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Issue #522 :: Wednesday, April 17, 2002

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Backup Catcher Homers Twice To Boost Bears Over Bulldogs
With John Baker getting a day off to rest his injured thumb, backup Chris Grossman didn't look much like the ideal No. 5 hitter going into yesterday's contest against Fresno State. But that may be why Cal's David Esquer is the reigning Pac-10 coach of the year.

Gadget-Filled Motorcycle Helmet On the Way
For motorcyclists who are bored with the humdrum of tearing down the highway at eighty miles per hour, two UC Berkeley graduate students have a remedy.

Number of Minority Hires Remains Low At UC Berkeley
The number of minority faculty hired by UC Berkeley continues to remain low-a lingering effect of Proposition 209's passage in 1996, according to some professors.

The Fallacy of Politics
The future of ASUC is uncertain, as if that's anything to be surprised about. With the elections having come to a completion, we who are served by ASUC are anxiously awaiting the news of whom our student body elected officials will be.

News

Correction
Monday's Page 2 Interview should have identified the famous pianist and vocalist of the '20s and '30s as Fats Waller, not Fats Wailer.

Number of Minority Hires Remains Low At UC Berkeley
The number of minority faculty hired by UC Berkeley continues to remain low-a lingering effect of Proposition 209's passage in 1996, according to some professors.

Professor Finds Chemical Causes Developmental Problem in Frogs
A UC Berkeley professor has concluded that the agricultural chemical atrazine may disrupt frog development at concentrations 30 times lower than those currently allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Major Parties Agree Not to File Charges Against Candidates
In a move that truly reflects the tone of this year's election, the three major ASUC parties-APPLE, Cal-SERVE and Student Action-signed an agreement not to file charges against any candidates.

In Lecture to Students, Conservative Writer Praises Liberty, Free Will
"Our long-term goal is to turn Muslims into classical liberals," said a controversial right-wing ideologue who spoke at UC Berkeley yesterday.

Blind Students See Life in Their Own Way
UC Berkeley junior Osmond Kwan has never seen that strange, interpretive dance known as body language.

News in Brief: Students Eligible to Receive Fire Detectors
The Berkeley Fire Department announced last week the donation of 500 smoke detectors as part of a program aimed at eliminating fatal fires in off-campus student housing.

Page 2 Interview--Shani McElroy, UC Botanical Garden Cashier
Q: How does a history and political science major end up working at a botanical garden?


Sports

Backup Catcher Homers Twice To Boost Bears Over Bulldogs
With John Baker getting a day off to rest his injured thumb, backup Chris Grossman didn't look much like the ideal No. 5 hitter going into yesterday's contest against Fresno State. But that may be why Cal's David Esquer is the reigning Pac-10 coach of the year.

Players Anxiously Await Results of NFL Draft
By the end of this weekend, Jaclyn Fujita can look forward to not supporting her 6-foot-5, 245-pound husband.

Walker Challenges NFL's Tough-Guy Mentality
He might be the biggest-and nicest-guy at Cal. Even at 6-foot-8, 345 pounds, Langston Walker won't be confused with a menacing member of the WWF roster. His voice isn't overpowering, he doesn't wear a scowl on his face, and he never seems to be angry.

Local Crew Recruit Dies at 18; Friends, Family Mourn Loss
On April 5, 2002 Cal lost a lifelong Bears' fan and soon-to-be student athlete, John Gregory Rhodes, who died in a car accident.

Sampson: NBDL All-Star?
Hello, and welcome to the first edition of the reborn Whine Cellar. If this style of column looks familiar, that's probably because it is-but hey, I wrote it back in '95 before it became a Tim Keown or Bruce Jenkins staple. So, without further ado . . .

Bears Overlook Stanford, Suffer Decisive Loss
Saturday was a beautiful sunny day up at Kleeberger Field.


Opinion

The Fallacy of Politics
The future of ASUC is uncertain, as if that's anything to be surprised about. With the elections having come to a completion, we who are served by ASUC are anxiously awaiting the news of whom our student body elected officials will be.

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