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              Reading Recovery teacher Mary Barrett helps a first-grader at Rosa Parks Elementary School Monday afternoon.
David Scharfenberg/Daily Planet Staff Reading Recovery teacher Mary Barrett helps a first-grader at Rosa Parks Elementary School Monday afternoon.

News

Page One

Literacy makes the grade

By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday October 22, 2002

Struggling readers appear to be making significant progress under a four year-old “early literacy” program in the Berkeley’s elementary schools, according to a report released last week. -more-



Montauk defends school reforms

Lance Montauk School board candidate
Tuesday October 22, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



Calendar

Tuesday October 22, 2002

Tuesday, Oct. 22 -more-



Berkeley High’s Young speeding his way to Cal

By Dean Caparaz Daily Planet Correspondent
Tuesday October 22, 2002

For most of his young life, Sean Young didn’t want to go to Cal. Enter new Golden Bears coach Jeff Tedford – now it looks like Berkeley fans will be able to see Young at Memorial Stadium on a regular basis. -more-



Residents seek to stop new building

By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday October 22, 2002

A north Berkeley housing complex planned for where an old gas station once stood at 1797 Shattuck Ave. could pose health risks to neighbors, according to nearby residents. -more-



League of Women Voters on the record

Nancy Bickel President, League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville
Tuesday October 22, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



World Series shifts to San Francisco

By Ben Walker The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — Just mention Pacific Bell Park and what’s the first image that comes to mind? Barry Bonds plopping balls into the water, of course. -more-



Measure J would retrofit old City Hall

By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday October 22, 2002

Democracy, public safety and about $47 million in taxpayer dollars will be at stake Nov. 5 when Berkeley voters cast ballots on Measure J. -more-



Residents should decide height initiative

Sheila Andres Berkeley
Tuesday October 22, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday October 22, 2002

Berkeley police arrested 12 men for soliciting prostitutes along San Pablo and Heinz avenues during a four-hour sting Friday evening, police said. -more-



Exercising democracy

Mary McGloin Alameda
Tuesday October 22, 2002

To the Editor: -more-



Sniper may have contacted police

By Stephen Manning The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

ROCKVILLE — In a tantalizing turn in the hunt for the Washington-area sniper, investigators said Monday the killer apparently tried to contact them in a phone call that was too “unclear” to be understood. They pleaded with the person to call back. -more-



Features

Firefighter contract likely to be granted

By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday October 22, 2002

Oakland moves up to 90

Tuesday October 22, 2002

OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department reports that investigators are looking into the city's 90th killing as of Monday. -more-


Learning to build in green

By Alice La Pierre Special to the Daily Planet
Tuesday October 22, 2002

A lot of attention has been given to green building lately. With that attention has come some confusion about what precisely green building is. Other terms, like “healthy” building, “natural” building, and “sustainable” building, or development, also add to the confusion. This is a complex topic that we will try to clarify in today’s “Power Play” and in the Nov. 11 “Power Play.” -more-


Bay Area Briefs

Tuesday October 22, 2002

Citations issued in -more-


California teen-age birth rates fall below average

By Louise Chu The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

SACRAMENTO — California’s teen birth rate has dipped below the national average for the first time since 1980, the state Department of Health Services reported Monday. -more-


Stocks higher, Dow surges 200 points

By Amy Baldwin The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

NEW YORK — Investors rewarded Wall Street for an upbeat earnings season again Monday, pushing stocks sharply higher and extending two weeks of stunning gains. The market overcame an earlier round of profit taking and saw the Dow Jones industrials shoot up more than 200 points. -more-


PG&E tries to extend $431 million loan deadline

By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. continued negotiating with lenders Monday, hoping to extend the deadline on a $431 million loan to its unregulated energy trading arm that it says it can’t afford to pay. -more-


UA reservation center closes, 500 furloughed

Daily Planet Wire Service
Tuesday October 22, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — United Airlines announced Monday the closure of a reservation center, leaving more than 500 employees on furlough, according to a United Airlines spokesman. -more-


Davis and Simon scramble for support

By Alexa H. Bluth The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

CHICO — Gov. Gray Davis rallied rural residents and workers while Republican challenger Bill Simon courted farmers Monday as each scrambled to secure support from crucial blocs of voters with 15 days until Election Day. -more-


Report cites housing shortage

By Jim Wasserman The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

SACRAMENTO — California’s job and population growth continues to outpace its supply of homes and apartments, steadily worsening one of the nation’s most severe housing shortages, says a new report by a nonprofit group that studies economic and budget trends. -more-


High court refuses to hear search cases

By Eun-Kyung Kim The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a challenge of police powers in car searches, the latest post-Sept. 11 example of the justices’ siding with law enforcement in a privacy case. -more-


Ashley Williams named television season’s new “It Girl”

By Frazier Moore The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

NEW YORK — Nearly every TV season brings a newly designated “It Girl.” -more-


Opinion

Editorial

Suspected al-Qaida terrorists indicted

By Ben Dobbin The Associated Press
Tuesday October 22, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Six men were indicted Monday on charges of supporting terrorism by training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden declared that there “is going to be a fight against Americans,” authorities said. -more-


Back Stories

Opinion

Editorials

Suspected al-Qaida terrorists indicted 10-22-2002

Military training booming at UC Berkeley 10-21-2002

Fund helps the needy during the holidays 10-19-2002

CIA director says al-Qaida ready to strike on U.S. soil, overseas 10-18-2002

U.S. handing over weapons as Afghan military struggles 10-17-2002

Three hunters dead, one missing in North Dakota 10-16-2002

News

Literacy makes the grade By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 10-22-2002

Montauk defends school reforms Lance Montauk School board candidate 10-22-2002

Calendar 10-22-2002

Berkeley High’s Young speeding his way to Cal By Dean Caparaz Daily Planet Correspondent 10-22-2002

Residents seek to stop new building By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff 10-22-2002

League of Women Voters on the record Nancy Bickel President, League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville 10-22-2002

World Series shifts to San Francisco By Ben Walker The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Measure J would retrofit old City Hall By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 10-22-2002

Residents should decide height initiative Sheila Andres Berkeley 10-22-2002

Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff 10-22-2002

Exercising democracy Mary McGloin Alameda 10-22-2002

Sniper may have contacted police By Stephen Manning The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Firefighter contract likely to be granted By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff 10-22-2002

Oakland moves up to 90 10-22-2002

Learning to build in green By Alice La Pierre Special to the Daily Planet 10-22-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-22-2002

California teen-age birth rates fall below average By Louise Chu The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Stocks higher, Dow surges 200 points By Amy Baldwin The Associated Press 10-22-2002

PG&E tries to extend $431 million loan deadline By Karen Gaudette The Associated Press 10-22-2002

UA reservation center closes, 500 furloughed Daily Planet Wire Service 10-22-2002

Davis and Simon scramble for support By Alexa H. Bluth The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Report cites housing shortage By Jim Wasserman The Associated Press 10-22-2002

High court refuses to hear search cases By Eun-Kyung Kim The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Ashley Williams named television season’s new “It Girl” By Frazier Moore The Associated Press 10-22-2002

Looking for truth in the face of terror By Judith Scherr 10-21-2002

Concern over city’s fiscal planning Steven Donaldson 10-21-2002

Calendar 10-21-2002

Defense carries Bears to win over UCLA By Jared Green 10-21-2002

School will fight state overhaul By David Scharfenberg 10-21-2002

Myths about development Miriam Hawley 10-21-2002

Panthers go ahead early, cruise late to beat Kennedy By Jared Green 10-21-2002

Voters to decide animal shelter’s fate By Matthew Artz 10-21-2002

Taking a position on Prop P Stephanie Manning 10-21-2002

Cal women beat Beavers; UCLA ends men’s streak Daily Planet Wire Service 10-21-2002

Retiring council member reveals a whole new side By Mark Murrmann 10-21-2002

Pac-10 Football Roundup Staff 10-21-2002

Sniper suspected in Virginia shooting By Michael Buettner 10-21-2002

Sports This Week 10-21-2002

Berkeley artist dies at 88 The Associated Press 10-21-2002

Berkeley cop shoots dog 10-21-2002

89th murder in Oakland Daily Planet Wire Service 10-21-2002

Police Briefs Matthew Artz 10-21-2002

Violence targets transgender community By Margie Mason 10-21-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-21-2002

State Briefs 10-21-2002

Property-rights groups want Supreme Court to decide monument status The Associated Press 10-21-2002

Courtroom threat has man seeking protection order against judge The Associated Press 10-21-2002

Shippers withold evidence of dockworker slowdown By Justin Pritchard 10-21-2002

New Adobe Acrobat released The Associated Press 10-21-2002

Suit claims contractor defrauded SF’s minority contracting program The Associated Press 10-21-2002

UCSF develops faster, more sensitive mad cow detector By Paul Elias 10-21-2002

Mayoral camps settle up on finance charges By Matthew Artz 10-19-2002

Sliding scale rents? Randy Silverman 10-19-2002

Old flicks put new face on history By Steven Finacom 10-19-2002

Fledgling sport gains speed By Martha Irvine 10-19-2002

Turnover-happy Jackets down Hercules in overtime By Jared Green 10-19-2002

Calendar 10-19-2002

Radical City Council candidate lags By David Scharfenberg 10-19-2002

More on rent control Alexis Jones-Ramirez 10-19-2002

Poet laureate strikes By Michael Weissenstein 10-19-2002

Cal (4-3, 1-2 Pac-10) vs. UCLA (4-2, 1-1 Pac-10) Jared Green 10-19-2002

Search begins for top cop By Matthew Artz 10-19-2002

A vote for Measure M Zelda Bronstein 10-19-2002

Stephen Ambrose memoirs published By Hillel Itale 10-19-2002

Bears turn it on late By Jared Green 10-19-2002

Navy jets crash over Pacific Ocean, four still missing By Matthew Fordahl 10-19-2002

Oakland’s “Just Cause” George Azar 10-19-2002

Genome to be mapped By Andrew Bridges 10-19-2002

Davis’ attorney cites conflict Daily Planet Wire Service 10-19-2002

Police Briefs 10-19-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-19-2002

State Briefs 10-19-2002

Suspects appear in court to answer for death of crossdresser Daily Planet Wire Service 10-19-2002

Stock market continues upswing By Amy Baldwin 10-19-2002

PG&E downgraded The Associated Press 10-19-2002

FBI says balance is needed against terrorism By Martha Mendoza 10-19-2002

Court upholds Clinton’s orders By Mark Sherman 10-19-2002

California condor born in wild dies The Associated Press 10-19-2002

Creative offers give new meaning to scalping By Justin Pritchard 10-19-2002

Berkeley schools fail state goals By David Scharfenberg 10-18-2002

What to do about traffic Frank Gebauer 10-18-2002

For Jack Johnson the show goes on By Jane Yin 10-18-2002

Calendar 10-18-2002

Yellowjackets pull turnaround, beat De Anza By Jared Green 10-18-2002

Elementary school gets federal scrutiny By David Scharfenberg 10-18-2002

Civil liberty and the FBI Sam Matar 10-18-2002

Some of NBC’s established hits are off to a sluggish start this season By David Bauder 10-18-2002

Golden Bears hope to slow Bruins’ running game By Jared Green 10-18-2002

Issues, not candidates, at heart of rent board race By Matthew Artz 10-18-2002

The coffee initiative Rick Young 10-18-2002

Sports This Week 10-18-2002

Candidates talk town and gown By David Scharfenberg 10-18-2002

Proposition 13 revisited Judith Segard Hunt 10-18-2002

City pursues Skates on wages By Matthew Artz 10-18-2002

Bishop Nichols remembered By Judith Scherr 10-18-2002

Police Briefs Matthew Artz 10-18-2002

Bonds’ ball trial starts By Angela Watercutter 10-18-2002

Giants make history with ticket sales Daily Planet Wire Service 10-18-2002

Bey pleads innocent Daily Planet Wire Service 10-18-2002

Arrest made in killing of boy who lived as girl The Associated Press 10-18-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-18-2002

State Briefs 10-18-2002

Inland towns now growing By Daisy Nguyen 10-18-2002

Forty alleged members of Aryan Brotherhood indicted across nation The Associated Press 10-18-2002

Key Enron trader pleads guilty By David Kravets 10-18-2002

Tobacco company halts free samples The Associated Press 10-18-2002

Gateway posts loss The Associated Press 10-18-2002

California tops in privacy protections The Associated Press 10-18-2002

World Series expected to lift California tourism The Associated Press 10-18-2002

Republican Hispanics boost image By Mark Sherman 10-18-2002

Largest ranch in valley receives protection from development The Associated Press 10-18-2002

Humboldt county’s rugged coast is a world apart By Denis Cuff 10-18-2002

Council turns on the lights David Scharfenberg 10-17-2002

Bush against Saddam? James K. Sayre 10-17-2002

Politics aren’t always Black & White J. I. Ward 10-17-2002

Calendar 10-17-2002

Bears searching for second-half answers Jared Green Daily Planet Staff 10-17-2002

UC students urge Wheeler charges dropped David Scharfenberg 10-17-2002

Responding to the challenge Shirley Dean, Berkeley mayor 10-17-2002

The ballet makes for entertaining evening Daily Planet Wire Service 10-17-2002

Huffins named Cal track coach Special to the Daily Planet 10-17-2002

Public safety groups endorse Dean Matthew Artz 10-17-2002

A clarification, mayor Neil S. Mayer 10-17-2002

Lucasfilm employee arrested The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Fire victims set to go home Sophia Tareen 10-17-2002

Sniper attacks prompt thriller delay Anthony Breznican The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Iraq’s neighbors oppose conflict Dafna Linzer The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Train accidents kill two in East Bay Matthew Artz 10-17-2002

Murder suspect makes first court appearance Daily Planet Wire Service 10-17-2002

Police Briefs 10-17-2002

Woman killed on Bart tracks at West Oakland station Daily Planet Wire Service 10-17-2002

Baseball bet tests civic pride Kate Berry The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Tree-squatter moves into housing The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-17-2002

California nursing homes below standards The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Food pantries benefit from port squabbles Justin Pritchard The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Generic weed killers fight for dollars Paul Elias The Associated Press 10-17-2002

State announces grants for schools The Associated Press 10-17-2002

State receives $2.3 million for counseling The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Bali tourist returns home The Associated Press 10-17-2002

Another UC strike considered By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 10-16-2002

Is today a ‘rainy day’ for UC? Susan Peabody Boalt Hall School of Law 10-16-2002

Calendar 10-16-2002

Alameda proves to be more than a pushover By Dominic Perrone Daily Planet Correspondent 10-16-2002

City rediscovers budget deficit By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff 10-16-2002

Iraq links to al-Qaida could be useful to U.S. Fred Foldvary Berkeley 10-16-2002

The Bonds dilemma: pitch to him or not to pitch to him By Ronald Blum The Associated Press 10-16-2002

School board raise hinges on voters By David Scharfenberg Daily Planet Staff 10-16-2002

We want more protests Howard Oggman Berkeley 10-16-2002

Berkeley smoking ban to begin in November By Matthew Artz Daily Planet Staff 10-16-2002

Why sacrifice Berkeley for sprawl? Bob Kubik Berkeley 10-16-2002

Senator: Park Service must explain By Matt GourasThe Associated Press 10-16-2002

Oakland school district hires advisor to find missing money Daily Planet Wire Service 10-16-2002

Juvenile suspected of shooting officer Daily Planet Wire Service 10-16-2002

Lawmakers urged to legalize undocumented workers By Deborah Kong The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Opening statements today in Bonds’ ball lawsuit Daily Planet Wire Services 10-16-2002

Accused family-killer blames tragedy on faulty accelerator The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Bay Area Briefs 10-16-2002

Nursing home regulators set stricter rules for elderly care By Jennifer Coleman The Associated Press 10-16-2002

S.F. supervisors approve Olympic bid Daily Planet Wire Service 10-16-2002

State has 58 of nation’s fastest-growing companies By Jennifer Coleman The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Pressplay adds BMG catalog to online music By Ron Harris The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Jet-powered train could speed across nation By Laurence Arnold The Associated Press 10-16-2002

DNA evidence doesn’t match Zodiac suspect The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Nevada protests result in charges The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Suspected terror cell member pleads innocent The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Trial opens for toxicologist accused of killing husband By Seth Hettena The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Mauna Loa stirring, scientists warn eruption could be dangerous The Associated Press 10-16-2002

Satellite rescue beacons soon to be widely available By David Ho The Associated Press 10-16-2002

David Letterman gets his wish By David Bauder The Associated Press 10-16-2002