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One tradition that is branded into the minds of people who know about Texas A&M University, is the tradition of Bonfire. The tee-pee shaped stack of logs draws thousands of Aggies to commemorate the ignition of the logs. Since the misfortune of Bonfire 1999, there has been a debate on whether the tradition should be able to continue or not. "Texas A&M University president Ray Bowen said Friday that when the tradition does resume, in 2002 at the earliest, the bonfire will be far smaller and the construction more professionally run" 2001-Sept. 8, 2001 (http://espn.go.com/ncf/news/2000/0616/588238.html). Creating bonfire under a "more professionally run" basis would mean that major modifications would have to take place such as a pro
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- "The bonfire pile is flawed because it consists of a relatively loose bunching of upright logs and because it's base is too narrow to hold it's looming tower. I kept telling them it was dangerous," said Thompson, ...
- "They are so cautious and careful," Davis' mother said. ...
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