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Autopsy: University of Arizona killed in fall while climbing tower on dormitory roof was drunk
Fox News ^ | 05/14/2014

Posted on 05/14/2014 12:49:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

TUCSON, Ariz. – An autopsy has determined that a University of Arizona student from California was drunk when he fell to his death April 4 while climbing a rooftop tower.

The Arizona Daily Star (http://ow.ly/wQ0s6 ) reports that 19-year-old Michael Evan Anderson of Mission Viejo had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the .08 legal limit for drivers. His death was ruled accidental.

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Never heard of a university falling to its death before.

What a shame.

1 posted on 05/14/2014 12:49:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was out there last week and sat in the courtyard of a breakfast place as the students went into class.

Oh my did I make a mistake by not going straight to college.

Didn’t see this guy fall, musta been watching the cuties.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
...had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the .08 legal limit for drivers.

I wonder what the legal limit for climbers is. Whatever it is; I'm guessing he was over that one too.

3 posted on 05/14/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I realize our Universities are in decline but a fatal fall?
4 posted on 05/14/2014 12:54:05 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was it the buildings themselves or just the entirety of the student body and administration? Either way, it will be missed. Now, we just have ASU and NAU. (:


5 posted on 05/14/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Its too bad someone didn’t warn the Universtiy that they’d had too many.

“Go home University. You’re Drunk.”


6 posted on 05/14/2014 12:55:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Should’ve been doing his homework instead of boozing it up.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 12:56:17 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: riri
Final last words of the University:
Hold our beer and watch this.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 12:56:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thinking back to my college days, “There, but for the Grace of God....”


9 posted on 05/14/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

sorry for the dead... but i do appreciate the quick wit of so many FReepers..


10 posted on 05/14/2014 1:01:05 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Very strange. Most universities get loaded during Spring Break and fall off a balcony somewhere in Mexico.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 1:04:23 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Responsibility2nd
Anderson had climbed about halfway up a 20-foot tall ventilation tower when he fell onto the rooftop.

so how far was the fall? is that the right way to ask that question? anyway--did he fall 10 feet? does not seem that high... or is the tower 20 feet from the top of the roof? still, if he landed on the top roof, that is still 10 feet... i guess he could die falling one story, but i am curious...

12 posted on 05/14/2014 1:05:44 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The fact that his blood alcohol content was “more than twice the legal limit for driving” has absolutely nothing to do with anything. The “legal limit for driving” is arbitrarily low, so that anyone can be determined as drunk if they have any detectable amount of alcohol. This way, they can be charged thousands of dollars in fines and attorneys’ fees to help keep the municipal bureaucracies running. I am certainly not saying that there shouldn’t be some restrictions on alcohol consumption while or prior to driving, I just think that the .08% measure is very close to almost negligible.

Now this university that fell off of a tower was not operating a motor vehicle. He was climbing a tower, which is stupid on its own. He probably would have died anyway, because of the principles of Darwinism, more than having had a couple of beers. He was probably clumsy. I’m sorry he died, especially because they think they can blame it on alcohol.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 1:07:06 PM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The parents will probably sue the person(s) that provided the booze to a 19-year-old.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 1:08:55 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Unexpected!


15 posted on 05/14/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do you know what Geronimo says when he jumps out of an airplane? MEEEeeeeeeeeeeee


16 posted on 05/14/2014 1:10:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: driftdiver
musta been watching the cuties

UofA and ASU have always been magents for the corn girls from the midwest.

They may not be that brilliant but they make up for that...

Major in Tanning and Nightclubbing

17 posted on 05/14/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: webheart
When I was in school, my university climbed up the inside of an old smokestack. It had rock-climbing equipment and planned on rappelling down the outside. When it was almost to the top, the old generator started up and fumigated the university, which then fell to its death.

I see universities haven't gotten any smarter over the years.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My first year in college, I had a buddy on my dorm floor (9’th floor) nicknamed “Jack Daniels” who used to climb out his window and walk the 5-inch ledge over to neighboring windows in order to horse around with people. Didn’t matter if there was snow on the ledge... he did it all the time (well, mainly when drunk).


19 posted on 05/14/2014 1:16:56 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Bigger they are the Harder they Fall.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 1:19:19 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Regulator

Most of them are from Southern California. Beautiful and stupid as rocks.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 1:21:04 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Man, a whole university.

That’s gotta be a first.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 1:24:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: al baby; dfwgator

He certainly did in “Hot Shots” or “Hot Shots: Part Deux”.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: driftdiver

U of A has a disproportionate number of good-looking women compared to other schools.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ponygirl

One year the University of Kansas fell into a grain silo.

That was nearly the end of that, but somehow they got out.

~Whew~


25 posted on 05/14/2014 1:28:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

1) Get shellacked.
2) Climb to top of high structure.
3) Fall from high structure because your sense of balance isn’t adequte to support a stable crawl, let alone a dangerous climb.
4) Die.

Seems like a logical sequence to me.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 1:31:46 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack
5. Sue.

This here's Amurrica, my FRiend...

27 posted on 05/14/2014 1:33:01 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd
University of Arizona (student) killed in fall while climbing tower on dormitory roof was drunk


28 posted on 05/14/2014 1:34:24 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Typical example of being “that guy” in college. Hey, that guy is climbing the roof top tower. Hey I think that guy is drunk. Hey that guy just fell on his head off the roof top tower...uh oh. hey I think that guy is DEAD.

Natural selection.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did the University have a spouse or children? Had it been depressed lately?


30 posted on 05/14/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by isom35
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To: driftdiver
I was out there last week and sat in the courtyard of a breakfast place as the students went into class. Oh my did I make a mistake by not going straight to college. Didn’t see this guy fall, musta been watching the cuties.

I had just finished a year in Vietnam and was discharged from the military in the fall. I enrolled at the U of A for the spring semester and was enthralled watching the blonde, blue-eyed cuties. A few other young men like myself probably got lockjaw with our mouths wide open. Of course, in Southern Arizona the arrival of spring means they wear only what's necessary to class and activities.

31 posted on 05/14/2014 1:59:15 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: ponygirl
Beautiful and stupid as rocks

I was *ahem* trying to be diplomatic...:^)

32 posted on 05/14/2014 1:59:50 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: IronJack
Drunk and stupid ain't no way to go through....

oops.

Never mind.

33 posted on 05/14/2014 2:03:57 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The University of Arizona is dead?


34 posted on 05/14/2014 2:05:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: isom35

Probably has baby campuses around the state, left parentless... so sad.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I didn’t do it. I was in North Dakota.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 2:13:50 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Drunk and stupid IS a way to go through the roof.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 2:16:02 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Smokin' Joe

This is why campuses should not have bars. Except on windows.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Too much tequila or not quite enough.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 2:26:58 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Responsibility2nd
His death was ruled accidental.

Sounds like undocumented suicide.

40 posted on 05/14/2014 3:08:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now give that man a Darwin award.


41 posted on 05/14/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT by Banjoguy
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To: Cementjungle

A friend in college climbed to the seventh floor and knocked on his brother’s window.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Responsibility2nd
One year the University of Kansas fell into a grain silo. That was nearly the end of that, but somehow they got out.

But of course they were all brain dead. Go M.U.

43 posted on 05/14/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: latina4dubya

As someone who’s done a fair amount of climbing and had several falls, you don’t have to fall very far to suffer serious injury. A 10’ fall onto your head is plenty to kill you from head trauma or a broken neck.

In fact, my uncle died 40 years from about a 10’ fall off a scaffold onto his head.

OTOH, a friend of mine was helping move a sheet of plywood on a fourth-story roof and backed off the edge. Landed on his feet. Broke a bunch of bones but eventually (mostly) recovered.

Gravity sucks.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Old Sarge

Your poster can’t spell.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 3:46:18 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who could have seen that coming


46 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:38 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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