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UA officials react to McGrath's loss

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Three-term state lawmaker to leave office in January

Arizona State Rep. Jean McGrath, R-Glendale, lost her bid for her fourth term in the House of Representatives Sunday, leaving some members of the UA community relieved.

Late-counted Maricopa County ballots revealed that retired hospital executive Phil Hanson had captured the Republican nomination for the District 17 seat.

McGrath held unpopular stances on certain issues affecting University of Arizona course content and student life.

Last year, McGrath expressed concern over the title of a women's studies course - "Women and Literature" - arguing that it contained lesbian content and its content was improperly advertised.

Elizabeth Kennedy, head of the women's studies department, said if all aspects of women's lives are studied, the topic of lesbianism would be included.

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Student, Mother

UA senior balances children, work, school

When Misty Dillon graduated high school in 1995, she was touted as a "special senior" - complete with a full-page pullout in the school yearbook including a photo spread and a biography of her time at Buena High School in Sierra Vista.

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DaLee named Pac-10 Player of the Week

For the second week in a row, the Pacific 10 Conference chose a Wildcat for its Volleyball Player of the Week.

Last week the honor went to junior setter Dana Burkholder, who set a school record against Arizona State, finishing with 84 assists.

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TPD and bars must fight false IDs together

Local bars have gotten a harsh reality check this semester - Tucson Police Department officers have been paying them regular visits to crack down on underage drinkers using false identification.

Three underage UA students were caught by TPD officers during Friday night's raid at Maloney's, 213 N. Fourth Ave. Two of the students were using other people's IDs, and the third was using a counterfeit ID.

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Taylor-made for a music career

Sally Taylor finds her own voice

Sometimes in life, people find it easier to ride the coattails of their famous parents than to make their own reputations. But occasionally, there are more independent-minded offspring, determined to find their own place without coasting on their lineage.

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