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Nurses call for higher staffing levels

By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staffBy Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Demonstration urges state to better staff-to-patient ratios -more-



Guy Poole
Wednesday December 12, 2001


Wednesday, Dec. 12



Senior forward one of Keys to ’Jackets’ success

By Tim Haran Daily Planet Correspondent
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Sabrina Keys remembered receiving her first three form letters from college basketball programs when she was in the eighth grade. Her first hand-written letter came as the Berkeley High basketball standout started her sophomore season. Since then it’s been a steady stream of letters, visits to college campuses and, as Keys estimated, conversations with more than 50 schools. -more-



The tritium lab is dead – long live the....?

Leuren Moret Berkeley
Wednesday December 12, 2001

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Staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001



Police officer demoted after claims of sexual harassment

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

A Berkeley police officer has filed a complaint against the city claiming that a supervising officer subjected her to a pattern of sexual harassment and on-the-job discrimination based on her gender. -more-



Middle class needs housing too

Michael O’Leary, Chair Berkeley Design Advoca
Wednesday December 12, 2001


Supervisors used false data to justify building Dublin juvenile hall

By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

OAKLAND – The Alameda County Board of Supervisors relied on faulty data earlier this year when it voted to build a 420-bed juvenile hall in Dublin, according to a new report by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, an Oakland-based nonprofit with a national reputation on juvenile justice issues. -more-



Listen to hemp industry

Adam Wiggins Director, Neoteric Pasadena
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Editor: -more-



Six projects vie for housing fund money

By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Six housing projects for low-income and disabled people will vie for city funding at a special meeting of the Housing Advisory Commission Thursday night. -more-



Hemp can’t make you high – ban is irrational

Robert Sharpe, M.P.A. Program Officer The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation Washington, DC
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Editor: -more-



Two hometown college men make good

Staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Josh Daniels selected as head resident at Wesleyan University -more-



Features

City Council delays issue on conscientious objector info

Daily Planet staff and wire reports
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Conscientious objectors will have to wait a while to pass on their information via city wires after the City Council delayed its decision Tuesday on whether or not Berkeley will lend a hand to the group’s cause. -more-


California has most Death Row inmates

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SACRAMENTO — California had the largest Death Row population of any state, but just nine executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. -more-


Noncredentialed teachers to reach 21 percent by 2009

By Steve Lawrence The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SACRAMENTO — California will face a growing shortage of qualified teachers in this decade as older instructors retire in record numbers and schools hire more teachers without preliminary credentials, a study says. -more-


Bay Area Briefs

Staff
Wednesday December 12, 2001

Presidio Trust director resigns -more-


SF Bar Association announces scholarship for Afghan women

The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bar Association of San Francisco announced Tuesday the establishment of a three-year law school scholarship at Golden Gate University to be awarded to an Afghan woman. -more-


State Supreme Court to make decision in sex predator case

By Kim Curtis The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — A serial rapist locked up at a state mental hospital nearly two weeks after a judge said he had no legal grounds to keep him in custody may be released Wednesday if the state Supreme Court refuses to hear the case. -more-


Lawmakers, officials eye new counter- terrorism laws

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers and state officials proposed a spate of new laws Tuesday to counter terrorism, including new wiretap rules and the death penalty for terror attacks. -more-


Redevelopment uproots tree farms under power lines

By Eugene Tong The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

PICO RIVERA — Visitors to Lyon Christmas Tree Farm come with saws in hand during the holiday season, looking for the perfect tree among rows of molded pines and cypresses growing under massive electric towers. -more-


Dying shopping malls reborn as old-fashioned downtowns

By Jim Wasserman The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

MOUNTAIN VIEW — That epicenter of holiday shopping, the enclosed suburban mall that came to symbolize 1980s culture, is becoming a powerful engine for redeveloping California. Malls where millions of teen-agers had their first kiss and suburban families roamed the food courts are being razed and reborn as entirely new visions for life, work and shopping, architects say. -more-


Compaq CEO ponders a future without HP

The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

HOUSTON — The head of Compaq Computer Corp. told employees that the company is exploring the company’s future prospects should its $24 billion merger with Hewlett-Packard Co. fall through. -more-


Google search engine widens its net around the Internet

The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SAN JOSE — Internet search engine Google Inc. announced Tuesday that it now offers direct access to more than 3 billion Web documents, including newsgroup postings back to 1981. -more-


Excite@Home can continue high-speed Internet service

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — Excite@Home received court approval Tuesday to continue high-speed Internet service for about 2.1 million subscribers through February under a series of deals that will generate $355 million for the bankrupt company while preserving the right to sue its cable partners for alleged abuses. -more-


Anna Nicole Smith’s right to inheritance debated

By Robert Jablon The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

SANTA ANA — The fight between Playboy pinup Anna Nicole Smith and her stepson over the fortune left by her late husband went to federal court Tuesday with lawyers arguing over whether the Texas oilman intended to leave her an inheritance worth $474 million. -more-


Election Section

Some wild horses still sold to be slaughtered

By Robert Gehrke The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

WASHINGTON — Wild horses put up for adoption by the Bureau of Land Management continue to be slaughtered, in some cases within weeks of the owner gaining title of the animal, according to the latest BLM records. -more-


Critics says Rocky Flats cleanup will leave the soil contaminated

By H. Josef Herbert The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

WASHINGTON — The government is spending $7 billion to decontaminate a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado and turn it into a wildlife refuge. But critics said Tuesday that the cleanup will still leave the soil too polluted. -more-


Drug tunnel found in Arizona; access for half-ton of cocaine

By Arthur H. Rothstein The Associated Press
Wednesday December 12, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs Service special agents Tuesday found a sophisticated drug tunnel running directly under the border between a wash in Mexico and a Nogales home facing the international fence. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

12-12-2001

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Anonymous e-mail service still running after Sept. 11 12-10-2001

Oakland exec in PinnFund case to settle 12-08-2001

Winter’s chill makes jail seem appealing for homeless 12-07-2001

Catalog retailers brace for a challenging season 12-06-2001

News

Nurses call for higher staffing levels By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staffBy Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 12-12-2001

Guy Poole 12-12-2001

Senior forward one of Keys to ’Jackets’ success By Tim Haran Daily Planet Correspondent 12-12-2001

The tritium lab is dead – long live the....? Leuren Moret Berkeley 12-12-2001

Staff 12-12-2001

Police officer demoted after claims of sexual harassment By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-12-2001

Middle class needs housing too Michael O’Leary, Chair Berkeley Design Advoca 12-12-2001

Supervisors used false data to justify building Dublin juvenile hall By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 12-12-2001

Listen to hemp industry Adam Wiggins Director, Neoteric Pasadena 12-12-2001

Six projects vie for housing fund money By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff 12-12-2001

Hemp can’t make you high – ban is irrational Robert Sharpe, M.P.A. Program Officer The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation Washington, DC 12-12-2001

Two hometown college men make good Staff 12-12-2001

City Council delays issue on conscientious objector info Daily Planet staff and wire reports 12-12-2001

California has most Death Row inmates By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Noncredentialed teachers to reach 21 percent by 2009 By Steve Lawrence The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 12-12-2001

SF Bar Association announces scholarship for Afghan women The Associated Press 12-12-2001

State Supreme Court to make decision in sex predator case By Kim Curtis The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Lawmakers, officials eye new counter- terrorism laws By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Redevelopment uproots tree farms under power lines By Eugene Tong The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Dying shopping malls reborn as old-fashioned downtowns By Jim Wasserman The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Compaq CEO ponders a future without HP The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Google search engine widens its net around the Internet The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Excite@Home can continue high-speed Internet service By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Anna Nicole Smith’s right to inheritance debated By Robert Jablon The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Some wild horses still sold to be slaughtered By Robert Gehrke The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Critics says Rocky Flats cleanup will leave the soil contaminated By H. Josef Herbert The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Drug tunnel found in Arizona; access for half-ton of cocaine By Arthur H. Rothstein The Associated Press 12-12-2001

Acting to end U.S. involvement in war By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 12-11-2001

Guy Poole 12-11-2001

Council may challenge huge northside project Jim Sharp Berkeley 12-11-2001

Staff 12-11-2001

Council to sift through cell tower regulations By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-11-2001

Middle East blame game Anat Resnick Oakland 12-11-2001

A season to share Staff 12-11-2001

Draft plan, substation and psychics on City Council agenda By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-11-2001

Transforming BHS into many small schools Carol S. Lashof Berkeley 12-11-2001

Need justice and fair play – not police state Ronnen Levinson Berkeley 12-11-2001

‘Micro’ quake hits city early on Monday Daily Planet staff 12-11-2001

Video games lack diversity The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Fairfax man fighting with Taliban recovering at U.S. base By David Martin The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Americans open wallets to aid besieged Afghan people By Arlene Levinson The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Packard Foundation stays out of Compaq- HP battle over deal By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Calpine troubled by fears of Enron-style collapse By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press 12-11-2001

San Jose tech co. outlook gloomy The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Anti-abortion Web site raises First Amendment concerns By David Kravets The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to U.N. By Kim Gamel The Associated Press 12-11-2001

Seniors not feeling the heat at home By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 12-10-2001

Out & About Compiled by Guy Poole 12-10-2001

Bombing Iraq will backfire Sheila S. Newbery 12-10-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 12-10-2001

Bears suffer another late collapse against Gaels Daily Planet Wire Services 12-10-2001

Congresswoman still feels support By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-10-2001

Urgent car alert Ken Cheetham 12-10-2001

School construction two months behind schedule By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 12-10-2001

Berkeley planning is too complex Howie Muir 12-10-2001

Family, friends remember kidnap victim Xiana By Karen Gaudette, Associated Press Writer 12-10-2001

Bay Briefs Staff 12-10-2001

Customers come for food and a look at new cars By Jeff Wilson, Associated Press Writer 12-10-2001

ExciteAtHome’s death won’t kill the company’s broadband legacy By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer 12-10-2001

Criticism mounts over fluency test The Associated Press 12-10-2001

Homeless ‘Camp Paradise’ cleared out by rainstorm The Associated Press 12-10-2001

Moore Foundation pledges $261 million to conservation group By Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press Writer 12-10-2001

Substitute board members may come as a surprise By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-08-2001

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 12-08-2001

Pre-1894 homes remain in an 1878 subdivision near downtown Susan Cerny 12-08-2001

School maintenance stinks Yolanda Huang Yolanda Huang, Yolanda Huang, 12-08-2001

The cultural revolution starts HERE ... By Sari Friedman, Special to the Daily Planet 12-08-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Guy Poole 12-08-2001

St. Mary’s repeats in rematch By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 12-08-2001

Jetco owner charged with illegal dumping By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 12-08-2001

Don’t bash it – great stuff to buy in Berkeley Ying Lee 12-08-2001

‘My Sweet Lord’ to be rereleased in memory of George Harrison The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Local school construction comes up a little soggy David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 12-08-2001

Does ‘American Way’ mean all’s for sale? Marc Winokur 12-08-2001

Entertainment in brief by the Associated Press Staff 12-08-2001

Parking question needs balanced approach Deborah Badhia 12-08-2001

Bus driver disappears after route The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Police Blotter – Hank Sims 12-08-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 12-08-2001

Anonymous e-mail service still running after Sept. 11 By Matthew Fordahl, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Labor leaders, attorneys push measure for more benefits The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Hate crime victim recounts assault in his liquor store By Cadonna M. Peyton, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Rep. Gary Condit to seek re-election By Brian Melley, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Salamander endangered bid rejected By Leon Drouin Keith, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

‘Star Wars’ protesters convicted of trespassing By Christina Almeida, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

California’s 2002 races take their final form By Alexa Haussler, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Pakistani detainees appear in court a day after judge grants voluntary departure By Chelsea J. Carter, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Parents of ’American Taliban’ haven’t heard from authorities By Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Two Calif. murder suspects arrested in Reno The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Nevada students face stiffer college entrance requirements The Associated Press 12-08-2001

‘It’s our turn’ America, at war again, remembers Pearl Harbor By Jay Mes Song, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Administration officials pledge to work closely with miners By John K. Wiley, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Klamath Basin ski area proposal has been formally withdrawn By Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Senate may consider Klamath aid By Katherine Pfleger, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Suicidal factory worker involved in love triangle By Katrina Hull, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Indictments total 51 in McDonald’s scam The Associated Press 12-08-2001

LA Dodgers take a huge financial hit By Simon Avery, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

EarthLink to buy wireless services provider By Justin Bachman, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Packard Foundation to cast crucial vote against HP-Compaq merger By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press 12-08-2001

State begins paying off grid manager The Associated Press 12-08-2001

Click and Clack Talk Cars Tom and Ray Magliozzi 12-08-2001

Council shoots for approval this month of three plan elements By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 12-07-2001

Out & About Calendar – Compiled by Guy Poole 12-07-2001

Correction Staff 12-07-2001

The Nutcracker By Wanda Sabir, Special to the Daily Planet 12-07-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 12-07-2001

Both Berkeley teams lose in first round of Spartan Classic By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 12-07-2001

Library Gardens appeals affordable housing law By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-07-2001

Building higher’s building wiser Peter Lydon 12-07-2001

Band led by twins lands regular gig for Keur Samba By Joshua Cohen, Special to the Daily Planet 12-07-2001

Bears get Braun his 100th win The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Small schools leaders and board start battle By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 12-07-2001

Superhighway dead-ends @home Tom Yamaguchi 12-07-2001

Issel named new school board president – David Scharfenberg 12-07-2001

Thanks for council courage Chris Oei 12-07-2001

Opportunities for giving to nonprofits for the holidays Staff 12-07-2001

Prosecutors want Stayner trial held in Sacramento The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 12-07-2001

Jones camp says he will stay in gubernatorial race despite his fund-raising troubles By Alexa Haussler, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Mexican consular IDs officially recognized by S.F. agencies By Maria-Belen Moran, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Trials begin for missile defense protesters By Christina Almeida, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Survivors mark 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack in the shadow of another war By Janis L. Magin, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Frazier Park man among three soldiers killed By Eugene Tong The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Las Vegas local’s gambling empire grows off the strip By Lisa Snedeker, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Green River killings suspect led adult life on a tight rope By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Court won’t hear money-laundering case again By Brendan Riley, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Las Vegas declares Frank Sinatra day By Lisa Snedeker The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Environmental group move to boot cattle from Arizona state grazing land By Mitch Tobin, Arizona Daily Star 12-07-2001

Hunter attacked by grizzly bear on Alaska’s Admiralty Island The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Sun says it should hit sales targets By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Intel, AMD say revenues to exceed forecasts By Matthew Fordahl, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Gap reports worsening sales losses in 19-month slide By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Housing affordability better across state The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Hearst CEO Bennack to retire The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Online electricity supplier to give refund to customers The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Millennium Pharmaceuticals to buy COR Therapeutics The Associated Press 12-07-2001

School plot suspect let go, students and neighbors worry By Michael Mello, The Associated Press 12-07-2001

Planning dept. dealing with defections By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff 12-06-2001

Cal women suffer 2nd-half collapse against USF By Nathan Fox Daily Planet Correspondent 12-06-2001

Compiled by Guy Poole 12-06-2001

Amendment would create open space Peter Lydon Berkeley 12-06-2001

MUSIC Staff 12-06-2001

Berkeley employees get passes to ‘ride the damn bus’ By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-06-2001

Where’s the proof, prez? Marion Syrek Oakland 12-06-2001

State hearing calls for big healthcare reform David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 12-06-2001

Leaders must call for Bush’s impeachment Judith Segard Hunt Berkeley 12-06-2001

Police Blotter Hank Sims 12-06-2001

Racial profiling plus loss of civil rights – deadly combination Anne Smith Berkeley 12-06-2001

50 years later Rosenberg brother admits lie By Richard Pyle The Associated Press 12-06-2001

Columns

Teachers leaving profession rather than going to jail By John Curran, The Associated Press 12-07-2001