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District removes Washington teacher

By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff
Tuesday December 18, 2001

After months of parent complaints, school officials reassigned a first grade teacher at Washington Communications and Technology Magnet School to another job in the district Friday afternoon, according to several people familiar with the move. -more-



Calendar of Events & Activities

Tuesday December 18, 2001

Tuesday, Dec. 18 -more-



Study parking

Deborah Badhia Downtown Berkeley Association
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Study parking -more-



Arts

Tuesday December 18, 2001

924 Gilman Dec. 21: Kepi, Bonfire Madigan, Kevin Seconds; Dec. 22: The Lab Rats, Onetime Angels, A great Divide, Last Great Liar, Gabriel’s Ratchet; Dec. 23: 5 p.m., Over My Dead Body, Panic,Breaker, Some Still Believe; All shows start a 8 p.m. unless noted; Most are $5; 924 Gilman St. 525-9926 -more-



Three sections of Draft General Plan slated for council approval

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Tuesday December 18, 2001

After more than two years of public meetings and workshops, the City Council is expected to approve three sections of the Draft General Plan tonight. In question, however, is whether the council will move forward on four other proposed amendments, put forward by Ecocity Builders. -more-



Ecocity plan pro-profit

Carol Denney Berkeley
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Ecocity plan pro-profit -more-



Are flags enough?

By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff
Tuesday December 18, 2001

A pedestrian was reportedly hit by a car Friday morning at the intersection of Russell Street and Claremont Avenue, the very spot where flags had been placed with much fanfare the day before in order to make pedestrians more visible as they cross the street. -more-



Ecocity plan pro-neighborhood

Erik Ferry Richmond
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Ecocity plan pro-neighborhood -more-



The driving force behind energy consumption

By Alice La Pierre City of Berkeley Energy Office
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Sales for durable goods rose an amazing 12.8 percent during the month of October 2001, the largest-ever increase in sales in U.S. history. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Consumer Index Report,(http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3/adv/priorrel.htm) the vast majority of those purchases (more than 9 percent, or $15.3 billion) were the sale of cars and trucks. The bulk of those sales were for pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles, or SUVs. -more-



Upgrade transit

Steve Geller Berkeley
Tuesday December 18, 2001


Homelessness, scents and a wine boycott on agenda

By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Among the issues the City Council will consider during its last meeting of the year will be an authorization for the city manager to increase a contract with Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity, Inc. by $50,000 to run the city’s Homelessness Prevention Program. The HPP program has already exhausted its annual $110,000 per year allocation due to an increase of clients. -more-



Sometimes, gotta drive, park

Alan Kropp and Associates, Inc. Berkeley
Tuesday December 18, 2001

Editor: -more-



Features

Bay Area Briefs

Tuesday December 18, 2001

Teacher found dead in her car -more-


Plan makes sense

Richard Register Berkeley
Tuesday December 18, 2001

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Judge refuses to dimiss circus elephant abuse case

By Brian BergsteinThe Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

SAN JOSE — A judge refused to drop elephant abuse charges Monday against a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus star, setting up a closely watched trial this week. -more-


Corrections officers set for sizable salary boost in five-year tentative pact

By Don Thompson The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

SACRAMENTO — Corrections officers could see salary boosts of 20-30 percent in the final years of a tentative five-year state contract, officials said Monday. -more-


Universal in shape before arrival of Barry Diller

By Gary Gentile The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

LOS ANGELES — Can Barry Diller leave well enough alone? -more-


Calpine’s struggles may prod change of plans

By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — In early October, investors still seemed willing to give Calpine Corp. whatever it needed to realize its goal of becoming the nation’s largest power generator. -more-


Palm Inc. chooses Texas Instruments to supply chips for wireless devices

The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

SAN JOSE — Palm Inc. said Monday it has chosen Texas Instruments as the “preferred supplier” of chips for its next generation of wireless handheld devices. -more-


Churches forced to scale back ministries by weak economy

By Rachel Zoll The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

When the stock market soared, the worldwide network of United Methodist missionaries thought big. -more-


CDC starts smallpox training

By Erin McClam The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began training state and local health officials Monday on how to recognize smallpox and quickly contain an outbreak spread by terrorists. -more-


Editorial

NBC gets Bay Area owned-and-operated station with KNTV purchase

By Michael Warren The Associated Press
Tuesday December 18, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO — NBC announced Monday it is buying San Jose-based KNTV for $230 million from Granite Broadcasting Corp., giving the network an owned-and-operated station in the San Francisco Bay area. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

NBC gets Bay Area owned-and-operated station with KNTV purchase 12-18-2001

Y’s goals should be less parking 12-18-2001

Flight delayed 3 hours after fake grenade rolls out of passenger’s bag 12-17-2001

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

News

District removes Washington teacher By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 12-18-2001

Calendar of Events & Activities 12-18-2001

Study parking Deborah Badhia Downtown Berkeley Association 12-18-2001

Arts 12-18-2001

Three sections of Draft General Plan slated for council approval By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-18-2001

Ecocity plan pro-profit Carol Denney Berkeley 12-18-2001

Are flags enough? By Judith Scherr Daily Planet staff 12-18-2001

Ecocity plan pro-neighborhood Erik Ferry Richmond 12-18-2001

The driving force behind energy consumption By Alice La Pierre City of Berkeley Energy Office 12-18-2001

Upgrade transit Steve Geller Berkeley 12-18-2001

Homelessness, scents and a wine boycott on agenda By John Geluardi Daily Planet staff 12-18-2001

Sometimes, gotta drive, park Alan Kropp and Associates, Inc. Berkeley 12-18-2001

Bay Area Briefs 12-18-2001

Plan makes sense Richard Register Berkeley 12-18-2001

Judge refuses to dimiss circus elephant abuse case By Brian BergsteinThe Associated Press 12-18-2001

Corrections officers set for sizable salary boost in five-year tentative pact By Don Thompson The Associated Press 12-18-2001

Universal in shape before arrival of Barry Diller By Gary Gentile The Associated Press 12-18-2001

Calpine’s struggles may prod change of plans By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press 12-18-2001

Palm Inc. chooses Texas Instruments to supply chips for wireless devices The Associated Press 12-18-2001

Churches forced to scale back ministries by weak economy By Rachel Zoll The Associated Press 12-18-2001

CDC starts smallpox training By Erin McClam The Associated Press 12-18-2001

Middle school still without a police officer By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 12-17-2001

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 12-17-2001

Willard lacks daily discipline Tonia Johnson 12-17-2001

Art & Entertainment Calendar Staff 12-17-2001

Panthers look like team of old in easy win By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 12-17-2001

A tale of two developments By Hank Sims, Daily Planet staff 12-17-2001

We need more trees, less metal Donald Schweter 12-17-2001

Sports shorts Staff 12-17-2001

Neighbors worry about left over radiation from lab By John Geluardi, Daily Planet Staff 12-17-2001

Costa-Hawkins would set back rent control3 Robert Cabrera 12-17-2001

JDL recording thanks supporters; calls case ’politically motivated’ The Associated Press 12-17-2001

Local Briefs Staff 12-17-2001

Sacramento publisher booed during college graduation speech The Associated Press 12-17-2001

Bay Briefs Staff 12-17-2001

NYC firefighters complete cross-country bike ride By Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer 12-17-2001

Santa Clarita to start innovative curbside diaper recycling program in spring 2002 The Associated Press` 12-17-2001

New management services deliver help with e-mail onslaught By Michael Liedtke, AP Business Writer 12-17-2001

Swine are divine in elementary school recycling effort By Michelle Locke Associated Press Writer 12-17-2001

Burning Man organizers say they’re being taken by doubled federal fees The Associated Press 12-17-2001

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