat bread), spring is around the corner, and many people take their family for an extended vacation. Like the rest of the world, we like to celebrate a new beginning. Passover is also a good time for everyone in the news media industry. Everyone goes shopping-whether for themselves or for others, making it "March Madness" for advertisers, which in turn means more space in newspapers.

Editorial Art by Deana Sobel


A True American?
So the John Walker Lindh case is finally starting to come together.

Letters to the Editor: Let Students Keep Studying Abroad in Israel
I read with some concern the article and editorial piece in the Daily Californian about the possible suspension of the education abroad program in Israel, a move which would be unnecessary and deleterious to the educational opportunities of Cal and other UC students ("Weighing the Risks of Studying Abroad in Israel," March 19).

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