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Friday October 10, 2003
Building rename sparks protests

Building honoring Chavez upsets groups

Three student political groups plan to protest the renaming of the Economics building at the ceremony Sunday.

Approximately 30 members of the College Republicans, Student Objectivist Society, and the Independent Women of the University of Arizona will voice their objection to the administration's decision to rename the building in honor of Cesar E. Chavez, a Yuma-born union leader. [Read article]

Football must win to put fans back in seats

As the UA football team gets set for its first home game since head coach John Mackovic's firing two weeks ago, athletics department officials say the key to bringing fans back to Arizona Stadium is as simple as winning games.

On average, fewer than 42,000 fans made their way through the gates of Arizona Stadium during the team's first four home games this year. Halfway through the 2003 campaign, the Wildcats' only win is a season-opening 42-7 blowout of visiting Texas-El Paso. [Read article]

photo Parents to invade campus today

All those students enjoying the lack of parental supervision better clean up their rooms.

This weekend the university will host thousands of parents coming to the UA for Family Weekend, which is organized by the University Activities Board.

All activities and events will be organized by students, who have been planning this weekend since December, said UAB vice president external Diana Ziegler. [Read article]

photo 'Yumans' fight for hall's honor

There may be few residence halls on campus that have the kind of close-knit community that Yuma Hall residents enjoy.

So when Jim Van Arsdel, director of Residence Life, proposed eliminating Yuma's honors status, residents responded with a united and overwhelming Īno way.'

About 40 "Yumans" met with Van Arsdel Wednesday night at the Honors College to voice their opposition.

Van Arsdel said Residence Life is considering converting five of Yuma's seven lounge areas into bedrooms, which would allow an additional 40 residents to live in the hall. [Read article]

Neurologist wins national award

A UA neurologist has gained national recognition for his volunteer work with epilepsy patients.

Dr. David Labiner, an associate professor of neurology at the College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2003 Volunteer of the Year Award by the Epilepsy Foundation.

Labiner, who is also the medical director of the Arizona Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at University Medical Center, will be acknowledged for his extensive volunteer work tomorrow at the Epilepsy Foundation's 35th annual national conference in Orlando, Fla. [Read article]


Jack in the Box employee wears hairnet and thinks Jell-o should be used to train hair back

Intercom: Hi. Can I help you?

Wildcat: Yeah · um, my name is Nathan and you're On the Spot.

Intercom: I'm sorry. Your name is Nathan? What was that?

Wildcat: (louder) My name is Nathan and you're On the Spot.

Intercom: Hi, Nathan. How's it going?

Wildcat: How's it going? I was wondering, Īcause this is really impersonal, if we can talk. [Read article]


Quotes from around campus and the world

"I will not fail you, I will not disappoint you, and I will not let you down."

California governor-elect

Arnold Schwarzenegger on things he won't do

"Open your mind up to Raekwon and enter my world and you'll understand me even more."

Wu-Tang Clan's Chef Raekwon on enlightenment

"You excrete it and maybe the toxins don't remain·" [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

· In 1999, Lin Chi-Fa, from southern Taiwan, discovered a three-headed turtle in his garden pond. Only two of its heads were fully developed. Since the turtle is regarded as a sacred animal in Chinese folklore, Lin took it to a temple to be blessed, only to notice that it walked in a zig-zag fashion. Its two fully developed heads could not agree on which direction to take. [Read article]

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