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Issue #547 :: Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Top Headlines

Fruterro Faces Tough Competition, Decision
During the summer many Cal students return home to pursue professional opportunities.

Travelogue: Let Someone Else Pay
I am leaving for Europe today. My bank account promises a deluxe summer, and all I have to do is read, write and meet with wise people.

Voters to Consider a Cap On Local Building Heights
A new initiative seeking to limit the height of Berkeley buildings to three stories in some city zones, will be on the November ballot.

Cal Hosts World Taekwondo Championship for Second Time
Over 400 contestants from 32 countries gathered in Berkeley last week for the 7th World University Taekwondo Championship, held June 12-15 at Haas Pavilion.

News

Divestment Campaign Strong, Justified
Last Tuesday's opinion page was full of debate about the divestment campaign currently being waged to put pressure on UC to divest from Israel. I would like to respond to some of the points that were raised.

Voters to Consider a Cap On Local Building Heights
A new initiative seeking to limit the height of Berkeley buildings to three stories in some city zones, will be on the November ballot.

Breast Cancer Claims Life of ‘Mother Poet' June Jordan
about love," award-winning poet June Jordan wrote about the death of Princess Diana in 1997.

Group Finds Discourse on Middle East Conflict
Amid shouts of hatred fueled by the Middle East conflict, one UC Berkeley student group seeking to represent a variety of perspectives calls for a dialogue of understanding.

Woman Sexually Assaulted, Beaten on South Berkeley Street
An unknown man sexually assaulted and beat a woman in the open on a South Berkeley street early Saturday after dragging her a half-block, police said.

APs May Not Help Future UC, CSU Applicants' GPAs
UC- and CSU-bound high school students may no longer be able to boost their grade point averages by taking accelerated courses if the State Legislature decides to abolish weighted grades.

Berkeley Superintendent Has Seen Rocky First Year
For nine years, Michele Lawrence raised academic standards, closed an achievement gap and introduced a conflict mediation program at a school district in Southern California, but nothing could have prepared her for the budget crisis plaguing the Berkeley Unified School District.

News in Brief: Bicyclist Dies After Colliding With Car
A Berkeley resident died yesterday morning after he was struck while riding his bike in South Berkeley, police said in a statement.

Feature Photo: Keeping Tabs on Pappy


Correction
Friday's article "City Votes Against Instant Runoff System" should have stated that proponents of the instant runoff process said the City Council rejected the plan because of its potential benefits to progressive candidates, not moderate candidates.


Sports

Fruterro Faces Tough Competition, Decision
During the summer many Cal students return home to pursue professional opportunities.

Cal Hosts World Taekwondo Championship for Second Time
Over 400 contestants from 32 countries gathered in Berkeley last week for the 7th World University Taekwondo Championship, held June 12-15 at Haas Pavilion.

Nation's Top Decathletes, Heptathletes Gather at Edwards This Week
Golden Bear track and field fans will be in for a treat this week.


Opinion

Editorial: Fairness in Admissions: The Problems of Weighted GPAs
Accelerated courses in high schools reward true academic pursuit for students seeking to learn at a depth and pace greater than what is required.

Letters to the Editor: Lab's New Role in Homeland Security Disputed
Your June 11 "Homeland Security's Role at Lawrence Livermore Lab" editorial takes the cake, specifically when it closes with "Everyone deserves more to know more."

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


Travelogue: Let Someone Else Pay
I am leaving for Europe today. My bank account promises a deluxe summer, and all I have to do is read, write and meet with wise people.

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