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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Old Main Evacuated


Lightning strikes, sets ablaze a palm tree outside 114-year-old university landmark

Lightning struck a tree outside of Old Main yesterday afternoon causing a palm tree to catch fire, electrical outages and an evacuation of the historic building.

About 300 people stood outside Old Main around 3 p.m. to watch the Tucson Fire Department extinguish the fire that resulted from a lightning bolt striking a nearby palm tree at 2:55, said University of Arizona Police Department officer Victor Garcia. [Read article]

Old Main evacuated  
Earthquake affects UA students  
Forums to aid search  
Quick Hits  
From rodeo to wheelchair tennis  
Bees swarm on campus  
Fraternity tackles American Indian retention  
Project raising Funds to install solar panels  

Basketball notes: First recruit of 2007 class commits


Mater Dei 7-footer Jacobsen gives verbal commitment to Cats

Alex Jacobson, a 7-foot-1 junior center from Mater Dei High School in California, came to Tucson over the weekend and didn't leave empty-handed.

Jacobson, who had been favoring the Arizona men's basketball team, became the first player from the class of 2007 to verbally commit to the Wildcats.

Jacobson met with his family, his trainer, Trent Suzuki, and Arizona head coach Lute Olson on Saturday and decided he wanted no part of the future recruiting process. [Read article]

Football Notes: Tuitama may debut against Ducks  
From the booth: Playing Willie may make or break season
Volleyball's Baum earns national, Pac-10 honors
Tennis' Matalonga, Andrus take doubles title in Texas
On the air

A day without an American


Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., seems to be one of the few members of the Arizona delegation to Congress who offers any real solutions to the illegal immigration problem that does not involve the ill-advised call for amnesty that was repeatedly followed in the mid-1980s and only resulted in millions of illegal immigrants currently residing in this country.

And illegal immigration is a problem. A big, ever more expensive problem in the way of illegal immigrants collecting on benefits, clogging our justice system and bringing more violent crime (as if Tucson's crime rate wasn't high enough because of our own home-grown criminal scum). [Read article]

ASUA out of touch
Students: Join in solar effort
Editorial: Credentials, experience should be focus of committee

Latest Issue: October 13, 2005


Bevelvision: High art for the whole family

The Mat Bevel Institute is the only bit of color you'll find on a nondescript stretch of road on North Stone Avenue, which leads into downtown. A barren enclosed yard fronts a sky-blue brick building with the word "Bevel" painted on its left corner. Except for the color there's really nothing much to the outside of the building.

Yet, the blah, humdrum exterior completely belies what you'll find inside. [Read article]

Tucson and campus calendar 
Scatter shot
Crowe gets personal in 'Elizabethtown'
Rialto expects Rein  
Extraordinary Apple doesn't disappoint
You can't really have Ferdinand much better  
Long, boring road to 'Elizabethtown' 
'Thumb' is anything but a sucker 
Aimee Mann discusses drugs, new tour
McSweeney's serves up family-style stories
You'll always remember your first time: Sending it back
Comedy Corner brings the funny to Cellar
Architecture in Helsinki love Tucson
German gallery talk: Peasant revolt

Latest Issue: October 18, 2005


What can be said about hair that hasn't been said before? It's important? Well, it protects our heads from all kinds of calamities: low branches, the hot Arizona sun, bird poop.

After all, the existence of hair has been a pivotal part of our human history. The cave men pulled the cave women by it during the Ice Age. Rapunsel let her man climb up it for wild nights of tower partying and fairy tale sex. Even today, don't we judge all politicians by the size and greatness of their hair? (So why didn't Kerry win then?) [Read article]


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