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Tuesday January 30, 2001

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Bursar's office denies any error in charging late fees

UA student questions department's definition of 'received'

A UA student is alleging slow handling of his tuition checks by the Bursar's Office, which led to $600 in unfair late fees - although officials defend their procedures.

Aaron Flesch, a renewable and natural resources graduate student, said he mailed two tuition checks - for spring and fall 2000 - each several days before the payment due date, but both semesters was slapped with a late fee that nearly equaled the cost of his registration.

"You could call it cruel and unusual, almost, to double somebody's tuition," he said.

This semester, Flesch sent in his tuition check even earlier for good measure - but with the official census day for reporting spring 2001 enrollment figures to the Arizona Board of Regents approaching Thursday, he wanted students to be aware that even a week's cushion may not ensure a timely receipt of their tuition.

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UA Indian students help earthquake victims back home

Dancers perform 'Virangana' for emotional relief

Members of the UA Indian community are preparing to raise relief funds for their home country's worst earthquake in 50 years.

Arun Ravi, a computer engineering junior and president of the University of Arizona India Club, said his organization will have a booth on the UA Mall starting today to collect donations for the Red Cross' Indian Relief Fund.

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Balanced attack leads Wildcats to victory

Pemble, bullpen key to UA success

The Arizona baseball team showed yesterday that it doesn't rely solely on junior right fielder Shelley Duncan and senior first baseman Ernie Durazo to win.

The Wildcats (5-2) defeated St. Mary's College 8-4 at Sancet Field. Duncan and Durazo, who usually lead the way for the Arizona offense, went a combined 2 for 8, well below their averages.

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Want to go hiking? You have to pay the price

They have already ripped us off at Mt. Lemmon.

Now get ready to hand over another $5 bill to go to Sabino Canyon.

Starting in February, it is going to cost an additional $5 per day or $20 annually to park at Sabino Canyon, as the area is added to the existing Catalina Mountains Pass Program.

The program already applies to Mt. Lemmon.

This program is not local, but rather part of a much more perfidious and extensive scheme- a nationwide Demonstration Recreation Fee Program applied within certain U.S. Forest Service lands.

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Running the show

Media arts student takes the reigns of local radio show

UA media arts senior Matt Crawford doesn't seem to think what he does at his job is important.

"It's not like I breathe fire or anything. I stand around a lot, but I'm really good at it," he said.

Crawford produces a radio show, called "The Home Stretch," that airs weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on 91.3 KXCI, an FM community radio station in Tucson.

Despite his self-deprecation, Crawford has more responsibility than other radio interns.

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On This Day: Tuesday January 30, 2001

In 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London for treason.

In 1835, President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, survived the first assassination attempt against a president in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol.

In 1933, Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler was appointed the German chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg, who mistakenly believed that the powerful Nazi leader could be brought to heel as a member of the president's cabinet.