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Issue #1414 :: Monday, November 20, 2006

Top Headlines

Bears Let Rose Bowl Slip Away in Loss to USC
LOS ANGELES—What had all the makings of a special night for the Cal football team eventually turned into another episode of frustration.

Two Men Given Life Sentences For Murder
Two men convicted of beating a homeless woman to death in Berkeley last year face life sentences in state prison.

Where Do We Go Now?
At the very end of one of my favorite movies, “The Candidate,” Robert Redford’s character, who has just been elected a senator, desperately asks his campaign staff, “What do we do now?” As the post-election buzz fades, a freshly empowered and still slightly hung-over Democratic Party is asking precisely that question.

Happy Hatesgiving
1. Missing Out on Cal Football

News

Two Men Given Life Sentences For Murder
Two men convicted of beating a homeless woman to death in Berkeley last year face life sentences in state prison.

Kids Pull No Punches in Defense Class
Yelling “Stay back! You’re not my dad!”, 7-year-old Tadiwa Machekano kicked a would-be assailant in the knee and ran away.

Water Pipeline Closes for Earthquake Renovations
Residents are being asked to voluntarily ration their water use because a tunnel that transports water to 800,000 residents west of the Oakland-Berkeley hills has been closed as part of its ongoing seismic improvement program.

Downtown Hotel Plans Await City’s Approval
If plans submitted to city officials last week are approved, Downtown Berkeley will see its tallest building yet with a new hotel and conference center.

Remembering Victims of Hate
Tombstones representing transgender hate crime victims line the steps of Sproul Hall Friday. The display marked the end of Intersex and Transgender Awareness Week.

News In Brief
Berkeley Resident Arrested After North Bay Car Crash

A Day in the Park


NASA Grant to Fund Research on Air Traffic Control
NASA announced Wednesday its plans to provide several Bay Area universities, including UC Berkeley, with research grants aimed at improving the nation’s air transportation system.

Finalists for Library Post Take Residents’ Questions
Finalists for the position of director of services for the Berkeley Public Library addressed residents for four hours Saturday in an effort to include the public in the selection process.

School Board President Steps Down After 40 Years in District
At Terry Doran’s farewell reception before his final meeting as a member of the Berkeley school board, Mayor Tom Bates declared last Wednesday “Terry Doran Day” in honor of his 40 years of service to the district.

Blood Drive Competition Pits Palo Alto Against Berkeley
In the spirit of the Big Game between UC Berkeley and Stanford University, residents of Berkeley and Palo Alto are being called upon to join students in an annual competitive blood drive.

Student Wins Fellowship for Physics Work
A UC Berkeley graduate student has been awarded a prestigious fellowship for his work and research in physics.

People’s Park Landscaping Plan Raises Objections
A group of community members gathered yesterday in People’s Park to discuss a campus plan to alter the park’s landscape.

Firm Issues Kudos and Condemnation for Companies’ Disability Policies
A Berkeley-based law firm recognized the disability policies of several organizations at an awards ceremony last week.


Sports

Football Photo Gallery
Cal vs. USC



Bears Let Rose Bowl Slip Away in Loss to USC
LOS ANGELES—What had all the makings of a special night for the Cal football team eventually turned into another episode of frustration.

Trojans Break Bears Defense in Fourth
LOS ANGELES—After three quarters, the stat book read like a dream for the Cal football team’s defense.

Carroll’s Aggressiveness Breeds Success
LOS ANGELES—With the No. 4 USC football team facing fourth-and-two at the Cal 37 midway through the fourth quarter, Trojans coach Pete Carroll almost did the unthinkable.

Awful Weekend Shouldn’t Erase Perspective
LOS ANGELES—It was a hopeless feeling following the No. 17 Cal football team’s 23-9 loss to USC, the one you get when you’re punched in the gut, but there is nothing you can do about it.

Cal Falls to USC After Fourth Quarter Lapse
LOS ANGELES—USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium was Bear Territory for three quarters Saturday afternoon.

Defensive Woes Plague Freshmen-Led Bears
Two games into the season, the Cal men’s basketball team has exhibited two drastically different styles.

Mistakes Cost Cal Men’s Soccer Team Trip to NCAA Quarterfinals
Mistakes are costly, especially for a team that’s on the road and playing a heavily-favored side for a trip to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

Cal Volleyball Exacts Revenge on Oregon
Freshman Hana Cutura is hard to miss. At 6-foot-4, she’s about as tall as some of the men’s basketball players. When she leaps up for a spike, she looks down at the seven-foot-plus high net.

Cal Women’s Basketball Team Notches Back-to-Back Victories
After being voted to its highest ranking ever in the polls, the No. 18 Cal women’s basketball still thought it needed to prove something in its young season.

Cal Women’s Swimming Team Battles Fatigue in Decisive Win
Despite playing unranked Santa Barbara, the No. 4 Cal women’s swimming team had its work cut out for it.

Torrence to Represent Cal Cross Country at NCAA West Regionals
The Cal cross country team may not have been invited, but that won't stop Bears junior David Torrence from competing today at the NCAAs.


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