IN BRIEF

Old Lotto ticket turns out $8 million winner

The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. There between the gum wrappers, keys and broken-bristled brush, Beatrice Esquivel found a crumpled three-week-old Lotto ticket she hadn't checked.

Now the woman and her husband Antonio are $8 million richer. They were the only winners in the Oct. 7 drawing.

Their home in a working-class area of Oakland was shuttered and dark Monday, with the couple on their way to parts unknown.

''She just found it Friday,'' said Norma Minas, spokeswoman for the California Lottery. ''I think what happens is people play for fun and entertainment, and when you play all the time, you don't always check your tickets.''

Candidates forums

The Libertarian Students at the UA are hosting two Tucson City Council and Mayoral candidate forums.

The first will be held today, in Economics room 103 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tucson City Council candidates featured are Republican Rick Grinnell, Libertarian Tim Loomis and Democrat incumbent Janet Marcus. All of these candidates are from Ward Two.

The second forum is tomorrow, in Student Union room 282 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mayoral candidate representatives for Ed Kahn and George Miller will be present. Also present are city council candidates Democrat Jose Ibarra from Ward One and Republican Bill King from Ward Four.

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