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Issue #2315 :: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Top Headlines

Forest Fire Threatens UC Berkeley Research Operation
The devastating Station Fire that has already burned nearly 127,000 acres near Los Angeles has reached the site of a multimillion-dollar UC Berkeley research facility.

Jobs Grow for Work-Study Program
Unlike their instructors and other campus employees who are subject to salary reductions and unpaid furloughs, students participating in UC Berkeley's Work-Study Program are seeing an increase in employment opportunities.

People's Park Sees Rise in Incidents of Violent Crime
While UCPD officials have said violent crime on the UC Berkeley campus has been decreasing, violent incidents at People's Park may be on the rise, according to city officials and park locals.

City and Campus Collaborate to Clean Up Student Move-In Waste
As classes start and students settle into apartments close to campus, the City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley are partnering to keep area streets clean.

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Jobs Grow for Work-Study Program
Unlike their instructors and other campus employees who are subject to salary reductions and unpaid furloughs, students participating in UC Berkeley's Work-Study Program are seeing an increase in employment opportunities.

People's Park Sees Rise in Incidents of Violent Crime
While UCPD officials have said violent crime on the UC Berkeley campus has been decreasing, violent incidents at People's Park may be on the rise, according to city officials and park locals.

City and Campus Collaborate to Clean Up Student Move-In Waste
As classes start and students settle into apartments close to campus, the City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley are partnering to keep area streets clean.

Bill Proposes New Oversight Committee for BART Police
Nine months after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man at the Fruitvale BART station, transit officials are pushing the state assembly to pass a bill creating a citizen oversight committee for BART Police.

Forest Fire Threatens UC Berkeley Research Operation
The devastating Station Fire that has already burned nearly 127,000 acres near Los Angeles has reached the site of a multimillion-dollar UC Berkeley research facility.


Sports

Experienced Squad Returns for 2009 Season Podcast
On Saturday morning, just after the Cal football team officially ended its fall training camp, a reporter asked coach Jeff Tedford if he felt any lingering concerns heading into the season about his personnel at any position.

This Year, Cal Has a Team Named Desire
Year after year, reality seems to match expectation for the majority of the season, only for those aspirations to come crashing down in the most unlikely of places (see: Arizona in 2006, Oregon State in 2007 and Maryland in 2008).

Cannon Fodder
Insert overused and trite beginning here, which will be undoubtedly be used by writers at the Stanford Daily and the Daily Bruin.)

Front Row Took a Backseat in Loss to UC Irvine
Last season, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team's biggest nagging issue was its lack of depth and physicality in the front row. Because of persistent injuries to seniors Kat Reilly and Morgan Beck and their inconsistency when they did return, the Bears were vulnerable to hard-hitting opponents.

Cal Stays in Eighth Going Into Final Day of Tourney
The Cal men's golf team remains 8-over par after the second day of play at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Riverside, Iowa. But the Bears did improve on day two with Eric Mina playing even-par golf to round out Cal's day and three golfers at or below par in their second round.


Opinion

Go With Your Gut
Going with your gut' is one of those common pieces of advice many of us probably heard during our upbringing, and maybe something we forget from time to time. But had two UCPD employees ignored their instincts in the case of Phillip Garrido, the reunion of Jaycee Lee Dugard and her family after an 18-year separation might not have been possible.

A Fitting Tribute
Spread across the nation's top newspapers this past weekend were beautifully penned tributes to the late Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), the heart of the Democratic party and one of the the most well-known politicians of our time. A highlight of almost all these obituaries was a description of the senator's longest-standing legislative struggle-to make healthcare reform a reality and to expand coverage to the almost 50 million Americans currently without health insurance.

State of the State: Higher Education
Societies produce relatively few individuals who can both disseminate knowledge and discover new knowledge. Yet, such people are crucial to the economic, cultural and technological progress of the modern world.

State of the State: Higher Education
Each of us is familiar with our state's grim economic situation since no Californian is unaffected by the financial upheaval we have experienced. One of the areas hit hardest is one that has the ability to pull us out of this mess: education.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina: Four Years Later
With everything from freshman year to frat parties to the War in Afghanistan clouding our minds, many Cal students may have forgotten that this week is the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Iran, Internships and I
Ever get the feeling that everything you thought was so important a few months ago, or even a few hours ago, is suddenly inconsequential? You land in D.C. in early June to start your internship, something drastic happens and within two weeks you've put your summer job-the reason you came to D.C. in the first place-on the backburner. Instead, you find yourself taking a hard look at your life, obsessing over the fates of people you've never met but feel inexplicably tied to and having late-night conversations at the Lincoln Memorial about reincarnation and life.

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