RESEARCH GRANTS FUND REVOLUTIONARY PROJECTS

by Karen Snelling

Daily Cougar Staff

Although the College of Engineering received about $7.4 million in 1992 for research projects, this support wasn't free, said Charles Dalton, associate dean of engineering.

Governmental and private agencies funding UH engineering research projects expect results, he said.

Agencies award grants and contracts to the College of Engineering rather than endowments or gifts because the agencies funding the research insist projects meet specific requirements, Dalton said.

Faculty members in the department of chemical engineering are studying how oil flows through porous rocks, Dalton said, citing an example of agency-sponsored research. The department hopes to find ways oil companies can recover more oil from the ground, he added.

Some professors are experimenting with fluid mechanics to learn about the process of tur-bulence flow, Dalton said.

Several electrical engineering professors are working on microcircuitry projects that will expand a computer's abilities, he said.

Dalton said civil and environmental engineering faculty members are conducting experiments to find more efficient ways to purify water.

Mechanical engineering professors are working to develop stronger superconductivity wires, Dalton said.

Dana Newman, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, said most research projects begin when an agency sends the College of Engineering a formal document specifying the type of research they want done and any rules and regulations the agency has. Faculty members read the requests and then write proposals on how they would conduct a project, she said.

Newman said she is writing proposals for research in biomechanics and bioenergetics. Both topics involve the study of human performance in partial gravity, which is anywhere from the earth's gravity of one gravitational pull to zero gravity.

Her proposals will be considered by companies that design space suits and make life-support systems for astronauts, she said.

Unlike endowments, which generate interest in bank accounts,

agencies award grants to the College of Engineering when these agencies want general scientific questions answered. Agencies awarding grants typically want to know how and why something operates in a certain way, he said.

Agencies make a contract with the College of Engineering when they "expect a specific thing in return for funding a research project," Dalton said. In the past, contracts have required project results ranging from creating mathematical formulas to developing more efficient superconductivity wires, he said.

After getting approval from the engineering department's chairman and the dean of engineering, faculty members send proposals to the UH Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Newman said. OSP either returns the proposal to the faculty member for revision or submits it to the agency requesting the research, she said.

Newman said people at the agency level may take anywhere from two months to six months to accept a proposal.

Hoping to attract an agency's interest for project funding, faculty members also send unsolicited proposals, Newman said.

The main financial supporters of engineering research are government agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Johnson Space Center, Dalton said. However, businesses such as oil companies also fund engineering research, he said.

Dalton said from January 1992 to August 1992 the College of Engineering sent 134 proposals to agencies for approval. He said he estimates close to 115 additional proposals will be sent by December 1992.

Julie Norris, assistant vice president of OSP, listed the engineering research grants and contracts awarded for the fiscal year 1992. They include: chemical engineering, $2,259,706; civil engineering, $1,120,017; electrical engineering, $1,450,800; industrial engineering, $199,122; mechanical engineering, $1,879,340; and the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence, $412,557.

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KARATE CLUB TEACHING KARATE AS WAY OF LIFE, NOT JUST FOR SPORT OR DEFENSE

by Kim Copelin

News Reporter

Fifty people dressed in white will bow and remove their shoes as they enter the Cougar Den Saturday morning.

Members of the Shotokan Karate Club are offering free karate lessons to UH students and faculty 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays in the UC.

"Philosophically speaking, karate is not a sport, not a class, not a club, it's a way of life," Leonard Bachman, assistant professor in the College of Architecture and chief instructor of Shotokan Karate Club said.

People who stay in the organization grow in character, become more confident and better at introspection, he said.

Deddy Mansuyr, records specialist in the Registration and Academic Records Office, founded the club when he came to UH 12 years ago.

Instructors of Shotokan teach everything from karate to basic punches and kicks to self-defense against an armed attacker; however, Mansuyr stresses that the main objective of the class is to develop self-confidence and mental awareness.

The members of Shotoka sit on the floor and participate in discussion training for the first 15 minutes of class.

"We want to encourage people to get involved so we sit and discuss social problems and what's going on in people's lives," Mansuyr said.

Next, the members meditate, Mansuyr said. This is an important step because it helps develop self-control. "When studying the martial arts, people have to develop mental control as well as physical control. They can't do [karate] with just one," Mansuyr said.

Mansuyr has been training in karate for 30 years. He began taking lessons when he was a young boy living in Indonesia.

"When I was six or seven, I was small and shy and some neighborhood bullies would start fights with me. I would come home crying so my father put me in karate school and since then I've had no fights. Karate school gave me confidence and self-esteem. That's what I want to pass to others," Mansuyr said.

People of all ages, races and religions are members of Shotokan, Mansuyr said, making the group more like a family.

"Karate has improved my way of life and quality of life both spiritually and physically in the 12 years I've been a member," Bachman said.

Students and faculty can join by participating in the lessons.

People should wear loose, comfortable clothes. If they like they can order a dogi, a karate uniform, through the class, said Curtis Link, a UH graduate student and two year member of Shotokan.

The class is divided into groups based on ability. Beginners start with a white belt and can work though six levels to acquire the highest honor in karate, the black belt.

Students are expected to obey certain etiquette and follow the five basic principles of karate: honesty, integrity, manners, self-defense and self-control.

Through karate, people can develop mental strength that can help enforce a positive attitude and help manage stress, Mansuyr said.

 

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PARTICIPATING IN ORGANIZATIONS DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION SKILLS

by Yonca Poyraz Dogan

News Reporter

UH students involved in campus activities not only meet new friends and feel they're part of the campus community, but they also have an advantage in developing leadership skills employers seek.

"The employers look for well-rounded individuals who are effective problem solvers, who can make decisions, who can make effective presentations in front of groups and that's the benefit of campus involvement," said Consuelo Trevino, director of the Department of Campus Activities.

Students have a chance to apply academic knowledge to activities in their organizations, Trevino said.

About 7,000 students participate in campus activities. And more than 200 registered student organizations -- including political, recreational, religious, honors, international, ethnic, college and professional -- are registered at UH.

The Department of Campus Activities sponsors leadership programs like the Leadership Institute, which is a ten-week noncredit class offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

This program gives students opportunities to develop leadership styles, learn how to motivate groups, plan programs, solve problems and deal with conflicts, she said.

Another program, called the Leadership Challenge, is a one day conference which attempts to introduce members of student organizations to different types of leadership styles, Trevino said. "We do group work where they can get involved in problem solving."

Working for an organization instills responsibility and allows the student to grow, said Marian Awad, a senior in political sciences and the communication director of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Students who work part-time don't have much time to spare, but they can still participate in student activities and benefit by joining, Trevino said.

Involvement helps students feel they're part of the university, and it encourages them to continue their course work, Trevino said. Students who don't have any connection with the campus except studying have a tendency to drop out, she added.

Durward Burral, a freshman in anthropology and a member of the visual and performing arts and special events committees, said by participating in campus events he has developed a feeling of acceptance on campus.

Trevino said, "Sometimes a few students get overly committed in their organizations and don't turn in their assignments."

"It isn't good to get overly involved in many groups and become very popular then lose track of why you're at UH," she said.

Awad said, "My top priority is studying, but I like to give as much time as the Golden Key needs and I learned how to manage time."

A junior in political science and president of the Black Student Union, Mary Francis said if she needs someone to talk with, she can always find a friend in her organization. Francis also works part-time, but other members help her deal with the pressures of everyday life, she added.

The organizations themselves generate interests by setting up tables throughout campus and encouraging students to stop by and discuss the groups, Trevino said.

Some students may want to start their own organization, Trevino said. That can be accomplished by having at least three members and taking a few days to learn regulations about forming a group, she added.

"We're not here with just buildings and books, we're here as a community of breathing, challenging people," Trevino said, "to learn to work with one another and to build up our community."

 

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RACIAL TENSION BOILING AT UNIVERSITY OF MASS.

CPS -- There has been no lack of controversy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this fall as racial tensions among students resulted in disturbances in dorms, the takeover of a building and a lawsuit filed against the campus newspaper.

"It is fair to say that emotions are running high," said university spokesman Danny Chun. "They are serious incidents."

There were three well-publicized events that have brought national attention to the school. The university has an enrollment of 23,600, of which about 9 percent are minority students. The incidents, to date, are:

* A black residential assistant was attacked by a white man in a dormitory, and the incident later sparked a melee by minority students in the building.

* About 30 students took over the alumni and development building for a week, demanding that the state should fund more scholarships for minority females. They also were protesting the Columbus Day celebration held Oct. 12.

* Three minority students sued the independent Daily Collegian on charges of discrimination and violation of their civil rights.

The incident with Resident Assistant Arlens Barosy began Sept. 25 when he asked some people who were drinking in a hallway in Washington Tower to get rid of the alcohol. A white male,who isn't a student, allegedly punched Barosy and ran off. Barosy chased him and got punched again.

On Oct. 3, Barosy found racial graffiti and feces smeared near his room, and five days later, tensions percolated to the point that about 35 students rampaged through the 22-story building, overturning trash cans and pulling bulletin boards off the walls.

Two students who had been associated with the suspect agreed to move out of the building "for safety reasons," Chun said. The suspect was found and faces charges of assault and deprivation of civil rights.

Chancellor Richard O'Brien promised students Oct. 9 that campus security would be increased in the dorm area. His solutions include expanding the university's escort service and re-instituting human relations, social and crisis intervention training for the school's public safety personnel.

"This training must be on-going, not a one-shot event," he said. "A review of the department protocols for incidents of racial harassment and graffiti is also in order."

Meanwhile, on Oct. 6, about 30 students occupied Memorial Hall, the university's alumni and development building. They were protesting the celebration of Columbus Day, saying they wanted the state government to have an annual teach-in to bolster their argument that Columbus was the start of 500 years of genocide and slavery. Additionally, Chun said the students wanted the state to fund 40 scholarships a year for minority female students.

The last seven students left the building Oct. 31 with no incident after university employees moved their belongings from the second floor, where they were holed up, to the first floor and eventually out the door.

And finally, the independent Daily Collegian was sued by three minority graduate students who claim they were fired because they wrote stories that editors didn't like.

Dan Wetzel, editor in chief of the undergraduate paper, denied he fired Rabi Dutta of India, Hussein Ibish of Lebanon and Madamohan Rao of India. All are doctoral students who put out a bi-weekly page in the paper on foreign affairs.

Christobal Bonifaz, the trio's attorney, said they were fired in early September. They gave the university an ultimatum that they be rehired by Sept. 21 and have voting power to elect a page editor. He said the university agreed to the demand, but the paper appointed an editor for the page and the students weren't asked to return.

Bonifaz sued in Massachusetts Superior Court on 12 counts, including violation of civil rights. He wants the court to reinstate the students.

"This is an outrage. They feel very proud of the product they are producing," he said. "To pull the rug out from under them is very damaging. Their reputation is at stake."

Wetzel said he never fired the students and said the agreement would have broken paper policy on the election of editors, who can only be voted in at the beginning of a semester. During a semester, an editor can be appointed, he said.

"The charges are false. They asked me to break the rules," he said. "They were never fired from the staff and are still full staff members. Here are three guys in their early 30s suing an undergraduate newspaper with people in their 20s. I hope they move on, if they can."

 

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STUDENT CHARGED WITH VERBAL ASSAULT AGAINST LAW PROF

by Michica N. Guillory

Daily Cougar Staff

A confrontation between a law professor and a student about tardiness led to verbal threat assault charges Thursday, said UHPD Lt. Helia Durant.

Professor Seth Chandler was apparently distraught about John Byers Steel, a law student, being about 25 minutes late to his 11: 30 a.m. class, Durant said.

"The teacher asked the student to step outside into the hallway," Durant said. "There (Chandler) told (Steel) it was very discourteous to come in late."

This is when Steel allegedly became angry according to a UHPD police report.

"Do you want to take this outside (the building)?" Steel allegedly asked Chandler according to a UHPD statement.

"Chandler did not go outside because he believed offensive physical contact would occur and that the situation was becoming dangerous," Durant said.

"When he (Chandler) tried to go back inside the classroom the student blocked the door. That's when he left to call UHPD," Durant said. "He felt threatened by the student and feared bodily harm -- he wanted to take precautionary measures."

Chandler could not be reached for comment. However, Steel, who felt he should speak with an attorney first, said calling UHPD was not necessary to reach a resolution.

He declined further comment.

Steel was charged with a class C misdemeanor for assault by threat as well as given a Student Life Referral.

"Steel will probably get assigned to another class based on past similar situations in other colleges," Durant said.

 

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CAMPUS--

 

CONFERENCE

A joint conference focusing on "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Heritage" and "Twenty Years of the Americas Review" takes place Nov. 19-21 at UH.

Some of the nation's leading Hispanic literary scholars, historians and creative writers will present papers in a series of conferences, literary readings, performances and panel discussions.

In conjunction with the scholarly conference, a series of panel discussions and literary readings by Arte Publico Press and The Americas Review authors will launch the joint celebration of the magazine's 20th anniversary. The Americas Review is the nation's oldest and most prestigious magazine devoted to publication of poems, stories and essays by U.S. Hispanic writers.

For more information call Project Coordinator Teresa Marrero or Marina Tristan at 743-2841.

NASA

Dr. Gary Coulter from NASA headquarters in Washington D.C. will speak on the NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Program on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in room 228 of the College of Technology II Building at 11:30 p.m.

For more information call Ira Wolinsky at 743-4121.

LAW CENTER

A discussion of Thomas Jefferson's writing of the Declaration of Independence will kick off the UH Law Center's new program, the Young Scholar Lecture Series. This original series will introduce legal scholars from around the nation.

The first speaker for the series will be Ronald Reed Garet, professor of law and religion at the University of Southern California. The lecture is scheduled Nov. 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Frankel Room of the UH Law Center's Bates Building. Admission is free.

For more information call 743-2156.

SPEECH

Dr. Florence Ladd, director of the Buting Institute of Radcliffe College, will deliver the inaugural address of the UH Women's Studies Friends Group.

A noted social psychologist, Ladd's scholarly work has examined issues such as African Americans in the United States and American minority groups in higher education.

Her address, "Women Claiming Authority and Exercising Personal Power," is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, in auditorium 150 of the UH College of Architecture.

For more information: 743-3214.

 

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CARNIVAL ART PRODUCES GEM IN WELCOME TOVAS LLEGAS

by Manuel Esparza

Daily Cougar Staff

Of the hundreds of albums released every year, only a few gems prompt listeners to play them daily. <i>Welcome To Vas Llegas <p> is Carnival Art's pearl in the oyster, mushroom in the cowpie, diamond in the coal lump.

Working with the"Vas Llegas" idea, the band uses it as a thread to sew together the various ideas in each song. According to singer/guitarist Michael P. Tak, "Vas Llegas exists more as a state of mind than a state on the map."

Musically the band is very adventurous, without the associated cacophony. The rhythms do not follow normal beats. Instead, they are structured to give the songs mobility -- not just foundation. Guitarist Ed can play the teeth jarring power chords but prefers to engrave the songs with his lead.

Carnival Art really has matured in the year since they released their debut album <i>Thrumdrone<p>. They have taken their instruments and have gone from raw to talented. It is rare to have a third release from a band that is this tight musically and focused lyrically.

Though it is not the first single, "Shit Thick" is the fire storm in the inferno. The song's overall feeling is one of anger. This is not surprising since it's about one of Tak's friends who he caught in bed with his girlfriend. Blazing leads erupt throughout the song. If songs could kill, this one would.

The closest Carnival Art comes to sounding mainstream is on the track "Which Is Wig." Tak's voice is given an opportunity to show its capabilities. He is very clean here and does not need to rely on the 'louder is better' principal. Musically the song stays away from power riffs but is still vibrant.

"Crepitus" is another fun track. It has the quality (curse?) of being able to stick in one's head. Its melody cycles and grinds in a parody of carnival music. The lyrics laugh at life. The characters are extremes of what people hope not to become -- an addict, a paranoid or an old man in a home.

Carnival Art is exploring rock's bold new world. <i>Welcome To Vas Llegas<p> is brilliantly put together and should make some waves. That is if people are willing to explore with them.

 

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FILM-MAKER'S LIFE EXPLORED; PASOLINI RETROSPECTIVE AT MFA

by Rebecca McPhail

Daily Cougar Staff

Too often, cinema is regarded as the bastard son of fine arts. A thoroughly modern form of expression, movies are often viewed with disdain by art purists.

During the 1960s, Italian poet Pier Paolo Pasolini defied popular opinion by raising film-making to a new level of artistry.

Throughout November, the Museum of Fine Arts will sponsor a retrospective of Pasolini's numerous films. The body of work spans 15 years and encompasses 14 full-length films and four film shorts.

The retrospective kicked off this past weekend with a screening of the four shorts on Friday at the MFA and a screening of Pasolini's first film, <i>Accatone<p>, on Sunday at the Rice Media Center.

The four shorts span a period of six years beginning with 1962's <i>La Ricotta<p> (featuring a guest appearance by Orson Wells) and ending with 1968's <i>The Paper Flower Sequence<p>. In between are 1966's <i>The Earth Seen From the Moon<p> and 1967's <i>What are the Clouds<p>.

The films vary wildly in size, scope and emotion, running the gamut from absurdly comic to apocalyptic.

<i>Accatone<p>, however, suffers from no such mood swings. The film is a bleak, black and white passion play from which no character is spared.

<i>Accatone<p> (meaning "the scrounger") centers on a drifter in early 1960s Italy. Unable, and unwilling, to hold a legitimate job, <i>Accatone<p> turns to pimping and petty thievery to support himself.

Upcoming films in the series include <i>Oedipus Rex<p>, <i>The Gospel According to Matthew<p> and <i>The 120 Days of Sodom<p> (the last film Pasolini made before his murder in 1975). Due to the sensitive nature of many of the films, only those over 18 will be admitted.

For further information on films and times call the MFA at 639-7515.

 

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UH STUDENTS INFUSE PLAY WITH LIFE

by Denise Arellano

Special to the Cougar

"You can't get healed until you help heal someone else," Ma Dear explains. Pain and healing transcend blood lines. Spirts and a visionary voodoo priestess provide prophetic words of wisdom.

Deep rooted anxieties culminate in powerful catharsis for all characters in <i>Just A Little Mark<p>, a play written by Professor Elizabeth Brown-Guillory and presented by The Houston Suitcase Theater. THST is a new student group on campus which promotes ethnic theater.

<i>Just A Little Mark<p> premiered Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Cullen Performance Hall. The play centers on a young doctor, Caroline, who is ridden with paranoia and neurosis and seeks psychiatric help from Bill, the psychologist. Caroline is played by Tamara Sharae Conner, a junior English major. Bill is played by Larry Christopher Humphrey, a UH staff member.

Both actors provided 'nor-malcy' on stage, helping to build momentum and interconnect the story line. Jackie, Caroline's caustically spiteful sister, added to Caroline's troubles and echoed the attitude and demeanor of her ancestor, Granny Vi.

Jackie was played by LaKeshia Sapp, a senior majoring in marketing and management. Their scenes offered a sounding board for Granny Vi and Ma Dear who appeared on stage as Caroline's dead relatives.

Ma Dear, or Gertrude, played by senior Tanya K. Kelsaw, was not the only ancestral apparition who guides Caroline through the turmoil of her soul. Gertrude eyeballs and hushes her loud and angry daughter, Granny Vi, played by education major Rennette Brown.

In reproachful response, Granny Vi thundered on stage and shook the audience into laughter and tears. Her booming voice proved not only to be the source of medicinal hilarity, but also led the cast of actors into a moving spiritual hymn at the end of the play. Her gospel-sung chant, "Come Walk with Me," was uplifting and powerful, as is any message which reveals the human soul.

"Come walk with me ... we've got the power to heal ourselves." These were not the only words which were left impreg-nated on the audience's mind. In remembering his deceased wife, Sweet ol' Mr. Ernest couldn't have been more candid when he said, "... she was the sugar in mah coffee."

Mr. Ernest was played by senior psychology major, Gerald Woodford. But if anyone left an impression on one's mind, it was Taunt Cia, who haunted the stage with wails and cries paying homage to her African deity, "Wango." Taunt Cia was played by Coy Mechell Archie, also a senior psychology major.

Overall, the performers interacted fluidly and their familiarity was believable, which helped underscore the importance of having strong family ties. Everyone from Caroline to Gertrude digs out from under layers of psychological repression and racial or sexual oppression by grasping their ancestral roots.

Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, associate professor of English, infuses a good dose of oral tradition in her play and enriches her vision with a uniquely female perspective of African American culture and history.

 

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UH CAGERS STRONGER THAN EVER

by Keith Rollins

Daily Cougar Staff

After last year's fine performance in the Southwest Conference, the Cougar mens basketball team looks to repeat that success in its quest for another conference championship.

Last year, the squad led by Head Coach Pat Foster compiled a lofty 25-6 record and was invited to the NCAA Tournament. The team lost to Georgia Tech in a first round upset.

The Cougars started their '92 practice on Nov. 1, and it is evident Foster will field a much stronger and quicker team this season. And he will do it with fresh faces.

Three key starters from last year's team -- Craig Upchurch, Derrick Daniels and Sam Mack -- are gone.

The hardest job to fill will be the point guard position in which Daniels started the last four years. His '91 back-up, Tyrone Evans, may have the inside track because of his experience. But flashy newcomer Anthony Goldwire, a transfer from Pensacola Junior College, may have an advantage with his quickness.

Upchurch's position, big forward, has also been an area of concern for Foster.

In practices, he has moved the senior Charles Outlaw from the center position out to the big forward spot. Red-shirt freshman Jermaine Johnson and three-year back-up Rafeal Carrasco have been working the middle.

If that doesn't work, Foster can keep Outlaw at center and play an assortment of people, like Derrick Smith, Jesse Drain or highly thought of freshman Brandon Rollins, at big forward.

Whatever the case, Foster will keep Outlaw on the court as much as possible because of his experience and leadership.

David Diaz and Craig Lillie will split time at the two-guard position.

The Cougars will play two exhibitions games before starting their schedule against Depaul on Dec. 5. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

UH will match up with High Five America on Nov. 16 and TTL-Bamburg of Germany on Nov. 23. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m. at Hofheinz Pavilion.

 

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HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE SWEETER THAN EVER IN '92

by Adam King

Daily Cougar Staff

Saturday was a day for upsets in the Southwest Conference, but it was also a day for the home-field advantage.

Every SWC team that played at home won their respective games.

The biggest surprise of all came from Ownby Stadium in Dallas where the SMU Mustangs felled the Cougars 41-16, and gave Houston a taste of their own run-and-shoot razzle dazzle.

The Mustangs have successfully generated a 4-1 home record this year after going 1-10 last season.

Equally shocking was the play of TCU in their Amon Carter Stadium lair. They stuffed the No. 20 Texas Longhorns 23-14, and set back a Longhorn offense that had been steadily improving all season. Cornerback Tony Rand was the Horned Frogs' hero after he intercepted a Peter Gardere pass and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

TCU's record is 2-2-1 at home, where they will close out the season against Texas Tech and A&M.

No. 5 Texas A&M kept their unbeaten streak at home clobbering visiting Louisville 40-18. Their last home game will be against TCU on Nov. 21, so Kyle Field looks to be home sweet home for the Aggies.

Baylor edged a stubborn Georgia Tech team 31-27 at Floyd Casey Stadium to run their record to 5-4. With only two games remaining, the Bears are looking for a minor bowl bid if they win both.

Their record is 4-2 in Waco, and Texas will visit to close out the Bears' season.

The Owls finished off Texas Tech at Rice Stadium 34-3 to bring their home record to 3-1. If they win two out of their last three games, Rice will have a winning season for the first time in 28 years.

Rice gets Baylor and Navy, with only one win, at home the next two games.

However, those teams that didn't have the home-field advantage on Saturday also have favorable home records.

The Cougars lead the pack with a 2-0 Dome record and are 1-0 in a "home" game played at Rice Stadium. Houston is a dismal 0-5 on the road.

They will host A&M on national television this Thursday and then travel to Lubbock next weekend to play the Red Raiders. Houston will close out the season at home against Rice.

Any one loss will give the Cougars their second consecutive losing season, and after their performance against SMU, that looks more and more probable.

The Longhorns have won games against North Texas and Houston in Memorial Stadium and against Oklahoma at a Dallas "home" game to bring their in-town record to 3-1. Their only loss came at the hands of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Jones Stadium in Lubbock has also given the Red Raiders an edge against their opponents, where they have a 3-2 record. Houston will be Tech's final home game.

 

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PONIES STAMPEDE FALLING COUGARS, 41-16

by Keith Rollins

Daily Cougar Staff

The SMU Mustangs were finally able to get revenge for the 95-21 drilling the Cougars levied on them in 1989. The Ponies scoured UH 41-16 Saturday in Dallas.

"That '89 game has been hanging on our heads for a long time. It was an in-your-face kind of win," Mustang QB Dan Freiburger said.

With the loss, Houston, 3-5 and 1-3 in the Southwest Conference, is on track to compile their second losing season in a row considering Texas A&M is coming to town this Thursday

Just like the two previous games before Saturday's, UH let the Mustangs build a huge lead. At the half, SMU was up 27-3. The lead proved insurmountable, as the Cougars could only muster two touchdowns in the remaining 30 minutes.

"SMU came out very determined. This is a clear indication of what emotion can do for a ball club. I give SMU all the credit," UH Head Coach John Jenkins said.

Turnover woes continued to ruin Houston's game plan. They had five TO's in all -- Jimmy Klingler threw two key interceptions; last week's star Jamie Mouton fumbled a punt return deep in UH's own territory; UH's co-starter Donald Douglas came in on one play and threw a interception; and Freddie Gilbert lost control of the ball once.

The Mustangs ran at will against Houston's defense and Freiburger completed 26 of 44 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns.

"You can't put it on one thing, because we stunk all day," Klingler said.

The Cougars captured their first and only lead of the day with a first quarter Trace Craft field goal. However, the Mustangs responded with a field goal of their own.

UH then drove down to SMU's 1 yard line. It was a first-and-goal situation and Houston looked to be in the driver's seat. Jenkins opted for a pass play instead of a run, and it was intercepted in the end zone by SMU tackle Greg Hill.

The Mustangs then preceded to march 80 yards in 2 minutes, ending with a Freiburger to Korey Beard 7-yard TD pass.

"We came out like we planned. The first drive we didn't stick it in and had to settle for the FG. The second drive I made a bad decision and had the interception," Klingler said.

SMU cranked out another 17 points in the second quarter, while Houston was limited to only 22 offensive yards over the 15 minute span.

As usual, Houston made a comeback. On the second half's first possession, Klingler constructed the Cougar's best scoring drive of the day. He was seven of nine on pass attempts and hit Sherman Smith in the end zone to cap it off.

On the next drive, the Cougar's looked primed to score again, but Gilbert fumbled at the Ponies 25-yard line.

Later in the third, the Cougars recovered a SMU fumble and Klingler found Gilbert in the end zone. The Cougars were only down 11 points, 27-16.

SMU regained its form in the last quarter and put two more TD's on the board before the gun sounded.

 

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VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK

by Heather Ellis

Daily Cougar Staff

The Jackson Five would be proud. It was A-B-C, 1-2-3 for the Lady Cougars this weekend as they danced all over Sam Houston State and Western Kentucky.

Houston improved its overall record to 18-8, and is still in first place in the SWC with an 8-1 standing.

The SWC title is on the line this Wednesday night for the Lady Cougars. The showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Lady Cougars will take place at Hofheinz Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. The game is long in coming, considering Houston's only loss this season came at the hands of the Lady Horns.

It is definitely in the Cougars best interest to win the match on Wednesday. The winner of the match not only wins the SWC regular season title, but is also awarded the number one seed at the SWC tournament in Austin on November 19-21. By obtaining the top spot at the tournament, the Cougars are guaranteed passage to the NCAA finals.

The Red Raiders of Texas Tech handed the Texas Longhorns their only defeat this season. Texas has shared first place with Houston by posting an 8-1 record thus far.

Friday night the Sam Houston State LadyKats walked into Hofheinz Pavilion out to defend their six game winning streak, and walked out with their winning streak and hopes dashed.

The LadyKats record dropped to 6-2 in the Southland Conference after pushing the Cougars to a four game match.

The first game was a snap for the Cougars who dropped the LadyKats 15-3.

Suprisingly, Sam Houston climbed back into the match the second game won 15-12.

In the second and third games, kills became a key with Lilly Denoon leading the way. The Cougars defeated the LadyKats in two games 15-12 and 15-7.

Lilly Denoon, who is averaging 3.3 kills per SWC game, had 15 kills in four games against Sam Houston State. Karina Faber had 11 kills against the LadyKats, and after this weekend needs only seven more kills to become the fifth Cougar in University of Houston history to hit a high of 1,000 kills.

Janelle Harmonson posted a high of 13 kills and Ashley Mulkey ran up 8 kills as well.

The team also outblocked Sam Houston 12 to 5.5.

Saturday night brought another round of faithful volleyball supporters out to Hofhienz to cheer on the Lady Cougars as they competed against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

After only an hour and thirteen minutes the Cougars emerged with yet another win to add to their sterling set of records this season.

It was a quick three games as the Hilltoppers were no match for Houston. The Lady Netters swept them 15-11, 15-12, and 15-6.

Lilly went two for two for the second night in a row, posting 11 kills and a .550 percentage.

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CPS -- BRIEFS

NO PIZZA PLEASE

(CPS) -- Which student body calls in the most phony pizza orders in America?

The University of Georgia, Michigan State University and the University of California at Los Angeles share the honors, according to Domino's Pizza's latest survey.

More than 400 drivers and managers of stores located close to college campuses were questioned in the informal study, which was designed to find out what kinds of pizzas were the most popular.

An official at Domino's said phony orders make up 1 percent of gross business in an average year. The company reports that drivers make a practice of auctioning off pizzas in dorms where orders prove to be a prank.

GLOBAL VILLAGE

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CPS) -- A group of La Sierra University students shunned their affluent lifestyle and lived in life-size Third World habitats during a two-week experiment to explore life in other parts of the globe.

The nine habitats, designed by film set designers and built by LSU students, were on display as part of a project entitled "Global Village '92," sponsored by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, an international organization that deals in disaster relief.

The students ate the same foods and quantities as the indigenous people would eat and experienced firsthand the realities of the kind of life lived by millions of people around the globe.

The Global Village featured homes from developing countries, and included an African Masai kraal, a South American floating reed house, a refugee camp dwelling, an Asian bamboo stilt house, and American homeless family living in a car, an inner-city tenement, a Brazilian tin and cardboard hut, a Southeast Asian refugee boat and an African outdoor school.

INDIAN EDUCATION

WASHINGTON (CPS) -- While more Native Americans attended college over the past 20 years, the level of education achieved by this group remains below that of others, a study says.

Between 1976 and 1990, the number of Native Americans enrolled in higher education institutions rose from 76,000 to 103,000--- an increase of 36 percent, says an American Council on Education report.

However, Native Americans did not make any proportional gains because total enrollment by all ethnic groups rose significantly during the 1980s.

A 1989 survey of institutions that serve the greatest percentage of Native American students revealed more than half (53 percent) left school after the first year.

"This indicates that college and university programs that target American Indian students in the first year are essential, and could dramatically improve their chances of staying in college," the report says.

The share of Native Americans who completed four years of college remained steady during the 1980s, growing to 9 percent from 8 percent, while the proportion of the total U.S. adult population who finished the same amount of schooling jumped to 20 percent from 16 percent.

ROLLERBLADE-LESS

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (CPS) -- A policy that prohibits "rollerblading" on campus during school hours was recently passed by the student senate at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

The proposal has been controversial, but student leaders say it represents a compromise between the school administration and the student body, the Student Voice reported.

Previously, administrators wanted a complete ban on in-line skates on campus, citing concerns over the safety of pedestrians and the potential for liability suits against the college. Last spring, the administration had wanted to ban all skating on campus.

Under the new rule, in-line skating is prohibited between 7:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on campus sidewalks and banned completely in university buildings.

BONES DISCOVERED

LAWRENCE, Kan. (CPS) -- The FBI and local police are investigating a University of Kansas student's discovery of human bones in a basement.

The bones were found by Ron Worley, a Wichita junior, as he was exploring the basement of his apartment house. Worley, who has lived in the apartment house since Aug. 15, said he found the first bone on the surface of a dirt floor. Other bones, he said, were buried beneath a bathtub.

"He kept the bones in his house for a week waiting for the chairman of the anthropology department to come back from Europe," said Joe Harder, a reporter for the University Daily Kansan.

The FBI and local police were called in after it was discovered that the bones were human and relatively fresh. According to the current owner, the house has five tenants, although it stood vacant from the summer of 1990 until August 1992.

 

 

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