It started poorly for some people in Pamplona and the running of the Bulls.
PAMPLONA, Spain - Thirteen people were taken to hospital, one of them seriously injured, on the first day of the annual bull running festival in the northern Spanish town of Pamplona on Monday, organizers said.
Those bulls think they are so good, trampling these people. Just wait until Marshawn makes it out here. He'd Patrick Chung the SHIT out of them! Then, it'd be more like the slaw meander of the Bulls.
Let's get to some links here.
Cal Rower Will Dean wins a big rowing competition that is beyond my understanding. Although I'm not exactly sure what is going on, it seems to be very impressive. Congratulations to Will Dean and pretty much anybody who does competitive crew as it is a rather intense sport!
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England - California rower Will Dean won the Grand Challenge Cup at part of Canada's under-23 men's eight at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 6 on the River Thames. Dean, who will be a junior this fall, and Canada's eight defeated USC by two boat lengths in a time of 6:29. In addition, former Golden Bear and current U.S. Olympian Elliot Hovey tuned up for the Beijing Olympics when he paired with Wes Piermarini to win the Double Sculls Challenge by one and one-fourth boat lengths with a time of 7:35 at Henley.
Here's a rundown of the Cal athletes to make the Olympic team in track.
EUGENE, Ore. - Former California track and field student-athletes Magdalena Lewy, Grace Upshaw and Kristin Heaston will compete this summer in the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Lewy, a current assistant coach at Cal, made the squad in the marathon back on April 20, while Upshaw and Heaston made the team at the U.S. Olympic Trials that ran from June 27 through July 6. In all, 13 current and former Cal track and field athletes participated in the trials.
Upshaw placed second in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 22-7.00 (6.88m). Heaston also placed second in her event, posting a mark of 60-2.00 (18.34m) in the shot put. Upshaw and Heaston were Cal's 2004 track and field Olympians, and are headed back to their second straight Olympic Games. At the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece, Upshaw advanced to the final and placed 10th overall. Heaston recorded a throw of 56-4 (17.17m), taking 12th in her group, but did not advance to the final.
And here's a rundown of the Cal women's swimmers to make the Olympic team.
Berkeley - Three former California Golden Bear women's swimmers - Natalie Coughlin, Emily Silver and Jessica Hardy - will be representing USA Swimming this summer in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Aug. 9-17 at the Beijing National Aquatic Center. In addition, Cal women's swimming head coach Teri McKeever was selected as an assistant coach to the Olympic squad.
Here's a rundown on the Berkeley City Council meeting tonight at 7. The relevant portion:
The council will also consider:
• A resolution authored by Councilmember Dona Spring calling on the university to allow citizens to deliver food and medical attention to the tree-sitters in Memorial Grove.
And then there were four:
Berkeley’s dwindling tree-sitter population notched up by one Sunday night just days after numbers had dwindled by four.
The newest treesitter, Jeff, snuck up Sunday when campus police were otherwise occupied, finding an isolated perch far from the lone redwood which houses three or four people, according to tree-sit supporters.
Can we write material for the UCPD officer to taunt "Jeff"? I call dibs on "I can smell you from down here":
"He lost his pack, but he’s now in a better location, though there’s a university police officer who has climbed up below him and is taunting him," [Millipede] said.
Matthew Taylor, a stalwart supporter of the protest, said Jeff managed to make his way over the fence while police were focused on a public re-supply effort that ended with a lone balloon-borne Clif Bar making its way up to a treesitter.
And some news on the ration change:
Silverman said that while the university has been sending up food and water to the protesters, they had switched from Clif Bars to a less palatable Coast Guard ration that she described as "basically lemon-flavored flour."
Mogulof acknowledged that rations had been changed, but said the new supplies met all daily nutritional needs.
Article at SFGate on the heat wave. If you live in the Bay, you already are aware, but just for those out of town. It is HOT right now. The highs in Berkeley all get into the 90s for the next few days. So, if you are living in trees, things are about to get miserable. More so. I predict Jeff doesn't stay up for too long.
Also, I heard a former Cal athlete saved somebody's life or something like that, but cannot find verification of this. I just can't find a story anywhere about this! Oh well. Must have not happened.
GO BEARS! Dump Away!