Tuesday, January 29, 2002

High: 64; Low: 38; chance of rain and thunder


High: 44; Low: 21; cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon

1845 — Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” beginning “Once upon a midnight dreary,” was published in the New York Evening Mirror.

1861 — Kansas was admitted to the Union as the 35th state.

1989 — Global Motors, the American company that imported the Yugo, filed for bankruptcy.

Construction workers measure the base for the Smith Entrepreneur Hall in the spot of the former parking lot of the M.J. Neeley School of Business Monday afternoon. The new facility is expected to be finished by early 2003.


President Bush talks to reporters as Interim Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai looks on during a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House Monday.

Monumental Meeting
Bush pledges support to Afghanistan
By Sandra Sobieraj
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Bush promised Afghan leader Hamid Karzai a “lasting partnership” including economic aid and training for a national military on Monday but turned aside a request for U.S. troops as part of a peacekeeping force. Americans will help build a new Afghanistan “free from terror, free from war and free from want,” Bush told Karzai as the tri-colored flag of the visitor flew in the White House Rose Garden for the first time in nearly four decades.

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Board of Trustees approve tuition, minimum wage increase
By Kelly Morris
Staff Reporter

The Board of Trustees approved an 8.7 percent tuition increase, a $213 million budget and increased minimum wages for university staff for 2002-03 at its second meeting of the year Friday, said Clarence Scharbauer III, chairman of the TCU Board of Trustees Student Relations Committee.

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Lectures to aid awareness of Islam
By Sam Eaton
Staff Reporter

The Department of Extended Education is co-sponsoring a lectureship series called, “A Closer Look...Islam,” that will bring experts to speak on Islamic religion, culture and politics because of the growing interest in the topic, said David Grebel, director of Extended Education.
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Return of the mullets
By Andre Mouchard
The Orange County Register

Last Thursday, the Web site Milkandcookies.com celebrated “Mullet Day.” Nothing special about that. On the Net, every day is Mullet Day.

The haircut dissed by some (not us) as the Canadian Passport or the Kentucky Waterfall or, well, Ugly Hair is more than a lamentable, 1980s-era fashion statement.

Online, it’s an obsession.
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