City officials say a new arena would be way better than the current 34-year-old dump, which features lousy concessions, no luxury suites and dressing rooms that simply don't reach the standards of today's celebrities.
The city's demographics show that many residents are too old or too poor to attend regular hockey games or other events, but that college students, Mexican visitors and snowbirds have time and money to spare.
The consultants note that four hockey franchises have failed in Tucson, but suggest that a first-class arena will attract a first-class team, which in turn will draw a first-class crowd. Sure--just look how we support the Tucson Sidewinders out there at the reasonably new Tucson Electric Park! Oh, wait--their attendance is down near the bottom of the Pacific Coast League.
Next up: A report by the end of the year that will tell how much the arena will cost--and how we'll pay for it.
In last week's press release, Peasley noted that "there were no firearm-related deaths in Operations Division South since the emphasis of these deployments was shifted to aggressively pursuing seizures of firearms."
That is, until Wednesday, Sept. 14, when Juan Francisco Favela, 39, was shot to death while using a payphone in front of the La Mexicana Super Carniceria Market in the 4500 block of South Sixth Avenue. Three Hispanic men argued with Favela before one of them shot him.
Police said they charged Ruben Espinoza-Sanchez, 23, with one count of first-degree murder and booked him into Pima County Jail after he turned himself in on Friday, Sept. 16.
"This is the area where liquid or a wet surface has most likely been present, now or in the recent past," said Steve Wall, radar deputy team leader, in a press release. "Titan probably has episodic periods of rainfall or massive seepages of liquid from the ground."
We imagine Rocky Point is a more inviting vacation spot this time of the year.
In any case, The Range encourages girls to remain open-minded and to explore their curiosity--and, hey, do you mind if we watch?
Sarah Fenske of the Phoenix New Times examined the hot bisexual trend in last week in "The Vagina Dialogues" (check it out at www.phoenixnewtimes.com). Fenske noted that "if blow jobs defined sexual relations in the Clinton era, in the Bush years we've got nothing but, well, bush."
Speaking of blowjobs, the federal study also noted that more than half of U.S. teens between 15 and 19 have had oral sex. Once upon a time, we at The Range thought we were born 20 years too late for all the fun in the '60s; now we realize we were born 20 years too soon for all the fun today.
"Other than a small girl being taken to the local medical clinic due to an apparent reaction to the odor, no harm was reported to people or property," according to Copper Era managing editor Walter Mares. "Things just smelled bad--really bad."
Mares quoted one area resident as saying the stench was "kind of like a skunk, but it would have had to have been one hell of a big skunk."
The odor eventually dissipated, according to Mares.