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Issue #85 :: Thursday, January 20, 2000

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Seeing Double
You get the feeling that Jason and Jarron Collins have been through all of this before.

Realty Owner Charged With Felony
The owner of Berkeley's largest realty company - who owns many apartments rented by UC Berkeley students - has been charged with illegally importing immigrants into the United States, law enforcement officials announced yesterday.

Apathy, It's the American Way
Last year, I read the sign that said "White Males Only." As I walked past so many glares, I was singled out and subjected to many a harsh word. I continued on to my class, and I wondered, "What the hell was that all about?" I didn't give a rat's ass about the cause, or even why so many people were so angry (seemingly) at me. I just wanted to know why someone thought it would be cute to block a major entrance to the campus. After all, I was already late to class.

Cal Hosts Last Home Meet
Tomorrow Spieker Pool will see its most intense competition of the season as both the Cal men's and women's swim teams kick off Pac-10 competition. This weekend, the Bears will be hosting the Arizona schools in Cal's last home meets of the season.

News

Realty Owner Charged With Felony
The owner of Berkeley's largest realty company - who owns many apartments rented by UC Berkeley students - has been charged with illegally importing immigrants into the United States, law enforcement officials announced yesterday.

Legitimacy of SAT Challenged
SAN FRANCISCO-The use of the Scholastic Achievement Test in college admissions came under fire at yesterday's meeting of the UC Board of Regents.

Regents Discuss Uses For Increased State Funding
SAN FRANCISCO-The UC Board of Regents met yesterday at UCSF Laurel Heights to discuss plans for educational recruitment and the development of science centers.

Car Accident Causes Student's Death
A UC Berkeley student was killed in a car accident over winter vacation after he failed to regain consciousness following four days on life support.

Draft of Southside Plan Completed
The university and the city released a draft this week of a plan designed to tackle issues such as housing and transportation in Berkeley's Southside area.

Ethnic Studies Protestors Face Allegations
Five UC Berkeley students face criminal charges in Alameda county court stemming from their participation in a 10-hour standoff at Barrows Hall during last spring's ethnic studies protest.

College of Letters and Science Offers New Course Options
For students who find fulfilling breadth requirements just another tedious chore, a new cluster of courses called the Letters and Science College Courses may be the answer to making breadth fulfilling a more enjoyable experience.

News in Brief: Council Reacts To Broken BART Elevators at Downtown Station
The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved a measure Tuesday requesting that BART make certain accommodations when it fixes elevators at the Downtown Berkeley station later this year.


Sports

Seeing Double
You get the feeling that Jason and Jarron Collins have been through all of this before.

Cal Hosts Last Home Meet
Tomorrow Spieker Pool will see its most intense competition of the season as both the Cal men's and women's swim teams kick off Pac-10 competition. This weekend, the Bears will be hosting the Arizona schools in Cal's last home meets of the season.

Bears Will Rely On Young Talent
Youth movement: n. an influx of young talent that replaces seasoned veterans to make way for a new era.

Sports Briefs: Center to Leave Men's Hoops
Sophomore Shahar Gordon will not be with the Cal basketball team next season, the center confirmed yesterday.


Opinion

Apathy, It's the American Way
Last year, I read the sign that said "White Males Only." As I walked past so many glares, I was singled out and subjected to many a harsh word. I continued on to my class, and I wondered, "What the hell was that all about?" I didn't give a rat's ass about the cause, or even why so many people were so angry (seemingly) at me. I just wanted to know why someone thought it would be cute to block a major entrance to the campus. After all, I was already late to class.

AGSE: Embrace Progressive Change
The day after my arrest by members of my own bargaining team and local UAW officials, I heard Bill Fletcher in a KPFA interview. Fletcher, who is now assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, may be the highest ranking black official in the union movement. As it turns out, Fletcher and I are in the same organization, but we have never met. Like many other unions, AGSE-UAW falls under the umbrella of the AFL-CIO. The AFL-CIO is part of the trade union movement - and trade union's are in deep shit these days.

Ethnic Studies Protesters Misrepresent Their Actions
I would like to commend Dallas Lawrence on his thoughtful opinion piece on the university's recent third world Liberation Front decision. ("Recommendation Sets Dangerous Precedent," Jan. 18). A basic confusion seems to have developed within the popular debate over the hearing, and among the interested parties.

Letters to the Editor: Union Infighting Misses the Mark
The real culprit when it comes to racism in the workplace for university employees, graduate students and otherwise, is not the union, but the administration.

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