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Issue #2645 :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Two women robbed at gunpoint on Southside
Two women were robbed at gunpoint Monday night at the intersection of Channing Way and College Avenue.

Graduate student found not responsible for charges in conduct hearing
At a student conduct hearing Monday for a UC Berkeley graduate student involved in the November 2009 protests, a panel determined he was not responsible for all charges brought against him, marking the second time a student charged for their involvement has been found not guilty after law student advisers were able to advocate on their behalf at the hearing.

Senate confirms appointment of professor to White House council
The U.S. Senate confirmed Thursday the appointment of Carl Shapiro, a UC Berkeley Economics and Haas School of Business professor, to the Council of Economic Advisers.

City Council set to approve settlements in public liability cases
The Berkeley City Council is set to approve at its meeting Tuesday two public liability settlements, in which the city will pay a total of $77,500 for personal injuries sustained from tripping on an uneven sidewalk and being handcuffed by a Berkeley police officer.

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Ask the Daily Cal
Ever wonder how the campus makes complex budget decisions? How University of California President Mark Yudof maintains his Twitter account? Which city council member has been around the longest?

Study highlights male bias in animal studies Podcast
Research is often only conducted on male animals, even while the results are applied to men and women alike, a problem University of California researchers explored in a study published April 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Restoration of Berkeley Meadow successful after years of advocacy
Exactly 50 years ago, Sylvia McLaughlin and her two neighborhood friends could see sewage and waste being poured into the bay from their Berkeley Hills homes. Appalled by the dumping and plans to increase the size of the city by filling in the bay, the three women started their own organization, Save San Francisco Bay Association, to save the bay.

Senate confirms appointment of professor to White House council
The U.S. Senate confirmed Thursday the appointment of Carl Shapiro, a UC Berkeley Economics and Haas School of Business professor, to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Californian children shown to have higher levels of fire-retardant chemicals Podcast
UC Berkeley researchers published a study that shows higher levels of toxic chemicals in the bloodstreams of Hispanic children in California than in those of their Mexican counterparts.

City Council set to approve settlements in public liability cases
The Berkeley City Council is set to approve at its meeting Tuesday two public liability settlements, in which the city will pay a total of $77,500 for personal injuries sustained from tripping on an uneven sidewalk and being handcuffed by a Berkeley police officer.

ASUC Senate to consider bill proposing changes to auxiliary's logo
An ASUC Senate bill that would seek to amend the logo of the ASUC Auxiliary will be brought before the senate Wednesday night for discussion, following a delay of the original bill last week after it was amended and discussed in committee.

Graduate student found not responsible for charges in conduct hearing
At a student conduct hearing Monday for a UC Berkeley graduate student involved in the November 2009 protests, a panel determined he was not responsible for all charges brought against him, marking the second time a student charged for their involvement has been found not guilty after law student advisers were able to advocate on their behalf at the hearing.

Two women robbed at gunpoint on Southside
Two women were robbed at gunpoint Monday night at the intersection of Channing Way and College Avenue.


Sports

Cal bursts ahead late in bizarre 4-1 win over Aggies
So far this season, the No. 15 Cal baseball team has proven it can win games with pitching and games with defense. They can out-slug you, or they can get one big hit to win it. With a 4-1 victory over UC Davis on Tuesday afternoon, the Bears proved they can also win games that are just plain weird.

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Opinion

Politically Correct: Words, words, everywhere, but not a thing to say
It's just rhetoric. Heated rhetoric. Partisan rhetoric. Even hyper-partisan rhetoric. But for the record, it's still just rhetoric.

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