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Friday February 16, 2001

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$1,000 for info on stolen video equipment

A private donor is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a rash of recent thefts of audio-visual equipment on campus.

In the last six months, six video projectors - valued at $6,700 each - have been stolen, said Ron Landis, equipment services supervisor for the University Teaching Center. Landis added that only two projectors had been swiped in the previous five years.

"People are dependent on these machines," he said. "Teachers base their classes on our projectors and the thefts are crippling these instructors' ability to teach."

The most recent theft was Feb. 5 in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, when a video projector attached to the ceiling, along with a $500 amplifier in a locked cabinet, were taken from Room 338.

"They slice right through the steel cables," Landis said. "These machines are popular and they are portable."

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Senate panel kills anti-hazing legislation

Legislators argue schools should establish their own policies

PHOENIX - A Senate committee yesterday voted down an anti-hazing bill, saying the policies should come from the schools and not state government.

The Senate Education Committee voted 7-1 against Senate Bill 1096, which would have established hazing at any educational institute as a class 6 felony.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Lori Daniels, R-Chandler, won the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but was amended to make hazing a class 3 misdemeanor.

Daniels told the committee the bill aims to protect students.

"I know there's good clean fun, but sometimes it has gotten out of hand," she said.

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Opposing coaches weary of Arizona's talent

Wildcats open home schedule against 4 unranked opponents at Pepsi Classic

Preparing an unranked squad to face the Arizona softball team is a daunting task. Led by a balanced offensive attacked and dominant pitching, the third-ranked Wildcats (10-0) have steamrolled through teams in tournaments in Tampa, Fla. and Phoenix. Arizona has outscored its opposition 83-4.

"They looked in midseason form at the beginning of the season, so that's kind of scary for everyone else," said Lee Ann Jarvis, head softball coach at New Mexico State.

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Humane solution for a huge problem

U.S. border policy - keep them out and us in - has pretty much remained the same since the late 1920s. Ironically, huge segments of our economy depend on the labor that Mexican migrants provide. So Mexicans continue to come to the United States in search of jobs, as the border has become heavily armed.

Despite increased border monitoring, the U.S.-Mexican border remains porous. Millions of migrants make their way into the United States every year. What the increased border enforcement has done is drive migrants to engage in risky behavior to work in the United States. Thousands of these migrants are either hurt, killed or swindled in their attempt to cross the border. To save both lives and money in enforcement, a new border policy - including a guest migrant worker program - must be created.

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Asking for the beating

The Beating wants its listeners to shake their booties.

"We play our music for people who want to shake their asses, and feel good," said Silas Hite, percussionist and interdisciplinary studies junior. "We are not a morose band. We are about having fun."

The band's Web site boasts "hill-billy rock and chick soul, served up fresh." Hite said the name of the band revolves around the typical life lessons most people experience in life. Although it may have a violent name, The Beating's music focuses on the happier side of life

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Fast facts: Friday February 16, 2001

More than 50 percent of Canadians live in the two provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

More than 90 percent of Canadians live within 250 kilometers of the U.S. border.

Canada's national holiday is Canada Day on July 1.

Canada's national sports are lacrosse in the summer, and ice hockey in the winter.

Canada has 10 provinces and six time zones.