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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

'Polkey'Autopsy: clots caused death


Memorial for Polk tonight in McKale Center

UA women's basketball player Shawntinice Polk died of cardiac arrest Monday morning after a blood clot traveled from one of her legs to her lungs, a county medical examiner said.

Polk collapsed in McKale Center after mentioning she was feeling ill and was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, said UA athletics director Jim Livengood.

Attempts to resuscitate Polk were made at both McKale Center and UMC, but both were unsuccessful, said Dr. Eric Peters, Pima County's deputy chief medical examiner. Peters said he was unsure whether an automated external defibrillator or mouth-to-mouth was used in either case. [Read article]

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Football notes: Practice, upcoming game help ease pain of Polk's loss


Practice was an escape yesterday for athletes on the Arizona football team, who a day earlier lost a peer and close friend in women's basketball star Shawntinice Polk.

"Any time you can go out and do something you love to do for a couple hours, you get away," said Arizona head coach Mike Stoops. "Then you come back, and it's everywhere in the media and on campus, and it's something they have to deal with."

Arizona returns to action Saturday in Berkeley, Calif., for the team's Pacific 10 Conference opener against No. 12 California (4-0), and while the team is focused on a road upset, thoughts are also on Polk. [Read article]

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Zona Zoo not complete package yet


The Zona Zoo pass has done a great deal for students since it was developed in 2002, but it is still one step away from becoming a truly great student athletic program.

No one would argue that the pass isn't a good value, when for $40 you get unlimited access to every home game of every sport on campus for the full year, except men's basketball. You also get a cool T-shirt and access to special events, like pre-game tailgate parties on the UA Mall before home football games. [Read article]

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Latest Issue: September 22, 2005


"Mockingbirds echo rockin' sound of '80s

Think of it as the decade that just won't die.

We may be well into the 21st century but that 10-year span between 1980 and 1989 will not go quietly into the abyss. And if local cover band The Mockingbirds has anything to say about it, then the decade of Reagonomics, legwarmer chic and pre-Kabbalah Madonna will continue to live on.

The Mockingbirds have been around for seven years. Most of the original members of this band, however, moved to San Diego two years ago. Jason Claybaugh, lead singer and bassist, is the only original member who remains." [Read article]

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Latest Issue: September 20, 2005


More than a pop culture phenomenon, yoga is growing as a route to spirituality

Spirituality has rapidly become one of the fads popularized by mainstream media and celebrities, whether it is Madonna plugging Kabbalah or Sting sculpting his body with yoga. But the practice of yoga has 5,000-year-old roots and is much more complex than its popular portrayal.

Yoga, in general, combines spiritual, physical and emotional practices to form a deeper connection with one's self and the outer world. However it is not limited to a singular definition and seems to take on a different meaning to everyone who practices. [Read article]


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