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Issue #97 :: Monday, February 7, 2000

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Students Disrupt Secret Negotiations
Angry UC Berkeley students disrupted a secret meeting Friday morning that marked the beginning of contract negotiations this semester between university officials and graduate student union representatives.

Bears Win Thriller in Westwood
LOS ANGELES - Nick Vander Laan and Solomon Hughes gave each other forearm high fives. Brian Wethers hugged his friend so tightly that he came close to knocking the wind out of him. And Ben Braun smiled so broadly you could see his pearly whites from the upper deck of Pauley Pavilion.

Protest Targets Chevron Over 'War on Youth'
A group composed largely of UC Berkeley students forced the closure of a Telegraph Avenue gas station during a march and protest Friday against an upcoming ballot initiative.

Forget the Wins, This Team is Learning
LOS ANGELES - "You're all growns up and you're all growns up."

News

Students Disrupt Secret Negotiations
Angry UC Berkeley students disrupted a secret meeting Friday morning that marked the beginning of contract negotiations this semester between university officials and graduate student union representatives.

Protest Targets Chevron Over 'War on Youth'
A group composed largely of UC Berkeley students forced the closure of a Telegraph Avenue gas station during a march and protest Friday against an upcoming ballot initiative.

Study Finds Reform Hurts Childcare
The combination of welfare reform and a booming economy has placed approximately 1 million children in mediocre or disorganized child-care, according to a new joint study produced by UC Berkeley and Yale University researchers.

Council to Consider Bill on Neutering, Spaying of Pets
The fur may fly again Tuesday night when the City Council considers a controversial ordinance that would require the spaying or neutering of all Berkeley dogs and cats.

Local Car Stores Face Prohibition
Garages, auto-parts stores and other automobile-related businesses may be prohibited from setting up shop on University Avenue if the Berkeley City Council passes a measure at Tuesday's meeting.

Panel Analyzes Role of Gender in Juducial System
A conference held Friday at the Boalt School of Law brought together an international panel to consider the role of women and gender in the judicial system.

News in Brief: High Schoolers Protest Poor Administrative Communication
Hundreds of Berkeley High School students marched onto the UC Berkeley campus Friday as part of a mass protest against their principal.


Sports

Bears Win Thriller in Westwood
LOS ANGELES - Nick Vander Laan and Solomon Hughes gave each other forearm high fives. Brian Wethers hugged his friend so tightly that he came close to knocking the wind out of him. And Ben Braun smiled so broadly you could see his pearly whites from the upper deck of Pauley Pavilion.

Forget the Wins, This Team is Learning
LOS ANGELES - "You're all growns up and you're all growns up."

Cal Blows Lead in Seventh
A grand slam finished off a long, rough day for the Cal baseball team in the twilight over Evans Diamond yesterday. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Loyola Marymount's Anthony Angel powered one over the right field fence and into the concrete facade of Edwards Stadium.

Women's Hoops Ends Streak at Two
Judging from its 35-29 halftime lead, it almost seemed plausible that the Cal women's basketball team was not only capable of extending its two-game winning streak, but also capable of taking down the reigning Pac-10 powerhouse.

Sports Briefs: Prep Wideout Latest Addition to 2000 Class
Cal football coach Tom Holmoe secured his 25th recruit of his 2000 class last week when wide receiver Chase Lyman of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. inked his national letter of intent.

Ruggers 'Flat' in Weekend Wins
A steady downpour, marsh-like field conditions and a defense-minded Chico State squad combined to do their best to keep the powerful Cal rugby team under wraps Saturday. But despite the rugged conditions, the nine-time defending national champion Bears pummeled their way to a 39-5 victory over the visiting Wildcats at Witter field before cruising to a 79-7 win over Westmont College yesterday.

New Receivers Coach Named
Putting a new face in charge of the plethora Cal will feature next fall, head football coach Tom Holmoe named a replacement for departed wide receiver coach Dan Ferrigno Friday.

Softball Cruises Through Opening Games
Going up against a trio of unranked teams, the Cal softball team had little to prove in the opening weekend of its 2000 campaign.

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