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Issue #84 :: Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Top Headlines

Stanford Will Test Bear Cubs
With an entire week to prepare for this coming Saturday's showdown against No. 3 Stanford, the Cal men's basketball team was hoping to venture into uncharted territory and discover something often missing in young teams: consistency.

UC Researchers Unravel Physics Mystery
Scientists working at UC-run laboratories have employed supercomputers to solve one of quantum physics' principal questions.

Man Dies From Bullet Wound
A Berkeley resident was found fatally shot in the head in a parking complex in South Berkeley last week, police said yesterday.

Dispatch: Gotham
I was sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when Willie G came up to me, eyeing my bright yellow Cal cap and holding a bright yellow sheet of paper in his hand. I would soon learn that he called himself The Poet of New York City, and he sold his poems for whatever pedestrians could afford.

News

Man Dies From Bullet Wound
A Berkeley resident was found fatally shot in the head in a parking complex in South Berkeley last week, police said yesterday.

Graduate Student Union Claims Discrimination
A faction of UC Berkeley's graduate student union has accused the head negotiators of discrimination, alleging a "pattern of racist exclusion."

UC Regents Discuss Increased Enrollment
The UC Board of Regents is scheduled to discuss today and tomorrow its continued efforts to prepare for the 60,000 extra students expected to enter the UC system over the next 10 years.

City Officials Address Pedestrian Safety
After a recent study revealed Berkeley has a high rate of pedestrian accidents, city officials said yesterday they are taking steps to make the city's crosswalks safer.

News in Brief: Professor Chosen to Judge Martin Luther King Jr. Contest
A UC Berkeley professor has been selected to help judge a design contest for a memorial honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Sports

Stanford Will Test Bear Cubs
With an entire week to prepare for this coming Saturday's showdown against No. 3 Stanford, the Cal men's basketball team was hoping to venture into uncharted territory and discover something often missing in young teams: consistency.

Hoops Race Heats Up
For those who have a vested interest in Pac-10 sports and are still licking their wounds from a lackluster football season, there is a simple remedy:

Swimmers Complete Warm-ups For Pac-10
While most students spent their break relaxing or trying vainly to scrounge up money for textbooks, the Cal men's swimming team enjoyed a scant 10 days off before returning to the Bay Area for some intensive training and competition.

Rebuilding Begins for Cal
The Cal men's gymnastics team appears well on its way to returning to the national prominence that eluded the squad last year, while the women's team appears to be one step closer to being recognized on the national scene.

Sports Briefs: Football Transfers Bulk Up Offense
Fresh off the loss of its top two pass-catchers from 1999, the Cal football team got a boost from the enrollment of three junior college transfer receivers.


Opinion

Dispatch: Gotham
I was sitting on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when Willie G came up to me, eyeing my bright yellow Cal cap and holding a bright yellow sheet of paper in his hand. I would soon learn that he called himself The Poet of New York City, and he sold his poems for whatever pedestrians could afford.

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