Breaking News , brainchild of project manager and Daily Cougar editor-in-chief Jim Parsons, is an off shoot of the Daily Cougar, the official campus newspaper of the University of Houston since 1934. Meant to keep the students, alumni and general readers apprised of what is happening during the winter break, Breaking News runs on-line every Wednesday, December 16, 1998, through January 13, 1999, except December 30, which is a University holiday. Articles and artwork appearing in Breaking Newscannot be reproduced without express written permission. We do not discriminate in regards to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, handicap or veteran status.

 News tips are accepted by phone at (713) 743-5360 or in Room 151 of the Communication Building. Letters or e-mails are welcome from all readers. They must include the authorís name, telephone numbers and affiliation with the University. Anonymous letters are not published, but names may be withheld by request. Letters are edited for clarity and language and may be delivered in person to Room 151, Comm. Bldg., or e-mailed to


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