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photo Suspect turns self in

Law student's boyfriend surrenders to La. police

Murder suspect Everett Alan O'Quin turned himself into Louisiana Police Saturday morning after a front-page article ran the same day in the local paper.

O'Quin, who was wanted by the Tucson Police Department in connection with the slaying of UA law student Susan Barber, was persuaded by his parents to turn himself in, according to Sgt. Norman Karamales of the Louisiana State Police. [Read article]

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photo Likins' contract renewed

In president's fifth year, board of regents votes 8-0 to extend contract for another three years

TEMPE ¸ Pick any recent major change at UA, and you might find President Pete Likins' name stamped on it.

He proposed the largest tuition hike in UA history, which the Arizona Board of Regents approved last week.

He pushed for the construction of the largest student union in the country (without a hotel attached), which was completed in January. [Read article]

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photo Candidate Profiles: President & Executive Vice President

President

Benedict plans to boost school spirit

J.P. Benedict has known the words to "Bear Down Arizona" since he was five years old. As a third generation Wildcat, Benedict believes that he harbors a love for UA that only a student body president could have.

Benedict, a business management and marketing senior and director of the Freshman Class Council, is running for the office of student body president. Last week he won 40.22 percent of the vote in the primary election. [Read article]

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What you're saying

We asked you: With the $1,000 tuition increase coming next semester, how do you plan on affording the new hike?

"I'm getting a summer job, and applying for more scholarships and financial aid. Hopefully that will cover most of it. I'm starting to apply already."

¸ Quiana Jones, biochemistry freshman


"Honestly I'm not paying it, my parents are. I don't know how they're going to afford it." [Read article]

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On the Spot

Drive-thru worker admits there really is no Jack, prefers new ╬Chipotle'

ADAM: Welcome to Jack-in-the-Box, can I take your order?

WILDCAT: Yes, is Jack in?

ADAM: Excuse me?

WILDCAT: May I speak with Mr. Box?

ADAM: What?

WILDCAT: Do you get that question very often? I'm sure you do.

ADAM: No, actually I don't get that question a lot. [Read article]

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Fast Facts

· After the "Popeye" comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the United States.

· Eighty-five percent of people can curl their tongues into a tube.

· The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.

· 1961 was the most recent year that could be written upside-down and right side-up and appear the same. The next year that this will be possible will be 6009. [Read article]

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photo Flashback

Today

· 1880 ¸ The Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England.

· 1993 ¸ Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic.

Tuesday

· 1965 ¸ A white minister from Boston, the Rev. James J. Reeb, died after whites beat him during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala.

· 1993 ¸ Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be the nation's first female attorney general. [Read article]

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Corrections

An article on Friday, March 7 titled "Assault victim sues UA for unsafe conditions in Park. Ave. garage, " incorrectly stated the rape occurred on April 26. It occurred on April 25.

 
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