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Monday, September 27, 2004
photo Greeks battle for charity

The annual Greek Week competition, which focuses on raising food and money for Tucson Community Food Bank while celebrating greek unity, is underway on campus.

There will be many contests and Olympic-type activities to promote greek unity.

The week kicked off with the fourth annual CatWalk, which benefited the Bobbi Olsen Endowment for Cancer Research.

Each of the 10 teams in the Greek Week competition is made up of a combination of fraternity and sorority chapters on campus. [Read article]

photo Goodman draws a crowd at Centennial

1,100 students hear controversial radio host talk politics

More than 1,100 students flocked to Centennial Hall last night, to see guest speaker Amy Goodman, radio host for Democracy Now!

Crowds lined up in front of the box office almost two hours before the 7:00 p.m. speech about politics and the ills of mainstream media coverage.

Controversial among both Democrats and Republicans, Goodman has been criticized for her condemnation of mainstream media outlets. [Read article]

photo TPD trains bars to hunt for fake IDs

Police are joining forces with restaurants and bars in an effort to stop underage drinking.

Tucson Police Department Lt. Ruben Nunez said police can't have an officer at every single bar every single night so police are training bar owners and servers how to identify fake IDs and how to confiscate them.

Rob LaMaster, regional vice president of the Arizona Restaurant and Hospitality Association, said it is sometimes hard for bar and restaurant employees to spot a fake ID. [Read article]

Advisers' notes could soon be on Student Link

Students might soon be able to view notes from their academic adviser appointments through Student Link, in an attempt by ASUA to limit miscommunication and confusion between students and advisers.

The Center for Computing and Information Technology is working with the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and a team of advisers to create a system that documents adviser/student interactions such as appointments, e-mails and phone calls. [Read article]

photo Fox Sports looks for Cats 'Insider'

Cable network searches for UA student to report on air as campus correspondent

One UA student will land his or her own segment as a campus correspondent for Fox Sports Net Arizona, after a day of auditioning on campus.

FSN is looking for its second "Wildcat Insider," a UA student who can tell a story well on camera and give viewers a sense of what's going on in UA sports, said Brett Hansen, a public relations manager at FSN. [Read article]

photo Greeks walk with Lute to raise money for cancer fund

Greek Week kicked off Sunday with the fourth annual "CatWalk," a one-mile walk benefiting the Bobbi Olson Endowment for Cancer Research.

Lute Olson, who was joined by his wife Christine Toretti, started the walk with a speech thanking Greek Life for its contributions to the university and the Bobbi Olson Endowment for Cancer Research. Olson also spoke to about 800 participants about the advances the Arizona Cancer Center is making in cancer research. [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Weimaraner dogs were first bred in Germany for hunting deer in a peculiar manner: The dogs were trained to pursue stags low and from behind, and to leap at their victim's genitals and rip off these most vulnerable organs in a single bite. Today, if given a chance, many members of this breed will instinctively perform the same feat.

  • The real name of the "Mona Lisa" is "La Giaconda." It is a portrait of a middle-class Florentine woman, the wife of a merchant named Francesco del Giacondo. [Read article]

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