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Issue #2410 :: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Top Headlines

Senator to File Request for State Financial Audit of UC
A request for a state audit of the University of California will be filed Wednesday in response to alleged financial mismanagement by the university administration.

Man Fatally Stabbed in West Berkeley Homicide
A suspected gang member allegedly stabbed a man in the chest Thursday evening in West Berkeley, marking the city's first homicide of the year.

Nanofibers Turn Movement into Electricity
Walking to class may not be such an energy drain in the near future, according to UC Berkeley researchers who are developing "nanogenerators" that may eventually power small electronic devices by utilizing body movements.

Bears Start in Red, Get Redemption in Comeback Win Podcast
Patrick Christopher entered Saturday's post-game press conference, sat down and immediately put his arm around Jorge Gutierrez.

News

Senator to File Request for State Financial Audit of UC
A request for a state audit of the University of California will be filed Wednesday in response to alleged financial mismanagement by the university administration.

Man Fatally Stabbed in West Berkeley Homicide
A suspected gang member allegedly stabbed a man in the chest Thursday evening in West Berkeley, marking the city's first homicide of the year.

Nanofibers Turn Movement into Electricity
Walking to class may not be such an energy drain in the near future, according to UC Berkeley researchers who are developing "nanogenerators" that may eventually power small electronic devices by utilizing body movements.

California Students to File Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Prop. 209 Podcast
Students from across Northern California will file suit against the University of California Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that seeks to overturn Proposition 209 and re-establish affirmative action programs at the university.

Report Details Potential to Cut Campus Costs
A controversial UC Berkeley administration effort to identify structural inefficiencies and implement cost-saving measures released an interim report Friday.

Campaign Aims To Educate UC Students About 2010 Census
Representatives from the University of California, the city of Berkeley and the U.S. Census Bureau commenced a three-month publicity campaign in an effort to increase student awareness of the U.S. Census.

Legal Experts Show Support For Lawsuit Against John Yoo
While an official U.S. Department of Justice investigation may clear Boalt Hall School of Law professor John Yoo of professional misconduct, a group of legal experts insists that an ongoing civil suit against him proceed to trial.

Man Robbed South of Campus
A man was assaulted and robbed while walking in South Berkeley Thursday night.


Sports

Bears Start in Red, Get Redemption in Comeback Win Podcast
Patrick Christopher entered Saturday's post-game press conference, sat down and immediately put his arm around Jorge Gutierrez.

You Thought Cal Couldn't Be Aggressive?
When the halftime buzzer sounded, thousands of fans rained a chorus of boos onto the court.

Cal Rolls Around Huskies Behind Gray-Lawson's 35
On Sunday in Seattle-a place famous for its rain-Alexis Gray-Lawson made it pour. The Cal women's basketball team's star splashed 35 points on Washington in a 75-68 overtime victory at Bank of America Arena. And she did it on one leg.

Overtime Win Shows Need for Bears' Batman
In a world without Batman, the villain wins.

Bears Nipped by Northwestern at ITA Indoor Championships
The feeling of dissatisfaction, followed by an overall sense of optimism, surrounded the Cal women's tennis team after its performance in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Loss to Stanford Closes Bears' Dual-Meet Season
Sophomore Colleen Fotsch describes the Cal women's swim team's season as a compilation of three chapters.

Quick Start Helps Cal Defeat Aztecs
an Diego State's Chris Bresden 67th minute try marked the Aztecs' third try of the game and second of the half. San Diego State was outscoring the Cal rugby team 14-6 in the second half.

Csikos Drives Bears' Win Over Spartans
With a pair of scores in Saturday's 10-5 victory over the No. 11 San Jose State women's water polo team, Cal's Emily Csikos reached 31 goals on the season to lead both the Bears and the MPSF by a wide margin.

Cardinal Clips Cal by One Stroke
The Cal women's golf team surrendered an eight-stroke lead to tournament-host Stanford for a heartbreaking second place finish in Saturday's and Sunday's Peg Barnard Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

Cal Takes Four Straight After Losing Opener at Kajikawa Classic
Valerie Arioto had the Cal softball team's first win of the season in her sights last Friday. The All-American had allowed just one hit to Texas A&M through six innings and, with a 2-0 lead, headed into a final seventh that seemed like a formality.

Matusak Eclipses Four-Minute Mile at Husky Classic
Five years ago, long distance runner Mark Matusak arrived at Cal ripe with anticipation.


Opinion

Another Planet Eclipsed
I n recent years, Berkeley residents have relied primarily on two newspapers for coverage of local happenings: The Daily Californian and The Berkeley Daily Planet. That was until last week, when our competitor announced that it will cease print production by the month's end.

Fair Comment
Without even leaving a name, anonymous Web site commenters have sparked a head-on conflict between The Collegiate Times (Virginia Tech's student newspaper) and an influential advisory committee on its campus. To make matters worse, the commission's unreasonable crusade has put thousands of dollars meant for campus media on the line.

Awareness and Power in 'Monologues'
It's that time of year. Images and ideals of relationships are abounding. "Love is in the air." While many of us are under the spell of our sweethearts, in the haze of gifts and romance others suffer from anxiety and walk in fear for their safety.

Chancellor Must Support State Act
I missed an opportunity to talk to Chancellor Birgeneau the other afternoon. The lady two places ahead of me at the CVS Pharmacy had just bought a few small potted flowers and some other things and was paying for them when he came in to help her carry them to the car.

Letter to the Editor
Employee Disappointed in Daily Californian Coverage

Transparency is a Necessity for the ASUC
To Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, UC President Mark Yudof, California Legislators and UC Board of Regents:

Editorial Cartoon


Sex on Tuesday: Escaping the Cougar Den
In light of the Sex Issue's expose on "cougars," I thought it was time I shared an encounter I had with a certain feline. (Mom, that's your cue to close the browser.)

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