Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Minor Victory for Sanity re: Tree Sitters

A Cal Fan's Notes/A minor Victory For Sanity

Bear Fans,
It's 8pm. Just received this from Cantlon. Democracy is slow and clumsy, but I guess it's the best we've got.

Judge's Ruling on Student-Athlete Center Is 'A Major Victory for Our Students'

June 18, 2008

BERKELEY - University of California officials said tonight that the campus has prevailed on virtually every legal challenge brought to halt construction of the proposed Student Athlete High Performance Center.

"We are thrilled that the judge concluded that state seismic law will allow the Student-Athlete High Performance Center to be built on the site. This is a major victory for our students," said Vice Chancellor Nathan Brostrom.

On preliminary review, Alameda Superior Court Judge Barbara Miller's 120-page ruling, released Wednesday evening, gives the campus victory on nearly every aspect of challenges to its its environmental impact report and seismic review. More details and reaction will be available here following a press conference later this evening.

Judge Miller's full ruling is available on the Alameda Superior Court's website (Java required). A plain image version is also available.
For those who have asked, I haven't been writing for a while, because I didn't want to add to the "chatter"--which was not particularly positive last year.
Suffice it to say, that Tedford is the best we are going to get, and he apparently now understands how difficult it is to build a winner at this level, with today's "modern" athletes.
Many things that were said about some athletes were true. Some things were manifestly false. I didn't want to get in the middle of it.
Besides, I'm inaccurate. I get all my knowledge through rumor. My kid told me it was 80/20 that Ryan Anderson was going to stay.
My guess is that's the same kid who said she was studying for finals each night--no--not at Doe Library--at Kipp's.
What I do know is that we'll be there in CC (if they open it up) or DD watching the Bears as we have for the past 270 years.
It will be good to see all of you, and to "Share our Wisdon" each time we see Coach Tedford and the staff. How luck are they to have fans like us who know so much more than they do.
Hope your summer is as grand as ours. FYI: I'm looking into taking the train back to Maryland if anyone is interested--and has no life like I do.

Go Bears,

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