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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Photo Opportunity

This is a wonderful article with great photos. However, I must point out an incorrectly identified photo. On page 12 the lower photo is identified as "Joe Cocker was getting by with a little help from his friends". The photo is actually of Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, lead guitarist of LA based blues band Canned Heat. Wilson is seen here onstage at Woodstock playing his iconic 1954 Goldtop Les Paul (with the STP sticker placed between a pair of single-coil pickups he installed to achieve his signature sound). During his short life Wilson influenced many blues guitarists and in my opinion earned his place among the best musicians of the era. He died at age 27 just two weeks before Jimi Hendrix died and four weeks before Janis Joplin died. Rest In Peace Al Wilson, although you're no longer with us, your music remains for us to boogie on!

Posted by OutbackDave on 08/20/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

This touches my heart. You are an inspiration. This story reveals the genesis of the photographer, Tim Fuller, who will do whatever it takes to get the optimum shot. And I loved Jimi Hendrix since Band of Gypsies in the early 70s. You were right there! Love you, man.

Posted by Marty Heinritz on 08/20/2019 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Somebody's Watching You

Pretty terrible article, especially for one with four bylines. No stats or any real information worth a crap.

Things you should have included:
- ARS Statues that state how and why these tools can be used
- Specific things thats departments do or dont do to protect privacy concerns.
- How flying drones is no different than police using helicopters or airplanes.
- Legal definitions for expectations of privacy.
- Mentions of other aircraft/helicopters departments have.
- Stats on the usages for surveillance, accident scenes, rescues.
- Anything thing else that educates the public instead of winning you internet points with your friends.

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Posted by Bob Saggot on 08/20/2019 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

It is a wonderful story, Tim. You have had some amazing experiences, good to hear this one.

Posted by Scheryle Jann Simmons on 08/20/2019 at 2:21 AM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

A wonderful story with unseen photo's. It exhibits how luck and confidence, combined with talent and discipline has rewarded you with so many things.

thanks Tim,

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Posted by laddderflappy on 08/17/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

Tim, you ARE a writer as well as a photographer with great talent.

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Posted by Carl J. Schroeder on 08/16/2019 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

So awesome! I felt like I was there reading this.

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Posted by Maria Springer on 08/15/2019 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

Great story, Tim. I loved hearing of your persistence in becoming an editorial photographer and launching your career. Good show.

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Posted by Steve Mangold on 08/15/2019 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Photo Opportunity

I love this! It captured the spirit of Woodstock. And the tale of Tim Fuller's path made me think he can write as well as he takes pictures.

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Posted by Deryn Warren on 08/15/2019 at 1:27 PM

Re: “The Reaper's Line

Lee Morgan's sons Landon and Clint grew literally TONS of marijuana and evaded taxes for over 10 years. Pretty comical!

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Posted by I Know on 08/12/2019 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Somebody's Watching You

"The Tucson Police Department engages in predictive policing and pattern recognition through a real-time crime analytical center and an artificial intelligence system for analyzing data."
Is this what the four cameras and ethernet transmitter are doing at each of Tucson's Controlled intersections? Because anyone telling you that they are being used to control traffic is either outright lying or a complete idiot. One merely needs to sit at any of the larger intersections to see that vehicles are stopped just as they begin to arrive at an intersection, trips can include every single red light along the path, left turn lights are triggered when no one is at them, etcetera ad infinitum.

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Posted by Psyd on 08/09/2019 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Somebody's Watching You

What about the UAPD? Anyone know more?

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Posted by Jose Rascon on 08/08/2019 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Somebody's Watching You

Thinking of what law enforcement people are seeing and absorbing makes me think of the best movie ever, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, https://youtu.be/FppW5ml4vdw

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Posted by Jim Terr on 08/08/2019 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Empire of Borders

I know its a lot to read, but your comment shows you didn't read any of it.

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Posted by Sean Ongley on 08/04/2019 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Empire of Borders

A sovereign nation protecting its borders? Say it's not so!

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Posted by bslap on 08/01/2019 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Goddamn, That DJ Made My Day!

Nice story

Posted by Christine Duval on 07/31/2019 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Apollo Anniversary

I have been binge-watching the HBO Series "From the Earth to the Moon" this weekend trying to recapture some of the excitement I felt growing up during the so-called Space Race.

I vaguely recall going outside to watch the night sky in my grandfathers backyard in Colorado after the Soviets launched Sputnik and listened to the tinge a fear in the adults voices as I strained to see one tiny speck among all those lights in the sky.

I remember my parents let me stay home from school in Phoenix when Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into the fringes of space. After that I was hooked.

I became what we now call a "fanboy" about the space program before we even knew what fanboys are. I built countless models of the spacecraft from Mercury, to Gemini and Apollo. I even built a large-scale model of the Soviet's first space capsule and was young enough and naive enough about the ways of the world to include Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as my hero too.

When America's landing on the moon occurred, I was once again at one of my grandfathers homes glued to the old black and white television watching the grainy image from the moon like everyone else around the world. My parents were used to my obsession with the space program by then, but my grandparents wondered "if the boy was all right."

After the first and second moon landings, I recall how American lost interest in the program only to have it frighteningly come back during the Apollo 13 mission. I suddenly found myself the center of attention in my classroom at school and even brought my spacecraft models to show my classmates and teacher what was going on with the damaged Command Module and Lunar Module that served as a lifeboat for the imperiled crew.

Today, as we see what is going on around the world -- the political upheavals, the humanitarian crises, the endangered environment and a host of other man-made problems -- I cannot help missing those days when a bright future lay ahead and promised to bring new wonders for the entire world to share.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/18/2019 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Beyond the Pickup

Amazing article

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Posted by Professional Writer on 07/17/2019 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Fat Girls Can

Yeah there are ugly failures who are skinny too. Doesn't change the fact that fatties shouldn't wear spandex and tank tops ewww.

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Posted by phucku on 07/14/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Fat Girls Can

Wow a herd of morbidly obese women ran by just now and my house shook...oh weight, it was just 2 of them powerwalking

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Posted by phucku on 07/14/2019 at 1:56 PM

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