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Berkeley protest turns violent

BERKELEY, Calif. —Eight people were under arrest Saturday after several dozen protesters shouting "no justice, no peace" attacked University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's home on campus, smashing windows, lights and planters as well as throwing torches at the home and police vehicles, authorities said.

The attack shortly after 11 p.m. Friday followed a four-day occupation of the school's Wheeler Hall and the arrest of 66 people who were protesting state funding cutbacks and a steep increase in student fees throughout the University of California system. They were released later.

Those arrested were charged with rioting, threatening an education official, attempted burglary, attempted arson, felony vandalism and assault. They were being held Saturday in the Alameda County jail on $132,000 bond each.

Rescuers search for 3 climbers on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. —Rescue crews were searching for three climbers missing on Mount Hood after they may have tried to use a cell phone early Saturday morning.

A Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman said the climbers, two men and one woman, are experienced and well-equipped. They were not immediately identified.

Detective Jim Strovink said the trio were making a technical ascent of the west side of the 11,239-foot volcano near Reid Glacier.

The three climbers were expected back at 2 p.m. Friday. They do not have a radio beacon but they do have a cell phone.

Strovink said there was a brief signal from the cell phone called a "ping" about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

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