Keeping You a Secret
by Julie Anne Peters
Reading level: Young Adult
By Brandie Moore, Courier Daily Editor
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
(May 7, 2003)
First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blond ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap. Great. Now I was obligated to rag on her for violating the new dress code. Forget it, I decided. My vote — the only dissenting one in the whole student council — still counted. With me, anyway. People could come to school buck naked for all I cared. It wasn't about clothes. We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what? She glanced back over her shoulder, the way you do when you know someone's watching. That's when it registered — the rainbow triangle below the message. My eyes dropped. Kept her in sight, though, as she disappeared around the corner
Acclaimed Julie Anne Peters has written her first book centered on a lesbian couple. Julie Anne Peters also happens to be a lesbian as well.
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Salsa Bar at the Creations booth! Pizza, Chinese, grill items such as burgers & chicken strips, deli sandwiches and, of course, burritos!
Come to the ROP Faire on Friday during both lunches in the Pavilion.
2 New Community Service opportunities available. Union City Little League Baseball and Free the Trees both need volunteers. Pick up flyers in the Career Center.
Juniors and Seniors: Powder Puff is coming up on April 3rd! Applications for female players and male cheerleaders are available in Room 67. Permission slips are due back to Room 67 by Monday, March 2, at 3:45 p.m. Donít miss out on this fun-filled competition between the Juniors and Seniors!
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By Cary Darling
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
If every dog has its day, then every "Slumdog" has its night.
"Slumdog Millionaire," the tale of a poor, gangly Mumbai boy who ends up winning big on a game show, lived up to its rags-to-raja storyline at Sunday night's 81st Academy Awards at Los Angeles' Kodak Theater. It snagged eight awards, including the honors for Best Picture.
The little movie with no big names zipped by such star vehicles as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" with Brad Pitt, "The Reader" featuring Kate Winslet, "Milk" starring Sean Penn, and "Frost/Nixon" with Frank Langella.
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South Fork of Feather River
By Paul Rogers
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
on February 3. Note the small
amount of water in the riverbed.
Ca. Department of Water Resources photo
SAN JOSE, Calif. — It's been nice. But not enough.
The heavy rains of the past few weeks didn't end the drought. And for the first time in 18 years, mandatory summertime water rationing is all but certain for Silicon Valley.
On Friday, the federal government announced that water levels at major reservoirs across Northern California are still so low that cities — from San Jose to Los Angeles — that receive water from San Francisco Bay's delta should only expect 50 percent of the water this summer that they are contracted to receive.
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