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Friday, October 24, 2003
photo Jet tragedy memories relived

It was 74 degrees on Oct. 26, 1978. It seemed like the perfect day to be outside.

Anne Padias, who was a post-doctoral chemistry associate at the time, went outside to eat her lunch on one of the Mall's sprawling lawns.

As she enjoyed her lunch, she noticed something flying low overhead.

It wasn't uncommon for military jets to fly low as they crossed over the campus on their approach to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, but this jet was flying too low, said Padias, who is now an assistant chemist at the UA. [Read article]

Nursing college to remember professors

For one day next week, nursing studies will cease, doors will close, and hearts will open, as students, faculty and staff remember an event that shook their lives one year ago.

On Oct. 28, 2002, Barbara S. Monroe, Robin E. Rogers and Cheryl M. McGaffic were gunned down by Robert S. Flores Jr. in the College of Nursing before he killed himself.

"We will never forget these women," said Ki Moore, chair of the faculty for the College of Nursing. [Read article]

photo Light rail proposal could impact UA

Transportation initiatives on the upcoming election ballot could have a direct impact on the UA and the Rio Nuevo project.

About 50 people attended a forum last night in the ILC to discuss the impact propositions 200 and 201 could have on the UA and the city of Tucson.

Proposition 201 calls for a number of measures to improve transportation systems in Tucson, including vast improvements to the Sun Tran bus service, the construction of a light rail system in central Tucson, and the extension of the Old Pueblo Trolley from the UA through downtown. [Read article]

photo Diplomacy rules as king for U.N. club

For most UA students, it's just another Friday. But for members of the Model United Nations Club, it's a time to celebrate world diplomacy.

The United Nations was officially formed on this date in 1945, and in celebration of U.N. Day, the Model United Nations Club will have an informational booth on the Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will also have a booth at the U.N. Centre, at North Wilmot Road and East Speedway Boulevard, from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. [Read article]

On the spot

Freshman was once kicked in the stomach by an angry horse and enjoys playing raquetball all day long

Wildcat: Hi, my name's Nathan.

Statler: Hey.

Wildcat: And you're On the Spot. Where you from?

Statler: I'm from here, Tucson.

Wildcat: You live on a ranch or anything?

Statler: Naw. My grandpa had a ranch, but ...

Wildcat: What's in your bag, sticking out? [Read article]


Quotes from around campus and the world

"It is not unusual to see rabid bats all over the city. There is no danger to anyone in the stadium, so nobody needs to avoid the stadium for that reason."
- Dr. Elizabeth MacNeill, chief medical officer of the Pima County Health Department, on the rabid bat situation at Arizona Stadium

"It also has a deep, deep sense of cool."
- Vice President and Chief Information Officer Sally Jackson on the Multimedia Zone [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

  • A 45 letter word connoting a lung disease, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, is the longest word in Webster's Third New International Dictionary. The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary means the act of estimating as worthless, floccipaucinihilipilification, which has 29 letters.

  • A major contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary was a longtime inmate of Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Dr. W.C. Minor, incarcerated for a street murder brought on by persecution mania, submitted 12,000 sources in one year alone. He had been a surgeon-captain in the Army of the North in the U.S. Civil War and suffered his first mental breakdown when ordered to brand a soldier who had deserted. [Read article]

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