News

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City manager brings council together on budget

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

The City Council unanimously approved the city’s $524 million two-year budget Tuesday with a unanimous vote and many are saying the rare council consensus is an endorsement of City Manager Weldon Rucker. -more-



Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday June 30, 2001


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Letters to the Editor

Saturday June 30, 2001

Let The Sales Tax Yo-Yo -more-



Arts & Entertainment

Staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

Habitot Children’s Museum “Back to the Farm” An interactive exhibit gives children the chance to wiggle through tunnels, look into a mirrored fish pond, don farm animal costumes, ride on a John Deere tractor and more. “Recycling Center” Lets the kids crank the conveyor belt to sort cans, plastic bottles and newspaper bundles into dumpster bins. $4 adults; $6 children age 7 and under; $3 for each additional child age 7 and under. Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day) Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue 647-1111 or www.habitot.org -more-



Panthers serve notice with win over Modesto Christian

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

St. Mary’s shines at Cal team camp -more-



Group discussion centers on infant hearing tests

By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

About 30 representatives of local and state health-care institutions met to discuss California’s inadequate hearing screenings for newborns at the Berkeley-based Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf Friday. -more-



Strategies sought to reduce greenhouse gases

By Ben LumpkinDaily Planet staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

At a time when commentators around the world are still taking turns lambasting President George Bush’s decision to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto agreements for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by industrialized nations, representatives from India, Indonesia, South African and the Philippines have been in Berkeley this week studying strategies for reducing such emissions in their own cities. -more-



Hillside club promoted idea of simple and healthy living

By Susan Cerny
Saturday June 30, 2001

Berkeley Observed -more-



Irish chess champs face Berkeley team

By Guy Poole Daily Planet staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

Last summer, eight members of the Berkeley Bishops Chess Team traveled to Straffen, Ireland, to compete with the top-rated European Junior Champion Chess Team. -more-



Features

BART officials ask governor for help

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

OAKLAND — Unions representing BART employees have asked Gov. Gray Davis to help avert a strike on the commuter train network. -more-


Friends say lotto prize went to great manv

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

SAN JOSE — The nation’s largest state lottery prize, a record $141 million, couldn’t have gone to a more deserving man, according to friends and neighbors of Alcario “Al” Castellano, a retired grocery store clerk who volunteered often to help Mexican-American groups. -more-


Hispanics see new political clout at conference

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

With shouts of “Arriba!” whistles and thunderous applause, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa was greeted like a conquering hero here at a gathering of Hispanic officials. -more-


Immigrant workers seek crack down on labor laws

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Frustrated by the postponement of a state hearing on workers’ rights, dozens of immigrant workers rallied outside Gov. Gray Davis’ local office Friday and urged full enforcement of labor laws. -more-


Some want to evict ‘worst of the worst’ from San Quentin

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

SAN QUENTIN — They call them the “worst of the worst” – death row inmates who spend hours fashioning weapons out of unlikely materials and hurl filthy concoctions at passing guards. -more-


California nearing recession

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

LOS ANGELES — California’s power crisis and the struggling technology market will keep the state’s economy teetering on the edge of recession for at least the rest of the year, economic forecasters say. -more-


Doctor agrees not to try human cloning for now

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

WASHINGTON — A researcher who had been preparing to work on human cloning has agreed not to attempt an experiment or research until the legality of the effort is determined, the Food and Drug Administration reported. -more-


Medicare expands services

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

WASHINGTON — Screening tests for breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer will be covered by Medicare beginning on July 1, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday. -more-


Senate passes patients’ rights bill

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed sweeping patients’ rights legislation Friday night, promising millions of Americans new health care protections and the ability to sue their HMOs. -more-


Vice President Cheney headed back to hospital

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney, experiencing heart problems for the third time since last November’s election, expected doctors to implant a pacemaker Saturday to even out a rapid heartbeat. Declaring himself otherwise fit, he said he would resign if ill health began hindering his work. -more-


Russia opposed to Iraqi sanction plans

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

PARIS — Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced doubt Friday that a U.S.-British plan to overhaul sanctions on Iraq would be approved soon by the U.N. Security Council. The problem is Russia, which is holding out. -more-


U.S. Navy bombing exercises near end on Vieques island amid protests

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico — Fighter jets dropped dummy bombs on the U.S. Navy’s firing range on the island of Vieques on Friday, while security officers detained five protesters who invaded Navy lands. -more-


Dealerships seem to wait people out

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi King Features Syndicate
Saturday June 30, 2001

Dear Tom and Ray: -more-


Election Section

Reaction to rate cut reminder of market’s woes

By Lisa Singahina The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

NEW YORK — An interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve is usually cause for celebration on Wall Street. But investors had to sleep on it before rallying the day after the Fed’s sixth such move of the year. -more-


HP asks workers to take cuts

The Associated Press
Saturday June 30, 2001

PALO ALTO — Computer and printer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has asked its 45,000 U.S. employees to take pay cuts or use additional vacation days in an effort to trim costs. -more-


Opinion

Editorial

PROPERTY TAXES FUEL CITY BUDGET

Staff
Saturday June 30, 2001

Approved by the City Council last Tuesday, the city’s budget is based on funding streams that include property taxes, parking fines and sales tax. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

PROPERTY TAXES FUEL CITY BUDGET 06-30-2001

Environmental group to sue EPA over arsenic standards 06-29-2001

GOP withholds votes, budget fails in Assembly 06-28-2001

Farmers eager to jump into ethanol industry 06-27-2001

Court maintains Napster infringement 06-26-2001

Single winning ticket sold for record lottery jackpot 06-25-2001

News

City manager brings council together on budget By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 06-30-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 06-30-2001

Letters to the Editor 06-30-2001

Arts & Entertainment Staff 06-30-2001

Panthers serve notice with win over Modesto Christian By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 06-30-2001

Group discussion centers on infant hearing tests By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff 06-30-2001

Strategies sought to reduce greenhouse gases By Ben LumpkinDaily Planet staff 06-30-2001

Hillside club promoted idea of simple and healthy living By Susan Cerny 06-30-2001

Irish chess champs face Berkeley team By Guy Poole Daily Planet staff 06-30-2001

BART officials ask governor for help The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Friends say lotto prize went to great manv The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Hispanics see new political clout at conference The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Immigrant workers seek crack down on labor laws The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Some want to evict ‘worst of the worst’ from San Quentin The Associated Press 06-30-2001

California nearing recession The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Doctor agrees not to try human cloning for now The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Medicare expands services The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Senate passes patients’ rights bill The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Vice President Cheney headed back to hospital The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Russia opposed to Iraqi sanction plans The Associated Press 06-30-2001

U.S. Navy bombing exercises near end on Vieques island amid protests The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Dealerships seem to wait people out By Tom and Ray Magliozzi King Features Syndicate 06-30-2001

Reaction to rate cut reminder of market’s woes By Lisa Singahina The Associated Press 06-30-2001

HP asks workers to take cuts The Associated Press 06-30-2001

Panthers get their first shot at the big boys at Cal camp By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 06-29-2001

Entertainment Calendar 06-29-2001

Forum 06-29-2001

Out & About 06-29-2001

Allegations of roaming pit bulls By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-29-2001

Lampley headed home to Chicago Daily Planet Wire Services 06-29-2001

Commission OKs plan for Oxford Street lot By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-29-2001

Cal AD wins Pac-10 honor Daily Planet Wire Services 06-29-2001

Nonprofit group files suit against UC Thursday By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff 06-29-2001

BRIEFS 06-29-2001

Redwood grove poised for protection The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Governor accused of failing state in energy crisis The Associated Press 06-29-2001

No word from winning lotto ticket holder The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Abduction declared a hoax The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Scientist accused of poisoning husband defended The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Court decision cripples assault weapons ban The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Bush’s timber czar loved, loathed by interests The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Campaign finance reform bills head to House floor The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Oscar winner Jack Lemmon dies at 76 The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Sharpening knives can be an art form By James and Morris Carey The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Hearing a train when turning on the tap The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Competitors shake heads at Microsoft The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Job cuts may be easing The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Author tries to teach importance of quietness The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Differences are bone deep between men and women The Associated Press 06-29-2001

Beth El hearing continued – again By John Geluardi 06-28-2001

Sabrina Forkish and Guy Poole 06-28-2001

Forum By Interim Superintendent Stephen A. Goldstone 06-28-2001

Staff 06-28-2001

Tough time recruiting minority teachers By Ben Lumpkin 06-28-2001

Redistricting of District 5 will extend south By Daniela Mohor 06-28-2001

Safety guidelines imposed for July 4 Staff 06-28-2001

California condor chick dies The Associated Press 06-28-2001

Energy crisis may imperil future of choice The Associated Press 06-28-2001

State Supreme Court justice remembered as ‘legal giant’ The Associated Press 06-28-2001

Census shows war on drugs fell heavily on blacks The Associated Press 06-28-2001

U.N. AIDS conference ends with global aid plan, minus gays The Associated Press 06-28-2001

Feds do the expected and cut interest rates The Associated Press 06-28-2001

Suit against Microsoft expands The Associated Press 06-28-2001

Briefs — wire, staff reports 06-28-2001

District may begin crack down on truancy By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-27-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 06-27-2001

Letters to the Editor 06-27-2001

Shotgun’s ‘Iphigenia’ is must-see theater By John Angell Grant Daily Planet correspondent 06-27-2001

BART unions authorize strike The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Hearing for sons of Reddy delayed By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 06-27-2001

Worker claims new hazard found at skate park project By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 06-27-2001

BRIEFS Staff 06-27-2001

Panel says gene testing not ready for prime time The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Trout planting begins despite frog fears The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Senate rejects proposed $101 billion state budget The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Officials will try to justify $9 billion in overcharges The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Democrats insist that patients be able to sue The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Differences apparent for Bush, Sharon The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Feds likely to announce sixth interest rate cut The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Oracle takes on Microsoft with online small business service The Associated Press 06-27-2001

Council set to OK $449 million budget By John Geluardi 06-26-2001

Forum 06-26-2001

Sabrina Forkish and Guy Poole 06-26-2001

’60s films shown in special screening By Peter Crimmins 06-26-2001

District looks for way to maintain school diversity By Ben Lumpkin 06-26-2001

Thai community dedicates temple By Matt Lorenz 06-26-2001

‘Golden rice’ remains years from reality The Associated Press 06-26-2001

GOP issues could delay state budget vote The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Billions at stake as power talks start The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Neighborhood fights to keep coastal town alive The Associated Press 06-26-2001

African leaders ask for AIDS help at U.N. conference The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Supreme Court upholds campaign spending limits The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Home ownership and prices up, equity down By John Cunniff The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Compaq favoring Intel’s Itanium The Associated Press 06-26-2001

Alta Bates Summit workers sign contract By Judith Scherr 06-26-2001

Briefs Staff 06-26-2001

Police Briefs Kenyatte Davis 06-26-2001

Summer Sports Staff 06-25-2001

Arts & Entertainment 06-25-2001

Beth El followed every planning rule in proposed expansion 06-25-2001

Out & About 06-25-2001

‘Still not done yet’ By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff 06-25-2001

And the winners are... Staff Report 06-25-2001

Teachers: Small school concept needs support By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 06-25-2001

At-risk teens learn responsibility in city parks By John Geluardi Daily Planet Staff 06-25-2001

Davis: $2 billion in rebates not good enough The Associated Press 06-25-2001

Internet poised to revolutionize voice communications By Matthew Fordahl AP Technology Writer 06-25-2001

California lags behind in managing growth By Jim Wasserman Associated Press Writer 06-25-2001

Biotech researchers, protesters converge on San Diego By Paul Elias AP Biotechnology Writer 06-25-2001