Wednesday, April 17, 2002



Campus safety procedures followed with tornado threats


Thursday
High: 81; Low: 64; Partly Cloudy
Friday
High: 81; Low: 56; Isolated Thunderstorms


1790 — Benjamin Franklin dies at the age of 84. Franklin, a scientist, printer and statesman invented the lighting rod, bifocal eyeglasses and help found the University of Pennsylvania.
1970 — Apollo 13 returns safely to the Earth after suffering a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon
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CAMPUS AND LOCAL

Tornadoes blast Fort Worth, Arlington
By ANGELA K. BROWN
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — Tornadoes and strong storms slammed into parts of North Texas Tuesday night, demolishing homes, ripping the roof from a church and snarling air and ground traffic.
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Rah Digga spreads the message
Performer among features
at Culture Shock
By Alisha Wassenaar
Staff Reporter

RollingStone compares her to Queen Latifah and says she’s a twist on the traditional bad girl. Blaze Magazine called her the, “Emancipation Proclamator.”
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Chinese Student Organization aims to promote diversity
Group hopes to increase numbers after fall 2001 start
By Kelly Maria Howard
Staff Reporter

Members of the Chinese Student Organization are working to promote diversity through opportunities, cultural exchange and friendship between Chinese students and students of other cultures, said Karen Li, a senior nutrition major.
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Improvements suggested during Constituency Day
SGA gains student feedback from
on-campus residents
By Alisha Wassenaar
Staff Reporter

After serving 185 pizzas at different residence halls across campus, and giving students index cards to write their ideas for the Student Government Association on them, Matt Freedman said he felt confident that Constituency Day was a success.
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

Powell working toward truce with Israel, Palestine
By BARRY SCHWEID
Associated Press

JERUSALEM— Secretary of State Colin Powell is trying to expand Israel’s withdrawal on the West Bank and persuade Yasser Arafat to commit to some version of a cease-fire — limited results as he concludes a mission aimed at halting 18 months of escalating violence.
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Juvenile siblings admit to killing brother; detained on murder charges
By SUSAN PARROTT
Associated Press

LEWISVILLE, Texas — Two suburban siblings have admitted to killing their 6-year-old brother and burying him in a muddy creek bank behind their home, police said Tuesday.
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Spacewalkers wrap up work on mission
Installation of station’s new 44-foot girder completed Tuesday
By MARCIA DUNN
Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s most experienced spacewalker and his rookie partner wrapped up work on the international space station’s new 44-foot girder Tuesday and hung powerful floodlights outside the orbiting outpost.
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Fort Hood solider charged with murder
Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas — A 21-year-old soldier from Addison was formally charged Tuesday in the death of a newlywed rap musician as well as attacks on three other people, Army officials said.
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Bush pushes for rights of violent crime victims
By SANDRA SOBIERAJ
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Victims of violent crime, too often an afterthought in the courts, deserve a constitutional amendment guaranteeing their rights, President Bush said Tuesday.
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Two more bodies, cockpit voice recorder retrieved

Police chief pleads for his job after denial of term

other briefs

 

U.S. offers Lindh lawyers al Qaeda interviews
By LARRY MARGASAK
Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lawyers for John Walker Lindh should be given 13 summaries of interviews with al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, but the material should not be made public, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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