Monthly Archives: June 2009

Gerson's: The best little 'junkyard' in Tucson

Anyone who takes a quick gander at Gerson’s, on the corner of South Park Avenue and East 29th Street, may think it’s just a sprawling yard full of junk. But take a closer look and you’ll find the place is … Continue reading

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Ryn: Tucson beggars need to get creative

The next time you hand over a buck to a beggar, ask yourself why you’re doing it. Good intentions, guilt or the need to be a saint aside, I’ll bet the beggar somehow hooked you. The good ones always will, … Continue reading

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Odd Pueblo: Snappy or crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy? I was gladded when the last snappy or crappy, a bugged-out VW bug, got at least … Continue reading

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Bowling czar honors may go to former Citizen staffer Dave Petruska

Most folks who bowl have a keen sense of humor – I think it comes with the shoes. Avid and knowledgeable bowler Dave Petruska is no exception. In fact, this former Tucson Citizen copy editor, zealous bowler and very humorous … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action: White folks need not apply

If you’re white, don’t bother applying. That’s the message implied for years at the bottom of applications for colleges, scholarships, grants, government and other positions thanks to Affirmative Action. But Affirmative Action in Arizona may be finally going where it … Continue reading

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Artist’s Sketchbook: RYNchimes

Part of the beauty of creating art is not knowing what the heck you’ll come up with. Such was the case when I got a request for windchimes. After trial and error with the welder, some wire, metal hunks and … Continue reading

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Boycott Tucson's evil weed

Hemlock may kill you, a giant saguaro could crush your skull and poinsettias will poison your cat. But nothing is as evil as Bermuda grass. This fast-growing and invasive turf grass should instead be classified as a weed. It’s just … Continue reading

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