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Tuesday September 5, 2000

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UA student died in motorcycle accident

'Well-liked' and 'devoted' sophomore was usually safe when riding

A UA student was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday morning when he collided with a tow truck at West First Street and North Cherry Avenue.

James Thomas Haley, 19, was riding his motorcycle westbound on First Street when he failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the front end of a tow truck from Gary's Towing, traveling northbound just before 1:50 a.m. Monday.

University of Arizona and Tucson Police Department officers responded to the scene, said Sgt. Mike Smith, UAPD public information officer.

UA basketball player arrested for DUI

Justin Wessel put on probation, according to assistant coach Jim Rosbourgh

UA men's basketball forward Justin Wessel was charged with driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on a one-way street early Thursday morning, according to University of Arizona police reports.

He was arrested at a Greyhound bus stop on South Fourth Ave., UA police department reports stated.

Wessel, a communication senior, pulled out of Dirtbag's, 1800 E. Speedway Blvd., in a gray 2000 Nissan Altima with three other males. They were on their way to a party on North Euclid Avenue and East Ninth Street when they were stopped five minutes later, reports stated.

Tuesday September 5, 2000 Quotable:

"There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from The New York Times."
-GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush

Today in history: Tuesday September 5, 2000

In 1774, in response to the British Parliament's enactment of the Coercive Acts in the American colonies, the first session of the Continental Congress convened at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, Penn.

In 1836, Sam Houston, the hero of the Texas War for Independence, was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas.

In 1877, Sioux chief Crazy Horse was fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after allegedly resisting confinement in a jail cell.

In 1972, on the eleventh day of the Twentieth Olympiad, held in Munich, Germany, members of the Black September faction of the Palestinian Liberation Army infiltrated the Olympic Village and attacked the Israeli compound.

In 1975, in Sacramento, Calif., an assassination attempt against U.S. President Gerald R. Ford was foiled when a Secret Service agent wrested a pistol from Lynette A. "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of the incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson.

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