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Day of Judgment yields no clear verdict By Allie Bidwell and Katie Nelson email@example.com David Temple came to the heart of the UC Berkeley campus every day for the past several months, handing out flyers, counting down the days and warning passers-by of the end of the world — last Saturday, May 21, 2011. Temple, better known to the campus and city community as “Yoshua,” said the Bible provides many clues and warnings that Judgment Day — when God will save only a handful of people and destroy the earth — should have occurred on Saturday, according to his calculations, which he draws from different scripture passages. According to Temple, these passages lay out a timeline for when a time of judgment will come for the world. He cites several passages and makes a connection between the time of Noah and the Ark and the present. “God is speaking, and he says this: ‘Dearly beloved, there is one thing I do not want you to be ignorant of. One day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day,’” Temple said. “So that seven-day warning that was for the people of Noah’s day, projected into the future, is 7,000 years.” After a myriad of other calculations, conversions and comparisons between passages and interpretations, Temple concluded that May 21, 2011, should have been the end of the world — when he said God would se-
Union members present rebuttal to challenge of recent election Members gathered to talk about the future direction and structure of the union By Aaida Samad | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
David Temple, left, distributes fliers on Sproul Plaza. Temple had predicted the world would end last Saturday.
News editor Allie Bidwell talks to David Temple regarding the predictions of Judgment Day.
lect only 200 million people to save and destroy the rest of the world with a massive earthquake. “The people that are left behind, people who have no interest whatsoever in reading the scriptures, which is God’s word, or have no interest in praying to God and so forth — God is going to kill them,” Temple said. “He will do that. He will be a savior, until he takes up his people.”
Temple was not the only one who believed the Rapture would occur on Saturday. Harold Camping — the infamous 89-year-old UC Berkeley alumnus and leader of Family Radio who was a staunch believer that May 21 was Judgment Day — garnered national attention when he assured the world that the End of Days was at hand. The Oakland minister, like Temple, firmly believed that the selected number of people on Earth would ascend to heaven while the rest of the world would be left behind to witness the ultimate destruction of the Earth — which would eventually reach fruition
on Oct. 21 after five months of continued death and judgment. Initially, Camping believed the Day of Judgment would occur in 1992, but after claiming that he “seriously misunderstood” a key biblical passage, Camping declared he was sure that 2011 would be the year in which the Rapture actually occurred. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at one point joined in on the assumption that the world was going to
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More than 100 members of a union representing academic student employees throughout the UC packed into a statewide membership meeting Saturday afternoon, overturning a challenge to the recently concluded leadership elections, unseating a recently elected member and discussing the future direction and structure of the union. Approximately 130 members of United Auto Workers Local 2865, which represents nearly 12,000 graduate student instructors, readers and tutors, gathered in Boalt Hall Saturday for a special statewide membership meeting where members — both elected leaders and rank-and-file — were able to discuss and debate a variety of issues, including a recent challenge to the integrity of the election as well as the eligibility of a recently elected member. Because a quorum of 100 members was met, under the union’s bylaws, members present were able to vote and make binding decisions for the union. At the meeting, one of the key debates surrounded a protest to the union’s recently concluded tri-annual leadership election. On May 15, a group of union members, many of whom are affiliated with the incumbent leadership, filed a formal protest of the election, citing “irregularities” that they asserted occurred during the election and calling
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Fiscal policy Demolition of library branches OK’d Editor’s Note report calls for options to close deficit By Weiru Fang | Staff email@example.com
By Aaida Samad | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org A report released Thursday from the state’s nonpartisan fiscal policy advisor praised certain aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan but also criticized the level of uncertainty voter approval of the tax extensions has created and proposed that there be additional options available to close the state’s $9.6 billion budget deficit. The report, released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, states that while Brown’s revised budget’s only available options would be his proposal or an all-cuts budget, the state Legislature actually has multiple options to try to address the budget deficit outside of an all-cuts or all-taxes budget. At the university level, an all-cuts budget would mean the already approved $500 million cut to the University of California would double to
Report: PAGE 2
The Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont branch closed for construction last month.
The Berkeley City Council approved unanimously last Tuesday the demolition of the West and South branches of the city’s libraries, allowing the council to move forward with plans for the project despite possible funding uncertainties due to a lawsuit filed by a group of Berkeley residents. All of the library’s branches are to undergo renovations to make seismic retrofits and improve ADA accessibility. Despite some comments at the council meeting from those who are against the project and pending litigation, the council certified the Environmental Impact Report and approved a demolition as well as a construction permit for the renovation of the two branches. The Claremont and North branches of the Berkeley Public Library closed last month for construction, with the council having accepted the lowest proposed construction bid of $2.97 million for the Claremont branch from San Francisco-based firm Fine Line Construction in March. The council has yet to finalize a bid for the North branch, despite
Demolition: PAGE 6
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Music review: The Antlers, â€˜Burst Apartâ€™ The soft, crooning melodies present in the Antlersâ€™ sophomore work Burst Apart may at first evoke lullabies and ballads, but Brooklyn-based band has produced an album that is far from tranquil. Both ethereal and haunting, Burst Apart is distinct and just as enjoyable as their debut concept album Hospice. Deceptively subdued, the tracks present within Burst Apart are filled with seemingly major-keyed melodies. Underscored with eerie harmonies, they evoke a feeling of intentional uneasiness that persists in the entirety of the songs. â€œI Donâ€™t Want Loveâ€? is mellow and sweet, yet the synthesizer quietly upsets the easiness of the melo-
What if... dy. Towards the end of the track, the song is suddenly left bare with only Peter Silbermanâ€™s voice, the steady drum beat and the quiet synthesizer â€” now quite noticeable â€” that disrupts and gives the song a sudden, peculiar mood. ...
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Rapture: Some say the end still awaits From Front experience some sort of apocalypse. On May 19, the CDC posted guidelines on how to deal with zombies should the end of the world actually occur. Accompanying its plan on how to deal with zombies in its natural disaster readiness plan, the CDC said on its website that â€œthe rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen.â€? Not only did the center did take the idea of a natural disaster seriously, but it also promised that should zombies begin roaming the street, â€œthe CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation.â€? While some joked about the Rapture, there were those who continued to believe something could still
occur past the deadline for the start of the end of the world. According to Tzipora Krupnik, the spiritual director at Veil Between Heaven and Earth in North Berkeley, the end of the world is in fact happening â€” at least, the end of the world â€œas we know it.â€? Krupnik said this continuous shift â€” from the mental to the spiritual â€” is occurring among people, in which they become more connected to themselves. â€œEverything thatâ€™s in the media, itâ€™s just fear energy. People get scared because they feel like they donâ€™t have control over something. But thatâ€™s because theyâ€™re listening to something thatâ€™s outside of them. So if they really want to know the answers, theyâ€™re in here,â€? Krupnik said, pointing to her chest.
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and title game appearances would not be far off. Apparently, coach Richard Corso and company couldnâ€™t even stand to wait a year. Never mind losing six senior scorers who accounted for nearly half the teamâ€™s offense in 2010. ...
UC Berkeley professor a Green Star Award winner UC Berkeley professor of architec- the award in the individual category. ture Mary Comerio was one of a Three organizations were also awarded for their efforts. select few to receive the The award is run as a joint Green Star Award, a disinitiative by the United tinction aimed at honoring Nations Environment those who have made sigProgramme, the UN Office nificant impacts in the for the Coordination of efforts surrounding enviHumanitarian Affairs and ronmental emergencies Green Cross International across the globe. and is presented every two At the second-ever awards years by the Advisory Group ceremony last Wednesday, mary on Environmental Comerio was one of three comerio Emergencies. ... recipients presented with
State Assembly Speaker Perez a college dropout California Assembly Speaker John unchallenged for years, with numerous biographies stating he Perezâ€™s educational record had, in fact, graduated from has recently come under UC Berkeley. Perez was scrutiny after years of biogelected state Assembly raphies and reports have Speaker in January of 2010 referred to the politician as a and was sworn in on March graduate of UC Berkeley 1, 2010. when in actuality, he dropped But in a statement, Perez out before graduating. said he acknowledges and California Watch reportjohn takes full responsibility for ed Thursday that before he the mistake and has made an was elected to the Assembly perez effort to correct it. ... in 2008, his record went
On the blogs The Daily Clog Get Your Stieg Larsson On: It will be a while before the American adaptation of â€œThe Girl With the Dragon Tattooâ€? sees theatrical release. Fortunately, Valerie Woolard has deets on how to catch a free screening of the Swedish version of the third installment on this very campus.
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The infographic accompanying Thursdayâ€™s article â€œUC spared additional cuts in budget revisionâ€? was incorrectly titled UC/CSU Revised Budget. In fact, it depicted the state budget proposal. It also incorrectly stated that there will be a 0.25 income tax surcharge. In fact, the income tax surcharge would be 0.25 percent. The Daily Californian regrets the errors.
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Last season was a breakthrough campaign for the Cal womenâ€™s water polo team. After capping the programâ€™s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance with a third place finish, the program had established itself as a national power â€” conference championships
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But in a dogfight comeback befitting of the final match of the season, the Bearsâ€™ No. 23 tandem of junior Nick Andrews and sophomore Christoffer Konigsfeldt managed to break the advantage and tie the score at 8-8. Then, in the tiebreaker, the Bears rallied. ...
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Mothers of detained hikers use hunger strike to publicize issue
raveling is supposed to make you smarter. Surrounded by foreign stimuli, the intelligent and discerning tourist has perked ears and sharp eyes and learns to navigate the unfamiliar with sensitive footsteps. Like the raised hairs on cold skin, perception stands at attention and responds to the smallest of touches, becoming as receptive as possible to retain and adapt to new information. The assumption is that when everything has a tinge of the unexpected, the mind becomes a bit more elastic. Like when you leave your purse on an airport bus in Oslo, or forget which metro stop your apartment is closest to, or get a cyst on your ankle from the only sneakers you have, which also smell like a tire fire. This is you at your most stupid moments, at the horizon of awareness, embarking on a direct and oblivious journey to ignorance. That continuous stream of foreign stimuli flows in one ear and out the other and mixes metaphors egregiously. When I studied abroad, I was in Berlin: everyone spoke English, I spoke the German of a mute grade schooler. My American-abroad faux pas were few, but I never felt entirely competent. Instead, I was kept in heady expectation of the unfamiliar: a feeling I realized I desperately missed when I returned to Berkeley. Academic challenges were dulled by everyday predictability. Having just graduated and on the brink of a summer abroad in Copenhagen, my knee starts bouncing uncontrollably and thereâ€™s a sudden upward zooming sensation in my stomach. Though destination may be ripe with personal significance, the prospect of newness, both urban and atmospheric, makes me wonder why I donâ€™t simply live in an RV. When I travelled alone, I would often go for days without speaking to anyone for longer than it took to order food. Speech became a tonal communication: without knowing the language, I tried to tune myself into voices to distinguish among etiquette patterns. epending on a cityâ€™s average foreign visitor traffic, its institutions of government, culture or transportation were navigable by atavistic visual symbols: this stands for â€œluggage locker,â€? while that means â€œclean up your dogâ€™s poop.â€? Accessibility without language creates an independent touring class, strolling down subway steps and flawlessly finding the bathroom. I listened and watched intently while trying to keep my physical presence at a minimum. Mute for most of the day, I ended up writing a lot. Expression came absurdly easily through writing, whereas an unexpected phone call or polite exchange on the street became jarring and awkward. Completely unintentional and mundane lies would come out of my
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg firstname.lastname@example.org mouth, as if my face was caught off guard by the unexpected need to communicate and refused to let loose any information, such as which muffin I actually preferred. tried to avoid such mental stagnation through constant physical motion, walking the long way around or deliberately getting lost in order to forcibly locate myself. I wanted to not only see the city but understand its organization â€” which is not always a visible urban quality. The novelty of the old is especially potent to American tourists, as they flock to the cityâ€™s historic center or gawk at the ruins. I was raised in Pasadena and schooled in Berkeley, and both cities lack a defined center: the urban space arises through orthogonal grids, not neighborhoods radiating from a core. A quick look at a subway map reveals the cityâ€™s skeleton, and visiting each joint and end fleshes out the cityâ€™s topography. Having that originating reference point at the city center gave me a way to track both my progress and the cityâ€™s. I canâ€™t say my time spent traveling has made me a better student, but it undeniably altered my occupation of a place as a citizen and society member. Returning to Berkeley, I moved into a student co-op and began to actively explore Berkeley on foot. I would leave the house on a warm summer night and walk until I got tired. I had no destination or path in mind. It was insanely liberating, and I came to understand Berkeley separately from the experience of a student, in a slow accumulation of miles walked. The feeling did not last forever, and I slowly regained familiarity in the house that I lived in and the people I went to school with. But the craving remained, to be surrounded by indeterminacy and savor the tiniest of successes. I saved my paychecks and caught a rideshare from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi, then through to New Orleans and back to Los Angeles by train. I spoke the language, but it didnâ€™t matter: I had learned to find the foreign in the accessible and keep satisfying that craving for newness. I have never been happier being a tourist in my own hometown.
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The mothers of two UC Berkeley alumni who have been held in an Iranian prison for nearly two years began a hunger strike last Thursday, vowing to only drink water in an attempt to bring further attention to their sonsâ€™ detainment and to bring them home. According to a statement from the Free the Hikers organization, Cindy Hickey and Laura Fattal â€” the mothers of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, respectively â€” began fasting May 19 after the Iranian government failed to bring their sons to court for a scheduled trial hearing May 11. The beginning of the fast coincides with the oneyear anniversary of the mothersâ€™ visit to Iran to see their sons, according to the statement. â€œShane and Josh have been denied justice and compassion for far too long,â€? Laura Fattal said in the statement. â€œToday we begin a hunger strike and stand with our sons to urge Iran to stop punishing them â€” and our families â€” for no reason.â€? Fattal, Bauer and Bauerâ€™s fiance, Sarah Shourd, all UC Berkeley alumni, were arrested by Iranian officials in 2009 for allegedly spying while hiking along the Iran-Iraq border. Shourd was released on $500,000 bail in September after discovering a lump in her breast. Fattal and Bauer remain impris-
oned in Iran and pleaded not guilty in court, while Shourd pleaded not guilty in absentia. The hikers and their families maintain that they were not spying and that if they crossed the border, it was accidental. Though Shourd received a subpoena April 27 to appear in court, she has refused to return to Iran for hearings, saying she is experiencing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of her imprisonment. â€” Katie Nelson
Filibuster blocks professorâ€™s nomination to Court of Appeals United States Senate Republicans and one conservative Democrat used a filibuster to block the consideration of Goodwin Liu, an associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. In a 52-43 tally, Democrats were eight votes shy in ending the filibuster and securing a straight up-or-down vote for Liuâ€™s nomination. Per constitutional rule, 60 out of 100 votes are needed to end a filibuster. The filibuster was created mainly to protect minority party interests against majority party dominance when voting in the Senate. Because excessive use of the filibuster would enable a minority of senators to paralyze any progress, it is traditionally used sparingly.
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A filibuster to block a Court of Appeals nominee was first used in 1980 when Republicans tried but failed to block former President Jimmy Carterâ€™s nomination of Stephen Breyer to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Liuâ€™s nomination for the position â€” his third from President Barack Obama â€” has been a rocky and contentious process. Republicans have questioned Liuâ€™s qualifications for the position, stating that he lacks experience, and reiterated concerns about him promoting a liberal interpretation of the Constitution. Liu has been a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law since 2003 and specializes in constitutional law. In last yearâ€™s congressional session, Liu testified before the senateâ€™s Judiciary Committee, after which Republican senators confronted him with supplemental questions via email. Republicans voted along party lines in favor of bringing it to the full Senate, but never voted to confirm the nomination. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said in a statement that the filibuster of Liuâ€™s nomination would put the legal system at a disadvantage. â€œI believe the ramifications of this Republican filibuster will be deeply felt in California and across the country,â€? she said in the statement. â€œWhen we deny a judicial nominee of Professor Liuâ€™s caliber â€” a man of intelligence, integrity and dignity â€” we weaken our nationâ€™s legal system.â€? â€” Katie Nelson
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CAMPUS ISSUES The decision to partially rescind project approval for the Memorial Stadium renovation project was responsible.
t the beginning of the 20th century, America underwent an industrial revolution that radically transformed our economic landscape. Workers moved from farms to manufacturing centers, as the broader economy pivoted from agriculture to industry. Today, a similar transformation is taking place, albeit not nearly in such a conspicuous manner. It is what one might aptly call an “education revolution.” What politicians have failed to address in policy over the last few decades, the economy has continued to supplant in practice. Whereas the availability of low-skilled jobs is shrinking everyday, a mixed blessing due to both globalization and increased productivity, the need for high-skilled labor has been steadily increasing. The demand for education, in other words, has not been matched by a boom in education. The problem is that the consequences of this irreversible trend have been neglected. Unlike the aftermath of previous recessions, where the subsequent growth in GDP was complimented by a plethora of new jobs, the lagging 2008 recovery has been rightly marked as “jobless.” While the abstract economic figures say that the economy is improving — with unemployment around nine percent and GDP growth around two — the reality faced by the vast majority of Americans strongly suggests otherwise. What is perhaps most disappointing here is the absence of any clear explanation for this inconsistency. For many, there is a startling disconnect between the economic recovery of the few, namely those on Wall Street, and the many, who occupy Main Street. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at a peak of over 12,800 in April, some might logically expect an equally impressive jobs outlook and unemployment figure.
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Those optimists would be wrong. As The Economist recently pointed out, America has the lowest share of working “prime age” males out of all of the G7, the world’s major economic powerhouses. Specifically, just over 80 percent of those aged between 25 and 54 have a job, whereas in the late 1960s roughly 95 percent of healthy males worked. France, by contrast, impressively holds over 85 percent of the “male prime” labor force intact. Alas, it seems the U.S. can no longer deride those suave latte-drinkers across the pond without being hypocritical. The challenge America now faces is one of central importance. Fewer males working not only makes life more difficult for those but also robs the country more broadly of its production capacity. Simply put, the relative paucity of these prime age workers means that America creates less as a country, as measured in economic terms by its GDP. With latent fears of a “rising China” abound in the public discourse, this worrying trend does not bode well for a country already dealing with identity issues. Granted that sometimes a country needs to get sick before it can get bet-
ter, America’s leaders have thus far failed to rise to the challenge. Even while this slow recovery has revealed the presence of a symptom longsince overlooked — presenting a clear opportunity to take healthy action — leading officials seem unwilling to disclose the correct diagnosis. The prescription required is a dramatic increase in public education funding, which includes creating greater access to vocational and technical schools. According to Larry Summers, Barack Obama’s former chief economic adviser, the country’s future outlook remains bleak. Even when “full employment” returns later this decade, Summers worries that around 15 percent of all men will probably be out of the workforce. Unless this issue is properly addressed, America’s growth will remain modest, and many of its people will be invariably left behind, unable to unleash their creativity and hardworking spirit. The education revolution is not just coming to America, it has already arrived. It’s time we got on board with greater skills in hand before we are ultimately left behind. Brit Moller is a UC Berkeley Alumnus.
he UC Board of Regents’ unanimous decision to partially rescind their previously accepted California Memorial Stadium project approval was a responsibly cautious move. Though we wish the rescission were unnecessary, in light of the current legal concerns surrounding the renovation project, we understand the board’s action. On November 29, 2010 Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that UC Berkeley had inappropriately used an addendum to detail major changes to the renovation project. Roesch also found that the campus did not adequately analyze the environmental impact of the proposed changes, which would have warranted an entirely new Environmental Impact Report. The legal battle and ensuing rescission of approval is symptomatic of failed oversight and thorough planning. The campus is beyond wellequipped to produce the proper framework through which a renovation project can and should take place, and there is no excuse for the misuse of the addendum. With a $320 million price-tag comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, the inefficiency surrounding the project — be it the misused addendum or lack of proper planning across all levels — overwhelmed the project’s ambitious
The empty gesture UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS Jesse Cheng’s decision to resign prematurely leaves his tumultuous term as UC student Regent unfinished.
C student Regent Jesse Cheng’s premature resignation leaves his tenure incomplete after a term marred by controversy. The scandal he faced is enough to make most public officials resign immediately, but his waiting for two months to pass after receiving a student conduct violation for sexual battery by the UC Irvine Student Conduct Office in March makes Cheng’s decision to resign questionable. Cheng’s resignation is nearly inconsequential at this point. His decision to resign comes too late after his initial controversy to be a sign of the scandal’s effect on his job performance — Cheng was apprehended by the Irvine police for sexual battery in November, though the DA did not charge him with any crime. But the remainder of his term should have been used to more thoroughly train the student Regent-Designate, Alfredo Mireles Jr., so Mireles could have started the job in July with the highest level of preparation possible. Cheng said that the reason he stayed on as long as he did was because he was “working on a project (he) wanted to finish.”
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aims and resulted in the board’s partial rescission of approval. The ongoing errors display a level of carelessness that is simply unaffordable — legal battles are costly both in resources and in time, and the campus can little afford to spare either. Going forward, the campus must ensure that the court’s concerns are met in a timely and transparent manner. Openness to the public will be key in preventing more legal showdowns and ensuring that the renovation project is not unnecessarily prolonged. Memorial Stadium is more than just another football field. It is a symbol of Cal and our campus’ storied history. The stadium provides current students and alumni with a conversation regardless of how far apart their graduation dates are. By allowing Memorial Stadium to be ensnared in these legal obstacles, the campus is risking the stadium’s future status as a symbol of Berkeley’s modernity and commitment to excellence. The class of 2012 is unfortunate to not have that stadium as its home field next season, but the renovation is absolutely essential given Memorial Stadium’s location over a fault line. With that being said, a problem that became apparent in November of 2010 must not become a burden to the class of 2013 — that would be yet another disappointment.
But fulfilling the responsibilities of student Regent goes beyond individual projects. Cheng should have remained engaged with other universitywide issues, giving the students a voice on the Board of Regents. His job was, after all, to be the only representative the students have in a body that makes major decisions for the university, affecting all of the students. Though Cheng credited part of his decision to a lack of understanding of the duties that go along with the office, he spent a year as the student RegentDesignate shadowing his predecessor. We imagine that Cheng knew most of what the job entailed before he took office, so his decision to resign so late after the controversy cannot be heavily blamed on a misunderstanding of the duties of the student regent. The legacy that Cheng is leaving behind is one that will be overshadowed by scandal and controversy. Unfortunately, his early resignation does nothing to help his already tarnished image. Rather, it leaves his tenure as student regent incomplete and is an unsatisfying end to an ignominious term.
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In the last 30, years China has entered into modernity Thanks to a focused domestic policy and relatively peaceful pursuits, China has come a long way since 1981 to become an economic and cultural capital. By Richard Palmer Special to the Daily Cal email@example.com
hirty years ago, I made my first trip to China. The love affair began in 1981, and since then I have worked, visited and lived here over the last 30 years. My old professors at Cal, such as Thomas Gold, Chalmers Johnson and Robert Scalapino, helped unwrap the enigma of China. Countless language teachers at Berkeley and Harvard helped me understand the Mandarin code. Like a spectator at a great sporting event, I have seen great changes in China, so let us reflect on the transition of the last 30 years in the Middle Kingdom. Most importantly, China has been at peace over the last 30 years. Japan, Korea and Vietnam were all significant conflicts of the 20th century, but China, since 1981, has focused its considerable energy on domestic issues. Within this period of peace, Chinese political succession has been smooth. Deng Xiaoping gathered power in the wake of Mao’s death and insured relatively smooth leadership transitions since 1981. Jiang Zemin was hand-picked by Deng in the 1990s, with Hu Jintao serving the past 10 years. It looks as though China’s next leaders will be Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, representing another leadership transition. Compare the last 30 years of military and political peace with the upheaval of the colonial years in the 19th century and the chaos of the warlord, WWII and Cultural Revolution periods in recent history. Tiananmen Square in 1989 is the only blemish on an otherwise remarkable period. Socially, the comparisons between 1981 and today are even more striking. At first blush, the dark grime, empty streets, Mao suits and low rise-crumbling sprawl of Beijing in 1981 were depressing at best. The mountains of cabbage, the working communes, the pathetic Friendship Store, the greasy food and the inefficient factories making something, but selling very little, were a stark foil to the prosperity of America 30 years ago. It was a true time warp. We forget how good our life is in
America. The Chinese in 1981 were sullen and beaten by the Cultural Revolution, political purges, lack of food and a general sense of aimlessness. Crime was low — there was nothing to steal. Smiles were few and far between; families were still torn apart from the Cultural Revolution. Education was spotty, commerce only a shadow of the past and fear palpable. I remember many people coming up to me and strangely touching the hair on my arms and looking at my odd face and muttering to themselves. Yes, I was the first westerner some had seen. China was a time capsule in 1981, feeling like the Yuan Dynasty of the middle ages. People lived a medieval existence and knew something was not right. The West appreciates a few things beyond culture, and power and money serve as motivation. China, over the last 30 years, has developed both significant power and money. Napoleon said of China 300 years ago, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world.” Commencing with Deng’s open door policy in 1979, China woke. Chinese GDP has averaged around 10 percent increases per year for the last 30 years. This is no small economic and social feat. China is now the second largest economy in the world, right behind the U.S. and above Japan and Germany. In 1981, China had an economy smaller than the state of Texas. However, taken in a historical perspective, China’s recent economic weakness has been an aberration. For the majority of the last 20 centuries, China has been the largest economy in the world. Moreover, in 1730 China had a majority share of global GDP that was similar to the U.S. peak in 1970. 1970 represented China’s low point with a global GDP
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around four percent. Today China has tripled this amount in U.S. dollar terms and quadrupled it in Purchasing Power Parity terms. The U.S. economy is now upwards of 20 percent of global GDP, but some economists forecast China eclipsing the U.S. by 2028. There is a global economic paradigm shift happening before our eyes. In 1981 the Chinese economy was in shambles. A major change occurred and China adopted capitalism with socialist characteristics, thus
the economic animal spirits of the Middle Kingdom were unleashed. Today, there are more Ferraris sold in China than almost anywhere else in the world. Food is becoming more plentiful, housing is decent, skylines look like New York, stock and bond markets are robust and people are smiling again. Education is respected, to get rich is officially “glorious,” public service is admired and Chinese art and culture is awake after being asleep for so many years. In 1981, I was a young student
learning about China when I took an Asian Art course at Cal taught by James Cahill and developed an interest in Shang Dynasty bronze sculpture. This interest allowed me to study Chinese history and be an observer of a significant, if not the greatest political, social and economic transformation in modern history. Since 1981, China has changed itself and the world. Richard Palmer is an alumnus and trustee of UC Berkeley.
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demolition: Lawsuit could leave plans tentative until fall From Front the fact that it closed April 25. According to Councilmember Jesse Arreguin, the council will now be able to issue a bid to find a contractor to demolish the West and South branches, and contracts will be made within the next six months. Though funding has been approved by the council, the lawsuit filed by Concerned Library Users in September 2010 could leave plans tentative until the court case — which is scheduled for sometime in the fall — is decided. “If the judge sides with the plaintiffs, then we will have to either find a different source of funding for the projects or have to redesign the projects for preservation,” Arreguin said. The lawsuit questions the legality of the utilization of funds from Measure FF — a bond approved by Berkeley voters in November 2008
that increases property taxes over 30 years and provides $26 million for library improvements. While the measure said the funds can be used “to renovate, expand and make seismic and access improvements,” it does not specifically mention demolition. “Measure FF passed by just 750 votes of 55,834 cast, and had it specified that libraries were to be demolished, it wouldn’t have passed at all,” Judith Epstein, a spokesperson for the group, said in an email. Epstein added that there are numerous flaws in the report’s analysis of the proposed projects — such as its evaluation of the energy-efficiency costs of a new building over preservation of the old building — as well as in its analysis of alternative proposals submitted by Todd Jersey, a local architect hired by the library users group. A case management conference
scheduled for May 31 will determine the schedule for the lawsuit, according to Epstein. Berkeley Public Library Foundation President Elisabeth Watson said she is “thrilled” the council approved the permits because this will mean better library services for the public in the future and said a delay caused by a lawsuit will impact access to “state of the art libraries” for community members. Ultimately, however, both Watson and council members said it is the council’s intent to only improve the accessibility and effectiveness of the library as soon as possible for the community. “The entire city council wants better libraries, and we recognize that it’s absolutely critical that we provide more resources,” Arreguin said. “I think our unanimous decision supports better resources.”
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People and Animals Living Safely founder Maya deNola, right, talks to a dog owner in People’s Park on Sunday. PALS helped organize a clinic serve pets.
Animal groups hold clinic in People’s Park By Allie Bidwell | Senior Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
When Jill Posener first moved to Berkeley 13 years ago, her thoughts on homeless people owning pets could not have been more different. Back then, Posener said she thought people should not own animals if they could not afford to take care of them. But she said her interaction with the community at the Albany Bulb — an area near the waterfront in Albany that housed a large homeless encampment until around 2000 — completely shifted her perspective. “Sometimes this animal or their pets are the only family they have — certainly the only family that loves them unconditionally,” she said. In 2009, Posener founded the Paw Fund, which, along with the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and People and Animals Living Safely, conducted a free animal care clinic in People’s Park Sunday afternoon in an effort to provide medical services to pets of low-income or homeless East Bay residents. According to PALS founder Maya deNola, though there is a large need for accessible vaccinations, it is too far for most homeless and low-income people to get to a clinic or an animal hospital to have their animals treated. Through the cooperation of the three groups, the event came together within the last three weeks, she said. “We believe that we should, if we can, bring the vaccinations to the people, so to speak,” deNola said. “To prevent the spread of infectious disease, to prevent these puppies from coming to us once they’re already sick.”
Allie Bidwell speaks to Maya deNola about the conception of People and Animals Living Safely.
About 30 people gathered Sunday afternoon in the park, dogs and cats in tow, to receive the vaccinations, food, collars and medical advice provided at the clinic. According to East Bay SPCA Humane Advocate Jamie Lowry, her organization first became involved when Posener contacted it advocating for the free clinic. The organization then agreed to provide vaccines, food, flea and tick medication and volunteer time to pull the event together. Richmond resident Kelta Burns said she came to the clinic simply to keep her two dogs, Mesa and Atlas, up-todate on their vaccinations. “I don’t have the money to take them to the vet,” she said. “Last year, when I lived in Montana, I was able to go to the feed store and buy the shots and do it myself.” Berkeley resident Louise Lewis brought her two dogs — Leilah and Jae Lewis-Volton — to receive treatment she said she has struggled to provide and may not have been able to afford in the future. “It’s a lifesaver because ... it’s very expensive, and I’m disabled and on a very fixed income,” she said. “It was a little hardship, but I wanted (Jae) to have his shots and be healthy.” Organizers of the event said they hope that this collaboration — the first for the organizations — will continue to provide needed services to the community. “I know what it feels like to be a little close to the edge,” said Posener. “I know what it would feel like for me if somebody came through for me if I had a need for my animal.” Allie Bidwell is the news editor.
UAW Local 2865 President Cheryl Deutsch speaks in front of the union meeting that was held at Boalt Hall Saturday. for a re-run of the entire election. However, at the meeting, a rebuttal to the challenges to the elections was presented. According to the rebuttal, there was no evidence that the election was compromised, and for the challenges that might be plausible, they would not have had a determinative effect on the overall election. “Even given an extremely generous reading of the plausibility of allegations made about the election, there is no evidence that the recent election was compromised,” the rebuttal reads. “The question is not, were mistakes made? But rather, could those mistakes have had a determinative impact on the results?” Following discussion and debate among union members, a motion was put forward and the members that were present voted by a large margin to reject the protest of the election. According to Xochitl Lopez, a law student and recently elected head steward at UC Davis who was a union member who signed the protest, with the challenge rejected, concerned union members are still considering what their options are. “We’re still considering our next steps for how we will proceed with this challenge,” she said. “We’ll have
to meet and discuss what the plan is.” Under union bylaws, members would be able to appeal the decision made at the membership meeting to the UAW International. In addition to rejecting the election challenge, a second protest was discussed at the meeting. Earlier this week,
... There is no evidence that the recent election was compromised. ... The question is not, were mistakes made? But rather, could those mistakes have had a determinative impact on the results? — Rebuttal to challenges presented by union members at meeting
members of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union — a reform caucus in the union — challenged the eligibility of a recently elected head steward from UCLA, Sayil Camacho, stating that she
was both ineligible to become a member of the union and as a result, ineligible to run for elected office. However, at the meeting, several union members stated that she was eligible to run and also defended Camacho, stating that the challenge was a “political witch-hunt.” Members assembled ended up voting for a motion that unseated Camacho and instead replaced her with the next highest vote getter at UCLA, Yuting Huang. According to Lopez, the vote disenfranchises voters at UCLA, many of whom were not present at the membership meeting to vote on whether or not to disqualify Camacho. In addition to those two decisions, at the meeting, members broke into groups to discuss issues the union faces and solutions for dealing with them. “The meeting went really well. It was very unifying, after having resolved the election results, to come together to discuss the future of our union,” said Charlie Eaton, financial secretary for the union. “This meeting was a really powerful sign that students and workers at UC are mobilizing in larger numbers than ever.” Aaida Samad is the lead higher education reporter.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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8softball:5Echavarria gives Bears an offensive spark From back 9 changeup more than yesterday. She knew what throw and she had a good game.â€? On the heels of Hendersonâ€™s pitching, the No. 5 Cal softball team (42-10) becomes one of 16 teams to advance to the Super Regionals after winning the Louisville Regional. Henderson threw all seven innings for the Bears, striking out 11 batters while only walking one. At the plate, centerfielder Frani Echavarria led the way, tallying two of Calâ€™s three runs. The Bears got things started in the top of the second, when Echavarria came home on a throwing error to first base # by 14Louisville third baseman Chelsea Bemis. â€œWe pretty much won this game today because our speed got on today
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Bauer spit in our face (yesterday), and we didn’t respond today.”
Monday, May 23, 2011 - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 • dailycal.org/sports
Weekend Recap: rugby |
rugby: v. BYU W 21 - 14
Softball: at Louisville W3-0
baseball: at UCLA L 5-2
—Tony Renda, Cal second baseman on Sunday’s 5-2 loss to UCLA. The defeat came one day after the team struck out eight times against Bruins pitcher Trevor Bauer
w. tennis: v. Georgia L 4-3
v. W 21-14
Cal outlasts BYU to capture program’s 26th title Late defensive stops help seal Cal’s victory over the Cougars By Christina Jones Senior Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Cal rugby has faced some formidable obstacles off the field this season — the Bears battled for reinstatement, traveled for every game, and had just half a field for practice. But on Saturday evening in Sandy, Utah, the most challenging opponent stood on the pitch in the form of a physical and massive BYU squad. And Cal overcame its final hurdle at Rio Tinto Stadium the same way it handled its other challenges. “Tackle, tackle, tackle,” junior No. 8 Danny Barrett said. In front of a record-setting crowd of more than 11,000 fans, coach Jack Clark’s squad made its share of big stops — none were bigger than a lockdown of the Cougars’ scrum in the game’s waning minutes. That final sequence secured a 21-14 win and the program’s 26th national championship. With five minutes to go in the game before injury time, BYU marched inside the 22-meter line looking to tie, but Cal stole the ball in the lineout. A few minutes later, as they neared the goal line again, the Cougars dropped the ball on another quick lineout. BYU (15-1) wound up with the ball once more near the beginning of injury time, but the Bears simply overpowered the Cougars’ scrum to regain possession and seal the title game victory. “It definitely came down to
Cal fullback Blaine Scully does his best to gain extra ground against BYU’s physical defense. Scully broke off solid runs, despite not scoring a try on Saturday.
j. bailes: 3 penalty kicks, 2 try conversions, 11 total points belief,” senior flyhalf James Bailes said. “Belief in the fact that we were always going to win this game.” While the Bears never trailed, they needed crucial defensive stands throughout a physical contest that captain Derek Asbun likened to a “heavyweight title match.” The Bears (27-0) opened the
game on the defensive as BYU spent much of the first 20 minutes on Cal’s half of the field. After turning the Cougars away, the Bears put the first points on the scoreboard when Asbun powered through two defenders for a converted try in the 23rd minute. Cal’s defense wrapped up the victory, but Bailes provided the offensive highlights on the evening. Both teams scored a pair of first half tries, but the Bears were able to jump ahead wit
h Bailes’ kicking. His two penalty kicks in the first half accounted for Cal’s 13-7 lead going into the intermission. By the end of the game, the match’s MVP registered 11 of Cal’s 21 points — chipping in three total penalty kicks and one try conversion. However, Bailes contributed more than just his golden foot in the team’s winning effort. The Cape Town, South Africa native fed sophomore outside center Seamus Kelly for his 61st minute try that extended the Bears’ advantage to 21-7.
And while BYU could not get out of its own way when it mattered most, Cal demonstrated possibly its best ball retention of the season. As the final whistle blew, the Bears were able to enjoy the rewards of a hard fought game and season. “To have gone through everything that this Cal team and the coaching staff has gone through,” Bailes said, “and know that you can come through with a win like this despite the distractions is something very special.” Christina Jones covers rugby.
SOFTBALL v. W 3-0
Jones roughed up by Bruins in Sunday loss Henderson By Jack Wang | Senior Staff email@example.com
Sophomore second baseman Tony Renda batted 2-for-4 on Sunday, driving in Cal’s first run of the game when he doubled home Austin Booker.
LOS ANGELES — Justin Jones said his hip bothered him Sunday afternoon, and given the numbers he put up, the news wasn’t surprising. The Cal baseball team’s usual Saturday starter, rested an extra day after pitching four innings Tuesday at UC Davis, had arguably his worst outing of the season, taking a 5-2 loss against No. 17 UCLA. In three innings at Jackie Robinson Stadium, the sophomore put nine runners on base, giving up three runs on six hits. “Justin could definitely be sharper, and we expect him to be,” coach David Esquer said. It’s been a rough road recently for Jones, a Freshman All-American for Cal (30-18, 13-11 in the Pac-10) last year. Save for his four frames of one-hit shutout ball against the Aggies, his control has been more miss than hit in his last few appearances. The Bruins put themselves in scoring position in each of the first three innings, with left fielder Cody Keefer’s RBI single evening the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. UCLA (31-20, 16-8) then battered Jones for four hits in the third. Three of the hits, including both RBIs, came against a stretch of three batters that entered the game hitting a collective .231. Jones (7-5) got the hook after that, but none of his three relievers fared markedly better. Freshman Kyle Porter immediately gave up a leadoff double in the fourth, allowing two hits and a run in 2 1/3 innings. Senior Kevin Miller pitched only an inning — two hits, no runs — to save his
j. Jones (7-5): 3 ip, 6 h, 3 er, 2 bb t. renda: 2-4, RBI arm for a midweek start. Closer Matt Flemer allowed a triple and a single to open the eighth for UCLA’s fifth run. The Bruins closed their final home game of 2011 by outhitting the Bears 12 to five, a .263-batting team averaging .364 on the day. Starting pitcher Adam Plutko shined in the even innings for UCLA, retiring the side all four times in his eight-inning showing. A day after junior Trevor Bauer iced an eight-strikeout complete game, the true freshman kept Cal off base, striking out three but allowing only three hits. “Bauer spit in our face (yesterday), and we didn’t respond today,” second baseman Tony Renda said. “We all know we need to pick it up.” Renda, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, put the Bears on board early, doubling into left center to score Austin Booker after the left fielder walked to open the game. But Cal’s bats kept whiffing after that; the Bears’ second hit didn’t come until center fielder Louie Lechich’s solo shot in the fifth. Lechich, who walks up to Kanye West’s “Power” at home in Evans Diamond, bounced his first collegiate home run off the batting cages behind right field. “He picked at the corners,” Renda said of Plutko. “Didn’t leave a lot in the middle. We were just trying to do too much on him. Seeing a guy throw 88 after you just saw a guy throw 98, your eyes light up and you try to hit it as far as you can.” Jack Wang covers baseball.
propels Cal into Super Regionals Quick Look:
j. henderson (37-7): 7 ip, 11 k, f. echavarria: 2-3, 2 r By Connor Byrne | Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Jolene Henderson has proven all year long that few things can slow her down. Cal’s sophomore pitcher has battled through tough opposing lineups, injuries and even a nasty case of the stomach flu en route to a 37-7 record. On Sunday, she conquered the elements, too. Less than a day after shutting out Louisville on Saturday, Henderson turned in another dominating performance against the Cardinals — despite a 30 minute delay between the sixth and seventh inning due to lightning — to lead her team to a 3-0 win at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville, Ky. “(She) is really good,” Louisville shortstop Colby Wherry said of Henderson. “She was working really hard with her
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