Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 1588

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

Peaceful protest: Local adherents of the spiritual movement known as Falun Gong have been holding daily protests outside theChinese Consulate on Montrose Boulevard. The Chinese government began a crackdown on the movement two years ago, which has resulted in its being virtually eliminated inthat country. The government has also been accused of trying to convince officials in U.S. cities not to recognize the movement.

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) toured UH on Saturday to get a first-hand look at the damages to the campus caused by flooding in Tropical Storm Allison, and the University's efforts to recover.

Calm has finally been restored to the city of Genoa, Italy, but the debate is just beginning to heat up on the topic of missile defense. Recently, China and Russia voiced unified opposition to President Bush's plan for missile defense, and several European nations have also voiced concerns.

Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes is one summer movie I really wanted to like, for this simple reason: The original 1968 film, which I saw on television as a kid, was the first non-Disney movie that really blew me away.

The 2001 football season is around the corner and Conference USA is gearing up. As the teams prepare for practice, the coaches sent in their votes for the 2001 C-USA All-Conference squad.


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