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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 50



UH 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.

Fundamentalism reemerging

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.

Texas' 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.

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