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Issue #532 :: Tuesday, April 30, 2002

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UC Berkeley's Image May Have Deterred Speakers
A perception that Berkeley is "anti-American" made it difficult for the commencement selection committee to woo a powerful official to speak during this year's graduation ceremony.

Water Polo: Quest For NCAA Championship Thwarted By Long Beach State
All hopes of the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team making a NCAA berth were aborted almost as quickly as they were conceived.

Here She Comes
Almost everyone enjoys coming. Getting off. Having an orgasm. A perfectly respectable ending to several perfectly respectable pastimes. Almost universally appreciated.

Lakireddy Couple's Sentences Handed Down
OAKLAND-Two members of the Reddy family, linked to an illegal sex and labor ring, avoided prison sentences in Federal Court yesterday.

News

UC Berkeley's Image May Have Deterred Speakers
A perception that Berkeley is "anti-American" made it difficult for the commencement selection committee to woo a powerful official to speak during this year's graduation ceremony.

ASUC Bill Places Restrictions on Executive Office Stipend Allocation
After weeks of being held up because of poor meeting attendance, an ASUC Senate bill imposing restrictions on stipend allocation finally passed last week.

Lakireddy Couple's Sentences Handed Down
OAKLAND-Two members of the Reddy family, linked to an illegal sex and labor ring, avoided prison sentences in Federal Court yesterday.

University Food Service Workers Air Grievances to Students
Clark Kerr dorm residents found themselves receiving more than just hash browns and eggs on Saturday morning as cafeteria workers and union representatives dished out their grievances against the university, appealing to students to fight for workers' rights.

Greek Houses Struck In Weekend Heists
Two UC Berkeley fraternities were burglarized and robbed over the weekend, prompting the houses to take further security precautions.

Page 2 Interview: Joan and Bob Boyen, UC Botanical Gardens Visitors
Q: Do you frequent the botanical gardens?


More Cal Grants Awarded After Error is Resolved
Because of a technical glitch in the financial aid application process, the Cal Grants program discovered nearly 900 more qualified students and awarded them competitive grants last week.

City Council to Halt Office Development
For the next six months, office development in West Berkeley's "Mixed-Use Light Industry" district will be prohibited, according to a city council decision last night.

News in Brief: Local Man Stabbed at Tilden Park
An El Cerrito man was stabbed multiple times in Tilden Regional Park yesterday afternoon after he picked up a woman, police said.


Sports

Crew: Huskies Rock Bears' Boats In Stunning Upset
The No.1 Cal men's crew team's four-year domination over the waters ended last Saturday after being upset by the No. 3 Washington Huskies.

Golf: Cal Falls to Bottom of PAC-10
Waiting is an accepted facet of golf. Waiting for your playing partners to hit, waiting for your shot to land, and waiting to get to the 19th hole to celebrate a well-played round.

Men's Tennis: Conference Tourney Provides No Rest For Weary
In the race to an NCAA Championship, the Cal men's tennis team proved not to be the slow and methodical tortoise that wins at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., over the weekend.

Women's Tennis: Cal Tandem Claims Doubles Crown At Pac-10 Championships
Just when you thought the Cal women's tennis team was ready to begin summer vacation early, it decided to take its game to "next level" status.

Water Polo: Quest For NCAA Championship Thwarted By Long Beach State
All hopes of the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team making a NCAA berth were aborted almost as quickly as they were conceived.


Opinion

Editorial Art by Tramaine de Senna


Here She Comes
Almost everyone enjoys coming. Getting off. Having an orgasm. A perfectly respectable ending to several perfectly respectable pastimes. Almost universally appreciated.

Editorial: Interpreting Voter ‘Intent': Woes of the Ballot System
The last time we checked, UC Berkeley was in California, not Florida. Californians are supposedly able to vote correctly. So much for that notion.

Letters to the Editor: Seniors Criticize Commencement Speaker Selection
I find it sad and insulting that The University of California, world renown for its political prowess and academic excellence, has chosen Jonny Moseley as this year's commencement speaker ("Gold Medalist Set to Deliver Commencement Address," April 26). The 26-year-old Moseley, a one-time Olympic gold medalist, has done little with his athletic fame other than aid in the creation of a Jonny Moseley MadTrix video game.

In-Season Sports Should be Given Field Priority
As I arrived on campus to begin my graduate studies this past fall, I anticipated a contrast in political climate from my undergraduate institution that critics often characterize as traditional and elitist.

City of Berkeley Errs on Drug Policy, Again
Once again, the city of Berkeley has sent an unambiguous message affirming its nonchalance attitude toward the issue of drugs and the harms they incur. This time, they have told the DEA to butt-out on even investigating medical marijuana "clubs," which have been deemed illegal by not only Congress, the Clinton and Bush administrations, but recently the Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling against medical pot.

The Terrorists Have Won
He's 26. He never graduated from college. He competes in a sport that makes you question the relevance of the Olympics. Yet somehow Jonny Moseley has been deemed worthy to speak at UC Berkeley's convocation, following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Madeline Albright, Janet Reno and Terry McMillan.

Recalcitrant Execs Shirk Accountability
Student Body President Wally Adeyemo had something to hide last week when he threatened to have myself and a reporter arrested for trying to cover his meeting with campus leaders.

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