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Issue #561 :: Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Top Headlines

Football Newcomers Begin Cal Careers with Small Steps
The newest members of the Cal football team arrived in Berkeley Monday, to a warm but somewhat daunting welcome.

Nursing Mothers Break Record
More than 2,000 breasts, 1,000 babies and one Guinness World Record later, mothers from around the world proved breast-feeding is the way to go, last Saturday.

Travelogue: You Need This
I regularly get e-mails telling me what I must have. You know, the one with, "Every woman should have a youth she's content to leave behind ... a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age ... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra ..." et cetera.

Jackson Posts Big Numbers for Team USA in Europe
Many students travel abroad during the summer. But very few win world championships while doing so.

News

Nursing Mothers Break Record
More than 2,000 breasts, 1,000 babies and one Guinness World Record later, mothers from around the world proved breast-feeding is the way to go, last Saturday.

Foreign Students Face Delays For Campus Jobs
International students may have to wait longer before starting campus jobs this fall because of tighter restrictions on the distribution of social security numbers.

Southside Coffeehouse Plays Host to Fast Food
Neatly tucked into what a month ago was an independent Berkeley coffee house, patrons can not only purchase a cup of freshly brewed coffee, but also a Subway sandwich, courtesy of the nation's second largest restaurant chain.

Activist Priest Prepares For His Longest Incarceration
More than 600 people filled the pews at a Berkeley church, Saturday night, to hear Rev. Bill O'Donnell before he serves prison time for a civil disobedience act in protest of U.S.-trained combatants.

ASUC Executives Plan Big Changes For Coming Year
While many UC Berkeley students wake up at 1 p.m. to catch Saturday Night Live reruns, ASUC executives are busy planning for the upcoming year.

The Call of the False Alarm
Firetrucks and engines speed through crowded Southside streets with lights flashing and sirens blaring-an event that often repeats several times in a day.

Campus Headlines: Smoking, Depression Examined in Study
A five-year study under way at the University of Michigan's Nicotine Research Laboratory is attempting to better explain the hazy relationship between clinical depression and smoking.


Sports

Football Newcomers Begin Cal Careers with Small Steps
The newest members of the Cal football team arrived in Berkeley Monday, to a warm but somewhat daunting welcome.

Jackson Posts Big Numbers for Team USA in Europe
Many students travel abroad during the summer. But very few win world championships while doing so.

Sports in Brief: Bears Sixth in Asch's Farewell Tourney
A chapter of Cal men's water polo history was closed last weekend, when the team played its final games under the direction of coach Peter Asch.


Opinion

Travelogue: You Need This
I regularly get e-mails telling me what I must have. You know, the one with, "Every woman should have a youth she's content to leave behind ... a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age ... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra ..." et cetera.

Editorial: Sacrificing the Good of The Many for the Few
Isn't a city of more than 100,000 residents entitled to a hospital that has adequate emergency room services?

Marla Bennett's Story
Editor's Note: This column was published originally in the San Diego Jewish Press-Heritage on May 10, 2002.

Treatment of UC Lecturers is Harmful to Undergraduate Education
I would like to comment on statements made in the article, "State Audit Exposes Wage Disparity in UC System (July 26)."

Letters to the Editor
Salar Jahedi's latest column may be your crowning glory ("Honey, We Need to Talk," August 8). While his few previous columns I had read exhibited a remarkable lack of thoughtfulness or wit, combined with an inexplicable smugness and pretension, Salar's latest column takes the cake.

Editorial Art by Darrin Bell


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