Wednesday, January 26, 2000
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 81

Smith denies cover-up, chief's dismissal

First Amendment Radio meets, but lacks organization

Energy sec. to lead talk on crude oil

E-mail concerns U.Minnesota faculty



In House

Freaky Tales


Maximum Peel-Out

Superhero Adventures

Album Review: D'Angelo

Music Notes

Moores Opera preapares two solid productions

The Wrestling Report

15 Questions

Cardenas on Castro

Miller on the Brown Theater

Franks on football

Staff Editorial

Editorial Cartoon

UH Baseball

Men's Basketball

Sports Opinion

Women's Basketball

About the Cougar

"Who ya gonna call?"

Max Lacayo/The Daily Cougar

Students (above) lined up Tuesday as Raw Flava Cellular & Paging set up tables at the UC to give away free Ariel cellular phones. With a short credit check, some students were allowed to take home up to five phones, an opportunity that John Knight (right), a sophomore music business major, took advantage of.


In News Today . . .

UH President Arthur K. Smith released a five-page memorandum Monday responding to what he called a "fictitious web of conspiracy" in the Houston news media regarding the alleged dismissal of UH Police Chief George Hess.

In Opinion Today . . .

Not too long ago, a small boy was taken along with a group of people leaving their home country to seek refuge in the United States. The group failed. The boy? Promptly returned, too. No fuss, no muss, no Disneyland and no cameras -- just some kid being rejected, along with his 9-year-old brother and 405 other hopefuls.

In Entertainment Today . . .

"We have come in the name of Jimi, Sly, Marvin, Stevie, all artists formerly known as spirits and all spirits formerly known as stars," r&b/soul artist D'Angelo writes in the liner notes of his latest album, Voodoo, recalling the names of some of the most legendary artists in soul music's past.

In Sports Today . . .

USA Today's Baseball Weekly magazine labeled the Cougars as the ninth-best team in the country, with cross-town rival Rice rated at No. 7.

Pete Medrano/The Daily Cougar


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