Friday, April 19, 2002

Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, speaks in Ed Landreth Hall Auditorium Thursday. Bhutto emphasized the importance of democracy in the fight against terrorism.

Bhutto: Democracy fights terrorism
Bhutto asks Americans to be strong as beacons of democracy
By Laura McFarland
Staff Reporter

Democracy and social equality are the strongest tools to cut the roots of terrorism and eliminate the ignorance that flourishes under dictatorships, said former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto in a lecture Thursday.

“The extremists’ greatest fear is the strength of information, social equality and democracy,” Bhutto said.

In her address to hundreds of students, faculty and members of the Fort Worth community in Ed Landreth Hall Auditorium, Bhutto discussed the importance of democracy in the world today. She also expressed her condolences for terrorist attacks against the United States and urged Americans not to characterize all Muslims by the actions of extremist groups.
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The Rock
Wrestler gets first lead role in ‘The Scorpion King’
By Mike Szymanski
KRT Campus

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Rock promises he won’t be pulling a Marky Mark.
No, he laughs when asked if he’s ever going to insist that critics change his credits to Dwayne Douglas Johnson, as the rap star did when he became an actor and asked journalists to credit him as Mark Wahlberg.
“Yeah, like Mark Wahlberg did? I’ve been thinking about that,” The Rock said, taking a deep breath and holding it. “We’ve had long discussions, me and my guys, and it’s like a resounding agreement.
“We all like The Rock. We all like that name. And I love it, too. Rock Hudson did it for ‘Rock.’ Rock’s easier to say.”
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Mathayus (The Rock) and Cassandra (Kelly Hu) are being pursued by Memnon’s army.


‘Murder By Numbers’ doesn’t add up to thrills
Associated Press

The numbers do not quite add up on Sandra Bullock’s new crime drama.
Too calculated and superficial to deliver a psychological thriller with real depth, too straightforward to create any sense of mystery, director Barbet Schroeder’s “Murder by Numbers” is a sum considerably less than its parts.
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Count Me Out:
Murder Story Hits too Close to Home

By Ryan Eloe
Skiff Staff

Don’t invite me to see the movie “Murder by Numbers” this weekend.
It could very well be a great movie. Critics may or may not like it. Audiences may or may not like. I just don’t want to see it.
I love thrillers, yet I think this one will make me cringe in my seat for different reasons.
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