Wednesday, January 16, 2002



Andersen fires Enron auditor

Bush calls for free trade as cure of unemployment


Probable U. Illinois tuition hike increases communication

Tomorrow
High: 52; Low: 38; Mostly cloudy, winds from the northeast

Friday
High: 54; Low: 36; Rain in the afternoon and evening


1953-The Chevy Corvette was introduced in 1953 as a show car at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Corvette became and instant classic with it’s unique fiberglass body and sporty design.

1973-Bonanza's last episode Long-running western series Bonanza is finally canceled after 14 seasons. The show, which debuted in 1959, was the first western to be televised in color. Its trademark theme song rose to No. 19 on Billboard's Top Singles chart in 1961.

Jonathan Sampson/MANAGING EDITOR
Tom Connovs, a R.L. Paschal Senior High School student, purchases food at Jons Grille Tuesday night. Jons Grille has been a popular local hang-out for students and faculty since it opened in 1989.

Jons back to business
By Laura McFarland
Staff Reporter

The writing on the wall will remain.

Years worth of floor-to-ceiling graffiti on the walls of Jons Grille is not in danger of disappearing. Jan Meyerson, the new owner, said she will keep the restaurant open and unchanged.

Meyerson became the proprietor of Jons Grille when her brother, Jon Meyerson, died of a self-inflicted wound Nov. 24. The restaurant has been a popular local hang-out for students and faculty since it opened in 1989.
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Enrollment in world religion classes increases
By Marci King
Staff Reporter

TCU is witnessing the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States with a surge in Middle Eastern studies, said Manochehr Dorraj, a political science professor.
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Campaign aimed toward future projects
Fundraising plans already raised
$50 million
By Raul Martinez
Staff Reporter

Two hundred and fifty alumni and top donors have been interviewed by University Advancement officials to help further plans for the largest fund-raising campaign in TCU history, said Bronson Davis, vice chancellor for University Advancement.
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Art

The Legend of the Horned Frog Statue
By Antoinette Vega
Skiff Staff

Every time Brad Thompson walks by the steel horned frog statue, he kisses it for good luck.
“It is natural for me to kiss the horned frog statue,” said Thompson, a sophomore Student Foundation member. “I even kiss the statue while giving campus tours, which the prospective students think is kind of weird.”
A gesture such as this is not uncommon as students walk past the statue each day. It has become the backdrop for thousands of pictures each year and a campus landmark.
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Frog statue caused opposition in 1984
Some said art inappropriate for campus
Editor’s Note: This editorial originally ran in the April 17, 1984 edition of the Skiff

If certain members of the TCU House of Student Representatives get their wish today, there could soon be an eyesore in front of Reed-Sadler Mall.
The House will vote today on allocating $4,000 from the Permanent Improvement Fund to erect a 6-foot stone statue of a horned frog sitting atop a cliff.
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