Monday, June 25, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 148

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

'UH, we have a problem': Members of the Houston fire Department's Hazardous Material Response Team prepare to inspect the UH Science Center on Wednesday. The building was evacuated after researchers noticed smoke comming out of a laboratory on the third floor. Though the team inspected the building numerous times, the source of the gaseous substance could not be explained. 
The majority of students have only been affected minimally by the campus flood --getting a week off school, spending extra time in classes to make up for it and perhaps meeting in a different classroom.

On June 6, the Council of Europe's Human Rights panel sent a recommendation to the main council body that unless the United States and Japan repeal thedeath penalty by January 1, 2003, they would lose their "observer" status in the council. Two days earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the death penalty of a mentally retarded man.

When a group of New Yorkers decide to pick up and move to the sunny California, you have to expect them to experience culture shock. From the fast-paced, often rainy and cold cement-filled crowded roads of New York, to the laid-back, sunny and warm, palm tree-lined streets of California, the members of Ultra V thought they were going to take some time to adjust.

UH volleyball head coach Bill Walton and senior hitter Jennifer Wittenburg, who was awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA due to multiple injuries during her collegiate career, will lead the team through a tough non-conference schedule.

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