Rent court (Pima County Consolidated Justice Court), when administering the "Landlord and Tenant Act," is not meant to offer any recourse for tenants. It is an efficient rubber stamp for evictions in this county. No matter what the story is, or what the circumstance is, if you did not pay the money, you've got to go, cut and dry. And the court does not even discuss your security deposit.
In my case, we had the cash in court to catch up our rent. Judge Walter Weber really did me a favor by telling me that I could pay my landlord, and he would still evict me. I left court thinking that Weber had the easiest job in town: All he has to do is sign his name and bang that gavel 10 to 20 times a day. Now that's efficient government.
First of all, who cares if "Arizona" or "Kenny's" or "Eat Here" is in the name? Picking on the "Arizona" name gives one the impression that without jalapeno jelly, it would not be authentic. Goofy! Good pizza is a basic here, and there is more that this place offers: good, friendly service, with music, sports and games always offered.
The pizza is the best in Tucson, and when the author picks on the crust, I laugh. He cites "contemporary pizza standards" which to me implies that he professes the desire for simplicity but really seeks the nouveau cuisine that is simply not the fare here. You want tomato-basil focaccia? There are places that will provide! Eat at Arizona Pizza for good pizza, sandwiches, salads and service.
Although landing on Mars might not be as newsworthy as Tiger Woods playing golf on a bum knee, it's still nice when writers understand their topic. The Phoenix Lander is the most amazing and significant thing to come out of Tucson in a long time.
The letters that you publish should not be hateful in nature. They also should be logical.
While the article did make some good points, especially about speed dating (neither of us were inclined to try that and found it bizarre), and everyone's online dating experiences don't turn out as well as ours did, we would like to emphasize the strong points of online dating:
1. Pre-screening. In extended e-mail conversations like we had, you can find out where people's heads are really at--are they truly well-educated? Do they truly have similar interests? You can terminate the conversation if so inclined, rather than being unpleasantly surprised or even disgusted on a date.
2. You dramatically expand your dating pool. Instead of dating people you meet through work or other friends, you drop your line in a digital ocean. We would never have crossed paths any other way.
3. With e-mail conversations beforehand, you do a lot of the icebreaking work in the comfort of your home. Then when you meet in person, you have things to talk about, and you're far more comfortable then in a typical dating situation.
We urge Tucson singles to take a chance on online dating. It may be the best decision you ever made. It was the door to happiness for us.
Brian Churchill and Patricia Cooper
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