Yes Bob and Karl T: it must really suck to be so little fun.
For all you people slinging arrows at Dr. Stegeman get a clue. I don't care what party he is with or if he's an independent. What I care about is that he's doing a good job and he is not afraid to take a stand for what is right. Meanwhile Grijlava and her cronies continue to use their majority to push forward an agenda that has put TUSD in the poor position it is. Instead of trying to vilify Dr. Stegeman what you should be asking Grijlava is why the majority of the kids who graduate from the school district can't get into the University of Arizona. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees!
I know both Mark Stegeman and Mike Hicks, they are good people trying to do the right thing . They were the only board members to speak out when I was wrongfully terminated from my job at TUSD. Grijalva refuse to do anything , and Foster and Juarez fell in line with her, even though , in their own admission, they knew I was innocent. Why don't you stop attacking Stegeman and Hicks and take a good look at whats been happening on the other side of the board room
I ride bikes but that guy sounds like a jerk. Sometime before I was 5 years old I learned that vehicles on tracks were expected to stay on the tracks.
As a cyclist who rides downtown every week I am embarrassed by the actions of this cyclist. The streetcar is very easy to share the road with, although the city did design a few bottle necks on 4th, but these are easy to work around once you know where they are. The streetcar does not move laterally from side to side as it is on tracks and is incredibly predictable, better than any car on the road. I would rather be within inches of the streetcar than within 2 feet of a car because it won't move sideways!
Standing in the middle of the tracks? It sounds like he was purposely riding close and trying to cause a scene. He should have been ticketed by the police.
Share the road whether you are on bike or in a car, it belongs to all of us!
Move forward to what? Ethno - centric? Hasn't enough time and tears been wasted on this issue? What about math scores? What about reading scores? Wake up...the only families left in TUSD are going to be the ones that don't care about their kids or have no choice because of life situations.....the people that can't see that happening are truly the myopic ones. Horne is an ass...but you are far, far too hard on Stegeman. You blame him for polarization...your opinion....I see it caused by the other "side" of the board......
What a moron!!! LMAO, keep your goofy ass bike out of the way of TRAINS Dipshit!!!!!!
It sounds like the bicyclist was looking for a confrontation. The bicyclist should have been cited for impeding traffic
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- Ms. Grammar
Did the streetcar hit him or not? He says he "encountered an extremely close collision" but from what I can tell, it was "an extremely near MISS." And because streetcars are on tracks and can't move from one side to another the way cars (or yes, bicycles!) can, does the streetcar's three-foot rule mean that a streetcar must coast along BEHIND a bicyclist who doesn't move over? I'm just generally confused about the whole scenario.
You'd think bicycle riders would be more aware of the tracks and not get so close to them.
My kids go to Jonathans Cork.
Is this a campaign ad?
Just when I thought we might have a sensible board.
Did he expect the streetcar to swerve around him?
The story is about the neglect of INMATES!!!, NOT EMPLOYEES!!!
I am glad to see that someone has seen the problem and reported it on a public forum.... I have news for you.... That is just the tip of the iceburg... A very old one. All State and Federal prisons are doing this and so much more, that is to say NOTHING in regards to inmates, their healthcare, diagnosis and treatment of catastrophic illnesses. There is even more travesty, mistreatment, and uncaring behavior towards inmates in most facilities. Why? I don't know How many times I have read comments exclaiming the fact that the Inmates are felons, lowlifes, etc....so the treatment is just too bad, that's tough,they should have thought about that, before committing crimes, blah, blah, blah.....
Yet, so many citizens can't put 2 and 2 together, as they sit and wonder what the world is coming to.... The violence is rising and spreading..... No one is immune from it. It is time for serious prison reform!!! Some real rehabilitation for addicts, as well as segregation of inmates, who have drug problems/no violence/and some redeeming qualities, absolutely must be kept out of facilities where violent offenders,whose crimes are committed on other inmates as well as the innocent citizens of our land, are housed.
If just this one small concession were made for people who have drug addictions and some real rehab and behavior modification, positive reinforcement in the institution, where they are treated with respect, and are taught to do for others, connect with family and friends, and care about something/someone BESIDES themselves, those people will begin to believe in change, learn what self worth and self esteem is and how to create it, then share it through mentoring, and their lives will be forever changed and in turn they will become the best of the best. Someone who has made the wrong choices, was never cared for or taught in their childhood, became addicted because they self medicated in order to keep facing a world that didn't seem to care at all about what had befallen them through no fault of their own...... This person is a more powerful individual, who thinks of others ,reaches out to others, helps those in need, and becomes a role model and mentor. These people who WE help will begin to see and do for those who are like they Used to be..... The world will become a better place to live if we all pay it forward...
John Dewey: I appreciate your point, but the constituent letter goes to many government email addresses, and I can't make a political endorsement (and that disclosure could easily be interpreted as an endorsement) in that forum. One could argue that I should therefore say nothing at all about the candidates, in those letters, but I have provided candidate information in previous elections and people seemed to appreciate it and no one complained. I did try to be accurate in my comments this time and quotations and stand by what I wrote. However your concern is understandable and I discussed exactly that issue with several people before sending the letter. As for conflicts of interest, it is common (for example) for legislative candidates to give much help of various kinds to other legislative candidates from their own party, and no one seems to interpret that as a conflict of interest.
When will 2014 results be released? We voted months ago.
Thanks to Chris and the weekly for the great article. We want to announce that we are NOW OPEN from 7am to 10pm in accordance with state law and the new local ordinance. Thanks Tucson! One Love, DBRC
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