David A. Kaplan

Reactions to College Board's SAT Score Choice

No. 2 pencils ready? Today's question: will the College Board's new Score Choice policy for the SAT, which lets students hide bad scores in their College Board records from universities, (a) lower anxiety for high-school students; (b) raise anxiety for some when they discover that a loophole allows admissions offices to override the policy; or (c) infuriate some colleges?

Baseball: Behind Aaron's Nod to Bonds

Hank Aaron's video tribute to Barry Bonds was the final act in an elaborately choreographed production by the San Francisco Giants. And it was a tribute to the adage "It never hurts to ask.""I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball's career home-run leader," Aaron said in a surprise taped message played on the big video scoreboard at AT&T Park seconds after Bonds hit No. 756.

Kim Ng

Walking around major League Baseball's recent winter meetings in Florida, Kim Ng might just as well have been one of the boys. While she may be the most prominent woman in the 30 executive offices of baseball's various teams, her colleagues no longer notice the novelty.

HP May Face Civil Charges

The attorney general of California may file civil charges as early as next week against Hewlett-Packard, NEWSWEEK has learned. Those civil charges would likely demand damages of at least several million dollars, says a law-enforcement official with knowledge of the office's plans; the official requested anonymity because of the ongoing nature of the investigations.

A Playbook for the HP Hearings

Congress tomorrow becomes the momentary center of the vortex swirling around Hewlett-Packard. Many of the major players in the now three-week-old corporate spying scandal are scheduled to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Hewlett-Packard Cheat Sheet

The boardroom scandal at Hewlett-Packard continues to mesmerize government investigators and the American business community. After NEWSWEEK.com broke the news last week that HP's chairwoman had spied on her own board of directors in an effort to find out who was leaking stories to the press, a platoon of prosecutors and agencies have announced inquiries that could lead to indictments, civil lawsuits, new statutes and updated regulations.

Hewlett-Packard Sets Emergency Board Meeting

Hewlett-Packard has scheduled an emergency board meeting this weekend, probably on Saturday, according to two sources close to the company.The session will focus on fallout from the news that HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn launched a probe into boardroom leaks to news organizations that included authorizing a team of independent electronic-security experts to spy on the records of phone calls made from directors' personal accounts, including home phone records.

Intrigue in High Places

The confrontation at Hewlett-Packard started innocently enough. Last January, the online technology site CNET published an article about the long-term strategy at HP, the company ranked No. 11 in the Fortune 500.


Some campus wags say that succeeding in college is a whole lot easier than enduring the process to get in. That's got to be an exaggeration, as anybody knows who's taken organic chemistry or tried to figure out what that economics professor might be saying in the lecture hall.


A new Web site cheekily evaluates who's hot on the federal bench--and it's not talking about constitutional analysis. "The moment in American juris-prurience that you've all been waiting for is finally here," proclaims underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com, which nominates 12 women and nine men as "Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary." At the Supreme Court last Thursday, it was all the buzz among the law clerks during lunch.


I grew up around sailboats. My father didn't like to run the engine unless it meant escaping mosquitoes in a dead calm on Long Island Sound. So my DNA recoiled a bit at the notion of trying out Albin Marine's new, 30-foot Family Cruiser--a vessel that can ignore the whims of the wind and roam the seas with only a tankful of fuel.

Books: The Boys Of Summer

Out Of The ParkIt's only May, but many teams in the competition-starved majors are already out of it. Here's a way to compensate: read a baseball book. It's always been the most literary of sports and this season has produced fine volumes for the coffee table:One Hundred Years: New York Yankees ($50) It might pain us to say anything nice about the Microsoft of baseball.

Baseball: The Other Shoe

Major League Baseball may be reinstating Pete Rose, but it now faces another clemency conundrum: should "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, of "Black Sox" infamy, also be granted eligibility for the Hall of Fame?

Must See: Genius On Display

It's a no-brainer: one of the fall's best museum exhibitions opens this Friday, Nov. 15. "Einstein," at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, looks at both the theories and the private life of the iconic scientist.

The End Of Baseball Again

Sixty years ago, "Memphis Bill" Terry had it right. "Baseball," said the manager and Hall of Fame first baseman of the old New York Giants, "must be a great game to survive the fools who run it.