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Issue #562 :: Friday, August 9, 2002

Top Headlines

Major Decisions
Let me see a show of hands: How many of you seniors still haven't chosen a major yet? Gender studies doesn't count. Well, you aren't alone. I know of a bunch of people that still haven't and I don't even get out that much.

Comprehensive Review Draws Fire from Regents
LOS ANGELES-UC regents strongly criticized comprehensive review, the new policy designed to give UC schools a flexible admissions process in a meeting Tuesday.

I <3 Rooney
Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney.

Tomorrow's Camp Today
I have no complaints about Triple X. None at all.

News

Pell Grant Program Faces Billion-Dollar Funding Shortfall
The largest form of federal need-based aid for low-income students may face a $1 billion shortage, higher education lobbyists said Wednesday.

Nuclear Weapons Facilities Subject To Congressional Security Probe
U.S. nuclear weapons facilities-which may include the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories-are under congressional scrutiny amid allegations of security shortfalls that leave them open to terrorism.

News in Brief: Lower Costs Benefit Young Commuters
Youth living in Contra Costa and Alameda counties will be able to take public transit at a discount, after AC Transit announced reduced rates for its younger passengers.

News in Brief: Rave Bill Lacks Votes Needed for Passage
The state "Anti-Rave" bill AB 1941 died in the Senate this week after strong opposition from the public.

News in Brief: Family Stages Attempted Robbery
A woman and her two children escaped security guards Tuesday afternoon after their attempted clothing heist at a Downtown store was foiled, police said.

Lab Custodians Picket, Union Negotiates to Hire More Staff
Custodians at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are overworked and underpaid, union officials said yesterday.

Corrections
The article "New University Apartments Set Out Welcome Mat for 120," from July 23, incorrectly stated that Albany Village only grants housing to those who have children. Actually, Albany Village grants housing to students who are married or have children or both.

Comprehensive Review Draws Fire from Regents
LOS ANGELES-UC regents strongly criticized comprehensive review, the new policy designed to give UC schools a flexible admissions process in a meeting Tuesday.

Regents Turn Critical Eye to Auditing System
LOS ANGELES-As private auditing firms across the nation lose credibility in the aftermath of corporate scandal, the UC Board of Regents is re-evaluating its relationship with its auditors.

Berkeley School District Closes in On Upcoming Spending Deficit
Due to accounting oversights and budget restructuring, Berkeley Unified School District lowered its projections for its upcoming deficit by about one-third, officials said Wednesday.

Feature Photo: The Dog Days of Summer


Photographer's Notebook: Moving In For A Closer Look, Without Lens
As a photojournalist, my level of love and passion for what I do is considerably high. Despite this, when I am out shooting, I come upon people who are cold in their welcomes, who are reluctant to cooperate, who are indifferent to the story I am trying to tell, and who are sometimes just profoundly rude.


Arts & Entertainment

Tomorrow's Camp Today
I have no complaints about Triple X. None at all.

Celluloid Trashed
With its shady morality and frank depiction of sexual perversion, Steven Soderbergh's breakthrough "sex, lies and videotape" was a painful film to watch. Soderbergh's latest, "Full Frontal," is painful for completely different reasons.

I <3 Rooney
Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney. Rooney.

Celluloid Trashed
It's tight, distinguished, and borders on a pleasant aestheticism. Too bad for Clint Eastwood such descriptions are better suited for his taut 72 year old face and not "Blood Work," his latest film, in which he stars, directs, and produces.

Music Review: RJD2


Music Review: Sixteen Horsepower


Music Review: White Mike


Music Review: Pitch Black



Opinion

Major Decisions
Let me see a show of hands: How many of you seniors still haven't chosen a major yet? Gender studies doesn't count. Well, you aren't alone. I know of a bunch of people that still haven't and I don't even get out that much.

White Space