Canyon ragweed is among the villains that make life miserable for Southern Arizona allergy sufferers. Experts across the U.S. warn that ragweed is sprouting up ahead of schedule this year.
UA's Chase Budinger puts up a shot over Stanfords's Joe Ross Merritt Nov. 22, 2006.
UA's Chase Budinger goes up over Stanford's Curtis West Nov. 22, 2006.
UA's Chase Budinger gets a breakaway slam dunk Feb. 25, 2007.
Mary Margaret Mercado, right, poses for a photo in 2007 with her friend, Gina Macaluso. Both are librarians and authors as well as best friends.
UA's Salim Stoudamire tries to get the ball past Wyoming's Alex Dunn during the second half of the game on Nov. 30, 2004.
UA's Salim Stoudamire slips past Utah defenders Richard Chaney, left, and Marc Jackson on Dec. 11, 2004.
UA's Salim Stoudamire guards Utah's Marc Jackson on Dec. 11, 2004.
UA's Salim Stoudamire passes over the head of WSU's Randy Green in the first half of the game on Jan. 29, 2005.
UA's Salim Stoudamire takes it to the basket against Nike Elite's Daryl Cunningham in the first half Nov. 28, 2001.
Brendan Nostrant pauses along the Brown Mountain Trail at sunset on March 23, 1999. The trail, located in Tucson Mountain Park, near the desert museum, is a short and relatively easy and rewards one with sweeping views and magnificent Saguaros.
Sunnyside's Nick Gallick, wrestling in the 127lb weight class, wraps up Rincon's Jesus Gallardo during a brief match won when Gallick pinned Gallardo, during 4A wrestling regionals, held at Pueblo High School, Feb. 5, 2005.
Sunnyside’s Nick Gallick, top, won 116 consecutive matches and three state titles in his final three seasons as a Blue Devil.
The UA College of Medicine campuses in Tucson and Phoenix, the latter shown above when it opened in 2006, are separately accredited schools. Therefore, the Arizona Board of Regents will retain jurisdiction over them.
A tarantula hawk will sting a tarantula to paralyze it before dragging it to her burrow as food for her larvae. Justin O. Schmidt rated it a 4, the worst, on his Sting Pain Index a few years ago.
After leaving Flowing Wells to coach football at Canyon del Oro, Pat Nugent took an 0-10 team to a 6-4 season in his first crack and was named the Star's Football coach of the year.
Sunnyside football coach Richard Sanchez and his son Philo Sanchez, the Star's 2001 Football player and coach of the year. Here, they're reflected in the state championship trophy. The Sanchez team guided Sunnyside to a 13-1 record and its first state football title.
UA's Luke Walton reacts after a vicious poke in the eye from a Texas player that drew the wrath of the fans, but no penalty from the ref during the first half of a game on Jan. 27, 2001.
Small Planet Bakery will be one of the vendors at Friday’s inaugural Fourth Avenue Food Fest, featuring about 20 sellers and regulars on the farmers market circuit, food trucks and live music.
A tarantula hawk, which is a large insect but technically a wasp.
Arizona pitcher Jennie Finch pitched Arizona's first postseason no-hitter in their NCAA tournament regionals game against Southwest Texas State on May 21, 1999.
UA softball team members Jennie Finch, left, and Leneah Manuma share a laugh while the team was signing autographs after the cats game against Oregon State on April 29, 2002.
Army Chaplain reenactor Ron Ireland finds a patch of shade outside his tent, at Picacho Peak State Park, Sunday, March 11, 2007, during Civl War in the Southwest, a weekend of reenactments and living history that drew several hundred reeneactors and thousands of spectators. The event include…
UA golfer Nathan Tyler watches a putt head for the 18th hole during the second day of UA's invitational golf tournament at Arizona National, Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2007.
Pam Burleson sweeps out debris from inside a swamp cooler on the top of Midtown Liquor and Deli on South Stone Ave.
A full moon, photographed in the midst of a lunar eclipse in 2004, rises between letters in the neon "Hotel Congress" sign, in downtown TucsonPhoto by Chris Richards/Arizona Daily Star.
A personalized Easter egg is timeless.
You can camp after volunteers discuss what’s happening in the sky Saturday at Catalina State Park.
TFD Fire Investigator Tom Quesnel peers into an apartment that caught fire on Yavapai Rd., east of Stone on March 22, 2006. A neighbor reported seeing a ball of fire from the apartment. No one was home at the time, and fire fighters were able to prevent the spread of the fire to three adjace…
Although Arizona has plenty of experience traveling to NCAA basketball tournaments, each trip requires plenty of planning to ensure the team has a smooth journey and a pleasant stay. Here UA coach Lute Olson heads to a chartered plane bound for New Orleans in 2007.
Students and alumni gather around the UA's annual homecoming bonfire in front of Old Main, Friday night, October 29, 2004.
Steward Observatory Mirror lab, under Arizona Stadium, while spin casting the second mirror for "the world's most powerful telescope," the Large Binocular Telescope," located on Mt. Graham, in 2000.
Arizona's Gilbert Arenas outmuscles Josh Steinthal during a game against Oregon State on Feb. 5, 2000.
Arizona's Hassan Adams rises to score for two in the first half of a game against Washington State in 2005.
Gem show vendor Albert Volker, sits with his sizable collection of smokey quartz in 1998, mined by himself on his ranch in Montana. Vollker was one of the last participants doing business as most others packed up to leave.
Colored glass jewels glimmer with at least some of the sparkle of their rarer counterparts at the Globe-X Gem & Mineral show at the Days Inn Downtown in 2007.
Chuck Huckelberry, watering the cactus at his home July 3, 2003.
Chuck Huckelberry, photgraphed through the prickely pear cactus at his home July 3, 2003.
Chuck Huckelberry, photgraphed in the study at his home July 3, 2003. The figure in the background is an ironwood sculpture, in keeping with much of the dark woods and western theme in his home.
Chuck Huckelberry reads a history of Mt. Lemmon called "Look to the Mountains"at his home July 3, 2003. Reading is one of his favorite pastimes, and historical works are his genre of choice.
A rare quiet moment in the office of Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Wed. , May 8, 2002.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry meets with Bruce Basemann with the Pima County Finance Dept, Wed. , May 8, 2002.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry often gestures with his hands while speaking. Here, he gestures during a meeting Wed. , May 8, 2002.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry takes a caller's question on the John C. Scott show, (on KTKT AM 990) with Pima County Board of Supervisor Chair Sharon Bronson in the background, Wed. , May 8, 2002.
Chuck Huckelberry, hangs a bird feeder in the back yard of home July 3, 2003.
Left to right: Brent Strom and pupil Nathan Wood
Andy Scala, owner of "Brian and Andy's Christmas Trees" enjoys a quiet moment during a busy season at his Campbell and Ft. Lowell corner lot.