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Long time Tucsonan. Wondering where/when we lost our sense of direction as a city and community. Retired only because most businesses in the area seem to not like the idea of hiring people over 55.. Or more so, after 60.

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Re: “Goodbye Flycatcher, Hello Seven-Story Apartment Building on Fourth Avenue

I look at Fourth Avenue and see what? Maybe THREE businesses remain that were open in 1960. Caruso's, The Shanty and the Dairy Queen. Every other business on 4th is a newcomer.
That being said, just raising another new sign on another old building might not make the business "historic" but it IS in keeping with the flavor of the area. The construction of another "modern" high-rise will diminish the current "feel" of 4th Avenue, mush as the "modern" streetcar has lost the charm of the older 4th Avenue Streetcars.
One other point, when 2068 rolls around, will there be a hue and cry to save the "historic" high-rise apartments when THEY are bulldozed, ala La Placita?

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Posted by n7iqv on 02/15/2018 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Trial Balloon

What is really going on at WorldView? Why was a balloon being inflated with hydrogen gas, a material known for over 100 years to not be safe in balloon operations? Why have neither the FAA nor the NTSB sent a team to Tucson to investigate the incident? And perhaps more suspicious, why were FBI personnel present BEFORE the explosion? Why is WorldView allowed to literally cover up the evidence of the explosion before a full investigation has begun?

Almost as worrysome, why are most local media failing to do any serious reporting on what happened on December 19th?

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Posted by n7iqv on 12/21/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Think of the Children

No accountability to voters, no goals, no end..ever.

Easy Choice: NO on Prop 204.

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Posted by n7iqv on 10/19/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

The City of Tucson has many priorities for taking care of it's citizens and infrastructure, as set forth in the City CHarter. The education of preschoolers is NOT one of those priorities. Education, funding of those programs, and program management falls under the State of Arizona and the school districts. If you want to change programs, add programs, or fund programs, the City is not where your efforts should be directed.

There is another part of early childhood education that is not addressed by Prop 204, and costs far less than $50 million each year. PARENTS: get involved with your kids' lives. Read with your kids, talk with your children, share the values that are important to you.

Don't abdicate your responsibility or leave it to political appointees to raise your kids. Do your job as parents. And, as part of those duties, VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 204.

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Posted by n7iqv on 10/12/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Thanks, Tom, for a great column. I don't usually choke up from reading the Weekly, but this week, you got me. Even some tears...of joy. Having been around Amphi and meeting Coach Friedli (usually at the grocery store) he was ALWAYS a gentle man and one of the most positive educators I've erer met.

Should you ever pen a script for "the Vern Friedli Story", let us know. I'm in line for opening night tickets.

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Posted by n7iqv on 07/27/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Only THREE of the candidates for the Ward III office on the show? There are FOUR people running in that race. I guess if the candidate isn't a "D", they don't matter?

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Posted by n7iqv on 07/13/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “High-Flying Chicken

All the buildup, all the "press" coverage, and the flight of ChickenShip One is scrubbed.
I'll be over at Arby's, awaiting updates.

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Posted by n7iqv on 06/22/2017 at 7:12 AM

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