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photo Plans may help crisis response

The UA is developing emergency response measures that will help students and faculty better assess and cope with violent situations, said a panel of administrators at town halls Friday and Monday.

In the far-ranging discussions, which were billed as forums on making connections across campus in a time of crisis, the panel talked about response to threats, classroom discipline and continued fallout from last month's shootings at the College of Nursing. [Read article]

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photo Club flies to new heights

Fifteen UA students are part of a club founded on doing what many children dream of flying.

The Flying Club, in its second semester after a three-year disappearance, has the opportunity to see parts of Tucson and surrounding areas that can't be found from the ground.

"The members are amazed by the good scenery around Tucson," said club president Scott Lavitt. "It gives us a chance to see it all." [Read article]

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photo Park union growth costs to rise $1.3M

Regents to consider additional funds for renovation, expansion that will last 9 months

The UA will pay $1.3 million more than originally proposed for renovating and temporarily closing the Park Student Union a project already delayed for 15 months if the Arizona Board of Regents approves the proposal later this week.

Construction and expansion could begin as early as January and continue for nine months. [Read article]

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photo UA student receives fewer than 30 governor votes

When student Carlton Rahmani decided to run for governor less than two months ago, he vowed to stick out his campaign to the end.

And although history senior garnered only 29 votes, or 0.0027 percent of the total, he did get only one vote less than all four of the other write-in candidates' votes combined.

In comparison, write-in candidate L.D. Talbow received only a single vote, according to official results released last Thursday. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Beauty school student hot for Frankie Avalon, not for feet

WILDCAT: I'm so jealous. Do you know what my favorite scene in "Grease" is?

ZEIGLER: "Beauty School Dropout."

WILDCAT: Yes. OK, well I am glad that I just made every guy who was reading this article throw it in the trash, but hey. But while we're on the subject, Frankie Avalon was pretty hot for an old guy. [Read article]

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Fast facts:

  • The first musical to feature murder as an essential ingredient of the plot was "Rose-Marie" in 1924, in which a fur trapper was falsely accused of a killing.
  • The temperature of lava is dependent on the geographic location. For example, Hawaiian lava can be as hot as 2,140 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, lava from mountains like Mount St. Helen's can be several hundred degrees cooler.
  • Cooking expert Julia Child doesn't say "cheese" for photographs, claiming it doesn't work at making her smile. Instead, she says "chardonnay" or "souffle."
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    On this date:

  • In 1703, the "Man in the Iron Mask," a prisoner in the Bastille prison in Paris, died. His true identity was the cause of much intrigue and is celebrated in the literary works of Francois Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas.
  • In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
  • In 1919, the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 in favor to 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification.
  • In 1932, football halfback Joe Kershallo scored 71 points, leading West Liberty State College of West Virginia to a 127-0 win over Cedarville College of Ohio.
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    Quotable...

    "It's a reminder that we need to continue doing everything we can to go after these terrorist networks and their leaders wherever they are, and we will."

    White House spokesman Scott McClellan on a tape attributed to Osama bin Laden, which yesterday was confirmed as authentic by U.S. intelligence officials.


     
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