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Issue #2603 :: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Top Headlines

Roof Fire at Haste and Telegraph Leaves Intersection Blocked Gallery
Update: The intersection was cleared of fire engines and police tape by 5:20 p.m.

Bears Thrill in Overtime Win Over Bruins Podcast
As it fell into the net at the regulation buzzer, Malcolm Lee's game-tying 3-pointer carried the ghosts of LaMont "Mo Mo" Jones, Reeves Nelson, Michael Roll and others.

Student Conduct Hearing Prolonged
Friday's hearing for a UC Berkeley student charged with misconduct for his involvement in the November 2009 campus protests will be pushed into a second day after the hearing was bogged down by procedural concerns.

Concerns Raised as GSI Union President Resigns
The president of a union representing nearly 12,000 academic student employees throughout the University of California resigned Friday morning to pursue work with the international branch of the union, raising concerns among some union members regarding the timing of her resignation.

News

Student Conduct Hearing Prolonged
Friday's hearing for a UC Berkeley student charged with misconduct for his involvement in the November 2009 campus protests will be pushed into a second day after the hearing was bogged down by procedural concerns.

Concerns Raised as GSI Union President Resigns
The president of a union representing nearly 12,000 academic student employees throughout the University of California resigned Friday morning to pursue work with the international branch of the union, raising concerns among some union members regarding the timing of her resignation.

Innovative Speakers Featured at TEDxBerkeley Video
More than 1,200 people, about half of whom were students, poured into Zellerbach Auditorium Feb. 19 to hear speakers from around the country talk on this year's TEDxBerkeley theme: "Engaging the World."

City Nonprofits Seek Funding After Proposed Cuts to Grants
Proposed cuts to federal grants that fund community service and development projects have left many nonprofit organizations in the city that rely on these funds increasingly uncertain about their financial future and in search of diversified funding streams to sustain services.

Study: Beliefs About Global Warming Can Be Influenced
The rise in temperature is both a condition of global warming as well as a state of mind, according to a study by researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago who say that experts should consider other evidence in addition to scientific data when discussing the changing climate.

Bill Supports UCPD Plan to Lower Bicycle Dismount Fines
A new ASUC Senate bill supports UCPD's plans to reduce the fine for bicyclists caught riding through UC Berkeley's dismount zone and advocates clearer demarcation of the zone, funded by the fines.

Apple Stays Quiet on Potential Fourth Street Store Video
With black partitions surrounding its entire Fourth Street property, construction on an existing building that could house a new Apple Inc. retail store in Berkeley is dependent on city approval of a building permit, though Apple remains reticent about plans to open in the city.

Alumni Create Website to Help Students Prepare for GRE Exam
When three UC Berkeley graduate students saw dozens of undergraduates struggling to study for the sheer breadth of materials covered by the GRE exam, they realized they could use their backgrounds in math to increase students' efficiency in studying for the exam. Thus, Dranb.com - a website that offers free practice tests using algorithms to predict GRE questions - was born.

Closing of Berkel Berkel Paves Way for Cho Veggie House
After over two decades of service on Telegraph Avenue, Korean restaurant Berkel Berkel closed its doors last December, yielding its space to the establishment of a new dining spot, Cho Veggie House.

Roof Fire at Haste and Telegraph Leaves Intersection Blocked Gallery
Update: The intersection was cleared of fire engines and police tape by 5:20 p.m.


Sports

Top Squads Bury Bears at Stanford Open
The Cal men's gymnastics team competed indoors at Burnham Pavilion, but the Bears might as well have been standing outdoors as their opponents rained down on them during last Saturday's Stanford Open.

Cal Conquers Rain to Defeat Gaels
Between continuous rain and a powerful opposing goalie, the Cal lacrosse team simply couldn't find a way to score in the first half on Saturday.

Zerbini Rebounds, Helps Lead Cal's Sweep of Gauchos
Pedro Zerbini shouted in his native Portuguese and swung his racket violently through the air. The visibly aggravated senior captain had begun making costly mistakes in the second set after quickly putting away UC Santa Barbara's Alex Konigsfeldt, 6-3, in the first.

Wildcats Pounce on Bears in ITA Upset
Going into the ITA Team Indoors Championship with a perfect season this weekend, the No. 5 Cal women's tennis team came to Charlottesville, Va., with hopes to win its first trophy in program history.

Rain Could Only Delay Cal Victory over No. 8 Missouri
Almost 40 hours passed between the last at-bat in the sixth inning of the Cal softball team's game against No. 8 Missouri before the Bears were able to finish the tilt with a 1-0 victory.

Walk-off by Knapp Seals Opening Day Cal Sweep
The orange sunset light was quickly fading when Cal pinch hitter Andrew Knapp stepped into the batter's box. Moments before, left fielder Darrel Matthews singled to tie the game 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth. But now, Evans Diamond was silent as all eyes followed Knapp.

Cardinal Eke Out Final Event, Capture Big Meet at Spieker Video
For the second straight year, the Big Meet came down to the last event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. And when Nathan Adrian dove in for the last leg behind over a body length and a half behind, it looked like the Cal men's swimming team would be going down without a fight.

Cal Comes Back in the Rain to Beat UBC
It was not just the pouring rain and the muddy field at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island that provided unfamiliar conditions for the Cal rugby team on Saturday afternoon.

Bears Thrill in Overtime Win Over Bruins Podcast
As it fell into the net at the regulation buzzer, Malcolm Lee's game-tying 3-pointer carried the ghosts of LaMont "Mo Mo" Jones, Reeves Nelson, Michael Roll and others.

Cal Irreparably Damages Pac-10 Hopes With Two Losses in L.A.
Going into this weekend, the Cal women's basketball team's remaining Pac-10 games looked fairly predictable.

Walk-off by Knapp Seals Opening Day Cal Sweep
The orange sunset light was quickly fading when Cal pinch hitter Andrew Knapp stepped into the batter's box. Moments before, left fielder Darrel Matthews singled to tie the game 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth. But now, Evans Diamond was silent as all eyes followed Knapp.


Opinion

'Good' for Business
It's surprising that, given the economic downturn, anyone would be resistant to the opening of a new store to occupy two of the many vacant storefronts in the shopping district on Solano Avenue.

Paying the Price
Recent news that UC San Francisco spent $241,800 to upgrade security and renovate its chancellor's offices provides contrasting examples of what spending is or isn't appropriate given the current economic circumstances.

Uprisings Throughout the Middle East Mark End of U.S. Credibility
Popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan have been the featured topic of news media as of late and while the democratic yearnings of the general populace should, in theory, be fully supported by the United States, a change in the status quo is the last thing our government wants.

Editorial Cartoon


Sex on Tuesday: Oh, Come Away With Me Podcast
Today, I'm here to talk to you about a very serious condition that's affecting the nation.

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