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Thursday, November 18, 2004


Professor admits to killing

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Psych. professor divulges that he killed dorm-mate in 1955

After keeping it private for 50 years, a UA psychology professor admitted to his classes Tuesday he killed another student when he was in college.

Robert Bechtel, professor of environmental psychology, told his two classes that after a life of being bullied, he snapped when he was a 22-year-old college junior and killed a student in his residence hall Jan. 12, 1955.

Bechtel is the subject of an independent documentary being filmed on campus and decided to go public with the information this week after keeping it secret for almost 50 years. [Read article]

· UA student assailed near campus in broad daylight
· Smokers try to kick the nic for a day, then for good
· International students shed new light on U.S. politics
· Sorority holds sexual abuse forum
· Students discuss restructuring
· Fast facts

Sun Tran funding debate needs focus
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This past week, Sun Tran, the public bus service that operates in Tucson, announced that ridership increased by 1.7 million over the past two years, putting it over the 15 million mark.

It attributed the rise to an increase in gas prices and immediately called for an increase in government funding to provide better service. It says it needs to offer new routes and operate later hours.

And thus the debate begins.

The call for more funding generates the typical libertarian response. If an activity needs a massive government subsidy just to exist, it is a waste of taxpayer dollars. We should be looking for ways to make bus service less dependent on the government, not more. [Read article]

· Editorial: Leave attendance out of grading
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Men's Hoops: Cats host Wright State tonight in preseason NIT second round

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The Arizona men's basketball team dispatched San Diego Tuesday night, but the Wildcats have a lot to improve on before they take on Wright State tonight at 7 in McKale Center in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. After an impressive performance in the first half, the Wildcats struggled to score and to defend for much of the second half in their 80-69 win over San Diego.

"We had an excellent first half but the second half was terrible," Salim Stoudamire said. [Read article]

· Women's Hoops: Cats clobbered in WNIT
· Commentary: Another BCS Sham This Season
· Staff picks: Rivalry weekend

Latest Issue: November 18, 2004


 

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