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The News in Our Shorts: Blood and Bloodlessness

Posted By Danica Li On Oct 10, 2008 @ 8:39 am In The Specials | Comments Disabled

Students from the Cal Berkeley Democrats and the Berkeley College Republicans came to blows–er, cozied up for a nice tete-a-tete last night at the undergrad Political Science department’s annual debate. We heard it went off rather bloodlessly [1]. Are eternal enemies getting toothless in their old age? [Daily Cal [1]]

After a 44-year-old Berkeley man died in his apartment, his body remained undisturbed and undiscovered for at least two weeks. Meanwhile, his dementia-afflicted mother-who was occupying the same apartment-piled up about 20 garbage bags in her confusion, which helped mask the smell of the corpse. It may sound like a lurid Palahniuk splatter-fest, but it really happened. [Berkeley Daily Planet [2]]

Two days ahead of his much ballyhooed reading [3] at Zellerbach Hall, perennial favorite Haruki Murakami was passed over by the Nobel Prize committee for some French dude [4] that no one’s ever heard of. Not that we’re trying to give detractors who insist that Americans are ignorant pigs [5] any more ammo than they already have. [National Post [6]]

Earlier: The News in Our Shorts: Berkeley’s Got Issues. And Sadness [7].

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[1] rather bloodlessly: http://www.dailycal.org/article/103038/students_create_their_own_presidential_debate

[2] Berkeley Daily Planet: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2008-10-09/article/31288?headline=Dual-Tragedy-Shocks-Residents-of-Berkeley-Apartment-Complex

[3] much ballyhooed reading: http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2008/speaking/hm.php

[4] French dude: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGeoPeJAMxNbN1sZ71_86tmcBnRQD93MUMOG1

[5] detractors who insist that Americans are ignorant pigs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/30/nobel-literature-chief-ba_n_130619.html

[6] National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=871104

[7] The News in Our Shorts: Berkeley’s Got Issues. And Sadness: http://clog.dailycal.org/2008/09/21/the-news-in-our-shorts-berkeleys-got-issues-and-sadness/

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