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Issue #2108 :: Monday, August 11, 2008

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Top Headlines

UCPD Finds Missing Rice University Student
A 21-year-old Rice University student who went missing from his Houston, Tex. apartment in December was found on the UC Berkeley campus last night.

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Nine Video
The Cal football team resumed practice in its usual length with a few welcome returns from injury, including those of tailback Shane Vereen and linebacker Anthony Felder. Quarterback Kevin Riley played as part of the first-team offense all evening, while cornerbacks Darian Hagan and Chris Conte split time with its defensive counterpart.

Rising Up
Who's going to win? Incessantly, the crowd replies Cal.

Court: Athletic Center Appeal Is 'Premature'
A California appellate court dismissed an appeal from the petitioners in the athletic center lawsuit last Thursday, saying that since the case has not yet concluded in trial court the appeal is "premature."

News

Court: Athletic Center Appeal Is 'Premature'
A California appellate court dismissed an appeal from the petitioners in the athletic center lawsuit last Thursday, saying that since the case has not yet concluded in trial court the appeal is "premature."

Community Comes Together to Remember Dona Spring
Dennis Walton, lifetime companion and caregiver of the late Berkeley City Councilmember Dona Spring, addressed a crowd of more than 150 that included progressive activists, the disabled and the homeless-those whom Spring championed despite her debilitating battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

Cal Grants Funding Suspended Until State Budget Finalized
Last year, the California Student Aid Commission offered over 100,000 Cal Grant awards to students statewide. But now, students may have to look elsewhere for immediate tuition relief while California legislators battle over state finances.

Tree-Sit Supporters Continue to Occupy Median
Some ground supporters of the ongoing tree-sit near UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium are violating a city ordinance by staking out a median on Piedmont Avenue, and neither the campus nor the city are willing to devote the resources to enforce it.

Appeals Court Ruling Allays State Home-Schoolers' Concerns
A ruling made by an appeals court Friday allows home-schoolers in California to breathe easier, but alludes to future legislative action.

Student Travel Grounded by High Fuel Cost
Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment of a four-part series on gas prices.

Filing Period Ends for Berkeley's November Municipal Elections
The candidate filing period for the city of Berkeley's municipal elections concluded last Friday, leaving a race in which 39 candidates filed to run for 13 positions this November.

UCPD Finds Missing Rice University Student
A 21-year-old Rice University student who went missing from his Houston, Tex. apartment in December was found on the UC Berkeley campus last night.


Sports

Rising Up
Who's going to win? Incessantly, the crowd replies Cal.

Bear Naked: Catching Up With Ryan Anderson
Good things come to those who wait indeed.

Mariners' Morrow May Start Again
Two years ago, Brandon Morrow became the highest draft pick ever to come out of the Cal baseball program when he was selected fifth overall by the Seattle Mariners in the MLB Amateur Draft.

Sports in Brief
Past, Present Bears Medal In Women's Swimming

Hagan Loads Up for Make or Break Season
It's better late than never, and Darian Hagan appears to have figured out that much.

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Eight Video
The Cal defense, which has been exclusively running the 3-4, showed up for a big day during a shortened practice in shells.

True Freshman Anthony Battles for Playing Time at Stacked Cornerback Position
One of the more promising stories coming out of the Cal football team's 2008 fall camp is the Bears' depth at cornerback.

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Nine Video
The Cal football team resumed practice in its usual length with a few welcome returns from injury, including those of tailback Shane Vereen and linebacker Anthony Felder. Quarterback Kevin Riley played as part of the first-team offense all evening, while cornerbacks Darian Hagan and Chris Conte split time with its defensive counterpart.

Bears Welcome Back Vereen, Felder While Bishop and Williams Go Down With Injuries Video
Tuesday's practice saw the return of both Shane Vereen and Anthony Felder -- two important pieces of the 2008 Cal football team's puzzle who had missed multiple practices due to injury.


Opinion

Ethical Treatment
They say you should separate work from home. But some animal rights activists fail not only to recognize the importance of this saying but also lack general human decency. Instead, they chose to make their point by encroaching on the safety of UC researchers and their families where they live. While it's certainly acceptable to voice an opinion about using animals in scientific experiments, resorting to terrorist tactics to garner attention is reprehensible.

Don't Drag-Drop
As the Memorial Stadium lawsuit continues dragging its way through court, there's really not much left to say that hasn't already been said. It's disappointing that we have to repeat ourselves, but the delay in lifting the injunction last Thursday, preventing the university from beginning construction on the athletic center, warrants a review of what's at stake.

Cease Nuclear Weapons Invovement
Designing and developing weapons of mass annihilation should not be business as usual, especially for a great university. And yet, for the University of California, it is business as usual. Since the beginning of the Nuclear Age, the UC has been in the business of providing management and oversight to the nation's principal nuclear weapons laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The UC is now in that business with corporate partners such as Bechtel Corporation.

Editorial's Stance Overly Supports University
Editor's Note: This is a response to an editorial headlined "Searching for an Ending," which was published on July 28, 2008.

Editorial Cartoon


Sharing the Wealth
I'm told that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That's likely why I've never given polyamory a second thought. Openly dating two (or more) people without drama or moral conundrums sounds great, but there's got to be a catch, right?

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