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Friday October 13, 2000

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UA students attend vigil to encourage peace

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Service helps some students deal with violence in Middle East

At the Jewish solidarity and prayer service last night, Yizhar Hess said Israel is a "land on fire," as UA students and Tucson citizens gathered in prayer for the casualties.

About 400 people joined at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd., to express solidarity and pray for people in the Middle East after a quick and terrifying turn of events, said Richard Belkin, president of the Jewish Foundation of Southern Arizona.

"I want peace with all my body and soul," he said.

Violence escalated in the Middle East yesterday between the Israelis and the Palestinians after talks broke down between the two sides. Israeli helicopters attacked the residence of Yasser Arafat, head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Ramallah police station and the Palestinian TV station. Some of the worst disturbances are in the Palestinian territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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New law school program crosses disciplines

Workshops combine law with philosophy, sociology, psychology and anthropology topics

After taking courses in legal history and practices, law students now have a chance to study new topics like the psychological behaviors of criminals and the societal implications of law.

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UA seeks first conference win

Wildcats to open Pac-10 home season against Washington

The UA soccer team will take on the Washington schools this weekend in its first Pacific 10 Conference home games of the season.

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Voter registration drive shouldn't be for naught

ASUA, in conjunction with ASA, has done something that is selfless and thankless, but necessary and commendable all the same. In spite of the best efforts of the League of Non-Voters and the worst efforts of the presidential candidates, ASUA has registered to vote about 2,400 students. In the entire university system, around 6,000 students have been registered to vote. This feat becomes more impressive upon realization that this drive ran apart from the usual Democratic and Republican get-out-the-vote drives.

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'Best in Show' is a winner

Dogs, nerds prove to be comic gold

Animals in film are usually the comedic kiss of death. There is no better sign that a film is underwritten than the inclusion of a dog in a funny sweater or a farting seal - a stroke of casting equally cruel to the audience, the actors and the animals themselves, who would probably prefer that their eyes be used to test hairspray-covered sandpaper.

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Due to an editing error, yesterday's article "Mr., Ms. Gay U of A crowned at ceremony" stated that composer Antonio Vivaldi is known as a "faggot" in Europe. Rather, the bassoon is known as a faggot. The Wildcat regrets the error.

Today in history: Friday October 13, 2000

In 1792, construction of the neoclassical White House building began with the laying of its cornerstone.

In 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force.

In 1812, during the War of 1812, British and Indian forces under Sir Isaac Brock defeat Americans under General Stephen Van Rensselaer at the Battle of Queenstown Heights, on the Niagara frontier in Ontario, Canada.