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Issue #553 :: Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Top Headlines

Travelogue: A Tale of Two Cities
Yeah, it's cold out there. Make sure you have a jacket-a jacket or a woman."

Field Hockey Club Sports International Flare
In a sport that has less official U.S. members than undergraduates at Cal, the Bears' field hockey club team is truly one of a kind.

Colleges Help U.S. Keep Tabs on Foreign Students
Some certified schools across the nation began helping the U.S. government track international students last week by releasing student information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service via an electronic database.

Editorial: Suicide Prevention Efforts Fall Short of Need
Attaining knowledge about any problem is crucial to combating the problem. Knowing how to approach a problem is impossible unless knowledge about it can be acquired properly.

News

Feature Photo: Summer Serenade


Suicide Increase Highlights Mental Health of Students
The suicides of two UC Berkeley students last spring and the increase in national suicide rates are forcing officials to take a closer look at student mental health on campuses across the United States.

Ethernet Speed Augmented by Berkeley Lab
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shattered barriers in data transfer last week, with the development of a connection capable of transferring huge amounts of information equivalent to the mathematical calculation of colliding black holes.

Nurse Strike to Hit Alta Bates Next Week
More than 2,200 registered nurses from five Bay Area hospitals including Berkeley's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, will strike on July 17, following the collapse of six weeks of negotiations late Saturday night.

Dig Site Yields Clues to Early Human Migration
Prehistoric tools and ancient skeletal remains found in the Republic of Georgia reinforce that early human ancestors migrated out of Africa, Berkeley scientists concurred last week.

Two Shot as Local Party Turns Violent
What began as a brawl at a South Berkeley hip-hop dance party ended in chaos after gunfire erupted inside and around the overcrowded event late Saturday and early Sunday, wounding two.

Local Citizens Decry Lab Transfer Of Potentially Radioactive Waste
Berkeley residents are working to stop the transfer of potentially hazardous and radioactive material from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Colleges Help U.S. Keep Tabs on Foreign Students
Some certified schools across the nation began helping the U.S. government track international students last week by releasing student information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service via an electronic database.

News in Brief: Bill Bans Parking Ticket Quotas
Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill last Friday banning quotas on parking tickets in the UC system.


Sports

Field Hockey Club Sports International Flare
In a sport that has less official U.S. members than undergraduates at Cal, the Bears' field hockey club team is truly one of a kind.

Softball: Ninemire and Staff Honored for Success
After the most successful season in Cal softball history, the Bears' coaching staff received further accolades last week.

Whine Cellar: Probation Doesn't Cost Cal Much
Hello, and welcome to a midsummer classic edition of the Whine Cellar. Lots to talk about, so let's get right to it.

Sports in Brief: DuBois Named Gymnastics Coach
Former West Virginia assistant coach Cari DuBois was named head coach of the Cal women's gymnastics team yesterday.


Opinion

Travelogue: A Tale of Two Cities
Yeah, it's cold out there. Make sure you have a jacket-a jacket or a woman."

Editorial: Suicide Prevention Efforts Fall Short of Need
Attaining knowledge about any problem is crucial to combating the problem. Knowing how to approach a problem is impossible unless knowledge about it can be acquired properly.

Letters to the Editor: Is Taking Away Financial Aid for Drug Use Fair?
I am totally mortified at Salar Jahedi's column on people who take illegal drugs ("A Drug-Free Berkeley," July 5).

Editorial Art by Darrin Bell


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