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Wednesday November 8, 2000

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Bush victory stalled by recount

The presidential election has proven too close to call as the state of Florida prepares to begin a recount of their popular vote.

Under Florida law, an automatic recount is required if the candidates are within half a percent of each other.

However, members of the University of Arizona's community that support Bush said they are excited by the tentative results.

"I'm feeling ecstatic, like we've died and been raised again" said Justin Rhoads, a Bush supporter and pre-pharmacy sophomore. "This is the most excited I've been in a long time."

For the first time in almost 50 years, Republicans have control in the House, Senate and the Executive office.

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Prop. 301 gets voter approval

Congressman Kolbe victorious for the ninth time

Arizona Gov. Jane Hull's Education 2000 plan to raise funds for the state's educational system through a sales tax increase passed late last night.

Proposition 301 - which will directly affect the University of Arizona - passed with about 48 percent voting for the sales tax increase from 5 percent to 5.6 percent. The revenues will be used to fund various educational programs.

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America awaits final word on Presidential race

The Florida recount roller-coaster ride that was Tuesday night and this morning's U.S. Presidential race ended in even more ambiguity as Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice-president Al Gore wait with the rest of the nation for a Florida vote-recount.

Gore, who was prepared to give his concession speech after the majority of Florida's votes were announced, retracted his concession in a phone call to Bush, under the advisement of his campaign staff.

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Wildcats nip Gators in five games

Talbot, Napier led Arizona against No. 9 Florida

The Arizona volleyball team overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Florida 3-2 last night in what may have been UA's toughest match of the season.

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Wildcat suffered lapse in judgment with assault story

Oftentimes in this space, you get the pleasure (or displeasure) of reading our thoughts and perspectives on issues we feel are important to the UA community. In many instances, these editorials criticize the actions and words - or lack thereof - of certain parties.

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Today in History: Wednesday November 8, 2000

In 1793, originally constructed as a fortress in the early thirteenth century, the Louvre opened as a museum in Paris.

In 1805, the "Corps of Discovery," led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean.

In 1923, Adolf Hitler, president of the far-right Nazi Party, launches the Beer Hall Putsch, his first attempt at seizing control of the German government by force.