Monday, September 10, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 13

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

Thanks for all the fish: A sea lion delights a crowd of onlookers at the Houston Zoo on Saturday. The zoo was one of 11 institutions that opened their doors free to the public as part of the annual Museum District Day.


Alberto Gonzales was born in San Antonio, the son of Mexican migrant workers, and grew up in Houston as one of eight children in a house without a telephone or hot water. Today he is the chief legal counselor to President George W. Bush.

The Personal Responsibility Amendment is a proposition that has been steadily gaining popularity in my home state of Michigan for years now. The proposition deals with drug laws, specifically those concerning marijuana. Its purpose is to reform the current, inexplicable hysteria surrounding marijuana and replace it with a more sane and responsible approach.

Considering his band's success, it would have been easy for Rob Thomas and company to turn in a less-than-inspired performance Saturday at the Cynthia  Woods Mitchell Pavilion. But following an energetic 18-song set, there's no denying matchbox twenty is a rock band above all else.

The University of Houston volleyball team competed in Manhattan, Kan., this weekend at the Wildcat Classic Tournament, held by Kansas State
University. The Cougars came in third in the four-team tournament, logging a win against the University of Arkansas in the final match.


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