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Flagged intersections to help pedestrians

By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Flags in Berkeley? -more-



Guy Poole
Thursday December 13, 2001


Thursday, Dec. 13



Staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Don’t abandon what makes U.S. truly best



Staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Music



Oregon’s Tedford named new Cal head coach

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Hoping to wash away the painful memories of the recently completed 1-10 disaster of a season, Cal introduced a new head football coach on Wednesday morning. University of Oregon offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jeff Tedford will be the man to replace Tom Holmoe on the Cal sideline, agreeing to a reported five-year contract late Tuesday night. -more-



New principal brings hope to blemished Willard

By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

“It’s a new day.” -more-



Gladstone makes his mark with new hiring

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

When Cal chancellor Robert Berdahl made crew rowing coach Steve Gladstone his surprise pick as athletic director earlier this year, he knew he was hiring an unusual candidate, one who would do things a bit differently than your average administrator. The hiring process for Cal’s new head football coach, Jeff Tedford, shows just how independent Gladstone is. -more-



Compromise cell phone antennae ordinance OK’d

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

After a yearlong moratorium, the City Council adopted “workable” amendments to Berkeley’s Zoning Ordinance, which will govern the placement of cell phone antennae around town. -more-



Shipp’s sharp shooting carries Bears past FSU

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Thursday December 13, 2001


Southside Plan draft released to commission, public

By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Four years in the making, the Southside Plan came one step closer to completion on Wednesday, as a new draft was released to the public and members of the Planning Commission. -more-



City will give out Conscientious Objector information

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

As the City Council meeting closed in on midnight and two councilmembers had already gone home, the council voted to supply workers who answer the city’s general information phones with material about the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. -more-



Features

Planning Commission, public get first glimpse of draft Southside plan

By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting had to be canceled because of an administrative error by city staff. -more-


Police department employee dies from aneurysm

Planet staff
Thursday December 13, 2001

Longtime Berkeley Police Department employee Desmond Griffen died Tuesday as a result of a brain aneurysm suffered Saturday. He was 46 years old. -more-


Apartments put to the ’quake test

By Michelle Locke The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

RICHMOND — A reinforced apartment building shook, rattled, but did not fall as engineers put it to the earthquake test Wednesday. -more-


‘American Taliban’ still source of angst

By Justin Pritchard The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SAN ANSELMO — Even in a community where personal growth is prized above all and wealthy ex-hippies groom their children to be independent thinkers, the spiritual journey of John Walker Lindh is a shocker. -more-


Supreme Court blocks sex predator’s release

By Kim Curtis The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — The state Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday to keep a serial rapist locked up at a state mental hospital until at least February while it considers his case. -more-


PG&E asks for permission to settle claims under $100,000

The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s largest utility wants to investigate and settle claims from its creditors who are owed less than $100,000 without review by a bankruptcy court or other creditors. -more-


Array of electric, low-emission vehicles showed off

By Steve Lawrence The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Bryan Woodbury may have a solution for motorists who are tired of urban gridlock: A car that can zip through traffic like a motorcycle and squeeze into the smallest parking spaces. -more-


California making environmental justice tenet of air policy

By Leon Drouin Keith The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Soto Elementary School’s next-door neighbor is a spaghetti network of concrete connecting four of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways. -more-


Candidate looks to vouchers to improve system

By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

PALO ALTO — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon said Wednesday that big school districts like the one in Los Angeles should be broken up, and he suggested offering some form of vouchers to students at underperforming schools. -more-


Anti-Arab hate crimes drop from 9-11 level

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SACRAMENTO — The number of anti-Arab hate crimes in California has dropped to about one a day from the nearly 10 a day reported immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the state attorney general said Tuesday. -more-


Authorities crack down on Middle Eastern students

By Ben Fox The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration authorities arrested 10 people in the San Diego area Wednesday in a first-of-its-kind crackdown on Middle Eastern students suspected of violating the terms of their visas by not being in school. -more-


Davis orders increase on terrorism preparedness

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis ordered five state agencies to increase their terrorism preparedness Wednesday at the recommendation of his terrorism task force. -more-


Authorities arrest militant JDL members in alleged bomb plot

By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

LOS ANGELES — The chairman of the Jewish Defense League was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up a Los Angeles-area mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman. -more-


Election Section

Medical-marijuana less popular than predicted

The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fewer people than expected have signed up for the state’s medical-marijuana program. -more-


Regulators OK selling gas co. space on pipelines

By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

State regulators order Pacific Bell to speed up phone line repair jobs

The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

1,700 jobs cut by chip equipment maker in SJ

The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SONICblue sues TiVo, alleging patent infringement on digital video recording

By May Wong The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

Editorial

Amtrak train strikes minivan near Bakersfield

The Associated Press
Thursday December 13, 2001

SHAFTER — Seven people were killed when a minivan collided with an Amtrak train on Wednesday near Bakersfield, authorities said. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Amtrak train strikes minivan near Bakersfield 12-13-2001

12-12-2001

San Francisco embarrassed again by elections fiascos 12-11-2001

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

News

Flagged intersections to help pedestrians By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

Guy Poole 12-13-2001

Staff 12-13-2001

Staff 12-13-2001

Oregon’s Tedford named new Cal head coach By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 12-13-2001

New principal brings hope to blemished Willard By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

Gladstone makes his mark with new hiring By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 12-13-2001

Compromise cell phone antennae ordinance OK’d By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

Shipp’s sharp shooting carries Bears past FSU By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 12-13-2001

Southside Plan draft released to commission, public By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

City will give out Conscientious Objector information By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

Planning Commission, public get first glimpse of draft Southside plan By Hank Sims Daily Planet staff 12-13-2001

Police department employee dies from aneurysm Planet staff 12-13-2001

Apartments put to the ’quake test By Michelle Locke The Associated Press 12-13-2001

‘American Taliban’ still source of angst By Justin Pritchard The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Supreme Court blocks sex predator’s release By Kim Curtis The Associated Press 12-13-2001

PG&E asks for permission to settle claims under $100,000 The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Array of electric, low-emission vehicles showed off By Steve Lawrence The Associated Press 12-13-2001

California making environmental justice tenet of air policy By Leon Drouin Keith The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Candidate looks to vouchers to improve system By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Anti-Arab hate crimes drop from 9-11 level By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Authorities crack down on Middle Eastern students By Ben Fox The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Davis orders increase on terrorism preparedness By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Authorities arrest militant JDL members in alleged bomb plot By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Medical-marijuana less popular than predicted The Associated Press 12-13-2001

Regulators OK selling gas co. space on pipelines By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press 12-13-2001

State regulators order Pacific Bell to speed up phone line repair jobs The Associated Press 12-13-2001

1,700 jobs cut by chip equipment maker in SJ The Associated Press 12-13-2001

SONICblue sues TiVo, alleging patent infringement on digital video recording By May Wong The Associated Press 12-13-2001

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

Columns

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