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Report: More credentialed teachers this year

By David Scharfenberg, Special to the Daily Planet
Monday December 03, 2001

Fifty-seven of Berkeley’s public school teachers, or 9.5 percent of the 599 on staff, are not fully credentialed, according to preliminary school district figures obtained by the Daily Planet. -more-


Out & About Calendar

Compiled by Guy Poole
Monday December 03, 2001


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Declaring war on declaring war

Michael Bauce
Monday December 03, 2001

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Staff
Monday December 03, 2001

Bears waste defensive gem with horrid shooting day

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Monday December 03, 2001

When a team commits 32 turnovers and shoots 17 fewer free throws than its opponent, one wouldn’t expect a victory. But that’s just what the Georgia Bulldogs got on Sunday against Cal in the championship game of the Oakland Tribune Classic at Haas Pavilion. -more-


Parents continue movement toward small schools plan

By Hank Sims, Daily Planet Staff
Monday December 03, 2001

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Providing needed ‘in-fill’ housing

Steven Finacom
Monday December 03, 2001

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Cal men take first loss of the season

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday December 03, 2001

South Florida’s two stars - forward B.B. Waldon and guard Altron Jackson - combined for 41 points and 25 rebounds, leading the Bulls to a 79-59 rout of Cal Saturday night. -more-


City takes steps to provide energy stability

By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff
Monday December 03, 2001

The City’s energy officer presented the City Council with an overview of a developing plan that will initiate dramatic changes in the city’s energy sources, building materials and energy education programs. -more-


Be progressive!

Richard Register
Monday December 03, 2001

Cal swimmers perform well at Texas Invitational meet

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday December 03, 2001

Coughlin sets NCAA mark in 100 backstroke -more-


City employees to test AC transit pass

Bay City News Service
Monday December 03, 2001

The city of Berkeley and AC Transit officials have announced that Berkeley will become the first East Bay city to launch a bus pass program for its employees. -more-


Bread spills onto I-80 in truck crash

Bay City News Service
Monday December 03, 2001

The California Highway Patrol reported a collision between two trucks that left loaves of bread strewn across the freeway in Berkeley early Saturday morning. -more-


AMA debates study over paying would-be donors for organs

By Paul Elias, AP Biotechnology Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

Oakland highlights both diversity and divisions

By Deborah Kong, AP Minority Issues Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

Study: Hispanics segregated from rest of the city -more-


Terrorism cases nothing new for Bay Area law enforcement

By Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO – Long before Sept. 11 brought terrorism to the top of every federal prosecutor’s agenda, U.S. attorneys and FBI agents in California were going after terrorists at one of the highest rates in the country. -more-


Unions struggle to keep gains, enlist members after Sept. 11

By Gary Gentile, AP Business Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

LOS ANGELES – Last year, hundreds of immigrant janitors marched through the streets with raised fists chanting “si se puede!” – yes, it can be done – after winning raises from employers. -more-


AT&T still working to restore Internet access to ExciteAtHome users

By Colleen Valles, Associated Press Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO – At least 16 percent of customers on ExciteAtHome’s high-speed Internet service were without access Sunday, after the bankrupt company cut off service to AT&T Broadband subscribers. -more-


Bay Area papers rewrite plans in tough financial year

By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer
Monday December 03, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO – When San Francisco Examiner Publisher Ted Fang was fired by his own mother just before Halloween, it punctuated a year of humbling setbacks in a local newspaper industry that once mirrored the Silicon Valley’s exuberance. -more-


Activists protest costly AIDS medicines

By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

About 100 activists gathered in West Berkeley Friday to condemn the economic policies of the pharmaceutical industry and to demand a new system for the manufacturing and distribution of essential medicines. -more-


Out & About Calendar

Compiled by Guy Poole
Saturday December 01, 2001


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Pelican is a hidden UC campus treasure

By Susan Cerny
Saturday December 01, 2001

Nestled above the south bank of Strawberry Creek, and somewhat hidden behind Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, is a small, one-story residentially scaled building with a bronze sculpture of a Pelican standing in front. Two readers have recently inquired about this quiet, but intriguing building. -more-


Geezer power, not fossil fuel

Ken Norwood
Saturday December 01, 2001

Remembering George HarrisonBy Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press Though he was part of pop music’s most storied group, George Harrison formed significant and memorable partnerships with other musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan and Eric C

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

Though he was part of pop music’s most storied group, George Harrison formed significant and memorable partnerships with other musicians, including Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. -more-


Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

’Jackets use offensive barrage to pick up first win

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

Three games into the season, the Berkeley High girls’ soccer team scored its first goal of the year on Friday against Livermore, then proceeded to score three more on its way to a 4-1 victory. -more-


Small Schools movement readies plan for board’s eye

By David Scharfenberg Special to the Daily Planet
Saturday December 01, 2001

Leaders of the Berkeley Small Schools movement looked to middle school parents and teachers to help strengthen their base of support during a meeting at Longfellow Middle School Thursday where they geared up for a possible political battle with the Board of Education. -more-


Busy folk need to drive cars

Charles Siegel
Saturday December 01, 2001

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Key dates in the life of George Harrison

Staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

• Feb. 25, 1943 – Harrison is born in Liverpool, England, to Harold and Louise Harrison. -more-


Council to determine General Plan timeline

By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

At its last meeting the City Council postponed a decision on whether to approve the Draft General Plan before or after its Christmas break. -more-


Terrorism’ – just semantics

David Hall
Saturday December 01, 2001

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Reproduction of 1947 Christmas classic released

By Ula Ilnytzky, The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

NEW YORK — It’s a touching tale of hope and goodwill, of believing in something overwhelmingly good. It takes place in New York 54 years ago, but it’s as meaningful today as it was then. -more-


Can’t turn other cheek to bin Laden

Christopher Louis
Saturday December 01, 2001

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‘Separate Peace’ author John Knowles dies

By Terry Spencer, The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

MIAMI — John Knowles leaves behind a legacy that included nearly a half-century of writings and nine novels, but none matched the success of “A Separate Peace” — considered an enduring study of an adolescent’s inner conflict. -more-


Questions and Answers On the House

By Morris and James Carey The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

Q. Cindy asks: Could you please tell me what is the best way to get cat urine stains out of a wooden floor? -more-


‘Texas Rangers’ has a huge cast you probably haven’t heard of

By Christy Lemiere, The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

“Texas Rangers” isn’t exactly storming into theaters with guns blazing. -more-


Tip of the Week The Associated Press

Morris and James Carey
Saturday December 01, 2001

Got a door that was trimmed off and rehung without getting repainted? Wood doors must be painted on all six sides (front, back, top, bottom and on both edges) because unpainted tops and bottoms – especially on exterior doors – allow moisture to be absorbed, which causes cracking, warping and paint failure. Bottom edges commonly are left exposed when new carpeting is installed or when a new threshold is put in place, and the door is trimmed for greater clearance. -more-


State tries ad campaign to lure visitors

By Jennifer Coleman, The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Californians these days are seeing dreamy, romantic TV commercials inviting them to visit ... California. -more-


Bankruptcy judge clears way to turn off AtHome Internet service

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press
Saturday December 01, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge cleared the way for bankrupt ExciteAtHome to turn off its high-speed Internet cable network as early as Friday night, which could affect more than 4 million subscribers around the country. -more-


Click and Clack Talk Cars

Staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

Clarification

Staff
Saturday December 01, 2001

Mcki Weinberg, of the Israel Action Committee, was quoted out of context in Friday’s Daily Planet. His chant, “We don’t want you anyway,” was not in response to the Students for Justice in Palestine’s chant asking Ariel Sharon “how many kids have you killed today.” The full text of the IAC chant is: “Suicide bomber go away/We don’t want you anyway.” -more-


Mideast conflict shows up on UC campus

By Jia Rui Chong, Special to the Daily Planet
Friday November 30, 2001

Pro-Palestine, Israel groups get face-to-face -more-


Out & About Calendar

– Compiled by Guy Poole
Friday November 30, 2001


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Wrong for Meas. G to fund Fire Station No. 7

Alison Nelson
Friday November 30, 2001

The Berkeley Daily Planet received this letter addressed to City of Berkeley Project Manager Carmella Rejan, as well as Berkeley taxpayers. -more-


A movie marathon

By Peter Crimmins Special to the Daily Planet
Friday November 30, 2001

Berkeley Video and Film Festival showcases two Berkeley artists during its 37-film run -more-


Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

Cal Olympic hopeful gets a kick out of Taekwondo

By Mary Spicuzzo, Special to the Daily Planet
Friday November 30, 2001

Jason Han glided across the floor with a series of fast round-house kicks delivered so powerfully that the UC Berkeley martial arts studio echoed with each blow. -more-


Professors’, students’ criticism singled out

By Kate Davidson, Special to the Daily Planet
Friday November 30, 2001

In early October George Lakoff began to receive hate mail. The correspondences followed a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, which quoted the UC Berkeley linguistics professor as an illustration of the “imbecility” with which university professors responded to the Sept. 11 attacks and the aftermath. -more-


Sept. 11 Response Calendar

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

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City not worthy of conservation designation

Neal Rockett
Friday November 30, 2001

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Coughlin sets another swimming world record

Daily Planet Wire Services
Friday November 30, 2001

Cal soph holds marks in both 100- and 200- meter backstroke -more-


Clinics to offer free HIV testing

By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff
Friday November 30, 2001

While the number of new AIDS cases are down in Alameda County, two Berkeley clinics are among those still fighting a pitched battle to suppress the deadly disease, which continues to increase in the county’s most vulnerable communities. -more-


Cal’s Roberts chosen for U-20 squad

Daily Planet Wire Services
Friday November 30, 2001

The United States Soccer Federation announced this week that Cal freshman Troy Roberts has been selected to participate in the Under-20 National Team Training Camp to be held January 2-12 in Chula Vista. -more-


Council’s duty to act on global issues

Steven Carrillo & Marja Claire
Friday November 30, 2001

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Magnet school plans on communicating

David Scharfenberg, Special to the Daily Planet
Friday November 30, 2001

If all goes according to plan, the next Tom Brokaw may emerge from Washington Communications and Technology Magnet School. -more-


Planet letters reflect one side

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

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Planet letters reflect one side

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

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Planet letters reflect one side

Brian Arnold
Friday November 30, 2001

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New housing planned for Southside Telegraph

By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff
Friday November 30, 2001

Neighbors worry about impact on scarce parking -more-


Plan balances people, nature

Rick Pruetz
Friday November 30, 2001

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Sexual harassment case can proceed, despite court decision

By David Kravets, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A state appeals court on Thursday limited the defenses available to California employers whose managers are accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. -more-


Court clears Contra Costa County of discrimination

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Contra Costa County government was cleared Thursday in a federal suit accusing it of discriminating against women- and minority-owned businesses in awarding contracts. -more-


Rally targets drug industry

By Hank Sims, Daily Planet Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

A rally against the pharmaceutical industry will be held today at noon. -more-


World AIDS Day Calendar

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001

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The Berkeley Free Clinic will also test for hepatitis A, B and C

StaffBy John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff
Friday November 30, 2001

Along with free and anonymous HIV testing on Saturday, the Berkeley Free Clinic will also offer free testing for the rising scourge of Hepatitis A, B and C. -more-


240 ballots found in San Francisco

By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Elections officials spent Thursday counting 240 ballots found more than three weeks after Election Day, another in a string of embarrassments that has infuriated some city leaders. -more-


Bay Area Briefs

Staff
Friday November 30, 2001


Domestic partner benefits approved -more-


Two arrested in slaying of state legislator’s son

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Police have arrested two San Francisco men in the slaying of state Sen. Bruce McPherson’s son. -more-


Ocean inside Jupiter’s outermost moon may have cushioned heavy impact

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

PASADENA — Recent photographs from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft provide supporting evidence to the theory that Callisto, Jupiter’s outermost moon, may hold an underground ocean, scientists said Thursday. -more-


Judge says serial rapist to be released unless new evidence against him found

By Kim Curtis, Associated Press Writer
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN RAFAEL — A serial rapist who was the first man to successfully complete the state’s sexually violent predator treatment program will be released Saturday unless state officials can come up with new evidence to keep him locked up. -more-


Governor pushes for bond measure for new schools

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis said Thursday that he supports placing a $10 billion to $12 billion school bond measure before voters next year. -more-


$5,525 check issued for confiscated pot plants

The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

ONTARIO — A man who says he uses marijuana for medicinal purposes received $5,525 from his insurance company after arguing that the backyard crop police ripped up was covered by his homeowner’s policy. -more-


Winter, holiday decorations can hang a little longer

By Samantha Critchell, Associated Press Writer
Friday November 30, 2001

Putting up holiday decorations is fun. Taking them down is not. -more-


Natural holiday trimmings

By Carol McGarvey, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

It’s special to bring out treasured holiday decorations each year, but it’s also fun to have family members cooperate on some new ones to add to the mix. Besides lending a holiday look to a home, it adds to the festive spirit of those living there. Pine cone parade -more-


The art of applying polyurethane

By James and Morris Carey, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

What do an oak door, walnut mantle and a cherry rocker have in common? -more-


The Gardener’s Guide: Muck is good for everything

By Lee Reich, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

Muck has some bad connotations, but it’s really wonderful stuff. Plant roots revel in this fluffy material, and the result is dazzling flowers, luscious fruits and cushiony, green lawns. Other words for muck are “humus” and “organic matter.” Compost is a kind of muck. -more-


California tries not to gloat as Enron heads for extinction

By Karen Gaudette, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Just months ago, Enron Corp.’s dominance of the nation’s energy markets prompted California Gov. Gray Davis to accuse the company of profiteering and holding his state hostage with high prices. -more-


Unions struggle to keep gains, enlist members

By Gary Gentile, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Last year, hundreds of immigrant janitors marched through the streets with raised fists chanting “si se puede!” – yes, it can be done – after winning raises from employers. -more-


Survey finds Internet cuts into TV time

By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

NEW YORK — A new survey suggests that the Internet is not cutting into the time people spend with their friends and families. Rather, it’s cutting into their time for television. -more-


Fujitsu to close semiconductor plant in Oregon, 670 jobs cut

By William McCall, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

PORTLAND, Ore. — After swelling the ranks of Oregon high-tech manufacturing and helping shift the state economy from its dependence on timber to a new base in computer chips, Fujitsu announced Thursday it will close its only U.S. semiconductor plant and lay off 670 workers. -more-


Rains swamp South

By Jason Straziuso, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

Storm plods across Mississippi Valley after leaving snow on Plains -more-


Report: police often ignore hate crimes

By Mark Niesse, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The FBI severely underestimates the number of crimes of bigotry and racism, from petty vandalism to murder, a report released Thursday says. -more-


AT&T employees complain of discrimination, harassment

By Adam Geller, The Associated Press
Friday November 30, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 50 AT&T Corp. employees or former employees in nine states have filed complaints against the company alleging discrimination based on race, gender, disability or national origin. -more-


Dance class spans school system, globe

By David Scharfenberg Special to the Daily Planet
Thursday November 29, 2001

The rhythms of Afro-Cuban dance, the history of the Brazilian slave trade and the finer points of big sisterhood – these are just some of the lessons Elisabeth Newton, 13, a freshman at Berkeley High School, is learning through her World Arts and Movement Class at Common Ground, a school-within-a-school at BHS, which focuses on social justice and multi-culturalism. -more-


Seniors lead Cal past Lobos

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

Cal has depended on freshman Jamal Sampson to score points so far this young season, but on Wednesday night the Bears got the points they needed from some old heads. -more-


Guy Poole
Thursday November 29, 2001


Thursday, Nov. 29


Still looking?

Gerta Farber Oakland
Thursday November 29, 2001

MUSIC

Staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

21 Grand Nov. 29: 9 p.m., Lemon Lime Lights, Hillside, Moe! Staiano, $6; Nov. 30: 9 p.m., Fred Frith, Damon Smith, Marco Eneidi, Sabu Toyozumi Ensemble, Phillip Greenlief, $10; Dec. 1: 9 p.m., Toychestra, Rosin Coven, Darling Freakhead, $6; All ages. 21 Grand Ave., Oakland. 444-7263 -more-


Career center helps residents find work

By Hadas Ragolsky Special to the Daily Planet
Thursday November 29, 2001

Three people were among those attending the orientation workshop at the Berkeley WorkSource One Stop Career Center Wednesday morning: one holds a doctorate in history, another is homeless and a third has worked as a computer assistant. This is the face of unemployment in Berkeley and it’s not going to change soon. -more-


Bears survive a scare to beat Fresno State

Daily Planet Wire Services
Thursday November 29, 2001

The Cal women’s basketball team squandered a big lead but recovered to defeat Fresno State, 62-55, Wednesday night at Haas Pavilion. -more-


Downtown density could mean more livable city

Adam Berman Berkeley
Thursday November 29, 2001

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Redistricting plan axed, process to start all over

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

Before a vocal audience Tuesday, the City Council scrapped a controversial, seven-week-old redistricting ordinance and decided to start the contentious process from scratch. -more-


St. Mary’s hurdler Stokes signs with CSU Northridge

Staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

St. Mary’s senior Danielle Stokes committed to run track for Cal State Northridge this week, according to her high school coach. -more-


Don’t pile wrong on top of wrong

Ruth Bird Berkeley
Thursday November 29, 2001

Lab working on three U.S. security projects

Bay Cities News Service
Thursday November 29, 2001

Officials at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced Wednesday that lab researchers are working on three projects that could strengthen homeland security and help combat terrorist activities. -more-


Cal’s swimmer Coughlin breaks world record in 200 backstroke

Staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

EAST MEADOW, NY - Cal’s Natalie Coughlin, the 2001 Pac-10 and NCAA Swimmer of the Year, added another accolade to her outstanding career Tuesday at the FINA World Cup in East Meadow, NY. -more-


Don’t damn city for political hay

Sue Freeman Berkeley
Thursday November 29, 2001

HIV-positive minister reflects on AIDS epidemic

By Margie Mason The Associated Press
Thursday November 29, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — They were walking corpses, the once-beautiful men who dragged themselves to pray at the Metropolitan Community Church each Sunday. Too sick to sit, many would drape their gaunt, lesion-covered bodies across the pews. -more-


Cal water polo players honored with All-Conference mentions

Staff
Thursday November 29, 2001

Spencer Dornin was among five Golden Bears receiving All-MPSF honors this week. The senior two-meter man from Laguna Beach was named to the All-Conference First Team. -more-


Homeless need not always be with us

Marion Syrek Oakland
Thursday November 29, 2001

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Two S.F. AIDS activists arrested for threatening, stalking newspapers

The Associated Press
Thursday November 29, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested two AIDS activists Wednesday for allegedly stalking and threatening newspaper reporters and Public Health Department workers. -more-


Tax-sharing bill to build stronger metro areas

By Jim Wasserman The Associated Press
Thursday November 29, 2001

SACRAMENTO — A coalition attacking suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment rallied Wednesday around a bill aiming to curb both by making cities share sales taxes. -more-


Security efforts could revive high-tech industry

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Thursday November 29, 2001

ROSEVILLE — The nation’s preoccupation with security after this fall’s terrorist attacks could help revive the hard-hit high technology industry, experts from top tech firms said Wednesday. -more-


Pivotal court hearing for ExciteAtHome’s Internet service

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press
Thursday November 29, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A bitter battle between the creditors and business partners of bankrupt ExciteAtHome threatens to unplug the cable network’s high-speed Internet service for 4.2 million subscribers as early as Friday, depending on the outcome of a pivotal court hearing. -more-


BHS students teach safer sex to peers

By David Scharfenberg Special to the Daily Planet
Wednesday November 28, 2001

In early October, Keith “Kiki” Bell, a junior at Berkeley High School, found out that two of his friends are HIV positive. The news was devastating. -more-


Keys sparks ’Jackets to big win over Oakland

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Wednesday November 28, 2001

In a rematch of last year’s hard-fought Northern California Regional championship game, the Berkeley Yellowjackets used their inside power to beat Oakland, 64-50. -more-


Guy Poole
Wednesday November 28, 2001


Wednesday, Nov. 28


A democracy needs to reflect on its actions

Ted Vincent Berkeley
Wednesday November 28, 2001

Staff
Wednesday November 28, 2001

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UC student appointed to city ZAB

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Wednesday November 28, 2001

UC Berkeley student Andy Katz, perhaps the first student ever appointed to the Zoning Adjustments Board, took a seat on one of the city’s most influential governing bodies Monday. -more-


Spend funds sending poor where housing’s cheap and jobs available

Walter Wood Berkeley
Wednesday November 28, 2001

Lakireddy attorneys in court to support subpoenas

By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff
Wednesday November 28, 2001

OAKLAND – Tuesday’s pre-trial hearing in federal court for brothers Vijay and Prasad Lakireddy centered on one disputed point: does the defense have the right to subpoena documents that would show how much time a certain translator/ interviewer spent with the witnesses to the Lakireddys’ alleged misdeeds? -more-


A child’s call for justice

Molly Levy Berkeley 8 years old
Wednesday November 28, 2001

The Daily Planet received the following letter to the president. (Spelling has not been edited.) -more-


Alleged bank defrauder sentenced in Israel

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — An investment real estate agent accused of bilking more than $20 million from four Bay Area banks has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge in Israel. -more-


Man arrested for sending phony anthrax letters

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A 20-year-old San Bernardino man has been arrested and charged with threatening three people by sending them letters he claimed were laced with anthrax. -more-


Bay Area home prices fall, Southern California prices rise

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Now may be the time to buy for those who have always wanted to own a house in the San Francisco Bay area. The cost of mid-priced homes fell in October to less than a year earlier, marking the first time since 1995, but that trend didn’t hold true in Southern California, a real estate firm reported. -more-


Trio accused of killing five wanted to start self-awareness program

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

MARTINEZ — A trio accused of killing five people, including the daughter of blues guitarist Elvin Bishop, wanted to bring truth to the world through a self-awareness program, prosecutors say. -more-


Lawyer: Olson felt ‘coercion’ to plead guilty in SLA case

By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson says he was partly to blame for his client pleading guilty to attempting to blow up police cars when she is really innocent. -more-


City would have to buy assets from LA if it seceeds

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

LOS ANGELES — A breakaway San Fernando Valley city would own nothing except streets and would have to buy parks, libraries and other assets from Los Angeles, according to a legal opinion for the agency overseeing possible secession. -more-


Plaque honoring local journalists gets new home

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

LOS ANGELES — A memorial to California journalists who died while pursuing news stories was given a new home and an 18th name on Tuesday at California State University, Northridge. -more-


Davis to meet with Vicente Fox on trade and economy

By Alexa Haussler The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis plans to meet with Mexican President Vicente Fox in Mexico City next week in an effort to boost the slumping economies of California and its southern neighbor. -more-


Nightfall transforms Hearst Castle

By Eric Noland The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN SIMEON— In a dressing room in the remote recesses of Hearst Castle, Diane Marchetti glanced at a mirror, and had to like what she saw. Her evening gown shimmered like silver and sheathed her slender figure like a second skin. She tucked her hair beneath a curly blond wig and checked the mirror again. -more-


Longtime Fresno politician, Costa, leaving public office

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

FRESNO — State Sen. Jim Costa, a longtime politician who has served 23 years in the Legislature and cannot seek re-election because of term limits, said Tuesday he is leaving public office and will not run for Congress. -more-


Immune system expert disappears on trip

By Bill Poovy The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Harvard molecular biologist Don Wiley was last seen leaving a banquet in Memphis just before midnight on Nov. 15. His rental car was found a few hours later, abandoned on a Mississippi River bridge with the keys in the ignition and the tank full of gas. -more-


Fuel surcharges continue for airlines, despite slumping prices

By Brad Foss The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

NEW YORK — Most major airlines plan to maintain a fuel surcharge of $20 on each one-way ticket even though the price of jet fuel has dropped by half during the past year. -more-


Couples getting pregnant as answer to terrorism

By Martha Irvine The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

The words came to Ann Travers as she watched her husband sleep that night: “He’s going to make an excellent father.” -more-


Chronicle to cut 220 jobs, 8.5 percent of its work force

By Michael Liedeke The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Chronicle announced plans Tuesday to cut 220 jobs, adding Northern California’s largest newspaper to the list of media companies jettisoning workers to offset steep advertising losses. -more-


Glass-bottled milk carves out niche

By Eugene Tong The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

MONTEBELLO — Once a week, Tim Moynahan makes a half-hour drive from the San Fernando Valley to a small dairy east of Los Angeles. -more-


Diabetes monitor producer to pay $45 million to settle

The Associated Press
Wednesday November 28, 2001

SAN JOSE — A leading maker of diabetes monitors has agreed to pay $45 million to diabetics across the country to settle a class-action suit that alleged its products were dangerously defective. -more-


Lab’s tree removal may be monitored

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Tuesday November 27, 2001

The City Council will consider a recommendation at its meeting tonight to monitor Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s cutting, chipping and shipping of eucalyptus trees that a local group says are contaminated with the radioactive material, tritium. -more-


Calendar of Events & Activities

Tuesday November 27, 2001

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Beware of the Great Leveller

Theodore Roszak
Tuesday November 27, 2001

Governor Davis’ cuts from the state budget for 2002 include $150 million gained by postponing the expansion of the Healthy Families health insurance program to cover low income parents as well as their children. -more-


Staff
Tuesday November 27, 2001

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Students learn with the new technology

By David Scharfenberg Special to the Daily Planet
Tuesday November 27, 2001

Tigers, by a long shot, are the most popular animals in the zoo. -more-


Raise tolls, stop congestion

Tuesday November 27, 2001

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Council’s agenda filled with ongoing issues

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Tuesday November 27, 2001

At tonight’s meeting, the council will examine its options in light of a successful petition drive to repeal the recently-approved council districts. -more-


Answer’s not either/or

Tuesday November 27, 2001

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Police: Body of newspaper photographer found near cemetery

By Ron Harris The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

OAKLAND — The body of a missing photographer for the San Jose Mercury News was found Sunday outside a cemetery, police said. -more-


Major rock slide could hit Calif’s south coast

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SANTA BARBARA — Picture it: a flood roaring down from foothills above this scenic coastal town, carrying room-sized boulders hurtling at 50 mph. -more-


244 tons of drugs seized at U.S.-Mexico border

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SAN DIEGO — Despite a brief decline after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Customs Service seized a record 244 tons of narcotics along the U.S.-Mexico border in California over the past year. -more-


Coast Guard watches nation’s busiest port complex

By Simon Avery Associated Press Writer
Tuesday November 27, 2001

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Coast Guard unveiled a new port security program Monday that trains reservists to board cruise ships and commercial vessels on the high seas in search of terrorists. -more-


Providian hires new CEO to aid repair

By Michael Liedkie The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Beleaguered credit card issuer Providian Financial Corp. hired industry veteran Joseph Saunders as its new CEO Monday, ending a six-week search for a new leader to repair the company’s ailing loan portfolio and battered reputation. -more-


Recession? Consumers say ‘I told you so’

By John Cunniff The Associated Press The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

NEW YORK — Economists officially declare a recession exists, you might say, months after ordinary folks have sensed it coming, experienced it, and if able to, taken action to deal with it. -more-


Former Cisco accountants sentenced for $7.9 million

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SAN JOSE — Two former Cisco Systems Inc. accountants were sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison Monday for illegally transferring $7.9 million in Cisco stock to themselves. -more-


Quick resolution not likely in Sklyarov-Adobe case

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SAN JOSE — A resolution appears unlikely any time soon in the closely watched case of a Russian computer programmer charged with violating copyrights on Adobe Systems Inc. software. -more-


Green Stamps are licked: S&H tries to recapture the magic in digital age

By Justin Pope The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SALEM, Mass. — Once upon a time, there was money, and there were S&H Green Stamps. -more-


Boeing follows through with planned layoffs

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. laid off 2,900 workers Monday as part of the company’s already announced plan to trim as many as 30,000 workers by the end of 2002. -more-


Slain journalists’ bodies brought to Pakistan

The Associated Press
Tuesday November 27, 2001

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — The bodies of four journalists were brought out of Afghanistan on Nov. 21, two days after the group was ambushed by gunmen on the road to Kabul. -more-