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Monday, October 25, 2004
UA student arrested for pie throwing

Tucson man also arrested for throwing pies at Coulter

A UA student and a 24-year-old Tucson man were arrested on three charges each, including a federal charge, after throwing pies at political speaker Ann Coulter during her speech Thursday night at Centennial Hall.

Coulter, an author and columnist, was interrupted when Phillip Edgar Smith, a 24-year-old political science senior, and William Zachary Wolff came onstage and attempted to hit her with the pies. [Read article]

photo Rainbow arch could drape downtown

Despite Arizona's drought, a rainbow could permanently hang over downtown Tucson if Rafael Viñoly has his way.

Rafael Viñoly Architects, an international award-winning firm, was hired by the UA last May to design the UA Science Center, a series of buildings part of the Rio Nuevo Downtown revitalization project.

Rio Nuevo, a $360 million project intended to expand and strengthen downtown Tucson, will include new shops, Tucson Origins Heritage Park, restaurants, office space, housing and Fox Tucson Theatre. [Read article]

Man charged with shooting player

A 21-year-old Tucson man was arrested in connection with the Oct. 10 shooting of UA football player Sheldon Watts.

Fabian Martin Flores, of the 1900 block of East Jason Vista, was arrested 8 p.m. Thursday and booked into Pima County Jail. He has been charged with aggravated assault causing a serious physical injury and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $250,000. [Read article]

FCS school renamed to honor alums

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences will be renamed at a ceremony Friday to honor two UA alumni.

The school, which is part of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be renamed the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Science for the Nortons who have committed $4 million to a new building for the school, and toward the John and Doris Norton Fathers, Parenting and Families Endowed Chair, established in 2000. [Read article]

photo Students combat AIDS in Africa

Students who recently spent time in Tanzania promoting AIDS awareness are recruiting volunteers to join the ranks of students battling "one of the biggest problems in the world."

Volunteers with Students for International Change have tested more than 1,000 people for HIV and have provided AIDS-related education for more than 4,000 people in the rural suburbs of Arusha, Tanzania, since 2002, said Sedona Sweeney, a sophomore majoring in English. [Read article]

photo AIDS can't keep UA prof from dancing

Eno Washington has to dance. His life may depend on it.

The UA instructor said he's been dancing since he was in the womb and said he'll keep dancing "until the cows come home."

Nothing, not AIDS or AIDS medication, can keep him from dancing.

Washington, the creator of Pan-African dance, a mix of dance forms from around the world whose roots lie in Africa, became an adjunct UA faculty member this semester, teaching "African Aesthetics: A Colloquium in Dance" in the Africana Studies department. [Read article]

Forum focuses on international biz in changing world

Students interested in international business can now register for the 11th annual Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe Business Forum, scheduled for Nov. 4 through Nov. 6.

Located in the Hilton Tucson East hotel at 7600 E. Broadway Blvd., the forum brings together agencies from around the world as a resource for people interested in the changing economic, cultural and political world of business in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, said Roza Simkhovickh, associate professor of Russian studies and forum organizer. [Read article]

Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • More than 25 percent of the world's forests are in Siberia.

  • In poker, a pair of aces and a pair of eights is known as a "dead man's hand." The name originated in 1876, when Wild Bill Hickok was shot by Jack McCall during a card game in a saloon in Deadwood, S.D. As Wild Bill slumped over the table he exposed his hand for all to see - a pair of eights and a pair of aces. [Read article]

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