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Thursday April 12, 2001

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Regents agree on tution increase

Process less stressful than last year, leaders say

FLAGSTAFF - The Arizona Board of Regents voted to raise yearly tuition by $140 and $550 for resident and non-resident students, respectively, at yesterday's meeting.

While these numbers do not include fees, the increase will bring yearly tuition at the University of Arizona to $2,488 for resident students and $10,352 for non-resident students.

The motions, proposed by Student Regent Mary Echeverria and Regent Judy Gignac, are a compromise between recommendations made by the presidents of Arizona's three state universities and the Arizona Students Association.

Ben Graff, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, said he was happy with the process, but disappointed that the increase percentages are not the same for resident and non-resident students.

The tuition will increase 5.7 percent for non-resident students and a slightly higher 6.1 percent for residents.

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2 fraternities join to remember brother's death

Kappa Sigma donates a tree in memory of FIJI freshman who died during Spring Break

A death in the UA greek community has become a reason for two fraternities to build bridges between one another, a chapter president said.

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity lost one of its members during spring break, when Ross Hunter White died in a car accident in Puerto Peľasco, Mexico.

Yesterday evening, more than 100 greeks gathered outside the FIJI house, 1801 E. First St., when Kappa Sigma members donated a tree to the FIJI members in memory of their lost brother.

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Out Clubbing

Junior goalie keeps Laxcats on top

He's not 7-foot-1. He's not Loren Woods.

Yet, he blocks nearly every shot that comes his way. He does not play his sport for popularity, to impress agents or even under scholarship. You will never see him wearing a Nike swoosh when he takes the field, and there is absolutely no chance of him leaving school early for the professional ranks.

Junior Greg Parkington, the goalie for the Arizona men's lacrosse club team, plays for a different reason.

"I know it sounds corny, but I really play for the love of the game," Parkington said. "The fact that our players pay as much as they do to play just shows how much heart it takes to be in a club sport."

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Using market forces to protect the environment

As we head into the summer with power shortages and rising oil prices looming over our heads, the environment has reclaimed its place in the forefront of our political discourse.

Promoting innovative methods to conserve natural resources has to be a critical policy initiative for President Bush. If he fails to strike the delicate balance between preserving the environment and protecting property rights, he will lose some of the crucial Democrat support he will need to win in 2004.

Market-oriented solutions give corporations the impetus to act responsibly. Tax incentives for research of more fuel-efficient cars that will actually appeal to buyers to get results. Selling pollution permits and allowing companies to exchange them freely is one way to get results.

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In your face

Racial issues shape lyrics, audience reaction to local rap group

Black men have generally dominated the rap scene with only a few white acts like Marky Mark and Eminem snaring a bit of the spotlight.

Now Arizona is making its contribution to musical diversity with Shawn "Pale" Carlily, a white member of the rap group The Hated.

"When people see our band perform live, after hearing us, they are like 'Oh shit, he's white,'" Carlily said.

The three-person southern Arizona-based group including Carlily, Tyrone "Skeet" Harrington - a 1997 University of Arizona graduate and former member of the UA football team - and Bobby "Booz" Brown, open for rappers Ice-T and Evil E at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St., Saturday night.

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Fast facts: Thursday April 12, 2001

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

Reindeer like to eat bananas.

"Canada" is an Indian word meaning "big village."

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

Orthotetrachidecahedrons is the shape of the bubbles in beer foam.

The only nation who's name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanastan.