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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - World News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5068.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - World News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5068

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1999 - World News, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5068.

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Title Houstonian 1999
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title World News
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript THIRTEENTH TWELVTH St. Louis Cardinal's slugger Mark McGwire surpassed Roger Maris' single-season home-run record this baseball season, hitting a record 70 homeruns. But fans are squirming over the fact that the 6-foot 5-inch, 250-pound McGwire takes androstenedione, a steroid that the body converts to testosterone. McGwire says "andro" helps him train harder and recover quickly from injuries. But sports medicine doctors say the steroid is a serious health threat. Androstenedione is legal in Major League Baseball, pro basketball, and hockey but banned in the National Football League, the Olympics, and the NCAA. After the pounding rains of Tropical Storm Frances washed away Houstonians had to pick up the pieces of what was left of their homes. Estimated insured losses of automobiles and wind-driven rain in the area were between $65 and $75 million. Relief efforts concentrated in the northwest area of town surrounding White Oak Bayou, where an estimated 1,000 homes were flooded by at least 18 inches of rain. Galveston and the rest of the coastline bore the brunt of the 60-mph winds. High tides caused the greatest problems as beachfront homes were swamped and miles of beaches were simply washed away by seemingly relentless storm activity. A Metro bus that exited the Milam exit off Interstate 45 South met with high waters in downtown. As soon as rescue boats evacuated he bus, currents tipped the bus over and it floated away. Twelve tons of explosives, 14 high-powered lasers and scores of spotlights with 2 million watts of lightning power illuminated the Houston skyline during the Sky Power II festival. The fireworks show was the work of 70 of some of the world's best lighting, sound and pyrotechnics experts, organizers said, and preparations began weeks ahead of time. Along with the light show OrchestraX and Project Bandaloop team performed a Classic Rock Ballet. The skydancers hung from tethers spun gracefully on the sides of the 757-foot Houston Industries Plaza Building to an explosive mix of rhythm and vertical ballet. The theme of the event was the Power Of Youth since it benefited several youth organizations in the community.The show cost $3.5 million and returns beyond that figure went to the charities. More than 3 million people watched the Sky Power II extravaganza either in person or via a live TV broadcast. t^Af^ti^hC • Tropical Storm Frances hits, damaging more than 1,000 Houston- area homes and apartments. Frances dropped more than 15 inches of rain in some parts, forcing UH to close its doors. • Natalie Imbruglia receives Best New Artist Award on the MTV Video Awards. A judge overturned the Jenny Jones murder case, in which a surprised guest killed a homosexual admirer. • The World Energy Council gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center to examine ways to sustain the world's energy supplies and increase the use of renewable energy through the 21 st century. • A Grand Jury began hearing evidence in the 21-month-old JonBenet Ramsey slaying investigation of the 6-year-old beauty pageant winner. • George Wallace dies at 79. The former Alabama governor suffered from a life-threatening blood infection. • A parade through downtown celebrated the Houston Comets for winning the WNBA championship for a second year in a row. TWENTY-SEVENTH 126* WORLD NEWS September • 1 L I