Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tucson trucker could teach us a driving lesson or two

Some folks might automatically hate to see Tucsonan Larry Gerhart on the street. But only because of his vehicle. Gerhart, 64, drives a tractor-trailer. He’s been a trucker ever since he couldn’t get a job in town when he retired … Continue reading

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Why we should no how to spell

Please note: “No” in the headline was spelled wrong on purpose. Regardless of how advanced or reliant on computers our society may get, some fundamental skills will always matter. These include chopping onions, standing on our heads and knowing how … Continue reading

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The girl who cried wolf about abduction and our society full of lies

From a 6-year-old kid who floated away in a homemade hot air balloon to tales about Elvis being alive and working at Wal-Mart, our society is full of lies. We may expect such falsities from some politicians – but a … Continue reading

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Is Tucson safe for kids? Two attempted abductions in less than week – Update: second kid was lying

For the second time in less than a week, a man tried to abduct a teenage girl on her way to the bus stop, according to news releases from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Two different men and two different … Continue reading

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Buying American may be worth the price

Folks love to shop, and that shopping is all the more thrilling when the price is right. That is, when the price is cheap, cheap, cheap. Many of the cheaper products, of course, are manufactured in other countries for mere … Continue reading

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Parkinson's can't keep local hero down: Award at Jan. 30 Tucson Victory Summit

Green Valley’s Gary Morris was looking forward to a retirement stocked with golf, tennis, his 300-score bowling games and other activities the athletic man duly enjoyed. But Parkinson’s Disease had other plans. Goodbye tennis, goodbye bowling. The disease let the … 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? The last snappy or crappy, positive reinforcement graffiti, received a majority vote of crappy. “Graffiti is … Continue reading

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