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Friday March 23, 2001

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Wildcats on lookout for Rebel attack

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Ole Miss, Arizona to battle for Elite Eight berth

SAN ANTONIO - In a city famous for the Alamo - the old mission where American rebels died facing an overpowering Mexican army - the UA basketball team is looking out for a Rebel assault of their own, the Mississippi Rebels.

That's because, as UA head coach Lute Olson has learned on numerous occasions, anything can happen in the NCAA Tournament.

"Any team that has advanced this far in the tournament wants to be here," UA head coach Lute Olson said. "You throw out the records and forget the traditions for both schools in terms of comparison. The bottom line is that both teams are in the Sweet 16 and want to be in the Elite Eight."

The second-seeded Wildcats face off against No. 3 seed Mississippi tonight for a chance to make it to next weekend's Final Four in Minneapolis.

The winner takes on either Kansas or Illinois, two teams that have spent most of the 2001 season ranked highly in the polls.

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ASUA Supreme Court overturns D'Angelo's disqualification

Opinion to be released Monday, court suggests another race

Brandon D'Angelo is once again a candidate for ASUA administrative vice president after the Associated Students Supreme Court yesterday reversed the March 8th decision to disqualify him.

Although the Supreme Court's detailed opinion will not be available until Monday, a short summary will be issued to the Associated Students today to clarify the necessary procedures to be taken, said chief justice Jess Walsh.

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Wildcats expect to 'Bear Down' on USC

The Arizona baseball team opens a three-game series with Pacific 10 Conference powerhouse USC tonight. Arizona has won three straight.

The Wildcats (19-7 overall, 2-1 Pac-10) are coming off a recent sweep of Southern Utah as well as taking two out of three from Pac-10 foe UCLA.

USC (16-11, 3-6), though, is not UCLA, as they come in with a No. 9 ranking and 12 national championships, which is twice as many as any other school.

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Holding on to Strom

Some people in life are just blessed with a magnetic personality. Strom Thurmond, the very senior senator of South Carolina, seems to be one of those special people. Looming larger than life in the Senate, Strom Thurmond has infused the government with his own special brand of nonsensical conservatism.

But like all legendary mortal men, Strom's influence over the Senate must come to an end. At 98, the once-strong senator's health is failing. In drama befitting his larger-than-life personality, Thurmond's Senate seat, once vacated, could disrupt the balance of the Senate and have strong implications on the national scene.

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Hidden treasures revealed

Open house allows behind-the-scenes look into Arizona State Museum

No secret will be left unturned at the Arizona State Museum's open house tomorrow.

The museum will open its storeroom doors and allow participants to view exhibits which the general public rarely has access to starting tomorrow at 10 a.m.

"It lets the public see behind the scenes," said Bruce Hilpert, curator of public programs for the museum. "This is a chance to see stuff you don't normally get to see."

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Fast facts: Friday March 23, 2001

WD-40 makes over a million gallons of the "secret sauce" every year.

WD-40 can be found in four out of five American homes.

The word vanilla stems from the Latin word vagina, perhaps because vanilla fruit pods vaguely resemble a sheath or possibly because vanilla was considered an aphrodisiac.

Vanilla is the world's most popular flavor.

Queen Elizabeth I loved vanilla so much that she eventually refused all foods prepared without it.