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Issue #536 :: Monday, May 6, 2002

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Student Helps Palestinians at Church Standoff
A UC Berkeley student remained inside the besieged Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Sunday as reports from the region indicated a deal had been struck for Israeli forces to release the more than 100 Palestinians holed up in the building.

Nutty Goodness
UC Berkeley squirrels have been handed a new lease on life.

Rugby: Nation's Best Again, Maybe Cal's Best Ever
Jordan in the Finals. Montana in the Super Bowl. Cal rugby in the Final Four.

Bates Announces Mayoral Candidacy, Prompting Worthington to Step Aside
On the heels of his wife's successful bid for his old Assembly seat, Tom Bates announced Saturday he will challenge incumbent Mayor Shirley Dean for the city's top post in November.

News

Student Helps Palestinians at Church Standoff
A UC Berkeley student remained inside the besieged Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Sunday as reports from the region indicated a deal had been struck for Israeli forces to release the more than 100 Palestinians holed up in the building.

Bates Announces Mayoral Candidacy, Prompting Worthington to Step Aside
On the heels of his wife's successful bid for his old Assembly seat, Tom Bates announced Saturday he will challenge incumbent Mayor Shirley Dean for the city's top post in November.

Students Turn to the Sword For Medieval Weekend Fun
While many UC Berkeley students spend their weekends at the library or idling under the sun on Memorial Glade, one group of students spends its time dueling in sword fights and dressing in medieval garb.

New UC Berkeley Center to Study Science of Peace and Well-Being
UC Berkeley's Center for the Development of Peace and Well-being was inaugurated over the weekend at a symposium promoting the academic research of childhood development.

News in Brief: Tabulation of ASUC Ballots to Continue After Weeks of Delay
Independent presidential candidate Jen Lee dropped her case about confusing ballots Saturday, a move that allows the counting of ASUC elections ballots to continue.

Feature Photo: Head Over Heels


Student Action Sweeps Executive Slate
ASUC election results released earlier today show Student Action again dominated the executive seats.


Sports

Track and Field: Despite Big Effort, Bears Drop Big Meet
Down the stretch, Erin Belger was 30 meters behind Stanford freshman Lindsey Smith.

Rugby: Nation's Best Again, Maybe Cal's Best Ever
Jordan in the Finals. Montana in the Super Bowl. Cal rugby in the Final Four.

Lacrosse: Bears Fall to Card in Tourney Final
For all intents and purposes, lacrosse as we know it was invented by the Iroquois Indians in New York. That state, along with five other states on the Eastern Seaboard, produces more great high school lacrosse talent than anywhere in the country.

Baseball: In Seventh Straight Loss, Cal Just Can't Get By Stanford
STANFORD-With every passing week, the prize at the end of the road for the Cal baseball team is altered into something less appealing. With every loss, the team runs out of motives.


Opinion

Nutty Goodness
UC Berkeley squirrels have been handed a new lease on life.

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