News

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East Bay honors Cesar Chavez

By Jia-Rui Chong, Daily Planet staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

Si, se puede! -more-



Keeler Avenue in Cragmont tract was named for Berkeley poet, naturalist and artist

By Susan Cerny, Special to the Daily Planet
Saturday March 30, 2002

On March 21, 1907 the Berkeley Reporter announced “Poet Keeler Gets First Honor. Literature and art are to be highly honored and especially Berkeley writers and artists, in the naming of streets in the new Cragmont tract. ... The poet Charles Keeler will have the first street in the new tract named after him. This is particularly appropriate, as Keeler is one of the most ardent admirers of Berkeley and has never let a chance slip by when he could sing her praises.” -more-



War, snake oil and circuses

Philip Farruggio
Saturday March 30, 2002

Editor: -more-



Spike Lee documentary tails convicted football hero Jim Brown

By Christy LeMire, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

Jim Brown began a six-month jail sentence this month for bashing his wife’s car windows with a shovel in 1999. -more-



Out & About Calendar

Compiled by Guy Poole
Saturday March 30, 2002


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’Jackets bash Pinole Valley

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

Berkeley High explodes for 20 hits against thin Spartan pitching staff -more-



Embattled lecture series leaves town

By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

The Berkeley Speakers Lecture Series, which has brought luminaries from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit to town, is packing up and heading for Oakland, citing frustration with the city manager’s office and the Berkeley Police Department. -more-



Getting beyond fear of change to a thriving community

Nancy Bickel
Saturday March 30, 2002

Editor: -more-



Broadway returns a portion of money given to help buy theater tickets

By Michael Kuchwara, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

NEW YORK — Broadway has given back a bit of what it got from the City of New York to help the theater after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center — and the money will go to other needy arts organizations. -more-



Golden Bears win series opener against Stanford

SDaily Planet Wire Services
Saturday March 30, 2002

Forest comes out on top of aces’ duel -more-



Talks breaking down between workers, KSL

By Devona Walker, Daily Planet staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

The ongoing battle between Claremont Spa workers and management of the KSL Recreation corporation came to a head on Friday after months of failed negotiations and the well-intentioned interventions of both Berkeley and Oakland’s city councils. -more-



‘Fight Club’ director is ‘pleased with himself’ for ‘Panic Room’

By Christy LeMire, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

David Fincher is entirely too pleased with himself. -more-



Grand jurd finds county morgue substandard

By Jia-Rui Chong, Daily Planet staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

Oakland facility criticized for lack of space, parking, disabled access, poor ventilation -more-



New translation hopes to show ‘Kamasutra’ in new light

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

LONDON — More than 1,700 years after it was completed by an enigmatic Indian scribe, the “Kamasutra” is among the most famous Hindu books ever written — and, many believe, the most misunderstood. -more-



Today in History

Staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

Saturday, March 30th is the 89th day of 2002. There are 276 days left in the year. -more-



Joe Joe Rawlings: a new literary hero for kids

By Alexandra R. Moses, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

DETROIT — Her young son stood in the department store, hands stuffed in his pockets. He was just 9 years old, but Jean Alicia Elster feared that because of the color of his skin, and the way he was standing, people would think her son was stealing. -more-



Features

Oakland police cracks down on car sideshows

Staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

OAKLAND — The Oakland police department plans to put extra officer on the streets this weekend to crack down on “sideshows,” loosely organized events where fast cars spin doughnuts in parking lots as young onlookers stand dangerously nearby. -more-


Lindh treated the same as U.S. soldiers, government says

By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

WASHINGTON — American-born Taliban John Walker Lindh received the same food and medical care as U.S. soldiers while in custody in Afghanistan, and even slept on a stretcher while his physician made do on a concrete floor, U.S. prosecutors said Friday. -more-


Palestinian refugee charged with assaulting an INS agent

By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

ANAHEIM — A Palestinian refugee who gained national attention three years ago for his hunger strike protesting INS treatment has been charged with assaulting a federal immigration agent. -more-


LA police receiving allegations of long-ago clergy abuse

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

LOS ANGELES — Publicity about sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests has prompted 20 to 30 calls to police from people who claim they were victimized years or decades ago, authorities said Friday. -more-


Earthquake rattles Baja California

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

CALEXICO — An earthquake rattled Baja California early Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. -more-


Jack rabbits attack walkers in Sonoma County, man bitten

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County musician Doug Bowes will remember this Easter season as the one where he happened upon the Easter Bunny, and it attacked him. -more-


Audit shows school bus safety program’s costs $67 million each year

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

SACRAMENTO — A school bus safety program projected to cost no more than $1 million each year is instead costing California $67 million annually, according to a new audit. -more-


Bush administration moves to repudiate biologists’ Alaska report

By John Heilprin, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration acted Friday to repudiate a report by government biologists that concluded drilling for oil in an Alaskan wildlife refuge would pose substantial risks to the Porcupine caribou herd and other wildlife. -more-


FBI to turn over findings in 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa to local prosecutors

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

DETROIT — The FBI said Friday it will refer its findings in the nearly 27-year-old disappearance of former Teamsters President James R. Hoffa to local prosecutors for possible state charges. -more-


NY corrections dept. ends sale of inmate art

By Rik Stevens, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Department of Correctional Services has discontinued its annual inmate art show and banned the sale of art produced in prisons amid an uproar over a serial killer who profited from his works. -more-


Skeletal remains found at Kentucky construction site

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Nearly 70 sets of skeletal remains have been found at the construction site of the state Transportation Cabinet complex in the three weeks since the first bones were spotted in a dump truck. -more-


Historians decry Liberty Bell home’s location

By Joann Loviglio, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

PHILADELPHIA — When visitors walk through the brand-new $9 million pavilion housing one of the nation’s most enduring icons of freedom, they will tread above the spot where the first president kept his slaves. -more-


Artificial heart patient says his motivation is to someday go home

By Dylan T. Lovan, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Even if he was a little out of breath from his morning workout, Tom Christerson still stopped a hospital employee Friday to shake his hand. -more-


Election Section

Domestic steel producers raise prices

By Dan Nephin, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

PITTSBURGH — As cheaper foreign steel imports are being hit with new tariffs, U.S. mills are raising prices to meet increased demand for domestic steel. -more-


Documentary outlines Columbine killers’ warning signs

By Jon Sarche, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

DENVER — Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold showed signs of depression and violent fantasies two years before their suicidal rampage at Columbine High School, according to an upcoming TV documentary. -more-


Navy: former Nebraska priest court martialed for lewd conduct

By Kevin O’Hanlon, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Navy confirmed on Good Friday that an ex-priest accused of sexually abusing four Nebraska boys in 1978 was later convicted of lewd conduct involving boys as a military chaplain. -more-


Oprah declines Bush’s invitation to Afghanistan

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

CHICAGO — Talk show host Oprah Winfrey declined President Bush’s offer to join an official U.S. delegation to tour Afghanistan’s schools, saying she didn’t have the time. -more-


Home Matters: Plan now to counter chaos

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

Get through the dirty, invasive as stressful time of remodeling with communication and understanding -more-


Press Releases

on the house Questions & Answers by James and Morris Carey

James and Morris Carey
Saturday March 30, 2002

Q. Scott asks: Urgent! What is it meant by the term “grade of abrasive paper” and what is meant by the term “raising the grain”? -more-


Making room for guests

By Carol McGarvey, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

When you plan a spot for visitors, pretend you are the guest. What would you need to feel comfortable? -more-


Show off style in the kitchen

By Carol McGarvey, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

If a new or remodeled kitchen is in your future, be prepared for myriad choices to show off your personal style. Abandon any rules you think “must” be followed in kitchen planning. The sky’s the limit. -more-


Sierra fir logs sent to South Africa to be recycled into California furniture

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — Douglas fir logs cut from the Sierra Nevada in the 1800s are about to complete a round trip that has taken more than a century. -more-


Allergan awaits FDA approval to market Botox for cosmetic use

By Simon Avery, The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

LOS ANGELES — Not since the early days of Viagra has a lifestyle drug garnered so much attention as Botox. -more-


Columns

Entertainment workers to seek duties on films made in Canada

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

WASHINGTON — A group representing entertainment industry workers said it will file a complaint with the federal government seeking duties on Canadian-made productions sent to the United States for editing or distribution. -more-


PG&E wins approval to repay some creditors

The Associated Press
Saturday March 30, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E Corp. won approval to repay $790 million to a group of Pacific Gas and Electric creditors, overcoming objections that the deal is designed to sway an upcoming vote on how the utility will emerge from bankruptcy. -more-


Opinion

Editorial

News of the Weird

Staff
Saturday March 30, 2002

Who has the most horses? -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

News of the Weird 03-30-2002

Police probing alleged child abuse by priests 03-29-2002

Milton Berle dies after long illness 03-28-2002

News of the Weird 03-27-2002

Police continue investigating south Berkeley shooting 03-26-2002

News

East Bay honors Cesar Chavez By Jia-Rui Chong, Daily Planet staff 03-30-2002

Keeler Avenue in Cragmont tract was named for Berkeley poet, naturalist and artist By Susan Cerny, Special to the Daily Planet 03-30-2002

War, snake oil and circuses Philip Farruggio 03-30-2002

Spike Lee documentary tails convicted football hero Jim Brown By Christy LeMire, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 03-30-2002

’Jackets bash Pinole Valley By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 03-30-2002

Embattled lecture series leaves town By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 03-30-2002

Getting beyond fear of change to a thriving community Nancy Bickel 03-30-2002

Broadway returns a portion of money given to help buy theater tickets By Michael Kuchwara, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Golden Bears win series opener against Stanford SDaily Planet Wire Services 03-30-2002

Talks breaking down between workers, KSL By Devona Walker, Daily Planet staff 03-30-2002

‘Fight Club’ director is ‘pleased with himself’ for ‘Panic Room’ By Christy LeMire, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Grand jurd finds county morgue substandard By Jia-Rui Chong, Daily Planet staff 03-30-2002

New translation hopes to show ‘Kamasutra’ in new light By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Today in History Staff 03-30-2002

Joe Joe Rawlings: a new literary hero for kids By Alexandra R. Moses, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Oakland police cracks down on car sideshows Staff 03-30-2002

Lindh treated the same as U.S. soldiers, government says By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Palestinian refugee charged with assaulting an INS agent By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press 03-30-2002

LA police receiving allegations of long-ago clergy abuse The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Earthquake rattles Baja California The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Jack rabbits attack walkers in Sonoma County, man bitten The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Audit shows school bus safety program’s costs $67 million each year By Don Thompson, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Bush administration moves to repudiate biologists’ Alaska report By John Heilprin, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

FBI to turn over findings in 1975 disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa to local prosecutors The Associated Press 03-30-2002

NY corrections dept. ends sale of inmate art By Rik Stevens, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Skeletal remains found at Kentucky construction site The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Historians decry Liberty Bell home’s location By Joann Loviglio, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Artificial heart patient says his motivation is to someday go home By Dylan T. Lovan, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Domestic steel producers raise prices By Dan Nephin, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Documentary outlines Columbine killers’ warning signs By Jon Sarche, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Navy: former Nebraska priest court martialed for lewd conduct By Kevin O’Hanlon, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Oprah declines Bush’s invitation to Afghanistan The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Home Matters: Plan now to counter chaos The Associated Press 03-30-2002

on the house Questions & Answers by James and Morris Carey James and Morris Carey 03-30-2002

Making room for guests By Carol McGarvey, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Show off style in the kitchen By Carol McGarvey, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Sierra fir logs sent to South Africa to be recycled into California furniture The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Allergan awaits FDA approval to market Botox for cosmetic use By Simon Avery, The Associated Press 03-30-2002

Superintendent may give students say in BHS cuts By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 03-29-2002

Ferries: Get on Board Jerri Holan 03-29-2002

Going solo ... By Matt Artz, Special to the Daily Planet 03-29-2002

Arts and Entertainament Calendar Staff 03-29-2002

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 03-29-2002

Out & About Calendar Compiled by Guy Poole 03-29-2002

’Jackets come out flat, still get a win By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 03-29-2002

Youth Radio wins a Peabody Award By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 03-29-2002

Violence begets violence Gray Brechin 03-29-2002

Images of a fight for freedom By Peter Crimmins, Special to the Daily Planet 03-29-2002

Error-prone ’Jackets spiked by Richmond By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 03-29-2002

Disaster Council prepares priorities to present city By Jia-Rui Chong, Daily Planet staff 03-29-2002

Eviro-Friendly ferry would be nice Martin Ilian 03-29-2002

PBS’ ‘Media Matters’ gives the inside story on journalism By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Sports shorts Staff 03-29-2002

Today in History Staff 03-29-2002

Merced mother: there was no way to predict slaughter The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder dies at 95 By Anthony Breznican, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Victims of possible double homicide-suicide grew up together By Jessica Brice, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Late storms punch Sierra snowpack to near-normal By Don Thompson, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

As weather warms, California leads climb in gas prices By Michelle Morgante, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Click and Clack Talk Cars Staff 03-29-2002

Floor-to-ceiling excitement by James and Morris Carey 03-29-2002

by James and Morris Carey Tip of the week: Removing hard-water stains 03-29-2002

Planning vegetable families’ seating arrangements By Lee Reich, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Startups Moxi Digital, digeo to merge By May Wong, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Walter Hewlett sues HP Director claims it improperly won Compaq votes By Brian Bergstein, The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Endwave to cut 30 percent of work force, or 100 positions The Associated Press 03-29-2002

Bookseller’s legacy lives at Moe’s By Claudine LoMonaco Special to the Daily Planet 03-28-2002

’Jackets pound Richmond into submission By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 03-28-2002

Library Gardens is designed safe John H. DeClercq for Library Gardens, L.P. 03-28-2002

Finding a youthful take on life as ‘Oklahoma’s’ Aunt Eller By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Compiled by Guy Poole 03-28-2002

Study shows six period move at BHS won’t hurt too much By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 03-28-2002

Pro-Israeli mania endangers us all Jeff Winkler Fairfield 03-28-2002

Seven local firefighters to be honored in state memorial By Jia-Rui Chong Daily Planet staff 03-28-2002

Today in History Staff 03-28-2002

Actor Dudley Moore dies at 66 By Jeff WilsonThe Associated Press 03-28-2002

Ask the Rent Board By Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Staff 03-28-2002

Jewish community splits in its opinions on Intifada, Israel By Matthew Artz Special to the Daily Planet 03-28-2002

Friends of Merced killer say he showed signs of depression By Kim Baca The Associated Press 03-28-2002

CA teachers launch network to share info on science education By Michelle Morgante The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Police unsure if suicide pact led to Santa Cruz beach deaths By Jessica Brice The Associated Press 03-28-2002

State bars 15 lawn herbicides, citing vegetable damage The Associated Press 03-28-2002

California pit bull owner waives formal extradition in Nevada By Lisa Snedeker The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Four arrested in immigration scam By Erica Werner The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Book by Web site owner skewers dead dot-coms By Michael Liedtke The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Developing the video game developers of the future By William Schiffman The Associated Press 03-28-2002

Seminary wants to demolish buildings that neighbors see as landmarks By Jia-Rui Chong Daily Planet staff 03-27-2002

’Jackets suffer narrow defeat at hands of SI By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 03-27-2002

Drama department needs to stay, so does Mr. Wiener 03-27-2002

Staff 03-27-2002

Compiled by Guy Poole 03-27-2002

City’s crime rate jumps dramatically By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 03-27-2002

Storno leads Panthers past rival Piedmont By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 03-27-2002

Face facts about parking garage Charlie Smith Berkeley 03-27-2002

Sexual battery suspect in Dublin jail By Jia-Rui Chong Daily Planet staff 03-27-2002

RE: Ferry to Gillman being considered Martin Ilian Albany 03-27-2002

Activists spar on Mideast issue By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 03-27-2002

Today in History Staff 03-27-2002

UC professor to call off Asian boycott of nuclear labs By Michelle Locke The Associated Press 03-27-2002

Retired sheriff’s deputy kills four children, himself SBy Kim Baca The Associated Press 03-27-2002

Court says nonunion members must pay for unionizing activities By David Krafvets The Associated Press 03-27-2002

Punk rocker Jello Biafra sues former Dead Kennedys bandmates The Associated Press 03-27-2002

PG&E could get reorganization plan by mid-June By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press 03-27-2002

Investment manager charged with massive Ponzi scheme By Danny Pollock The Associated Press 03-27-2002

State job statistics underestimated losses The Associated Press 03-27-2002

A ‘Magic’ day for Davis By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 03-26-2002

Female wrestlers finish big to end their high school careers By Nathan Fox Special to the Daily Planet 03-26-2002

Palestinians want to annihilate other religions Gabe Kurtz student, UC Berkeley 03-26-2002

Black actors’ reign at Oscars may not boost minority roles By Anthony Breznican The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Compiled by Guy Poole 03-26-2002

Solano eatery mysteriously closes By Jia-Rui Chong Daily Planet staff 03-26-2002

Diamondbacks plow over A’s 7-1 The Associated Press 03-26-2002

What is the definition of insanity? Tom Mitsoff 03-26-2002

TV Ratings for the Oscars hit low mark By David Bauder The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Berkeley schools celebrate National Nutrition Month By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 03-26-2002

Raiders’ Russell pleads innocent to sexual assault By Justin Pritchard The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Today in history Staff 03-26-2002

News of the Weird Staff 03-26-2002

Body found in lake at Golden Gate Park The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Crime up 5.8 percent in most populous areas The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Cardinal Mahony defends handling of child abuse, offers apology By Robert Jablon The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Gasoline prices jump a record 14 cents over two weeks The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Existing homes sales hit record in February By Simon Avery The Associated Press 03-26-2002

Centennial exhibit revives age-old beauty By Mary Spicuzza, Special to the Daily Planet 03-25-2002

Israel wants less than peace Will Youmans 03-25-2002

Out & About Calendar Compiled By Guy Poole 03-25-2002

Cal women, Tennessee men take titles at Cal Invitational Daily Planet Wire Services 03-25-2002

Local woman worked for peace as towers fell By Vince Briggeman, Special to the Daily Planet 03-25-2002

Pray for peace in Jerusalem Ferenc Raj, Rabbi 03-25-2002

Berkeley crew sweeps varsity races at home By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 03-25-2002

Today in History Staff 03-25-2002

Sport Shorts Staff 03-25-2002

News of the Wierd Staff 03-25-2002

Sports this week Staff 03-25-2002

Berkeley name opens doors in sister city By Steve Freedkin, Special to the Daily Planet 03-25-2002

College Board proposes sweeping changes to SAT By Michelle Locke, Associated Press Writer 03-25-2002

California likely won’t see lower bills, despite end of freeze By Karen Gaudette, The Associated Press 03-25-2002

Hewlett, Packard foundations ponder life after merger By Jim Wasserman, The Associated Press 03-25-2002

Columns

Entertainment workers to seek duties on films made in Canada The Associated Press 03-30-2002

PG&E wins approval to repay some creditors The Associated Press 03-30-2002