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Wednesday October 1, 2003
photo Light planned for south campus

Sixth and Park to get traffic light

After completion of a long-awaited turn signal at North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, the UA has decided to turn its attention to the southern end of Park.

By early next year, the UA plans to install a traffic signal at the intersection of North Park Avenue and East Sixth Street.

The traffic signal is intended to improve pedestrian safety and to discourage drivers from cutting across the parking lots of nearby businesses, said Melissa Dryden, program coordinator for facilities design and construction. [Read article]

Campus security report not accurate

An e-mail sent yesterday by the UAPD to all UA students and employees contained a link to an inaccurate 2003 Campus Safety and Security Report.

Although the e-mail was sent to announce that the report would be released today, UA students and employees were able to access the online report with inaccurate statistics yesterday.

Sgt. Eugene Mejia, spokesman for the UAPD, said yesterday afternoon that the numbers needed to be revised because a computer glitch combined UAPD and Tucson Police Department statistics. [Read article]

photo Alum: 'Expect nothing' when chasing lightning

While most people are home eating dinner and unwinding at 6 p.m., Adam Graham can be found watching the weather forecast with his camera ready, hoping for a lightning storm.

Just another day in the life of a lightning chaser.

Graham, 47, a former UA theatre major, has been chasing and photographing lightning for nine years.

"I chase lightning to feel like a kid again," Graham said. "It's like the excitement you felt opening presents on Christmas morning, but better." [Read article]

On the spot

Febreeze-using junior doesn't believe in love at first sight, instead believes love is ╬acquired'

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

Hardy: Estelle.

Wildcat: Where did you get that name?

Hardy: I don't know. I guess my mom got it off an old movie.

Wildcat: That sounds right.

Hardy: Yeah.

Wildcat: So I got this problem right? My watch, which is made out of material and Velcro, is smelling right now. It's pretty bad. I think it's mildew. Do you have any recommendations on how to put out the smell? [Read article]

Campus briefs

Econ building rename work begins, new signs go up soon

The Economics building was renamed the Cesar Chavez building Sept. 1, but some might have noticed yesterday that the building's signs read, "Business and Public Administration."

The former Economics building, 1110 E. N. Campus Dr., was originally called the Business and Public Administration building when it was built in 1952 and the name was etched into the building's marble. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

· In the famous Parker Brothers game "Monopoly," the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing is Illinois Avenue. This is followed by B & O Railroad, then Free Parking, Tennessee Avenue, New York Avenue and the Reading Railroad.

· There is only one river in the world that has its source near the equator and from there flows into a temperate zone: the Nile. For some reason, the flow of most rivers is in the opposite direction. [Read article]

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