U. of Ariz. Seeks Alumni to Star in a Promo Video

By The University of Arizona News Service (UANews.org)

The University of Arizona Alumni Association is shooting a promotional video and is looking for die-hard Wildcat fans to participate. The video will be sent out to all alumni this fall leading up to homecoming. The video will have a voice-over, so participants will not have any dialogue.

  • Date: Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21
  • Time: Project length is about 1-2 hours. Exact time will be set closer to the shoot date.
  • Location: UA Main Campus (free parking will be provided)

Below are the roles we need to cast:

  • Students or recent graduates
  •  Infants (under a year old) and mothers
  • Females and males (40 – 60 years old)
  • Elderly females and males (65 years or older)
  • Males (under 40 years old)
  • Four couples (who are between the ages of 25 – 35 years)

All participants will get free lunch and gift.

If you’re interested in starring in the UA’s video please contact Director of Marketing, Kelley Prust, as soon as possible:
E-mail: prust@al.arizona.edu
Phone #: (520) 626-9337

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Associated Press Intern Dies in Mexico City

Reporter Mando Montano, 22, Found Dead

By ANITA SNOW
July 2, 2012

MEXICO CITY – Armando Montano, an aspiring journalist who was working this summer as a news intern for The Associated Press in the Mexican capital, was found dead early Saturday. He was 22 years old.

In this Jan. 12, 2010 photo, Armando Montano, who was 22 when he died, posed for a photo with Matt Lewis at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute in Tucson, Ariz. Montano, an aspiring journalist, was working this summer as a news intern for The Associated Press in the Mexican capital. He was found dead early Saturday, June 30, 2012. Montano’s body was found in the elevator shaft of an apartment building near where he was living in the capital’s Condesa neighborhood. The circumstances of his death were being investigated by Mexican authorities. (New York Times Journalism Institute)

Montano’s body was found in the elevator shaft of an apartment building near where he was living in the capital’s Condesa neighborhood. The circumstances of his death were being investigated by Mexican authorities.

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Network Blues

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By Cary L. Tyler

It was not a good week for the networks, especially CNN and Fox.

The first, of course, is the colossal mistake by the two networks in regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), when both jumped the gun and stated the act had been struck down by the Supreme Court.

The Poynter Institute (a non-profit school/community covering journalism) breaks down this mistake in detail (http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/179144/how-journalists-are-covering-todays-scotus-health-care-ruling/), as well as the follow up egg on the face by CNN and pile on Associated Press reporters.

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Ripples of Healthcare Decision Still Felt

Verdict is still out on impact to election.

By Derek Evans

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare.” The decision was historic because the Supreme Court is largely comprised of justices appointed by a conservative president. The impact of the decision on this year’s presidential election has yet to be seen.

President Barack Obama, at least in several polls, is expected to win. The decision, experts speculate, might not have impacted Obama’s hopes for reelection. Mitt Romney’s chance of defeating the president was also predicted not to be significantly impact his campaign.  Realclearpolitics.com, a news website with an emphasis on politics, reported that Obama’s approval rating rose slightly, which propelled his lead against Romney.

For now, however, the polls remained within the margin of error. Romney will continue to assert the bill, and the decision to uphold it, is detrimental to the country. Romney has glossed over his own version of healthcare reform. “Romneycare,” which was a precursor to “Obamacare.” The biggest shock came as a result of which justices decided to uphold the law.

Chief Justice John Roberts, considered by many to historically vote conservatively, was one of those who voted in the majority to uphold the law. The perception of the Supreme Court is that there are four consistently conservative justices, four consistently liberal justices and a wild card, but in the past has voted more conservatively. This led many to predict that the only way the court would uphold the law was if justice Anthony Kennedy voted with the liberal justices.

His vote however was not need in the majority opinion. Roberts, who was appointed to the court by former President George W. Bush, turned out to be the wild card. The decision, many feel, by Roberts, was strategic. Trust in the court, as well as the other two branches of government, are at an all-time low. Ironically, in 2005, when Roberts was being appointed, then-U.S. Senator Obama voted against Roberts’ appointment to the court.

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