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Re: “Best of Tucson® 2016

Best Gallery: DeGrazia Gallery....are you kidding about best kitsch gallery?

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Posted by James Lienhart on 10/28/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Proud American - "excerpted" the Constitution? You mean the President included an excerpt from the Constitution in the Executive Order? I may be wrong, but I really don't think there's anything wrong, legally or otherwise, with including language from the Constitution in an Executive Order.

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 10/28/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Bosnian Delights

If you don't visit Ahmet & Halida's place, it's' Your Loss! The food is OUTSTANDING & one-of-a-kind for Tucson/southern Arizona. The family is as good as the food. Their story is a Real Example of Land of Opportunity! Congratulations on your anniversary & best wishes for many more years!

Posted by RDiddy on 10/28/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Be a Voter! (Then Vote)

Francis Patrick Saitta, Ph.D.
Candidate for the Pima Community College Board of Governors from the 5th District.

Let us Replace Martha Durkin: Appointed to the Board by the Pima County Democratic Party Establishment via a Questionable Political Selection Process. She will do to PCC what she has helped to do to the City of Tucson as Deputy City Manager: a $25.6 Million Deficit and a Crumbling City Infrastructure.

Community Education (Including the Development of a PCC High School Diploma Program) via Open Enrollment, with a Focus on Student Success and Achievement Supported by a Competent and Dedicated Faculty and Administration, and a Modern Classroom/Laboratory Infrastructure; Campus/Central Administration Evaluation/Reorganization; College Wide Entrance and Assessment Examinations so as to Ensure that Students Have and are Provided with the Academic Skills to Achieve their Career Goals; No Pima County Resident should be Denied Admission because of Financial Reasons.

45 Years of Teaching/Research Experience: from Kindergarten to Graduate Level Courses. Peace Corps Volunteer: Lesotho, Southern Africa: 1979-1981

1992-1996 Johns Hopkins University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immunology and Infectious Disease (HIV/AIDS)
1970-1972 University of Texas at Austin: Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Genetics
1970 Ph.D., Biological Sciences (Genetics), University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI.
1968 M.Sc., Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
1966 B.Sc., Secondary Education/Biology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
Pennsylvania: Biology and General Science; Arizona: Biology, General Science, Mathematics, CTE Biomedical Sciences, and Structures English Immersion

Adjunct Instructor; Biology/Math; Pima Community College. Courses: Introductory Biology (Biology 100); Wildlife of North America (Biology 115); Genetics, Biotechnology and Human Affairs (Biology 135), Elementary Algebra (Math 92), and Intermediate Algebra (Math 122)

Posted by Francis Saitta on 10/28/2016 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Perhaps next election, you could manage to publish your endorsements sooner? Mail-in ballots were sent 10/12.

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Posted by jjmarks on 10/28/2016 at 4:55 AM

Re: “NAACP Ratifies Resolution Calling For a Moratorium on New Charter Schools

In response to "Try getting a graduate degree in education"

You misinterpret Hume. Hume doesn't deny cause and effect. Let me assure you that Hume acknowledges that if you light a torch and put it under your finger your flesh will burn.

What Hume is referring to is false associations and education is loaded with them. For example high performing students are so closely associated with Advanced Placement that surely Advance Placement causes at least some of that high performance. But, in the NELS study where they followed thousands of students from 8th grade on into adult life and they could carefully compare high SES students, they found no impact from Advanced Placement with the exception of one Advanced Placement class: Calculus.

In the late 90's, the National Reading Panel spent $10 million analyzing 10,000 studies, the top 10,000 studies selected from prestigious journals, and found that 96% of them weren't worth the paper they were written on. Even the other 4% had significant flaws.

Education culture is a mess precisely for the issues that Hume raises in his famous discourses on cause and effect. This is why the huge longitudinal studies are so important. NELS and the ECLS are guiding lights for education policy because they meet Hume's standards for cause and effect.

Posted by on 10/28/2016 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Chicago-like Piano Bar

A great addition to Tucson's nightlife. I love to go and listen!

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Posted by Garth Tobias on 10/28/2016 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Best Backpacking

But these aren't really backpacking trips... Hiking sure, but honestly does anyone go backpacking to Sabino Canyon or Seven Falls?

Posted by Sidney447 on 10/27/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Best Comedian

This is confusing

Posted by Patt Riese on 10/27/2016 at 9:42 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Bog Mann, your information is incorrect.
Pima County's outstanding debt is:
COPs: $168 million (not voter approved)
General Obligation: $345 million (voter approved)
HURF revenue: $110 million (voter approved)
Sewer Revenue: $568 million (voter approved)…

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Posted by MarkB.Evans on 10/27/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Idiosyncratic Local Podcast

Brigitte is also on the Best Cousins List!!!! Great Job Cuz!!!!!

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Posted by Val Romero on 10/27/2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

You must not have attended the League of Women Voters and Metropolitan Education Commission debate between Dustin Williams and Margaret Burkholder. It was the clearest demonstration of the superior qualifications of one candidate (Burkholder) over another (Williams) that I have seen in a live debate in recent memory, and served as an excellent example of why live debates are still critically important to help voters make informed choices. I usually vote Democratic, sometimes Green, but Burkholder, Napier, and Bob Burns for AZ Corporation Commission were my three R choices in 2016.

You got it right with Bob Burns and Napier, but really missed the mark on Burkholder. Who cares what she did in the aftermath of the City Council election? She is the best candidate for the office for which she is currently running. After the debate between Burkholder and Williams, I compared notes with several die-hard D voters who had attended: all were persuaded that a vote for Williams would be a vote for weak leadership.

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Posted by Burkholder is the better candidate for Pima Co. School Sup. on 10/27/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

See what I mean ?

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Best Children’s Entertainer

Mr. Nature always puts his heart in all he does !

Congrats on being honored by the community who loves you !!!
You are a gift to all the little leafs !!!!

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Posted by Lauri Schacter Enderle Privett on 10/27/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

To all who disliked my comment to Mari, I notice that none of you offered an opposing argument. Too easy, Brother. Too easy.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Staff Pick: Most Idiosyncratic Local Podcast

A Bridgitte dragonfly!

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Posted by Elizabeth Rose Crocker on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Best Comedian

amen to that

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Posted by Steven Yanez Romo on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Best Marijuana Dispensary

I completely disagree! While I certainly think Downtown deserves accolades, I think the Botanica staff is fantastic! I've only ever had great experiences each time I've been in there.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by baconluvr on 10/27/2016 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I was the first person Ally hired and I've known her for about 20 years. I've also been a friend, coworker (Honeywell) and employee of her husband, who's a great person, at Raytheon (twice). Based on my history with her, I can attest to Mr. Nintzel's reporting on this subject. It shouldn't matter if you're a liberal, moderate or conservative - a person with these behaviors should not be in public office. Decisions are made based on their perceptions rather than facts and they don't interact well with people who disagree with them to resolve issues. Most people would not want these characteristics in a public official or leader.

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Posted by MB on 10/27/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Best Local Sportscaster

Awesome! His enthusiasm, dedication and hard work are admirable and obvious based on his win. Congrats Paul!!

Posted by nicholc1 on 10/27/2016 at 3:05 PM

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