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Issue #2528 :: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Top Headlines

Suspicious Package at Elementary School Deemed Safe Following Evacuation
Cragmont Elementary School in the Berkeley Hills was evacuated earlier today as Berkeley police investigated a suspicious package on the campus, which turned out to be a lunchbox with wires inside.

Police Respond to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident, Attempted Suicide
Berkeley police and firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide poisoning incident near Grizzly Peak late this morning in what appears to be a suicide attempt.

Transcript From Live Chat With Cameron Jordan


Engineer Greenberg Lives Up to His Name With Energy-Efficient Lifestyle Gallery
About a month ago, an e-mail was sent out to the energy technology scientists of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory instigating a little competition to see who could use the least amount of energy in their homes.

News

Engineer Greenberg Lives Up to His Name With Energy-Efficient Lifestyle Gallery
About a month ago, an e-mail was sent out to the energy technology scientists of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory instigating a little competition to see who could use the least amount of energy in their homes.

Berkeley Bookstore Founder Dies at 87
Prominent activist, writer and co-founder of Cody's Books, Pat Cody died from heart failure on Sept. 30 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland. She was 87.

Governor Schwarzenegger Decides on UC-Related Bills
AB 2047: Ending the Ban on Affirmative Action

ASUC, MyEdu Join Forces to Help Students Plan Courses
UC Berkeley students have a new way to decide what classes make the cut following a July partnership between the ASUC and course planning website MyEdu.com, which allows users to plan their schedules, rate professors and compare textbook prices.

Study Links Color Preference to Experiences
The more school spirit a UC Berkeley student has, the less they will favor the colors red and white - Stanford University's colors - according to an ongoing study by UC Berkeley researchers, which found that people's color preferences are linked to their experiences.

Research Team to Receive Funds for Energy Security
A research team at UC Berkeley will receive a small portion of the U.S. Department of Energy's Sept. 23 allocation of $30 million to different projects that aim to ensure the security of the nation's emerging energy infrastructure.

Suspicious Package at Elementary School Deemed Safe Following Evacuation
Cragmont Elementary School in the Berkeley Hills was evacuated earlier today as Berkeley police investigated a suspicious package on the campus, which turned out to be a lunchbox with wires inside.

Police Respond to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident, Attempted Suicide
Berkeley police and firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide poisoning incident near Grizzly Peak late this morning in what appears to be a suicide attempt.


Sports

Conference Questions
Can No. 3 Oregon stay perfect through the regular season?

GBaum's World
As a kid, I really loved listening to DMX.

Juricova, Andersson Prep For Championship Matches
Less than a week after taking a break and playing in low intensity charity matches, Cal's Jana Juricova will shift gears this week as she looks to become the first national champion of the 2010-11 season.

Bears Nearly Withstand a Hurricane of Carolina Shots
Even in taking a loss, the Cal field hockey team executed a feat that only one other team can claim this season: holding defending champion North Carolina to just one goal.

Rugby Program Continues To Protest Campus Ruling
The Cal rugby program, which was relegated to the "Varsity Club" status last week, has launched a nationwide campaign protesting the team's demotion.

Transcript From Live Chat With Cameron Jordan



Opinion

Hearing the Delay
When participants in last November's protests were charged with conduct violations in January, few would have guessed that the proceedings would continue on into a new academic year. Yet the fact that the first hearing started less than two weeks ago indicates a troubling breakdown in communication between the Office of Student Conduct and students seeking resolution in their own cases.

Weeding Out Costs
Minor laws broken qualify as infractions that are accompanied by a fine, but no trial, no risk of jail time and no mark on any criminal record. Infractions include littering, parking tickets and, now, possession of marijuana in the state of California.

Why I Choose to Participate on Oct. 7
The numerous actions on campus last year stigmatized people around the various issues facing public education. Despite stratified ideas, values, group affiliations or biases, public education is a thread which strings together people of all ages, backgrounds and futures.

Sandy Barbour Made the Right Choice
Nina Sasso's well-written and researched appeal to Sandy Barbour's decision makes great points about the lack of institutional transparency and the fact that Title IX ultimately led to Cal Rugby's relegation to 'varsity club' status. However, because students and Daily Cal columnists alike seem to unanimously agree with her stance that Cal Rugby was wrongfully victimized, I feel that someone needs to publicly stand up for Sandy Barbour and Cal Athletics.

Digging Up Your Desires Podcast
Sex is like body odor. It starts somewhere deep inside us, and, despite our best etiquette and training to keep it to ourselves, sometimes seeps out into the world at large. There have been a few occasions when I have unknowingly stumbled right into the underground nerve centers of urges often left unspoken.

White Space