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NEWS
Friday September 12, 2003
photo Campus remembers 9/11

Members of the campus community gathered on the UA Mall yesterday morning to honor the memories of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with a moment of silence.

At 9:11 a.m. a single chime of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial bell signaled the beginning of one minute of silence.

Over 500 students, faculty, and Tucson community members bowed their heads in somber reflection and prayer.

President Peter Likins expressed to those gathered the pride he felt for the way the campus handled the terrorist attacks two years ago. [Read article]

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Police look to keep bid night safe

Bid night partygoers beware.

UAPD officers will be out in force patrolling the campus in an attempt to prevent the complications that arise when alcohol and students mix.

The "party patrol", which consists of six UAPD officers, will focus on keeping partiers safe while enforcing drinking laws. With fraternities holding bid night parties tonight, fraternity houses will be prime targets.

"The purpose is to handle any crimes that result on campus, and close to campus, from UA students partying on bid night, or any other nights that there are groups of UA students that are drinking alcohol," said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, UAPD spokesman. [Read article]

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Campaign Arizona set to meet funding goal

Campaign Arizona, the most ambitious fundraising effort the UA has ever undertaken, is on track to meet its $1 billion goal, more than a year ahead of schedule.

By June 30, the latest date for which figures are available, donation totals had reached $954 million, said Dana Wier, spokeswoman for the University of Arizona Foundation, the fundraising arm of the university that oversees Campaign Arizona. [Read article]

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Activists kept out of Bir Zeit University

Tighter Israeli restrictions on American student activists who want to study in the Palestinian territories might have been the reason a former UA student could not enter Israel, said the chairman of a U.S. based group that supports Bir Zeit University.

Since a student-protester from Olympia, Wash., was killed during a protest in Israel last March, student access to the country has been scarcer, said Fred Ajlouni, a lawyer and chairman of Friends of Bir Zeit University. [Read article]

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photo Club teaches surgery methods

If your stomach can withstand the thought of suturing a pig ear and you can hold a scalpel steady, then the UA Surgery Club might be the place for you.

The Surgery Club is a group of more than 50 undergraduate, medical, and graduate students, who come together to expose students to various surgical fields and techniques.

On Tuesday members of Surgery Club and the Emergency Medical Club held a clinic to practice their suturing skills. [Read article]

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Course offered to teach women self-defense

Women who want to learn self-defense have an opportunity to strap on some padding and start punching.

In order to help women defend themselves against sexual violence, the Oasis Center for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence is offering a 16-hour self-defense program to female students, faculty and staff, beginning tomorrow.

During the course, which will take place over the next two weekends, women will be taught about date rape drugs, and physical self-defense techniques. They will also be able to work on padded simulation attacks, said Tina Tarin, program coordinator at the Oasis Center and certified self-defense instructor. [Read article]

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On the spot

Greek goatee- wearer gets hungry, grabs a Snickers, but it isn't all Greek to him despite what some think

Wildcat: My name's Nathan and you're On the Spot.

Pleger: Nice to meet you.

Wildcat: I like your little hair on your chin.

Pleger: Oh, thank you.

Wildcat: Is that called a goatee?

Pleger: I guess so.

Wildcat: (pointing far away) There's one of those ticket-giver-outers over there you know what I'm talking about, right? [Read article]

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photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

· The human brain is 80 percent water, more watery than our blood.

· Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

· The custom of serving a slice of lemon with fish dates back to the Middle Ages; the lemon was originally intended for remedial purposes rather than to flavor the fish. It was believed that if a person accidentally swallowed a fish bone, the lemon juice would dissolve it. [Read article]

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Wordup

"It's like eating Raisin Bran all the time and not knowing there's Cookie Crisp."

Alex Shub, KAMP deejay, on what mainstream music listeners are missing.

"We all know that people underestimate the number of partners they have had. People sometimes lie to have sex."

Lee Ann Hamilton, campus health services educator, on the latest statistics from the Campus Health and Wellness Survey, which say 80 percent of UA students have had either one or no sexual partners during the previous school year. [Read article]

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