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Issue #89 :: Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Top Headlines

Landlord's Bail Set at $10 Million
A federal judge ruled yesterday to release Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landlord under investigation for allegedly bringing Indian girls into the United States for sex, after setting a $10 million bail.

Reddy For the Worst
When I first heard that Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the owner of Reddy Realty, was arrested and charged for importing young girls from India to exploit them sexually and otherwise, my knee-jerk reaction was "Oh God! Will I still have to pay rent?"

Activists Sue UC, DOE for Code Violations
A group of local doctors and environmentalists have sued UC and several federal government agencies because of alleged violations of the California Environmental Quality Act.

BEARS Failure Delays Hiring
The Cal Athletic Department's search for a new men's soccer coach has been delayed by its department-wide budget review sparked by the failure of the Bridging Equity, Athletics and Recreational Sports referendum, according to a high-ranking department official.

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Landlord's Bail Set at $10 Million
A federal judge ruled yesterday to release Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the Berkeley landlord under investigation for allegedly bringing Indian girls into the United States for sex, after setting a $10 million bail.

‘Barrows Six' Strike Deal, Avoid Trial
The six students arrested during last April's 10-hour standoff in Barrows Hall pleaded no contest to their criminal charges yesterday.

Several Women Missing
Concerned tenants have alerted police that several young women employed as housecleaners by Reddy Realty have not been seen for several days, raising suspicions that the girls were sent back to India to prevent them from talking to police.

Evaluation Program Raises Questions
A $30,000 program from the ASUC Office of Academic Affairs is being criticized by some student officials who say its benefits do not justify its cost.

City, University Discuss Development Projects
Berkeley residents and university officials met late Monday night to mull over potential changes to a set of new campus development proposals.

Realty Owner's Practices Questioned
The recent arrest of Berkeley property owner Lakireddy Bali Reddy, owner of Reddy Realty, has drawn attention to his history as a landlord.

City Establishes Online Discussion
The city of Berkeley and a local software company yesterday launched an online forum designed to seek community input on housing, transportation and other planning issues.

News in Brief: Berkeley Teachers Picket Schools Over Contracts
Berkeley teachers continued to picket local schools before classes began yesterday morning as contract negotiations with the Berkeley Unified School district dragged on through their 10th month.


Sports

BEARS Failure Delays Hiring
The Cal Athletic Department's search for a new men's soccer coach has been delayed by its department-wide budget review sparked by the failure of the Bridging Equity, Athletics and Recreational Sports referendum, according to a high-ranking department official.

Baseball Starts With a Bang
While the lazy days of summer are still months away, the Cal baseball team found itself already hard at work in its season opener yesterday at Evans Field.

You, You, You, You: Finally Woke Up
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF HAAS PAVILION - Up here, it takes just a split second longer.

Trojans Run Ahead of the Pac
With three Pac-10 teams ranked in the top-25 coming into last week's action, logic would infer that one of those teams would sit atop the conference when the dust settled after Saturday's play.


Opinion

Reddy For the Worst
When I first heard that Lakireddy Bali Reddy, the owner of Reddy Realty, was arrested and charged for importing young girls from India to exploit them sexually and otherwise, my knee-jerk reaction was "Oh God! Will I still have to pay rent?"

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