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Issue #521 :: Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Top Headlines

Some Local Residents Refuse To File Taxes
In the tradition of a 30-year-old form of protest, Bay Area residents are refusing to file their taxes this year to contest U.S. military spending and foreign policy.

Offense Making Strides Under Tedford's Watch
The Cal football team started its spring ball season for real this week, with its first full contact scrimmage and practices.

Get Wet
Get wet. Wet T-shirts, Jacuzzis, showers, wet bodies doing things to each other in general-things that I just cannot conceivably write.

City Honored For Success In Supporting The Arts
An organization of more than 300 economic development agencies last week awarded Berkeley's Downtown arts district its top award for economic development programs.

News

Some Local Residents Refuse To File Taxes
In the tradition of a 30-year-old form of protest, Bay Area residents are refusing to file their taxes this year to contest U.S. military spending and foreign policy.

City Honored For Success In Supporting The Arts
An organization of more than 300 economic development agencies last week awarded Berkeley's Downtown arts district its top award for economic development programs.

Tensions Between Fraternities, High Schoolers Boil Over
Last year when Dave Smith, a UC Berkeley student, asked several high school students wandering around his fraternity house to leave, he ended up with a split-open chin and seven stitches.

UC Berkeley A Leader For Prof Salaries
The best paid professors at any public university can be found here at UC Berkeley.

Seismologists Use New Technology To Measure Plate Movement
A UC Berkeley professor and a team of seismologists have deployed a new technology which measures seismic activity more accurately than current monitors.

Lectures Move to Oakland Because of Security Concerns
Only two years after a popular lecture series came to the Berkeley Community Theater, disagreements between event organizers and the city over speaker security have forced the series to move to Oakland.

Page 2 Interview--Kat Treiber, First-year Boalt Hall School of Law Student
Q: What are you doing out so late?


Athlete of the Week: Matt Brown, Baseball
Last Sunday, Cal's regular closer made sure the services of his bullpen mates would not be needed.


Sports

Offense Making Strides Under Tedford's Watch
The Cal football team started its spring ball season for real this week, with its first full contact scrimmage and practices.

Softball: Bruins Nip Bears In Extra-Inning Thriller in Los Angeles
Natasha Watley is the name of the bee in the Bears' bonnet.

Lacrosse: Cal Falls Behind Early, Can't Catch Up To Cardinal
Expectations were high for the Cal women's lacrosse team going into last Friday night's matchup at Stanford.

Golf: Bears Send Message With Strong Finish at Peg Barnard
After proving they could hang tough with the national powerhouses of women's golf, the No. 18 Cal women's golf team proved they were capable of actually beating many of the top teams in the nation.

Sports In Brief: Fruttero Helps Cal Upset Pepperdine
The No. 17 Cal men's tennis team erased the memory of a disappointing loss to Arizona State over the weekend by disposing of No. 5 Pepperdine 6-1 yesterday afternoon at Hellman Tennis Center.


Opinion

Get Wet
Get wet. Wet T-shirts, Jacuzzis, showers, wet bodies doing things to each other in general-things that I just cannot conceivably write.

Editorial: Curbing the Culture of College Drinking
Drinking alcohol at college is a culture, but the culture is a dangerous one.

Letters to the Editor: Mourners Offended by Rally's Timing
I am writing to explain why many Jewish students were extremely offended by the anti-Israel demonstration last Tuesday.

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


Examining the Error of the Divestment Campaign
The current campaign by Students for Justice in Palestine and other groups in support of divestment by UC in companies doing business in Israel is part of an old, ugly history.

Tough Budget Decisions Ahead for City of Berkeley
Oakland City Council members reportedly "resented" the fact that they were being asked to make decisions regarding which programs to cut, and which to save. Let's hope the Berkeley City Council doesn't feel that way about making tough decisions, since substantial budget cuts are on the horizon-and in an election year, yet.

UC Students Can Prevent Intimidation of UC and State
How can we as students and recent graduates of UC have confidence in a Gov. Davis-dominated UC Board of Regents that elects, as its chairman, Ward Connerly's strong ally?

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