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March 14, 2014 | By Evan Halper and Cindy Carcamo
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of the drug. For years, scientists who have wanted to study how marijuana might be used to treat illness say they have been stymied by resistance from federal drug officials. The Arizona study had long ago been sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration, but under federal rules, such experiments can use marijuana only from a single, government-run farm in Mississippi.
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SPORTS
January 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tony Clark, disenchanted by a lack of playing time at the University of Arizona, is enrolling at San Diego State. The 6-8 forward, who also was the second choice overall in baseball's amateur draft last June, will enroll for the spring semester, Aztec Coach Jim Brandenburg said.
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Four, three, two … The Derrick Williams position countdown goes on, the No. 2 pick in the 2011 draft still trying to find his spot in the NBA before time runs out. The Minnesota Timberwolves tried him at power forward and small forward before deciding neither worked and trading him in November to the Sacramento Kings. Williams now plays both positions as well as occasional stints at shooting guard. Like a 300-pound man shopping for pants, the right fit has been elusive.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A small object discovered last month hurtling through space turned out to be a tiny asteroid, astronomers at the University of Arizona at Tucson said. The rock--30-feet in diameter--is one of the smallest asteroids ever detected, planetary scientist Tom Gehrels said. The object was discovered Nov. 6 with the university's 36-inch Spacewatch Telescope.
SPORTS
July 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Pacific 10 Conference has reprimanded the University of Arizona for NCAA rules violations that occurred earlier this year in the school's book-loan program for athletes. The university declared 40 student-athletes ineligible in April because they had allegedly sold or given away books they had obtained free from the school. Eligibility was restored by the NCAA to 31 of the athletes when they repaid the school for the books.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times
Most people consider New York and Los Angeles to be the centers of hip-hop culture, but it's Tucson where students will find the first university to offer a minor dedicated to the movement. The University of Arizona has recently added the concentration to its Africana Studies minor program. The decision is part of a trend to give serious academic study to the subject. The curriculum is bound to be a hit with students, said Alain-Philippe Durand, interim director of the Africana Studies program.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2009 | By Kenneth R. Harney
Go ahead. Break the chains. Stop paying on your mortgage if you owe more than the house is worth. And most important: Don't feel guilty about it. Don't think you're doing something morally wrong. That's the incendiary core message of a new academic paper by Brent T. White, a University of Arizona law school professor, titled "Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis." White contends that far more of the estimated 15 million U.S. homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages should stiff their lenders and take a hike.
SPORTS
March 11, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Lute Olson will return to the Arizona bench next season, the university announced Monday, but that doesn't begin to resolve the questions surrounding the program and its Hall of Fame coach. Olson missed the entire season for what he announced for the first time was "a medical condition that was not life-threatening, but serious enough to require time away from my coaching responsibilities." He later attributed his leave to "personal issues within my family."
SPORTS
March 12, 2007 | Mike Hiserman
When Arizona has struggled this season, the finger-pointing started with its defense -- or lack thereof. Here's evidence that these 'Cats may be just plain passive: Arizona averages 13.4 fouls per game, the fewest of any major-college team. The Wildcats had a 536-244 scoring edge at the free-throw line this season, but opponents still averaged 72.5 points a game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Merlin K. DuVal, 84, founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, died of a heart attack Tuesday, the Tucson Citizen reported. "I would argue that he is the most important individual in the College of Medicine's history," Keith Joiner, dean of the Tucson college, told the Citizen.
SPORTS
September 27, 2005 | Mike Terry, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shawntinice Polk, center on the University of Arizona's women's basketball team, died Monday after collapsing on the court of the school's arena. Richard Paige, associate media relations director, said Polk, 22 and a senior, was not working out or practicing in McKale Center when she collapsed. Polk was taken to the University Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately known and an autopsy will be performed.
SPORTS
February 10, 2005 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
It's not easy to play defense against a guy who will shoot from anywhere -- two feet from the basket or 32 feet -- and make it. It's not easy to coach that guy. It's not easy being that guy. But finally, only weeks from the end of his rocky career as an Arizona basketball player, Salim Stoudamire is making basketball easy. For himself, for Coach Lute Olson and for his teammates.
SPORTS
December 6, 2004 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Arizona did a good job of stopping Mississippi State's Lawrence Roberts on Sunday. The only problem was, the 21st-ranked Wildcats almost stopped themselves as well before holding on for a 68-64 victory over the 15th-ranked Bulldogs in the John R. Wooden Classic at the Arrowhead Pond. It was an exhibition of Arizona's considerable potential, and its confounding lapses.
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