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City Set to Provide Mental Pell Grants Face Possible Cuts Health Services to Albany by Sarah Mohamed Staff Writer

The Berkeley City Council is set to enter a $53,040 contract with the Albany Unified School District at its meeting Tuesday, with the goal of administering mental health services to the district’s underserved high school students. The proposed plan will derive its funding from the $750,000 the Berkeley mental health division receives yearly under the state Mental Health Services Act. If approved, it will be effective Feb. 16 through June 30, with a one-year renewal option. Services to be provided in the district will focus on psycho-educational treatment for 18-year-olds of Latino and Asian Pacific Islander backgrounds, which, according to Fawn Downs, interim supervisor for Berkeley’s Family, Youth and Children’s Services, entails an emphasis on defining trauma and eliminating cultural stigmas surrounding issues of mental health. These two minority groups, according to a presentation Beth Meyerson — director of the city’s department of health services — made to the council in December, have been historically underserved. As part of its five-year restructuring plan, the division aims to better serve such groups. “For those two groups, we’ve been trying to outreach and engage them and let them know we’re available and that we have a very diverse team that can speak their language and understand,” Downs said. Services will include support for individuals and their families who have suffered the impact of trauma. “This could be trauma that happened in their home country or getting here, or the trauma of poverty,” Meyerson said. According to the proposal, clinicians will invite students to participate in the program by visiting classrooms and sending out newsletters. Youth

and their families will also be “recruited” from University Village in Albany, as “the current census shows a high number of Latino and Asian Pacific Islanders reside in this community.” According to Meyerson, the Mental Health Services Act of 2004 allocates some funds to its Prevention and Early Intervention program, which includes community education services such as the proposed plan. Berkeley’s mental health division has received $750,000 yearly in Mental Health Services Act funds since 2008. These funds, Meyerson said, must be administered within three years of their reception. The money going to the Albany district will come from that allocated for fiscal year 2008-09. The division requested proposals to spend the funds last spring but did not receive any responses. After sending out another request, the division received the current proposal from the Albany district. “If no one had bid and there were no other projects we could fund in time, that money would go back to the state pool of unspent of Mental Health Services Act dollars,” Meyerson said. “By using it, we can ensure that it supports programs in Berkeley and Albany.” Berkeley is the only city in California that operates its own mental health program. The division’s service area includes both Berkeley and Albany, which receive Mental Health Services Act funds based on population size. Though Berkeley provides funding to the division, Albany does not. The division administers more services to Berkeley schools than it does Albany schools, according to Downs. This may be attributed to the much smaller size of Albany’s district, she said, though the division does not currently administer any specific programs similar to that of the current proposal to Berkeley schools. Sarah Mohamed covers city government. Contact her at smohamed@dailycal.org.

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by Jessica Rossoni Staff Writer

During a time of harsh budget cuts and fee increases, University of California students from low-income families may receive another blow to their economic standing with President Barack Obama and members of the House of Representatives proposing separate plans for changes to the Federal Pell Grant System. The proposal by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, still in the works, recommends reducing the maximum Pell Grant award by about 15 percent, from its current $5,550 to an

overall $4,705 for each recipient. These figures will place the plan back closer to numbers of 2008. If passed, this will come into effect in the 2011 fiscal year, according to Haley Chitty, spokesperson for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Meanwhile, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal announced Monday will keep the maximum Pell Grant award at $5,550. However, the award will now be available only once a year. Currently, students have the opportunity to receive the Pell Grant twice a year to attend summer school, expediting the graduation process. Obama’s

plan would eliminate this opportunity. In the 2009-10 academic year, 64,678 UC students received Pell Grants at an average of $4,462 per recipient. In 2010, 3,415 UC Berkeley students received $4.45 million from the Pell Grant summer funds in order to attend summer school. Meanwhile, in the summer of 2008, before summer Pell funds were available, only 303 Pell Grant recipients attended summer school, using grant funds left over from their school-year expenses, according to Nancy Coolidge, a UC coordinator for government relations.

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New Catering Program Prioritizes Healthy Eating City to Vote on Grant

Funding for Nutrition Education Workshops

by Kelsey Clark Staff Writer

In a move to provide further guidelines and nutrition standards for the campus community, Eat Well Berkeley Catering was launched last month at UC Berkeley. The program provides guidelines for caterers to meet certain requirements, such as smaller portions, low-fat food items and healthier drink options, in order to serve the campus community and the general public when choosing a caterer. The program’s website then provides links to these local caterers. The guidelines for caterers are the newest facet of Eat Well Berkeley, a campus program that currently includes nutrition standards for campus vending machines and a UC Berkeley Guide to Healthy Meetings and Events. An application for restaurants that wish to comply with the nutrition standards and a website with links to these restaurants are in the early stages of development. “We’re targeting restaurants with students, staff, and faculty from campus as a large majority of their patrons,” said Kristen Rasmussen, worksite wellness dietitian for the Tang Center’s Health*Matters, in an e-mail.

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by Theresa Adams Staff Writer

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ACT Catering provides food for a reception at the Haas School of Business. As a member of the Eat Well Berkeley Catering program, the group follows standards for smaller, low-fat portions and healthier drink options.

The Berkeley City Council will vote on a resolution to approve a three-year state grant for the Nutrition Education Program — which will fund the city’s healthy eating outreach initiatives — at its meeting Tuesday. With the $446,285 grant awarded by the California Department of Public Health, the city and the Berkeley Unified School District will continue training 25 service providers and organizing group nutrition and education workshops. As required by the grant, the city will receive matching funds from non-federal sources. According to the resolution, the city is anticipating a local contribution at $284,190 each year, which exceeds the required funding level over the three-year period. The Nutrition Education Program, which was launched in 2000, is one part of the city’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program. The education program aims to reach 1,000 residents each year, in addition to parents and students at the city’s middle schools and high schools through the workshops. Families receive instructions on where to buy and how to prepare healthy food options, according to the resolution. “(The education program) is focused on nutrition in middle schools and alternative high schools,” Councilmember

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Tuesday, Feb. 15 WHAT EVENT New York Times chief film critic A.O. Scott speaks with writer Steven Winn at Herbst Theatre. The pair will discuss the 2011 nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards. WHEN 8:00 p.m. WHEre 401 Van Ness, San Francisco. Cost $21 CONTACT info@cityarts.net

Wednesday, Feb. 16 WHAT MUSICAL Avenue Q continues its run at the Orpheum Theatre. The Tony-winning musical features a cast of people and puppets, and tells the story of making it in New York City on a tiny budget. WHEn 7:10 p.m. WHEre 1192 Market St., San Francisco. Cost Starting from $86. CONTACT (415) 551-2000

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Kriss Worthington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to present healthy food in a fun way.â&#x20AC;? In the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year, counselors visited residents in their homes, he said. As a result of the visits, the city saw a 50 percent increase in the number of Berkeley children and mothers enrolled in health insurance plans between 1999 and 2000, according to Worthington. However, Worthington added that at the time, some council members were hesitant to approve the program because it required additional resources to meet residents face-to-face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very exciting time and a very hot debate among the council,â&#x20AC;? he said. School district spokesperson Mark Coplan said the education program has been successful in supporting the city Public Health Divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate goal to inspire residents to eat healthy and exercise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A number of schools have farmers markets,â&#x20AC;? Coplan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The markets set up near the end of the school day. When parents pick up children they can go to the market, pick something out and take it home. Grow it, harvest it, cook it and students will eat it.â&#x20AC;?

In 2006, the city conducted the Communities of Excellence project in conjunction with the state Department of Health Care Services Nutrition Network to evaluate the disparities in health care services provided to various minorities in the city. According to the study, limited healthy food choices and services contribute to higher obesity rates and chronic diseases in lowincome communities. Mia Villanueva, interim supervisor for the school districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Network for Healthy California program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which provides training for cooking and gardening â&#x20AC;&#x201D; said that at the beginning of each year parents fill out an application to assess income. If 50 percent or more families at the school have incomes that fall below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, the school is offered the program. Villanueva and Coplan said the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts have been successful because children take an active role in preparing the food they eat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often teachers tell me that parents come to them and ask what they did,â&#x20AC;? Villanueva said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children who hate vegetables come home and ask for kale.â&#x20AC;? Contact Theresa Adams at tadams@dailycal.org.

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Sex on Tuesday

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’m flying!” The wind ripples through your hair, caressing your face. Your body soars through the night sky, masked under the blanket of evening darkness and the soft twinkle of starlight. An experience so fantastic that Icarus himself perished from the sheer ecstasy of it. Picture, if you will, a giant trampoline. Admire its colorful blue hue, its sturdiness, the way it sits just so in the average little backyard, your old friend from so many summers past. Now, picture two deviants having sex on it. I had enlisted a partner in crime for the occasion. Game plan devised, my lipstick applied and lingerie ready, we awaited eagerly for the fall of night. In our eagerness, we both jumped onto the trampoline blindly, our bodies guided by lust. What had initially begun as an investigation in voyeurism — “ooh, I wonder if the neighbors can see us” — quickly turned into an experiment of sorts; a much more literal contact sport, if you will, as to who could propel the other the highest. For a glorious five minutes, we were very much enjoying our evening romp and its little rhythmic ways. But, because of the nature of what we were doing and how we were going about doing it, tragedy was inevitable. Chalk it up to inexperience or plain old bad luck; at any rate, I immediately came to realize the consequences of my actions. Eyes widening. Lips spreading apart. A primal scream. Not the ecstatic kind. To my horror, the situation quickly became evident when I heard those cursed eight words that every man fears saying. “Holy shit! You landed on my fucking dick!” Now, I am familiar with many kinds of embarrassment. Running into lampposts. Having your roommate discover your fondness for dancing naked to ’80s music. With past incidents, I learned to master the art of saving face in a way that was somewhat dignified and perhaps humorous. But this was a category of its own. What is the protocol, exactly, for slipping and falling ... onto someone’s privates? And since I was nothing but a half-naked woman writhing around on a trampoline, my mind drew a blank for solutions. Instead, it gravitated to panic. Deep, unsettling panic. I’ve gone and snapped him like a twig, I thought despairingly. Once this gets out, I might as well retire my genitals. Think of the titles they’ll give, the introductions (which are always awkward enough) at parties: “Hey Tom, this is Janelle, and she’s a lean, mean, dick-breaking machine.” The words, “here lies a thief of manhood” etched onto my tombstone. Oh, the shame. ut somewhere, buried deep within the surface, a stray impulse came to mind. Possibly the most bizarre thing to feel at a time like this. I wanted to laugh.

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JANELLE ALBUKHARI There is no explaining it. In my desperate, split-second state of anxiety, I went from being humiliated beyond belief to suppressing a powerful urge to laugh. An urge which only grew stronger. An urge which, despite my fiercest internal protests, manifested itself ... loudly. I burst into laughter, mid-coitus and all. You could possibly imagine how very grave the situation had become. It is one thing for a person to err so greatly and beg forgiveness, but it’s something else entirely to sin and then laugh all the way home. iracles do not happen everyday. When things go wrong they go terribly wrong and there is little you can do about it. Or so I believed. Soon enough, I heard the most joyous sound of my life. To my complete and utter bewilderment, he was laughing. Laughing harder than I was, even. We dissolved into a mess of giggles and rolled around on the trampoline, separated physically, united in relief. “Are you okay?” I asked. “Yeah,” he replied. Silence. Then more laughter. Every couple, it seems, has certain expectations for the type of sex they plan to encounter. Sex can be categorized, each one distinct in the techniques that are used and enjoyed. Variety is a staple of the trade. My personal favorite, however, is playful sex. The premise is simple and almost self-evident — to have fun during sex. It strikes me as somewhat incredulous, then, that this appears to be the rarest kind of sexual experience. Why is this? Because in order to truly master this style, you have to be comfortable with your partner. Sex can be a powerful tool when it allows people to be free of judgment, if only briefly. It is in this way that playful sex (in the eyes of your clumsy narrator) is one of the most intimate kinds of encounters. Being playful is not an art; it is based on the premise of mutual acceptance and the happiness that then results. But just in case, I think I’ll be sticking to rigid surfaces from now on.

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Initiative Seeks Increased Student Involvement by Katie Nelson Staff Writer

With only a handful of UC Berkeley students currently sitting on some of the seven design teams within the Operational Excellence initiative, those who are involved say more students need to take active roles in the planning process as the deadline to submit proposals toward saving the campus $75 million looms ahead. Though the total number of student participants with seats on design teams is small — only four students sit on three initiative teams — campus officials said they reached out to students through focus groups, committees and councils to try to get student feedback throughout the process. March 31 is the deadline for the teams to submit recommendations for Operational Excellence — a campus initiative aiming to save $75 million annually through cost-cutting that has already resulted in plans to lay off 150 people and will likely produce further changes within the campus structure. “OE student engagement receives a failing grade from campus’s largest

constituency, the student body,” said Graduate Assembly President Miguel Daal in an e-mail. “To my knowledge, which may not be up to date, the student positions on the initiative teams are less than half filled.” Most of the students currently involved in actively communicating with Operational Excellence officials are undergraduate ASUC or Graduate Assembly representatives, with ASUC President Noah Stern and Daal meeting with program heads monthly. Other student government representatives formed the Student Operational Excellence Committee last fall. Headed by ASUC Cooperative Movement Senator Elliot Goldstein, the committee’s goal was to create a permanent student liaison who would communicate between the student body and initiative officials. However, that request was denied by then-program head Al Pisano in December. The Graduate Assembly later approved their own liaison position on Feb. 3. Last Thursday, student officials and representatives met to discuss the future of the committee as well as to speak with Bill Riechle, the initiative

communications manager, to discuss the state of Operational Excellence, including how to improve dialogue between students and administrators. Riechle said at the meeting that program officials had not received many applications to join teams, resulting in the few number of students currently sitting on the design teams. Riechle added he would continue to attend student committee meetings in hopes of facilitating commentary from the students and administrators regarding the effectiveness of the initiative. Still, Goldstein said “in the process of moving things along, (officials) are sacrificing quality.” “It’s just really frustrating that so far they are not communicating well with faculty, staff or students. Student involvement has often been an afterthought,” he said. However, students participating in the initiative say the issue at hand is not necessarily a lack of communication, but a lack of enthusiasm from students in getting involved and understanding how the initiative could impact them.

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Opinion by the numbers ...

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Number of the five varsity teams set to be cut that have been reinstated.

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The decision to reinstate three of the five varsity teams set to be cut is the culmination of a series of poor decisions.

riday’s announcement that ence and campus-wide e-mail. three varsity teams will not be The announcement that the funds cut was a bittersweet end to a pledged were enough to reinstate process marked by poor communica- only rugby, lacrosse and women’s tion, bad decision-making and gymnastics came as a shock to everyopaque proceedings by campus one, from the organizers of Save Cal administration. Sports to the athletes and coaches of The restoration of rugby, lacrosse the affected teams. Before Friday, and women’s gymnastics as varsity coaches and athletes believed that sports is welcome news, especially to the different teams were responsible the student-athletes and their coach- for raising money together. ing staffs whose futures at Cal have Had the campus revealed earlier been reaffirmed. However, any ela- that it would be evaluating the fundtion the athletes feel after escaping raising by pledge totals per team, the axe is tempered by the news that perhaps Save Cal Sports or the indi55 of their peers cannot join in the vidual teams could have better coorcelebration. dinated to meet each team’s individThese are difficult economic times, ual target. Instead coaches found out and as we’ve said before, we under- that the campus was using this methstand that certain measures had to od shortly before the general public be made to ensure the financial sta- did, making any sort of emergency bility of the Department of fundraising to meet these new tarIntercollegiate Athletics. However, gets impossible. from the beginning, this Donors and fundraisers process has been marked Any elation the were also surprised by camby appalling miscommupus officials’ totals for conathletes feel firmed donations, which was nication and a lack of transparency that is inex- after escaping much lower than they expectcusable given the decision’s ed. We fail to see how there the axe is can be such a discrepancy considerable impact on the lives of 163 student-aththe campus’s numtempered by between letes. bers and the fundraisers’ When the initial the news that numbers, and the campus announcement was made openly explain how it 55 of their must in September that five came up with its totals. The teams would be cut, both peers cannot consequences of any miscalChancellor Birgeneau and are life-changing, as join in the culation Athletic Director Sandy student-athletes struggle to Barbour pointed to the celebration. decide between seeking transformation of two advisory fers or ending a varsity collecouncils as evidence that giate athletic career. the administration performed its due The campus was least transparent diligence in making the decision. in explaining the role that Title IX, The cuts were described as neces- the federal gender-equity law, played sary in reducing institutional sup- into its decisions throughout the port to Intercollegiate Athletics from process. While officials stated that $13.7 million in fiscal year 2009 to compliance with Title IX was a fac$5 million in 2014. We trusted the tor in determining which teams administration, blaming years of would initially be cut, a recent New departmental mismanagement for York Times article suggested that the creating the circumstances necessi- campus may not be in compliance if tating the cuts and imploring the it instituted the cuts. The campus campus to be sure that these cuts response — that it would adjust the were not made in vain. teams’ rosters — sounded like a lastThen, coaches suggested if the minute quick-fix and suggested that campus had indicated that the teams they did not fully anticipate the result were in danger, fundraising might of their initial decision. If adjusting have been successful enough for the the rosters was something they teams to avoid the cuts. planned to do all along, then they The relative success of the recent should have made it clear that that Save Cal Sports movement prompted was part of their plan in September. a new message — that the cut teams It’s good that the campus is keepstood a chance of being reinstated if ing the restoration of baseball and they were able to secure $25 million men’s gymnastics on the table, in donations and show that the though we doubt either will return affected programs had a system in soon, if at all. The remaining teams place for financing themselves in the must decide if they’re content with long-term. donations being their major funding However, any hope for a possible source in the future, but something outcome where all five teams would needs to change — this long, unjust emerge unscathed was dashed with process marked by uncertainty must Friday’s brief phone-in press confer- never happen again. Letters to the Editor and Op-eds:

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Future of Human Space Flight Continues to Look Bright

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The End of the Shuttle Era Marks an Uncertain but Exciting Road Ahead for Space Exploration

by Greg Delory In the early morning hours of April 12, 1981, I was huddled in front of my family’s only television, my eyes glued to the live news coverage of the first launch of the Space Shuttle. On its maiden voyage, Space Shuttle Columbia would make history, becoming the first reusable spacecraft able to return to Earth and fly again. The promise of the shuttle for putting things and people into space was trumpeted far and wide by NASA and its contractors, including the capability to fly over 50 flights a year and, at just over $100 a pound, bring hardware into low earth orbit at a cost over 10 times less than previous expendable rockets. Using its cargo bay, it would act as a “space truck,” carrying satellites and laboratories to orbit and at some point begin to assemble a space station. Most of all, it would carry people — and not just the seasoned military fliers that characterized the crews of many earlier NASA-manned missions — but scientists, engineers, journalists and even tourists. And so for many of us, the launch of the shuttle felt like the arrival of the first Ford Model T before cars were commonplace ... now we could all have a ride, a chance to journey beyond the confines of Earth and join the great adventure of space exploration. It was not to be. While the shuttle did function as a re-usable spacecraft, it was not cheap to fly nor did it do so nearly as often as intended. As of now the shuttle fleet has made a sum total of 132 flights, which over a 20 year period translates into 6 or 7 flights a year. Official NASA estimates indicate that each launch requires roughly $450 million. Looking at

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total shuttlerelated appropriations and dividing by the number of launches, this figure easily exceeds $1 billion per launch. By either estimate it’s expensive ... and despite the attention to safety this expenditure enables, 14 astronauts and two shuttles have been lost in the process. Contrary to its initial promise to open the space frontier, getting people and experiments up on the shuttle has remained an exclusive, risky and stubbornly expensive business. This is not to say that the shuttle program was a complete failure. It launched spacecrafts like the Galileo probe, flew numerous laboratories and experiments and deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble stands out as an achievement, together with five subsequent missions for repairs and retrofits that has given it a long and prosperous life, in a breathtaking example of what humans can do in space. And the shuttle did eventually fulfill its role as space truck, ferrying components for and constructing the International Space Station (ISS). And so as I contemplate the 135th and final flight of the space shuttle before its retirement in June of this year, like many, I do so with mixed feelings.

By Hillary Hess

The shuttle gave us a glimpse of what a reusable, capable-crewed launch vehicle could do while also showing how foolhardy many o f the initial promises of i t s utility and cost would turn out to be. No matter what your feelings are regarding the shuttle, few could argue against its retirement after the breakup of Columbia during re-entry in 2003. The shuttle has operated beyond its design lifetime, and it’s time to put this incredibly complex, aging spacecraft to rest. Which brings up the question of what’s next for human space flight and it is this problem that has occupied many for the past five years. Project Constellation, enacted when the shuttle retirement was announced in 2004, aimed to develop the Ares series of heavy-lift launch vehicles, a crew exploration vehicle called Orion and a lunar lander to return us to the moon. Over $9 billion later, this program has fallen victim to both cost growth and politics, its demise accelerated by the inevitable pork

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SHUTTLE: Space Developments Will Outlive NASA from page 4

In the early morning hours of April 12, 1981, I was huddled in front of my family’s only television, my eyes glued to the live news coverage of the first launch of the Space Shuttle. On its maiden voyage, Space Shuttle Columbia would make history, becoming the first reusable spacecraft able to return to Earth and fly again. The promise of the shuttle for putting things and people into space was trumpeted far and wide by NASA and its contractors, including the capability to fly over 50 flights a year and, at just over $100 a pound, bring hardware into low earth orbit at a cost over 10 times less than previous expendable rockets. Using its cargo bay, it would act as a “space truck,” carrying satellites and laboratories to orbit and at some point begin to assemble a space station. Most of all, it would carry people — and not just the seasoned military fliers that characterized the crews of many earlier NASA-manned missions — but scientists, engineers, journalists and even tourists. And so for many of us, the launch of the shuttle felt like the arrival of the first Ford Model T before cars were commonplace ... now we could all have a ride, a

chance to journey beyond the confines of Earth and join the great adventure of space exploration. It was not to be. While the shuttle did function as a re-usable spacecraft, it was not cheap to fly nor did it do so nearly as often as intended. As of now the shuttle fleet has made a sum total of 132 flights, which over a 20 year period translates into 6 or 7 flights a year. Official NASA estimates indicate that each launch requires roughly $450 million. Looking at total shuttle-related appropriations and dividing by the number of launches, this figure easily exceeds $1 billion per launch. By either estimate it’s expensive ... and despite the attention to safety this expenditure enables, 14 astronauts and two shuttles have been lost in the process. Contrary to its initial promise to open the space frontier, getting people and experiments up on the shuttle has remained an exclusive, risky and stubbornly expensive business. This is not to say that the shuttle program was a complete failure. It launched spacecrafts like the Galileo probe, flew numerous

The shuttle gave us a glimpse of what a reusable, capablecrewed launch vehicle could do.

Greg Delory is a senior fellow at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. Reply to opinion@dailycal.org.

A Vegan Lifestyle Has Never Looked Quite This Attractive by Amelia Jensen In response to the Feb. 10, 2011 article “Corn Porn or Veggie Love?” I would like to give some insight into the motives behind PETA’s “Veggie Love” Super Bowl advertisements. PETA’s job is to draw attention to animal suffering and we have found — as your article confirms — that people do pay more attention to our racier actions. As a result of our advertisements, PETA representatives have been interviewed and our advertisements have been played on cable television talk shows with audiences numbering into the millions. This means that people across America are hearing about how animals continue to suffer on factory farms and, judging by the spike in visits to our websites after we publicized our advertisements, this tactic is working, and more people than ever before are learning and thinking about going vegan. As an organization whose staff consists of a large number of feminist women, we would not do something that we felt exacerbated the very serious problems that women face. Our demonstrators and models of both genders choose to participate in our actions because they

want to do something to make people stop and pay attention. We believe that people should have the choice to use their own bodies to make social statements — a tactic with a long history of success. As Summer Dunsmore suggests, the situation is critical for billions of animals who are suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses and our goal is to make the public think about the issues. Most people are horrified to discover that chickens have their beaks cut off when they’re only days old and that cows and pigs are often skinned and dismembered while still conscious. If these kinds of abuses were inflicted upon cats or dogs, it would result in animal cruelty charges. Yet these practices are standard in an industry that refuses to make even the most basic improvements in the way animals are treated. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to go vegan than it is today (especially in Berkeley). To learn more about going vegan, order a free vegetarian or vegan starter kit or browse through meat-free recipes for every day, visit www.peta2.org. Amelia Jensen is a college campaigns assistant for PETA. Reply to opinion@dailycal.org.

letter to the editor Legalized Concealed Carry Proves Deadly in Florida Andrew Glidden’s claim that in Florida only one concealed carry permit holder has been convicted of homicide is demonstrably false. In fact, there is “blood running in the streets” in Florida just as opponents of the Florida law permitting concealed carry predicted when it was passed. For example, at least four Florida concealed carry permit holders have been convicted of homicide just since May 2007. But this statistic is deceptive in that many permit holders who kill also commit suicide. That was the scenario in a gruesome mass shooting committed by a Florida

permit holder in 2010 in which the enraged permit holder killed his estranged wife and three other women at a restaurant. In 2009, a Florida Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit holder allegedly opened fire during his family’s Thanksgiving Day celebration and killed four, including a sixyear-old girl. But it doesn’t stop there. Charges are pending against two Florida CCW permit holders for killing law enforcement officers. Andrew can read all the gory details on the Florida incidents plus similar incidents in other states at http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers.htm.

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Seven UC Campuses Fail Public Records Audit by Jordan Bach-Lombardo Staff Writer

A state government watchdog group that audited the University of California’s compliance with the state Public Records Act gave failing grades to most ONLINE PODCAST campuses, but Jordan Bach-Lombardo university officials excoriated analyzes the state audit the audit’s find- and the UC’s response. ings as “deeply flawed.” Californians Aware — founded in 2002 “to foster the improvement of, compliance with and public understanding and use of, public forum law,” according to the nonprofit organization’s website — assigned failing grades to seven of the 10 UC campuses for not responding promptly to public records requests. UC Berkeley, UC Merced and UC San Diego were the only campuses to avoid failing, receiving grades of C, D and D, respectively. “The University of California (has) a section on their website ... that really pushes the idea of transparency and timely transparency,” said Emily Francke, executive director of the organization and an author of the audit. “I find that ironic given how the campuses performed.” The audit tested the UC’s responsiveness to public record inquiries, asking for each campus’s chancellor’s contract, statement of economic interest and recent expense reimbursements, among other documents. Each document was chosen because it is known to be public and thus readily available,

according to Francke. Six of the campuses failed to respond within 10 days of the original request as stipulated by the California Public Records Act, according to the audit. But UC officials said that while they appreciated the exercise of the organization’s audit, the published results do not accurately reflect the performance of each campus. “The truth is that all of our campuses have been compliant with the law, and were responsive to the blanket requests from this organization,” said UC spokesperson Steve Montiel. “You have to question the validity and fairness of any report that characterizes an entity’s (Public Records Act) compliance as a failure despite the release of records in accordance with the law.” Francke said that she still has not received all of the requested documents, and she was told that some will not be available until April. UC officials said parts of the audit’s methodology made compliance with the organization’s standards difficult. “A 30-day response period is an arbitrary time frame — there is nothing in the (act) that says you must respond within 30 days,” said Cathy Lawhon, interim executive director of communications at UC Irvine. “Their clock was ticking during the holidays when we had a mandatory 12-day campus shutdown.” The organization also requested statements of economic interest from each campus individually and graded the campus down when it referred the request to the UC Office of the

Jordan Bach-Lombardo is the lead higher education reporter. Contact him at jbachlombardo@dailycal.org.

were not life-threatening and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to Melissa Kittell, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol. Originally flagged down by a Berkeley police officer for speeding with no vehicle lights into Berkeley from Oakland, Taplet, driving a Honda Civic with one passenger, allegedly failed to yield and fled east on Woolsey Street past California Street without stopping at stop signs, according to a statement released Monday by Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. Polizziani, driving on Sacramento, was struck on the passenger side of the

patrol car by Taplet, who was traveling on Fairview, according to the statement. About 15 minutes after the crash, three Berkeley police officers arrived at the scene, “challenged the driver and passenger at gunpoint” and took them into custody, according to the statement. Taplet’s passenger was not arrested. Taplet was taken to Alta Bates Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken wrist, Kittell said. He was booked into the Berkeley Jail Facility on charges of displaying disregard for safety while fleeing from a police officer, being an unlicensed driver and violating probation. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, as is typical in officer-involved collisions, Kittell said. —Weiru Fang

News in Brief Berkeley Officer Suffers Injuries Following Crash A Berkeley police officer suffered minor injuries after a man who was allegedly speeding and running stop signs hit her squad car with his vehicle in South Berkeley early Saturday morning. Oakland resident Hodges Akili Taplet, 21, allegedly crashed into Berkeley Police Department officer Stephanie Polizziani at the intersection of Fairview and Sacramento streets at about 1:49 a.m. Feb. 12. Polizziani suffered injuries that

INVOLVEMENT: Teams Hope for More Student Interest from page 3

Senior Aaron Juchau, who sits on the high performance culture initiative team, said his team is actively working to get people more involved in making their design proposals as thorough as possible, though time is running short because of the March 31 deadline. Graduate student Iris Tien, who sits on the Student Technology Council and

was recently selected to be a full-time participant in the IT initiative, said the student-run council was very involved in analyzing case studies for the design team to use in their research. She added that while the teams’ greatest challenge will be digesting all the information and reviewing it to create effective proposals in a short amount of time, she felt the inadequacy in students’ awareness of the initia-

PELL: Solution for Deficit Remains Uncertain from front

Some UC officials expressed concern for the effects these measures may have. UC Berkeley spokesperson Dan Mogulof said the campus plans on having continued involvement in the capital to make UC voices heard. “We have more Pell Grant recipients than all of the Ivy League schools combined,” Mogulof said. “It is obviously an essential ingredient in keeping this campus successful. This is just one piece of all that the chancellor and campus leadership is doing to maintain the public character of UC Berkeley and keep it accessible to low-income families.” Financial aid expert Mark Kantrow-

itz, founder of the FastWeb scholarship site and publisher of FinAid, said he fears the cuts may not be enough to remedy the American deficit. “We are in a financial budget situation with a huge deficit and this may just be the first move in what, over the next decade, will be an increasingly tight budget,” Kantrowitz said. “Families are going to be squeezed, and college costs are increasing disproportionately ... This is especially true at public schools.” However, both plans, especially the Republicans’, are still in the works and have many hoops to jump through before being approved. “Both proposals have a long way to

EAT WELL: Caterers Modify Menus for Program from front

She added that the nutrition guidelines for restaurants will resemble the Eat Well Berkeley Catering guidelines. The program was created by the staff of Health*Matters — a campus wellness program through the Tang Center — along with the UC Berkeley Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group, according to Rasmussen, who developed the nutrition guidelines with consulting caterers, restaurant owners and campus event planners. The two groups partnered with the city of Berkeley’s Eat Well initiative, which launched in 2007 and has since become inactive due to city budget

constraints, said city spokesperson Mary Kay Clunies-Ross in an e-mail. Trish Ratto, manager of Health*Matters, said in an e-mail that UCSF currently has a similar program called Smart Choice and several other UC campuses are working on healthy initiatives. Many caterers who have worked with the campus for years chose to apply to the program, modified their menus to comply with the standards and marked items on menus that fall into the criteria for the program with a symbol to indicate their healthy status. “You’re a bit more proactive with your clients in educating them about

President. But according to UC Santa Barbara Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Paul Desruisseaux, these forms are not maintained by individual campuses in accordance with a UC policy. Therefore, campuses should not have been penalized for passing the request on to the office, he said. However, Francke said that, under the act, requests are not required to be made of the owner of the document being requested. If a campus official has the document on file, the campus is responsible for producing that document — regardless of who the ultimate proprietor of that document is. The UC receives about 3,000 requests under the act each year, according to Montiel. Californians Aware also audited the entire California State University system. The average grade for CSU campuses was a B — much higher than the average score of the UC’s campuses. “The fact that the UC specifically is suggesting that this is going to take much longer than pretty much every other agency out there that we audited is kind of mind-boggling,” Francke said. “If anything, they should be opening up their eyes to take a look around ... and try to be open and honest about the fact that if other agencies can do this, then why can’t (they)?” Damian Ortellado of The Daily Californian contributed to this report.

tive was another troubling issue. “When I tell people I’ve started to go to OE IT meetings, they look at me and have no idea what OE is,” she said. “I think OE has made an effort to try to publicize, but at this point I think it might be a matter of interest on the students’ part.” Alisha Azevedo of The Daily Californian contributed to this report. Katie Nelson is the lead academics and administration reporter. Contact her at knelson@dailycal.org.

go before being enacted,” Chitty said. In a split Congress, even if the final bill goes through the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, it will still face the approval of the Democratic-controlled Senate. Both Kantrowitz and Chitty said they suspect that the final result will be a more modest compromise between the two parties. Pell Grant recipient and UC Berkeley senior Daniel Bessonov said if he had the time, he would complain about the proposed cuts. “It’s always terrible when things get cut, but I’m too busy to do anything about it,” he said. “I don’t think anything I do can be effective.” Contact Jessica Rossoni at jrossoni@dailycal.org.

healthier choices,” said Nana Kim, the special events coordinator for ACT Catering, which has worked with the campus for 12 years and is one of the eight caterers in the program. To comply with program standards, other caterers modified their menus to include healthy alternatives including offering whole-wheat bread for sandwiches, fresh produce from local farms and smaller cookies for desserts. “We hear positive feedback and we hear from faculty and staff that they really appreciate when healthier options are available,” Ratto said in the e-mail. Contact Kelsey Clark at kclark@dailycal.org


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An Experienced Lineup from page 7

m. hoops Can Cal make the NCAA Tourney even after three consecutive losses? In short, probably not. Unlike the last two years, this year’s squad was not expected to be a tournament team because of its inexperience. With that said, Cal is far from eliminated from postseason play. The Bears’ respectable RPI (67, which ranks fourth in the Pac-10) and strength of schedule (ninth, which includes losses to top-10 squads Notre Dame, Kansas and San Diego State) gives them a decent postseason resume and makes them legitimate candidates for an NIT bid. The NCAA Tournament, however, is a long shot. With 12 losses entering this weekend, the Bears would almost certainly have to win their last five games of the regular season and at least get to the Pac-10 Tournament final to even merit consideration. Save Washington and Stanford, the Bears have created problems for every other team in the conference this season. The team certainly has the aggressiveness, offensive execution and drive to make a run in the conference tournament, but it may not have the depth. Though Allen Crabbe will probably return this week from a mild concussion suffered against Washington, his absence in Saturday’s game was noticeable not because of how the Bears played, but the essential guarantee that they would have won with him in the game. It’s no secret that coach Mike Montgomery draws the best out of his players, and he seemed to do so again with an impressive performance from seldom-used reserve Jeff Powers on Saturday, who scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. The problem is that if the Bears want to somehow make the tournament, they need their leaders. That means no injuries to Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Jorge Gutierrez, Harper Kamp or Crabbe. If anything happens to those guys, Cal will be too unproven to make a run. —Gabriel Baumgaertner

w. hoops Where can Stanford expect to finish in the Pac-10? With all the headlines coming from the top of the conference, few have heard from the Cardinal recently. However, Stanford has slowly crept back into the middle of the Pac-10 over the last few weeks — going 3-2 after dropping its four previous contests. Johnny Dawkins’ club has shown that it can play defense with just about anyone; earlier this year at Maples Pavilion, the Cardinal held an explosive Washington team almost 30 points below its average, and Stanford still allows the fewest points per game in the conference. But if there’s a good omen heading into the final few games, it’s that the Cardinal’s offense — normally one of the more low-scoring and methodical units in the conference — has been on the uptick. Not many people paid attention, but Stanford walked into Pullman, Wash., and shot lights out against a normally defensively sound Washington State club. On the way to an upset win, the Cardinal made 7-of-8 from beyond the arc and stormed to a 17-point lead at the half. Jeremy Green has been carrying the load with at least 21 points in each of his past four games, and the sharpshooting guard must continue leading the way for a young team that makes three tough — but winnable — road trips down the stretch (to the Oregon schools and Cal). Expect the Cardinal to split its two upcoming series, staying competitive and hovering around .500 in conference play at season’s end. If Green continues his outstanding play, stealing a game from UCLA or even a Northwest sweep may not be a complete shocker. With some very promising young talent and no seniors, Stanford should be a very intriguing club next season — but they could give us a preview of things to come this spring. —Ed Yevelev

What do Cal’s last three losses say about the rest of its season? “Basketball is a game of runs,” senior Rachelle Federico said after the Cal women’s basketball team lost to Washington on Thursday night. The Bears’ conference play so far has certainly evoked that aspect of the game. Cal has had a number of transitional phases in its Pac-10 campaign so far, raising questions as to whether it will be able to piece together a complete season this late in the game. After the Bears’ were swept on the road by Washington and Washington State earlier this season, it was evident that the team needed to make some changes. In a midseason shift, the squad returned to Haas Pavilion to beat USC and prove that it was a Pac-10 contender, at least for dominance in the ranks below UCLA and Stanford. When Cal got back on the road, it seemed the young team had rid itself of the inconsistency that plagued it in Washington. The Bears handily defeated Oregon and Oregon State, and managed a double-digit victory over Arizona in Tucson. But after finishing on the wrong end of a last second 3-pointer at Arizona State (Cal lost, 45-44), followed by recent losses to conference bottom feeders Washington and Washington State at home, the Bears are in the exact same position they were about a month ago. The Bears are more than good enough — when playing up to their potential — to place in the top four of the Pac-10. As pointed out by coach Joanne Boyle, the team struggles when there isn’t a leader pushing it to play at that potential. She described the squad’s inconsistency as a “rollercoaster.” If the Bears don’t get off, in a conference of this caliber (particularly with Stanford and UCLA ahead), they’ll get taken for a ride. —Alex Matthews

After a successful Bay Area road trip, could Washington be for real? The Huskies are the only team to have lost to Oregon State in Pac-10 play. The Beavers are 1-12 in the conference, but managed to defeat Washington (5-8, 10-12 in the Pac-10) in Seattle. The Huskies lost four of their first five Pac-10 games, and six of their first eight. But they gave Stanford its toughest test of the conference season on Saturday. Washington lost, 62-52, at Maples Pavilion, but it was the Cardinal’s smallest margin of victory this Pac10 season. The Huskies were actually closer to beating Stanford then topranked Connecticut was on Dec. 30. UConn lost by 12 points; Washington only lost by 10. Does that mean the West Coast Huskies could beat the East Coast Huskies? Likely not, but Washington’s performance in Stanford would seem to be a moral victory. On Saturday, it was a one possession game with under six minutes to go before Stanford pulled away. the Huskies held the Cardinal to a .365 field goal percentage. Washington, meanwhile, hit six of its 12 3-pointers. The squad were just as hot against Cal on Thursday. The Huskies made six 3-pointers and over half of their field goals in the 60-49 upset at Haas Pavilion. Junior guard Kristi Kingma totaled 38 points on the road trip. She leads the team with 16.3 points per game. Fellow guard Sarah Morton had a solid outing against the Bears, scoring 18 points, dishing out eight assists and pulling down four rebounds in 37 minutes. So, are the Huskies for real? No. One positive weekend doesn’t change the fact that they are still in eighth place in the Pac-10. —Jonathan Kuperberg

This team needs to play beyond its years, beyond its level of experience, to have the type of season we’d like,” Esquer said. “For a big part of the year, we were having that year. Then, the adversity of baseball hit us.” Loaded down with 15 freshmen, the Bears struggled down the stretch — dropping eight of their last 10 — and puttered to a two-game sweep in the NCAA regionals. They finished the season 29-25, but showed the potential for much more. Now, with everything on the line, they have even more incentive to show it. Sunday starter Dixon Anderson was drafted in the sixth round, but turned down a contract to come back. Ace Justin Jones, who struck out 73 and earned 10 wins last year, was reportedly courted by Oregon, but also chose to return. Erik Johnson and four-year starter Kevin Miller round out the rotation. Renda, a .373 hitter in his All-Pac-10 freshman year, anchors their scrappy, contact-hitting offense. Seven of the nine hitters in the starting lineup hit over .280 last year even though none of them had more than 10 home runs. The infield has shifted some, with Renda moving to second, sophomore Mitch Delfino going to third and Devin Rodriguez playing first, but every infielder has at least one year of starting experience. The Bears also sport a veteran outfield; Danny Oh, Chad Bunting and Darrel Matthews are all tabbed to be opening day starters. The only void comes from the departure of junior first baseman Mark Canha, who was drafted in the seventh round by the Florida Marlins last summer. He nearly turned down a sizeable signing bonus, though, because he knew he was leaving something special behind. Something that his former teammates hope to capture one last time. “If it’s going to be the last year at this point in time in the history of Cal baseball,” Esquer said, “we feel we can give them a hell of a team." Katie Dowd covers baseball. Contact her at kdowd@dailycal.org.


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Once a High Sch ool Football Star, Sea mus Kelly Now Thrive s on The Rugby Field summer dunsmore/staff

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eamus Kelly is being interviewed after the Cal rugby team decimated Stanford, 74-0, a few weeks ago. Asked about his two tries in the first half, the sophomore instead comments on the team’s lackluster performance in the second. “Seamus, quit being so cocky. Be humble for a change,” former roommate Brendan Daly hollers from a couple yards away. Kelly chuckles and continues. When asked more directly about his tries, he again deflects attention. “Blaine (Scully) made a great run, sucked in tons of defenders, put me through,” Kelly says. “I’d say that was a full team try.” The questions, the answers, the heckling from teammates — it’s like a flashback to scenes from just over two years ago, but in a different sport on a different coast. Kelly had been a highly touted running back for Xavier High School in Manhattan, N.Y. He attracted greater attention when he amassed seven touchdowns and 488 all-purpose yards — on 11 touches. That may have been a year’s worth of statistics for most. For Kelly, it was all in a day’s work. All of a sudden, the press began swarming around him, looking for a self-glorifying quote. He might have had every reason to give one, but they were talking to the wrong guy. And he still doesn’t want to talk about it much. “I don’t even look to that game as one of my better games in high school,” Kelly says. “It was so much a part of a team effort, the offensive lineman. All I had to do was run.” The tailback from a Queens neighborhood called Breezy Point was

awarded ESPN’s East Regional player of the week and branded by the local media as “Famous Seamus.” But this overnight celebrity would not make his name on the football field. While he did garner some offers to play Division I-AA football, the fit just wasn’t right, the opportunities too limited. He decided to hang up the pads, but hang on to the mouth guard and the sheer toughness to join coach Jack Clark’s legendary battalion, due in large part to its resemblance to the football program he wanted but couldn’t have. “The only rugby program I thought of was Cal because they’re the only program that treats it like a Division I football program, where it’s all year round, it’s a lot of structure,” Kelly says. While he could have been going through spring camp for football last year, Kelly was instead reaching the collegiate pinnacle of his sport. Though his seven-touchdown day may have looked like the best sporting moment of his life, he reserves that distinction for the Bears’ national title game. A year removed from a loss to BYU on the same stage, Cal reclaimed its crown in a hard-fought match. He had won titles in football before, but Kelly says nothing compares to the satisfaction of winning that title — and he didn’t even play in the final game. It was likely the last championship in which he’ll patrol the sidelines. Now as a sophomore, Kelly has earned his place among the starting fifteen, and Clark has given him the distinction of “both the current and future of our team.” oming to Cal wasn’t about the glory of potentially making it big on collegiate rugby’s biggest stage. It would offer him some reprieve from the frenzy around him — he received much more attention as a football player than as a rugby player in high school, though he

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was a four-year starter, and a captain and MVP his senior year. It was about the journey rugby could take him on, and the professional opportunities — both on and off the pitch — it would afford him. Even if it would cost him out-of-state tuition and take him thousands of miles away from home, coming to Cal would greatly increase his opportunity to continue playing after graduation and equip him for the working world. “I figured getting a degree from this school and graduating from here with the alumni network from rugby and the school itself would be more beneficial to paying off loans,” Kelly says. Despite all of these more personal benefits, Kelly’s real aim was to contribute to something greater than himself. The center may not like to talk about his own accomplishments, but he readily discusses those of his team. And he is even more comfortable talking about his country. boy that went to high school about two miles from Ground Zero and saw kids he knew grieve the loss of their parents on Sept. 11, Kelly has a deep attachment to America and a desire to serve his nation in one capacity or another. He swelled with pride when he donned the red, white and blue as a member of the U-17 national team in high school and now as a member of the U-20 team. “Singing the national anthem before a game is something that really sticks with me,” Kelly says. “I guess that was definitely a big part (of my decision to choose rugby over football) — the opportunity to represent my country.” Kelly certainly isn’t shy about his patriotism, as his Cal teammates have come to know. He seems to revel in it even more given the highly interna-

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tional flavor of the rugby team. “He definitely, definitely loves America,” says senior James Bailes, a native of South Africa and a mentor to Kelly. “I think it just comes in almost everything he does. He always likes to do the right thing.” Americans may be stereotypically known for their arrogance, but Kelly dispels that notion. September 11 not only stirred his national pride, but instilled in him a desire to better understand the Middle East. Despite his concern about his ability to pick up languages, the political economy major is planning on studying Arabic or Farsi. A yearning to learn carries over onto the pitch too. Kelly calls Bailes the best rugby mind on the team, and constantly asks questions to try to absorb as much from him as he can. If his freshman campaign is any indication, Kelly may soon be known on the team as having the best head for the sport. He already earned Clark’s title as one of the top incoming freshmen in the program’s history, according to Bailes. In his first start last year, nerves wracked his stomach to the point where they needed to be expelled come halftime, but you would’ve never known by his performance — the freshman earned a hat trick against Stanford and his coach’s trust to play in big games. But unlike in high school, there wasn’t one day that defined his season. “He was good every time out, really,” Clark says. “I don’t know if there was any one game that we saw as his breakout … He never put a foot wrong.” Kelly may emerge as one of the Bears’ best players in the program’s illustrious history. But you won’t hear it from him. Christina Jones covers rugby. Contact her at cjones@dailycal.org.

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