UMC lawsuit still pending
A former UA professor severely burned during a July brain operation at the University Medical Center returned home last week after 14 weeks of hospitalization and two weeks at a rehabilitation center. Wallace Beene, 73, who taught in the University of Arizona Journalism Department, was having two subdural hematomas - swollen areas under the outer lining of the brain - repaired July 23 when a fire broke out in the operating room. Beene suffered burns on his face and body

Nightmare on Sixth Street
The Oregon Ducks came into Tucson with hopes of a possible Rose Bowl berth and a Heisman Trophy candidate, but they left with their bills between their legs after the Wildcats' version of blitzkrieg was unloaded on their offense. While the sun was fading in Arizona Stadium Saturday evening, the Wildcats' side of the scoreboard kept getting brighter as they blew out the Ducks 38-3 in front of a small but raucous crowd of 44,931. "We just wanted to come out of this 8-1," said UA junior wide receiver Dennis Northcutt, who had four receptions for 50 yards. "We aren't looking for anything extra, just a chance to win the Pac-10."

Editorial: Busting the beggars on Fourth Avenue
Fourth Avenue is a Tucson landmark. Open air cafes and markedly non-corporate merchants combine to create an offbeat and enjoyable locale. But there is a problem. The same pleasant surroundings that draw people down Fourth also attract a large community of the homeless - largely young people in their late teens and early twenties. As anyone who frequents Fourth Avenue knows, these young adults panhandle or "spang" quite aggressively. Despite the existence of a $20,000-a-year program that provides the young panhandlers with food, clothing and job training opportunities, Fourth Avenue business owners claim their aggressive begging has continued to frighten patrons away.

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