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NEWS
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
photo War may seem old,' but troops still fighting, soldier says

Army Spc. Laura Zdunowski volunteered to go to Iraq last fall because she was in love.

"I got word about the Army taking volunteers to go to Iraq," Zdunowski, said. "I thought, I might see my husband. I might die.'"

While she hoped to see her husband, already stationed in Iraq, she never expected the big spiders, 130-degree days and flirty married soldiers. Above all, she couldn't have known she would end up sitting in Saddam Hussein's conference chair in his Baghdad palace at a weapon of mass destruction briefing. [Read article]

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Web site identifies UA's sex offenders

2 students, 1 employee named on UAPD site

Members of the UA community can now access a Web site that identifies two UA students and one UA employee as registered sex offenders.

Sgt. Eugene Mejia, UAPD spokesman, said the Web site, created under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, can be accessed by going to the UAPD homepage, www.uapd.arizona.edu, and clicking on the link "Sex Offender Information." [Read article]

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photo Student competes in online contest to interview 2 presidential candidates

A UA student is a semifinalist in an online contest to interview two presidential candidates, but she needs students' votes to win.

Farrah Green, a Judaic studies senior, is in third place in the polls and hopes to reach first by Friday. The only way she'll move to first is if people vote for her online.

"I am asking for the UA's support to go out and vote for this," she said. "I would love support from the entire university because the government affects everyone, and this is their chance to be heard." [Read article]

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ASUA hopes new marketing director positions end apathy

With the creation of three marketing director positions in ASUA, student leaders hope next year will mark the end of student apathy toward student government.

Earlier this month, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate approved the bylaws for three new marketing directors, positions created by Alistair Chapman, president-elect; Sara Birnbaum, executive vice president-elect; and Jordan Miller, administrative vice president-elect. [Read article]

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UA gets $360K for HIV/AIDS program

The UA recently received a $360,000 grant to expand its services for HIV/AIDS patients.

The money was awarded by the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act to expand clinical services for HIV/AIDS, adding more patient coverage and more physicians.

The Ryan White Early Intervention Services Clinics in the Arizona Health Sciences Center provide comprehensive primary care for people with HIV/AIDS. Services include blood testing, examinations, dental care, psychiatric treatment and obstetrical support at an affordable cost. [Read article]

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Dorm holds memorial for killed RA today

The Graham-Greenlee memorial service for Joseph Johnson has been changed from tomorrow to tonight at 5 p.m. The service will be held in the Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall courtyard.

Johnson, a Graham-Greenlee resident assistant, was killed in a motorcycle accident April 18 along with passenger Lindsay Schiffman, who was a media arts senior.

The motorcycle crashed into a brick house near North Euclid Avenue and East Edison Street. Both Johnson and Schiffman were thrown from the motorcycle on impact. [Read article]

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Students dine out to help victims of sexual assaults

Most students wouldn't consider having a burger and fries a great way to benefit sexual assault victims, but most students have never Dined Out for Safety.

The annual fund-raiser put on by the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault is in its eighth year.

Dine Out for Safety is an event at restaurants all over Tucson. A percentage of the proceeds restaurants make that day go to the center, while community volunteers sell raffle tickets. All proceeds from the tickets benefit the cause. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Bartender reveals porn name, says his tattoos represent his life

Wildcat: Hey, do you have a few minutes?

Greenway: Fire away just as long as you don't ask me about my porn star name. We were actually just talking about that because of that article you did on my friend.

Wildcat: Awesome stuff. What would your porn name be?

Greenway: Well, it would have to be wait no! I thought we weren't gonna talk about that! Well, they say it's the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on. So mine's Jasper Seminole. [Read article]

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photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, which opened in 1889, created at its peak the highest man-made love nest so that he could carry on his personal trysts. The aerie is now open to all visitors.

  • When George Washington became president in 1789, the average life expectancy was 34.5 years for males and 36.5 years for females. [Read article]

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    Campus Briefs

    Poetry Center opens the mic at Club Congress

    The Poetry Center invites all local poets of every age, race and creed to attend its Second Annual Poetry Open Mic tomorrow night at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Curious locals are encouraged to wander in. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Readers will get a five-minute reading slot and are encouraged to sign up by 6 p.m. to participate. [Read article]

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