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Issue #1738 :: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Top Headlines

Going the Distance
As the pack of the No. 8 Cal men’s cross country team loops its way around yet another lap at Edwards Stadium, junior Mark Matusak leans over to senior David Torrence.

The Roxbury Identity
As you can probably tell from the photo on the right, I decided to keep it simple this year. I’m just a sailor. My Halloween costumes from the past few years have been a bit more creative and specific, mimicking a particular individual instead of a general occupation.

Guilty Verdict Reached On Attempted Murder
The man who two years ago shot a Berkeley police officer in the chest, putting a hole in his badge and bruising his heart, was convicted of attempted murder yesterday.

Truth be Told
The commercial real estate firm I worked for last summer constantly ingrained one cliched phrase into my mind—location, location, location.

News

Guilty Verdict Reached On Attempted Murder
The man who two years ago shot a Berkeley police officer in the chest, putting a hole in his badge and bruising his heart, was convicted of attempted murder yesterday.

Council Member Launches Bid for Assembly
Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington officially kicked off his campaign for the California State Assembly District 14 seat last night at the Le Bateau Ivre restaurant on Telegraph Avenue.

Sustainability Research Program Receives $2 Million Donation
A program aimed at supporting graduate student research on sustainability was launched yesterday with a $2 million donation made by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.

Disabled Students’ Program Faces Funding Shortfall
Funding remains scarce for the Disabled Students’ Program, according to campus officials who said the service does not have enough financial support to respond to the fluctuating needs of a growing number of students.

Sleep-Deprived Risk Emotional Problems
Researchers from UC Berkeley and Harvard Medical School concluded in a recent study that sleep deprivation can cause a person to have increased emotional responses to negative images.

Study Finds Bay Area Schools Lacking in Science Education
Science preparation in Bay Area elementary schools is alarmingly low, according to a study released Thursday by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.

Alameda County to Employ Iris Scans in Tracking Sex Offenders
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced yesterday that it will soon implement iris-scanning devices to improve the efficiency of the process of identifying registered sex offenders.

Greeks Focus Philanthropy On Service Programs
About 500 Berkeley elementary school children filled their bags with candy Friday afternoon as they trick-or-treated in fraternities and sororities, an example of what Greek officials said is an increased push for service-based philanthropy.

Online Service Will Open UC Admission Statistics to the Public
A new Web site launched yesterday will allow the public to view comprehensive admissions statistics from past applicants and students of the University of California for the first time.

Study Links Murder Rates to Bar Hours of Operation
Homicide rates in the Brazilian city of Diadema nearly halved after bars in that city were required to close at 11 p.m., according to a report by a Berkeley research center and two universities.

News in Brief
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Member Charged With Voter Fraud


Sports

Going the Distance
As the pack of the No. 8 Cal men’s cross country team loops its way around yet another lap at Edwards Stadium, junior Mark Matusak leans over to senior David Torrence.

Truth be Told
The commercial real estate firm I worked for last summer constantly ingrained one cliched phrase into my mind—location, location, location.

Cal Avoids Tie-Dye Trance, Scores Big in Season Finale
The only thing uglier than the Longwood field hockey team's performance against Cal yesterday was their goalie’s jersey.

Bear Bites
Longshore Still Laboring; Davis Out Against Cougars

• Quarterback Nate Longshore hobbled through Saturday’s loss with a sprained ankle. It didn’t help matters that he took numerous hits and often did not have much time to throw in the pocket.

Bears Hold Third in Kent Youel Invitational
The No. 9 Cal women’s golf team is in third place after day one of the Kent Youel Invitational at the Kapolei Golf Course in O’ahu, HI.


Opinion

The Roxbury Identity
As you can probably tell from the photo on the right, I decided to keep it simple this year. I’m just a sailor. My Halloween costumes from the past few years have been a bit more creative and specific, mimicking a particular individual instead of a general occupation.

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