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Abortion drug approved in America but absent at UA

Drug is safe and effective procedure, UMC doctor says

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the use of mifepristone, a drug that terminates pregnancy in the first seven weeks, but it will not be available on campus.

In 1972, the university signed an agreement with the Arizona State Legislature, stating that in order to obtain funds for the Arizona Stadium, UMC cannot provide abortions.

"It's a hot political potato," said Dr. Thomas Purdon, associate professor and department vice chair in obstetrics and gynecology at the University Medical Center.

"We would not provide the drug, but we could refer patients to a suitable provider," he said.

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Workers celebrate 1 year of no accidents

Swinerton and Walberg holds barbecue today to honor

Swinerton and Walberg Builders is celebrating a year of "no time-loss accidents" today with a barbecue for the nearly 200 employees working on the new Memorial Student Union.

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UA hopes to atone for Cardinal sins

Wildcats' seek revenge following '99 debacle

The Arizona football players remember well last year's game versus Stanford.

Rather, the Wildcats (2-1 overall) remember the running session held at dawn the morning after the 50-22 loss to the Cardinal (2-1, 1-0 Pacific 10 Conference) last Sept. 18 at Arizona Stadium.

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Administration serves both all students needs, not just freshmen

This year 5, 526 freshmen enrolled at the UA, making this class slightly larger than last year's and the largest one ever. Given the Pima Residence Hall fiasco and the marred face of our campus, it would seem that the Administration is incapable of handling the influx of students. At present this may appear to be the case, but in the long term, the university is doing all that it can reasonably be expected to do - and it is doing pretty well.

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Arizona State Museum receives grant for Arizona-Mexico history preservation

Historical documents will be accessible on the Web with UA Library help

Historical documents from 18th and 19th-century Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico will be given a technological facelift by the UA's Arizona State Museum, thanks to a grant of more than $200,000.

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Quotable: Friday September 29, 2000

"At long last, science trumps anti-abortion politics and medical McCarthyism."

Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation, on today's FDA approval of the anti-abortion drug RU-486

Today in history: Friday September 29, 2000

In 1789, Congress voted to create a unified United States Army, with a permanent strength of 1,000 enlisted men and officers.

In 1923, Great Britain began to govern the territory of Palestine under a mandate granted by the League of Nations, effectively ending 400 years of Turkish rule and over 1,300 years of Arab rule.

In 1970, Egyptian Vice President Anwar el-Sadat was sworn-in as the president of Egypt following the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser the day before.