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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Media Watch

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"soon-to-be erstwhile"? That'll be TW's loss...

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Posted by Firsttimecaller on 08/20/2016 at 9:23 AM

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"The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists..." Journalism: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Posted by Slick Show on 08/18/2016 at 4:25 PM

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"Best Buy," "about 20 employees." Face it — John likes to make stuff up.

Posted by R.J. on 08/14/2016 at 2:59 AM

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...not all *too* long ago.

You, too, two, 2, tu.

It gets hard to, too, two, 2, tu keep track sometimes.

Sorry. DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/06/2016 at 9:07 AM

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Let me help with clearing this up.

Yes, the building was a LaBelles. They also had a a location on the NW corner of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road, long before there was a titty bar in that same "strip mall" (chuckle) that has changed names probably more times than I bothered to change my underwear this week. (I know, ewww! At least I don't go commando; but I digress...)

The location at the NE corner of Fort Lowell Road and Oracle Road (or possibly still very much considered HWY 77 at the time, I'm a bit fuzzy on that because I grew up on the east side of town outside of city limits. Sorry!) changed their name to Best at approximately the same time as the 22nd Street location, which as far as I'm concerned indicates either a buyout or a corporate name change.

If my fuzzy memory serves me right, this all took place at least 25 to 35 years ago; oddly enough, the year 1986 strikes me as correct. Sorry that I'm not more exact on those numbers, this is something that hasn't crossed my mind for years. Although, not all to long ago, possibly about 3 years ago, Mr. Schuster made the same mistake when labeling this area as a former location for Best Buy. Shame on you John! You should read the comments that accompany your articles, you might actually learn something.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 08/06/2016 at 8:38 AM

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I believe the building at Ft. Lowell & Oracle began life as LaBelle's, a Catalog Showroom store, and became a Best & Company for a while (another catalog showroom) before it began to house radio stations.

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Posted by DoesTheNameLabellesRingABell on 08/06/2016 at 2:54 AM

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I thought the store was simply called "Best".

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Posted by retrorv on 08/05/2016 at 12:41 PM

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Johnny boy.....shame on you..... a sports guy, no less..... like "stamping grounds," "champing at the bit" comes from horse lingo.... they can't "chomp" on a bit (nor would they want to... the dentist bill would be pricey) because the bit is behind their teeth.... champing, like stamping (with their feet) is usually a sign of nervous energy.... especially when harnessed, it's like saying "let's get this show on the road....."

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Posted by Lookyloo on 08/05/2016 at 1:13 AM

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One of your best columns ever JS. You're actually funny. If you can draw you might eventually replace Fitz.

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Posted by MrUltimate on 08/04/2016 at 5:58 PM

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Not to nitpick. But the building on Oracle and Fort Lowell used to be a LaBelle's (used to work there during college). As for a Best Buy, I don't ever recall that being located there.

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Posted by Tonya Mather on 08/04/2016 at 3:07 PM

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Star has big story today about a local health insurer anticipating job cuts next year ... but silence about its own staff reductions.
Double standard.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/27/2016 at 10:59 AM

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Telling it like it is Schu. Good job. Sometimes the truth hurts.

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Posted by Just Another Reader on 07/24/2016 at 9:22 PM

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Even though the Star laid off a ton of people in 2011 (five years ago yesterday, in fact), they had been steadily hiring people again in the last couple years. There have been quite a few names in the paper that are completely unfamiliar to the folks who were let go in the big bloodletting. It seems maybe they couldn't afford to be making all those hires after all. Sad. Meanwhile, notice who DIDN'T get the ax this time (or any other time) -- any member of the top-heavy management.

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Posted by Just a Reader on 07/22/2016 at 3:58 PM

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Standish quote still unfixed. You're pathetic.

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Posted by J.T. on 07/15/2016 at 9:47 PM

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Nothing to report about the layoffs at the Star?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/15/2016 at 1:43 PM

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Is that some strange variation of Pig Latin where you are actually referencing Elliott Pitts?

Whether it's a variation of Pig Latin or not, it's still strange.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/12/2016 at 12:00 PM

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Maybe it's time to report on the OTHER huge story floating around the Tucson media that NOBODY is willing to report on. About someone named Plliott Eitts. Y'all have had THAT story since December.

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Posted by anonman on 07/11/2016 at 2:15 AM

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Mr Som and his STUPID BARBIE wife should spend some time volunteering at our Gospel Rescue Mission. Maybe sell the BMW and give the money to a drug rehab program. Mr Som there is something called Karma. I guess this story hits a hot button with me. They almost killed their baby because they wanted to do coke REALLY??? And the fancy house and the Tiffany jewelry. Not every drug addict lives on the street. Rant Rant Rant

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Posted by Andrea Azar Bryant on 07/09/2016 at 9:19 AM

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And you wonder why your industry is held in such low regard?

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Posted by sillyperson on 07/08/2016 at 9:40 PM

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You go out of your way to emphasize, repeatedly, that local media knew about Som weeks before the story finally hit. I don't know if you included it that way to save face, but it just makes you (and the other media you implicate by association) look really bad.

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Posted by Just a Reader on 07/07/2016 at 2:47 PM

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