High school notebook: Hercules track team has high expectations

Boys 1,600 relay team, fifth at state last year, ranks among California's best again  
East Bay Girls Basketball first-team capsules; second, third team lists
First teamMARIYA MOORE, Salesian, Sr., G/F -- Moore led Salesian to the Open Division state title game, averaging 17. 

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Coming right up: The world's fastest elevators

Japan's Hitachi said this week it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds up to 45 mph, to a high-rise building in China. Full Story
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Beyonce tops Time magazine's list of influential people

Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, and Kerry Washington also make list.
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