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Monday, April 18, 2005

New site helps find lost bikes

Students missing their bicycles may find luck in a new Web site developed by a UA alumnus, aimed to help students find their stolen bicycles.

Brian Hance, an applications systems analyst at Arizona Student Media, developed the free site, which allows victims of theft to register and track their stolen bicycle, Hance said.

"It's 100 percent for everybody, both to register and search," Hance said.

Hance said he got the idea for the site after he became a victim of bicycle theft himself. [Read article]

· Meeting draws 500 scientists
· Staff lauded as 'key to university'
· Tricats: UA's endurance athletes compete at nationals
· UA students build houses with Habitat for Humanity
· Car show held in remembrance of two UA students
· Retention idea goes online
· Fast Facts

L.A. story: Dee-Dee drafted 26th


After setting multiple records throughout her career at Arizona, it's only fitting that senior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler notch one more for the women's basketball team before playing at the professional level.

The Chicago native was drafted in the second round of the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks Saturday.

Wheeler was the Sparks' first pick and the 26th selection overall. She is Arizona's highest draft pick ever.

"I am obviously very excited and happy for her," said Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini. "She's worked extremely hard. It's a great reward when you have a dream for yourself. I think she's going to have a great opportunity to make the team in L.A. [Read article]

· Baseball: Cats drop OSU in 9th inning
· Spring Football Notes: 'Competition breeds success' in last scrimmage
· UCLA sweeps No. 2 softball in L.A.
· Women lead track through SoCal
· ASU singes No. 7 Laxcats
· Sports Notes

A party of the people no more
photo By all accounts, the presidential inauguration celebration of Gen. Andrew Jackson was a wild affair. When Gen. Jackson of Tennessee defeated John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts in the election of 1828, the modern Democratic Party was born. That election, which has been described as the first triumph of the common man in American politics, pitted the moneyed interests of the Northeast against the rural interests of farmers and laborers from the South and West.

But somewhere in the last century and a half, the whiskey-slamming, farm-working, back-slapping Democrats of old have been replaced by green-tea-sippin', modern-art-buying, NPR-listening, progressive liberals. [Read article]

· Global lessons from a rock star
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: April 14, 2005


Berlin. Venice. Cannes. Tucson. Film Festivals are not just for ritzy European cities anymore. And for the 14th year, Arizonans - Tucsonans in particular - are proving that with the Arizona International Film Festival.

The AIFF is a 10-day long celebration of local and independent film, and it starts tonight. It is a great event for Tucson because it showcases national and international talent. But it is especially exciting because it exposes talent that has come out of the UA. [Read article]

Tucson and Campus Calendar
Sophokles and Hendrix: together at last
Slamming words into action at Poetry Crawl
'Cannibal! The Musical' comes to stage
Rx Bandits make first trip to Congress
CD Reviews: Hot Hot Heat, The Bravery, The Kaiser Chiefs, Will Smith
'Fever Pitch' falls a bit outside the park
Chopped good, but pricey
Learn all about presidents' murders in 'Assassination Vacation'
Dancers, jugglers, poets highlight multicultural show
Calexico join Muniz
Latest Issue: April 12, 2005


Andrea Hashim dreamed of becoming Miss America since she was a little girl, and she has just taken one step closer to making that dream a reality.

Twenty-two-year-old Hashim, a first-year dance graduate student, beat out nine competitors to be crowned Miss Tucson Valley April 2 and is gearing up for the Miss Arizona pageant in June. Miss Arizona goes on to compete for Miss America in Atlantic City. [Read article]

UA growth chambers visit Mars, South Pole

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