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photo Campus community, families celebrate lost professors' lives

Students, colleagues, friends and family of Cheryl McGaffic, Barbara Monroe and Robin Rogers filled Centennial Hall on Monday morning to pay tribute to the beloved women who were killed last Monday.

Nursing students wore ribbons, carried flowers and many tied purple ribbons around their arms. Purple was Robin Rogers' favorite color. A harp played softly at the entrance of the auditorium, where nearly all the 2,800 seats were filled. Nursing students and faculty sat in a group near the front of the auditorium, many holding hands. [Read article]

College of Nursing reopens

Nursing students and faculty returned to their college yesterday, united by last Monday's tragedy and their determination to persevere, as they say their professors would have wanted.

"Bob (Stewart Flores Jr.) wanted us to stop. He wanted to put a halt to the nursing college," second-year nursing student Janette LeSueur said. "The biggest tribute we can make to our teachers is to go forward." [Read article]

Polls open, gov race a dead heat

Arizonans will head to the polls today to vote for a number of state offices that will likely affect the outcome of the UA's future, but with some races neck-and-neck, results may not be in tonight.

With the races for governor and secretary of state expected to be too close to call, voting officials expect the counting could take days.

Democrat Janet Napolitano and Republican Matt Salmon have been campaigning aggressively in a close race for Arizona governor. [Read article]

photo Bands battle on Mall for fans' hearts, votes

If you heard a group of people by the union shouting "Shit wheel!" last night, you weren't hearing things.

The UA Mall was filled with the sound of music last night as the University Activities Board, in collaboration, with Associated Students of the University of Arizona, hosted the first round of a Battle of the Bands ÷ a competition between local bands for money and future gigs.

The battle, which will take place throughout the month of November, will feature eight local bands, each of whom have at least one UA student member. Last night was half of the first round and featured bands, Shotstar, Christine Moussa, Shitwheel, and goodlikepain. [Read article]

Counselors fear campus is Īrunning on empty'

One campus counselor is asking members of the UA community to reach out to friends and coworkers who might be emotionally distressed by last week's College of Nursing shootings.

Feelings of stress or depression following such a tragedy can manifest themselves in a myriad of ways, including irritability, crying, grades falling unexpectedly and distraction, said Ken Marsh, director of Counseling and Psychological Services. [Read article]

On the Spot

Wilma Wildcat shares grooming secrets, dirt on Wilbur's habits, fantasies of devouring Sparky

WILDCAT: Your fur has to be hot.

WILMA: Yes. Especially during the game.

WILDCAT: Is your fur very easy to manage and groom?

WILMA: I shampoo and condition it everyday. It's nice because I don't have to blowdry it.

WILDCAT: What would happen if you did? [Read article]

U-WIRE: Protesters call for apology from San Diego State student paper

SAN DIEGO ÷ More than 6,000 copies of The Daily Aztec were taken from racks around campus Thursday and piled on the Free Speech Steps by San Diego State University students angry over two recent political cartoons published in the paper.

For about an hour, more than 30 students made requests for an apology from the newspaper and said the cartoons, published on Sept. 25 and Oct. 22, were racist. [Read article]

U-WIRE: One-third of Colorado State U. students are lighting up

FORT COLLINS, Colo. ÷ Tobacco companies could make a sequel to the Pocahontas story and use it as an ad campaign. John Rolfe, the husband of Pocahontas, was the first American to grow tobacco to sell in Jamestown, Va., in 1612, according to BACCHUS and GAMMA, an educational organization that focuses on healthy living.

Cigarette smoking may seem prevalent to some students at CSU, but only 36 percent of Colorado State University students smoke. Nevertheless, smoking is a serious issue, said Gwen Sieving, a health educator at Hartshorn Health Center. She said smoking is a serious issue because tobacco companies have always been focused on 18- to 25-year-olds. [Read article]


Fast facts:

  • The first commercial radio station in the United States, KDKA Pittsburgh, began broadcasting in November 1920.
  • A shrimp has more than a hundred pairs of chromosomes in each cell nucleus. Humans have only 23.
  • The planet Pluto takes 248 Earth years to orbit the Sun. For 20 of those years, it is closer to the Sun than the planet Neptune. The nature of its orbit, however, prevents it from colliding with Neptune.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. president to not leave a will.
  • The ruby-throated hummingbird beats its wings at the incredibly rapid speed of 50 to 70 times a second. If a 170-pound man expended energy at the rate of the hummingbird, he would have to eat 285 pounds of hamburger each day in order to maintain his weight. He would have to evaporate 100 pounds of perspiration per hour to keep his skin temperature below the boiling point of water.
  • When a hippopotamus exerts itself, gets angry or stays out of the water for too long, it exudes red, sweatlike mucus through its skin.

    On this date:

  • In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
  • In 1928, Mount Etna in Sicily erupted, destroying a large area. The village of Mascali was completely buried.
  • In 1932, as a tribute to the nearby football team, London Transport agreed to change the name of Gillespie Road Underground Station to "Arsenal."
  • In 1935, the game "Monopoly" was introduced by the Parker Brothers Company.
  • In 1940, President Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office, beating Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.
  • In 1987, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, former leader of the African National Congress, was released from prison after 23 years.


    "If the American pressure, enticements and threats lead to decisions that contradict with the interests, security and independence of Iraq, we will defend our people, Iraq's interests and its security."

    ÷ Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, quoted on Iraqi television yesterday.


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