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Texas A&M University — Celebrating 125 Years
tacent developments
elated to attacks
• President George W.
pledged "crusade" to
jid tl world of evil-doers,"
|'ush< s off reported Osama
^Hladen denial; Vice
resid nt Dick Cheney warns
[at tl ose who harbor terror-
ts fa e "the full wrath of the
liter States."
Pakistani official said
delegation sent to
Ifghai istan to deliver U.S.
hand over Osama
^Haden or risk massive
JThe New York Stock
Ixchaiige and the Mercantile
[xchange, as well as City Hall
[nd o her government build-
igs [and courthouses, get
;ady ‘o reopen Monday, even
Is mlch of lower Manhattan
bmaiiis inaccessible. Mayor
iudolph Giuliani said, “A
[reat|way to help is to come
[ere fend spend money."
N imber missing at World
jradef Center reaches 4.957;
90 a nfirmed dead, 115 iden-
fiediPentagon death toll 188;
lew York Fire Department pro
botes 168 firefighters to fill
pid left by nearly 300 fire-
[ghter; still missing.
Authorities arrested a
[econd man on a material
^Ks warrant. He was
irrestod in New York, but no
|ther details were released.
Republicans and
^Hcrats discuss swift
^operation on budget and
lomestic issues as attention
Tifts to terrorist threat.
J Two killed, dozens
ijured as 50,000 Hindu
ationalists march in Muslim
realof southern India to
rotest terrorism, decry
’akistan and Taliban.
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Texas A&M
Fall 2001
(as of 12th day of classes)
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Students often get
homesick when busy
with school
Ags take
on Tulane
No. 10 A&M looks for
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Moment of silence
Bryan-College Station residents hold candles and American flags as a sign
of remembrance and patriotism during a candlelight vigil at the Palace
Theater in Bryan Sunday night. The vigil was organized by the Fiestas
Patrias Planning Committee. Fiestas Patrias, a celebration of Mexican
Independence was to be held last weekend but was rescheduled because
of Tuesday’s attacks New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.
Accident kills 8 Wyoming athletes
Staff & Wire
Eight University of
Wyoming track and cross-coun
try runners were killed early
Sunday when their sports-utility
vehicle collided head-on with a
pickup truck that apparently had
swerved into their lane.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt.
Pete Townsend said the SUV car
rying the athletes collided with a
one-ton pickup truck at 1:30 a.m.
Sunday about 17 miles south of
Laramie, near Tie Spring on U.S.
287. All seven passengers of the
SUV were ejected, and they and
the driver died at the scene.
"The loss of eight students
Track, cross-country runners in
head-on collision Sunday morning
and the critical injury of a ninth
is a terrible blow to the
University of Wyoming commu
nity,” said UW President Phillip
L. Dubois. “Today’s tragedy has
struck close to home. These were
young men who showed great
promise for the future.”
Jay Fromkin, a University of
Wyoming spokesman, said he
did not know where the stu
dents were going.
The student-athletes were
traveling in a private vehicle and
not as part of a team activity.
“We believe they just got
together,” he said..“All the ath
letic meets were canceled over
the weekend. They may have
been just out for the day.”
The driver of the pickup
truck, Clinton Haskins, 21, of
Maybel, Colo., was in serious
condition, Townsend said.
Townsend said only Haskins
was wearing a seat belt. The acci
dent remains under investigation.
“These young men were such
great ambassadors for out athlet
ic department and our universi
ty,” said UW Athletics director
Lee Moon. “It is so hard to real
ize that they are gone.”
The university will make
known plans for a memorial
service as soon as they are
Those killed were driver
Nicholas J. Schabron, 20, of
Laramie; Justin Lambert-
Belanger, 20, of Timmins,
Ontario, Canada; Kyle N.
Johnson, 20, of Riverton; Kevin
L. Salverson, 19, of Cheyenne;
Shane E. Shatto, 19, of Douglas;
Joshua D. Jones, 22, of Laramie;
Morgan McLeland, 21, of
Gillette; and Cody B. Brown, 21,
of Hudson, Colo.
Daerr receives
Silver Star Medal
By Daniel Bagwell
Retired Marine 1st Lt.
Richard L. Daerr Jr., Class of
1966, received the Silver Star
Medal, the United States’ third-
highest award for valor, at a cer
emony Friday in Rudder
Daerr served in Vietnam as a
platoon commander in the
Marines from 1966 to 1968. On
May 20 and 21, 1967, during
Operation HICKORY, Daerr’s
platoon was surrounded by
North Vietnamese troops.
“When we left the trail, all
hell broke loose,” Daerr said.
Daerr rallied his men, and
after evacuating the wounded,
led successful counter attacks
against the enemy. For his lead
ership during this attack, Daerr
was recommended for the Silver
Star Medal.
Later, a fire in Daerr’s battal
ion destroyed the records of his
recommendation. The Marine
See Medal on page 2.
Journalism department
increases entry standards
By Elizabeth Raines
Journalism students at Texas A&M University
already are applying for their spring classes.
Because of recent increases in journalism stu
dents and decreases in journalism faculty, the jour
nalism department is distributing force-request
applications to all journalism majors who need to
take certain journalism classes.
With almost 900 students and only 13 full-time
faculty, there are not enough professors to teach
the required classes, said Dr. Edward Walraven,
coordinator of undergraduate advising and student
services for the Department of Journalism.
“Unlike some departments, we don’t have a big
graduate department,” Walraven said. “We don’t
have those graduate students to help teach our
[introductory class] or the labs.”
Walraven said enrollment for students in the
journalism program this semester is about 300-
350 too many. He said enrollment in the under
graduate program has risen by 300 students in the
past three years.
“This is a nationwide phenomenon,” Walraven
said. “Most enrollment at journalism schools is
up — way up.”
Seven journalism courses, three of which are
required for all journalism majors, are on the
force-request application. The department is
hoping to fill all seven classes, with priority
given to those with the most hours and length
of time in the degree program, before telephone
registration begins in November.
^Journalism on page 2.
Back to
in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — The air
thick with dust and tinged with
bitter smoke, a city still patching
together phone lines and elec
tricity battled to get back to
business for Monday’s reopen
ing of Wall Street.
The New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE) and the
Mercantile Exchange, as well as
City Hall and other government
buildings and courthouses, are
to reopen Monday, even as much
of lower Manhattan remains
“We think we’re ready for it,”
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said
Sunday. “Some of it obviously
... is trial and error.” Investors
anxiously awaited the markets’
Five days after two hijacked
commercial jetliners brought
down the World Trade Center,
parts of the island’s southern tip
are still without electricity or
telephone service. Streets are
crisscrossed with heavy utility
cables and portable generators
stand on sidewalks.
The Wall Street subway sta
tion is closed, and only subways
on the east side of downtown
Manhattan will run at all. A new
ferry service will carry passen
gers across the East River from
Brooklyn. Streets are closed to
vehicles and some thoroughfares
are blocked altogether.
Even so, Giuliani has made
reopening the area — home to
the city’s financial and govern
ment sectors — a priority. The
New York Stock Exchange had
a successful test Saturday of its
computer and communications
The computerized Nasdaq
Stock Market, which doesn’t
have a trading floor as the NYSE
does on Wall Street, said it had
also conducted a successful test
of its systems.
“The life of the city goes on,
and I encourage people to go
about they’re lives,” Giuliani
said. “One of the best things
they can do to show how strong
they are, and to show how ter
rorists can’t cower us, is to not
be cowered.”
President Bush also weighed
in, saying Sunday, “When you
get back to work, work hard like
you always have. ... People will
be amazed at how quickly we
will rebuild New York.”
The NYSE was not physi
cally damaged in the attack.
But a telephone switching
operation was knocked out,
severing some of the communi
cations systems used in trading.
A number of investment firms
suffered damage that forced
them to relocate some of their
operations and re-establish
computer links.
A lot is at stake. About $100
billion worth of trades are con
ducted daily on the NYSE,
Nasdaq Stock Market and
American Stock Exchange,
according to the Securities
Industry Association. Those
trades haven’t been conducted
since the market closed.
See Attacks on page 2.
Engineers wanted: SEC hosts career fair
Tours of the wind tunnel, the George
Bush Presidential Library and Conference
Center and crash-test demonstrations are
some of the newest additions to the
Student Engineers Council (SEC) Career
Fair, which begins today and ends
More than 200 companies will be at Reed
Arena Tuesday and Wednesday to recruit
engineering students for co-ops, internships
and full-time positions.
Ryan Price, a career fair co-chair and
junior petroleum engineering major, said
although the economy has been facing a
slowdown, there are still plenty of opportu
nities for students.
“The numbers are down slightly from
: llll
The career fair is a great
way to directly meet the
recruiters and get interviews.
— Andrew Theriot
marketing director for the career fair and
a senior industrial engineering major
last year, but we still have a large number of
companies coming,” Price said.
Some of the companies attending the fair
include Compaq , DuPont, General Electric
and Motorola.
“The career fair is a great way to directly
meet the recruiters and get interviews,”
Andrea Theriot, marketing director for the
career fair and a senior industrial engineer
ing major, said the career fair boosts
chances for placement.
Today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., students can
play in a golf tournament with recruiters
and attend a welcome dinner at the Brazos
Center from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
See SEC on page 2.