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Thursday, February 25, 2021


Police chief, detective ready to treat nuclear, chemical threats

Even before Sept. 11, 2001, TCU police officers were prepared to deal with potential terrorist attacks, a police official said. TCU Police Detective Kelly Ham has been trained to respond to nuclear, biological and chemical threats, including advanced certification in weapons of mass destruction, he said. The training was part of the Department of Homeland Security.

"Everybody is trained: when you get the call, you respond to the emergency," he said.

Men’s golfers attend national tournament, gain experience

TCU's men's golf team sent four students to the U.S. Amateur Championship last week, tying a school record.Jon McLean and Robby Ormand advanced to the match-play round of 64.

Along with McLean and Ormand, Tom Miles and James Sacheck were also in the tournament but did not qualify for the match-play rounds.

"It was a great experience," said McLean. "Absolutely the best tournament you can play in as an amateur."

Ormand said playing in the tournament, which was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., was not an everyday occurrence.

SGA changes pregame tailgating regulations

Student Government Association officially started its semester Tuesday afternoon by introducing new regulations for pregame tailgating.SGA President Trevor Heaney said the new changes include a two-hour time frame in which students may consume alcohol. Heaney, a senior entrepreneurial management and finance major, added that 15 minutes before kickoff, tailgating will end and students will be encouraged to attend the game.

"It's going to be something that is student-initiated and student-run," Heaney said of the pregame tailgating regulations.

Audiences ‘Accept’ new college movie

"Accepted" is the latest movie to portray college lifestyle on the big screen, like "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" and "Animal House," but there is one thing this movie does different than other movies of its kind.It has heart and a truly genuine message about not making judgments based on appearances and not accepting rejection.

As the movie begins, you see Bartleby "B" Gaines (Justin Long) using his wit and charm to get through high school. But while most kids are receiving their acceptance letters to prestigious schools, Gaines receives multiple rejection letters.

Counterpoint: Alcohol OK for most 18-year-olds

I have been around alcohol my whole life.My dad's father (Grandpa) has owned a liquor store for as long as I can remember, and my mom's father (Pawpaw) is by far his best customer. Every time my family gets together, it's the perfect chance to try out a new wine or beer that my grandpa has just received in stock, or to install a new keg into my Pawpaw's fully functional and well-stocked bar.

From that information, you might assume that I am a heavy drinker and that I could get booze anytime I want it. But I am different.

Q & A with Donald Furrow

How does it feel to make the Texas Collegiate League All-League team? That was a lot of fun. I was going in, I wanted to make the all-star team again. Up until the all-star break, I was kind of throwing well when it dawned on me that I was in the top two or three. Coming down to the wire, I got calls from the ladies running the league saying, "Yeah, you are in the hunt for pitcher of the year." That's when I really kicked it in, when I really wanted it. Not so much for me, but for Weatherford and Coach Lightfoot. He'd been really good to me over the last three years.

Frogs look for more Mountain West success in 2006 season

The defending Mountain West Conference champions, the Horned Frogs, finished last season (11-1, 8-0), including a win in the EV1.net Houston Bowl, and are now looking for a repeat performance this year."We have to play with energy to be great," said Gary Patterson, head football coach.

If the Horned Frogs are going to reach a BCS bowl this season, they will have to do so without some key players from last season. The Frogs lost a total of 11 starters, according to the 2006 Horned Frog football media guide.

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