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Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Hate crimes not always classified

A self-admitted neo-Nazi was convicted two weeks ago for beating and killing an openly homosexual man in 2002 but was not convicted of committing a hate crime, even though he admitted he killed the man because of his sexual orientation.

Philip Walsted was found dead outside of IBT's bar, 616 N. Fourth Ave., with dozens of injuries inflicted by a baseball bat.

David Higdon was charged with first-degree murder Jan. 28, and his prosecutor said he killed Walsted because of Higdon's affiliation with a neo-Nazi group. Higdon will be sentenced March 28 and he stands to serve anywhere from 25 years to life in prison or possible execution. [Read article]

· Security to stay for commencement
· Gay rabbi visits campus, talks about homosexuality
· Economics professor nominated for Pulitzer
· Church has growing faith in funding from government
· New UA club provides PR experience
· Onthespot! It's back and better than ever!
· Fast facts

Mens Hoops: Free, indeed: Cats money from the charity stripe

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The Wildcats set a team record last season by shooting 78.6 percent from the free-throw line, but they are ready to eclipse that record this year.

Currently Arizona is shooting 78.4 percent from the charity stripe, led by senior guard Salim Stoudamire, who has improved his stroke from 79.5 percent last season to 90.7 percent thus far. All five starters shoot better than 72 percent, with sophomore forward Ivan Radenovic being last in the starting group. Senior center Channing Frye has made drastic improvements in his free-throw shooting from his sophomore year - when he shot only 66.4 percent. He's second on the team at 83.5 percent. [Read article]

· Canadians infiltrate Gymcats
· Mens Hoops: Frye would be a good fit in Phoenix
· Women's golf tied for 9th at SoCal tournament
· Splashcats making little waves

UA administration must address traffic safety
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Last month, the Wildcat reported a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of Colin Griswold, a UA doctoral student.

While the event brought sadness to the lives of many, it should, more than anything, be a signal that the UA needs to do more to address traffic safety issues.

Traffic accidents and police vehicle stops occur regularly on Speedway Boulevard, Campbell Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Sixth Street, all of which immediately border the University. Orange and white barricades often signal construction on and around those same streets. The combination of foot and bike traffic, construction, busy streets and Tucson motorists is a recipe for an accident. [Read article]

· Guest Commentary: SHIP serves students well
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Latest Issue: February 3, 2005


 

The idea of midwives may seem 17th century to most people. However, the idea is not so foreign for guest director Rich Elliot, a UA alumnus, who uses personal experience to put a human face on this ancient term in Arizona Reparatory Theater's latest production, "Midwives."

"Midwives," adapted from the best-selling novel of the same title by Chris Bohjalian, is the story of Vermont midwife Sibyl Danforth (played by theater production senior Carley Preston). Danforth's pivotal choice to save the life of a newborn at the risk of losing the mother's life causes her life long turmoil. [Read article]

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Commentary: A few tips to spice up Academy Awards
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Liveculture (Latest Issue: February 1, 2005)
All in the hips
Commentary: Belly dancers and strippers no one and the same
 

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