Daily 49er

Corn: the gateway biofuel?

Jennifer Hagihara, Staff writer

November 3, 2008

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A team of researchers including an associate professor from Cal State Long Beach studied corn genes to understand the maximal growth potential of other plant species for the future use of biofuels.If scientists gain greater understanding of how plants grow, "we can start moving away from using corn as both a food and fuel to just using corn as a food. We can then use other [plant] species that aren't so important to us in a foo...

Youth vote called crucial component to Obama’s win

Youth vote called crucial component to Obama’s win

November 3, 2008

 Without the overwhelming support from American voters ages 18 to 29, Sen. Barack Obama would have likely lost his bid for presidency, according to the director of the Center for Information and Resea...

Sea creatures’ homes being restored

Sea creatures’ homes being restored

Ronnette Work, Staff writer

November 3, 2008

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In the last 100 years, Southern California has lost 90 percent of its wetlands because of coastal developments, according to CSULB biology professor Chris Lowe.Lowe, along with graduate students Mario Esp...

Our vote

Our vote

Mike Plaza- Online Editor, Benjamin Zitney- News Editor

November 2, 2008

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The national numbers of Americans ages 18-24 voting in presidential elections hasn't topped 50 percent since 1972, but many predict that this record may be topped tomorrow."A lot of people feel their vote doesn't ...

Voting guide- propositions

November 2, 2008

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1A – Bonds for High-Speed RailIf passed, this proposition would allow the state to continue funding for the planning and construction of a high-speed rail project as well as monies for the upkeep of other state and local rail systems. The fiscal impact: $9.95 billion in bonds is needed to fund the project, and payback of the bonds would take the state more than 30 years to pay. Annual maintenance costs would attach another estimated $1 billio...

Voting guide- city and county measures

Antoinette Luzano, Staff writer

November 2, 2008

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Measure G-Long Beach Utility Users tax modernization measureIf passed, this measure would help preserve funding for City services including police and fire protection, paramedic and emergency response, street maintenance, parks, youth services and libraries by updating the existing Utilities Users Tax to all forms of telephone communication including future communication services. The fiscal impact: it will not increase current tax rates and the tax will continue to exempt low-income seniors and people with dis...

Diversifying the American musical spectrum

Diversifying the American musical spectrum

Laura Johnson, Staff writer

November 2, 2008

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Althea Waites remembers the days when black people were forced to sit behind screens on buses and use separate restrooms. Today, she brings music composed by minorities to the world's attention.&...

New Hollywood nightclub not a “hot topic”

New Hollywood nightclub not a “hot topic”

Becky Kinder, Staff Writer

October 30, 2008

Filed under Events

Using the old Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Versus Nightclub is the latest in new Hollywood hot-spots; at least that's what they're aiming for. The club boasts three levels, one of which is a super-exc...