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[celebrating 100 years of student media] Wednesday July 19, 2000 Web Posted- 05:41:26

No place to go

Whole blocks of apartments are vacant, a few remaining yard sales are being held and the last moving trucks are leaving. A group of about 30 residents of Christopher City gathered in the lounge, just south of main entrance looking on the pool to the east, to discuss their futures Thursday evening. Their current home at 3401 N. Columbus Blvd. will be closed at the end of August and will be torn down - possibly soon after. Toxic mold has been found in a block of 20 apartments, and the University of Arizona has determined that the complex is a health risk. Many of the remaining Christopher City residents remain angry because they said the mold problem is due to a lack of maintenance to the facility, and while the mold is dangerous to the health of anyone living in that apartment block, the rest of the complex is livable.    [More]
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"Listen, let's not fool ourselves, OK? If it walks like a duck, if it talks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck, it's a Palestinian state."

-Avraham Burg, Israel's parliament speaker, on the Mideast peace talks, which he believes could end with a partial deal in which Israel recognized a Palestinian state

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