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Issue #2328 :: Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Top Headlines

Power Restored to Northside After Outage
PG&E crews restored power early Thursday evening following an outage that left much of the area north of the UC Berkeley campus without electricity.

Regents Consider Student Tuition Increases, Additional Furlough Days Video
SAN FRANCISCO-UC officials warned at the UC Board of Regents meeting Wednesday that the worst of the 10-campus system's financial troubles may be far from over.

Several Union Activists Arrested While Protesting at Regents Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO-Protests at the UC Board of Regents meeting led to the detainment of several union activists Wednesday morning.

Campus Health Services Face $2 Million in Cuts
University Health Services announced $2 million in cuts yesterday as part of the campus's efforts to close the budget gap.

News

Regents Consider Student Tuition Increases, Additional Furlough Days Video
SAN FRANCISCO-UC officials warned at the UC Board of Regents meeting Wednesday that the worst of the 10-campus system's financial troubles may be far from over.

Several Union Activists Arrested While Protesting at Regents Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO-Protests at the UC Board of Regents meeting led to the detainment of several union activists Wednesday morning.

Campus Health Services Face $2 Million in Cuts
University Health Services announced $2 million in cuts yesterday as part of the campus's efforts to close the budget gap.

UC Berkeley Community Discusses Walkout Video
In the run-up to a UC systemwide faculty walkout and union strike scheduled for Sept. 24, members of the UC Berkeley community met on campus yesterday to discuss the fiscal situation of the university.

Bayer Chooses to Remain in City, Boosting Local Economy
West Coast Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals-Berkeley's largest private sector employer-announced its plan Wednesday to remain in the city and to invest more than $100 million in its Berkeley facilities to manufacture the next generation of the company's hemophilia drug, Kogenate.

Murder Conviction Overturned in 1985 West Berkeley Homicide
A man with an extensive criminal history whose conviction in a 1985 West Berkeley double homicide was recently overturned will likely face future legal actions against him.

Walter Mondale Visits Campus to Discuss U.S. Development Aid
Former vice president Walter Mondale received a warm welcome yesterday when he visited campus to speak about the importance of U.S. aid to developing countries.

Berkeley Shoreline Littered With Plastic Bags
The shoreline that runs along Berkeley and two of its neighboring cities is among 10 Bay Area sites that are littered with a high volume of discarded plastic bags, a recent report found.

Power Restored to Northside After Outage
PG&E crews restored power early Thursday evening following an outage that left much of the area north of the UC Berkeley campus without electricity.


Sports

Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain
This story is not about Justin Forsett, but he's a good place to start. Because Justin Forsett, all 5-foot-8 of him, is "too small" to play in the NFL, just like he was "too small" to play at Notre Dame, which is how he ended up at Cal in the first place.

Cal's Familiar Opponent Arrives One Day Early
Practice was a little shorter and a little lighter than usual this Wednesday. It was a pre-game kind of practice, focusing on finesse, touch and saving the team's legs for the upcoming challenge.

Musings of a Moose Podcast
Think fast. At which Cal athletic facility will you hear the most vile insults come game-time?


Arts & Entertainment

This Woman's Work
The East Bay often wears its political history on its sleeve, but Rosie the Riveter isn't really part of the local symbolic vocabulary. Marcus Gardley's new play, "This World in a Woman's Hands," aims to fix that. The Shotgun Players production, directed by Aaron Davidman and with music by Molly Holm, had its world premier at Ashby Stage last weekend. Its heady mix of intense emotion, music and spirituality pays tribute to the travails of ethnically diverse female Richmond Shipyard workers during World War II.

Anticipation Surrounds the Berkeley Rep's 'American Idiot'
In the warm early evening last Friday a crowd of people gathered in front of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Addison Street in Downtown Berkeley. Among the crowd of theatergoers was a visible youthful contingent ranging from kids in sweatshirts to tattooed young adults in black denim. These energetic masses outside rhe Rep filled the air with a lively chatter, mingling on the sidewalk as a line formed at the will call window.

'The Informant!' Is a Mostly Flavorless Film
In the media, business conglomerates have gained a reputation for dishonesty: Greedy corporate overseers fleece the workingman, while the company's foot-soldiers gossip sheepishly about the criminal paper-trail they were told to bury. In Illinois' FBI offices, which commemorate the state's hero, "Honest Abe" Lincoln, in plaques that line the walls, one Midwestern corporate underling takes a stand against injustice by living up to the president's popularized virtue.

Filmmaker R.J. Cutler Talks Film 'The September Issue'
R.J. Cutler is a director who obtained degrees from both Harvard University and the film school at the University of Southern California. His most recent creation is the film "The September Issue," which is about the making of Vogue Magazine's 2007 September issue. The Daily Californian sat down with the director to discuss the process of creating the work.

Painting With Thought
Most people laugh when I tell them that the N64 game "Pokemon Snap" singlehandedly corrupted a generation of photographers. How could a game about taking pictures of dancing Pokemon be so sinister? But I'm being somewhat serious.

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