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Friday, October 28, 2005
photo Shouting Loud: Protesters decry pill refusal to rape victim

Pharmacist's decision sparks demonstration

UA students protested outside a grocery store yesterday speaking out against pharmacists who denied a 20-year-old rape victim from getting her prescription for emergency contraception filled.

Students and other members of the community displayed posters and signs to passing vehicles at the demonstration, held at Fry's Food and Drug Store, 3920 E. Grant Road, where the woman was denied her prescription. [Read article]

Sex charges filed against prof

The interim assistant dean of the music department was arrested early this week on a warrant for two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, police said.

Brian D. Ebie, 38, was served the warrant on Monday by the University of Arizona Police Department and booked into Pima County Jail, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, UAPD spokesman.

Police arrested Ebie, who is also an assistant music professor, after receiving a call from the Akron Police Department in Akron, Ohio, Mejia said. [Read article]

Homecoming royalty finalists selected

The weeks of work spent to select the Homecoming king and queen nominees will culminate with the announcement of the winners at the bonfire celebration Nov. 4.

This year's final Homecoming king nominees are Kirk Jacobson, Jon Jensen, Brandon Cohen, Matt Gugliuzza and Brian Chin. Homecoming queen nominees are Reynolds De Vries, Allison C. Lee, Cassi Sonn, Kim Chamberlain and Dania Molla Hosseini. [Read article]

photo UAPD expecting the unusual for Halloween

Drivers should be on high alert, police say

Police are expecting an increase in unusual activities this Halloween weekend and are urging students to use good judgment while partying.

"We do not oppose students having fun," said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, University of Arizona Police Department spokesman. "But you can have fun without drinking."

Although UAPD has not had any major problems on Halloweens in the past, Mejia said there is always the possibility of more parties and more Halloween pranks. [Read article]

World Fair showcases UA diversity

Multicultural clubs offer food, treats, information on wealth of cultures

In hopes of showcasing the diversity at the UA, a festival is being held this weekend to highlight the different cultures that exist on campus.

The Wildcat World Fair, taking place tomorrow and Sunday on the UA Mall, is a free multicultural festival that is modeled after Tucson Meet Yourself, a diversity festival put on annually by the City of Tucson, said Stephanie Hartz, director of the fair. [Read article]

photo Students court Fiesta Bowl votes

Two UA students will walk the red carpet as members of court royalty in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl, one of the four games in the Bowl Championship Series.

Whether or not one of them wins the queen crown will be decided in an election starting today.

Kate Rook, a pre-education sophomore, and Jeanine Zelik, a social studies senior, were nominated for the 35th Fiesta Bowl Court. The two will race for the highest position of the queen, along with two other students from Arizona State University. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Campus town hall meeting today in DuVal Auditorium

A campus town hall meeting will take place today at noon in the Arizona Health Sciences Center, DuVal Auditorium.

The meeting will include updates and a question-and-answer series about the UA College of Medicine Phoenix expansion.

Provost George Davis and Dean Keith Joiner will host the event, which is being sponsored by the President's Office and University Advancement. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

Albert Einstein's youngest son was schizophrenic.

The White House receives about 6,000 visitors a day and has six floors (two are basements), 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, 147 windows, 412 doors, 12 chimneys, three elevators and seven staircases. It takes 570 gallons of white paint to cover the outside.

The childhood word game "Hangman" was the inspiration for TV's "Wheel of Fortune." [Read article]

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