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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Sonoita: Arizona Wine Country (weekly)

Story by Melanie HuonkerVideos Produced by David McErlean
Surrounded by picturesque views, grazing cattle, and open fields, I found myself forgetting I was in Arizona. Gone were desert plains and cactuses, I was surrounded ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Artistic Range: Larry Cocchiarella (weekly)

        Local artist Larry Cocchiarella uses flagstone to create some very unique art. He sketches his designs onto flagstone, then cuts them out and paints them.…
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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Gas Is More Expensive Than You Think (weekly)

        The Atlantic Monthly looks at the trickle down effect of rising gas prices:Jeff Grant is an ER technician and a paramedic. He lives in Waldoboro, Maine.…
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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Culver's and Their Frozen Custard Are Coming to Tucson (weekly)

        From a press release that is nearly too exciting for me to bear:
TUCSON TO WELCOME CULVER’S RESTAURANTS Wisconsin-based Franchise to Feature Great Food, Service and Hospitality
The Midwest-based Culver’s franchise ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
A Terrible Song Celebrating Fridays, Terribly (weekly)

        This song is no "Everybody's Working for the Weekend", that's for sure.

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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
A Tribute to the Most Moving Sax Solo Ever (weekly)

        This guy just wants to bring the joy of music through a performance of the sax solo from Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and the establishment wants to bring him down. A shame, really.…
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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Idiot Boksen - In Defense of Local News and "The Wire" (weekly)

        As my colleague Dan Gibson mentioned yesterday, Felicia Pearson, who played Marlo Stanfield's enforcer "Snoop" on The Wire, was arrested in connection with a "large-scale heroin and marijuana operation". As if those two substances ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
UPDATE Today: Press Conference Raises Concerns on Ethnic Studies Changes (weekly)

        Today at 3:30 p.m., the Mexican American Studies Community Advisory Committee will hold an emergency press conference in front of TUSD headquarters, 1010 E. 10th St.
According to an announcement regarding the press conference ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
The Food Truck Diaries, Volume 10: Primavera Raspados and Hot Dogs (weekly)

        The mango chunks in the raspados at Primavera Raspados and Dogs look a bit like nuggets of slippery gold. They're big, supple chunks, perfect for squishing into the crushed ice and vanilla ice cream layered below.… ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Jan Brewer Has Another "Long Pause" Moment (weekly)

        However, it was the teleprompter's fault, and definitely not an interruption of blood to Governor Brewer's brain.
Brewer Has Another Lengthy Pause During Speech:
[HT: Phoenix New Times]
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2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Save Ethnic Studies Benefit with Luis Alberto Urrea (weekly)

        While author Luis Alberto Urrea is in town for the Tucson Festival of Books, you can also catch him on Sunday, March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maynards, 400 N. Toole Ave., for a Save Ethnic Studies benefit to raise funds for the ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Giffords Improving, Told of the Shooting (weekly)

        Good news from today's press conference at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where Gabrielle Giffords has progressed from mouthing words to speaking sentences. Also, the doctors described the removal of her breathing ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Artistic Range: Tucson Botanical Gardens (weekly)

        "Terrestrial Orchid," by Manabu Saito, is among the works on display at the Tucson Botanical Gardens' Porter Hall Gallery, in a show continuing through March 30. The gallery, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan, Waves Hitting US Shores (weekly)

Obviously, there's a lot going on around the Pacific Rim today following a massive earthquake with hundreds dead in Sendai, the Japanese city closest to the epicenter of the 8.9 magnitude quake. So far, waves have hit Hawaii ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
The Morning After: Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper & Company at TCC (weekly)

If you ask Jackson Browne for help, he knows how to bring it. Last night's benefit concert for Ron Barber's new Civility, Respect and Understanding Fund was nothing short of extraordinary—and Ron himself, along with his ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Jesse Kelly Ready for Rematch Against Giffords? (weekly)

        We'll learn more about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' condition today when her doctors at Houston's TIRR facility hold a press conference.
But it appears that Republican Jesse Kelly is moving forward with his plans for a ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Dog Owners Beware: Dogs Dig Eating Feet; Your Toes Could be Next (weekly)

        One of the dandiest things about dogs is that they are always looking out for our survival — even if that means eating our toes.

Several dog owners have had the pleasure of finding this out firsthand, with the most recent ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Blood donations (starnet-local)

The American Red Cross will be seeking blood donors at these
times and places in the area next week.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)

The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap
photographs of speeders at these locations today:

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
D-M runway work moving planes to TIA for a month (starnet-local)

The skies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will look a little
bare in coming weeks.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
92 years of community help for older indigents (starnet-local)

Amanda Wood and Holly ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Cemetery tour by Historical Society slated (starnet-local)

What do a French nun, a little girl captured by the Apaches and
a hobby gardner have in common?

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Ben's Bells: Woman's generous gifts, compassion touch many (starnet-local)

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Chris Serrano, a
business owner and philanthropist.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Authors and their enraptured fans clink glasses at festival warm-up (starnet-local)

If there's a heaven ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Tucson's UMC performs first heart surgery procedure of its kind in Ariz. (starnet-local)

 A Tucson woman has become the first Arizonan to undergo a new
medical procedure that used to require open-heart surgery.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Deaths (starnet-local)

The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted. Occupations
are given if available.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Giffords hopes to be on hand for Kelly launch (starnet-local)

HOUSTON - Rep. Gabrielle ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawings for Thursday, March 10

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Stop by Star Pavilion for collectibles, more (starnet-local)

The third annual Tucson ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Good will shows 'the real Tucson' (starnet-local)

Some 4,500 people showed ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
4,500 turn out for Civility Concert (starnet-local)

Some 4,500 people showed up at the Tucson Convention Center to
be a part of unity and community and moving forward after the Jan.
8 mass shooting.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Census: Pima County's population falls below 1 million (starnet-local)

Pima County’s population ... read more

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Arizona's Hispanic population grew 46 percent (starnet-local)

Census figures show Arizona's Hispanic population grew by more
than 46 percent between 2000 and 2010.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Corrections (starnet-local)

In "He 'kept on keeping on' in 50-yr. Li'l Abner's gig" on Page
A1 Wednesday, Dean Armstrong's band was misidentified on some
references. It is the Arizona Dance Hands.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Book fest guide online (starnet-local)

The third annual Tucson Festival of Books is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the UA campus.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
TUSD picks leaders for 2 high schools (starnet-local)

The TUSD Governing Board appointed two principals Tuesday night
to head Rincon and Palo Verde high schools as the district
implements turnaround models for the next school year.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Neighborhood Briefs (starnet-local)


2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
300 gallons of gas spill (starnet-local)

Fire personnel were working to contain a gasoline spill late
Wednesday at a south-side storage terminal.

2011-03-12 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 12 2011\
Search warrants released in Tucson shooting case (starnet-local)

PHOENIX (AP) - Court documents released Wednesday show that
police found two shotguns, ammunition and drawings of weapons in
the home of the suspect charged in a Tucson shooting rampage.

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
McCain: Brewer Wrong on Drug-Smuggling Immigrants (weekly)

U.S. Sen. John McCain tells David Gregory of Meet the Press that Gov. Jan Brewer is wrong when she says most illegal immigrants are drug mules, but that she's right when she says the violence along the border has increased because of the drug ... read more

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Giffords' First TV Ad (weekly)

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords debuts her first ad of the 2010 election cycle: A testimonial from a veteran helped by her office.
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2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Martin Qualifies for Public Campaign Dollars (weekly)

        The Arizona Capitol Times reports that state Treasurer Dean Martin has qualified for $707,000 in Clean Elections funds.
Last week's Rasmussen poll noted that just 12 percent of GOP voters supported Martin, while 61 percent supported Gov. Jan ... read more

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Giffords and Goddard: National Guard Troops and Other Resources Headed for Arizona (weekly)

Nick Smith brings us a TWTV report from today's press conference announcing that 524 National Guard troops and other resources are being sent to the Arizona border.
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2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Buz Mills: "Obama Dupes Brewer" (weekly)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Buz Mills lays into Gov. Jan Brewer following today's news about the national guard troops and other federal resources coming to the border. The press release:
“The feds are sending Arizona a whopping ... read more

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Sweeney Survives Ballot Challenge (weekly)

        Perennial candidate Joe Sweeney has survived an effort to knock him off the ballot for the crowded Republican primary in CD7. Score another legal victory for the dean of Alexander Hamilton Evening Law School!
In other CD7 news you might have ... read more

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Meet Democrat Randy Parraz (weekly)

        U.S. Senate candidate Randy Parraz, who is one of four Democrats seeking Republican John McCain's seat, makes an appearance at his Tucson campaign office Tuesday, June 28. Stop by and meet him between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at 1801 E. Broadway Blvd ... read more

2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Pamela Gorman's Loving Arms (weekly)

Pamela Gorman has lots of guns. All the qualifications anyone needs to be a lawmaker these days?
Hat tip to Hex and Talking Points Memo.
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2010-06-29 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 29 2010\
Hayworth Fights Back Against McCain's "Malicious Mailers" (weekly)

Republican J.D. Hayworth fights back against the McCain's campaign's "overblown rhetoric" via YouTube. He raises some legit points, albeit to a limited audience. We're still looking forward to the debate next month.
More at Sonoran Alliance ... read more

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Fallen soldier called 'one of the bravest' (starnet-local)
During 21 years in the Army, Don Becker saw thousands of soldiers come and go. One from Tucson left him in awe.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Charges mulled in ceremony fatalities (starnet-local)
PRESCOTT — The deaths of two people during a sweat-lodge ceremony led by self-help expert James Arthur Ray are being investigated as homicides, authorities said Thursday.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
2009 40 Under 40: A 'get it done' generation (starnet-local)
They are teachers and business owners, social workers and scientists. While their professional accomplishments are impressive, the work they do beyond their job descriptions evokes awe.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Life stories : Outspoken, relentless, she was voice of Picture Rocks (starnet-local)
Getting the utility bills paid, making sure there was food on the table and clean clothes to wear, keeping kids out of trouble — that was Billie Donohue's life for much of the last 22, but it wasn't just her family she looked after.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Eighth-graders' 'Guernica' on display (starnet-local)
Michael Speir's eighth-grade students are mini Pablo Picassos in the making.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Schools: More cuts could cripple us (starnet-local)
PHOENIX — Officials governing Arizona's three public universities and K-12 schools say any further budget cuts will have a crippling effect and warn of dire consequences.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Despite down economy, PCC foundation donations soar (starnet-local)
The Pima Community College Foundation has seen a 21 percent increase in net contributions from a year earlier.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
UA prof wins grants totaling $2.3 million (starnet-local)
A University of Arizona professor has been awarded two national research grants totaling $2.3 million to study and prevent injuries among firefighters.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Salon owner arrested in arson of his store, had extensive burns (starnet-local)
A 36-year-old man — found with burns to his legs and arm — was arrested Thursday in connection with the arson fire of his east-side nail salon, police said.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Drugs found in 3 who died in car-bus crash (starnet-local)
The three people killed when the car they were riding in collided head-on with a school bus west of Tucson last month had methamphetamine and other drugs in their systems, autopsy results show.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Limited-shower policy rankles some Yuma inmates (starnet-local)
Something stinks at the Yuma County jail, and some of the maximum security inmates being held there say it could be them.

2009-10-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 16 2009\
Arrest made in fatal Oct. 8 stabbing (starnet-local)
A 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in South Tucson earlier this month, police said.

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