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Issue #2514 :: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top Headlines

Campus Program Hopes to Help Disabled Students at Other Universities
UC Berkeley's Disabled Students' Program is launching a campaign to promote its award-winning information technology program to other universities in an effort to improve accessibility to necessary information for disabled students.

Three New Restaurants Spice Up Northside
Following years of vacancy and neglect, the area of North Berkeley just outside of UC Berkeley's North Gate Hall is undergoing a revival after the opening of three independently owned restaurants on the corner of Euclid and Hearst avenues.

Study: Pop Culture References May Lead Youth to Smoke
A study by the city of Berkeley released last week found that about half of popular song lyrics and music videos contain smoking references, possibly reflecting an increase in the popularity of smoking in a younger generation.

Meep Meep: Cal Still Perfect After Cruising Past Feeble Roadrunners
What happens when an 0-11 team challenges an undefeated, top-10 team on its home court?

News

Detained Hiker Sarah Shourd Released From Iran Prison
Sarah Shourd, one of the three UC Berkeley alumni detained in Iran under accusations of espionage, was released from Evin Prison in Tehran Tuesday morning following her detention of more than a year after being captured while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border.

Southside Sees Surge in Crime on Game Day Weekend
The UC Berkeley campus and Southside community saw a surge in violent crime this past Friday and Saturday, accompanied by the shooting death of a man early Sunday morning in South Berkeley.

Study: Pop Culture References May Lead Youth to Smoke
A study by the city of Berkeley released last week found that about half of popular song lyrics and music videos contain smoking references, possibly reflecting an increase in the popularity of smoking in a younger generation.

Three New Restaurants Spice Up Northside
Following years of vacancy and neglect, the area of North Berkeley just outside of UC Berkeley's North Gate Hall is undergoing a revival after the opening of three independently owned restaurants on the corner of Euclid and Hearst avenues.

Campus Program Hopes to Help Disabled Students at Other Universities
UC Berkeley's Disabled Students' Program is launching a campaign to promote its award-winning information technology program to other universities in an effort to improve accessibility to necessary information for disabled students.


Sports

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery
Even if you missed the football team's annihilation of Colorado on Saturday, there was plenty of other exciting action in the world of Cal sports this past week.

Meep Meep: Cal Still Perfect After Cruising Past Feeble Roadrunners
What happens when an 0-11 team challenges an undefeated, top-10 team on its home court?

Midweek Notebook: Bears Adjust to Short Week Leading Up to Nevada
Friday's match-up in Reno has thrown a small wrench into Cal's practice schedule this week.

Bears in the Pros: Running Backs
USC is the school known as Tailback U, but the same could apply to Cal.


Opinion

Three Simple Rules
Sitting in my high school health-ed class, I was gleefully told by a maniacal teacher that HIV/AIDs and various other STDs were contracted by having sexual intercourse.

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