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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    This week in Wildcat history

  • On June 7, 1973, the Arizona Summer Wildcat reported that Planned Parenthood was helping students in the face of the Student University Health Center’s continued refusal to provide birth control. “”That’s the way the Board of Regents wants it, that’s the way it is, and that’s the way it will be unless the regents change policy,”” the Wildcat reported.
  • On June 17, 1968, David M. Rehfield, a 25-year-old physics graduate, was given an “”indefinite”” federal prison term for burning his draft card. “”You attacked the law and encouraged others to do the same which would, in the end, destroy the fabric of the law,”” Judge James A. Walsh said in handing down the sentence.
  • On June 17, 1993, the Wildcat raved about Steven Spielberg’s “”Jurassic Park,”” predicting that “”this film will open doors for a new type of entertainment”” comparable to virtual reality. “”This movie transcends criticism,”” the Wildcat’s reviewer declared.
  • The same day, the Wildcat ran a front-page picture of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated June 6. The Wildcat’s editorial page had previously condemned Kennedy as “”a power-hungry, dishonest politician trying to ride the Kennedy name into the White House.””
  • -compiled by Justyn Dillingham

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