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Issue #563 :: Tuesday, August 13, 2002

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Bears Open Fall Camp
The Cal football team opened fall practice last weekend at Witter Field.

State Exam Loses Takers In Berkeley
Fewer Berkeley High School students took state standardized tests last year after some teachers informed students of their right to withdraw from the examinations.

Travelogue: Crossing Borders
Three months after state-sponsored violence against the Muslims of Gujarat killed more than 1,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, I arrived in Ahmadabad, India, with 10 students from Delhi University.

Spikers Optimistic Heading Into 2002 Campaign
The Cal volleyball team began fall practice Friday in preparation of a 2002 season it hopes will be a successful Pac-10 schedule and a NCAA tournament bid.

News

State Exam Loses Takers In Berkeley
Fewer Berkeley High School students took state standardized tests last year after some teachers informed students of their right to withdraw from the examinations.

Harder Tests May Await Grad School Applicants
Graduate and medical school-bound students may face tougher admissions because of changes to entrance tests planned for the fall and spring.

Slow Economy Creates Shift to Renters' Market
UC Berkeley students will return to campus this fall with a pleasant surprise-lower rent and more vacant apartments-as a result of the Bay Area's ailing economy.

Stock Market Losses Crunch City Budget
The recent stock market plunge may wreak havoc on the city of Berkeley's finances, which may force the city to ask voters to raise taxes-for less services.

Board May Rule On Daily Cal's Campus Lease
The ASUC Store Operations Board is expected to meet today to decide whether to renew The Daily Californian's lease.

Department Introduces New Urban Studies Major
Students can apply to a new urban studies major this fall, which will explore city planning and design.

Residents Draw Line in Hopes of Creek Resurrection
Visualize a gently babbling creek flowing down Center and Oxford streets in Berkeley's busy Downtown. While it may seem like a fantasy to some, proponents of opening Strawberry Creek drew a blue line Wednesday where they hope to see the creek surface.

City Turns to Straw For Construction of New Nature Center
No amount of huffing and puffing can blow this straw house down. The Berkeley community Thursday began to construct a new building of a nature center composed almost entirely of straw.

News in Brief: Robber Injures Teller In Credit Union Heist
An employee was injured after two men took over a South Berkeley credit union in an armed robbery late yesterday morning, police said.

Feature Photo: Floating Away


Correction
Last Tuesday's op-ed "Marla Bennett's Story" erroneously stated that Bennett graduated from UC Berkeley in 2002. She actually graduated in 2000.

Alarms Can Be Expensive Noisemakers
When the security system at the Alpha Chi Omega sorority is triggered-be it an inattentive sister or an intruder-the police won't come.


Sports

Bears Open Fall Camp
The Cal football team opened fall practice last weekend at Witter Field.

Spikers Optimistic Heading Into 2002 Campaign
The Cal volleyball team began fall practice Friday in preparation of a 2002 season it hopes will be a successful Pac-10 schedule and a NCAA tournament bid.

Gladstone Stays Put with Crew
Cal athletic director Steve Gladstone has decided to continue as head coach of the men's crew team.

Sports in Brief: Jackson Helps Team USA to Silver
Cal first baseman Conor Jackson and the USA Baseball National Team earned the silver medal at the first FISU Collegiate World Baseball Championship last weekend in Messina, Italy.


Opinion

Travelogue: Crossing Borders
Three months after state-sponsored violence against the Muslims of Gujarat killed more than 1,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, I arrived in Ahmadabad, India, with 10 students from Delhi University.

Editorial: University, Students Benefit From On-Campus Daily Cal
This afternoon, the nine-member ASUC Store Operations Board could decide whether The Daily Californian will remain on campus.

Letters to the Editor: UC Unfairly Limits Benefits for Union Employees
The August 2 article, "New Program Limits Perks For Some UC Union Employees," highlights two problems with the university.

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


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