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Issue #557 :: Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Top Headlines

Soccer Exhibition a Chance To Showcase Edwards
A large turnout filled the bleachers of Edwards Stadium Sunday to watch an international soccer game between the Atlas of Guadalajara and the Monarchs of Morelia.

Proposed Crackdown Targets Drugs at Raves
Allow ecstasy and go to jail, say state and federal law makers who want to restrict the rave party scene, which is associated with illegal drug use.

Travelogue: A Weekend in Spain
Friday, 6 a.m.:
Leaning on my luggage cart in the airport, I'm struggling not to fall asleep. Around me are a myriad of tourists with giant suitcases. My own bag is small, and I am proud to travel light. I'm going to Alicante, Spain, for the weekend to visit a friend, and my purpose is to export some tension and seriousness for a few days and then import some centigrades to chilly Northern Europe where I reside for the summer.

Hunt Crosses Finish Line
After 31 years at the helm and a disappointing final season, Erv Hunt stepped down as Cal's director of track and field last week.

News

New University Apartments Set Out Welcome Mat for 120
Freshly-painted walls, new furniture and untouched rooms, all within a short walking distance from campus-no, this is not a description of a high-rent luxurious Berkeley apartment. These are some of the perks lucky upper-division and graduate students will enjoy this fall, living in a new UC Berkeley apartment complex.

UC Berkeley Offers First Completely Online Class
Some students will complete a UC Berkeley course and receive university credit this summer and fall, without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Availability of Child Care Drops Despite Funding
Despite a dramatic increase in funding, a UC Berkeley research team reports a decline in California child care spaces in a study released Friday.

Course Description No Longer Warns Conservative Minds
The English Department released a revised description last week for a controversial course on Palestinian literature.

News in Brief: Origin of Cocoa Dated to 600 B.C.
Chocolate has been found in 2,600-year-old Mayan pottery, a UC Berkeley professor and her graduate student confirmed in a study published July 18.

Proposed Crackdown Targets Drugs at Raves
Allow ecstasy and go to jail, say state and federal law makers who want to restrict the rave party scene, which is associated with illegal drug use.

Berkeley Playgrounds Among Safest in State
Berkeley has safe playgrounds, according to a study to be released today exploring the hazards of California play yards.

Anti-Terror Law Opens Student Lives To Government
U.S. student records could be potentially seized, searched and passed on to government officials without their knowledge, after legislation diminishing student privacy became law in October.


Sports

Soccer Exhibition a Chance To Showcase Edwards
A large turnout filled the bleachers of Edwards Stadium Sunday to watch an international soccer game between the Atlas of Guadalajara and the Monarchs of Morelia.

Hunt Crosses Finish Line
After 31 years at the helm and a disappointing final season, Erv Hunt stepped down as Cal's director of track and field last week.

Training Camp to Test Commitment To Excellence of Walker, Fields
Trips to the Napa Valley usually include wine tasting and some rest and relaxation.

Sports in Brief: W. Swim Club Successful in L.A.
With Spieker Aquatics Complex under renovations this summer, the Cal women's swimming team has been swimming in a number of different pools.


Opinion

Editorial Art by Darrin Bell


Letters to the Editor: Nonresident Tuition Hike Unfair, Ill-Timed
The UC Board of Regents' decision to increase nonresident undergraduate tuition by 16 percent and nonresident graduate tuition by 4 percent for the 2002-03 academic year is unfair, distasteful and yet, sadly enough, quite unsurprising ("Regents Raise Nonresident Tuition," July 19).

Editorial: Tuition Increase Only A Temporary Fix
It's the most painful one-time tuition hike for out-of-state students in a decade: Nonresident undergraduate students will have to pay an extra 16 percent in tuition-$1,305-for the 2002-03 year.

Editorial: Lawmakers Target Raves, Not Illegal Drug Use
Federal and state lawmakers have declared a crackdown on ecstasy use.

Travelogue: ‘Sí. Wait, I Mean Oui.'
After 17 hours, I landed in Charles de Gaulle. The Airport, not the dead statesman.

Travelogue: A Weekend in Spain
Friday, 6 a.m.:
Leaning on my luggage cart in the airport, I'm struggling not to fall asleep. Around me are a myriad of tourists with giant suitcases. My own bag is small, and I am proud to travel light. I'm going to Alicante, Spain, for the weekend to visit a friend, and my purpose is to export some tension and seriousness for a few days and then import some centigrades to chilly Northern Europe where I reside for the summer.

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