Tuesday, January 15, 2002

The Supreme Court was closed briefly Monday after discovery of an envelope containing white powder. The powder was not anthrax, a court spokeswoman said.
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President Bush urges trade expansion to combat recession

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students re-enroll for classes at U. Arizona

High: 62; Low: 45; Sunny, slight wind from the southeast

High: 66; Low: 40; Partly cloudy, chance of rain in the afternoon

1559 — Two months after the death of Queen Mary I of England, Elizabeth Tudor is crowned Queen Elizabeth I at Westminister Abbey in London.

1870 — The Democratic donkey first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. The donkey was created by illustrator Thomas Nast.

1929 — Dr. Martin Luther King is born in Atlanta, Georgia

1974 — Famous TV series Happy Days makes it’s premiere.

Commuters will face parking problems this semester due to construction of the Sarah and Steve Smith Entrepreneurs Hall north of the M.J. Neeley School of Business. Approximately 143 spots were lost.

Plans for parking garage on indefinite hold
By Kelly Morris
Staff Reporter

Despite ongoing parking concerns, a 450- to 600-spot parking garage has been put on hold indefinitely, said Carol Campbell, vice chancellor for finance and business.

“The parking garage was discussed at the November Board of Trustees meeting, but the Board deferred any further action on it at this time,” Campbell said. “Personally, I would be surprised to see it back on the agenda again this academic year.”

Campbell said one of the reasons the Board deferred the project was because of the $5.5 million to $7.5 million price tag of the proposed parking garage.

“The relatively high cost at a time when the endowment has lost market value was a major consideration,” she said.

Campbell said the endowment was its highest during March 2000 at $1 billion. As of Sept. 30, the most recent quarterly figures available, the endowment was about $ 850 million, down 15 percent, she said.
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University enforcing payment policy
By Angie Chang
Associate Editor

Financial Services has received approximately 1,900 payments since Jan. 4 from students after it threatened to drop students from classes as a result of the enforcement of the payment policy reenacted this semester, said TCU Controller Cheryl Wilson.

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Tucker Center lacks funding
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

The William E. and Jean Jones Tucker Technology Center will not have an endowment to cover operating costs when its doors open in April if the university does not raise $6.5 million, administrators said.
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Smart Shopping
The pros and cons of buying textbooks online
By Erin LaMourie
Features Editor

Ashley Schwab spent an hour in the TCU Bookstore looking for her classes’ textbooks and left empty handed. The search for the best deal on her textbooks was just beginning.

Schwab, a senior history major, compared prices and decided to purchase her textbooks online.

She said she used to spend an average of $600 on books each semester but saved about $100 when she bought them online in the fall 2001. She said she heard it was cheaper to buy textbooks online, so she compared prices on eCampus.com, VarsityBooks.com and BarnesandNoble.com.
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