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2009-01-18 20:21:33

The Tucson Citizen is up for sale, and its owner, the Gannett Co., says it will shut the newspaper down if a buyer isn't found within two months. If the Citizen is put to bed permanently Tucson will have just one daily newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, and that publication has financial problems of its own, Inside Tucson Business reported Saturday. Gannett said it would close the 138-year-old Citizen if no buyer is found by March 21. Robert Dickey, president of Gannett's U.S. Community...

2008-10-12 09:00:16

Funhouse Movement Theater returns to Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center with an arsenal of taiko drummers tonight through Sunday. Odaiko Sonora, Tucson's premier Japanese drum ensemble, will provide the rhythm for "Stick Together," a piece created by Lee Anne Hartley as part of Funhouse's free seasonal production, "Dance in the Park." The remainder of the evening will include past works by Hartley and other dances like "Skyskraper," a 9/11-inspired piece created by Zuzi Dance...

2008-10-04 09:00:12

By CAROL ANN ALAIMO A busy medical clinic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has been given a clean bill of health after the Environmental Protection Agency found the building free of mercury contamination. Nearly 50 air-quality readings recently taken throughout the building with a highly sensitive gauge showed the clinic is "an absolutely safe environment," said Staff Sgt. Jacob Richmond, a base spokesman. However, the EPA did find low levels of mercury vapor in the entrance to a crawl...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By JACK GILLUM Loss of air service here, fare hikes driving more fliers to Sky Harbor again In the last year, Tucson International Airport began offering unprecedented advantages to local travelers that discouraged the long-standing practice of flying from Phoenix. With 30 non-stop destinations at the start of 2008, TIA built up an abundance of destinations for local travelers, and relatively cheap fares. But now Tucson fliers may find themselves enticed again by Sky Harbor...

2008-08-23 09:00:45

The Pima County Health Department is conducting its annual immunization clinics in Exhibit Hall A of the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Regardless of the number of vaccinations needed, the cost is $15 per child, though the fees are based on ability to pay. - Arizona Daily Star IF YOU GO Immunization clinic times and days: * Today, 1-7 p.m. * Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 243-7797 or go to www.pimahealth.org. Originally published by ARIZONA...

2008-08-13 18:00:37

By SARAH GARRECHT GASSEN We have pretty simple expectations when we send our kids to school: they'll go to class, they'll be taught by qualified teachers and learn what they need to know before they go on to the next grade or course level. An Arizona Daily Star investigation found, however, that tens of thousands of Tucson students are failing core academic classes but are passed on from one grade to the next. At the same time, the analysis revealed that students in many districts pass...

2008-08-03 06:00:18

By Jack Gillum, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 3--Recent years have been good to many flight-training schools in the United States, including the National Pilot Academy, as airlines and other businesses hired pilots. But this year, due largely to rising fuel costs and resulting cuts at the airlines, hiring has slowed. While air carriers have trimmed back personnel as they face rising fuel costs, this may be a good time for aspiring pilots to head to school, one industry expert...

2008-08-02 09:00:22

By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA STAR INVESTIGATION High marks don't mirror often lower AIMS results Students in Amphitheater Public Schools fail classes less often than their colleagues in many Tucson-area districts, but may not deserve their high marks, an Arizona Daily Star investigation found. While their counterparts around the city fail more often and still are promoted to the next grade, a practice called social promotion, it appears students in Amphi are promoted only when they...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 1--Border Patrol agents discovered more than one ton of marijuana in an abandoned pickup truck Friday morning on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. At 1 a.m., agents patrolling near the village of Gunsite noticed suspicious car tracks, said a news release from the agency. They followed the tracks and found a Chevrolet pickup truck spray-painted black. They found 164 bundles of marijuana weighing 2,800 pounds, the release said. The marijuana has an...

2008-07-31 06:00:32

By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--If you're into the local music scene, you may notice a familiar face in the Kevin Costner film "Swing Vote," which opens Friday. Tucson singer/songwriter John Coinman went to New Mexico last year to film a bar scene in the movie. Coinman couldn't be reached for comment last week before the movie premiered in Los Angeles, but he described his scene on his MySpace site: "Kevin's character, Bud, lives in a trailer in a small...