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Monday, October 18, 2004
photo McCain, Starky keep it friendly

Senatorial candidates discuss education, Prop. 200 at debate

Republican Sen. John McCain and his challenger for the Arizona Senate seat, Democrat Stuart Starky, discussed issues ranging from education to the legalization of marijuana during Friday's debate at Gallagher Theater.

The debate, which was a town hall format including questions from audience members and moderators, remained friendly, with McCain, who is running for his fourth Senate term, and Starky, an eighth-grade math teacher, exchanging jokes in front of a packed theater that left some people waiting outside. [Read article]

Long-time astronomy prof dies at age 71

Raymond E. White Jr., a UA distinguished professor emeritus of astronomy, died Tuesday in his Tucson home at age 71.

Ruby White, Raymond White's wife, said the cause of Tuesday's death is unknown, although she suspects her husband had a heart attack. The couple would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last Saturday.

Ruby White said her husband lived a full life and touched many people, with students scattered all over the world. [Read article]

photo 320 students volunteer at AIDS Walk

Students concerned with the worldwide AIDS epidemic turned out to walk and run early Sunday morning at AIDS Walk 2004 to raise money for services for AIDS and HIV patients.

Students made up about 320 of the event's 400 volunteers, said Rick Wilson, director of development for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps people infected with AIDS or HIV and promotes prevention education. [Read article]

Football player arrested for using fake ID

A UA football player was arrested late Thursday night for trying to use a fake ID to get into O'Malley's bar on Fourth Avenue.

Starting defensive tackle Paul Philipp, a sociology junior, went to O'Malley's around 11 p.m. and showed the doorman a driver's license and a voter's registration card that he claimed were his, according to police.

The doorman thought the license looked questionable and didn't think Philipp was the person in the photo on the license. [Read article]

photo Hispanics get free computer lessons

Two hundred Hispanic Tucson residents received free training for basic computer skills Saturday in the fourth annual La Familia event promoting computer education for the home and workplace.

Organized by the UA chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and IBM computers, the event was intended to break the "digital divide" separating Hispanic youth from older generations in areas of computer technology, said Steven Carrillo, systems engineering junior and vice president of SHPE's La Familia committee. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning.

  • One ounce of LSD is enough to make doses for 300,000 people.

  • Napoleon had conquered Italy by the time he was 26.

  • Both Josef Stalin and Kaiser Wilhelm had crippled left arms. Stalin, despite his popular image, was not a pipe smoker. He used the pipe only for effect at conferences and public appearances. In private he chain-smoked cigarettes. [Read article]

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