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Issue #2149 :: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Top Headlines

Journalist Seymour Hersh Visits UC Berkeley
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spoke to a packed Zellerbach Hall Tuesday night about various national security issues in the news, including the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

VIDEOS: The Berkeley Ballot 2008 Video
Every Wednesday, Berkeley residents and UC Berkeley students weigh in on issues surrounding the 2008 elections. TODAY: The youth vote, the VP debate, the $700 billion bailout plan.

Berkeley Couple's Call to 'MoveOn' Starts Internet Phenomenon
If the Monica Lewinsky scandal makes your eyes glaze over you've got friends in Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, a Berkeley couple who were tired of hearing about the affair long before it was old news.

Berkeley City College Students Struggle With Delayed Financial Aid
Free soup kitchens have historically indicated troubled financial times. As Berkeley City College students enter their seventh week of classes without any federal financial aid, it is not a surprise that such a service will open nearby for students starting next Monday.

News

Two Residents Arrested in Connection With Summer Homicide
Two Berkeley residents have been taken into custody in connection with a daytime homicide that occurred in June, according to police.

Bear's Lair Taps Experimental Talent of Local Microbrewery
Frequenters of the Bear's Lair Brewpub will be able to enjoy drinks from one of the country's best microbreweries now that Drake's Brewing Company was sold Monday to Berkeley's Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse.

Berkeley Couple's Call to 'MoveOn' Starts Internet Phenomenon
If the Monica Lewinsky scandal makes your eyes glaze over you've got friends in Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, a Berkeley couple who were tired of hearing about the affair long before it was old news.

Berkeley City College Students Struggle With Delayed Financial Aid
Free soup kitchens have historically indicated troubled financial times. As Berkeley City College students enter their seventh week of classes without any federal financial aid, it is not a surprise that such a service will open nearby for students starting next Monday.

VIDEOS: The Berkeley Ballot 2008 Video
Every Wednesday, Berkeley residents and UC Berkeley students weigh in on issues surrounding the 2008 elections. TODAY: The youth vote, the VP debate, the $700 billion bailout plan.

Local Endorsements Key for Council Candidates Podcast
In Berkeley, where City Council candidates are always to the left of center, endorsements by local organizations may become key in helping voters differentiate among them.

UC Berkeley to Be Partner in Children's Health Research Study
UC Berkeley, in partnership with several other universities and organizations, will be awarded a $14.5 million contract to run a study on children's health, the National Children's Study announced late September.

Journalist Seymour Hersh Visits UC Berkeley
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spoke to a packed Zellerbach Hall Tuesday night about various national security issues in the news, including the situations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.


Sports

Stewart, Heavey Bow Out of All-American
It was a brief visit to Tulsa, Okla., for Kallim Stewart and Eoin Heavey of the Cal men's tennis team.

Cal Jumps One Spot to Third Despite Struggling With Elements
After a rainy first round which coach Nancy McDaniel described as "weak," the Cal women's golf team came out on day two of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational today in Sammanish, Wash., and posted similarly disappointing numbers.

Bear Naked: Mailing it In
Welcome to the opening installment of the accumulative football mailbag.


Opinion

Reductio Ad Absurdum Podcast
Can you please stop being a poser-revolutionary in lecture and/or discussion? It's nothing personal. Well, actually it is. You're being pretty ridiculous, although I have the sneaking suspicion that it comes somewhat naturally to you. If I have to hear you announce to the class one more time that you've already done all the reading for the next three weeks and that you just have "no idea" what to do with all this free time, I'm going to go insane.

White Space