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No substitute for experience, Holmoe hopes

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Friday August 31, 2001

The Cal Bears head into the 2001 season with nearly the same cast of characters that fashioned last year’s 3-8 disappointment. Star players Andre Carter, Nick Harris and Jacob Waasdorp are gone, as is offensive coordinator Steve Hagen. But head coach Tom Holmoe is back, as are 17 starters from last year’s squad. -more-



Actress returns to first love in ‘Goddesses’

By John Angell Grant Correspondent
Friday August 31, 2001

It took traveling halfway around the world for Berkeley actor Svetlana Couture to go full cycle, and return to her youthful love of theater. Couture opens tonight in a short, three-performance run at Berkeley’s Live Oak Theater in Bay Area playwright Dorotea Reyna’s show “Goddesses.” -more-



Missing from Racism Summit agenda – India’s caste system

Sarita Sarvate Pacific News Service
Friday August 31, 2001

A push to debate India's caste system at the U.N. Summit on Racism set off a heated debate in India. Ironically, the same week that Indian pundits were protesting the inclusion of caste-based discrimination on the summit agenda, the dean of a university medical faculty in my home town of Nagpur was fired for submitting a fraudulent caste-certificate with his job application. -more-



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Bridging a need

Kenyatte Davis/Daily Planet
Friday August 31, 2001

The city is constructing a bridge spanning Interstate 80 for bikers, pedestrians and persons using wheelchairs as an alternative to walking along the freeway’s University Avenue onramp. Construction began in -more-



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Campus activists call for end to ‘Israeli apartheid’

By Hank Sims Special to the Daily Planet
Friday August 31, 2001

A movement born on the University of California campus last spring will spread across the nation this fall, if local Palestinian activists have their way. And Berkeley, as usual, will be ground zero. -more-



League of Women Voterswill host forum on racism

By Ben LumpkinDaily Planet staff
Friday August 31, 2001

In an effort to understand and overcome institutional racism in Berkeley, the League of Women Voters plans to host a series of “conversations on race” beginning in early October. -more-



Quiet hero left uninsured after bureaucratic bungle

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Friday August 31, 2001

Berkeley firefighter John Mason, heralded in several publications a year ago for rebuilding housing for thousands of Albanian refugees in war-torn Kosovo, recently discovered that a bureaucratic oversight has left him without the protection of medical benefits for the past year. -more-



Bright idea would darken night sky over city

By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff
Friday August 31, 2001

Berkeley astronomers may soon be able to get a better look at the stars thanks to the city’s Planning Department, currently working on an ordinance to reduce light pollution and make sky watching easier. -more-



Features

Student ‘binge’ drinking a concern

Bay City News Service
Friday August 31, 2001

A new study by the American Medical Association says that binge drinking is up among American college students, with 44 percent of students reporting that they binge drink, and nearly one in four saying they binge frequently. -more-


Redistricting could threaten Condit’s re-election bid

By Steve Lawrence Associated Press Writer
Friday August 31, 2001

SACRAMENTO — The area known as “Condit Country” would move north under a congressional redistricting proposal released Thursday, further threatening Rep. Gary Condit’s re-election chances. -more-


Marin County executives indicted in nuclear sale

The Associated Press
Friday August 31, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal grand jury has indicted three executives of a Marin County electronics firm, accusing them of illegally selling gear to India that could be used to make nuclear weapons, prosecutors said Wednesday. -more-


Powell mediates by phone in attempt at Mideast truce

By Barry Schweid AP Diplomatic Writer
Friday August 31, 2001

WASHINGTON — Long-distance mediation by Secretary of State Colin Powell helped Israeli and Palestinian leaders conclude a truce over a West Bank town. -more-


At least four dead in wake of West Bank violence

AP
Friday August 31, 2001

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were killed and 30 wounded Thursday in clashes with Israeli troops, dimming hopes that a limited U.S-backed truce in one Palestinian town might spread to other areas of the West Bank. -more-


Know what to look for when choosing a good surge protector

By JAMES & MORRIS CAREY For AP Newsfeatures
Friday August 31, 2001

Back in the ’80s we built a 4,200-plus square-foot home for our cousin. It had every imaginable feature and convenience: Multiple furnaces, a 400-amp main electrical service, a built-in intercom system, built-in ice maker, indoor barbecue, upscale everything. You name it, this house had it. About five years ago lightning struck, and everything in this magnificent home got cooked: televisions, radios, the computer and appliances — even the built-in intercom system. -more-


Schwab to cut up to 2,400 jobs

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer
Friday August 31, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Unable to lure its skittish customers back into the stock market, Charles Schwab Corp. said Thursday it will cut up to 2,400 more jobs as the leading online brokerage continues to dismantle its feverish expansion of a year ago. -more-


Apple admits cuts, shuffles sales force

AP
Friday August 31, 2001

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple Computer Inc. said Thursday it has cut an undisclosed number of sales jobs, but that the overall headcount in its sales and retail departments continues to grow. -more-


Opinion

Editorial

Fire at frat blamed on pot lights

Bay City News
Friday August 31, 2001

Police and fire officials in Berkeley say that a small fire at a University of California fraternity on Tuesday was caused by lights that were being used to grow hydroponic marijuana. -more-


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Fire at frat blamed on pot lights 08-31-2001

Marin executives indicted in nuclear testing sale 08-30-2001

State SAT scores stay stable nationally 08-29-2001

Japanese firm hopes green tea catches on here 08-28-2001

Gas leak clears Chinatown 08-25-2001

News

No substitute for experience, Holmoe hopes By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 08-31-2001

Actress returns to first love in ‘Goddesses’ By John Angell Grant Correspondent 08-31-2001

Missing from Racism Summit agenda – India’s caste system Sarita Sarvate Pacific News Service 08-31-2001

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Bridging a need Kenyatte Davis/Daily Planet 08-31-2001

Calendar 08-31-2001

Treat MSC seriously 08-31-2001

Campus activists call for end to ‘Israeli apartheid’ By Hank Sims Special to the Daily Planet 08-31-2001

League of Women Voterswill host forum on racism By Ben LumpkinDaily Planet staff 08-31-2001

Quiet hero left uninsured after bureaucratic bungle By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-31-2001

Bright idea would darken night sky over city By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet staff 08-31-2001

Student ‘binge’ drinking a concern Bay City News Service 08-31-2001

Redistricting could threaten Condit’s re-election bid By Steve Lawrence Associated Press Writer 08-31-2001

Marin County executives indicted in nuclear sale The Associated Press 08-31-2001

Powell mediates by phone in attempt at Mideast truce By Barry Schweid AP Diplomatic Writer 08-31-2001

At least four dead in wake of West Bank violence AP 08-31-2001

Know what to look for when choosing a good surge protector By JAMES & MORRIS CAREY For AP Newsfeatures 08-31-2001

Schwab to cut up to 2,400 jobs By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer 08-31-2001

Apple admits cuts, shuffles sales force AP 08-31-2001

Berkeley students back to school By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 08-30-2001

Highly-ranked Bears will be on the attack in 2001 By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 08-30-2001

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Welcome to San Francisco: America’s Asian city By Andrew Lam Pacific News Service 08-30-2001

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High school ID program not popular By Kenyatte Davis Daily Planet staff 08-30-2001

Police attend seminar for sensitivity training By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-30-2001

Parents hard-pressed to find preschool openings Staff 08-30-2001

Bill limiting junk foods in some schools approved The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Grocery unions may strike The Associated Press 08-30-2001

State democrats pitch redistricting plans The Associated Press 08-30-2001

News Briefs BDP/ The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Missing IRS returns at Pittsburgh facility grows to at least 40,000 The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Agency reaches settlement over threatened animals, herbs The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Stocks fall on lackluster economic report The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Economy expansion slowest in 8 years The Associated Press 08-30-2001

Protesters rally for radio host By Daniela Mohor 08-29-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities Staff 08-29-2001

Forum Staff 08-29-2001

Arts Staff 08-29-2001

School budget could fail By Ben LumpkinDaily Planet staff 08-29-2001

Engineer promotes nuclear power advantages By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-29-2001

Local youth learn the ropes of sailing By Kenyatte Davis Daily Planet staff 08-29-2001

Murder charges filed against accused wildfire starter The Associated Press 08-29-2001

HealthNet plans to drop Sutter Health from Medicare network The Associated Press 08-29-2001

U.S. doesn’t want conference to promote abortion The Associated Press 08-29-2001

FDA approves device for heart failure patients Staff 08-29-2001

Israel seizes town, U.S. urges withdrawal The Associated Press 08-29-2001

Gateway slashes 25 percent of workforce The Associated Press 08-29-2001

Consumer confidence drops for second straight month The Associated Press 08-29-2001

Genentech feud heads to court The Associated Press 08-29-2001

Housing’s plentiful this fall — but be prepared to pay plenty By Jeffrey Obser Special to the Daily Planet 08-28-2001

Guy Poole 08-28-2001

Green Party joins Pacifica protest Leslie Bonnet, Dana Engen, John Selawsky, B Soffer Green Party of Alameda County Council 08-28-2001

It’s back to school for volunteers, too By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 08-28-2001

Safer at lesser speeds Charles Siegel Berkeley 08-28-2001

Sufferers want to clear the air on scents at meetings By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-28-2001

Application for transit czar post Steve Geller Berkeley 08-28-2001

Party turned ‘riot’ prompts ban on dances at ballroom Bay City News 08-28-2001

It’s not a rebate Richard Lewis Ex-Berkeleyian Elyria, Ohio 08-28-2001

UCSF named eligible for stem cell research funding Bay City News 08-28-2001

Census: State’s Hmong on the move again By MARGIE MASON Associated Press Writer 08-28-2001

Dog days in Berkeley By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-27-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities Compiled by Guy Poole 08-27-2001

Even the dead travel in the age of globalization By Andrew Lam Pacific News Service 08-27-2001

Arts Compiled by Kenyatte Davis 08-27-2001

Pac-10 leaders have to deal with pre-season hype By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 08-27-2001

Copwatch keeps its eye on the police By Daniela Mohor Daily Planet Staff 08-27-2001

Stem cell research can help older Republicans as well Terry Cochrell 08-27-2001

John Muir students master one of the Rs By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 08-27-2001

UC Berkeley students return to campus, city Bay City News 08-27-2001

Surf’s up for industry catering to women By Chelsea A. Carter Associated Press Writer 08-27-2001

BHS grapples with accreditation By Ben Lumpkin Daily Planet staff 08-25-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 08-25-2001

Development limits are much needed Nancy Wilson 08-25-2001

Berkeley slamming a celebration of diversity By Maryann Maslan Daily Planet Correspondent 08-25-2001

Arts Weekend 08-25-2001

Callen looking forward to getting back on the field Daily Planet Wire Services 08-25-2001

WANTED: Berkeley transit czar By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 08-25-2001

Why does Tribune write editorials based on hate? Jonathon Marley 08-25-2001

Senator urges women to enter politics Daniela Mohor Daily Planet Staff 08-25-2001

Neglect — not pesticide — is cause of school building blight Michael Bauce 08-25-2001

A modernized building reveals its 19th century origins By Susan Cerny 08-25-2001

Differing views are not always homophobic S. Nielsen 08-25-2001

Berkeley High ‘B’ building could be a community asset Terry Cochrell 08-25-2001

Police seminar set on gay issues By Kenyatte Davis Daily Planet staff 08-25-2001

Man hunt ruffles look-alikes in Sacramento killings The Associated Press 08-25-2001

Customer shouldn’t trade Cutlass By Tom and Ray Magliozzi King Features Syndicate 08-25-2001

Investors have little reason to hold on to stocks The Associated Press 08-25-2001