News

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City of Franklin school boasts almost a 100- percent voter turnout

By Jeffrey Obser Daily Planet staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Turnout was reportedly low in most Bay Area off-year elections on Tuesday, but at one Berkeley school, it came close to 100 percent. -more-



Out & About

Staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Wednesday, Nov. 7 -more-



Forum

Staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

City’s stealth redistricting -more-



Arts

Staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001


Task force wants security before dances resume

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

A task force, convened by the UC Berkeley chancellor, released an action plan last week, aimed at preventing riots and other criminal behavior that has occurred following student-organized dances at the Pauley Ballroom. -more-



Reddy sons appear in court, point at translators

By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

OAKLAND – Two pairs of defendants associated with the Lakireddy Bali Reddy case appeared in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Saundra Armstrong Tuesday charged with assisting Reddy in illegally bringing underage girls into the country for sex. -more-



From under the Shroud

By Mary Spicuzza Special to the Daily Planet
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Tahmeena Faryal said if she had obeyed the orders of the Taliban government, she would never have gone to school. Despite government warnings that all schools were “gateways to hell” for girls, she attended secret schools run by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, known as RAWA. -more-



Voters transform S.F. into solar power leader

By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — San Franciscans overwhelmingly approved a $100 million bond issue on Tuesday that would make the fog-shrouded city the nation’s largest municipal producer of sun-generated electricity. -more-



Features

Judge rules Olson guilty plea in SLA bomb case stands

By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

LOS ANGELES — A judge Tuesday let stand former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson’s guilty plea to possessing bombs with intent to murder policemen after questioning her about why she later insisted she was innocent. -more-


Davis defends warning of possible bridge attacks

By Margie Mason The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gray Davis defended his decision to warn last week of potential rush-hour terrorist attacks against four California bridges, and said he has no intention of easing security on the spans. -more-


Bay Area Briefs

Staff
Wednesday November 07, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A report released Tuesday shows that California HMOs fail to provide proper language access policies and procedures to those customers who are not fluent in English. -more-


Attorney General Ashcroft allows agents to act against assisted-suicide doctors

By Katherine Pfleger The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

WASHINGTON — Attorney General John Ashcroft gave federal drug agents the go-ahead Tuesday to take action against doctors who help terminally ill patients die, a move aimed at undercutting Oregon’s unique assisted-suicide law. -more-


Power grid’s CEO deposed by CA Senate committee

By Jennifer Coleman The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate committee investigating possible price manipulation of California’s energy market questioned the CEO of the state’s power grid Tuesday about his call to end price caps last winter as the state neared possible rolling blackouts for the first time. -more-


HP family, foundation oppose Compaq deal

By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

PALO ALTO — The family and foundation of Hewlett-Packard Co. co-founder William Hewlett said Tuesday they will vote their 5 percent stake against the proposed takeover of Compaq Computer Corp., revealing divisions that could threaten the $21 billion deal. -more-


10 years after ‘death sentence,’ Magic Johnson thriving

By John Nadel The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Ten years later, he is playing ball against guys half his age. He is running a small empire of theaters, coffeehouses and restaurants. And his smile — the one that launched a thousand ads — remains as wide as ever. -more-


‘Jackets’ quarterback isn’t one to pass-over

By Tim Haran Daily Planet Correspondent
Wednesday November 07, 2001

Raymond Pinkston’s never been one to walk away from a challenge. That explains why he couldn’t wait to get back to the West Coast after a year of playing football in Detroit. -more-


Opinion

Editorial

Former LA mayor enters governor’s race

By Erica Werner The Associated Press
Wednesday November 07, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan officially entered the California governor’s race Tuesday, joining two other major contenders for the Republican nomination to try to unseat Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Former LA mayor enters governor’s race 11-07-2001

Oakland man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison after HIV status is cited positive 11-06-2001

Restricted parking hurts disabled 11-05-2001

San Francisco spends millions on homeless, but problem persists 11-05-2001

Bears, Sun Devils tie 11-05-2001

Sept. 11 Response Calendar 11-03-2001

Another Pacifica board member resigns 11-02-2001

Will shop on-line in Berkeley 11-02-2001

Berkeley cannabis buyers clubs worried 11-02-2001

Bay Area Briefs 11-01-2001

Proud American wants ineffective war to end 11-01-2001

News

City of Franklin school boasts almost a 100- percent voter turnout By Jeffrey Obser Daily Planet staff 11-07-2001

Out & About Staff 11-07-2001

Forum Staff 11-07-2001

Arts Staff 11-07-2001

Task force wants security before dances resume By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 11-07-2001

Reddy sons appear in court, point at translators By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff 11-07-2001

From under the Shroud By Mary Spicuzza Special to the Daily Planet 11-07-2001

Voters transform S.F. into solar power leader By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press 11-07-2001

Judge rules Olson guilty plea in SLA bomb case stands By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press 11-07-2001

Davis defends warning of possible bridge attacks By Margie Mason The Associated Press 11-07-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 11-07-2001

Attorney General Ashcroft allows agents to act against assisted-suicide doctors By Katherine Pfleger The Associated Press 11-07-2001

Power grid’s CEO deposed by CA Senate committee By Jennifer Coleman The Associated Press 11-07-2001

HP family, foundation oppose Compaq deal By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press 11-07-2001

10 years after ‘death sentence,’ Magic Johnson thriving By John Nadel The Associated Press 11-07-2001

‘Jackets’ quarterback isn’t one to pass-over By Tim Haran Daily Planet Correspondent 11-07-2001

Plan looks at downtown growth By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 11-06-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities Staff 11-06-2001

Left blocks free speech David Friedman Berkeley 11-06-2001

Arts Staff 11-06-2001

KPFA supporters come closer to claiming victory By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 11-06-2001

Try transit before adding parking Steve Geller Berkeley 11-06-2001

Tiny EV, Sparrow, flies into mainstream market By Scott Squire Special to the Daily Planet 11-06-2001

More parking unnecessary Rob Wrenn, Planning Commission chair 11-06-2001

Solar energy lessens reliance on oil and gas By Alice LaPierre Special to the Daily Planet 11-06-2001

Don’t let boycott intimidate you Heidi Lypps Davis 11-06-2001

Post 9/11, act with understanding Roger Van Ouytsel Berkeley 11-06-2001

Palestinian leader condemns bin Laden, presses for negotiations in Middle East By Ritu Bhatnagar The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Public power, mayoral races on Tuesday’s ballot By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Cisco down by $268 million in first quarter By Matthew Fordahl The Associated Press 11-06-2001

PG&E’s earnings triple as its energy costs fall By Michael Liedke The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Largest tech trade show to restrict portable computers By May Wong The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 11-06-2001

Chemist and author arraigned in SD Ecstasy case By Ben Fox The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Supreme Court delves into released convicts’ privacy rights; home searched without warrant By David Kravets Associated Press Writer 11-06-2001

District rejects plan for flags in classrooms The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Adventurers can still access vulnerable areas of Bay Bridge, station reports The Associated Press 11-06-2001

Lawsuits may restore old model By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 11-05-2001

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 11-05-2001

Brower building will serve city well Chris Kavanagh 11-05-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 11-05-2001

It’s official: Holmoe resigns By Dean Caparaz, Daily Planet Correspondent 11-05-2001

UC Berkeley joins effort to upgrade math instruction By Jeffrey Obser, Daily Planet Staff 11-05-2001

Don’t fund war Mitch Triplett 11-05-2001

Big plays, timely defense win big game for Panthers By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 11-05-2001

The Berkeley Housing Authority makes steady but slow progress By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 11-05-2001

Terrorists not motivated by hate of U.S. Harry Lieberman 11-05-2001

Bears lose battle of Pac-10 cellar dwellars By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer 11-05-2001

Police Briefs – Hank Sims 11-05-2001

Buying Berkeley Jim Barnard and Anna Graves 11-05-2001

Cal women kick off season with victory By Dean Caparaz, Daily Planet Correspondent 11-05-2001

Love the world, even more Lydia Maupin 11-05-2001

Young scientists compete at regional finals By Hank Sims Daily Planet Staff 11-05-2001

Cal falls to Bruins on OT penalty kick By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 11-05-2001

Bay Briefs Staff 11-05-2001

Boeing cancellation would mark end of era in California By Gary Gentile, AP Business Writer 11-05-2001

Netscape co-founders reunite in Silicon Valley startup By Michael Liedtke AP Business Writer 11-05-2001

Click and Clack Talk Cars By Tom and Ray Magliozzi 11-05-2001

– Compiled by Guy Poole 11-03-2001

Geezer Power Harry Siitonen 11-03-2001

Where is the next trendy spot? Follow the artists. By Susan Cerny 11-03-2001

Pacifica board battles draw to a close? By Judith Scherr, Daily Planet staff 11-03-2001

Aurora Theater opens with disappointing ‘St. John’ By John Angell Grant, Special to the Daily Planet 11-03-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 11-03-2001

’Jackets run all over Richmond By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 11-03-2001

ZAB denies publisher’s request for expansion By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 11-03-2001

Berkeley officials remembered American values Deborah Hirsch 11-03-2001

Cal’s Tamir will miss only eight games due to NCAA ruling Daily Planet Wire Services 11-03-2001

Mother helps families cope with parental disabilities By Kimberlee Bortfeld, Special to the Daily Planet 11-03-2001

Military might doesn’t work Jane Stillwater 11-03-2001

Poor air quality notices wanted at west Berkeley soccer fields By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 11-03-2001

The grand vision for downtown requires parking Bob Dixon 11-03-2001

Market good for renters, bad for landlords By Sasha Khokha, Special to the Daily Planet 11-03-2001

Take long bombing break Ian Johnson 11-03-2001

Fair warning or panic mongering? Gov. Davis spurs new debate By Don Thompson,The Associated Press 11-03-2001

Microsoft rivals lament settlement as weak By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press 11-03-2001

How Saudi businessman with suspected terror links joined San Diego firm’s board By Seth Hettena, Associated Press Writer 11-03-2001

Technology in brief Staff 11-03-2001

Parents pressure district to close school bathrooms By Jeffrey Obser Daily Planet staff 11-02-2001

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 11-02-2001

It may take a village Fred Lupke 11-02-2001

Fantasizing on the Rusalka Moon By Sari Friedman, Special to the Daily Planet 11-02-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 11-02-2001

Inexperienced Bears will have to start small By Dean Caparaz, Daily Planet Correspondent 11-02-2001

City Council delays housing contract By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 11-02-2001

Berkeley should be ashamed Tim Barnett 11-02-2001

‘Friends’ hits No.1 TV spot By David Bauderr, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

’Jackets overpower Encinal By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 11-02-2001

Davis says Bay’s bridges are targets By Pamela Reynolds, Special to the Daily Planet 11-02-2001

Acceptance, not ‘tolerance’ O.V. Michaelsen 11-02-2001

Cal field hockey advances in OT Daily Planet Wire Services 11-02-2001

Medical marijuana club regs may limit dispensaries By Hank Sims, Daily Planet Staff 11-02-2001

Thanks, Berkeley Shepherd Bliss 11-02-2001

Sports shorts Staff 11-02-2001

Sept. 11 Response Calendar Staff 11-02-2001

Sad when pacifist council attacked Staff 11-02-2001

Others should follow council lead Tara Treasurefield 11-02-2001

Emeryville school board candidate approves of a Berkeley boycott By Mary Spicuzza, Special to the Daily Planet 11-02-2001

South Asian group focuses on domestic violence issue By Nilanga S. Jayasinghe Special to the Daily Planet 11-02-2001

UC faculty approve change in admissions The Associated Press 11-02-2001

‘Ewwwwww!’, Grossology exhibit indulges kids’ fascination with body functions By Martha Irvine, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

New garden varieties for the coming year By George Bria, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Californians to get parenting kits paid for by tobacco tax By Christian Almeida, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Survey finds state economies weakening fast By Robert Tanner, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Television networks sue maker of digital video recorder By Seth Sutel and May Wong, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

BEA Systems plans 300 cuts The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Sun Microsystems laying off about 250 in Colorado The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Hearing held to verify SLA radical’s guilty plea By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Feds order states to strengthen Megan’s laws By Liz Sidoti, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Washington court rules gays entitled to partner’s estate By Paul Queary The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Geraldo Rivera to be Fox News’ war correspondent By David Bauder, The Associated Press 11-02-2001

Council won’t move Free Folk Festival By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 11-01-2001

Boller cleared to play, but will he start vs. Arizona? Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 11-01-2001

Guy Poole 11-01-2001

Don’t condemn loyal opposition Sonja Fitz Berkeley 11-01-2001

Staff 11-01-2001

Schools receive second-round of magnet grant funds By Jeffrey Obser Daily Planet Staff 11-01-2001

Sensley still not eligible Staff 11-01-2001

Rent control, an attack on our city Leon Mayeri Berkeley 11-01-2001

Sudden Oak Death fungus found on UC Berkeley campus By Hank Sims Daily Planet Staff 11-01-2001

Parking needed Jenny Wenk Berkeley 11-01-2001

City offices experiment with energy-efficient Berkeley Lamp Guy Poole Daily Planet staff 11-01-2001

Mayor responsible for talking up boycott Elliot Cohen Berkeley 11-01-2001

Sept. 11 Response Calendar Staff 11-01-2001

Ready to buy in Berkeley Michael Mora, Palo Alto 11-01-2001

California’s wine harvest smaller than last year’s The Associated Press 11-01-2001

Former SLA fugitive pleads guilty in 1975 case By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press 11-01-2001

Travel agencies report ups and downs post-Sept. 11 By Bruce Gerstman Special to the Daily Planet 11-01-2001

NextCard investigated by Feds; plans to sell online company By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press 11-01-2001