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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. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5071.

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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/5071

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1999 - World News, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5071.

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Title Houstonian 1999
Creator (LCNAF)
  • 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
Language English
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Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title World News
Creator (LCNAF)
  • 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 Downtown Houston came alive when the Texaco Grand Prix came to town for a weekend. Rooftops of skyscrapers sprouted umbrellas and canvas tents, grandstands rose above office buildings, and every street corner offering a peek at the careening race cars was dotted with lawn chairs and coolers. Streets were closed off in advance to prepare for the 1.5-mile downtown course. Three miles of 8,000-pound concrete barriers and 13 aluminum grandstands foreshadowed the event. A crowd of 62,455 prodded and searched for the best view of the race cars. Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student beaten and left to die on a split-rail fence, was remembered at his funeral as someone who "struggled to fit into a world kind to gentle spirits," said Rev. Anne Kitch, Shepard's cousin from Peekskill, N.Y. Shepard, 21, died five days after his skull was smashed with a pistol butt and he was lashed to a fence in near-freezing temperatures outside Laramie. Two 21 -year- old men have been charged with murder. Police said that robbery was the primary motive but that Shepard also was singled out because he was gay. Across the street from the church during his funeral, more than a dozen anti- gay protesters waved signs with messages such as "God hates fags." Standing behind barricades, they shouted anti-gay slogans and engaged passers-by in loud and nasty debates. One protester yelled: "Matthew was wicked!" Since the slaying, hate crimes have been on top of the national and state political agenda. President Clinton has called on Congress to pass hate crime legislation covering offenses based on sexual orientation. Clinton sent two representatives to the funeral: Togo West, the secretary of veterans affairs, and Sean Maloney, deputy staff secretary at the White House. Maloney is the highest ranking openly homosexual man on staff at the White house. 130 famhtfttii