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2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Picture This: It's a Beautiful Day, Don't Let It Get Away ... It's a Great Day for the Book Festival (weekly)

The Tucson Festival of Books hits its third year at the University of Arizona campus. Thousands of Tucsonans are at the festival for workshops, book signings, panels and games.…
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2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Glenn Beck Takes On James O'Keefe? (weekly)

        Earlier this week, undercover sting filmmaker James O'Keefe released a video incriminating a former NPR executive as a Tea Party hating, government funding slashing, Islam sympathizer. But, the question was whether O'Keefe used ... read more

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
US workers' comp covers Giffords', others' care (starnet-local)

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two of her employees injured in
the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting have federal health coverage, but that's
not what's paying their medical bills.

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)

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

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Political events (starnet-local)

• March 15. The Pima County Republican Club lunch meeting will
feature guest speaker Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County. The event
begins at 11:30 a.m. at El Parador Restaurant, 2744 E.

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
What roadrunners, humans have in common (starnet-local)

Roadrunners - known for strutting around Arizona deserts and
inspiring wacky cartoons - have much in common with another animal
species: human beings.

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Neighbors: Science, love of beer merge in pub pursuit (starnet-local)

A microbiologist, a ... read more

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Deaths (starnet-local)

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

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Group criticizes TUSD move for ethnic studies (starnet-local)

Tucson's largest school district is reorganizing its Mexican
American Studies and student-equity departments.

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Neighborhood Briefs (starnet-local)

Learn how to assess volunteer programs

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawing for Saturday, March 12

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Group aims to promote education, awareness (starnet-local)

Dorothy Yanez, Derry ... read more

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Neto's Tucson: West-side church has touched barrio lives for more than 50 years (starnet-local)

It was late December 1956 when Armando Celaya, on military
leave, returned to Tucson.

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Book fest off to a crackling start (starnet-local)

It's hard to describe ... read more

2011-03-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 13 2011\
Mental crisis pros fielding more calls (starnet-local)

In the weeks following the Jan. 8 mass shooting, calls have
surged to Tucson mental-health crisis responders.

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Steven Colbert and United Farmworkers Union: There's Plenty of Farm Labor Available for America's Unemployed (weekly)

        Steven Colbert and the president of United Farmworkers of America are challenging unemployed Americans and anti-immigrant folks to take the jobs often done by undocumented immigrants.
Farmworkers are tired of being blamed by politicians and anti ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Declaration of Independents (weekly)

        Independents are the fastest-growing sector of registered voters in Arizona: 14,716 people registered as something other than Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or Green since April 19—more than half of the 26,890 new voters.
Here's the ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
McCain Latest Salvo Against Hayworth (weekly)

The McCain campaign brings it all together with an ad that hammers J.D. Hayworth on the free-money informercial, man-horse marriage, the birther conspiracy and more. Bonus points for the space aliens and Planet of the Apes shout-out. ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Tucson's Everyday People: Talking Trains With Tom McCollum (weekly)

Tom McCollum, the director of the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, talks about the impact of the railroads onTucson and Southern Arizona. McCollum discusses fun, facts and history in this multimedia video and photo slideshow by UA School ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Utah: Doing Immigration Right? (weekly)

        The Salt Lake Tribune reported Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is working to create a Utah-specific guest-worker pilot program—so they don't have to take the Arizona route and be made fun of on Comedy Central:
“We’re talking ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
McCain vs. Hayworth: A Widening Gap (weekly)

The latest Pollster chart, updated with last week's Magellan Strategies poll.
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2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
CD8: Citizens United Endorses Jesse Kelly (weekly)

        Conservative political group Citizens United has endorsed Republican Jesse Kelly, one of five Republicans in the race to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Congressional District 8:
From the Kelly campaign:
The momentum in ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Brewer on Border Briefing: "No Really Substantial Information" (weekly)

        Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times brings us Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's reaction to a briefing from the federal government on border security:The National Guard deployment was less than Brewer expected after a June 3 meeting at the White ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
The Honey Pot and Other Delights (weekly)

        Lindy’s on Fourth (431 N. Fourth Ave.) is up to something new and unruly every time we stop in.
This time, it is the “Honey Pot,” the eatery’s burger of the month. It’s a burger patty stuffed in a bread bowl and ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
LD28: Downing Gives Up Clean Elections (weekly)

        Ted Downing, the former Democratic lawmaker who is running as a independent against Democratic Sen. Paula Aboud in midtown Tucson's Legislative District 28, has decided to forgo Clean Elections, saying it's stacked against him.
Downing, who lost ... read more

2010-06-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jun 30 2010\
Obama Administration Tackles Immigration? (weekly)

        Just in time for the election: The Obama administration wants to tackle immigration reform. HuffPo reports:
President Obama is slated to deliver a major address on immigration reform this week as his Department of Justice puts the final touches ... read more

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Drastic impact of more AZ cuts cited (starnet-local)
PHOENIX — State agencies are proposing early prison release of a fourth of convicted felons, eliminating health care for children of the working poor and slashing so many police officers that the Department of Public Safety director said it will make ... read more

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Arpaio launches sweeps, says feds are not his boss (starnet-local)
SURPRISE — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for cracking down on people in the country illegally, launched a crime-and-immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix Friday, half a day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make ... read more

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Wait for H1N1 shots frustrates those with chronic health woes (starnet-local)
As the parent of an adult son who suffers from a serious neurological disorder, Tucson resident Norma Bendshadler has spent months worrying about the novel 2009 H1N1 virus.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
New hires eliminate backlog on dog licenses (starnet-local)
The Pima County Animal Care Center has caught up and eliminated its backlog in processing dog licenses.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Mount up: 'The High Chaparral' rides again (starnet-local)
Tucson gets a taste of its halcyon days as a TV and movie location when former members of "The High Chaparral" gather for a reunion at Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
AZ debt-settlement co. must pay $200K for defrauding customers (starnet-local)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Arizona-based debt-settlement company accused in a lawsuit of preying on people who can't pay their bills has been ordered to pay nearly $200,000 in penalties for defrauding customers in New York state.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
NAU offers early-retirement buyout (starnet-local)
FLAGSTAFF — For the first time, Northern Arizona University will offer an early-retirement incentive of one year's salary to tenured faculty who are 62 and older and have been teaching at the school for 10 years or more.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Man on probation gets 11.5 years in rape at UA dorm (starnet-local)
A Tucson man whose DNA linked him to a University of Arizona student's rape was sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison, plus four years' probation earlier this week.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Man charged in wife's death to be extradited (starnet-local)
A Tucson man accused of beating his wife to death with a flashlight and then fleeing to Canada is coming home to face charges after three years of legal wrangling.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Man convicted of trying to snatch girl, 4 (starnet-local)
A 57-year-old convicted sex offender who was arrested last year after witnesses said he tried to snatch a 4-year-old girl from Santa Cruz Catholic Church was convicted Friday of unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
3 adults are found dead in Peoria home; baby is OK (starnet-local)
PEORIA — The bodies of three adults were found in a Peoria home Friday.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Turning leaves brighten Mount Lemmon (starnet-local)
Aspen trees wear their fall colors along the Mint Spring Trail atop Mount Lemmon, near Summerhaven.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Ben's Bells : 'He can repair anything,' and does so willingly for all (starnet-local)
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Ron Creath, a retired IBM field engineer and his neighborhood's handyman.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Law and Order (starnet-local)

  Rollover crash victim a Tucson woman

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Blood donations (starnet-local)
The American Red Cross will be seeking blood donors at these times and places next week. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-448-3543.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Guru's credibility questioned following sweat lodge deaths (starnet-local)
SEDONA — James Arthur Ray led a group of more than 50 followers into a cramped, sauna-like sweat lodge in Arizona last week by convincing them that his words would lead them to spiritual and financial wealth.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Survivor lets patients know they are not alone (starnet-local)
As a cancer survivor and a volunteer, John Connolly has learned that just being there is one of the most important things he does — for himself and for others.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)
The city's police radar van is scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations this weekend, according to the Tucson Police Department:

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Get involved (starnet-local)
Browse hundreds of volunteer opportunities online at, the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona's Web site. For personalized assistance or more information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed here, call 881-3300.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Mutual-commitment registry sought in Mesa (starnet-local)
MESA — When Stephanie Zinn rushed her partner, Meta Goforth-Zinn, to an East Valley emergency room, hospital staff asked Stephanie to call Meta's family.

2009-10-17 \Tucson\News\Daily\Oct 17 2009\
Jeff's forecast (starnet-local)
We're making a run at history today. The record high for this date is 96, set in 1933. I'm forecasting upper 90s for the Tucson area today, thanks to strong high pressure over Mexico. This high will start to break down tomorrow, which will coincide with ... read more

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Suspect in fatal robbery charged with murder (citizen-local)
A man police suspect was involved in a robbery Wednesday in which one of the robbers was shot and killed was booked into the Pima County Jail Wednesday night on a charge of first-degree murder, said Tucson police Sgt. Mark Robinson.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Arizona legislative panels OK core of budget plan (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - Arizona legislators on Thursday moved toward approving a Republican plan to close a big budget shortfall with midyear spending cuts, raids on special-purpose funds and use of federal economic stimulus dollars.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Tours start at UA mirror lab (citizen-local)
Dan Pittenger long yearned to take a tour of the University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Denogean: Arizonans upset over budget cuts shouldn't be labeled whine- makers (citizen-local)
Former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm infamously called Americans a "nation of whiners" during last year's presidential campaign when he served as senior economic adviser to Sen. John McCain.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Search for missing Tucson man scaled back (citizen-local)
The search for Dwight Alan Riggs, 61, has been scaled back "drastically," sheriff's Deputy Dawn Barkman said Thursday.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Attendees: We won't let cuts hurt advances we have made (citizen-local)
Parents, educators and students in Sunnyside Unified School District came together Thursday night to say they don't intend to let plans by state Republican legislators to cut more than $133 million in education hurt the advances they have made.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Study: UA tech park added $2.4B to local economy in '07 (citizen-local)
In an example of doing more with less, the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park reported an increased economic impact over the past four years in spite of Tech Park employment being down nearly 1 percent.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
10 sites picked for Pima County's fixed traffic cameras (citizen-local)
The Sheriff's Department is one step closer to its planned camera program for speed enforcement with the selection of 10 sites for fixed cameras.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Proposed cut less severe but still painful to UA, officials say (citizen-local)
Arizona lawmakers are expected to approve a plan to erase the state's budget deficit that includes $142 million in cuts to the state's universities, days after university leaders asked for no more than a $100 million reduction.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Tohono O'odham plan Glendale-area casino-resort (citizen-local)
The Tohono O'odham Nation has begun an effort to build a casino and upscale hotel near Glendale that could bring $300 million to the state's economy, Chairman Ned Norris said.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Recycling of demolished 'Makeover' home begins (citizen-local)
At noon Thursday there was no sign that 14-year-old Lizzie Bell's home ever existed.

2009-01-30 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 30 2009\
Tucson lawmaker seeks treatment disclosure for terminally ill patients (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - Joan Navel spent two years watching Robert, her husband of 45 years, die of Alzheimer's disease.

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