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2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Just One Reason Oregon's Legislature Is Better Than Arizona's (weekly)

The Ticket reports:
Jefferson Smith loves a good political joke.
Early last year, the then-freshman Oregon House member from Portland was getting ready for bed when he and his wife, Katy, began bantering back and forth about ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Kyl Walks Back Wildly False Claim About Planned Parenthood (weekly)

ThinkProgress catches U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl telling a whopper about Planned Parenthood on the Senate floor today:
This morning, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor and insisted that any bill must cut Planned Parenthood ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Speaking of the Legislature (weekly)

        Sen. Al Melvin, set your TiVo! I make a return to KUAT's Friday line-up for one night only: I talk about the legislative session with Christopher Conover on Arizona Illustrated at 6:30 p.m. and join Mike Chihak on Arizona Week ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Snookie & McCain (weekly)

        Now that USA Today will start paying bonuses based on page views, we can expect more stories like these:
There was a time when Arizona Sen. John McCain was stuck in the dark ages when it came to computer technology. During his ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Nothing to See Here, Just Some Otters Hugging (weekly)

Friday afternoons are made for adorable animal photos, am I right?
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2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Congressman Grijalva: "I Do Not Believe in a Budget Filled With Ideological Cuts to Programs That Have Nothing To Do With the National Deficit" (weekly)

Congressman Raul Grijalva says he's ready to compromise to prevent a government shutdown, but House Republicans aren't:
A lot of people are calling my office asking what’s happening with the government shutdown. We’ ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
A Massive Upgrade to Cupcake Technology (weekly)

Orange County, California's Meringue Bake Shop has combined ice cream treat, the Push Pop, and somewhat played out baking trend, cupcakes, into one magical treat called Pushcakes. I'm not exactly sure how this particular innovation ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
This Weekend's Arizona International Film Festival Schedule (weekly)

        Friday, April 8
5:30pmCrossroads FestivalFILMMAKERS OF TOMORROWStudent films from The Art Institute of Tucson,Pima Community College and the University of Arizona
7:00pmThe Screening Room

7:30pmCrossroads ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Delete Your Lil Wayne MP3s, Young Cons Are Here (weekly)

        While it might be argued that a great deal of rap is conservative in nature (accumulation of wealth is good, the triumph of the individual without the government's assistance), the Young Cons are here straight outta Hanover ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Will Glenn Beck Turn on his John Birch Buddies? (weekly)

        A bold prediction from Philadelphia blogger Joel Mathis:
My prediction is this: Within two years, Glenn Beck remakes himself as a David Brock/Arianna Huffington lefty 'disillusioned' with the right. He'll be so good at it that ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
House Speaker's Budget Claim: Mostly False (weekly)

        Arizona Fact Check looks at House Speaker Kirk Adams' claim that: "Today we can say—for the first time in a decade—that Arizona's budget is structurally balanced without relying on any gimmicks, accounting tricks ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Sierra Club: "A Bad Budget for Our State Parks and for Arizona Overall" (weekly)

        Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club sends her weekly bulletin recounting the week at the Arizona Legislature:
Hello all! As expected, the Governor signed the budget that includes the fund sweeps from parks and ensures more park closures ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
The Anti-Justice League of Birthers Forming in New York City (weekly)

        Great, Arizona is advising megalomaniacs on how to amp up the crazy now? In other news, I'm deleting Celebrity Apprentice from my DVR queue:Donald Trump is investing more in the conspiracy theories about President Obama’ ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
A Recreation of Our Trivia Performance Last Night (weekly)

It was almost exactly like this for us, performance-wise, but thanks to the seemingly overwhelmed staff of Bumsted's and the Geeks Who Drink people for a fun night. Our tastes just like sad.… ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Jon Stewart Reacts to Glenn Beck's Announcement (weekly)

        The Daily Show - Daily Show: 4/7/11 in :60 SecondsTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
Maybe it's a little strange, but when Glenn Beck announced he will end his daily television ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Barefoot Trend Goes Footloose Across the World, Not Best Idea in Tucson (weekly)

        Being barefoot is the new hot trend and, quite frankly, it really stinks.
Not because being barefoot is a horrible thing.…
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2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Deaths (starnet-local)

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

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Blood donations (starnet-local)

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

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Neighborhood Briefs (starnet-local)


2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)

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

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
State Dept. cancels Passport Day event (starnet-local)

The U.S. State Department has canceled "Passport Day in the
USA," according to the International Affairs passport facility.

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Governor names Liwski as Superior Court judge (starnet-local)

Danelle B. Liwski has been appointed as a Pima County Superior
Court judge in Tucson.

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Chill winds blowing through Tucson (starnet-local)

Friday's gusty winds ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
1 week only: Food pays off library fines (starnet-local)

For one week, library fines will be worth their weight in food,
so to speak.

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawings for Friday, April 8

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
S. AZ politicians relatively untouched by bowl scandal (starnet-local)

The Fiesta Bowl scandal has ensnared its CEO and leaders in a
tangle of fraudulent political donations, strip-club visits and
lavish gift-giving, but politicians in Southern Arizona so far have

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Jampacked with fun through Sunday (starnet-local)

The UA's spring carnival is in full swing this weekend.

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Hardy larkspur survives freeze, dry winter on hill (starnet-local)

Some wildflowers, like ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Ben's Bells: 'It's all about serving' others, says Sahuarita Mayor Skelton (starnet-local)

The recipient of this ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
UA looking at air-storage system as alternative green-energy source (starnet-local)

Solar power and wind ... read more

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
'Country Thunder' rocks, weather tanks - as usual (starnet-local)

FLORENCE - There are two givens at the annual Country Thunder
USA festival here:

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Reminder: I-10 closed east of Tucson starting at 9 tonight (starnet-local)

A stretch of Interstate 10 east of Tucson will close overnight
for demolition of two bridges.

2011-04-09 \Tucson\News\Daily\Apr 09 2011\
Weekend road closures on Tucson’s west side (starnet-local)

West Ruthrauff Road will be closed at the railroad tracks near
Interstate -10 Saturday through Monday.

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Giffords to Congress: Fund the Dang Border (weekly)

        Congresswoman Giffords sends news on Congress canceling cash for border security.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two colleagues from southwest border states are urging House leaders to restore $701 million in border security ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Show Cancelled at Solar Culture (weekly)

        The Wobbly, MaryClare Brzytwa and Jess Matsen show at Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole Ave., previously scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled according to
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2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Elephant in the Room: Hate (weekly)

        More on "Arizona's White Supremacist Problem" from The Daily Beast:
Support of Arizona’s immigration law by white supremacists is not surprising, says Heidi Beirich, a SPLC expert on hate groups, who contends folks who want the United States ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Baggin's to Take Over Old Jason's Deli Location (weekly)

        Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches at 5056 E. Broadway Blvd. is moving down the street to the former Jason's Deli location at 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.
Norma Gentry, who handles public relations for Baggin's, said the move is expected to happen in mid ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
'Smile Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story' Screening (weekly)

        Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18, 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz, will screen Smile Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story the following days and times:
Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28: 7:10 p.m.Thursday, July 29 through Saturday, July 31: 11:15 ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
'The New Yorker' Tackles Immigration (weekly)

        The New Yorker has this to say about the politics of immigration reform and the border—and what to do with the millions of people who already crossed over it.
Senator John McCain, of Arizona, in a floor speech defending his state’ ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Dave Ewoldt Wants to Chat (weekly)

        Dave Ewoldt, a Green-turned-independent candidate for the state Senate LD 28, wants to talk. Here's a news release:
Tonight, 7 pm to 9 pmMonday Evening Community Conversation2602 E. Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ(Across Forgeus Ave from Kingfisher restaurant ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Rasmussen: McCain leads Hayworth by 20 (weekly)

        Rasmussen Reports says that John McCain has opened up a 20-point GOP primary lead over former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, according to its latest poll.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state shows ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Neighborhood briefs (starnet-local)


2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Navajo culture soothes teens (starnet-local)

Rage, pain, sadness ... read more

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Lottery (starnet-local)

Drawings for Monday, July 26

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Center for Biological Diversity sues U.S. Interior secretary (starnet-local)

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Monday
against U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for what it says
was an inadequate assessment of the risks of offshore drilling to

2010-07-27 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jul 27 2010\
Reid Park Zoo rhino dies (starnet-local)

The Reid Park Zoo's ... read more

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Deaths (starnet-local)
The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted. Occupations are stated when available.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Baby gets 3-organ transplant (starnet-local)
In a first for the state, University of Arizona surgeons have performed a three-organ transplant on a 1-year-old Gilbert girl.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Promise is broken: Local kids won't get full college tuition (starnet-local)
A nonprofit organization that promised a group of Tucson kids a full ride to college has gone back on its word.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Once-wild trails now skirt resort (starnet-local)
Tucson is not — big sigh of relief — just like Phoenix.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Students weigh effects of trash on our society (starnet-local)
One man's trash is now a student's school assignment.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Maeveen Behan: devoted Sonoran Desert guardian (starnet-local)
Maeveen Marie Behan was a renaissance woman whose drive to protect the Sonoran Desert was fed by love and a sense of justice.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Program pushes literacy, even in utero (starnet-local)
A Tucson nonprofit is campaigning to to get parents to read to their kids as early as possible.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
AZ could claim up to $250M for education (starnet-local)
PHOENIX — Arizona's top school official said Thursday that the state has an excellent chance of claiming a share of $4 billion in new federal education grants.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Corrections (starnet-local)
• In the Twenty-eight Days calendar in Thursday's Caliente, the date of the UA-ASU football game was wrong. The game will be played  Nov. 28 in Tempe.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Beautiful and oh-so-quiet (starnet-local)
Sheena Stogsdill banks her glider in the skies over the Ironwood Forest National Monument west of Marana. The El Tiro Gliderport in Marana is the home to the Tucson Soaring Club, housing some 30 gliders, and is the home port for more than 100 members ... read more

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Yule tree bound for US Capitol to make OV debut (starnet-local)
The Christmas tree that will adorn the nation's Capitol during the holidays rolls into Oro Valley today, the first stop on its journey through Southern Arizona.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Radar van locations (starnet-local)
The city's police radar van is scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today, according to the Tucson Police Department:

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
BBB issues second alert on sports organization (starnet-local)
A Tucson area sports organization has received a second consumer alert from the Better Business Bureau after it failed to issue refunds for canceled sports leagues.

2009-11-13 \Tucson\News\Daily\Nov 13 2009\
Law and Order (starnet-local)

  Woman found in pool choked to death

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