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NEWS
Friday, October 8, 2004
Selby guilty on nearly all counts

Jury finds UA-area serial rapist guilty on 27 counts; sentencing scheduled for late Nov.

James Allen Selby was found guilty yesterday on 27 of the 34 counts against him, including attempted first-degree murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Selby, 37, stood trial for attacking and raping five women and a 13-year-old girl in Tucson between October 2001 and May 2002. Four of the attacks took place in the UA area, and one of the victims was a UA student. [Read article]

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photo Heinz-Kerry visits Tucson

Teresa Heinz-Kerry, wife of Senator and Presidential Candidate John Kerry, spoke about health care, education and the war in Iraq to a group of 2,500 people last night at the Tucson Convention Center.

Heinz-Kerry urged women to vote.

She said women have a right to be heard and have the experience and knowledge to contribute to the country.

"Women's wisdom is sorely, sorely missing in the deliberation of this nation's policies," she said. [Read article]

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photo FOX sports selects UA's campus rep.

After sifting through more than 50 taped auditions, Fox Sports Net Arizona named journalism junior Lindsey Waltman as the 2004-05 UA campus correspondent on its "Wildcat Insider" television program last night.

Waltman will represent the UA campus in a short weekly segment on FSN Arizona.

"Wildcat Insider" covers mostly "light-hearted" UA sports stories and Waltman's own short segment every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., said Brett Hansen, public relations director for FSN Arizona. [Read article]

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College Republicans to bring Moore opposition

After little more than a week of protesting for balance and petitioning against Michael Moore's visit next week, the UA College Republicans have booked conservative author Ann Coulter for an Oct. 21 speech at Centennial Hall.

UACR said ASUA was not balancing Michael Moore's liberal views with a conservative of equal celebrity and invited Coulter to achieve this balance.

Young America's Foundation, a non-profit organization, is helping UACR fund the event, along with private donors from Tucson, said Pete Seat, state chairman of the Arizona College Republicans. [Read article]

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photo Biz. frat day trips to local vineyards

A business fraternity at the UA will mix business with pleasure when it travels south of Tucson this weekend for a wine tasting trip.

The trip will teach members about the importance of wine etiquette in the business world, and introduce them to its surprising presence in Southern Arizona, said Kristen Senseman, the vice president of professional activities for Delta Sigma Pi.

Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, is always trying new activities to enrich its members in the many different aspects of the business world, Senseman said. [Read article]

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photo Ex-prof honored in gay pride parade

Former UA professor Maurice Grossman is living a long and honored life, and will be honored again Sunday, this time for his activism in the gay community.

Grossman was named Grand Marshal of this Sunday's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade of Tucson, which begins on Toole Avenue and Stone Avenue and ends at Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street with a block party.

Grossman was selected by the board of the LGBT Pride Parade of Tucson for his dedication to gay causes, demonstrated by volunteering and donating his time. [Read article]

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Author presents other side of 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Tucson author David Hardy last night said filmmaker Michael Moore manipulated facts and constantly contradicted himself in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Hardy, co-author of "Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man," said Moore has stretched the truth in the movie, and in some cases even lied.

"When ideas have potential to influence, the truth has to be said," Hardy said.

He wants to present misconceptions about the facts displayed in "Fahrenheit 9/11" to the public so people don't blindly follow Moore. [Read article]

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Day of Caring volunteers turned away from event

The UA Community Relations and Human Resources departments are turning down additional volunteers for tomorrow's fifth annual Day of Caring.

The event is intended to provide one day of service for the community, with help from volunteers and one local non-profit agency, said Holly Altman, UA community relations coordinator.

Originally asking for 100 student and faculty volunteers, the Day of Caring committee, a combination of the community relations and human resources departments, has accepted more than 250 people to repair and renovate nine homes near Manzo Elementary School, 855 N. Melrose Ave., Altman said. [Read article]

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Word Up

Quotes from around campus and the world

"Nobody really tells you what's going on when you're a freshman. You have to go out there and find out yourself."
- Geoff Balon, psychology freshman, about programs like the Meet Your Major Fair that took place in the Student Union Memorial Center Ballroom Wednesday

"I know there had to be some administrative cooperation here. Michael Moore is anti-American, anti-Semitic ... he is offending my Jewish Republican friends."
- Deanna Smith, a four-year Tucson resident, complaining about the ASUA decision to have Michael Moore speak at the UA [Read article]

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photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • A housefly can transport germs as far as 15 miles away from the original source of contamination.

  • In his diary entry of Aug. 2, 1882, Lewis Carroll (author and publisher) estimated that even if he sold the entire 2,000-copy first printing of "Alice in Wonderland" he would lose 200 francs. By selling another 2,000 copies, he would make 200 francs. If he sold additional copies, he would then realize a bigger gain, but "that I can hardly hope for." Before his death, in 1898, about 180,000 copies had been sold. [Read article]

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