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SPORTS
April 12, 2002 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was only one day, one round, 18 holes, but if you wanted to project a winner at the Masters, feel free to start right now. The course won. That would be the beefed-up Augusta National and it's exactly the result officials hoped for once they fired up the chainsaws and bulldozers to start the makeover last June. At the end of a long, gray opening day Thursday, Davis Love III stood at the front of the class with a five-under-par 67, worth a one-shot lead over Sergio Garcia and Angel Cabrera.
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SPORTS
March 20, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Just as he did in the Olympics, Russia's Alexei Yagudin showed why he is a champion. Relaxed and exuding confidence with every move, he scored a record six perfect marks in the men's short program Tuesday in the World Figure Skating Championships at Nagano, Japan, including the first for a man in required elements. "It is easy for me to skate here compared to the Olympics. I felt like I was going to a show," Yagudin said. There are eight jumps, spins, steps or combinations in the short program.
SPORTS
February 15, 2002 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He kissed the ice with his tears and his lips, releasing the tension and doubts that had percolated within him for years. Alexei Yagudin, a son of Russia who left his homeland to refine his remarkable figure skating talents in the United States, straddled the gap between two cultures Thursday with a majestic performance. He earned an Olympic-record four perfect 6.0s for presentation and a gold medal--not to mention the affection of the roaring crowd at the Salt Lake Ice Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2001 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jacki Chou had a tough act to follow, after her older sister, Vicki, scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT college entrance exam and headed to Harvard University. But follow it she did, also earning a perfect score and gaining acceptance to Harvard. The Oak Park sisters credit their parents, engineer Chia-Shing Chou and homemaker Shumei Chou, who insisted that their daughters spend hours each day preparing for the exam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Jacki Chou, a junior at La Reina High School, had a tough act to follow after her older sister, Vicki, scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT college entrance exam before heading off to Harvard University, where she's now a senior. But follow it Jacki did, also racking up the maximum score and gaining acceptance to the Ivy League school. Both girls credit their parents, Shumei and Chia-Shing Chou , who insisted their daughters spend hours each day preparing for the exam.
TRAVEL
October 28, 2001
Sanitation scores for some of the ships inspected by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in August and September. A score of 86 or higher indicates satisfactory sanitation. A perfect score is 100.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2001
By denying Anita DeFrantz of the United States and Kim Un Yong of South Korea, the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed its long-suspected, white-male, European-only bigotry ("Belgian Wins Olympic Presidency," July 17). The 11th-hour, brazenly false accusation against Kim--whose candidacy was a clear threat--by the Netherlands' Prince of Orange seemed desperate. Long live the IOC, the Intra-European Olympic Conspiracy! Kee Kim Anaheim Does the discontent with the outcome of the IOC election sound familiar?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Directo, a 17-year-old senior at Hart High School in Newhall, calmly retrieved a letter from his mailbox this week that contained his SAT score. He did not stay calm for long. "I let out a scream," he said. Mike received a perfect score of 1,600, placing him in elite company. Only 79 out of 283,723 students who took the SAT last year in California received perfect scores, said Kevin Gonzalez, a spokesman for the Educational Testing Service, which administers the college entrance exam.
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