Weil to begin testing of alternative care for kids
Concerned that traditional medicine fails to effectively treat several pediatric ailments, Dr. Andrew Weil has embarked on a five-year quest to create a new form of medical care for children. Weil will investigate the use of herbs, osteopathic manipulation, self hypnosis and acupuncture as treatment for ailments like recurring ear infections, abdominal pain and cerebral palsy. "We want to see whether these methods work, and how they stack up to conventional methods," said Weil, director of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. "My impression is that these are effective methods, and cheaper and safer."

McAlister goes to Ravens with No. 10 pick
Former UA All-American cornerback Chris McAlister sat at his mother's house in Las Vegas Saturday, surrounded by a loud and boisterous crowd of people. They were celebrating McAlister's selection by the Baltimore Ravens with the No. 10 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. McAlister, though, was as calm as ever.

Editorial: Give more attention to minority retention
The problem of retaining and graduating students is an extraordinary conundrum for an institution like the University of Arizona. At a large public university like this one, financial resources are forever scarce. Thus to focus on the needs of incoming students is a difficult proposition. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in the situation that faces Native American students. While retention and graduation rates are low for most minority groups, a mere 4 percent of Native Americans who attend college will graduate, according to the American Indian Digest.

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