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Issue #550 :: Friday, June 28, 2002

Top Headlines

Cal Football Team Faces NCAA Penalties For Foul Play
No matter how hard the fans cheer, how well the athletes play or how great the band sounds, the Cal football team may not appear in a bowl game next season.

Is It Worth Losing?
For the past 35 years, the SAT has been used by colleges and universities as a tool for determining which students they should admit. Recently, however, a movement has begun in California that seeks to ban the SAT from the UC admissions process.

Love Your Idols
You can only have one favorite band. You have to buy t-shirts, collect all the EPs and singles, hang posters in your room, stand in the front row screaming every word-it's a time consuming process. My favorite band is Sonic Youth. They've been my favorite band for eight years, and I wouldn't be surprised if someday I'll be boring my kids with tales of the time Kim Gordon killed Robert Christgau with a simple turn of phrase, or perhaps the time Thurston Moore smashed Neil Young's prized guitar into tiny bits in front of thousands of outraged hippies (and a devastated Neil Young). I hope my kids roll their eyes every time.

Reform of SAT I Exam Approved
The face of the SAT I will change dramatically after the College Board unanimously approved revisions yesterday to include a 25-minute writing test and another critical reading section.

News

Cal Football Team Faces NCAA Penalties For Foul Play
No matter how hard the fans cheer, how well the athletes play or how great the band sounds, the Cal football team may not appear in a bowl game next season.

Reform of SAT I Exam Approved
The face of the SAT I will change dramatically after the College Board unanimously approved revisions yesterday to include a 25-minute writing test and another critical reading section.

School Board Passes Budget, Projects Deficit
The Berkeley Unified School District will enter the school year $2.8 million in the red after school board members passed its budget last night.

UC Berkeley's ‘The Bear' Leaves Competitors in the Dust
Looking more like the Batmobile than an engineering design project, UC Berkeley's single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle took first place amongst universities in a North American competition.

UC Berkeley Professors Will Revisit Middle School Math
UC Berkeley professors will invade sixth grade classrooms this fall-to teach and evaluate the Berkeley middle school math programs.

City Unions Lessen Demands in Effort To Make a Deal
After a stalemate between union officials representing more than 1,100 municipal works and the city of Berkeley, the unions lowered their demands Tuesday night in an attempt to strike a bargain.

Corrections
Tuesday's article "Recent UC Berkeley Graduate Announces City Council Bid" erroneously stated that Andy Katz has only one opponent for the District 8 City Council race. Ann Wagley is running for the seat, in addition to Katz and Gordon Wozniak. Also, Wozniak is no longer on the Community Environmental Advisory Commission.

Berkeley Man Slain Near Telegraph
Police arrested a Pittsburgh man on suspicion of stabbing a man to death near Telegraph Avenue Wednesday.

News in Brief: Program Meetings to Be Model for District
A professional development program at Willard Middle School in Berkeley that will shorten class time by two hours was approved by the school board on Wednesday night.

Feature Photo: Bust a Move


Shooting ‘Abingdon Square' in the Foot
The Gilded Age is a convenient setting for sexually awkward situations. It has become the literary ground where contemporary impropriety can far overlap senselessly straight-laced mores. A double standard of morality prevails in the modern imagination about the time: public apotheosisizing of 'civilized society,' mirrored by private debauchery and corruption in extremis.

Yoko O-'Yes'
Squeezing forty years of life, love, laughter and sadness onto the moderate floorplan of the SFMOMA's fourth floor seems like a difficult task. But never has nostalgia been as simultaneously bittersweet and whimsical as John Lennon's widow makes it. "Yes Yoko Ono" is an exhibit that offers Ono's rich life as an artist, filmmaker, musician, avant-gardist, and celebrity icon to the public in a forty- year artistic buffet.


Arts & Entertainment

Love Your Idols
You can only have one favorite band. You have to buy t-shirts, collect all the EPs and singles, hang posters in your room, stand in the front row screaming every word-it's a time consuming process. My favorite band is Sonic Youth. They've been my favorite band for eight years, and I wouldn't be surprised if someday I'll be boring my kids with tales of the time Kim Gordon killed Robert Christgau with a simple turn of phrase, or perhaps the time Thurston Moore smashed Neil Young's prized guitar into tiny bits in front of thousands of outraged hippies (and a devastated Neil Young). I hope my kids roll their eyes every time.

Sandler's 'Deeds'
This is a review of "Mr. Deeds," but I'm not going to mention that movie again until the 400th word or so.

This is Funny: Neil Simon's ‘Elling' Starring Deniro's Leonord Loews
Poaching the theme of savant-meets-slob from Neil Simon's classic "The Odd Couple," Norwegian director Petter Naess invents two oddballs who eclipse Jack Lemmon and Walter Mattau in grit and geekiness.

Music Review: The Stone Roses


Music Review: Atmosphere


Music Review: Sonic Youth



Opinion

Is It Worth Losing?
For the past 35 years, the SAT has been used by colleges and universities as a tool for determining which students they should admit. Recently, however, a movement has begun in California that seeks to ban the SAT from the UC admissions process.

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