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Re: “New Year's Eve

Pre(Wick)er: You do realize you're commenting on an article from 2000, yes?

This year's NYE guide is here:…

Thanks for reading!

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 12/31/2013 at 1:31 PM

Re: “New Year's Eve

Plaza Hotel and Conference Center?? Janos Restaurant and Jbar on Sunrise?? Holy time warp Batman! The 1990's are coming back!!! Where do you get these interns from?? Seriously guys...just give the paper back to Biggers and let the dogs walk the halls.

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Posted by TWpre(Wick)er on 12/31/2013 at 1:04 PM

Re: “The Big Spank!

MrBB is a convicted felon. He has been convicted of kidnapping for Christ sake. Did Mari research this guy at ALL? He's an absolute piece of shit that gets his kicks by spanking women half his age. He's a fucking pervert felon. Do a little background checking next time, Mari. Good God.

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Posted by BBisafelon on 12/31/2013 at 12:15 AM

Re: “2013: The Year in Review

Isn't it one hell of a good deal we have a choice? To either sit around complacently as you suggest, wait and "be smacked in the kisser" with death or actively choose lively conversation considering death as a reality and make the most of our [finite] lives . . . funny how thousands of people are choosing the latter:

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Posted by Fear not on 12/30/2013 at 10:01 AM

Re: “2013: The Year in Review

My favorite, in honor of all the TUSD employees who haven't had a raise in 7 yrs.


The Tucson Unified School District agreed to spend $300,000 on a public relations campaign to spruce up its image and increase enrollment ..."

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 12/30/2013 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Death by Study

Thank you for the article. I'm so sorry to hear of all the loss.
We are supposed to be moving (With a 1 and 3 year old) to Sierra Vista and only learned about the Leukemia while researching neighborhoods. is not a good email address for Dr. Mark Witten. I'd love to email him to inquire about his newest findings as everything I'm reading online isn't exactly current.
God Bless

Posted by sherfamily on 12/28/2013 at 1:58 PM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

Oh and don't bother trying to complain to high level Sheriff he doesn't care either. Yes, I've actually called his office and it's a complete waste of time. This Sheriff continually gets re-elected yet the crimes soars. If that isn't a sign of corruption I don't know what is. He's a liberal and when the senator got shot here he said the reason was because of right-wing rhetoric --- wow that's about the worst comment a person can say as an excuse. She had no police where she was speaking when shot - maybe that had something to do with it Mr. Dupnik? Maybe your lack of presence has something to do with it and the way you let the crime get swept under the mat?

Posted by Jose Vanderstelt on 12/27/2013 at 12:45 PM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

My father (deceased) was an ex Marine that fought in the Korean war and my grandfather that settled the area was a mason, a contractor, and a prominent member of his community in Michigan. He settled this area because he found water on it. We are not all criminals out here but that's what the government acts like and they don't do anything to make our lives pleasant here. My grandfather put in the roads, the well water, the electric, and phone system the government has done nothing in support and this was back in the 60's. Now a bunch of trailer trash move in here that use drugs and use it as a base of operation to do crime and use drugs. Thanks to the local Sheriff's and worthless government that let them take over! My grandfather was even a deputy Sheriff in Michigan (reserve) so the Pima Sheriff can shove it! They pretend everyone is bad (so they won't help) or that crime isn't that bad but they know better. They are the one's that have condemned the area.

Posted by Jose Vanderstelt on 12/27/2013 at 12:36 PM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

The officer says people are making stuff up is covering up the crime problem. I've called them many times and they won't come out in time --- there's no crime because the cops never show up. For disturbing the peace - people that play loud music the cops will show up hours later - and then they say oh well the musics off and they leave - they don't even talk to the people. I've had times where I couldn't hear my own tv for hours but the cops don't care. This happens at night too when you are trying to sleep. They would rather fight with you (the complainer) than the people who are doing some crime or disturbing the peace. I think they just want to appear cool the the criminals and they are too lazy to drive across a dirt road. So you have criminals that hide in these areas and that's the areas the cops refuse to go. Look I don't call the cops because I have nothing better to do - I want to live in a better neighborhood - the neighborhood my grandfather settled but cops don't care about that - they just condemn the area and put their nose in the air.

Posted by Jose Vanderstelt on 12/27/2013 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

The Sheriff's out here might as well be on the criminals side. It's a rural area out here - it doesn't mean that people out here are all anti-government. It's simply undeveloped because that's what the government wants. I personally emailed the mayor to pave the roads and they won't do it. They won't collect trash out here either - you have to bring your trash to Ryan field which is about 10 miles from where I live so owning a pick up is a must. People that live out here have to pay the same taxes as everyone else in Tucson / Arizona and they are not represented. The government is corrupt - it's not the people as much as it is the government but yeah it attracts a lot of bad people as a consequence. There's nothing wrong with the area - there's something wrong with the government and particularly the law enforcement (Sheriff especially) which never does anything to criminals but they will arrest you in heart beat if they don't like you for something pety. I was arrested out here for defending myself when 2 men followed me home - road rage type of thing. They said they pretended the were going to run me over with their truck so I fired 2 warning shots into the ground.. I was arrested and they didn't even take down my story or try to look for the guys. They threatened me in jail to plea to lessor charge of disturbing the peace or they would press charges of a felony use of a firearm - That's Pima Sheriff for you.

Posted by Jose Vanderstelt on 12/27/2013 at 12:00 PM

Re: “2013: The Year in Review

Very funny.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 12/27/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Local Heroes!

Jesus is here and has welcomed the apostasy. What is it; jealousy, ignorance or saturated negativity? Move on.

Posted by move on on 12/27/2013 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Local Heroes!

The apostasy is here. Jesus can't be too far behind.

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Posted by hi on 12/23/2013 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

As a kid growing up in western NY I had such a place. That old gate was relatively stable and the time displacement was much longer than mentioned in an above story. These are old star gates and there are many around the planet. The one near Arivaca sounds like it needs help and not something to play with. You have no way of knowing how scary it can be when you're stuck someplace until its happened to you.

I ended up in a clean up operation during the Civil War. That was real ammo zinging by my head. Men died covering me as I figured out how to go back. The idea of running into large dinosaurs is a definite possibility also. My sister almost found the hard way and needed "help" afterwards. Another time,a piece of man was left and thrown through the gate during an eating session, don't think he ever knew what hit him. His wife got back their wedding ring, only a piece of skin and part of his left hand was left. I gave that ring back to the local sheriff.

The problem with these gates is there a part that most people can't see. Those arches mark its presence in our current reality, but when those arches fall, the gate is still there.

I would like to visit the gate there in the near future, but want to see other events are occurring locally. Time inversions reaching as far as those mentioned indicate a particular problem. Other events may not seem to be of significance, but unless you have spent time with one of these old gates, you may not know. Most are configured the same way, although depending on who built them that can vary.

Information is key and not the location. What I'm looking for is anything out of the ordinary in the surrounding 20 mile area. Beyond the usual stuff. The various events already mentioned indicate one thing What else is being found or seen?

I can be reached at

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Posted by raven grendor on 12/10/2013 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Learning Through Landscapes

I recently had the opportunity to tour Manzo Elementary. I was very impressed. The students are very involved and excited about learning. The integrated model is providing a great foundation for learning at a level that has meaning to the students, it is not just an academic exercise, but something connected to the real world.

Very impressive and innovative. Well done!

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Posted by Buck Crouch on 12/04/2013 at 4:02 AM

Re: “Learning Through Landscapes

These are links with statistics on crimes (overall and recent) that have happened in Barrio Hollywood.… Crime statistics in Barrio Hollywood from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013.……

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Posted by John de Dios on 12/02/2013 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Learning Through Landscapes

In reply to Donna Moulton, I used to live in Barrio Hollywood and I still have plenty of family and friends living there. The vast majority of criminal activity that does occur in Hollywood goes unreported. If I were so inclined, I can immediately think of five different places I could procure all sorts of illegal things.
I'm sure that the same could be said for most neighborhoods, but it's really wishful thinking to assume that Hollywood is crime-free just based on the reports.

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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 12/02/2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Learning Through Landscapes

I am so pleased to see Manzo Elementary receive well-deserved recognition for its innovative science program. I am saddened and appalled by the casual condemnation of the Barrio Hollywood neighborhood surrounding Manzo as being "crime-infested". I challenge Mr Alcaraz to provide evidence of this baseless assertion.

If you go to the Tucson Police website-- check the city map for crimes reported in the past 30 days, you will find none in the interior of Barrio Hollywood, which is bordered by Speedway Boulevard, Grande Avenue, Saint Mary's Road and Silverbell Road. Then zoom out and check several other neighborhoods. You will see that Barrio Hollywood is far less burdened by crime than many other Tucson neighborhoods.

I have gotten to know and appreciate Barrio Hollywood as I have helped several social activists and environmentalists purchase homes here. I am in the process of purchasing a house in Barrio Hollywood for myself. Many fine families have called Barrio Hollywood home for generations. Mr Alcaraz's remark about crime unfairly stigmatizes a great neighborhood that has become even more attractive because of the marvelous programs at Manzo Elementary.

As a REALTOR, I am prohibited from making disparaging remarks about the crime rate of a neighborhood. Journalists should also avoid creating hurtful and inaccurate impressions about the places where people make their homes.

Thank you for an otherwise well-written article that highlights the outstanding work of some of Tucson's finest educators and students.

Donna Moulton

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Posted by Donna Moulton on 12/02/2013 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Goodbye to the Gym

John "Button" salmon was a poor kid from Bisbee (BHS clas of 1921) who paid his own way into the U of A. He was a true mensch. His best sport was baseball, which he played as a catcher. Besides working behind the plate for the Wildcats, Button spent summers playing in the outlaw Frontier and Copper Leagues, During the summer of 1926 he was a catcher for the Bisbee Bees of the outlaw (outside the control of "organized minor and major league baseball) Copper League located in southwestern New Mexico,Southeastern Arizona and far west Texas. Playing against him in that league were several members of the 1919 Black Sox and other outlaw players banned from organized baseball for various tawdry and sordid acts. Button was not a large man but he was a tough one. Remember him as the Cats trounce the upstarts from Tempe Normal. ARIZONA - BEAR DOWN!

Posted by Mike Anderson on 11/27/2013 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Goodbye to the Gym

You forgot one of Bear Down's other, less acknowledged pieces of its reputation -- where countless men would go, in the upstairs restroom and in the locker room and communal showers to have gay sex. It usually ended up with someone calling UAPD and someone getting caught. No more of that -- and that's a good thing.

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Posted by Chief on 11/25/2013 at 11:33 AM

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