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Issue #1702 :: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Top Headlines

A Dream Pitch
This past summer, Andrew Jacobson stood at a crossroads—a professional team unexpectedly offered him a contract, and the midfielder, alone in Germany, was left to make a choice that would have lasting implications on the rest of his career.

Funeral for Marriage
Would you walk 500 miles (and would you walk 500 more) before taking the walk down the aisle?

UC Berkeley Professor Wins ‘Genius’ Grant
Yesterday Claire Kremen, an assistant professor in the department of environmental science, policy and management, was named a genius when she received one of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellowship awards.

Off Base With Ryan Gorcey
After Oklahoma State squeaked out a 49-45 win over Texas Tech last week, head coach Mike Gundy held up a newspaper for all attending the post-game press conference to see. And then he exploded.

News

City Looks to Santa Cruz on Street Behavior
Berkeley city officials met with Santa Cruz City Council members earlier this month to discuss initiatives that could help Berkeley address street behavior in its commercial districts.

Athletic Center Lawsuits
Argument Continues on Stadium Construction

HAYWARD—Attorneys debated the comprehensiveness of the university’s environmental impact report for renovations in the southeast area of campus yesterday, marking the fourth day of the hearings over the proposed construction near Memorial Stadium.

UC Berkeley Professor Wins ‘Genius’ Grant
Yesterday Claire Kremen, an assistant professor in the department of environmental science, policy and management, was named a genius when she received one of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellowship awards.

Campus Works to Match Record Gift
Two weeks after the announcement of the biggest private donation in UC Berkeley history, the campus is working to match the funds with gifts from alumni and other individual donors.

UC Berkeley Links With NASA in Hunt for Black Holes
UC Berkeley researchers will help direct and monitor a pioneering satellite, in collaboration with NASA and other scientists around the country, when it launches in 2011.

Chez Panisse Founder Takes Program East
Alice Waters, creator of Berkeley’s famous Chez Panisse restaurant, is planning an expansion of a school program she created in Berkeley that teaches students to grow and prepare nutritious meals.

After Vandalism, ASUC Bill Targets Hate Crime
In the wake of last week’s vandalism of a student group’s sign on Sather bridge, the ASUC senate will consider a bill at their meeting tonight calling for solidarity against incidents on campus that may be related to hate or bias.

Campus Reduces Requirements for Professor Pay Advancement
In an effort to streamline the advancement of high-ranking professors, the campus has made the requirement of external letters of recommendation optional for promoting certain faculty.

Berkeley Watches as San Francisco Expands Health Care
A new San Francisco program designed as a stepping stone to universal health care has drawn the attention of Berkeley officials, who said they will explore whether a similar program could work in Alameda County.

Researchers Find Sweet Smells Cross Cultural Barriers
A rose by any other name may still smell sweet, but will it smell sweet to everyone?

Women’s Share of Market Down In Transportation Construction
Women’s businesses in the transportation construction industry have been especially affected in the last 11 years since the passage of Proposition 209, according to a report released yesterday at the Boalt Hall School of Law.

Plans for New Plaza at Aquatic Park Pass City Commission
Berkeley’s Parks and Recreation Commission approved design plans Monday night for a new plaza that will improve access from the I-80 bicycle and pedestrian bridge to the Aquatic Park and businesses and neighborhoods in the area.


Sports

A Dream Pitch
This past summer, Andrew Jacobson stood at a crossroads—a professional team unexpectedly offered him a contract, and the midfielder, alone in Germany, was left to make a choice that would have lasting implications on the rest of his career.

Off Base With Ryan Gorcey
After Oklahoma State squeaked out a 49-45 win over Texas Tech last week, head coach Mike Gundy held up a newspaper for all attending the post-game press conference to see. And then he exploded.

Bear Bites
Up Against the Odds, Cal Prepares for Autzen Upset

• When the No. 6 Cal football team travels to Eugene, Ore., for a 12:30 p.m. tilt with No. 11 Oregon, it will be the first time all year that the Bears will not be favored to win.

On Tour, Brits Visit Bears in Berkeley
Two years ago, Andy Chirita was on top of the Swedish tennis world. The Cal sophomore was the No. 1-ranked player in Sweden in the 13-18 age group, national champion in singles and doubles—both indoors and outdoors—and a finalist in the Under-14 European Championships doubles draw.


Opinion

Funeral for Marriage
Would you walk 500 miles (and would you walk 500 more) before taking the walk down the aisle?

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