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Issue #88 :: Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Top Headlines

'Barrows Six' Offered Reduced Charges For Ethnic Studies Arrests
The Alameda County district attorney yesterday offered to reduce the charges of six students arrested in April during a 10-hour standoff in Barrows Hall.

Navigating the Anus
Q: My partner and I want to experiment with anal sex, but we haven't done it yet because we're worried about pain and a possible mess. Can you give us some ideas on how to make anal sex easier?

Wethers' Game Is Clearing Up
Brian Wethers knew this day was coming. Most who saw Wethers play in high school agreed.

Throwing Them a Bone
Any sports movie with any sort of serious tone will almost always tackle one

News

'Barrows Six' Offered Reduced Charges For Ethnic Studies Arrests
The Alameda County district attorney yesterday offered to reduce the charges of six students arrested in April during a 10-hour standoff in Barrows Hall.

Senator Offers Federal Assistance In Landlord Probe
The ongoing police investigation of Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy, who law officials have alleged illegally imported Indian girls into the United States for sex, has drawn the attention of at least one prominent national figure - Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Mayor to Confront Gun Lawsuit in Washington
Rather than presiding over tonight's meeting of the Berkeley City Council, Mayor Shirley Dean plans to be in Washington, D.C., to discuss, among other topics, a lawsuit filed against her by a pro-gun group.

Copwatch Offers Class on Role of Police
UC Berkeley is a campus known for its many protests, which often bring students in close contact with the police department.

Committee Approves Bicycle Plan
Berkeley's transportation commission has approved a plan designed to facilitate bicycle riding on the city's streets.

UC Revises Licensee Code of Conduct
Following a year and a half of pressure from student activists, the UC system has strengthened its code of conduct for manufacturers who make clothing and other goods that bear the UC logo.

News in Brief: Professor Releases Book Criticizing San Francisco's Environmental Impact on State
A UC Berkeley professor has released a new book comparing San Francisco to an imperial state that leaves destruction and devastation behind on its path to glory.


Sports

Wethers' Game Is Clearing Up
Brian Wethers knew this day was coming. Most who saw Wethers play in high school agreed.

Baseball Hyped for Season Opener
For first time in eight months, the scene at Evans Diamond today will no longer involve an empty field where the only discernible action is the field's crew meticulously maintaining the baseball diamond.

Bears Take on More Ranked Foes
In a mirror image of the previous week's results, the Cal women's gymnastics squad let another lead slip away in the final rotation against a nationally ranked program, while the Cal men's squad easily defeated Stanford for the second time in two weeks.

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Ervin
Cal freshman swimmer Anthony Ervin made quite a splash in his first Pac-10 meets of the season. The sprinter helped lead the No. 5 Bears to wins over No. 3 Arizona and No. 12 Arizona State this past weekend at Spieker Pool.

Sports Brief: Bill Could Eliminate NCAA Sports Wagers
A bill that would ban gambling on collegiate athletics will be introduced to the U.S. Senate tomorrow, a Pac-10 official said yesterday.


Arts & Entertainment

Throwing Them a Bone
Any sports movie with any sort of serious tone will almost always tackle one

The Kids Are Alright
Have Kid Dynamite broken up, or not? I've heard the rumor voiced and disavowed so many times in the last few weeks that I'm not sure what to believe anymore. I know that vocalist Jason Shevchuk has left the band, but it's not clear yet whether that means the remaining members have decided to end K.D. as a living entity.

Sex And The Civil Life
If the "secret to race relations is horizontal relations," then the new play Civil Sex could have prevented the Civil War, Apartheid and O.J. Simpson - it's that sexually charged.

White Space