Casual car poolers line up near the north Berkeley BART station along Sacramento Street.
Casual car poolers line up near the north Berkeley BART station along Sacramento Street.

News

Page One

Overcoming ‘stranger danger’ – the casual car pool

By Chris Nichols, Special to the Daily Planet
Thursday August 01, 2002

The East Bay’s casual car pool, which has carried commuters across the Bay Bridge for more than a decade, is not only a ritual for thousands of car poolers but is somewhat of a culture. -more-



May the best candidate win

David A. Freeman
Thursday August 01, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



West African music lights up west Berkeley club

By Brian Kluepfel, Special to the Daily Planet
Thursday August 01, 2002

Two of the brightest stars in modern west African music will light up the Ashkenaz Dance Club on San Pablo Avenue this week. On Thursday, it’s Kanda Bongo Man and on Saturday is Rokia Traore. -more-



Arts Calendar

Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002


Out & About Calendar

Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002


Thursday, August 1

-more-



Berkeley players head to Japan

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002

BHS’s Toma, St. Mary’s
McGuinness and Lawson
on Alameda Select team at
international tournament
-more-



More payroll problems in school district

By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff
Thursday August 01, 2002

New system misread employees’
bank account numbers
-more-



Does Bay Area want a ‘cookie cutter’ park?

Jill Posener
Thursday August 01, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



A’s avoid Indian sweep

By Greg Beacham The Associated Press
Thursday August 01, 2002

OAKLAND – Mark Ellis singled home Terrence Long with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. -more-



UC suspends 15 employees amid drug probe

By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002

UC Berkeley placed 15 maintenance workers on paid leave while investigating allegations of drug and alcohol use on the job, “timecard improprieties” and misuse of campus property, university officials said. -more-



Lots of pavement in park plan

Susan Schwartz
Thursday August 01, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



Alameda County schools get $1.75 million

Daily Planet Wire Service
Thursday August 01, 2002

Alameda County schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan announced Wednesday that 109 schools in the county have been selected to receive $1.75 million after they met their performance growth goals. -more-



News of the Weird

Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002

Wacky weed growing
near sewage pond
-more-



Features

City council approves tax hike for extra cops

By KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer
Thursday August 01, 2002

If approved by voters
100 officers would be
added to force of 750
-more-


‘Naming-rights’ debate for Candlestick headed to full board

Daily Planet Wire Service
Thursday August 01, 2002

A deal under which the San Francisco 49ers could sell "naming rights'' to Candlestick Park is headed to the full Board of Supervisors for a vote -- but without a recommendation from the Finance Committee. -more-


Yosemite killer says TV told him to do it

The Associated Press
Thursday August 01, 2002

SAN JOSE — Yosemite killer Cary Stayner told a psychiatrist that voices on the television told him to kill. But all he told the FBI about TV was that it taught him how to cover up his crimes. -more-


University of Georgia eliminates use of race in admissions

The Associated Press
Thursday August 01, 2002

New policy considers high school
grades and standardized test scores
-more-


Justice Department probes into AOL Time Warner

By Seth Sutel, The Associated Press
Thursday August 01, 2002

NEW YORK — AOL Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that the Justice Department is looking into its accounting practices, raising the possibility of a criminal case against the world’s largest media company. -more-


An affordable (free) alternative to Microsoft Office

By Matthew Fordahl, The Associated Press
Thursday August 01, 2002

Sun Microsystems Inc. is in
the anti-Microsoft business
-more-


Opinion

Editorial

History

Staff
Thursday August 01, 2002

Today’s Highlight in History: -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

History 08-01-2002

Overnight airline bankruptcy stuns SFO, passengers 07-31-2002

Fire displaces 17 children, 5 adults 07-30-2002

Oakland ballot measure would help fight crime 07-29-2002

News of the Weird 07-27-2002

Critics say UC policy causes sob-story awards 07-26-2002

News

Overcoming ‘stranger danger’ – the casual car pool By Chris Nichols, Special to the Daily Planet 08-01-2002

May the best candidate win David A. Freeman 08-01-2002

West African music lights up west Berkeley club By Brian Kluepfel, Special to the Daily Planet 08-01-2002

Arts Calendar Staff 08-01-2002

Out & About Calendar Staff 08-01-2002

Berkeley players head to Japan By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff 08-01-2002

More payroll problems in school district By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff 08-01-2002

Does Bay Area want a ‘cookie cutter’ park? Jill Posener 08-01-2002

A’s avoid Indian sweep By Greg Beacham The Associated Press 08-01-2002

UC suspends 15 employees amid drug probe By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet Staff 08-01-2002

Lots of pavement in park plan Susan Schwartz 08-01-2002

Alameda County schools get $1.75 million Daily Planet Wire Service 08-01-2002

News of the Weird Staff 08-01-2002

City council approves tax hike for extra cops By KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer 08-01-2002

‘Naming-rights’ debate for Candlestick headed to full board Daily Planet Wire Service 08-01-2002

Yosemite killer says TV told him to do it The Associated Press 08-01-2002

University of Georgia eliminates use of race in admissions The Associated Press 08-01-2002

Justice Department probes into AOL Time Warner By Seth Sutel, The Associated Press 08-01-2002

An affordable (free) alternative to Microsoft Office By Matthew Fordahl, The Associated Press 08-01-2002

Activist priest gets six months By Chris Nichols Special to the Daily Planet 07-31-2002

St. Mary’s Drummer says he’ll play for Cal By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 07-31-2002

Let’s look at the issues Cynthia Papermaster Berkeley 07-31-2002

07-31-2002

Chair-kicking case goes before judge By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet staff 07-31-2002

Niners getting ready to take American football to Japan By Greg Beacham The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Where did BK go? Laura Driussi Berkeley 07-31-2002

UC and union spar over parking fees By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 07-31-2002

Two-time Olympian Everist named Cal water polo coach Staff Report 07-31-2002

Here’s an idea Steve Schneider Berkeley 07-31-2002

County braces for local welfare cuts By Kurtis Alexander Daily Planet Staff 07-31-2002

One nation, (silence) Robert Several Berkeley 07-31-2002

Oakland mayor wants tax increase for more officers By Kim Curtis The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Peace Corps expanding its force Daily Planet Wire Service 07-31-2002

Hundreds of guinea pigs waiting for good homes Daily Planet Wire Service 07-31-2002

State Farm Bureau sues to keep air rule exemption By Brian Melley The Associated Press 07-31-2002

EPA investigating smog-credit broker The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Educational road map near completion By Jessica Brice The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Unheralded hard drives a catalyst for better gadgets By May Wong The Associated Press 07-31-2002

ChevronTexaco’s second-quarter profit plunges The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Virginia judge testifies in suit against LA police By Christina Almeida The Associated Press 07-31-2002

State fighting water war over money for major projects By Mark Sherman The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Water shortage emergency declared for SoCal mountain town The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Fire near Julian burns 5,000 acres; homes evacuated The Associated Press 07-31-2002

Youth crew cleans up By Chris Nichols, Special to the Daily Planet 07-30-2002

Is she serious? Alfred C. Williams 07-30-2002

Out & About Calendar Staff 07-30-2002

Cleveland’s homer kills Oakland’s one-run lead By Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

Berkeley to SFO on BART by Jan. By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet Staff 07-30-2002

Watch what you discourage at intersections Barbara Judd 07-30-2002

Chargers GM Butler diagnosed with cancer By Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

State releases plan for popular Eastshore Park By Kurtis Alexander, Daily Planet Staff 07-30-2002

Tower money might be better spent Alex Warren 07-30-2002

The best of their time, the best at Bighorn By Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

News of the Weird Staff 07-30-2002

Public participation a plus Carrie Olson 07-30-2002

History Staff 07-30-2002

City law corps victorious in forcing problem gas station to shape up Daily Planet Wire Service 07-30-2002

Man killed in accident identified Daily Planet Wire Service 07-30-2002

Activists take sides in suit over threatened plover bird Daily Planet Wire Service 07-30-2002

President Bush appoints Oakland woman to national council Daily Planet Wire Service 07-30-2002

School test bonuses go out after seven-month delay By Jessica Brice, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

Venture capital investments fall to lowest levels since 1998 By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

Briefs Staff 07-30-2002

Psychiatrist: Yosemite killer has many signs of illness The Associated Press 07-30-2002

Briefs Staff 07-30-2002

Two studies battle over authenticity of Yale’s Viking map By Diane Scarponi, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

East Bay Municipal Utility District again faces state OSHA fines Daily Planet Wire Service 07-30-2002

Cheney promises to crack down on corporate wrongdoing By Mike Glover, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

WorldCom creditors committee chosen; Nasdaq to delist stock By Bruce Meyerson, The Associated Press 07-30-2002

Briefs Staff 07-30-2002

Vietnam trip teaches students valuable life lessons Stephen Denney Berkeley 07-29-2002

Tuiasosopo could be just a play away By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Smooth sailing at kite festival By Peter Crimmins Special to the Daily Planet 07-29-2002

Out and About 07-29-2002

Snoopy and the Red Baron will fly again By Matthew Artz Special to the Daily Planet 07-29-2002

Turn lanes may better protect pedestrians and bicyclists Drew Keeling Berkeley 07-29-2002

City pushes AT&T for better service By Katie Flynn Special to the Daily Planet 07-29-2002

Mayoral race may get ugly Victoria Liu Berkeley 07-29-2002

Critics say UC admissions policy creates sob-story sweepstakes By Michelle Locke The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Science for sale at UC physics auction By Celeste Biever Special to the Daily Planet 07-29-2002

California’s surf economy growth causes serious dealer turf war The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Johnson urges black professionals to look after their own finances By Sandra Marquez The Associated Press 07-29-2002

After quiet summer, gasoline prices jump The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Federal reports show UCSF violated patients’ rights The Associated Press 07-29-2002

S.F. provides perfect venue for street luge competition By Angela Watercutter The Associated Press 07-29-2002

DJ suspended after joking about abduction The Associated Press 07-29-2002

FBI busts prostitution, bribery and money laundering enterprise The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Billions worth of bonds face voters in November By Louise Chu The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Wildfire threatening sequoias continues to grow By Don Thompson The Associated Press 07-29-2002

California fighting water war over major projects By Mark Sherman The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Powerful chief of correctional officers union stepping down The Associated Press 07-29-2002

Five LAX terminals temporarily evacuated after security breach The Associated Press 07-29-2002

A train station could be a centerpiece in west Berkeley By Chris Nichols Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Architectural decoration was often elaborate in the first decades of the 20th century By Susan Cerny Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Use sense instead of money Walter Wood Berkeley 07-27-2002

Chickens, cows, cowboys... film festival’s got ’em all By Brian Kluepfel Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Arts Calandar 07-27-2002

Powe could start flood of local talent at Cal By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 07-27-2002

County board at odds with supt. again By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 07-27-2002

Tower is for public’s safety not pleasure Steve Geller Berkeley 07-27-2002

Oakland filmmaker examines attitudes By Peter Crimmins Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Warriors make Musselman the youngest coach in NBA By Greg Beacham The Associated Press 07-27-2002

Commissioners say city housing policy slights citizens By Matthew Artz Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Outgoing education leader a model mentor Sheila Jordan County Superintendent of Schools 07-27-2002

San Francisco’s Ladyfest offers feminism, art and music in grass-roots, noncommercial way By Angelea Watercutter The Associated Press 07-27-2002

Pedestrian safety measure will go to voters in November By Matt Liebowitz Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Earle stirs debate with song that empathizes with John Walker Lindh By Jim Patterson The Associated Press 07-27-2002

Car strikes teen cyclist in south Berkeley 07-27-2002

Judge to Mattel: ‘Chill’ about Barbie suit 07-27-2002

History 07-27-2002

Chamber appoints new chair By John Geluardi Special to the Daily Planet 07-27-2002

Blue chips enjoy solid advance during best week in 10 weeks By Amy Baldwin The Associated Press 07-27-2002

Pearle Vision challenges ban on one-stop service The Associated Press 07-27-2002

West Coast port labor negotiations postponed three weeks By Justin Pritchard The Associated Press 07-27-2002

Study says ferries need better emission controls or air will suffer Daily Planet Wire Service 07-27-2002

Disney characters start in heartwarming G-rated movie By Sheila Norman-Culp The Associated Press 07-27-2002

CBS lands interview with President Bush for Sept. 11 coverage By David Bauder The Associated Press 07-27-2002

City considers felling new communications tower By John Geluardi Special to the Daily Planet 07-26-2002

Roll back the rents Marion Syrek Oakland 07-26-2002

‘Greater Tuna’ celebrating 20th anniversary By Robert Hall Special to the Daily Planet 07-26-2002

Staff 07-26-2002

07-26-2002

Even without James, Elite 8 should be high-flying By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 07-26-2002

State has trouble assessing whether UC meets its goals By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 07-26-2002

San Francisco on the horizon in Berkeley? Michael Goldberg Berkeley 07-26-2002

Show about neighbors testing design flair on neighbors becomes sensation By David Bauder The Associated Press 07-26-2002

A’s grab Durham from White Sox The Associated Press 07-26-2002

Berkeley Daily Planet names new editor Daily Planet Staff Report 07-26-2002

Council supports fire station 07-26-2002

‘Fight Club’ author in town to read from newest book By Neil G. Greene Special to the Daily Planet 07-26-2002

Anderson’s blooper beats A’s By John Nadel The Associated Press 07-26-2002

20 mph speed limit proposal inches its way through city hall By Katie Flynn Special to the Daily Planet 07-26-2002

The members of Neighbors for Fire Safety wish to give public thanks to the Berkeley City Council for its 6-0 vote on July 16 in support of the new Hills Fire Station at 3000 Shasta Road. Mayor Shirley Dean, Vice Mayor Shirek and councilmembers Breland, Jerri Holan Friends of the Albany Ferry Linda Perry 07-26-2002

Every detail is full of charm in digital animation film By Christy Lemire The Associated Press 07-26-2002

Warriors to name Eric Musselman as new head coach By Greg Beacham The Associated Press 07-26-2002

Worthington and Bates push for clerical workers’ contract By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 07-26-2002

Entertainment industry is hunting people who trade movies online The Associated Press 07-26-2002

If occupying less space, tenant’s rent should be less than roommate’s 07-26-2002

Voters to decide on $1 billion BART retrofit Daily Planet Wire Service 07-26-2002

Treasurer wants blacklist of companies in tax havens By Jennifer Coleman The Associated Press 07-26-2002

Leaves of three let them be By Dean Fosdick The Associated Press 07-26-2002

Getting to know you: new faces on home improvement jobs The Associated Press 07-26-2002

State’s existing home prices surge 21.3 percent in June Staff 07-26-2002