Friday, February 15, 2002



NATIONAL NEWS
DETROIT — The makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are recalling 1.6 million 1993-1998 model-year vehicles after complaints the vehicle may move even after the gear shift is in park.

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STATE NEWS
AUSTIN — University of Texas System regents on Thursday approved a $150 per semester mandatory fee, to take effect next fall.
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Islamic Association to meet on Sunday

Asian Festival Banquet tonight in the SC Ballroom

SATURDAY
High: 58; Low: 34; Partly cloudy

SUNDAY
High: 62; Low: 47; Partly cloudy


1804 — New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery

1903 — The first teddy bear was introduced in America. It was made by Morris & Rose Michtom

1933 — President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt

1998 — Tara Lipinski and Todd Eldridge win the female and male figure skating championships at the Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Dolling up
Molly Beuerman/SKIFF STAFF
Tori Kingrey, a Lancôme make-up artist, makes over Kaylee King, a junior interior design major, at the TCU Bookstore Thursday afternoon.

Intercom to define goals, discuss role on campus
By Kami Lewis
Staff Reporter

Members of Intercom will define their goals and continue discussion about the group’s role on campus at their second meeting of the semester Monday, said Chelsea Hudson, Student Government Association president and Intercom chairwoman.
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Preparation underway for tech center

$6.5 million still needed to meet building’s fundraising goals
Skiff Staff

University Advancement officials will contact two corporations in the next two weeks to begin a push to raise funds among high-tech firms for the Tucker Technology Center, said Valerie DeSantis, director of corporate relations.

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Building expected to be completed by April
By Sam Eaton
Staff Reporter

Construction of the Tucker Technology Center, which will provide upgraded facilities for the College of Science and Engineering, is on schedule for completion in April, project manager Eric Lincoln said.
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Enron Corp. executive testifies against Lay and board of directors
By Marcy Gordon
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Enron Corp. executive Sherron Watkins accused two top company officials Thursday of duping then-Chairman Kenneth Lay and the board of directors about improper — and possibly illegal — partnerships that concealed over $1 billion in debt.
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Future leaders
Molly Beuerman/SKIFF STAFF
Russell Elleven, associate director for residential services, speaks to prospective resident assistants Thursday.
Entertainment

Isn’t she lucky
Spears stars on the big screen in “Crossroads”
By Terry Lawson
KRT Campus

NEW ORLEANS - Britney Spears doesn’t want to be Britney Spears. At least for a couple of hours.
“My biggest wish is that people would just go see this movie and forget about who I am and just see Lucy,” Spears says of the stifled small-town teen-ager she plays in her first film, “Crossroads,” which will open nationwide today. “But I know that’s very hard because it’s hard to separate the two, because I am who I am.”
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Britney Spears’ newest pop exploit
By Ryan Eloe
Skiff Staff

I hate when you jostle a can of soda and when it opens it explodes all over the place creating a sticky fiasco.
Britney Spears, like an over-shaken can of Pepsi, has unfortunately spewed her artificial sweetness, making a huge mess that no one wants to deal with.
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Guest dancers perform tonight, Saturday
By Colleen Casey
Staff Reporter

Professional dancers are real people too.
Three guest artists in residency will connect on a personal level with dance students during classes and then take to the stage for a performance. “They’re gorgeous dancers, but in class it’s good to see that they can make mistakes just like the rest of us,” said Juliana Williams, a sophomore ballet and modern dance major.
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“Summons” similar to other Grisham books
By Jeff Guinn
KRT Campus

In the two years since he published “The Brethren,” his last legal-themed whodunit, John Grisham has stretched his writing wings.
“A Painted House,” a coming-of-age yarn, gave Grisham the chance to evoke his boyhood without involving a courtroom or attorneys. “Skipping Christmas,” still near the top of bestseller lists, was a new take on “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
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