“I’ve had a wonderful run at the University of Arizona. I leave with agreat sense of pride in what we have accomplished here.” LUTE OLSON, in a statement announcing his retirement as UA men’s basketball coach
“The tourist blocks are basically exempt from this violence.” MARTIN FRANCISCO FIGUEROA, police commander in Nogales, Son., on drug-related violence in the border city
“It’s just scary to know something you thought would be for sure, like your job, is going to be in jeopardy.” OSCAR ANGULO, UA administrative assistant, on concerns that the school’s Transformation Plan would eliminate some positions
“It’s been a really sad day at the zoo for all of us.” VIVIAN VANPEENEN, education curator at Reid Park Zoo, after A-Tatu, the zoo’s 21-year-old African lioness, was euthanized because of medical problems
“I’m going to let the voters make up their own minds.” JANET NAPOLITANO , Arizona governor, saying she would not take a public stand on Proposition 202, which would rewrite the state’s employer sanctions law
Number of the week
Wins at UA by men’s basketball coach Lute Olson, who retired.