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Monday February 19, 2001

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MP3 sharing will continue despite ruling on Napster

Web site created a trend that music industry may have to keep up with, UA professor Jim Mitchell says

Whatever fate lies in Napster's future after last week's federal court ruling, the technology the Web site has introduced may force music companies to change the way they do business.

Jim Mitchell, a UA journalism assistant professor who teaches a class on media law, said that although record companies can use Napster's defeat as "ammunition" in future court cases, they must also deal with the trend it has created.

Napster's popularity - it currently has about 61 million users - has spawned dozens of other sites which essentially promote the same music-sharing concept.

The use of a centralized server to organize its files - which Napster relied on - may have made the service easy prey for the music industry, but many newer sites, such as, are simply "peer-to-peer" - meaning they work simply by pairing computers.

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New variety show 'Fast Forward' bombs with student viewers

"Fast Forward" should hit rewind, students say

While TV3's new variety show "Fast Forward" was a big success with members of its cast and crew, it was less than satisfying for its student viewers.

Mike Camarillo, broadcast adviser for TV3, said the show was "well done" for the first of a series.

"It's a real good start," he said. "Technically we just have to be tighter on transitions - the audio was (also) a little high on spots. If we compare this tape to the fourth tape, there should be a difference in quality."

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UA Softball continues dominance, cruises to Pepsi title

Wildcats outscore opponents 66-2, increase season record to 15-0

The No. 3 Arizona softball team hit a new low at this weekend's Pepsi Classic Tournament - it gave up runs in more than one game.

Led by a balance of power and timely hitting, as well as outstanding pitching performances, the Wildcats (15-0) outscored their opponents 66-2 and coasted to a 5-0 record at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium this weekend.

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How to be a doormat

Listen up, ladies. There's a new book that tells you exactly how to live your lives, and it all boils down to one word: doormat.

A chick named Laura Doyle released the book on Jan. 8, and it has already sold over 100,000 copies. It's called "The Surrendered Wife: The practical guide to finding intimacy, passion and peace with a man."

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Light Rock

Chris Rock talks about his new movie

Even though he's often seen as the king of brutal, in-your-face comedy, actor-comedian Chris Rock acknowledges that the image he portrays in his latest movie, "Down to Earth," isn't exactly the one that audiences will expect.

"This is another side of me," he said. "No one's seen me be light. I wanted people to laugh and then say, 'Hey, that was clean.'"

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Fast facts: Monday February 19, 2001

One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

The average American and Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.

Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.