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photo Music promotes peace

Tucsonans speak out against war through muscial performances and political information booths

Laurel Steinbring is familiar with violence she was in the College of Nursing building when Robert S. Flores Jr. shot and killed three professors and himself Oct. 28, 2002.

"I've seen killing. There is a whole lot of pain. I understand to the deepest core what it is like," Steinbring said. "That is why I'm for peace." [Read article]

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photo Indian Art Fair visits Tucson

Ninth annual Southwest Indian Art Fair brings Native American artists and performers to campus

More than 4,000 Tucsonans visited the ninth annual Southwest Indian Art Fair at the Arizona State Museum Saturday and Sunday.

Two hundred Native American artists and performers from at least 20 tribes in the Southwest came to Tucson to display and sell their work and to educate audiences about their cultures. [Read article]

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photo Professor contributes passion to lives of UA students, faculty

A love for the Southwest originally brought Professor J. Douglas Canfield to the UA, but his love for his students is what keeps him here.

Canfield, 62, an English and Regent Professor, came to the UA in 1974, and in his 29 years as a professor has contributed in various ways to the university.

Some colleagues say that Canfield's commitment to his students, as well as his passion and love for human rights, civil liberties, restoration drama and comparative literature make him a true asset to the university. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Baseball player was once hit by a 110 mph ball and thinks Arizona is a little rocky'

WILDCAT: So how long have you played professional baseball?

HELMS: I played in the major leagues three years and in the minor leagues three years.

WILDCAT: So what position do you play?

HELMS: Third base.

WILDCAT: Oh, third base. The hot corner. Have you ever been hit by a ball coming at you real hard? [Read article]

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FastFacts

· The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.

· A can of SPAM is opened every four seconds.

· The McDonald's at Toronto's Sky Dome is the only McDonald's location that sells hot dogs.

· An ostrich egg would take four hours to hard boil.

· Ernest Wright wrote a novel with 50,000 words, none of which contained the letter "e." [Read article]

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photo Flashback

Today
· 1863 Arizona was organized as a territory.

· 1868 The United States House of Representatives impeached President Johnson after his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Tuesday
· 1999 A jury in Jasper, Texas, sentenced white supremacist John William King to death for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., a black man. [Read article]

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