Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Houston, Texas
Volume 64, Issue 162

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Campus Spotlight

To place an item in Spotlight, bring it in writing to Room 160, Communication Building; fax it to 743-5384; or e-mail to Submitting an item does not guarantee that it will run. Call Jim at 713-743-5314 for more information. 

August 4 in history: champagne is invented, 1693; a New York jury acquits journalist John Peter Zenger of a libel charge, establishing freedom of the press in America, 1735; every telephone in the U.S. and Canada goes dead as AT&T and Bell shut down all their switchboards for one minute in memory of Alexander Graham Bell, 1922; Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and her family, 1944; the movie Super Fly opens, 1972; TV's Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury airs for the last time on CBS, 1996. Birthdays: poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792); Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother of England (1900); jazz musician Louis Armstrong (1901); journalist Helen Thomas (1920); PLO leader Yasser Arafat (1929); actor Billy Bob Thornton (1955).


Make a (Power) Point: Information Technology will offer a free workshop, "Beginning Internet," at 10 a.m. in Room 110, Social Work Building. For information, call (713) 743-1564.

Brown-bag it: The Baptist Student Ministry presents "brown-bag lunches" Wednesdays at noon in the Baptist Student Center, Calhoun at University Drive (Entrance 1). Everyone is invited to attend and bring a sack lunch. For information, call (713) 741-0967.

Calling all Bulldogs: The University of Georgia's National Alumni Association will hold a reception for all Houston-area former, current and future UGA students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza Club. For information, call (706) 542-2251.

Speaking in tongues: UH Continuing Education presents accelerated language demonstration classes at 6 p.m. in the Continuing Education Center on Entrance 1. For information, call (713) 743-1060.


Meet the future: Information Technology will offer a free workshop, "Web Development I," at 2 p.m. in Room 110, Social Work Building. For information, call (713) 743-1564.


A good cause: The Women's Resource Center is seeking women and men volunteers for the Fall 1999 semester. Anyone interested should call (713) 743-2730.

Rush it: Sorority rush events will take place Aug. 15 through 21 in the UC. For information, e-mail

Turn on the Spotlight: The Campus Spotlight is an easy and free way to announce your group's next meeting or event. Just send the information (including the event date and time, a brief description, sponsoring organizations, location and a contact name and telephone number) to, fax it to (713) 743-5384 or drop it by the Cougar newsroom, 160 Communication, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call (713) 743-5314.


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