2008-10-03 09:00:24

By SHELLEY SHELTON CORRECTION RAN SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 A2 The 2008 grocery survey results that appeared Sunday on D1 contained an error and omitted several footnotes. The total price for Safeway when including sale prices should have been $141.14, $9.70 less than was reported. The change did not affect the store's overall survey ranking. Also, the following footnotes should have appeared with the grocery price listing: 1. Bashas' was the only store that still had 13-ounce Folgers...

2008-08-23 09:00:37

By SHELLEY SHELTON Pasta prices have risen steadily over the last year, affecting consumer pocketbooks but helping Arizona agriculture. And those prices aren't likely to come down much, though they may finally be leveling off. The main ingredient in most pasta is durum wheat, a major crop in Arizona. In fact, for the first time since the 1970s, we have more wheat acreage than cotton in our state, said Julie Murphree, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation. "This little...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By SHELLEY SHELTON UniSource Energy Corp., parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., posted lower second-quarter earnings as the company remains uncertain whether it will get to keep millions of dollars currently being collected on customer bills. UniSource reported earnings for the second quarter of $5 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with $12 million, or 32 cents per share, a year ago. Total operating revenues rose 9.3 percent, to $360.3 million. UniSource said the earnings...

2007-11-25 06:00:00

By Shelley Shelton, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 25--They work the mall corridors like carnival barkers, beckoning shoppers with visions of relaxation -- a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Employees of Oriental Chi's three Tucson-area mall locations seem to speak limited English, but they know enough to ask, "How long?" when a prospect approaches. As in, how long do you want your body worked on? The company is careful not to use the word "massage" anywhere...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".