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Monday April 30, 2001

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UA student wants to be a 'Millionaire'

Graduate student Max Fritz selected for popular game show, headed to New York tomorrow

He knew his final answer the moment the phone call came.

After calling the contestants' phone number for a nearly a year, UA political science graduate student Max Fritz will appear on the popular ABC game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Fritz leaves for New York City tomorrow. The segment will tape on Wednesday and is scheduled to air sometime next week.

"I have caller ID," he said. "I saw a number from New York and thought, 'Who in the world is calling me from New York?" And then it hit me. You always have that thought in the back of your head.

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UA women forge a path through cyberspace

Female MIS students form club to overcome the obstacles of a male-dominated profession

Sitting in the front row of a lecture hall, Patricia Victory would often take the time to count the number of female students enrolled in her MIS 121 class. Her figures would fluctuate between four and six, but never came close to the number of males - around 40.

Then a management information systems sophomore, Victory would find that when she turned to look at the class, she saw all male students. When she turned back to take notes from her instructor, she saw a male too, she said.

In MIS 121, Introduction to Business Programming, the male population shocked Victory, but it was nonetheless representative of the makeup of the department. Male students in the program outnumber women 3-to-1. Similarly, there are 14 male faculty members, whereas the number of female faculty is seven.

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LemKKKKKKKKe into record book

Senior becomes UA's all-time strikeout leader; Wildcats sweep 4 games

As the top-ranked Arizona softball team continued to steamroll through its Pacific-10 Conference opponents this weekend, senior pitcher Becky Lemke stole the show.

Lemke fanned eight batters in yesterday's 6-1 victory against the Oregon Ducks to become Arizona's all-time strikeout leader with 880.

She struck out the side in the third inning to surpass former All-American Susie Parra's mark of 874, and received a curtain call from the 1,327 fans at Hillenbrand Stadium.

"It's an honor because they're have been a lot of pitchers at the U of A," said Lemke, who shares the same private pitching coach with Parra.

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Groups should look for ways to collaborate on major campus events

Wednesday night, the UA is going to party.

Classes will have ended, Dead Day will be right around the corner and the rock band Counting Crows will be performing at Centennial Hall.

On the night of April 17, nearly 125 students jumped at the chance to purchase tickets for the huge event, waiting outside the Centennial box office until at least 10 a.m. the next day.

By the time 10 a.m. finally rolled around, when the box office opened, the line from Centennial stretched clear around the corner toward the Social Science building.

The concert sold out in a matter of hours.

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Out of Season

'Last Chance to Dance' features new choreography by UA dance students

The dance season may be officially over, but dance students have yet to stop performing.

"Last Chance to Dance," developed by assistant dance professor Nina Janik in the mid-90s in order to "foster (student) choreographers at the University of Arizona," will feature new student choreography tonight and tomorrow night in two separate performances, each with its own distinct dance lineup.

Janik, the official coordinator of "Last Chance to Dance," said the show has become tradition, occurring twice a year at the close of each semester. She added that it is a reflection of the eclectic program and talented students who comprise the UA dance division.

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Fast Facts: Monday April 30, 2001

Dennett D'Angelo set a world record for eating 3 pounds, 6 ounces of ice cream in 90 seconds.

An average of 13 boxes of Jell-O are purchased every second in the United States.

During the early quarter of the 20th century, immigrants entering Ellis Island, N.Y., were served Jell-O gelatin as a "Welcome to America."

The "57" on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.

Ice cream was invented in China about 2000 B.C.

Americans consume 4,848 cups of coffee per second every day.