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Issue #566 :: Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Top Headlines

Travelogue: Homecoming Blues
One of the most neglected topics within travel literature is definitely "the homecoming." Plenty of people write about going places, about how you should pack your suitcase, about what you should know before you go. But what about coming home? What about the return, the regaining of the routine, the restoring of your everyday life?

Coughlin, Bears Win at Nationals
For most people, setting a world record would be the achievement of a lifetime.

Mexican Investigation Validates Corn Study
New evidence has emerged regarding the controversial report by a UC Berkeley assistant professor and graduate student on the existence of genetically modified corn in Mexico.

Editorial: Scrimping Reveals Where Priorities Lie
UC lecturers have been without a contract for two years now. Their union leadership will gather Wednesday on Sproul Plaza to announce whether they will strike at UC Berkeley during the first few weeks of class this fall.

News

Mexican Investigation Validates Corn Study
New evidence has emerged regarding the controversial report by a UC Berkeley assistant professor and graduate student on the existence of genetically modified corn in Mexico.

UC Students Hone Vision at Annual Meeting
IRVINE, Calif.-Increased youth vote, opposition to the Racial Privacy Initiative and maintaining student fees were the issues supported at the UC Student Assembly's annual Congress.

Cal Grants On Hold as State Budget Stalls in Sacramento
With colleges preparing to begin the academic year, students may soon feel the effects of the state budget stalemate, which is delaying the payment of Cal Grants.

Possible Reverse of Alcohol Ban May Reopen Taps at Greek Parties
The long drought on Fraternity Row may soon end but not because of any impending storm.

News in Brief: Police Say Graffiti May Be Hate Crime
Police are investigating the Sunday defacement of an Elmwood Israeli restaurant as a possible hate crime.

News in Brief: Burglary Victims Pursue Suspect
Two burglary victims took policing into their own hands Friday with the help of two onlookers when they chased the suspected culprit-who wounded one pursuer with a knife-before he was arrested, police said.

UC Berkeley Clerical Workers and Lecturers on Strike
Students may find classes canceled, libraries closed, and paperwork stacked when they start the semester Monday-the results of a three-day strike by UC Berkeley clerical workers' and lecturers' unions.


Sports

Coughlin, Bears Win at Nationals
For most people, setting a world record would be the achievement of a lifetime.

Powell Puts Past Behind Him
The Bears had just taken the lead in the third overtime of a home game against UCLA in 2000.

Sports in Brief: Bear Fans Invited To Be Appreciated
Cal football fans anxious for the upcoming season will have a chance to meet new head coach Jeff Tedford as well as a number of players at the annual Fan Appreciation Day this Saturday, Aug. 24.

Sports in Brief: Basketball Adds Spanish Recruit
The Cal men's basketball team added some size to its incoming recruiting class.

Sports in Brief: Soccer's Krupnik Heads to Big Apple
The 2001 Cal soccer squad has now sent two players to the Major League Soccer league.

Sports in Brief: First Three Football Games Televised
If you can not afford football tickets but want to watch Cal's first few games this season, do not worry.


Opinion

Travelogue: Homecoming Blues
One of the most neglected topics within travel literature is definitely "the homecoming." Plenty of people write about going places, about how you should pack your suitcase, about what you should know before you go. But what about coming home? What about the return, the regaining of the routine, the restoring of your everyday life?

Editorial: Scrimping Reveals Where Priorities Lie
UC lecturers have been without a contract for two years now. Their union leadership will gather Wednesday on Sproul Plaza to announce whether they will strike at UC Berkeley during the first few weeks of class this fall.

Letters to the Editor: Alumni Encouraged to Donate to Unions
Recently I received information from the Coalition of University Employees regarding contract negotiations for clerical employees at UC's nine campuses and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. I was disturbed to learn there is a crisis of clerical turnover at UC.

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