Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 9, 2005
Gov. Napolitano initiates gas price investigation
An investigation into Arizona's gasoline prices, which have soared higher than prices in California and other neighboring states, was announced Wednesday by Gov. Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Terry Goddard.
The state will use its powers under Arizona's Anti-Trust Act to issue civil investigative demands to selected gasoline retailers, wholesalers and others with information about pricing in the chain of distribution, according to a press release.
Arizona's average price per gallon for regular gasoline rose from $2.82 to $3.10 in the past week. The state's gas prices are usually around 20 cents a gallon lower than prices in California, but this week they have been running 4 to 5 cents higher, according to a press release.
"It doesn't make sense that Arizona's prices should suddenly jump up higher than California's," Napolitano said. "Arizonans deserve real answers."
World Care to collect relief supplies at first home game
The Tucson-based World Care will be collecting urgently needed supplies at tomorrow's home football game against Northern Arizona University.
Volunteers will be collecting cash and checks for the Red Cross.
World Care will have three trucks parked near Gates 1, 8 and 14 to collect usable goods. World Care organizers asked givers not to bring clothes or toys, but to donate basic first aid, food and water, as well as hygiene, emergency and pet supplies. There will also be collection points at the Zona Zoo tailgate party sponsored by Arizona Athletics, ASUA and the Dean of Students Office.
The department of intercollegiate athletics has also offered tickets to Gulf Coast residents who were evacuated to Tucson and will publicly acknowledge them with a moment of silence before the game, according to a press release.
International Student Volunteer meeting
The International Student Volunteers will be holding informational meetings today about their summer abroad volunteer programs.
The informational sessions will be held every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kiva Room in the Student Union Memorial Center.
Past student participants will have scrapbooks with photos of their experiences to share with people interested in the summer program.
Radio-thon will raise funds for Red Cross
Local Tucson radio stations are organizing a 28-hour Radio-thon in an effort to raise funds for the American Red Cross and Hurricane relief.
Seven Tucson radio stations, including 93.7 KRQ, HOT 98.3 and 92.9 KWMT, need volunteers to answer telephones at their central location, the Marshall Auditorium at Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road.
The telethon will start today at 6 a.m. and will end tomorrow at 10 a.m. To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennie at 440-0221.