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Monday February 5, 2001

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U.S. Chief Justice visit brings out protestors

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200 UA, Tucson community gather at law school in peaceful demonstration

Nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside the UA law school Friday to protest the appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who was there to participate in a panel discussion on the future of the federal courts.

For many, the reason for the protest was the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the hotly contested presidential election, in favor of then-nominee George W. Bush. Rehnquist ruled with the majority and swore in Bush on Inauguration Day.

Some protestors participated to show their dislike for the decision of the entire court, not just Rehnquist.

"I am protesting what the Supreme Court did as a body of people," said Tucsonan Carter Rose.

"I am so concerned. They (Supreme Court justices) had no right to be involved," said Ann Brenner, a retiree from Uniondale, N.Y. "I think there has to be more consistency in the mechanism in voting and in the machines."

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Tomey recieves first portion of severance package today

$600,000 disbursed over 3 years, as stated by termination

Former UA head football coach Dick Tomey will receive the first installment of a $600,000 settlement with the UA today, according to a termination agreement signed by the coach and the university.

Tomey, who resigned Nov. 24, will receive $600,000 in severance pay over the next three years.

The agreement - which was signed Jan. 6 by UA President Peter Likins, Tomey and his wife, novelist Nanci Kincaid Tomey - revealed that the head coach resigned with the knowledge that he would have been fired had he not quit.

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Softball coasts to tournament title

Arizona pitchers pitch 4 shutouts

If this weekend's games in Tampa, Fla., were any indication, the Arizona softball team could be on its way to adding a new chapter to the storied Wildcats' program.

Behind four dominant pitching performances, Arizona (4-0) outscored its opponents 24-0 and opened the season by claiming the Louisville Tournament title.

The Wildcats defeated South Florida 5-0 yesterday afternoon to wrap up play in the round-robin tournament.

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Gateway exam unfair policy for math students

The UA math department has created a new system for teaching its calculus students-if students miss 2 out of 12 questions, they are dropped.

While most departments on campus would recognize 10 out of 12 as a passing score of 83 percent, a new math department exam allows teachers to drop Math 129 students who miss two questions on a test given early in the semester.

Known as the Gateway Exam, the test was created because Math 124 was not preparing students adequately for the rigors of second-semester calculus.

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Final Curtain Call

UA Theater arts verteran to leave after 10 years

Julia DeHesus is making her final curtain call.

After having devoted 10 years of hard work and fundraising to the UA theater arts department, DeHesus will step down as its director of marketing and development on Feb. 16.

"I like her. I think she's really good at what she does, and I'm disappointed that she's not going to be here," said Marroney Theater box office employee and theater arts senior Carin Galanter.

DeHesus will leave the University of Arizona to become the head of the MFA theater management program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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Fast facts: Monday February 5, 2001

A barnacle has the largest penis of any animal in relation to its size.

It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound.

Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.

Hard rock music makes termites chew through wood at twice their usual speed.




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