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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “A Voice in the Wilderness

What a great article! I had the good fortune to meet Jack 10 or 15 years ago through mutual friends, and I can attest to the fact of his uncompromising spirit as well as his photography genius.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sherrie Posternak on 06/29/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

There are no easy answers, and the concept of balance is very subjective, and is a moving target. Both sides of this debate are like Chicken Little, saying the sky is falling if they don't get everything they want.

I am not a fan of commercial development, and love my wilderness areas, and the solitude it brings. However, I am able bodied and can get into those areas without a problem. They way some of these Acts are implemented, they deny the ability of anyone else from enjoying these.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 06/29/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

What has been abused is our public land! Extraction corporations ... livestock grazers, miners, loggers ... take, take, take to the detriment of wildlife and wise use for long term benefits. We need more national monuments, more wilderness areas, more national parks NOT less. tRump and his oligarchs are destroying our public land heritage.

56 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/29/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

He's right that the Antiquities Act has been abused, no question. No matter how much we like the result, it's always important to be honest with ourselves.

6 likes, 54 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 06/29/2017 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a beautiful story and a gracious heart to them and the author! The author is bringing to light the seriousness in homelessness. Just because you've never experienced it doesn't mean you should push away humanity.. wish I could help them. I share her same dream! Homes for the homeless. Author please contact me I'd like to help these people.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Adreanna Ramirez-Tapia on 06/27/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Michele Ream has always been an active advocate for the homeless and has stepped up to "be the change" we as a society mostly just speak of. I would like to donate my side yard for the next homeless hut property. Michele .... call me.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kristina Lunde on 06/27/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

It is a practical and frugal solution that also allows people who have a hard time living in enclosed spaces still have shelter and a place to stash their stuff. A way of helping that can be acceptable for all parties involved. We have to take care of our chronically out on the streets people, we do one way or another. Everyone should have a quality life. Because one day it could be you.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Doug Angleton on 06/27/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a warm fuzzy picture of homelessness and poverty. I'm sorry. I guess I was hoping to live in a different world.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hoping on 06/25/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Sounds like a great effort. This woman has my thumbs up, and may have a bit of my dough in the future as well. I hope her projects go far.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/22/2017 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

She deserves so much more and so does he! Our city does so much for illegals but yet they don't do anything for our citizens.

8 likes, 40 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Townsend on 06/22/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

This is one of the best stories I've ever seen from you. I was raised in Tucson on the South side and live in New Mexico.

27 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by William S English on 06/22/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Emil was already a political legend when I first met him in 1991 on the Pima County Merit Commission. He was loud, profane, intense, and needle-sharp in his eyeballing of management or employee misdoings. Although we came from very different political backgrounds, we became buddies on the Commission because we both cared about employee's rights and management's need to see the job was done correctly. We became allies in decisions and respected each other. My proudest moment was when Emil was shouting at someone, and I asked him not to shout because it gave me a headache and made it hard to think. He quit shouting during the hearings. I will never forget Emil reaming out a deputy county attorney for claiming that a manager should not be held accountable for a mistake in a notice of action. He told that person that if a low-level employee had made such a bonehead mistake, the co. attorney would be after their hides in an instant. He wasn't going to let them get away with it. He was removed/replaced from the Commission by Ed Moore, six months after his term ended while Emil was in the middle of a particular hearing, part of a series, dealing with major mistakes made by the new county manager after the Republicans took control of the county. Emil was not subscribing to Moore's actions and was part of a unanimous commission supporting employees. Moore didn't like that, as he was to appear as a witness in some of the hearings. It was a problem for Moore's new appointee who had to read a thousand-page transcript of the hearing which was half-over, to be able to fill out the hearing, rather than start over. I still stayed in touch with Emil over the years after that time, and occasionally told him when we needed help to keep the Commission non-political. I will miss him.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 06/21/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

I will miss my beloved friend, Thad passion we shared, the west, Arizona, its history, guns and people with a backbone, our hrandbabies and daughters!!! He became one person that emergent himself in my culture, the cattle culture and Tucson! He understood the true meaning of friend!

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Dreyfuss on 06/17/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

What is the daily star?

Sorry, that was for Emil.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by An Angel gets His Wings on 06/16/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Interesting to see not a word about his passing in the daily star....they must have heard what Fanzi said about them over the years lol...

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by danehick sux on 06/16/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Another life that lived and loved the old pueblo, Bravo

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by mboston on 06/15/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Are there any details about a memorial service for him?

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Don B on 06/15/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

First time I met him was at a merit commission meeting in 1982 and he had a bowl haircut and looked like Peter Lorre.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by J.T. on 06/15/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

I appreciate reading all the tributes and life stories about him. Having lived in Tucson many years and hearing on the radio and reading his columns, I have a lot more appreciation for all that he did to make our area a better place to live. I admire standing up for what you believe, but being able to work with those who have different beliefs for a common goal. ie President Reagan and Tip O'Neil.
Southern Arizona is poorer with his passing.

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by DAZ on 06/15/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

This was a great tribute to Emil. Many of the stories that were shared resonated with me. Thanks for doing this!

12 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Doug Martin on 06/15/2017 at 10:05 AM

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