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Bill seeks to end Regents By Luke Money ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The Arizona Board of Regents would cease to exist under a new bill up for debate in the Arizona Legislature. Senate Bill 1115 would pass sweeping changes to the state’s education system, namely eliminating the board and replacing it with an individual board of trustees for each Arizona university. The bill would also designate the Polytechnic campus at Arizona State University as a separate, independent entity. Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Gilbert, Ariz., who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced the bill. ASU’s Polytechnic campus is within the borders of his district. During committee meetings on Wednesday, Biggs said downsizing the government was “the theme people are going for.” Anne Mariucci, the chair of the regents, released a statement criticizing the proposal. “One part of the proposal calls for separate boards for each university,” Mariucci wrote. “That piece alone would result in redundancy, duplication of programs, higher costs of education and operation, and provide no formal mechanism for collaboration and coordination among the universities.” Mariucci also said the bill could potentially create new costs to students and Arizona taxpayers and reduce the accountability universities have to the Legislature. She said that universities need to “modernize, streamline, and reform” in order to continue to meet the needs of Arizona students in the face of falling state funding. “It is a tough balancing act, but one that regents are determined LEGISLATURE, page 2
‘Bath salt’ drug abuse on the rise By Michelle Weiss ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
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The recreational use of bath salts is on the rise, but not the kind used for bathing. The dangers of an unusual drug, known commonly as bath salts, can cause hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and psychotic breaks when smoked, injected or snorted. The bath salts are manufactured into small packets that look like fertilizer, said Keith Boesen, the interim managing director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. Boesen said he sees bath salts as a cover for manufacturers to bring drugs into the market. The first reports of this type of drug first filtered in during 2009. By late 2010, more reports began showing up. In Arizona, a total of 14 cases related to bath salts were called in, according to Boesen. The patients he has seen have all been in their 20s. Louisiana had more than 100 reported bath salt cases, around 25 percent of the national total, he said. While some states have banned the selling of bath salts, Arizona is still in the process of making them illegal, he said. Stores get away with selling bath salts because they are packaged under a label that says “not for human consumption,” said David Salafsky, the director of Health Promotion and Preventive Services at Campus Health Service. People are purchasing bath salts such as Cloud 9 , Boesen said. He SALT, page 2
Eco-fun during Recycle Mania By Bethany Barnes ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Students living in KaibabHuachuca Residence Hall learned recycling goes beyond the bin during an event for Recycle Mania on Thursday. The event, entitled Sustainability 101, included a presentation by Sarah Herndon , a junior majoring in psychology and sociology. Herndon has presented on sustainability to thousands of students regionally and nationally. After the talk, residents painted terra cotta pots and planted seeds inside them. This event is one of many programs around campus for Recycle Mania, a competition that pits UA residence halls
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against each other and the UA against other colleges nationally. Recycle Mania kicked off Jan. 23 and will wrap up on April 2. Kaibab-Huachuca claimed first place in last year ’s competition . Herndon’s talk began with a rely race allowing residents to come up and brainstorm how various items like pom-poms, mouthwash and duplicate photos can be recycled. Herndon also helped students to demystify the lingo around going green. A product only has to be 10 percent sustainable in order to earn a green moniker, Herndon said. She also said she views the most important step as getting educated about what is out
there since becoming sustainable can be confusing. During the presentation, Herndon suggested tips for becoming sustainable and showed photos illustrating consumption around the world. She suggested using media as a way to get people excited about sustainability and showed a clip from the cartoon show “Rocko’s Modern Life,” which involved the local dump singing to animated residents about why recycling is important. Megan Johnson, a KaibabHuachuca Hall Council member and freshman majoring in English and art, said she has enjoyed the Recycle Mania programs, citing an event called Recess. For the Recess event, residents played wall ball and
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four square while munching on TerraCycle-able foods. TerraCycle refers to snacks such as Oreos, Doritos, or Capri Suns that can be collected and crafted into new items such as bags and office supplies. Constance McNamara , EcoRep and nutritional sciences freshman , said she enjoyed learning about the process of sustainability and thinks there have been a lot of great ideas throughout the residence halls. One event McNamara said she liked was a bowling tournament with used Coke bottles called Sustain-a-Bowl. “For us, I think we’re doing pretty well just doing little things,” Johnson said. “It doesn’t have to be huge events.”
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Cheyanne Kelly, a pre-physiology freshman and member of her hall council, painted terra cotta pots in a sustainability event at Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Thursday. The event was part of Recycle Mania, a national competition to promote sustainability on college campuses.
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UA employees donate extra vacation for those in need By Brenna Goth Arizona Daily Wildcat UA employees racking up extra vacation days, as budget cuts tie them to their desks, can give the hours to a colleague in need — if they can find one. Under the school’s Compassionate Transfer of Leave program, employees affected by an illness or other crisis can apply donated, paid time to their leave of absence. Employees in staffstrapped departments have more vacation hours than people who can accept them, according to some department business managers. “Periodically, we’re all faced with use or lose,” said Sandy Holford, business manager for the atmospheric sciences department. “With the cutbacks, it can be hard to take time off.” Eligibility to transfer and accept leave is dictated by a policy written by the Arizona Board of Regents. Employees seeking compassionate transfer of leave must be affected by a catastrophic event or injury, leaving them unable to work for 45 consecutive days, according to the Division of Human Resources’ website. “It’s intended to help people, and I think the intentions are fantastic,” said Joan Feldman, director of benefits and technology solutions in the UA’s human resources department. “Sometimes the execution is more complicated.” Those seeking leave also must have exhausted all other forms of paid leave and cannot receive
worker’s compensation or longterm disability benefits. Those donating their hours must have at least 80 hours of vacation time left after the transfer. Employees have more vacation than they can use, according to Patty Zeigler, business manager in the physics department. They can carry forward 1.5 times the number of vacation hours earned in a year while the rest expire. “Lately, we have more vacation than we can ever take because we’re so shorthanded,” Zeigler said. Holford said employees in her department frequently look to donate their extra vacation hours. She said the last successful transfer of leave of an employee in her department was about 10 years ago. “We’ve (had) people who’ve wanted to donate, but there’s never been anyone out there,” Holford said. The restrictions of compassionate transfer of leave limit the situations in which the measure can be used. Requests are first handled at the departmental level. “I’ve been here 15 years and have never done one,” said Kimberly Young, business manager for the linguistics department and the communication department. Young said there was a case several years ago when an employee almost needed to take extra leave to receive treatment for cancer but had enough sick-leave. “It ended up working out well,” Young said. “It’s not always
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One man’s trash is another man’s Oscar nod Best Documentary Feature nominee chooses beauty over truth
By Christy Delehanty Arizona Daily Wildcat It’s been called “the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ of documentaries.” It’s been nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature. It all takes place in a pile of trash. “Waste Land,” now screening at The Loft Cinema, follows Brazilianborn contemporary artist Vik Muniz as he returns to his native country to pursue a daunting two-year project: constructing garbage portraits of recyclable-material “pickers” working in the world’s largest garbage dump. The concept behind the undertaking is eloquent. In addition to creating beautiful art from disparate, dirty and yet relevant materials, Muniz also involves the depicted workers in his process, enlisting them to arrange the recyclable materials. The outcome is a handful of enlightened and
a clean, storybook ending. It’s different for everyone.” Zeigler said she has handled about 12 transfers of leave in 14 years, normally after a crisis such as a car accident or family emergency. “I feel as if it’s been very fairly applied,” Zeigler said. “I don’t think there’s ever been a case where someone’s needed it and been denied.” Feldman said the measure is selfless but does have financial implications for the department from which the employee is on leave. Though employees might think departments save money from unused vacation time, their budgets are planned accordingly, she said. “It’s not like magic money that pops up,” Feldman said. Zeigler said compassionate transfer of leave presents a burden to the accepting department. Departments may have to pay for a temporary worker or ask employees to work extra hours. “Everyone now is at 100 percent max,” Zeigler said. “That’s where the financial burden is.” Zeigler said compassionate transfer of leave is used as a stopgap measure for a few weeks or a month until the employee receives other benefits or can return to work. “The community has always been so compassionate,” Zeigler said. “Often, when somebody needs transfer of leave, more people are willing to donate (days) than they can ever use.”
forward-thinking pickers, proud of a Marat-inspired portrait and richer for the $50,000 it fetches them at auction. But where the project is powerful, the film is less so. It relies entirely upon the relative impressiveness and generosity of Muniz’s endeavor and exploits all available beauty. From the workers selected to the color saturation of the on-screen trash, each choice seems made with the audience, rather than the truth, in mind. The result is a portrayal concerned with the humanity of its subjects on the one hand, but not taking them as they are on the other. Worse, the entire film reads as a PR piece — one might marvel through the vivid, sunshine-y 98 minutes and never guess anyone but Muniz was behind its creation, though Lucy Walker is listed as director. Still, too bad there’s no Academy Award for Coolest Philanthropic Art Project.
has seen small packets of different brands sold between $20 and $60. Other bath salt brands include Ivory Wave and Bolivian Bath. “We want to be able to educate students so they’re aware of what these drugs are and their effects,” Salafsky said. Bath salts often contain Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, a hallucinogen also known as a MDPV. MDPV is a stimulant that acts similar to amphetamines, cocaine or ecstasy, Boesen said. People can inject, snort or smoke bath salts. Not all bath salts contain MDPV, according to Dr. AnneMichelle Ruha, the director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical CenterPhoenix. After analyzing some samples, it was determined that bath salts can contain anesthetics such as lidocaine and benzocaine, which can cause parts of the body to become immune to pain. “People should remember that while they may be looking for one drug in the substance, they really don’t know what they’re being exposed to,” Ruha said, “and there could be many different drugs, some of which are very dangerous.” People look at bath salts as a way to get high legally, she said. More common drugs are illegal, which leads people to believe they are dangerous, but people may think differently about bath salts. “If you walk in and just buy something over the counter and it’s not illegal, it can lead to a false perception that it’s not harmful,” Ruha said. Boesen’s concern with the drug is the damage involved and how easily the drugs can
LEGISLATURE continued from page 1 and united to implement,” Mariucci said. “Adding additional cost burdens with weaker oversight and diffused accountability to taxpayers would be counterproductive to the innovation the Regents and our universities are undertaking.” UA President Robert Shelton was also hesitant about the proposal. “From my understanding of the legislative efforts, the bill seems to be an action in search of a problem,” Shelton said. “Many states do have individual governing boards for each of their public universities.” He said Arizona’s current system was simpler and minimizes system overhead. “My concern with this bill is that the details do not seem to be well-considered and it is critical to do so in order to have an effective system of higher education,” Shelton said. Shelton spoke about his old experience with universities with their own boards of trustees during a meeting of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona on Wednesday. “The overarching board (of the system) was highly political,” Shelton said. “The others were only marginally political and what they did was they all fought amongst themselves.” Shelton said the system could work, but that it created more opportunities for gridlock on decisions. “It isn’t that it can’t work, it depends on the people,” Shelton said. “But it really depends, I think, on whether this is the time to add more administrative superstructure
be accessed. The severity of the reactions can affect a person’s heart rate, blood pressure and the sensation of how the mind is working. “They just lose control, they become very agitated, very stimulated,” he said. “The hallucinations can be very profound.” Hospitals have a hard time getting those affected by bath salts under control because of the over-stimulation and the experience of severe paranoia from the psychotic break, Boesen said. Usually patients recover within 12 to 24 hours, but some centers keep patients for two to three days. In more severe cases, patients are sent to psychiatric facilities for one to two weeks before recovering. “We’ve had one patient that came into the hospital three times over the course of, I think, 10 days,” he said. “It seemed like every time he used, it brought him in to the hospital.” While bath salt drug abuse has not yet become a major problem in Arizona, Boesen does not want it to become one, he said. “We’re hoping to discourage people from using it,” Boesen said. “A single use could cause you to end up in the hospital.”
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to the whole university’s instate bureaucratic system.” Shelton was asked by ASUA Sen. Jeff Adams if he thought advocacy for the UA could be bolstered by having its own board. “That is what proponents would say,” Shelton said. “… You’d have your own set of advocates because right now, the current board is supposed to advocate for all three.” Elma Delic, the board chair of the Arizona Students’ Association, said the organization had decided to take an official stance against the bill on Monday. Delic said the bill does not guarantee student involvement in the new system. Delic also said she believes the regents are moving in a direction similar to what the Legislature is hoping to accomplish through this bill. She cited the regents’ strategic plans as evidence of this. “I think they’re already looking at making the university system much more efficient,” Delic said. — Jazmine Woodberry contributed reporting to this story.
Did you know? Of all the states with less universities and colleges than Arizona’s 19, the closest in terms of state population is Utah, which has approximately 43 percent as many residents. — Source 2010 U.S. Census data
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policebeat By Alexander Vega Arizona Daily Wildcat
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A car caught fire on Highland Avenue on Feb. 18. A UA police aide flagged down a University of Arizona Police Department officer by Highland Avenue and Seventh Street at 9:16 p.m. The police aide told the officer that a vehicle was on fire near Sixth Street. The officer continued north on Highland Avenue and saw the vehicle in the roadway. There was a large amount of smoke and flames were erupting from the hood of the vehicle. Several burned objects were falling to the ground from below the vehicle. The officer placed his patrol car in a position to block traffic on Highland Avenue and contacted Tucson Fire Department. Additional UAPD was also called in to block the street. The officer met with the driver of the vehicle. The man was standing on the side of the street next to the officer ’s patrol vehicle. The man said the vehicle belonged to a friend who was on his way to the scene. The vehicle stalled in the middle of the roadway, the man said. He tried to get the vehicle started again by pumping the accelerator and turning the ignition, but it would not start. The man said that a pedestrian on the sidewalk then informed the man that the car was on fire. The man and a female passenger in the car were able to get out of the vehicle uninjured. TFD arrived and was able to extinguish the fire. No damage was caused to the surrounding area and buildings. TFD said the cause of the fire was a fuel leak from under the hood of the car. The owner of the car arrived and told the officer and TFD that the car had been having issues recently. The owner noticed the odor of gasoline while driving the car and had recently put liquid into the fuel tank to clean it out. The stalling problems were very recent. The damaged car was transported to the owner ’s house by a tow service.
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A female UA student received a disturbing email from a stranger on Feb. 18 at 3:22 p.m. A UAPD officer met with the student at Highland Market to talk about an email that the student had received. The student lost her state identification card two weeks prior. The student normally carried the card inside her wallet in her backpack. The student said she believed the card fell out somewhere because nothing else in the wallet or backpack was disturbed or missing. On Feb. 18, two emails were sent to the student’s cell phone. The emails contained photographs of the missing state identification card and no other content. The student was worried because the student’s cell phone number was not listed in the UA directory. The student did not recognize the email address and said that no friends would do something similar to this. The officer informed the student that the email was not a criminal act but advised the student to monitor her personal information to ensure that her identity was not stolen. The officer told the student to inform UAPD if any more disturbing emails were received. The officer sent an email to the address in the phone message ordering the return of the identification. The officer didn’t receive a response.
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A male UA student was cited for shoplifting at 12:38 p.m. on Feb. 18 after absentmindedly walking out of the UofA Bookstore with a paperback book. A UAPD officer responded to the bookstore at 12:24 p.m. after a call from a loss prevention employee. The employee told the officer that bookstore staff saw a student take a paperback book that was on display and walk out of the bookstore without paying for it. The employee pointed out the suspected student and escorted the student and UAPD to the conference room in the bookstore. The officer asked the student what happened. The student took the book, “Pygmy Palahniuk,” off the shelf and began reading it. The student said that the book was so interesting that he wanted to continue reading it on the UA Mall. The student left the bookstore and was immediately confronted by a loss prevention employee. The student said that it never occurred to him that he was shoplifting until he was approached. The student said it was a stupid thing to do and apologized. The officer cited and released the student on the scene. The loss prevention employee told the student to not return to the bookstore or else the student would be arrested for trespassing. The officer filled out a Dean of Students Office referral for the student’s code of conduct violation.
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Education dictated by politics threatens student input Elisa Meza Arizona Daily Wildcat
olitics and education should never mix, especially in Arizona. Politics in Arizona continue to attempt to defeat any availability of student representation at the state level. What did the UA even lobby for at the state level last week? If it was for our education, it looks like the fight isn’t over. Complacency needs to end here or else we’ll have to sit tight for new university governance controlled by politicians. The most recent development in the political advancement to wash out student voice is in a bill proposal by Republican Sen. Andy Biggs, sponsor of the bill to cut state spending on Medicaid assistance and now the sponsor of Senate Bill 1115. This bill states that the members of the Arizona Appropriations Committee will abolish the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees all universities in Arizona. The purpose is to “provide new funding mechanisms for the higher education system,” according to the official document. Currently, Arizona universities have two student regents that sit in on ABOR decisions and have voting opportunities
after serving for one year. Nowhere in the official document of S.B. 1115 does it say student representation will cross over to this new proposed Board of Trustees. Instead, the state governor would become the appointee of all board members. That means Gov. Jan Brewer, the same person that has cut $170 million from higher education and has left 280,000 people in Arizona without health insurance, would be in charge of the board member selection process. She cut coverage for 98 organ transplant patients enrolled in Medicaid last year, making her decisions the indirect causes of deaths. Because of these cuts, she will save the state $1.15 billion next year. These are just two of her strongest moments of sticking up for the values of human lives and students in Arizona. To steer away from Brewer not having any heart, it seems as though we have another fan of this Board of Trustees idea. House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh noted in an interview with the Arizona Republic that, “Students perhaps could contribute something to their education costs, and the state budget cuts aren’t as harmful to students as the universities suggest.” According to ABOR’s Academic Affairs Financial Aid Report for 2011, the average amount of undergraduate student debt upon graduation went up from $19,110 to $19,946 in the past year. The average amount of graduate student debt also increased from $36,190 to $42,097. But according to
Kavanagh, students wouldn’t mind adding a couple grand to those lifetime-long debts. Behind our backs, state politicians are excluding our voices, making decisions without student recognition and we never pick apart the urgency of understanding their logic. There’s too much nonsensical rhetoric. It’s meant to be that way or else Arizona Students’ Association leaders wouldn’t be taking nice portrait pictures and having catered lunches with the governor, but giving it to her straight and simple: Quit neglecting your duty to listen to us. We should be beyond these aesthetic relationships with leaders who never prove their loyalty to our education. Arizona politicians think they can manage to slip these bills right under our noses because we never show them our distrust. We institutionalize our sincere frustrations with insincere gestures of professionalism by compromising. This time, students can’t afford compromise. When are students going to be done playing nice with politicians? That tactic has never worked, that’s why we never get what we want as a collective student voice. We’re in a state that places their radically conservative values before the accessibility and affordability of education each year. The infantilism of Arizona’s political experience is outrageous, ignorant and exploitive to its students. It’s about time we demand something real: representation. — Elisa Meza is a junior studying English. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOP will suffer in government shutdown Nyles Kendall Arizona Daily Wildcat
f Republicans and Democrats fail to hash out a compromise before the existing budget expires on March 4, the economic and political implications will be devastating. The Republican “slash and burn” budget proposal for fiscal year 2011, which was approved on a party-line vote in the House of Representatives last Saturday, would cut discretionary domestic spending by $61 billion. To achieve this, the Legislature would defund PBS and AmeriCorps and withhold millions from the Department of Education and Environmental Protection Agency. Social services, healthcare and border security are also on the chopping block. The GOP’s budget proposal will hinder the fledgling economic recovery and could send the country spiraling into a double-dip recession. The Democratic– led Senate has vowed to reject the legislation and President Barack Obama has issued a veto threat. The White House’s proposed 2011 budget includes
a modest $41 million in spending cuts, but Republicans have refused to meet the president halfway and promised to stonewall any legislation that would temporarily extend the existing budget in its current form. In 1995 and 1996, President Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans fought bitterly over budgetary priorities, resulting in the longest government shutdown in American history. From mid-December to early January thousands of federal employees were furloughed; some were even laid off. Social Security checks were delayed, claims for veteran’s benefits were halted and national parks were forced to close their doors. At the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., animal dung was dumped in the parking lot because there was no money to have it shipped away for composting. The Grand Canyon was closed for the first time in 76 years. Independent smallbusiness owners who worked close to the canyon were robbed of thousands in revenue. Communities near national parks lost an estimated 14.2 million dollars a day, a total of $400 million over the course of the shutdown. The Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant, co-owned by the City of Nogales and the United States International Boundary and Water Commission, almost ceased operations. The low-income community was forced
to maintain the plant for three weeks. Disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested he had triggered the shutdown because Clinton had made him sit in the back of Air Force One. This was arguably the biggest mistake of his career. Gingrich’s immaturity was mocked on the cover of the New York Daily News, which likened him to an overweight toddler throwing a temper tantrum. When the smoke had cleared, “cry baby” Gingrich was the most unpopular politician in the country. But the prospect of a government shutdown doesn’t seem to bother most Republicans today. They’ve apparently learned nothing from 1995. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have refused to take the government shutdown option off the table and the 87 freshmen Republicans in the House, all too eager to appease their Tea Party overlords, have been clamoring for a shutdown since they were elected last fall. Democrats made huge concessions on tax cuts last year and the time for reciprocity has arrived. If Republicans refuse to compromise, on March 4, they will be singularly responsible for the disaster that will ensue. — Nyles Kendall is a political science junior. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Thunder thighs’ dinosaur discovered in Utah Meet Brontomerus mcintoshi, a newly discovered dinosaur named after its massive “thunder thighs.” Skeletal remains of the Brontomerus mcintoshi were found in Utah. Paleontologists say the creatures, part of the planteating sauropod family, roamed the land about 110 million years ago, using their huge thighs to kick away predators — and to compete for mates. The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, said the Brontomerus — that’s “thunder thighs” in Greek — has the largest
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Wildcat Campus Events Calendar Concert Series #2 - TBA Fri, Feb 25, 6:30pm – 10:00pm in the Cellar Games Room. Join us at the Cellar to see 5 local indie rock bands. Make sure to catch the preview show on the mall from noon to one!
Campus Events Rodeo Days at the Redington Feb 25, 11:00am – 1:30pm at the Redington Restaurant. Join us in celebrating Rodeo Days with some great food at the Redington! Buffet with include: Slow Roasted BBW Brisket BBQ Chicken w/Prickly Pear Sauce Wild Game Sliders Orange Chipotle Glazed Salmon Wild Mushroom and Spinach Enchiladas w/Southwest Tomatilla Sauce Horsey Mashed Potatoes Grilled Corn on the Cob Cowboy Beans Calabacitas The Black History Month Block Party Feb 25, 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the UA Mall. This annual event will feature a wide array of student and Tucson community talent including step, dance, singing, and music. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating the spirit of community and the importance of Black History. Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera exhibition at the Arizona State Museum (1031 E. University Blvd). January 24, 2011 through November 17, 2012. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. $5. 520-621-6302
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Feb 25, 10:00pm – Sat, Feb 26, 12:30am The ﬁnal chapter
of the Harry Potter ﬁlm series begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave Hogwarts behind and set out to ﬁnd and destroy the Horcruxes - the secret to Voldemort’s power and immortality. $3.00 Exhibit Commemorates Stewart Lee Udall Legacy “I’m for Stew: The Life and Times of Stewart Lee Udall” will be on display through June 15 in the gallery at Special Collections at the University Libraries, located at 1510 E. University Blvd.
“Treasures of the Queen” Exhibit at UA Mineral Museum Feb. 06 — May 31 1601 E. University Blvd. 520-621-4516 The Flandrau Science Center and the UA Mineral Museum presents a special exhibition celebrating historic Bisbee and collections of rare Bisbee minerals, including specimens from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. “Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture” exhibit is being shown in the Center for Creative Photography main auditorium until May 15, 2011.
UofA Icecats vs ASU Feb. 25 - 26 Tucson Convention Center Puck drops at 7:30 pm
Campus Events Portions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Feb. 2-28, Arizona State Museum, Park Avenue and University Boulevard. Extra Info ASM is open Monday through Saturday, 10a.m. to 5p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; free for ASM members, UA and Pima students with ID and children 17 and younger. A free public symposium and teacher workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, will be led by experts who will discuss the ongoing signiﬁcance of the treaty. Details can be found at the end of the story.
UA Dance presents Carmina Burana/OH! Feb. 10-13 and Premium Blend Feb. 23-27, 2011. Tickets for both shows are selling so fast that we have added additional performances Sunday Feb. 13 & Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m. Call the CFA Box Ofﬁce for tickets - 520-621-1162 “LegaciesofAfrica”ABlackHistoryMonthCelebration Barbea Williams Performing Company and guest artists, which include UA Afrikana Dance Ensemble, showcase a montage of movement and sound from Mother Africa. Dunbar Dance &Art Academy students joining BWPC, all together to acknowledge the People, Culture and History of African, Brazilian, Caribbean Dance &Music in a spectacular ﬁesta. On Fri & Sat, Feb25th & 26th, 7:30pm & Sat, February 26th, 3pm Matinee, Dunbar Culture Center, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ. 85705. Tickets: $10. - Advanced, $12. At the door. Call Barbea: (520) 628-7785 for tickets and more information.
Costumes & Textiles of Morocco exhibit January 15February 28, 2011 in the historic Tophoy Building on Fourth Ave. (225 N. 4th Ave). Free Admission. Open 7 days a week 10am-4pm. (520) 250- 2786 for more information.
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Oscar Night America 2011 Presented by Fox Tucson Theatre at Fox Tucson Theatre February 27, 2011 Oscar Night America 2011 at the Fox Tucson Theatre is Tucson’s only Oscar event ofﬁcially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year’s festivities will feature glamorous “red carpet” arrivals, silent auction, Celebrity fashion show, and a “Pick the Winner” contest. Come wine, dine and experience all the glitz, glamour and excitement of the Oscars live with hundreds of your closest friends, neighbors and Tucson luminaries. It is the closest thing to the real deal outside of Hollywood! www. foxtucsontheatre.org/
The third annual Tucson Festival of Books—March 12 & 13. Free and open to the public, this two day festival endorses the community celebration of reading and knowledge by featuring hundreds of authors, publishers, and exhibitors.The Tucson Festival of Books is sponsored by the Arizona Daily Star, the University of Arizona and University Medical Center (UMC). It is planned and staged by an all-volunteer group of Tucson community, commercial, civic and educational leaders. Proceeds from the event beneﬁt literacy efforts in Southern Arizona. TucsonFestivalofBooks.org
“Curación” (Healing) In light of the recent tragic events in Tucson, Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop members have organized an impromptu exhibition to promote the healing and unity of our community. “Curación” is a celebration and coming together of art and community sharing the strength and resiliency of our residents. Join us for this exhibition of works by artists that contribute so much to make Tucson and Southern Arizona such a wonderful place to live and work. Exhibition dates: Feb. 5 – Feb. 26, Regular gallery hours: Friday and Saturday 1:00 - 5:00PM or by appointment Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop 218 E. 6th St.(520)881-5335
“Musical Compositions of Ted DeGrazia” January 21, 2011 - January 16, 2012 Musically inspired artwork from throughout the artist’s career is on display, including the complete collection of paintings from his 1945 Master of Arts thesis at the University of Arizona titled “Art and its Relation to Music in Music Education.” Degrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N. Swan Road
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Sophomore Cole Frenzel, left, is leading the battle for first baseman after opening the season with a .636 batting average and knocking in eight runs. The battle will continue this weekend when Arizona travels to Long Beach State for a three-game series.
BASEBALL continued from page 9 at some point in the game.” The depth of the Wildcats’ defensive abilities has set up some fierce position battles for the team. Freshman Johnny Field is testing upperclassmen Bobby Rinard and Bobby Brown for the right-field position until All American right-fielder Steve Selsky, who suffered a hand injury during preseason practices, returns in midMarch. The battle between sophomore Frenzel and senior Josh
Garcia hasn’t presented any concern for Lopez and the coaching staff about the team’s performance at first base. Both shined at the plate last weekend, with Frenzel hitting .636 with eight RBI and Garcia, in the designated hitter slot, hitting three home runs in two games. Despite the competition, Garcia stresses that the relationship is amicable. “I’m a DH for a reason,” he said. “If Cole’s (Frenzel) a better first baseman, then he deserves to be there. At the same time, I’m going to push him to be better. I know I can help the team a lot with my
hitting, and that’s what I’m going to do if they don’t need me defensively.” This weekend, the Wildcats will need to contain the Dirtbags’ lead-off man Brennan Metzger, who paces the team with a .500 on-base percentage and a .364 batting average. While leaving the friendly confines of Tucson could pose a problem for the young team, Field, who hit a home run on his first collegiate at bat on Saturday, said that he’s looking forward to hitting the road. “I’m excited,” he said. “I can’t wait to get out there and see what it’s like and just go and help the team out.”
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turned the ball over 13 times … I don’t think (the loss) was due to their press, it was due to our mistakes that we were making.”
Arizona would seem to be on the verge of breaking the game open, a UCLA player would find a way to hit a shot and swing momentum. “That’s tough, but it’s basketball,” Whyte said. “It’s just hard because we had it. We were right there. It’s tough, but credit to them for hitting the big shots when they needed to.” Mistakes are magnified in every close game, and that was the case on Thursday. “We had a couple missed layups down the stretch that we would normally make,” Butts said. “We had a turnover in the open floor with a sure two points, we didn’t get some stops defensively that we needed to. We just couldn’t get that fourth and fifth effort.” Although UCLA ran a high-energy press defense the entire 40 minutes, Butts said that the Bruins didn’t dictate Arizona’s tempo on offense. “We understood what they were going to do,” Butts said. “We only
By that time the row of scouts had already left, probably halfway down the freeway to San Diego for Jimmer Fredette vs. San Diego State tonight. The national spotlight has briefly passed, but Arizona still fully expects to return — starting tomorrow in a battle for first place in the Pac-10. “We want to cut down the nets,” Perry said.
continued from page 9 everyone. We were just getting too hot headed. I’m just glad we lost.” UA forward Jesse Perry added: “I guess with the rankings and winning, everything was moving so fast. It could be kind of distracting. For a lot of guys it was. We just didn’t come out as a team today.” The game ended to chants of “over-rated!” Williams stood hunched over and just smiled.
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When Arizona takes on Southern California on Saturday, it will be the last game in McKale Center for Arizona’s three seniors — Ify Ibekwe, Soana Lucet and Amanda Pierson. “We want to send away our seniors on a high note,” Thomas said. “We haven’t beaten USC in two years, so that’s what we’re going to be focused on.” Although Arizona is coming off of perhaps its most emotional loss of the season, Butts doesn’t see a letdown coming from her team. “We know we have a tough one on Saturday,” the third-year coach said. “Everybody’s got to keep their heads up and move on.”
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Arizona falls flat to Southern California in poor team effort By Kevin Zimmerman ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT LOS ANGELES — Maybe the No. 10 ranking inflated the Arizona Wildcats’ heads. Maybe they just didn’t show up against a hungry and surging Southern California Trojans team. Whatever the case, USC broke Arizona’s eight-game winning streak in a 65-57 victory at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, taking advantage of the Wildcats’ 36 percent field goal shooting and sophomore Derrick Williams’ worst scoring night of the season. USC’s pressuring man defense quieted Williams, and his teammates couldn’t get Arizona over the hump. “Folks are always preaching, we’re a team,” said forward Jesse Perry. “Tonight, we weren’t really a team. It’s just us period. Not everybody’s on the same level.” Williams struggled offensively against USC forward Alex Stepheson, shooting 3-for-11 for eight points. On the defensive end, he and UA’s double teams allowed Trojan big man Nikola Vucevic to a final line of 25 points and 12 rebounds. “Vucevic, he’s good, (an) NBA prospect,” Williams said. “He’s in the running for Player of the Year in our conference.” Arizona struggled to get its forward touches in the paint, evident by his two free throw attempts — he had taken less in only two games of his career — and the team’s 20 paint points, which paled in comparison to USC’s 36 points inside. Throughout the game, Arizona was sleepy, if not sloppy. The Wildcats (23-5, 12-3 Pacific 10 Conference) and USC (16-12, 8-7) combined for only 11 turnovers, but that came with only two total assists, a trouble statistic for head coach Sean Miller. “It was (Vucevic). It was their defense,” Miller said. “It was us.” Behind seven early points from both guard Kyle Fogg and for-
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Guard Brendon Lavender, left, falls backward while attempting to take a charge in Arizona’s 65-57 loss to Southern California in the Galen Center on Thursday. The Wildcats’ eight-game win streak was snapped in the loss.
ward Kevin Parrom, the Wildcats built a lead of 26-19 with 2:45 left in the first half. But climbing back with a short 6-0 burst, the Trojans took advantage of Williams, who missed an alley-oop dunk attempt — his hurt finger got caught in the rim — before UA went into the locker room with a slight 2825 halftime advantage.
“I think that changed the game,” Williams, who led the team with 11 rebounds, said of his missed dunk. Trading baskets down the stretch, it came down to defense. This time, the Wildcats were on the opposite end of a clutch finish. Up 54-50 with 3:57 to play, Miller’s team saw USC
go on a 15-3 run to close out the Wildcats. Perry led Arizona with 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. After the loss, forward Parrom said the game at least serves as a wake-up call. “We got too happy; we got too bigheaded,” he said. “It brings us down to earth.”
Lost, unfocused Wildcats fall victim to trap game COMMENTARY BY Bryan Roy sports writer
LOS ANGELES — Save the net cutting for next week. Save the celebration for McKale Center. Save it for the ZonaZoo to rush the court and storm all the way to Gentle Ben’s for 4-for-1 drink specials commemorating Arizona’s first Pacific 10 Conference title since the 2004-05 season. Because last night, there were no drinks — just dry heaving. No. 10 Arizona choked to a mediocre Southern California, losing 65-57 in the palace that Kevin O’Neill is building. Arizona would’ve lost to Cal Tech last night. Both teams tried their best to lose but some-
body had to win, especially in front of A-list NBA scouts and players. Clippers stud Blake Griffin sat courtside to support either his hometown fourth-place Trojans or fellow upcoming top-5 NBA Lottery pick named Derrick Williams — Arizona’s stud with Griffin-caliber dunking power. Williams finished 3-for-11 from the floor and scored a season-low eight points last night. “I’m not Superman,” Derrick Williams said. “I’m not Blake Griffin.” But did you see Griffin? “Yeah it was pretty cool having them come out here and show a little support,” Williams said. “Just gotta play the game no matter who’s in the crowd. Michael Jordan, NBA scouts.” The Michael Jordan reference could’ve been a jab back at O’Neill in a comment he made earlier this week, when he called Williams “the most protected dude I’ve seen since Michael Jordan. If the guy walks across the court, it’s a foul.”
Not quite ready
Arizona hangs with No. 11 UCLA, falls in the last minute By Alex Williams ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The Arizona women’s basketball team did everything it could for 39 minutes of Thursday’s game against UCLA before falling 74-70. UCLA guard Darxia Morris drilled a three with Davellyn Whyte’s hand in her face with a minute to play then stole the Wildcat inbound attempt to all but end Arizona’s hopes of knocking off the No. 11 Bruins. “That gave them a lot of momentum,” said guard Reiko Thomas. “We still had plenty of time to do what we could to get back.” Whyte said she thought that UCLA took Arizona (16-10, 7-8 Pac10) lightly, which led to the Bruins (23-3, 13-2) getting more than they bargained for.
“Since they’re top-10, and we’re not ranked, they were supposed to win,” Whyte said. “When we gave them a game, they weren’t really ready for it. They gained a lot of respect for us.” Unlike most college basketball games, Thursday’s game didn’t feature any huge runs from either team. Instead, it was back and forth, with neither team leading by more than six. “It was pretty much a complete game,” Butts said. “I definitely know that in (UCLA’s) locker room, they’re thinking they escaped one. Our kids fought hard … they deserved to win. We just didn’t make key plays when we missed them.” The Bruins escaped, but they earned the victory. Every time W-HOOPS, page 7
Maybe O’Neill got in Williams’ head. After all, USC gave away O’Neill bobbleheads to the first 2,000 fans in the Galen Center. Just imagine 2,000 O’Neills nodding up and down at the game plan he built around Williams. Up and down. But mostly down. “I’m not always going to save the day,” Williams said. “I’m not always going to play well. I’ll take a lot of the blame for that.” Aside from a crew of family and friends from nearby La Mirada, Calif., Williams brought a slue of NBA scouts along with national media to Los Angeles to watch a suddenly top-10 basketball team riding an eightgame winning streak. Riding the high of last weekend’s whiteout win against Washington, this had all the makings of a trap game. “I think it was good for us to lose,” Williams said. “We were getting too big headed. I’m kinda glad we lost and come down to earth, ROY, page 7 Junior guard Reiko Thomas, right, drives to the basket in Arizona’s 74-70 loss to UCLA in McKale Center on Thursday. The Wildcats dropped to 16-10 on the season. David Venezia/ Arizona Daily Wildcat
The No. 1 Arizona Wildcats will face another tough test this weekend at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. The tournament features, among others, Southeastern Conference powerhouses No. 3 Georgia and No. 20 Louisiana State. Georgia comes into the tournament with only one loss, though it hasn’t faced significant competition yet this season. That will change this weekend, as it faces four nationally ranked teams, concluding with Arizona on Saturday. The game will be the Wildcats’ second of the tournament and the Bulldogs’ last. The Wildcats start their tournament slate today against LSU. The Tigers began with eight-straight wins but have stumbled lately with two losses to previously unranked Houston and one loss to No. 18 Oklahoma State. All three losses came at last weekend’s Hilton Houston Plaza Classic. Arizona closes out the tournament with games against Virginia, Loyola Marymount and San Diego State. Of these teams, only San Diego State has been ranked this season, having briefly held the No. 22 spot last week. The Wildcats are looking to build on their undefeated run at the Hillenbrand Invitational, in which the team won three times by run rule and trailed only once. After five home runs last weekend, senior catcher Stacie Chambers is just 12 shy of Laura Espinoza’s Arizona record and 17 away from former UCLA Bruin Stacey Nuveman’s all-time NCAA mark. With the Wildcats playing two ranked teams in a row this weekend, freshman pitcher Shelby Babcock will likely be called on to pitch in one of the games. It will be her toughest opposition since the 11-1 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma two weeks ago. Babcock was solid at the Hillenbrand Invitational, allowing just two earned runs in 10 innings of work.
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Wildcats look to extend win By Dan Kohler ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT This weekend marks the first real test for the No. 17 Arizona baseball team as it travels to Southern California to take on the Long Beach State Dirtbags, with the first game of the series set for 3 p.m. today. “It’ll be a real good measuring stick for us,” said Arizona head coach Andy Lopez. “Putting (the younger players) out there after one year of college baseball and seeing where they are against really good people. “I think the biggest thing is getting them on the road early, and see how they adjust to that.” Last season, the Dirtbags (13) visited Tucson, where they routed the Wildcats (3-0) in two wins. The third game was rained out. “It’s going to be a good series, a lot of fun,” said first baseman Cole Frenzel. “We’re pretty fired up, ready to go.” Last weekend, the Wildcats offense exploded for 30 runs on 41 hits against the North Dakota State Bison. Lopez, with 35 years of coaching experience, said the offense is constantly fluctuating, but he always tells his team that the key to victory lies with the defense. “The thing I’m really concerned about, and, in fact everyday before a game, I come down to the bench and get my chart ready and say the same thing,” Lopez said. “We have to pitch today, we have to pitch and play defense. And if we can do that, then we gear ourselves offensively to manufacture some runs BASEBALL, page 7
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