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Issue #526 :: Monday, April 22, 2002

Top Headlines

City Council To Make Decision On Divestment Proposal
The Berkeley City Council will consider Tuesday night a divestment from and boycott of Israel.

Rugby: Bears Reserve Spot In Final Four
On a flawless afternoon at Witter Field, the the Cal rugby team played a near-flawless game yesterday to book its 12th consecutive trip to the Final Four.

You Can't Polish a Turd
Just because something is old doesn't mean it's worth saving. That Pacer your parents keep in their backyard where the raccoons have taken up residence; the book reports you've been compiling since fifth grade; the month-old salad in my refrigerator-none are worth keeping, and yet some people just feel the need to hold on to them.

Cal's Fujita, Walker Picked In NFL Draft
Scott Fujita went to bed Saturday night not knowing where he'd be playing in the NFL.

News

Correction
In Wednesday's article "Genetically Engineered Bacteria To Aid in Removal of Nuclear Waste," the following quotation should have been attributed to Jay Keasling, not Cynthia Gong: "Actinides, such as plutonium and uranium, are the most common byproducts of nuclear reactors and are known mutagens and carcinogens."

Page 2 Interview--Patrick ‘Patch' Kessler, First-Year Graduate Student
Q: How long have you been juggling?

City Council To Make Decision On Divestment Proposal
The Berkeley City Council will consider Tuesday night a divestment from and boycott of Israel.

Feature Photos: Activities For All


Grameen Bank Founder Highlights Successes in Speech to Students
A former economics professor-turned-banker spoke to UC Berkeley students Friday about how unconventional thinking could help poor people overcome poverty.

ASUC Red Tape Threatens to Tie Up Planned Meditation Event
ASUC bureaucracy could delay a planned student event by precluding organizers from using money already approved by the Senate.

‘The Hulk' Visits Berkeley Lab; More Filming to Continue Today
Filming for the movie "The Hulk" began at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory over the weekend and may make its way to campus today.

Resolution Could End Police Cooperation In Probes Against Medical Marijuana
After a series of high-profile federal raids of Bay Area medical marijuana clubs, the Berkeley City Council will consider a proposal tomorrow that would end police cooperation with Drug Enforcement Administration investigations or actions against local clubs.

Feminists for Life President Draws Mixed Crowd at Pro-Life Rally
UC Berkeley students gathered on Sproul Plaza Friday afternoon to debate the highly controversial issue of abortion, as a leader of the pro-life movement stirred both shouts of support and criticism from the crowd.

News In Brief: Two Professors Receive Fellowships
Two UC Berkeley professors are among the winners of this year's prestigious Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships.


Sports

Cal's Fujita, Walker Picked In NFL Draft
Scott Fujita went to bed Saturday night not knowing where he'd be playing in the NFL.

Men's Golf: First-Day Implosion Knocks Cal Out Of Top 10
It wasn't the weather. It wasn't the difficulty of the course. It wasn't a heckler yelling, "YOU THE MAN!" every time a Cal player hit a shot. There were no specific reasons for the meltdown. According to men's golf coach Steve Desimone, his team just failed to play solid golf over the weekend.

Men's Tennis: Bears Seem Unbeatable Against No. 2 Bruins, No. 13 Trojans
One had the No. 1 doubles team and the No. 6 singles player in the nation.

Softball: Cal Upsets No.1 Arizona Twice in One Weekend
There was chanting and cheering, there were taunts and boos and there was even a bit of crying.

Rugby: Bears Reserve Spot In Final Four
On a flawless afternoon at Witter Field, the the Cal rugby team played a near-flawless game yesterday to book its 12th consecutive trip to the Final Four.


Opinion

You Can't Polish a Turd
Just because something is old doesn't mean it's worth saving. That Pacer your parents keep in their backyard where the raccoons have taken up residence; the book reports you've been compiling since fifth grade; the month-old salad in my refrigerator-none are worth keeping, and yet some people just feel the need to hold on to them.

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