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Thursday, August 30, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 1





Today in history:

Cleopatra commits suicide, 30 B.C.; William Penn sets sail from England to establish the colony of Pennsylvania, 1682;
Gen. Benedict Arnold agrees to surrender West Point to the British army, 1780; Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as a U.S.
Supreme Court justice, 1965; The Beatles release "Hey Jude," 1968; Leona Helmsley is found guilty of income tax
evasion, 1989; CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman

premieres, 1993; an expedition to raise part of the Titanic fails when nylon lines being used snap, 1996. Birthdays: Mary
Wollstonecraft Shelley, author (Frankenstein), 1797; Maria Montessori, education freak, 1870; Huey P. Long, Kingfish of
Louisiana, 1893; Fred MacMurray, actor (My Three Sons), 1908; Ted Williams, baseball legend, 1918; Bill Daily, actor (I
Dream of Jeannie), 1928; Cameron Diaz, actress (Charlie's Angels), 1972; Lisa Ling, TV personality (The View), 1973.


Today Jazz it up: Harlon's in the UC Underground will present Wheels of Jeopardy, a jazz band composed of Moores
School of Music students, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jonathan at (713) 743-5874 or via e-mail at 

Career students: University Career Services will hold a series of career development workshops including a seminar on
internships at 3 p.m. on the first floor in the Student Service Center. For more information, call (713) 743-5100 or visit the
Web site

Friday Jummah: The Muslim Students Association will have jummah prayers on the second floor of Oberholtzer Hall.
Khutbah begins at 1:30 p.m., with food available for purchase following prayers. For more information, contact Irtiza at

Oh, the humanics: The American Humanics Student Association will hold its first general meeting of the semester from
noon to 1 p.m. in Rm. 439 in the Graduate School of Social Work. For more information, contact Margaret at (713)

Weekend Wax on, wax off: The UH Shotokan Karate-Kobudo club has workouts at 10 a.m. Saturday in the UC. All
students, faculty and staff are welcome to join and learn self-defense. Anyone interested should visit

Tuesday The National Organization for Women at UH is meeting Tuesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. in the UC, top floor, in
the meeting area in front of the Houston Room. Anyone interested in women's issues is welcome to attend. We are
always accepting new members and are gearing up for big events coming soon. For more information, please contact or go to our Web site at

Announcements Step one: Campus Recreation invites all students to register for step aerobics in Room 102 in Garrison
Gymnasium. Exercises are Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 a.m. For more information, call (713) 743-9509.

Rugby: Anyone interested in joining the rugby football club should attend practices Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6
p.m. No experience is necessary. Anyone interested should call (713) 867-3960 or visit the Web site

Get your spirit on: Applications for the UH Ambassadors are available in Room 129, E. Cullen today and tomorrow. It's a
good way for students to show their school spirit. Anyone interested should contact Sabrina at (281) 615-8104. Turn on

Spotlight: Put the Campus Spotlight to work for you -- post your group's next meeting or event for free. For more
information and rules, visit , call (713) 743-5361 or e-mail 

Turn on the Spotlight:The Campus Spotlight is an easy and free way to announce your groupis next meeting or event. Just send the information (including the event Thursday, August 30, 2001 and time, a brief description, sponsoring organizations, location and a contact name and telephone number) to, fax it to (713) 743-5384; send it via campus mail to STP 4071; or drop it by the Cougar newsroom, 160 Communication, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Monday. For information, call (713) 743-5361.


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