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Issue #92 :: Monday, January 31, 2000

Top Headlines

Judge Sets Bail At $500,000 for Younger Reddy
OAKLAND - A federal judge set $500,000 bail Friday for the son of a wealthy Berkeley landlord who has been charged with helping his father illegally smuggle Indian girls into the United States.

I Can't Tech It Anymore
Books like "Brave New World" and "1984" are favorites of mine. I'm fascinated by how technology is increasingly shaping the way we live. As a result, I have become a technology whore. I was on the Internet when it was UNIX and nothing else and I was down with MP3s when they were MP2s.

Carey's Trey Buries Cal at Buzzer
If we listened to our parents, we would know it's the little things that count.

Protesters Show Disdain for Local Landlord
More than two weeks after a Berkeley landlord was arrested for illegally importing Indian girls into the United States, several hundred protesters gathered outside Lakireddy Bali Reddy's Shattuck Avenue restaurant Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in support of girls whom authorities allege Reddy sexually molested.

News

Judge Sets Bail At $500,000 for Younger Reddy
OAKLAND - A federal judge set $500,000 bail Friday for the son of a wealthy Berkeley landlord who has been charged with helping his father illegally smuggle Indian girls into the United States.

Protesters Show Disdain for Local Landlord
More than two weeks after a Berkeley landlord was arrested for illegally importing Indian girls into the United States, several hundred protesters gathered outside Lakireddy Bali Reddy's Shattuck Avenue restaurant Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in support of girls whom authorities allege Reddy sexually molested.

Speaker Covers Local, Worldwide Concerns
Rep. Barbara Lee came to Berkeley Saturday to address several local and worldwide concerns, including federal spending on housing and the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Traditional Fight Song Under Attack
ASUC senators demanded the discontinuation of a traditional UC Berkeley fight song, saying the song contained "offensive" lyrics.

Student Group Attempts to 'Take Back the Night'
For UC Berkeley sophomore Jennifer Stark, it took a real-life incident - in the form of the gang rape of one of her best friends in a university dorm - to show her the reality and prevalence of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Rep. Barbara Lee Calls for Cuban Boy's Return Home
Shortly after travelling to Cuba to meet with the father of Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year-old who has recently been at the center of an international custody battle, Rep. Barbara Lee said Saturday the boy should be returned to Cuba.

CalSERVE Seizes Control of Senate
The resignation of an ASUC senator Wednesday shifted the composition of the student government, making CalSERVE the largest political party in the senate.

Retail Textbook Profits Increase
Managers of several local retail textbook stores are reporting increases in sales this year, despite rising competition from online booksellers.

University Officials Look Into Textbook Price Site
UC Berkeley officials are investigating possible trademark violations concerning a student-initiated textbook price comparison Web site, said an ASUC representative.

News in Brief: Night Safety Shuttle Collides with Motorcyclist
A campus night safety shuttle collided with a motorcycle Thursday night while travelling its usual route, said a university official.


Sports

Carey's Trey Buries Cal at Buzzer
If we listened to our parents, we would know it's the little things that count.

Youthful Bears Are Running In Place
For one of the loudest arenas in the country, Haas Pavilion was eerily silent in the aftermath of Cal's last-second loss to Washington Saturday afternoon.

Bears End Losing Streak
After their ninth straight loss came in a lethargic effort against Washington State, players on the Cal women's basketball team did not spend their day off sulking in their hotel rooms.

Bears Sweep SoCal Schools
It was a weekend of surprises in Pac-10 women's swimming, and Cal was right in the middle of it.

Men's Gymnasts Down Card Again
The Bears could not do it in football. They could not do it in basketball. But they can do it in gymnastics.

Ruggers Romp Over Gaels
When the Cal men's rugby team arrived in Moraga to take on St. Mary's Saturday, it found a slow, muddy track and a Gaels team that was ready for a fight.


Opinion

I Can't Tech It Anymore
Books like "Brave New World" and "1984" are favorites of mine. I'm fascinated by how technology is increasingly shaping the way we live. As a result, I have become a technology whore. I was on the Internet when it was UNIX and nothing else and I was down with MP3s when they were MP2s.

Editorial: Struggle's End Paves Way for Introspection
Over the last week, the legal proceedings involving six students arrested in April's standoff in Barrows Hall came to an end. The district attorney offered the students a deal - accept a minor infraction and, in return, none of them would have to admit guilt. After briefly deliberating amongst themselves, all six accepted the deal, foregoing a trial.

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