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Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Therapist at UMC dies after news of son's death

A University Medical Center employee died over the weekend, just days after learning her son, an Army specialist, was killed in Iraq.

Karen Unruh-Wahrer, a respiratory therapist supervisor at UMC, found out her son, 25-year-old Robert Oliver Unruh, was killed by enemy fire outside of Baghdad Sept. 25.

After seeing her son's body Saturday morning, 45-year-old Unruh-Wahrer collapsed in her kitchen that night, according to the Associated Press. [Read article]

photo Player caught with pot, again

A UA football player was caught with marijuana Monday for the second time in a little over a month.

Yaniv Barnett, undeclared freshman, and three other students were charged with possession of marijuana Monday night at a table in front of the Arizona Stadium, 1425 E. Sixth St.

Barnett was also caught with marijuana Sept. 1 and was referred to the Dean of Students that day.

Barnett and the three students were sitting at the table when police arrived. One of the students started to walk away. He then told police that Barnett and the two other students at the table were smoking marijuana. [Read article]

photo Selby rape trial close to conclusion

The trial of a man suspected of raping and attacking several women in the UA area is expected to end today, prosecutors said.

James Allen Selby, 37, has more than a dozen charges against him, including attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary and kidnapping.

The attacks involve five women and a 13-year-old girl and occurred in Tucson between October 2001 and May 2002. Three of the women were sexually assaulted. Four of the attacks took place in the UA area. [Read article]

Hispanic alumni sponsor annual networking expo

To help students gain the skills necessary to find a job, the UA Hispanic Alumni will host the Annual Faculty, Staff and Student Networking Expo tomorrow.

The purpose of the expo is to show Hispanic UA students the importance of networking, said Oscar Lujan, executive director of the UA Hispanic Alumni.

Lujan said the expo will help students who lack the initiative to approach individuals become more comfortable when speaking with strangers, such as potential employers. [Read article]

photo UA students log on to Web site for social networking

Since February, college students across the nation have used an online networking system to expand their social horizons, and when the site hit UA last month, students followed suit.

The facebook, an online directory that helps college students connect through social networks, launched at the UA on Sept. 24.

After a week, about 2,000 UA students had registered at, said Chris Hughes, a spokesman for the site. [Read article]

photo 'Billionaires for Bush' bash Bush satirically on UA Mall

Democratic and Republican students got more than an earful when the Billionaires for Bush set up a table on the UA Mall yesterday morning.

Members of the satirical political group, including three UA students and one UA faculty member, pretended to support President George W. Bush by highlighting how his policies have favored the wealthy.

With picket signs that read, "Corporations are People Too," "Leave No Billionaire Behind," and "Four More Wars," the Billionaires attracted much attention while dressed as billionaires and dancing to comedic political songs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Read article]

photo Students taught right from wrong at etiquette class

When someone is in a business situation, it can be hard to remember which side to pass the butter or how to pass a roll properly.

Something like eating a cherry tomato might become a big problem while sitting in front of a job recruiter.

This predicament is one of the many addressed at last night's etiquette dinner. Marcia Klipsch, assistant director of the Center for Retailing and Consumer Sciences said her goal is to prepare students in the "art "of the interview dinner. [Read article]

photo Credit Wise Cats counsel UA students on proper card use

Whether shopping on East University Boulevard, buying your books or noshing on a late night burrito, you've got no worries. "Just put it on the card," you say.

But, if you're like some college students, purchasing with plastic might signal big trouble ahead.

According to The Associated Press, a recent study conducted by the Nellie Mae student loan agency showed nearly one-third of all college seniors carry up to $7,000 in credit card debt. [Read article]

Bachelor Survivor

They say a good man is hard to find. But what exactly characterizes a good catch? Is he smart, funny, sensitive, off-beat? The Wildcat is going to give you the chance to decide with our second round of Bachelor Survivor. One of our three eligibles will be voted off every week with you deciding their fate by voting online at In addition, our surviving bachelors will have to accomplish a series of tasks to prove their worth. [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • At the Yalta Conference in February 1945, Churchill was an ailing septuagenarian; Roosevelt, very ill, maintained a brittle contact with life; Roosevelt's chief adviser, Harry Hopkins, was dying of cancer. Only Stalin was in good health.

  • Two gallons of beer were included in the weekly ration for each child in the children's hospital in Norwich, England, in 1632. [Read article]

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