Thursday, January 31, 2002



Dining Services is offering Super Bowl food packages for Sunday. There are three packages available with prices ranging from $4.99 to $5.99 a person and individual food items which cost between $9.95 to $40.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Thousands of passengers were evacuated from San Francisco International Airport for more than two hours Wednesday after security guards detected explosives residue on the shoes of a man who then disappeared into the crowd
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WASHINGTON – Amid signs the worst of the recession may be over, the Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday, ending a yearlong strech of uninterrupted credit easing.
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CEO to discuss survival of company following Sept. 11

Nokia award applications due Thursday


FRIDAY
High: 48; Low: 27; Mostly sunny

SATURDAY
High: 53; Low: 34; Partly cloudy


1904 —The first international distress code, the "CQD" call (which preceded the "SOS" distress signal), went into effect.

1937 — The prototype of the Rolls-Royce Wraith made its first test run on this day.

1958 — Elvis Presley records his last single, "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck," before joining the army.

In Memory
David Dunai/STAFF REPORTER
Flowers mark the place where security guard Edward Carson once worked. Carson was struck and killed Saturday while riding his bicycle on Odessa Avenue. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday in Robert Carr Chapel. The accident is currently under investigation.

Approval of the CUE delayed
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

Faculty decided to put the brakes on the Common Undergraduate Experience in a meeting Wednesday after reaching a consensus that approval for the proposed core curriculum was going too fast.

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Details on wages to be discussed
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

Staff members are pleased with the salary and benefits increases passed last week by the Board of Trustees, but a decision is still pending on exactly how long-term non-exempt staff will be compensated.
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Congress backs Bush
By David Espo
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congress is expressing solidarity with President Bush on his call to press the war on terrorism on new fronts, even if it means ultimately confronting the states Bush named as the “axis of evil.”

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Golf tournament scholarship money donated to athletics
Scholarship fund to increase $25,000
By Raul Martinez IV
Staff Reporter

A $25,000 check was presented to TCU Wednesday from Greenwood Office Outfitters for last November’s sponsorship of the Horned Frog Classic golf tournament.

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General Accounting Office to sue for document access
By Jesse J. Holland
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The General Accounting Office has decided to sue the White House for access to documents from President Bush’s energy task force, a congressional source told The Associated Press Wednesday.
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Lifestyles

Thursday Night Fever
Despite Friday classes, students shut their books and hit the clubs to get an early start on their weekends
by John-Mark Day
Skiff Staff

Molly Beuerman/SKIFF STAFF
Students dance Thursday at Cowboy’s in Arlington.

It’s well past midnight Thursday, any Thursday really, and freshman education major Leanna Gilles has just hit the dance floor at Billy Bob’s Texas for another round of two-stepping. She and the four or five women who came with her will close the club, then head home and to sleep, hopefully by 2 a.m. She really should get to bed as soon as she can. After all, class starts at 8 a.m.
Many TCU students choose to take advantage of Thursday night, despite class Friday morning.
“In college, the weekend starts on Thursday nights,” Gilles said.
Gilles said she usually gets ready at about 10 p.m. and doesn’t even hit the clubs until 11 p.m. She leaves about 1:30 a.m., giving her enough time to catch some sleep before hitting her 8 a.m. Spanish class.
“I’m a little tired (Friday morning), but it’s not horrible,” Gilles said.
Billy Bob’s on Thursday nights has become a tradition for Gilles and her friends, who said she started going to the club the second week she was on campus and has gone every week since.
“There are lots of college students there (on Thursday nights),” Gilles. “Friday and Saturday have more adults.”
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