|2011-03-16 A Beautiful Teen Pop Tribute to a Pair of Jeans (weekly) |
Note to music producers: The Justin Bieber success story, rising from YouTube to become a star, is a charming and admirable one, but as I think we learned from Rebecca Black, not every online video minor celebrity is quite ready for the big time. Then again, maybe I'm not giving Jenna Rose (appearing here with Baby Triggy and Young Deon) enough credit.…
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|2011-03-16 Babeu seeks $5M for rifles, chopper to fight smugglers (starnet-local) |
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu pushed Tuesday in Tucson for a
bill that would grant his office $5 million to fight smugglers.
|2011-03-16 Chest CPR, Poison Center, Judge Fields (city)||add comment|
|2011-03-16 Colin Powell Joins UA's New National Institute for Civil Discourse (weekly) |
Colin Powell has joined the UA's new National Institute for Civil Discourse.
The press release:
General Colin L. Powell, USA (retired), one of America’s most well-known and highly-regarded statesmen, has agreed to join the board of the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona.…
|2011-03-16 Deaths (starnet-local) |
The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted. Occupations
are given if available.
|2011-03-16 Eastbound Broadway closed near Country Club (starnet-local) |
Eastbound traffic on Broadway between Tucson Boulevard and
Country Club Road is being diverted because of a vehicle crash that
damaged a utility pole.
|2011-03-16 Green Tuesdays, Food Bank, Refugee Harvesters, Green News Magazine, Civano Wins (city)||add comment|
|2011-03-16 Greetings From Mercury: The UA Lunar and Planetary Lab Is on the Edge of the Sun (weekly) |
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is set to enter orbit around Mercury this week and will be sending back images by the end of the month. The UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab is on the job:
Robert Strom, professor emeritus in the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, said: "Once in orbit, MESSENGER will image the surface at 250 meters per pixel.…
|2011-03-16 Heroes of the Day: The Engineers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (weekly) |
There's plenty of terrible news still coming out of Japan on a regular basis, but there are also wildly unfortunate stories of heroism, like those of the engineers who stayed behind at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant:
Engineers at the plant, working at tremendous personal risk, on Tuesday continued efforts to cool down the most heavily damaged unit, reactor No. 2, by pumping in seawater. According to government statements, most of the 800 workers at the plant had been withdrawn, leaving 50 or so workers in a desperate effort to keep the cores of three stricken reactors cooled with seawater pumped by firefighting equipment, while crews battled to put out the fire at the No. 4 reactor, which they claimed to have done just after noon ...read more...
|2011-03-16 Horseshoes, Wii, Women's Rugby (city)||add comment|
|2011-03-16 Kelly asks: Honor wife by learning first aid (starnet-local) |
Calling it "critically important" to making communities safer,
Navy Capt. Mark Kelly is urging Americans to get first-aid and CPR
training Saturday to honor his wife.
|2011-03-16 Lottery (starnet-local) |
Drawings for Tuesday, March 15
|2011-03-16 Musical Therapy: Ron Barber's Rock ’n' Roll Recovery (weekly) |
Like many of the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, Ron Barber has a way to go before he recovers from his wounds.
Barber, who was shot twice in the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, suffered nerve damage that has left him without sensation in his left leg below the knee, except when he feels pain.…
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|2011-03-16 Radar van locations (starnet-local) |
The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap
photographs of speeders at these locations today:
|2011-03-16 Ruby AZ, Philabaum Glass Studio, Matt Bevel, B-17 Flyboys (city)||add comment|
|2011-03-16 SXSW to Let Sound Strike Promote Their Boycott (weekly) |
Clearly, I've chosen a side on the whole artist boycott of Arizona, but yet, there's enough money and energy behind the Sound Strike to keep going, even as artists seem to be losing enthusiasm for the endeavor. The Sound Strike certainly have the right to continue campaigning to save Arizona by killing culture here, but it would be nice if other organizations gave someone involved in music in Arizona (Curtis McCrary?…
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|2011-03-16 Scott Bundgaard Just a Regular Senator Again (weekly) |
From the Phoenix New Times:
|2011-03-16 Should Arizona Add State Legislative Districts? (weekly) |
An interesting idea from AZ Blue Meanie (that just seems ridiculous to type out) today: add representatives to the Arizona legislature. While finding people willing to work for the absurdly low pay that gig offers is already a challenge with our existing number of positions to fill, but considering we've had the same number of districts since 1966, when the state's population was in the neighborhood of one million people, actual representation might be a bit of an issue now that there are around 6.4 million Arizonans:
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|2011-03-16 Thanks for Nothing, WWE (weekly) |
Last year, I went to Wrestlemania when it was held in Glendale at the University of Phoenix stadium, and while there were some fun matches, it was a little lacking in big time star power and surprises. It was hardly the big time sports entertainment event I expected.…
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|2011-03-16 The Best/Strangest Comment of the Week (weekly) |
We have a "Comment of the Week" feature in the print issue every week, but sometimes space limitations rule out some of the longer, more thought out reader missives which still deserve a special spotlight. This week, Frederick Rhodes (commenting on yesterday's post "Gov. Brewer to Attend Dinner Honoring the "Faith Based" President”), you have the floor:
Too bad Bush was not knowledgable about his faith in Jesus Christ.…
|2011-03-16 Totally Hateful Christian on YouTube Just a Weird Prank (weekly) |
Yesterday, the internet was abuzz over a video from a frequent YouTube poster who claimed that her Lenten prayers might have been responsible for the earthquake in Japan, which was really just a wake-up call for a country that hasn't fully embraced Jesus. The question was whether the poster was for real.…
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|2011-03-16 WSJ Looks at the Baja Arizona Movement (weekly) |
Seemingly worth noting: in the print edition, this article was placed above an obituary for LSD pioneer Owsley Stanley.
On the patio of a downtown bar here last Wednesday night, a handful of people gathered over pitchers of beer to plot the creation of America's 51st state.…
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