celebrates life of geosciences professor
Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues
of John Butler, the UH geosciences professor who died of cancer Oct. 24,
filled the Lyndall Finley
Wortham Theater on Tuesday afternoon for
a celebration of his life and 33-year career at the University.
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have focused
much of the world's attention on the most radical elements of Islam. But
most may be unaware of how
much the fundamentalist forms of Judaism
and Christianity play a part in the heated politics of the Middle East,
which spilled over onto U.S. shores
on that tragic day.
safe-haven laws aid abandoned
During the late 1990s in Texas, the phenomenon
of young children being abandoned was growing fast. In 1999, there were
13 such incidents in
Houston alone. The Texas Legislature responded
by passing the first so-called "Baby Moses law" in the country.