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By Joshua McClain
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 18, 1999
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Noticed Amnesty International protesting out in front of Old Main near the fountain all week? Does the death penalty strike an angry chord inside your heart? Here is your chance to help protest the sentencing of Mumia Abu-Jamal, whom members of Amnesty International feel did not get a fair shake at his trial, and should not be sentenced to death. The group will hold a candlelight vigil this evening, at 7 p.m. in the very place they have been protesting at all week. They will then travel down East University Boulevard to North Euclid Avenue, and back again. The entire demonstration shouldn't last more than one hour. Those with more concerns can call Rachael Moshman, the Amnesty International coordinator at 622-7022.

Think enjoying a Turkey on Thanksgiving is inhumane? So do the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They will be holding a demonstration this afternoon at 4:30 to hold up a banner saying "Holidays Are Murder on Turkeys." They will be out on East Broadway Boulevard at the walkway overpass handing out meatless holiday recipes and discussing the virtues of a meatless diet. They will also be hammering home the treatment of turkeys on their way to your Thanksgiving dinner table. Concerned about more animal issues. Give the Peta director a call at 757-622-7382.

Former UA art star Bill Blomquist is coming back to show you pieces from his latest gallery at the Arizona Gallery for the next month. The Arizona Gallery is located on the second floor of the UA Memorial Student Union. His exhibit is titled "From Tucson and Back: The Last Decade." The gallery's hours of operation are daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This gallery is part of the student union's program of showcasing alumni's skills. Call Julie Sasse at 621-6142 for more information on Blomquist's work.

Can't quit smoking? Tomorrow was created just for that reason. The Great American Smokeout is going on throughout the country today, so you can live with the fact that all over America individuals are trying to kick the habit just like you. ASUA will be out on Old Main giving out information on why you should quit smoking, as well as provide measures. If you bring in a pack of your smokes to turn in, you will also get a treat. Turning over your vice will get you some nicotine gum and patches, as well as an assortment of other anti-smoking paraphernalia. But you have to surrender the goods. Amanda Maffin of ASUA has all the information. You just have to call her at 621-6635.

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