Volume 4, Issue 2
University of Houston
Lorrie Novosad/Breaking News
'Whee!': A family cools off during the hectic holiday shopping season
at the Galleria mall's ice skating rink.
Regents give Smith
$45,000 raise, extend contract to September 2003
In a specially called meeting Friday, the UH System Board of Regents
voted unanimously to extend by eight months the current employment contract
of UHS Chancellor and UH President Arthur K. Smith. The move was made to
allow Smith (whose contract was to expire in January, 2003) to stay on
through the next session of the Texas Legislature.
Stutts steps down, DeFranco
In a surprise to many faculty and staff members, Alan Stutts, dean of
the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, announced
last week he is resigning from his position in order to accept the presidency
of what is described as a "for-profit higher education institution." At
press time, the name of the institution had not been announced.
Bayport area residents have
opportunity to air grievances
As part of the ebb and flow of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay is
known for its nearly year-round mild temperatures.
cheer with seasonal favorites
In an effort to bring readers good Christmas cheer, Breaking News staff
writers spent the past week gathering around a roaring fire listening+
to stacks of holiday music CDs. It was difficult to pare it down, but the
following is our list of the best Christmas CDs. Mele Kalikimaka!
Sting adds life to old
material on the intimate
'... All This Time'
When a musician has been in the business for more than a quarter of
a century, he can't keep singing the same old songs the same old ways.
'Vanilla Sky' may baffle
critics, but Crowe handles complex plot well
Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe's latest film, is an excellent story
filled with sexual, violent and mind-numbing situations addressing the
ultimate "what ifs?" regarding relationships.
Breaking News Comics
bad class can sour the college experience
Well, this is it. The last Christmas break of my undergraduate career.
(You can make melodrama out of anything if you try hard enough.) Three
more credit hours, and they'll be handing me a diploma. I don't really
believe it. Diplomas are myths, like Valhalla, Atlantis or Michael Jackson.
They're not real. Certainly not for me.
Caster: Bin Laden tapes
reveal terrorist plot
Everyone should have had an opportunity to view the motion picture event
of the decade: the Osama bin Laden video. In it, we see the absolutely
detestable bin Laden recounting his effort and joy bringing death and destruction
to the heart of America with an equally disgusting Saudi citizen Khaled
Staff Editorial: Hurry
-- expand the locker rooms
UH makes significant Gaines; Knight impressed
Before Friday, the UH men's basketball team was average at best.
With one roster addition -- prized sophomore transfer Kevin Gaines --
the Cougars (5-3) have been transformed into a team that has a chance to
win every time it steps on the court.
Football: Staffers present
picks for madcap bowl season
The Breaking News sports staff has compiled brief descriptions and insight
into all 25 bowl games over the next two weeks. For each game, Managing
Editor Keenan Singleton, Sports Editor Christian Schmidt and Entertainment
Editor Ed De La Garza diligently researched and came up with predictions
for all the match-ups. Note: These predictions are for entertainment
purposes only and should not be used to place illegal bets.
leads Houston as Laddy Cougars trounce Jacksonville State
The UH women's basketball team finished the first month of the season
with one of its best starts ever, going 6-1 with its only loss coming to
the No. 14-ranked Colorado Buffaloes.