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Wednesday January 31, 2001

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Freshman grabs national residence hall award

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James Benedict recognized for commitment to volunteering

A UA freshman who divides his time among school and five extracurricular activities is being recognized for his involvement by a national residence hall organization.

James "J.P." Benedict represents the University of Arizona as the National Residence Hall Honorary student of the month for November.

Benedict, a business freshman, was recognized at Thursday's UA Residence Hall Association meeting. He will be officially acknowledged by the National Residence Hall Honorary at the organization's conference next month in Canada.

"I was surprised at first," said Benedict. "I'm really happy to know people notice the effort and hard work you're putting in."

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No injuries reported in early-morning chemical spill

Police, Fire Department called to clean leak in Marvel Building

UA Chemistry Laboratory Manager Seth Ruskin woke up at 5:30 a. m. yesterday to a phone call from TPD informing him of a waste spill in the Marvel Building.

Although no damage was caused and no one was hurt by the spill of liquid nickel organic complexes in dichloromethane, Tucson police and fire departments were on the scene for nearly two hours cleaning up the spill.

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SMC defeats Wildcats after big inning

Anderson one bright spot for the Wildcats

The Arizona baseball team was unable to overcome a seven-run fifth inning in a 12-8 loss to Saint Mary's College yesterday at Sancet Field.

The loss snapped the Wildcats' two-game winning streak and dropped their record to 5-3 for the season.

The game was tied 2-2 entering the fifth inning, when the Gaels (1-1) exploded with seven runs on six hits to take a 9-2 lead.

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Government and religion don't mix

By giving Americans a tax incentive to give to charities, Bush is trying to use the hand of God to create more Republican voters.

An expansion of social programs and an emphasis on rehabilitation is vital to this nation - however, it is also vital to this country that these programs be secular.

Churches may have effective programs to help those in need.

We have all heard stories of criminals and drug addicts that find God in their darkest hours, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me."

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A journey in dance

Dance performance show 'Odyssey 2001' comes to Centennial Hall tonight

On a stage typically reserved for big Broadway shows and well-known music performers, members of the UA Dance Ensemble will put on their own lavish event when they perform in the UA production of "Odyssey 2001."

"It's an amazing show," said University of Arizona senior and dance major Miguel Perez, who will perform in "Odyssey" tonight.

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Fast facts: Wednesday January 31, 2001

A Virginia law requires bathtubs to be kept out in the yard, not inside the house.

According to British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

Christmas was once illegal in England.

Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states.

In Baltimore, Md., it is illegal to wash or scrub a sink regardless of how dirty it is.