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Issue #83 :: Tuesday, January 18, 2000

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UC, GSI Union Continue to Debate Terms
After more than 300 hours of negotiations, there is still no contract agreement between the UC system and 10,000 unionized graduate student instructors.

Hello Again
Let me be the first to welcome you back after a hopefully restful break! We've much to look forward to on the Sex on Tuesday front this semester, including National Condom Day in February (it falls on Valentine's Day) and National Masturbation Month in May. Of course, I hope to hear from you regarding any sexual health questions that you have or that come up throughout the course of the semester. For now, though, here are some interesting questions I got over winter break.

Playing the Oscar Field
Whether you plan to use it for heavy gambling or just personal illumination, here's the Daily Cal's picks for Oscar 2000 in all the major categories - and one very special bonus category.

Cal Struggles To Oregon Split
The new semester has just begun, but the Cal men's basketball team's freshmen have already undergone a crucial stage of their education.

News

UC, GSI Union Continue to Debate Terms
After more than 300 hours of negotiations, there is still no contract agreement between the UC system and 10,000 unionized graduate student instructors.

City Council Debates Merits of Webcasting Weekly Meetings
Targeting the computer savvy who wish to stay apprised of local politics, the Berkeley City Council tonight will consider exploring the possibility of broadcasting future council meetings live on the Internet.

Council to Investigate Status of Ordinance
The Berkeley City Council is expected to vote tonight on whether to request a status report on an ordinance that would require city contractors to provide equal benefits to the domestic partners of their employees.

UC Network to Increase ‘Intellectual Content' on TV
The UC system has expanded into the living room after a federal ruling helped accelerate the creation of a new public interest national television station.

Police Chief Bans Use of Seals on Pepper Spray
Concerned about officer safety, the Berkeley police chief has ordered the removal of special seals on pepper spray canisters designed to prevent police from misusing the chemical.

News in Brief: Ethnic Studies Protesters Receive Warning Letters
Five third world Liberation Front members charged with violating the Code of Student Conduct received letters of warning, the least severe punishment for violating the code.


Sports

Cal Struggles To Oregon Split
The new semester has just begun, but the Cal men's basketball team's freshmen have already undergone a crucial stage of their education.

Holmoe Fills Holes With New Recruits
With the Feb. 2 signing date looming, Cal head football coach Tom Holmoe is putting the finishing touches on his 2000 recruiting class.

Top Receiver Gets Bottom Grades
The Cal football team suffered a serious blow last week when the coaching staff learned that redshirt freshman wide receiver Mike Ainsworth has failed out of school.

Bears' Pac-10 Slide Persists
Your team has just lost its seventh game in a row - a game which it dominated in the second half, only to let it slip away in the last two minutes. It is pretty clear how you feel:


Arts & Entertainment

Playing the Oscar Field
Whether you plan to use it for heavy gambling or just personal illumination, here's the Daily Cal's picks for Oscar 2000 in all the major categories - and one very special bonus category.

re:CDs - System of a Lowdown

Music From The Motion Picture Sweet And Lowdown

White Space