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Thursday April 19, 2001

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Non-lethal weapons crucial to breaking up 4th Ave. riots

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Injuries possible, but crowd suppression tactics still central, officer says

Even though many people who gathered along North Fourth Avenue after UA's basketball loss to Duke suffered minor injuries caused by non-lethal weapons, this arsenal was necessary to restore order to the riot-torn district, police said.

Sgt. David Azuelo, a member of the Tucson Police SWAT team, said non-lethal force provides an important alternative for law-enforcement officers.

The Tucson Police is reviewing police actions in the April 2 riot.

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Recent UMC layoffs a necessary cost-cutting measure

Money is tight at university hospital, official says

The 175 layoffs that occurred at UMC over the past two weeks were last-resort actions to a serious problem of undercompensation for medical services, a hospital official said.

"We engaged in an extensive cost-cutting effort looking at all manners of operation, like supply saving costs, group purchasing opportunities, reduction in consumption in goods and services," said John Duval, UMC Chief Operating Officer. "But as a result of the inability to cure the issue by these saving means, we had to engage in a layoff."

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Walk-off single leads UA to sweep

Andrade hits 3 HRS, delivers game-ending hit to complete sweep of Fresno St.M

Senior Allison Andrade capped off a career outing last night by singling home the winning run in the ninth inning to complete a two-game sweep of Fresno State.

Andrade's single to center field brought home freshman Kim Balkan and allowed the second-ranked Wildcats (43-4, 5-2 in Pacific 10 Conference) to take the nightcap from the No. 14 Bulldogs (31-17, 6-3 WAC), 8-7.

Arizona won the first game 9-1 in five innings.

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Where are the mascots?

Where have all the mascots gone?

What is a mascot anyway? Just some silly character designed as a clever marketing tool to siphon money from the alumni, or a symbol of honor and pride, almost primal in nature, which one tribe uses as a the focal point for the morale and confidence it builds up before doing battle with another?

The mascot of my undergraduate school, St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is the Hawk. Our rallying cry, clearly centered around the sense of pride we feel in our mascot, is "The Hawk will never die." It is symbolized in that the Hawk has to flap his wings throughout the entire game. No matter what he is doing, even "fighting" with the other mascots, he has to keep at least one wing flapping in a slow, continuous motion.

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Being Bogosian

Writer, actor Eric Bogosian brings multiple characters to the stage

There are many ways to be Eric Bogosian.

Relatively unknown in the entertainment world, the actor and playwright will use his life experiences to manifest different identities on stage tomorrow night at Centennial Hall.

He portrays more than a dozen of these personas in his comedic show, "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee."

"I wanted to make a show that was a collage of all the characters inside of me," Bogosian said. "During the show, I go through a metamorphosis from character to character."

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Fast facts: Thursday April 19, 2001

There are 23 streets in Atlanta with the word "peach" in their names.

The ostrich yolk is the largest single-cell in the world.

Point Roberts, Wash. is cut off from the rest of the state by British Columbia, Canada. If you wish to travel from Point Roberts to the rest of the state or vice versa, you must pass through Canada, including Canadian and U.S. customs.

Elizabeth I of England suffered from anthophobia, a fear of roses.

A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

Scientists found a whole new phylum of animal on a lobster's lip.

You have the same chance of getting killed in a tornado than you do falling out of bed - one in 2 million.