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Issue #2510 :: Friday, September 10, 2010

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Top Headlines

Man Shot, Killed in South Berkeley Sunday Morning
A Berkeley man was shot and killed in an attempted robbery early Sunday morning in South Berkeley in the city's fourth homicide this year.

Bears Roam in Buffaloes' Backfield During 52-7 Romp
Throughout the off-season, the Cal football team hyped up a new "aggressive" defensive scheme that was supposed to get after opposing signal callers and create more plays.

Sarah Shourd's Release From Iran Delayed
Iran's judiciary has delayed the release of UC Berkeley alumna Sarah Shourd despite assurances Thursday that she would be released Saturday at a presidential palace in Tehran, major media outlets reported Friday.

Interview With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Part 1
The Daily Californian Senior Editorial Board sat down with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer for an interview on the state of the university Sept. 7.

News

Council Progressively Moderate in Bates Era Podcast
Efforts to silence an outspoken minority within the Berkeley City Council have been ramped up for the coming November elections as Mayor Tom Bates and other more moderate council members seek to form a single and harmonized voice to represent the city.

Co-Ops Look to Revamp Drug Policies Podcast
After Cloyne Court resident John Gibson's drug overdose last spring, the Berkeley Student Cooperative - often regarded as a haven for illegal substance use - is re-examining its existing drug policies.

City Unable to Reap Benefits Of Nonprofit Land Holdings
In their capacities as tax-exempt bodies, nonprofit organizations such as the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which recently made a $6 million property purchase in West Berkeley, may fiscally hinder the city of Berkeley during rough economic times, though less direct benefits may also be seen.

Overcrowding May Be Cause For Concern at Berkeley High
Berkeley High School's academic year has just begun, but concerns that some of this year's classes may be overcrowded and serving too many students have already arisen.

Interview With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Part 1
The Daily Californian Senior Editorial Board sat down with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer for an interview on the state of the university Sept. 7.

Sarah Shourd's Release From Iran Delayed
Iran's judiciary has delayed the release of UC Berkeley alumna Sarah Shourd despite assurances Thursday that she would be released Saturday at a presidential palace in Tehran, major media outlets reported Friday.

Interview With Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Part 2
The Daily Californian Senior Editorial Board sat down with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer for an interview on the state of the university Sept. 7. For part one of the interview, click here.

Man Shot, Killed in South Berkeley Sunday Morning
A Berkeley man was shot and killed in an attempted robbery early Sunday morning in South Berkeley in the city's fourth homicide this year.

Event Featuring John Yoo Draws Around a Dozen Protesters
A Thursday event at UC Berkeley School of Law attracted about a dozen protesters - one of which had to be escorted outside by police - demanding the dismissal, disbarment and prosecution of law professor John Yoo, one of the featured speakers.


Sports

Bears Look to Buffaloes for Stauncher Test of Offense
The Keenan Allen bandwagon started rolling last week. If Cal's freshman receiver can replicate his debut this Saturday against Colorado, it'll pick up the kind of speed he showcased on the field.

Cupcakes Can Make the Tastiest Meal
Every year, you hear complaints from fans who think their team should be playing a tough non-conference schedule. Build up your repertoire, earn some respect, get your program more credibility.

Conditioning Key for Cal in Tournament
The players' legs have to stay up in one exercise the No. 10 Cal volleyball team performs. They kick and flail as they twist their bodies back and forth, but their feet never touch the ground. And that's after a couple of hours of practice in the gym.

Newly Ranked Bears Prep For Host Role of Cal Legacy
In one weekend, the unranked Cal men's soccer team propelled itself into a top-20 spot with its Adidas/IU Credit Union tournament win last week.

Unranked But Dangerous 49ers Await Cal
At the California Invitational last weekend, the Cal women's soccer team faced the challenge of playing teams with whom it was not familiar.

Live Blog: California Golden Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes


Bears Roam in Buffaloes' Backfield During 52-7 Romp
Throughout the off-season, the Cal football team hyped up a new "aggressive" defensive scheme that was supposed to get after opposing signal callers and create more plays.

Bears Overcome Errors, Sprinkle Two Wins at Hilton Garden Inn Classic
The Cal women's volleyball team has not always been perfect, though the team's 7-0 record may indicate otherwise.


Opinion

The Chancellor Chat
Despite administrative presence at campus - in e-mails, at events and even for brief stints behind the mic for Game Day cheers - it is rare to have extended periods of time to talk with Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer. The Senior Editorial Board therefore appreciates the hour and a half that was set aside for us to discuss issues with the two highest-ranked officials at UC Berkeley.

Patriot Day Is a Time to Consider Our Convictions
Nine years ago most of us unbelievingly watched in horror and searched for any fathomable reason why anyone would want to commit such abject atrocities against the United States. What would make someone hate us, our way of life or our policies so much as to ruthlessly destroy so many innocent lives and families? After all, don't we represent the Land of the Free, an Eternal Torch of Liberty and a Shining Beacon of Hope and Justice for the world? How could some misguided groups celebrate such attacks?

California at a Crossroads: Driving California's Economic Renewal
On April 27, 2010, the day I was sworn in as California's 47th Lt. Governor, my life changed. Currently, I am the only Latino constitutional officer, and only the second Hispanic Lt. Governor in the history of the State of California. The last one was Ramauldo Pacheco in 1875. Why does this matter? Because I am a living example of what hard work and perseverance can do to a kid who spent his teen years picking strawberries next to his dad.

Students in the UC Family Need To Take Care of One Another
I would like to propose a small concept - that we, the UC student body, are a family. When families go through difficult times, the thing they do first and foremost is take care of each other.

Editorial Cartoon


Earning My Education
Last month, the pundits were abuzz about a hot topic in higher education: According to a recent speech by President Obama, the U.S. has slipped from No. 1 to No. 12 in the world for the highest number people with college degrees.

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