Police presence, moment of silence at Stanford-UA

Police presence, moment of silence at Stanford-UA
January 9, 2011, 9:13 pm
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Jan. 9, 2011STANFORD PAGE

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- There was a noticeable increase in police presence at the Stanford-Arizona basketball game, postponed from Saturday because of the shooting that critically wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others outside a suburban Tucson supermarket.

Fans at Sunday's game noted a more thorough search of their belongings than usual.

University President Robert Shelton spoke to the big crowd at McKale Center from mid-court. He thanked Stanford for cooperating in the delay and praised doctors at nearby University Medical Center "without whose efforts we'd have a lot of dead people right now in Tucson."

Players from both teams stood facing the flag for a moment of silence following Shelton's brief remarks.