Volume 3, Issue 1
University of Houston
Kusum Desai/Breaking News
Winter wonderland: Ice skaters enjoy the Dynegy Ice Plaza, an outdoor
skating rink in front of the Wortham Center downtown. The rink, which offers
skate rentals, will be open through Jan. 3, except Christmas Day. Call
(713) 250-3670 for more information.
24-hour pilot program
ends at Anderson Library
The M.D. Anderson Memorial Library ended a 24-hour-access pilot program
Tuesday night. Library staff will now study the usage data compiled during
this time to consider whether to offer similar services in the future.
America's future is drawn
along ethnic lines, political scientists say
As the nation begins redrawing its political boundaries in the wake
of the 2000 Census, emerging trends indicate ethnic and economic divisions
could dictate the future of the United States.
Agreement returns Rice radio
station to students' control
After a week of nearly unprecedented turmoil for the normally tranquil
Rice University campus, calm prevailed Friday with an agreement that returned
KTRU, the school's radio station, to its student staff.
'Nutcracker' unforgettable for children and grown-ups alike
Anyone who has had the great fortune of seeing the timeless classic
Nutcracker knows it is a heart-warming holiday masterpiece. This year's
Houston Ballet production doesn't disappoint.
Album review: Fatboy
Slim's 'Gutter and Stars' is not worth the full price
The British house DJ Fatboy Slim (a.k.a. Norman Clark) may have come
a long way, but his latest album -- a hit-and-miss collection of good and
bad tracks -- doesn't meet the expectations generated by previous releases.
Great special effects
compensate for cold performances in 'Vertical Limit'
For sheer adventure this Christmas, you won't find a better movie than
Limit, which continues the special effects tradition established by
its forerunners. Unfortunately, Limit also picked up the genre's
legacy of mediocre acting.
Breaking News Comics
returns to action Sunday vs. Southern Methodist
After more than a two-week break, the UH men's basketball team will
head to Dallas on Sunday to face a tough Southern Methodist team. The game
is one that, rest assured, the Cougars want to win.
Lady Coogs hope to have
The UH women's basketball team will attempt to rebound from a 31-point
loss to No. 5 Georgia when it travels to Hawaii to participate in the Ala
Moana Classic against Eastern Washington, Hawaii and Detroit-Mercy.
Kansas falls to No. 10;
NCAA is going overboard with suspensions
Still eons away from American sport's most exciting postseason, March
Madness, collegiate basketball teams are shaking off the rust and gearing
up to put themselves into a favorable position when the spring tournament
Money could keep the
BCS from crowning a true national champion