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Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Tucsonans walk to fund search for ALS cure

A man who worked at the UA for 17 years and was forced to retire after he was diagnosed with a fatal disease is encouraging students and staff to participate in a walk to raise money for research for Lou Gehrig's disease.

Mike Wetzel, 45, managed the UA catering department and campus convenience stores before retiring in September 2003 after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Wetzel, who cannot talk because of the disease, wrote in an e-mail that ALS is a disease many people don't know about, but it affects 30,000 people nationwide. [Read article]

· Going home, with wallet intact
· Women's hoops head coach to speak on UA student athletes
· Future unclear for newly passed immigration proposition
· Prop. 102 supporters will try again next year
· Bachelor Survivor
· Fast facts

Failure of Prop. 102 a victory for Arizona photo

The way the pundits have it, I really messed up badly this election. Not only did I vote for Bush and use moral issues as my political compass, but, locally, I voted no on Proposition 102.

What was termed as a win-win proposition for Arizona if it had passed, Proposition 102 was the initiative that would have changed the State Constitution to allow the Arizona universities to own stock in companies in exchange for technologies invented. As such, it was coined as the "technology-transfer initiative." [Read article]

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Soccer shipped East for NCAAs


Cats, Colgate to face off in Connecticut

The No. 13 UA soccer team enters NCAA tournament play for the first time in program history Friday when the Wildcats face Colgate in opening round action in Storrs, Conn.

The winner will face Harvard or host Connecticut, who also square off Friday, in Sunday's second round.

The Wildcats' (15-5, 6-3 Pacific 10 Conference) hopes for Murphey Stadium to receive a bid to be one of six first round host sites - after Arizona clinched a share of the Pac-10 title with a 2-0 win over Oregon Sunday - ultimately fell short. [Read article]

· Women's Hoops: Wildcats run over Baden, 77-45
· Freshman CB Fontenot earns Pac-10 honor
· UA football roundup
· Hoops Roundup

Latest Issue: November 4, 2004


Carousels remind most of us of childhood days at the carnival and fighting with siblings over who got to ride which animal. However, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel," - which will be put on by the Arizona Repertory Theatre - does not follow traditional musical styles when it touches on much deeper and realistic issues.

"It's a dark story. The lead character is a wife-beater. It's about where relationships can go and how people can redeem themselves," said director and theatre arts professor Harold Dixon.  [ Read article]

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