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Friday, November 18, 2005

Visitors Center opening today


Building may get solar power, if approved

The UA Visitors Center will mark its grand opening today with an open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its new location just west of campus.

Special guests at the event will include the Pride of Arizona marching band, UA mascots and cheerleaders, and exhibitors from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, space sciences - including an exhibit of the Phoenix Mars Mission - and other UA attractions, said Visitors Center Director Heather Lukach. [Read article]

· Fundraiser boasts bike art for wares
· Sorority disputes stereotypes
· Quick Hits
· Minorities in health care wanted
· Auction part of 17th annual nonprofit gala
· Fast Facts

Navigating to new heights: Pilot upset could pave Cats' path


Arizona takes on No. 1 Portland in Sweet 16 showdown in Oregon this weekend.

It's the traditional powerhouse versus the up-and-comer. The team that barely made the postseason versus the top-ranked team in the country.

It's Arizona versus Portland on the Pilots' home field tonight at 7 in Sweet 16 action of the NCAA College Cup.

Portland (20-0-1) may have the most storied soccer history in the tough West Coast Conference, with one national championship (2002), seven trips to the Final Four since 1992 and five WCC titles. [Read article]

· Volleyball prepares for last home games
· Wildcats set for season opener
· Men's basketball notes: Deep, talented field highlights Maui Invitational
· No. 1 men's club water polo heads to nationals
· Swim, dive host UCLA, UCSB, USC
· Women's water polo prepares for Cats' tourney
· Commentary: Breakfast at Lute's
· No. 19 Oklahoma squares off against Icecats tonight, tomorrow in Tucson
· Ruggers face New Mexico tomorrow

No rest for the weary


My mother always used to tell me, "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride."

Now, I was a sharp kid, but I'll admit that I was never entirely sure what that meant. Of course, I've always thought that if you want something badly enough, you find a way to make it happen.

Thanksgiving is drawing distractingly near, and the ubiquitous October/November student complaint has reached its crescendo. Indeed, it would be difficult to find a student who has not once wished for a fall break, a day (or three) to catch his or her academic breath before finals. [Read article]

· 'Y?' Because we're on the way to the top
· Pass/Fail: See if these ideas make the grade
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: November 17, 2005


It seems like the perfect vehicle for a romantic farce starring Jack Black, Kirstie Alley or some other overweight comedic actor. Here's the premise: An aging, portly man down on his luck and desperate for some green, tries his hand at the gigolo business.

Scouting out his prospective clients, being the ever-astute statistician, he tries to improve his chances of scoring a meal ticket by not just sending out one letter of seduction but two, both to women who reside in the same town. He also uses the same letter verbatim, recycling the same sweet nothings but being careful enough to switch names when appropriate. [Read article]

Tucson and campus calendar
Scatter shot 
'Howl' for the Shout Out Louds
'Turtles' stands up as good B-movie
'Derailed' runs on well worn tracks
Going solo not best route
Catch the Slowburn at Emergenza
Culture Jamming brought to campus
Green Day doesn't disappoint with new DVD
Black Heart Procession vamp into town
Deerhoof defies description, set to rock Tucson
Madonna Straddles the Dance Floor A Lot

Latest Issue: November 15, 2005



Band Day brings out best in Southwest marching bands

With reality television all the rage, showdown competitions seem to be an everyday occurrence. There is the dance off, the sing off and the band off. OK, maybe you have never seen a band off, unless you will admit to actually watching "Drumline," but now you can.

The UA's Pride of Arizona marching band will be hosting its 52nd annual Glassman Foundation University of Arizona Band Day on Saturday, where high schools from all over the Southwest region come to "bring it" - marching band style. [Read article]


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