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Wednesday May 2, 2001

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UA student may file lawsuit for wrongful riot arrest

Charges dropped after news footage shows him walking by perpetrator

Charges against a UA student - who was arrested during the April 2 riot along North Fourth Avenue - were dropped last week, and the sophomore is now considering a lawsuit against the city.

Yann Gavillot, a geosciences major, pleaded not guilty to one count of misdemeanor criminal damage and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest after officers allegedly saw him tearing down a street sign.

However, Gavillot said he "got lucky" when he later heard that a camera crew from Tucson's KVOA-TV4 news had footage of him walking by another man who was damaging the sign. It is unkown if that man has been arrested for the crime.

"In the tape, you see someone with the same hairdo I have doing the damage," he said.

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New student government sworn in

Quintero looks to next year for growth and learning

A teary-eyed Ben Graff ended his four years of student government involvement yesterday when he passed on his ASUA presidency to Ray Quintero.

"Though my time in office ends today, the excitement continues next year," Graff said at the Associated Students inauguration held on the UA Mall.

"I feel like I am giving away my home, but I am happy to give it to Ray."

ASUA's three new executive officers and 10 senators were sworn in by Jess Walsh, ASUA Supreme Court chief justice, after each of the outgoing officers spoke.

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NCAA denies Wildcats' appeal for more scholarships

Ruling potentially crippling to team's chances next season

The NCAA yesterday denied a petition by the Arizona athletic department that would have made the defending NCAA runner-up immune to the new "5-8" scholarship limit rule.

The "5-8" rule states that a program cannot give more than five scholarships in one year and no more than eight in two years.

While the Wildcats expected the ruling - no NCAA team this year has successfully appealed the rule - officials in the athletic department and men's basketball program are clearly disappointed with the outcome.

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City should express sympathy to Knepper

Jeff Knepper, the UA student whose eye was shot out by Tucson police during the Fourth Avenue riots, plans to file a claim against the city before the end of the month.

The city ought to respond by recognizing the unreasonable suffering Knepper faced due to police activity, and express its sympathy. This may include paying for Knepper's medical expenses and compensating him for pain and suffering. While this amount should not be a ridiculous million-dollar-plus sum, it is reasonable for the city to provide him with some form of compensation.

It is still undetermined whether the police acted inappropriately. According to Knepper, the police chased after him and aimed for students' heads even though he wasn't doing anything wrong.

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Splendor in Glass

UA student explores health issues in gallery exhibit

For UA fine arts graduate student Kira Fournier, the old adage "there is an exception to every rule" does not apply.

That's because the artist striving to obtain her master's degree has not let her battle with ovarian cancer stop her from doing what she loves - making art.

Creating art since she was a child, Fournier's glass and mixed media sculpture exhibit is currently on display at the Joseph Gross Gallery in her master's thesis show "Getting Out Alive."

"I always liked to make things when I was a kid and when I went to college, I learned about pottery," she said.

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Fast Facts: Monday May 2, 2001

The average bra size today is 36C, whereas 10 years ago it was a 34B.

About 85 percent of women wear the wrong bra size.

About 67.5 percent of men wear briefs instead of boxers.

The average male spends 25,000 hours of his life shaving.

About 85 percent of men don't use the slit in their underwear.

Astronauts wear underwear lined with water tubes to keep cool.




UA student may file lawsuit for wrongful riot arrest

New student government sworn in

UA smoking policy hard to enforce

UA junior discovers dinosaur bones outside Tucson

Students could be dropped after two weeks with unpaid tuition

New senate hopes to be 'more cohesive' than last year's body

New Wildcat editor optimistic about next semester


NCAA denies Wildcats' appeal for more scholarships

'Fight or flight' time for softball team

Anderson becomes Wildcats' go-to guy

Laxcats, 4 other WCLL teams punch ticket to championships

Wildcats golfer, coaches earn honors

Wildcat staffers reflect on favorite UA sports moment of the year


City should express sympathy to Knepper

One last ribbing before Miller time

Letters to the editor


Splendor in Glass

Who is the real jackass?

Two UA-affiliated filmmakers win awards at AZ Film Fest