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Issue #2180 :: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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UC Regents Suggest Reduced Enrollment in Light of Diminishing State Funding
SAN FRANCISCO--The day after the California State University system announced that it would cut back enrollment by 10,000 students next year due to lack of funding, the UC Board of Regents voted 8-2 today to announce an unspecified limit in next year's enrollment.

State Supreme Court Will Hear Proposition 8 Lawsuits
The California Supreme Court agreed today to hear lawsuits challenging Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages that voters approved earlier this month.

UC Employees, Students Protest at Regents Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO--More than a hundred members of a coalition of unionized employees and students protested at the UC Board of Regents Meeting this morning to call for more control over the management of their retirement fund.

Resident Charged in Connection With September Double Homicide
Two months after a double homicide that occurred in South Berkeley, a man already in custody in Oakland was charged with murder Tuesday morning after Berkeley detectives determined that his handgun was the same one used in the crime.

News

Resident Charged in Connection With September Double Homicide
Two months after a double homicide that occurred in South Berkeley, a man already in custody in Oakland was charged with murder Tuesday morning after Berkeley detectives determined that his handgun was the same one used in the crime.

ASUC Elections Council Chair Appointment Not Yet Finalized
The ASUC Senate is one step closer to appointing an elections council chair but will still not be able to consider any official business this week.

State Officials Predict High-Speed Rail Will Begin Operating by 2018
After voters passed Proposition 1A nearly two weeks ago, approving the creation of a statewide high-speed rail system, state officials say Californians could be traveling by train from San Francisco to Los Angeles as early as 2018.

Protest Banners Displayed on Campaign for Berkeley Portrait Wall
On most days, the wall of student and faculty faces in front of Dwinelle Hall stands as a testament to the Campaign for Berkeley, the campus's $3 billion fundraising campaign.

Environmental Concerns Prompt Plastic Bag Ban Proposal for Berkeley Video
The abundant use of plastic bags across the nation has provoked the environmental consciences of many cities, including Berkeley, to consider enacting plastic bag bans.

Reopening of Halfway House Pending Following Report of Meth Lab
City officials are waiting to hear if they can reopen a transitional house for the homeless after police uncovered a purported methamphetamine laboratory on the premises, to the concern of many neighbors.

Berkeley Teachers Demonstrate as Contract Negotiations Continue Video
Members of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers attempted to raise the profile of their contract negotiations Tuesday by passing out fliers to parents throughout the day.

Judge Sentences Tree-Sitters, Supporters
Two months after the last tree came down, three tree-sit protesters were sentenced to five days jail time on Monday, while another six were sentenced to 50 hours of community service.

UC Employees, Students Protest at Regents Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO--More than a hundred members of a coalition of unionized employees and students protested at the UC Board of Regents Meeting this morning to call for more control over the management of their retirement fund.

UC Regents Suggest Reduced Enrollment in Light of Diminishing State Funding
SAN FRANCISCO--The day after the California State University system announced that it would cut back enrollment by 10,000 students next year due to lack of funding, the UC Board of Regents voted 8-2 today to announce an unspecified limit in next year's enrollment.

State Supreme Court Will Hear Proposition 8 Lawsuits
The California Supreme Court agreed today to hear lawsuits challenging Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages that voters approved earlier this month.


Sports

Midweek Notebook: Week 13
Even the dense fog rolling down through Strawberry Canyon on Tuesday evening couldn't put a damper on the Cal football team's first practice of Big Game week, as the Bears seemed a little more vocal during team drills and the usual chants of "Whose house?" during stretching lines was augmented by "Whose Axe?"

Robertson, Randle Take Charge in Respective Halves to Lead Bears Past USF
The Cal basketball team's 87-74 win over San Francisco on Tuesday night at Haas Pavilion was certainly a tale of two halves.


Opinion

Put It on Repeat. And Repeat. And Repeat.
"Mama was queen of the mambo/ Papa was king of the Congo/ Deep down in the jungle/ I started bangin' my first bongo."

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