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2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
A Reminder About Save a Life Saturday (weekly)

        Save a Life Saturday is this week. You can still sign up for free CPR classes at the Red Cross of Southern Arizona website.…
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2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Today’s Food Truck Factoid (weekly)

        D and D Island Grill JA—an awesome Jamaican food truck you can read about here —has shaved a “D” of its name and relocated to the corner of Grant Road and Sixth Avenue.
The food truck is now parked in ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
This Kids' Video is Not Making Me Feel Better About Japanese Meltdowns (weekly)

I don't speak much Japanese best as I can tell, the nuclear power plant in Japan has a stomach ache, and his feces are the nuclear waste, but doctors are trying to limit the number of his farts with a diaper. All I know is ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Arizona CEOs Ask Russell Pearce: 'How Much More Can We Take?' (weekly)

        On Tuesday, more than 60 Arizona CEOs responded to the news of more immigration legislation going through the Legislature with a letter to Senate President Russell Pearce.
In a press release on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
A Simulation of the Japanese Radiation Plume (weekly)

        Is it just me, or does this simulation clearly show that the radiation plume is heading right for us?
I guess the other question I have is: Should I start hiding under my desk now, or wait until the sirens to start wailing ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
News You Can Use From the Star: NCAA Edition (weekly)

Information you can also learn from Patrick Finley's NCAA Tournament wrap-up today: There's only one team with a peacock as a mascot, and a few players have kind of funny names. Then again, I posted a photo of a really expensive ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Get Your Irish (Dance) On (weekly)

Adding to Mari Herreras' blog entry below, viewers can actually see Michael Flatley on the big screen starting today.
Lord of the Dance in RealD3D (Not Rated) is now showing at El Con 20 and Park Place 20.… ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
SB 1621, Featuring the Stick-It-to Sheriff-Dupnik Clause (weekly)

        A lot has been said about the 13 budget bills making their way through the Arizona Legislature this week—and there's quite a bit that could concern Southern Arizonans, including deep cuts to education and health care. ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Journal Keeps 104.9 After All—for the New ESPN Tucson (weekly)

        The Journal Broadcast Group, which owns and operates the only FM news/talk station in the market, is now hoping the success of that model will carry over to sports: Journal is simulcasting its sports station KFFN AM 1490 on ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Linda Ray Reporting from SXSW, Volume 1 (weekly)

        Peter Blackstock shares Howe Gelb's history of Giant Sand told via SXSW experiences. The work is published in the SXSW Scrapbook, celebrating the conference's 25th anniversary.…
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2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
'Senate Education Budget Violates Prop. 100 Public Trust' (weekly)

        If you decided to protect your sanity and not watch the Arizona Senate debate the budget bills last night, the good nonpartisan folks at the Arizona Education Network stayed up late for an evening of live blogging. To get an ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Happy St. Patrick's Day With Michael Flatley (weekly)

        Remember a time not long ago when it seemed everyone wanted to be Irish? If you don't, I'm happy to help you remember that time when Aunt Hilde just couldn't get enough of Michael Flatley and the whole Lord of the Dance phenomenon ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Beowulf Alley Announces 2011-2012 Season (weekly)

        Beowulf Alley's 2011-2012 offerings include a little Shakespeare, an adaptation of a Nobel Prize-winner and more.
Here's the list:
Rough Crossingby Oscar and Tony Award-winning Tom Stoppardfrom an original play by Ferenc MolnarDirected ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
I Appreciate the Effort, Sen. Gallardo (weekly)

        Apparently, there is no manner in which the Republicans running the legislature will consider funding transplant coverage, but at least Sen. Steve Gallardo made an effort to embarrass the majority over their apparent hypocrisy ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Coca-Cola Freestyle, You Are Awesome (weekly)

        So I hear these Coca Cola Freestyle machines have been installed at a couple of locations around town, but the only one that I’ve been able to verify is the one currently up and running at El Taco Tote at 1340 N. Wilmot ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Plant a Garden With Chef Janos Wilder This Weekend (weekly)

        You’re invited to help Janos Wilder and the staff from Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails expand the community garden at the Children’s Museum Tucson at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19.
Wilder and his staff will be planting ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Police Dispatch (weekly)

        Some words on the nature of this column
            by Anna Mirocha
            SOME WORDS ON THE NATURE OF THIS COLUMN We interrupt our regular Police Dispatch reports to bring you a special item: a chat about this column's ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Serraglio (weekly)

        Adelaide, Australia, could teach similar Tucson a thing or two about permaculture
            by Randy Serraglio
            When I told Tucson permaculture guru Brad Lancaster that I was headed to Adelaide, South Australia ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Red Meat (weekly)

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2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Soundbites (weekly)

        In Austin's orbit; Three shows, multiple bands, $8 each; Short takes; On the bandwagon
            by Stephen Seigel
            IN AUSTIN'S ORBIT By the time you read this, I'll be in Austin, knee-deep in free booze and barbecue ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Love and Laughs Online (weekly)

        The Second City returns to Arizona with a humorous take on modern dating
            by Sherilyn Forrester
            Those of you who saw last year's Second City show at the Arizona Theatre Company, The Second City Does Arizona ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Health Matters (weekly)

        Pima County retirees' complaints over insurance cuts lead to an AG investigation
            by Mari Herreras
            Nobody has yet been able to convince any of the three Democratic members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Sustainable Scoops (weekly)

        Isabella's Ice Cream brings eco-friendly, cold and creamy aspects to Tucson's food-truck world
            by Jacqueline Kuder
            Food trucks are all the rage in the culinary world—and they're no longer limited ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Sharon Van Etten: Epic (Ba Da Bing) (weekly)

        by Eric Swedlund
            Heartbreak can make prisoners of songwriters, trapping them in a whirlpool of doubt and misery. And whatever good intentions or poetic talent that existed at a song's inception can get swept away ... read more

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Top Ten in Movies (weekly)

        Casa Video's top rentals for the week ending March 13, 2011
            Casa Video's top rentals for the week ending March 13, 2011 1.…
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2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Deaths (starnet-local)

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

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)

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

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Neighborhood Briefs (starnet-local)


2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Plant sale at Desert Survivors (starnet-local)

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
194 people, groups donate to Sportsmen's Fund (starnet-local)

This year, 194 people, families, businesses and organizations
have donated a total of $22,412 for children to go to camp this

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawings for Thursday, March 17

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
Angel to grace OV park that Christina loved (starnet-local)

Christina-Taylor Green was a 9/11 baby, and now a 9-foot,
11-inch angel statue made from World Trade Center steel will soon
stand in an Oro Valley park to honor the youngest victim in the
Tucson shoot

2011-03-18 \Tucson\News\Daily\Mar 18 2011\
AZ health officials: Skip the potassium iodide pills (starnet-local)

State and federal officials say Arizonans should not be taking
potassium iodide as a prophylactic to radiation from Japan.

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
Celebrating the Fourth by upholding . . . a melon (starnet-local)

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
Deaths (starnet-local)

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

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
Ask the Dean: Governors, stop neglecting universities (starnet-local)

Question: State universities are money pits. They keep asking
for more state support and show no accountability for what they do!
Why is that?

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawings for Saturday, July 3

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
Tucson Oddity: Starr Pass is homage to stage driver, not a spelling flub (starnet-local)

Starr Pass Boulevard ... read more

2010-07-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 05 2010\
What's closed: Services affected by the Fourth of July holiday (starnet-local)

Garbage and recycling

2010-03-08 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Twice the education for half the dollars
Two years ago, Borton was but a "Performing" school (managed "Excelling" only last year) while most charter schools in Tucson have been "excelling" for almost a decade. The reality is TUSD is a below average school district in a state educators rate last ... read more

2009-06-02 \Tucson\News\Daily\Aug 18 2007\
Tucson water department Is havIng many complaInts of hIgh water bIlls In the past and not takIng any responseablIty and after receIvIng a four tIme over the average amount bIll I contacted TWD and they saId It would be addressed to fInd the problem. So ... read more

2009-02-16 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Actually, my daughter goes to an excellent public school (Borton) here in Tucson and has an amazing teacher.  She is doing much more homework than I did at her age, and her writing skills have improved by leaps and bounds over the two years she has been ... read more

2009-02-15 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Why can't we retain teachers?
Let me explain it to you, "Wonder why."

It's simply that Democrats hate teachers. First, they insist on paying lazy (home by 3pm) incompetent (can't pass AIMS themselves) teachers the same as any other teacher (public education is the best examples ... read more

2009-02-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Gee I wonder why!
Lets see, the legislature makes it clear that public ed is about the lowest of their priorities; No Child Left Behind creates a testing hysteria in the schools; new teachers face a gauntlet of constant evaluations and classroom oversight; and **scripting ... read more

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Volunteers made 'Makeover' possible for Lizzie, Bell family (citizen-local)
Lizzie Bell, 14, clasped her hands to her face and hugged her parents as the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" bus moved from her front yard Tuesday to reveal the family's new home.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
4th Avenue merchants: What recession? (citizen-local)
Fourth Avenue merchants have not let the economy and closed nearby underpass on the avenue stop them from undertaking a flurry of moves and expansions.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Tucson Water budget cuts delayed (citizen-local)
The City Council voted Tuesday to delay approving Tucson Water's financial strategy until the city tries to sell  Central Arizona Project water to nearby towns.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Cox Communications donates $100,000 to UA scholarship program (citizen-local)
Into the darkness of bad budget news at the University of Arizona, Cox Communications is shining a $100,000 bright light.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Lawmakers push to tighten incest law (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - Among other charges, Arizona officials wanted to prosecute polygamist leader Warren Jeffs for allegedly arranging the marriages of two underage girls to their adult half-cousins.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Humane Society yard sale to aid anti-cruelty programs (citizen-local)
Folks looking for a fun way to benefit animals this weekend will be barking up the right tree with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona's two-day yard sale.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Democrats in Legislature to meet here Thursday (citizen-local)
Democrats in the Arizona Legislature will hold a hearing Thursday in Tucson to hear citizens' concerns about proposed state budget cuts for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Builders' alliance seeking nonprofits' applications for free renovation (citizen-local)
The Arizona Builders' Alliance, a trade association of commercial builders, is seeking applications from local nonprofits for free renovation services.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Arizona court overturns local government budget payment (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court put red ink back into the state budget on Tuesday by overturning a provision requiring local governments to pay nearly $30 million to help balance the current state budget.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Some Arizona rest stops, MVD offices may close (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - Several rest areas may close and wait times for driver's licenses may increase as the Arizona Department of Transportation scrambles to cope with state budget cuts and declining revenues, the agency's director told lawmakers Monday.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
8 state parks face closure after lawmakers make cuts (citizen-local)
PHOENIX - Eight state parks  face possible closure due to budget cuts but Parks Board members hope there are alternatives to save at least some from shutdowns that could be just the beginning for the 27-park system.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Coconino County to charge $20 to challenge speeding tickets (citizen-local)
FLAGSTAFF - Drivers busted by photo-enforcement cameras along state highways in northern Arizona's Coconino County will have to pay to challenge speeding tickets.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
North Side collision Monday night kills Tucson woman (citizen-local)
An investigation continues  into a collision that killed a 55-year-old Tucson woman.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
City finance director resigns after only four months (citizen-local)
In the middle of talks about how to cut about $80 million from next fiscal year's budget, the city of Tucson's Finance Department is again without a permanent leader.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Arrest warrant issued for resort burglary suspect (citizen-local)
Sheriff's detectives have an arrest warrant for a man in connection with a rash of resort burglaries.

2009-02-04 \Tucson\News\Daily\Feb 04 2009\
Emergency notifications go modern in Arizona county (citizen-local)
PRESCOTT - Residents in northern Arizona's Yavapai County can now get notifications of floods, fires and other emergencies on their cell phones and other electronic devices.

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