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BUSD reacts to alleged racial slur

By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff
Saturday June 02, 2001

A number of African-American students at Willard Middle School walked out of a classroom in protest Wednesday after a teacher allegedly used a racial slur, according to sources at the school. -more-



Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday June 02, 2001


Saturday, June 2

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday June 02, 2001

Corp yard still noisy, polluting -more-



Arts & Entertainment

Staff
Saturday June 02, 2001

Judah L. Magnes Museum “Telling Time: To Everything There Is A Season” through May 2002. An exhibit structured around the seasons of the year and the seasons of life with objects ranging from the sacred and the secular, to the provocative and the whimsical. 2911 Russell St. 549-6950 -more-



St. Mary’s Guy avoids disaster at state meet

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Saturday June 02, 2001

What was supposed to be the culmination of Halihl Guy’s high school track career nearly went down in flames Friday night at the CIF State Championship Meet qualifiers, but everything turned out fine in the end. -more-



Helping juveniles goal for League

By Andrea Buffa Special to the Daily Planet
Saturday June 02, 2001

The Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville chapter of the League of Women Voters joined forces last year with Californians for Justice, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Families and other organizations to fight against Proposition 21, the Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act. -more-



City may add incentives for solar energy

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Saturday June 02, 2001

To kick start the use of alternative energy in residences, the mayor will ask the City Council on Tuesday to consider fast-tracking the city’s permit process and waiving fees for those who install solar devices. -more-



Early north Berkeley house celebrated its natural surroundings

By Susan Cerny Special to the Daily Planet
Saturday June 02, 2001

Berkeley Observed -more-



BRIEFS

Staff
Saturday June 02, 2001

La Peña event honors activist, union leader Dolores Huerta -more-



Features

Man convicted of planting Fremont bombs

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

HAYWARD — An unemployed crime lab technician has been found guilty on all 11 counts, including attempted murder, for planting bombs under the homes of Fremont’s police chief and other city officials. -more-


Creator of ‘Dennis The Menace’ dies at 81

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Hank Ketcham, whose lovable scamp “Dennis the Menace” tormented cranky Mr. Wilson and amused readers of comics for decades, died early Friday morning at age 81. -more-


Southern California teacher dies of meningitis

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

REDLANDS — A first-grade teacher died suddenly from meningococcal disease but her students were at little risk of contracting the bacterial infection, officials said Friday. -more-


Activists talking energy to 250,000 this summer

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

LOS ANGELES — An environmental group has launched a door-to-door campaign to remind 250,000 Californians to conserve energy this summer. -more-


Gov. Davis announces agriculture program

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

BAKERSFIELD — Gov. Gray Davis announced a “Buy California” program Friday, promoting native farm products as part of an initiative to invigorate economic growth in the farm-rich Central Valley. -more-


Firefighters prepare for wildfire to spread

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

SUSANVILLE — Firefighters battling a 4,459-acre blaze in the Sierra Nevada were forced to deal with windy conditions Friday. Gusts up to 40 mph pushed estimates for full containment to Monday. -more-


PG&E bankruptcy judge won’t challenge state

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

California power regulators can still order the state’s largest utility to perform an accounting change the company claims will end its chance to recover billions in undercollected electric rates from its customers, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Friday. -more-


U.S. cancer patient arrested buying painkillers in Mexico

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

SAN DIEGO — An elderly American cancer patient who says he traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy Valium to relieve his pain has been arrested and jailed on suspicion of drug smuggling. -more-


Environmentalists sue to help Sierra amphibians

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

Two rare amphibian species in the Sierra Nevada are in danger of extinction and likely would be protected under the Endangered Species Act except for a federal moratorium on new listings, a government biologist acknowledged Friday. -more-


Young African AIDS activist dies at 12

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nkosi Johnson, a boy who was born with HIV and became an outspoken champion of others infected with the AIDS virus, died Friday of the disease he battled for all 12 of his years. -more-


Build an in-ground gardening bed

By James and Morris Carey The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

Gardening is a favorite pastime for both of us. While neither claims to have a green thumb, we can hold our own. -more-


Markets rally may have been just right

By Joyce Rosenberg The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

NEW YORK — The Nasdaq surges more than 41 percent over seven weeks and then drops back nearly 10 percent in just five days. -more-


Ford, DaimlerChrysler sales decline in May

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler arm reported sharp declines in U.S. auto sales for May, while General Motors Corp. managed a slim gain. -more-


Election Section

In saturated market, PC makers woo Hispanics

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

SAN JOSE — The technology economy’s downturn has opened the eyes of personal computer makers to the nation’s booming Hispanic population, which has grown 58 percent to 35.3 million in the past decade. -more-


Editorial

Bear bursts into rental store

The Associated Press
Saturday June 02, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A 200-pound black bear crashed through a glass door and was holed up in a Hertz rental store in Salinas for 4.5 hours Friday before police officers closed off the street, surrounded the building and tranquilized the animal. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Bear bursts into rental store 06-02-2001

Circuit Court blocks timber sales 06-01-2001

Lafayette deals with meningitis case scare 05-30-2001

Californians revert to clotheslines, fans 05-29-2001

New memorial commemorates Hispanic Medal of Honor winners 05-28-2001

News

BUSD reacts to alleged racial slur By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-02-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 06-02-2001

Letters to the Editor 06-02-2001

Arts & Entertainment Staff 06-02-2001

St. Mary’s Guy avoids disaster at state meet By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 06-02-2001

Helping juveniles goal for League By Andrea Buffa Special to the Daily Planet 06-02-2001

City may add incentives for solar energy By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 06-02-2001

Early north Berkeley house celebrated its natural surroundings By Susan Cerny Special to the Daily Planet 06-02-2001

BRIEFS Staff 06-02-2001

Man convicted of planting Fremont bombs The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Creator of ‘Dennis The Menace’ dies at 81 The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Southern California teacher dies of meningitis The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Activists talking energy to 250,000 this summer The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Gov. Davis announces agriculture program The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Firefighters prepare for wildfire to spread The Associated Press 06-02-2001

PG&E bankruptcy judge won’t challenge state The Associated Press 06-02-2001

U.S. cancer patient arrested buying painkillers in Mexico The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Environmentalists sue to help Sierra amphibians The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Young African AIDS activist dies at 12 The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Build an in-ground gardening bed By James and Morris Carey The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Markets rally may have been just right By Joyce Rosenberg The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Ford, DaimlerChrysler sales decline in May The Associated Press 06-02-2001

In saturated market, PC makers woo Hispanics The Associated Press 06-02-2001

Panthers looking for perfection By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 06-01-2001

Staff 06-01-2001

06-01-2001

06-01-2001

Shakespeare in the park By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-01-2001

McKnight makes move south to fill Cal spot Daily Planet Wire Services 06-01-2001

Study details skate park’s chrome 6 cleanup By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 06-01-2001

Cal crew wins heat Daily Planet Wire Services 06-01-2001

Time almost up for deciding courthouse fate By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 06-01-2001

‘Belt’ a strapping story of prostate cancer By Sari Friedman Daily Planet correspondent 06-01-2001

Regulators ‘close to proving power manipulation’ The Associated Press 06-01-2001

NASA finds lots of asteroids have twins or moons The Associated Press 06-01-2001

Groups offer feds deal for endangered species The Associated Press 06-01-2001

Sierra fire close to containment; costs in millions The Associated Press 06-01-2001

Toilet bubbles could mean clog in sewer line The Associated Press 06-01-2001

Census shows California aging well The Associated Press 06-01-2001

Higher AIDS infection rates among young The Associated Press 06-01-2001

BRIEFS 06-01-2001

Fee move by eBay likely to be followed Staff 06-01-2001

Spring practice brings new faces to BHS football By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 05-31-2001

05-31-2001

Remembering Justice Clinton White By John Burris 05-31-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities — compiled by Sabrina Forkish 05-31-2001

Heat sparks early fire season By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 05-31-2001

05-31-2001

People’s address brings out 200 By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 05-31-2001

School board trip to L.A. left public out of loop By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 05-31-2001

MarketWatch.com lays off workers The Associated Press 05-31-2001

District selects new superintendent By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 05-30-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 05-30-2001

Letters to the Editor 05-30-2001

‘Brain’ opera well performed, but undistinguished By John Angell Grant Daily Planet correspondent 05-30-2001

Hotel earns landmark nomination By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 05-30-2001

Congressional members say price caps are energy solution By Matthew Lorenz Special to the Daily Planet 05-30-2001

Acton Street resident wins cash for trash contest Daily Planet services 05-30-2001

Students march at Oakland medical waste facility Bay City News 05-30-2001

Gay psychiatrist will pay back Air Force The Associated Press 05-30-2001

White abalone added to endangered species list The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Appeals court declines to order energy price caps The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Bill sets deadline for water standard The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Fires build fears of long, hot summer The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Intel, HP launch next-generation processor The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Lucent fails to reach merger accord The Associated Press 05-30-2001

MARKET ROUNDUP The Associated Press 05-30-2001

Berkeley High principal keeps cool, despite job’s high stress By Ben LumpkinBerkeley Daily planet 05-29-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 05-29-2001

Letter to the Editor 05-29-2001

Arts & Entertainment Staff 05-29-2001

BAHA salutes restored buildings By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 05-29-2001

Peralta Board names new Vista head By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 05-29-2001

Celebrating a century Jennifer Dix, correspondent 05-29-2001

Early fire season means preparation Daily Planet staff reports 05-29-2001

‘P’ is for peril, Peters, ‘Prey’ and pseudonym By Ron Berthel Associated Press Writer 05-29-2001

PeopleSoft avoids the tech wreck, accelerates expansion By Michael Liedtke AP Business Writer 05-29-2001

Berkeley street vendors shift with summer By Diwata Conte Special to the Daily Planet 05-28-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 05-28-2001

Letters to the Editor 05-28-2001

St. Mary’s boys dominate NCS championship By Jared GreenDaily Planet Staff 05-28-2001

Dance of India Jon Mays/Daily Planet 05-28-2001

VCU bests Cal again, boots Bears out of NCAA regional By Ralph Gaston Daily Planet Correspondent 05-28-2001

Codornices Creek ready for makeover By Jonathan Kiefer Special to the Daily Planet 05-28-2001

Cal softball falls in semifinal Daily Planet Wire Services 05-28-2001

Bay briefs Staff 05-28-2001

Eternal flames honoring soldiers burn on despite cost The Associated Press 05-28-2001

High risks for Bush in first return to California By Scott Lindlaw Associated Press Writer 05-28-2001

Bay Area artists battle over giant bra balls By Margie Mason Associated Press Writer 05-28-2001

Tourism officials say power crisis dims summer prospects By Seth Hettena Associated Press Writer 05-28-2001

Attorney general says power contracts should be made public By Gary Gentile Associated Press Writer 05-28-2001