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TCU head coach Gary Patterson leads the celebration as senior weak safety Charlie Owens raises the Iron Skillet after the Frogs recorded its third consecutive victory over SMU. For complete game coverage, see the sports section.

 

Campus Briefs

Former student shot
at apartment Thursday
Kimberly Whalin, a former TCU student, “is holding her own” after receiving a gun shot wound in the head Thursday, her mother Alice Whalin said Monday.

According to a Fort Worth Police Department report, a witness entered an apartment at 9109 Windrush Drive and found Whalin still breathing and Gerardo De Alvarado dead.
Police told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram De Alvarado and Whalin had apparently been dating about six months and the incident appeared to be an attempted murder-suicide. According to the article, a Glock semiautomatic pistol was found near De Alvarado’s body and a receipt found in the apartment showed the gun was bought by De Alvarado about a week ago.

Whalin’s mother would not comment further on her daughter’s condition but said she would appreciate prayers. As of Friday, the Star-Telegram reported Whalin was in critical condition.
According to the Registrar’s Office, Whalin is 23 years old and was a religion major at TCU. She first enrolled in the fall of 1996 and last enrolled as a senior during the fall of 2000.

 

Today in history

1924 — Tom Landry,
former Dallas Cowboys head coach who led the team to two Super Bowl wins, was born.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
TCU Daily Skiff
Special News Section on Terrorist Attack

Editor’s Note
The TCU Daily Skiff will report any new information about the attacks on New York City and Washington on the Web site at www.skiff.tcu.edu immediately as it comes in.
The Skiff will handle this situation in a different way because of its immense tragedy. We will provide national and local aspects on this situation.
For any additional information, please visit the site throughout the day.

Ram Luthra
Editor in Chief

Emergency Blood Drive

With a blood shortage in the New York area, Texas' Carter Bloodcare has set up an emergency blood center for people who volunteer to donate. "When there's a time of national tragedy, it's especially important to donate blood," Carter spokesperson Ann Schrader said. "There are people who are going to need this." Blood may be donated from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the East Texas Room of the Will Rogers Convention Center. Donors may also go to Carter's other donor centers near campus, located at 5429 S. Hulen St. and 2473 Forest Park Drive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow. For more information, contact Carter Bloodcare at (817) 335-4935.

Alumni Brief

J.D. Reseter, a TCU alumnus, safely escaped the World Trade Center North Tower when the terrorist attacks occurred.
He was on the 58th floor of the building.
Reseter was not available for comment, but his roommate Rob Semple said Reseter told him he was working when the lights went out and the floor started to shake. He also said his roommate told him he bolted down the stairwell and got out of the building within 20 minutes.
Semple said the building collapsed 15 to 20 minutes later.
Shortly after the attacks, Reseter boarded a train and left for Connecticut, where his family resides, Semple said.

Local mosques, synagogues heighten security
By James Zwilling
Staff Reporter
Religious leaders in Fort Worth said Jews and Muslims heightened security Tuesday, fearing retaliation against people of foreign descent in light of recent terrorist attacks in the United States.
full story

Far worse than Pearl Harbor
By Steven Baker
Special to the Skiff

Second class motor machinist Lee Brown was sweeping for mines on an auxiliary ship when he looked a Japanese pilot in the eye as he flew over the channel at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.
full story

Click here for further news coverage and editorial articles on today's events.

Dean candidate visits, stresses prominence
By John-Mark Day

Slater is being considered by TCU to fill the dean position that is entering its third year of vacancy.
As dean, Slater said he would want to bring the College of Communication to national prominence.

full story

Greeks upgrade recruitment
process with CD-ROM mailing

Sam Eaton
Staff Reporter
The TCU Greek community’s efforts to upgrade the recruitment process by sending out CD-ROMs to all incoming students had little effect on the number of pledges this fall, said Tom Sullivan Director of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs.

full story

SuperFrog premiers new duds at SMU
Erin LaMourie
Staff Reporter

SuperFrog bulked up this summer and debuted a new look at the TCU football game Saturday against Southern Methodist University.
With the new suit, SuperFrog has a six pack, a tail and new shoes.
Jeff Tucker, head cheerleading coach, said the changes were made because the previous suit, created in fall 1999, had many problems. He said the suit was heavily padded, which made it very hot and difficult for the student inside to move around.
A student who wears the SuperFrog suit said the old suit was lined with about 8 to 10 inches of cotton padding.
“There was no circulation in the suit and body heat could not escape,” he said. “If the weather was hot, it could be very unsafe.”
full story

 

Opening holes
Offensive line use smash mouth football to quiet doubts

By Kelly Morris
Skiff Staff
Head coach Gary Patterson has always been fond of saying the most physical team usually wins on Saturdays.

full story


Defense holds Mustangs back, scores two touchdowns

By Brandon Ortiz
Sports Editor
It was a sentiment echoed by coaches and players before the start of the season. The young and inexperienced TCU football team wanted to be at the top of its game before playing Houston in its Conference USA opener Sept. 29.

full story


Frogs claim men’s and women’s individual titles
By Quinten Boyd
Skiff Staff
The men’s and women’s cross country teams entered Saturday’s season opener at the UTA Movin’ Mavs Cross Country Challenge with the hopes of continuing their ascent in the rankings.

full story


Volley Frogs pick up win
TCU drops first two matches of Holiday Inn Classic before defeating Indiana State
By Colleen Casey
Skiff Staff
A trip to Bozeman, Mont. last weekend for the Holiday Inn Classic allowed the Volley Frogs to collect their first win, but not before losing two more matches that gave the Frogs a 1-6 record.

full story

 

 

   
 


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