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Thursday Feb. 14, 2002

Annual fair promotes safe sex

More than 2,000 condoms distributed in 4-hour fair on Mall

Safe sex and STD prevention are taking center stage during Sexual Responsibility Week, which centers around today's Valentine's Day holiday.

Organizations such as the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Pride Alliance and Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona were on campus yesterday to provide health information and inform the community of the variety of services available. [Read article]

DAVID HARDEN/Arizona Daily Wildcat

Two-year-old Maricruz Mendez had love on her mind as she carried around a chocolate rose yesterday by the Forbes building.

 

Fast facts:

  • When the first U.S. Congress set the president's pay at $25,000 per year, they also established the vice president's salary at $5,000.
  • William Rufus DeVane King was the first and only U.S. vice president to take the Oath of Office from outside the United States. He did this in Havana, Cuba in 1853.
  • Although most weddings now take place on a Saturday, it was considered unlucky in the past. Fridays were also considered unlucky for marriage ceremonies, particularly Friday the 13th.
  • After the American Civil War, Iowa was the first state to give blacks the right to vote.
  • Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things was the best-selling nonfiction book in the U.S. for two years in a row: 1957 and 1958.
  • Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.
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    On this date:

  • In 1899, the U.S. Congress began using voting machines.
  • In 1924, the IBM Corporation was founded by Thomas Watson.
  • In 1950, the former U.S.S.R. and China signed a peace treaty.
  • In 1958, the Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan formed.
  • In 1966, Wilt Chamberlain broke the NBA career scoring record with 20,884 points.
  • In 1990, Space probe Voyager 1 took a photograph of the entire solar system.
  • In 1995, Roseanne Barr wed bodyguard Ben Thomas.
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    Quotable...

    "I'm baffled how this could have happened, given that he was in isolation" with surveillance cameras trained on his cell. "It's very suspicious. There's something wrong here."
    - Nikolay Soltys' attorney, Tommy Clinkenbeard, about the suspected family slayer's death by hanging in a Sacramento jail.


     

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