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Issue #201 :: Thursday, August 31, 2000

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Dukes Pose Test for Strong Bears Squad
After easily dispensing with the University of San Francisco, 3-0, in its season opener last Friday, the Cal women's soccer team will face its first tough challenge of the year this weekend in the sixth annual Cal invitational.

Don't Read This
So, okay, now I got you with my childish reverse psychology. You are reading this, so you don't always follow directions, so we will probably get along.

Disparities Remain In Improved SAT's
While Berkeley High School maintained its lead over state and national averages in this year's Scholastic Aptitude Test results, the gap in scores between white students and blacks and Latinos was nearly twice that of the national achievement gap.

Linebackers Still Looking for Leaders to Emerge
Two seniors who had started since they were freshmen, another who played middle linebacker in the best run defense in the Pac-10.

News

Disparities Remain In Improved SAT's
While Berkeley High School maintained its lead over state and national averages in this year's Scholastic Aptitude Test results, the gap in scores between white students and blacks and Latinos was nearly twice that of the national achievement gap.

School Face Lift Excites Staff, Students
Children grasp their parents' arms with one arm and clutch their lunchboxes in the other. New sneakers squeak on the linoleum. It is an all-too-familiar scene - the first day of school.

Princeton Review Ranks Nation's Universities
UC Berkeley ranked among the top 20 universities nationwide in three categories of the newest edition of "The Best 331 Colleges," released last week.

Nuclear Free City or Not?
As students, residents and visitors alike cross the city limits into Berkeley, the placard declaring the city a Nuclear Free Zone is almost always a point of comment.

City Council Candidates Prepare for Campaign
If City Council candidates learned anything at last night's orientation meeting, it is that negotiating Berkeley's bureaucracy does not come easily.

Candidate Blasts UC's Management
Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Medea Benjamin joined UC Berkeley clerical workers as they chanted and banged on pots outside of California Hall yesterday at their weekly noon rally.

New Film Center to Open This Fall
After two years of planning and scrounging for money, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will open the Center for New Documentary this fall.

Correction
Yesterday's story "Ninety and Still Going: Local Seniors Celebrate Longevity" should have identified Lily Hearst as the 103-year-old pianist.

News in Brief: Prof Stresses Integration of Motion in Office Architecture
Office areas need to incorporate more Stone Age features and rely less on high tech designs, according to UC Berkeley's professor of architecture, Galen Cranz.


Sports

Dukes Pose Test for Strong Bears Squad
After easily dispensing with the University of San Francisco, 3-0, in its season opener last Friday, the Cal women's soccer team will face its first tough challenge of the year this weekend in the sixth annual Cal invitational.

Linebackers Still Looking for Leaders to Emerge
Two seniors who had started since they were freshmen, another who played middle linebacker in the best run defense in the Pac-10.

Back in the Neck of Time
Two years, 15 games and dozens of sleepless nights separated the two. But on a dusty practice field in the Central Valley a few weeks ago, Scott Fujita knew he was back.


Opinion

Don't Read This
So, okay, now I got you with my childish reverse psychology. You are reading this, so you don't always follow directions, so we will probably get along.

Underhill Plan Far From Fair
In an opinion piece about the Underhill Parking Lot, UC planner Jennifer Lawrence defends the parking structure planned for the corner of College Avenue and Channing Way ("Underhill Plan Took Careful Research," Aug. 25). She claims that this three-story, 1,400-car capacity garage is the product of a thoughtful and balanced planning process. This is simply not true.

Letters to the Editor: Butterfly Allegations Surpass Parody
The stink between Julia Butterfly and Alan Moore of the Butterfly Gardeners Association is beyond parody ("Restraining Order Filed By Activist," Aug. 30).

White Space