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?
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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!
These are links with statistics on crimes (overall and recent) that have happened in Barrio Hollywood.
http://spotcrime.com/az/tucson/barrio+holl… Crime statistics in Barrio Hollywood from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013.
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.
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--http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police/stats--and 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.
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!
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.
Thank you for this well written, wonderful article. I have been trying to explain to someone from somewhere else about the Arizona before and after The Copper Strike. If you were anglo and stood with the miners you were branded a communist. I was proud to stand with people who were working together, so long and hard, to save their way of life. Arizona has never been the same.
As a UA alumnae, I cast my vote against the desecration of Bear Down Gym. During my college days, I always thought Centennial Hall was such a sad place when all it did was hold lectures instead of being the entertainment spot it was. I was greatly pleased when it was renovated and turned into the facility it is today. So it makes no sense to turn Bear Down into office space. The last time I was in there was for a homecoming alumni dinner and we loved being in there for that. It seemed so right! It would be so sad to see Bear Down brought down to the ranks of office space. C'mon, surely there's another solution.
As a kid my friends and I would sneak into Bear Down to play basketball and see who could go the farthest on the rope hanging from the ceiling. As an incoming Freshman, I remember going through "Drop-Add" Day on the gym's floor, waiting patiently to collect/drop off IBM computer cards for those classes offered. The scent was often stale and sometimes downright unbearable, but that's what made it a part of Tucson. Let's hope someone will come with an idea to keep Bear Down Bear Down.
Per the driver manual, I was correct to proceed through the intersection...I explained it to TPD. The refused to dismiss the charge.
I haven't been able to afford the fine...and the traffic classes. TPD threatened to arrest me...I responded: "OK...tell me where to be and when (because, until I can pay the fine, I can't pay the fine)." They have yet to come and take me to jail...
I avoid ALL businesses near these cameras...AND encourage others to do so.
I haven't driven a car in the state of Arizona since...
What part of Bear Down GYM do you not understand, you bureaucratic microbe. Now is the time for all alumni to raise holy hell.
Great article! I enjoyed the history. Got to build new facilities to entice all those out-of-staters paying full tuition...
JB Salmon's ACTUAL quote, if facts matter to you, was:
“Tell them... tell the team to bear down.”
Great story, but couldn't you find pictures of the dynamic, costumed procession and the miraculous Flam Chen closing ritual to convey the scope of the event and the abundant energy of its awesome, inventive march participants and lookers-on? Maybe in a sequel?
Safety should be paramount; the easiest way to prevent red light running is to....have a leading left turn green light.
This type of solution is rarely seen on Tucson streets, think Camp Lowell and
Swan intersection. It's simple safe an the evil "gummint" isn't interested
lol no one in this city can drive and they all have puss brains.....
The red light cameras are way too confusing. It seems like they were rolled out without anyone testing them. They've proceeded to catch a bunch of people who were just engaged in the time-honored Tucson tradition of getting out in the intersection because the know the trailing left arrow is coming.
And they said the speeding cameras would only take your picture if you're speeding, but come to find out they are videotaping traffic all the time. That may help law enforcement, but it wasn't explained that way to the public, so, again, it feels like surveillance and as if the government was lying to us.
I'd support most anything that reduced traffic injuries and fatalities, but these have been so abused, I say get rid of them.
I think that there should be an effort to increase awareness on safe driving and be proactive to remind/inform the entire community to change driving behavior.
The problem that exists is that drivers are taking risks and gambling when they drive instead of taking precautions to be safe. They are also taking precautions not to get caught for bad driving and not paying the consequences when they are caught.
Repeated PSA's showing statistics of pedestrian, motorcycle, and biking accidents in the Old Pueblo could help. Another thing I am seeing on the roads is the distracted cell phone driver that is an accident waiting to happen. Folks have become so accustomed to "checking in" on these mobile devices it is a subconscious act. I think we need to see some real commercials showing what happens and how it isn't worth the risk.
I happen to know that passengers could provide positive reinforcement when in a vehicle with a bad driver. How about a wake call from the child riding with a risk taker? They can be an advocate for their safety. That could be more effective than any motor cycle enforcer or camera.
1. Supporters love to say accidents have decreased in intersections where the cameras are, but have they decreased all over? I, for one, go out of my way to avoid the damn intersections because, while I've never intended to run a red light or speed through one, I know plenty of people who get caught because of those damn lines that they drew in the intersection to make it smaller. I've never seen anyone prove that accidents in the other streets have gone down as well. They could be decreasing in the targeted intersections because there's fewer cars.
2. The article states that Arizona law describes an intersection by the curbs, but, again, what about the damn "Wait here" lines that they drew when they installed the cameras and, in some intersections, drew the line without telling people what it meant?
Another thing to note: They throw out citations issued to commercial vehicles because in Arizona, the ticket goes to the driver, not the registered owner and so, vehicles registered to commercial businesses that get caught are thrown out (or at least they used to be, when I wrote about such things for the Citizen).
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