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Democratic club endorses Ramsey, Fox Ruby

By David Scharfenberg, Berkeley Daily Planet staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

The Berkeley Democratic Club, home to the moderate wing of the city’s Democratic Party, overwhelmingly endorsed Charles Ramsey for the 14th State Assembly District seat and Jacki Fox Ruby for the Alameda County Board of Education on Thursday. Both candidates are up for election in March. -more-



Out & About Calendar

– Compiled by Guy Poole
Saturday December 15, 2001


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Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club serves as an inspiration

By Susan Cerny
Saturday December 15, 2001

A recent exhibit at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum explored the concept of environmentally responsible architecture. The buildings presented in the exhibit were designed and built within the past few years and their design was distinctly contemporary. -more-



CUE files claim against LBNL

Lee Purbaugh
Saturday December 15, 2001

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Precious gifts, books capture spirit of great art

By Joan Brunskill, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

Splendor of the masters reborn in pages of many fine art booksxZ -more-



Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001


Pleasant Valley hands Lady ’Jackets third loss of season

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

When it comes to Northern California dominance, the Berkeley High girls’ basketball team is usually right up there with De La Salle football. But although the Spartans won yet another NorCal title this season, times may be changing for the Lady ’Jackets. -more-



ZAB votes to close down Gypsy parlor

By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

Berkeley police officers exchanged high-fives in Old City Hall Thursday night after the Zoning Adjustments Board voted to shutter the Golden Gypsy Massage Parlor for good. -more-





Psychics could see stiff regulations in their future

By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff
Saturday December 15, 2001


America’s Iraq policy a sham

Bill Mitch
Saturday December 15, 2001


Obituary

Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

Floyd Lee Gill, owner and operator of Gill’s Ambassador Shoe Repair Shop in Berkeley for 48 years, died Dec. 12 from natural causes. He was 77 years old. -more-



Boycotting unAmerican city

Bill Kinney
Saturday December 15, 2001


Hyde School honors academic excellence

Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

BATH, MAINE – The following local residents recently received academic honors from the independent, character-based Hyde School in Bath: -more-



Features

A season to share

Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

Following are some local-serving community agencies that can use financial and/or volunteer help. The Daily Planet is listing these nonprofits as a public service and does not have first-hand knowledge of the work of most of the agencies. -more-


Mysterious form of breast cancer crops up in three Castro Valley women

The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

CASTRO VALLEY — Within a 10-month period in 1999, three women who worked in the same office at Eden Medical Center were diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a very rare and aggressive type of the disease that strikes just a few dozen women in the Bay Area every year. -more-


Police Blotter

– Hank Sims
Saturday December 15, 2001

Victims’ loved ones apalled by bin Laden tapes

The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

Terrorist leader reminds one Bay Area resident of a gloating, smirking criminal -more-


Bay Area Briefs

Staff
Saturday December 15, 2001

On the House

by James and Morris Carey
Saturday December 15, 2001

Installing a frost-proof sillcock -more-


Questions and Answers on the House

By Morris and James Carey
Saturday December 15, 2001

Q. Roy asks: Help! I recently moved into a house that has a wooden front door with a large oval window, which takes up most of the door. In the past two months a gap has slowly formed and grown between the door and the window molding. It is about 3/4 of an inch at the top of the window and tapers down as it follows the contours of the window. You can see through it to the outside. It appears that the window is settling. Is this possible? What can I do to fix it? Is there a caulk I should use, or will I have to replace my front door? -more-


Tip of the Week

By Morris and James Carey
Saturday December 15, 2001

Door hinge fill-in -more-


Renaissance man restores log cabins with old-fashioned tools

By Sarah Cooke, Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald
Saturday December 15, 2001

BERTHOUD, Colo. — Bent over a 14-foot-long ponderosa pine log, Peter Haney gripped a 19th-century broad ax and meticulously shaved small slices of wood from its right side. -more-


Trial of circus trainer is big moment for animal activists

By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

Years of protesting, complaining come to a head as one prominent performer opens a bloody wound on an elephant -more-


Tribal leaders upset over Norton reshuffling of Indian trust

By Angela Turner, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Interior Secretary Gale Norton says she supports forming a task force that would help her smooth money-management problems with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. -more-


Election Section

Feds, academicians assessing Biosphere 2 climate

By Arthur H. Rothstein, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal, academic and international scientists will be eyeing Biosphere 2 this weekend to determine its suitability for climate research. -more-


Cuba to get first commercial U.S. food since 1963

By Alan Sayre, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

reighter departs on two-day voyage egging on embargo debate -more-


N.C. death row inmate found to be retarded, given life terms

By Emery Dalesio, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

RALEIGH, N.C. — A death row inmate who is said to have the mind of a first-grader became the first person to have his sentence reduced under a new North Carolina law barring execution of the mentally retarded. -more-


Students at historically black college object to TV ad limiting hairstyles

The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

BALTIMORE — A public relations firm is under fire for inviting students with only straight, chemically processed or short hair to appear in a TV commercial for historically black Morgan State University. -more-


California unemployment tops 1 million mark

By Simon Avery, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

LOS ANGELES — The number of Californians out of work topped 1 million for the first time in nearly five years in November, as increasing job cuts in the state comprised a disproportionately large amount of the national total, officials said Friday. -more-


Deal could leave Barry Diller leading Universal

By Gary Gentile, The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Media mogul Barry Diller could emerge as head of Universal Studios if Vivendi Universal buys the film and TV assets of Diller’s USA Networks, sources familiar with the negotiations said Friday. -more-


Lame-duck cable provider cuts 400 of its 1,300 jobs

The Associated Press
Saturday December 15, 2001

REDWOOD CITY — Preparing to go out of business at the end of February, bankrupt cable Internet provider Excite@Home laid off 400 of its 1,300 employees Friday. -more-


Click and Clack Talk Cars

Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Saturday December 15, 2001

Breaking in brakes -more-


Editorial

Officers, marines team up to play Santa for children, needy families

Bay City News
Saturday December 15, 2001

Police officers in Berkeley are once again teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to deliver toys to the children of needy families this holiday season. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Officers, marines team up to play Santa for children, needy families 12-15-2001

BFD holiday safety tips 12-14-2001

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

News

Democratic club endorses Ramsey, Fox Ruby By David Scharfenberg, Berkeley Daily Planet staff 12-15-2001

Out & About Calendar – Compiled by Guy Poole 12-15-2001

Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club serves as an inspiration By Susan Cerny 12-15-2001

CUE files claim against LBNL Lee Purbaugh 12-15-2001

Precious gifts, books capture spirit of great art By Joan Brunskill, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 12-15-2001

Pleasant Valley hands Lady ’Jackets third loss of season By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 12-15-2001

ZAB votes to close down Gypsy parlor By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-15-2001

Draft General Plan balanced – gives pedestrians a chance Rob Wrenn 12-15-2001

Psychics could see stiff regulations in their future By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 12-15-2001

America’s Iraq policy a sham Bill Mitch 12-15-2001

Obituary Staff 12-15-2001

Boycotting unAmerican city Bill Kinney 12-15-2001

Hyde School honors academic excellence Staff 12-15-2001

A season to share Staff 12-15-2001

Mysterious form of breast cancer crops up in three Castro Valley women The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Police Blotter – Hank Sims 12-15-2001

Victims’ loved ones apalled by bin Laden tapes The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 12-15-2001

On the House by James and Morris Carey 12-15-2001

Questions and Answers on the House By Morris and James Carey 12-15-2001

Tip of the Week By Morris and James Carey 12-15-2001

Renaissance man restores log cabins with old-fashioned tools By Sarah Cooke, Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald 12-15-2001

Trial of circus trainer is big moment for animal activists By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Tribal leaders upset over Norton reshuffling of Indian trust By Angela Turner, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Feds, academicians assessing Biosphere 2 climate By Arthur H. Rothstein, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Cuba to get first commercial U.S. food since 1963 By Alan Sayre, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

N.C. death row inmate found to be retarded, given life terms By Emery Dalesio, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Students at historically black college object to TV ad limiting hairstyles The Associated Press 12-15-2001

California unemployment tops 1 million mark By Simon Avery, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Deal could leave Barry Diller leading Universal By Gary Gentile, The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Lame-duck cable provider cuts 400 of its 1,300 jobs The Associated Press 12-15-2001

Click and Clack Talk Cars Tom & Ray Magliozzi 12-15-2001

LeConte safety hazard concerns mount By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 12-14-2001

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 12-14-2001

Psychic abilities? Dan Dugan 12-14-2001

Some like it hot Sari Friedman 12-14-2001

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Staff 12-14-2001

Berkeley girls on a hot streak, beat Encinal 10-0 By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 12-14-2001

Pacifica wars’ end in sight By Judith Scherr, Daily Planet staff 12-14-2001

Skeptics will write psychic test Daniel Sabsay, 12-14-2001

A’s lose 2-time MVP Giambi to Yankees By Ben Walker, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Advocates support parking study hold By John Geluardi, Daily Planet staff 12-14-2001

Try transit first, the balanced approach Wendy Alfsen 12-14-2001

Cal’s Coughlin named USOC female athlete of the month Daily Planet Wire Services 12-14-2001

Ecocity plan unworkable Michael Katz and Becky O’Malley 12-14-2001

Clarification Staff 12-14-2001

Hemp foods already comply – no THC Richard Rose 12-14-2001

Lakireddy judge pulls out of case By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-14-2001

Scientists unsure of ecosystem’s carbon dioxide absorption rate By Andrew Bridges, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Bay Area Briefs Staff 12-14-2001

NASA to end three-year Deep Space 1 mission By Andrew Bridges The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Jeremy Giambi cited for marijuana possession By Lisa Snedeker, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Appeals court upholds Setencich conviction The Associated Press 12-14-2001

State will pay guards’ legal expenses in prison rape lawsuit By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Orange County has least smokers By Erin McClam, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Former business partner of Mickey Thompson arrested By Christina Almeida, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Actress Winona Ryder arrested for alleged shoplifting charge By Anthony Breznican, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Fictional friends are familiar to many generations By Samantha Critchell, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Christmas critters have their parties in merry stories collection By Zoe Ann Shafer, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Mistletoe is both good and bad By Lee Rich, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders concentrated in West By Janis L. Magin, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Feds warn California must curb Colorado water use By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Some water allowed to flow into grain fields The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Mother of Nevada teen slain by BIA officer says son unarmed The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Ag Department cuts first timber checks under new formula By Katherine Pfleger, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Nevada balances economy, environment in cat litter fight By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

A new tool in the fight against spam By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Copyright violation charges to be dropped against Russian computer programmer By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Anger, some disgust, as Americans watch bin Laden smile By David Crary, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Space shuttle Endevour reports problems with a key navigation device By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

Two concourses closed in Boston after FAA finds security screeners with no training By Leslie MIller, The Associated Press 12-14-2001

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