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Monday, October 11, 2004
Redshirt UA football player shot at party

Freshman in critical condition after being hit by stray bullet

A redshirt UA football player was shot at a mid-town house party early yesterday morning and was in critical condition last night.

Sheldon Watts, 18, a pre-business freshman from Fresno, Texas, is being treated at University Medical Center for gunshot wounds to the arm and chest.

Watts was in critical condition last night, according to Janet Stark, of UMC public relations. [Read article]

photo Surgeon general visits UA

U.S. Surgeon General and UA alumnus Richard Carmona told public health students and faculty Friday that the deadly diseases which afflict millions of people can best be avoided by early prevention instead of relying on science.

More than 100 students, faculty members and guests of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health gathered in Gallagher Theater to hear Carmona's speech titled "Plagues, Prevention and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General." [Read article]

Iraq tops list at 2nd debate

The second presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry was framed by lingering questions on Iraq and the economy.

The debate had no clear winner, with both men trading combative barbs for almost two hours on Iraq, health care, the economy and stem cell research.

There was a clear distinction drawn from the formal and polite tone of the first debate, in which Sen. Kerry was widely considered the winner. [Read article]

Selby victim speaks out after conviction

One of James Allen Selby's victims, who was a UA student at the time she was attacked, talked about her experience after the trial in hopes of confronting the shame that most sexual assault victims feel.

Selby was convicted Thursday on 27 of 34 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, attempted murder and other charges.

Selby was accused of attacking five Tucson women and a 13-year-old girl between October 2001 and May 2002, sexually assaulting three of them. [Read article]

photo Highland Commons officially opens

Cienega, San Pedro Residence Halls celebrate grand opening

More than 150 residents of the Highland Commons came together last night to celebrate the grand opening of the halls with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free food.

The event was planned by a collaboration of the members of the hall governments of Posado San Pedro and Pueblo De La Cienega Residence Halls.

The halls have been open since the beginning of the year, but the courtyard between the halls and the Campus Health Building was just recently completed. [Read article]

Org. looks for election-day help

A new program geared toward helping people understand their voting rights on Election Day is looking for help from UA students.

People For the American Way Foundation's Election Protection program will be on campus today trying to get student volunteers to monitor voting polls in Tucson and assist voters who might not understand their rights.

Poll monitors will make sure people are not turned away or denied their right to vote because of voter intimidation or because they don't speak English, said John Hartsell, Arizona state director for the Election Protection program. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • There are 170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the 10 opening moves in a game of chess.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court once ruled federal income tax unconstitutional. Income tax was first imposed during the Civil War as a temporary revenue-raising measure. In the late 1800s, the government attempted to revive the levy again, but the Supreme Court ruled it in violation of the constitutional provision that direct taxes must be proportioned among the states according to their population. In 1913, however, Congress passed the 16th amendment, making federal impost legal once again. [Read article]

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