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Friday, September 3, 2004
photo Libertarian candidate: Scrap IRS, drug laws

Candidate for president delivers 2 speeches at UA

Legalization of marijuana, loosening of immigration laws and levying of vetoes on proposed government bills were some of the many subjects tackled by libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik during two separate speeches on campus last night.

While only a handful of students attended a rally at Old Main organized by the Pima County Libertarians and the UA student group Campus Libertarians, about 50 people turned up for a second forum that was organized and publicized by ASUA. [Read article]

photo Herring reopens as university arboretum

UA President Peter Likins will ditch his PT Cruiser today, and instead will arrive to the rededication of Herring Hall in a horse-drawn carriage.

Since people used horse-drawn carriages 101 years ago when the building was constructed, it is an effort to bring the campus back to its roots and celebrate the history of the building, said Randy Ryan, assistant director for the Agricultural Experiment Station and manager for the renovation of Herring Hall. [Read article]

photo CESL extends English learning program to weekend

Weekend courses offered at 'low prices' to improve language skills

To appeal to immigrants from Mexico, the Center for English as a Second Language has extended its evening program to also include weekend courses.

This program, open to all individuals who want to improve their English skills, is also available to immigrants with designated visas.

"As the only nationally accredited intensive English language program in the state of Arizona, we want to make CESL accessible to everyone," said Suzanne Panferov, director of CESL. [Read article]

photo Underground AC: How UA beats the heat

Campus utility plants provide AC to UA buildings using one of the largest chilled water systems in the country

Overheated students at the UA walk to class in the triple-digit temperatures of the Sonoran Desert with only one thing on their minds: getting inside and cooling down.

Unbeknownst to most students, one of the world's largest refrigerating systems whirs anonymously inside three campus utility plants everyday. [Read article]

On the spot

'Been here forever' coffee guy says he is a 'patriot' and can speak a little Spanish

Wildcat: So my name's Nathan and you're On the Spot. I think I'm running out of supposedly good ideas. I can hardly do this anymore.

Faucett: I know how you feel. I've been here forever too.

Wildcat: I heard you talking about Bush. You're an avid dis-supporter? What would you call it - un-supporter? [Read article]

Word Up

Quotes from around campus and the world

"I probably needed to be more articulate."
- President George Bush on the Rush Limbaugh Show, explaining his previous comments on the war on terror and that he didn't really mean, "I don't think that you can win it."

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: 'Don't be economic girlie men!'"
- California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger poking fun at himself at the Republican National Convention. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • When Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed, it took 15 whacks of the blade before her head was severed.

  • Some Chinese typewriters have 5,700 characters. The keyboard is almost 3 feet wide on some models, and the fastest one can type on such a machine is 11 words per minute.

  • An ostrich egg can make 11 1/2 omelets.

  • The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide. [Read article]

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