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September 12, 2005

Four Years Later: UA students remember


Vigil held for 9/11, Katrina victims

Students and residence hall employees gathered yesterday for a candlelight vigil to remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 four years later.

About 30 students attended the small vigil in the Highland Commons plaza, organized by the Posada San Pedro residence hall council and hall director Ailton Coleman, to remember and share experiences from Sept. 11 and also to honor the victims of Hurricane Katrina. [Read article]

· Evacuees moving on from TCC
· Bernsen calls on alumni for child care
· Quick Hits
· Country music returns to UA
· UA researchers studying THC
· Cops get $21K traffic tool
· Flashback
· Fast Facts

Arizona runs past Jacks in home opener


Cats dominate first half, hang on for home-opening win

Senior safety Darrell Brooks said it best following the Arizona football team's home opening win over NAU Saturday night.

"A win's a win," he said. "It wasn't pretty, but we got the win."

The Wildcats (1-1) jumped on the Division I-AA Lumberjacks (1-1) early and held on for a 31-12 victory at Arizona Stadium.

"I thought Northern Arizona played a feisty game all night," said Arizona head coach Mike Stoops. "They gave us some problems doing some things." [Read article]

· Soccer routs Penn, wins tourney
· Dyck plugs hole, volleyball rallies past Santa Clara
· Game Analysis: A tale of two halves for Cats
· Commentary: Number magic: 6 ways to get to Sin City

Ending the trials of textbook tyranny


Undoubtedly, the credit card bills, bursar statements or the hole in your wallet seems larger than usual this month. In the process of reflecting, you make that connection to why finances seem grimmer: textbooks. Whether you bought books before classes started or just last week, the enormity of textbook prices riles up most students' anger and discontent.

Unfortunately, this problem affects students across the nation. In fact, prices have risen 186 percent in two decades, according to the Government Accountability Office's report. According to the New York Times,the average student spends about $900 each year on textbooks alone (forget about tuition and other levied fees). [Read article]

· Costly gas could save environment
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: September 8, 2005


"Breakin'" is the title of the laughable '80s film about the burgeoning dance craze known as break dancing. (Its ever so sweet tagline: "For the break of your life! Push it to pop it! Rock it to lock it! Break it to make it!") " [Read article]
· Tucson and campus calendar
· Austin's Deathray Davies work harder than you do
· Local treasure Luca wins again
· 'Witness' glimpse into personal life of Chávez
· 'Gardener' Oscar-worthy flick
· Scatter Shot
· 'Transport' out of the theater
· Larry David is out of control
· New Jersey Beatles-inspired rock
· Some glimpses of talent in Kola Koca Death Squad
· Don't feed the mountain lions.

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