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New performance hall on UA Mall looking for donor

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School of Music and Dance trying to raise $4.5M more for new dance, opera theater

Students and faculty members of the School of Music and Dance will learn within the next six weeks whether they'll have the funding for a state-of-the-art performance facility on the UA Mall.

Robert Cutietta, the University of Arizona's interim director of the School of Music and Dance, said plans are in the works for a $10.5 million theater that would be added on to the east side of the Ina Gittings building, which sits on the east end of the Mall. An anonymous donor gave the school a $3 million gift earlier this year to help build a new dance facility. That money was then matched by the UA, upping the total to $6 million.

To raise the remaining $4.5 million, the school is looking for more people and families to donate money. A potential hurdle for the plan involves a condition set by the donor when they gave the money to the UA.

Jory Hancock, a professor of dance, said the donor requested that any project funded by their gift had to be completed by January of 2003. In order to accomplish that with the new theater, all funding would have to be locked up by mid-November.

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UA duped by students after registration change

350 students didn't pay tuition after UA "took away the hammer," Likins says

When UA officials changed the registration process to help students who were unable to pay their entire tuition by the due date, they didn't think that several hundred students wouldn't pay.

"A very large number of students just didn't pay," University of Arizona President Peter Likins said at Friday's Arizona Board of Regents meeting.

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Icecats name captains for 2000-2001 season

New season is last chance for three seniors

The Arizona Icecats, which is ranked fourth in the American Collegiate Hockey Association's preseason polls, elected captains for the team's 2000-01 campaign yesterday.

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Online university proposal flawed

Last week, the Arizona Board of Regents debated the future of a proposed online university. Called the Arizona Regent's University, it would combine the online course offerings of the three state universities into a virtual university that would offer degree programs. Currently, the combined courses are available through the Arizona Distance Learning Website, but this proposal would take it to the next level by allowing students to pursue their college educations without ever setting foot on a college campus. Online classes are useful as a supplement to an undergraduate education, but they cannot replace it.

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'Blondes' have more fun

"Sex and the City" scribe Candace Bushnell pens book about sex in New York

Candace Bushnell paints a fantasy world for her audience. She paints a world where martini cocktails are served nightly, summers are spent exclusively in the Hamptons and the luggage is always Louis Vuitton.

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Quotable: Tuesday October 3, 2000

"When we throw stones, when we attack the Israelis, it is better than negotiations."

a 20-year-old factory worker who refused to give his name on the violence on the West Bank that has claimed more than 51 lives

Today in history: Tuesday October 3, 2000

In 936, General Francisco Franco, whose army revolt in Morocco had set off the Spanish Civil War, was named leader of the Falange, Spain's fascist party.

In 1800, the territory of Louisiana, encompassing the entire region of the Mississippi-Missouri river valleys, is ceded by Spain to France in the secret treaty of San Ildefonso.

In 1918, a combined Arab and British force captures Damascus from the Turks during World War I. I