Tuesday, January 29, 2002


LAGOS, Nigeria — As onlookers wept and wailed, hundreds of bodies were pulled out of a canal in Nigeria’s largest city Monday after they drowned while trying to flee explosions at an army weapons depot.
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The International Bible Society said Monday that America’s best-selling modern Bible is about to get an update using gender-neutral wording, despite past criticism of that idea from conservatives.
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No harm caused to campus system by e-mail

SGA cabinet inauguration today

 

CAMPUS AND LOCAL

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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TCU security guard killed Saturday
By Anthony Kirchner
Staff Reporter

Edward Carson, 68, was “full of energy everyday” while he worked as a TCU security guard, said TCU Police Chief Steve McGee.
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

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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Guantanamo Bay detainees not POWs
By Robert Burns
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush said Monday he is weighing legal questions on whether the Geneva Convention applies to the 158 suspected terrorists detained at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He pledged to treat them humanely, but said: “These are killers.”

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President to address the nation
By Alisha Wassenaar
Staff Reporter

President Bush will address a country fighting a war and battling a recession in his State of the Union speech at 8 p.m. tonight.

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Information being withheld in Enron case
By Marcy Gordon
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney says the Bush administration’s refusal to identify business executives who met with him and his aides concerning energy policy probably will end up in court.

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Bodies of drowned victims recovered from canal

Ecuadorean jetliner still not found after crash

Bible to be updated with gender-neutral wording

 


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