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Issue #2263 :: Friday, April 24, 2009

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Top Headlines

FOOTBALL: Mack Drafted No. 21 Overall by Cleveland Browns
Alex Mack, the Cal football team's starting center for the past three years, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft earlier this afternoon.

ASUC Judicial Council Accepts Retabulation Case
The ASUC Judicial Council has accepted a charge sheet asking that the results of the 2009 ASUC Elections remain unchanged after Student Action dropped a candidate Tuesday.

Bears Light Up ASU Pitching Early and Often to Even Series
A day after being made to look human by Arizona State starter Mike Leake, the Cal baseball team returned the favor against the second half of the Sun Devils' one-two punch.

Campus Prepares for Dalai Lama's Speech
UC Berkeley is teeming with anticipation as students, staff and community members await Saturday's visit by the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan administration's exiled leader.

News

Campus Prepares for Dalai Lama's Speech
UC Berkeley is teeming with anticipation as students, staff and community members await Saturday's visit by the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan administration's exiled leader.

Al Gore Praises Blum Center, Students Gallery
With a shovel of dirt and a chant of "Go Bears," former vice president Al Gore helped to kick off the construction of the new facility for the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies yesterday.

ASUC Senator-Elect Granted Exception in Order to Run
Independent candidate Jonathan Gaurano went through more than most to run for the ASUC Senate.

Week In Review Slideshow Gallery


Telegraph Pub Re-Opens With New Ownership After Violation
Three weeks into its most recent alcohol license suspension in December, a popular restaurant and bar on Telegraph Avenue switched its ownership and name.

Residents Voice Concerns on Policy in Climate Action Plan
The packed Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday ran past midnight and expired before the city's ambitious energy plan could be voted on.

Scientists to Scour the Sky In Search of Another Earth
A new telescope designed to detect Earth-like planets, which scientists expect will be operational by October, is being installed by researchers from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz at the Lick Observatory just east of San Jose.

Police Search for Suspect In Bank of America Robbery
Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Bank of America at 2347 Telegraph Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Body of Berkeley Resident Tests Negative for Overdose
Toxicology tests on a Berkeley resident whose deteriorated body was found on Dec. 17 inside a makeshift coffin at a South Berkeley apartment showed no signs of substance abuse.

ASUC Judicial Council Accepts Retabulation Case
The ASUC Judicial Council has accepted a charge sheet asking that the results of the 2009 ASUC Elections remain unchanged after Student Action dropped a candidate Tuesday.


Sports

Win Over Gaels Yields Rematch With Ducks
Throughout the Cal lacrosse team's season, perhaps the biggest criticism of its play has been its inability to put together a full 60 minutes.

Cal Among Olympians As It Hosts Invitational
Cal fans have one last chance to see their track and field team at home this season, as the Bears host the Brutus Hamilton Invitational on Saturday.

MPSFs in Hawaii Give Cal a Chance to Spar, Tan
The No. 5 Cal women's water polo team has worked hard this year to be in the position that it's in this weekend.

Halbig Headlines Refreshed Cal Five at Championships
Nineteen days ago, the No. 26 Cal women's golf team headed home from Arizona with its spirits bruised and its roster battered.

Cossou and Bobusic Could Meet in Pac-10 Semifinal
Marina Cossou and Bojana Bobusic are both through to the quarterfinals in the Championship Singles draw after day one of the Pac-10 women's tennis championships.

Zerbini, Rose Still Alive in Singles Draws at Pac-10s
Of the seven members of the Cal men's tennis team competing at the Pac-10 Individual Championships, only two are still in the running for the two singles titles after day one.

Shades of 2007 Surround ASU's Return to Evans
Two years ago, almost to the day, Brett Jackson was a few steps off of third base when then-sophomore Michael Brady hit a dramatic, tie-breaking home run that lifted the Cal baseball team over visiting Arizona State.

Bears Aim to Make Statement With Body Language
It has been said that when LeBron James found out last summer that Kobe Bryant finished his daily offseason workout every morning before his family woke up, James decided that if he was going to be the best, he was going to have to emulate the best.

Leake Outduels Johnson in Game One of ASU-Cal Series
Erik Johnson may have established himself on Friday as the newest No. 1 guy in the Cal baseball team's constantly evolving rotation.

Bears in Fourth Place After Day One of Pac-10 Championships
The No. 26 Cal women's golf team finished the first round of the Pac-10 Championships yesterday tied for fourth place with No. 21 Arizona at the Stanford Golf Course.

Bears Light Up ASU Pitching Early and Often to Even Series
A day after being made to look human by Arizona State starter Mike Leake, the Cal baseball team returned the favor against the second half of the Sun Devils' one-two punch.

Cal Clips Spartans to Set Up Semifinal Meeting With No. 1 USC
Last night at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex on the campus of the University of Hawaii, the fourth-seeded Cal women's water polo team beat the No. 5 seed San Jose State, 12-8, in the first round of the MPSF tournament.

FOOTBALL: Mack Drafted No. 21 Overall by Cleveland Browns
Alex Mack, the Cal football team's starting center for the past three years, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 21st overall pick in the NFL Draft earlier this afternoon.


Opinion

What To Do With Yoo
We like to think academia's ivory tower stands above the pettiness of mainstream politics, the baseness of ordinary watercooler debate, and the vulgarity of personal vendettas. We like to think that free speech, as a constitutional right, is more protected on Berkeley's campus than anywhere else in the world.

Just Drop It
When it comes to ASUC politics, the constant show of ridiculousness seems to drag on and on. As relieved as many of us were to roam the campus free of the enthusiastic harassment of campaign underlings, the politicking continued behind closed doors.

Proceed Cautiously: Actions Taken By Our Generation Today Will Have a Lasting Impact Tomorrow
Our future is in jeopardy. Our generation must transform how we interact with the natural environment. We recognize that "we don't inherit the Earth from our parents, but borrow it from our children," and it is our responsibility to ensure that our environment is preserved for future generations.

Not Too Late to Join the Local Global Sustainability Celebration On the UC Berkeley Campus
UC Berkeley's Earth Week 2009 celebrations began on Monday with the Green Business Innovations Fair and will conclude Saturday with a Strawberry Creek Restoration Project. Some of the highlights of Earth Week include Professor Dan Kammen's talk on President Barack Obama's energy policy, the Memorial Glade picnic and the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Summit. Today from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be an Environmental Action Festival on the lawn between Mulford Hall and GPB, and at 7 p.m. in 2050 VLSB, there will be a showing of the inspiring documentary "Flow: For Love of Water" directed by Irena Selina.

IAS Restructuring: Myths, Truths
There has been a great deal of misinformation purveyed in articles published in the Daily Cal about the reorganization of International and Area Studies, most recently the Op-Ed in the April 17 issue. The misinformation appears also in the petition circulated on line by the Support IAS Coalition.

Tuberculosis Case: No Reason for Panic
Protecting the health of UC students and faculty is our highest priority. As physicians responsible for that protection, we are committed to providing clear and comprehensive health information.

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