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News of war interrupts spring break

When classes ended March 14 for spring break, a war with Iraq was only in the back of many students' minds. But today, it could be hard for many people to think of anything else.

Wednesday night, President Bush ordered the start of a U.S. war against Iraq. Initial strikes were enacted to disarm the country, with attempts to kill Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Students who spent their spring break across the border faced additional security measures before re-entering the U.S., and although some say they were not concerned about terrorist activity at home, they feared they would not make it back to Arizona. [Read article]

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photo Successful spinning

Up-and-coming DJ Cobra got his start at KAMP radio, now moving toward international stardom

Andrew Bagg has a busy life. The communication junior, who is among the top 200 mix-artists in the country, is learning to collaborate his school life with awards shows, famous musicians and star treatment.

"I am flying home on a plane from a five-star resort in San Juan and I am writing an article on bird beaks. School is so unexciting and boring, sometimes," Bagg said. [Read article]

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What you're saying

What were you doing when the U.S. campaign in Iraq began last week?


Darrenn Jackson
Optical science and engineering sophomore

"I was actually in "Eat n' Park," a restaurant that sells these little sugar cookies with smiley faces and frosting on them, when I heard the bombs were actually dropping. So that set a weird juxtaposition for the rest of the week." [Read article]

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photo On the Spot

Strange conversations about war, women's field hockey

SHAWSTANK: We're your rival in women's field hockey.

WILDCAT: We have a field hockey team?

EL CHUPACAERA: We saw them practicing.

WILDCAT: Really? That's good to know. I really had no idea that a women's field hockey team even existed on this campus, but YAY! Go women's field hockey. So, Scheize Taschenkunst, you live in Tucson, what's your story? [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

· There were 43,687 toilet-related accidents in the United States in 1996.

· Business.com is the most expensive domain name. It was sold for $7.5 million.

· Cleveland is the home of the first traffic light. It was put into effect on August 5, 1914.

· The average amount of a gift certificate purchase is $65.

· Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire. [Read article]

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Today

1883 Long-distance telephone service was inaugurated between Chicago and New York City.

1998 A 13-year-old boy and his 11-year-old cousin opened fire outside their school in Jonesboro, Ark., killing four students and a teacher and injuring 10.

Tuesday

1634 Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.

1996 The redesigned $100 bill went into circulation. [Read article]

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