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Issue #2275 :: Monday, May 11, 2009

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Top Headlines

Earthquake Strikes Near Berkeley
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Berkeley at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Personal Data Stolen From UHS Databases Podcast
More than 160,000 people's personal information-including Social Security numbers-was stolen by hackers from the University Health Services online databases over a six-month period, campus officials said Friday.

Journalism School Selects New Dean
The Graduate School of Journalism's two-year search for a dean came to an end last Thursday when the school announced that Interim Dean Neil Henry would fill the permanent post.

Report Finds State Finances To Be in Dire Straits By July
The State of California may be unable to pay its financial obligations as soon as July and might require federal assistance, according to a report issued Thursday by California's Legislative Analyst's Office.

News

Personal Data Stolen From UHS Databases Podcast
More than 160,000 people's personal information-including Social Security numbers-was stolen by hackers from the University Health Services online databases over a six-month period, campus officials said Friday.

Journalism School Selects New Dean
The Graduate School of Journalism's two-year search for a dean came to an end last Thursday when the school announced that Interim Dean Neil Henry would fill the permanent post.

Report Finds State Finances To Be in Dire Straits By July
The State of California may be unable to pay its financial obligations as soon as July and might require federal assistance, according to a report issued Thursday by California's Legislative Analyst's Office.

Center For Green Businesses, Nonprofits Opens
After two years of construction, a multi-million dollar center for green and nonprofit organizations in Downtown Berkeley opened its doors to the public on Sunday.

Proposal to Track Use of Student Fees Passes
In addition to raising systemwide fees by 9.3 percent last week, the UC Board of Regents unanimously passed a proposal that requires more transparency on how student fees are spent.

Retired Haas Professor Passes Away At Age 79
Austin Hoggatt, a professor emeritus at the Haas school of Business, died of congestive heart failure in his Oakland home on April 28. He was 79.

Scientists Seek to Predict Future Rockfalls
UC Berkeley scientists are using seismographic records from an ongoing rockfall in Yosemite National Park to research a model for predicting large and often dangerous slides.

Police Probe Fatal Shooting Of Berkeley Resident
A Berkeley resident was fatally shot in North Oakland early Friday morning about 12 blocks from the Berkeley border.

Schools to Receive $1.3 Billion for Special Education
California public schools will receive about $1.3 billion in federal stimulus funding for special education in the 2009-10 school year, the California Department of Education announced April 28.

Earthquake Strikes Near Berkeley
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Berkeley at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Sports

Singles Rally Advances Bears
Playing at the Hellman Tennis Complex for the final time in her collegiate career, senior Bojana Bobusic wanted to leave on a good note.

Cal Submerged by Waves In First Round of Tourney
The Cal men's tennis team, which spent most of its season finding success in doubles, simply couldn't continue that trend in Friday's NCAA tournament match.

Bears Put Together Complete Effort in Series Triumph Over Bruins
For most of this season, the Cal baseball team hasn't been that team that can pitch poorly, boot balls or strand runners on base and still find a way to win.

Cal's Pitching Woes Could Turn Into Wins
A month and a half ago, Blake Smith was in a whole lot of trouble.

Mills-Bunje Records Personal Bests in Fourth Place Finish
It was a career day for Cal sophomore Kyle Mills-Bunje this weekend at the Pac-10 Multi Events Championships.

Three Strokes Keep Bears From Nationals in Return to Karsten
The No. 25 Cal women's golf team's showing at the NCAA West Regional this weekend echoed exactly that sentiment, ending their season with a ninth-place finish in Tempe, Ariz., this Saturday.

Cal Splits Weekend Series, Earns Trip to Florida
Washington's Danielle Lawrie thought she had looked Cal softball's Jamia Reid back to third base.


Opinion

Why the Wait?
Perhaps the only comforting thought for any of the over 160,000 people who were notified that their personal information may have been stolen from a University Health Services server is the fact that they are, indeed, only one of so many.

Another High Rate
It should not come as a surprise to anyone that the UC Board of Regents passed a proposed 9.3 percent tuition raise at their meeting last Thursday. In fact, there is a strong case to be made for its necessity-with legislators across the nation relentlessly hacking away at education budgets, including that of California, it would seem the regents had little other choice.

False Portrayals Harm Cooperatives
In the past six months the Daily Cal has published numerous articles defaming the Berkeley Student Cooperative, producing a false and harmful portrayal of the student housing non-profit. Although we have received personal apologies from some of these negligent columnists, we have been unable to communicate a fair response. The fact is that the Berkeley Student Cooperative houses one in 12 students at UC Berkeley. Our houses range from small, quiet, clean homes, to graduate-student housing, to intentional environmentally conscious communities, to alternative houses with frequent parties.

Mother's Day Should Be a Call to Stop Warfare
Mother's Day really was in its origin an antiwar day, an antiwar statement. Julia Ward Howe was sickened by what had happened during the Civil War, the loss of life, the carnage, and she created Mother's Day as a call for women all over the world to come together and create ways of protesting war, of making a kind of alternate government that could finally do away with war as an acceptable way of solving conflict. Countries used to go to war just for pride over some incident because they were offended or one king made a bad remark about another king. But in modern years, recent years, they go to war for commercial reasons, they're trade wars. Nearly every one of America's wars were for some kind of trade advantage or money or for territory-which of course were always fought under different excuses, even as far back as the Civil War. Before every war, there's a long period of mental conditioning and psychological preparation. You never saw how self-righteous nations can get just before a war! So righteous and so convinced that they are right and the other fellow's the criminal, the devil who needs to be conquered! "FROM WHENCE COME WARS?"

Academic Freedom Should Be No Defense for Yoo
In regards to the recent student article "The Yoo Question," I could not be more appalled. Like many in the conservative crowd in Congress who are trying to frame this matter by using phrases such as "criminalizing a previous administration's decisions" or "partisan based fact-finding," the Berkeley crowd is claiming "academic freedom" and "first amendment concerns" shield Mr. Yoo from responsibility for his actions. "As egregious as the memos certainly are, they are not yet proven to have even been authored by Yoo"-HELLO? They are most CERTAINLY authored by Mr. Yoo and this is just a blatant falsehood.

Sex on Monday
The Rise of Porn Culture

In June 1972, a hard-core porn movie called "Deep Throat" entered mainstream cinemas. It was shot on location in a seedy Miami hotel in six days with a production budget of about $25,000. By 1980, its profits had exceeded $600 million, making it one of the most profitable movies ever made.

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