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Issue #1695 :: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Top Headlines

Master of Illusion
It comes when it's least expected, but you know it when you see it.

Hire, Fire and Rehire
Like everyone else who somehow didn’t manage to escape having classes on Fridays, I can’t wait for the weekend. I was looking forward to this past one as usual. That is, until I remembered we had a training day here at the Daily Cal. And who, quite frankly, wouldn’t like to spend their Saturday morning listening to our lovely Editor-in-Chief Stephen Chen yabber on about ... something. Clearly, I wasn’t paying attention.

Student Gunned Down in Hometown
Family members and friends of a UC Berkeley senior were shocked by his death on Sunday night in a Sacramento shooting and said they will remember him as an approachable man who was always smiling.

Rugby and Men’s Water Polo Under Limelight as Returning Champions
As tacky as all those Nike and Gatorade commercials seem, their messages ring true.

News

Student Gunned Down in Hometown
Family members and friends of a UC Berkeley senior were shocked by his death on Sunday night in a Sacramento shooting and said they will remember him as an approachable man who was always smiling.

Athletic Center Controversy Comes to Court Today
The university will face the city and two other organizations in court today, 10 months after three lawsuits were filed challenging the planned construction of a student gym facility adjacent to Memorial Stadium.

Many Athletes Go Without Lockers, Training Facilites
Cal field hockey midfielder Andrea Lo has played for two years without ever having her own locker.

Under Every Nook and Cranny


City Council Closes Down Frequent-Violater U-Haul Center
After years of residents’ complaints, the Berkeley City Council decided in a unanimous vote last night to close the U-Haul center on San Pablo Avenue.

Pro-Palestine Group’s Sign on Sather Gate Walkway Vandalized
A signboard by Sather Gate promoting the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine was found vandalized Monday morning.

City Will Take Second Look At Proposed Rapid Buses
The City Council last night asked two of its members to re-evaluate its approach to integrating elements of a proposed express bus service that has met with opposition from community members.

Haas Ranks Second in Survey Of Business School Programs
UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business jumped to second place in the Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive national ranking of MBA programs, according to the survey results released Monday.

No Immediate Danger From Asbestos in Campus Buildings
Materials on campus containing asbestos pose no direct threat, say environmental health officials, although administrators did send a campus-wide e-mail last week to disclose the existence of the chemicals.

Berkeley City College Wins Green Award
Berkeley City College last week became the first building in the city to receive a prestigious award for environmental sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Police Report Rise in Violent Crime, Fall in Property Crime
Berkeley’s violent crime rate jumped nearly 15 percent during the first half of 2007 compared to last year, while property crime fell somewhat, according to a crime report presented to the city council last night.

ASUC Lobby Tries to Match Students to City Jobs
Students are extremely underrepresented in city government, according to a group in the ASUC External Affairs Office that says it is working to reverse that trend this year.


Sports

Master of Illusion
It comes when it's least expected, but you know it when you see it.

Rugby and Men’s Water Polo Under Limelight as Returning Champions
As tacky as all those Nike and Gatorade commercials seem, their messages ring true.

Press Room Banter
For the record, this isn’t a story about the 2007 New England Patriots.

Bear Bites
Bears Without Three Key Starters in Tuesday’s Practice

The health of the defensive side of the football looked bleak for the No. 6 Cal football team after its victory over Louisiana Tech.


Opinion

Hire, Fire and Rehire
Like everyone else who somehow didn’t manage to escape having classes on Fridays, I can’t wait for the weekend. I was looking forward to this past one as usual. That is, until I remembered we had a training day here at the Daily Cal. And who, quite frankly, wouldn’t like to spend their Saturday morning listening to our lovely Editor-in-Chief Stephen Chen yabber on about ... something. Clearly, I wasn’t paying attention.

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