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NEWS
Monday September 22, 2003
photo Students give legal help in ice cream case

Seven UA law students are taking the side of a local ice cream store in its feud with Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores.

Baskin-Robbins is suing Jo Jenson, owner of Santa Barbara Ice Creamery located at 2502 N. Campbell Ave., just north of East Grant Road, for copyright infringement because her store sold an ice cream cake in a Baskin-Robbins box.

"I primarily wanted to do it just to help her out. It's a small business against a huge company," said Ryan Hurley, one of the law students assisting Jenson's attorney Cornelia Wallis Honchar. [Read article]

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Library school gets $20,000

A major fundraising campaign, which began after the School of Information Resources and Library Science found out it was slated for elimination, has landed the school a $20,000 donation.

The donation came last spring in honor of former professor Arnulfo Trejo to aid the Knowledge River Program, which targets American Indian and Hispanic students.

The Knowledge River Program enables students to study information resources and technology issues related to American Indians and Hispanics. [Read article]

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photo Scientists watch Galileo crash into Jupiter

UA scientists gathered yesterday to watch the Galileo spacecraft crash into Jupiter for its final mission.

The 14-year-old NASA spacecraft, which was designed to study Jupiter and its moons, was intentionally plummeted into Jupiter at 12:49 p.m. in order to protect Europa, one of Jupiter's four moons.

Scientists working on the mission did not want Galileo to contaminate Europa after discovering that the moon has a salty ocean under a shield of ice. [Read article]

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photo Highland complex officially opened

More than 150 faculty, staff and students squeezed into the shade of a few newly planted trees on Friday for the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new multi-million dollar Highland district.

To commemorate the grand opening of the district, located at 501 N. Highland Ave., President Peter Likins cut the yellow ribbon, which stretched across a glass encased model of the yet to be completed $39.7 million dollar project. [Read article]

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photo Student hunts for rare spider

Deep in the jungles of Ecuador, Eric Yip was on a mission this summer.

Yip, an ecology and evolutionary biology senior, was on the hunt for a Guacamayos spider, found in only a few places in the world. Unlike most other arachnids, which are solitary, the Guacamayos spider lives in colonies.

Studying these colonies gives researchers insight into the development of social instincts in any animal, including humans, Yip said. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Cocoa Puff wears socks, can give papers to professors, take out trash and he's a dog

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

Goldblatt: Okay.

Wildcat: So what's your dog's name?

Goldblatt: Cocoa Puff.

Wildcat: How come he's wearing little socks?

Goldblatt: Because he's from Pennsylvania and it's too hot out here for him to. ... He burns the pads on his feet on the pavement [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

· We are in the middle of an Ice Age. Ice ages include both cold and warm periods; at the moment we are experiencing a relatively warm span of time known as an "interglacial period." Geologists believe that the warmest part of this period occurred from 1890 through 1945, and since 1945, things have slowly begun freezing up again.

· The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words. More than 2 billion pencils were manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times. [Read article]

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Flashback

Today
· 1862 President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.

· 1949 The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

· 1964 The musical 'Fiddler on the Roof'' opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.

Tuesday
· 1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., held its first commencement. [Read article]

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