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Issue #2014 :: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Top Headlines

Clinton Wins California; National Results Mixed Gallery
Observers of Tuesday's Democratic primaries in 22 states saw New York Sen. Hillary Clinton winning California by a double-digit margin, adding momentum to her ongoing national campaign.

McCain Big Winner in California Gallery
Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain bested the field in California's Republican primary election yesterday, defeating the three other remaining candidates by a considerable margin.

EnronUC Reaches Settlement With Goldman Sachs Over Enron
The University of California has reached an $11.5 million settlement with global investment firm Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., over investment losses from Enron Corporation, university officials announced yesterday.

Five Board Members Resign Amid Park Development Plans
Five members of the People's Park Community Advisory Board resigned from their positions last week, days before the board's Monday night meeting, an event that some members attributed to the park's lengthy development process.

News

Clinton Wins California; National Results Mixed Gallery
Observers of Tuesday's Democratic primaries in 22 states saw New York Sen. Hillary Clinton winning California by a double-digit margin, adding momentum to her ongoing national campaign.

McCain Big Winner in California Gallery
Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain bested the field in California's Republican primary election yesterday, defeating the three other remaining candidates by a considerable margin.

EnronUC Reaches Settlement With Goldman Sachs Over Enron
The University of California has reached an $11.5 million settlement with global investment firm Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., over investment losses from Enron Corporation, university officials announced yesterday.

Five Board Members Resign Amid Park Development Plans
Five members of the People's Park Community Advisory Board resigned from their positions last week, days before the board's Monday night meeting, an event that some members attributed to the park's lengthy development process.

Empty Spaces Loom Large at City Mall
The half-dozen empty storefronts that line the interior of the Telegraph-Channing Garage have hurt the business climate and represent missed opportunities and lost revenue for their landlord, the city of Berkeley.

Professor's Model Helps Ensure Election Accuracy
A UC Berkeley professor has developed a new method to better determine the accuracy of voting results, a formula which will be used in some counties today.

Problems at Polling Stations Confuse Some Voters
Polling stations around Alameda County were ordered to stay open an extra two hours last night after many ran out of Democratic ballots-a move which left some potential voters confused.

Propositions on Term Limits, Fees at Community College, Transportation Fail
Proposition 91, the ballot measure intended to restrict gasoline taxes for use towards transportation projects, failed to pass yesterday with 57.1 percent of voters statewide saying no as of 1 a.m.

RunningWolf Case Likely Headed for Trial
Despite the contention that hallucinogenic mushrooms are a part of Native American religious beliefs, an Alameda County judge ruled yesterday to uphold misdemeanor drug possession charges against noted tree-sit protest leader and former Berkeley mayoral candidate Zachary RunningWolf.

News in Brief
The leader of the largest indoor marijuana growing operation in Berkeley history pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he had been cultivating plants in a Berkeley warehouse for three years, United States Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced in a statement.


Sports

Turning Point
Point guard Jerome Randle knows how everyone's thinking goes.

Off Base
Sit down, children, and let me tell you the story of the recruit that wasn't. Gather in close now, and make sure you grab a seat, because this one's a doozy.

With Old Mission Beach Looming, Bears Face Keelhaulers
For the Cal rugby team, this week's match against the Cal Maritime Academy seems like the calm before the storm.


Opinion

Your Fees Are Too Low
At UC Berkeley, no one questions the role of the government in higher education. Students believe that subsidizing their education is an imperative role of the state, and professors teach classes fully operating under the assumption that the more money diverted for public higher education the better. Students I talk to tell me that public universities are necessary because they allow everyone an equal shot at education, that otherwise college would be a commodity just for the rich, and that the primary beneficiaries of state-funded education are the poor.

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