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Solar panels prepare UA for green future By Jazmine Woodberry ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT

We were sustainable before it was fashionable.

[The solar makeover] keeps along with both the university’s and Parking and Transportation’s sustainability mission.

—Ralph Banks

—Bill Davidson

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The solar panels on the top of the Second Street Garage provide shade for the vehicles parked on the roof level as well as produce usable electric energy for campus facilities.

The solar panels atop the Second Street Garage are the first and most visible component of an initiative to make the UA campus eco-friendly. The Second Street Garage panels, which are currently the biggest grouping of solar panels on campus, are being tested before they are used to produce energy and make the campus greener. The Sustainable Endowments Institute’s annual college report card gave the UA’s transportation department an“A”and the university as a whole a“B” for their sustainability efforts. The solar panels are a definite part of that, said Bill Davidson, marketing and communications manager for Parking and Transportation Services. The crystalline solar panels transfer sunlight into direct current electric energy, such as the energy used in a car battery. The project is taking “baby steps” towards a larger campus effort, said Ralph Banks, assistant director of engineering on the solar panel project. The photovoltaic panels were attached at a 10-degree slant on a recycled steel framework atop the garage, Banks said. “They serve as a testament to the university’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainability and that location was chosen for a reason,” said Lon Huber, a spokesman for the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy. “That’s a prime location that can really showcase the U of A as a leader of sustainability.” Funded through tax incentives and help from utility company APS Energy Services, these solar panels cost the UA nothing up front on the condition that the UA buy the energy that is produced from APS Energy Services, who will finance, maintain and operate the system. Roughly 200 kilowatts of electricity are produced by 1,150 panels. That energy will go toward powering the garage’s operations and any excess energy will be funneled into other campus buildings. Although it’s only a

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Fact sheets for the solar panel projects can be found at or and more information on the UA grade ‘A’ sustainability score can be seen at small dent in the 28 megawatts the UA sometimes consumes in the high-usage summer months, the updates should reduce the UA’s carbon footprint by an estimated 2,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. “We are excited about the solar makeover on the Second Street Garage. It keeps along with both the university’s and Parking and Transportation (Service)’s sustainability mission,” Davidson said. The panels also create shade on the upper levels of the parking garage, a major benefit, he said. Banks agreed that the panels are “multi-beneficial,” since they can provide research as well as sustainability opportunities for the university. This effort is following a heritage of sustainable building which dates back to Old Main more than 200 years ago which has features including energyconserving shutters and minimal maintence requirements. “We were sustainable before it was fashionable,” Banks sai. Four other buildings are slated to have either photovoltaic, electricity-producing solar panels or solar thermal panels, which are used to heat water, installed. McClelland Hall — the UA’s biggest future solar panel project — and McClelland Park, like the Second Street Garage, will eventually be able to generate their own electricity and reduce their carbon footprint via photovoltaic panels. The Hillenbrand Aquatic Center and the Student Recreation Center will get solar thermal panels, which will generate hot water for their swimming pools and showers. The panels should be operational within a few months, Banks said.

Abortion ban limits UA medical education By Jennifer Koehmstedt and

Gabriel Matthew Schivone

ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Medical students must travel more than five miles to get to their next class if they want to learn to perform an abortion. In 1974, in order to fund a $5.5 million addition to the Arizona Stadium, thenUA President John P. Schaefer sought revenue bonds. When the bonds went through the state House, Rep. James Skelly attached an amendment to the bill which prohibited performing abortions on campus — including the University Medical Canter. The UA accepted the money along with the amendment. Thirty-six years later, the ban remains a statute in the Arizona Constitution. When asked if UA medical students are able to observe surgical abortions on campus, Carol Galper, assistant dean of medical student education, explained simply, “No elective abortions are performed at UMC.” Natasha Bhuyan, president of the UA branch of Medical Students for Choice, said this is because of the 1974 stadium bill. “Since the procedure cannot be performed, there is no opportunity for

students to clinically learn about abortions,” she said. What medical students do receive is a 50-minute lecture on abortion as a part of the Life Cycle block of education for second-year medical students. At the annual lecture held Tuesday, an obstetrician and gynecologist faculty member projected images of devices used for different methods of abortion while using a laser pointer to explain the procedures. Abigail KeislerBaird, a first-year medical student, said that even with the lecture, observation is still necessary. “I don’t think that (one lecture) is enough,” KeislerBaird said.“I can talk to you about setting a broken bone or giving an injection or doing a pelvic exam or whatever, and we have class about that, but until you actually see a patient and perform that, it’s not good enough.” Bhuyan added that it isn’t practical or

helpful to students to limit this part of medical training. “It’s a bit odd that we only spend 50 minutes learning about abortion in our first two years of medical school, considering abortions are one of the most common medical procedures in the U.S.,” Bhuyan said. However, the latter half of medical school differs in Arizona from other states, Bhuyan said. “The real concern with our lack of abortion education is during our clerkships, which are the third —Natasha Bhuyan and fourth years of medical school. During these years, we do rotations in various specialties in medicine,” she said. “During the OB-GYN rotations, medical students in other states are able to observe abortions in a clinical setting.” Keisler-Baird said she feels the effect of Photo Courtesy of Clair Secomb the ban because she wants to become an Doctoral candidates Natasha Bhuyan, right, and Robert Portley practice mock procedures pertaining to reproductive health care in the College of Medicine building obstetrician and gynecologist.

Since the procedure cannot be performed, there is no opportunity for students to clinically learn about abortions.

Tuesday afternoon. Students have taken it upon themselves to learn procedures not

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Peace ‘n’ love

Ever wanted to promote peace by doing more than having a peace sign on your T-shirt? The Peace Corps is having an information meeting for potential volunteers today at 2 p.m. in Career Services room 411 of the Student Union Memorial Center.


Three up-and-coming poets will be reading their work at 8 p.m. at the Poetry Center. Philip Jenks, Akilah Oliver and Brandon Shimoda will be reading pieces as part of the Next Word in Poetry event. The poets will also hold a panel discussion on Friday at 4 p.m. at the same location.

Commemorating choice

In honor of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Women’s Resource Center and Voices for Planned Parenthood are holding a movie screening and discussion at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Gender and Women’s Studies building. Empowered women and free cake are sure to be present.

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How did Obama’s first year go?

on the spot From Russia with love

He did exactly what I hoped for (4) He got the ball rolling, but fell short at times (34) He barely did anything (31)

worth noting

New question: Should abortions be performed at the UMC?

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Physical chemistry graduate student I hear your accent. Where are you from? I’m from Russia. Why did you come to the U.S.? It was totally random. I had an opportunity to come, so I did. And, of all the places in the U.S., you said, “I’m going to Tucson!” Actually, I didn’t know too much about Tucson, but this is a nice place to be. Especially in winter. Especially if you compare it to Russian winter. How cold is it in Russia right now? Um, I need to convert it to Fahrenheit. It’s -25 Celsius, so that’s 10 Fahrenheit. That’s really cold. How many jackets do you wear? (Laughs) You pretty much stay at home. And drink. Drink of choice? Vodka, of course. How does the vodka in the States compare to real Russian vodka? It’s really bad. Not even close. You have to go to Russia to try real vodka. What’s a normal day in Russia like for you? It depends. It’s pretty much the same as here. You do your work or study, go hang out with friends. Same things. What’s the most interesting thing about Russia that you think people in America should know? There are a lot of misconceptions about Russia. Russia is huge. Russia is not that cold all the time. We have a summer. It’s shorter and not that hot, but we do have it. Um, there are no bears walking around. We are not barbarians; we’ve developed. We have Internet, too. We have cars and cell phones and stuff. (Laughs) We have feelings. We don’t drink vodka for breakfast or eat cigarettes. It’s weird. Those are all the same misconceptions people have about me. — Katie Gault

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Andy Bielat, drummer for Revan, plays one of the band’s new singles on the UA Mall Wednesday afternoon. Revan won Battle of the Bands, hosted by Campus Activities, to earn the right to play in the “Groovin’ on the Grass” concert series.

Falling blocks remain king in mobile gaming world NEW YORK — More than 25 years after its birth, Tetris is the best-selling mobile game of all time, having surpassed 100 million paid downloads on cell phones around the world. Adam Sussman, vice president of worldwide publishing at Electronic Arts Inc.’s mobile unit, said the milestone marked “a huge moment, not just for EA, but for mobile gaming in general. It speaks to the evergreen appeal of Tetris.” EA Mobile and the company it licenses the game from, Blue Planet Software, plan to

formally announce the milestone onThursday in Montreal. The companies disclosed it to The Associated Press on Wednesday. Created by a Soviet programmer in 1984, Tetris rode to popularity on Nintendo Co.’s Game Boy in 1989. Millions of people have continued to play it since — on gaming consoles and over the Web — or on mobile gadgets such as the iPhone or simple cell phones. The game’s neat interface, simple controls and addictive nature make it especially wellsuited for mobile gadgets. Alexey Pajitnov,

the creator of Tetris, said the game itself is simple, and it’s easy to get hooked on it. But getting really good results is difficult. “It is appealing to all demographics, all cultures,” he said. EA won’t say how much money it has made off Tetris. On the iPhone, it costs $5 to download. Sussman said Tetris is available in 60 countries on about 64,000 different handsets, about 20 percent of them smart phones. — The Associated Press

peeps Aloha, matey! Fourth ‘Pirates’ to be filmed in Hawaii Student: “I didn’t like the readings. I like pictures better, I guess.” Professor: “Wow, uphill battle.” — Emil J. Haury Building submit at or twitter @overheardatua

fast facts •Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane. •Dueling is legal in Paraguay, as long as both parties are registered blood donors. •In Cleveland, Ohio it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. •In Florida, it is illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit. •In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

•Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates. •The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. •Until the 1960s men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland. •In Yavapai County it is a felony to buy more than four boxes of raspberry Jell-o or other gelatinous products at once.

•In Idaho, one may not fish while on a camel’s back. •In Nebraska, it is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously cooking a kettle of soup. Illustration by Tracey Keller/Arizona Daily Wildcat

HONOLULU — Aloha, Captain Jack. The fourth installment of Disney’s popular“Pirates of the Caribbean” series will be filmed in Hawaii, according an announcement Monday by Gov. Linda Lingle. Johnny Depp will return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Johnny Depp “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,”which will begin shooting this summer on Oahu and Kauai and be released in 2011. The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall. “We’ve always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations … Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes, and we’re delighted to return for ‘On Stranger Tides,’”Bruckheimer said in a statement. Small portions of“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,”were shot on Maui and Molokai. Lingle estimated the production will generate $85 million in spending in Hawaii, which is reeling from the steep dropoff in tourism stemming from the global economic crisis. “Hawaii competes on a global basis for productions and to have Disney choose Hawaii over other states and countries is a huge win for us,”said Georja Skinner, who heads the state division that oversees the Hawaii Film Office. Skinner said what made the difference was the combination of Hawaii’s tax incentive, as well as support from the film and travel industries. Lingle lauded Hawaii’s relationship with The Walt Disney Co., saying it was a“testament to the company’s confidence in our state as a great place to do business.”Other Disneyinvolved projects in Hawaii include a new hotel-timeshare resort“Aulani”to open in 2011 and ABC’s castaway drama “Lost,”which has filmed in Hawaii for several years and is currently shooting its final season. ABC is owned by Disney. “The Walt Disney Company has a great relationship with Hawaii that we’re looking forward to building upon with the filming of the latest adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew,”Disney President and CEO Bob Iger said. “Pirates”is the latest of three big-budget films being shot in the islands this year.“Hereafter,”directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, wrapped up shooting on Maui last week. Pre-production has begun for“The Descendants,”starring George Clooney, with filming scheduled to begin in March. — The Associated Press

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Aftershock renews panic in Haiti THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A frightening new aftershock Wednesday forced more earthquake survivors to live on the capital’s streets or sent them fleeing to perhaps even worse conditions in the countryside. A flotilla of rescue vessels, meanwhile, led by the U.S. hospital ship Comfort, converged on the capital. They are helping fill gaps in still-lagging global efforts to bring water, food and medical help to hundreds of thousands of people who are surviving in makeshift tents or simply on blankets or plastic sheets under the tropical sun. The strongest tremor since Haiti’s cataclysmic Jan. 12 earthquake struck at 6:03 a.m., just before sunrise. From the teeming plaza near the collapsed presidential palace to a hillside tent city, the 5.9-magnitude aftershock lasted only seconds but caused thousands of Haitians to panic. Shouts were audible as rubble tumbled and dust rose anew from government buildings around the plaza. Up in the hills, where U.S. troops were helping thousands of homeless, people bolted screaming from their tents. Jajoute Ricardo, 24, came running from his house, fearing its collapse. “Nobody will go to their house now,� he said, as he sought a tent of his own. “It is chaos, for real.� A slow vibration intensified into side-to-side shaking that lasted about eight seconds. Throngs again sought out small, ramshackle “tap-tap� buses to take them away from the city. On Port-auPrince’s beaches, more than 20,000 people looked for boats to carry them down the coast, the local Signal FM radio reported. But the desperation may actually be deeper outside the capital, closer to last week’s quake epicenter. “We’re waiting for food, for water, for anything,�Emmanuel Doris-Cherie, 32, said in Leogane, 25 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. Homeless in Leogane lived under sheets draped across tree branches, and the damaged hospital “lacks everything,� Red Cross surgeon Hassan Nasreddine said. The death toll was estimated at 200,000, according to Haitian government figures relayed by the European Commission, with 80,000 buried in mass graves. The commission raised its estimate of homeless to 2 million, from 1.5 million, and said 250,000 people needed urgent aid. “It is like working in a war situation,� said Rosa Crestani of Doctors Without Borders at the Choscal Hospital. “We don’t have any morphine to manage pain for our patients.� The damaged hospitals and emergency medical centers set up in

Port-au-Prince needed surgeons, fuel for generators, oxygen and countless other kinds of medical supplies, aid groups said. Dr. Evan Lyon, of the U.S.-based Partners in Health, messaged from the central University Hospital that the facility was within 24 hours of running out of key supplies. Wednesday’s aftershock was yet another blow: Surgical teams and patients were forced to evacuate temporarily. Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division were providing security at the hospital. A helicopter landing pad was designated nearby for airlifting the most critical patients to the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort. The great white ship, 894 feet long, with a medical staff of 550, was anchored in Port-au-Prince harbor and had taken aboard its first two surgical patients by helicopter late Tuesday. The seaborne rescue fleet will soon be reinforced by the Spanish ship Castilla, with 50 doctors and 450 troops, and by three other U.S.-based Navy vessels diverted from a scheduled Middle East mission. Canadian warships were already in Haitian waters, and an Italian aircraft carrier, the Cavour, also will join the flotilla with medical teams and engineers. U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes said at U.N. headquarters in New York that it’s believed that 3 million people are affected, with 2 million of those needing food for at least six months. At the hillside tent camp, set up on a golf course where an 82nd Airborne unit has its base, the lines of hungry and thirsty stretched downhill and out of sight as paratroopers handed out bottled water and ready-to-eat meals as fast as helicopters brought them in. In one sign of normality, women were seen carrying baskets of cauliflower, sweet potatoes and sugar cane into the city from farms in the hills. Some food and water was on sale in Port-au-Prince’s markets, but prices had skyrocketed. “We need money, man. I don’t have enough to buy anything,� said a newly homeless man who gave his name as Ricardo, who was seeking work, food and shelter. Concerns still persisted that looting and violence that flared up in pockets in recent days could spread. The European Commission’s report described the security situation as “deteriorating.� But U.S. troops - some 11,500 soldiers, Marines and sailors onshore and offshore as of Wednesday and expected to total 16,000 by the weekend — could be seen slowly ratcheting up control over parts of the city. The U.N. was adding 2,000 peacekeepers to the 7,000 already in Haiti, and 1,500 more police to the 2,100-member international force.

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After setting up a collection box for needed items at the UA International Student Programs and Services building, the donations were given to World Care Wednesday to be sent to Haiti.

UA collects donations for Haiti’s earthquake victims By Zach Sokolow ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT UA students, faculty, staff and the Tucson community have been doing their part to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti by sending supplies and donations. The UA Office of International Student Programs and Services collected donations of items

requested by the nonprofit organization World Care in the days following the quake. World Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness in education, health, environmental and community service. It has been based in Tucson since its conception in 1996. The program’s goal is to collect first aid items such as adhesive

bandages, gauze and flashlights. They also received personal hygiene items that included soap, shampoo and toothpaste as well as food items such as baby formula, beans and rice. The donations were collected at UA through Tuesday and delivered to World Care to be sent directly to Haiti. World Care is still accepting donations for Haiti victims, check donation drop off sites at



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Roe v. Wade:

Saving women’s lives for 37 years


attling cages and stoking the fires of political feuds since 1973, Roe v. Wade remains a vital and controversial landmark in the ongoing attempt to protect women’s right to choose. With the fragile hopes of a health care reform bill in the hands of the conference committee and Roe v. Wade nearing its 37th anniversary on Friday, perhaps it’s time to recap on the not-so-basic basics of the abortion argument. “Jane Roe” was a pregnant single woman who questioned the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws that banned Rachel Leavitt obtaining or attempting Columnist an abortion unless such action was based on medical advice in an effort to save the mother’s life. In response, 37 years ago Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s relationship with her doctor was a confidential matter, free of government interference. The ruling stated that the privacy guaranteed to U.S. citizens in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action is“broad enough to encompass a womanʼs decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” Despite the clarity of this landmark opinion, this decision has been under siege since its publication, with abortion currently forming a major obstacle in providing a passable health care reform bill. While some may feel they are performing a service to women by protecting them from making the mistake of abortion, regardless of its legality, abortions will continue — only with more pain and health difficulties. Four years ago, ran an article called “Life before Roe v. Wade”highlighting the lives and experiences of three people who helped women searching for abortions prior to 1973. The Rev. Howard Moody explains that women were forced to meet someone in a parking lot late at night, unaware of“whose hands she was in — or if she would even survive.”Mildred Hanson, M.D., describes in the article watching her neighbor, a mother of six, writhe in pain for two days as she slowly crawled toward death after obtaining an illegal abortion. Jane Hodgson, M.D., recalls her volunteer work overseas — women with mattresses soaked through with blood due to a botched procedure — in countries outlawing abortion. “I believe legal abortion is a medical procedure that saves women’s lives,”Hodgson explains,“It’s not just a matter of choice. It’s a matter of good medicine.” According to Jessica Whitson, a Health and Sexuality intern at UA Women’s Resource Center, hospital statistics from before Roe v. Wade’s implementation indicate that the number of abortions being performed has decreased, further emphasizing the ineffectiveness of outlawing abortion. “By making abortion legal in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade decision,”Whitson asserts,“we were able to bring the procedure into a safe atmosphere so that women were no longer being butchered by people who had no health care training.” Outlawing abortion and refusing government funding is not a solution — just fuel to a hungry flame. Provide comprehensive sexual education, teach the consequences of sex, present the benefits of contraceptives, instruct on correct condom use, supply a safe abortion possibility, but don’t leave women ignorant and unaware without any legitimate options.

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Another perspective to consider which is part of what makes higher education such a complicated business: the market is also a customer of higher education that dictates to some extent the qualities it wants in a student, who by these terms, is a product. Universities have to juggle the wants and needs of both students and the market along with traditional educational values held by faculty and the institution. For more information on this subject, Google “Academic Capitalism” — ground-breaking research by Gary Rhoades and Sheila Slaughter, both of whom are faculty members housed in the Center for the Study of Higher Education.

I wish these people would just. go. away. I’m a Christian too, but I don’t stop to listen to these so-called “four square” gospel preachers shout across OUR campus for some willing audience to listen, or furthermore feel the need to preach to my peers about my beliefs. Someone recently told me, “Well, Jesus gave the sermon on the Mount.”You’re totally right, but he also did not have a telephone or e-mail. He had to shout. These people don’t.

It is disturbing that in 21st-century America millions of hard-working immigrants have no rights and are forced to live in the shadows. So much for “the beacon of democracy”! Congress MUST pass a comprehensive immigration reform NOW! Not next year, not in 2012! No more excuses and delays! History will judge us harshly for yet another cruelty perpetrated by our politicians! We can go to Iraq and Afghanistan to REFORM their way of life, spending our TRILLIONS of dollars of tax payer money. Why can’t we REFORM our own immigration system here? Majestic

Travis You’d think philosophy majors would be embarrassed enough by their degree choice to keep their mouths shut.

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DUALLY NOTED: Was Livengood UA’s friend or foe? Livengood? Good riddance.


hile at the helm, athletics he lead Arizona to a Pac-10 title director Jim Livengood or a Rose Bowl? Time will tell. oversaw some of the Another huge bruise on more damaging instances in UA Livengood’s tenure was the Lute athletic history. He hired the Olson situation. Olson, a legend, disgraced John Mackovic, whose had earned the right to come back tenure was defined not only by to Arizona if he chose, but was poor football, but more importantly there anyone who actually thought and more damaging, player unrest. he would be coming back? The large group of It had to be a football players that tough decision, basically stormed but what would then-President Peter have been best Likins’ for the UA is not office did as much going through two damage as Mackovic interim coaches, Chris Ward by garnering getting weaker Columnist embarrassing national each year, with headlines. no firm direction. On top of The saddest mistake in the it, the two interim coaches, hiring of Mackovic was that Dick Kevin O’Neill and Russ Pennell , Tomey had to be fired, a bad actually did a pretty good call on Livengood’s part. Sure, job, but were not given the Tomey ran the ball too much, opportunity to continue as head was fairly predictable and his coach. Two years later, O’Neill teams were often mediocre, got an opportunity from USC but his players were always and defeated the UA team in impressive individuals. Los Angeles. Then Mike Stoops was hired It’s not even the process of amid much fanfare and took the Olson’s retirement that was most UA to its first bowl game in a embarrassing, but the hunt for a decade. The only problem is it replacement that followed and took five seasons to get there, a the numerous rejections the UA near-eternity in college sports. had to deal with. Mark Few? Any other coach at almost any Not interested. Rick Pitino? Not other big school would have interested. Even Tim Floyd was been replaced. Stoops is starting flown into Tucson to discuss the to look like a good hire, but can job, but he didn’t end up taking

Athletic director gave solid 16 years it. Talk about rock bottom — that was difficult to take, but ended up being a blessing in disguise. While the non-hire made Livengood look bad, the fact that he was pursuing a mediocre coach with a reputation for questionable recruiting tactics made him look worse. After Floyd and his violations were exposed and he was forced to resign from USC, Livengood breathed a sigh of relief, and yet managing to dodge that bullet ended up not being enough to garner a contract extension. Men’s basketball and football are the most important sports at many schools and while Livengood did very well as a numbers guy and was great at keeping the department in the black, he was a disappointment as a recruiter. In 16 years as the UA athletic director, he failed in getting to the Rose Bowl and only inherited the already successful Lute Olson. Livengood’s reputation here could eventually be defined by the Sean Miller hire. For his sake, let’s hope Miller starts a dynasty and his own tournament streak. — Chris Ward is an senior majoring in English. He can be reached at


s a sports reporter for the Daily Livengood said himself that an Wildcat for three and a half years, athletics director usually spends seven I got to know Jim Livengood or eight years at one school. He made pretty well. No, we weren’t buddies it 16 and left the UA with the Athletics by any stretch of the imagination, but Department — which has no funding whether we spoke together on the help from the state — in the black during phone, in his office or during Mother’s Day a huge recession. The $14 million Richard brunch at the Tucson Country Club, he was Jefferson Gymnasium was built under a kind and honest man. He spoke quickly his watch, and there are plans to spend and annunciated all of his words. $378 million to revamp And damn was he good at Arizona Stadium and what he did. McKale Center. Now that Livengood has There has to be a left the UA after 16 years for reason why Livengood’s the same job at the University contract wasn’t renewed of Nevada-Las Vegas, we can past this upcoming June, Lance Madden thumb through the proverbial all but forcing him to Editor in chief yearbook of his tenure at the find a new job, but I’m helm of the Arizona Athletics department not yet sure what that reason is. and only hope that his permanent succesNevertheless, he hired cross country sor does as well. coach James Li, who has produced Yes, the UA football team encountered numerous Olympic runners; baseball some rough years in the late 1990s and coach Andy Lopez, who has led Arizona early 2000s — but hey, that’s sports. You to trips to the College World Series; can’t win ’em all. It’s no wonder that the Niya Butts, who is slowly rebuilding the team has gotten better in each year of women’s hoops program; and, oh yeah, Mike Stoops’ reign. Livengood had a probthat man named Sean Miller was a pretty lem, and he fixed it. big score, though his team’s progress — And sure, he named Kevin O’Neill the much like Mike Stoops’ — will take time. permanent successor for former men’s The UNLV Rebels just got one hell of an basketball head coach Lute Olson before athletics director. The UA and Tucson comOlson nixed the plan, but you’ve got to try munity should realize this. to save the future of recruiting some way. For Arizona’s sake, hopefully the next But what about the fact that Olson athletics director can live up to Livengood’s decided to originally retire without even name as well. telling Livengood? you ask. Well, that blame should go toward Olson, not the — Lance Madden is a journalism senior. He athletics director. can be reached at

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ASUA plans for semester ahead By Taylor Avey Arizona Daily Wildcat Student government senators had little to report this week at the Associated Students of the University of Arizona meeting, which lasted 15 minutes. What they didn’t cover in committee updates, they made up for in announcements. Sen. Sarah Bratt and Hillary Davidson are planning to organize a short-term relief committee to provide supplies to an orphanage in Haiti. The orphanage, which was damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake, is home to about 500 children. ASUA is partnering with Zona Zoo to take donations and send aid to the ravaged island. “We would like to hopefully get it (sent out) within the first two weeks of February,”Bratt said. Bratt and Davidson are asking students to donate toothpaste, shampoo, first aid kits and other necessities. The pair plans to have a complete list of supplies needed by the orphanage at ASUA’s next meeting. “We’re waiting to hear back from the actual organization about what they want,”Davidson said. At the meeting, ASUA Executive Vice President Emily Fritze announced that a club fair would take place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UA Mall,

and would include more than 100 UA clubs and organizations. Senators also announced that the Women’s Resource Center kicked off its film series this semester with the movie “On Hostile Ground,” which addresses the issue of abortion. The film is said to showcase both sides of the abortion debate, according to Administrative Vice President Gabby Ziccarelli. For those who missed last night’s event, the Women’s Resource Center will host a similar opportunity tonight and show the short documentary “I had an Abortion.” After the viewing there will be a short discussion of the film and other issues concerning Roe v. Wade. This event is free and takes place at 7 p.m. in the Women’s Studies building. Other school announcements covered Spring Fling, Safe Ride and ASUA elections. The Spring Fling committee is gearing up for its event in April and is beginning the search for volunteers. Safe Ride is well on its way to hitting this year’s goal of giving out 70,000 rides to students, helped by the fact that Safe Ride usage typically increases in the spring. Finally, President Chris Nagata informed senators and audience members that election packets are due Feb. 2.

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At the Associated Students of the University of Arizona meeting, ASUA Sen. Tyler Quillin, a junior majoring in philosophy and English, goes over a peer mentoring program he is developing on Wednesday in the Student Union Memorial Center’s Ventana room.

Student fee funds scholarship service

By Taylor Avey Arizona Daily Wildcat

ASUA is developing an online scholarship service to help students find the right scholarships. Every year, students are asked to pay a $40 student services fee. A small portion, between 3 and 5 percent, of that fee is being used to establish an online scholarship service that cuts out the middle man and narrows your search for the

right scholarships. The online database uses students’ personal information to match them with the best scholarships quickly. But the fee will never be used to provide students with money. “Really, at no point will the purpose of the project be to hand out money to students,” said Rebekah Salcedo, program coordinator for the Student Scholarship Services Project. “We’re showing students how to get money,” Salcedo said.


This may not make students feel better about having to pay the fee, but Salcedo believes this project will bring in more money for students in need, which will far outweigh any operational costs. “If we can direct UA students to scholarships that they actually have a better chance of receiving, they will bring in more money,” Salcedo said. Some students are not convinced that their service fees should be spent on this database.

Justin Fanus, a vocal studies freshman, feels students should not have to pay the fee if they don’t plan to use the service. He suggests making the fee optional. Andrew Cleaver, a vocal music education sophomore, compares paying for the database to paying social security. He says students are required to pay the fee but most likely won’t ever see that money or get it back in the future. However, students like elementary education freshman

Tia Goetsch believe the program is a valuable resource that will benefit students. Goetsch is currently receiving scholarship aid from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “I’m from a low-income family, so all the help I can get is definitely worth it,” Goetsch said. Goetsch and Cleaver do, however, share the idea that there needs to be more advertising for the service. Cleaver said that some of the money for the scholarship

program should be used for advertising. Goetsch suggests using table toppers to advertise the service and to include a tab on the university Web site to let students know the scholarship program is available. Despite mixed reviews, the Student Scholarship Services Project will begin in February as a service that will provide a list of available scholarships. Program leaders hope to have the database fully functional by fall 2010.


• thursday, january 21, 2010

policebeat By Bridgette Doran Arizona Daily Wildcat

Thumb nailed, tacked to board

University of Arizona Police Department arrived at the Arizona Repertory Theatre on Jan. 17 in response to a UA student in need of assistance. The man said he was at the theater to build a set for a play he was working on, and was in the process of nailing boards together. He accidently shot a nail into his thumb using a nail gun and was unable to get the nail out. Another officer was on scene and was able to use bolt cutters to separate the nail from the wood board to which it was attached.  Paramedics then transported the man with the nail in his thumb to University Medical Center. Officers determined that the accident was caused by the misplacement of the man’s hand, rather than equipment failure.

Men pitch pot from parking garage

A UAPD officer was conducting a garage check at the Tyndall Avenue Garage on Jan. 17 when he noticed four men sitting against a short wall. The officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area. The four men were identified by two Arizona drivers’licenses, a California license and a New Jersey license.  When asked whether or not they had been smoking, they all replied that they had been earlier.  The men said when they saw the patrol car come toward them and stop, they threw the marijuana and smoking pipe over the edge of the garage.  Another officer found the marijuana at the bottom of the ramp inside a Motrin pill bottle. The officer also found a smashed glass smoking pipe without a bowl. The men said they had pooled money together to buy the marijuana from an unknown man at a house party off campus earlier in the week.  The total amount of marijuana found was 33.3 grams. It was placed into UAPD property with a request to be destroyed and the incident was referred to the Dean of Students Office.

Woman meets pole, gets DUI

A UAPD officer was driving north on Campbell Avenue from University Boulevard on Jan. 18 when he heard squealing tires on his left. He saw a blue sedan collide with a light pole at the southwest corner of the intersection. There were no other vehicles involved. After making a U-turn, the officer saw that the vehicle had left the scene. After the officer relocated the car, he pulled the driver over and asked for her driver’s license. She spent nearly two minutes searching, but was unable to find identification. The officer could smell alcohol on the woman’s breath. She said she had a little to drink earlier that day, but knew she was being pulled over for hitting a pole. A DUI investigation was undertaken, and after she failed a field sobriety test, the woman was arrested and taken to UAPD’s main station. At the station, the woman was given a breathalyzer test and blew a .146. She was cited, driven home and released to her roommate.  Photos were taken of the car and the light pole and were submitted as evidence. The incident was reported to the Dean of Students Office.

Syringes, white powder for class, ‘homemade pleasure device’

On Jan. 18, a UAPD officer on patrol noticed a gold Lincoln town car making an illegal left turn. When the officer caught up with the car, it was parked at First Street and Highland Avenue and was unoccupied. A records check was made on the car’s license plates that revealed the plates and the driver’s license were suspended.  The officer waited in the area, but the driver did not return. Later, the officer drove south on National Championship Drive and noticed the car again. The officer pulled the man over. It was discovered that the driver had a warrant out for his arrest issued by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. He was immediately arrested.  Another officer performed a search of the vehicle and found two syringes with about 1.1 cubic centimeters of an unidentified clear liquid. Also found was a clear plastic bag containing a white, powdery substance. The man said the syringes had a saline solution for his veterinary sciences class and the powder was a casting material used to make a“homemade personal pleasure device.”  The vehicle was impounded, and all substances were placed into UAPD property as evidence for further testing. Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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UA swimmer defying odds on way to top By Mike Schmitz ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Outside of the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center pool, UA senior swimmer Marcus Titus can carry on a normal conversation, but when he enters the water, everything is mute. As he stands on the blocks ready to dive in, he dons the same Speedo and swim cap as his Arizona teammates. But while the others stare at the water waiting for a starting horn to signify the start of the race, Titus stands with his head turned to the side in anticipation for his own starting signal: A strobe light. The 23-year-old redshirt senior discovered that he was deaf at age 3. But over the course of the next two decades, Titus found the strength, determination and confidence to channel his lack of hearing toward a lengthy and illustrious swimming career. While most swimmers could never imagine entering the pool without hearing a sound, Titus uses that lack of distraction to his advantage. When he steps on the blocks, he zones in and goes to work. “I used my hearing loss as an opportunity for me, because I don’t have to hear the environment, the noises and stuff,”Titus said with his hearing aid in.“I don’t use it as an excuse, I use it for an advantage. So I use that to mentally focus.” Although Titus doesn’t use the conventional starting horn to start the race, he is almost always first off the blocks, and more often than not, the first one to touch the wall. The fact that Titus is swimming for one of the best programs in the nation is an accomplishment in and of itself. But Titus is mentioned among some of the best breaststrokers in the nation — currently No. 1 in the country in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 52.21 — a tribute to the type of swimmer and person Titus has become. “You don’t come across many people with his situation that compete at the level that the best of the world compete,” said Arizona swim head coach Frank Busch.“The people that do that, they’re pretty special. They know that they have a gift and they’ve



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Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes announced he would take the head coaching position at Louisiana Tech University Wednesday. “I want to start out by letting everyone know how honored I am to be named the head football coach at Louisiana Tech,” said Dykes in a Louisiana Tech press conference in Ruston, La. “I have worked my entire life to get to this point, and I have had lots of great mentors that have worked with me and taught me and brought me along. I am very fortunate to be here.” Dykes will be replacing former La. Tech coach, Derek Dooley, who left to take the Tennessee head coaching vacancy. Dykes was Arizona’s offensive coordinator for three seasons that were marked by a spread offensive attack for the Wildcats.

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Friday night’s Arizona Icecats game against UNLV, along with the Feb. 19 and 20 series against Michigan State, have both been cancelled due to booking issues at the Tucson Convention Center. Using the convention center as a home for Icecat hockey games comes with a tradeoff.

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—Nicole Dimtsios TCC is a multi-purpose venue that is often home to shows and performances, which limits the Ice Cats’ practice time for the better part of a month at the beginning of the season. But this time, the scheduling issues cut out games as well. Friday’s“Disney Live! Rockin’ Road Show” and “Walking with Dinosaurs” from Feb. 17-21 have both taken precedence at the TCC, something

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that hasn’t happened very often in the 31-year history of the Icecats. Head coach Leo Golembiewski fought with the TCC for weeks, but the shows won the battle. The number of Icecats home games has been cut in half from six to three, which isn’t sitting too well with the few seniors on the team amidst their final hoorah. “As a senior, you look forward to these last couple of games at home in front of the fans,” said senior defenseman Zach Cherney.“It’s unfortunate, but you can’t really do anything about it.” — Mike Schmitz

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As NCAA recruiting practices have changed over the years, coaches and players have found both good and bad aspects of the process by which athletes choose their dream college. Even at Hillenbrand Stadium, where six freshmen will soon put on Arizona softball uniforms for the first time, UA head coach Mike Candrea’s program is making adjustments to a more complicated recruiting process. “I feel like each year the recruits commit earlier and earlier,” said freshman pitcher Kenzie Fowler, who committed to the Wildcats when she was 15 years old. “It’s hard to say if a girl that young knows exactly what they want for their life.” Fowler’s case is a bit misleading — she was born to be a Wildcat. Both of her parents attended Arizona and her family has ties to Candrea. Sometimes the steps recruits take during their high school years are not as straightforward as Fowler’s, who herself said the decision to become a Wildcat was never in question. Take Fowler’s teammate, freshman third baseman Matte Haack, as

an example. After her graduation from Katy High School in Katy, Texas, Haack’s commitment to Kansas University was eventually broken. “I was really excited. I had family that lived there. I was born there, my dad (Kalum Haack) coached there,” Haack said of becoming a Jayhawk. “It was a really good choice for me.” Then, 13-year head coach Tracy Bunge retired, and the university was slow about finding a replacement. “(Kansas) hadn’t hired a head coach and we were getting frustrated,” Kalum Haack, who coached the Jayhawks from 1988-95, told The Katy Times last July. Such situations are common in NCAA softball. But after originally committing to Texas Tech and thenhead coach Teresa Wilson during her junior year of high school, Haack got a call. “I believe everything happens for a reason,” Haack said of her decommitments from Texas Tech and Kansas, “and I’m so happy that this worked out and that I’m at Arizona.” From a coaching perspective, the



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irst it was defensive coordinator Mark Stoops. Then it was tight end Rob Gronkowski. Now it’s offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes. Three of the most integral parts of Arizona’s success over the past two seasons are now gone, and they’re taking next season’s Rose Bowl hopes with them. For the past few years there were some things you could always count on. You knew the sun would come up, you knew that “Jersey Shore’s” “The Situation” and DJ Pauly D would be gelling their hair, you knew that Arizona would play aggressively on defense under Mark Stoops and that Arizona’s offense would spread defenses out under Dykes. And an optimist hoped that Arizona football would eventually reach a Rose Bowl, and if someone were to look at rosters of 2010 Pacific 10 Conference teams, he or she would decide that this would be the Wildcats’ best chance. But it isn’t anymore, and that’s bittersweet. Arizona will feel it on the field. The defense might not lose as much because head coach Mike Stoops has always had a say in what the defense does. The offense, however, will struggle. Remember Arizona’s offense before Dykes took over? I don’t either. It was nonexistent. Whoever Stoops brings in to run the offense — the safe money is that the new coordinator will come from outside the program — will be fortunate to take over an offense

UA breaststroker Marcus Titus rests during Tuesday’s swim practice at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Titus, who is deaf, is not only a nationally recognized swimmer and Olympic athlete but also an inspiration to his teammates.


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Anticipating another heated Duel in the Desert hardwood showdown, the Zona Zoo sold out its allocated road trip tickets to ASU for Saturday’s game within the first hour. This season ASU provided 60 tickets for the Zona Zoo after a raucous crowd made its presence known in Tempe last season. “The bottom line is ASU really doesn’t want many of our fans there,” said Conner Comp, executive director of the Zona Zoo. “They don’t want Zona Zoo to be there. They know of how big of a problem we cause with all of the chants and everything.” The $35 package includes a ticket, tshirt, transportation and snacks round trip from McKale Center. The two buses depart at 4 p.m. “We kind of want to demonstrate what different student sections are at different venues and places,”Comp said. “Our goal for this road trip is to make a mini Zona Zoo at away games.” — Bryan Roy

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• thursday, january 21, 2010 • arizona daily wildcat

Should Rob Gronkowski have gone pro?


Why wait another year?


Gronk will miss national spotlight

Too early? Not ready? Says who? When Rob Gronkowski announced that he would enter the NFL Draft a year early, NFL Rob Gronkowski didn’t need his junior year to be ready for the NFL. scouts rejoiced and Arizona fans cried themselves to sleep. But you didn’t hear much of anyHe might’ve used it to improve his NFL draft stock, maybe to get his name out thing from anyone outside of those two circles. there a bit more. And sure he could have honed his blocking skills or worked on That’s because Gronkowski missed his chance to become a nationally known superstar. running crisper receiver routes. As a player there is nothing that Gronkowski lacks. He will always be one of the two or But Gronkowski didn’t need it to become three biggest men on the field – even in the NFL – and his more physical or to get his body ready for the toughness and athleticism allow him to be an above-average NFL. At 6-foot-6, 265 pounds, he was already blocker and an elite receiving tight end. there his sophomore season. He even has an admirable will to get better, repeatedly stating See a 2008 AP Third-Team All-American that he intends to work out as much as possible between now honor for proof of success. See 672 receiving and the NFL Draft, and to work on becoming an even better yards in the 2008 season while playing in only run blocker. COMMENTARY BY COMMENTARY BY 10 games. But when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls his name Kevin Zimmerman Tim Kosch If the NFL allowed a player like Gronkowski at the NFL Draft – either in the first round or early-mid second Assistant sports editor Sports writer to enter the league after his sophomore year, round – most fans watching the broadcast will wonder who he is. then NFL commentators would be using that And that’s a shame. word that NBA analysts recklessly throw around during its draft – potential. Big Through two seasons Gronkowski made himself the best tight end in Arizona history and put Rob has potential and that’s good enough for NFL scouts to drool over. himself on the same level as Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham and Florida’s Aaron Hernandez. He’s not overconfident in choosing to go pro either. But because he played for a school that, at the time, wasn’t relevant, he didn’t make a bowl “It would definitely have to be the first round (of the NFL Draft), or game in 2007 and won a lower-end bowl in 2008 – he was never as nationally celebrated as else I won’t go,� Gronkowski said in an October press conference. the other two top tight ends. Don’t think he’ll go that high? He’s done his research. After blowing Now that Arizona is a perennial contender in the Pacific 10 Conference and a conup the Arizona tight end record books, all Gronkowski has to do is blow tributor to national television game broadcasts, Gronkowski could have been the type away the competition at the NFL Combine, an overly emphasized part of of player you always see and hear on ESPN SportsCenter and College Football Live. Alan Walsh/Arizona Daily Wildcat the draft process. That would have helped Arizona as a program in the national eye, and it It’s worked well for past Arizona Wildcats – former UA running back would have helped Gronkowski’s draft stock to have a healthy season Chris Henry left school early for the NFL after showing little consistency under the spotlight. as a Wildcat but still got drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. But instead Gronk will probably be drafted somewhere between That came after his junior year, where he accounted for 581 rushing yards in a season, a far cry from a picks 20-40 to a playoff team that needs one more receiving threat strong season for an NCAA running back and fewer yards than Gronkowski grabbed through the air. to get over the hump – he’s a perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens – and A 4.40 second 40-yard dash in the combine will do that for a player. football fans across America will have to wait for Sundays to see just how So yes, Gronkowski will be drafted within the first two rounds, but unlike Henry, that will actually good Rob Gronkowski is. lead to a successful NFL career.

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that returns its quarterback, running back and all wide receivers but one, but if the new coach favors a drastically different philosophy then there could be some growing pains. The silver lining is that Arizona is becoming a program that produces talent. You can’t blame Mark Stoops for becoming the defensive coordinator at Florida State. He’ll be able to recruit some of the best athletes in the country, and if he succeeds in returning the Seminoles to glory then he’ll be one of the hottest head-coaching candidates in the nation. You can’t blame Gronkowski for going pro.

Could he have benefited from staying in school? Absolutely. But Gronk is such a freak athlete and tough football player that NFL teams will be lining up to have him. You can’t blame Dykes for becoming the head coach at Louisiana Tech. Every coach in America, regardless of current position, got into coaching with the intention of becoming a head coach. Is Louisiana Tech on the same level as Arizona? Not even close, but Dykes needed — and desperately wanted — head coaching experience. In a few years, he will be applicable to those “big name� schools that want someone with head coaching

experience, and if it doesn’t work out he will be able to find a job as an offensive coordinator within minutes. Look at Derek Dooley. He was the last coach at Louisiana Tech and he just got hired to run the show at Tennessee. That’s what Dykes saw when he decided to take this job, and you can’t blame him for that. But you also can’t blame Arizona fans for not buying into that silver lining, and you can’t blame Arizona fans for giving up on next year’s Rose Bowl before the season even starts. — Tim Kosch is a journalism senior. He can be reached at

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Recruitment adapting to fit athletes’ needs

possibility of a high school underclassman committing has caused some problems, most notably in NCAA football and basketball. In softball, and especially at a school with Arizona’s tradition, losing committed recruits hasn’t been an issue. “I think it’s more solid in our sport,â€? UA assistant coach Larry Ray said of softball recruits keeping their verbal commitments. “Our word is pretty good, and we’d like to think we received the same thing on the other end. “It’s a verbal commitment and it’s not binding,â€? he added. “If the staff happens to leave or change our mind we could certainly and so could the student athlete.â€? Still, the younger the high school athletes commit, the more pressure there is on NCAA coaching staffs to determine whether they want to issue an offer to the recruits. Increased emphasis has been placed on scouting more than just the high school seniors. “One of the downsides as a coach is we’re not able to evaluate them as fully as we used to,â€? Ray said, adding that recruits occasionally contact schools before they’re even on the recruiting radar.“A lot of it has to do with the parents ‌ taking that recruiting process

kind of out of our hands. If we see them at an early stage and we like what we see ‌ we say, ‘Yeah we’d like to see this young lady a part of our program.’â€? Despite changed minds and unforeseen circumstances, neither the Arizona coaches nor players appear bothered by how the recruiting environment has intensified for underclassmen in high school. It’s simply part of maintaining the program. “I’ve had (former) teammates that were so unsure of where they wanted (to go to college),â€? Fowler said.“They waited until the very last minute ‌ they just committed real late and I’ve also had teammates that kind of jumped the gun. “But they’re all doing really well,â€? Fowler added.“It’s just what you make out of it.â€?

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located in tHe heart of Tucson. Deerfield Village is your oasis in the desert. Great for students. 1& 2BD. 24hr fitness center. Heated pool & spa. Free shuttle to UofA. GPA discount, gated community, business center w/WIFI. Call to reserve your home today. 323-9516. $99 moves you in! +up to 2months free!

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Hate Bosses? Be your own with a potential to earn lots of money. Call Monica 360-0874 HealtH care Position. Close to campus. PT. Arthritic career woman needs assistance w/exercise regime, errands, &care. Flexible hours, optional late night. Looking for intelligent, responsible worker Medical experience good, but not necessary. Training available. Leave message in afternoon @867-6679 near caMPus counter Clerk/ 1520 hrs/wk. Hourly plus bonuses. Personal transportation required. Cashier/ retail experience helpful. Apply in person. Letterbox Plus. 2509 N Campbell. office assistant seasonal $89/hr DOE PT. Income tax office needs reliable, detail-oriented staff support. Flexible hours and days outBack steakHouse at Grant and Swan is accepting applications daily from 1:00PM to 5:00PM for Bussers, Dishwashers, Host/Hostess, and Servers.

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***$10/Hr*** after 60 days. Now hiring for immediate and summer positions, over 35 positions available prior to March 1st. call now!! Swim instructors, swim instructor managers for Northwest and East locations! Experience appreciated but not required, training provided. Flexible schedules with urgent need for morning, mid-day, evening, and Saturday shifts! See complete job descriptions and apply online at or call Sunshine Swim School at 544-4976 TODAY!

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assistant for Marketing, bookkeeping office, errands, flexible PT. Late afternoon, weekend times available. Campus area. Excel experience. Email resume: Bus Person, Host, & DISHWASHER PT evenings. Apply 11:30-4 pm Tues-Sun. Caruso’s 434 N. 4th Ave. caregiver wanted for elderly woman who had a stroke. She needs light housekeeping. Some meals required. MUST LOVE CATS. Must have car. Call Cookie 623-9178.

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recePtionist Position at Panache Salon. FT/ PT Tuesday - Saturday. Resume and experience needed. Willing to train. 795-0600. sapphire and Zen rock now Hiring all Positions!!!! apply in person nightly 8-8:30 PM 61 e congress- downtown sHuttle Bus driver WANTED: FREE RENT in exchange for driving+ $10/ hour for any additional hours. CDL needed- $100 bonus for completing CDL certification. Call Tricia 520.623.6600 studentPayouts.coM Paid survey Takers needed in Tucson 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys. tennis Pro needed. Your duties will include teaching juniors, adults, teams, private lessons, and running special events. contact Chuck at 520299-3000 ext. 151 or email

1Bd Poolside w/fountain, oak floor, laundry, stove, frost-free refrigerator. Only $550/mo 2806 N. Tucson Blvd. 299-3987 1bedrooms starting at $375 up to $450. located at country club and speedway. approx 550feet, large walk in closets, concrete floors, by bus stops. Call Russ at 520-349-8442 (owner licensed re agent) 1Blk froM uofa reserve your apartment for summer or fall. Furnished or unfurnished. 1bedroom from $585, 2bedroom from $740, 3bedroom from $1040. Pool/ Laundry. 5th/ Euclid. Call 751-4363 or 309-8207 for appointment.

large 2Bd 1Ba 1mile from UofA, water included. Off-street parking. $565/mo No smoking, No pets. 520749-2625 or 520-490-6892

near uofa. studio- $375/mo, 1BD- $525/mo, 2BD- $600/mo 4293829/ 444-6213 on caMPus 2Bd $775/mo. Water included, fireplace, parking included, wood floors, A/C. Owner RE agent Russ 349-8442. Avail 3/1 on caMPus studio $535 this includes all utilities and parking! Located at 801 E. 4th Street, wood floors, a.c., and a location that is as close as the dorms without the roommates. Call Russ at 520-349-8442 (Owner is a licensed RE agent) Available 2/1/10 one or two bedroom apartment loft or house close to campus behind Rincon Market ample parking starting at $750.00/ month, 1st month free 322-2940

castle aPartMents. walk to UofA, utilities included, studio, pool, barbeque, laundry facilities, gated, secure. Site management, historic. 903-2402 central location. Junior 1BD starting at $409. 1&2BD available. Pool, spa, BBQ, picnic area. On busline. Free rent plus ask about student discount. 520-323-3356 cHarMing studio 1Mi from UofA, bus route accessible, w/kitchenette $550 including utilities. High-speed Internet, A/C, full bath, private entrance &parking, no smoking or pets, flexible lease, furnished, newly painted, safe neighborhood. References required. Professional or grad student only, please. 318-1408.

Move-in sPecial 1month free on a 1year lease. Many upgrades. 3/4mile to UofA. 2BD/2BA. $675/mo. Water included. Small pets okay. Application fee $35 per adult. Security deposit $675. Pet deposit $200. Call Bea Stanford Realty at 520-885-5771, 520-4195771. Pre-leasing for suMMer/ Fall 2010. Newer construction duplex on CatTran, near UofA &UMC. Has many upgrades. $1495/mo +$1495 deposit. 909-4089 !!!nice studio near Prince& Tucson Blvd. $400 or $525 with utilities and wireless Internet included. Call Jessica (520)661-3130.

2Blocks froM ua. 1000sqft 2bd/1ba duplex unit. A/C, fireplace, wood floors, carport. 315 N Park Ave. $750/mo. 520-903-4353

$ studio aPartMent for rent near UofA campus. Large yard. Nice. $450 7month lease. 577-0452

2Br 1Ba, ac, fenced yard $700. 1704 N. Highland call 743-0667

1Br guesthouse on .50 acre midtown grant/ columbus! remodeled, former artist retreat, great light. nonsmokers, cat ok. all utilities included, $650/mo. call Peter 239-6071

2Br, 1Ba duPleX, private fenced yard, covered parking. Ft Lowell & C Club $600/mo tel. 904-0548

all utilities +PHone cable &web paid A/C lease negotiable carport stove refrigerator $550 ALSO 1bd unattached guesthouse ceramic tile floors water paid fenced yard covered patio mountain views $425 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR

3Br 2Ba first MontH free. 4plex near 1st & Glenn, new carpet, W/D hu, internet/ phone in each room. $745 plus elec & water. Avail Now. Bruce @HPM 275-0874.

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a rare treat awaits you on your first visit to this large 1bedroom. Pool, Lush landscaping, alarm, just east of UofA. 2005 E. 7th St. 770-9221

!!!4Blks to UofA! Large 2BD 1BA. $660/mo +util. Wood floors. Evap cooling or AC possible. No pets. Security patrolled. Quiet. 624-3080 299-5020

Just 3Blocks froM Campus. 2bedroom/1bath, cvd parking, laundry, quiet 4unit complex, xtra storage, deposit reqd, no dogs, nonsmoking. 1mo. free with 12mo. lease Water/trash paid $749.00/mo. 520-603-3491


2Bd/ 2Ba 1Block from UA. Quiet, clean, laundry, furnished, pool. $715/mo. University Fremont Apartments. 321 N. Fremont Ave. 623-8514

3Bd/ 2Ba, nortH of UofA, W/D hookups, $845 if paid early, APL 7474747

Hedrick & caMPBell! 2BdrM unit avail $510. Evap cooling rent incl water/trash. Deposit $510, app fee $30/adult. Burns Development & Realty 327-8971

3Bd 2Ba near UofA First & Drachman W/D hu. $845/mo 240-7502

studios froM $400 spacious apartment homes with great downtown location. 884-8279. Blue agave apartments 1240 n. 7th ave. speedway/ stone.


3002 n Mountain– 2BdrM from $495, 1bdrm from $385! On site laundry &pool. 2miles from UA on Cat Tran route. MOVE-IN SPECIALS w/12month lease! Dep equal to rent, app fee $30/adult. Burns Development &Realty 327-8971

glenn &country cluB 1BD 1BA private, fenced. W/D, large backyard, new tile throughout. Close to UofA &shopping. $550/mo. Call Peggy 520331-8285

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!awesoMe 2BedrooM, 2bath just $940/ month. Close to UofA campus. Spacious floor plan with A/C, alarm system, full size washer/dryer, fireplace, ceiling fans, built-in desks, private fenced yard, high speed Internet available, pets welcome. No security deposit (o.a.c.) Now taking reservations for summer and fall 2010. Quality living rents quick! Call 747-9331

2Bed, 1BatH avail. 1/5/2010. W/D, dishwasher, hardwood floors, and tile. $750 9th St./Campbell. Contact Jesus for details 520-886-6023,

stonewood/ glenn star apartments 4BD/ 3BA, 3BD/ 3BA, on-site manager, secure, free Internet. W/D, & free private storage room. $600$1225. No security deposit. Cathy 8845044

first/ glenn 2Bd/ 1B NEAR UA, CARPORT, WASHER DRYER HOOKUP, FENCED YARD, $550/MO. 531-0719

rooMMate(s) wanted ASAP, 1st Ave/ Euclid large furnished room for 1-2 people $600/mo, nonsmoker, no pets; 623-412-8913

reserve now for spring semester. 1BD furnish apartment. Clean, Quiet, Green community. $525/mo per 1 semester. $500/mo per year. $490/mo to August 1. University Arms 1515 E 10th St. 623-0474

2Bd vintage aPartMent 3blocks from UofA, tile floor, central A/C, fireplace, laundry, yard/ patio, cats ok. $650/mo, water paid. 319-9339.

2Bdr 1BatH 700sQft upper apartment walking distance to UofA. Great room w/ceramic tile &carpet in bdr. $575/mo. Call Rosemary 520-2728483.

ua convenient, large 1BD 1920s duplex, wood floors, ceiling fans, $435/mo, lease, deposit, no pets. 682-7728.

1BdrM at Park & Adams. $500 incl. water/trash. Deposit is $500, app fee $30/adult. Sorry, no pets. Call Burns Development & Realty 327-8971

reserve now for summer/fall 1BD furnished. University Arms. Special summer rate May to August $425/mo. Years’ lease $500/mo. Nine month in fall $525/mo. 1515 E. 10 St. 623-0474

aBsolutely tHe largest 3bedroom 2bath around for only $1400/ month. Great location across the street from Mansfield Park within a mile of the UofA. Full size washer/dryer, A/C, alarm system, fireplace, ceiling fans, built-in desks, private fenced yard, high speed Internet available, pets welcome. No security deposit (o.a.c.). Now taking reservations for summer/fall 2010. Call 747-9331

suBlease single rooM at Northpointe Student Apartments! $289/ month includes Internet, washer/dryer/kitchen appliances, most utilities, furniture, gym, pool, Shuttle to campus, and parking. Email or call (928)864-7621.

Quiet 1Bd aPartMents starting at $425-$460. 2mi bike ride to UofA. Amenities close by. Call Jimalee at 325-6545

2 studio aPartMents, $485 &$500 near UofA all utilities paid. Both have front yards. Call 990-1243. 2bd 2ba nr ua/med ctr, law school Mtn/adams, laundry w/d, d/w, Quiet nice parking 6 or 12 mo. is 1415 e. adams (behind 1409) carl 520-272-3984

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MINUTES FROM UOFA campus, 3BD/2BA, MOUNTAIN/Adelaide beautiful, comfortable and newer 1800sqft house, 2car garage, spacious floor plan with A/C, fenced backyard, ceiling fans, carpet and ceramic floors, new appliances included (including W/D and microwave). $1050/mo + util. Available Immediately. Call 270-2654 PRE-LEASING 3BD/2BA. Close to UofA, &Pima, large fenced backyard, (recently updated). $1050/mo +$1050 deposit. Available 6/10. 909-4089 RESPONSIBLE GRADUATE WANTED to rent a 3bdrm/ 1bath home, fenced yard, pets ok, will pay water $950/mo plus deposit. Call 3242465/ 795-0254 evenings.

!!!!!SIGN UP now for Aug 2010– 2,3,4 &5bdm, NEWER homes! 2mi to UofA, A/C, Garages and all appl. included. toll free 866-545-5303 !!!4BLKS NORTH of UofA. 1127 E Adams. 1BD house. $640/mo. All new! No pets, Quiet, security patrol, A/C. 624-3080/ 2995020. $900- $1700 AUG 2010 – 1,2,3,4 & 5bdm, NEWER homes! all within 2mi to UofA, A/C, Garages and all appl. included. toll free 866-545-5303 1.1MI FROM UA 4bd 2ba all appliances included, carpet, $925/mo security dep negotiable. Enclosed yard. 1136 N 11th Ave. 733-5767/ 918-3921 1BD 1BA DOUBLE carport. Tile throughout. Extra storage space. W/D hookups. $575/mo. Includes water. Near UofA. 245-8388 1BD HOUSE 600SF saltillo tile floors water paid stove refrigerator fenced yard pets ok $525 ALSO 1bd house close to campus wood floors claw-foot tub stove refrigerator $550 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR

BIKE TO UOFA, Glenn/ Mountain. Studio guesthouse, newly remodeled, microwave, fridge, A/C, all utilities +cable included. No pets, no smoking in unit. Lease 6-12mo. $425mo. +$200 dep. Quiet neighborhood. 591-9634 GUEST HOUSE FOR RENT $425 per month, utilities paid. 4miles from campus. Great for graduate student. Call 323-0675 LARGE STUDIOS ONLY 6blocks from campus, 1125 N. 7th Ave. Walled yard, security gate, doors, windows, full bath, kitchen. Free wi/fi. Unfurnished, $370, lease. No pets. 9774106 REMODELED VERY CLEAN 2bd/1ba guesthouse. 8th/ Euclid $650 utilities paid plus covered parking! 520-2411662 SMALL STUDIO GUESTHOUSE. Alvernon/22nd. Partially furnished, offstreet parking private entrance. Cable, internet, water are free. $350/mt. Available Jan. 15. 520-696-6764 STUDIO GUEST HOUSE, adobe, private walled yard, security gate, wifi, ceramic tile floor, off-street parking, private entrance, utilities included, near UofA, no pets. unfurnished $435, furnished $460. 982-4822. WALK TO UOFA, close to downtown &busline. Large studio, covered porch, off street parking. Separate kitchen &bath. $425/mo w/year’s lease. 2983017

!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME UNIVERSITY area 5bedroom houses from $2075/ month ($415/bedroom) to $3000/ month ($600/bedroom). Five distinct locations to choose from all within 2miles of UofA. Spacious 2story floor plan includes 2extra large bath, zoned A/C, full size washer/dryer, alarm system, upper deck, wall of windows in living/dining area, private fenced back yard, pets welcome. Quality living rents quick. Now taking reservations for summer/fall 2010. No security deposit (o.a.c.). Call 747-9331

1BLOCK TO UOFA 2bd house A/C garage stove refrigerator dishwasher washer dryer mountain &city views fenced yard covered patio $650 ALSO 2bd brick house Arizona room stove refrigerator washer dryer fenced yard move-in special $615 CALL REDI 6235710 OR 2BD HOUSE A/C wood floors office/study stove refrigerator washer dryer covered patio $785 ALSO close to campus 2bd house 1100sf double garage fireplace washer dryer fenced yard mountain views $800 CALL REDI 520-623-5710 OR

!!!!!!!!!!SAM HUGHES CLASSIC HOMES. 2749 E. 5th St. 2927 E. 4th St. 3&4 BR HOUSES. CLOSE TO UOFA. AVAILABLE NOW. $1200$1450. CALL 400-8796.

2BD/1BATH HOUSE FOR RENT. Newly remodeled with washer, detached one-car garage. 1block from UofA! $800/month. Call Adam 661-9500.

!!!!!!LUXURY UOFA Home- BRAND NEW 4BR 4+1/2 BA and 6BR 6+1/2BA HUGE 3CAR GARAGE just blocks north of UA. All 4HUGE BEDROOMS are upstairs and have own private CUSTOM TILED FULL BATHROOMS each BR has private WHIRLPOOL TUB, +WALK-IN CLOSET +high 10ft ceilings +ceiling fans, +custom vanities with GRANITE tops +LARGE OUTSIDE BALCONY. FULL LAUNDRY, LARGE KITCHEN with beautiful CUSTOM CABINETS +GRANITE TOPS +GLASS TOP RANGE +DISHWASHER +DISPOSAL +WALK-IN PANTRY +CAVERNOUS LIVING-ROOM with 10ft ceilings +MORE. ABSOLUTELY THE NICEST RENTAL in UA area! CAN FURNISH if desired. 8841505. Ask about our current special.

3BD 2BA HOUSE 1800sf A/C double garage washer dryer dishwasher stove refrigerator fenced yard covered patio mountain views $1050 ALSO preleasing for summer/fall 3bd 2ba house A/C extra room gated property fenced yard stove refrigerator dishwasher $1095 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR 3BD 2BA W/D hookup, big backyard, A/C $925/ mo. 6month lease preferred but not necessary. Swan/ 5th 3317256 or 481-6490 3BD HOUSE 1819SF A/C den separate office walled yard covered patio $895 ALSO 3bd 2ba house 1896sf pool with service A/C fireplace security alarm stove refrigerator dishwasher $995 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR

3BD HOUSE AVAILABLE near campus. W/D, AC, beautiful backyard. $1200/mo OBO. Very safe. Pets okay. Available Now. Call 909-4334. 3BDRM 2BATH W/OFFICE. 1014 E. Roger. Beautiful wood paneling, fireplace, beamed ceilings, dishwasher, extensive use of tile, large kitchen. $1150/mo. Inquire about special. 2993987. 3BR/ 2BA, LARGE kitchen, covered patio, swimming pool, extra room for office, parking, W/D hookup. 3mi. from campus, Alvernon/ Pima. $825 520744-4211, Victor 4BD 2BA 1MILE north of campus. Large fenced backyard, all appliances included, A/C, carport parking. $1100/mo +deposit. 623-910-4639 4BD 2BA 2STORY home on Glenn/ Campbell $1400/mo. Please contact Kendra 520-982-4998 4BD 3BA HOUSE A/C stove refrigerator dishwasher washer dryer fenced yard covered patio $1000 ALSO 1block to campus 4bd 2ba house A/C fireplace washer dryer stove refrigerator fenced yard pets ok $1400 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR 4BD/ 3BA, BUILT 2006, large living area, carpeted bedrooms with access to patios, A/C, W/D, dishwasher. Shortterm lease ok. Below market rent $1000/mo. 2926 N Tyndall Ave, 520903-4353 5BD 2.5BA house A/C double garage brand new appliances walled yard mountain &city views $1395 ALSO 5bd 2ba house 2000sf A/C fireplace washer dryer dishwasher stove refrigerator saltillo tile floors wood beamed ceilings $1600 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR

6BLOCKS FROM UOFA. Available August 1st. 3BD/ 2BA, 1800 sqft, living room, dining room, den, fireplace, W/D, large fenced yard. $1400/mo. 751-4363 or 309-8207. A QUIET PLACE in best location. Off Mountain Ave. 2BD 1BA with W/D. Park in front of house. Financial aid discount. Rent $760/mo. 1231 E Lee Call 520-881-1804 BIKE TO CAMPUS IN Aug 2010– 2,3,4 &5bdm, NEWER homes! within 2mi to UofA, A/C, Garages and all appl. included. toll free 866-545-5303 CLOSE TO UA Pima/ Country Club, quiet, cute unfurnished 2bdrm, 1bath, large den. Fenced yard, carpeting, W/D, $850/mo. Call 529-3626 COMPLETELY RENOVATED 3BR/ 2BA stunning home, 5blks from campus. Custom kitchen, new appliances, pool table, pool, fire pit, new BBQ, custom tile, New A/C &Evap., AMAZING. $1950/mo, lease term negot. Pool svc. incl. Avail. NOW. Call Michael 520-241-7953.

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Campus Health offers flu shot clinic on Mall By Alexandra Newman Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Campus Health is offering a flu shot clinic on the UA Mall for those in the UA community. The clinic is open today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The federal government will supply the H1N1 vaccine at no charge to recipients. The seasonal flu shot, however, will cost $15, which can be billed to insurance providers. “As we enter the peak period of the traditional annual flu season — January through March — it is especially important for everyone to get a flu shot if they have not already done so,” said Harry McDermott, executive director of Campus Health Service. McDermott says many health experts predict a third wave of the H1N1 flu during the next few months, especially in Northern Hemisphere communities. According to Campus Health, the vaccine is now more readily available, so

any person who wants the vaccination is eligible. However, those in highrisk categories are more strongly encouraged to get the vaccine. These high-risk groups include pregnant women, caregivers of children under six months, people between ages six months and 24, and anyone between ages 24 and 64 who has a chronic medical condition. Those who are unable to attend today’s clinic may visit the Campus Health Service Immunization Clinic located off the main lobby of Campus Health, 1224 E. Lowell St. in Highland Commons. The H1N1 vaccine and a limited supply of the seasonal flu vaccine will be available there.

Flu vaccinations UA Mall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. H1N1 – free Seasonal - $15

Systems analyst for Student Affairs Todd Craig gets a flu shot in front of the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building on Sept. 29, 2009, when Campus Health Services offered the vaccine for free at locations all over campus.


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Medical students seek training off-campus

“It’s really frustrating, personally,” Keisler-Baird said. “I’m going to have to go out of my way to learn about (abortions), and if I’m going to be an abortion provider, I would like to have a lot of experience so that I know I can do it well and safely.” Bhuyan explained that, despite their obstacles, many medical students are seeking further reproductive health education outside of the UMC.

“Residents are also trained at Planned Parenthood,” she said. “In particular, this training for OB-GYN residents is essential, as abortions are a part of women’s reproductive health. Additionally, through the (Commitment to Underserved People) program, first- and second-year medical students are able to observe abortions at Planned Parenthood.” The training received at Planned

Parenthood is completely voluntary, Galper said. “It is the choice for the resident. No medical student or resident is required to do anything with abortion services,” Galper added. “This is the case most everywhere in the U.S. This does not mean they do not need the evidence-based information, which is what we teach.” Outside of the classroom, Medical

Students for Choice will be hosting an event where students who attended the group’s national conference will teach procedure techniques learned at the conference, member KeislerBaird said. “We’re going to hold a clinical skills education night where those who went to the national conference can teach other medical students the procedure — not enough to where they’ll be able

to go out and do it, but they’ll at least be exposed to it and have an idea of how easy, quick and accessible it is,” she said. Keisler-Baird said she does not think this event will be a complete education on abortion procedures. “We’re not physicians, but it’s a group of people who feel like there’s this need that we’re lacking for education,” she said.


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Lopez twins square off; Suns beat Nets 118-94 The Associated Press

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Breaststroker Marcus Titus swims laps during Tuesday’s practice at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Titus uses a strobe light as indication to jump off the starting blocks instead of a starting tone.

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decided to do the most with that gift, and Marcus has certainly done that.” Teammates and coaches marvel at Titus’ growth over the course of the past few seasons. That development has resulted in a host of noteworthy accomplishments. Most recently, Titus was nominated to the U.S. National Team after his work in summer 2009, but he really broke onto the scene in 2008. He was a huge part of Arizona’s 2008 national championship team — placing second in the 100y breaststroke — and earned the opportunity to swim at the 2008 Olympic trials with names like Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff. But Titus’ success didn’t come instantly. He attended the Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind in Tucson until he was 10, but his urge to improve his communication skills landed him in the public school system and eventually Flowing Wells High School. Titus didn’t take up swimming until his freshman year at Flowing Wells, and his passion for the pool wasn’t instant. “At first I totally hated (swimming), the training was so hard,”Titus said.“But when I had my first race, I totally loved racing; I loved it. That’s what motivated me to keep racing and get better.”

His love for racing earned him All-American honors and a 5A state championship in the 100y breaststroke. But when it came time to commit to a university, Titus’ success in the high school ranks didn’t translate into a scholarship to Arizona, his first choice of schools. Titus, who swam in the Ford Aquatics Masters Swimming program at the UA all through high school, was told that Arizona had no room for another breaststroker on the roster. “We had a solid core of breaststrokers on our team and we really didn’t have any aid available,”Busch said.“That being said, he wanted to go where he was offered a scholarship.” That scholarship school happened to be ASU, but from day one, Titus was never welcomed as a Sun Devil. The ASU coaching staff refused to employ a full-time interpreter for Titus, which led to a host of problems. “To me (having an interpreter) is so important because that way, he’s included in everything,”Busch said.“If you don’t have someone sign with him all the time then he doesn’t really have the opportunity to communicate.” “It started to cause a lot of problems and the head coach didn’t show much appreciation or respect toward me, so I

just had to back off and transfer here,” Titus added. Titus transferred back to his roots, was given a full-time interpreter and even noticed his teammates making a conscious effort to learn a little sign language. Some teammates found it difficult at first; some thought it was a breeze. But now, there is no question whether Titus is part of the team. In fact, he is looked at as a team leader and an inspiration. “He’s a big role model to a lot of guys on the team, not just because what he’s done with his disability, but also the amazing athlete that he is and how hard he works and how talented he is,”said 2008 individual NCAA champion Jean Basson. Even though he wasn’t able to compete in his first year back due to Pacific 10 Conference transfer rules, Titus found a home with the Wildcats. “(At ASU) I had goals for NCAAs, but the coaches there weren’t very supportive, so they kind of didn’t bring my self-esteem up,”Titus said.“That’s the reason I came here, the coaches are very open-minded and very, you know, ‘those are your goals, just reach for them.’” In a matter of months, Titus

transformed from a kid struggling to find his way at ASU to a national mainstay in the swimming world, all without hearing a sound. While Titus is vehement about how massively his coaches and teammates helped him achieve his success, he has certainly returned the favor. Basson said that any time he has a bad day, he thinks of Titus, and almost instantly gains positive reinforcement. Busch was also adamant about how much he and the team have learned about not only swimming but also life, thanks to Titus. “When you see someone overcome something, they teach you more than you probably teach them, and I think in Marcus’ case it’s done that with us and with the team,” Busch said. In the pool, Titus continues to be a cog in what is looking more and more like another national championship team. Titus is thought to be one of the favorites in the 100y breaststroke this year at NCAAs, but whether Titus takes home the individual title or not, he has forever embedded his name in the history of Arizona swimming. “What an awesome young man,” Busch said.“He’s really something special. It’s really cool to watch him live his life.”

PHOENIX — Jason Richardson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night to help the Phoenix Suns finally pull away for a 118-94 victory over New Jersey, dropping the Nets to 0-17 against the West. Seven-foot twins Robin Lopez of the Suns and Brook of the Nets started against each other for the first time in their two NBA seasons. Robin set a career best for the second time in two games with 20 points. Brook led New Jersey with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Amare Stoudemire scored 27 for Phoenix on 10-of-15 shooting. Steve Nash added 12 points and 15 assists for the Suns, who were coming off an 0-4 road trip and happy to welcome the Nets, now 3-38, to town. For the second game in a row, Suns coach Alvin Gentry started Lopez instead of Channing Frye and Leandro Barbosa ahead of Richardson. The Nets used an 18-4 run to take a 40-36 lead in front of a quiet crowd, but Nash and Lopez returned to the Suns lineup and Phoenix regained control. Phoenix outscored New Jersey 10-3 over the final three minutes of the half to lead 56-49 at the break. The Nets’ Lopez, who had 18 points in the second half, had five in a row to cut the Phoenix lead to 11 with 13 seconds left in the third quarter, but Stoudemire sank a 20-footer with 0.6 seconds left to put the Suns ahead 90-77 entering the fourth. A 14-5 run gave Phoenix a 111-89 lead after Robin Lopez’s layup with 2:34 left. Stoudemire, who scored 13 in the third quarter on 5-of-6 shooting, played only two minutes in the fourth quarter and Nash not at all.

Game Notes

The Suns’ Grant Hill cut his chin in the third quarter, requiring four stitches. Phoenix has lost 11 of its last 12 on the road but is 16-4 at home. The game matched the NBA’s highest (Phoenix 109.7) and lowest (New Jersey 90.2) scoring teams. Phoenix recalled rookie Taylor Griffin from Iowa of the NBA Development League. The Suns’ Jarron Collins started against twin brother Jason three times, most recently Jan. 23, 2006.




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