Students to vote on union funding issues
UA President Peter Likins said yesterday three different funding options for the new Memorial Student Union will be put to a student vote this spring. Likins said administrators are still forming a plan to pay off the Union's $60 million price tag, adding that money details will be available closer to the February Arizona Board of Regents meeting. "Plans are still in flux," Likins stated in an e-mail interview. He went on to describe the tentative financial plans that students may see in the form of a referendum this spring. "Each option would include a complete financing plan, so the student voters would know what role is to be played by vendor fees, gifts, student fees and such general resources of the university as tuition revenues," he said.

Wildcat women on the rebound
After starting out the Pacific 10 Conference season 1-3, the UA women's basketball team didn't push the panic button, the team just pushed a little harder in practice. And after this weekend's sweep of the Oregon schools, including a victory over No. 25 Oregon Thursday, and last weekend's victory over Arizona State, the Wildcats are currently on a three-game winning streak and stand at 4-3 in the conference. "This team has really improved in the last two weeks," said head coach Joan Bonvicini, who recorded her 450th career victory against Oregon State. "We're getting more cohesive and starting to gel as a unit."

Conspiracy Theories
Ever watch the PBS program "NOVA?" I don't blame you if you have not, as PBS is not well-known for its hit line-up of popular and fun television programming. Well, out of the sheer boredom of my life, I ended up watching it this week, expecting to see lions licking themselves or something about how Nixon was actually a neat fellow. What I got instead was a brainful of unbelievable paranoia. What if I told you that in the mid-'60s the government built a $3 billion (in unadjusted 1960s dollars) ship with a claw the size of a football field, forced Howard Hughes to pretend that HE built the ship for "deep sea mining" and lied to as many people as possible about the project. Why would the government do this, you ask? You see, they found out where the Ruskies lost an armed nuclear sub, then told the Ruskies that they had absolutely no idea where it was, and using this giant robot claw were going to go pick it up, five miles beneath the Pacific.

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