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Volume 85, Number 6 ONLINE October 3, 1997
Slipping Past

Freshman linebacker Ryan McMillan stretches to reach University of Texas freshman running back Hodges Mitchell but comes up empty in Saturday's heartbreaking 38-31 loss to the Longhorns at Rice Stadium. Rice dominated in the first quarter and led for much of the game but saw that lead evaporate in the fourth quarter when Texas capitalized on a Rice roughing the punter penalty to go ahead 35-31.
Small explosion questions safety
by Maya Balakrishnan
An explosion took place in a physical chemistry lab around dinnertime last Tuesday. While Brown College junior Alesha Herrera performed the last run of her bomb calorimetry experiment on at 6:30 p.m. according to directions in her physical chemistry lab course, something unpredicted happened.

According to a statement she submitted to both the chemistry department as well as the Health and Human Safety department, the explosion occurred when she was preparing her fourth run using a bomb calorimeter, a sealed metal container which is used to identify an unknown substance. She used directions given in her course lab manual while lab assistant Kevin Bates oversaw that she followed the procedure exactly.

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