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Monday, September 19, 2005
Student assaulted; unharmed

A man attempted to sexually assault a UA student in the campus area early Friday morning causing police to reiterate the importance of locking doors and being alert.

A student was sleeping in her home near East Adams Street when she woke up around 3 a.m. to find an unknown man in her room, said Tucson Police Department Sgt. Kerry Fuller.

The man got into the house through an unlocked door and attempted to assault the student but was frightened away, Fuller said. [Read article]

Pledge shot during frat house brawl

An 18-year-old student is in stable condition after he was shot in the leg at a Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity event early Friday morning, officials said.

Eli Cohen, Kappa Alpha president, said there was a private event hosted by the chapter at their house, 906 N. First Ave., which was open to members and their girlfriends.

In a statement issued by Cohen, he explained two men who were not invited showed up at the fraternity house, reports stated. [Read article]

Dalai Lama addresses Tucson today

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and spiritual and political leader of millions of Tibetan Buddhists, the Dalai Lama, will address a sold-out Tucson Convention Center Arena today to discuss compassion.

Giving a speech titled “Creating Peace in a Violent World” Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, will address more than 7,300 people during his afternoon speech.

Tickets went on sale in the spring and prices ranged from $10 to $95, but an additional 1,000 tickets were set aside for students for no charge, said Marty Carey, TCC ticket manager. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Last day to buy Zona Zoo for basketball lottery

Students must buy a Zona Zoo pass by 5 p.m. today to be entered into the men’s basketball student lottery.

Initially, students were going to sign up for the lottery online, but because of technical difficulties everyone who bought a Zona Zoo pass this year has been entered into the lottery, said Amber Harryman, Associated Students of the University of Arizona spirit director. [Read article]

photo A-DAY: Students get messy, paint ‘A’

Freshmen who trekked up “A” Mountain this weekend participated in an annual tradition: they came, they painted, they went back to bed.

In less than two hours about 200 freshmen splashed and rolled just enough paint to give the “A” on “A” Mountain a fresh coat of blue Saturday morning.

Garrett Munro, Blue Key president, said there were more volunteers this year than the other two times he has participated, but that increase can make organization more difficult. [Read article]

UA chemists finding potential cures for cancer, sexual dysfunction

UA scientists are involved in national research that could develop new medications for many illnesses and diseases including sexual dysfunction, eating disorders and cancer in the next few years.

Chemists have discovered that by altering peptides, which are small groups of amino acids within the body, it is possible to prevent and treat certain afflictions.

The research is based on the concept that peptides are a major part of intercellular communication, which controls virtually all human behaviors, including our interest, ability and instinct to eat, drink, feel pain, have sex, learn or concentrate, said Victor Hruby, regents professor in the Department of Chemistry. [Read article]

photo FIJI cleans cars for hurricane cleanup

The men of Phi Gamma Delta slipped out of their shirts, soaked up the sun and lathered up the suds to wash away some financial problems for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The FIJI fraternity washed more than 100 cars outside of their chapter house, 1801 E. First St., Saturday afternoon and raised $1,200 for the American Red Cross and charity hurricane relief efforts, said fraternity President Andy Prupas. [Read article]

Christian sorority boasts of no hazing, judgments

There are some students who spend their Fridays sleeping in and looking forward to parties, but the women of Phi Beta Chi look forward to other things: handing out lollipops on the UA Mall.

Every Friday the new Christian social sorority, Phi Beta Chi, participates in “Random Acts of Kindness Fridays” because they don’t believe they need a reason just to be nice to people, said President Sarah Weyenberg. [Read article]



  • 1893 — New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant national voting rights to women when Gov. Lord Glasgow signs the Electoral Bill.

  • 1959 — Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland, marking the climax of Khrushchev’s day in Los Angeles, one that was marked by both frivolity and tension — “And I say, I would very much like to go and see Disneyland. But then, we cannot guarantee your security, they say. Then what must I do? Commit suicide? What is it? Is there an epidemic of cholera there or something? Or have gangsters taken hold of the place that can destroy me?” [Read article]

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    photo Fast Facts

    Things you’ve always never wanted to know

  • Numerically, you had more bones the day you were born than you do now.

  • If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

  • Apparently a pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

  • Des Moines has the highest per capita Jell-O consumption in the United States.

  • The westernmost point in the contiguous United States is Cape Alava, Wash. [Read article]

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