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Feb. 15, 2001

Student disrupts radio frequencies

Baylor Department of Public Safety officers arrested a junior Wednesday and charged him with disrupting police radio frequencies.

Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak said at times officers had to utilize a different radio frequency because the disruptions were so severe.

'We've never had a situation like this,' Doak said. 'A lot of people were put at risk.'

Officers first made contact with the student on Feb. 8 after locating the source of the disruptions with help from the Federal Communications Commission.

The student was arraigned Wednesday and charged with Interference with Public Duties, a Class B misdemeanor.

A freshman has been accused of raping another freshman in Brooks Residence Hall early Saturday morning.

The victim, a 19 year-old woman, told the Waco Police Department that she went out with her ex-boyfriend, a 19-year-old, and became heavily intoxicated. Later that night the pair sneaked into his dormitory room, where they had sexual intercourse. She claims she was too intoxicated to resist.

The Waco Police Department is currently investigating the incident.

No charges have been filed.

Student Congress approved the appointments of five members of Student Court Thursday.

New justices are Jason Weems, a Houston junior; Drew Crownover, a Weatherford senior; and Kristen Hrusovsky, a Tyler sophomore.

Congress also approved the appointment of David Castillejos, a Dallas sophomore, as court clerk and the promotion of Sam Mazzu, a Dayton junior, to chief justice.

Houston nature photographer Jane Ashley will present a slide show on the bears of Canada and Alaska to the Huaco Club at 7:30 tonight at the Wiethorn Information Center.

The program will begin after a short meeting and will include pictures and commentary of the animals along with award winning landscape photography.

Any hikers, backpackers and outdoor travelers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Don Castello at 756-1088.

The Baylor Department of Public Safety will be registering bicycles from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The serial numbers of the bicycles will be taken to help the officers recover them in case they are stolen.

A Baylor Police detective said this is an enormous help to the department when dealing with stolen bikes and will register any bike by appointment throughout the year.

For more information call 710-2222.