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A look at some things that are askew in our society.
Some schools allow students off campus for lunch--causing tie ups and dangerous streets.
Off the Sidelines
Salpointe basketball coach Brian Peabody is out of a job--despite a winning record.
Milking the NFL
An open letter to the widow of former Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer.
Of all the recent liberal-bashing books, New Right Babe Ann Coulter's is the worst.
I Like Bike
The Tour de France fills Tom's void during the summer TV downtime.
Chewing the fat with Damon Stoudamire--sort of.
Out of Bounds
Are club teams and unrealistic expectations ruining the sports experience for kids?
European players are bringing back old-school basketball and a breath of fresh air to the NBA.
Ruminations on how to meet the master.
Local track star Connie Jerz hopes to pole vault her way to Athens.
The Name Game
"Dick" and "Jane" just don't cut it anymore.
A Mile in His Shoes
These days, sneakers are expensive, poorly made and full of hot air.
Guidance Grab Bag
A few words of wisdom for those in need of a wake-up call.
Tom likes to watch.
Those who don't follow established regulations may be headed down a path of crime.
Of God and Men
Determining whether we were created or evolved makes for an adult discussion.
Mountain View High School's Emily and Valerie McGregor are about to embark on a most excellent adventure.
Entitled to Nothing
Your right to have what you want only goes so far.
Catching red-light runners by camera would make our streets much safer.
A look at some recent not-so-bright behavior from the masses.
A look at some unanswered questions about the war.
Baby Boom Bungles
Our entire generation should regret this list of unfortunate occurrences.
Adventures in Jury Duty
Being civic-minded has its challenges.
By canceling their opening series in Japan, baseball players showed what cretins they are.
Society still takes an approach with drunk drivers that's much too lenient.
Coach for Hire
Danehy throws his jock in the ring to become a UA assistant football coach.
Sunny Side Up
An unexpected look at what's good in the world.
Place Your Bets
A few things to wager the farm on (or not).
The Golden Boy
If Luke Walton were any more old school, you'd have to call him William & Mary.
Buying Iraq may eliminate high gas prices and prevent a war.
In the Big Time
Jimmy Kimmel made his way from the Tucson airwaves to a new late-night talk show.
Needing a Vacation
Common sense isn't always found in the workplace.
Coaching high school sports has its rewards, but some parents can be downright offensive.
The Seven Wonders of Southern Arizona.
The Bush Administration targets Title IX.
A bagel and a cup of Joe can be hazardous to your wallet--and SUV.
Around the Bend
A look ahead at the biggest stories of 2003.
Knock Knock Knocking on Hell's Door
A list of people you won't find at the pearly gates.
Amanda Vega-Ramos provides a gift to the southside--a new city park.
Under the Elephant
A look at what's coming with the Republicans in charge.
Flipping The Bird
An Arizona Cardinals fan comes to his senses.
180 + 180 = 360
And you thought the UA football program was going in circles?
Ignorant, fat, bald, disgusting, un-American, racist--and that's just Mom's opinion.
Trying to find some bright spots among the rubble...
The death of the civil-rights movement is greatly exaggerated--as is the importance of hip-hop.
Potheads for Debby Boone
If you can't read or do the math, you can still get out and vote. Ya got an opinion, doncha?
Six Days of Never-Ending War
Two books shed light on Israel's military prowess and need for victory.
A father's dream for the Angels comes true.
A longtime teacher has just about had his fill.
Every time native Americans get a leg up, whites try to change the rules. This time, it's gaming.
10 Ways to Improve the Media.
What you learn after it hits the fan.
The Bell Tolls
The children of the most selfish generation of parents in history are paying the price.
When Jason Gardner goes pro, he'll need a posse. Here's the man to lead it.
A few facts you may have missed in the avalanche of press coverage a year later.
A few school policies that need to be re-thought.
How about a baseball announcer who calls a good game well?
Chain of Fools
A shake of a finger--maybe even the finger--at this misbehaving and annoying lot.
Chewing the Fat
Hold on to your love handles--another ridiculous lawsuit is upon us.
Going, Going, Gone
A few things we'd be better off without.
There's more to Mass than kneeling for prayer. Even the priests get a little funky time.
Yak Yak Yak
Don't talk back on those cell phones.
Snakes and Sidewinders
Summer, inept politicians and corporate greed abound, but baseball is here and autumn is coming.
No Matches Necessary
Extremists provide plenty of political fireworks this Independence Day.
Shooting Off at the Mouth
Guns don't kill people. Gun owners do. So is that why we let the NRA decide our gun laws?
A Kick in the Cup
The TW Sports Desk reviews this week's soccer highlights.
Women can play just as tough as the boys.
Don't talk about summer. Do something to make it memorable.
The Next Big Thing
Kick a soccer ball into the 'Net and become an athletic supporter.
You can toss tortillas, but can you dribble a leather basketball?
Who Needs Good P.R.?
White American hoopsters, the Catholic Church and Randall Gnant, but not Mike Tyson.
Mother Knows Best
Times have changed, but mothers still deserve our respect.
The UA men's club volleyball team sets a winning standard for all to follow.
What's goin' on?
These days it's hard to tell one political party from the other.
Not Worth It
Parents living their sports dreams vicariously through their children do them a disservice.
The Big Man on Campus is a Woman
A half-century ago, Jack Armstrong was radio's All-American Boy. He was swell--not only a terrific athlete but a great guy as well. Like the U of A's Jennie Finch, he didn't smoke, drink, or cuss. But he probably couldn't have hit her best pitch either.
Reasons to sneer
Oro Valley has its own way of doing things.
Planes, Trains And Automobiles
He's no wild and crazy guy, but that's not what you want in car repair, now is it?
The Gonzales sisters exemplify the true meaning of Easter.
Nothing for Money
Technology makes it a breeze to download music from the Internet. That doesn't make it right.
In the hoop dreams of incipient springtime dance endless visions of tall young men cutting down nylon nets.
Breath of Fresh Air
Before cable TV and VCRs, there was the late movie. Back when Tucson TV personalities were real, Hank Lominac was the realest of all.
Our personal-finance advisor sums up the Olympics. Want a Canadian dime?
'Everybody's Doing It'
But when dealing with banks, we're the ones getting screwed.
On this Day of Love, in this season of Lent, let us suffer the fools.
Statistics show that most state legislators can't, or don't, count.
Here are some dark alleys for your mind to wander into during the big game.
The number-one killer of teens is turning out to be other teens.
Chat Room Tempest
Can this be the final word on home schooling and high-school sports?
Humbugs to Ibarra, Arensa and Abu-Jamal.
Why would anyone celebrate such a bogus holiday?
The Rake's Progress
Now we know why they claim classical music is "elevating."
Home-schooled kids don't belong in school sports.
The White Stuff
A Caucasian Compendium.
Where's the Beef?
The carnivorous curmudgeon responds to our animal-rights feature.
Home Team Wins
Jim Fogltance "un-retires" to coach a few more kids.
The continuing, gripping saga of a coach who loses even when he wins.
Coverage of Monday's plane crash shows that journalism has gone to the dogs.
In Sierra Vista, high-school sports benefit from sky-high fund raising.
In a spin over baseball overload and other annoyances.
And whose little girl are you?
What doesn't it take to raise good kids?
John Mackovic's team isn't putting up much of a fight.
Women stay with creeps because the world sucks.
What passes for logic in the wake of September 11th.
An overage high-school football player gets set to hammer kids who actually belong in the game.
Rapid Response, Part 2
High schoolers react to the September 11 attack.
A self-avowed sensitive guy gets tough on terrorism.
Penury for Your Thoughts
Angela Nissel's "Broke Diaries" strikes it rich.
Unmarried couples only think they're equal to their wedded counterparts.
Riddle Me This
The Answer Dude returns.
Danehy has to settle the score.
Riki Ellison returns to his roots for some life coaching.
More of the usual spew from Tucson's most vocal couch potato.
Inspiring little admiration and even less awe, the eighth month is just plain insufferable.
Whether or not they work, herbal supplements are hotter than acid at Woodstock.
Cheese Stands Alone
Kolbe's raising a stink over nothing.
Bust your cell phone, and give the cops a break.
In the summer heat, ASU mirages rise from the asphalt.
Alas, this summer might not suck.
The Boys & Girls Club gives everybody a head start, even big-mouthed Italian kids.
Here's a get-rich-quick scheme: Open a charter school.
Out on a Limb
Doc Robertson's Family Tree flourishes in a harsh environment.
It's Blockbuster versus consumers, but who's taking advantage of whom?
No Wonder Years
After a long hiatus, The Answer Dude returns.
Both Sides Now
An inveterate cynic tries the Pollyanna approach.
Reading this column will leave you Danehied.
Caught in the Middle
Ward 3 City Council candidate Vicki Hart is a nice person; so is her detractor in The Skinny.
Los Dias de las Madres
Praise the Mamas, but for kids' sake, don't forget the Papas.
Heart to Heart
Those intensive work-outs sure build up an appetite.
Bald-headed women, Bill Walton and cell phones. Just take me now.
Some overweening, not-quite-winning UA players are going out on the prowl.
Decathlon of Disgust
Here are the top 10 reasons to be pissed off this week.
The Wildcats finally came through, even if they didn't ultimately win.
A number of reasons the Cats are headed for a championship.
Mo's Better Blues
Recounting the life and times of an Arizona giant.
Out of Bounds
The Arizona Legislature drops the ball.
This white man gets jumpy at the end of college basketball season.
Piques in the Valley
Simplify your life and pass your annoyances along.
And Baby Makes Two
Hollywood bastardizes another aspect of life.
Yee-hah! Here comes the rodeo!
Dead Can Dribble
Coolidge would be just a dusty, open grave if it weren't for its crack basketball team.
Sweat Smell of X-cess
The XFL is the best thing that ever happened to video stores.
On the Wrong Foot
Tampa's Super Bowl missed the mark by a long shot.
Men and women simply disagree on a few essential points.
Do writers of hate mail have to buy more stamps if they use big words?
Don't be annoyed by the Tucson Open; golf's a gas.
More Than Meets the Eye
Behind every lucky man, there's a great woman.
An explosive look at Y2K's dubious achievements.
Man Of The Century
Time to mop up the 20th century.
Post Partum Depression
Now that the Electoral System has arduously given birth to a new president, the shock is setting in.
Most of this election's winners and losers weren't even running.
Full Court Press
Certain justices and sportswriters are held in contempt.
Reversal Of Fortune
Searching for what it takes to wake up to life.
Giblets and driblets for your post-turkey haze.
A study on the evolution of one five-letter, four-letter word.
A Democrat makes a long Election Day's journey into night.
Only Danehy can turn a winning streak into defeat.
Chickens, ducks and dogs, oh my.
Church shouldn't be like a monster truck rally.
Danehy contemplates fans of full moons and football.
All roads lead away from Jim Rome.
Coverage of the Sydney Games is rating high on the Suck-o-Meter.
The weather may be changing, but Danehy stays the same.
It doesn't take much In these placid times to make us wax poetic.
Not content to piss off only the home-schoolers, Danehy mocks the other alternative ed.
A former UA Wildcat bears down on his alma mater.
Answer Dude, who's never been right about the Cats, predicts the best of times, the worst of times.
Dorkiness triumphed at the Democratic convention.
Kind Hearts & Epithets
What it boils down to is either we have free
speech or we don't.
Philly Cheese Stakes
Those "inclusive" Republicans will just shred their tent into costumes for a toga party.
The Whores of Summer
At the annual college basketball meat market, can Lute
avoid being just another john?
Splurge Or Purge?
The diet's gonna kill ya, one way or another.
Ruminations on the Diamondbacks, cell-phone users, the U.S. men's soccer team and Emil Franzi's radio audience.
Tattoos and triple-digit IQs don't mix.
Let's not be in such a rush to forgive Jason Terry.
V For Victory
Bob Vielledent is one of the best coaches in Arizona, even if he can't complete a sentence.
It's time to get off our axis and get on with our lives.
The Cardinals are coming--big whoop.
Road To Nowhere
Long-form follows function in a southbound sedan on S.R. 90.
Presenting the Tommies, year 2000.
Hangin' with the homies on the southside.
The UA women's softball team looks toward another championship.
Let's tackle the question of a football program at PCC.
Recommended reading for the lazy days of summer.
You could throw in space aliens and pirates and it wouldn't make boxing any less reputable.
Tom ponders the NBA playoffs.
Tom bids farewell to outgoing editor/publisher Douglas Biggers.
Delightful Dee Dinota
Canyon Del Oro's Dee Dinota is the best softball coach in town.
Drunk driver Marissa Rodriguez got off way too easy.
Rattle And Hum
Sidewinders' owner Jay Zucker is making baseball fun again.
Rhythm & Views
Tom's notes on major league baseball's season opener in Tokyo.
Why Tom's a little different from the rest of the TW gang.
Tom offers some suggestions to the Star's editorial staff.
Power Of A Tourney
A half-page comprehensive guide to the NCAA competition.
Tom endures the unhappy inevitability of overheard conversations.
The open-primary system is wreaking havoc on the American political process.
Sports And Politics
Tom muses about the AIA, John McCain, and grumpy Sam Hughes residents.
You have no excuse for not catching the UA women's basketball team on the court.
Tom endures a lesson in the fine art of offsides.
So The Rams have won a Super Bowl. What next?
Tom chats with the undisputed king of Tucson radio.
A Friend In Need
The circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of a New West clubgoer.
The Danehy Quiz
Conversation pieces for those agonizing lulls.
Tom doles out his annual grades to the Wildcat basketballers.
Tom backs off a bit from his earlier position on home schooling--but just a bit.
Barkley's Last Basket
Barkley was one of the last links to a league where winning used to be more important than shoe deals.
Trouble In Paradise
Dave Barry delivers a scandalously funny look at a few days in the lives of some South Floridans.
Odds And Ends
Things you might have missed due to the Tryptophan epidemic a couple weeks back.
The black alumni of Dunbar School gather in a reunion to remember the days when they weren't considered good enough to attend school with white kids.
Josh Pastner, for those who have managed to avoid UA basketball the past four years, is one of the truly unique college athletes of our time.
Every street in America is a law-enforcement zone, and drivers should always abide by the law.
It's National Geography Week, and this one is way more important than, say, National Pickle Week, which most of you probably missed last month.
"Isaac's Storm" is Eric Larson's haunting retelling of America's worst-ever natural disaster, the super-hurricane of 1900 which destroyed most of Galveston, Texas.
Let me make this as clear as possible. I hate home schooling.
We have to deal with six billion idiots who think this New Year's Eve is somehow special.
If I live a normal life span, I should be able to see man land on Mars, a cure for cancer, and maybe even the Second Coming of Christ. But no Rose Bowl Cats.
Taking The Heat
Takin' care of some correspondence.
Rosie The Riveting
Rosie Garcia will jump on any bandwagon if it's headed in the right direction, and if a needed bandwagon doesn't exist, she'll start one.
Notes on the biggest high-school football game of the season.
Bored To Run
Comments on a cross-country meet.
Brian said he knew immediately that she was the one when he saw that she could go to her left.
Tom's 10 local-sports must-sees.
This And That
Tom's thoughts on everything from Arizona politics to Joan and Melissa Rivers.
A few things to fear this NFL season.
Hot To Trot
There’s no stopping 16-year-old spitfire Michael Smith.
Penn State Of Mind
Decisive commentary on this weekend's Wildcats-Penn State game.
Pennock provides an informative look at the history of the anti-evolution movement.
The Wildcats tear up the turf at Cochise College.
Jerry and God talk shop.
How the Amphi Panther football team came to win the 2003 5A state championship game by the score of 84-0.
J.A. Jance's latest mystery is a perfect airplane read-entertaining, if not exactly challenging.
We've only got a couple more months before the games start meaning something.
In the face of a kidney transplant, Sean Elliot displays characteristic courage.
Van De Velde brought life, spirit and emotion to the most boring sport on earth.
Billy, it's not too late. You can straighten out.
My Chat With Charlton
Charlton Heston lets his work speak for him.
By Dawn's Early Light
Mornings suck. And pre-mornings suck geometrically.