Hull called to intervene in UA racism complaint
Attorneys for Gov. Jane Dee Hull yesterday reviewed a complaint of possible race and gender discrimination filed by the Africana Studies' core faculty members and the program's former director. Francie Noyes, Hull's press secretary, said that the governor's office recently received a letter alleging there is a "hostile" racial environment at the University of Arizona. State lawyers are waiting for more information until they react to the situation, she said. The letter, signed by four UA faculty members, states that racism is "so endemic to the University of Arizona that something desperately needs to be done here to dispel the hostility to African-American women and other people of color."

Wildcat fans storm the court
13 years and five days. That's how long it had been since Arizona basketball fans had done what they did last night at McKale Center. When senior point guard Jason Terry sank a jumper to give No. 13 Arizona (14-3 overall, 6-2 Pacific 10 Conference) a 78-76 lead over No. 3 Stanford (17-3, 7-1) with 3.4 seconds remaining, the fans were poised. Then Stanford's last-ditch attempt to get a shot off failed, and a swarm of red-clad UA fans stormed the court to celebrate the Wildcats' upset victory. "That was a beautiful sight," UA junior forward Eugene Edgerson said. "As long as I have been here at Arizona, I did not think that I was ever going to see that happen."

The Media's Morbid Obsessions
for nearly two weeks now the Tucson media have been obsessed by a story so sordid and violent, there is seemingly no end in new hooks and angles. If you haven't caught the 10 p.m. news, the 5 p.m. news, the 6 a.m. news or any between-news-shows news updates since Jan. 17., you may not be aware of the "tragedy that has shocked Tucson." That tragedy, of course, was the slaying of three eastside Pizza Hut employees in what was, depending on who you ask, the sad denouement of a love triangle or a robbery attempt gone awry. Journalistically, not a stone has gone unturned.

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