Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 149

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

The circle of life: Seeming to symbolize the ability of nature to bounce back after the torrential downpour of Tropical Storm Allison, a bee collects pollen from flowers outside the Graduate School of Social Work Building.

After nearly a year with the position vacant while the University conducted a national search, Robert B. Wilson Jr. has been appointed as the new chief of the UH Police Department. He begins the assignment July 23.

It is honestly beyond me to conceive how Perry could justify such an act. He claims that Texas already does not execute the mentally retarded. Yet, studies by the Death Penalty Information Center find that Texas has executed six mentally retarded inmates since 1982. Two of those executions were carried out during President Bush's term as Texas governor.

The best storytellers know that details specific to a certain region or individual can evoke emotions common to all people and places. In this vein, Tyler-bred, San Marcos-based Adam Carroll's songs are unmistakably, brilliantly, blatantly about Texas and the lives that are led within its borders.

The day of the 2001 NBA Draft is here, and it sports one of the youngest recruiting classes in NBA history. Of the 100 men eligible for the draft, nearly 50 are underclassmen.


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