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Issue #1258 :: Friday, October 14, 2005

Top Headlines

Man Arrested in Berkeley Rape
Berkeley police arrested a man on suspicion of rape, burglary and elder abuse in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in her North Berkeley home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Cram Your Heart Out
You don't have to go to UC Berkeley to figure out what season it is. It's fairly obvious when guys' faces become lost amid a lush mane of facial hair, girls replace make-up and low-cut shirts with scrunchies and sweat pants and everyone snaps at their roommates for smiling the wrong way. Oh, midterms, how I love thee.

Beavers May Have Special Plans for Cal
For one weekend each autumn, Oregon State football coach Mike Riley has an opportunity to be a fan.

From the Streets to Berkeley’s Airwaves
Berkeley teen Brandon McFarland spent most of his youth on the streets of Oakland, surrounded by crime and drugs.

News

From the Streets to Berkeley’s Airwaves
Berkeley teen Brandon McFarland spent most of his youth on the streets of Oakland, surrounded by crime and drugs.

Man Arrested in Berkeley Rape
Berkeley police arrested a man on suspicion of rape, burglary and elder abuse in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in her North Berkeley home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Citing Religious Web Site, Parent Sues UC Berkeley
Amid growing controversy surrounding the teaching of intelligent design in the classroom, a federal lawsuit was filed Thursday against UC Berkeley and the National Science Foundation officials over religious statements found on a UC Berkeley Web site.

Union Strike Drags On; Honda Owners Drag Feet
Dozens of community members and former Berkeley Honda employees picketed in Downtown Berkeley yesterday, marking the end of the fourth month of protests and boycotts over what union members are calling unrightful labor practices.

Recently Passed Bill Boosts Bay Area Water Sporting
Recent legislation aimed at establishing more boat launch points around the San Francisco Bay will make casting equipment into the water easier and safer for water sports enthusiasts.

Five Minutes With... Christina Maslach
Professors Grapple With Change in Classroom

As UC Berkeley stays atop national public undergraduate rankings, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Christina Maslach sat down with the Daily Californian to discuss key points in undergraduate education, from the importance of access to interactive teaching to updating technology both inside and outside the classroom.

News in Brief
In Downtown Berkeley, Three Men Rob Woman

Correction
Wednesday's article "Field Plans Advance, Spark Debate" incorrectly stated that an adult softball league would use a proposed field on Derby Street. In fact, the league uses the field at San Pablo Park and would continue to do so.


Sports

Solomon’s Play Reveals Cal’s Wisdom in Recruiting Wisdom
At the end of the 2001 season, the Cal and Arizona State volleyball teams appeared to be carbon copies. The Bears were 10-18 and the Sun Devils were 10-16, both struggling to contend in the competitive Pac-10.

Beavers May Have Special Plans for Cal
For one weekend each autumn, Oregon State football coach Mike Riley has an opportunity to be a fan.

With Memories of Sulprizio’s Score, Bears Head to Farm
Ashley Sulprizio has done what few goalkeepers have accomplished in their careers-put the ball in the back of the net.

Men's Water Polo
Cal to Face Familiar Foes at NorCal Open

Granted, it is a new week and a new venue.

Bears Face Long Travel for Race
After a two-week cool-down period, the Cal cross country team will try to heat back up at the 2005 Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.

Field Hockey
Streaking Cal Preps for Longwood

With a four-game winning streak on the line following a nonconference 6-1 win over NorPac rival Pacific, the Cal field hockey team is set to face Longwood on Sunday at Maxwell Family Field at 1 p.m.

Sports in Brief
Babos Injured, Will Miss Event With Navratilova

Home at Last, Cal to Face Two Tough Foes
These things are what the No. 12 Cal men's soccer team is expecting this weekend as it hosts No. 14 Oregon State on Friday and No. 25 Washington on Sunday, teams that have played the Bears in a combative manner in past games.


Opinion

Cram Your Heart Out
You don't have to go to UC Berkeley to figure out what season it is. It's fairly obvious when guys' faces become lost amid a lush mane of facial hair, girls replace make-up and low-cut shirts with scrunchies and sweat pants and everyone snaps at their roommates for smiling the wrong way. Oh, midterms, how I love thee.

Editorial
Intelligent Debate

Let's not mince words: Academics who support evolution have done a terrible job of responding to intelligent design's claims.

Editorial
Pitching Projects

It's expensive, true. And it may be a temporary inconvenience. But the Berkeley Unified School District School Board's plan to develop a recreational area close to Berkeley High School will be worth the effort.

Make a Call to Save Student Aid
The United States is one of the most affluent nations in the world. It is rather disconcerting that, in spite of this affluence, so many people are unable to receive the opportunity of higher education because they cannot afford it.

Editorial Cartoon by Aron Bothman


Editorial Cartoon by Geoffrey Greer


Letter to the Editor
As the informal outreach and recruitment officer of the Berkeley blogsphere, I feel compelled to offer a rebuttal to some of Darryl Stein's assertions about us ("Blogging Berkeley, Oct. 10). While some of us do concern ourselves with careful research, it's important to stress that the Berkeley blogsphere is a community of hobbyists. We don't blog because we want to provide useful information to impress outside observers such as Stein.

Drop Us a Line
I think this outrage over the theory of intelligent design is ridiculous. Life is simply too complex to be the result of natural phenomenon so it must be the result of an intelligent designer.

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