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Tucson centenarian plus charter school equals synergy

Tucson centenarian plus charter school equals synergy

Kids, elderly Tucsonan trade off knowledge, skills.

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Kingsolver is at home in Appalachia, but Tucson has a place in her heart

Kingsolver is at home in Appalachia, but Tucson has a place in her heart

Yes, Barbara Kingsolver left us - but if it bothers you, get over it: She loves us still, or at least she cares.

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Meg Files: PCC instructor creates safe place to take writing risks

Meg Files: PCC instructor creates safe place to take writing risks

Try this experiment: Go to the "Arizona Authors" section of the bookstore. Pick up a few novels and short story collections, a volume of poetry or two, and flip to the "Acknowledgements" page in each.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Look out trout

Look out trout

Oak Creek is just a few hours away. Be careful not to step forward after casting your line or you could find yourself in water nearly up to your shoulders.

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Look out trout

Look out trout

In the end, I opted for an immersion approach to learning to fly fish - and no, I am not referring to my first outing on Oak Creek, when I slipped on a rock and fell on my face. Or to the same outing, when I stepped forward after casting my line and found myself in water nearly up to my shoulders.

May 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Instructors, agents gathering to help aspiring writers

If you're an aspiring writer and you haven't signed up for the annual Pima Writer's Workshop on May 24-27, you're missing the boat.

May 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
33 years apart, Isabel and Etan remind us: Keep your children safe

33 years apart, Isabel and Etan remind us: Keep your children safe

Two tragic events, 33 years apart and yet so near to heart, have me thinking over and over: Keep your children well.

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Improbable journey

Improbable journey

Naomi Benaron decided to become a writer when she was already north of 50 years old. Now, on the cusp of 60, she's recovering from a three-month book tour to promote her award-winning first novel. She spoke so much, to so many people, that she's still hoarse two weeks later.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The reality of the Rialto

The reality of the Rialto

The Tucson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a deal with Downtown developers that, if mishandled, could put the future of the Rialto Theatre at risk.

June 14, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Life-saving research takes hit in state cuts

Life-saving research takes hit in state cuts

When Arizona lawmakers cut $22.5 million in 2009 funding for Science Foundation Arizona early this year, they cost the state much more than they saved.

April 05, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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A primer on oft-confusing Rio Nuevo project

The Rio Nuevo Downtown redevelopment project has become a loaded topic in Tucson after years of stop-and-go undertakings, expensive plans that were shelved and allegations of mismanagement.

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Arena plan raises many questions

Like us, you may feel whiplashed by changes in the plans over the past few years for a new Downtown arena.

March 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Consensus drives Grant Road process

Consensus drives Grant Road process

The open, value-driven approach taken by the Grant Road Citizens Task Force and the Tucson Department of Transportation should be a model for future major projects in Tucson.

October 12, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Consensus drives Grant Road process

The open, value-driven approach taken by the Grant Road Citizens Task Force and the Tucson Department of Transportation should be a model for future major projects in Tucson.

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JPs and constables fill many court duties

As you work your way through the very fat ballot you'll be filling in on primary day, Sept. 2, you'll probably eventually be asked to select a justice of the peace and a constable. Only a few of the races are contested.

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Torture victims find strength

Torture victims find strength

They came to Tucson from all over the world. The youngest is an infant. The oldest is 80.

June 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Careful planning vital on I-10 bypass

The State Transportation Board should continue its studies of building highway bypasses that would siphon traffic from Interstate 10 through Tucson. Whether the bypasses actually become asphalt will be a public-policy decision and these studies will be its foundation.

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How to gr o w a home

How to gr o w a home

There's nothing, er, dramatic going on at Dorsett Edmunds' 1936 historic Blenman-Elm mud-adobe home. No 20-foot-high glass walls, no 40-mile views of city lights and desert beyond, no tons of tumbled stone from quarries in obscure eastern European countries, no vast expanses of stainless ste…

February 17, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Chefs kick back

Chefs kick back

Professional chefs — especially those at the top of their games — live a fast-paced, high-stakes work life in steamy, clangorous restaurant kitchens. How do they kick back when the stove and grill are finally turned off, service is finished and they stumble home at last? You won't be too sur…

February 13, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Avoid faux Southwest décor

Avoid faux Southwest décor

When you live in a place as unique as the Southwest, it's only natural to want your home to harmonize with its setting — the rough scrub desert, the dark mountains riven with canyons exposing eons of geology in layers of ochre-, red-, and coral-colored rock, the ancient Indian heritage with …

February 03, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Evolving artist

Evolving artist

Gonzalo Espinosaalways expected to create abstract art, but first, he says, he had to "learn how to paint." • That's why Espinosa's recent abstract work is so compelling, says the gallery director who curated Espinosa's new exhibition of 40 abstract multimedia works, "Repeticion de las Ideas…

February 01, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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One-acts capture 'snippets of lives'

One-acts capture 'snippets of lives'

Actually, it was an accident that Nell Summers found her newest directing project — Beowulf Alley Theatre Company's presentation of "Fifth Planet and Other Plays," by David Auburn.

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Online diets

Online diets

Ah, ah ah! Keep your hand away from that leftover piece of pecan pie, shiny with melted chocolate bits and glazed pecans and corn syrup.

January 02, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Outing eats

Ah, summer — the time to flee from our blast-furnace weather at every opportunity, the time to load up our tents and backpacks or pack our RVs and head for the ocean, or the mountains, or any other place at all, as long as it's cool.

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Great reads

Great reads

We have been asking around to discover which books you'll most enjoy this summer on the beach, in the airplane, on the cruise ship or just around the backyard pool. Whom did we ask? Why, our most literate and bibliophilic co-workers and friends, of course.

June 13, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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'I am my mom'

'I am my mom'

For the Biskies, mother and daughter, the situation has become so, well, absurd that people have actually begun to make fun of them.

May 14, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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