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Issue #2261 :: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Top Headlines

Attempted Sexual Assault Under Investigation
Police have issued a Crime Alert regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred early this morning in northwest Berkeley.

CalSERVE Senator Acts to Stop Retabulation of ASUC Elections Results
The ASUC Judicial Council has issued an emergency preliminary injunction preventing elections results from being retabulated after the Student Action party dropped one of its candidates for senate.

Professor Yoo Believed to Have Authored Memo on Interrogation Tactics
UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo is believed to have authored a recently released Bush-era memo approving interrogation tactics the CIA wanted to use against a suspected terrorist.

Al Gore to Speak at Blum Center Ceremony
Former Vice President Al Gore will visit campus Thursday to partake in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies, a multi-disciplinary program established to combat poverty.

News

Council Passes Resolution Supporting Foie Gras-Free Restaurants
Berkeley City Council passed a resolution Tuesday expressing the city's position that it does not support the purchase of foie gras.

Local Animal Rights Activist Added to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists List
The FBI announced Tuesday that a regional animal rights activist reportedly connected to two Bay Area bombings has been added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Berkeley Mayor Will Sell His Car to Reduce Carbon Footprint
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is opting to walk the eight blocks to the dry cleaners now that he has decided to give up his Volvo to further reduce his carbon footprint.

Campus Faculty Members Elected to Be American Academy Fellows
Four campus faculty members and one incoming department chair have been admitted as new fellows into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced Monday.

Al Gore to Speak at Blum Center Ceremony
Former Vice President Al Gore will visit campus Thursday to partake in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies, a multi-disciplinary program established to combat poverty.

ASUC Senators Challenge Decision to Revoke Group's Sponsorship
In an unusual display of bi-partisan unity, 17 ASUC Senators signed a letter asking the Judicial Council to appeal its decision to revoke sponsorship from a student group that violated elections by-laws.

Professor Yoo Believed to Have Authored Memo on Interrogation Tactics
UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo is believed to have authored a recently released Bush-era memo approving interrogation tactics the CIA wanted to use against a suspected terrorist.

Students Work to Increase College Opportunities for Richmond High Video
Before coming to UC Berkeley, senior Xavier Salazar was not on the path to getting a college education.

CalSERVE Senator Acts to Stop Retabulation of ASUC Elections Results
The ASUC Judicial Council has issued an emergency preliminary injunction preventing elections results from being retabulated after the Student Action party dropped one of its candidates for senate.

Attempted Sexual Assault Under Investigation
Police have issued a Crime Alert regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred early this morning in northwest Berkeley.


Sports

Refreshed Bears Can Avenge Loss to Stanford Tonight
Before Tuesday afternoon's practice, the Cal baseball team gathered together for an unusual bonding activity: playing "Rock Band."

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery
This Week in Cal Sports, we profile the teams that competed both in Berkeley and across the bay at Stanford this weekend.


Opinion

The Real Best of Berkeley
Last week the Daily Cal published its annual "Best of Berkeley" issue, the results of which are based on student votes. Honestly, you guys did all right -great call on Berkeley Bowl-but you didn't get a perfect score probably more like a C+/B- (yeah, we're giving grades now like Josh, the Friday columnist). By the way, who got their entire building to vote for Bobby G's?

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