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Issue #2019 :: Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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COUNCIL: NO LETTER, BUT NO APOLOGY Gallery
After a large-scale protest outside City Council chambers that began early yesterday morning, the Berkeley City Council decided not to send an apology to the Marine Corps but rather to make clear their support for members of the military.

Police Estimate 2,000 Protestors Gathered to Support Both Sides in Marine Center Dispute Gallery
Activists from around the Bay Area and across the country were drawn to Berkeley yesterday in a day-long protest as part of the backlash from the Berkeley City Council's stance against the Downtown Marine Corps recruiting center.

Over 100 High School Students Engage in Protest, Some Drawn In by Anti-War Group Podcast Gallery
At least 150 Berkeley High School students became involved in yesterday's day-long protests against the Marine Corps recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley-including at least two students who were arrested.

City Council Postpones Vote on Steel Plant
More than 200 employees of the Pacific Steel Casting company protested at the City Council meeting last night after hearing rumors that a resolution to declare the company a public nuisance may cost them their jobs.

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COUNCIL: NO LETTER, BUT NO APOLOGY Gallery
After a large-scale protest outside City Council chambers that began early yesterday morning, the Berkeley City Council decided not to send an apology to the Marine Corps but rather to make clear their support for members of the military.

Police Estimate 2,000 Protestors Gathered to Support Both Sides in Marine Center Dispute Gallery
Activists from around the Bay Area and across the country were drawn to Berkeley yesterday in a day-long protest as part of the backlash from the Berkeley City Council's stance against the Downtown Marine Corps recruiting center.

Over 100 High School Students Engage in Protest, Some Drawn In by Anti-War Group Podcast Gallery
At least 150 Berkeley High School students became involved in yesterday's day-long protests against the Marine Corps recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley-including at least two students who were arrested.

City Council Postpones Vote on Steel Plant
More than 200 employees of the Pacific Steel Casting company protested at the City Council meeting last night after hearing rumors that a resolution to declare the company a public nuisance may cost them their jobs.

Rent Board Member Resigns Over Residency Controversy
A Berkeley elected official accused of representing an area he does not live in stepped down from his position this week and announced plans to move out of Berkeley.

UC Administration Criticized In Accrediting Institution Report
A recent report conducted by an accrediting institution has criticized the University of California for what it cites as inefficiencies in governance.

Activism Show Provokes Questions on Regulation
More than a week after students stormed the stage at a student activism concert, some campus officials are at odds over campus entertainment group SUPERB's involvement in regulating future activities.

A Day of Honor for A Scientific Icon


Scientists Restore Recording Of Author Jack London's Voice
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have restored a voice recording of author Jack London's voice, making it available to modern audiences.

Lawrence Livermore Lab Receives Awards for Two Innovations
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory won two notable awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer for innovations in proton therapy and nuclear detection, as announced by the lab on Friday.

News in Brief
I-House to Sponsor Former Peace Corps Volunteers


Sports

Reserves Earn Win But Fail to Impress Clark
When asked which was the stronger half of rugby in Tuesday's match against Sacramento State, Cal sophomore center Lucas Watson stepped back, looked up and uttered one word.

Truth Be Told
Common sense contends that college football recruiting battles ultimately come down to the fleeting whims of the athletes themselves, who weigh countless unquantifiable factors until their heart and gut tells them where they should end up.

Bears Look For Identity Against Spartans
In the Cal softball team's season-opening tournament last weekend, there were flashes of potential here and there, but the positive moments were scattered.

Coaching Changes Create Hope for Bears
A new season usually comes with a lot of first-time experiences. Seniors becoming team captains for the first time and freshmen putting on a uniform for the first time are some of the changes that happen every year.

Pac-10 Analysis
Just how dangerous will No. 7 Stanford turn out to be in the NCAA Tournament?


Opinion

The Mistake of Identity
At a glance, the results in the primary elections so far are not particularly surprising or even interesting. A more moderate and electable John McCain beat back his challengers, and two Democrats with nearly identical policy plans have a nearly identical delegate count. But a look at the exit polls showed me something that, if not surprising, was downright frightening.

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