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Monday, March 21, 2005
Man charged with area rapes

A man was charged with 19 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and attempted sexual assault over the span of 11 months after the Tucson Police Department responded to a suspicious activity call Tuesday.

Daniel A. Lopez, 27, was pulled over Tuesday morning on the 800 block of East Waverly Street and police found he had a number of outstanding misdemeanor warrants, a TPD media release stated. [Read article]

McKale thief formally indicted

The associate director of Parking and Transportation Services, his son, a former McKale Center employee, and the rest of his immediate family were indicted on charges of burglary after police found computers, sporting equipment and autographed UA memorabilia in their home last year, officials said.

Clint A. Thomson, 20, was arrested Oct. 29 for burglary, and police connected him with missing items from McKale Center, 1741 E. Enke Drive, over the span of a year, reports stated. [Read article]

Bush to speak at TCC

President George W. Bush will bring his vision for the future of Social Security to a select few this morning.

Bush will address a small audience at the Tucson Convention Center's main ballroom, which holds 1,400 people. Tickets to the event were distributed through local congressional offices and private invitations.

Tickets are no longer available for the event, as most were snatched up immediately after his visit was announced. [Read article]

photo Taco Bell boycott ends after three years

A group of people who had been protesting in front of Taco Bell, 1818 E. Speedway Blvd., for the last three years ended their boycott with celebration as the company agreed to raise worker wages of their tomato suppliers by one penny per pound.

The 15 people who gathered at the Taco Bell wrote thank-you cards, congratulated the restaurant manager and purchased meals to demonstrate the end of the boycott. [Read article]

photo Poetry Center construction gets additional $1 million

One regent opposes use of tuition revenue to partially fund the project

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a new Poetry Center facility Friday, granting an additional $1 million to the $5.8 million project with $1.9 million of the expense coming from tuition revenue.

Construction of the 17,650-square-foot facility received opposition from one regent, who said regents should reconsider their priorities since $1.9 million of tuition revenue is not an "artificial figure." [Read article]

Governor wants to fund Phoenix medical school, legislators don't

PHOENIX - A state budget, approved late last week by both the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives, does not include any funding for the expansion of the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix, but UA administrators are hoping that will change before the budget is finalized.

The budget was sent to Gov. Janet Napolitano Friday, and she has until late this week to either approve or veto it.

If she vetoes the budget, funding for all state agencies, including universities, will return to the drawing board until a new budget is approved. [Read article]

Regents renewed Livengood's term, bought access to technology

The Arizona Board of Regents renewed Director of Athletics Jim Livengood's contract March 11, extending his employment five more years and increasing his salary.

Livengood will earn a base salary of $345,000 beginning July 1, an increase of $25,000 from his last contract.

In addition to his pay increase, Livengood is eligible to earn performance-based additional payments, which will depend on sports teams' performances. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • A newborn panda is smaller than a mouse.

  • Abraham Lincoln didn't particularly care to see "Our American Cousin" on the fateful night of April 14, 1865. He had already seen the play.

  • If one has just come down with a cold, the National Health Foundation says they should wait at least six days before kissing someone.

  • The average person will catch 140 colds in a lifetime. [Read article]

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