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Jonathon Confer, 25, studies outside of the new James E. Rogers College of Law Library on Aug. 31. Jonathon is a second-year law student and hopes to enter into litigation and commercial law.

As law schools across the country feel the economic pinch, the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law is working hard to insulate its graduates from the economic downturn. Law firms nationwide are hiring fewer new graduates than in the past, said Nancy Stanley, assistant director of development and external relations at the UA College of Law. But while many firms are instating hiring freezes or even releasing employees, officials at the UA College of Law say their students are weathering the global economic downturn fairly well. Part of the reason for this is that UA law students search for jobs in a more diverse pool of employers, Stanley said. Graduates from top law schools such as Harvard often only apply within the

top echelon of law firms, she said. Nonetheless, the economic slump has the UA College of Law examining how to best prepare its students. Career services staff at the College of Law attended a series of workshops on how to help students stay competitive, and held a special series of workshop meetings to talk with students about marketplace issues, staying focused, and taking a broad view of employment prospects, she said. Stanley said she has been working with other staff, especially in professional development and career placement, to prepare law students for the current job market. “One of the things they did over the summer is that they worked out a system of internships and volunteer activities for anyone at the law school who wanted it,” she said. The UA is playing a more proactive role in job placement for its students, said Paula Nailon, assistant

dean for professional development at the College of Law. The UA has had to step up its involvement so students can “hit the ground running,” because law firms aren’t recruiting as aggressively as they have in years past, she said. There are fewer law firms recruiting on campus this year than there were several years ago, Nailon said. “Larger law firms (are) uncertain as to their needs next summer,” she said. “Employers always hire on an annual basis, but they are being much more cautious now.” But despite the economy’s impact on larger firms, the government and firms of other sizes are still a good source of jobs, and areas such as intellectual property and the environment remain strong, Nailon said. Nailon also recommended law students be more flexible when looking LAW, page A3

Research could explain Alzheimer’s Campus UA scientists study brain aging process, search for clues to memory loss By Rikki Mitchell Arizona Daily Wildcat Memory loss in old age might seem unavoidable, but not to UA researchers who are studying the brain for ways to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. Carol Barnes, associate director of UA’s BIO5 Institute, as well as a Regent’s professor in psychology and neurology, has been researching the brain at the UA for 19 years. In order to understand how Alzheimer’s occurs, Barnes said she focuses on how the brain ages normally. “We don’t understand how to avoid it but we do understand a number of things to do to postpone it,”she said.“Even if you can have five more years of your memory and yourself, that would be good.” Barnes and her lab study the cells in the hippocampus, a structure in the temporal lobe that is critical for good memory. In normal aging, there is no cell loss in the hippocampus, but in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease, the cells die, Barnes said. “Here at the University of Arizona, we’ve developed methodologies that allow us to record simultaneously from more cells in the brain than almost anybody else in the world,” she said. “We can record the activity of many individual brain cells and separate them and look at how the circuits in the aging brain are altered.” Barnes’ lab works on studies with humans as well as with rats to compare normally aging brains with abnormal ones. She says they’ve developed a method that allows them to look at all of the active memory cells at one time while the animal is having certain experiences. “We’ve found a gene marker for experience in the brain so now what we’re trying to do is to see if those animals that successfully age are using those circuits for the different experiences,”she said. Barnes hopes that her research can help optimize memory. There are methods that help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, such as consuming antioxidants and even taking ibuprofen, she said. “There’s some random evidence out there that another good predictor for having Alzheimer’s disease occur later or never getting it at all is the amount of education you have,” she said.“Is it because you’re curious and you use your brain more? Now that’s the million dollar question.” Barnes and her colleagues have also been developing therapeutic ways of dealing with mild memory loss in old age using a drug called memantine, which is already approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. “We think that that’s quite exciting because we now know that we can specifically affect memory in the aging brain,” she said. “It’s not approved for just old everyday memory loss but we’re thinking that perhaps if it’s safe to use, it could be more widely used for people with mild memory loss that you would have during normal aging.” Randal Scott, an instructional specialist at the

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Carol Barnes, Regents’ professor of psychology and neurology at the university, uses innovative research to better understand how the brain ages and what normal aging does to our memories. She learns more about human brains by conducting animal behavioral studies on animals like rats.

Arizona Center on Aging at the UA College of Medicine, said Alzheimer’s disease is a major issue affecting older generations and research is important. “We have to find solutions,” he said. “Watching someone with Alzheimer’s, it’s like minute by minute they disintegrate right before your eyes and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Charles Wylie, a licensed practional nurse at Devon Gables Health Care Center in Tucson, works with residents that have Alzheimer’s disease and thinks more advances are necessary to try and prevent it.

“They start out forgetting little things and it increasingly gets worse,” he said. “Towards the end, they even forget how to eat.” He also said the residents can get combative or agitated because they’ve forgotten something. Barnes knows that her research has helped, but she wants to make the next leap. “I’m not interested in extending life span,” she said.“To me, you are your memory, and there’s nothing worse than seeing someone with Alzheimer’s disease who’s completely robbed of their memory; they’re robbed of themselves.”

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The UA is no longer testing students for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, UA Campus Health Services officials said Tuesday. Terri West, an administrative assistant at Campus Health, said that though students are coming in daily with flu symptoms, Campus Health Services is no longer sending in tests for swine flu. Since there has already been a confirmed case on campus, they are simply treating each patient for their flu symptoms, she said. Campus Health officials had been testing symptomatic students for the H1N1 virus so they would know when swine flu had appeared on campus, West said. Once the UA’s first case was confirmed, however, health officials knew it would spread and that it would be a waste of time and resources to continue tracking the virus. The actual number of cases is meaningless at this point because Campus Health cannot test every flu case to see whether or not it is swine flu, said Dr. Michelle McDonald, chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. Dr. Fred Miller, chief medical director of the Pima County Health Department added the spread of H1N1 will get worse before it gets better. People experiencing flu symptoms are advised to go to their primary care physician before seeking emergency treatment. The health department is stressing prevention and enlisted the help of the media on Tuesday, asking members of the local press what they could do to get the word out to people about swine flu and how to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that flu season is rapidly approaching, officials want people to be more careful about washing hands, staying away from sick people and staying home when they are sick. When looking at the effect that swine flu has on the community, many things besides the number of cases are taken into consideration, including drug sales, school absences and employee sick days, McDonald said. People also need to be prepared to handle a high volume of employees calling in sick to work during flu season, said Daniels. Daniels said information about prevention changes daily, and therefore it is difficult to keep the public informed.


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Matt Flannes Near Eastern studies graduate student Did you hear about what’s going on with Jenna Bush, one of former President George W. Bush’s kids? I did not. She’s going to be a correspondent for the “Today� show on NBC. Does she seem qualified for being a TV reporter? She obviously has a lot of connections, but I don’t think the level of journalistic integrity at the “Today� show is really up to par with where they need to go. It’s a perfect example of info-tainment. I was a journalism major as an undergrad so this hits close to home, but she’s a recognizable face and that will get ratings. Apparently, she was on the show with her mom when her picture book came out and they liked her so that’s why they gave her a job. I think it’s just because she’s Bush’s daughter and she’s kind of hot. Yeah, both of those things definitely help. For sure. Does it bother you that, in today’s economy, people get jobs based on stuff like that? It’s kind of a reality that I’ve accepted a long time ago. It’s not so much a meritocracy; it’s a who-you-knowtocracy or whatever that would be. But yeah, as somebody who really wanted to be a journalist for a while that kind of stuff pisses me off. I mean, you’re a pretty good-looking dude, and being a grad student you might have more education than her. Doesn’t that make you more qualified than she is? (Laughs). I mean, couldn’t you say the same thing about the second Bush and his run at being president or being governor? He was a pretty affable guy who’s dad was a former director of the CIA and former president, but my dad was not the president so I don’t go to those cocktail parties.

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CANTON, OH — An Ohio judge unhappy with repeated interruptions from a robbery suspect ordered a deputy to put duct tape over the defendant’s mouth. Canton Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden says the taping last

Thursday was the best way to restore order at a hearing for 51-year-old Harry Brown of Canton. Brown complained that his courtappointed attorney wasn’t prepared and angered the judge with interruptions. After a warning, the judge told

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Fast Facts In addition to human sacrifices, the Aztecs also offered the gods tamales. In the 1500s England’s Queen Elizabeth I outlawed wife beating after 10 p.m. In the Middle Ages, having ants in the house was a sign of good luck. Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.

The Chinese used to scatter firecrackers around the house as fire alarms. The low man on a totem pole is the most important man in the tribe. In medieval England, jurors weren’t fed until they reached a decision. The first kitchen utensils were the ladle and the apple corer, in that order. In England in 1558, beards were taxed according to their length. When a cat died in ancient Egypt, its owners shaved off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning.

BERLIN — A hoax video purportedly showing Michael Jackson emerging from a coroner’s van was an experiment aimed at showing how quickly misinformation and conspiracy theories can race across the Internet, German broadcaster RTL said Tuesday. The video was posted by Michael Jackson RTL on YouTube for a single day a week ago and received 880,000 hits. The broadcaster has since removed the video from YouTube, but it has been picked up by other Web sites around the world. “We wanted to show how easily users can be manipulated on the Internet with hoax videos,� spokeswoman Heike Schultz of Cologne-based RTL said. “Therefore, we created this video of Michael Jackson being alive, even though everybody knows by now that he is dead — and the response was breathtaking.� Jackson died June 25 in Los Angeles. The video — posted under an “anonymous source� — shows a coroner’s van entering what looks like a parking garage and the King of Pop getting out of the back with another person. The lighting is bad, the sound muffled and the footage appears amateurish. “Unfortunately, many people believed it was true,� Schultz said.“Even though we tried to create the video in a way that every normal user can see right away that it is a fake.� She said the video was shot near Cologne — “definitely not in the U.S.� The van in the video had the word “CORONER� printed in English, suggesting it had been recorded in America. RTL admitted to the hoax in an Aug. 26 report on its daily news show Explosiv. The RTL spokeswoman said some Jackson fans were upset by the German broadcaster’s actions. “We didn’t want to dishonor Michael Jackson, but we needed a strong name to get this experiment going,� Schultz said.“Had we used Britney Spears, then the fans of Britney would have complained.� — The Associated Press

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Hurricane Jimena hits Los Cabos, Mexico The Associated Press LOS CABOS, Mexico — Heavy winds, battering waves and intense rain pummeled residents and tourists in a vacation resort as Hurricane Jimena, one of the largest hurricanes this year, raked the coast of Baja California late Tuesday. Shelters were prepared to hold up to 29,000 people as Jimena, which weakened to a still-threatening Category 3, churned northward offshore. But the state’s biggest resort in Los Cabos, a region encompassing the cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, appeared to escape major damage from the storm beyond power outages and mud-choked roads. Jimena was on course to pass west of Los Cabos and up the coast early Wednesday, close enough to punish the picturesque beaches and fishing villages that fringe the harsh desert of the long Baja peninsula. Ashley Legeyt, 62, a retiree from British Columbia who lives in Cabo San Lucas, pushed through the oncoming storm onto an exposed rocky point where he leaned against the onslaught of the hurricane’s outer winds. “It’s like getting sandblasted with water!” said Legeyt, his back to the wind, sand and spray blowing in from the ocean.“It’s quite strong.” The Mexican government declared a state of emergency for Los Cabos and

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the Baja California Sur state capital La Paz; schools, many ports and most businesses were closed. Rescue workers from the Red Cross and the Mexican military prepared for post-hurricane disaster relief, and two Mexican army Hercules aircrafts flew in medical supplies. Authorities reported no injuries or major damages in Los Cabos, but expressed concern about what might happen when the hurricane made landfall further up the coast. “It could be ugly at Bahia Magdalena,” state Interior Secretary Luis Armanado Diaz said, referring to a sparsely populated bay with a smattering of fishing villages farther up the coast. State officials predicted landfall would come in an even more desolate stretch of coast, north of Magdalena. Diaz said the hurricane might actually help alleviate the state’s drought. “If it continues like this, and there is not a major impact, it will help more than it will hurt,” said Diaz, referring to the much-needed rain. Huge waves battered the shore near Cabo San Lucas, and residents and tourists gathered to watch the show as the wind whipped up sand and salt spray. Los Cabos resident Eduardo Meraz, 25, went swimming in the pounding surf at the height of the storm, and — still dripping wet — said he liked it. “I’m not afraid. I respect the sea,” said Meraz. “The water is nice but the waves really toss you around.”

Paula Arenas took her 2-year-old nephew Mauro out to a rock outcropping to see the hurricane. “I’ve spent a lot of time living here. We are used to hurricanes,”Arenas said. Receptionist Martha Pina stood in awe at the entrance to the SolMar hotel on the very tip of the peninsula, watching the mountains of rolling, whitecapped water slamming into the coast just yards beyond the hotel’s swimming pool. “This is the first time I’ve seem them so big … it is beautiful,” Pina said. All the hotel’s guests — many of whose rooms were just steps from the maelstrom of the sea — had been transferred to another hotel as a precaution. Not everyone was enchanted with Jimena’s raging show. Martin Melchior, a 25-year-old construction worker, stood outside his plywood, tin-roofed shack and nervously eyed the thin, battered power cables that snake over the sodden ground in the cactus shantytown where he lives, the result of hundreds of unregistered hookups to the city’s power system. But even as police trucks moved through the muddy streets urging people to join an estimated 2,000 residents already in shelters, Melchior said he wouldn’t go. “There are too many people in the shelters, and you can’t get any peace. Someone tells you: ‘This is my space,’” he said.

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for a job: prepare for a longer job search, be open geographically and investigate firms of varying sizes. Lisa Pope, a first-year law student at the UA, said she was not terribly worried about job prospects when she graduates in 2012. “I feel like being a lawyer is a marketable skill, and there’s work for people who can solve problems,” she said. Pope is a member of several clubs, and is trying to find extracurricular and co-curricular activities to help prepare her for a competitive job market, she said.

Jonathan Confer, a second-year law student, said he has been following the economy and how it is affecting the legal field. He said the people at the UA advised him to “cast a wide net and investigate all the leads you can.” Although Confer would like to stay in Arizona, he has also investigated job prospects in California and Nevada. Nailon said that she and others at the College of Law were in “watching mode.” “Some firms that had postponed have started hiring again,”she said.“It’s business as usual, but we have to work a little harder. Steady as she goes.”

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Francisco Cota, head of Los Cabos civil defense, said more than 2,000 people from low-lying neighborhoods and squatters’ camps had sought refuge in shelters at schools, and many more were staying with relatives in safer areas. Many docks and most businesses stayed shuttered. Children ran through strong gusts of wind waving pieces of paper and trash bags under bands of intermittent rain. Forecasters predicted the hurricane would drop 5 to ten inches of rain in Baja, and dry stream beds were gushing torrents. Most tourists had already fled by Tuesday, leaving 75 percent of hotel rooms vacant. Some of those who remained came out to see the storm with avid anticipation, fighting the winds and rain at the shore. Hurricane chaser Brian Osburn of Pensacola, Fla., stood on a beach in hightech gear and protective padding while holding a plastic-encased, submersible, high-definition video camera to record the pounding surge and gusts. “I think Cabo San Lucas is still in for a good blow,” Osburn said, holding his waterproof microphone into the shrieking winds. Others wandered deserted streets, some ankle-deep in water, enjoying the storm. “We’re going to go get some more liquor and go back to the room and just watch it,” Mark Lopez, 29, a truck dispatcher from San Jose, Calif., said, as he

walked near a marina with a half-dozen friends.“We’re making the most of it.” Many slum dwellers, concerned about looting, refused to leave their imperiled shanties. Marco Nino, 24, a bricklayer, warily eyed a growing stream that rushed past his plywood and sheet metal home. “We are here with our nerves on edge,” he said. “If this hits, the roof is not going to hold. Other storms have passed but not this strong.” By Tuesday evening, Jimena had weakened slightly, with winds of 120 mph, still a major hurricane with potential to do huge damage. It was located 85 miles west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and traveling northwest at nearly 12 mph. Local officials say Hurricane Juliet, also a Category 4 hurricane on a similar course that killed several people and caused $20.5 million in damages in September 2001, was the most damaging hurricane in the storm-prone state’s history. That 145-mph storm made a raging 12-day trip through Mexico and the southern United States. Farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Depression Kevin had top winds of 35 mph and was expected to weaken to a remnant low. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erika formed in the open Atlantic, east of Antigua and Barbuda. The storm had top winds around 50 mph, and could grow stronger in the next couple of days.

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Personal tip: Don’t be that guy

n response to my esteemed colleague Remy Albillar’s assertion, printed Friday, that people in the service industry aren’t, “automatically entitled to a personal donation that is in proportion to the amount of money I’m already spending,”I must state that I emphatically do not agree. The phrase describing waiters, baristas, car washers, etc. as,“People expecting patrons to empty their pockets for low effort service,”is the most erroneous. I mean … seriously? Spoken like someone who has obviously never worked for tips in his life. Understand that working in the service industry is probably the hardest job a person can have. Imagine the difficulty in serving dozens, or even hundreds of people in a day, each one with their own personalities and preferences. Now the only job you have is to juggle them while keeping them all happy and satisfied. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? Oh, I forgot to mention that you’re only making $2 an hour, maybe $7.25 if you’re really lucky. Not only that, but every person expects to be treated like royalty and will hold your tip hostage just in case you don’t. What most people don’t take the time to think about is how tipping is not a privilege, but a necessity. The industry has set the standard of paying workers less than the federal minimum wage because of the fact that, theoretically, the extra compensation from tips received will raise their hourly rate well above the standard. Sadly, that’s not always the case, as illustrated in,“Personal Tip: Don’t.” As customers, we absolutely need tipping. Tipping ensures that good servers will continue to have a job and provide the above average service they do. A server lacking in any facet of the job will likely receive poor tips and consequensely either not be able to support themselves with the poor tips and have to quit, or be fired and replaced by someone better.

This doesn’t mean tipping makes you undercooked? Is that the server’s fault? Most Lord of Old Chicago. As people, we should of the time, no, but people don’t go yell at the make an effort to be understanding and bartenders or cooks. Instead they yell, belittle, not so judgmental. insult the server because they are there. If Chris Just because a person your female server was just sexually harassed doesn’t cater to your evby her table across the restaurant, do you Ward ery need doesn’t mean think she’s going to be bubbly and upbeat they deserve less than when she brings you your food immediately columnist the standard 15 percent. after? If not, it certainly doesn’t mean she’s I always tip at least only deserving of a 10 percent tip. that much, even up to 30% if the service is I understand where my colleague is comexcellent, but that doesn’t mean I won’t tip ing from. Sometimes tipping can be very less than 10 percent if the service is awful. confusing or frustrating, and sometimes As for the $24 billion Americans tipped last people who linger, or who seemingly expect year, it’s not as much as it seems. Perhaps it tips are maddening and occasionally downshould be considered that the food service right rude. If you’re not sure when or how industry employs over 13 million people. much to tip, a little research is a small price Granted not all are servers or bartenders, to pay to not be the inconsiderate asshole. some are line cooks, managers, or the people I also agree with my colleague Remy on with those cool headsets at the drive through. one thing, but with a caveat. He was raised Let us say that all the people who dewith the understanding that a tip was a serve tips in America comprised 13 million reward for exemplary service, but the truth people; divide 13 million into 24 billion and that he is missing is that, in today’s society the number you get is not large at all. You a very good tip is a reward, but no tip at all can’t forget the people like aestheticians or or an amount under 10 percent is punitive. masseuses, among others, who have gone So next time you consider leaving a bad tip, through years of training to become what try examining why you feel compelled to they are. You also can’t exclude people like do so. car washers just because their Try to remember job may seem menial or easy that tipping is a neto you. I don’t know about cessity ­— so cough it the rest of you but those up. And in the words guys at Capin Car Wash of Mr. White from deserve a tip with the way the movie “Reservoir they comb over my car. Just Dogs,”“You don’t have delicious! any idea what you’re Don’t forget the abuse talking about. These people in the service industry people bust their asses. sometimes have to deal This is a hard job.” with! The amount that servers get heaped on is incred— Chris Ward is a ible. Imagine your drinks senior and an English come late, is that the fault major. He can be reached of the server? Perhaps, but at letters@wildcat. it could be because the bararizona.edu. tender didn’t make them right away. What if your food is Illustration by Ken Wright/Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Isreal/Palestine: The flaw in international law

he arrest of Ezra Nawi is undoubtedly a grave miscarriage of justice. Watching the video on supportezra. net only emphasizes the harsh treatment cast upon this selfless humanitarian. However, the notion that the actions of the Israeli army violate international law is a utopian mischaracterization. Their judicial system is theirs, not ours. If an American is convicted of a crime, he/she has numerous opportunities to appeal the initial decision to a separate court system. Our judicial system, while far from perfect, includes a fail-safe system, known as appellate courts. Westerners, coddled by a complex legal system, project their own ideals of justice into the international sphere, calling for uniform standards, or“international law.” The term“international law” is as oxymoronic as“smart sun devil.” Laws are nothing but words written by the ruling class of a society. Without an efficient enforcement mechanism or regulator, laws are only followed by the willing or weak. “International law”is the term commonly used to refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document, adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, outlines the basic human rights that should be bestowed upon all people, including protection against“arbitrary arrest.”Even when a state is a signatory to this declaration, adherence is strictly voluntary. The UN lacks any enforcement capability, making this declaration merely a collection of unfeasible values. The Palestinian struggle for civil rights, including the opportunity to make a permanent home, will not be achieved by any foreign reaction to the imprisonment of Nawi. Since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, there has been an established principle of national sovereignty. West’s Encyclopedia of American Law defines sovereignty as the“independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference.”The right to create, interpret and enforce laws falls solely within the jurisdiction of a country’s own government. Government control over domestic matters is not an issue of international contention. The power of a government is granted by the citizens of a state, also known as rule by consensus. The necessity of public permission requires a government to act within the collective conscious of the public. As soon as the majority decries the unequal treatment of Palestinians, the government

will have to react. This story touches the hearts of social Dan activists, including Sotelo yours truly, because of columnist the stark resemblance to the American civil rights movement. The minority, black Americans, were subject to discrimination, second-class status, and outright hatred by many of the majority, white Americans. The racism displayed by millions of private citizens was reinforced by the propaganda of elected politicians, whether it was genuine or motivated by votes. Inside the majority, both private citizens and select members of government, was a group who fought alongside the minority. These selfless individuals, deprived of no rights, placed their livelihoods on the line to pursue justice for the minority. Seen as troublemakers, or even traitors, white sympathizers were treated the same as blacks. From the colonial period to the late 20th century, black Americans were denied everything from human dignity to basic civil rights. The multi-century struggle for advancement progressed at a repugnant rate and overcame innumerable barriers. However, the fight for American equality was a task undertaken by Americans. The historical benchmarks reached, stand as a testament to not only the perseverance of black Americans, but the cultural change of white America. Many of those descended from segregationists and Jim Crow supporters have shed the discriminatory traditions of the past. The cultural homogeneity of Israel, roughly 75.5 percent of the population is Jewish, further likens the struggle of the Palestinian minority to that of black Americans. Just as American civil rights progressed, the struggle for Palestinian civil rights is a long, arduous road. The prospects of fair treatment of Palestinians will rest on the cooperation between the minority and majority of Israel. The modern state of Israel is 61 years old, a toddler among senior citizens. Americans, spoiled by current judicial redundancies, seem to forget that even our justice system only recently became as just as we know it today and is still lacking. Pointing to an imaginary concept such as “international law”removes this matter from its proper context of domestic injustice. Nawi would be the first to tell you that his actions are devoid of politics. The struggle for minority equality is a domestic fight that can only be won by the people of Israel, constantly referencing“international law”is letting them off the hook. — Dan Sotelo is a senior majoring in political science. He can be reached at letters@wildcat.arizona.edu.

Israel/Palestine: the ‘Robin Hood’ of international law R oughly around the same time Walt Staton, a former UA student, was convicted by a Tucson federal court this June for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the Sonoran desert, another human rights activist 7,500 miles away in the Negev desert of Palestine is being legally persecuted in a similar way, for comparable“crimes”of compassion. Ezra Nawi’s very name means“help”in Hebrew. And his government is punishing him for living up to his name, as he attempts to uphold basic human rights standards routinely denied by his government upon Nawi’s Palestinian neighbors. Nawi, a plumber by trade, has been praised by the New York Times as the “Robin Hood of the South Hebron hills, an Israeli Jew helping poor locals who love him, and thwarting settlers and soldiers who view him with contempt.” “Being gay has made me understand what it is like to be a despised minority,” Nawi told the Times. And he has committed his life to humanitarian work in occupied Palestinian territories, rife with settlements and a military force, both of which a 2004 United Nations International Court of Justice ruling deemed illegal.

In the criminal case against him, two policemen accuse Nawi of attacking Gabriel them during a the Matthew demolition of a“tin shack”house in a Schivone columnist Palestinian-Arab Bedouin community, but a video of the incident which took place on Feb 14, 2007, has made its way onto YouTube.com and is quickly disparaging the policemen’s claims as laughable. As reported by The Jerusalem Post on Aug. 16, the American activist group Jewish Voice for Peace led an international campaign of support for Nawi at his sentencing hearing on Aug. 16, admitting into the court 20,000 signatures from people all around the world demanding he not be jailed. In the judge’s own words, reported by representatives of Jewish Voice for Peace, who were present during the trial, Nawi is guilty of“… rebuking the police, … (of) … lying in front of the bulldozer with others, and … breaking into the shack that had been evicted after the bulldozer had already started the demolition.” Human rights advocates, like B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, cite a higher law, however, finding that the very demolition policy presupposed by the judge is flagrantly criminal in the first place.

The concluding statement of a Feb. 2002 human rights report by B’Tselem finds that“Israel’s policy flagrantly violates international humanitarian law. … The demolition of houses and the destruction of agricultural land causes extensive damage to the civilian population, which will bear the consequences for many years to come.” It notes further:“Injury of this kind to the civilian population cannot be justified on the grounds of ‘pressing military necessity,’ as Israeli officials contend.” B’Tselem’s “about” statement indicates transparently that the group “… acts primarily to change Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories and ensure that its government protects the human rights of residents there and complies with its obligations under international law.” According to the Jerusalem Post,the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Palestine Center for Human Rights, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Public Committee Against Torture and others all corroborate B’Tselem’s findings. These groups regard the occupation of Palestine as illegal, particularly the house demolitions. Meanwhile, Israel is bitterly concerned over one of its own citizens who dared to upset its destructive policy. Eilata

Ziskind, the Israeli judge who convicted Nawi, concluded,“the acts and behavior of (Nawi) constitute serious interferences that were meant to disturb the peace.” But, there is no peace. Israel, with crucial material support from the United States, is responsible. The widely destructive use of U.S.-made Caterpillar D-9 bulldozers, which is the Israeli army’s“strategic weapon”of choice (army Chief of Staff quoted by the Israeli journal Ha’aretz, Dec. 28, 2000) is not a peaceful act. It is an act of war. The destruction of civilian homes, crops and infrastructure is an act of criminal aggression disguised as “defense”. What really threatens the Israeli government in this case is not that Nawi was “disturbing the peace,”but rather that he was disturbing Israel’s daily crimes. Nawi so blatantly interfered in the maintenance of the criminal atrocities of a 42-year ongoing military assault directed against Palestinian civilians who, in the words of President Barack Obama, “endure the daily humiliations — large and small — that come with occupation” (Speech, Cairo University, June 4, 2009). It is obscene of the Israeli court system to suggest that Nawi was disturbing the “peace”of the bulldozer, piloted by army personnel, as it annihilated poor people’s tin shack homes. But such is the depraved logic of an openly outlaw government

that flouts international law. In the greater conflict Nawi doesn’t pretend to speculate over debates of which“side”is more or less legitimate, Israel or Palestine. “I don’t consider my work political,” Nawi told the New York Times. “I don’t have a solution to this dispute. I just know what is going on here is wrong. This is not about ideology. It’s about decency.” It is through this brave brand of decency that groups like B’Tselem and individuals like Ezra Nawi continue their work undeterred in the face of extreme hostility and legalized injustice. Despite that they haven’t either guns or bombs, nor any traditional forms of power, they have the moral weight of universally recognized principles of human rights and humanitarian law to which Israel is an obliged signatory, along with the United States. In a land disheveled by war, these people and institutions of courage that honor the standards of international human rights laws, are the stuff upon which justice, truth and the pursuit of an earnest and honorable peace are upheld. —Gabriel Schivone is a junior majoring in art, literature and media studies. He can be reached at letters @wildcat.arizona.edu.


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Coke bust on campus

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on bike patrol on Aug. 31 at 10:33 a.m. when he saw a Coca Cola vending machine door open. When he went closer to the door, he saw that it had been forced off of the hinges, the inside door had been removed and the machine was unplugged. The hinges were bent and two bolts were lying under the open door. A Coca Cola representative responded to inspect the damage and said $232 worth of products were missing along with $76 in cash and coin and the cost to repair the machine would be about $200.

Drunk-boarding is never a great idea

A UAPD officer stopped two men for doing skateboard tricks at Bear Down Gym on Aug. 31 at 11:40 p.m. After talking with the men, the officer smelled intoxicants. The officer asked one of the men, a UA student, if he had been drinking and the man replied that he hadn’t been. However, when the officer was about to administer a preliminary breath test, the man admitted he had a little vodka earlier and the breath test confirmed he had been drinking. The other man, a Pima Community College student, also said he had been drinking and a breath test confirmed this. Both men were cited and released. The UA student was referred to the Dean of Students Office on charges of a Code of Conduct violation.

A few shots too many

A UAPD officer responded to the area in front of Coronado Residence Hall on a medical assist call. The officer met with the resident assistant, who said a man sitting on a nearby bench had vomited five times and looked like he had been drinking. When the officer approached the man, who looked slumped over like he was going to fall asleep, the officer had him sit up and asked if he was OK. The man replied that he was feeling better and the officer noticed his pupils were dilated, there was a strong smell of intoxicants, he had red blood shot eyes, he had vomited and he had slurred speech. The man said he had about eight shots of vodka at an apartment off campus. Tucson Fire Department evaluated the man and said he was being taken to University Medical Center to replenish fluids through an IV. The man was cited, released

and taken to UMC in an ambulance.

Impaired judgment in Hopi Lodge

A UAPD officer responded to a medical assist call for an 18-year-old man at Hopi Lodge on Aug. 30 at 2:10 a.m. TFD was already there when the officer heard the man telling them he had been drinking. The officer saw that the man had bloodshot, watery eyes and noticed that his speech was slurred and he smelled of intoxicants. The man said he only had a 40-ounce and when asked if he was feeling OK, said he felt great and wasn’t drunk. However, when the man stood he swayed and almost fell down. TFD said the man would be taken to UMC to replenish fluids through an IV. The man was cited and released on charges of underage drinking and taken to UMC.

That Keystone Light does it every time

A UAPD officer responded to a woman asking for medical attention because she had been vomiting at Coronado on Aug. 30 at 4:05 a.m. The officer could smell a moderate odor of intoxicants coming from the woman when she spoke. She said she had been throwing up for an hour and a half after drinking three quarters of a water bottle full of straight vodka and a Keystone Light. The woman was cited on charges of underage drinking and released before being taken to UMC.

Don’t drink and bike

A UAPD officer responded to a collision between a bike and a vehicle at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Fourth Street. The vehicle and bicycle had moved to a safe area when the officer arrived. The vehicle driver said he came to a complete stop to let pedestrians cross the road before making a right turn onto Fourth Street when he felt something hit the back of his vehicle and it turned out to be a bicycle. The cyclist said he rode up behind the vehicle while drinking coffee. He said he took a drink and couldn’t see the vehicle. When he looked up the vehicle had stopped and he ran into the rear of the car. The vehicle damage was minor and the bicycle had damage to the front. Photographs were taken and put into evidence and the cyclist was cited. No injuries were reported. TFD responded and left the scene without treating anyone.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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From Red Raiders to Wildcats Zona Familiarity amongst Arizona football coaching staff holds promise for success

Zoo update

Student section set to kickoff 2009 football season

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Arizona head coach Mike Stoops talks with his team after practice, Aug. 21. Stoops first hired former Texas Tech assistant coach Sonny Dykes as Arizona’s offensive coordinator. Dykes kept the Red Raider pipeline going, hiring three offensive minds out of Lubbock, Texas.

By Bobby Stover ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT For members of the 2005 Texas Tech University football team’s offensive unit, Arizona’s current offense may seem familiar. Three of the five offensive coaches on the current Wildcats’ staff were Red Raider coaches four years ago, including offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes. From an Arizona fan’s perspective, this is positive, considering Texas Tech has found itself in bowl games each of the last nine years. Since Dykes made the move to Tucson, a steady migration of coaches from Lubbock, Texas, has occurred. Outside receivers coach Dave Nichol joined the Wildcats’ staff during Dykes’ inaugural season in 2007 after serving as a graduate assistant coach for both Texas Tech and Baylor University. Offensive line and running backs coach Bill Bedenbaugh joined the pair the following season, giving the Arizona offense an even stronger Texas Tech influence. Bedenbaugh said the familiarity among the coaches has made things run much more smoothly. “We know what each other is thinking and we know what the best plays are for each individual and

things like that,” Bedenbaugh said.“So it just makes things that much easier.” Dykes’ most recent addition to the Wildcat family of Texas Tech alums is tight end and running backs coach Seth Littrell. For the last four years, Littrell coached the Red Raiders’ running backs and helped the team to bowl games in each of the last four seasons. The three familiar faces on the Arizona offensive staff certainly contributed to of Littrell’s decision. However, Littrell also cited the overall state of the program as a factor. Since coming to Arizona, Littrell has inherited a wealth of talent at the running back position in addition to a potential All-America selection in tight end Rob Gronkowski. The first-year coach also said that the positive attitude of the entire coaching staff stood out with his new team. “There’s no egos on this staff, which is great,”Littrell said.“You don’t always get that in this profession. But the overall feel and how everyone is working to help each other out is just great. It’s really a great environment here … and having those familiar faces is nice as well.” While Dykes could not quite fill his entire staff with fellow Red Raider

the calls, so even though I was close alums, he did manage to fill the final offensive coaching position with yet with coach Dykes, it was Stoops I was looking to impress. So far it’s another former coworker. After former turned out really well.” receivers coach While Dykes Michael Smith (I) think you’re looking left after the 2008 has appeared to for a (coach) that fits have aligned his season to join the Kansas State army with a red your style of coaching. and black influUniversity staff The style of personence — other — along with co-offensive than Chachere alities, I think, is more Stoops has coordinator Dana important than anything — Dimel — Garret apparently put Chachere came his Big 12 Conto fit into the scheme of ference biases to Arizona. The what you’re doing phiaside despite addition reunited losophy-wise and I think formerly coachChachere with ing and curDykes; the two these guys do. were coaches rently having his — Mike Stoops on the Northbrother, OklaFootball head coach homa Sooners’ east Louisiana head coach Bob University squad Stoops, coaching at the Red Raiders’ in 1998. rival school. Chachere — who has taken over coaching the inside receivers — said “(I) think you’re looking for a while Dykes was a motivating factor (coach) that fits your style of coachin coming to Arizona, the relationing,” Stoops said.“The style of personalities, I think, is more important ship did not necessarily land him than anything to fit into the scheme the job. “I did have a pretty good relationof what you’re doing philosophy-wise ship with coach Dykes,” Chachere and I think these guys do. said. ”But really it’s (head) coach “They know their roles, and they do (Mike) Stoops’ ship and he makes all them well.”

The official Arizona student section will be up and running for Saturday’s football game against Central Michigan University. “This year we’re really proud to offer the Zona Zoo pass again,” said Associated Students of the University of Arizona president Chris Nagata at a press conference Monday. “It’s an opportunity for students (to) be prideful about the sports teams that they watch and root for.” • Zona Zoo Executive Director Raul Ponce said a new point system has been added to the sports event pass. Points will be given to Zona Zoo holders to reward them for frequently attending games. “Pretty much how it works is when you attend the game, you swipe your card to get into the game and you get a certain number of points based on the game that you attend,”Ponce said.“The top 10 point-getters will get a certain incentive and at the end of the year the top 20 will receive an incentive.” • As far as security is concerned, the student section has a history of struggling to contain large crowds, most recently at last year’s USC and ASU football games. Associate Director of Athletics Suzy Mason said that her security forces were altered during the middle of last football season, including the addition of barriers to keep students away from the security fences. “That’s the challenge, is students attempt to go against the fencing,”she said. “That’s when they can have injuries.” If security has problems with crowd control or efficiency, Mason said, they would look into changes that could happen within the school year. Those would include requiring ticketholders to wear wristbands, their Zona Zoo tshirts or stamps to get in the gates. “That’s an option we’ve looked at,” Mason said, “but we’re going to go with what we’ve got for now.” • Zona Zoo will partner with at-risk children, giving them the chance to attend a football game, Nagata said. • Jim Livengood, director of athletics, has confidence in the student section often proclaimed as the best in the Pacific 10 Conference. “Zona Zoo has continued to grow and grow, and not just in numbers but also in the spirit part of it,” Livengood said. “It’s by far the best student section in the Pac-10, and I’m not sure that there are three or four better student sections in the entire country.” — compiled by Tim Kosch and Kevin Zimmerman

Athlete of the week

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name. We were going to L.A. and he was at the airport. DW: Do you have any hidden talents? Owens: Unfortunately no. DW: No weird whistling or anything? Owens: (Laughs) No. DW: Do you like watching TV? What’s your favorite show? Owens: My

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Daily Wildcat: Besides volleyball, what is your favorite sport and why? Tiffany Owens: I would have to say basketball. If I didn’t play volleyball, I would probably go out for basketball. DW: If you had to pick a restaurant to eat at for the rest of your life what would it be? Owens: That’s a tough one. It would have to be some Mexican restaurant, not really sure which one. DW: What would you eat? Owens: Enchiladas and tacos. Yes, and tacos. DW: Who has the best nickname on the team? Owens: Who has the best nickname? Um, this is tough. I’m trying

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Tiffany Owens, a junior outside hitter on the Arizona volleyball team, tallied 39 kills and a hitting percentage of .344 as the Wildcats swept their first weekend of competition. Her performance earned her Pacific 10 Conference player of the week. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Owens yesterday to discuss “The Wiz”, her sneaker preference and why she would eat Mexican food for the rest of her life.

to remember a good one on our team. Kaylen Banister, we call her K. Beezy. DW: Who is your favorite team to play against? Is there one team that when you know they’re coming into town you get really excited to face? Owens: USC. Our team can’t stand them besides ASU. DW: What’s the most exciting thing to happen to you while you were traveling with the team? Owens: We met some basketball player that plays for the Phoenix Suns. I forget his name. I don’t remember his

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favorite show is “The Steve Harvey Show.” It’s a comedy. I love to laugh, so … DW: How different is San Bernardino, Calif., than Tucson? Owens: Completely different. Let’s just say the heat. It’s way hotter here than it is in San Bernardino. There’s a lot more cactuses (Laughs). San Bernardino is way greener in general. DW: What’s your favorite part of game day? Owens: My favorite part of game day would be our team huddle when we jump up and down. DW: And winning of course, right? Owens: Oh, of course winning (Laughs). DW: Do you have an interesting fan experience? Is there on person you always see and think, ‘Wow, that person is crazy’? Owens: My teammates. They’re crazy. DW: Do you have a preference of sneakers? Owens: Nikes for sure! Always. Or Jordans! DW: Is coach Rubio (head coach for Arizona volleyball) a funny guy? Owens: He tries to be funny. He tries to crack a joke here and there but …

DW: Has he ever had a funny joke? Owens: He … no. But sometimes he gets his words all confused, all mixed up and we’re all laughing. DW: Which player is the most gullible on the team? Owens: Which player is the most gullible? (Long Pause and looks around at outside hitter Dana Hutchinson) Dana Hutchinson. Dana Hutchinson. DW: What’s your favorite holiday? Owens: My favorite holiday is Christmas because that’s when I go back home. DW: Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Which is the scariest? Owens: Tigers. DW: Tigers? Is it the stripes? Owens: (Laughs) Yes. DW: Do you like the “Wizard of Oz?” Owens: It’s been a while since I’ve seen it. I’m really a big fan of “The Wiz”, which is a black “Wizard of Oz.” Michael Jackson is in it. DW: He was the lion, right? Owens: Yeah! DW: What was your favorite movie that you saw this summer? Owens: “The Orphan.” It wasn’t scary, it was suspenseful. I really enjoyed it — it was something new.


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A new school year, new classes, new friends‌perfect time for UA Career Services to introduce‌a new tagline. “Make the Connectionâ€? (so last year), is still relevant but an upgraded tagline focusing on students was due. Hence the new “UA Career Services: Explore. Experience. Achieve.â€? That’s exactly what we do here at UA Career Services. Explore – We help students explore their interests, values and skills to discover who you are and where you fit in the world of work. Experience – We connect you to employers via job listings for internships, Co-op, part-time and full-time positions on and off campus. Achieve – Finally, we help you achieve your career goals. Career Planning is a six-step process and we have the resources

WANTED: MENTORS & INTERNS MentorKids USA, a faith-based youth mentoring program, is seeking topquality role-models for kids 5-17. Also need energetic interns to assist with events, mentor training, and supervise mentor/ mentee matches. For more information call 624-4765 or email at mentorkidsusatucson@gmail.com. Visit our website at: www.mentorkidsusatucson.org

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APARTMENTS !!!!!!!!!!ABSOLUTELY AMAZING beautiful condominiums for rent. 1BD &2BD Apartments Available! $600/mo and $800/mo. Lush landscaping. HighSpeed Internet & Cable available, A/C, D/W. 3649 E. 3rd St. 326-2900. 1BD UNFURNISHED GARDEN APT. $555/mo. Nicely landscaped. Very quiet community. Ideal for grad student. 3122 E. Terra Alta. 1mi Campus. (5th &Country Club) 623-0474, www.ashton-goodman.com 1BD/ 1BA DUPLEX, Euclid/ Elm starting at $545 water/ gas included, APL 747-4747 1BD/ 1BA FURNISHED Apt. Close to U of A, Euclid/Speedway, 400SF $415/mo; 500SF $445/mo. Call 6239345 1BD/ 1BA, CLOSE to UofA, Euclid/ Broadway, $560 if paid early, Euclid/ 6th, APL 747-4747 1BR APT $550 per month water and electricity included, and 1 studio apt $350 per month gas, electricity and water included. Located 1 and 1/2 blocks from UofA at 324 N. Fremont. Contact tel. 312-8683 or 703309-1296 or email dejong33@hotmail.com 2BD 2BA 12OOSF, ďŹ replace, alarm, pool, lush landscaping, quiet setting, many extras, 1block to UofA, $990/mo 2009 E. 7th St. 770-9221 2BD/ 1BA 2701-2703 E. Copper St. Carport, laundry, pool.1yr. lease. $620 plus dep. 247-1278

and services designed to support students through every step of this journey. The steps include: 1. Explore self (you can do this online through the DISCOVER program) 2. Explore the work world (visit career fairs, research companies online, network) 3. Make decisions and set goals (a great tool: the Career Development Certificate) 4. Plan your education 5. Obtain career experience (through internships, Co-op and part-time positions) 6. Conduct your job search or plan for Graduate school We provide Professional Development Seminars on a wide range of topics including Interviewing & Job Search Skills and Finding Jobs in a Tough Economy. We offer career

2BR $750/MO ONLY water included. Coin operated laundromat. Fenced backyard. $250 discount for ďŹ rst month rent. 415 Drachman 272-0754. 3BD/ 2BA WITH den, yard, Tucson Blvd/ Speedway $950 if paid early APL 747-4747 4BR/ 3BATH SEPARATE house $1,600, in small complex w/pool. Also, 1studio left $475, 1-1BR left $500. Call #271-1936 Steve/ owner/ Agent. www.fortuneres.com CASTLE APARTMENTS. Walk to UofA. LARGE STUDIOS, pool, barbecue, laundry facilities, gated, secure. Site management, utilities included, historic. www.thecastleproperties.com 903-2402 CLEAN A/C STUDIO, pool, laundry, 1mi to UofA. $350/mo, month to month, 299-2631 CLOSE TO UA Nice 1BD apartment. Good location. Seneca/ Tucson Blvd. Off street parking. Lease. Deposit. $395/mo. 325-7674 or 309-0792. ESL STUDENT, GRAD or faculty preferred in furnished efďŹ ciency. By #4 bus to UofA. Walled yard. Security doors and windows. Cats ok. No smoking. Security deposit. $475/mo utilities included. 520-722-5555 FIRST MONTH RENT FREE w/1yr lease! $335 Studio w/A/C, 325sf w. tr & gas pd, coin-op lndry, near UofA & busline, Park & Grant. Adobe PMI 520-325-6971 JR. 1BEDROOM IN small complex. Pool and laundry. On bus line. Ft.Lowell/ Alvernon. Call 603-3579 for viewing and specials. JUST 2BLKS TO UofA. Very nice, clean 2BR. Stove & refrigerator. Parking. Water paid, $625/mo. 735 & 737 E. 1st St. Call (520)271-7649 LARGE 2BD, 1BA. 840sqft, AC, laundry. No pets. 1650 E. Blacklidge. $575. Call Megan at 320-0182 LOCATED IN THE heart of Tucson. DeerďŹ eld Village is your oasis in the desert. Great for students. 1& 2BD. 24hr ďŹ tness center. Heated pool& spa. Free shuttle to UofA. GPA discount, gated community, business center w/WIFI. Call to reserve your home today. 323-9516. $150 moves you in! +1 month free! Complimentary cruise for 2 on select units! NEAR UOFA. STUDIO- $395/mo, 1BD- $575/mo, 429-3829/ 444-6213 STONEWOOD/ GLENN STAR apartments 4BD/ 3BA, 3BD/ 3BA, on-site manager, secure, free Internet. W/D, & free private storage room. $800$1225. No security deposit. Kathy 8845044 STUDIOS FROM $400 spacious apartment homes with great downtown location. 884-8279. Blue Agave Apartments 1240 N. 7th Ave. Speedway/ Stone. www.blueagaveapartment.com

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fairs throughout the year, sponsor campus interviewing both semesters, work with students looking to go to graduate and/or professional school, meet with students for oneon-one counseling sessions and offer job and internship assistance through our exclusive job listings. Visit our Web site at www.career. arizona.edu to start exploring today and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss our informative podcasts. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken the time to look over all we have to offer online, make the trek to the Student Union Memorial Center Suite #411 where you can visit the Career Services Career Information Center and Computer Lab. We are eager to work with you on formulating and implementing your career plan and helping you realize your career goals.

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836 S. LANGLEY #206 $795 2BD condo $99 move in special AC, reserved parking, new carpet, balcony, comm. pool/ onsite laundry facility. Kolb/ 22nd St. Werth Realty 520-3190753 FOOTHILLS LIVING AT Campbell/ Skyline. Furnished/ unfurnished 2bd 2ba in quiet complex, furnished w/pool. $1200/mo +deposit. Free water &cable. 409-4103 INCREDIBLE CONDO VALUES! Winterhaven Condominiums. 3357 N Country Club: Beautifully Remodeled 2Bedrooms/ 2Baths-from $99,900 3Bedrooms/ 2Baths-from $114,900. Call Chris Hawley (520)419-0397 or Linda Rebling (520)400-6937 Long Realty !!!!! CLOSE TO campus. 1bedroom spacious rental. AC, carpeted, monitored security system. fenced yard (sorry no pets). Access to pool and jacuzzi. Only $475/mo 884-1505 www.myuofarental.com !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME 2Bedroom 2Bath just $925/ month. Available for immediate move in. Close to UofA campus across the street from MansďŹ eld Park. Spacious ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan with A/C, alarm system, full size washer/ dryer, ďŹ replace, ceiling fans, built-in desks, private fenced yard, high speed Internet available, pets welcome. No securitiy deposit (o.a.c.) Quality living rents quick! Call 7479331. www.UniversityRentalInfo.com !2BEDROOM 2BATH APARTMENT available in fourplex at 1010 E Blacklidge. Near Park & Ft Lowell. Newer building -built in 2001. Central AC, garbage disposal, washer & dryer, backyard, off street parking. Newly renovated with new paint, blinds, and ceiling fans. This apartment is like a brand new house. Pictures & map online at http://saguarodatasystems.com/blacklidge. $650/mo. (520)3609183 1.5MILES EAST UOFA GUESTHOUSE, 1BD DUPLEX, 2STUDIOS. CLEAN, SAFE, QUIET, TILE, A/C, LAUNDRY, $500/MO, FREE BIKE. 615-2274 1/2 BLOCK AWAY WALK 5minutes to campus/rec. center. $500/mo includes utilities!! One bedroom, full bath, private parking space. New A/C, very nice and clean. Call 9548008 1BD/ 1BA, COMPLETELY remodeled 550sqft house, evap, 2830 N Park Ave #1, $550/mo. +utilities paid, 520-903-4353 1BDRM AT PARK & Adams. $600 and incl all utilities and satellite TV. Deposit $600, app fee $30/ adult. Sorry no pets. Call Burns Development & Realty 327-8971 1BR APT. IN historic building near 9th/Euclid. Wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, tall ceilings, new appliances, renovated bathroom. 450s.f. $425/mo. 661-1316 2822 N. SPARKMAN $600 2BD (Glenn/ Paloverde) $99 move in special AC/ washer &dryer HUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/ yard/ 1 car carport. Werth Realty 520-3190753

2BR 1BA, AC, fenced year $700. 1704 N. Highland call 743-0667 2BR WATER PAID, 15min bike to UA, quiet neighborhood, ceramic ďŹ&#x201A;oors, washer. $530/mo Lease, references 795-3413 3414/ 3420 E. WILLARD St. $425 1BD duplex yard/ laundry room onsite. $199 move in special oac w/1 yr lse. Werth Realty 520-319-0753 AWESOME FUN RENTALS available!! 4551 E. Pima #2 Modern, award winning design, 4miles from campus, easy access to shopping, bus line 3bedroom, 2bath Gated fourplex $1500.00 a month no smoking, no pets AVAILABLE NOW!! 1230 N. Bailey Lane Bike to school! 3Bedrooms, 2.5baths $1350 a month Available August 7th! No Smoking, no pets Please call Julie @520-7917035 for more information BEAUTIFUL 2BRM/ 2BATH triplex apartment. A/C, ceramic ďŹ&#x201A;oors, granite countertops. Lots of kitchen cabinets, alarm. Washer/ Dryer in apt. Quiet yard w/BBQ and bike racks. 4blocks to CatTran stop. Available right now! Bassuk Brothers Management (520)6035440. FIRST AVENUE AND Fort Lowell. Quiet, clean 2BD, 1BA. W/D, A/C, water, and gas paid. No pets. Lease $650/mo. 629-9284 NEAR 9TH & CHERRY! 2bdrm unit avail $565. Rent incl water/ trash. Deposit $565, app fee $30/ adult. Burns Devlopment & Realty 327-8971 WALK TO UOFA 1BR Garage parking Water/Gas Pd D/W Micro S/C Oven $525 MONTH $500. S/D Call Judy 822-8347 !!!WALK TO UofA 1st Street/ 1st Ave. Studio house $420 per month. A/C, security door, quiet, security patrol, no pets, no smoking. 624-3080, 299-5020 www.uofahousing.com $495 1BDRM W/GARAGE, A/C, shared W/D & yard. SW corner of Euclid & Drachman. Adobe PMI at 520325-6971. 1BD 1BA IN Lost Barrio gas/water paid 680sf W/D hookups fenced yard short lease ok $425 ALSO ALL utilities +cable/ web paid A/C concrete ďŹ&#x201A;oors lease negotiable fenced yard covered patio $550 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR LOG ON www.azredirentals.com 1BR 1BA CLEAN separate entrance off alley, half mile to UofA, $500/mo utilities included 520-260-7285 1BR/ 1BA/ ALL utilities included$695/mo. AC/ High Speed Internet/ Basic Cable. Off-street parking; private entrance. One and a half miles to the UA! Call 520-954-4635. AWESOME EXTRA LARGE unfurnished studio. Full kitchen with granite & stainless steel. Extra storage, A/C, pool, laundry, beautiful, 200sqft balcony, historic. $700/mo. 906-0385 LARGE STUDIOS ONLY 6blocks from campus, 1125 N. 7th Ave. Walled yard, security gate, doors, windows, full bath, kitchen. Free wi/ďŹ . Unfurnished, $380, lease. No pets. 9774106 sunstoneapts@aol.com

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2BLOCKS FROM UA. 3bd/ 2ba 950 sq ft house, evap and A/C, W/D hu, updated baths, 1635 E 8th St $990/mo 520-903-4353 2BR 1BA A/C, fenced yard, ďŹ replace, 4blocks to UofA $675 275-9879 3BD 1BA $800/MO. Available immediately. Close to campus! A/C, W/D, fenced yard, ďŹ replace. Call Ilene DMT Properties 520-240-6487 3BD 2BA 3638 E. Glenn. A/C, fenced yard, W/D, dishwasher, new carpet, & paint. $800/mo. 360-4148 3BD 2BA HOUSE with separate studio A/C double carport dishwasher W/D hookups security doors/windows $750 ALSO in Blenman/Elm neighborhood 3bd 2ba house 1866sf A/C garage ďŹ replace washer dryer fenced yard $1200 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR LOG ON www.azredirentals.com 3BD/ 2 1/2BA UNFURNISHED 2story, 15min from Downtown, UofA. 3yrs old. 1700sqft, +2car garage. $1000/mo. Phil 388-9620, 327-6504 3BD/ 2BA BLENMAN home. 1100sqft. Updated kitchen, evap, w/d hu, walled yard, parking. 2925 E Lester. $900 520-903-4353 3BD/ 2BA HOUSE with 1 of the bedrooms and 1BA is a basement apartment. Near UMC. Cute house w/wonderful backyard & in great neighborhood. 2450 E. Adams. $1250/mo, includes basement apartment, $950/mo, without basement apartment. Jeff @520-445-9731. 3Bdr/ 3Bath House 5BLKS from UofA/ 1BLK from CATTRAM Stop. Rental Address: 1842 N. Santa Rita, Tucson. Currently Remodeling But Ready 4 Immediate Move In. Take Advantage Before Price Goes UP after Remodel. $475/rm or $1400/ entire House. Call Professor Dr. Kowal @520-323-0105/ email:kowalr@email.arizona.edu 3BDRM 2BTH. $895 YR lease. W/D dishwasher & icemaker, tile/ carpet. Small pets. 5th & Drachman St. Offstreet parking. 520-271-5435, 520-2998960 QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, ONE bedroom quaint cottage, 1173B E. Seneca, (in rear), (Mountain &Grant), A/C and swamp cooler, washer, dryer, Internet, cable, available, water paid, 403-6681 REMODELED VERY CLEAN 2bd/1ba guesthouse. 8th/ Euclid $850 utilities paid plus covered parking! 520-2411662 SWEET STUDIO $375MO 3blks from campus w/ a/c, private patio and parking. More info 520-2455604

!!!! SIGN UP NOW- 2, 3, 4 & 5BD, newer homes! 2mi to UofA, A/C, Garages and all appl included. www.GoldenWest.com toll free 866545-5303 !!!!! LUXURY UOFA HOME--!! BRAND NEW 4BR 4+1/2 BA this is not Billy Mays but what a deal for you! HUGE 3CAR GARAGE just blocks north of UA All 4HUGE BEDROOMS are upstairs and have own private CUSTOM TILED FULL BATHROOMS each BR has private 6JET JACUZZI TUB, +WALK-IN CLOSET +high 10ft sloped ceilings +4 light ceiling fans +custom vanities with GRANITE tops +LARGE OUTSIDE PORCH with CUSTOM MADE RAILS! FULL LAUNDRY, stunning LARGE KITCHEN with beautiful CUSTOM CABINETS +GRANITE TOPS +GLASS TOP RANGE +DISHWASHER +DISPOSAL +WALK-IN PANTRY +CAVERNOUS LIVING-ROOM with 10ft ceilings +MORE! BUT WAIT, THEREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MORE!! Call 884-1505 quick & weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll throw in POOL PRIVILEGES!! MOVE FAST!! or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to RESERVE FOR NEXT YEAR! ABSOLUTELY THE NICEST RENTAL in UA area! CAN FURNISH if desired. www.myuofarental.com 884-1505 (way better than a SHAMWOW!) !!!!!!!!!!SAM HUGHES CLASSIC HOMES. 3&4 BR HOUSES. CLOSE TO UOFA. AVAILABLE NOW. $1250$1350. CALL 400-8796. !!!!3BDRM +DEN/ 4bdrm at a 3bdrm price, 2blocks to UofA campus/ large front porch/ lots of parking $900/ month. Can furnish call 884-1505 www.UofArental.com !!!5MIN WALK to UofA studio houses $450 and $650/mo Mountain/ Lee completely remodeled, wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, A/C, new kitchen and bath, no pets, security patrol, quiet, no smoking 6243080 299-5020 www.uofahousing.com $1000/MO 4BR/ 2BA, NR GLENN/ Park/ UA, bus,/ fenced yd, AC, new Wood FLR. YR lse. 520-551-3470/ 520-747-8965 acsart@earthlink.net

$1500 4BDRM, 2BA +Den, A/C, off street parking, corner of 7th &Campbell. Call Adobe PMI 520-325-6971 0-6 BEDROOMS NEAR UOFA. ALL PRICES, AVAILABLE NOW AUGUST. WALK TO CAMPUS. LARGEST SELECTION OF RENTALS IN TUCSON! 16 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HELPING TENANTS FIND GREAT UOFA RENTALS. CALL TODAY FOR A CUSTOM SEARCH! CALL REDI 6235710 OR LOG ON WWW.AZREDIRENTALS.COM 10MINUTE BIKE TO UofA. Quiet area near 3rd & Country Club. Easy to love 3bdrm 2bath house, private yard, patio, trees. Recent paint, cool cement ďŹ&#x201A;oor, beam ceilings. Furniture, frig, laundry. $1350/mo 310-977-0095 or vjdeluca@usa.net 1BD HOME 1BATH, fenced yard, private parking, shaded rear patio, small pet ok. evap. cooling. Quiet neighborhood, 3blocks from UofA. Water, pest control, and yard clean-up paid. $575/mo $250 security deposit. 8872068/ 825-0020 1BD HOUSE 700SF A/C all utilities included washer dryer pets ok fenced yard $485 ALSO 1bd cottage saltillo tile &concrete ďŹ&#x201A;oors stove refrigerator covered patio available now $475 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR LOG ON www.azredirentals.com 1BLOCK TO UOFA 2bd house A/C garage family room washer dryer fenced yard mountain &city views $750 ALSO 2bd 2ba house ALL utilities cable &web paid low deposit ďŹ replace 1mile to campus ONLY $925 REDI 623-5710 OR LOG ON www.azredirentals.com 2418 S. MCFEE STRAV. $795 2BRD home. Yard, full size washer & dryer, brand new master cool evap, huge yard 36th/ Kino. Werth Realty 520-3190753 2737 N. INCAS PL. $750 2BD (Glenn/ First Ave.) $99 move in special AC/ yard/ stackable washer & dryer. Werth Realty 520-319-0753 2BD/ 2BA A/C, pergo ďŹ&#x201A;ooring all kitchen appliances, washer/ dryer hu, small backyard, well maintained. Owner pays HOA, includes water. Starr Pass/ Greasewood area. $750/mo. 520-241-3275 2BEDROOM, 1BATH BUNGALOW, easy walking distance of the UofA and 4th Avenue. Open front porch, very private, fenced-in backyard, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors throughout, ceiling fans, all appliances including dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave, basement with washer and dryer. $900/mo 520-2986600 www.Acacia-Partners.com

3BR, 1BA HOUSE on Elm west of UMC. washer/dryer, DW, alarm system, yard & covered patios, off-street parking. $975/mo. 661-1316 3BR, 2BA HOME. 1400sf. Bike to UA/ UMC. AC, w&d, dishwasher. New wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Private yard. Reduced to $975/mo. 820-2930 4BDRM HELEN & CAMPBELL! $1300 2 & 3/4 bath home w/fenced backyard, A/C. Deposit $1300, app fee $30/ adult. Burns Development & Realty 327-8971 4BDRM, 3BATH HOME w/gated swimming pool area and security Spacious older home w/huge backyard- great for pets and entertaining. $1350 per mo w/12month lease/$1000 deposit. Call 520-331-6454 6BD 2BA 2FAMILY rooms, dining area, fenced yard, A/C, 2500sf, $1450/mo. Plumber/ 22nd St 888-3883 AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1ST 3bd/ 1.75bath Near Broadway/ Kolb $850/ month Tiled Floors. Wash /dry Near Park. Huge yard. 990-8100 leave message BEAUTIFUL 3BEDROOM/ 2BATH house on Via Entrada. (River/ Campbell) One quiet acre, sweeping city and mountain views. Great kitchen, screened patio. $1500 per month, references required. John 520-360-4313 CLOSE TO CAMPUS 4bd 2ba house with basement garage A/C washer dryer fenced yard $1500 ALSO 5bd 2ba house 2400sf ALL utilities +cable/web included A/C washer dryer pets welcome fenced yard ceiling fans $2000 CALL REDI 623-5710 OR LOG ON www.azredirentals.com

GREAT PRICE!!!! 3BD & 4BD up to 3ba start at $800.00 per mo 0-4 blks from UofA w/private parking, yard and newly remodeled. More details 520-245-5604 HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BEDROOMS, 2BATHROOMS, FURNISHED. CLOSE TO UNIVERSITY. LARGE PLANTED YARD FRONT AND BACK. WASHER/ DRYER. $1,100 PER MONTH TO VIEW CALL CAROLE AT 270-2560/ 299-6013 OR EMILY AT 480-703-4177

PERFECTLY LOCATED, MODERN, immaculate 3bed/ 2bath house. 1mile from campus. Cathedral ceilings, master bedroom upstairs with loft space. Must see. Available now. $1390/ month. Contact Drbharvey@aol.com

FIRST MONTH FREE! Sublet one room in desirable 2-bedroom unit at The Seasons. $550 per month thru July 31, 2010. Utilities included, except electric. Pool, exercise room, close to campus. 403-4601 ROOM AND BATH - Private room and bath available in a house with 2female roommates. Female only. Close to campus. Take over lease $618/ month. Contact mwcapper@gmail.com or call 949-547-0621

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, THREE bedroom 1.5bath house, 2103A N. Santa Rita, (Mountain &Grant), washer, dryer, Internet and cable available, water paid, 403-6681 RENTALS ONLINE FREE list Werth Realty LLC 520-319-0753 www.werthrealty.com SPACIOUS HOME FOR rent. 3BR 2.5BA, sunroom, loft, fenced backyard, all appliances included, 2car garage. Quiet HOA community. Near Pima, UA and I-10 at Speedway/ Silverbell. $1095. 602-432-9562 UMC- UA CLOSE and SO NICE!! 3bed/ 1bath porch, AZ room, walled yard, pets OK $1150. Cherry and Lester references and 1year lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 820-6760

NEWPORT BEACH, CA SPRING BREAK GETAWAY. 7nights, 6days at Marriott Newport Coast Villas. $1600. AVAILABLE DATES: FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 (4:00 PM) -FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010 (10:00 AM) 2-bdrm/ 2-bath villa accommodates up to 8. Master suite has king bed, tv, stretch & soak tub, & separate shwr with twin showerheads. Guestrm has full bath, queen bed, dbl sleeper sofa and tv. Separate living area has queen sleeper sofa, tv & DVD plyr. Separate dining area accommodates 6, with breakfast bar for 2. Deluxe kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator & dinnerware service for 8. Private balcony includes table & chairs for enjoying the view. In-villa washer and dryer. Complimentary Internet access. Amenities:Overlooking the PaciďŹ c Ocean and beautiful beaches.Access to Spa PaciďŹ ca, La Vista Pool Bar & Grille, featuring a variety of seasonal favorites.The MarketPlace convenience store and deli. 3outdoor pools, 2spas, 3tennis courts Call 390-8455 or alyons1@comcast.net

VERY NICE TOWNHOUSE 3BD, 2BA, 1640sf, 2car garage, private backyard, security alarm system. 5min north of UMC. $1080/mo. 609-5152 !!-AA TYPING $1.50/PG. Laser printing, term papers, theses, dissertations, editing, grammar, punctuation, professional service, near campus. Fax: 326-7095. Dorothy 3275170.

WALK TO CAMPUS 3BR, 2BA, FAMILY ROOM, FIREPLACE, 2000SQFT, ALL APPLIANCES, AC, HUGE PRIVATE WALLED YARD, 2802 E DRACHMAN, $1495. OWNER AGENT 349-3275 WALK TO CAMPUS, Sam Hughes- 2, 3, 4, 5BD. Newer homes! Within 1mi to UofA, A/C, garages and all appl included. www.GoldenWestManagement.com toll free 866-545-5303

105 E. YAVAPAI $625- 1, 145 2 & 4BD (Prince/ Stone) sqft ranges from 629-1495/ AC/ W&D HUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/ vaulted ceilings/ alarm system/ new appliances/ polished concrete ďŹ&#x201A;oors/ gated community $99 move in special w/one year lease oac. Werth Realty 520-3190753

WALK TO ELLER. Charming 1000sf 2bd 1ba yard, washer, A/C, evap., clean, utilities included. $800 1249 N Santa Rita. Broadstone 623-8111

1518 & 1546 E. BLACKLIDGE Dr. $625 2BR town home (10% college student discount) Mountain/ Blacklidge 800sqft/ yard/ AC/ dishwasher/ pool/ laundry facility. Werth Realty 520-3190753

WALK TO UOFA campus 1248 N. Euclid rent is $1195/mo move in ready 3BR 1BA W/D, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, basement, large backyard, A/C carport with additional parking, for information or appointment call Mike or Elvia 907-8425 or 906-5989

1741 E. HEDRICK $875 2BR/ 2.5BA 2story townhome (10% college student discount) 1200sqft/ AC/ yard/ balcony/ stackable washer & dryer/ dishwasher. Werth Realty 520-319-0753

2BR 2BA SPACIOUS clean, smoke free, bungalow, half mile to UofA, w/d, $500/mo utilities included. 520-2607285

3025 N. LOS ALTOS $415 1BD/ $450 2BD single story multi-unit complex. Yard/ pool & laundry facility onsite. First/ Ft. Lowell. Werth Realty 520-3190753

3FEMALE STUDENTS NEED one more to share nice 4bedroom, 2bath home, approx. 2miles from UofA. Furnished or unfurnished bedroom. $410. per month, includes utilities. For more info 520-227-2473

4132 N. VIA VILLAS $795 2BD townhome (Limberlost/ First Ave.) $99 move in special AC/ 1 car carport/ washer & dryer HUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/ comm. pool. Werth Realty 520-319-0753

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A Guide to Religious Services CATALINA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Alternative and Traditional Worship Sundays 8:15, 9:30, 11:00. 2700 E. Speedway 327-4296 www.catumc.org

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Sunday meetings begin at 9:00am www.ldsces.org/tucson 1333 E. 2nd St. 623-4204

GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship 7:45am & 10:00am. Bible Class 9:00am. 830 N First Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-623-6633 www.GraceTucsonWELS.com

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL *Conservative* Daily Minyan 7:30am; Friday Service 5:45pm; Shabbat Morning 9:00am 5550 E. 5th St. at Craycroft 520-745-5550 www.caiaz.org

LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY Wednesday Dinner & Vespers 6:30pm Sunday Worship 10:30am 715 N. Park Ave. 520-623-7575 www.lcm-ua.org

ST. PHILIP’S IN THE HILLS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday Worship: 7:45am, 5:30pm, Choirs at 9 &11:15am, 4pm “Come & See”. 4440 N. Campbell Ave at River Road. 520-299-6421 www.stphilipstucson.org

EPISCOPAL CAMPUS MINISTRY Faithful, fun, friendly. Sunday worship 6:00pm. Holy Eucharist 715 N Park Ave. www.uacanterbury.org 520-623-7575

CHURCH OF CHRIST CAMPUS MINISTRY Worship 10:45am Bible Class 9:30am. One mile north of campus. 2848 N. Mountain Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 795-7578

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Getting into the club Balsillie set to A basic guide to club sport recognition

By Tyler Kurbat ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT With a new academic year comes the birth of new Arizona sports clubs and athletes. How, you might ask, do such organizations and affiliations come to be?

For starters

Associated Students of the University of Arizona is in charge of all club procedures, including the club sports recognition process. They are the “umbrella” to the club world. More specifically however, is Campus Recreation’s Sport Club Program, headed by Mary O’Mahoney. Theoretically, any active group of participants can propose a sports club idea, but not anyone can use a UA title with their respective sport. “We need to know rosters, assumption of risk forms, who’s running the club, who the coaches are … that sort of stuff,” O’Mahoney said. “If you’re going to be throwing UA on it we need to know who is involved and their expertise.”

The process

Once a group has provided the basic concept of their desired club sport, they must perform four key tasks to

Wildcat swimmer named to National Team roster

Along with Arizona sophomore women’s swimmer Alyssa Anderson, UA senior men’s swimmers Jack Brown and Marcus Titus have been named to the United States national squad for 2009-10. They will be joined on the 110-member team by former Wildcat freestylers Lacey Nymeyer and Lara Jackson, according to the athletic department. Brown clocked a 1:57.77 in the 200-meter individual medley during the World Championship Trials this summer. In the same meet, Titus touched the wall in one minute flat. Anderson made the U.S. world team roster over the summer, traveling to Rome as a member of the 800m freestyle relay team. Qualifying for the National Team required the swimmers to place in the top six positions in their events over the course of four summer meets: the USA Swimming National Championships, the U.S. Open, the World University Games and the World Championships in Rome.

gain recognition and perks from being associated with Campus Rec: 1) The club must agree to the ASUA code of conduct. 2) They must designate a board of members, ideally including presidential and vice presidential personnel. 3) Next, the club must organize their intended schedules and facility usage with O’Mahoney. 4) Pending recognition, they must have continued contact with O’Mahoney.

The perks

Once established as an Arizona club sport, a club gains access to a number of different helpful assets. “We have resources to offer them: facilities, athletic trainers, equipment and athletic funding,” O’Mahoney said. “They don’t get any money from ASUA, which is a big misconception. ASUA doesn’t allocate the sport clubs under campus recreation; we get that money from the $25 fee students pay to use the Rec (Center) and the $3 program fee. We take a part of those fees and then allocate them to the sports clubs. It’s not a lot; $45,000. That disperses amongst the 35 to 40 sports clubs on campus. “The sport club program was de-

signed and programmed to promote intercollegiate competition,” O’Mahoney continued. “We don’t just write a check to anybody. They have to turn in a budget in the spring and then there is an allocation committee of sport club student leaders that meet to disperse the funds. It’s a cross section so everybody knows where they are coming from and no one group can dominate the money. All the teams now have foundation accounts too, where people can make tax-deductible donations. So that has been a great thing for the clubs.”

The limitations

Although club sports programs are all about having a good time, there are boundaries. Anything with the UA title has to maintain a solid image and uphold the school name. “Through ASUA there’s the code of conduct, and if a club does something they’re not supposed to, they have to talk to a whole board of students,” O’Mahoney said. “Once there, the board can decide ‘Oh, you can’t have the UA name anymore if you’re going to do this or that,’ If a club gets caught hazing or misbehaving off campus, there are going to be consequences for not following the policies and procedures with ASUA and the Campus Rec sports program.”

T’Wolves say Rubio backed out of chance to play THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS — After saying all summer long that his preference was to play in the NBA, Ricky Rubio apparently got a case of cold feet at the last minute. Less than 48 hours after the Timberwolves, Rubio’s agents and the Spanish team DKV Joventut agreed in principle on a deal to bring the 18-yearold point guard to Minnesota, Rubio changed his mind. He told Timberwolves president David Kahn on Monday night that he wanted to stay in Spain for the next two years to better prepare for life in the NBA — a blow to a team that was hoping to have the popular passer on the court this fall. “Of course there’s disappointment, but I don’t think that disappointment should overshadow the big picture, which is, he’s still so young,”Kahn said Tuesday during a call from Spain, where he spent the weekend negotiating the deal.“It appears now we will have a two-year wait. But if you frame it as he’ll be 20 years old and he’ll have two more years to develop, I can think of a lot worse things to happen to us as a franchise.” The Timberwolves drafted Rubio fifth overall in June, even though he was still under contract with DKV Joventut in a deal that included a $8.1 million buyout clause. Kahn made three trips to Spain over the summer to try and help Rubio’s representatives negotiate that number down, a process that was hindered by NBA guidelines limiting the amount of money Minnesota could contribute to $500,000. Kahn said Rubio’s agent, Dan Fegan,

delivered a package of endorsement deals and sponsorships that helped make the NBA deal attractive enough for Rubio and Joventut to enter into an agreement on Saturday night. When Rubio backed out of the deal, DKV Joventut reluctantly agreed to trade him to rival Regal FC Barcelona, which will pay $5.3 million to buy out his contract. The buyout, Kahn said, is the largest in European basketball history. In a statement, Joventut noted the “big effort” by everyone to reach a deal. “In front of this situation, and in contradiction with what he has been saying to us and to Timberwolves’ representatives from time to time, the player has announced the decision that he wants to be transferred to FC Barcelona,”the team said. The deal with FC Barcelona requires Rubio to stay in Spain through the 2010-11 season, at which time the buyout price tag plummets to about $1.4 million. That’s a much more manageable number for Rubio to afford, but he said he was more concerned about being ready for the NBA. “The reason leading me to take this next step is to have a period of preparation to better take the challenge of the NBA in better conditions as a player,”Rubio said in a statement.“The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be my first option and I wish to play with them in the near future.” So what changed between Saturday and Monday? Kahn said Rubio and his family were receiving pressure from his Spanish national teammates, members of the Spanish media and other people in their hometown to stay in Spain.

show up for crucial hearing THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — The Phoenix Coyotes saga seems to be stumbling toward a conclusion, and the lead character in the twisted drama finally is scheduled to make an appearance. After almost four months of legal wrangling and nearly 900 court filings, a hearing is scheduled in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday to argue most of the sticky issues still facing Judge Redfield T. Baum. For the first time, Canadian billionaire James Balsillie will be in the courtroom, according to a filing Tuesday by PSE, the company he formed to pursue the Coyotes. Balsillie wants to buy the team and move it to Hamilton, Ontario, over the vehement objection of the NHL, which has made its own bid to purchase the franchise. “Recognizing that his credibility has been put at issue and the court may have questions not covered in the declarations and deposition testimony,” the filing read,“Mr. James Balsillie will be present at the hearing in order to respond to any questions the court may have.” It’s not known whether Balsillie’s nemesis, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, will be there. It could be the last stand for Balsillie, who has doggedly pursued the franchise even though the NHL board of governors voted 26-0 to reject him as an owner. Balsillie wants the judge to override that vote and not only award the team to him, but allow him to move the franchise immediately with a nominal relocation fee. If the judge rules that Balsillie’s bid is valid, the NHL has promised to appeal and seek a stay of the sale. Balsillie hasn’t said whether he would take an antitrust case to court if he loses the bankruptcy bid. Other issues to be argued include whether there is time to move the franchise for the coming season — the first preseason game is Sept. 15 — and whether Balsillie can void the Coyotes’ lease with the city of Glendale without a significant penalty. The Coyotes rookie camp begins Sunday, and ice was installed at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday. Two bids have been made to buy the team and keep it in Glendale. The NHL made a surprise offer of $140 million after a group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf pulled out, citing the inability to reach a new lease agreement with the city of Glendale. The league says that if its bid is successful, it intends to sell the team outside the encumbrances of the bankruptcy process. If a buyer to keep the team in Glendale can’t be found, the NHL says it will look to relocate the franchise after the coming season. Ice Edge, a partnership of eight investors from the United States and Canada, said it will bid up to $150 million, but that offer is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with Glendale by the Sept. 10 auction. Balsillie is offering $212.5 million, but it is difficult to compare that bid with the other two. Balsillie’s bid includes $104 million for Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes, who says he loaned the franchise $300 million and is the lead unsecured creditor. The NHL and Ice Edge offers would give Moyes virtually

nothing, contending the lost money is equity, not a debt, and therefore he should not be a creditor. Attorneys for the debtors group that is headed by Moyes filed objections Tuesday arguing that the NHL and Ice Edge bid should be rejected by the judge. Both bids fail to pay millions of dollars to creditors, the Moyes group contends. The NHL made its bid in bad faith and could reap the rewards of relocating the team, while the Moyes sale to Balsillie would benefit debtors, the document said. The league bid would provide only $2 million in cash, with the rest deferred compensation, according to Moyes’ group. The Moyes group, which strongly supports selling the team to Balsillie, said the Ice Edge group is full of “loopholes” and “contingencies” that violate terms of the bidding and the bankruptcy code. The NHL filed documents this week detailing why it believes the league acted fairly in rejecting Balsillie as an owner, based on his conduct in attempts to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators and Coyotes. “There is something sad,” the NHL said in a reply filed Tuesday night, “... about Mr. Balsillie’s inability to grasp the plain fact that it is his conduct, insensitivity, perceived lack of trustworthiness and unwillingness to accept responsibility of his own actions over several years that has caused the NHL board of governors to wish to not be associated with him in the business of professional hockey.” The NHL went into detail on Balsillie’s dealings with each team. That included citing evidence the league says showed secret negotiations between representatives of Balsillie and Moyes in violation of the consent agreement the Coyotes owner had signed with the league in September 2006. Balsillie’s attorneys said in a court document that relocating the franchise to Hamilton “is, irrefutably, the only chance to maximize the value of the debtors’ assets and pay off all creditors.” Balsillie also says the NHL created a conflict of interest by entering the bidding. “The only reason that the NHL will not consider relocation to Hamilton is to protect the concededly unlawful territorial veto rights of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” PSE contended. The NHL has said that the veto clause of its bylaws is no longer used and that a majority vote is all that is necessary for relocation. In what PSE called a“shocking revelation,” Balsillie’s people uncovered a letter from the Maple Leafs counsel from November 2006, saying the franchise believes a unanimous vote is necessary to approve a team moving into the territory of another. Balsillie points to the letter as proof the Maple Leafs would use their veto power, which the Canadian says is illegal, to prevent any team from moving to Hamilton. “The Maple Leafs reserve all rights to take whatever actions are necessary to protect their exclusive rights to their home territory,” the letter reads.


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Colbert treadmill makes it to space The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A pair of spacewalkers successfully tackled a hefty tank removal job at the international space station Tuesday as their crewmates unloaded comedian Stephen Colbert’s namesake treadmill for all “those famously fat astronauts.” The only concern that Nicole Stott and Danny Olivas had about mass — everything is weightless up there, after all — involved the huge ammonia tank they needed to disconnect. They held the freed 1,300-pound tank steady until a robot arm grabbed it. A new fully loaded tank will be installed on the second spacewalk of the mission Thursday night. The old one will be returned to Earth aboard Discovery. The tanks are massive by spacewalking standards: Nearly 5 feet long, 7 feet wide and 4 feet high. The old one has been up there since 2002. A moment of concern arose 1.5 hours into the spacewalk when Olivas noticed fraying on the index finger of his right glove, following the tank removal. Mission Control evaluated the problem for several minutes before giving him a “go” to remain outside. The stitching defect was deemed minor; deeper damage likely would have forced an early end to the spacewalk. Minutes later, Stott reported a high reading of her carbon dioxide levels. When asked if she felt any symptoms, she replied, “No. Nothing.” Mission Control said it appeared to be “a weird sensor” and that her suit was operating fine. Then there was a half-hour communication outage between Mission Control and the shuttle-station complex Tuesday night. A thunderstorm at a satellite in 4C-Qtr Wildcat Classics relay 01.pdfstation 8/21/09 Guam was to blame.

“You’re going to be on your own here,” Mission Control told the 13 space fliers before contact was lost. The spacewalkers’ work to retrieve some science experiments was rearranged because of the outage. Shortly before the spacewalk began Tuesday evening, the space station officially got its new $5 million treadmill that is named for Colbert. It was one of the first items to be unloaded from the moving van that was delivered by Discovery. Colbert, known for his Comedy Central program “The Colbert Report,” was out of the country Tuesday. But he said through his New York publicist that “my treadmill will … help trim down those famously fat astronauts.” The word “my” was underlined. “Lay off the Tang, Chubby!” The Colbert treadmill appeared to be the chubby one. As the treadmill was being pushed across the threshold, it bumped into a camera and dislodged it. An astronaut nudged the camera back into place. Colbert originally wanted a space station room named after himself and even won an online vote earlier this year for naming rights. NASA instead went with Tranquility for the yet-to-be-launched chamber, in honor of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility 40 years ago this summer. The treadmill became COLBERT, short for Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill. The treadmill is in more than 100 pieces. The bags containing all those parts will remain in a corner of the space station until September, when Stott has time to put together the running machine. Stott, the space station’s newest resident, hitchedPMa ride up aboard Discovery. She will 1:25:44 spend the next three months in orbit.

US, Cuba to discuss resuming direct mail The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba will start talks this month on resuming direct mail service between the two countries for the first time in nearly half a century as the Obama administration continues to try to engage the communist island, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The negotiations, set for Sept. 17, will follow the resumption in July of talks on the legal immigration of Cubans to the United States, according to the officials. The two sides agreed on the two sets of discussions in late May, a month after President Barack Obama eased travel and financial restrictions on Americans with family members in Cuba. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the negotiations are not yet completed. Direct postal service between the United States and Cuba was terminated in 1963, and since then mail between the countries can take weeks to arrive since it must be routed through third countries. Previous attempts to restore the link have failed and experts believe Cuba’s communist government remains sensitive about what kind of material might be sent to the island from the United States. It was not clear on Tuesday how delivery times or costs would change if an agreement is reached at the talks. Obama wants to improve relations with Cuba and has taken several steps to gauge the Cuban leaderships’ interest in doing so, including supporting a recent decision by the Organization of American States to revoke Cuba’s 1962 suspension from the 34-country group. But he has also said the U.S. embargo on the country enacted in 1960 will not be lifted until Cuba enacts democratic and economic reforms, such as freeing political prisoners and allowing freedom of speech. Several U.S. lawmakers have

proposed intermediate measures, such as ending the ban on travel to Cuba by all Americans. “The idea of postal service is in keeping with what appears to be an administration policy of moving ahead in a measured way and to try to engage with the government of Cuba,” said Peter DeShazo, a former senior State Department official who dealt with Cuba and Latin American officials until his retirement in 2004. “It is a careful, measured outreach to Cuba,” said DeShazo, who is now the Americas program director for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “No one has any expectation that these kinds of steps will lead to (reform in Cuba), but they could improve the relationship and the environment for cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba that eventually could open doors.” Cuba has responded warily to the overtures, insisting on the removal of the embargo. However, when it agreed to restart the immigration talks and the postal negotiations, Cuba also expressed a willingness to cooperate with the United States on fighting terrorism and drug trafficking, and on hurricane disaster preparedness. Before the U.S.-Cuban immigration talks were suspended by the Bush administration in 2003, the twice-yearly meetings in alternating countries had been the highest level contacts between the two countries. The talks were created so the countries could track adherence to 1994 and 1995 accords designed to promote legal, orderly migration between the two countries. The aim was to avoid a repeat of the summer of 1994, when tens of thousands of Cubans took to the sea in flimsy boats. On July 14, U.S. and Cuban officials met in New York to resume the immigration negotiations in what the State Department said at the time was a sign of “our interest in pursuing constructive discussions with the government of Cuba to advance U.S. interests on issues of mutual concern.”

Video shows chicks ground up alive at egg hatchery The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — An animal rights group publicized a video Tuesday showing unwanted chicks being tossed alive into a grinder at an Iowa plant and accused egg hatcheries of being “perhaps the cruelest industry” in the world. The undercover video was shot by Chicago-based Mercy for Animals at a hatchery in Spencer, Iowa, over a two-week period in May and June. “We have to ask ourselves if these were puppies and kittens being dropped into grinders, would we find that acceptable?” asked Nathan Runkle, the group’s executive director, at a news conference in Des Moines. “I don’t think that most people would.” The group said that tossing male chicks, which have little value because they can’t lay eggs or be raised quickly enough to be raised profitably for meat, into grinders is common industry practice. United Egg Producers, a trade group for U.S. egg farmers, confirmed that. The hatchery is owned by West Des Moinesbased Hy-Line North America and is one of many operations in Iowa, the nation’s leading egg producer. The video, shot with a hidden camera and microphone by a Mercy for Animals employee who got a job at the plant, shows a Hy-Line worker sorting through a conveyor belt of chirping chicks, flipping some of them into a chute like a poker dealer flips cards. These chicks, which a narrator says are males, are then shown being dropped alive into a grinding machine. In other parts of the video, a chick is shown dying on the factory floor amid a heap of egg shells after falling through a sorting machine. Another chick, also still alive, is seen lying on the floor after getting scalded by a wash cycle, according to the video narrator. Hy-Line said the video “appears to show an inappropriate action and violation of our animal welfare policies,” referring to chicks on the factory floor. But the company also noted that “instantaneous euthanasia” — a reference to killing of male chicks by the grinder — is a standard practice supported by the animal veterinary and scientific community. Company spokesman Tom Jorgensen said Tuesday an investigation was continuing, and once it’s completed the company would release more information.

Runkle acknowledged that his group’s ultimate goal was to get people to stop eating eggs. He said he believe many would refuse to eat eggs if they knew what happened to male chicks. “The egg industry is perhaps the cruelest industry on the face of the planet,” Runkle said. Mercy for Animals also sent letters to the nation’s 50 largest grocery store chains, including Walmart, Whole Foods, Safeway, Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s, asking them to include a label on egg cartons that says, “Warning: Male chicks are ground-up alive by the egg industry.” A spokesman for United Egg Producers called the proposal “almost a joke.” Spokesman Mitch Head said Mercy for Animals had no credible authority, as well as questionable motives. “This is a group which espouses no egg consumption by anyone — so that is clearly their motive.” Mercy for Animals estimated 200 million male chicks are killed a year, which the United Egg Producers also confirmed. “There is, unfortunately, no way to breed eggs that only produce female hens,” Head said. “If someone has a need for 200 million male chicks, we’re happy to provide them to anyone who wants them. But we can find no market, no need.” Using a grinder, Head said, “is the most instantaneous way to euthanize chicks.” There is no federal law that ensures the humane euthanasia of animals on farms or hatcheries, according to Jonathan Lovvorn, vice president and chief counsel of the Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society also says that virtually all egg farms, even those that sell cage-free eggs, get their hens from hatcheries that kill their male chicks. Hy-Line says on its Web site that its Iowa facility produces 33.4 million chicks. Based on that figure, Mercy for Animals estimates a similar number of male chicks are killed at the facility each year. Hy-Line did not comment on that estimate. Runkle, of Mercy for Animals, said most people would be shocked to learn that 200 million chicks are killed a year. “Is this justifiable just for cheap eggs?” he said. As to more humane alternatives to disposing of male chicks, Runkle said the whole system is inherently flawed. “The entire industrial hatchery system subjects these birds to stress, fear and pain from the first day,” he said.

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