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Issue #2590 :: Friday, February 4, 2011

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Top Headlines

'Cats Come Through, Bears Buckle In Three-Overtime Thriller
As the visibly exhausted Harper Kamp and Allen Crabbe walked away from their post-game interviews, coach Mike Montgomery patted both of them on the back and told them to go sign autographs. After 107 combined minutes, as well as 60 points and 17 rebounds, the two deserved be signing as winners, but the failure to convert critical chances kept them from a victory.

ASU 3-Pointer Crushes Bears
For 39 minutes and 59-plus seconds, the Cal women's basketball team was in control on Saturday afternoon.

Blake's on Telegraph Closing After 71 Years
Larry Blake's Restaurant and Bar has closed its doors to the public after 71 years at its 2367 Telegraph Avenue location, according to a statement released Friday by John Lineweaver of Diablo Holdings Ltd., the property's owner since 1984.

Michalczik Returns to Cal as Offensive Coordinator
After weeks of silence despite persistent rumblings, Cal has finally officially announced the return of Jim Michalczik as both offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

News

BSC Looks To Prevent Overdoses In Co-Ops
The Berkeley Student Cooperative has issued a systemwide call to action in order to address mounting concerns over incidents of drug overdoses.

Claremont Hotel Files for Chapter 11 Protection
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, located in the Berkeley Hills, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday to undergo a restructuring of debt, though the resort's daily operations will not be affected in the process.

Kepler Mission Discovers 1,235 Possible New Planets Podcast
In the search for life on another planet, NASA and UC Berkeley astronomers from the Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 1,235 possible planets, which would triple the number of known planets in the universe.

Contest Winners Zero in on DNA Debate
Tackling genetics with expertise and enthusiasm, three UC Berkeley freshmen from the College of Letters and Science won acclaim and a combined $2,000 in grant money by participating in a contest, showcasing talent and creativity, that was born out of controversy.

Miscommunications Between Cal Dining, King Pin Donuts End Business Dealings
About a year ago, Cal Dining's healthy relationship with Durant Food Court's King Pin Donuts - which used to supply baked goods, pastries and donuts to on-campus dining locations - turned from sweet to sour.

Berkeley Public Heath Division Prepares for Further Fiscal Cuts Podcast
The city of Berkeley's Public Health Division is bracing itself for possible financial setbacks amid proposed cuts to state-funded health and human services stemming from dwindling state revenue.

Sotomayor Visits Elementary School Students
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Rosa Parks Elementary School got to meet and shake hands with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Wednesday morning when the judge dropped in for a surprise visit during her day in Berkeley.

Operational Excellence Aims to Reduce Travel Costs for Campus Workers, Athletes Podcast
UC Berkeley spent $36 million on domestic and international travel costs last year for campus community members such as faculty, staff and athletes, but a campus-led project is hoping to reduce such costs in the future.

Tree-Sitter Pleads Not Guilty to All Charges
From behind a glass wall in one of Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse's rooms, People's Park tree-sitter Matthew Dodt pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday after being arrested last Friday morning.

Students 'Die' to Support Egyptian Protesters Video
Holding posters, banners and flags, around 80 demonstrators staged a "die-in" Thursday afternoon at Sather Gate to raise awareness about violence against Egyptian protesters, to denounce U.S. aid to the Egyptian government and to stand in solidarity with ongoing protests in the country.

Berkeley High Students Arrested Following Gun Incident on Campus
A Berkeley High School student attempted to bring a firearm on campus this morning but was stopped by the school's safety staff and Berkeley Police Department officers. No one was hurt.

Blake's on Telegraph Closing After 71 Years
Larry Blake's Restaurant and Bar has closed its doors to the public after 71 years at its 2367 Telegraph Avenue location, according to a statement released Friday by John Lineweaver of Diablo Holdings Ltd., the property's owner since 1984.


Sports

Cal Comes Back Late to Nip Devils
Thursday night featured devils, a fall and, ultimately, redemption. Only it wasn't a Bible passage - it was a Pac-10 basketball game.

Boyle Records Win No. 200 as Cal Tames 'Cats
Usually, it's easy to see a team's stars from looking at a scoreboard.

Stacked Stanford Invite Lineup to Test Bears
At the Stanford Women's Water Polo Invitational this weekend, the unbeaten No. 3 Cal women's water polo team will partake in NCAA water polo's baptism by fire.

Top-Ranked Cal Hosts Opponents Back-to-Back
Coach David Durden has spent most of the season downplaying the hype surrounding the Cal men's swimming team's status as a favorite to win the national championship come March.

Press Room Banter
Maybe it's because my parents never bought me a console. I didn't get one until my dad's friend gave us a PlayStation - a year or two after PlayStation 2 came out. Maybe it's because I just suck. Either way, video games and I had never had the most unbreakable of relationships.

LIVE BLOG: Cal Men's Basketball v. Arizona


Michalczik Returns to Cal as Offensive Coordinator
After weeks of silence despite persistent rumblings, Cal has finally officially announced the return of Jim Michalczik as both offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

ASU 3-Pointer Crushes Bears
For 39 minutes and 59-plus seconds, the Cal women's basketball team was in control on Saturday afternoon.

'Cats Come Through, Bears Buckle In Three-Overtime Thriller
As the visibly exhausted Harper Kamp and Allen Crabbe walked away from their post-game interviews, coach Mike Montgomery patted both of them on the back and told them to go sign autographs. After 107 combined minutes, as well as 60 points and 17 rebounds, the two deserved be signing as winners, but the failure to convert critical chances kept them from a victory.


Opinion

The Red Carpet Gridiron
Tom Brady is a badass. Yup, I'm a Pats fan, the only two reasons being that one, Tom Brady's badassery destroys flying machines, and two, the fact that the Pats have men deck themselves out in excellent Revolutionary War costumes at their home games. But, mostly, Tom Brady.

Jumping the Gun
News that supporters of the campus's five cut sports have been able to raise between $12 million and $15 million dollars is welcome news that raises the question of whether the decision to cut the programs was premature.

A Fare Solution
Recent news that the city has been slow in addressing the concerns of its taxi drivers is a bothersome sign that suggests the city is not doing everything it can to help its businesses succeed.

Administrators Lack Space, Not Effort
I read with great interest the Feb. 1, 2011 editorial, entitled "Meditations on Progress," and felt a need to provide clarity on the work that the administration has been doing for more than two years on this issue. The editorial left out key efforts that have been made over the past two years by many in the senior administration to resolve this matter.

Editorial Cartoon


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