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Mental test for Loughner District judge orders competency test for shooting suspect By Luke Money ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT

A U.S. district judge ordered alleged Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner to undergo a screening in order to gauge his mental state at a specialized facility in Missouri. Judge Larry Burns, the presiding judge in the case, handed down the ruling on Tuesday and said Loughner must have the screening done as soon as possible,but no later than April 29. The evaluation will be videotaped and delivered to both prosecution and defense attorneys. Lougher is accused of a shooting rampage on Jan. 8 that killed six people, including U.S. federal Judge John Roll, and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Burns limited the scope of the exam to a determination of Loughner’s competency to stand trial. The examination is not meant to determine whether Loughner was sane at the time of the shooting. The exam will be conducted at a prison in Springfield, Mo. But Loughner’s lawyers have said they want the exam to be done in the prison where he is being held, since transferring him will hinder their ability to formulate a relationship with their client and could negatively impact his mental state. Burns told the defense that it is free to seek its own in-house opinion, but the evaluation on record will be the one conducted in Missouri. Burns said he expects a final report on Loughner’s mental state to be completed by May 11.

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Richard Martinez, a lawyer representing the 11 teachers in a fight against an Arizona law banning ethnic studies in public schools, reacts to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s answer during a panel held at the James E. Rogers College of Law on Tuesday night. The panel was held to address the concerns of community members over the law that restricts Arizona teachers from teaching ethnic studies.

Former superintendent defends law eliminating ethnic studies By Eliza Molk ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne argued his stated belief that ethnic studies programs divide students by race during a panel addressing Latino UA law students and the Tucson community on Tuesday. Horne was on the panel with two professors from the James E. Rogers College of Law and Richard Martinez, the lawyer representing 11 teachers suing the state over former House Bill 2281. Horne said that the jobs of public schools are to take students from different backgrounds and teach them to treat each other as individuals. Tucson Unified School District and ethnic studies, he said, do just the opposite. “If you divide students by race, it (ethnic studies) is a racist program,”

he said. Martinez argued that there is nothing in the TUSD curriculum that states or suggests ethnic studies promotes racial superiority, and that students of all colors are welcome into ethnic studies classes and programs. “For every group to be proud (of their culture) doesn’t mean you’re not proud of being a part of this country,” he explained. The bill, passed last year, prohibits courses advocating ethnic solidarity. It states that students attending public schools should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not to resent other races or classes of people. Both Horne and Martinez called the other ’s argument racist and both spoke on how either support or opposition toward the bill has created bullying and intimidation. “Ethnic solidarity is a racist

concept,” he said. “If you tell me that someone is Hispanic, that is irrelevant. I want to know about their character.” Horne said he is in favor of students learning about different perspectives of different groups, however it is “wrong” to say “if you’re African American, go to that class.” He added that some teachers in TUSD who told him they support the law felt bullied at school by administrators and that those who believe in the First Amendment of the Constitution should not be proud of these occurrences. “In my America, you get to pick what you believe because you have developed critical thinking skills founded in facts and analysis,” Martinez said. “Not a dogmatic

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Research funds aid education mission By Jazmine Woodberry ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT

Mounir Koussa started research in a UA lab after his junior year of high school. At the time, he aspired to be a doctor, so he spent the summer shadowing neurologists. But he soon realized that his passion wasn’t medicine, it was research. He quickly applied for a position in a Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences lab doing brain scans on recent stroke victims. But it’s his position in a developmental neurobiology lab that has been his home for four years. “Not only is it the willingness of the UA to let (a student) do research,” Koussa said, “but the willingness of the undergraduate to prove themselves in the lab and move up the scientific ladder.”

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In fiscal year 2008, the UA ranked 24th among research universities nationally and 16th among public research universities in research and development spending, according to the 2010 research performance report given to the Arizona Board of Regents by the UA. But Koussa said the state of Arizona’s economy worries him. Research at the UA is an experience too valuable to lose. “Without a roof over our head, we can’t do science,” he said. In the 2008 school year, the UA spent $565.3 million on research, a 3.4 percent increase from the previous year, according to statistics collected by the Arizona Board of Regents. In the same period, the median level of research spending at peer institutions decreased. “I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit as to what a good

job the university does,” said Regent Rick Myers, who works with research spending. But the board wants the $600 million the UA currently invests in research to double to $1.2 billion by 2020, to serve the goal of boosting research initiatives at all three public universities to the $2 billion mark by the same year. “You can’t separate these two things (education and research),” Myers said. “It pervades everything we do.” The UA topped the nation in funding for the physical sciences and remained the state’s only land-grant university and sole Association of American Universities member from Arizona. Myers said that “students who do research now are, yes, bringing in funding, but more than that, are working to both educate the

masses of the state as well as create the knowledge base to make Arizona and its workforce and its businesses competitive on the national and world stage.” Myers said the $2 billion goal is attainable. Leslie Tolbert, vice president for research and director of the research lab in which Koussa works, agreed that the goal is “lofty, but not out of the question.” “Research is the key to the future,” Tolbert said. “This century, it’s not going to be OK to rely on tourism and cotton. We need to do that and much more.” Tolbert said the UA’s strength lies in interdisciplinary research, as “there aren’t a lot of big issues that are going to be solved by a single lone scientist sitting in a lab.” Certain major emphases like optical science bring in large



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amounts of research funds. Jim Wyant, dean of the College of Optical Sciences, said 90 percent of the college’s funding comes from outside grants. At any given time, the college has more than 200 different contracts with almost all faculty holding at least one grant. “(Faculty members) are hired with the understanding that they are expected to bring in funding,” Wyant said. Around $300,000 a year is a reasonable research program amount, he said. Wyant said the optical science combination of science and engineering makes them particularly apt to bring in funds but the college’s approach to bringing in research funding could be applied to other departments. “You have to have a faculty that

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Karzai names first areas where Afghans will take over security duties McClatchy Tribune

Power lines reconnected to Japan’s nuclear plant McClatchy Tribune TOKYO — Power cables have been reconnected to all six reactors in Japan’s quake-crippled nuclear complex, the plant’s operator said Tuesday, in what was hailed as possible turning point in the struggle to bring dangerous overheating under control and avert a large-scale release of radiation. Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, tempered that news with warnings that various pieces of equipment must be checked before the restored electricity can be used to operate cooling systems at the plant 150 miles north of Tokyo. Late Tuesday, Japanese officials expressed guarded optimism, saying they had successfully switched on lights at the control room of the No. 3 reactor, a sign that power had successfully been restored and equipment to monitor temperature and water levels may soon become operational. Reactor No. 3 has been a cause for particular concern because it is powered by a mixed oxide fuel containing highly carcinogenic plutonium. Meanwhile, the death toll in the quake-and-tsunami disaster marched inexorably upward. Nearly 10,000 are confirmed dead, with more than 13,000 missing as a result of the March 11 earthquake and the devastating waves that crashed ashore soon after, Japan’s national police reported late Tuesday. Bodies are still being recovered daily, though the grim realization is setting in that many victims simply vanished without a trace. As during much of the long struggle to cool reactors in the ruined Fukishima complex, progress and new worries com-

bined on Tuesday evening. An official from Japan’s nuclear safety agency, Hidehiko Nishiyama, said temperatures in a spent-fuel pool at the No. 2 reactor were thought to be at around the boiling point — raising the risk of the fuel inside being exposed. However, authorities said they were cooling the pool with tons of seawater. Earlier, Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa had said white smoke from the reactor could have been steam and that a darker plume from the No. 3 reactor was debris that had been set on fire by the building’s rising temperature, the Kyodo news agency reported. By midday, firefighters and Japanese Self-Defense Forces deemed the situation safe enough to return to continue spraying the building housing the No. 3 reactor, Kyodo said. Some Japanese scientists said the setbacks didn’t appear to signal a deteriorating situation at Fukushima, where workers had been making progress in the painstaking task of containing the nuclear crisis. Still, the sudden black and gray plumes, and a temporary increase in radiation levels around the plant on Monday, underscored the still precarious scene at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, where the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami knocked out the plant’s outside power and emergency cooling systems, causing radiation leaks from multiple sources. The interruption delayed by a day efforts to restore power to the cooling systems at the plant. The smoke also caused fire officials to halt the spraying of water onto the reactors.

ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday named the initial cities and provinces expected to see local forces take over security from U.S.-led coalition troops, even as the country’s military and police remain plagued by a lack of trainers and equipment. Karzai touted the selections of Bamiyan and Panjshir provinces, most of Kabul province and four provincial capitals, areas already either relatively free of insurgent activity or experiencing a heavy presence of U.S. and NATO troops that can intervene anytime Afghan security forces become overwhelmed. The Afghan president said the areas named Tuesday would see a transfer of security responsibilities to local forces in July, with more to come later. “The Afghan nation doesn’t want the defense of this country to be in the hands of others anymore,” Karzai said, speaking at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul. “This is our responsibility to raise our flag with honor and pride.” The gradual shift in security responsibility from coalition forces to Afghan soldiers and police is a vital component in Washington’s blueprint for extri-

cating itself from nearly 10 years of fighting against a resilient Taliban insurgency. The U.S., its European allies and Karzai’s government have all agreed that by 2014, Afghan security forces should take the lead in ensuring the country’s security. The U.S. and NATO would no longer steward combat operations, and would instead focus on support and training. Of the locations named for the July transfer, little fighting has occurred in Panjshir and Bamiyan provinces. The cities of Herat in the west, Mazar-e-Sharif in the north and Mehterlam in the east have also been mostly quiet. Much of Kabul province, already under Afghan control, was included on Karzai’s list, though the tense district of Surobi was excluded. The other provincial capital Karzai named, Lashkar Gah, is in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province, the site of fierce fighting between coalition troops and insurgents. NATO has a large contingent of troops in Lashkar Gah that can bolster Afghan security forces if and when the need arises. The training of Afghan security forces has stepped up in recent months, with the size of the Afghan army now standing at about 150,000 troops

Syrian protesters push for political freedoms McClatchy Tribune

CAIRO — Protesters marched in the southern Syrian city of Dara on Tuesday, pressing their demands for political freedoms for a fifth day despite a security crackdown. Some witnesses said the protesters numbered in the hundreds; others said thousands took part. But it was clear that the burgeoning protest was the largest of President Bashar Assad’s 11-year-rule. The protests once again stopped short of calling for the ouster of Assad, pushing instead for the release of political dissidents and an end to the secret police organization, which is headed in Dara by the president’s cousin. Syria has been under emergency law since the Baath Party took power in 1963, banning any opposition. The party headquarters in Dara was set ablaze Sunday, witnesses said. The demonstrations Tuesday were centered

around the Omari Mosque, which has become a refuge for those wounded in a violent crackdown by security forces who used tear gas and live ammunition. The security forces were blamed in the deaths of at least five people, drawing a rebuke from the White House. “Those responsible for the violence over the weekend must be held accountable,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday. “The United States stands for a set of universal rights, including the freedom of expression and assembly, and believes that governments, including the Syrian government, must address the legitimate aspirations of their people.” A human rights activist in Damascus who is in touch with the protesters said Tuesday that the crackdown had backfired. “People in the street got organized when their children were killed and beaten,” said the activist, who spoke on condition of anonymity for safety reasons.

and the number of Afghan police at 122,000 officers. U.S. officials hope to have another 40,000 Afghan police and soldiers trained and deployed by October. Pentagon officials have said they would like to see the size of Afghan security forces reach 352,000 to 378,000. It remains unclear just how prepared Afghan security forces are to take on responsibility for securing parts of their country. There have been numerous incidents of Afghan security personnel turning their guns on U.S. and NATO soldiers, killing or wounding them. A shortage of NATO trainers and a lack of proper equipment have also impeded the readiness of Afghan security forces. Illiteracy is another major problem; an estimated 80 percent of Afghan police and army recruits cannot read, according to the U.S. military. “If a soldier can’t read a serial number off a weapon, a policeman can’t read a license plate on a car, needless to say that is mission-limiting,” U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the top Western commander in Afghanistan, testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing earlier this month. In Brussels, NATO SecretaryGeneral Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Karzai’s announcement was a logical step.

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MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s sudden and aggressive move to launch a military strike against Libya has some in Congress feeling frozen out of the picture, complaining that the administration has run an end-around past their authority to declare war. “For the Pentagon to deliberately circumvent congressional authority sets a new precedent for war powers authorization and sends the message to the world that American democracy is deeply dysfunctional,” Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., complained Monday. The debate over whether the president needs a congressional imprimatur to conduct a military campaign is an old one, but the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — and now the Libyan action — have some in Congress looking to assert their authority. “We have been on sort of auto pilot for almost 10 years … in terms of presidential authority in conducting these types of military operations absent the meaningful participation of the Congress,” Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, a former Secretary of the Navy, told MSNBC. Under the Constitution, Congress has the power to formally declare war, but the president serves as commander in chief with operational control of the military and the mandate to protect the nation. The tension between the two branches has existed in the modern era ever since the Korean War, which, like the Libyan incursion, was authorized by a United Nations Security Council resolution and never certi-

fied by Congress. Members of Congress on the left and right — including figures such as Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee of California, as well as Republicans such as Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Ron Paul of Texas — have expressed concerns about the constitutionality of Obama’s actions. In 2001 and 2002, Congress approved resolutions supporting military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively, but came short of a formal declaration of war. Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior counsel to the Constitution Project, an advocacy group in Washington, maintained that under

the Constitution, Obama should still seek congressional approval, as President George W. Bush did for Afghanistan and Iraq, even though the military offensive is already under way. “The use of force abroad needs to be authorized by Congress,” she said. But the White House may not see it that way. In the wake of Vietnam, Congress passed the War Powers Act, which was an attempt to curb presidential authority to conduct military actions by requiring the president to seek congressional approval within a fixed period of time after commencing such an action. But its legality has always been in question.


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Obama calls on UN to defend gay rights MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called on the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world. “Human rights are the inalienable right of every person, no matter who they are or who they love,” said Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. ambassador to the HRC in Geneva, in the statement. “The U.S. government is firmly committed to supporting the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to lead productive and dignified lives, free from fear and violence.” The Human Rights Commission has condemned human rights violations based on sexual orientation or gender identity, including rape, torture, murder and criminal sanctions. The issue of gay rights is highly controversial in both the United States and the international community. Domestically, some U.S. religious groups see the push for gay rights as an assault on traditional marriage and other values, while in U.N.member countries such as Pakistan and Iran homosexuality is illegal. “It is a really pressing issue globally that there continue to be killings on the basis of sexual orientation and persecution on that basis,” said Suzanne Nossel, the deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. “I think


this will stimulate dialogue and increased recognition of the importance of the issue among governments.” The Obama administration’s expression of support for U.N. action on the issue marks a change from George W. Bush’s presidency. His administration generally sidestepped the issue in the U.N. Tuesday’s statement was the most recent in a series of moves by the Obama administration to show active support for gay rights, including holding that the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, was unconstitutional and moving to end the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy toward gays in the military. Last weekend, in a joint statement with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, President Barack Obama also announced the creation of a new government position to monitor LGBT rights in the Western Hemisphere. In the 2008 presidential election, gays were an important voting bloc for Obama. During the first two years of his presidency, many gay activists felt that he paid too little attention to their issues — a perception the administration is now seeking to change. “With this administration you have a strong defender of these rights, an administration that sees LGBT rights as human rights, where previously it was not an important issue or not pushed for at all,” said Patrick Vetrell, deputy spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N.


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Japan not reason to end nuclear energy pursuit Tanner Weigel Arizona Daily Wildcat


t should really be no surprise that, as nuclear issues unfold in Japan, pundits and politicians here in the United States are ready to pump the brakes on our own nuclear energy pursuits. Yes, it is no surprise that some are using this crisis to advance their own agenda, but it is certainly unfortunate. Now, as Rep. Ed Markey, a leading voice on energy policy in the House, encourages us to take a critical look at the state of nuclear energy as it stands now, he makes a relatively good point. Evaluating the safety of current plants, changing policy so that plants won’t be built in regions plagued by natural disasters, specifying which agency would be accountable for first response to a nuclear meltdown — all valid courses of action. But at the same time, you don’t put nuclear power aside completely in order to accomplish those tasks. After the Three Mile Island accident of 1979, nuclear energy in the United States has faced decades of decay in terms of advancement. However, more recently, with large public support and greater palatability in political circles in Washington, nuclear power came back on the energy stage with renewed credibility. Even President Barack Obama touted nuclear energy in conjunction with a broad array of energy options. The president, along with many members of Congress, continues to support nuclear power, which is somewhat promising. Hopefully this support will continue because current energy policy already lacks real substance, and any loss to these strategies would be detrimental to a promising domestic energy source. The nuclear power situation in the United States is this: energy independence is being pursued by way of massive subsidies for green energy, such as wind and solar, while efforts to produce oil, and now nuclear power, domestically are facing stiff resistance. The notion that the United States can be free from the shackles of foreign oil entirely by focusing on renewable sources of clean energy is simply out of touch with reality. There are probably not many people who wouldn’t like to see energy produced solely through non-polluting means at some point in the future. But the inconvenient truth is that these green solutions are still far down the road. No matter how many times environmentalists invoke images of the ExxonValdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills, the simple fact remains: America is stuck with foreign oil for the foreseeable future. So how do we fix this? Not by placing a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, not by levying massive taxes on gas and not by shutting down nuclear power. We fix it by increasing drilling, allowing states to vigorously pursue their own natural resources and dropping subsidies on those new technologies that cannot sustain themselves. Again, sorry to rain on the environmentalist parade, but without first seriously utilizing our own finite resources, we cannot make a successful transition to any renewable resources. The issues Japan faces right now are much deeper than a few troubled nuclear reactors, even if “impending meltdown” is all that dominates the headlines. Don’t get me wrong, a meltdown is not a good thing. And the specter of nuclear crisis in the United States is no rosy scenario either. But don’t forget that, despite what the current hysteria might make you think, nuclear energy has killed no one in the United States. Three Mile Island was bad, but no deaths came as a result. And in Japan? Some continue to talk about Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to illustrate the devastation of radiation. But as far as I know, those cities were devastated by nuclear bombs, not reactors. Do we stop flying airplanes simply because of one bad crash? No, we buckle down to make air travel safer and more efficient. Let’s manage the risks associated with nuclear energy, and move forward. The construction of these plants takes far too long to put the brakes on now. — Tanner Weigel is a sophomore studying Spanish and history. He can be reached at

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unday was a huge day for America and pop culture: Charlie Sheen received his 3 millionth follower on Twitter; let’s pop open some bottles. This means that 3 million people receive Sheen’s life updates and intership offers he claims to be a “chance to own the ‘win’ in winning..! look in the mirror. ignite your warrior. follow my lead,” he tweeted. Sheen’s life, and twitter, now revolve around his upcoming one-man tour, the two “goddesses” that cater to his every need, custody battles with his ex and a porn star intern. If Sheen were not in his current position for these manic scenes, he would be referred to as The Man. Money, cars, clothes and hoes, Sheen has got it all these days, receiving more attention now than ever. At what is essentially the lowest point

in his career, after being fired from one of the best jobs in the world as star of the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen has somehow managed to stay on top of the game. Of course, it all depends on how success is defined. Generally, people are considered successful when they have accomplished goals and have someone to share it with. Check and check for Charlie; his tour sold out within 18 minutes, according to TMZ, and he celebrated with his two goddesses and a porn star intern. The five-star hotel stays, sexy limber women and references to himself as a “warlock” seem to be Sheen’s way of coping with his release from CBS. Since his Jan. 27 hospitalization, America has tuned in to witness Sheen’s wild episodes. Although almost every news anchor, popculture fiend and celebrity has been bashing Sheen, none can deny the success the

crazy has brought him. Melissa Rivers was caught saying she would want to produce Sheen’s reality show, which has been in discussion. Several other A-List celebs, including Rush Limbaugh and Ben Affleck, mentioned that they would definitely attend his show and are encouraging people to go. What happened to rehab and professional help? Dr. Drew, we need you up in this bitch. After adding a few last minute dates to his show in Radio City Music Hall, Sheen’s battery will hopefully run out. Although his continuation of rants, rages and unpredictable one-liners are beyond entertaining, the poor man needs a break. The curtain needs to close. If he is truly unhealthy and under the influence, he, unfortunately, will not run out of money like most drug addicts, but will end up in the hospital again for his “sorry for partying” lifestyle. Sheen’s lifestyle as a Hollywood failure may be a publicity “win,” but is still a personal and professional train wreck. — Caroline Nachazel is a sophomore studying journalism and communication. She can be reached at


Mock wall aims for understanding By AZ Jewish Voice for Peace and UA No Más Muertes/No More Deaths


he nearly 1200-foot mock border wall currently standing on the UA Mall has, as we intended, created a crisis of movement and an interruption of daily life on campus. Yes, the wall is disturbing. Yes, it increases tension. But it is — in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — a creative disturbance that we intend; it is an educative tension, a “constructive, nonviolent tension” with which to call attention to the injustices and brutality of U.S. and Israeli policy. With this installation as our protest, we declare opposition to apartheid, from Arizona and the borderlands to Israelioccupied Palestine. Here in Tucson we witness the human effects of U.S. border-policy enforcement, which takes the shape of body bags “crowding” the Pima County morgue, as The New York Times reported last July. More than 6,000 human remains have been recovered in the desert in the 17 years since the institution of “deterrence” policies and massive militarization of the border aimed at driving migrants into deadly terrain. In the face of mass suffering, death and incarceration here in the borderlands, we are moved to act. In Arizona, we see attacks targeting every aspect of the lives of migrants, indigenous peoples and communities of color — attacks on public safety and movement (S.B. 1070), education and culture (H.B. 2281), access to health, food and medicine (H.B. 2008/H.B. 1405), and more, making life nearly unlivable for

many members of our communities. As residents of Arizona, we must mobilize opposition to the terror in our region. Today the state of Israel boasts an apartheid wall of its own — backed by an annual $3 billion of our tax dollars in U.S. military aid, alongside unwavering U.S. diplomatic and ideological support — while manufactured and maintained by some of the same interests and corporations as the wall causing mass death here along the border. We are compelled to support public understanding of the situation at home. Palestinian people are one of the world’s largest refugee populations; and in their home region, at the hands of the Israeli state, Palestinian people are subject to military occupation, apartheid laws, mass incarceration and premeditated mass murder. Israel’s violent assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 28, 2008 to Jan. 19, 2009 killed 1,400 people — a genocidal assault on innocent life. Immediately following Israel’s massacre last May of international civilians on the humanitarian “Gaza Freedom” convoy en route to Gaza, the international group of Elders, including former South African President and founding member Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Archbishop and Elders’ Chair Desmond Tutu, denounced the raid and described Israel’s crushing siege and blockade of the occupied Palestinian territory as “one of the greatest human rights violations” in the world today. The Israeli apartheid wall we protest plays a key role in separating Palestinians from their homes and families, and is intended to make further illegal occupation and annexation of Palestinian

land a “fact on the ground” in popular parlance. We will not stand idly by nor stay silent regarding the enormous suffering being inflicted either in our local deserts and cities, or 10,000 miles away in Israelioccupied Palestine. The common driving force is U.S. policy, which we can affect with our choices and our will to enact change. Today, the world cries out for justice in Arizona, for justice in Palestine, for an end to the separation, dislocation and murder of people based on race, ethnicity, and nation. The U.S. government, the state of Arizona, and the people of the world will hear our dissent and recognize our action. The wall on the UA Mall symbolizes our consciousness of the violence surrounding us and supporting our wealth and privileges. Most of all, it symbolizes our collective will to end global apartheid and work toward a world that truly offers justice for all. — AZ Jewish Voice for Peace is a UAbased affiliate of the national organization inspired by Jewish ethical traditions, seeking security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians, an end to violence against civilians and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East. It can be reached at — UA No Más Muertes/No More Deaths is an affiliate of the humanitarian/migrant rights organization of the same name, devoted to helping end death and suffering in the U.S./Mexico borderlands by civil initiative: the conviction that people conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. It can be reached at

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Radiation questions answered By Michelle Weiss Arizona Daily Wildcat

Carol Vack, a local health liaison for the Arizona Department of Health Services, sat down with the Daily Wildcat and answered common questions regarding the radiation contamination concerns in Japan and how Arizona will be affected. Why do people in Arizona fear radiation contamination coming from Japan? The unknown is always what people fear. The official word that all the agencies have said is that this is not a public health threat in Arizona. They simply have a fear of radiation. Why is it unlikely that Arizona will be affected by radiation poisoning? We are way too far away from Japan to get any significant levels of radiation traveling here. The levels will be so minute, the

amount of radiation that you have here is the same amount of radiation that you would get on a cross-country airplane flight. What is the current radioactivity situation here in Arizona and how is it being monitored? There are sites where it is monitored all the time, not just for this incident. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is one of those sites. Though potassium iodide is being sold more frequently, why shouldn’t Arizona residents be consuming it? There’s no need to. Potassium iodide is only for people that are directly very close to the radiation source. There can be some adverse effects from taking the pill, and it’s totally unnecessary in Arizona to be doing that. If Arizona is affected by radiation in the future, what precautions would residents, as well as the Arizona Department of Health Services, need to take?

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RESEARCH continued from page 1 is willing to write the proposals and go after the funding … it’s often not fun, but a faculty member has to realize that,” Wyant said. Tolbert said the university’s goal is to have every department double its funding. But big-dollar research projects in optical and space sciences mean doubling from $50 to $100 million, while humanities and fine arts projects would mean doubling from $5,000 to $10,000. “It’s not how much money,” Tolbert said. “We want everyone to be more engaged with research and more. The dollar amounts will be greater but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want really strong humanities research to go and flourish.” Tolbert said because budgets on the state and national level are up in the air, it’s hard to know how much money will be able to be delineated to research. But the interdisciplinary research methods and quality of students keeps Arizona in the running, no matter where

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ASUA is expected to vote on opposing budget cuts from the Arizona Legislature as well bans on ethnic studies programs at the meeting on Wednesday. Drafted by Sen. Dominick San Angelo, the proposed statement of opposition to increased state budget cuts to higher education says that a budget cut would be appropriate but that the one proposed would “tread on the provisions of the Arizona State Constitution” because the constitution requires higher education be “as nearly free as possible.” The statement concludes with the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate expressing the “strongest possible opposition to the irresponsible, drastic and damaging funding reduction proposed by the Arizona State Legislature.” The other drafted statement of opposition on the table is for the ethnic studies law, formerly House Bill 2281, and efforts to ban ethnic studies curriculum. The ethnic studies law bans programs that are for specific ethnic groups that advocate solidarity instead of treatment of pupils as individuals, promote the overthrow of the U.S. government or encourage resentment toward a race or class of people. The statement proposes that this ban could also have repercussions for ethnic studies at the university level and urges the repeal of the ethnic studies law.


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The Arizona Students’ Association will host a series of rallies against proposed cuts to higher education across the state today. Under Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive budget proposal, the UA would lose $67 million in state funding next year. Another proposal from the state Senate would raise the UA’s cut to $92 million. As a result of the expected cuts, UA President Robert Shelton released a tuition proposal that included acrossthe-board increases to tuition ranging from $600 for nonresident undergraduate students to $1,500 for residents. The proposal also included increases to student fees. “I urge all students, current and prospective, to look at the actual cost of a UA education, not just the price,” Shelton wrote in an email on March 20. “With this tuition proposal, we will be able to continue our strong financial aid program. The value of a UA degree must be maintained and indeed appreciate with time.” The rallies predate a tuition videoconference with the Arizona Board of Regents that is planned for March 28. The UA’s rally will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Plaza in front of the Administration building. ASA said they expect a large student turnout.

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HORNE continued from page 1 conclusion or orthodoxy.” Martinez added that Horne was exercising power from his own personal perspective by advocating for the bill’s passage and not the perspectives of the students, teachers and parents who voiced their support for ethnic studies programs. These supporters, he said, were the ones that were intimidated when they tried to discuss their views on the subject with Republican officials at the state Legislature. Saumya Kumar, a first year

budgets lie. “Every university has different areas of specialization and many universities do interdisciplinary stuff. But I’ve never been to another university that has it as a part of its basic fabric,” Tolbert said. “We have said for years that with budget cuts, things were going to fall apart. We keep thinking we’ll fall below an area of critical mass … but every single day across this university, brilliant work is being done. If it wasn’t you, someone you know, someone you said ‘Hi’ to today probably did something extraordinary.” Someone like Koussa, Tolbert said. Koussa will be attending Harvard University as a graduate student in the fall. On his interview rounds, he said many students from top-name universities had only a year or two of research experience. Koussa will graduate from the UA with five. “I have yet to meet anyone who has had three, four, five years of research experience and that’s not uncommon here at the UA,” Koussa said. “I am very much indebted to my undergraduate experience and to those people that helped me along the journey at the UA.”

law student and a law clerk for Martinez, said that she felt the panel told people the truth behind the bill and that Horne was main player in pushing the bill to get passed. “It was a great debate, but I wished there was more questions from the audience,” she said. Timothy Bearese, a third year law student, said that although he thought the discussion was interesting, he felt that the arguments were too political and less legal. “The conflict is state versus school,” he explained. “I want to understand Arizona’s power to dictate education.”


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policebeat By Alexander Vega Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Two non-UA affiliated people were ejected from the Manuel E. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center for being too loud on March 20. Another non-UA affiliated woman, using a computer in the ILC, reported feeling threatened to University of Arizona Police Department at 6:26 p.m. A woman sitting next to her became extremely argumentative with her because the woman thought that she had reported her to the library staff. However, an unknown library patron had reported the woman for being loud and disruptive. The woman then began crying and yelling at a man in the library about being contacted on Facebook. After the woman’s outburst, staff came and asked her to quiet down. She then leaned over to the reporting party, quietly called her a “snitch” and began crying again. The officer spoke with a library manager, who was aware of previous violations by the woman. The manager requested that both parties be issued an exclusionary order due to repeated disruptive behavior. UAPD dispatch confirmed that the woman had been previously involved in five incidents at the UA over the last nine months. The officer issued a six-month exclusionary order to the crying woman and warned the man for criminal trespassing. The two left the area on foot without incident.

Sexual assault reported to UAPD

A non-UA affiliated woman’s mother reported a possible sexual assault to UAPD on March 19. A UAPD officer reported to the woman’s house at 4:30 a.m. and made contact with the mother and daughter. The daughter said she was down at Main Gate Square partying with some friends. After leaving the area, she said that she began walking to Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage. She stopped at what the officer believed to be the Women’s Plaza of Honor and sat down to look for her car keys. As she was looking for the keys, an unknown male in a dark-hooded sweatshirt came up to her and put his finger in her vagina. The officer then checked to make sure she was not injured or in need of medical attention and left the home.

Slanderous graffiti found all over fraternity houses

Vulgar graffiti was found spray painted on the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house and other locations on March 20. The chapter adviser of the fraternity contacted UAPD and met with a uniformed officer at the house at 1:37 p.m. In green and gold paint, the words “Delta Tau Delta sucks” were written on the outer wall of the house. Also, a large penis was painted on the side of the building and on a vehicle parked at the house. A police aide, who was told to check other fraternities and sororities in the area, found even more graffiti at Delta Chi fraternity house. The same shade of green and gold spray paint was found on the wall near the main entrance of Delta Chi. The officer went over and contacted a member of the fraternity and observed graffiti that read, “Delta Tau Delta, FIJI, and Delta Chi sucks penis.” Additionally, the aide observed more of the same spray paint in the pedestrian underpass adjacent to the Delta Chi fraternity house. All of the graffiti was photographed and placed into UAPD evidence. There were no suspects or other evidence found.

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‘Frat Life’ creator goes viral — but not in the sexual way By Eliza Molk ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Jimmy Tatro, an economics freshman and member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, is the star and creator of the YouTube video “Frat Life.” The satirical clip depicts life in a college fraternity and has gone viral with more than 400,000 total hits. The Daily Wildcat had a chance to catch up with the man behind the meme. What inspired you to create “Frat Life”? I wanted to combine all the Valentina Martinelli/Arizona Daily Wildcat aspects of the stereotypical “frat guy” that everyone seems to make fun of and put it into one video. People perceive men in fraternities as guys who just love to party, and that all they do is talk about the girls they hooked up with. That is not actually what being in a fraternity is like, but that’s what everyone likes to make fun of. How has your perception of fraternity life changed since you joined one? I used to think of fraternity life just as a way to party, and before coming to college, I didn’t think I would join one. I thought that guys in fraternities were like the Photo courtesy of guy in the video. Now, I see (Top) Jimmy Tatro, an economics freshman and creator of the YouTube video “Frat my fraternity as a tight-knit Life,” gives a “frat” pose outside of the Pi Kappa Phi house on March 9. Currently, the video has more than 400,000 views on YouTube. (Bottom) A screenshot of Tatro group of guys that just want to have fun. We are like a big acting the part in his video.


group of best friends that hang out all the time, and most of my best friends are in my pledge class. I think of it as a brotherhood. How did your fraternity brothers react to the video? They thought it was pretty hilarious. I thought that some of them would get kind of mad, but they all pretty much just thought it was funny. Did you think the video would become so viral? I thought it would get pretty big, but I didn’t know it would get this big so quickly. It caught on and just kind of exploded. I posted the video on some of my friends’ Facebook walls, and after that it’s like I pushed the rock down the hill and it just started rolling. What are the general reactions you have received from the video? I have gotten more positive reactions from people I see in person, but people on the Internet are usually pretty negative. The people on the Internet say ridiculous things. Half of the comments are so explicit, and myself and people who know I’m kidding find them so ridiculous. What are some of the weirdest reactions you have received as a result of the video? Some people have come up to me and said that they know me from somewhere but don’t know from where, then after five minutes of talking to them, they realize I am the guy from the video. A few random girls that I didn’t know asked me to be in a relationship with them on

Facebook. I apologize to those girls for not accepting, but I thought that it might be a little bit weird. How did you go about making the video? I wrote down all of the main ideas in a notebook when I thought of them in the course of my pledge semester. Once I had a bunch of quotes written down, I filmed that in four days and had almost all my clips, with only a few more that I needed to add. I saw another YouTube video mocking sororities, and I figured that I better make a move. I put the video up the following day, so in total it took about six days to make. None of it was really improvisation. A lot of the things I thought of, filmed right away, and they became crucial points in the video. Did you do all the filming yourself? I filmed the parts where I am by the dorm doing the interview. During parts filmed where the camera wasn’t stationary, I would grab a friend and ask them to quickly film that part. I knew all of the people in the video. Was the video aimed at any fraternity in particular? No. The video was not meant to be offensive in any way to anybody, it is just something satirical that everyone can laugh at and relate to. What is your favorite quote from the video? The quote where he says that he chases shots with muscle milk. I think that’s a good one.

Film follows students’ fight for ethnic studies

‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Bon Jovi


This is one of those songs that ends all conversation at a frat party or the Auld Dubliner. Bros can’t resist the allure of an over-played power ballad, especially one about a working class they’ve never been a part of, and this one is so loud and nearly toneless that pretty much anyone can sing along. Plus, it was featured on an early iteration of “Rock Band,” so you know your bro has practice wailing, “Whoooaaaooaaaa, we’re halfway there!” — Heather Price-Wright

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Yeesh. Do you remember this song? Can you imagine a more appropriate bro-ballad than the poetic breakthrough that gave us “Fierce nipple pierce you got me sprung with your tongue ring”? It was so popular, it played at number one for two weeks. What victory for bro culture. — Remy Albillar

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The mellow alternativerock version of this rap song is sure to be a hit with all your bros. In fact, you may as well call this version of the song “Broz in the hood,” because, as Dynamite Hack proves, bros know nothin’ in life but to be legit. — Miranda Butler

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‘I’m On a Boat’ The Lonely Island


So apparently a song about being on a boat is really where it’s at. Maybe it’s because it’s so very manly to say “flippiefloppies.” Maybe it’s because of autotune virtuoso, T-Pain. Maybe it’s because when you sing along you get to swear in every line of the song … Or maybe … uh, nevermind. —Dallas Williamson


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Pioneers of party rock LMFAO don’t beat around the bush: “If you ain’t getting drunk, get the fuck out the club.” Wise words. Optional drinking game: take a shot every time someone says “shots.” Last man standing has to call the paramedics. — Brandon Specktor

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Crystal Terriquez, a former student in the Tucson High Magnet School Mexican American studies program, joins fellow protesters on the Tucson High rooftop for an all-night demonstration.

Filmmakers set out to show ‘students, not politics’ By Kellie Mejdrich ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The students of Tucson High Magnet School recently made their voices heard on the topic of Mexican American studies. Soon, they’ll be seen and heard. Producer Eren McGinnis and Director Ari Luis Palos are premiering their documentary “Precious Knowledge” at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday at 7 p.m. The film follows the lives of several high school students fighting to keep the Mexican American studies program alive amidst political

controversy. Commonly known as Raza studies, the program has dramatically increased student retention rates for Mexican American students at Tucson High. With a current dropout rate of 48 percent for Mexican Americans, this program was nationally acclaimed. But exsuperintendent Tom Horne pushed legislation at the state capitol to outlaw such a program, saying it was racially discriminatory. But McGinnis wanted to document the students, not the politics, she said.

“It’s really a movie about the students,” McGinnis said. “It’s not about Tom Horne. We wanted people to know what the students were up against.” McGinnis and Palos followed students for a year, filming their struggle to keep the program alive, and their protests along the way. McGinnis said one of the most powerful moments during filming was when students ran from Tucson to Phoenix as part of a symbolic journey to the state capitol to protest. The run PRECIOUS, page 8


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“Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” by Joshua Foer. The book chronicles Foer’s training for, and accidental winning of, the U.S. Memory Championship.


To the dubstep remix of Charlie Sheen’s “Winning” interview. Death, and acoustic music, is for fools. You can download the MP3 for free online.


“Friday,” by Rebecca Black. Oh wait, you already have. Watch it again. P.S. There’s an “unplugged” version, in case you need more proof of this song’s greatness.


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Rainbow Arabia takes the stage at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., at 9 p.m. to deliver their “Fourth World Popâ€? experience. If you don’t know what they’re talking about ‌ well, you’ll just have to go see for yourself. Tickets are $3 at the door and free to Optimist Club members.

Destroyer, the “bandonym� for singer-songwriter Dan Bejar, is taking over Club Congress at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Oh, and no kiddies allowed. This is for the 21 and over crowd.

Take a look at events that have occurred close to home with the premiere of “Precious Knowledge� held at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. The film, produced by Eren McGinnis and directed by Ari Luis Palos, documents how Tucson High Magnet School students and teachers formed the front line of a civil rights battle to save Mexican American Studies classes. Tucson High School mariachi, folklorico and drum line groups will also be making an appearance at the premiere. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free.

The Second City is back in Tucson and just as funny as ever in its newest production, “Sex and The Second City, Version 2.0.� In an age where tweeting, poking and “liking� are the new form of flirtation, this hysterical performance illustrates how much more complicated and confusing technology has made romance and relationships. Premiering today, “Sex and The Second City, Version 2.0� runs through March 27 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.


Feeling the need for speed? The Arizona Nitro Jam is in town, and this drag racing extravaganza has four nitro classes including 320 mph Top Fuel Dragsters. Held at the Southwestern International Raceway, 12000 S. Houghton Road, you are sure to get your fast and furious fix. For tickets and information visit Get sweaty on the dance floor. The heart-pounding, dance-inducing rhythms of The Taraf de Tucson are taking over Club Congress. Hailed as a gypsy reggaeton explosion, Gabriel Sullivan’s band meshes the melodies from regions such as Romania and Mexico to create an intoxicating beat. The dance party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5.


Get your dose of good family fun at the Nam Jam Concert. Held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, the concert features six hours of performances by local bands, a car show, a chili-cookoff and plenty of food to tantalize your taste buds. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.

If you like American Idol, you may like “Quest for the Best.� Although it features mostly classical music selections, you, the audience, still get to choose who wins as the best of southern Arizona’s voice students sing for $8,000+ in cash prizes. Tickets are $20 for students and feature a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception where you can chat with the singers and faculty. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1713 E. University Blvd.

Ah, date night. Gentlemen, have no fear. UApresents has got you covered with a show both you and the missus will enjoy: the Trey McIntyre Project. With classical ballet as its backbone, this ensemble performs athletic works of art that are beyond categorization. For tickets and information visit Curtains open at 8 p.m.

PRECIOUS continued from page 7 was also a reminder of their heritage. But filming also provided McGinnis with some startling data. “People who build prisons look at second grade demographic data,� McGinnis said. “They see how many kids are in second grade, and they project how many prisons to build. Just as a concerned citizen, those kind of things bother me.� Filming the documentary was a powerful bonding experience with the students, McGinnis said, who watched students transform academically when they entered the program. “You’re getting kids who have a lot of obstacles,� McGinnis said. “What the program does is they get them to start thinking about education in a different way.� And for the students, McGinnis said, it’s not about being political — it’s about getting an education in an antagonistic environment. “This film should not be controversial. It should not. But it is, and that says something about the climate,� McGinnis said. “The thing I want people to reflect on the most is student achievement. This is something that goes beyond the controversy.�


Tucson loves bikes. Celebrate the joy of bicycling with Parasol Project in Tucson Bike Beautiful 2. Start at noon and cruise through the car-less streets of Cyclovia Tucson and arrive at Armory Park at 2 p.m. for an all-inclusive bike fashion show. Then, head on over to The Hut, 305 N. Fourth Ave., at 5 p.m. for The Bike-AStravaganza. Featuring The Wonderfools, Flight School Acrobatics and plenty of live music, it is the perfect way to top off your weekend.

“Precious Knowledge� is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Before the film, the Tucson High Mariachi group Rayos del Sol, Los Tucsonenses Folklorico dancers and the Tucson High drumline will perform. There will also be an art gallery showcasing the work of photographer Jeff Smith, who created portraits inspired by the documentary. After the film, the director, students and teachers will be available for a Q&A.

It’s Mondo Mondays at The Loft Cinema, and in celebration of the wacky weirdness that is the silver screen, the Loft is showing “I Come in Peace.� Grab a drink and some popcorn and sit down to watch Dolph Lundgren bring out his “big guns� in a showdown with a pasty white alien. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is only $3. Are you a beer connoisseur? The last Monday of every month, Sam Hughes’ Place Championship Dining, 446 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 150, puts on a five-course beer dinner with five beer pairings. It’s a college student’s dream. Reservations strongly recommended. $40 per person. — Dallas Williamson

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My musical odyssey: A Wildlifer at SXSW the same laid-back jam with limited movement and predictable melodies. The Under The Radar showcase was so packed I missed Owen Pallett play his set and instead waited in line for two hours. I also was packed into a tiny cantina with over 300 people for four hours, with no air conditioning and broken toilets. It was … sticky.

By Kellie Mejdrich ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT South by Southwest, Austin’s largest festival and one of the biggest American music festivals of the year, was a brand spankin’ new adventure for me this spring break. And boy was I in for a thrill. As a modest consumer of indie music and its corresponding shows, I was excited to experience SXSW for the first time. I didn’t have an official badge or wristband, but by RSVPing or showing up to unofficial shows early, I saw more than a dozen shows in three days — almost all for free.

The ugly:

The good:

Menomena, John Grant with Midlake and Sondre Lerche played sets at the Central Presbyterian Church. John Grant, former lead vocalist with The Czars now heading his own solo career backed by the band Midlake, was a highlight of the night. His satirical songs were so well orchestrated and his voice so serious(ly good) that the audience was almost fooled into accepting him as a casinolevel hack before recognizing his comedic genius. Masked as a sappy piano ballad, Grant sang, “Baby, you’re where dreams go to die / I regret the day your lovely carcass caught my eye.” Precious. Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche played his entire new self-titled album, slated to

Rub-a-dub-dub. The members of Menomena prep for SXSW.

come out in June, at the three shows I sawat Maggie Mae’s, The Liberty and the Presbyterian Church. He was just as good live as he is recorded. Menomena played awesome sets at the Presbyterian Church and the Under The Radar Magazine party at Flamingo Cantina. The band played an

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eclectic set with a wide range of instruments including baritone saxophone and piano mixed with electric guitar and complex drum rhythms. Under the Radar’s showcase also included Surfer Blood and Okkervil River — they also gave out half a dozen pairs of Shure headphones.

The bad:

The Dodos played another underwhelming set, mirroring their performance at Club Congress earlier this month. Maybe I’m just not a big enough fan, but their stage presence is snooze-inducing to me. Even at the Mess With Texas Party, they played

Nights got really wacky, really fast. Drunk people were crying, fighting, yelling and stumbling all over the place by 1 a.m. Even buying a quick bite to eat at a taco stand could turn into a tedious wait surrounded by obnoxious club crawlers, blissfully unaware of their own behavior. Case in point: There was a secret show at The Beauty Bar where Death From Above 1979 played at 1 a.m. on Saturday. But by 11 p.m. the show was limited to wristband and badge holders only (official SXSW participants). When the show started, a riot broke out, where mounted policemen tazed and maced participants for breaking down the bar’s back-patio fence. Good thing I went home. Overall, SXSW was magical. Seeing so many bands in such a short time was an unprecedented experience for me. And with success, disappointment and experience under my belt, I’m ready to do it all over again next year.

Campus singers to compete for cash, your affection By Jazmine Woodberry ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT On Sunday, students will duke it out for a piece of $8,000 in prize money at the eighth annual Quest for the Best vocal competition at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre. The competition is a partnership between the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona and the UA schools of Music and Dance. All participants are students, most from the UA. “There’s not that much of an opportunity to get an appreciation for classical singing like opera around town,” said

Frank Finkenberg, a member of the opera guild’s board of directors and web designer for the Arizona State Museum. “The larger purpose of this and doing it on the university campus is to invite all students to come and see what opera is all about, as sung by young singers,” he said. Undergraduate contestants will begin by singing one aria, a five to six-minute operatic song. Audience members will then vote for their top three performers, and the ballots will be tallied before intermission. After a performance by the UA School of Dance, the graduates will deliver

their arias, and the audience will again vote for their top three singers. “The unique thing about this is that it is all done by audience vote. It’s no experts doing their arcane thing. It’s who did the audience like,” Finkenberg said. This year 11 undergraduate and eight graduate students will compete. All participants get $100 for their efforts and expenses. The top prizes come in around $750 for undergraduates and $1,500 for graduates, according to Finkenberg. Contest organizers are guaranteed to present at least $8,000 in cash to participants.

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ector O’MacSavage is no average bear. Hector is a world-traveling bear. The American Airlines plane trip from Ireland to Chicago, Ill., was quite comfy for all four inches of Hector. The stuffed bear sat respectfully in his seat, buckled up for safety, warm in a green jumper bearing the words “I shamrock you.” To kill time during a layover in Chicago, Hector started modeling. Sam Dowzard, Hector’s constant travel partner and a non-degreeseeking exchange student at the UA, manned the camera. Thus began a tradition and, soon after, the

formation of a Facebook page and the solidification of a yearlong inside joke. “We took many pictures in Chicago because we got bored and Hector was something to keep our spirits up,” Dowzard said. “The Facebook seemed like the next step because there were enough pictures for him to be a real person at this stage. There are more pictures on his page than some people have. “ According to his profile, Hector is a 20-year-old native of Leitrim, Ireland. He enjoys “The Jungle Book,” “Winnie The Pooh” and the work of Bear Grylls. With 210 photos already posted, Hector has almost four times as many pictures as he does online friends. The idea for Hector came from Dowzard’s brother and cousin. The two have an Irish pig named Winston who wears a green top hat and a shamrock. On their many travels, they have taken photos of Winston with the people they met and the different places they visited. But Winston could not take the time to join Dowzard overseas. Dowzard’s friend Shirley introduced him to Hector before he left to study at

UA. The two became inseparable companions. In the beginning of the year, Hector made many new friends. “People thought we were weirdos,” Dowzard said. “I’m sure they thought, ‘I wonder, are they aware that that’s a stuffed bear?’ They always thought we were a bit simple. They couldn’t see the magic within Hector.” Having been denied a CatCard, Hector spent much of the football season sneaking into UA home games. “Yes, he’s been to many football matches, and he’s been on the big screen twice,” Dowzard said. “In one game we went sufficiently mental enough for us to put him on camera.” Getting a taste for the limelight, Hector has also been seen thrust in front of the token neon skin-suit fans while cheering for the camera. Hector has had all the American experiences of his fellow Irishmen: toilet papering the girls’ room, squishing into a packed taxi, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, drinking beer until his clothes came off and ultimately finding his way into girls’ shirts. He’s even gotten a full tour of the Chi Omega sorority house. “He’s a single bear, ready for action in a sexy pullover,” Dowzard said. “We live vicariously through Hector.” But it’s not all fun and games for Hector. After a night of partying, Hector passed out and was forgotten

in a cab. “We all got out and someone said, ‘Where’s Hector?’ And the last picture was him hanging up in the taxi,” Dowzard said. “So we had to ring up the taxi company to find the stuffed bear. Since then we’ve been a bit too protective.” “It was the girls against the guys after that,” said Jessica Hardagon, another of Hector’s Irish friends. “We blamed them for bad parenting.” Since then, Hector has gone out far less. His last trip was a snowboarding trip in Colorado, though he stayed in Dowzard’s bag the whole time. His next adventure remains unknown. But he will always have a place in Dowzard’s life. In America, Hector represents a constant reminder of home. “He’s the pillar of strength and comfort,” Dowzard said. “A

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reminder of the wisdom and the savageness of Ireland … the regal beauty. He keeps the childhood alive. We’re never too old to play with stuffed toys.”

UA photographer gets ‘National’ attention By Miranda Butler Arizona Daily Wildcat Imagine what it would be like to experience something so extraordinary that it is deemed National Geographicworthy. Last week, UA staff member Jamara Sky Knight’s work joined the ranks of the magazine’s incredible stories. Knight is an instructional specialist at the UA’s Child Language Center, Wings on Words. She works with toddlers as a teacher of speech and language. But her interest in helping children does not end there. In 2008, Knight received a grant to work at an orphanage in Tanzania. Knight went to Tanzania for three months to pursue a photography project with the children there. In addition to volunteering at the orphanage, she brought 35 millimeter cameras for them and taught a weekly photography class. “It was kind of like (teaching) a literacy photography course. … By getting the kids to think about what they’re going to take pictures of beforehand, you’re also able to incorporate writing and drawing. It’s not just an art class,” Knight said. For Knight, the experience

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was about teaching the kids a new skill, and giving them an opportunity that they wouldn’t normally have. “Most of the kids didn’t even have pictures of themselves,” Knight said. “So you can only imagine what it was like when they were given a camera for the first time, and they were able to take pictures.” Knight also took phenomenal

photographs of her own. Many of her artistic, colorful pictures depict the fascinating lives of Tanzanian people. Among them was “Dust Dance,” the photo she would ultimately submit to National Geographic Magazine’s “Exceptional Experiences” photo contest. The photograph of Tanzanian children kicking their feet up in

the dust was made possible by noisy neighbors. “For several weeks (in Tanzania), we could hear loud music playing,” Knight said. “It was our neighbors, doing this amazing dance. So we invited them to the orphanage to teach the kids. In the picture, there are some kids from the orphanage in it, as well as the

kids who were teaching them. … (The neighbors) had a loud generator, they had someone on the keyboards, and they even had singers with microphones. So it was like a little concert for all the kids. It was a lot of fun.” After returning to the U.S., her photos were exhibited in Durham, N.C., as well as the at the UA Kachina Lounge. Three years after her adventure, Knight read about the “Exceptional Experiences” photo contest in National Geographic. She thought that “Dust Dance” captured an exceptional moment, so she sent it in. “I submitted it just feeling accomplished in my own personal goals … I couldn’t imagine it would get that far,” Knight laughed. The contest winners were announced last week, and although Knight did not receive the grand prize, she said it was an honor to be recognized by the magazine. The experience was uplifting, and she plans to continue taking photos and helping kids. “I’m constantly applying to artist grants,” Knight said. “I’d even love to do something here in Tucson. I’m interested in projects related to the border, and to women, and to youth.”



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Cartoonist surviving evolution of an industry By Steven Kwan ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Terry Moore has been working as a writer and independent cartoonist in the comic industry for close to 20 years. He says that he is “amazed� that he has survived for so long in an industry that has seen its audience shrink every year. Moore is best known for his creation, “Strangers in Paradise,� which gained many loyal fans during its run from 1993 to 2007. He has also worked for major comic book publishers such as DC and Marvel and is currently wrapping up his latest series, “Echo.� The Daily Wildcat spoke with Moore over the phone a few days before his visit to the 2011 Tucson Festival of Books.� It has been a few years since the end of “Strangers in Paradise.� What has it been like to be away from that story and the characters? It’s a lot like breaking up from the best band that I was ever in. I’ll go on and do other stuff, but that will stick with me for a lifetime. It’s a little strange because I spent every day with those characters for years and years, so to not do that now is definitely different. You are doing something very different with your current series. Can you describe “Echo� for anyone who hasn’t read it? It’s a sci-fi comic book series. I describe it as “The Fugitive� meets “The X-Files.� I wanted to write a sci-fi story that could happen in Einstein’s universe, you know, not based so much on “let’s pretend and suppose� but more on the real physics and what if it was all a lot wackier than we even think. So that’s kind of my approach

to doing a sci-fi story — without going into space. I saw on your website,, this week that you sent the penultimate issue of “Echo� to the printer. What have you enjoyed from working on this series? It’s been a lot of fun to do something totally different. The first series (“Strangers in Paradise�) was so domestic, and this is a big, high-concept adventure series, so that’s been a lot of fun. The next one, I look forward to doing something entirely different from the first two. That’s the fun of being able to create your own world: it’s to see where you can end up. It’s kind of like a road trip. What’s next after “Echo� ends? I’m going to have to announce that later this week. I haven’t announced it yet. To tell you the truth, I haven’t figured it out yet because I have options and it’s hard to choose. So I’m waiting until the last minute to make up my mind, and Thursday is the last minute. That’s when I have to solicit the new series to my distributor, Diamond Comics. So Thursday I’m going to make my announcement. (Moore announced his new horror comic series will be “Rachel Rising.�) You’ve worked for major comic book publishers in addition to publishing through your own imprint, Abstract Studio. What kind of challenges does each type of work present for you? The obvious difference is that when you work on other people’s stuff there’s an awful lot of rules. There’s a big rulebook and a bible that comes with it, and there’s usually caretakers that come in the

form of editors and publishers who are watching out for their property. And then there’s a huge fanbase that is watching out for the property. It belongs to them now — Batman Photo co urtesy o wouldn’t do this, he f strang ersinpa radise.c wouldn’t do that, that kind of thing. om Whereas when it’s your creation, of an industry in it can be whatever you say it’s terms of evolution, going to be. If you’re a Beatle, then like we’re switching from being you say I can do a soft song and one way to a new way, you know? I can do “Revolution 9,â€? it’s all When you do that, you have to Beatle music. I can do whatever I burn the bird and get the phoenix want in my comics. I draw a page, out of it. So I feel like we’re or I can put a poem in it. You can’t transitioning from the Industrial do that in a Marvel book. You’re Age to the Space Age. It’s like really just a musician for hire when everybody is lamenting the loss of you’re working for Marvel or DC. the railroad, but hey man, now we It’s like you’re playing in a band have airplanes. for a star upfront; it’s not about Nobody I know in the industry you. It’s about someone else. — none of the creators — are What’s your take on the comic missing any of the old stuff or book industry in the years you’ve any of the old ways. They’re all been working as a creator and excited about whatever comes publisher? next. But for the first time ever in It’s totally different now. I’m my lifetime, what comes next is amazed I’m a survivor and part not promising to be better in terms of the new order. When I first got of like, it’s going to be bigger, we’re in, it was a completely different all going to have more readers, thing. It was like music in the there’s going to be more money, ’50s. ‌ When I got in (the comic oh it’s going to be so much greater book industry in) 1993, it had — there’s none of that being no resemblance to the way it is offered. It’s still all in the teardown now — none. Nothing about the mode. The big thing about digital business was the same: the fans, (comics) right now is that no one is the way it works, what kind of making a dime off of it, so it’s just comics came out, how they came destroying the industry the same out, how big and how much way M-PEG destroyed the music money was in the business. Now, I industry. So I don’t know how it’s feel like we’re watching the death going to play out.

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The concept of re-telling fairytales for modern audiences certainly isn’t new. Children’s books like “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales� and theatrical updates like “Into the Woods� and “Once Upon A Mattress� take these perennially re-told stories and try to make them new. Re-imagining fairytales often involves humor and farce, which is fine in children’s books but leaves a gulf for adults who love the old stories, but also love real, ambitious literature. Editor Kate Bernheimer and 40 of the freshest voices in fiction today have set out to change that. Bernheimer’s anthology “My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me� contains 40 stories, each in some way based on a different, very old story, from “Baba Yaga� to “Jack and the Beanstalk� all the way to “The Odyssey.� Some big names in contemporary fiction can be found in the volume — Michael Cunningham, who wrote “The Hours,� screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute and author of pretty much everything Joyce Carol Oates all make appearances. And their stories. Oh, their stories. These tales aren’t just

retreads of the originals, replacing a magic wand with a laptop here, making a character flatulent there, as with past attempts at modernizing fairytales. Instead, most of these stories are complete in and of themselves,

Six Swans� by the Brothers Grimm, plays with the idea of multiple versions of one story, and incorporates characters and endings of multiple interpretations into one wheeling, fractured tale. The source material is already eerie: a sister must save her brothers, who have been turned into swans, by weaving them each a shirt out of stinging nettles, and then grapple with an evil queen who has stolen her children. Jackson’s version capitalizes on this eeriness and enhances it, allowing it to speak volumes about family, sacrifice and the nature of art. Characters of Jackson’s own invention, like a woman with hands made of silver and the gay lover of the youngest swan brother, round out the Photo courtesy of archetypal tale and bring it to life. wildly inventive, spooky and The story from which the heartrending and even magical. anthology’s title is derived, Alissa They draw on their source Nutting’s “The Brother and the material in marvelous ways, Bird,� from “The Juniper Tree� by finding the kernel of honesty, the the Brothers Grimm, is delicious moment that matters, in a familiar and spine tingling. It’s good story and taking it somewhere enough that I don’t want to give breathtaking and new. even a moment of the story away, Shelley Jackson’s “The Swan suffice to say that the title comes Brothers,� based on “The from a chilling song sung by a


little boy who may or may not have been chopped up and baked into a pie. Not every story is perfect. Some, like Joy Williams’ “The Pelican Child,� try too hard to fit a modern moral into an ancient tale. Williams’ version of the Baba Yaga myth ends on a high-and-mighty environmentalist note that sours what was otherwise a creepy, fascinating tale. Neil LaBute tries a little too hard with his “With Hair of Hand-Spun Gold,� which re-imagines Rumpelstiltskin as a young man obsessively in love with his former teacher. But even these less-than-stellar attempts are not flops; they’re just not quite as awesome as the rest of the book. The best thing about “My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me� is that it works in two directions at once. The pieces can all stand alone as surreal and wonderfully imaginative short stories. But at the same time, they beg the reader to re-visit their source material, and be reminded of how exciting the fairytales in our cultural lexicon are. If you’ve forgotten the weirdness of “The Bremen Town Musicians� or have never read the non-Disneyfied ending of “The Little Mermaid,� this book will both vault you forward through those stories and pull you back to the equally wonderful original texts.

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‘Limitless’ could use taste of its own medicine By Kathleen Roosa ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Imagine a drug that lets you access 100 percent of your brain. That means you can rock the question on your final exam about the one-sentence thing your professor never mentioned. It means you’ve suddenly mastered break dancing because you were once forced into watching “Step Up.” It means the stock market is your bitch and the world is your oyster. It means you are, undoubtedly, brilliant. That’s apparently what the miracle drug NZT does to you. It opens up more than that 20 percent of your brain that you regularly use (which technically isn’t true because you access all parts, just at different times). Such is the premise of “Limitless.” When Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) recklessly takes a shiny pill given to him by his ex-brother-inlaw, he turns from a bum of a writer into a sleek finance guru. In true rags-to-riches fashion, he suddenly cranks out a best-seller, wins back his girlfriend (Abbie Cornish) who dumped his sluggish arse (he deserved it) and wins the respect of a Wall Street mogul named Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro). The film’s success stems from a surprising performance from Cooper. After “The Hangover” and “The A-Team,” it’s hard to not expect a rather flat, though charmingly roughish, character. Yet he excels at playing both sides of the coin — pre and post NZT. With the movie consisting of

large portions of dramatic monologue about his newfound abilities, Cooper delivers his lines with an almost cocky selfassurance that makes you simultaneously root for him and want something terrible to happen. And his hairstyle changes are quite impressive. Just you wait. Supporting performances are decent and work well within the limited screen time they’re given. Cornish is adorable and understated, charmingly accepting of Eddie’s whims, though there isn’t too much in the way of their background. It would have been nice to see more of De Niro too, but he’s more or less trapped in a static character with little else in his brain besides the Nasdaq. The visual effects are an energetic cacophony of zooming fish-eye lenses and iridescent colors. In a market so saturated with laughable drug sequences, “Limitless” does a fantastic job skirting the cliché. The soundtrack is not something to put your nose up at either: lots of techno during the trippy scenes and some sweet Black Keys to wrap up the deal. It’s the plot that will trip you up. Despite a promising premise, the problems Eddie faces raise far



“‘Battle: Los Angeles’ is the number one movie in America,” buzzes the television screen, transmitting a variety of confusing and heartbreaking sentiments to my brain in an efficient two seconds. If only my experience with this bad joke of a film could be contained to an equally brief time period. Alas … It was clear to me that “Battle: Los Angeles” was going to be a silly movie from its trailer, but I was at least expecting a tolerable romp through a destructiondecorated cityscape, lead by a solid Aaron Eckhart performance. Instead what I found was a movie that, impressively, managed to signal every single “this-is-abad-movie” red flag in my face at least once over the course of the film. Let’s recap: Obvious “in medias res” introduction: Nothing says a movie is probably going to be trite and poorly conceived as when the film starts in the middle of an intense battle. Don’t be fooled by the editor. They’re not showing you that scene in the beginning to develop


a sense of dramatic irony or sympathize characters for the audience. They’re tricking you into sitting through a half-hour of blithering exposition about 16 stock characters that will be killed over the next hour instead of walking out of the movie right away like you should. Michelle Rodriguez in movie: “Blue Crush.” “The Fast and the Furious.” “Resident Evil.” “Avatar.” “Machete.” “S.W.A.T.” If any of these are your favorite movie of all time, you’ll probably really enjoy “Battle: Los Angeles.” Like all of those movies (and the television show “Lost”), this film features Rodriguez breaking away from her usual character roles and exploring new ground as a gun-toting, loud-mouthed, hypermasculine and independent Latina named “Ramirez,” “Cortez,” or “Santiago.” “Awkward Virgin” stock character: Nothing like Hollywood telling you that being a virgin makes you a loser, even if you’re a Marine defending the Earth from aliens. Breaks new ground in melodrama: Laughter is impossible to stifle as Eckhart, mostly channeling a gravely voiced Harvey Dent from

It’s good to see Matthew McConaughey pull himself away from romantic comedies and don a suit to play the smooth-talking lawyer, Mick Haller, in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” Adapted from Michael Connelly’s bestselling book, “The Lincoln Lawyer” follows Haller as he represents a prominent client, Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who is accused of severely beating a woman he met at a high-end club. Haller works from the backseat of his black, 1980s Lincoln Town Car, hence the title. He routinely represents clients who are guilty of their crimes — methmaking bikers, drug-addicted prostitutes — but his fees and legal tactics vary according to his own sense of justice. The bikers have to pay thousands of dollars to get their friend out of jail while the prostitute, who might not be able to afford his fees, gets into a nice rehab facility. That Roulet asked for Haller specifically is not the first unusual part of this case. Roulet insists that he is innocent and that Haller not negotiate any deals for a reduced sentence, in spite of the evidence and any testimony. As Haller digs deeper into the case and Roulet’s past amid his personal uncertainty, the facts bring him back to an old client, who may be serving time in prison as an innocent man. How do you make a legal thriller feel lively when we’re inundated with police and legal-drama TV shows and movies? The actors meet this challenge with good-to-great performances. McConaughey looks at ease as the charming Haller, whether it’s grifting wealthy clients with a fake cameraman or getting information from and flirting

with his ex-wife, prosecutor Maggie McPherson (Marisa Tomei), at their favorite after-hours bar. At times, McConaughey brings flashes of his “Tropic Thunder” character, Rick Peck, aka “The Pecker”, to Haller, much to the benefit of “The Lincoln Lawyer.” You can believe that Haller is willing to do anything to see that his client — and justice — are served. Phillippe gives a great performance as Roulet. He casts little doubt about his innocence in the beginning or his motives as the story progresses. Phillippe reminds us that he can excel when acting with a good script and a strong cast. Director Brad Furman, who has made mostly short films, and cinematographer Lukas Ettlin (“Battle: Los Angeles”) give “The Lincoln Lawyer” a pace and polish that are at once familiar yet refreshing from TV or movie legal dramas. The songs featured in the movie — a classy mix of blues, hip-hop and soul — give “The Lincoln Lawyer” a vibe that fits its Beverly Hills landscape. Not everything goes down as smoothly as the soundtrack, though . Many of the supporting actors are given one-dimensional characters that do nothing more than advance the story. Tomei is given an unfortunate flat line about why McPherson and Haller are divorced. William H. Macy, as Haller ’s investigator Frank Levin, is little more than long hair and a big mustache, and Haller ’s setup and legal maneuver in the final courtroom scene does not quite make sense. Watching “The Lincoln Lawyer” is like reading a bestselling author in great form. You may not get much subtlety, but you’ll be too wrapped up in its brisk plot and bold main character to care.


more questions than they answer. After Eddie launches into his new lifestyle, the movie jumps into three acts that barely relate to each other. It becomes an odd blend of mob loan sharks, a race to find more NZT and pressure from Carl Van Loon. Oh, don’t forget to throw in the creepy guy out to kill Eddie and his girlfriend. “Limitless” could have been great, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a watch. You’ll probably walk out of the theater thinking it’s an entertaining movie. Back home you’ll raise your eyebrow a few times at the plethora of loopholes. But in the end you’ll most likely just shrug your shoulders, start getting ready for class tomorrow and secretly want some NZT yourself.

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the end of “The Dark Knight,” turns to his surviving Marines and sternly comments, “We don’t want to be here when those bombs drop!” It might seem unlikely that such asinine writing would find itself into every bit of dialogue spoken by every character in the movie, but “Battle: Los Angeles” defies the improbable time and time again. Not “Independence Day”: The alien autopsy scene, the air battles, the one black character played by a rapper, most of the last half hour; all of these elements are ones shared by this movie and Will Smith’s magnum opus “Independence Day.” Too bad “Battle: Los Angeles” is so poorly conceived, so poorly written, and so poorly put together that any other comparisons between the two films should warrant dismissal from this university. In short, it wasn’t very good at all. Shame on you, America!


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about the importance of language and storytelling techniques in recounting difficult, harrowing tales. Talks like Beah’s and others’ proved that people are still both creating and consuming serious, evocative, important literature. And sure, maybe the tens of thousands (attendance may even have hit 100,000) of people who spent time at the Festival of Books don’t speak for everyone in their commitment to support literature, whatever form it takes. But for a scrappy desert town, Tucson sure has climbed the ranks of successful book festivals, a triumph for the books and authors themselves as much as for the festival’s organizers. People are still reading, and they’re not going to stop.

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ent from bowling or golf, which you can watch on TV all day, every day,” Eisenberg said. “I have always thought it was kind of cool watching James Bond movies, Crocodile Dundee — anybody who was able to wield a knife and throw it across the room and make it stick. “I always wanted to be able to do that and then one day my wife asked what I wanted for the holidays. I said a throwing knife. I tried throwing it into a tree but I felt bad. I felt so bad I went and hugged the tree.” Somewhat traumatized by the tree carnage he wrought, Eisenberg

•Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate. •German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker’s Chocolate. The product was named in honor of him — Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Bar. •Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love. •American chocolate manufactur-

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let his knife sit in a drawer for a year before his wife introduced him to Joe “Brokenfeather” Darrah, a knife maker and throwing expert. After complimenting Eisenberg on his hand-eye coordination and providing advice on technique, Darrah suggested the surgeon try his hand at competing. Tournaments and some trophies followed. “I want to be the master, the best surgeon, do the best breast augmentations and I want to get the highest score,” Eisenberg said. — AOL News

ers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk every year — surpassed only by the cheese and ice cream industries. •Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.

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Philadelphia breast surgeon moonlights as knife thrower Meet Dr. Ted Eisenberg, holder of the world record for the most breast surgeries performed in a lifetime. Rest assured, ladies — you’re probably in safe hands. Not content with handling scalpels all day, in his spare time Eisenberg is a competitive knife thrower. Inspired by fictional Australian outback hero Crocodile Dundee and James Bond movies, the Philadelphia surgeon is a delicate artist by day who relaxes after hours with tomahawks and hunting knives. “It’s a little unusual, it is a little different, but it’s not that differ-

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HOROSCOPES Aries (March 21 - April 19) — Today is

a 7 — Be gentle to those who love you. You don’t want to say something that you’d later regret. Look beyond the material world to focus on your inner spirit. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) — Today is an 8 — The end of one thing is the beginning of another. Powerful energy moves projects forward. Ask yourself what you really want, and be open to getting it. Gemini (May 21 - June 21) — Today is a 6 — It’s lonely when you forget the team. The energy’s there to move things forward quickly. Harness it by asking others to check your blind spots. Expect positive change.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) — Today is a 6 — You have the talent, energy, skills and commitment to make it work. Don’t rush the job, you’ll risk missing something key. Embrace a new direction. Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Bring people together for a delicious family meal. Let the guests inspire a new future direction. Listen to your intuition, and keep it grounded. Check your schedule. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — You’re strongly rooted to take action that forwards a project, and have energy and resources. Don’t get distracted from your main focus. Keep an open mind.

Campus Events

UA Spring Career Days March 22-March 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Could the economic news be brightening a bit? Check it out. University of Arizona Spring Career Days is not just for graduating students looking for permanent employment. In addition to scouting for your dream job, this is also a great opportunity to gather information on internships, find out about the job outlook in specific fields and talk to real-world recruiters. Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom

The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, known as SBS, will present Immigration Week focusing on immigration issues in Arizona during the week of March 20. March 23, 4-5:45 p.m. – A lecture titled “What Immigration Raids Tells Us about Latino Families and the State” will be given by Mary Romero, a professor of justice and social inquiry at Arizona State University. The event will be hosted by the UA’s Binational Migration Institute, and the discussion following the lecture will be moderated by Anna Ochoa O’Leary, codirector of the UA Binational Migration Institute and assistant professor in Mexican American studies. The event will be held in the Cesar E. Chavez Building, Room 205. 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

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.

Photographers Robert Alcaraz Gordon Bates Janice Biancavilla Will Ferguson Farren Halcovich Valentina Martinelli Virginia Polin Ernesto Somoza Annie Marum Koby Upchurch Rebecca Rillos David Venezia Designers Kelsey Dieterich Freddy Eschrich Jessica Leftault Chris Legere Adrienne Lobl Rebecca Rillos Zack Rosenblatt Copy Editors Chelsea Cohen Nicole Dimtsios Emily Estrada Greg Gonzales Jason Krell James Neeley Melissa Porter Sarah Precup Lynley Price Stephanie Ramirez Advertising Account Executives Ryan Adkins Kirstie Birmingham Sarah Dalton Liliana Esquer Zach McClain Grego Moore Siobhan Nobel Luke Pergande John Reed Daniela Saylor Sales Manager Courtney Wood Advertising Designers Christine Bryant Lindsey Cook Fiona Foster Levi Sherman Classified Advertising Jasmin Bell Katie Jenkins Christal Montoya Jenn Rosso Sales Coordinator Sarah Dalton Accounting Nicole Browning Brandon Holmes Luke Pergande Joe Thomson Delivery Colin Buchanan Kameron Norwood

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Coyote the Trickster may be at work today, pulling the wool over your eyes. Things may not be what they seem. Travel delays are possible. Keep open and stay positive. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — A good friend may bring you luck today, but, more importantly, they have a shoulder to lean on if luck turns the other way. Together, you can conquer unknown horizons. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) — Today is an 8 — Find bliss in the unexpected today. Indulge your dreams, and watch them develop. You may find a new career path. Pinch yourself to make sure it’s real.

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Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Take a day trip with friends, and listen for new directions. Check in with them about any bargains you find that seem too good to be true. They see your blind spots. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Physical movement contributes to your body, your spirit and your projects. You may be inclined to avoid it, stuck to a screen. Try something new for best fortune. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Your house may be a mess, but you have plenty of energy for your projects, which are thriving. Indulge your rich fantasy life while doing something practical, like laundry.

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March 23, 6-8 p.m. – In the panel discussion “Balancing Neighborhood and Nation: Immigration, Security and the Law,” law enforcement agents and lawyers who specialize in immigration-related work will discuss the relationship between immigration and national security. Panelists include David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the State of Arizona; Mario Palmerin Velasco, deputy attaché of the Mexico Attorney General’s Office; Phil Gordon, mayor of Phoenix, Nina Rabin, director of border research for the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and director of the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program in the James E. Rogers College of Law; and Maurice H. Goldman of the Goldman and Goldman Law Firm. The panel will be moderated by Scott Whiteford, professor in the Center for Latin American Studies. The event will be held in the Physics-Atmospheric Sciences Auditorium, Room 201. FREE Plagiarism Prevention Workshop Students (undergraduate, professional, and graduate students) March 23; 12:30-1:45pm Cesar Chavez, Room 405. To help prevent academic dishonesty by providing clarity about plagiarism and the writing process.

As Seen Through Their Own Eyes: Resilience and Vulnerability among Military Families Presented by Dr. Jay Mancini, the Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor at The University of Georgia March 23, 9:30 -11:00a.m. Student Union, Kiva Room

Jostens, in partnership with the UA Bookstore, will sponsor the Grad Fest (for May 2011 Grads). One-stop shopping to pick up cap/gown/tassel, order graduation announcements, purchase diploma cover or frame, take picture in cap/gown and final opportunity to order your UA official school ring at the Main Bookstore Tues, Mar 22 and Thurs, Mar 24, 9am-5pm with extended hours Wed, Mar 23, 9am-7pm. Lecture - “Ancient Egyptian Seafaring and the Mediterranean World” March 23, 5 p.m. The Archaeological Institute of America Tucson chapter presents a lecture titled “Ancient Egyptian Seafaring and the Mediterranean World,” by Pearce Paul Creasman of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The event is co-sponsored by the UA’s departments of history and classics. Harvill Room: 302. http://aiatucson.

Violist Hong-Mei Xiao’s Faculty Artist Series Recital with Pianist Paula Fan March 23, 7 p.m. Violist Hong-Mei Xiao will perform her Faculty Artist Series recital with pianist Paula Fan. The program will include Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 5 No. 3 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel; “None But the Lonely Heart” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (transcribed for viola by William Primrose); “Marchenbilder” (Fairy Tales), Op. 113 by Robert Schumann; and Suite for Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch. Xiao is a first-prize winner of the Geneva International Music Competition. Her musical integrity and brilliant virtuoso technique have gained accolades from critics across the globe. Admission: $5 Music Holsclaw Hall

Real Women, Real Beauty Exhibition Mar 2 – 31. Student Union Gallery DescriptionChallenging the media’s unrealistic portrayal of women, these photographs of real UA women focus on the reclamation of the female form and celebrate realistic health. Exhibit open March 2-31st with an opening reception on March 9. Part of Women’s Herstory Month The Aesthetic Code: Unraveling the Secrets of Art, through April 12, 2011. University of Arizona Musem of Art.

“Ansel Adams: Arizona and the West” exhibit is being shown in the Center for Creative Photography until May 15, 2011.

“Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture” exhibit is being shown in the Center for Creative Photography main autitorium until May 15, 2011.


“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


Dolores Huerta Meet & Greet Fundraiser! Join us in welcoming Dolores Huerta, legendary labor leader, organizer, social activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers. March 23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Suggested donation $5 Your donations help support our work in the community - promoting understanding and appreciation of art, community outreach, workshops and programs for children & adults! Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop 218 E. 6th Street (1/2 block east of 6th St & 6th Ave) (520) 881-5335 Bill Schenck: The Serigraphs at Tucson Museum of Art March 21 - June 05. 140 N. Main Avenue, 520-624-2333 Contemporary painter Bill Schenck’s serigraphs at Tucson Museum of Art encompass fictionalized Western histories, Native American subjects, and depictions of the modern cowboy/cowgirl.

“Legados” is being exhibited during the month of March in conjunction with the celebration of César E. Chávez Day (March 31). In honor of César E. Chávez and his legacy, “Legados” presents work by over 20 artists that honors and exemplifies the working individual, education, literacy, human rights, social rights, and the environment. March 5 through April 16. Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop 218 E. 6th St. (1/2 block east of 6th St. & 6th Ave.) (520)881-5335

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Attention All Classified Staff or Appointed Personnel / Artists and Family Members too!: The University of Arizona Staff Advisory Council Presents “On Our Own Time” The 1st Annual National Arts Program® Staff Art Exhibit Wednesday, March 30th - Thursday, April 21nd. Student Union Gallery This Exhibit is Open to the Public – Opening Reception 12 Noon, Wed. March 30th To register online: university-of-arizona-az Entries Accepted Thursday, March 24th at the Student Union Gallery, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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A Guide to Religious Services ANGLICAN FELLOWSHIP Sunday Mass- 12:00 1212 NO. SAHUARA, TUCSON. Evening Prayer Tuesday 5:30 ADA MCCORMIK BLDG./ CHAPEL 1401 E 1ST., UA | (520) 991-9842

LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY-ELCA Wednesday Dinner /Vespers 6pm Sunday 10:30am WWW.LCM-UA.ORG. 715 N. PARK AVE.

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL *Conservative* Daily Minyan 7:30am; Friday Service 5:45pm; Shabbat Morning 9:00am 5550 E. 5TH ST AT CRAYCROFT | 745-5550

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L.D.S. CHURCH- INSTITUTE OF RELIGION. Sunday meetings 9:00 A.M. Institute Classes M-F WWW.LDSCES.ORG/TUCSON. 1333 E. 2ND ST, TUCSON, AZ, 85755

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Freshman ready for spotlight By Tyler Johnson Arizona Daily Wildcat Shelby Babcock is a freshman pitcher for the UA softball team, but she has been a Wildcat for years. Babcock committed to Arizona all the way back in her junior year of high school at Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colo., and had an impressive list of high school accomplishments: four consecutive all-region, all-district, all-conference and all-state teams. Babcock was named Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year in her junior and senior years. She set school records in most state titles, wins, strikeouts, ERA and home runs. With such an impressive resume, there may have been an expectation of a seamless transition for Babcock from high school to the collegiate game. But like the other 38,056 students at the UA, she has experienced some hiccups in the transition. Against Oklahoma in the Wildcats’ first tournament of the season, Babcock was charged with 10 runs and Arizona fell to the Sooners 11-1. The game was a wake-up call to Babcock and the rest of the team. She also allowed four runs in an 8-0 beating at the hands of the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs. Head coach Mike Candrea said he’s not surprised by Babcock’s early struggles. “Every freshman that comes into this program will struggle a little bit and take some time,” Candrea said. “The one thing that you lose very quickly is your confidence, and it’s not because of anything other than that you’re moving to the next level.” Recently, however, Babcock has shown signs of adjusting to that next level. She pitched well in last weekend’s Judi Garman Classic, picking up two wins during the weekend. In the Wildcat Invitational, she gave up just four runs in 17 innings of work, including a four-hit shutout of UC Riverside in the Wildcats’ final game of the tournament. Arizona’s pitching coach Teresa Wilson said Babcock’s attitude and drive during practice and the early part of the season have given her the opportunity to grow as a pitcher. “Babcock’s a great kid,” Wilson said, “and I think her biggest plus is she just looks at you and says, ‘Tell me what to do.’ She’s very open. She wants to learn, she wants to be the best.”

WILLIAMS continued from page 18 long dream of reaching a Final Four had just been ended, and KSU head coach Frank Martin acting like, well, Frank Martin. And for one final weekend of the 2010-2011 season, McKale was right where it’s meant to be – on the national stage hosting some of America’s best teams, reminding everyone to expect the unexpected in March, because that’s when things start to get weird. And if Temple and Penn State combining for one of the tournament’s most exciting games isn’t weird, then I don’t know what is. Tucson, a town that’s no stranger to basketball tradition, got to experience eight fan bases, teams, bands and mascots — all in about 12 hours of action on Thursday. After that, it’s easy to see where the phrase “March Madness” came from. — Alex Williams is a journalism sophomore. He can be reached at

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Freshman pitcher Shelby Babcock committed to Arizona as a junior in high school and one of the nation’s top recruits. The two-time Colorado’s Gatorade Player of the Year has seen considerable action so far this season and has proven to be a solid alternate to ace Kenzie Fowler.

There have been some adjustments to Babock’s game since she arrived at Arizona. Wilson said Babcock needs to throw more off-speed pitches and improve her control. “She’s got a lot of tools, but like with a lot of young pitchers her age, where they’ve come through being power pitchers and throwing hard, that’s what they go to,” Wilson said. “It’s the thing they always fall back on, and at this conference and this level, there’s probably nobody in the country who can just flat overpower you. “Everybody has to learn to make the pitches break, everybody has to learn to

change speeds.” The changes have been one part of Babcock’s step up to the college level. She began her Wildcats career with high expectations, and while there may have been a speed bump or two along the way, Babcock appears to be moving in the right direction. “I’m not going to say it’s been easy, because it hasn’t been.” Babcock said of her transition. “Going from high school to college, you change a lot, because you’re competing at a higher level, so things were stressful at first, but I’m finally getting comfortable. I’m feeling good.”

NIT marks improvement By Dan Kohler Arizona Daily Wildcat With a loss to Utah State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, the Arizona women’s basketball team closed one of its most impressive seasons in recent memory. After beating Southern California in the Pacific 10 Conference Tournament, the Wildcats fell to the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal. If the Wildcats could’ve upset the Cardinal, it would have meant an almost certain NCAA Tournament bid for the Wildcats, but both head coach Niya Butts and her players are still pleased with the way the season turned out.

Season highlights

The sweeps: — The Wildcats dominated the Northwest teams throughout the season, securing sweeps against the Washington and Oregon schools. — This season marked the

first time since 2003-04 that the Wildcats were able to pick up four sweeps against Pac-10 opponents. The home court advantage: — The McKale Center was a formidable part of the Wildcats’ successes this year and the Arizona faithful pushed the team toward an 11-3 record at home. The win over ASU: — It was described as a program-defining win after the Wildcats were able to come up ahead of the Sun Devils for the first time since 2005. — The 73-61 win gave the team the confidence to run through the rest of its conference schedule, going 6-1 in conference play after the victory. The post-season awards: — For the second time in as many years, Arizona star Ify Ibekwe was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. — The senior averaged 16.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game throughout the season. — Sophomore Davellyn Whyte, who was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in her first year, was named to the All Pac-

10 team after averaging 15.8 points in her second go around with the Wildcats. — Erica Barnes was also named honorable mention All Pac-10 Freshmen team. — Senior forward Soana Lucet left it all on the floor at the Pac10 tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team. — Lucet finished the regular season averaging 12.2 points per game. Moving On — The most difficult task that the Arizona coaching staff is saddled with for the off-season is replacing the its post presence, since Ibekwe and Lucet graduate this year. — Erica Barnes was rock solid in her freshman debut and incoming four-star recruit Aley Rohde looks like she will fill the other spot down low. — The 6-foot-5 Rohde comes in the Ibekwe mold, with ideal physical tools for a post player and the ability to hit a jumper. — Arizona finished 21-12 overall, its best record since the 200304 season.


HOOPS continued from page 18 me out,” Jones said of Miller. “Coach Miller came to me and he said, ‘I believe in you.’ He said, ‘We roll with you this far, we roll with you all year.’” It goes deeper into the roster as well. Shooting guard Brendon Lavender fell out of the main group of reserves as the season progressed. With a banged up Kyle Fogg and forward Kevin Parrom spraining his ankle against Texas, Lavender scored eight points — yet another example of Miller’s knack for pushing the right buttons for his players to respond. Lavender’s second of two 3-pointers gave the Wildcats their first double-digit lead in the first half. “It’s a great confidence booster,” Lavender said. “With shooters, you just have to keep shooting. With the minutes I get, I want to do my best and play my role, and if I get the chance against Duke to knock down a couple shots, that’s what I’m going to do.” Looking back, the triple-overtime win at California told the tale of this Arizona basketball team. Williams fouled out in regulation. Other players made the Wildcats look just as good without the future pro. “As seen this year, we all can go do stretches where we play our best basketball,” Jones said. “That’s why we’re in the Sweet Sixteen. We’re not here because of Derrick, or because of Coach Miller being Coach of the Year. We’re in the Sweet Sixteen as a team.”

Wildcats not starstruck of No. 1 seed Duke

A product of Mesa’s Mountain View High School, Brendon Lavender remembers the Wildcats’ 2001 National Championship game against Duke, the last time Arizona faced the Blue Devils. With his sports-loving great-grandmother, Lavender watched as Arizona fell to now-NBA players Mike Dunleavy, Shane Battier and Chris Duhon. Then, he might’ve been starstruck. “Duke has always been a great team,” he said. “I just remember watching Richard Jefferson, Gilbert Arenas going against them. Hopefully it’s a different result in this next game, for us. They’ve had one of the greatest coaches in college. “I guess, as a basketball player, you look up to teams with that great of talent.” But as of now, the Wildcats don’t see themselves being in awe of the Blue Devils. Remember, they said, Arizona has quite a history, too. “I think that, no matter who the coach is, or what team you coach,” Miller said. “When you play Duke, it’s about one thing: giving them the proper respect that they deserve from the perspective of there not being a harder playing, consistent team, than them. “It’s not as if this is a first time thing at Arizona,” Miller added. “Regardless of our current team’s status, the history of our program, we’re at a place that many Arizona teams have been at in the past, and that helps. I really believe that.”

Arizona women’s swimming finishes fifth By Kelly Hultgren Arizona Daily Wildcat Arizona’s swimming and diving head coach Frank Busch created and executed his training regime with emphasis on the NCAA Championships. The highly anticipated meet has come and passed, and the No. 7 women’s swimming and diving team came in fifth place at the NCAA Championships last week in Austin, Texas, at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. California took the national title with Georgia coming in second, Southern California in third and Stanford in fourth.

Stanford placing ahead of Arizona came as a shock to many, considering the Cardinals’ training focuses on the Pacific 10 Conference Championships, as opposed to the NCAA’s. Arizona’s finish makes it the eighth consecutive season that the women’s team finished among the top five teams in the country. Moreover, it’s the 14th occurrence within the last 15 years. The meet marked Busch’s last of 21 seasons as women’s head coach, who made sure his team was trained to peak at the NCAA Championships. There’s a common misconception that the entire team competes in this

meet, however, swimmers must qualify throughout the season in order to race in the championships. This year, Busch took 11 swimmers and one diver. Among the many standout swims, freshman Margo Geer accumulated many points for the Wildcats. Geer came in third for both the 50-yard and 100y freestyles. Her preliminary time of 47.70 advanced her to No. 2 on Arizona’s school record list. She also had six individual All-American distinctions during the course of the three-day meet. Junior captain Alyssa Anderson also stood out from the team by placing third

overall in the 200y butterfly in 1:53.79 — her personal record. Anderson also came in third in the 500y freestyle. Both Geer and Anderson also brought in points on the 400y freestyle relay team, along with freshmen Kait Flederbach and Sarah Denninghoff. The team placed fourth overall in the race. Other relay placements for Arizona included the national runner-up 200y freestyle relay team consisting of freshmen Flederbach, Geer, Grace Finnegan and Aubrey Peacock. The Wildcats’ 400y medley relay team also placed fourth in the meet.


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Effort from entire 10-man rotation put Arizona in Sweet 16 By Kevin Zimmerman ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Teammates joke that forward Derrick Williams leaves games with 10 seconds to go, runs into some basketball version of a telephone booth and puts on his Superman jersey. It kind of makes sense. Two game-defining plays through two NCAA Tournament games would make them think there’s more to it than just clutch play. But the Wildcats have been in the position to win those close games because Williams’ teammates — although who it is depends on the day — step up. “We all recognize Derrick (Williams) and his terrific season and what he brings to the table, but just like the other day, when he was out of the game, we played very well,” said head coach Sean Miller. “When he was in the game, different players have to play well around him. “We’ve had that throughout the season, and I don’t know if we’ve gotten enough credit for having so many contributions from a lot of players. Sometimes we only have one double-figure scorer, but

the other part is we have five or six guys on a given night that are capable of being a double-figure scorer.” Against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday, starting point guard Momo Jones had a poor night, scoring zero points, yet backup Jordin Mayes had the game of his young career, scoring 16. In addition, Miller repeatedly pulled senior Jamelle Horne from the game after obvious mental breakdowns by the forward. But the head coach never lost faith in his players during their offnights, a reason why he’s gained the trust of and gotten the most out of his 10-man rotation. He knows how to keep their confidence. On the play of the game, when a five-second count was called on Texas to give Arizona its last-ditch chance to win, it was Horne guarding the inbounds pass, his athleticism and length trusted by Miller despite the earlier mistakes. Jones was there too, one of the four defenders switching every screen to force the turnover. “I though he was going to take HOOPS, page 17

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Guard Brendon Lavender celebrates after sinking a 3-pointer in Arizona’s 70-69 win over Texas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Lavender was one of the many surprise contributors that helped the Wildcats advance to the Sweet 16.

Four things to watch at start of spring ball for 445 yards and four touchdowns during his sophomore season with the Longhorns, gives Arizona a second top-notch receiver next to Juron Criner. After spending last season on the scout team, it will be interesting to see how he meshes with Nick Foles while finding a way to coexist with Criner on the opposite side. Stoops expects this to be Arizona’s best receiving corps since he joined Arizona, and Buckner should be a big reason why.

By Mike Schmitz ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT With all eyes on Arizona men’s basketball and its Sweet 16 matchup with Duke, Wildcat football is quietly at work as head coach Mike Stoops and his team kicked off its 2011 spring season on Monday. Arizona will practice four days a week for the next four weeks and eventually cap things off with the April 16 Spring Game at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats return 12 starters and have stability at quarterback and wide receiver, but there are a handful of story lines to keep an eye on as spring ball gets underway. 1. Is Dan Buckner as advertised? The 6-foot-4 receiver has to be the most well-known Arizona football player never to play a down in Arizona Stadium. Stoops and his players have been raving about Buckner’s ability since he stepped


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press conference, Stoops mentioned senior defensive end Mohammed Usman and defensive tackles Justin Washington and Dominique Austin as possible candidates. The Wildcats have a handful of freshmen defensive ends coming in next season, but for now guys like Usman, Austin and Washington will have a shot to prove their worth at the defensive end. 3. Anae and the offensive line By far, Arizona’s biggest weakness heading into spring ball is its lack of an offensive line. The Wildcats lost their entire offensive line from last year’s team and its first-year offensive line coach Robert Anae’s job to re-tool Foles’ protection. Junior center Kyle Quinn will compete with transfer Addison Bachman for the starting center job and the Wildcats have a host of young guards and tackles to fill out the rest of the line. Mickey Baucus, Fabbians Ebbele,

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When the NCAA Tournament matchups were announced on March 6, I couldn’t have been the only person thinking, “Great, Tucson gets stuck with the four most boring games in America.” Man, was I wrong. The only thing that could have made this past weekend’s games at McKale Center any better would have been getting to hear Gus Johnson’s reaction to Penn State’s Talor Battle hitting a gametying shot from Casa Grande, only to be sent to Heartbreak City by Temple’s Juan Fernandez hitting the most awkward of awkward shots at the buzzer. But then again, what wouldn’t be

better with a little Gus Johnson? Then there was Kawhi Leonard’s dunk to cap off San Diego State’s double-overtime win against seventh-seeded Temple in what might as well have been a home game for the Aztecs, who won their first two NCAA Tournament games in the school’s history during the weekend. That’s what makes March so great – Temple, a school without one household name, took second-seeded SDSU to the brink of elimination. Just another McKale moment that’s going to be on the “One Shining Moment” video after March 4’s championship game, right after Mike Bruesewitz – a 6-foot-6, 220-pounder with a curly red afro – hitting a three-pointer to give Wisconsin a lead over Kansas State that the Badgers wouldn’t relinquish. Then, as if the rest of the weekend wasn’t action-packed enough, Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen scored a careerhigh 38 points in the loss to Wisconsin, which led to Pullen crying like his lifeWILLIAMS, page 17

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