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Issue #621 :: Tuesday, November 5, 2002

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Sex on Tuesday: Can't You Feel the Music?
It's the weekend, and here I am minding my own business and studying like a good little student when my neighbor bursts in. "Hey Teresa, have you ever heard 'Bolero' by Ravel? It's the perfect song for sex!" I must admit, I'm intrigued, especially coming from someone whose conversations with me usually consist of commiseration over organic chemistry and asking for refrigerator storage favors. But hey, such is dorm life, and I'm not about to give up an opportunity to put aside academics to think about sex. Thanks, Matt!

Cal Takes Top Honors at Taekwondo Championships
The Cal taekwondo team won its fourth consecutive national title last weekend, placing first at the 27th National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships in Agua Dia, Puerto Rico.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Barak to Speak on Campus
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, a man heralded by many Israelis as a great peacemaker, will come to UC Berkeley this month at a time when relations between Israelis and Palestinians have drastically deteriorated.

Editorial: The Daily Californian Endorsements 2002
City of Berkeley

News

Former Israeli Prime Minister Barak to Speak on Campus
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, a man heralded by many Israelis as a great peacemaker, will come to UC Berkeley this month at a time when relations between Israelis and Palestinians have drastically deteriorated.

UC Introduces Online Test Prep for High School Pupils
UC officials launched a Web site last week aimed at providing high school students with free coaching for standardized tests.

Berkeley Lab Supercomputer Will Undergo Extensive Upgrade
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced drastic increases in the processing capabilities of one of its largest supercomputers yesterday, to be made in conjunction with IBM.

UC to Lead Class Action Lawsuit Against Texas-based Energy Supplier
UC was elevated to the status of lead plaintiff in its class action lawsuit against Dynegy, Inc. last week.

News in Brief
Stolen Newspapers Found in Trash

Feature Photo: Rock the Vote


Correction
Yesterday's endorsements erroneously stated that Measure M would impose a tax on all property transactions made in Berkeley. Actually, it would exempt "owner-occupied single family homes sold at up to $350,000 or 105 percent of prior price."

Online Extra: ASUC Senate Scrambles for Money to Pay Liability to University
The ASUC has failed in its obligation to pay the university nearly half a million dollars gleaned from a recent increase in student fees, leaving the student government severely strapped for cash.


Sports

Cal Takes Top Honors at Taekwondo Championships
The Cal taekwondo team won its fourth consecutive national title last weekend, placing first at the 27th National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Championships in Agua Dia, Puerto Rico.

Pac-10 Notebook: Despite Infighting, Cougars Rout Sun Devils
Apparently, the only thing Washington State's defense needed to slow down Arizona State's dynamic offense was a hard slap in the face.

Feature Photo: Finding the Mesh



Athlete of the Week



Opinion

Sex on Tuesday: Can't You Feel the Music?
It's the weekend, and here I am minding my own business and studying like a good little student when my neighbor bursts in. "Hey Teresa, have you ever heard 'Bolero' by Ravel? It's the perfect song for sex!" I must admit, I'm intrigued, especially coming from someone whose conversations with me usually consist of commiseration over organic chemistry and asking for refrigerator storage favors. But hey, such is dorm life, and I'm not about to give up an opportunity to put aside academics to think about sex. Thanks, Matt!

Editorial: The Daily Californian Endorsements 2002
City of Berkeley

Letters to the Editor
Power Changes, Revolutions Begin at Ballot Box

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


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