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Issue #2186 :: Monday, December 1, 2008

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Top Headlines

UC Hopes To Expand Non-State Admission
Though UC Berkeley increased the number of admitted international students by threefold this year, the university hopes to attract even more international and out-of-state students, partially to reach a higher tuition target during budget constraints.

UC Revisits Education Abroad in Jerusalem
The University of California and the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem are discussing reopening an Education Abroad Program in Israel for fall 2009, despite an ongoing travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State in 2002.

Top 10 Films of 2008
2008 was the year of the unexpected. Who knew Robert Downey, Jr. could break box-office records as both a black-faced soldier and a superhero? Who knew Anne Hathaway could chain-smoke? And who knew Brad Pitt would make such a fine meathead?

Hundreds Line Up for Thanksgiving Feast
At a church in Southside Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, more than 275 people lined up to receive a free Thanksgiving meal.

News

UC Hopes To Expand Non-State Admission
Though UC Berkeley increased the number of admitted international students by threefold this year, the university hopes to attract even more international and out-of-state students, partially to reach a higher tuition target during budget constraints.

UC Revisits Education Abroad in Jerusalem
The University of California and the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem are discussing reopening an Education Abroad Program in Israel for fall 2009, despite an ongoing travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State in 2002.

Hundreds Line Up for Thanksgiving Feast
At a church in Southside Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, more than 275 people lined up to receive a free Thanksgiving meal.

Sluggish Sales on Black Friday Disappoint Berkeley Retailers
While businesses in other Bay Area cities enjoyed a one-day respite from the economic downturn on Black Friday, Berkeley merchants reported generally lackluster sales heading into the holiday season.

Berkeley Institutes Asthma Education Program
Citing high asthma hospitalization rates among black and Hispanic residents, Berkeley's Public Health Division is initiating the city's first freestanding asthma education project.

News In Brief
Former Tree-Sitter Cleared Of Stay-Away Order Breach


Sports

Bears Capture Paradise Jam Title in a Walk
Heading into this season, the expectations were high for the No. 3 Cal women's basketball team.

Terrapins Knock Cal Out of NCAA Tourney
All the way across the country on Saturday, the No. 11 Cal men's soccer team's season came to an abrupt halt.

Cal Places Seventh at Conference Tournament
The No. 3 Cal men's water polo team believed for much of the 2008 season that, regardless of its failure to come through in clutch situations against other top teams, it would be able to figure things out before the season's end and have a good shot at winning the MPSF Tournament.

Bears Go Cold From the Field as Their Vegas Run Ends in Finals
A jump-shooting team is bound to see lumps in its outside stroke, and the Cal men's basketball team experienced just that in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic on Saturday.

Ducks Clip Cal in Final Regular-Season Match
Perhaps all the kinks haven't been worked out.


Arts & Entertainment

Top 10 Films of 2008
2008 was the year of the unexpected. Who knew Robert Downey, Jr. could break box-office records as both a black-faced soldier and a superhero? Who knew Anne Hathaway could chain-smoke? And who knew Brad Pitt would make such a fine meathead?

Best Thing In Town Video
Seventeen-year-old Anisha Narayan sat on the sidewalk off the side of the 924 Gilman Street Project building, wearing a headband and a Sublime T-shirt pulled down over her left shoulder. It was Nov. 8, and she was there because one of her favorite bands once frequented the venue. That band is now Green Day-composed of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool-and was banned from the venue 15 years ago.

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