These are excerpts from online reader comments on two of the week’s most-talked-about stories. Join the conversation at facebook.com/ArizonaDailyStarOpinion
Re: The Tucson City Council approves a 147-room Marriott hotel downtown and a $6.7 million tax break.
Tucson is way overdue for a high-rise big-name hotel. After that goes up, maybe you’ll see actual events in our convention center.
Why are they receiving tax credits to build a corporate hotel?! Why not offer huge tax incentives to local and small-business hotels in the downtown area for renovation and expansion?
Almost $7 million in tax breaks to build something that every major city in the country has already. $33 million deficit but no, we don’t need that tax money.
Seems like every major project downtown and near UA is getting this break.
Re: Former Wildcat basketball player Joseph Blair, who was called “Goofy Blair” in two Star headlines, commits to coaching at UA.
Great to have Joseph Blair back. He is both a connection to the historic past, as well as a knowledgeable post position coach.
His personality is a bonus, but what impresses me more is the work he does with his foundation. He is truly an asset to the community.
I see Rondae Hollis-Jefferson as his kindred spirit. Nice, amiable, funny guys that are all-business on the court. Good luck, Coach Blair, Wildcat for life!
I don’t really like that title of “goofy” Blair. Anybody who has ever met Joseph knows he is just naturally friendly and outgoing. Goofy is not what I’d call him.
He’s a really nice guy with a personality. He also, duh, knows the college game.
James Gordon Patterson
I agree with you about the name “Goofy.”
However, I would like the inside info of how he got that tag; maybe it was a term of “endearment” from Mom or his junior high school buddies.