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Haley to be remembered a charismatic friend

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UA freshman dreamed of becoming a pilot

UA student James Thomas Haley will be remembered as a charismatic, devoted person who could always make those around him laugh, said friends and instructors.

"He had a very extensive, expanding circle of friends," said Cmdr. Frank Randolph, who was Haley's counselor in the University of Arizona's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Haley, 19, was killed Monday morning when he failed to yield at a stop sign while traveling westbound on East First Street and collided with the front end of a tow truck traveling on North Cherry Avenue.

He was not wearing a helmet and died from head trauma incurred from the collision, said Bruce Parks, clinical assistant professor of pathology.

Today in history: Wednesday September 6, 2000

In 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships returned to Spain, thus completing the first successful circumnavigation of the world.

In 1869, the United States' first major coal mine disaster occurred early in the morning in Avondale, Pennsylvania, when a fire broke out in a mineshaft, cutting off the miners' escape route and their only source of air.

In 1901, while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz, a Polish citizen associated with the Anarchist movement, fired two shots at the president as he greeted the public in a receiving line.

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