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JUNE 9-15, 2010

Living across the border

Mexican student vexed by SB 1070 By Rebecca Rillos ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT For some of the Mexican citizens attending the UA, Arizona’s new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, ignites not only anger, but also fear. “I don’t have the same comfort that you have. I have to have a paper to be comfortable in any public situation, whereas you don’t need anything,” said Mexican national Sara Alcazar, referring to native-born Americans. Alcazar, who will be attending the UA this fall, is a 20-year-old resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, a city that rests on the U.S.Mexico border across from Douglas, Ariz. Through the privilege of a student visa, she has attended school in Arizona her entire life.

After completing her freshman year at Pima Community College, Alcazar now plans to continue her education at the UA studying Spanish and French and hopes to become a language teacher. A petite young woman with black hair, green eyes and fair skin, Alcazar does not physically look Mexican. Her fair traits, she said, often give her the access to overhear blatant racism in public places. “Sometimes what bothers me about being fair-skinned is that people talk bad about Mexicans in front of me and I have to inform them that they are insulting me when they generalize Mexicans as criminals, illegals and

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Sara Alcazar, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and French, is one of many Arizona residents who is now required by law to carry her visa with her at all times.

drug dealers,” she said. The new law states, “Any person who is arrested shall have the person’s immigration status determined before the person is released.” For people like Alcazar, this means carrying the appropriate identification with them at all times as a

precaution. While immigrants have been required to carry such identification under federal law since 1984, the implementation of SB 1070 into Arizona’s state legislation enforces what many have been ignoring. BORDER, page 3

Cold shoulder from Phoenix Mars Lander By Eli MacKinnon ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT

If 18 months of radio silence is any indication, NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander will not be rising from the ashes anytime soon. After a cold winter spent on the arctic planes of Mars’ northern hemisphere, the UAsponsored spacecraft officially ended operations on May 24. A new image, transmitted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO, suggests that frost damage incurred by a solar panel was the likely cause of Phoenix’s demise. The craft was designed to dig for ice under the Martian surface and to investigate the potential of the Martian arctic to support life. According to UA planetary scientist Peter Smith, Phoenix’s principal investigator, the lander discovered a compound called perchlorate that could potentially be an energy source for microbes. Despite strong suspicions that the Phoenix Lander would not survive the winter, NASA launched a series of listening campaigns this year in an attempt to contact Phoenix. The Phoenix Lander was last heard from on Nov. 2, 2008, just before the solar-powered craft was shrouded in darkness for the winter. Although no longer functioning, the spacecraft managed to outlive its expected threemonth lifespan by a full two months before shutting down, and the mission is widely regarded as a success.

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“We can always do better, but the Phoenix mission met its goals and I am satisfied that it will be viewed as a pivotal mission in the understanding of the Mars environment by historians,” Smith said. The latest attempt to establish communication with Phoenix came in mid-May when NASA’s Mars Odyssey Orbiter conducted 61 flyovers of the landing site and detected only silence.

This was the last of four listening campaigns conducted since January, and coupled with a new image captured by the UA-helmed High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, camera aboard the MRO, it provided ample confirmation of Phoenix’s death. Scientists were able to deduce from the HiRISE image that one of Phoenix’s solar panels had collapsed during the winter by

comparing the lander’s shadow in a current image with an image taken during similar lighting conditions shortly after the craft landed on May 25, 2008. “We saw that the lander looked kind of funny. Even if it’s covered in dust and painted differently, the shadows should be the same,” said Alfred McEwen, a UA planetary scientist and the principal investigator of the HiRISE camera project. The Phoenix Mars Lander was not designed or expected to survive a Martian winter. A heavy layer of carbon dioxide frost that envelops a large part of Mars’ northern hemisphere each winter likely overburdened the solar panel, causing its collapse. “The solar panels were fairly flimsy; they were designed to stand up to Mars gravity, and in the wintertime there it’s like a layer of dry ice,” McEwen said. “It gets cold enough for the carbon dioxide to actually condense out of the atmosphere, just like (water) frost on Earth.” Although the Phoenix Lander is now out of commission, the data that the craft collected during its five months of operation will continue to occupy scientists for years to come. “The data returned from Phoenix is creating ripples throughout the community that is leading to a new understanding of life on Mars,” Smith said. “I suspect that Curiosity (a new NASA Mars rover set to launch in late 2011) will find that organic molecules are available on Mars to fuel undiscovered life forms.”


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SB 1070 could see Nov. ballot By Jazmine Woodberry ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT

The highly contentious Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is stirring both ends of the political spectrum into action this summer. Daniela Maria Ugaz, a creative writing graduate student, is one of many members of the UAgainst SB 1070 group who is working to get the bill placed on the November ballot for Arizona voters to decide on. “Even if we don’t succeed … at least other politicians, other states, people can see what kind of a ruckus people can cause,” she said. A collective formed after passage of the original bill, UAgainst SB 1070 pushed for President Robert Shelton to renounce of the bill and the University of Arizona Police Department to promise to civilly disobey the law through non-enforcement. In addition, it called for the UA to be a legal “sanctuary campus,” allowing the law to be void on school grounds. “It was never protesting for the sake of protesting,” Ugaz said. “I really feel like it’s for humanity and (since) summer is in and students are out, we really need to get this thing moving.” Francisco Baires, one of the co-founders of UAgainst SB 1070, shares her sentiment. “We can’t just focus on campus. This is an issue that affects the entire state and the entire nation,” Baires said. “I’m an American citizen and to be quite frank, it pisses me off.” More than 150,000 signatures are needed to get SB 1070 placed on the November ballot. If upheld, the law will stay active. However, if struck down, a three-year moratorium will be placed on the law, making way for a whole new set of legislation. Many others in Tucson are in support of the new law, however. Brian Miller, a Republican candidate for the local Congressional seat, expressed support for the bill, but more importantly support for immigration reform as a whole. A national study by Quinnipiac University shows 51 percent of Americans approving the bill, bolstering Miller’s observations of support for the measure. “The feedback (I’ve gotten) is all positive regarding the law. I think that people are surprised a little bit at the firestorm that it caused considering … that it doesn’t change the way police do their work.” Calling the bill an “unfortunate necessity,” Miller noted that the legislation seemed to be Arizona’s reaction to the security of the border currently provided by the federal government. The constitutionality of the new Arizona


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Sara Alcazar, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and French, stands by an art piece near to the Harville building. The piece represents the conflicts between the U.S. and Mexican border.

immigration law has been questioned, with some opponents likening it to a similar California law, Penal Code 834b, previously overturned on the basis of unconstitutionality. According to Miller, he and his constituents simply see the bill as an extension of the 287(g) program in the U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement where federal, state and local governments work in tandem to enforce immigration laws.

The debate over SB 1070 is not confined to the United States. Julio Cardenas, a Mexican national and a graduate studentat the UA, spends his semesters in the United States and his summers back home in Mexico City and personally witnessed a change since the bill’s passage more than one month ago. “All across (Mexico), there’s animosity towards Arizona,” Cardenas said.

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While the Tucson business climate may seem sluggish, UA economist Marshall Vest said approximately 1,100 jobs were created in Tucson over the last six months. In addition, Vest, director of economic business research at the Eller College of Management, said local retail stores have experienced a 9 percent growth rate in terms of sales over the same period. Several recently opened Tucson retailers echoed Vest’s good omens for the Tucson economy. REI has seen a good deal of success since its grand opening on May 22. Sales are better than expected and there is little competition, said Eric Piper, a store manager. Delias, a women’s clothing store in the Tucson Mall, has also seen success since opening its doors. Lillian Urias, a Delias store manager, said opening a location at the mall Lisa Beth Earle/Arizona Summer Wildcat was a foolproof plan. The company was able The new two-story REI store located at Tucson Mall opened May 21, and is the only REI in Tucson. The sporting to track sales and decided to open based on a goods store is currently thriving despite opening its doors in the midst of a poor economic climate. “We have companies — retailers, resWhile businesses like REI and Delias have strong catalog response in the area. “We plan on being here long term. We see managed to keep their sales margin in the taurants, furniture stores — a whole raft of no reason why not. So far the store’s doing green, some local businesses and several UA businesses that have gone out of business great. We signed a lease to be here in the mall graduates said they are not pleased with the during the recession,”Vest said. business climate they find themselves in. for at least five years,” Urias said. BUSINESS, page 8

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Rec Center’s expansion helps some students overlook price By Bethany Barnes ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT A comparably cheap price tag and newly renovated facilities help some students look past paying a summer membership fee for the Student Recreation Center. “It feels more personal here,” said Dustin Sandberg, an ecology and environmental biology senior who said he doesn’t mind paying to use the center over the summer. UA students not enrolled in summer session must buy a membership if they wish to use the facility during the summer months. Many students do not mind the price because of the center’s expansion. “The gym is really new and it has everything I need plus a lot more,” said Brian Lamhang,

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Rec Center Hours Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday Noon - 10 p.m. a recent admit into first year pharmacy who said he thinks paying to use the Rec Center is worth the money. Monica Fallon, a psychology sophomore paying to use the facility, said she enjoys the new expansion and thought the price was cheap. However, while the Rec Center may be a better deal than other private fitness centers, not all students feel that the summer fee is justified. “It’s cheaper than all the other gyms but do think I should be paying? No, especially after the tuition raise,” said Jacque Platta, a nutritional sciences senior.

Steve Romero, a mathematics junior, said he thinks the hours could be better and that he had heard this complaint from several other students as well. Students enrolled in at least three credit hours over the summer do not have to buy a membership. A fee of $28.56 is included in their tuition to use the Rec Center for the whole summer. Continuing UA students who wish to use the center over the summer can pay $51.12 for the entire summer or $25.56 for either term. During the summer the Rec Center provides a variety of group fitness and activity classes varying from yoga and different forms of dance to self-defense and martial arts. The activity classes vary in price from free to as much as $150 for members. The group fitness classes have standard rates. Lamhang said he plans to take the center’s spinning class over the summer. He said he was interested in the course “because it’s really tough and it’s one of the best classes at the Rec.” Amanda Peterson, a nutritional sciences senior, said she would not be taking any of the fitness courses offered because of the additional cost. Peterson is willing to pay for a summer membership, although she doesn’t agree with it, but is unwilling to pay any additional costs. She said she thinks that, at least during the summer, the fitness courses should be included with membership. With fewer students on campus, the Rec Center offers events for the community as well as students. “We try to utilize the space effectively; we rent out the space to some of the other camps on campus,” said Juliette Moore, director of Campus Recreation. Moore said the Rec Center offers a camp and swimming lessons for kids. The center also has a faculty and staff softball league. According to Moore, the number of gym users drops during the summer because there are fewer students on campus. However, between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., which are considered the center’s peak hours, the Rec Center remains busy. “A lot of freshmen come in during orientation,” Moore said. During orientation, the Rec Center is open to students and parents who wish to try out the facility.

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Regents to OK AD's contract By Will Ferguson ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT The Arizona Board of Regents will convene in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Thursday and Friday to discuss the affairs of the Arizona University System. Below are several of the main items that the regents will discuss for approval regarding the UA. • The board will be asked to approve a five-year employment contract for Greg Byrne to serve as the University of Arizona Director of Athletics through May 2, 2015. Byrne previously served as the director of athletics at Mississippi State University. His proposed base salary will be set at $390,000. • The board will be asked to approve a $97.7 million Capital Development Plan for the UA for fiscal year 2011. The plan includes $85.7 million for an expansion to the north end of Arizona Stadium. In addition, the UA will seek approval for its plan to build the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building at a cost of $12 million. • The UA will request approval to purchase a 27,464 square foot research and development facility in Oro Valley, Ariz. The purchase price is reported to be $3 million. • The board of regents is expected to make accommodations for revised statutes to HB 2350. The bill currently requires state universities and communities colleges to provide recipients of a Purple Heart with a tuition waiver scholarship at any university or community college in the state. Arizona Revised Statues A.R.S. 15-1808 will extend the tuition waiver to the children or spouse of a peace officer, correctional officer, fire fighter, etc., who was killed or died from injuries suffered in the line of duty. • The UA will request board approval to appoint three Regents’ Professors: S. James Anaya, College of Law; Marcia Rieke, Department of Astronomy (College of Science); and Edgar Dryden, Department of English (College of Humanities). Each professor will receive a $5,000 salary increase for their appointment.

Alcazar: 'I'd rather have my car stolen than my visa'

“The visa is too valuable to carry around all the time. Would you carry around $1,000? You can’t just tell the officer you lost it. The visa is almost impossible to replace,” said Alcazar. The monetary value of the student visa is not what she worries about, but rather the consequences of being without it. If caught without proof that she is in the country legally, Alcazar could face jail time until her immigration status is confirmed. “I would rather have my car stolen than my visa,” she said. SB 1070 gives law enforcement officials the

right to question the immigration status of a person when “reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien and is unlawfully present in the United States.” “I do get angry when people are racist. I get tired of people thinking that Mexicans are lazy and incapable and thinking that we are a harm to society,” Alcazar said. “In my opinion, SB 1070 gives these kind of people an excuse to think the way they do; it gives them a weapon to evoke fear.” UA is not an exempt location to the new state

law. According to Sgt. Juan Alvarez, UAPD officers will receive specific training regarding SB 1070 at the end of June. “We will, as always, enforce the law, but we will do so with respect to individual rights,” said Alvarez. Frank Balkcom, vice president of the West Coast Region of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, said he doesn’t think the law is going to have an impact on the educational system. “Especially once this blows over and everyone

understands that SB 1070 is enforcing the federal law,” he said. ”People are always suspicious of a law until it is implemented.” Personally, Alcazar said she is not too worried about the enforcement of SB 1070. “Beyond crossing the border, I’ve never had a bad experience with any kind of officer. They have always been very polite and I believe they have much more important things to do than bother me,”Alcazar said.“But it does make me nervous that I can’t be completely comfortable in this state.”


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here’s a whole lot wrong with Arizona House Bill 2281, more commonly known as the Ethnic Studies bill. When Gov. Jan Brewer signed the legislation into law on May 11, she authorized state government control of school curricula, banning“courses or classes that either promote the overthrow of the United States government or promote resentment toward a race or class of people.”Basically, the law prohibits teaching students history or social sciences through the lens of a particular ethnic or socioeconomic experience. However, buried in the bill’s fine print, one finds that the act cannot be used to restrict or prohibit classes for Native American students (as per federal law), classes in African American Heather Price-Wright studies or classes based on a student’s ability to speak English. Columnist In other words, true to what seems to be Arizona’s modus operandi this legislative session, the law targets Hispanic students, most specifically those in Tucson Unified School District’s Chicano studies program. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne developed a vendetta against the program four years ago, and misused the state legislature to squash the program with this hissy fit of a law. In defense of his efforts, Horne told Fox News’Greta Van Susteren:“In the Tucson school district — this was what led me to introduce this legislation — they divide the kids up. They’ve got Raza studies for the Latino kids … African-American studies for the African-American kids, Indian studies for the Native American kids and Asian studies for the Asian kids. And they’re dividing them up just like the old South.” The bill does nothing to end this imaginary Jim Crow segregation Horne claims exists in Tucson schools. Instead, it targets Hispanic students’rights. It is designed not to protect the rights of students to be treated as individuals, as it promises, but to keep those in a particular minority from learning about their history. This bill has sinister intentions and its effects are bound to be just as sinister. Rather than eliminating intolerance in education, Horne and his legislative lackeys have built it right in by instituting a state chokehold on the educational rights of a target community. In addition to HB 2281’s blatant racism, the law, which drew support from an overwhelmingly conservative base, is straight up anti-Republican. Since when does the Republican Party, they of small government and local rights, use the state to control community decision-making processes? Horne should recognize the vitality of local school boards when it comes to designing curricula. He claims,“The function of the public schools is to bring in kids from different backgrounds and teach them to treat each other as individuals. And the Tucson district is doing the opposite. They’re teaching them to emphasize … what I call ethnic chauvinism.” But school districts’constituents elect their school board officials to make just these sorts of decisions. Local government autonomy is a fundamental tenet of republicanism, one Horne and the state legislature have sadly forgotten. The state superintendent is elected to represent the interests of education in Arizona, not to attempt to control it based on personal grudges. Horne admitted that the bill was an explicit effort to gain more control of Tucson curricula, saying,“That’s why I introduced this legislation — to give myself the authority to put a stop to (the Raza studies program).” The legislature should have followed its collective sense of duty to its constituents rather than Horne’s temper. House Bill 2281 is over-regulation at its most terrifying — the regulation of young people’s right to learn and educators’right to teach. No self-respecting Republican would stand for such meddling in local school boards’ rights to determine their own curricula. Unfortunately for Arizona, Horne and the legislature seem to have lost their self-respect and replaced it with paranoia and racism. And truly, they should be ashamed.

— Heather Price-Wright is a creative writing senior. She can be reached at


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arents, educators and genetics-responsibility Despite criticism, the college plans to continue with the organizations from across the political spectrum have program. Mark Sclissel, dean of biological sciences in the their genes in a twist about a new program at the College of Letters and Science, said in an e-mail:“What University of California-Berkeley. But far more important happened more broadly in the media is what I was hoping than the conspiratorial possibilities would happen on campus this fall — this only surrounding genetic information is this adds to it.”Michael Eisen, an associate professor question: In order to consider an issue, must of molecular and cellular biology, defended the one be personally involved? program less delicately on The Berkeley blog:“I At the University of California-Berkeley’s think it’s a great idea. There’s nothing like giving College of Letters and Science, coordinators students a personal stake to get them interested of the On The Same Page Program are in a topic. … Apparently these guys need to be Anna Swenson requesting a cheek swab from consenting reminded that a university is a place where we Columnist incoming freshmen. The program, whose teach students how to think about things. And mission is to “give new students in the College of Letters we’re actually quite good at it.” and Science something to talk about,” plans to analyze the There is no reason to collect this genetic information. samples for three genes related to how the body breaks It will not help students “learn how to think.” One of down lactose, alcohol and vitamin B6. The college says it the main purposes of a liberal arts education is to teach hopes the request will help students be more engaged in the students how to thoughtfully consider numerous issues program’s theme of personalized medicine by giving them a in which they have no vested interest. To go through the personal investment in the issue. complicated, lengthy and expensive process of analyzing While these incoming college freshmen will certainly this genetic material just to “give students something find out how their bodies handle alcohol soon enough by to talk about” is wasteful and insults the intellectual more traditional means, the other buzz surrounding this capabilities of these students. Though UC-Berkeley did not program is criticism from groups who are concerned about its release information on the cost of each test or who will be implications. Numerous advocates for genetics responsibility administering them, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and privacy are calling for the school to abandon the program. lists the cost for genetics testing to be between $100 and The Center for Genetics and Society, an advocacy $2,000 per sample. organization based in Berkeley which works to “encourage In the past, this same program has asked students to responsible uses and effective societal governance of read books by authors such as Michael Pollan and Stephen human genetic and reproductive biotechnologies,” wrote Hawking in order to generate discussion. The switch in a press release: “Many doctors, bioethicists, and public from a scholarly pursuit that requires effort and critical interest advocates caution that genetic information thinking to a pursuit that requires less effort and skill than should be collected and interpreted in a medical setting brushing one’s teeth is not progress. But as this author’s in order to avoid situations in which results encourage genetics remain untested, at least according to Berkeley, a either overly alarmist or overly complacent reactions … thoughtful consideration of the issue remains impossible. (we) are also concerned that direct-to-consumer genetic tests can exaggerate the importance of genes to behaviors — Anna Swenson is a junior majoring in English. and traits that are importantly shaped by social and She also writes for The Desert Lamp. She can be environmental factors.” reached at

US deaf to plight in Congo By Stephen Miller GUEST COLUMNIST They don’t talk like us. They don’t dress like us. They live in a jungle more than 8,000 miles away. Why should we care that they’re dying? It is an argument that is often too easy to make. Even the internal pressure from those with Save Tibet bumper stickers and the occasional political commentary from George Clooney is not enough to break through the deafening squeal of America’s ideological battles and political sideshows. It takes a lot to get us to step outside of ourselves, especially when the return is meager. Nowhere is this more evident than the eastern Congo. The fighting that continues there has been raging for more than a decade and has been stacking bodies like no conflict since World War II. So how is it that Americans can stand behind an invasion of Iraq, citing the need to spread peace and

democracy, while turning a blind eye to genocide that has claimed more lives than the Holocaust? That is their problem, we say, not ours. There is no mushroom cloud within the Congo, and since the Cold War ended, our government has had no need to maintain the area as an African stronghold against the spread of communism. So we let them die. Half a dozen groups are fighting in a war that is rooted in 19th century struggles for the country’s mineral wealth. Corruption reigns supreme and the only common ground between opposing forces is unity as new enemies surface. To outsiders, the Congolese conflict can be convoluted, and maybe that makes it harder for us to get involved. But that alone should not downplay the importance of this crisis. At home, our society has no patience for rapists, but no one seems to bat an eye when it is reported that mass rape is being carried out as a genocidal act within the Congo. The number of rapes is difficult to determine, but

Guest opinion it is estimated that during the height of the conflict there were 40 incidents a day in some villages. In June of 2009, about 10 percent of the victims were men. Thirty percent of all victims are at risk of contracting AIDS and half become syphilitic. As we fail to voice our disdain, western powers fund the war by purchasing diamonds, gold, cobalt, copper and coltan — a metallic ore used in cell phone and computer circuitry — from the region. In 2002, the United Nations reported that criminal groups were making upwards of $20 million a month from the sale of coltan alone. Who knew? Or maybe the more appropriate question is, who cares? It seems that, as Americans, we often fail to identify with the world’s troubles. We remain isolated, disinterested and preoccupied, only stepping up en masse when the potential for profit is great or the outcry is overwhelming. This habit stems from a sense of righteousness that is present among those who have never had to live through

the horrors of the eastern Congo. It is easy for those of us who have become immune to accounts of raped mothers and murdered fathers to believe that these problems take place in a separate world, one that we long since opted out of. But how often do we recognize just how lucky we were, that out of the 6.5 billion people in the world, we ended up here? We seem to think that being born into this country is a right. We think we are Americans because we did something to earn the distinction. We pride ourselves on the idea that hard work pays off. It may help to remember that the biggest payoff is one we never had to work for. Where does that place us in the broad scheme of things? Had we been a little less lucky and ended up in one of those corrugated-steel shacks in the soaking wet Congo jungle, would we be able to turn a blind eye? I would hope that the world could not. — Stephen Miller is a recent graduate of the UA.

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Two University of Arizona Police Department officers made a traffic stop on the corner of Euclid Avenue and Sixth Street on Thursday to check for possible signs of impairment in the driver. The driver stumbled out, using the door as support, and began slurring her speech and carrying on a convoluted conversation with one of the officers. The officer noted the driver had watery, bloodshot eyes behind heaps of smudged mascara, and smelled a slight scent of intoxicants on her breath. The officer conducted field sobriety tests after noticing a large bloody scrape on the driver’s right knee. She had no recollection of its origins. At 11:24 p.m., the driver was placed under arrest for a simple DUI. However, two Breathalyzer tests administered at UAPD ranked her blood levels escalating from .180 at 11:48 p.m. to .197 by 11:54 p.m. Charged additionally with extreme DUI and civil traffic violations, the driver’s license was suspended, and she was cited and released from the UAPD station to a taxi service and received a ride home.

Three-block chase leads to overnight stay in Pima County Jail A two-man UAPD patrol was nearly struck in the middle of the intersection of Sixth Street and Stone Avenue, giving chase for three blocks to a car emitting a strong scent of marijuana on Friday at 11:40 p.m. After stopping the car at Alameda Street, the two officers spoke to the driver and passenger in the vehicle, noting a strong smell of alcohol and marijuana inside. After cuffing the two men, four UAPD officers checked the three-block chase route to ensure no paraphernalia was disposed of during pursuit. They then resumed questioning the two men in the car. The driver swayed nearly half a foot while speaking with officers, admitted to consuming five or six beers but denied smoking marijuana that day. Both men were arrested at 12:08 a.m. The driver was charged with a DUI. Breathalyzer tests revealed blood alcohol levels .251 at 12:27 a.m. and .250 at 12:33 a.m. The passenger was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver’s Arizona license was suspended but his California license was not confiscated. Both men were then booked into Pima County Jail and their car was impounded for 30 days.

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Marijuana and boating don’t mix A 31-year-old man was cited on Saturday for possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as a traffic violation. The man was stopped around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Kino Parkway and 15 th Street by a UAPD officer for having a kayak in the back of his truck that extended past the four-foot limit without a red flag attached. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle as he was talking to the man. The officer’s search of the vehicle revealed marijuana as well as a threeinch smoking pipe. The man was cited and released at the scene.

Man can’t find bathroom so he uses hotel sign A UAPD officer was helping a stalled motorist move a vehicle into the Sheraton Hotel parking lot on the corner of Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue on Sunday at 5:55 p.m. when he noticed a man urinating on the hotel’s sign. After assisting the motorist, the officer approached the man and asked him why he had urinated on the sign. The man said he had just gotten off a bus and asked the officer if he should “piss his pants” instead of using the sign. The man did not clean up his urine and was cited for criminal littering.

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Pitcher Kenzie Fowler holds back tears during the post-game press conference after losing 15-9 to the UCLA Bruins in Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Wildcats’ season returned Arizona to the WCWS finals after two flame-out appearances in a row.

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bottom of the fourth to cut the UCLA lead to 7-4, the Bruins responded with seven runs in the top half of the fifth to seal the deal. “It’s always tough to end the OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — They just ran out season on a losing note, but of gas. there’s many kids that dream “I think we expelled a lot of energy to get here,” of getting to the College World said Arizona head softball coach Mike Candrea. Series and getting to the “I’m very proud of this team for the fight they put championship series,” up through this week.” Candrea said. After surviving elimination for four games, For the Bruins, their the Wildcats were unable to stave off elimina11th national title came tion in Game 2 as they fell 15-9 to the UCLA off home runs, Bruins Tuesday night. something their Although it attempted to mount a offense has surcomeback by scoring multiple runs vived on all year. in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, UCLA had four jacks in the ball game. Arizona could not stop the Bruins The combined seven long balls from from adding more and more insurUCLA and Arizona set a new record ance runs as the game went on. for the number of home runs in a As UCLA piled on runs championship series game, breaking in the later innings, the the record that was set Monday night Bruins took the nationby the same two teams. al title, winning two K’Lee Arredondo Arizona’s Kenzie Fowler worked games in the best-ofjust 1.1 innings in Game 2 after three championship throwing 805 pitches and nearly series at the Women’s College World Series. every inning in the WCWS for the After the Wildcats put up a three spot in thev




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Wildcats. In the second inning, she threw a rise ball that got away from her and hit Bruin outfielder B.B. Bates in the head. Fowler was visibly upset and left the game after 46 pitches in favor of senior pitcher Sarah Akamine. “She has thrown a bunch,” said Candrea of Fowler’s pitch count. “My God, this young lady has done a miraculous job to get us here and I told you I was going to ride her as much as I can, but on the other hand, when she can’t feel the ball … it’s time. I’m always going to put her health in front of competition.” After a Game 1 that took eight innings and had four tied scores, Game 2 saw the Bruins take an early 2-0 lead off of Megan Langenfeld’s home run just three batters into the game. Akamine, like Fowler in the previous games, would not be spared the illegal pitch call. The first illegal pitch call of the night for Akamine moved Bates to second base and a GiOnna DiSalvatore single put two on with no outs for UCLA. A passed ball put Bates and DiSalvatore on second and third respectively, with Langenfeld in the batter’s box. This time, Arizona elected to intentionally walk the senior pitcher from Bakersfield, Calif., to get to left fielder Andrea Harrison. SOFTBALL, page 7


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The 2010 Arizona Wildcats will go down as the team that finished second to the UCLA Bruins at the Women’s College World Series. This is the team that will be remembered for being swept in two games in the championship series. For pitching to UCLA’s Megan Langenfeld, who batted .706 in the WCWS, in the eight inning of Game 1, and then pitching to her again in the first inning of Game 2. For having the comeback win in Game 1, and letting it slip away on a miscommunication in the outfield. For getting so close, but finishing so far. Despite the sputter at the end, this should also be the team that is remembered for being the first since 1992 to lose its opening-round game and battle back to make it to the championship round in the WCWS. This is the team that rode a freshman arm throughout the season and into Oklahoma City. Arizona’s Kenzie Fowler had the second best freshman season in Arizona history. She threw four games in two days at the WCWS to keep this team’s dream of a national title alive. And along the way, she threw games while her hand was numb — to the point where she was forced to stop because she could no longer grip the ball. She was part of the team that was swept in the regular season by defending national champion Washington and caused Arizona to have a “team meeting”— a mid-season crisis, if you will. But this team knocked off that same Washington team and its ace, two-time national player of the year Danielle Lawrie, in a must-win situation in Oklahoma City. This is the team that fended off WCWS darlings Hawaii, the nation’s leader in home runs and scoring. This is the team that defeated Tennessee twice in one day after being mercy ruled to the very same Lady Volunteers three days earlier. This is the team that dealt with the loss of catcher Lini Koria’s mother. This is the team that became her family and became the support, the bond that she required in her time of need. This Arizona team brought its three seniors back to the championship series and gave the underclassmen an experience that will only help them in their future as softball players. This is the team that now wants nothing more than to replay the last two days, change the outcome and take home the national title instead of seeing it go to a conference rival. But this is the team that will only grow stronger, closer and more determined. The one that had to battle the long and winding road through the nation’s toughest conference. And the one that restored Arizona back to the championship-caliber team that it has been known for. — Nicole Dimtsios is a journalism junior. She can be reached at

Arizona baseball season ends in regional loss to Baylor Wildcats' future appears bright after youthful team surprises in 2010

By Mike Schmitz ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT After rattling off 15 straight wins, capturing a host of big-time victories and catapulting into the national rankings during the regular season, the Arizona baseball team’s postseason came to an end against Baylor on Sunday. The most youthful team in the Pacific 10 Conference was eliminated from the Fort Worth Regional after only three games, ending its up-and-down season with a splash of disappointment. But while the short-lived playoff stint isn’t anything to smile about, Arizona is expected to return 18 of its top 20 players — 15 of whom are freshmen — giving the Wildcats a promising future. Just ask Baylor. “Baylor’s assistant coach in charge of scheduling said, ‘Hey, don’t call us to schedule the next three years. We don’t want to play you guys with that young team,’” Arizona head coach Andy Lopez said a day after the team

was eliminated. That Baylor assistant can speak for the majority of the nation with his comment, as Arizona should be flat-out scary next season and in years to come. The Wildcats were able to develop much of their young talent this season while winning and gaining a taste of postseason play along the way . Lopez inserted six of the team’s 17 freshmen in the lineup every day and handed freshman pitcher Kurt Heyer the keys to the pitching staff as well, but that youth and inexperience didn’t show on the diamond. “When you look back at it you go, ‘Holy smokes, we ran six freshmen on the field at one time,’” Lopez said.“Six out of your nine players are freshmen and at the end of the season they designate the Pac-10 as the toughest conference in the nation, and you’re 34 wins into it.” The young Arizona team showed the poise and talent to knock off then-No. 1 ASU in Tempe, and also take a game from then-No. 5

UCLA, which can only be a glimpse of what they will do after a full summer of work. “Common sense tells you they should be a pretty good team,” Lopez said. “If they were .500 or below .500 you could say I wonder how they’re going to be but, like I said, realistically they’re up 2-1 in the eighth inning and winner goes to the championship of the regional. They’ve got a chance to be pretty good.” The freshman nucleus of shortstop Alex Mejia (.319 batting average), center fielder Joey Rickard (.307), third baseman Seth MejiasBrean (.310) and outfielder Robert Refsnyder (.344) all hit over .300 in everyday roles. Heyer started every Friday night game and solidified himself as one of the best pitchers in the Pac-10. Freshman Cole Frenzel cemented himself as the team’s everyday first baseman later in the season after returning from surgery. Then add in the host of freshmen who gained experience pitching out of the bullpen, as well as the talented sophomores who will return. Depending on where draft-eligible right

fielder and the Wildcats’ top performing sophomore Steve Selsky is drafted, the team could return its two best hitters in Selsky (.370) and sophomore catcher Jett Bandy (.354). The Wildcats will also return Saturday starter Kyle Simon, who still has untapped potential with the tremendous movement on his fastball to go with his 6-foot-5 frame. Hard-throwing sophomore lefty Bryce Bandilla also showed how good he could be down the line and will be a huge part of Arizona’s future in the pitching realm. Needless to say, there is no lack of talent on the Arizona baseball team, and because of the added experience along with the taste of success, the Wildcats could be a top-10 team in the nation next season. “They’re very young, they grew up a lot, they matured a lot and I think they’ll be better for the experience,” Lopez said. “They did more than represent themselves well in a tough conference and a tough regional, so we’re excited about the days to come.”


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Arizona high jumper Liz Patterson will take the last jump of her collegiate career today when she competes in the NCAA National Outdoor Championship at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The senior will try to relive the memories of 2008, when she won her first national championship against highly favored Sharon Day of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a sophomore. “It was so overwhelming. I felt like I could accomplish a lot more in track and field,” Patterson said. “I had a different understanding and love for the sport.” Day, who is the sister of Patterson’s current teammate Jasmin Day, went on to compete in the 2008 Olympics, one of the reasons Patterson was surprised to come away victorious at the time. “I don’t think it really sunk in until after the meet,” Patterson said of her surprising championship performance. “I wasn’t expecting to win that day. I knew I could do really well, but I wasn’t expecting a championship.” As Patterson’s collegiate career comes to an end, the memories of how she got to this point still remain fresh. The journey to Eugene began in Patterson’s senior year at North Garland High School in Rowlett, Texas. Patterson recalls the first visit to Tucson while still a senior at North Garland. “When I came on my (first) visit here I really liked it,” Patterson reminisced. “It was so much different from back home.” The senior credits the people in the program for influencing her decision to become a Wildcat.

“I didn’t get the chance to meet everyone on the team, but the people I did meet, I really liked,” Patterson said. “I felt a strong connection with them, and I felt I could do really well in this environment.” The senior still vividly remembers her first time ever jumping as a member of the Arizona track and field program at the Lumberjack Invitational in Flagstaff, Ariz. “I was really nervous the morning before we jumped. It was my first jump in a collegiate meet and I just wanted to do well and do what coach (Sheldon Blockburger) told me to do,” Patterson said. “I had a really good time after my first jump. I felt relieved and ready for more competition.” Patterson credits jump coach Blockburger for her development during her career at Arizona. When the long jumper first met Blockburger, she knew she was in good hands. “When he sat down and talked to me, and showed me different videos of high jumps I just knew that he really understood the sport. He knew what it took to become a good jumper,” she said. She also had help and support from mentor Daniel Marshall, a redshirt senior. “He (Marshall) helped me out, whether it was a ride to practice or some advice about meets, track and school,” she said. “He showed me the ropes. He was a really good friend.” Over Patterson’s four years, she has grown from a nervous freshman who came in jumping only 5 feet, 9 inches to a decoGo



rated team captain with a personal record of 6 feet, 4 3/4 inches. “She was good for a freshman, but she needed a little more work,” Blockburger said. “She needed more training. She didn’t know how to compete, wasn’t real strong and hadn’t figured out high jumping yet. I think she’s improved a lot from then.” In her four years, Patterson has no regrets. “You always have these meets where you should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, but everything happens for a reason,” she said. Though Patterson’s Arizona high jumping career will end after the National Outdoor Championships, she will continue to compete at the highest level as high jumper. “I’ll stay out here (Tucson) and continue to train and work toward the 2012 Olympics,” she said. “That’s my goal.”

Harrison hit the big blow for the Bruins, going yard for a grand slam and giving UCLA the 6-0 lead. In the bottom half of the second, Lini Koria rounded the bases with a solo shot to put Arizona on the board. Neither team would plate a run in the third, the only scoreless inning in the game. Karissa Buchanan, however, recorded a single that gave her 13 hits for the WCWS, tying the record for hits in Oklahoma City. Although Akamine gave up another run in the fourth, the Wildcats got some momentum back in the bottom of the inning. They plated three runs when Koria was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score K’Lee Arredondo. Kristen Arriola then singled with the bases loaded to score Stacie Chambers and Brigette Del Ponte. The three-run deficit was as close the Wildcats would get in Game 2. Although Arizona would score five more runs in the game, the Bruins refused to relent, throwing up nine runs between the fourth and sixth innings. “I think we came to the ball park ready to play. We just didn’t have all the things that we needed to together to make this game close,”Candrea said.

EXTRA INNINGS • Senior pitcher Ashley Ralston-Alvarez made her WCWS debut in the sixth inning for Arizona. She gave up a home run to Samantha Camuso and struck out two. • A total of 62,562 fans came out to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium to see the 2010 WCWS. That total is a WCWS overall attendance record. • All three seniors on Arizona’s roster saw action in Game 2. • K’Lee Arredondo, Karissa Buchanan, Kenzie Fowler and Brittany Lastrapes were named to the All-tournament team.

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By Will Ferguson ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT After 13 years as the director of Campus Recreation, Juliette Moore will be tossing in the towel and heading to Pensacola, Fla., for a much anticipated retirement. A reception was held for Moore in the recently completed addition to the Student Recreation Center, a 42,000-square foot addition that Moore spent the latter half of her career at the UA planning. Moore will be honored with a scholarship in her name that will be presented to students involved in campus recreation. What are your plans following your retirement as director of Campus Recreation? Heading to the beach, baby. I mean, hopefully it is not too oil slick. I also plan to play congas in my brother’s rhythm and blues band. My stage name is Conga Red. What was your most memorable experience at the UA? Working with students to construct the expansion to the Rec Center. Every place I went, the students were the focus. Students need to have the number one spot in the planning process. That’s something I made sure happened. What were some of the challenges in building the new recreational facility? You had some of the basic challenges. Making sure you had enough money — we had to stay within a tight budget. We had to look at how to reduce costs where we needed to without affecting the integrity of the building. We looked at ways we could keep it for the long term so it was sustainable. That has been a real pleasant surprise for us, because it looks like the center may become the first LEED platinum certified rec center in the country. We are still waiting to get the final approval from the LEED certifying committee. We will find out about that next year. Why was sustainability so important in constructing the Rec? It’s a university directive now to look at how we can make all buildings on campus

continued from page 2 He said additional degrees like a Master’s in Business Administration are valuable for students during periods of economic stagnation. Kyle LaRose recently graduated from UA with a degree in political science. He is heading to law school in the fall. “A major motivating factor in going to law school immediately after graduating is that I cannot sustain myself on the pay from my current job alone,” LaRose said. “Further education is definitely needed, and will be helpful in insulating me from the effects of the poor economy.” While UA graduates have the option of continuing their education, local businesses must identify weaknesses in their business models and adapt, Vest said. This can often include downsizing, he added. Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Toys, located in the Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., is closing its current location. Manager David Correa said he intends on improving its business model by relocating and downsizing by more a third. “Right now we are focusing intensely on our business model, philosophy, what we can tweak and change to make our business more secure right now,” Correa said. Kristen Kellman, owner of The Oak Store, located at 405 E. Wetmore Rd., is closing the store but not for long. She said the store is expanding and reopening under a new name. The business next door has left, so it is doubling its size. “With the slow economy, we want to be able to carry more of a variety of furniture than oak. We’ll have mattresses, sofas and different woods,” Kellman said. Whether it is downsizing or reinventing themselves, struggling businesses must adapt to the aftereffects of a recession, Vest said. “The good news is that hiring is picking up once again. There are increasing job opportunities. The environment is improving,”he said.

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sustainable. It’s a tremendous directive that I think all campuses across the country are doing. The UA is taking the lead in that and that will be a nice feather in our cap here. When the Rec Center finally opened, how did you feel? It was like, oh man what a tremendous achievement. I really felt like OK, it is time to look at having some fun. I had a brother pass away last September and it put my life in full focus. I realized I needed to look at life and start being a little selfish. How did you see the UA change over your tenure here? Throughout my tenure here I have seen the UA look at sustainability not only in regards to the environment but financially as

well. That is something that we really put an emphasis on. We ended up receiving half the funding for the proposed student fee. That was exciting for us. We didn’t want to just put the funding on the back of the students. Now we are looking at how we can become more sustainable on our own financially through retail and various other efforts. I think that is something that is really becoming a focus. The economy is driving the industry. Any words of wisdom for your replacement? Stay student centered. That is very critical for any national program that is well renowned in the industry. Never lose sight of that. Those would be my words of wisdom. You are always learning, you should never stop learning.


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ost�was a television with the doctor. He says he’ll“protect phenomenon that I the island.�By“protect the island,� completely missed until he means plug a stone into a hole at it ended on May 23. According the bottom of a bigger hole, which to the TV Nielsen rating group, makes a light called the heart of the 13.6 million Americans spent island. When he’s finished, he dies. two-and-a-half hours in front His friends get sad. I get sad. The man of their televisions watching the saves everyone, including the island, finale. I watched the and he dies next to a dog. finale because public It was touching. opinion said“Lost� Meanwhile I was was awesome, with still confused and incredible plot twists — not all that clear on there’s a polar bear! — the characters. But I that keep you wanting didn’t need to know more. It was the first their names or how and only episode of they lifted the tree off Kristina Bui “Lost�I ever watched. that guy or what a Arts writer I start the finale and “smoke monster�is. within minutes I know The characters had it’s about several plane crash survivors me genuinely curious about them, on an island. I learn there’s a villain their relationships and their lives who uses a wheelchair, sometimes. on and off the island. I was actually The good guy is a surgeon, sad for Doc.“Lost�had potential. sometimes. Sometimes people are Then I learned that everyone is on the island, sometimes they’re in already dead and has been for some a hospital, in a police station or at a time. In a universe where the hospital, concert. I give characters nicknames police station and concert are, they are to help keep track of who’s who: all dead. What a letdown. “Doc,�“Lady,�“Blonde Lady,�etc. Each flashback was a“flashCut to East Asian people who sideways,�a ridiculous word the don’t speak English, then do. People writers invented to describe the cry while having soft-focused jumping between universes. It flashbacks to the island set to would be more accurate to call it a overwrought music. I thought people “flash-to-death�because everyone’s enjoyed this show because it was dead and nothing I watched before mysterious and had plane crashes, the last 10 minutes mattered explosions and polar bears. But so anymore. In the end, Doc, Lady far, it’s just flashbacks and feelings. and company meet up in a church It’s sweet, but dull after an hour. for dead people to finish dying The finale picks up when the villain themselves. Life wasn’t life so much and good guys get confrontational. as some strange purgatory they’d The bad guy’s wide-eyed sidekick created so that each dead character gets elbowed in the face and the could be neatly coupled off in bliss. villain doesn’t feel I was flabbergasted. If the finale bad about it. Later, had ended 10 minutes earlier, I a tree falls on top could have bought into the whole of him. Pseudoeveryone-found-true-love crap. sidekick can’t TV characters are supposed to fall catch a break. in love and find happiness in the They don’t say end. It’s formulaic and stale, but how his buddies it’s got that TV-flashback glow, all get the tree off soft, warm and familiar. of him, but But warm and familiar also they do describes pissing all over yourself, and they which is kind of what the“Lost� catch up writers did when they got too lazy to write an ending that required some thought. People waited six years for this, and I was disappointed after just a couple of hours. Everyone was hyped up for a marathon of drawnout“flash-sideways�asshattery just to learn these guys were dead and none of it mattered.Yeah, asshattery, because if the“Lost�writers can cop out on endings and make up words, I can too. — Kristina Bui is a political science and journalism sopohmore. She can be reached at

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‘Red Dead’ rides high By Joe Dusbabek ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT After playing through “Red Dead Redemption,� it’s hard to believe the Wild West was historically a time of terrible poverty and despair. It’s hard to believe that some of the only activities were working on a ranch or as a trader in a town, and that the great rush for gold hurt local economies rather than helped them. Give credit to Rockstar Games. Its developing team creates a world in which you can bounty hunt, fight with (or against) a Mexican revolution, participate in gun duels, hunt wild game to sell for cash, play endless rounds of Texas hold ‘em and ultimately do whatever your heart desires. You wouldn’t expect anything less from the makers of the “Grand Theft Auto� series, but “Red Dead Redemption� comes off less as a clone of the “Grand Theft Auto� games and more as its own brand of entertainment. The central conflict of the game

revolves around a former outlaw named John Marston. He’s been blackmailed into hunting down the members of his former gang and bringing them to justice. Of course, this is easier said than done; you’ll have to build contacts and do assorted menial tasks to even find them. Over the course of the game, Marston’s journey takes him through the American West and Mexico in hot pursuit of his old friends. In terms of story, the plot suffers in comparison to most modern adventure/open-world games; in more than 30 hours of play, I encountered only four truly compelling supporting characters. This is unfortunate, because most of the game’s narrative is driven through this supporting cast, which results in a weaker overall story than most games of this kind. Fortunately for “Red Dead Redemption,� the game benefits from an engrossing setting. The Wild West, when done properly, can be a fascinating place to

spend your time. The graphics are fantastic; a sunset in this game is truly a sight to behold and may be among the best artistic decisions I’ve ever seen. There are plenty of minor glitches that can be quite jarring, however. Many times a hitched horse will wander off and sometimes characters will not even appear during cutscenes. Luckily, these things don’t break the experience and are easily forgiven when taken in the context of the whole package. “Red Dead Redemption� will keep even the most uninterested soul gaming throughout the summer. Its varied gameplay and captivating setting override its passable storyline and technical faltering to create a game that deserves to sit alongside the rest of your gaming library. If you’re looking for a game that will steal weeks from your life and let you be whatever kind of outlaw you please during the slow summer months, you can’t do any better than “Red Dead Redemption.�


June 9-15, 2010


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 Tucson bands The Provocative Whites, The Lods, Bajo Turbato and Honeysocks are performing a benefit concert for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Tucson comedians will also perform. More information at or call 622-8848. Free, but donations are appreciated. 8 p.m. 21+

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 The Loft Cinema presents “Amor de Lejos (Love From Afar),” a romantic comedy about Danny (Alex Figeroa), a young man who pursues a longdistance relationship with Natalia (Mary “Bunny” Uriarte) after she relocates to South America for a job. Along with cast members, producer and director Ben Lopez will be host a Q&A after the film. Mixer begins 6 p.m., screening 7 p.m. Not rated. Spanish with English subtitles.

Naked 'Bodies' show off in Tucson By Steven Kwan ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT

Despite numerous advances in science, the human body can still seem mysterious to most of us. Visitors to “BODIES … The Exhibition” will find signposts to guide them through this frontier filled with intimate yet obscure wonders and discoveries. Facts and trivia about the body and health are highlighted throughout the exhibition, which is on display in The Rialto Building, 300 E. Congress St., until Sept. 12. You are as likely to find out that the brain trumps computers when it comes to memory storage as you are to learn about how many teeth the average smoker loses every decade. Of course, there are the expected spines, skeletons and stomachs that wouldn’t be out of place in an anatomy class. Whole bodies mingle with organ parts and systems, and healthy specimens are often juxtaposed with those that are diseased. One of the more impressive displays of this ilk is tuberculosis and how it can affect organs other than the lungs, such as the kidneys and spine. A healthy lung is lumped next to one that is enlarged,

blackened and speckled with tumors. systems features an egg magnified to cover A person walking through the exhibition an entire wall with a sperm placed next to can see the fusion of art and science, life and it for comparison. An information plaque death. In one area, an entire body is sectioned next to this states that the female egg is the to look like tree rings preserved in golden largest cell in the body, and the male sperm amber, or perhaps as a the smallest. three-dimensional MRI While “BODIES” When: Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. scan with its true colors is suitable for most Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on display. Veins and audiences, children may Cost: $14 - $22 arteries branching to and need some guidance and Group rates available. from the heart resemble answers about what they Audio guides available for $5. blooms of coral that have see. There is also a section found a new home on dry on fetal development land. With its cap removed and the veins left featuring fetuses from different stages of in place, a skull resembles a smiling calavera pregnancy, which has the exhibitors placing overgrown with blood-red vines. a warning for anyone who may want to avoid The bodies are not the only works on such sights. display. Drawings made with light fixtures Throughout history, many cultures and highlight and reflect the main sections of religions have viewed the body as a temple, “BODIES.” A dense forest of tree trunks is a sacred and mysterious place that is to be in fact muscle fibers writ large. Crisscrossed constantly cared for as it provides us insight tunnels that seem to outline an underground into our selves and the world. Today, we labyrinth are nothing more than the still create temples to guide us back to this connections created between a few neurons belief, whether it’s with the modern gym, the in the brain. The area on the reproductive anatomy lab or the museum.

Visit to see a photo slideshow of ‘BODIES…The Exhibition.’

FRIDAY, JUNE 11 Known for his songs with lo-fi indie rock bands Sebadoh and the recently reunited Dinosaur Jr., as well as for his solo work, Lou Barlow is stopping by Plush, 340 E. Sixth St. Singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe opens. Call 798-1298 or visit shows.html for more information. $10. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 Four venues on Fourth Avenue, the Winsett Stage, Chocolate Iguana, Delectables Restaurant and Spencer Park, will feature free live music as part of Saturdays on Fourth Avenue, an event taking place every second Saturday of the summer months. 5 - 9 p.m. For more information, visit

SUNDAY, JUNE 13 As part of its 2010 Year of Mexico bicentennial and centennial celebrations, the Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd., continues “Salvador Corona: Matador to Muralist,” an exhibition featuring the artwork of the Mexican-born artist. More information at www.statemuseum. Adults, $5. Free for children 17 or younger, museum members, active duty military or those with UA or Pima Community College ID.

MONDAY, JUNE 14 Meet Me at Maynards begins again at Maynards Market and Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. The social walk/run goes through downtown Tucson and includes discounts on fitness classes and at downtown businesses with an MMM hand stamp. More information at Free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15 Check out The Farmer’s Market at Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., every Tuesday near The Bamboo Club for local produce and products. For more information, call 747-7575 or visit farmers-market. 1 - 6 p.m. Free. — Steven Kwan

Gordon Bates/Arizona Summer Wildcat

A Body goes for goal with arms outstretched at the Rialto Building located on 300 E. Congress St. on May 12. The Bodies exhibition is open until Sunday, Sept. 12.

Cage the Elephant set to storm Rialto Bob Dylan as an influence on his writing. “Just the honesty in Dylan’s music and how he looked at society, it really opened my eyes to how blind we really are,” Shultz writes on After appearing at last year’s Coachella the band’s website. and this year’s South-by-Southwest music Their self-titled album released last year festivals, Cage the Elephant is at it again. tackles religion, corruption, war and hypocrisy The Kentucky quintet known for hits like along with other heated “Ain’t No Rest For the topics. Wicked,”“Back Against Cage the Elephant with guests 22-20s and “The music comes the Wall” and “In One Autovaughn from a pure place,” Ear” is preparing to Rialto Theatre Shultz writes.“We really grab the elephant by 318 E. Congress St. like the energy of music the tusks for its second Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. that feels passionate, show in Tucson since Tickets $16 in advance and $18 day-of-show raw, unplanned December. emotion. That’s what The band’s we were really trying to capture in the studio.” simple and raw songs speak of their life This small-town group defies expectations. experiences and typically illustrate their Its members are determined to defy the frustrations with society. expectation that young people from their Lead singer and lyricist Matt Shultz cites


hometown of Bowling Green can only work for the local Chevrolet assembly plant. Instead, they are creating their own futures through music. “Forming Cage the Elephant was a rebellious thing — a way for us to carve out our own path instead of following the path created by the community that surrounded us,” Shultz writes. They’ve mixed genres — old-school rockand-roll with a modern punk twist — to create a sound all their own. “You have a responsibility to innovate but a lot of the time people allow pretentiousness to taint their innovation and what you end up with is very contrived and soulless music,” Shultz writes. “Everything we love about music we wanted to put in our own music. When it comes down to it, we just want to make music that we love.”

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June 9, 2010