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Friday, October 23, 1998
Houston, Texas
Volume 64, Issue 44


Mayor Brown Speaks on Jobs


About the Cougar

Campus Spolight

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October 23 in history: 25,000 women march in New York City, demanding the right to vote, 1915; Boris Pasternak, author of Doctor Zhivago, is named winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, 1958; President Nixon agrees to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica, 1973. Birthdays: former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson (1925); soccer great Pele (1940); author Michael Crichton (1942); country singer Dwight Yoakam (1956); parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959). Quote for today: "I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone." (Tallulah Bankhead, American actress, 1903-1968)


Conference: The African-American Studies Program will hold the African-American Studies Commemorative Student Conference from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cullen Performance Hall.

Democrats: The College Democrats will meet at noon in the UC Rodeo Room.

Jum'aa Prayer: The Muslim Students Association will hold a Friday congregational prayer at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201 and 204, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Islamic studies, classes and general body meetings will be held afterward.

Anime No Kai: Anime No Kai, a Japanese animation club, will show a variety of Japanese animation titles from 2 to 5 p.m. at the UC Satellite.

Free dinner: The Hillel Student Center will hold a Shabbat Dinner and Services at 6:30 p.m., 1700 Bissonnet at Dunlavy. The dinner is free for students. For information, call (713) 526-4918. 

MSA: The Muslim Students Association will hold an Islamic study circle at 6:30 p.m. in the UC Underground. The circle is open to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Celebration: Join the Baptist Student Ministry and Friday Night Live for praise and worship at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Student Ministry.


Splish splash: Delta Gamma Fraternity will hold its annual philanthropic event, Anchor Splash, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Melcher Natatorium. Campus organizations will complete in traditional and synchronized swimming events. Trophies and prizes including four golf nut packages and gift certificates to the Redwood Grill will be awarded to the winning teams. All proceeds will be donated to aid for the blind and sight conservation.

Festival: The Fourth Annual Houston Women's Festival will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to midnight at the historic Garden in the Heights. Anyone interested in music, art, culture and commerce is invited to attend.

Mass: The Catholic Student Newman Association is holding mass Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center Main Chapel and at 6 p.m. at the Catholic Center across from Entrance 1. All UH students and faculty are invited to attend.


Feed the vampires: The Wellness Center will hold a Feed the Vampires Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cougar Den. For more information, call the Wellness Center at (713) 743-5455.

Monday meal: The Lutheran, Episcopal and United Campus Ministries invite students, faculty and staff to a weekly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the A.D. Bruce Religion Center's second-floor lounge.

Need support?: The Women's Resource Center will hold a meeting for nontraditional students from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 208, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. 

Mass: The Catholic Newman Student Association will hold mass at noon in the second-floor chapel of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center.

Prayer: The Muslim Students Association will hold a Zuhr prayer at 1:30 p.m. and an Asr Prayer at 5 p.m. in Room 201, A.D. Bruce Religion Center.

Study lounge: The Catholic Newman Student Association will have a study lounge from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Catholic Center across from Entrance 1. Students must have a valid UH ID to enter.

MSA: The Muslim Students Association will hold Arabic classes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 202, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Please bring a Quran and Arabic to English dictionary.

Rosary: The Catholic Newman Student Association will recite rosary at 7:15 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Catholic Center.


Deadline: Homecoming registration packets are due for the following events: Paint the Campus, Parade Across Campus, Strut-Your-Stuff and Banner. For information, call (713) 743-5210.

Volunteers: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Houston seeks men volunteers. Children in the Southwest, West and Southeast Houston and south Harris County need adult mentors who are willing to be role models for a few hours each month. You can be a Big Brother to boys between the ages of six to 15 who are from single-parent families. To learn more at a weekly information meeting, call (713) 271-5683.

Are you a blood sucker?: The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center seeks volunteers from the greater Houston area. For more information, call Dariece McClure at (713) 791-6647.


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